Global Policy Coordinator

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 11

Position description

Macfadden seeks a Program Coordinator to support USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP). USAID/FFP is a U.S. Government office that provides life-saving food assistance and supports longer-term development activities that mitigate chronic food insecurity. The Program Coordinator will provide dedicated support to USAID/FFP’s Global Policy Team through a variety of tasks that facilitate the team’s engagement with international humanitarian actors.

Responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include but are not limited to the following:

  • Draft talking points, briefing memos, and other documents that clearly convey USAID/FFP’s policy priorities for both internal and external audiences.
  • Attend and take notes for meetings with representatives from U.S. Government offices, UN agencies, and other donor governments.
  • Coordinate with staff throughout the office on policy and programmatic issues related to USAID/FFP’s partnership with UN agencies, and support USAID/FFP’s participation in high-level meetings with UN representatives.
  • Analyze UN partner reports and audits pertaining to USAID/FFP programming.
  • Manage logistics for meetings and events.
  • Oversee administrative tasks for the Global Policy Team, including the preparation of comp time and travel memos.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs or a related field.
  • One to four years of work experience, that demonstrates ability to multitask and meet rapid deadlines with quality work. 
  • Familiarity with humanitarian issues, the U.S. Government, and/or international humanitarian actors is preferred but not required.
  • Must be eligible for a Secret-level U.S. Government security clearance.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and close attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage large and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently but also function effectively as part of a team.

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