International Program Specialist (multiple languages)

U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program

About the organization

Established in 1992, CLDP is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps achieve U.S.
foreign policy goals in developing and post-conflict 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

More information about CLDP can be found at:


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 (IPS). 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 requirements;
• Liaising with government officials, judges and other high level diplomatic, community and business
leaders in foreign countries. This includes initiating and maintaining ongoing working relationships;
• Representing the U.S. Department of Commerce at interagency conferences and meeting or the
United Stated Government at meetings with foreign officials.


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 conduct program activities using either Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Farsi, Slavic, Russian, Romanian, French, Spanish or Portuguese as the primary language;
• Ability to manage program budgets, complex logistics, and complete procurement requests;
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with peers and high-level U.S. and foreign


GS-09 to GS-12

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Proof of Non-Competitive Eligibility

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