Roberta Mahoney

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Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator

Roberta Mahoney is the senior deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia (E&E).  She assumed this role in November 2009. Mahoney oversees program and management systems for the bureau’s $800 million annual budget to assist 15 countries in Europe and Eurasia and legacy programs in graduated countries. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, policy and program implementation, and financial, human and administrative resource management. Mahoney represents USAID/E&E as a principal interlocutor with the National Security Council, the Department of State and other U.S. Government agencies regarding policy and programming in Eurasia.

Mahoney has worked for USAID for 25 years. Before her appointment as senior deputy assistant administrator, she served as mission director in Albania. She also served as an economics officer in both Kenya and Malawi, as well as an associate mission director in Egypt. In Washington, she served in several positions in USAID’s Policy, Africa, and Europe and Eurasia bureaus. Her most recent position was as director of the Office for Resources for Sustainable Development in the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. Mahoney has master's degrees in regional planning from the University of California at Los Angeles and in natural resource economics and international trade from the University of Wisconsin. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Fiji for several years.

Areas of expertise:

  • Europe & Eurasia
  • Strategic planning and project implementation

Last updated: March 06, 2013

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