Job Overview

Summary

"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: www.usaid.gov

 

This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Washington, DC in the Bureau for Asia, Office of Eastern Asian Affairs (ASIA/EAA).

 

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

 

Duties

You will serve as the Bureau focal point for external relations with organizations with an interest in country/countries assigned. Advise senior management on donor coordination matters relating to the country area or region. Maintain contacts with host government embassy representatives, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, other donors and international organizations, other USAID bureaus, the Department of State and other federal agencies.

 

You will collaborate closely with other entities within and external to the Bureau on current issues, the development of strategy, budget, and personnel. Serve as program coordinator for activities that fall within the country or countries of responsibility, performing the full range of duties for international cooperation programs and projects, working closely with Mission counterparts and appropriate host-country officials.

 

You will provide guidance on new substantive agency programs where precedents are scarce or nonexistent and recommends necessary actions related to implementation, monitoring and evaluation of international cooperation programs and projects. Participate in annual Bureau reviews of Mission performance and budget requests. Recommend remedial actions, if necessary. Recommend appropriate budget levels, within parameters established by State and OMB. Facilitate review of unsolicited proposals and help address concerns of existing grantees and contractors.