Cayuse Holdings
  • 11-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (HST)
  • Cayuse Technologies
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Cayuse Technologies started as a joint venture between Accenture, LLC and the CTUIR in 2006 to create a US-based alternative to offshore delivery centers as a node on Accenture's global delivery network. Cayuse Holdings was created in 2018 and is comprised of 10 family companies, in addition to Cayuse Technologies. Cayuse Holdings is headquartered near Pendleton, OR and has regional offices in Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Honolulu, and Washington D.C. Cayuse Holdings continues to be a 100% Indian Owned Economic Enterprise and is a foremost provider of responsible sourcing/certified diversity solutions for both commercial and government clients.


The Regional ESF Program Specialist will assist in coordinating aspects of the Bureau's SCA/STA managed regional ESF account for South Asia and bilateral ESF for Sri Lanka.


  1. As a member of the SCA/STA Program Management team, and in close coordination with the SCA/STA Econ team, prepares annual program recommendations and presents these to the SCA/FO for decision. Leads relationships with implementing partners to maintain oversight of activities and ensures the effective execution of SCA foreign assistance programs. Develops contacts with representatives of civil society, think tanks, and other government agencies working in the region to further create opportunities for the most effective possible programming. Maintains, updates, and develops as necessary systems for the efficient and accessible retrieval of documents regarding the allocation, notification, transfer, and implementation of SCA assistance programs. The Regional ESF Program Officer may also be called upon, as needed, to assist with other SCA/STA managed ESF programs, as well as SCA's Sri Lanka and Maldives program. The Regional ESF Program Officer manages complex budget requests to Congress, identification of implementers, project design, developing program plans and performance reports required by the Director of Foreign Assistance and the Office of Management and Budget, and monitoring and evaluation of program performance.
  2. Following fiscal year allocations, the incumbent develops goals, objectives, and programs; and solicits proposals consistent with the Congressional budget request and SCA front office policy priorities for regional integration. Each fiscal year, the incumbent will summarize and prioritize programming proposals for front office approval through a Decision Memo. After approval, drafts a Congressional Notification for Hill approval of activities, and drafts implementation agreements, which can be contracts, grants, or interagency agreements for review and approval by the SCA/STA front office.
  3. Develops and provides guidance to implementing partners. Reviews implementer program and financial reports. Assists in monitoring award parameters including scopes of work, budgets, timelines, and indicators to ensure program objectives are met. Travels to assess early-phase project viability, monitor ongoing programs, and drafts evaluation reports. Contributes to all bureau reporting required by the Office of the Director for Foreign Assistance for the South Asia Regional Operating Unit.
  4. The incumbent represents and communicates SCA/STA's foreign assistance program objectives to other State Department and U.S. government offices involved in programming and allotting foreign assistance funds including but not limited to regional bureaus, Office of Acquisitions Management, Office of the Legal Advisor, Congressional Liaison office, Office of Management and Budget, and USAID offices.
  5. In coordination with others on the SCA/STA Assistance team, desk officers, and SCA leadership, responds to external requests for information, including from Congress, regarding SCA/STA's regional ESF funds. Skillfully communicates verbally and in writing to provide briefings, status reviews, and advice upon request to the other SCA/STA staff, senior SCA personnel, and interagency partners on regional ESF programming.
  6. The incumbent maintains, updates, and develops as necessary systems for the efficient and accessible retrieval of documents regarding the allocation, notification, transfer, and implementation of regional ESF funds. Tracks the payments of implementers and is responsible for maintaining the regional ESF program and organizational files. Participates in policy and donor coordination meetings as appropriate and tracks current funding going into South Asia, both U.S. and non-U.S. funding.
  7. Applies internal control measures to protect organizational integrity and prevent unauthorized use or misappropriation of sensitive and classified material; reports instances of security violations/problems to the appropriate supervisory/management official; assumes full responsibility for safeguarding all classified and sensitive but unclassified material and equipment in assignment area(s).


  • Extensive knowledge of Department of State protocols & business processes
  • Knowledge of South & Central Asia energy & economic challenges
  • Must have Secret clearance
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and MS Office Suite
  • 2-5 years of directly related U.S. Department of State contractor experience
  • Experience with Federal Grants and acquisition process


  • Normal physical conditions
  • General office environment
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time looking at computer screen
  • May be asked to travel for business or professional development purposes
  • May be asked to work hours outside of normal business hours

As an equal opportunity employer, Cayuse Technologies is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact our Recruiting Department at (541) 278-8200 for assistance.

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