Job Overview


"Since its founding in 1961, the US Agency for International Development has invested in innovative, cost-effective solutions that save millions of lives..."

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. For more information on USAID please click on the link:


This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Washington, DC in the Bureau for the Middle East, Office of Iraq and Arabian Peninsula Affairs (ME/IAPA).


If you are interested in applying, please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety and follow the instructions listed under "HOW TO APPLY". 


13-0151-SS is open concurrently with this announcement and has an area of consideration of status candidates.


You will review and recommend to the Assistant Administrator and Deputy Assistant Administrator of the bureau, assistance programs for postwar Iraq and other Arabian Gulf countries (including Yemen), considering economic, political and social situations and performance of recipient country.


You will advise Bureau and mission staff on critical and sensitive program and project issues.  Advise senior Bureau management on key issues and constraints to program and project development.  Represent the Agency’s position on USAID reconstruction efforts at meetings of other bilateral and multilateral agencies.  Coordinate with ME/Iraq desk officers on all aspects of coordination, oversight, and communication with ME/IAPA.


You will conduct studies encompassing extremely large, difficult, and diverse projects for a major agency component. Establish short- and long-range program goals, develops detailed plans for implementing them, and oversees implementation of the goals in subordinate organizations. Determine if adjustments or changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in organization functions. Recommend and/or puts into action organizational or process changes.