Mid-Program Specialist - USAID/ASIA/SPO

Dexis Professional Services
  • Location
    Washington , D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Feb-17-2023
  • Posted
    Jan 17

Position description

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world.

Dexis embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build and maintain a safe environment where we celebrate diverse backgrounds, treat everyone with respect, and value the unique lived experiences each person brings based on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, age, marital status or family status and related conditions.

At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

About The Position: 

USAID is seeking a Mid-Program Specialist to provide administrative and programmatic support and expertise to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Asia’s Office of Strategic Planning and Operations (Asia/SPO). The position reports to the Office Director.  The start date is immediate.  

Responsibilities:

As a Mid-Program Specialist, you will directly support the Director of Bureau for Asia/SPO through the following duties:

  • Assist the Director in managing Office work streams/taskers, and logistical support for Office/staff management.
  • Manage official memorandum for the Office, and handling of official files.
  • Managing and scheduling official meetings and visits; help organize special events.
  • Provide program management systems and knowledge management including tracking field mission needs and support requests
  • Help manage USAID Asia project/program tracking, data analysis, and documentation.
  • Support strategy and programming in Asia:
    • Work on discrete complex assignments (data analysis, writing assessments, drafting concept notes, etc.) where independent action and decision-making are needed
    • Assist program analysts, if needed, with researching and drafting the analysis and synthesis of information and provide time-critical oral and written reports and updates.
  • Provide support and liaise with relevant parties on tasks related to international development planning and programming: develop briefings, internal presentations, meetings, memorandum, emails, and letters that seek approval or request information relating to program matters
  • Be responsive and proactive in support of the technical and programmatic needs of the Asia Bureau Program Office and Asia Missions.
  • Backstop the other Office program specialist as needed. 

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Active secret-level security clearance will be required
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 6 years of professional office experience OR Master’s degree in relevant field and 3 years of professional office experience 
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and Google systems
  • Experience in the use of applications such as spreadsheets and/or other data management tools.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Knowledge of USAID and/or US Government administrative procedures
  • Experience or knowledge of social science or research methods
  • A team player with the ability to learn quickly, with minimal guidance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams and adjust priorities to meet needs
  • Superior organizational and time management skills

 

Dexis is on a mission to help solve today’s most pressing global political, social, and economic challenges and create a world where all people are safe and prosperous. As a Dexis employee, you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. Our motto is “find a way or make a way” — that’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you? 

If you are passionate about this opportunity, apply now!

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, age, genetic information, military service, veteran status, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, childbirth and related medical conditions, including lactation, or any other protected class under applicable law.

If you are hired for a position that is paid from the Dexis home office, you will be required to submit proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine unless you qualify for a legally recognized medical or religious exception to the vaccine requirement. This does not apply to AL, AZ, FL, KS, MT, NH, ND, or TX residents.