WHO WE ARE
USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.
MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
Our Mission: On behalf of the American people, we promote and demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. In support of America’s foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.
Assistance to Foreign Countries
U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America’s interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.
USAID works in over 100 countries to:
- Promote Global Health
- Support Global Stability
- Provide Humanitarian Assistance
- Catalyze Innovation and Partnership
- Empower Women and Girls
USAID programs save and improve millions of lives around the world, advance American values, increase global stability, and drive economic growth in emerging markets.
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program(link is external) accepts applications from August through November each year. Please regularly check this website for further details.
Types of Jobs at USAID
- Civil Service
- Foreign Service
- Fellows Programs
- Personal Service Contractors
- Disabilities Employment Program
- Veterans’ Opportunities
- Student Internships and Recent Graduate Programs
Randy Kolstad, USAID Country Representative
Private Bag 12028
Phone +264 61 273700
Fax +264 61 227006
Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20523