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wounderful work place
Logistic and procurement Officer (Former Employee) –  Nyala South darfur SUDApril 20, 2015
we do not even feel the time
taking decisions
great
they are wonderful
sending the grants materials to the field
to see the outcome and the impact of the project on the faces of the beneficiaries
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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
Work on current issues and liase with government. Have the ability to think of positive outcomes for US businesses and foreign nations.
Pros
Continuous learning
Cons
Slow decision making and budget issues
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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
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.
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
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Great Agency to work for.
a (Former Employee) –  aJanuary 29, 2015
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.
Pros
Great work culture
Cons
Sometimes funds projects through other Organizations which may be bureaucratic
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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
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.
Pros
good environment, throphys given to staff
Cons
health care
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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
Interesting placed to work with a lot of passionate people. Great opportunities to network and get to know top level professionals in the field.
Pros
Free Gym
Cons
Bureaucratic
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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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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
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Fast paced
Interagency Curriculum Developer (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 18, 2013
OFDA is the lead government agency for the coordination for international disaster assistance.
Pros
International work
Cons
Insular
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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
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Interesting, mission centered, excellent facility, wholesome work environment, professional and vast potential
Program Specialist (Current Employee) –  Washington DCJuly 7, 2013
The mission of USAID is to provide assistance to developing countries throughout the world and to this end give people in impoverished conditions the opportunity to fulfill their God given potential.
Pros
benefits, consistency, quality people, good management, global mission
Cons
There are not any offices in states in US besides the Washington, VA area.
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In General working with JSI/USAID was productive
Consultant of Research Method (Former Employee) –  Rome, GAJune 28, 2013
Working with JSI/USAID was exiting and productive. The staff members who were working with were very helpful in providing necessary information regarding the job.
Pros
Free coffee and snack were provided
Cons
Far away from where I live and traffic jam - thus driving made me tired.
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Productive and good Asset for the company
Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) –  Pristina, Kosovo US EmbassyMay 11, 2013
I have learned too much from this Company for the work for the Projects and the time and respect the job and co-workers, hardest part dealing with warious Projects.
Pros
Lunches.
Cons
nothing.
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standard operating procedure to improve the lab working management
senior laboratories advisor (Former Employee) –  egypt April 27, 2013
working day starting from 8.0 AM till 5.0 PM
I learned how to be profession person
vice president is a good manager
co-workers very helpful
the hardest part is the limited time
the enjoyable part of the job is the good cooperation and coordination between me and the team


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