International Cooperation Analyst (Mid-Level)

23 Aug, 2023


International Cooperation Analyst (Mid-Level)

MDW Associates
Washington D.C.

MDW Associates is currently seeking a Mid-Level International Cooperation Analyst to join our OSD (R&E) client in Washington, DC. The contractor shall provide analytical support to the Office of International Outreach and Policy (IO&P). Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and executing meetings and events between senior U.S. officials and their international counterparts. Support includes: coordinating logistics (e.g., requesting access to military installations, coordinating clearances and foreign visit requests, foreign visitor access to the Pentagon, etc.) for meeting delegate(s); preparing agendas; drafting read-ahead information (e.g., background briefings, issue papers, decisions papers, etc.); and drafting comprehensive meeting minutes and reports.
  • Writing and maintaining OUSD(R&E) focused country products (e.g., comprehensive country papers, and “one-pagers”). Content includes but is not limited to: S&T priority areas and/or specialized capabilities within a specific country; governmental and defense organizational structures within a specified country; assessment of project arrangements/agreements; delineating the country’s Defense S&T community and the United States; and maintaining a record of engagements between OUSD(R&E) senior leadership and the specific country.
  • Acting as an action officer for an assigned geographic areas of responsibility: provide support liaising with the appropriate counterparts in the OSD Components and Services; coordinating with country-specific action officers to ensure actions are completed between major engagement meetings; and coordinating with the appropriate technical personnel within OUSD(R&E), including R&E Field Activities (e.g., Missile Defense Agency and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to complete outstanding actions between major engagement meetings.
  • Maintain situational awareness of S&T cooperative activities in assigned geographical areas of responsibility, and liaising with technical subject matter experts within OUSD(R&E) and R&E Field Activities, as well as counterparts in the Services and OSD Components.
  • Liaise with the OUSD(A&S) International Cooperation Office (IC) to develop or staff Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), Project Arrangements/Agreements (PAs), Equipment and Material Transfer Arrangements (E&MTAs), Working Group Terms of Reference (TOR), and OUSD(R&E) assessment of proposed international armaments cooperative agreements.
  • Coordinate foreign disclosure approvals for OUSD(R&E) products, assisting OUSD(R&E) or Service representatives in requesting foreign disclosure one-time authorizations to exchange information on OUSD(R&E) led initiatives and providing recommendations on appropriate mechanisms to support information exchange.
  • Conduct data extraction and analysis from the International Agreements Data Base in response to enquiries regarding specific country activities or on technical topics.
  • Work with OUSD(R&E) travel planners to set up international travel and coordinate appropriate country/security clearances for major OUSD(R&E) international engagements, as needed.

Background: The provides expertise to support the IO&P Director in advising the USD(R&E) and senior leadership within the OUSD(R&E) on Defense S&T strategy, policy, and engagement for international matters.

The IO&P Office is responsible for maintaining and implementing the DoD International Science and Technology Engagement Strategy; advise, management, and support activities where the USD(R&E) or other senior leadership within OUSD(R&E) acts as the Principal or Deputy to a specific international engagement forum; acts as the focal point for OUSD(R&E) on all international engagement activities, to include facilitating discussions with the U.S. DoD Components, and international partners on a regular basis, as well as informing and providing guidance to the U.S. DoD Components’ international engagement; and providing subject matter expertise and assistance, when necessary, to OUSD(R&E) personnel in pursuing international S&T cooperation activities. In addition, IO&P strives for continuous business process improvement and establishing policies for enhanced and effective international S&T cooperation. IO&P also remains poised to proactively respond to Secretary of Defense led initiatives.


Must have five (5) years of total experience in an international related field.


Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in international relations, communications, or political science. At the discretion of the Government, a minimum of four (4) years of specialized experience which includes military experience may be substituted in lieu of specific educational requirements, in addition to the minimum experience listed above.

Clearance Required: Top Secret, ability to obtain and maintain SCI. Contractors with a ICD704 eligibility within the last five (5) years are highly desired. Contractors proposed that have not had an SCI clearance may take more than a year to be cleared. Minimum of a Secret clearance required for all positions not designated as TS/SCI.

Travel: Yes, CONUS and OCONUS.

Estimated Number of People: 9

Estimated Number of Trips and Location: Pacific Operational Science and Technology Conference (Honolulu, HI): 2; The Technical Cooperation Program (Location varies between the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom): 3; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (Brussels, Paris, and other NATO locations): 3; U.S. – Australia Bilateral (Australia and the United States): 2; U.S. – United Kingdom Bilateral (London and the United States): 5; U.S. – India Joint Technology Group (India): 2; Other: 10.

Estimated Number of Days: approximately 5 days per trip.

ODC Requirements:

Award Certificates @ 6.00 per unit – 100 units required

Award Covers @ 9.00 per unit – 200 units required

Award Programs @ 8.00 per unit – 150 units required

Company Description

Incorporated in 2012, MDW is a small business headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Huntsville, AL. We provide Federal government clients with consulting, management services, advisory and assistance services, decision support, strategic planning, process planning and improvement, task execution and metrics analysis. Our mission is to make our clients more successful by providing honest assessments, exceptional analysis, prudent advice, direct communication, and hard work.

Our core capabilities include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Cost Estimating
  • Budget Programming and Justification
  • Budget Execution
  • Acquisition Management
  • Financial Systems Support & Integration

MDW Associates, LLC (“MDW”) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy or any other unlawful basis unrelated to the ability to do the job. MDW seeks to employ talented, ethical, and entrepreneurial-minded persons. Our applicants and employees are protected from discrimination as required by Federal law.

Additional Information

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits and compensation package for our employees, including but not limited to:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Group Life Insurance/Long Term Disability/Short Term Disability
  • Retirement/401(k)
  • Flexible Leave Policy

All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Job posted: 2023-08-23