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.  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.

This position is located in the Ronals Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, Office of Economic Policy (EGEE/EP).

Duties

You will plan, develop, and implement program/project development activities that affect broad mission areas.  Direct and participate in geographic and central bureau review of proposed agricultural economic projects and programs, policy, and technical input. Prepare or oversee the preparation of project agreements, project authorizations, Congressional notifications, and implementation letters.

You will serve as a technical expert in economics, formulate policy and programming guidance for strategic planning.  Formulate agenda of research and analytic needs in economic issues, leading to policy and programming guidance.  Develop policies, strategies, and plans for economics, and economic development.