Senior International Policy Analyst, Government Relations

Bread for the World
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 28

Position description

Senior International Policy Analyst, Government Relations

Full Time Regular


Washington, DC, US

Salary Range:

$75,000.00 To 95,000.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Government Relations

REPORTS TO: Director of Government Relations

Bread for the World is a Christian advocacy organization urging U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without hunger. Our mission is to educate and equip people to advocate for policies and programs that can help end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To provide organizational leadership, strategic advice and implementation strategies on federal policies and legislation affecting people living in poverty and hunger around the globe. This includes raising Bread’s profile and amplifying the voices of persons impacted by hunger on Capitol Hill; serving as a liaison for Bread’s work at the federal government level; and identifying emerging trends on relevant policy issues. 


  • Recommend, develop, and execute legislative and advocacy strategy addressing global hunger and poverty.
  • Research, analyze and recommend policy and programmatic efforts related to the issues assigned to your portfolio.
  • Develop and execute key relationships on Capitol Hill on Bread’s policy initiatives and serve as Bread’s primary lobbyist on international advocacy efforts to Congress, the Administration and others.
  • Represent Bread and support outreach and engagement with key nonprofits, public interest groups, coalitions, and other organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams and departments at Bread to promote their work and represent the Government Relations team.
  • Work with the Communications teams to develop and implement sophisticated advocacy messaging and strategies in support of Bread’s policy priorities.
  • Track relevant legislation, amendment, and hearings, advocate on current or proposed legislation and amendments, gather up-to-the-minute intelligence on key policy and political issues/legislation, and keep key Bread for the World leaders, staff and members informed.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Occasional supervision of government relations fellows or interns.



  • At least six years of experience on Capitol Hill, a federal agency or similar work experience. Experience working on policy related to international development and humanitarian relief.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public policy or related area or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Ability to make decisions using sound judgment.
  • Make-it-happen spirit and collaborative and inclusive team style.
  • Comfort level with engaging with high-level professionals and senior government officials.
  • Ability to balance demands of multiple priorities.
  • Organizational and political savvy and discernment related to confidentiality and cultural sensitivity.
  • The highest ethical, professional, and personal standards and values.
  • Strong understanding of the budget, appropriations and authorization processes.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, including ability to conduct research and in-depth analysis of complex factors related to Bread’s issues and to make data-driven recommendations and decisions Ability to identify and engage target audiences and communicate complex ideas or issues tailored to the audience, using appropriate formats and media.


  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • This position is based in Washington, DC.
  • Attendance at various lobby visits on the Hill and other meetings in Washington, DC will frequently be required.
  • Work will require some evening and weekend hours to assure organizational responsiveness to assigned issues area.
  • Bread is a hybrid organization.
  • Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with CDC guidelines is required to enter our offices. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.


Bread is committed to advancing racial equity externally and internally, all staff members play a vital role. In the course of our work, each staff person should work to apply a racial equity lens to their work and practices; and participate in racial equity on-going training. Bread is also committed to being an equal opportunity employer.


  • We value our faith. Our faith in Christ compels us to love our neighbors near and far and is the foundation for our hope, story, mission, and values.
  • We value human flourishing. We believe that every human being, created in the image of God, has inherent dignity that affords an opportunity to thrive in relationship with God, self, neighbor, and the environment; and to access enough nutritious food for good health.
  • We value justice. We seek to establish effective systems, structures, and policies that affirm equality and advance equity among all human beings to alleviate hunger and poverty.
  • We value courage and prophetic voice. In a spirit of wisdom and love, we will be bold in articulating and pursuing our vision of a world without hunger.
  • We value nonpartisanship. We believe that effective and sustainable public policies are made when, in good faith, we employ a civil and bipartisan approach to develop and implement laws and programs to achieve our mission.
  • We value collaboration. We believe in working alongside and building community with a diversity of churches, interfaith communities, institutions, and individuals, including people experiencing hunger, to achieve our mission.
  • We value impact. We strive for excellence in our work and hold ourselves and our nation’s leaders accountable in the pursuit of public policies that render measurable results and meaningful change for people everywhere affected by hunger.


Background and reference checks will be conducted on all final candidates. The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.