Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Program Manager

Cherokee Federal
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 05

Position description

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Program Manager


This position requires an active Secret clearance.


The candidate will provide program management support of capacity building programs (i.e. workshops, training, and technical assistance) including planning, budgeting, implementation, and audit for the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (EAP) under the Department at State.


Compensation & Benefits:

Estimated Starting Salary Range for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Program Manager : $120,000 to $130,000.

Pay commensurate with experience.

Full time benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other possible benefits as provided. Benefits are subject to change with or without notice.


Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Program Manager Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) portfolio, which includes drafting briefing papers, liaising with Department of State, interagency, and foreign interlocuters, overseeing logistics for ARF meetings and workshops.
  • Manages the U.S.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) which jointly conducts economic, political, and social capacity building courses for Southeast Asian countries, in particular those in the Mekong Sub-Region.
  • Works with EAP/MLA’s Foreign Assistance (FA) Unit to develop and manage ARF programs and workshops to advance U.S. strategic objectives and support the ASEAN outlook. This includes coordinating with the FA Unit on program design and metrics, and to support travel of experts or participants for EAP/MLA programs and the preparation and implementation of grant/contract commitment mechanisms for all EAP/MLA-managed ARF programs, whether in the region or in the United States.
  • As a member of the ASEAN team, supports EAP/MLA’s ASEAN team as a back-up for the Deputy ASEAN Affairs Officer and assists with preparation for U.S.-ASEAN and East Asia Summit ministerials and summit.
  • Creates regular opportunities for MLA staff to share best practices, ideas, suggestions, or other knowledge on outcomes from programming and ensures those are incorporated into future program design.
  • Conforms to all United States Government rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Up to 50% CONUS and OCONUS travel may be required.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Program Manager Experience, Education, Skills, Abilities requested:

  • BA degree.
  • Two (2) years of experience with government management policies and procedures, government accounting and reporting, contracting and procurement, and restrictions on programming stemming from Congressional provisions (or equivalent).
  • Three (3) years of experience in the development and implementation of foreign assistance capacity-building programs, multi-tasking complex projects and processes, requiring interpersonal and customer service, writing, analytic, problem-solving, and computer skills experience (or equivalent).
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification suggested but not required.
  • Basic knowledge of Department of State procedures.
  • Effectively support the office in the drafting briefing papers, supporting special events (ie. summits and ministerials), and the design and implementation of ARF program goals, objectives, outputs, and program-level performance measurement systems, including results frameworks, providing inputs into the monitoring and evaluation planning.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a suitable security clearance and DoS badge.
  • Ability to manage implementation of multi-country development- and policy-focused programs.
  • Ability to communicate and work cooperatively and effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders including but not limited to other Department Bureaus, other U.S. agencies, Embassies and USAID Missions in the region, Congress, foreign interlocuters and other partners.
  • Shall be familiar with government budget processes.
  • Upon entry to MLA, and in discussion with office leadership, shall obtain any additional outstanding certifications as required.
  • Must pass pre-employment qualifications of Cherokee Federal


Company Information:

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