XL Associates, Inc. (XLA) has provided institutional support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for over twenty years. XLA is now seeking a Sr. Program Specialist III Budget Execution to support the Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security (REFS) under a contract that was recently awarded. Through REFS, USAID works to advance inclusive agriculture‐led growth, resilience, nutrition, and water security, sanitation and hygiene initiatives in priority countries around the world to help them accelerate and protect development progress.
The Sr. Program Specialist will provide programmatic, administrative, and operational support for the day‐to‐day design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning of REFS-related programs and activities. The Program Specialist will provide all functions needed to support Office, Bureau or Operating Unit leadership and teams to operate effectively, and to meet overall objectives.
The Sr. Program Specialist will support day-to-day functions of the Technical Supervisor to which they are assigned for day-to-day work assignments. Daily activities will include aspects of program assistance and coordination, knowledge management, communications and outreach, budget formulation and monitoring, policy analysis, gender analysis, and program management.
This position is located in the Bureau for Resilience, Environment and Food Security’s (REFS) Program Office (PO). The PO oversees programmatic operations for REFS. The Office works across the Bureau to manage systems for efficient strategic planning, program implementation, and project and activity design advice for activities and projects, including facilitating all stages of the procurement process. The Office oversees the formulation, allocation, and execution of REFS’s program budget, including compliance with Congressional directives and required reporting and notification.
The incumbent performs analytical, technical, and administrative duties in one or more phases of the budget process, e.g., budget formulation and justification, presentation and enactment, or execution. The incumbent performs a wide range of these services which may include some or all of the following duties or other duties unique to the particular organization to which the incumbent is assigned.
Budget Preparation and Planning
Journeyman (Level III):