Communications Specialist – USAID/PPL

Panagora Group, a woman-owned small business specializing in global health and international development, is looking for a strategic thinking Communications Specialist to directly support USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning, which develops policies and strategies that guide and help USAID achieve their worldwide mission to end extreme poverty and help develop democratic societies.

The Communications Team will be responsible for supporting PPL’s Communication Strategy, which includes:
• Writing bureau communications documents.
• Conceptualize, research, design, write and edit factsheets, speeches, newsletters, and other documents in support of PPL communications strategy and messaging.
• Work with USAID’s Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) press office and LPA events coordinator on PPL related events, including managing event logistics.
• Manage content on and submissions to PPL’s external and internal website and social media pages in collaboration with PPL communications staff.
• Be current on USAID programs and trends and priorities in international development; shares relevant information with PPL Bureau.

• U.S. Citizen, with current Secret clearance.
• Bachelor’s degree in a field related to international development, international relations, public administration, legislative affairs, communications, journalism, etc.
• Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in communications, international development, or public policy.
• Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team. Must be able to plan, organize, and use time effectively.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work within tight deadlines.
• Excellent research, analytical, organizational, and communications skills essential.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Creative Suite, Drupal web content management, and social media platforms.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter to with “Program Assistant (Policy Office) – Last name, First name” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.