Majority Staff Associate Position

Majority Staff Associate Position - House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations


SUMMARY: The House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa seeks a Staff Associate to perform administrative functions related to the execution of subcommittee business/activity.  Responsibilities will include, but are note limited to, tasks related to conducting hearings; conducting research and analysis; organizing documents for staff and members; assisting staff in the hearing room; database maintenance; fact checking; content editing; and proofreading.  Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in U.S. Africa foreign policy, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and a high level of professionalism and reliability. A bachelor’s degree and U.S. citizenship are required for this position.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by February 8, 2019, to Janette.yarwood@mail.house.gov  with the position name in the subject line. 

Background: In addition to its regional jurisdiction, the Subcommittee retains oversight of international health issues, including transboundary infectious diseases, maternal health, and child survival, and programs related to the global ability to address health issues; population issues; the United Nations and its affiliated agencies (excluding peacekeeping and enforcement of United Nations or other international sanctions); the American Red Cross; and the Peace Corps.

The Subcommittee also has jurisdiction over legislation and oversight pertaining to the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; other matters relating to internationally recognized human rights, including legislation aimed at the promotion of human rights and democracy generally; and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, and related issues.