Job Opportunity: Education Development Officer (Basic Education Advisor) in USAID's Center for Education
Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity: Education Development Officer (Basic Education Advisor) - FL-1710-02
Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Organization: Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation, Center for Education (DDI/EDU)
Location of Position: Washington, DC
Open Period: 4/05/2022 – 4/26/2022
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not to exceed five (5) years; may be considered for further extension for a maximum of nine (9) years
Salary: Foreign Service Pay Table (Washington, DC Locality)
Number of Vacancies: One
Description of Organization: DDI integrates technical expertise with values-driven, cross-cutting priorities, and modern approaches to the way USAID performs its work. It provides client-centered technical services to USAID’s Missions worldwide, supports programming to innovate, learn, and address emerging issues, and provides technical leadership within the Agency and externally to enhance development impact.
EDU leverages its expertise, partnerships, and global perspective to guide and influence the education sector, advancing U.S. Government development priorities.
Description of Position: The Education Development Officer (Basic Education Advisor) focuses on critical areas of education and development, including: remedial skills, accelerated learning, non-formal education, upper primary education, the transition to secondary education, curriculum design, and foundational literacy and numeracy. The Officer advises on education programming in formal and non-traditional educational settings in a variety of contexts. The Officer formulates policies, designs programming, and provides technical support to USAID Missions to advance the U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education and USAID’s Education Policy. The Officer engages with USAID partners, including implementing and donor partners, in support of shared interests in the Education Sector. Finally, the Officer serves as a Contracting Officer's Representative/Agreement Officer's Representative (COR/AOR), Alternate COR/AOR, and/or Activity Manager for relevant mechanisms in EDU.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (FL-03) of this position. Examples of specialized experience include:
- Formulating policies and guidelines to further education activities and assisting in designing and managing initiatives around basic education;
- Engaging stakeholders, managing projects, and/or providing technical support to work units to accomplish broad programmatic goals;
- Supporting remedial skills, accelerated learning, non-formal education, the transition to secondary education, curriculum design, and foundational literacy and numeracy;
- Working in crisis environments, with upper grades, and in non-traditional educational settings; and
- Serving as an AOR/COR, Activity Manager, and/or subject matter expert for programming mechanisms.
- Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Interested candidates should submit:
- Cover Letter expressing interest and clearly addressing the stated requirements for the position;
- Three (3) references;
- Stated security clearance level;
- Stated U.S. Citizenship (if citizenship is not stated, application will not be considered); and
- DD214 and other veteran status, if applicable.
Please submit your application package to DDIFSLJobs@usaid.gov. Please use the subject line: “FSL APPLICATION PACKAGE: Education Development Officer (Basic Education Advisor) - FL-1710-02, PD#32750, DDI_196, DDI/EDU.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. ET, April 26, 2022. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration.
Note: All DDI employees are measured on how they foster a climate of respect in interactions with others, value differing perspectives, and treat others in a fair, equitable, and culturally sensitive manner. All employees are expected to adhere to equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies and value diversity and inclusion in performing everyday duties and responsibilities.
Additional Resources include:
This notice may be used to fill additional vacancies, as the workforce needs of the Bureau may change.
Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to:
-- Charles Kiamie III, DDI/EDU, (202) 712-0905, email@example.com