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Tuesday
Dec152009

USG to Hire Up to 1000 New Aid Experts & Foreign Service Officers

From Ivy Mungal at DEVEX:

 

The U.S. government may hire as many as 1,000 aid experts and foreign service officers in the coming year, after Congress finally passed a broad 2010 budget bill that includes funding for the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development and Millennium Challenge Corp.

 

This breaks down to about 300 new USAID personnel and 700 new foreign service officers.  The Peace Corps and Millennium Challenge Corporation are each getting a funding increase too, but no word on what that will mean in terms of staff.  It's worth noting that the 300 new USAID personnel are going to be brought on under the Development Leadership Initiative, essentially, an attempt to rebuild USAID's permanent foreign service workforce.  That means they'll be technical experts working overseas and not managing contracts from the RRB.

 

Click here for a copy of the Senate Committee on Appropriations Foreign Operations Summary with all the details.