International Policy and Bilateral Affairs Advisor

Washington, DC
Sep 04, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) currently has an opening for an International Policy & Bilateral Affairs Advisor in its DC Office just steps from the Capitol and Union Station. Reporting to the Assistant Director, International Relations and Policy for the Government Relations Department. Responsibilities Include: Participates in the development and execution of NAIC international strategies and activities and works collaboratively with all members of the international relations team to advance the priorities of the NAIC. Responsible for implementing bilateral and multilateral affairs activities under the broader NAIC international strategies. Oversees development of materials, logistics, and planning for NAIC's bilateral and multilateral activities.Advises NAIC members on international bilateral affairs and coordinates the development of related NAIC positions and policy with relevant technical experts, and represents the NAIC in various forums, as appropriate, to promote these positions and policies.Coordinates and facilitates information exchanges and outreach programs with foreign insurance regulators. Serves as the primary liaison to facilitate dialogue with and to respond to information requests from international organizations. Identifies and monitors relevant trade proposals affecting the US insurance industry and its regulation. Works closely with the Federal Insurance Office and US Trade Representative on key international bilateral issues and provide periodic reports to the NAIC International Relations (G) Committee.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 (sub)committees as assigned, including providing the perspective of US state insurance regulators in discussions and documents, tracking issues, and seeking input from relevant NAIC working groups and/or staff as needed.Involved with key NAIC-organized international events, including planning, and executing the International Forum, assisting with the International Fellows Program.Assists in providing staff support for the NAIC International Insurance Relations (G) Committee, including preparations for virtual and in-person meetings.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.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.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 and/or drafts materials to communicate developments in international insurance activities.Coordinates closely and communicates often with other relevant NAIC staff on international issues and activities that may link to domestic issues and activities. Other duties may be assigned. Skills and Abilities: Preference for demonstrated knowledge, understanding or interest in the US state-based system of insurance regulation and international insurance regulatory issues and organizations. Demonstrated experience working on policy issues in international relations, bilateral affairs, or financial services.Position requires significant international travel and some domestic. Valid passport required.Track record of collaboration with senior leadership.Ability to handle pressure in a quality, goal and deadline driven environment.Excellent organizational skills. Strong customer service skills.Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.Foreign language skills a plus.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: Ten (10) years related experience, preferably with an international focus. Preferred Qualifications: Master's or law degree Why Work at the NAIC/NIPR Flexible Work Environment37.5 Hour Work Week Tuition Reimbursement Referral Bonuses Choice of Insurance Plans Vacation Buy Back Infants in the Work Place Adoption Assistance Parental LeaveEmployee Recognition Programs Days Off for Community ServiceStudent Loan Repayment ProgramTransportation Credit The NAIC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer 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.PDN-9421bdad-ff52-4b6c-8f47-1e6369b0d717