Job Title: Foreign Service Attorney
Organisation: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Location: Washington DC, United States
Closing Date: 01 March 2021
Salary: $106,626 to $169,807 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? No
Foreign Service attorneys overseas provide legal advice to USAID Missions. Missions plan and implement overseas activities and are typically co-located with U.S. embassies and consulates.
Legal work focuses on matters of U.S. and international law applicable to assistance programs and personnel overseas. The work is fast-paced, with attorneys regularly facing highly complex and novel legal and policy issues arising from emerging international events and assistance priorities.
Role and Responsibilities
Full role and responsibilities on the site.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or foreign equivalent).
Must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Must have a minimum of four years of post-law school experience practicing law (the position must have required a legal degree and involved providing legal services to clients; serving as a judicial clerk counts toward qualifying experience).
Must demonstrate an ability to communicate with and work well with a diverse range of clients and colleagues (including those from different cultures), spot legal issues, solve problems, and operate with minimal supervision.
Must demonstrate an ability to write and otherwise communicate professionally, clearly, and persuasively.
Prior overseas experience, especially in developing countries, and/or demonstrated interest in international development.
Foreign language skills at the appropriate level for any of the USAID tenure languages is highly desirable.
Applicants may have experience;
Negotiating agreements with or engaging in legal problem solving with governments, particularly developing country governments;
Developing public-private partnerships;
Legal analysis/advisory services in investment and credit transactions;
Litigation in the federal government context, including bid protests;
Legal analysis/advisory services in U.S. federal appropriations law, and/or government contracts or grants; and/or prior experience requiring responsibility for a wide range of legal and policy issues,
Working collaboratively as a member of a non-legal team to achieve an organizational goal, similar to a general counsel or in-house counsel role.
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