China Program Analyst

Kenjya Trusant Washington , DC 20319

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

Kenjya-Trusant is seeking a candidate to support Kenjya-Trusant is seeking a candidate to fill the role of China Program Analyst to support the Department of State Global Engagement Center (GEC).

Clearance Requirement - Active Secret to TS/SCI

Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluating programmatic and grant opportunities for the China/DPRK team;

  • Promote grants opportunities to potential partners by preparing requests for proposals in coordination with the GEC's Grants Officer (GO), disseminating information, and providing advice to respondents and grant applicants;

  • Prepare and aid the China/DPRK team in obtaining State Department clearance of Congressional Notifications;

  • Conduct initial review and analysis of grants proposals and budget submissions;

  • Recruit grant review panel members and provide guidance, assistance, and support to grants review panels;

  • Prepare grant award documents in coordination with the GO;

  • Monitor GEC funded projects including reviewing grantee reports and alerting supervisor to any problems or issues;

  • Recommend actions in response to grantee problems and issues;

  • Initiate and prepare documentation for grant modifications and amendments as needed;

  • Ensure the awards meet legal and regulatory requirements, and advise senior office officials and staff of the actions/steps necessary to comply with requirements;

  • Analyze and evaluate the team's grant program methods and practices and recommend changes where needed to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency;

  • Propose new programmatic approaches and initiatives involving the Department, interagency, Intelligence Community, national security community, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Congress, foreign partner nations/governments, and multilateral organizations;

  • Identify programmatic problem areas, and develop and implement plans to address these areas now and in the future;

  • Formulate programmatic approaches and strategies to counter state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda directly or indirectly, as appropriate; and

  • Ensure appropriate coordination of programmatic efforts and positions with relevant regional policy bureaus and offices, as well as with functional bureaus, the interagency, and foreign governments as appropriate.

  • Liaise with stakeholders, including foreign governments, NGOs and other groups to stay abreast of ongoing efforts outside the USG, and maintain relationships with appropriate think tanks, members of academia, and private sector actors engaged in efforts related to the China-North Korea team's mission.

  • Assist in the planning, logistics and execution of coordination with interagency partners on the issues related to the team's mission.

  • Perform other duties as assigned, including managing special interagency and foreign government projects and initiatives, and office operations management.

Required Experience/Background:

  • Mastery of knowledge of the theories and principles of political science, international relations, foreign affairs, information operations, strategic communications, economics, history, geography, or other related disciplines applied in analyzing and evaluating factors and conditions involved in the administration of U.S. communications strategies to counter state-sponsored propaganda and disinformation.

  • Mastery of political science and/or social science research methods and techniques to produce policy relevant assessments that involve analysis of information derived from a variety of sources.

  • Mastery of multiple geographic and functional specialty areas to provide expert advice and guidance regarding the policy implications of issues and developments in an assigned specialty area.

  • Expert knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy objectives, strategies, and programs to assess the relevancy and implications of global social, political,

  • economic, geographic, and military issues, developments, and events affecting the formulation and execution of U.S. foreign policy.

  • Knowledge of U.S. foreign affairs information sources, processes, and organizations in order to apply the full range of available information resources and capabilities in supporting the needs of the Department.

  • Knowledge of U.S. State Department goals, objectives, strategies, programs, and relationships to provide expert analytical, advisory, programmatic services that are responsive to the specialized needs of the organizations supported.

  • Ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation to senior and working-level officials with regard to the interpretation and application of analyses.

  • Expert ability to develop new and innovative strategies, partnerships, initiatives, and programs to counter state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda.

  • Ability to establish liaisons and maintain relationships at all levels throughout the foreign policy, military, and IC to exchange information vital to multiple spheres of operation and work with partners in all the State Department's geographical regions, including limited-access areas.

  • Expertise in independently conceptualizing, initiating, developing, implementing, and advising on strategic communications, public diplomacy, interagency coordination, training, and other community engagement initiatives within the purview of the GEC.

  • Expertise in building, strengthening, coordinating, and maintaining local, national, regional, and global networks comprised of individuals from multiple sectors, including religious communities, media, civil society, private sector, research and academia, and government.

  • Expert level ability skills in oral and written communications to prepare and present analyses, information, findings and recommendations, position papers and proposed policy positions; brief, advise, and provide guidance to senior decision-makers across multiple U.S. federal agencies; solicit information; represent and speak for the office at meetings and conferences; defend proposals and negotiate agreements.

  • Ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement training programs for foreign audiences, including representatives of civil society and youth organizations, religious communities, the media, academia and research institutions, private sector, and government. Significant experience presenting to domestic and foreign audiences on topics pertaining to countering state-actor propaganda and disinformation.

  • Knowledge of current analytic thought on counterterrorism/counter violent extremism (CT/CVE).

  • Ability to synthesize information and relevant insights from U.S. government agencies, academia and the private sector in order to formulate CVE communication programs and engagement approaches.

  • Broad knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy objectives and programs.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Ability to establish liaison within the foreign policy and intelligence communities to exchange information vital to both spheres of operation.

  • Organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities.

  • Creative thinking and analytical skills.

  • Written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and multi-task in a high volume, fast-pace work environment.

  • Maintain a flexible, team-oriented approach to work.

  • Excellent ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues.

  • Significant familiarity or direct experience in working for the State Department.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required

Please note all candidates are required to provide the previous five (5) years of employment history as well as their most recent paystub for the purpose of salary verification.

THE KENJYA-TRUSANT GROUP, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was established in 2015 as a merger between The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC. Our mission is to implement, support and protect the nation's advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition support services. We are a small company with big company benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Bonus Potential, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and a culture of teamwork and continuous learning. Come grow with us!

The Kenjya-Trusant Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (410) 740-4045.

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