About the Agency
This position is located in the Office of Multilateral Coordination and External Relations (MCE) in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). PRM manages the humanitarian diplomacy and U.S. government programming to benefit millions of refugees, internally displaced persons, conflict victims, and vulnerable migrants around the globe. The Foreign Affairs Officer (FAO) will share responsibility for formulating and monitoring the activities of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), including budget formulation and humanitarian policy development.
This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
The Foreign Affairs Officer will:
- Compile, analyze and present information and data to senior officers for use in policy formulation.
- Serve as primary point of contact for the Bureau in program management and implementation process for area of responsibility.
- Assess program activities to determine funding requirements and to determine whether funding is warranted and available.
- Participate in interagency working groups and intergovernmental meetings and make recommendations to these bodies.
- Serve as primary liaison between the USG and UNHCR, coordinating interagency policy, guidance, funding, and meetings for area of responsibility.
- Occasional Travel
- Periodic travel of varying duration to U.S. embassies and posts worldwide is required. This includes travel outside of capital cities to areas hosting refugees and conflict victims.