Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-20-2024
  • Posted
    May 13

Position description

This Evaluation Coordinator position is located in the Global Engagement Center (GEC), under the Office of the Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. 

This serves as public notice for the use of an Agency-specific Direct Hire Authority. Applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties

  • Serves as the GEC Evaluation Coordinator with authority to conduct or oversee the conduct of monitoring and evaluation of GEC activities. Coordinates monitoring and evaluation activities with department officials in compliance with 18 FAM 300.
  • Leads/conducts comprehensive evaluations of the GEC activities to ensure strategic integration with departmental and partner actions; develops strategic plans and associated documentation; and, assures compliance with requirements and policies.
  • Represents the GEC in internal Department initiatives related to strategy and policy formulation; liaises with Department stakeholders that have intersecting equities with the GEC mission.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and developments in research, analysis, and strategy formulation related to programmatic design and implementation; identifies best practices that enhance GEC or departmental planning efforts; and leads their implementation.

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/

Qualifications

Applicants must have the required experience or education as described below and meet any selective factors, when specified.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR

Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR

Have 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods. OR

Have a combination of education and experience where your coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above),

PLUS appropriate relevant experience OR additional education. OR

Have completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience in one OR more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.

(NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.)

Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.

IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience conducting or overseeing the conduct of monitoring and evaluation activities. 
  • Experience leading/conducting comprehensive evaluations of activities to ensure strategic integration with organizational and/or program actions.
  • Experience developing strategic plans and associated documentation. 

Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position. 

Education

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements.

Application instructions

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