Managing Director, Environmental & Social Policy
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, DC United States
Application deadline 03/26/2024
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement High school/GED

This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Development Policy (ODP), Environmental and Social (E&S) Risk Assessment Division. The Managing Director, Environmental & Social Policy serves as a first level supervisor and oversees the guiding E&S risk policies that govern the review of DFC finance, equity, insurance, and investment funds projects for compliance with DFC’s statutory and policy requirements regarding E&S risks and impacts.

Major Duties:

    • Serves as a first level supervisor, leading the Environmental & Social (E&S) Policy Team.
    • Manages environmental and social policy positions and procedural guidance for the environmental and social assessment of DFC projects; manages the document control, revision processes, and dissemination of all E&S policy, procedure, guidance and template developments.
    • Guides the development of updated procedures for the E&S Division, inclusive of policy-specific work; maintains these procedures in support of environmental and social clearance and monitoring work, in compliance with best practice for environmental and social performance, DFC statutory requirements, DFC’s Environmental and Social Policy Statement, and the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Performance Standards.
    • Supports the Associate VP of E&S and other E&S supervisors on decision-making for project approval and monitoring activities in relation to environmental and social policy positions.
    • Represents DFC and ODP at high-level meetings both inside and outside DFC on sensitive environmental and social matters.

Please Note: This is not a Bargaining unit position.

Conditions of Employment:

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
    • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Selection may require completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless met during prior Federal service
    • Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. This position will require foreign travel to developing countries


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to 1) provide advice to internal stakeholders on strategies to mitigate environmental and/or social risks of investments/projects across a range of sectors, financial products, and/or risk profiles; 2) recommend or implement updates to environmental or social risk due diligence, assessment, and/or monitoring policies or procedures; and 3) lead, train and/or mentor others.

Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.

Please Note: Applicants may be asked to produce a writing sample during the interview stage.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Additional Information:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility showing type of discharge/character of service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation from the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) showing type of discharge/character of service and your disability percentage. You may also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the documents listed in this form to support the claim for veteran preference. For more information on veterans’ preference visit:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Telework Suitability: The duties of this position are suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment: Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule: This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

Applications for this position are only being accepted through USAJOBS and must be received by 11:59 pm (ET) on March 29 to be considered.