ICF is looking for an individual with expert policy analysis skills; demonstrated leadership in communications, and public relations; prior communications regarding child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, or related human rights; and ability to tailor messages to a variety of audiences and stakeholders. The senior policy analyst will handle critical studies, research, special projects, and support key policy areas, including the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.
The Policy Analyst will be located at the US Department of Labor (DOL) in Washington DC (home-based while the US Government offices are still closed during the pandemic). The senior policy analyst will be responsible for developing responses to inquiries and requests from internal sources and external groups, including senior management within DOL, Congress, other government agencies, and industry groups.
The candidate’s responsibilities will include:
- Conduct high level policy analyses related to child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, and supply chain tracing
- Write and coordinate high-priority and high-visibility materials such as policy briefs, speeches, presentations, and messaging for senior DOL officials to use when communicating with federal agency counterparts, journalists, the public, and others
- Field questions, develop, and communicate responses to inquiries and requests from internal sources and external groups
- Develop strategy with targeted messages for both public and private stakeholders on issues related to forced labor in supply chains in China and other countries
- Coordinate with DOL senior management and ILAB’s communications specialists to ensure approval of public-facing materials on topics related to child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.
- Other duties as assigned
- Master’s degree in social sciences, public policy, political science, international trade
- At least 5 years of experience
- Experience in communications or public relations
- Experience developing materials on human rights related issues in the international context, especially as it relates to child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking
- Experience engaging with high level government officials, the international development, and private sector communities
- Superb writing, including policy brief writing with an ability to tailor the tone, content and form of written output to different audiences and to suit a variety of formats; ability to synthesize and simplify information and communicate it in a lively, accurate and understandable manner
- Ability to think strategically, creatively and to find innovative ways to respond to emerging organizational and project needs
- Detail-oriented and deadline-driven with strong organizational skills
- Ability to work in a dynamic environment with changing requirements and priorities
- Strong cross-cultural, interpersonal, management, and collaboration skills in highly complex structures involving multiple teams and stakeholders
- Critical thinking, sound problem solving, and decision-making skills
- Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in team settings
- Knowledge of human rights issues particularly forced labor in China
- Knowledge of international worker rights, including the elimination of child labor and eradication of forced labor
- Chinese language skills (reading, writing, and speaking)
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