Global Policy Specialist

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

Position description

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us.  Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, information technology solutions, financial management systems support and knowledge management and communications.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to protect America's food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems.  We support our customer's mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of our nation's most treasured historical documents through our data capture and digital conversion services.

With more than 200 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD with multiple client site operations in the greater Washington, DC region and Tidewater, VA area.

Position Summary:

Key Internal Interfaces: Communications and Information Support Unit, USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) Global Policy and Partnerships Team
Key External Interfaces: U.S. government interagency, UN agencies, and other donors

Macfadden is seeking a Global Policy Specialist to provide information support to USAID/FFP’s Global Policy and Partnerships Team. The Global Policy Specialist will produce information products—including fact sheets, briefing memos, strategy papers, talking points, and other documents—that advance USAID/FFP’s policy objectives with the UN and donor community.

Key Accountabilities:

The Global Policy Specialist will draft and edit public and internal information products in coordination with USAID/FFP’s Global Policy and Partnerships Team and support the team’s engagement with international actors, including UN agencies and government representatives. The specialist must demonstrate close attention to detail, emotional intelligence, professionalism, and integrity in high-pressure work environments.     

Essential Functions:

Duties include but not limited to: 

  • Draft and disseminate fact sheets, talking points, memos, PowerPoint presentations, briefing materials, and other correspondence
  • Support USAID/FFP Global Policy and Partnerships Team to develop messaging around policy priorities
  • Collaborate closely with information counterparts from other USG agencies, the UN, and other donor organizations 
  • Gather information for and participate in meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Experience: Master’s degree in international relations or a related field and 2-4 years professional experience, including internships.

Skills: Must have excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, as well as exceptional attention to detail.  Must be flexible and able to work under tight deadlines in an extremely fast-paced and collaborative environment.  Must demonstrate familiarity with the UN system (familiarity with the UN World Food Program preferred) and international humanitarian policies and principles. Experience with the U.S. government a plus.   

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