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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is currently
recruiting applicants worldwide for these vacant positions .
positions are as follows:
A. Democracy and Governance Officers
They are responsible for development, oversight, management (staff,
financial,and technical resources), and evaluation of Mission democracy and
governance programs that may include any or all of the following areas:Rule of
Law and human rights programs, civil society, media and laborprograms to
promote democratic pluralism, improved governance,competitive political
processes and elections, and strategicplanning for political development.
Democracy and Governance Officers apply both a technical knowledge of their
program area and a variety of management and program evaluation expertise in
order to ensure that projects
meet the needs of USAID's partners and customers in a cost-effective manner.
B. Environment Officers
They are responsible for development oversight, management, and evaluation of
programs in the following areas: bio-diversity conservation, forestry, wildlife
management, water and coastal resources management, environmentaleducation,
environmental policy, environmentally sustainableagriculture, community based
natural resources management, urban and industrial pollution reduction, urban
planning and management (including such areas as housing, water and
sanitation), urban and housing finance, energy efficiency and conservation,
renewable energy applications, clean energy technologies, energy sector
planning and global climate change. Environment Officers apply both a technical
knowledge of their program area and a variety of management and program
evaluation knowledge in order to ensure that projects meet the needs of USAID's
partners and customers in a cost-effective manner.
C. Financial Management Officers
They direct the accounting and payment operations in USAID missions worldwide.
In addition,they provide significant levels of advisory services to all levels
of the mission and host country governments. This includes administrative,
operational and program matters concerning financial, budgetary and resource
management and implementation issues.
D. Population/Health/Nutrition Officers
They are responsible for development, oversight, management (staff,
financial,and technical resources), and evaluation of PHN programs that may
include any or all of the following areas: primary health care (including
immunizations, acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases),
maternal/child health (including safe motherhood),
population/family planning (reproductive health). HIV/AIDS, sexuallytransmitted
diseases, infectious diseases (including malaria, TB,antimicrobial resistance,
surveillance), nutrition/micronutrients, water and sanitation, environmental
health, social marketing,demography, population, health or nutrition policy,
operationsresearch in population, health or nutrition,
biomedical/clinicalresearch (including vaccines, antimicrobial
resistance,malaria, TB, neonatal, contraceptive technology), epidemiology,
logisticsmanagement, national pharmaceutical management and health
economics.Population/Health/Nutrition Officers apply both a technical knowledge
of their program area and a variety of management and
program evaluation expertise in order to ensure that projects meet the needs of
USAID's partners and customers in a cost-effective
E. Program/Project Development Officers
They are responsible for strategy development, policy formulation,
performancereporting,programming/budgeting of resources, coordinating with
other donor assistance and USG agencies, project management, and,public
outreach. They are looked upon to ensure that the Mission's operational
procedures are designed to elicit teamwork, emphasizeshared values, make known
programming priorities, and reward innovation. Program/Project development
officers must be able to
apply leadership and management skills in order to ensure that program
activities are designed and implemented to achieve stated objectives, within
resource constraints and in a timely manner.
F. Contracting Officers
They plan, negotiate,award and administer contracts, grants and other
agreements with individuals, firms and institutions to carry out USAID financed
projects.Duties include providing technical guidance and assistance to USAID's
overseas and Washington staffs, and host country officials in the negotiation
and awarding of contracts, grants and cooperative
G. Executive Officers
They oversee a wide range of administrative and logistical support functions
management, contracting, procurement, property management, motorpool
management, travel management, employee/family housing and maintenance
management. In addition to having direct responsibility for
providing the daily support of the agency's field mission, duties include
planning for future personnel and procurement requirements at the assigned duty
They provide legal counsel to planners and
administrators of USAID's overseas programs, such as interpretation and counsel
on application of U.S. and cooperative country laws and regulations, Agency
directives and delegations of authority,bilateral agreements, loan and grant
agreements, contracts and other agreements pertaining to country or regional
programs. They advise on reconciliation of problems resulting from differences
between U.S. and cooperating country laws. They advise mission or regional
personnel on the drafting and promotion of legislation and regulations to be
proposed for enactment or adoption by the cooperating country government
Ministry of Justice and advise regional staff on U.S. support for multicountry
programs, treaties and agreements.
I. Education Development Officers
They analyze, advise, and assist with the development of host country
education human resources and manpower planning systems.
Strategies are designed to improve existing education programs as well as to
promote organizational competencies and skills acquisition related to both
individual and institutionaldevelopment. Duties include participation in Agency
policyformulation, sector analysis, program and project
design,programmonitoring, and evaluation of activities in education and human
J. Private Enterprise Officers
They advise and assist host country leaders from both the public and private
sectors in furthering the emergence of a market economy in the host country.
They assist in the development of the USAID mission's economic growth strategy
and design, manage and evaluate USAID programs that encompass a broad range of
activities to support the growth of market economies, including support for:
economic policy reform, financial sector reform, the design and
implementation of microfinance programs, trade liberalization; effective
privatization, small business development, the expansion of indigenous private
sector activities and institutions, and the involvement of the U.S. private
sector in the development process.
