Foreign Service Financial Management Officer

United States Agency for International Development

About the organization

This position is located in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) whose headquarters is in Washington DC. USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. The purpose of foreign aid is to end the need for its existence, and we provide development assistance to help partner countries advance on their own journey to self-reliance - looking at ways to help lift lives, build communities, and establish self-sufficiency. USAID demonstrates America's good will around the world; increases global stability by addressing the root causes of violence; opens new markets and generates opportunity for trade; creates innovative solutions for once unsolvable development challenges; saves lives; and advances democracy, governance, and peace.



Prepare and communicate financial or regulatory reports required by laws, regulations, and Agency policies and directives.

Develop and maintain relationships with both internal and external leaders, leading representatives of foreign governments, state or legislative executives, and public, international, other donor, and non-governmental organization personnel to facilitate financial activities. Coordinate with USAID legal, contracting, technical, executive, and inspection offices when appropriate.

Develop self and lead other members of the Financial Management Workforce to assume increasing levels of responsibility and technical acumen within their respective roles.

Coordinate and lead the internal controls assessment and review process, audit performance and compliance management, and develop controls for the prevention of fraud, waste, and mismanagement.

Work in a developing country or in an economically disadvantaged domestic community with a variety of challenges (civil war, political unrest, lack of modern conveniences)

Maintain current knowledge of federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.


Applicants must meet the combination of both the Experience and Education requirements, further defined below:

Relevant majors are defined as business administration, finance or public administration, management, economics, or accounting.

Relevant experience is defined as professional work of a fiscal, financial management, auditing, accounting, or budgetary nature. Experience in Public Financial Management will be advantageous.

Volunteer experience. Experience includes relevant paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience, that meets the criteria as defined under "relevant work experience".

Unofficial transcripts must be uploaded as part of the application. Failure to do so will result in the application being eliminated from consideration. A transcript is only required for the degree you are using to meet the education requirement. The unofficial transcript must be issued by the university and include the name of the applicant, the name of the college/university, the degree awarded, and the completion date.


$70,685 - $128,106 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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