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    Summary

    USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID works to help lift lives, build communities, and advance democracy. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity; demonstrates American generosity; and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. We operate in five regions of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia. 

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    Responsibilities

    USAID Agricultural Development Officer:

    • Provides technical guidance and support to US Government foreign assistance activities in the areas of agricultural development and food security
    • Guides USAID activities in agricultural development and food security based on the review and analysis of data and consultations with concerned parties
    • Analyzes constraints to development, both sector-wide and country-specific; recommends appropriate courses of action; and guides USAID activities in agricultural development and food security based on the review and analysis of data and consultations with concerned parties.
    • As leader or member of Mission or office team, guides or participates in the planning and implementation of a broad range of agriculture and food security program activities
    • Identifies development issues and opportunities in agriculture and food security
    • Leads or participates in designing and managing strategies, policies and programs in agricultural development and food security, including identifying opportunities for integrating agricultural development and food security with broader USG and other donor programs
    • Drafts analyses, concept papers and project documentation in line with the Agency regulations and guidance
    • Leads or participates in the monitoring and evaluation of program performance
    • Mobilizes and manages available personnel and financial resources and leverages these USG resources to maximum developmental effect
    • Directs and supports the efforts of staff and partners in the pursuit of developmental objectives
    • Works with counterparts in other USAID regional and central bureaus to develop agency-wide policies, strategies, performance indicators, assessments, and evaluations of programs
    • Coordinates with other USAID Bureaus and Offices, the Department of State, other USG agencies and non-governmental partners in the private sector and NGO communities in the development and pursuit of shared development objectives
    • Develops specifications and subsequently manages financial instruments (contracts, cooperative agreements and grants) with Agency partners
    • Performs a range of activities that address complex issues in agriculture and food security
    • Assists in designing and managing initiatives that cut across sectors and engage other elements of the US development assistance to accomplish broad programmatic goals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - A Foreign Service Officer generally spends the majority of their career assigned to the Agency's overseas missions and works in assigned developing countries with a variety of challenges (civil war, political unrest, lack of modern conveniences).

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    SFS - Advancement to Senior Foreign Service on a merit basis is possible for employees who secure tenure and satisfy the requirements of promotion boards.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/561416200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.