Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity: Education Development Officer (Knowledge Management and Learning Advisor) – FL-1710-02

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Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Organization: Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation, Center for Education (DDI/EDU)
Location of Position: Washington, DC. Eligible for telework three to eight days per pay period.
Open Period: September 29, 2022 – October 21, 2022
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not to exceed five years; may be considered for further extension for a maximum of nine years.
Salary: Foreign Service Pay table, Washington, DC locality
Number of Vacancies: One 

Description of Organization: DDI integrates technical expertise with values-driven, cross-cutting priorities, and modern approaches to the way USAID performs its work. It provides client-centered technical services to USAID’s Missions worldwide, supports programming to innovate, learn, and address emerging issues, and provides technical leadership within the Agency and externally to enhance development impact.

DDI/EDU leverages its expertise, partnerships, and global perspective to guide and influence the education sector, advancing U.S. Government development priorities.

Description of Position: The Education Development Officer (Knowledge Management and Learning Advisor) will provide high-level, inherently governmental support to EDU and the education sector. The Officer will develop and oversee a strategic approach to knowledge management and learning activities across USAID education sectoral areas—and provide authoritative and comprehensive advice and assistance to USAID education staff in Washington, DC and the field, as well as partners and other donors, on organizational learning good practices. The Officer will oversee the Education Links website as the primary knowledge management tool for USAID education—and coordinate the development and implementation of learning agendas, working with education technical and monitoring and evaluation colleagues to advance knowledge and generate curated learning products. Finally, the Officer will serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), Alternate COR, Activity Manager, and/or Subject Matter Expert for relevant mechanisms in EDU.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (FL-03) of this position. Examples of specialized experience include:
    • Supporting knowledge management work planning and providing expert review of deliverables;
    • Adapting, updating, and/or creating standards on knowledge management processes, such as product development, stakeholder analysis, dissemination/engagement planning, and data management;
    • Advising on product development and dissemination approaches—and providing expertise around prioritizing knowledge product generation;
    • Supporting process management for gathering data and results information on programming;
    • Advising on and creating processes for how best to use data to tell important stories on progress to various audiences; and/or
  • 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;
  • 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: Education Development Officer (Knowledge Management and Learning Advisor) - FL-1710-02, PD#31043, DDI_267, DDI/EDU.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. ET, October 21, 2022. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration.

Note: 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.

Additional Resources include:

-- Charles Kiamie III, DDI/EDU, (202) 712-0902,

Last updated: September 29, 2022

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