International Program Specialist


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 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.

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 and mission-driven organization. The major geographical focus of programming for this position is expected to be Southeast Asia (e.g. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia) and South and Central Asia (e.g. Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh) but may also include programming in the Western Hemisphere, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Europe, depending on policy priorities.

The individual will perform duties such as:

• Assisting attorneys with the design and implementation of technical assistance programs related to furthering commercial legal reforms in the energy and mining sectors;
• Identifying and securing the logistical support needed to execute technical assistance programs through multiple procurement mechanisms;
• Traveling overseas to prepare and implement trainings, workshops and consultations;
• Developing, planning, and preparing overall program budgets based on CLDP interagency agreements, including monitoring budgets as expenditures occur, notifying funding agencies of spending rates, and reviewing regular bills for CLDP programs;
• Staying informed about applicable 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 and domestically.


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 requirements:
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with peers and high-level U.S. and foreign officials;
• Fluency in any second language (other than English) preferred but not required, such as French or language(s) of the expected geographic region of Southeast and South Asia, e.g. Vietnamese, Tagalog, Malay, Nepalese, etc.;
• 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.


GS-09 to GS-12

Application instructions

This job is available to applicants with active or recently expired non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status, including but not limited to evacuated RPCVs.

Please send the following documents to [email protected]:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Proof of active or recently expired Non-Competitive Eligibility

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