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Todd Amani is the senior deputy assistant administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Africa. In this capacity, he oversees operations in the bureau’s Office of Development Planning, which provides leadership in policy, outreach, strategy, program analysis and budget; the Office of Administrative Management Staff, which handles personnel assignments, organizational management and administrative support; and the Office of Southern Africa Affairs.
Amani has been with USAID since 1987, most recently serving as director of the USAID mission in Mozambique from 2007 to 2012. He has served in Egypt, Nicaragua, Washington, Honduras and Guatemala. He has worked as both a program officer (strategic thinking, budgeting, evaluations, public outreach, project design, and reporting) and a democracy officer (managing projects in judicial reform, anti-corruption, local governance, and election support). While in Honduras, he played a key role in developing a $300-million USAID reconstruction program after Hurricane Mitch.
Before joining USAID, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica, worked as the legislative director for Minnesota Congressman Tim Penny in the House of Representatives, and taught political science at Wartburg College.
Amani holds a Master’s degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with concentrations in international economics and comparative politics and modernization with a geographic focus on East Africa and Latin America, and a B.A. from Wartburg College in political science and environmental studies.
Last updated: March 06, 2013