About the Agency
USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; Europe and Eurasia. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.
The Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA) is located in the Management Bureau of US Agency for International Development (USAID). It consists of the Director’s Office in addition to eight divisions: Evaluation, Policy, Contract Audit and Support, Transportation, Global Health, Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, GDA, Regional Bureaus and Others, and Economic Growth and Trade. Given its highly visible role in the Agency, M/OAA is constantly responding to Congressional and Public inquiries and providing a wealth of information to other offices within USAID and other stakeholders external to USAID.
As the Communications Specialist serving under the Director of M/OAA and specifically supporting the Director’s efforts to provide timely, thoroughly researched and analyzed written and oral communications to M/OAA stakeholders and external stakeholders. You will develop and implement a communications strategy for M/OAA. As the primary M/OAA liaison with Legislative and Public Affairs, you will collect, manage and distribute information associated with USAID’s acquisition and assistance functions and will educate and promote better understanding of USAID programs.
As the Communications Specialist,you will;
- Manage and disseminate information regarding OAA issues to external audiences, including the Hill, OMB, IG and A&A professionals as appropriate.
- Serve as primary OAA liaison with LPA on press/media and congressional issues.
- Direct and manage significant elements or phases of projects related to major organizational functions, programs, or operations.
- Manage, plan, guide, coordinate, and monitor the work of subordinate, secondary, and/or matrixe resources
- Review productivity in all project areas and phases, monitors problem areas, and oversees implementation of solutions to project issues
- Develop and prepare correspondence, technical reports, estimates, fact sheets, status reports, and schedules to complete project assignments
- Research and write reports or other working documents for complex or unusual program issues providing expert guidance or analysis.
- Serve as bureau's FOIA and Public Affairs (PA) program manager, with responsibility for developing and monitoring FOIA/PA guidelines for the bureau's application and implementation, and
- Develop and oversee implementation of policies and programs required by law for public access to bureau's information under the FOIA, and to personal records under the Privacy Act.