Multilateral Affairs Advisor

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation an EverWatch Co.
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 02

Position description

Multilateral Affairs: Support for Multilateral Negotiations and Interagency Delegations:

* Work as part of a team responsible for coordinating U.S. participation in multilateral negotiations at the global and regional level, in support of the INL/GPP Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer/Team Leader for Multilateral Affairs.
* Provide logistics and administrative support; prepare documentation, briefing materials, and all other necessary correspondence and organizational and obligating documents related to multilateral negotiations and expert groups.
* Coordinate and support INL/GPP logistics and organizational responsibilities and provide program guidance to INL/GPP staff on the administration of the U.S. government’s duties as host of the G-7 Roma-Lyon Group (RLG) and the Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD).
* Coordinate and support U.S. delegations (comprised of over 20 participants from various U.S. agencies) at a wide range of UN and regional multilateral meetings, including the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime Conference of Parties (UNTOC COP), and the UN Convention against Corruption Conference of the States Parties (UNCAC COSP), among others.
* Support INL efforts to liaise with the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE), U.S. Mission to the UN in New York (USUN), and U.S. Mission to the OAS (USOAS) by coordinating logistical arrangements for U.S. delegations, including to secure hotel reservations, delegation meeting rooms, travel meeting schedules, U.S.-hosted side-events and other meetings, and other support as needed;
* Establish and maintain professional relationships with office and other INL colleagues, members of USG law enforcement agencies, and USG personnel assigned to US Embassies.
* Liaise with U.S. interagency partners advising them of stated policies and programs in the area of multilateral affairs, to include briefings, both written and oral, to senior officials.
* Support development, monitoring and the implementation and performance of programs and projects being implemented through the INL International Organizations and Global Drugs and Crime Policy budget lines.
* Support the Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer/Team Leader on drafting, reviewing and amending procurement requests and other documents required to obligate funding through the International Organizations and Global Drugs and Crime Policy budget lines, including contracts, grants and letters of agreement with international organizations, as assigned.
* Draft a variety of technical, programmatic, funding, and informational memoranda and other documentation; assist in the preparation of Congressional testimony, public speeches, or responses to questions, press guidance, and interagency documents in accordance with Department policies and regulations.
* Coordinates substantive inputs within the Bureau and with the U.S. interagency, as needed, for the creation of U.S. position papers for INL Front Office multilateral and bilateral meetings, agenda item discussions, and background materials;

Multilateral Affairs: Support for Funding to International Organizations
* Supports the coordination of INL’s funding to the United Nations (UN) and other International Organizations (IO).
* Supports coordination processes and prepares for USG review and approval, including clearance and signature, legally binding letters of agreement (LoA) with international organizations.
* Supports coordination processes and prepares for USG review and approval, including clearance, Anticipated Performance Completion End Date Adjustments (APCEDA).
* Assists INL/GPP in its outreach with INL Program Offices to address and resolve implementation challenges and assists INL/GPP in its efforts to ensure that each IO is satisfying the terms and conditions of the LOA.
* Assists INL/GPP in records management related to LOAs with IOs, including by maintaining INL/GPP’s "How To" page on the INL Sharepoint site and INL/GPP’s repository for quarterly reporting.
* Assists in distributing and analyzing the content of INL’s universal quarterly reporting requirement for the IOs to ensure it follows established government procedures, to include the creation and implementation of the INL quarterly reporting template.
* Assists in analyzing Bureau trends related to Bureau funding for IOs, including through the development of charts, graphs and analytical memos.




* Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science or similar field.
* Demonstrated three (3) to four (4) years’ experience working with the Department of State.
* Demonstrated three (3) to four (4) years’ experience managing the development and delivery of U.S. foreign assistance programs with international partners and/or other USG agencies.
* Experience in providing administrative and logistical support to U.S. officials.
* Effective written and oral communication skills.
* Expert knowledge of the obligating mechanisms, namely Letters of Agreement (LOAs), used by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in its engagement with International Organizations.
* Demonstrated experience in directing, developing and providing oversight for multilateral negotiations, meetings, and events.
* Demonstrated ability to operate independently, exercising oversight over existing and future operations and procurements.
* Demonstrated effectiveness working in team settings.
* Strong interest in multilateral diplomacy, international organizations, transnational organized crime and drug control issues.
* Active Secret security clearance


* Demonstrated experience working and coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies (e.g., Departments of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Homeland Security).
* Demonstrated experience working and coordinating with international organizations.
* Demonstrated experience developing and implementing programs focused on drug control and/or criminal justice, preferably with INL.
* Demonstrated excellent oral and written English communication skills.
* Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills.

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