XL Associates, Inc. (XLA) has provided institutional support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for over twenty years. XLA is now seeking candidates to support the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) under a contract that is pending award. This is a great opportunity for those seeking to begin a career in international development to get their foot in the door and gain valuable experience supporting USAID. The primary work location is the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington, DC. The anticipated start date is in July 2020.
The newly reorganized RFS will strengthen coordination across the technical areas of agriculture-led growth, resilience, nutrition, and water security, sanitation and hygiene and provide state-of-the-art services to the field. The Program Assistants will provide support to the RFS to assist in standing up Country Support Teams (CSTs) and provide programmatic and administrative support to each of the bureau’s Offices and Centers, as well as other Bureau functions as assigned. Program Assistants will provide a crucial service to coordinate and manage the increased information flow and analysis that will be necessary to support the function of Technical Centers, Support Offices, and a robust new field support model. Each Program Assistant will be assigned a geographic and/or technical area of responsibility and work closely with their teams on assignments.
Key responsibilities include: