Announcement Number: Pristina-2021-014
Hiring Agency: Embassy Pristina
Position Title: Resource Coordination Assistant - All Interested Applicants
Open Period: 05/11/2021 - 05/25/2021Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE - 6530 8
Salary: EUR €22,570
Work Schedule: Full-time - Full time 40hrs/week
Promotion Potential: LE-8
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Pristina, KV
Telework Eligible: No
Hiring Path: Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-5.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
- Definite not to Exceed 10 years.
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required
The Resource Coordination Assistant for Monitoring and Evaluating Grants works under the direct supervision of the Resource Coordination Specialist (RCS), and has no supervisory responsibilities. Provides oversight for a program’s planning, evaluation, management and monitoring. Identifies performance indicators, develops quality assistance strategies, trains program employees, and ensures all program aspects comply with Mission goals. Develops and implements monitoring and evaluation strategies for grants and cooperative agreements that support Public Diplomacy (PD) projects and programs, either as Grants Officer Representative (GOR) or grants administrator. Ensures that grants and agreements comply with PD Section monitoring and evaluation standards, as part of Mission Kosovo’s Monitoring and Evaluation. Conducts countrywide outreach and training for potential grantees and PD staff. In conjunction with the Strategic Communications Unit, develops and maintains a Mission grants website and internal SharePoint site for grants.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation, knowledge of major quantitative and qualitative monitoring methodologies, and proven ability to design monitoring instrumentation tools, budget, accounting, business administration, financial management, organizational management, public administration, project management, or grants management work is required.
Knowledge of PD management operations, to include financial management, human resources, procurement regulations, grants policies and procedures, travel, IT, ICASS cost-sharing policies and procedures, and other administrative procedures and regulations, is required. Knowledge of USG appropriation and allotment bookkeeping and accounting procedures is required. Thorough knowledge of PD and relevant DOS regulations and other guidance on all elements of resource coordination, including foreign assistance funding streams relevant to the PD Section administration and program activities is required. Detailed knowledge of USG grant regulations, Grants Policy Directives, public-private partnerships and fundraising guidelines, and A/OPE guidance is required.
General knowledge of USG and DOS structures is required. Comprehensive knowledge of PD within DOS, including R (the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs), R/PPR (the Under Secretary’s Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources), and the PD components of relevant regional and functional bureaus is required. Must have detailed understanding of the functions of embassies and consulates, and general knowledge of the structure of non-DOS agencies in Kosovo (e.g. Commerce, DoJ, etc.)
Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives and American interests in Kosovo; understanding of regional, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural and linguistic factors and the influence of religious, cultural and educational institutions in shaping perceptions of the U.S. are all required.
Good knowledge of Kosovo’s geography, infrastructure, government institutions, and common business and banking practices is required. Knowledge of customer service in Kosovo is required. Must have an understanding of communications in Kosovo and the international information environment as it affects Kosovo, and must be familiar with digital practices and procedures.