(Please note, this position requires active USG DOD security clearance)
Panagora is seeking a detail-oriented Program Assistant to provide communications support to USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL), which develops the policies and strategies that guide USAID’s worldwide mission to support countries on their Journey to Self-Reliance.
You will provide communications and administrative support to PPL’s Communications Team, specifically in event logistics, web-maintenance, and clearance management. Responsibilities include the planning and execution of PPL sponsored meetings, briefings and summits; maintaining up-to-date content on PPL’s external and internal websites in collaboration with LPA and PPL offices; managing PPL’s Agency notice process, and managing team clearances with LPA and PPL/FO.
The PPL Communications Team is located in PPL’s Front Office that reports directly to PPL Senior Leadership. You will coordinate with the Communications Team Lead on day-to-day priorities. It is a small team that requires all members to work on all aspects of team priorities to fulfill team objectives.
Support the planning and execution of PPL sponsored meetings, briefings and info sessions, including coordination of invitations, event logistics, and catering.
Maintain up-to-date content on PPL’s external and internal websites in collaboration Bureau and LPA staff. This includes managing PPL’s submissions to global announcements and spotlight features on USAID’s internal site.
Manage PPL submissions to the Agency Notice system, including working with PPL offices in tracking, clearing, and posting.
Coordinating with communications team on PPL’s Leading for Impact newsletter.
Research photos and factoids for use in PPL produced factsheets, talking points, speeches, newsletters, and other documents in support of PPL communications strategy and messaging.
Work with USAID’s Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA), when necessary, on coordination and clearances.
Provide input and proactive suggestions to enhance Bureau strategic communications.
Assist the development and execution of a new PPL Communications Strategy.
Assist the communications team with administrative support as necessary.
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