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Mission: USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.<br/><br/>USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a ...
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.
Spending less than 1 percent of the total federal budget, USAID works in over 100 countries to:
USAID programs save and improve millions of lives around the world, advance American values, increase global stability, and drive economic growth in emerging markets.
Our long and proud history of helping developing countries and improving quality of life is underpinned by our caring, talented workforce. It is this caring that stands as a hallmark of the Agency and shows the world our true character as a nation. Today, we are the world's premier modern development enterprise, and our 21st Century workforce find themselves doing the best work in the most amazing places, whether it is helping sick people get HIV/AIDS drugs in the most remote parts of Africa, helping farmers learn how to grow crops better in Asia, or teaching people how to govern themselves democratically.
USAID employs individuals with a wide variety of technical, managerial and operational skills to achieve our international development objectives. Our workforce is made up of direct-hire and contract employees based in the United States and at field missions around the world. We are always looking for talented people. If you are interested in working on the front lines on some of the most pressing global challenges of our times -- poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change and violent extremism - then USAID jobs are a great place to put your skills, education, and expertise to use.
Our objective is to support partners to become self-reliant and capable of leading their own development journeys. We make progress toward this by reducing the reach of conflict, preventing the spread of pandemic disease, and counteracting the drivers of violence, instability, transnational crime and other security threats. We promote American prosperity through investments that expand markets for U.S. exports; create a level playing field for U.S. businesses; and support more stable, resilient, and democratic societies. We stand with people when disaster strikes or crisis emerges as the world leader in humanitarian assistance.
Our Core Values
PASSION FOR MISSION
We come to work to foster sustainable development and advance human dignity globally.
We strive for efficiency, effectiveness, and meaningful results across our work.
We are honest and transparent, accountable for our efforts, and maintain a consistently high moral standard.
We demonstrate respect for one another, our partners, and the people we serve in communities around the world.
We elevate all voices striving for global economic, environmental, and social progress.
We value our differences and draw strength from diversity.
COMMITMENT TO LEARNING
We seek to improve ourselves and our work continually through reflection and evaluation.
I have been working at US Agency for International Development full-time
Super smart people, travel, interesting work, government hours
Egos, bureaucratic red tape, low promotion potential, inefficient technology
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Agency for International Development (Washington, DC) in July 2019.
I was contacted via email to schedule a phone interview. I interviewed with supervisor for the position and we discussed the basic qualifications for the job, as well as my background. I felt like the job description in the announcement didn't match up at all with the skills they were apparently looking for.