Descripción de la oferta
Duración de la oferta: hasta el 30/09/2020
The Resource Coordination Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Counselor for Public Diplomacy (PD) (or CPD designee) and supervises one Resource Coordination Assistant. The Resource Coordination Specialist is the leading Public Diplomacy Locally Employee (LE) Staff responsible for the financial, program, human, and property resources that support PD projects and programs countrywide. Oversees use of multiple and diverse funding streams and ensures their compliance with all relevant U.S. Government (USG) regulations and Spanish laws. Serves as primary liaison for the PD Section with the Financial Management Office and other elements of the Management Section. Coordinates resources for Embassy Madrid and Consulate General Barcelona constituent posts with regional bureau and other Washington elements.
Education: University Degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, Organizational Management, Accounting, Public Administration, or local equivalent field is required.
Experience: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a major organization in budget, accounting, business administration, financial management, organizational management, public administration, program/project management, or grants management work is required.
Job Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of Spanish geography, infrastructure, government institutions, and common business and banking practices is required. General understanding of regional, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural, and linguistic factors and the influence of religious, cultural, and educational institutions as they relate to perceptions of the United States is required. Knowledge of customer service in Spain is required. Must have an understanding of communications in Spain and the international information environment as it affects Spain and must be familiar with digital practices and procedures.
Language: Level 4 (fluent) of English speaking/reading/writing. Level 4 (fluent) of Spanish speaking/reading/writing. This may be tested.
Skills and abilities:
Analytic skills: Must have strong analytic skills to manage funding from multiple sources, each with differing requirements for purpose, oversight, and accounting. Must be able to accurately assess resource challenges and identify solutions, including those that address sensitive resource challenges.
Communication / Interpersonal skills: Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including writing reports in English and Spanish. Must be able to work effectively with Mission personnel and Spanish institutions on PD operations and resources, including sensitive or contentious financial topics.
Management Skills: Strong management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets. Ability to organize logistical support for professional and cultural projects such as workshops, seminars, digital video conferences, panel discussions, lectures, and camps is required. Must be able to conclude agreements with partner institutions and manage their fulfillment.
Technical skills: Good keyboarding and data entry skills are required, excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures is required. Thorough detailed knowledge of and ability to use various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and databases. Must have excellent numerical skills to be able to manipulate numbers with speed, and to develop, manage, and monitor PD budgets.