Place of Performance: Washington, D.C. (Telework Subject to Approval)
SCOPE: The Maasai Group is looking for an individual to conduct research, technical analysis, and written materials related to the preparation of nominations and assessments for human rights-based visa restrictions and sanctions, as well as visa processing, implementation of human rights-related visa ineligibilities, and other immigration functions (asylum, removals, parole) to the DRL/MLGA office. This position will be expected to conduct a large amount of data input and should have experience with Microsoft Excel or similar documentation software
All TMG employees will need to meet the requirements set forth in Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance requiring all covered contractor personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Must be a U.S Citizen
- Active Secret Clearance
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Monitor human rights abuses in and associated with the crisis in Ukraine, including through classified and unclassified reporting channels, media sources, and NGOs. Conduct outreach and liaison work with relevant geographic bureaus and DRL regional desks, Consular Affairs, the Office of the Legal Advisor, and others.
- Develop cases – including by undertaking research (on open source and classified systems), preparing reports and analyses, and inputting data - regarding the actions of foreign government officials and others who may be involved in or responsible for the commission of human rights abuses, for use by FTE officers in making policy determinations regarding Global Magnitsky nominations and statutory visa ineligibilities.
- Support the application of INA 3C policies related to Ukraine, Russia, and/or Belarus through extensive open source research, access to the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), and the input of large amounts of data in Excel spreadsheets or similar documentation software.
- Analyze human rights-related developments in and associated with the crisis in Ukraine and inform FTE officers of the implications of such developments.
- Draft and edit written products related to the state of human rights in Ukraine, Russia, and/or Belarus, and provide periodic briefings to Department officials.
DECISION MAKING/JUDGEMENT: This position involves projects and/or assignments requiring considerable decision-making authority regarding procedures, processes, plans, and schedules. Ability to work independently or in a team setting is necessary.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Needs ability to use a keyboard to enter and retrieve data. .
- Must be able to lift 5-20 pounds.
- Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods.
- Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
- Local travel may be required.