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US Agency for International Development Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah
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    I worked in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health and found the environment extremely collegial

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    colleagues were great, and access to so many interesting projects, events, talks in the DC area


    not enough office/cubicle space for everyone, and the hectic nature of the job and work flow


US Agency for International Development Interviews

Updated Aug 15, 2014
Updated Aug 15, 2014

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    Public Health Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at US Agency for International Development.

    Interview Details

    Hired through the Global Health Fellows Program. Contacted for initial phone interview by GHFP [recruiter]. Followed by in-person meeting with project team [4-5 persons]. This was an intensive interview with staff asking a number of questions from personal interests in the field to specific technical knowledge. Included a number of scene setters/scenarios and "what would you do in....". Strong focus on ability to negotiate and/or mediate. Staff in the room ranged from Senior Management to Program Assistants.
    Received offer dependent on security clearance [this took 2-3 months to acquire].

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    • This was your typical interview - background, experience, fit, goals and future objectives, expected contributions, knowledge of the field.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiations limited and based on GHFP Technical Advisor level. i.e. a I, II, III or IV.
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Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Small), Partnership for Public Service, 2009
Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1950
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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As a matter of policy, the foreign policy of the US government and the financial support of developing countries are inseparable in the job description of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Under the general foreign-policy guidance of the US Secretary of State, the independent agency has the mission of expanding democracy and free markets while improving the lives of individuals in undeveloped and crisis-ridden areas of the world. USAID provides expertise and funding for projects in agriculture, democracy, economic growth, the environment, education... More

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