INL Program Management Advisor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512454-662973
  • Job Location: Washington, DC
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 27, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Apply type: application
  • Employee Referral: yes



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Job Description:

 

EverWatch Corporation is in search of a INL Program Management Advisor in Washington D.C. for Department of State.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts Management Assistance Visits at various INL Posts throughout the world as directed by the INL. These visits shall encompass an assessment of best practices and compliance with federal policies and procedures. Assessment areas include but are not limited to project management, finance, HR, logistics, contracting, procurement and management controls.
  • Serves as a member of the Management Assistance Team and acts as an authority on all aspects of overseas financial management and controls.
  • Conducts necessary preparation for a MAV to include research, document review, report drafting and attend conference calls with stakeholders. Submit required reports based on provided MAV report formats. When assigned as the lead on a MAV, responsible for coordinating the in-country MAV and compiling the input from all MAV members for the final report.
  • Analyzes and develops project management recommendations for INL overseas programs using department and bureau guidelines including the three INL program management guides (INL Project Design Guide, INL Results Framework Guide, and INL Performance Management Guide), current monitoring and performance guidance from INL/RM/MAPS, and best practices from the project management professional body of knowledge.
  • Provides assistance in resolving questions, concerns, and post-specific issues that are posed by Financial Management Officers (FMO), and INL or post management officers, and program officers.
  • Liases with INL implementers to inform them of the Bureau's expectations for project and financial management to be conducted on all overseas programs and INL's reporting requirements (including a recently approved IAA work plan template, guidance for the implementers and quarterly report template for the DOJ MOU).
  • Identifies project and financial management risks for current INL programs in all regions of the world where INL implementers are operating. Report those risks to the relevant INL program office as well as INL/RM/MAPS.
  • Provides advice and guidance to via the MAV report, in carrying out a management control program for the Bureau's overseas programs.
  • Provides recommendations in planning, developing and administering a comprehensive control program for overseas programs. Serves as the Bureau's specialized authority on all aspects of this program in support of management controls.
  • Coordinates, reviews, and evaluates vulnerabilities in the Bureau's control program, as they relate to overseas programs, and recommend internal controls to ensure conformance with the laws and regulations under which the Bureau's programs are administered. Train and mentor INL staff throughout the region to assist them in implementing and overseeing their individual programs.
  • Supports the implementation of effective programmatic reviews and evaluations of overseas programs, including policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods for identifying needs for protecting property, personnel, facilities, operations, or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage and loss. Identifies real or potential program implementation issues/challenges early, taking proactive steps to resolve these problems and/or making recommendations to senior INL and other officials on appropriate corrective or alternative actions to be taken.
  • Conducts formal INL Training sessions for INL personnel, both overseas and domestic, with provided training materials on subjects ranging from finance to management controls.
  • During Management Assistance Visits, the individual monitors policies/programs, procedures, control systems, and methods with respect to financial management procedures as defined in the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act along with Federal Acquisition Regulations. Monitors overseas program implementation and practices within specific organizations, and keeps the Senior Management Advisor apprised of problems and changes required to make programs more efficient and effective.
  • Provides support of financial projects as assigned for up to six weeks. These projects may include but are not limited to financial analysis, drafting SOPPs, financial training development and budget execution tasks. The work involves managing and providing financial expertise for project management in INL programs, financial management, organizational control planning, process development, and implementation and direction of a management control program encompassing the Bureau's international operations. The ability to perform complex analysis, meet short deadlines and to multi-task successfully is essential.
  • Provide reports to the US Government in a form suitable to the requirements stated in this task order and the reporting requirements of INL.
  • Advise on developing administrative documents and SOPPs to be utilized by overseas personnel on a varity of topics as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

    • U.S. citizenship
    • Must have secret clearance
    • Minimum of ten (10) years' experience in the management control field, particularly as it relates to Foreign Affairs' program financial management, and the disbursement and accounting of funds, and program management responsibilities at overseas posts.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to interact with individuals at all levels.
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in a field related to business, accounting, financial or program management or ten (10) years of demonstrated experience.
    • Demonstrated mastery of the concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations which apply to financial management analysis and program administration for substantive foreign assistance programs and services including expert knowledge of OMB and congressional laws, regulations, policies and directives.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of theory, concepts, principles, practices of accounting or financial, and performance auditing, and in developing and presenting a large, complex program budget.
    • Demonstrated experience in auditing and reviewing foreign assistance programs for effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance with statutes and administrative regulations.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the agency and INL's program goals and objectives, particularly as they relate to the operations of Bureau's programs to conduct contract and infrastructure development and execution activities for existing and new foreign assistance programs, and methods of evaluating the worth of program accomplishments.
    • Demonstrated experience in interacting with other professionals and staff support personnel, in order to provide guidance and assistance and make recommendations on administrative effectiveness to include financial matters, organization effectiveness, process improvement (to include internal controls), records management, reporting, contract and procurement administration, and end-use-monitoring.
    • Demonstrated experience in an overseas working environment in the areas of general services, financial management or general administrative work, knowledge of DOS guidelines in these program management areas and the knowledge to conduct management control reviews of INL CN and LE programs.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

 

 

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.