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Regional Economic Officer- Washington, DC (ID#14174)

Regional Economic Officer (ID #15199)
Washington DC
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.
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The contractor shall be one of a six-person regional economic team in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs’ Office of Regional Affairs (SCA/RA), which is responsible for developing and advancing the bureau’s region-wide and cross-cutting goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):
Includes the following:
  • Provide analysis and policy advice on engagement with the private sector and development finance institutions.
  • Develop a close and collaborative working relationship with others in and outside of the Bureau.
  • Promotes and coordinates U.S. infrastructure efforts in the Indo-Pacific by providing timely assistance to country desks and by developing and overseeing the development of policy initiatives, agreements and projects.
  • Serve as one of a six-person regional economic team in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs’ Office of Regional Affairs (SCA/RA) responsible for developing and advancing the bureau’s region-wide goals.
  • Supports the promotion and coordination of U.S. infrastructure and private sector-related developments in the Indo-Pacific.
  • In close coordination with other elements of SCA, monitors developments in South and Central Asia, providing timely assessments and analysis, and supports well-coordinated USG policy and program recommendations for presentation to the SCA/STA Director, Deputy Director, Senior Economic Officer and SCA Front Office;
  • As appropriate, and in accordance with Department guidelines regarding identifications of contractors (see, for example, Procurement Information Bulletin 2008-20), represents the Bureau and, as necessary, the Department in meetings and negotiations with other agencies, foreign governments and non-governmental organizations on issues in areas of expertise, with a particular focus devising new ways to promote the Indo-Pacific
  • Leads the development and implementation of efforts related to promoting Indo-Pacific development finance-related opportunities and infrastructure-related opportunities. As appropriate, provides guidance and recommends to Bureau employees and counterparts in other offices of the Department on relevant scientific and economic aspects of U.S. foreign policy.
  • Supports the liaising officer with counterparts in other bureaus and offices of the State Department and the U.S. government, the university community, international organizations, the private sector, and non-U.S. entities to ensure that infrastructure and development-finance related issues are taken fully into account when policy is formulated, developed, and implemented.
  • Helps establish and, as needed, coordinate SCA participation in relevant regional and international forums and dialogues as well as development and implement an Indo-Pacific Development Financing Forum event in Spring 2019.
  • Interacts and meets regularly with technical expert counterparts from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, OPIC, EXIM and other relevant entities.
  • Travels regularly to international conferences and meetings in order to offer technical expertise to U.S. efforts on related issues affecting the SCA region.
  • Helps establish and, as needed, coordinates SCA’s participation in regional dialogues in areas of responsibility.
Includes the following (Other duties may be assigned):
  • The contractor shall have the following skills:
  • Familiarity with Department of State operations and overall office management experience.
  • Experience working with the private sector and commercial-related agencies (OPIC, EXIM, USTDA) is high desired.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight/short deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and general administrative practices.
  • An Active Secret Clearance is mandatory.
Supervisory/Management Authority:
No supervisory or management authority.
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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