USPSC Congressional Liaison Advisor

USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)

About the organization

The Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) is responsible for managing and coordinating the Agency's external affairs. LPA serves as USAID’s central point of contact with Congress, the media, interested stakeholders from the international development community, and the American people regarding the Agency’s international development programs and policies. In exercising this leadership role, LPA works closely with the Agency’s Bureaus and Independent Offices, as well as its Federal Advisory Committees.

G3PC shapes and influences USAID’s role within the international humanitarian system; leads engagement on a range of policy, programmatic, and operational issues; and positions the Agency to influence collective response to emergency needs across the globe.

The Congressional Liaison Advisor plays a crucial role creating coherence within the Bureau for Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) around shared Congressional goals, objectives and frameworks. The primary

Duties

Under the direction of LPA and BHA, the Congressional Liaison Advisor will:

● Serve as the primary working level point of contact on BHA and maintain continuous personal contact with selected members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, and with Agency oversight committees, for the purpose of gaining their acceptance of legislation proposed by USAID and assessing their interest in and attitudes towards these legislative requests.
● Prepare responses to frequent requests from members of the U.S. Congress and their constituents for information or assistance relating to BHA programs and respond in a timely fashion, and as necessary, refer the requests to others to research and prepare responses, follow through to see that accurate and responsive information is relayed to the congressional office or committee without delay.
● Convey to members of the U.S. Congress the Agency's policy, stance, reaction or other official position with respect to any of a wide variety of matters that may be under discussion or proposed.
● Through ongoing relationships with members of the U.S. Congress, will understand, analyze, and evaluate the views of BHA programs and work by U.S. Congress and individual members to report and recommend to leadership of BHA and LPA and other senior agency officers new directions and approaches.
**For the complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position, please view the solicitation at www.bhajobs.net.**

Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, human rights, economics, food policy, public health, disaster management, or public policy or a related field) plus nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience working on humanitarian assistance and legislative issues.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, human rights, economics, food policy, public health, disaster management, or public policy or a related field) plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working on humanitarian assistance and legislative issues.

**For the education and experience requirements for this position, please view the solicitation at www.bhajobs.net.**

Salary

$122,530 - $159,286 equivalent to GS-14 (includes locality pay)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

**Please visit www.bhajobs.net for the full solicitation for this position.**

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