Chenega Corporation Program Analyst (Safeguarding) in Washington, District Of Columbia
The Compliance Division (M/MPBP/COMP) is establishing the Safeguarding Unit to coordinate across the Agency and work with partners to prevent, inquire into, and maintain compliance and reporting related to sexual exploitation and abuse, trafficking persons, and child abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The Safeguarding Unit will strengthen the Agency’s ability to work with partners to better ensure they are protecting beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse, while also providing data-driven analytics on safeguarding through the implementation of a case-management system and their inclusion in appropriate USAID enforcement mechanisms, like ADS or required contract and grant clauses applicable to all partners.
The Safeguarding Unit is supported by the Action Alliance for Preventing Sexual Misconduct (AAPSM), an intra-agency initiative at USAID focused on creating a more respectful, safe, and inclusive environment in USAID’s workplace and programs where sexual misconduct is not tolerated. The AAPSM, which sits within the Office of the Administrator at USAID reports directly to the Deputy Administrator. The AAPSM is responsible for coordinating across a multitude of USAID stakeholders to advance USAID’s zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct, including developing policies, improving business processes, building awareness and capacity, and coordinating across USAID, the U.S. government inter-agency and the international donor community.
The mid-level Program Analyst (Safeguarding) is a developmental position. The incumbent is assigned simple, routine tasks with a focus on increasing the incumbent’s understanding of Safeguarding Unit tasks and procedures, particularly around USAID’s response to preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), the Agency’s response to SEA, including its organization, business processes, and information management systems, key players, including the AAPSM, Office of the General Counsel, and Office of Inspector General; the priority issues and programs in his/her portfolio, and building the necessary political acumen to effectively communicate and work on behalf of the USAID with implementing partners and external stakeholders worldwide. The work accomplished is done in close consultation with higher-grade specialists and under the direct and daily management and supervision of the M/MPBP/Compliance Division Chief in close coordination with the AAPSM Coordinator.
Provide direct support for the Safeguarding Unit and AAPSM by contributing analytical experience toward the achievement of the initiative’s objectives, specifically around Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) in USAID’s programming, while performing a variety of both routine and complex administrative and operational duties.
Serve as a liaison to the Bureau for Management’s Compliance Division and Office of Acquisition and Assistance on issues related to USAID’s PSEA response, including operational and implementation issues.
Assist in institutionalizing the work of the AAPSM through the development and monitoring of adherence to business processes that facilitate the prevention, reporting, and accountability to the Agency on sexual exploitation and abuse that involves USAID’s staff, implementing partners, and the beneficiaries of USAID programs.
Review, analyze, and prepare documents that cover diverse and complex administrative, policy, business process, and legal issues, while providing recommendations to guide strategic engagement on PSEA.
Draft standard operating procedures and business process recommendations for standardizing the Agency’s PSEA response, including processes around coordination between Agency stakeholders and implementing partners, case management, information collection and storage, reporting, response, and analysis.
Research, plan, analyze, and organize relevant technical and/or statistical information related to PSEA, and develop data for use in briefings, publications, reports, and trends forecasting.
Consolidate and evaluate incoming data and information related to SEA cases, ensuring that the necessary follow-up actions have been initiated.
Support the process of responding to internal and external requests by working with the coordinator and contacts in the M Bureau, AAPSM, GC, the Office of Inspector General, and other USAID Bureaus, and Independent Offices to gather relevant documents, develop tracking systems, and review documents.
Prepare briefing materials and talking points for senior officials, and provide recommendations for strategic action, as needed.
Maintain administrative planning and information tracking systems and assist in the design and maintenance of spreadsheets and databases to support these systems.
Maintain program files and track activities to ensure compliance with schedules and deadlines.
Participate in all relevant technical and managerial meetings to assist in management duties.
Schedule regular and ad hoc meetings, including reserving conference rooms or other appropriate facilities, preparing agendas, notifying participants, tracking responses, and assembling background and informational materials.
Collect and arrange distribution of material to USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices in Washington, DC.
Other duties as assigned
High school diploma or GED required
Bachelor’s degree preferred
3 - 5 years of work experience
Background check required with the ability to obtain a secret clearance
The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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