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Ukraine Program Analyst
The ECA Cultural Heritage Center has a requirement for a full-time Ukraine Program Analyst. The Ukraine Program Analyst functions as an expert in analysis, programs, and public outreach related to the conservation, protection, interpretation, and management of tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine. The incumbent has and maintains expertise in program design, development, implementation, management, and monitoring. The incumbent also has and maintains awareness of heritage interpretation and public engagement best practices and can translate and apply these to develop and implement programs and activities for maximum public diplomacy impact and sustainability.
- Reviews and maintains awareness of cultural heritage and, as applicable, the broader geopolitical situation in Ukraine and surrounding regions.
- Maintains close liaison with regional bureau desk officer for Ukraine, Embassy Kyiv staff working on cultural affairs, and Policy Officers in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs covering Ukraine.
- Maintains close liaison with entities in the bureau and Department supporting program implementation, including but not limited procurement and administrative official and department lawyers.
- Develops and maintains close liaison with U.S. and international NGOs, donor organizations, and government representatives working on Ukraine cultural heritage issues.
- Applies awareness of situation to guide program design and implementation to ensure organizational goals are met.
- Reviews and maintains awareness of best practices related to cultural heritage protection and preservation, heritage interpretation, public engagement with heritage, and capacity building of governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in cultural heritage protection and preservation.
- Reviews and maintains awareness of best practices related to programming in conflict and disinformation settings.
- Shares awareness of context and best practices as appropriate with the Center’s partners, including embassies, foreign governments and local and international NGOs.
- Applies best practices to lead the design, development, implementation, management and monitoring of new programs, projects and activities in Ukraine and surrounding regions to ensure technical excellence, situational sensitivity related to conflict and reconstruction, and maximum public diplomacy impact and sustainability.
- Performs travel to Ukraine and surrounding regions as feasible to carry out program design, development, management and especially monitoring.
- Assists embassies and applicants in the design of projects for submission to U.S. grant programs based on international standards and best practices.
- Analyzes a broad profile of current information relevant to Ukraine’s cultural heritage.
- Assists with the drafting of decision-making documents that advance U.S. foreign policy in Ukraine and the surrounding region.
- Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars regarding issues related to the protection and preservation of cultural heritage in Ukraine and in surrounding regions.
- A three- to five-year track record of experience designing, developing, implementing, managing and monitoring programs, projects, or activities to protect and preserve cultural heritage and/or engaging public audiences and communities in heritage preservation.
- Experience managing U.S. government funded grants in an international context.
- Demonstrated experience designing, developing, implementing, managing, and monitoring programs to protect and preserve cultural heritage.
- Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, in a high volume, fast-paced work environment.
- Strong critical and creative thinking skills.
- Strong organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to build and maintain productive professional relationships with associates in the Department and interagency.
- Strong networking skills and ability to build buy-in for programs among diverse stakeholders.
- Facility with sources on relevant topics like heritage protection, preservation, and interpretation, museum and collections management, museum education programs, exhibit design, and public outreach and community engagement.
- Ability to travel to and perform services in an area that has been determined by the Department to be a hazardous duty area.
- Willingness to obtain training as needed.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret level.
- Facility with standard software, including the complete Microsoft Office 365 suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams), and an ability to learn and work with other software such as database applications.
- A graduate degree in art history, archaeology, anthropology, or historic preservation and management, or museology.
- Experience working in or on conflict and disinformation contexts.
- Experience building the capacity of government and local organizations and communities to preserve and protect heritage.
- Experience working in a U.S. government interagency context.
- Experience working in or on Ukraine and / or Eastern Europe.
- Fluency in Ukrainian.
- An active Secret clearance.
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Job posted: 2023-05-09