About the Agency
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 Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC in the Bureau for Asia, Technical Support Office (ASIA/TS).
You will serve as the Asia Bureau’s expert and coordinator in providing intellectual leadership and focus to initiate dialogue; generate policy recommendations, interventions, and agency mechanisms. Explore and evaluate intellectual, academic, and other resources which can be concentrated on identifying the concept of solutions to critical problems in the sector. Provide continuing coordination of review and evaluation of worldwide research on sustainable development within the energy, infrastructure, and climate change areas and apply results to USAID assistance programs.
You will provide expert technical leadership, policy, and program guidance to the Pillar Bureaus, Missions, and to Regional Bureaus working in the sector. Plan, design, and oversee execution of analysis and research needed to improve USAID and/or Mission understanding of policy and programming issues and problems. Develop policy/programming options, and recommend appropriate choices.
You will serve as a technical resource and advisor to the Bureau and/or agency, advising on and backstopping development assistance activities and policy in energy and climate change. Support geographic or region activities within the area of energy and climate change by reviewing and analyzing data. Develop strategies, analytical models, and methodologies. Provide assistance and advice on sectoral issues.