Program Specialist, Russia, Europe and Eurasia Region


About the organization

Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI) works in support of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Office of International Programs by hiring staff to work on international natural resource projects. The USFS Office of International Programs promotes sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity conservation internationally. By linking the skills of the field-based staff of the USFS with partners overseas, the agency can address the world’s most critical forestry issues and concerns. The USFS regularly engages the agency's wide range of expertise in over 90 countries, for programs on sustainable forest management, climate change, combatting illegal logging, fire management, and other topics.


Building and maintaining relationships with other US Government agencies, including representatives from the Department of State and USAID;
Staying invested and informed of current social, political, economic and natural resource issues and concerns within the assigned geographic area;
Collaborating with domestic and international partners, stakeholders and team members to develop scopes of work, work plans, strategy documents, and reports for all programs in their portfolio in a way that builds community and welcomes diverse and new perspectives;
Identifying, recruiting, and preparing technical experts to interface with international partner organizations and individuals through international technical exchanges and remote technical assignments;
Coordinating and participating in technical assignments domestically and internationally to help facilitate knowledge sharing between the U.S. Forest Service and partners;
Coordinating between technical experts, program partners, and other resource groups to design and implement activities including collaboration with internal teams and colleagues;
Organizing travel, logistics, and other administrative tasks for technical assignments and exchanges;
Managing, monitoring, and reconciling program and activity budgets;
Developing communication materials for a variety of uses i.e. print, social media, outreach, etc.;
Supporting program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning activities.


Related work experience with an emphasis on administrative and/or project management skills;
Bachelor’s degree plus three to five years of work experience in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience;
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of partners (government, NGO, private sector, academia) and in a diverse team environment;
Exceptional attention to detail, organizational and prioritization skills;
Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities;
Proven ability to take initiative, learn quickly, anticipate needs and challenges, and make evidence-based operational decisions;
Cross cultural communication and ability to adapt to changing circumstances is important. Prior experience living and/or working overseas in a developing country, or other demonstrable capacity in the above traits, strongly preferred;
Intermediate proficiency in relevant computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with virtual communication tools;
Experience working in Ukraine and/or Eastern Europe preferred;
Fluency in Ukrainian and/or Russian language strongly preferred.

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