The Supervisory Agricultural Research Specialist:

Serves as the agency expert and coordinator in agricultural research for development activities, providing intellectual leadership; generating policy recommendations, interventions, and agency mechanisms; and initiating new research partnerships within the international agricultural and food security development area, to include research on crop and animal improvement, agronomy, farming systems, sustainable intensification, nutrition, food safety, food security policy and social sciences.

Provides direct advice and guidance to USAID senior leadership, USAID Missions and senior Regional Bureau personnel. Enhances and coordinates effective working relationships across sector lines, identifying important areas of interaction and impact between program areas. Advises USAID officials in the formulation of U.S. Government positions, strategies, and interventions related to agricultural research and technology deployment.

Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of employees, including Civil Servants, FSOs, FSLs, PASAs, PSCs, Jefferson and AAAS Fellows, and contractor grades up through GS-15. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.

Formulates budget for the Research Division and oversees the full fiscal year budget process, in close coordination with senior management and the BFS budget staff. Works across BFS/ARP and with project staff to plan project obligations and to monitor partner budget performance.

Directs or participates in geographic and central Bureau review of proposed agricultural development projects and programs, policy, and technical input. Provides project development support on the design and implementation of Bureau portfolio, which includes a variety of sectorial projects.

Open to U.S. Citizens only.

Closes Thursday, October 29
Job Announcement Number:AID-16-0001-DOT

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