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Guidehouse Portfolio Manager - International Programs in Arlington, Virginia

Job Family :

Operational Effectiveness Consulting

Travel Required :

Up to 10%

Clearance Required :

Active Secret

What You Will Do :

The Portfolio Manager will lead, build, and develop security assistance programs intended to build partner capacity of security sector forces globally and tackle emerging security challenges. The Portfolio Manager also works closely with an array of government counterparts in the U.S. and abroad to design and execute new program activities and to align with interagency processes and legislative authorities. Successful candidates will have experience with U.S. Department of State (or Department of Defense) foreign assistance and security cooperation programs, policy analysis, and program management. Candidates must also understand the various international regimes and policies related to security sector reform, defense institutional capacity building and security cooperation activities.

This position will also support training requirements to deploy technical subject matter experts abroad as well provide data support for the division to capture information from ongoing projects (and improve data management practices within the office). This could include providing support for monitoring and evaluation of ongoing projects, displaying data more effectively to evaluate progress against a specific foreign policy objective, supporting project management tools, or other tasks as needed.

Candidates will possess effective diplomatic, time management, and oral and written communication skills and bring order and structure to general or ambiguous tasks or opportunities. Successful candidates must be able to manage multiple, parallel tasks, operate effectively in a matrix organization, have a strong work ethic, and the ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Managing program oversight and coordination of multiple, large-scale, global projects

  • Identifying opportunities to tackle emerging security challenges and developing new projects that align to policy priorities

  • Drafting program strategy, objectives, scopes of work, and required tasks for implementing partners

  • Liaising with respective State regional and functional bureaus and geographic combatant commands

  • Developing briefings and reports, and contributing to bureau wide taskers and congressional notifications

  • Briefing high-level officials within U.S. interagency on programmatic activities

  • Cooperating with partners in the U.S. government and attending interagency and international meetings to ensure engagements are well coordinated with other U.S. programs

What You Will Need :

  • An ACTIVE and CURRENT SECRET federal security clearance

  • Master's degree in business, public administration, public policy, international relations, international development, international security studies, political science, or equivalent plus FIVE (5) years of relevant experience OR -

  • Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, public policy, international relations, international development, international security studies, political science, or equivalent plus SEVEN (7) years of relevant experience

  • FIVE (5) years of experience in managing large/complex programs

  • Willingness to travel internationally 2-3 times per year

What Would Be Nice To Have :

  • Knowledge and experience related to security sector capacity building

  • Understanding of U.S. security sector capacity building, security assistance, and/or U.S. foreign policy

  • Experience working with the Department of State, Defense (or other national security agency)

  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation; working knowledge of logical frameworks and theory of change

  • Ability to assist in coordination at all levels between State, DoD, and other interagency stakeholders to exchange information and prioritize program activities

  • Skill in oral and written communication to prepare and present analyses, draft talking points, and develop other program reports and documents for senior State and DoD officials

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.