Job Overview

Summary

This position with the Bureau for Foreign Assistance (FA), will be located in the Department of State's Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (F). F is charged with developing and implementing a coordinated United States Government (USG) foreign assistance strategy and operational plans.  F creates and directs consolidated policy, planning, budget and implementation mechanisms to provide leadership, coordination and guidance to maximize the impact of U.S. foreign 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.

Duties

As a Country Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa, the incumbent is responsible for the development, oversight and evaluation of multi-million dollar foreign assistance programs for a group of assigned countries. The foreign assistance objectives are to create a stable environment for good governance, strengthen peace and security, increase availability of essential social services, promote economic growth, and initiate progress in creating policies and institutions upon which future progress will rest. Participates in and supports broader F and FA functions such as strategic budgeting, guidance preparation, after action reviews, and the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and overall foreign assistance policy. Oversees the analysis of foreign assistance programs, identifies trends and monitors progress toward targets of complex programs. Based on evaluation of progress, provides feedback to Operating Units. Develops options and briefs the Senior Coordinator, Regional Director, Managing Director and Director to assist them in the decision making process.