U.S. Government Affairs Manager

08 Jul, 2022


U.S. Government Affairs Manager

Landmine Survivors Network
Washington, D.C.

Summary of Position
Landmine Survivors Network, an international non-profit working on behalf of survivors and other people with disabilities to promote health, eradicate poverty and foster civil society, seeks a dynamic experienced professional to oversee LSN’s US government relations portfolio. The Manager of U.S. Government Affairs will work closely with the Director on Institutional Advancement (IAD) to manage the U.S. Government Relations and public policy efforts for LSN to preserve and increase U.S. Government support through research, proposal and report writing and related duties. This person will also work closely with the International Government Affairs Manager to create proposals for foreign government support.

Duties, Government Relations
• Work with IAD and outside counsel to develop and implement a comprehensive mulit-year campaign to raise funds from U.S. government agencies and for LSN’s work in mine-affected countries around the world.
• Coordinate and assist outside counsel in executing U.S. government appropriations strategy related to the organization’s mission and program priorities for the purpose of sustaining and identifying new sources of U.S. Government funding.
• Continue refining and executing strategy for Congress to enact permanent authorization language.
• Advocate LSN’s positions on legislative matters and government policy (LSN appropriations, international disability funding.)
• Manage relationship with outside legislative professionals and ensure LSN objectives and deadlines are met throughout legislative cycle.
• Build and maintain good will among agency stakeholders involved in LSN federal funding.
• Coordinate and continue development of the US portion of international strategy to support adoption of the Mine Ban Treaty and Disability Rights Convention.
• Identify and develop strategic relationships with US government officials seeking to improve US global humanitarian image.
• Identify and build coalitions with relevant organizations that will recognize and endorse LSN’s accomplishments, contributions and unique niche in the global humanitarian landscape.
• Ensure that all involved external associations and organizations, government agencies, and LSN stake holders are aligned and coordinated to form a coherent and effective force.
• Coordinate US component of LSN’s international advocacy efforts.

Duties, Government Proposals
• Work closely with the International Government Affairs Manager to identify and prepare proposals for new government partners and funding opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to working with multi-disciplinary team to conduct research for new opportunities, developing and drafting proposals.
• Track outgoing and pending proposals to government donors.
• Prepare programmatic correspondence and follow up reports to government funders as necessary.
• Communicate with finance department and various program officers to gather necessary and accurate information for grant applications.

• Demonstrated background and experience with public policy at the federal level required, including an in-depth knowledge about the legislative process, specifically with the appropriations process.
• Ability to use online research for federal legislative updates and funding opportunities.
• Demonstrated success in identifying and preparing government grant proposals;
• Outstanding writing and editing skills.
• Entrepreneurial approach to grant seeking and nurturing donor relationships and skilled in spotting and developing opportunities for grantmaking.
• Experience with government donor agencies, USAID or other development agencies.
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Email Employment@landminesurvivors.org for more information

Job posted: 2022-07-08