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Employment Opportunities at USAID

Why should USAID be part of your career? Our work is entirely unique: we work on behalf of the most generous people in the world to provide a better future for everyone by

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  • Supporting Agriculture & the Environment
  • Expanding Education & Training
  • Fostering Democracy & Governance
  • Advancing Global Health
  • Promoting Economic Growth & Trade
  • Cultivating Global Partnerships
  • Providing humanitarian assistance

In short, there is nothing like it in the world. USAID personnel find themselves doing the best work in the most amazing places, whether it be helping see that HIV/AIDS drugs get to the most remote parts of Zimbabwe, helping farmers learn how to grow crops better in India, or teaching a society how to govern themselves democratically in the former Soviet Union. Everyday, USAID and its more than 4,000 partners work to help individuals and communities in more than 80 countries live a better life.

Administrator Andrew Natsios on Careers with USAID
The Administrator was recently interviewed for Kids Online's "Streaming Futures" about international development and careers at USAID. Watch the video interview

How Can You Work For USAID?

There are several ways you can work for USAID - please see the options below for further information and vacancy listings. For information on qualifications and application procedures for job opportunities at USAID, please see the Frequently-Asked Questions page.

Retirement Annuity Payments

Once an employee retires and receives a lump sum payment, the employee is no longer paid through the NFC Payroll system and therefore the System does not make annuity payments to employees. Civil Service employees receive their annuity payments from OPM; Foreign Service employees receive their annuity from the Department of State.

Both OPM and Department of State have websites that contain information for retirees to gain access to online services. These include:
Using these online services, retirees can:
  • Process Federal and State tax withholdings,
  • Change or establish Voluntary Allotments,
  • Change or start Direct Deposit,
  • Change home address, and
  • Request a duplicate Form 1099R

At the beginning of the employee’s retirement, the employee will receive an initial statement on monthly annuity and then will receive an update only if something is changed (withholdings, allotments, etc.).


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