Washington, DC
30+ days ago


Regional Economic Officer/Project Analyst IV

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation Systems Solutions (CNSS) helps federal agencies improve productivity and find innovative solutions. Taking a personalized approach, CNSS offers a complete line of innovative services and consulting to government agencies, including call center, application modernization, data utilization, advanced analytics and IT infrastructure. Your valuable skills can help us give customers the support they deserve and the quality they expect from our team - a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation System Solutions is part of Cherokee Federal - a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation's mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. For more information, visit


The Regional Economic Officer/Project Analyst IV will accomplish the assigned work by employing and utilizing qualified personnel with appropriate combinations of education, training, and experience. This position will match personnel skills to the work/task outlined herein and ensure the labor categories, labor rates, and man-hours utilized in the performance of the contract will be adequate to accomplish the tasks outlined in the Statement of Work (SOW). This position will provide the necessary resources and infrastructure to manage, perform, and administer the contract requirements.


Under the direction Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs' Office of Security, Transnational Affairs and Assistance (SCA/STA) , the Regional Economic Officer performs the following functions:

Public Contact Work:

  • Leads the promotion and coordination of U.S. environment, science, technology and health (ESTH) interests in the South and Central Asia regions.
  • In close coordination with other elements of SCA, monitors developments in South and Central Asia environment, science, technology and health (ESTH) issues, providing timely assessments and analysis, and supports well-coordinated USG policy and program recommendations for presentation to the SCA/STA Director, Deputy Director, Economic and Assistance Team Lead 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 New Silk Road initiative.
  • 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.
  • Liaises 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 scientific, economic, environmental and other health considerations are taken fully into account when policy is formulated, developed, and implemented.
  • Recommends the guidance to the bureau's leadership on health, water, climate, oceans, and environmental sustainability throughout the SCA region; the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India pipeline (TAPI); Central Asia, South Asia (CASA)-1000 electricity project; the Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan Electricity Network (TUTAP); infrastructure issues; the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), Gavi and COVAX; humanitarian assistance and disaster response coordination; COVID mitigation and recovery and related issues.
  • Provides guidance to the Bureau's leadership on the ESTH-related aspects of regional energy projects.
  • Helps establish and, as needed, coordinate SCA participation in relevant regional and international forums and dialogues (such as: "C5+1", Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC), South Asia Regional Trade and Integration Programme (SARTIP), Heart of Asia, Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA)) within ESTH areas of responsibility while working to enhance the monitoring of regional organization efforts in areas of expertise.
  • Serves as a technical expert for the SCA bureau on the topic of Oceans, with a specific focus on ESTH issues and regional cooperation efforts in the Indian Ocean region.
  • Interacts and meets regularly with technical expert counterparts from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and various UN agencies on ESTH issues affecting the SCA region.
  • Travels regularly to international conferences and meetings in order to offer technical expertise to U.S. efforts on related ESTH issues affecting the SCA region.
  • Helps establish and, as needed, coordinates SCA's participation in regional dialogues in areas of responsibility.
  • Advises the SCA Front Office and bureau leadership on pandemic-related issues, including World Health Organization (WHO) and global health developments, regional impacts and mitigation efforts.

    • This position will not have management or supervisory authority.

    • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution Certification and training programs related to program management, federal financial accounting and/or budgeting, and appropriations law, required

    • Written and oral communication skills (ability to be concise and focused).
    • Familiarity with Department of State operations and overall office management experience.
    • Ability to work under pressure and tight/short deadlines.
    • Working knowledge of personal computers and general administrative
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office product suites: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
    • A top secret clearance which can be verified in DISS (JPAS) is required
    • Ability to successfully pass a drug screen and background investigation prior to hire


    Work is primarily performed in a climate-controlled office environment

    Cherokee Federal - a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses - is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation's mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

    Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

    Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.


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