Tuesday , May 21 2024

Peace Corps Summer Internship – Director of Management and Operations

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Job Description:

The overseas Director of Management and Operations (DMO) manages, coordinates and supervises the full range of resource management activities and administrative support functions including budgeting and financial management, supervision of administrative units, procurement, inventory, human resources management, volunteer support, and safety and security. The position reports to the Country Director.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the CD, works with the Safety and Security Manager and other staff to establish programming, training and administrative systems that maximize the safety and security of Volunteers in accordance with agency policies and guidelines. Ensures that established procedures are followed and criteria are met. Assists the CD, Safety and Security Manager and others to prepare for and respond to incidents and crises impacting Volunteers, trainees, and Peace Corps operations.
  • Supervises the Administrative Unit composed of host country and third country nationals that typically includes, but is not limited to, a financial assistant, cashier, administrative assistant, general services managers and assistants, drivers, and may include security guards or others. Establishes work plans, develops a team approach, and evaluates performance of administrative staff.
  • Travel outside the continental U.S. is required.
  • Assists in determining space needs for the Peace Corps office, staff and Volunteers, Training Center, and US staff residences. Competes available real estate; negotiates, reviews, and finalizes contractual conditions for leases for approval by the CD, the Embassy’s Regional Security Officer, and Peace Corps Washington. Supervises property management so that all inventory, maintenance, repairs, and disposition are performed according to plan, negotiations, and regulations.
  • Ensures that proper procurement processes are followed for the acquisition of goods and services and the execution of contracts and leases and that the integrity of the procurement process is upheld at post. Supervises all procurement, certifying availability of funds and need for all purchases in accordance with Country Director (CD) guidance and the approved annual operating plan (budget).
  • Overseas human resources management at a post, taking into account appropriate federal government regulations related to Personal Services Contracts, Department of State Local Compensation Plans (LCP), and applicable local labor laws.
  • Works with the CD and post staff to prepare the post’s out year budget request that aligns with the post’s strategic plan. In conjunction with other senior staff, prepares the post’s annual operating plan (budget) and periodic budget reviews. Implements approved resource plans, often for multiple funding sources. Monitors post expenditures against budget by maintaining up-to-date electronic records. Ensures reconciliation with the official accounting system.
  • Worldwide availability for post assignment.
  • Responsible for a post’s vehicle fleet that includes vehicle maintenance, monitoring fuel purchases and consumption, administering vehicle use safety policies, and incident reporting.
  • Collaborates with the CD, medical, programming and training, and security staff to address issues such as site selection, site visit protocols, Volunteer allowances, safety and security and medical care of Volunteers. Ensures that local laws and regulations are followed in connection with status of Volunteers. Provides financial and administrative support to Volunteers including the payment of Volunteer allowances and reimbursements.

Job Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • This is not a bargaining unit position.
  • You must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.
  • Therefore, you must satisfactorily complete a drug test prior to being hired. As an employee, you will be
  • This position requires the filing of a Financial Disclosure report.
  • An 18 month trial period is required.
  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret clearance and medical clearance.
  • subject to random drug testing.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required per EO 14043. (See Additional Information section)
  • All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This job has been identified as a testing designated position under our Drug-Free Workplace Program.

Job Details:

Company: Peace Corps

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Washington, DC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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