THIS IS A TERM POSITION. INITIAL APPOINTMENT IS FOR 24 MONTHS WITH POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS UP TO A MAXIMUM OF FOUR YEARS TOTAL. THIS APPOINTMENT DOES NOT PROVIDE ELIGIBILITY FOR A PERMANENT APPOINTMENT.Learn more about this agency
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent agency of the United States government that provides grants and other assistance to nongovernmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean for innovative, sustainable, and participatory self-help programs.
The incumbent serves as a Congressional and Legislative Affairs Specialist within the Office of External and Government Affairs (EGA). The incumbent is a key part of the IAF team responsible for establishing and maintaining effective relationships and communications with Congressional Members, staffs, and Committees.
As a Congressional and Legislative Affairs Specialist (Bilingual) typical work assignments include:
- Provide support for the agency's external and governmental affairs office, including subject matter expertise in international development policy and implementation. Maintain responsibility for responding to congressional requests for information, providing coordination and facilitation of annual budget briefings, monitoring and tracking draft legislation, liaising with relevant legislative affairs staff, and researching and the preparation of high level briefings. Interact with and coordinate meetings and briefings for agency senior leadership with congressional members and their professional staffs.
- Draft reports concerning legislative activities and IAF. Review draft press releases relating to legislative matters. Research and draft reports or other documents such as the annual budget request. Provide information and analysis regarding Congressional impacts and considerations. Draft written memorandum of meetings and the necessary follow-up actions. Draft written communications to Members of Congress and key senior staff members for the signature of the IAF senior management. Draft working documents related to complex program issues for IAF programs as a result of Congressional direction or interest.
- Act as Contract Officer Representative (COR) on a number of contracts and inter agency agreements. Responsible for planning, technical specifications, scopes of work, market research, post award administration of the contract. Ensures compliance with federal procurement regulations.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
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