GDIT seeks candidates to serve as a Program Advisor at Department of State headquarters. Job duties include developing, implementing, and coordinating the conduct of nonproliferation capacity-building efforts in partner countries in order to counter the nuclear and missile threats posed by North Korea and other select proliferation threats. The candidate will be responsible for programmatic and technical oversight of assigned activities in several countries and will work closely with other State Department offices, counterparts in foreign governments, technical experts, and others to devise and execute program activities. The candidate will also be responsible for supporting relevant policy development and implementation within the State Department and coordinating with other U.S. Government departments and agencies as needed.
In support of national policy to address national security threats, DOS conducts nonproliferation assistance programs to identify and disrupt the acquisition by weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferators of materials, equipment and financing. Counterproliferation efforts focus currently on the Asia/Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa, and selected states in the Americas. DOS also works to prevent the diversion of nuclear material from vulnerable nuclear facilities abroad and seeks a candidate who can help develop and implement innovative strategies to address some of the most pressing nonproliferation challenges facing the U.S., including threats from the DPRK, Iran, Syria, Russia, and other proliferant states. Additionally, the candidate will assist in efforts to build capacity in partner countries to implement relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) in order to counter the proliferation of ballistic missile technology and chemical weapons by state and non-state actors. These efforts focus primarily on South Asia and the Middle East.
Duties and responsibilities under this opportunity include, but are not limited to:
• Training ship registries to conduct due diligence measures to recognize ships engaged in sanctions evasion activities and deregister or call these vessels to port for inspection.
• Enhancing the capabilities of governments and financial intelligence units to implement international standards relating to proliferation finance, develop public-private information sharing mechanisms, and identify and disrupt financial activities that violate U.S. and UN sanctions.
• Improving the ability of partner governments to monitor cryptocurrency exchanges in their jurisdiction for proliferation finance activities.
• Managing technical experts who conduct trainings and other activities to build capacity with partner countries to: counter nuclear and missile threats including North Korea's programs or the financing of ballistic missile development and proliferation in the Middle East; prevent insider threats at nuclear facilities; and control the exploitation of WMD-relevant expertise from private industry and academic institutions.
• Briefing high-level DOS officials on CTR programmatic activities.
• Identifying and executing innovative approaches that improve CTR's ability to conduct international threat reduction programs.
• Developing and enacting engagement strategies to counter North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and advance other nuclear threat reduction priorities.
• Participating in the review of threat reduction proposals and making recommendations concerning the approval and funding of proposals.
• Representing CTR in domestic and foreign meetings as required, and additional tasks in support of CTR at home or abroad as assigned.
• Cooperating with partners in the U.S. interagency to align CTR engagements with other U.S. government nonproliferation programs
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