Job & Volunteer Opportunities

The job notices below are posted chronologically (most recent, top) at the request of USAID or USAID-related partners. UAA vets these for authenticity, receives no payment, and posting does not imply partnership nor endorsement – they are relayed as a service to our members.

Current Job Listings

  • New!  Dexis is seeking an experienced Program Specialist to provide Democracy, Governance, Peace and Security (DGPS) expertise to USAID. S/he will develop and provide timely information, updates, expert analysis, briefs, and recommendations for action on DGPS-related developments and technical issues to key stakeholders within USAID including proposal and project reviews and assessments. The ideal candidate will have: 1) Master’s Degree and four years relevant experience, 2) Experience with USAID project and management procedures, 3) Technical experience related to countering violent extremism, human rights, elections, political processes, and anti-corruption, 4)  Experience with USAID project and management procedures, 5) Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance with preference for candidates who have active clearances, 6) Willingness to undertake minimal short-term travel assignments, and 7) Authorization to work in the United States. Please send resume to 8/31
  • New! QED Group is seeking a new member for its Board of Advisors (BOA). QED is a mid-sized international development firm with field operations in 15 countries, a staff of over 160 people and significant contracts with USAID, CDC, USDA, etc.   QED’s senior leadership has benefited the last 10 years from having a professional BOA provide advice and counsel on a range of critical strategic issues. The BOA provides a strict ‘advisory’ role and has no fiduciary responsibilities or voting rights. It is expected that each BOA member will contribute up to a maximum of 32 hours a year and will meet up to two times a year in person. A stipend is provided. The BOA member must have recently served in a senior/executive level position at USAID or related agency.  Contact: (8/30)*
  • New! Freer/Sackler Galeriies: Visitor Information Specialist, Information Desk Visitor Information Specialists provide a warm welcome and useful information to visitors at Smithsonian museums, galleries, and buildings. The Office of Visitor Services is looking for dynamic and welcoming individuals who have a desire to talk with visitors and share information about the Smithsonian. Volunteers for this position will serve at the Freer/Sackler Galeries. The Galleries are gearing up for a busy fall, so check out this great opportunity at 7/31
  • New! Smithsonian Visitor Information Specialist Volunteer Visitor Information Specialists provide a warm welcome and useful information to Information Desk visitors at Smithsonian museums, galleries, and buildings. Volunteers will engage with visitors and help them plan memorable and exciting experiences so that they can discover all that the Smithsonian has to offer. Locations vary, depending on availability and vacancies within the program. For more information, visit 7/31
  • The USAID Global Development Lab is launching a new service, Innovation Matchmaking, to assist field Missions and their partners to more easily identify and integrate new innovations into their programs, as well as to access technical advisory support to help pilot, replicate, and/or scale helpful innovations. To support this service, GDL is recruiting a network of volunteer technical experts who can serve as Applied Innovation Expert Advisers to be listed in a Brain Trust Roster.  These experts would advise Missions and GDL on innovations related to their sector expertise.  The expectation is that maximum effort for participating would be 1-3 requests per quarter or roughly 1-2 hours of effort per request.

Requests to network experts are likely to include: • Identifying current innovations in their fields of expertise • Sharing lessons learned regarding innovations with which they have knowledge/experience • Reviewing and providing feedback on summaries of innovations • Participating in networking activities with innovators in their sector. For the full version of this notice, click here.

Anyone interested in volunteering for this service, please contact Shelie Miller, LAB/CDI, (202) 712-0297,

  • .USAID Mission Support Consultant – Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project Apply by October 1st, 2017. Roles & Responsibilities: For an interim period, the Mission Support Consultant will be responsible for providing technical and management support to USAID Missions’ health programs and managing the day-to-day activities on specified Health Office needs. Qualifications: Master’s or Doctorate in public health or related field; familiarity with USAID health programs and policies; experience working at USAID; technical expertise in one of the following areas: MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, health systems strengthening, HIV, TB, malaria, or related field; strong leadership and communications skills; experience working in a developing country settings; and proficient in English. This is a 1-6-month contract; location will vary. If interested, e-mail your CV and cover letter to, with “Mission Support” on the subject line.
  • The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is hiring individuals to serve as Personal Services Contractors (PSCs). USAID/OFDA is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crisis and disasters, and leads the USG’s humanitarian assistance efforts overseas, responding to an average of 70 disasters in over 50 countries a year. OFDA is looking for qualified humanitarian professionals to serve in Washington, DC and Internationally as Regional Advisors, Policy Advisors, Program Officers, Training Specialists, Administrative Specialists, Communication Specialists, and Team Leaders. Full announcements of open positions can be found at PSC positions are open to U.S. Citizens only.
  • Peace Corp Response Program: The Peace Corps Response Program complements the traditional 2-year Peace Corps tour by providing volunteers to do short term (3-12 months), high impact projects to address critical needs in host countries. Many of these volunteer slots have been opened recently to professionals with at least 10 years of experience. Although many USAID alumni are returned Peace Corps Volunteers, even those who are not possess exactly the kind of skills needed as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer. These positions come with the same benefits as the 2-year program, including travel to and from the country of service, full medical benefits, and a living stipend. To learn more about the program and view open positions, visit: New positions are posted on this website as they are requested by the host country, so please check back regularly. For additional information and response to any questions, please contact Allison McReynolds at

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