K. Agriculture/Rural Development Officers
They advise senior USAID and host government officials on agriculture and
rural development projects. They identify problems and propose solutions,
participate in project design and development, and manage and evaluate
programs. Duties include coordinating the flow of resources for projects,
analyzing the effects of proposed policies, legislation, and programs and
advising on interdisciplinary rural development programs.
L. Food for Peace Officers
They are assist in the planning,analysis, negotiation and implementation of
USAID food and emergency projects/programs. They are responsible for
programming and monitoring all uses of USAID supplied food. They provide
assistance to hst government authorities and to Private Voluntary Organizations
(PVOs) and Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on technical
and financial aspects of project/program design, accountability,monitoring and
reporting. Duties include ensuring that proposed projects/programs meet USAID
criteria and are properly documented.
M. Program Economists
They serve as advisors to missions on all economic factors related to all
mission programs and as
advisors to the cooperating government on all aspects of economic development
analysis and planning. They conduct analyses of both the macroeconomic
conditions of host countries and the microeconomic feasibility of individual
projects. The main purpose of these studies
and analyses is to provide a basis for sound decisions for U.S. assistance
within the framework of U.S. objective and cooperating country needs and
capabilities and to help determine the economic
feasibility and justification of specific projects within the overall country,
mission or regional development strategy.
II. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS/SELECTION
Applicants are selected on the basis of academic credentials , experience and
other relevant factors. Applications are initially screened for basic
eligibility, such as: education, and experience which demonstrates the
applicant's ability to accomplish professional development work .Following the
screening, the most competitive applicants for each occupational category are
invited to come to Washington, for an interview, an official invitation letter
is sent to the applicant via courier service.
Candidates are interviewed by a technical panel on their related knowledge,
skills and abilities. The panel is composed of the appropriate technical and
career development officers representing the various occupational categories
and a representative from the office of Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP).
If selected candidates do not have a foreign language proficiency, they will
receive language training before going overseas. Computer skills may also be
used as a final selection criterion among the best qualified candidates.
U.S citizenship is not compulsory its open to all interested applicants from
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, AND TENURE
Depending upon academic qualifications and relevant professional work
experience, New Entrants are appointed as career-candidates at the
ForeignService (FS) level 5 or 4 (roughly equivalent to GS-11 or
GS-12 in the U.S. Federal CompetitiveCivil Service). The Foreign Service
Schedule comprises nine classes, FS-9 through FS-1, (with FS-1being the
highest), and on to the Senior Foreign Service (comparable to the Senior
ExecutiveService).New Entrants at both levels are evaluated yearly by their
supervisor. These evaluations are then reviewed by Selection Boards which rank
all Foreign Service Officers by class and functional group for promotion based
upon relative performance standing.
All Foreign Service Officers must be available for worldwide assignment and are
expected to spend a substantial portion of their careers in developing
countries. Specific assignments are identified according to the needs of the
Agency. They normally serve two tours of two years each at one post,
interrupted by Rest and Recuperation (R&R) and Home Leave (HL). Foreign Service
Officers are required to serve one or more rotation tours (usually three
years) in Washington, D.C. during the course of their careers. Although they
are assigned, and are required to serve wherever their talents are most needed,
consideration is given to their personal preferences and career development
An applicant whose spouse may also be employed as a Foreign Service Officer by
USAID or one of the Foreign Affairs agencies, should be aware that there may be
instances during their careers
when the Agency will not be able to assign both employees to the same post.
Under such circumstances, the officer may elect to accept tours in separate
posts or one spouse may choose to accompany the other and request leave without
pay (LWOP) for the length of the tour.
SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES
Starting salaries for New Entrants are based upon the FS grade level at which
the applicant is appointed. Foreign Service pay scales are set by Congress and
are reviewed annually for cost-of-living adjustments. New Entrants who do not
reside in the United states are reimbursed for their own and their
dependents' assignment travel to Washington, D.C. and shipment for household
effects.At overseas posts, New Entrants receive non-taxable government housing,
as well as a non-taxable cost-of-living allowance where the cost of living is
higher than in Washington, D.C. They may also receive a "school-away-from-post"
allowance for the education of their dependent children. A taxable differential
of 5-20% of basic salary may be paid for service at designated overseas
posts.Other benefits include paid annual leave, home leave,and sick leave;
contributory government life and group health insurance coverage selected by
the New Entrant; medical care and hospitalization overseas; transportation to
and from post; shipment of authorized weights of household goods, and, where
permitted, shipment of a motor vehicle.
RETIREMENT AND ANNUITIES
New Entrants employed with USAID are under the Foreign Service Pension System
(FSPS). Under the FSPS, they may retire voluntarily after 20 years of service.
Such service includes all creditable government and military service.
Retirement is mandatory at age 65.
New Entrants enrolled in the FSPS contribute to both the Foreign Service
Retirement System and Social Security. This is a three-tiered system with
employees being allowed to contribute to (1) a thrift savings plan, (2) a
defined annuity plan, and (3) social security. The annuity is based upon 1.7%
times the first 20 years in the foreign service times the "high three average"
base salary. The additional years after 20 are multiplied by 1.0% times the
high three base salary. The maximum period of creditable service is 35 years.
HOW TO APPLY
send C V via email Stating clearly your area of interest
USAID RRB 2.8-150
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