U.S. Policy Specialist

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 01

Position description

Macfadden seeks a Policy Specialist 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 Policy Specialist will provide dedicated support to USAID/FFP’s U.S. Policy and Partnerships Team through a variety of tasks that facilitate the team’s engagement with domestic stakeholders, including Congress, audit and oversight bodies, the private sector and humanitarian partner organizations.


Solicitation will close on May 3, 2019.


Responsibilities of the U.S. Policy Specialist include but are not limited to the following:


1. Draft talking points, briefing memos, responses to congressional queries, and other documents that clearly convey USAID/FFP’s policy priorities and programs for a variety of audiences.

2. Coordinate USAID/FFP responses to government audits and investigations.

3. Support USAID/FFP working groups related to risk management and internal controls.

4. Track and analyze relevant legislation and monitor Congressional hearings and mark-up sessions.

5. Support the development of policy guidance and proposals relating to humanitarian food assistance.

6. Participate in and take notes for meetings with interagency and international organization representatives.

7. Support USAID/FFP’s private sector engagement efforts through participation in meetings, outreach efforts, and other activities.

8. Analyze UN partner reports and audits pertaining to USAID/FFP programming.

9. Track USAID/FFP oversight and audit issues and support USAID/FFP’s engagement with oversight entities.

10. Other duties as assigned. 




  • Master’s degree in International Affairs or a related field.
  • Minimum six years of professional experience, including internships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. legislative processes, with familiarity of U.S. legislation and/or policy regarding food aid preferred. 
  • Familiarity with humanitarian issues preferred.



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and exceptional 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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