Senior Policy Advisor

09 Nov, 2022


Senior Policy Advisor

Tuvli, an Akima Company
Washington, D.C.

Tuvli, an Akima Company, is dedicated to providing our customers with superior, integrated technology and program support services and solutions. Our systems engineering, information technology, information assurance, program support and project management staff work closely with customers to ensure that our solutions are directly aligned with their business processes and desired program outcomes. We emphasize affordability, and delivering the best value for technology investments. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.


Assists with the Summit portfolio and serves in coordinating and assisting in the accomplishment of policy and operational issues, processes, and business needs related to preparations for and holding of the Summit for Democracy.
Provides support for certain aspects of the Summit portfolio, including the development and implementation of the Democracy Cohorts, the primary tool for multistakeholder engagement in the lead up to the Summit for Democracy.
Maintains an understanding of the major issues, current and long-term, which are being pursued by the office as they related to the Summit and provides advice to senior leaders on Summit preparations.
Following the Summit, provides ongoing guidance and support to DRL/MLGA leadership and DRL Front Office on the promotion of democracy, including coordinating engagement with civil society.
Maintains liaison with DRL offices and relevant offices in other bureaus to ensure input and feedback are incorporated for the work related to the Summit and DRL/MLGA priorities tasked by S/ES, the Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, or Senior Advisors.
Drafts briefing memos, position papers, decision memoranda, talking points, meeting notes and summaries, correspondence, and other communications in support of senior USG principals engaging on Summit issues and, post-Summit, on ongoing issues pertaining to democracy promotion and civil society engagement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Three or more years of experience working on democracy and human rights issues.
Familiarity with planning processes for large, multistakeholder events.
Bachelor’s degree (preferably with coursework in human rights, political science, and/or international relations).
Ability to work under pressure with short deadlines.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to distill complicated technical and policy issues.
Ability to determine priorities without frequent guidance and to quickly learn and navigate complex organizational structures.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including policymakers, representatives of other governments, state and local officials, business executives, and non-governmental organization representatives.
Ability to communicate clearly, succinctly, and persuasively and draft high-quality written materials in a large range of formats and under tight deadlines.
Ability to quickly learn the organizational structure of the Summit Cell and other relevant Department offices and USG agencies.
Ability to obtain and maintain a suitable security clearance and DoS badge.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Active Secret Clearance.
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Shift: Day Job
Job: Program & Project Management
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Organization: Tuvli, LLC

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Job posted: 2022-11-09