Counterterrorism (CT) Regional Coordinator

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Requisition Number: 4228

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External Description: Counterterrorism (CT) Regional Coordinator
Washington, DC, USA Req #4228

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Job Title: Counterterrorism Regional Coordinator

Department: Professional Services

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full Time Exempt

Summary

The position will be required to support actions for all the functions of the CT team. These duties and responsibilities are specifically to oversee and ensure the establishment of team initiatives and projects.

Essential Functions

  • Assists in planning coordination and implementation of Interagency and International regional campaigns leveraging public/private authorities and capabilities to recognize, understand, expose, and counter Violent Extremist Organization (VEO) propaganda and disinformation.
  • Supports management of multiple programs in one or more regions with funds in the millions of dollars per fiscal year in GEC Counterterrorism Team's cooperative agreements and grants. This requires substantial involvement in the day-to-day implementation of multiple cooperative agreements to ensure the implementing partners do not disburse unnecessary funds and to provide ongoing programmatic guidance to the implementers. This also requires supporting communications and facilitating coordination with implementers, sub-implementers, U.S. embassies, interagency stakeholders, and a number of other external stakeholders.
  • Provides ongoing programmatic guidance to the recipients of GEC funds and convey policy adjustments and nuance as they may be needed and appropriate to ensure programmatic congruity with policy priorities.
  • Supports the drafting of Congressional Notifications (CN), Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Action Memos (AM) and facilitates clearances, assist in briefing of congressional members and staffers on objectives, successes, and challenges of the program activities, as required.
  • Performs site visits (up to twice per calendar year for the duration of each project) and other compliance and monitoring activities in coordination with the Grants Officer (GO), ensuring that the GO and the Program Office are provided with findings promptly after a recipient's headquarters or location of performance is visited. Findings to the GO and Program Office should be provided in a trip report including, as appropriate: a) actual performance versus scheduled performance; b) actions needed, if any, to restore assistance award schedule; c) costs incurred versus projections.
  • Conducts bi-weekly check-in calls with the implementers, in coordination with the Monitoring & Evaluation team, to determine whether the project is meeting its objectives and to recommend changes to improve effectiveness. And reviews and analyzes recipients' quarterly programmatic reports to ensure timelines and completeness.
  • Helps the Senior Regional Coordinator in supporting development and implementation of an updated, proactive strategy harnessing best practices for countering disinformation by VEOs in different regional and national contexts in relevant regions.
  • Helps the Senior Regional Coordinator support planning and programmatic efforts with Interagency counterparts in guiding and orienting U.S. government efforts to design, develop, and implement counter propaganda and disinformation (CPD) campaigns in one or more regions that counter propaganda and disinformation from VEOs, and to fashion proactive, creative strategies for new media and direct engagement efforts to undermine VEOs. Other regional programming may be available as well.
  • Coordinates plans, campaigns, and programs with Interagency counterparts and appropriate Bureau points of contact in the Department of State and U.S. missions in various regions to support creation, development, implementation or and strengthening best practices for U.S. Government strategic communication efforts in those regions to counter violent extremism.
  • Synchronizes plans and programs with Interagency counterparts and, when appropriate and as directed, other U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, and international partners to ensure that Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) communication efforts to counter disinformation by VEOs in various regions are coordinated, complementary, and result in a unified whole-of-government approach.
  • Develops general proficiency in area of assigned responsibility by analyzing data received from various sources, to assist planning and programmatic efforts along with interagency counterparts in producing policy relevant assessments. Assists Senior Regional Coordinator in the completion of assigned research projects and program studies.
  • Liaise with counterparts and others as directed within the Department, NSC/sub-PCC, embassies, other US Government agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, and civil society organizations to ensure that GEC views and interests are promoted with respect to current and emerging policy issues, and to ensure that GEC views are taken into consideration in policy development.
  • Prepares and presents oral briefings and written reports on projects' performance, successes, challenges, and recommendations to the GEC leadership. And attends, as required, conferences and meetings to represent GEC and present on GEC mission and CT-related activities.
  • Monitor's intelligence community products to identify Violent Extremist trends, analyze reports and research, and provide findings to the GEC leadership for policy and programmatic considerations.
  • Conducts regular consultations with embassies, regional bureaus and offices, and other partners to identify CVE programming gaps, opportunities for collaborations, and recommend new options for policy formulations and programmatic engagements.
  • Coordinates CPD campaigns, activities, programs, and events with international counterparts, organizations, and coalitions in various regions to further the GEC CT mission.
  • As needed, supports development, implementation, and coordination of U.S. government efforts to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining United States national security interests.
  • The incumbent performs other duties as assigned within scope of work.


Competencies
  • 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 CT 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.
  • Expert knowledge of grant management principles, policies, and practices in the Department of State.
  • Creative ability to apply Department of State public diplomacy and other programs to CVE and CT issues.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and manage effective relationships with program implementers and with U.S. and foreign non-governmental organizations and their staff.
  • Knowledge of political events and regional history, especially in conflict areas, which drive or are utilized by extremist organizations in their respective region.
  • Fluency in one of the regional languages is a plus but not a requirement.
  • 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.
  • Skills in developing and implementing communications campaigns to include planning and assessing.


Supervisory Responsibility

• No additional supervisory Responsibilities separate from what has already been noted

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.

• Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

• Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

• Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word.Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

• Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.

• Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Experience

• No additional experience noted by the government separate from what has already been noted

Education
  • A Bachelor's Degree is required for this position, Master's degree is not mandatory.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

N/A

Security Clearance

Must be a U.S. citizen. Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a Top-Secret security clearance.
Pursuant to Executive Order 14043, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19 regardless of work location.

AAP/EEO Statement

All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status, or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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