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    Key Requirements

    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Resume and supporting documents (see How to Apply)
    • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation
    • Completion of a probationary period
    • Selectee must be able to meet and maintain suitability and security requirements

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    Reporting to the Director and/or Deputy Director of Research and Policy, the Policy Analyst's primary responsibilities involve the following:

    1. Research and Policy Analysis/Formulation

    • Collect, analyze, and document information related to freedom of religion or belief in countries being monitored and other assigned areas;
    • Monitor international media and State Department reports/statements.
    • Develop strategies and recommendations for U.S. government policy to encourage improvement in the status of freedom of religion or belief in country being monitored.
    2. Reporting
    • Draft and/or assist with relevant Annual Report chapters, work to ensure the accuracy and completeness of analysis and language in the Annual Report for assigned countries and participate as appropriate in Annual Report launch events as requested.
    • Produce and/or assist with Congressional testimony, briefing memos, and meeting talking points for Commissioners and senior staff.
    • Contribute to drafting of press releases or opinion pieces for public media, as requested.
    3. Representation
    • Brief Commissioners and/or staff on U.S. government efforts to promote freedom of religion or belief, as well as foreign government activities limiting this freedom.
    • Engage with the White House, State Department and other Executive Branch agencies on religious freedom issues, as well as engaging with foreign governments.
    • Represent USCIRF at the State Department and other agencies, and with congressional staff, as well as with official and unofficial foreign visitors and the media as necessary.
    • Advocate for USCIRF positions on religious freedom with foreign officials, domestic and foreign audiences, NGOs, human rights groups, and religious organizations.
    • Work toward the inclusion of USCIRF recommendations in U.S. government and State Department policies and representations.
    • Attend and report on public hearings and other events around D.C. on relevant issues.
    • Assist with preparations for meetings, roundtables, Commission travel, and other events, including organizing and preparing materials for public USCIRF events.
    • Establish and maintain network of relevant contacts for countries of responsibility.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Domestic and international travel is required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507305600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.