Job Overview


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the United States Government's official foreign assistance and development organization with a current program budget in excess of $7 billion, operating in more than 70 countries with assistance provided to over 120 countries.

   This position is a scientific/technical (ST) position.  This position is in the competitive service and is not graded.  ST pay is commensurate with qualifications.  ST employees are eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance. 

Veteran's preference is not applicable to ST positions.

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 in less developed countries and countries that are experiencing or emerging from conflict. We operate in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; the Middle East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.

The Medical Officer position is located in the Bureau of Global Health.

Occasional travel may be required, both domestic and international.

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 For more information about USAID, visit

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


  • Serve as a recognized authority, expert, and leader in global health issues.
  • Provide agency-wide strategic direction in developing technical policies for global health interventions and efforts in support of USAID's mission objectives and results.
  • Provide technical leadership for the entire global health community through publications, presentations, and other modes of communication on key technical aspects of global health..
  • Publish articles in medical and scientific literature.
  • Represent USAID at conferences and events, domestically and internationally
  • Make recommendations in developing multi-year and longer range program work plans.
  • Oversee the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of a global health program and several program segments of comparable staff functions.