International Relations Policy Advisor

28 Sep, 2020


International Relations Policy Advisor

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Washington, DC

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) currently has an opening for an International Relations Policy Advisor in its D.C. Office just steps from the Capitol and Union Station. Reporting to the Assistant Director, International Relations and Policy for the Government Relations Department, this position will……

Responsibilities Include:

• Participates in the development and execution of NAIC international activities and strategies and works collaboratively with all members of the international relations team to advance the priorities of the NAIC.

• Provides staff support to NAIC members and staff who are members of committees/subcommittees of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), including assisting with preparations for and participation in IAIS meetings.

• Participates as a member of IAIS subcommittees as assigned, including providing the perspective of U.S. state insurance regulators in discussions and documents, tracking issues and seeking input from relevant NAIC working groups and/or staff as needed.

• Provides staff support for the International Insurance Relations (G) Committee, including preparations for conference calls and in-person meetings and drafting minutes thereof.

• Assists with regular communications to and education of NAIC members and relevant state regulatory staff on international insurance issues and developments. Responds to inquiries from state insurance departments related to international issues or activities.

• Manages NAIC website content related to international relations and activities.

• Manages the NAIC International Fellows Program, including managing applications, liaising with host states and participating in on-site sessions in Kansas City and New York.

• Assists with all aspects of key NAIC-organized international events and activities.

• Assists with NAIC participation in international assessment work, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Financial Services Assessment Process (FSAP) and Financial Stability Board (FSB) and IAIS Peer Reviews.

• Collaborates on preparations for and/or participates in bilateral and regional regulatory dialogues, technical assistance programs and responding to inquiries or surveys from international bodies (such as the IAIS, FSB or OECD), international regulators or federal agencies.

• Performs research and monitors, assesses and reports on current and/or emerging international insurance issues. Collaborates with international relations team to recommend issues for consideration or action. Assists in organizing briefings; drafts memoranda and other materials to communicate developments in international insurance activities.

• Coordinates closely and communicates often with other relevant staff on international issues and activities that may link to domestic issues and activities.

Secondary Functions: Job functions that are not essential but are considered part of the job. Other duties may be assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the U.S. state-based system of insurance regulation and international insurance regulatory issues and organizations is preferred.

• Demonstrated experience working on policy issues in international relations or financial services.

• Position requires significant domestic and international travel.

• Track record of collaboration with senior leadership.

• Ability to handle pressure in a quality, goal and deadline driven environment.

• Must have excellent organizational skills.

• Must have strong customer service skills.

• Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.

• Ability to take complicated policy or technical concepts and convey them in a compelling and succinct manner on paper and in-person.

• Must be proactive, flexible and have the ability to work both in a team environment and with employees at various levels.

• Position requires demonstrated independence, initiative, cultural and political sensitivity.

• Proficient in developing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and working with Microsoft Excel/Word and Adobe Acrobat to manage team tasks and documents.

Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in international relations or a comparable field; minimum 5 to 7 years related experience, preferably with an international focus.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s or law degree

Why Work at the NAIC/NIPR?

• Flexible Work Environment

• 37.5 Hour Work Week

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Referral Bonuses

• Choice of Insurance Plans

• Vacation Buy Back

• Infants in the Work Place

• Adoption Assistance

• Parental Leave

• Employee Recognition Programs

• Days Off for Community Service

• Student Loan Repayment Program

• Transportation Credit

The NAIC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

For consideration, please apply online at:

Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Job posted: 2020-09-28