International Program Specialist

Commercial Law Development Program, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 12

Position description

Established 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.

More information about CLDP can be found at:




CLDP is looking for an energetic, innovative, and results-oriented individual who will enjoy working in a dynamic and mission-driven organization as an International Program Specialist. The major geographical focus of programming for this position will be the Asia-Pacific.

This position will require frequent travel to countries in the Asia-Pacific region on official travel.

The incumbent will perform duties such as:

● Identifying and securing the logistical support needed to execute technical assistance programs through multiple procurement mechanisms;
● Developing, planning, and preparing program budgets based on CLDP interagency agreements, to include tracking budgets, notifying funding agencies of spending rates, and managing procurements;
● Traveling overseas to prepare and implement trainings, workshops, and consultations;
● Monitoring federal regulations and departmental policies to ensure that all CLDP plans and expenditures comply with the relevant requirements;
● Liaising with government officials, judges, and other high-level diplomatic, community, and business leaders in foreign countries;
● Manage monitoring and evaluation, including data collection, reporting of programmatic indicators, and assisting in the design of monitoring and evaluation plans in collaboration with attorney advisors.


Applicants must possess one or more years of specialized experience, including volunteer work through national service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, and/or community organizations). Additionally, applicants must be able to satisfy the below qualifications:
● Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with peers and high-level U.S. and foreign officials;
● 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;
● Fluency in Bangla or another South Asian language is highly preferred;



Application instructions

To be considered, please submit the following to Lindsey Scannell at [email protected] by June 11, 2023 using the subject line “Asia-Pacific International Program Specialist Applicant LAST NAME”:

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Proof of Non-Competitive Eligibility, (if applicable)

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