Job Overview

Summary

This USAID position is deployed from USAID’s Bureau for Foreign Assistance (FA), to be located in the Department of State’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (F). The Office 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 US 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, he/she 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. The duties and responsibilities ascribed to this position description are applicable to one or more of the following geographic regions:  Western Hemisphere, Near East Asia, East Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Africa, and Europe.  As a Country Coordinator, develops foreign assistance strategies for assigned countries to achieve program objectives as well as the associated funding requirements.  Serves as the F expert for assigned countries.  Identifies issues and works with State, USAID and field missions to resolve them. Identifies "hot issues", including proposed legislation, policies, and guidelines governing the functions assigned to the Office, performs necessary analysis and develops strategies for responding to them. Researches and identifies complex program issues or problems impacting program initiatives in major agency organizational components.