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International Program Specialist

About Commercial Law Development Program, Department of Commerce

Established in 1992, the Commercial Law Development Program is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps achieve U.S. foreign policy goals in developing and transitional countries through commercial legal reforms. CLDP’s unique, government-to-government technical assistance draws upon highly experienced regulators, judges, policymakers, business leaders, and attorneys from both the public and private sectors to deliver results that make meaningful and lasting changes to the legal and business environments of our host countries.


CLDP is looking for an energetic, innovative, and results-oriented individual who will enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and mission driven organization as an International Program Specialist. The International Program Specialist would join a CLDP team that supports the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) initiative globally. This position requires international travel up to 25% of the time. Regions include: the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and other regions throughout the globe. The incumbent will perform duties such as: -Assisting attorneys with the design and implementation of technical assistance programs related to the rule of law; -Identifying and securing the logistical support needed to execute technical assistance programs through multiple procurement mechanisms; -Developing, planning and preparing overall program budgets based on CLDP interagency agreements including tracking budgets as expenditures occur, notifying funding agencies of spending rates, and sending regular bills for CLDP programs; -Traveling overseas to prepare and implement trainings, workshops and consultations; -Monitoring federal regulations and departmental policies to ensure that all CLDP plans and expenditures comply with the relevant requirement -Liaising with government officials, regulators, judges and other high-level diplomatic, community, and business leaders in foreign countries.


Applicants must possess one or more years of specialized experience, including volunteer work done through national service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Additionally, applicants must be able to satisfy the below qualifications: • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with peers and high-level U.S. and foreign officials; • Advanced proficiency in another language required, Spanish is preferred; • Ability to manage program budgets, complex logistics, and complete procurement requests; • Flexibility to adapt to rapidly evolving circumstances • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail • Must have valid Non-Competitive Eligibility

Application instructions

Please send resume, cover letter, and proof of NCE in an email with the subject line: "International Program Specialist Candidate: Last Name, First Name"

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