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Highlight is seeking a detail-oriented Program Analyst to provide high-level technical support to USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL), which develops the policies and strategies that guide USAID’s worldwide mission to support countries on their Journey to Self-Reliance. You will support PPL’s Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA), or a designee, in coordinating implementation of the Agency’s ‘Redefining our Development Relationship with Partner Governments’ (RDR) initiative. The RDR initiative seeks to advance the Agency’s Journey to Self-Reliance approach by operationalizing a series of interconnected and interrelated reforms to USAID’s policies, program practices, and personnel and operational incentives aimed at improving how the Agency (1) incentivizes the commitment and strengthens the capacity of partner governments and (2) coordinates with other bilateral donors and multilateral partners. You will work closely with the DAA, or designee, to convene stakeholders from across a range of Bureaus, Independent Offices (IO), and Missions to implement RDR. You will work with the DAA and these stakeholders to develop an RDR implementation work plan that prioritizes and sequences development of the RDR deliverables, which will include new guidance, trainings, tools, and other resources. You will ensure that implementation roles and responsibilities are clear, that progress is being monitored and reported to Agency leadership, and that the work plan is being executed in a timely manner. You will also play a role, as needed, in the development and delivery of RDR products. Finally, you will support the Bureau in communicating with internal and external stakeholders on progress towards executing the RDR initiative. You will also coordinate with key Washington and field-based stakeholders to integrate RDR across the Agency’s Program Cycle.