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Chenega Corporation Program Assistant in Washington DC, District Of Columbia



Company Job Title: Program Assistant

Clearance: Secret

Location: Washington DC

Reports To: Program Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time, Regular


The Program Assistant will provide program assistance services for the contract to provide support across all programmatic and technical offices within the USAID Middle East Bureau.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide planning, monitoring, coordinating, and reporting on Bureau/Mission program activities to ensure that activities are efficiently and effectively implemented in a manner that achieves the objectives of the U.S. Government.

  • Research and provide technical support for studies, analyses, and related Mission and programmatic support.

  • Plan program and development assistance activities, including advising on the preparation of statements of work, project designs and strategic plans.

  • Monitor the implementation of program activities, with emphasis on identifying constraints, issues, logistical needs, and dependencies of specific inputs.

  • Plan and participate in program assessments and evaluations.

  • Prepare program/project tracking, reports and success stories.

  • Support USAID liaison and coordination efforts with other donors, NGOs, civil society groups, government officials, USAID staff, and other actors.

  • Provide records maintenance and other duties as assigned related to area(s) of responsibility.

  • Analyze and organize budget and field support tracking.

  • Manage control and filing/library maintenance.

  • Update and manage portfolio review, management systems and program files.

  • Provide Technical and program related conference and event planning.

  • Perform secretarial and administrative functions as needed, to include maintaining the calendars, scheduling meetings, maintaining files, handling mail and correspondence, program document preparation, presentations and preparing all travel-related documentation and making travel arrangements for staff as assigned.

  • Support the Middle East Affairs Office Director, Deputy Director, and provide limited backstop support to desk officers and field support as required.

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 1 years experience or the equivalent combination of education and professional experience.

  • SECRET clearance Required; Interim SECRET clearance accepted.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, internet and e-mail applications.

  • Ability to travel as required to locations such as Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank/Gaza, Yemen.

  • Experience in the use of database applications is preferred.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-District of Columbia-Washington DC

Organization: Chenega Applied Solutions
Strategic Business Unit: Military Intelligence and Operations Support
Security Requirements: Secret
Job Schedule: Full Time Non-Exempt
Recruiter: Melissa Gendreau
Req ID: 2000000110