US Policy Officer

Macfadden, Now Part of PAE

About the organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.

Duties

Policy Coordinator level:

Draft talking points, briefing memos, and other documents, with supervision, that clearly convey USAID/FFP’s policy priorities and programs for a variety of audiences.
Support USAID/FFP’s congressional engagement through drafting preparatory material for congressional testimony and responding to congressional queries.
Monitor congressional hearings, NGO and think tank events, and other relevant forums.
Support FFP’s private sector engagement efforts through participation in meetings, outreach efforts, and other activities.
Manage planning, outreach, and logistics for meetings and events.
Oversee administrative tasks for the U.S. Policy and Partnerships Team, including preparing travel memos, facilitating clearances, and maintaining electronic filing systems.

Policy Specialist level:

Draft talking points, briefing memos, and other documents that clearly convey USAID/FFP’s policy priorities and programs for a variety of audiences.
Support USAID/FFP’s congressional engagement through drafting preparatory material for congressional testimony and responding to congressional queries.
Track and analyze relevant legislation and monitor congressional hearings and mark-up sessions.
Support the development of policy guidance, recommendations, and proposals relating to humanitarian food assistance.
Communicate U.S. policy positions and information to internal and external stakeholders.
Support USAID/FFP’s private sector engagement efforts.

Qualifications

At the Policy Coordinator level:

Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs or a related field.
At least two years of professional experience, including internships.
Familiarity with Congress and U.S. legislative processes, with familiarity of U.S. legislation and/or policy regarding food aid and/or humanitarian assistance preferred.
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At the Policy Specialist level:

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 and/or humanitarian assistance preferred.

Application instructions

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To be considered for this position, you must submit a resume, writing sample, and cover letter. The writing sample must be an original piece, of no more than 350 words (include word count at the end of the sample) on a topic relevant to this position. Please submit these items as attachments to preserve formatting.

Only applications with a resume, writing sample and cover letter will be considered; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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