Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity: Program Officer - FSL-0343 - FSL-02

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Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
Organization: DDI/DRG
Location of Position: Washington, DC
Open Period: 11/30/2021 – 12/13/2021
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not-to-exceed three years (initial period)
Salary: (USD) $116,786 – $171,504 (annually)  
Number of Vacancies: One

Description of Organization: The incumbent serves as a Program Officer on the Program Team located within USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Center (DRG Center) located in the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI). DDI/DRG provides leadership and oversight for DRG programming, and provides technical expertise and guidance to USAID field Missions. The DDI/DRG Program Team provides policy and technical guidance and direction for DRG activities and coordinates the development and presentation of the DDI/DRG's programs; administers the budget; monitors the performance of the strategic objectives and operating plans; and oversees Agency democracy, human rights, and governance databases. The functions of the Center are contained at ADS 101, Organization.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: 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.

Description of Position: The incumbent serves as a Program Officer on the DDI/DRG Program Team. As part of the Program Team, the incumbent will provide programmatic leadership and advice on the planning, design, and monitoring of centrally managed DDI/DRG projects, grants, and contracts. The incumbent will be responsible for drafting guidance documents, toolkits, and other products to disseminate best practices in program planning, design, and monitoring for use by DDI/DRG. The Program Officer will assist in the development of the annual budget formulation, justification and execution process; facilitate the design and procurement of new activities; provide advice and assistance relating to procurement and program-funded staffing; and participate in analyzing program performance data to identify trends. The incumbent will report to the Program Team Leader. 


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (FS-03) of this position. Examples of specialized experience include: 
    • Provides support and assists project manager(s) in the routine aspects of centrally managed projects, grants, contracts, etc., for development programs and projects;
    • Participates in activity design activities; and
    • Assists in maintaining an established budget tracking system for the managed portfolio, and assists in preparation of required budget planning and reporting processes, etc., or comparable budget exercises.
  • 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;
  • Three references;
  • Stated Security clearance level, if applicable;
  • 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 Please use the subject line: “FSL APPLICATION PACKAGE: Program Officer - FSL-02- DDI/DRG, Announcement Number: DDI_334/41009.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. EST on 12/13/2021. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration.

This notice may be used to fill additional vacancies, as the workforce needs of the Bureau may change.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to:

-- Danielle Roziewski, DDI/DRG, (202) 712-4608,

Last updated: December 01, 2021

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