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.
Leads several highly qualified experts in the technical division in providing intellectual leadership and focus to initiate dialogue with Agency's external audiences and Missions responding to stakeholder inquiries and requirements for information for assigned Region. The incumbent serves as the principal advisor to the Agency's highest level senior management on all aspects of the food security program for all countries under the incumbent's purview. Explores and evaluates intellectual, academic, and other resources which can be concentrated on identifying the concept of solutions to critical problems in the assigned Region. Serves as the most knowledgeable spokesperson on country-specific issues with regard to food security. Provides direct advice and guidance to USAID Missions and senior Regional Bureau personnel, to ensure that sustainability is integrated in food security programs in assigned Region. Enhances and coordinates effective working relationships across sectoral lines, identifying important areas of interaction and impact between program areas and ensuring that programs are managed to gain the greatest possible benefit from such interactions. Provides expert advice and guidance on government programs and policies which are of significant interest to the public and Congress, e.g., the programs cut across or strongly influence all the agencies involved in Feed The Future (FTF) initiative.