Job Overview

Summary

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.  

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.

SUMMARY:
This position is located in the Bureau for Management's, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Planning and Administration Division, (M/CIO/PAD). The PAD Division is responsible for supporting the management of the Agency's Information Technology and Management Program, the acquisition of Federal Information Technology (IT) Resources, commodities and services for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The incumbent serves as an Information Technology Specialist (Policy and Planning) for PAD. The incumbent provides IT support in the program management aspects of the Agency's efforts as related to preparation of materials related to Information Technology (IT) business plans, budgets, investment packages, policies, procedures and other analysis.

Duties

Performs a wide range of routine IT management activities which typically impact USAID, major components of CIO Offices. or  involve administrative or IT program-related issues.   The incumbent performs all aspects of executing approved IT budgets including meeting with IT Project Managers to discuss fund commitments, preparing necessary forms and entering data into relevant systems.

Reviews policy and procedural changes that affect specially funded programs and budget enhancements for allowances established for the organization.   Ensures program and project are prepared for organizational success and to achieve the desire mission outcome.

Assist with the development of program policies, planning projects and the development of  program procedures, including those required to implement higher-level USAID IT directives and policies.

Advises program managers on the full range of financial activities, functions, including the validity of expenditures and procedures for processing or forecasting budget requests.