International Program Specialist, Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership, Egypt and Iraq

Commercial Law Development Program
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 11

Position description

stablished in 1992, the Commercial Law Development Program is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps achieve U.S. foreign policy goals in developing and transitional countries through commercial legal reforms. CLDP’s unique, government-to-government technical assistance draws upon highly experienced regulators, judges, policymakers, business leaders, and attorneys from both the public and private sectors to deliver results that make meaningful and lasting changes to the legal
and business environments of our host countries.

CLDP is looking for two energetic, innovative, and results-oriented individuals who will enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and mission driven organization. This post is for the Cyber, Telecommunications, Egypt and Iraq (Cy-TIE) team at CLDP which covers the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) initiative in South Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and globally and trade-related and energy transition assistance in Egypt and Iraq. 

These positions require travel to countries in the Middle East, South Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and other regions throughout the globe.

Duties Include:

-Identifying and securing the logistical support needed to execute technical assistance programs through multiple procurement mechanisms;
-Developing, planning and preparing budgets based on CLDP interagency agreements including tracking budgets as expenditures occur, notifying funding agencies of spending rates, and sending regular bills for CLDP programs;
-Traveling overseas to prepare and implement technical assistance;
-Awareness of federal regulations and departmental policies to ensure CLDP compliance;
-Liaising with government officials, regulators, judges and other high-level diplomatic, community, and business leaders in foreign countries.


Applicants must possess one or more years of specialized experience, including volunteer work done through national service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Additionally, applicants must be able to satisfy the below qualifications:

-Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, with peers and high-level U.S. and foreign officials;
-Advanced proficiency in Spanish or Arabic required (one vacancy for an Arabic speaker, one vacancy for a Spanish speaker)- language skill will be tested as part of the interview process; 
-Ability to manage program budgets, complex logistics, and complete procurement requests;
-Flexibility to adapt to rapidly evolving circumstances;
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Application instructions

Please send an email to Boone Bishop at [email protected] with the subject line “International Program Specialist Application: Last Name, First Name” and the below attachments. 

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. NCE Letter (if applicable)

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