USAID Needs Advisers to Countries in Political Transition

USAID Needs Advisers to Countries in Political Transition

Tony Ware, Federal Times

The United States Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives is seeking individuals to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances in countries experiencing a significant political transition following a disaster or civil conflict.

Qualified professionals will assist in promoting stability worldwide by aiding indigenous, mostly non-governmental, civil society and media organizations through adaptive, agile programs, regional team leadership and strategic operations oversight and management. 

The positions require U.S. citizenship, the ability to obtain at least a secret level security clearance and at least a bachelor’s or master’s degree with varying levels of work, project management, supervisory, foreign affairs and overseas field experience.

The selected applicants will be hired as personal services contractors for one year, with four one-year option periods, and will start within 45 days after all required security and medical clearances have been obtained. Depending on qualifications, candidates will be hired at the GS-13 “transition advisor” ($74,584-$96,958 per year) or GS-14 “senior transition advisor” ($88,136-$114,578 per year) equivalent level, non-locality pay.

The closing date for applications is Feb. 22, 2017, 12 p.m. EST. Prospective applicants can view detailed duties, demands and minimum qualifications, as well as all resume and supplemental document requirements on FedBizOps.

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"The positions require U.S. citizenship, the ability to obtain at least a secret level security clearance"

Why? If the people dealing with the foreigners have to be cleared secret is it because they'll be dealing in secrets with the people they are advising? What secrets will they need to know and then not pass on? Does it make sense to allow even more people access to systems like SIPR?

How about this; is a measure designed to limit those who are "qualified" (notice no mention of language skills)to the in crowd who already hold a classification- i.e. ex military personnel.