Highlight Technologies

Program Analyst

Job Locations US-DC-Washington

About Highlight

Know Way. Know How.

For over ten years, Highlight has provided Development and Modernization, Secure IT and Mission Solutions for our federal government customers. We know the technology; we understand the way our customers and their stakeholders work; and we know how to implement industry best practices for development and services, delivering end-to-end solutions that minimize risk and maximize results.


We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.


This is a full-time position with Highlight to support USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL), Office of Development Cooperation (PPL/DC). PPL/DC is a dynamic, fast-paced office that works to coordinate and strengthen USAID engagement and partnership with international partners, including bilateral donors and multilateral and philanthropic organizations.


In this position, you will be responsible for supporting USAID efforts to advance the global development priorities of the U.S. Government on the international stage. You will analyze and track development policy issues, develop and implement strategic approaches to advancing USAID policy priorities, build relationships with international partners, provide guidance to Agency leadership, participate in high-level meetings, and support other emerging priorities as required.


This position will interface directly with Agency and inter-agency leadership. Strong writing and presentation skills are required.


  • Draft briefing papers, talking points, and other materials for Agency leadership, often under very tight deadlines.
  • Prepare Agency leadership for participation in international meetings and/or negotiations.
  • Build and maintain Agency relationships with international partners, including multilateral organizations.
  • Build relationships and maintain routine communication with inter-agency colleagues on issues related to diplomatic engagement and multilateral affairs.
  • Engage in strategic planning efforts, including through developing engagement strategies for specific partners or groups of partners.
  • Collect and analyze information on United Nations (UN) policies and activities.
  • Draft meeting notes, correspondence, reports, summaries, and other documents.
  • Plan and organize USAID’s participation in high-level international events, such as at the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
  • Review and analyze data on international aid and philanthropic giving.
  • Support knowledge management on multilateral affairs and philanthropic engagement.
  • Collect and respond to requests for information.
  • Develop standard operating procedures.


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Current Secret clearance required.
  • Master’s degree with five (5) years work experience.
  • Background in international development, philanthropy, or foreign affairs.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Experienced with drafting and editing a wide variety of written products, including briefing memos, strategy papers, discussion notes, etc.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic thinking and qualitative analysis.
  • Highly motivated with an acute attention to detail and the ability to multitask and prioritize competing demands.
  • Ability to work independently to deliver high-quality work product.
  • Experience with multilateral and/or philanthropic organizations preferred.




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