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.
With the establishment of the U.S. Global Development Lab (Lab), the position will be moved to that organization with no change in duties and responsibilities." For more information go to: www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/science-technolog-and-innovation.
The Office of Science and Technology (OST) aims to transform USAID into the global leader in development by pioneering scientific, technological and research-motivated approaches to traditional development challenges. The OST is one of the pillars of the USAID Forward reform agenda. The goals of the OST are to advance revolutionary, multidisciplinary applied research; accelerate global understanding of complex development problems through data and analytic; create novel, transformative approaches for development, to accelerate development solutions; and catalyze global action to achieve sustainability and scale to improve efficacy of development practice and reduce cost.
This position is located in the Office of Science and Technology (OST), an independent office reporting to the USAID Administrator that aims to transform USAID into the global leader in development by pioneering scientific, technological and research-motivated approaches to traditional development challenges.
The Regional Coordinator works with Missions and Regional bureaus to identify science, technology, innovation and partnership (STIP) opportunities and ensure that selected projects are supported with the relevant resources to pursue efforts effectively.
As a Program Analyst (Regional Support Officer), you will serve as the expert adviser and technical authority on science, technology, and partnership (STIP) policy and program strategies for one or more geographic regions in which USAID works. The incumbent plans, develops, and implements STIP-related activities, engages stakeholders, bureaus, and missions on STIP program approaches, guidance, and improvements. In addition, the incumbent taps resources available via centrally managed grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts designed to further STIP goals.