• Program Design Specialist - Senior Associate

    Job Locations US-Washington DC
    Client Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    What do you get when you bring together the brightest minds and place them into an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards based on impact, not tenure?


    You get one of the fastest growing consulting companies in the United States. While we may be a new name in consultancy, we were born from a storied one. Guidehouse was founded in 2018 as an evolution of PwC Public Sector with a mission to help our clients deliver on their mission; providing bold new strategies that catalyze transformative results across all ends of the enterprise. We embrace brilliance. We embrace independence. Join us.


    This role will provide program design support to the Department of State, for grantees receiving federal assistance focused on the Indo-Pacific region. Qualified candidates will have 5-7 years’ experience in program design, performance management, and portfolio management experience. S/he will lead on the program design for the governance pillar of the Indo-Pacific Strategy. S/he will also be responsible for providing consultative support to State, and assisting to improve the semi-annual policy-performance reviews.



    • U.S. Government - Secret Clearance, or ability to secure interim Secret clearance
    • 5-7 years of program-design experience
    • Experience in an international setting, particularly the Indo-Pacific region, related to rule of law and governance
    • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think critically, both individually and in a team environment
    • Excellent organizational and written communication skills; capability to clearly and succinctly define problems and outline solutions
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Strong technical writing or report production skills


    • Background in designing projects for USAID, U.S. Department of State, or other federal agencies
    • Experience with Foreign Assistance programs
    • Knowledge of grants management
    • Experience with compliance issues related to Federal Assistance programs

    **This role supports client work contractually requiring Secret security clearance**

    Additional Requirements

    • This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.
    • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


    Guidehouse is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other characteristics protected by law.


    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 RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.


    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
    • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Student Loan Paydown
    • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
    • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
    • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
    • Skills Development & Certifications
    • Employee Referral Program
    • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
    • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program


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