Agency for International development
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to provide both economic and humanitarian assistance to developing countries in five regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Eurasia, and the Middle East. The agency uses both loans and grants to focus on critical problems in these areas. USAID is headquartered in Washington, D.C. but counts on the support from overseas offices and its partnerships with international organizations, universities and other U.S. government agencies to realize its mission. USAID work covers a broad range of fields from agriculture to global health, from education to the environment. In this manner, USAID can appeal to a wide audience of people who want to contribute towards the development of other countries around the world. The following provides some idea of the variety of positions available and the background required.
USAID offers a wide variety of career opportunities in both civil and foreign service:
As a Civil Service employee, you will inherently perform governmental functions and act as the essential link between strategic interests and the program content and style selected to achieve that interest.
Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) address global challenges in our overseas offices. FSOs apply their technical knowledge, program design, management, and evaluation expertise to improve health and food security, address global climate change and help countries achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.