Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity: Program Officer - Tenders Global

Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity: Program Officer

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)



Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Organization: Bureau for Inclusive Growth, Partnerships, and Innovation, Innovation, Technology, and Research Hub, Technology Division (IPI/ITR/T)
Duty Station: Washington, DC
Telework/Remote: Telework is four days per pay period (two days per week); the position is not remote eligible.
Open Period: January 2, 2024 – January 23, 2024
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not-to-exceed five years, with the potential for two two-year extensions.
Salary: $102,229 – $150,127 per year
Number of Vacancies: One

Description of Organization: The position serves as a Program Officer in IPI/ITR/T. ITR leads USAID’s work in expanding innovative technologies, processes, and practices that amplify the success of USAID’s programming. ITR/T supports key Agency priorities by embracing responsible digital development within the Agency and with stakeholders and partners externally.

Duties and Responsibilities: The incumbent will serve as the Program Officer in ITR/T. The Program Officer provides expert guidance to ITR, other Bureaus, Operating Units, and Mission colleagues with a focus on how to ensure responsible integration of emerging technologies like machine learning in USAID programming and in the countries in which the Agency operates. The Program Officer will:

  • Serve as the primary Contracting Officer’s Representative/Agreement Officer’s Representative (COR/AOR) for ITR/T’s Digital Invest blended finance program proactively engaging USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) and Office of the Chief Financial Officr (CFO) to streamline individual Digital Invest award transactions and operations;
  • Prepare and track award budgets;
  • Provide other operational support for Digital Invest program, including timely assistance to Digital Invest awardees and partners on all relevant aspects of the program, including registration, tracking and assessing accruals, developing, drafting, and executing amendments, and reviewing and certifying award milestones;
  • Support ITR/T in budget development and requests, draft and manage Congressional notifications of funds, and liaise with interagency, specifically with the State Department Cyberspace and Digital Policy Bureau on budget, programs, monitoring, and evaluation of the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership; and
  • Determine resource requirements and recommend resource allocations consistent with Administration, Bureau, and country-level strategies and based on priorities.

Qualifications: To qualify for the position of Program Officer, FL-043-03, you must possess the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.

Specialized Experience: Please see Attachment 1 below.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen. Candidates must indicate whether they are a U.S. citizen. If citizenship is not stated, the application will not be considered.
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Five to seven years of experience with U.S. Government contracting and financial systems, including Phoenix and;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Agency or organizational policies, procedures, program cycles, and program designs; and
  • A Bachelor’s degree.

Required Documents:

  • Cover letter: Candidates are required to submit a cover letter expressing interest and clearly addressing the stated requirements for the position;
  • Resume/CV: Candidates must include month, year, and the number of hours worked per week for each position listed; and
  • References: At least three professional references.

Other Applicable Documents: Candidates should submit the following documents as applicable:

  • Veteran’s Preference: Applicants claiming Veterans Preference must submit all appropriate documentation (DD-214, Service Disability Letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, etc.); and
  • Political Appointee: Applicants serving as a current/former Political Appointee must submit all appropriate documentation (SF-50s, appointment letter, etc.).

Please submit your application package to [email protected]. Please use the subject line: “FSL APPLICATION PACKAGE: Program Officer, FL03, IPI/ITR/T.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. EST, January 23, 2024. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration. This notice may be used to fill additional vacancies, as the workforce needs of the Bureau may change.

USAID Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Commitment: USAID envisions a world where all individuals are valued, have equitable access to opportunities, and are included, respected, and safe in their societies. USAID embraces diversity as outlined in USAID’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement. We seek to elevate and include the voices of the USAID workforce, recognizing and valuing the unique contributions of all stakeholders. USAID also strives to improve equity for underrepresented communities that have historically been denied fair and just treatment and improve accessibility in all facets at USAID.

Additional resources include:

Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to:

— Alicia Contreras-Donello, IPI/ITR, [email protected]


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