USAID Employee Reviews

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One year health education curriculum implementation
Health Education Specialist (Former Employee), PhilippinesJuly 19, 2015
The opportunity to be able to utilize the health education materials I helped teachers in the Philippines to develop in different areas of the Philippines was exciting. Hundreds of thousands of children were able to receive instruction in practicing basic health procedures. Teachers were able to continue using these materials for subsequent years with their students (30 years now!).
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The overall focus of the project was building the capacity of beneficiaries.
Regional Team Leader (Former Employee), Bahir Dar, Amhara region, EthiopiaJune 25, 2015
Management is a tool used to get works done through people. For this purpose, the first day at work demands to introduce with staff, the work environment and facilities to be deployed for work.
Co-workers should be enthusiastic and gear their energy towards organizational goals.
The hardest part of the job is if it the organization has no plans.
The most enjoyable part of a job is to get customer satisfaction.
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It's about like you imagine
Adviser (Current Employee), DCJune 18, 2015
Easy work
Poor leaders
Massive bureaucracy
Sometimes make a difference
You only get one shot at life. Decide if this is where you want to be.
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nice and simple
youth technical advisor (Current Employee), Addis, LAApril 29, 2015
An exellent systematized and well organized organization. Helps many developement initiatives and program that are bringing significant change accross the world.
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Excellent working with USAID Projects where ever they are!
Senior Health Adviser (Former Employee), South SudanApril 15, 2015
I had very good time with all the project staff, Local authorities and communities in three different project areas in Sudan.
Helping the needy and working with the community is my passion and I contributed a lot on the implementation USAID HEAR (Health, Education and Reconciliation)Project in Abiye, North Kordufan and North Blue Nile regions in Sudan.
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Rewarding and challengin
Policy Analyst (Former Employee), Washington, DCFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: continuous learning
Cons: slow decision making and budget issues
Work on current issues and liase with government. Have the ability to think of positive outcomes for US businesses and foreign nations.
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One of the best projects I have ever worked on which includes a wide variety of cultures and ethnic origins
Volunteer Consulting Services (Former Employee), Raid City, SDFebruary 3, 2015
Pros: meeting people from different cultures, gaining new friends, and understanding of each culture.
Cons: the only cons is the short amount of time spend with each new friend and business worked
Overall the project included a diverse group of people and businesses all of who possess the knowledge and ability to increase their productivity and worth. Everyone demonstrated the desire to learn and change themselves and their businesses for the good of their communities. Coworkers possessed a keen awareness of cultural differences and worked in harmony with everyone. The hardest part about doing the job was leaving and not been able to follow through with their futures. The most enjoyable part was working with so many talented and knowledgeable friends.
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Great Agency to work for.
a (Former Employee), aJanuary 29, 2015
Pros: great work culture
Cons: sometimes funds projects through other organizations which may be bureaucratic
Great opportunity to serve in a developing country, very rewarding professionally and otherwise.

Broad variety of projects financed all over the world, from HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Malaria, water and sanitation, Gender equality etc.

Great work culture, benefits.
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Result oriented and full of learning
Regional Security Manager (Current Employee), Lahore, PPBNovember 13, 2014
Pros: health care
Cons: conveyance and accomodation for out station staff
Working at USAID is very smooth and result oriented. Daily we have new learning there. The most enjoybale part of this job is travelling and security assessments. All of the co-workers are good and cooperative in term of security and safety.
They regulary participated in security sessions and contribute their value addition comments for further improvement.
The only draw back in USAID that there is no job security of the project for number of reasons, in which project closure is the main one.
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Productive and fun place to work.
Program Assistant (Current Employee), Washington, DCOctober 31, 2014
I like working in a capacity where I help contribute to eradicating poverty in foreign countries.
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Busy work place , enjoyed to be at service of people and learn from them
Compliance Officer ( & Property Book Officer) (Former Employee), Kabul , Taimani Watt * USAID- ChecchiOctober 2, 2014
Pros: good environment, throphys given to staff
Cons: health care
I would purchase food every morning for 70 national and international staff , i felt responsible at those time and enjoyed the trust of my international and national colleagues . They were confident of my ability and professionalism.

