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    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

    Assist in the planning, analysis, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of USAID economic growth projects in support of U.S. economic growth foreign assistance objectives and, as appropriate, other objectives including governing justly and democratically, investing in people, peace and stability, or humanitarian assistance. Manage U.S. Government resources, implementation teams, contractors and grantees to achieve specific program objectives and results consistent with overall US domestic and international policy and law.

    Serve as a technical resource for foreign assistance programming and activities related to the design and implementation of economic growth projects. Support economic growth programs by researching, reviewing and analyzing data; providing assistance and advice on economic growth issues; assist in coordinating and managing strategies, policies, concepts, procedures, and guidelines for establishing economic growth projects; analyze technical constraints to economic growth and recommend courses of action.

    Coordinate program development, implementation, and performance monitoring and evaluation plans. Regularly visit project sites in order to provide oversight and monitoring of economic growth activities; and ensure project impact and compliance with program design and environmental standards.

    Coordinate programs and activities with other USAID Bureaus and Offices, the Department of State, other USG agencies, and the private sector.

    Perform a variety of duties related to special projects involving program issues that contain complex elements. Assist in managing special cross-cutting initiatives and task force groups to accomplish programmatic goals. These groups may review specific programs of the organization or develop new initiatives in various program areas.

    The incumbent may be assigned to one or more areas of emphasis within the overall portfolio; e.g. trade and investment; legal and regulatory reform; financial sector development; private capital; originating and developing transactions; competitiveness; enterprise development; privatization; economic policy, etc.

    Provide cost estimations and risk analysis for project feasibility, design and budgetary planning options.

    Assist in the preparation and presentation of programmatic and project related documents and reports, including CDCSs, OPs, MRRs, AADs, PADs, Concept Papers, SOWs, environmental impact statements, etc.

    Serve as a technical resource in developing programs, projects and operational plans for economic growth activities that may operate at the global, regional, national, state, or municipal levels and include grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, Public Private Partnerships, guarantees, capital transactions and/or other forms of private sector engagement.

    Define and achieve technical assistance or development program objectives through the use of sound economic and private sector related approaches and analysis.

    Ability to develop economic growth and policy reform efforts that include but are not limited to: trade and investment; legal and regulatory reform; financial sector development; private capital; originating and developing transactions; competitiveness; enterprise development; privatization.

    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/561416400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.