Job Opportunity: Education Development Officer (Information and Communication Technology Advisor) in USAID’s Center for Education
Center for Education, Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation, Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity: Education Development Officer (Information and Communication Technology Advisor) - FL-1710-02
Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
Organization: Center for Education, Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation (DDI/EDU)
Location of Position: Washington, DC
Open Period: 09/24/2021 – 10/15/2021
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not to exceed five years; may be considered for further extension for a maximum of nine years
Salary: (USD) $116,786 – $171,504 (annually)
Number of Vacancies: One
Description of Organization: The Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation (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.
The Center for Education (DDI/EDU) leverages its expertise, partnerships, and global perspective to guide and influence the education sector, advancing U.S. Government development priorities. The functions of the Bureau and Center are described in ADS 101.
Description of Position: The Education Development Officer (Information and Communication Technology Advisor) will provide high-level, inherently governmental support to the Center and sector around priority issues in information and communication technology for education (ICT4E). The Officer will design programs and platforms that directly support Mission demand for innovative approaches to applying technology to resolving vexing development challenges. The Officer will represent the Center, sector, and Agency in interagency and external fora as a subject matter expert, and ensure that the Center, sector, and Agency are engaging with stakeholders in the private sector and academia, ensuring that cutting edge technologies and practices influence the ways in which the Agency designs and executes education development programming. Finally, the Officer will serve as an Agreement/Contracting Officer Representative, activity manager, and/or subject matter expert for ICT4E programming.
- 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:
- Designing and/or implementing education and technology-related programming, including digital programming, 5G-related work, and/or distance learning;
- Engaging the private sector and think-tanks/academia and presenting around issues of ICT4E;
- Monitoring, evaluating, and learning from ICT4E programming;
- Coordinating activities and/or engaging with different donors or stakeholders; and/or
- Providing technical advice to work units around ICT4E; and
- 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;
- Resume/CV and transcripts (as necessary for positions with a positive education requirement);
- Three 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 (Information and Communication Technology Advisor) - FL-1710-02, DDI/EDU; Announcement Number: DDI_32/PD#40320.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 15, 2021. 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.
EEO Policy Statement
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
This notice may be used to fill additional vacancies, as the workforce needs of the Bureau may change.