Job Opportunity: Education Development Officer (Strategic Engagement Advisor) in USAID’s Center for Education
Center for Education, Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation, Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity: Education Development Officer (Strategic Engagement 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 (Strategic Engagement Advisor) will formulate strategies, policies, and guidelines to further education activities; assist in designing and managing initiatives and strategies; engages other elements of U.S. development assistance in the inter-agency community; and accomplish broad programmatic goals. The Officer will analyze and track legislation that impacts education programming and advise Center leadership on external engagement with advocacy groups, other U.S. Government (USG) agencies, Congress and other stakeholders. Finally, the Officer will support the Center throughout the program cycle on operational and/or technical matters, developing and mobilizing responses to emergent priorities that require global coordination within education.
- 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:
- Strategically engaging relevant stakeholders throughout the United States Government (USG), especially Congress and the interagency community;
- Representing a work unit in high-level USG fora, and representing international education equities at an expert level;
- Formulating, implementing, and deconflicting policies and strategies while also ensuring inclusive processes and outcomes; and/or
- Representing a work unit to donors and partners on matters of policy and strategy; 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 (Strategic Engagement Advisor) - FL-1710-02, DDI/EDU; Announcement Number: DDI_247/PD#40317.” 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.