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Highlight is seeking an analytic, creative, action-oriented, mid-level Policy Advisor to support USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL), which sets a coherent development policy agenda for the Agency and facilitates evidence-based programming that unites USAID and its partners around a common vision for achieving development goals.
You will support PPL’s Office of Policy (PPL/P) and its newly established Policy Formulation and Implementation Team (PFIT), which is responsible for: coordinating policy development processes within USAID, ensuring that they produce guidance that is grounded in evidence, embodies good development practice and aligns with higher level policy priorities ; and monitoring and assessing policy implementation for coherence and impact on development programming.
You will be responsible for a range of policy analysis, coordination, and communications activities. Specifically, you will help manage a portfolio of work related to USAID’s internal and interagency engagement on high-priority policy issues, which may include those related to democracy, global health, youth, or diversity, equity, and inclusion. You will both manage processes related to this portfolio and develop substantive policy products. You will work with other experts in PPL, across other USAID bureaus, and in other departments and agencies. You will provide expert advice to and be involved in briefing, presenting to, and teeing up decisions for senior leadership.