I learned the American culture and life style and many more stuff from them . I learned how to work smart rather than working hard.
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Security Provider
Security Assistant (Former Employee), Wazer Akbar KhanSeptember 9, 2014
Keep an eye on everything to insure the safety. I learned how can I be strong enough to face difficulties.
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Dynamic place to work
Technical Advisor (Current Employee), Washington, DCJuly 24, 2014
Pros: free gym
Cons: bureaucratic
Interesting placed to work with a lot of passionate people. Great opportunities to network and get to know top level professionals in the field.
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Good job, work from home
Intern (Former Employee), College Park, MDJune 9, 2014
Lots of odd jobs with flexible hours. Ended up mostly creating training videos.
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Review of USAID
SPPM (Current Employee), Washington, DCApril 8, 2014
Great place to work

 Provide cross-functional support to SPPM team
 Work closely with Directors of Budget and Communications to provide daily operational support
 Work closely with Communications & Engagement (COMs) team with creating, editing and submitting print requests for fact sheets, handouts, info graphics and other print materials used by USAID
 Assist COMs with editing of newsletter articles and updating fact sheets
 Work with COMs to create Administrator’s taskers
 Process travel requests
 Obtain country clearances via email/cable (eCCs) for travelers on SPPM team
 Process travel vouchers and document travel in Agency’s electronic system (e2 Solutions)
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PROJECT COORDINATOR AND FINANCE ANALYST
Project COORDINATOR (Former Employee), DOMINICAN REPUBLICFebruary 6, 2014
WORK IN PROPOSAL DESIGN OF PROJECT, IDENTIFICATION OF NECESSITY OF THE POPULATION FOCUS.
DIRECTION OF THE TECHNICIAN TEEM SPECIALIZE IN AGRO-INDUSTRIAL PROCESS AND COCOA BEANS COMMERCIALIZATION WITH USAID SUPPORT
NEGOTIATE WITH LOCAL AGENCY FINANCING FOR REHABILITATION OF COCOA FARMER IMPACTED FOR HURRICANE IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
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PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Grants Manager (Former Employee), KOSOVOFebruary 3, 2014
Responsible for overall management of the grant program - monitoring, evaluation and coordination of grant-making components of USAID EROL Strategic Activities Fund worth $975,000.00 and the capacity building components of EROL grants program under USAID FORWARD.
Designed the Grants manual
Compiled an assessment report of the Kosovo Local NGOs and educational institutions capacities working in Rule of Law sector
Developed Request for Application package of documents under USAID Forward
Designed implementation plan of the USAID EROL Strategic Actives fund grant making and administration process
Responsible for court monitoring data collection, reporting, advising USAID Forward 13 su-grantees on their advocacy initiatives, coaching, mentoring and on job training
Member of a Technical Evaluation Committee for reviewing proposals under USAID Forward RFA Designed the policies for ensuring transparent open and fair grant making process
 Provided on job training and advice to two main USAID Forward Grantees and 13 sub-grantees on project data gathering systems and reporting
capacities as well as their overall advocacy initiatives.
 Conducted organizational technical needs assessment of two main USAID Forward grantees, Advocacy Training and Resource Center/ATRC and
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network/BIRN; provided regular advise to both NGOs to successfully implement respective projects under USAID Forward
 Reviewed and recommended proposals for court monitoring for USAID approval
 Review Panel Member of several solicitation of IQC, Architecture & Engineering/Kosovo court Refurbishment Design and Project Management
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Fast paced
Interagency Curriculum Developer (Current Employee), Washington, DCNovember 18, 2013
Pros: international work
Cons: insular
OFDA is the lead government agency for the coordination for international disaster assistance.
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Productive and engaging
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee), Washington, DCSeptember 24, 2013
It was fun to work with different professional people with the same goal/objective - to make a change. I learnt that the there is strength in diversity and in working together. Though you may have different ways of achieving an outcome, just participating in those JAD sessions helped ease those concerns and by building on each others strength.

The hardest part of my job was the frequent long overseas missions. Sometimes away from family for a long time. The most enjoyable part of the job was making things work for every key stakeholder. Listening to people from different cultures and designing a product that meets their needs was just gratifying.
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good
Secretary (Former Employee), overseasSeptember 15, 2013
very pleasant people to work for. great working experience. good pay