Foreign Assistance Country Coordinator - Ukraine

Cherokee Federal
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 12

Position description

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) helps federal agencies improve productivity and find innovative solutions. Taking a personalized approach, CNSS offers a complete line of innovative services and consulting to government agencies, including call center, application modernization, data utilization, advanced analytics and IT infrastructure. Your valuable skills can help us give customers the support they deserve and the quality they expect from our team – a team of experts, like you. 

Cherokee Nation System Solutions is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. For more information, visit 


The Country Coordinator will support the Office of Foreign Assistance (F) by assisting with all data and reporting responsibilities associated with funds related to the current crisis in Ukraine. 


The Department’s Office of Foreign Assistance (F) is charged with coordinating the allocation, reporting, and tracking of supplemental appropriations of Ukraine and related foreign assistance funding provided to the Department of State and USAID, including final review and approval for the use of these funds and reporting on use of the funds to Congress. To support this function, the position will support the Office of Foreign Assistance by assisting with all data and reporting responsibilities associated with funds related to the current crisis in Ukraine and the impacts of it globally. The Country Coordinator will assist the overall F effort by carrying out activities such as: 

  • Analyzing and reviewing relevant legislation, including internal and congressional reports & deadlines & restrictions to assess its relevance to the crisis in Ukraine and its impact globally. 
  • Drafting Congressional Reports, Requests for Information (RFI), Questions & Answers, Talking Points, and other information requested by the Administration and Congress or necessary for congressional engagements related to the crisis in Ukraine and its impact globally. 
  • Tracking Congressional reporting requirements related to the crisis in Ukraine and its impact globally, liaising with State and USAID bureaus to ensure reporting requirements are met and other requests fulfilled. 
  • Drafting funding approval memo packages. 
  • Drafting reprogramming approval memo packages. 
  • Tracking relevant funding in areas such as funds requested, appropriated, allocated, obligated and expended for the purposes of meeting reporting requirements and supporting policy makers. 
  • Drafting, collating, and collecting all reports of outcomes from relevant appropriated supplemental funds from within the Department and interagency. 
  • Reviewing relevant Operational Plans, Funding Memos, and other strategic planning documentation and making recommendations as necessary. 
  • Collating existing relevant foreign assistance data. 
  • Researching inconsistencies in data to harmonize information to tell a consistent story. 
  • Working with senior leaders on impactful messaging products for high-level discussions. 
  • Working with IT and other staff building tracking and reporting systems and associated activities of the State, USAID, GAO, and other Congressional oversight bodies. 
  • Supporting coordination with the Department’s Bureau of European Affairs, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Inspector General, USAID’s Office of Management and Budget, State and USAID Office of Inspector General, etc. 
  • Supporting the creation of consolidated policy, plans, budget, and implementation mechanisms to provide leadership, coordination, and guidance to maximize the impact of US foreign assistance resources. 


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in accounting, finance, international relations, political science, business or public administration, or a related field. 
  • 2-5 years of experience in international relations/foreign policy, foreign assistance budgeting, financial management, or program management, social science, or other related fields. 


  • Active SECRET security clearance. 
  • Experience working on European/East European affairs, congressional affairs, fragile states, political transitions, conflict prevention, political risk assessment, political economic analysis, state building, or foreign assistance financial or program management. 
  • Experience working with the Department of State, USAID, or Congress. 
  • Ability to solve problems and encourage consistent, solid performance. 
  • English language (spoken and written) communication skills. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, coordinate activities in multiple locations, act decisively in daily work, deliver on deadlines, and work well in a multi-cultural team environment. 
  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and computer skills. 
  • Ability to work independently to assess priorities and manage daily coordination of details with minimal supervision. 
  • Russian, Ukrainian, or other Eastern European language skills are a bonus but not required. 


  • A climate-controlled office environment. 

Cherokee Federal employees are included as covered employees in U.S. Presidential Executive Order 14042, which mandates Covid vaccines for federal contractors. Executive Order 14042 is currently blocked from enforcement pending court proceedings. Therefore, Cherokee Federal is halting the application of the mandate; however, if the injunction is lifted, Cherokee Federal will restore administration of the vaccine requirement. 


Cherokee Federal is a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. As a trusted partner, the Cherokee Federal team of companies manages nearly 2,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, engineering and manufacturing and mission solutions portfolios – ranging from advanced data analytics and telehealth to cybersecurity, cloud and logistics. 

Since 2012, our team of companies has won $6 billion in government contracts and completed more than 5,300 federal missions. Our 3,600+ employees work in 20+ countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories. 

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