10MAR - U.S. Policy Specialist, USAID - Deadline: N/A

Organization 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 rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government financial systems, and safeguard key government information systems. We offer a broad range of technical capabilities to solve complex program requirements ranging from international program management and training, grants administration, geospatial information systems, information technology operations, financial systems, and helpdesk support.

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.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Macfadden is seeking a Policy Specialist to provide information support to USAID/FFP’s U.S. Policy Team. The Policy Specialist will be part of the Communications and Information Support Unit and produce information products, including fact sheets, briefing memos, strategy papers, talking points, and other documents, that advance USAID/FFP’s policy objectives among internal and external audiences.

Key Accountablilities:

The Policy Specialist will draft and edit public and internal information products in coordination with USAID/FFP’s U.S. Policy Team. The specialist must demonstrate close attention to detail, emotional intelligence, professionalism, and integrity in high-pressure work environments.

Job Responsibilities

            · Draft and disseminate fact sheets, talking points, memos, PowerPoint presentations, official cables, briefing materials, and other correspondence

            · Support USAID/FFP U.S. Policy Team to develop messaging around policy priorities

            · Collaborate closely with information counterparts from other USG agencies, the UN, and non-governmental organizations

            · Gather information for and participate in meetings

            · Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


Master’s degree in international relations or a related field.


2-4 years professional experience, including internships.


Must have excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, as well as exceptional attention to detail. 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. Must demonstrate familiarity with U.S. policy and/or legislation regarding food aid. Experience with the U.S. government and/or humanitarian organizations a plus.  

How to Apply

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted via the following link:


Deadline – N/A