Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a major organization in budget, accounting, business administration, financial management, organizational management, public administration, project management, or grants management work is required.
Job Knowledge: Detailed knowledge of PD management operations, financial management, human resources, procurement regulations, grants policies & procedures, travel, IT, ICASS cost-sharing policies & procedures & other admin procedures & regulations, is required. Knowledge of USG appropriation & allotment bookkeeping & accounting procedures is required. Thorough knowledge of PD & relevant DOS regulations & other guidance on all elements of resource coordination relevant to the PD Section administration & program activities is required. Detailed knowledge of USG grant regulations, Grants Policy Directives, public-private partnerships & fundraising guidelines, A/OPE guidance is required.
General knowledge of USG & DOS structures is required. Comprehensive knowledge of PD within DOS, to include the functions of & programs sponsored by R (the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs), R/PPR (the Under Secretary’s Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources), Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Bureau of Global Public Affairs, and the PD components of relevant regional and functional bureaus is required. Must have an overall understanding of the functions of embassies & consulates & general knowledge of the structure of non-DOS agencies in the Netherlands (USAID, Commerce, Agriculture).
Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives & American interests in the Netherlands; understanding of regional, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural & linguistic factors & the influence of religious, cultural & educational institutions in shaping perceptions of the U.S. are all required.
Comprehensive knowledge of Dutch geography, infrastructure, government institutions, common business & banking practices is required. General understanding of regional, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural & linguistic factors & the influence of religious, cultural & educational institutions as they relate to perceptions of the U.S., knowledge of customer service in the Netherlands is required. Must have an understanding of communications in the Netherlands and the international information environment as it affects the Netherlands & must be familiar with digital practices & procedures.
- Education Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, Organizational Management, Accounting, Public Administration or local equivalent is required
Language: Speaking/Reading/Writing fluent English and Dutch is required. (This may be tested)
Skills and Abilities, this may be tested:
Analytic: Must have strong analytic skills and the ability to conceptualize how best to use PD tools to move Dutch attitudes in positive ways. Must be able to advise senior Mission leaders of opportunities to promote Mission objectives; identify, analyze, predict and assess EV audience attitudes; evaluate the impact of projects and modify approaches for greatest outcomes. Must be able to perceive the emergence of new influencers and adjust operations and programming accordingly.
Communication Interpersonal: Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to shaping local public opinion. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, and writing reports and material for publication. Must be able to tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious and linguistic cultures. Must be able to brief on a variety of issues, and interpret between English and the Dutch language for public programs.
Management: Strong project management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets and to organize, run, and present projects such as workshops, seminars, digital video conferences, panel discussions, lectures and camps. Must be able to negotiate agreements with partner institutions and manage their fulfillment.
Technical: Good keyboarding and data entry skills and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, graphic design and photo editing software, and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools is required. Detailed knowledge of and ability to use social media and mobile platforms, photo and video sharing sites, podcast creation, and basic photo and video skills are all required. Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and manage project and grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience composition and measure the impact of EV activities and initiatives.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.