Venezuela Crisis Response Information Officer

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 19

Position description

Macfadden is seeking an Information Officer to provide information support to the humanitarian offices in USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, particularly for the humanitarian response to Venezuela’s regional crisis.  USAID’s Offices of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provide humanitarian assistance for the U.S. Government (USG) in response to natural disasters and complex emergencies.  As part of a regional team based in Washington, D.C., or serving on disaster response teams in Washington or overseas, the Information Officer will monitor and report on humanitarian conditions and response activities, including as related to the Venezuela crisis response.  Information Officers produce a wide range of public and internal information products and are required to conceive and develop charts, graphs, and other visuals as needed. 

Information Officers must be willing to deploy to disaster zones, including conflict-affected areas, often on short notice.  While based in Washington, D.C., the Venezuela Crisis Response Information Officer must be willing to serve on extended international deployments of at least nine months or more to San Jose, Costa Rica, and conduct regional travel throughout Latin America.    


Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills and have exceptional attention to detail.  Candidates must be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances and have the ability to work under tight deadlines in an extremely fast-paced and collaborative environment.  Spanish foreign language skills at a professionally proficient level are required. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and synthesizing information pertaining to the regional humanitarian situation and response efforts, and drawing upon that information to draft, edit, appropriately format, and disseminate a wide range of internal and external information products in Washington, D.C., and overseas
  • Attending meetings in Washington, D.C., and in crisis zones and collaborating closely with information counterparts from other USG agencies, the UN, and non-governmental organizations to ensure that all relevant humanitarian information is obtained and communicated to USAID/OFDA and USAID/FFP staff.
  • Gathering information for or participating in field assessments, meetings, and site visits overseas
  • Preparing talking points, memos, PowerPoint presentations, official cables, and other correspondence
  • Assisting with the preparation of agendas and briefings for USG officials interested in humanitarian issues


  • Master’s degree in international affairs or related discipline
  • 2–4 years of work experience


  • Working knowledge of and interest in humanitarian issues
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • A minimum of professionally proficient Spanish language skills
  • Overseas experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and meet deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced environment

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