Budget Analyst (Program Office) – Washington, D.C. (Tandem/Ladder) Multiple Positions (Deadline Extended)

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 5 August 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 3 September 2020

Job Description

The OTI Budget Analyst (Program Office) is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-11/12 (Tandem/Ladder) (Multiple Positions) equivalent level and located in Washington, D.C. Offers for this position are due no later than September 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (Deadline Extended). For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION: The Program Office provides OTI with strategic guidance on country-level and office-level budgeting, strategy, and program performance issues, and increases key stakeholder awareness of and support for OTI as a key instrument in carrying out U.S. foreign policy objectives. The Program Office maintains technical oversight of non-personnel procurement awards including, but not limited to, the Support Which Implements Fast Transitions (SWIFT) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQC) and manages coordination of programming within the Foreign Assistance framework. The Program Office plays a key role in the initial country assessment process, periodic country program and management reviews, and final evaluations. The Program Office also provides support to OTI’s senior leadership on office-level budget needs and management as well as to ongoing country programs through managing budgeting decisions and allocation of resources, and setting standards and providing guidance on strategic planning, decision making, and implementation. In addition, the Program Office provides reports on country activities for USAID’s CPS Bureau, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Department of State, and Congress.The Budget Analyst will assist the Program Office in performing key Program Office actions including: budget planning, tracking, accruals and reconciliation; new country program planning; reporting and strategic outreach; and program performance review and monitoring. The Budget Analyst will also provide country program support for OTI program-funded staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

At the GS-11 Level:

● Monitor and coordinate the receipt, obligation, management, and reporting of program funds and advise OTI leadership and other staff on budgeting issues;

● Advise Senior Leadership and Team Leaders, including the Program Office Team Leader, on budget processes and reviews;

● Prepare accurate reports and planning documents for budgeting decisions and allocation of resources at the office and country program level. Draft OTI contributions to Agency internal and external reports (e.g. Annual Report, Congressional Budget Justification, etc.);

● Serve as the Office point of contact for design, development and maintenance of budget management systems;

● Contribute to the development of key budgetary resource and information documents for use by OTI and other USAID staff;

● Liaise with other bureau offices, other USAID divisions, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the State Department on budgetary issues;

● Coordinate the Program Office records management and information technology needs across the office;

● After an initial learning period, provide orientation, training and mentoring for other Operations Specialists and Assistants;

● Serve as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) with one or more contractors for Program Office services; and,

● As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

At the GS-12 Level:

● Monitor and coordinate the receipt, obligation, management, and reporting of program funds and advise OTI leadership and other staff on budgeting issues;

● Guide Senior Leadership and Team Leaders, including the Program Office Team Leader, on budget processes and reviews;

● Lead the preparation of accurate reports and planning documents for budgeting decisions and allocation of resources at the office and country program level. Draft OTI contributions to Agency internal and external reports (e.g. Annual Report, Congressional Budget Justification, etc.);

● Serve as the Office point of contact for design, development and maintenance of budget management systems;

● Oversee the development of key budgetary resource and information documents for use by OTI and other USAID staff;

● Serve as primary liaison with other bureau offices, other USAID bureaus, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the State Department on budgetary issues;

● Coordinate the Program Office records management and information technology needs across the office;

● After an initial learning period, provide orientation, training and mentoring for other Operations Specialists and Assistants;

● Serve as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) with one or more contractors for Program Office services; and,

As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

At the GS-11 Level:

(1) A Master’s Degree with three (3) years of relevant work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with four (4) years of relevant work experience;

OR

A High School Diploma with six (6) years of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including two (2) years of experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

AND

(2) One (1) year of experience in budget planning, tracking, accruals and reconciliation.

At the GS-12 level:

(1) A Master’s Degree with four (4) years of relevant work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with five (5) years of relevant work experience;

OR

A High School Diploma with seven (7) years of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including three (3) years of experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

AND

(2) Two (2) years of experience in budget planning, tracking, accruals and reconciliation.

Please direct questions about this position or the offer process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

About the Organization

In support of U.S. foreign policy, USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. We work in critical crises at critical times to make critical differences that help countries transition from conflict and turmoil toward peace and democracy. Our programs put comparatively small amounts of money on small targets, stressing speed, calculated risk-taking and innovation, to strengthen the resilience of our partners and beneficiaries, keeping transitional countries on a positive trajectory.

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