Technical Assistance Specialist

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Washington, D.C.
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Applications for this position are only being accepted through USAJobs. The USAJobs announcement is set to close at 11:59 pm (EST) on July 31st, 2023. All applications must be submitted at the link provided by the closing date to receive consideration.
Where to Apply

This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Development Policy (ODP), Technical Assistance Division. The Technical Assistance Specialist (Climate) serves as an expert in implementing the Technical Assistance Division’s Climate Action Facility. This program funds a wide variety of technical assistance, feasibility study, and training activities in developing countries around the world.

Major Duties:
– Identifies and evaluates potential international development activities, based in part on meetings with potential or existing DFC private sector clients, DFC investment officers, other U.S. Government officials, and other stakeholders.
– Delivers presentations to senior officials from throughout DFC concerning potential international development activities to decrease carbon intensity and/or increase climate resilience of potential DFC investments, and engages in discussions with those senior officials concerning those activities.
– Works on implementation of international development activities, including reviewing work performed and communicating with beneficiaries of these activities.
– Performs business development, monitoring, and evaluation work that will include occasional travel to developing countries.
– Analyzes active Agency projects and collaborates across Agency offices to identify existing DFC investments which present material physical or transition climate risks and assess whether technical assistance activities are appropriate. Cooperates with Agency offices to develop interventions to promote low-carbon and/or climate resilient investments in priority climate sectors such as energy, infrastructure, food security and agriculture, and information technology, among others.

Conditions of Employment:
– Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
– Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
– Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
– Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
– May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
– Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
– Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
– This position will require foreign travel to developing countries

Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to 1) utilize international development expertise acquired through extensive work on international development activities benefiting low and/or middle-income countries; and 2) make decisions concerning the preparation, vetting, approval, and/or implementation of international development activity work scopes and/or budgets.

Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.