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Foreign Service Executive Officer

This is a Foreign Service announcement. Worldwide availability is a requirement of the position.

Successful candidates must be available to work in any country in the world where USAID has a presence. Here is the link to the current list of countries.

USAID is seeking Executive (Administrative Management) Officers to support its operations worldwide, as the head of teams that perform functions including personnel management, Information Technology, records management, security, procurement, travel and logistical support. Most positions are located in developing countries which pose significant operational challenges and require excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills in dealing with counterparts from host governments, other USG agencies and USAID partner organizations.


Is a key business advisor, skilled in applying strategic planning and policy formulation tools to develop and implement management solutions supporting USAID and its program objectives overseas. Serves as primary advisor to the Director of USAID's overseas offices (Missions) on operational planning and administrative matters. Possesses strong knowledge of federal rules, regulations and guidelines concerning management issues. Develops and monitors internal management systems and procedures ensuring efficient and proper use of government resources.

Collaborates with Mission officials on staffing and workforce planning issues and recommends actions to ensure maximum effective use of personnel. Plans and directs the personnel management operations for the Mission's Direct Hire and Personal Service Contractor employees. Coordinates training and staff development activities and the Mission Awards program.

Oversees human resources management including the recruitment and selection of new personnel. Understands Foreign Service National (FSN) benefit package at post in relation to individual employees and the Mission. Provides counseling to employees and their families on a wide range of subjects, including allowances, education, equal opportunity, career development, onward assignments, and employee relations.

Manages the Information Technology unit of the Mission, including all hardware and software applications. Serves as the Mission Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) responsible for certifying to AID/W that all Mission systems are in compliance with federal and Agency regulations and policies.

Develops and manages the administrative budget for the Mission in coordination with the Financial Management Officer. Creates contingency multi-year budget strategies based on availability of funds. Serves as a resource to Program and Technical Officers in the formation of their budgets. Prepares overview of the administrative budget for Mission reports to Congress. Obligates and de-obligates administrative funds, as required.

Serves as advisor to the strategic objective teams regarding human resources, material resources, information technologies, security, and other administrative matters. Participates in the design and review of administrative/logistical components of development assistance activities.

Represents the Mission in the development and administration of International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) in coordination with the Mission Controller on budgetary aspects of the ICASS process. Monitors and ensures that the type, level, and charges for services conform to support agreements and USAID regulations.

Executes contracts in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR) within the given warrant authority, and serves as Unit Security Officer for the Mission and, in collaboration with the Regional Security Office (RSO) and the Office of Security (SEC), ensures compliance with and implementation of all security programs. Manages Partner Liaison Security Program. Functionally responsible for administering USAID's Occupational Safety and Health programs at post.

Serves on committees both within the Mission and the Embassy. The committees will include but not be limited to ICASS Council, Joint Awards Program, Interagency Housing Board, Appraisal Committees, and the Training Committee.

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.