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Program Analyst – Washington DC (ID#15061)

Program Analyst – Washington, DC (ID#15061)

Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions provides support services and project support personnel to our Government and industry partners. Our highly skilled experts support and supplement the mission, expertise, and skill sets of our clients. Utilizing our customer-intimate approach, we partner with our clients to provide strategic solutions that maximize the use of human and financial resources to ensure that mission-critical projects are completed on time and within budget.

Job Description:

The candidate shall provide support services assisting with development of goals, objectives, and innovative program ideas to effectively utilize foreign assistance funding that meet foreign policy goals of the current administration related to marginalized populations around the world. The analyst will monitor budget expenditures and report outcomes to the GOR to ensure program objectives are met and communicate verbally and in writing to provide briefings, status reviews to the other DRL program staff and senior personnel on grant-related issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

The program analyst will be responsible for coordinating with the grants officer representative (GOR) to ensure effective execution of program requirements. Duties include analyzing program and budget proposals and presenting them to the State Department panels; preparing justification or recommendation memoranda for review and approval by appropriate officials; and as required providing follow-up problem-solving assistance, guideline interpretation, and technical consultations to grantees. The program analyst will also be responsible for establishing systematic methods to assess and evaluate activities to determine program effectiveness. The program analyst attends and assists with Departmental briefings to congressional staffers on these programs. The program analyst communicates DRL’s program objectives and policy to other State Department and U.S government offices involved in programming Democracy Fund and Human Rights and Democracy Funds (HRDF) and other transfer funding to include by not limited to regional bureaus, office of acquisitions management, office of the legal advisor, Congressional Liaison office, office of management and budget, and USAID offices. S/he liaises and consults on program administration, financial planning and acquisition of programming funds. S/he will also provide information to the NGO community and other implementing organizations regarding the USG and the DRL grants process.

The program analyst maintains, updates, and develops systems for the efficient retrieval of documents and is responsible for maintaining the official DRL program and organizational files for all assigned grantees and programs. The program analyst collects, reviews, and appropriately highlights key factors for all required narrative and financial reports.

Applies internal control measures to protect organizational integrity and prevent unauthorized use or misappropriation of sensitive and classified material; reports instances of security violations/problems to the appropriate supervisory/management official; assumes full responsibility for safeguarding all classified and sensitive (but unclassified) material and equipment in assignment area(s).

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have mgmt. authority or supervisory capacity.

Education and Experience:
At least ten years of previous grants and programming experience, particularly of USG funded programs, and familiarity with DRL/GP policies and procedures for foreign assistance implementation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of US government policy priorities regarding Human Rights for LGBTI groups, women and girls, and persons with disabilities.
  • At least ten years of previous grants and programming experience, particularly of USG funded programs, and familiarity with DRL/GP policies and procedures for foreign assistance implementation.
  • Must have an active Secret clearance


This position is performed primarily in a secured federal office setting.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “[email protected]” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.

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