About the Agency
USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.
As a Supervisory Global Engagement Advisor, you will:
Serve as the USAID spokesperson at meetings of Congressional committees and task forces, leads U.S. delegations in negotiating with foreign governments and multilateral organizations, and chairs working groups and task forces related to policy development. Represents the USAID and Administration in interagency and international forums, reconciling competing U.S. interests, and ensuring effective implementation of decisions and agreements.
Provides expert advice and guidance on food security, nutrition and climate resilience programs and policies which are of significant interest to the public and Congress, e.g., the programs cut across or strongly influence a number of agencies, and/or the employee's recommendations directly impact key governmental functions or result in substantial redirection of Federal efforts or policies related to major international issues.
Incumbent ensures the planning, organizing, and carrying out analytical studies involving the planning, development, and implementation of major food security, nutrition and climate smart programs of international scope and impact. Participates in the development and documentation of long- and short-range planning efforts.