The purpose of this position is to provide support services to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) in Washington D.C. Will help with efforts across, up to, 7 different offices within the LPA through administrative, programmatic, and technical support that will supply services to support LPA in accomplishing Agency priorities.
Located: Washington D.C. area
Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
Clearance Requirement: Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
- Specialized experience in policy or legislative affairs.
- Knowledge of Congress and experience working with or for a Congressional member or Committee (Committee experience preferred).
- Detailed Knowledge of USAID programs, processes and procedures. (Prior experience working for USAID preferred).
- Prior experience drafting and executing legislative strategies to advance foreign policy and/or foreign assistance-related objectives.
- Detailed knowledge of the federal budget and appropriations process and other relevant foreign assistance-related legislation.
- Ability to work well under pressure and with tight deadlines, and to multitask in a challenging environment.
- Superior oral and written skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in teams.
- Ability to work independently.
- Knowledge of MS Office Suite programs (including but not limited to Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
Job Type: Full-Time
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide strategic and analytical support to the Office of Legislative Affairs within the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA), and other parts of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as appropriate, for strategic Legislative engagement planning.
- Facilitate meetings between Agency staff and Members of Congress and Congressional staff, including the Agency's oversight committees and others; coordinate schedules and security clearance transfers as needed, ensuring that staff are prepared to brief others on the issues of concern; assist in providing written or other materials, and follow up as needed on all Congressional inquiries.
- Edit and advise regarding the presentation of Agency funding and programmatic notifications and briefings for Congress; design, develop, and recommend congressional outreach efforts to promote the Agency's mission, as appropriate.
- Report on congressional hearings, briefings, legislation mark-ups, and floor action, as necessary.
- Ensure that responses to Congressional inquiries' including Questions for the Record, fact sheets, and prepared talking points for briefings' are organized in a system that is easily retrievable.
- Work closely with the counterpart LPA press and public affairs officers and bureau communicators to ensure consistency of message and unity of purpose with regard to outreach to the Congress and external groups.
- Serve as lead legislative analyst for Reports to Congress and coordination with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding interagency legislative referral memoranda. Serve as back-up to Legislative Reference team members.
- Develop weekly updates on work accomplished and upcoming tasks for various reporting mechanisms as to outreach and office activities, as requested.
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