This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Programs, International Research Programs, located in Washington, DC.This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years. Learn more about this agency
The Office of International Research Program’s (OIRP) mission is to enhance the productivity, effectiveness and impact of the ARS National Programs through mutually beneficial international research and development collaboration in agriculture and natural resources. OIRP is responsible for coordinating and administering ARS’ participation in worldwide agriculture research and development assistance programs undertaken on behalf of and in conjunction with less developed nations. OIRP collaborates closely with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a Federal agency responsible for administering and implementing the U.S. foreign assistance program. This collaborative arrangement assures continuity between USDA policy and U.S. foreign policy in agriculture. OIRP provides technical expertise to USAID program development and implementation and assures these programs are consistent with USDA policy.
The primary purpose of the position is to provide leadership in designing, procuring, and managing research programs aimed at generating and disseminating evidence that will increase knowledge and understanding of how human nutrition can be improved through implementation of food-based interventions in the agriculture sector in Feed the Future countries.
Note: This is a TERM position located at the USAID, assigned to the Bureau for Food Security (BFS).
Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Supports human nutrition research programs including reviewing program activities, reviewing funding and budgets, developing strategies, reviewing research activities, and reviewing data sharing requirements.
- Participates in research programs that relate to improving human nutrition in developing countries.
- Plans and conducts research in food and agriculture to reduce hunger and undernutrition in developing countries.
- Designs agricultural research investments that integrate nutrition to more effectively achieve nutrition outcomes.
- Coordinates and collaborates with organizations and personnel in support of an aid mission.
25% or less - Incumbent will be traveling up to 25% of the time.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
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