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1 Where Did You Hear About Us? Answer to this question is required
  • USAID's Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • General Job Information Website
  • Agency Employee
  • School Placement Center
  • Job Fair/Recruitment Event
  • Development Executive Group
  • Professional Journal
  • Newspaper Ad
  • Other Print Ad
  • Other (please specify)
    1.1 If you selected "Other" above, please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters.
2 Do you have worldwide availability? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Career Appointments in the Foreign Service are covered by the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended, which requires an applicant to be 18 years old at time of application and which directs mandatory retirement at age 65. Given this mandatory retirement age and the fact that five years must be allowed to achieve tenure in the agency, there is an upper age limit of 59 at time of appointment to the Foreign Service.
3 Are you between the ages of 18 - 59? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please provide your date of birth. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Select the highest level of education you have completed in a relevant field of study. Answer to this question is required
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D.)
  • None of the above
5 Please select your field of study for your highest degree. Answer to this question is required
  • International Education
  • Education Policy
  • Education Administration
  • Educational Economics
  • Comparative Education
  • Social and Comparative Analysis in Education
  • Intercultural Education
  • International Development, Public Administration, Social Science, or Behavioral Science
    5.1 Please select the best response that describes the total amount of course work taken in international education, education policy, education administration, educational economics, comparative education, social and comparative analysis in education, and/or intercultural education.
    • 1 course
    • 2 or more courses
    • None of the above
  • Other Graduate degree
    5.1 Please state the field of study for your highest degree Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above
Relevant work experience is defined as experience in one or more of the following areas: international education, education policy, education administration, educational economics, comparative education, social and comparative analysis in education, or intercultural education.
6 Select the statement that best describes your amount of professional work experience relevant to the position in which you are applying. Answer to this question is required
  • I have less than 1 year of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 1 year of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 6 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 7 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 8 years of relevant experience.
  • I have at least 9 years of relevant experience.
  • I have 10 or more years of relevant experience.
7 Please select the option that best describes your relevant diverse experience as defined below. Answer to this question is required
  • Less than 1 year
  • At least 1 year
  • 2 or more years
Diverse working experience includes: (A) years working and living in a foreign country, nation, territory, or tribe or (B) working and living in an economically disadvantaged community in the United States. Such diverse work experience would be characterized by situations in which you were exposed to new cultures, learned foreign languages, encountered different behavioral norms and practices, coordinated and engaged with external partners and local counterparts, or conducted public outreach and communications.
8 You must provide the following, in detail, for each work period you have had overseas in a developing country or in a diverse domestic environment: Country, Job Title, Organization/Company, Start Month/Year, and End Month/Year. (For example: "Sudan, Program Manager for Child Survival, World Health Organization, June 2007 to February 2009") Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
A complete application for this position requires the submission of five (5) professional references. These references MUST include at least 3 supervisors. Please enter the contact information for your five (5) references in the following fields.
9 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 1st reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 2nd reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
11 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 3rd reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 4th reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
13 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 5th reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 Choose the statement that best describes how you have applied oral communication skills in the education sector. Answer to this question is required
  • As official representative of your organization, made presentations to senior officials of governments or non-governmental education organizations to inform policy and/or negotiate program designs.
  • As representative of your organization, negotiated program issues or provided training to counterparts and peers in other governments or non-governmental education organizations.
  • Negotiated and/or defended policy, programmatic, or technical positions to senior officials of your own organization.
  • Negotiated policy, programmatic, or technical positions to peers or team members within your organization.
  • Experience, education, or training less than the levels described above.
15 Which statements describe your experience communicating orally with others? Answer to this question is required
  • Providing formal instruction to others orally
  • Serving as a liaison with a variety of individuals for the purpose of conveying information
  • Responding to inquiries or requests for information
  • Meeting with community groups to hear and discuss issues
  • Using an interpreter when speaking to others who don't understand English
  • None of the above
16 To which audiences have you orally presented information in a formal, structured setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Colleagues
  • Students
  • Academia
  • Professional organizations
  • US Government officials
  • Foreign government officials
  • Members of international organizations
  • Foreign community leaders and associations
  • Military officials
  • Non-governmental organizations and staff
  • None of the above
17 Choose the statements that describe how you have applied oral communication skills in a professional setting on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have influenced decision-makers, both internal and external, to reach a consensus on programmatic and technical aspects of my organization's initiatives that were potentially controversial or unprecedented.
  • I have interpreted and clarified information (e.g. rules, procedures) and presented to internal audiences.
  • I have briefed managers and executives outside of my organization on relevant issues.
  • I have initiated discussions with individuals to acquire specific programmatic and or technical information.
  • I have instructed an audience with mixed levels of comprehension in a training environment.
  • I have functioned as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have facilitated communication and activities between organizational entities.
  • None of the above.
18 Select the responses that match your experience interacting with persons of varied backgrounds, cultures, or languages to accomplish work goals and objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked successfully alongside people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • I have worked successfully with persons from a similar culture but of a different race, gender, and ethnicity from my own.
  • I have worked successfully with colleagues, customers, and or clients who did not have a good command of English (or your own native language if not English).
  • I have worked successfully with colleagues, customers, and/or clients who held different views from my own on important subjects or issues.
  • I have worked successfully with persons who held a hostile or antagonistic attitude toward me, my team/organization, or government.
  • None of the above.
19 Which response best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others in a work, academic or volunteer setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have primarily worked alone.
  • I have partnered with one person who shared my objective.
  • I have worked on a team with multiple peers, each of whom had a designated role.
  • I have worked on a team with individuals from different organizations, groups or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  • In a supervisory or leadership capacity, I have created an atmosphere for teamwork, cooperation and productivity
20 Select the interpersonal skills that you have applied on a regular and recurring basis with positive outcomes. Answer to this question is required
  • Diffused confrontational situations with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Persuaded and or inspired others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques.
  • Facilitated the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation was needed to meet an objective.
  • Developed productive working relationships with subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Interacted professionally in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arose that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Worked cooperatively with others as a team to achieve a project or program's goals.
  • None of the above.
21 Identify the activities related to teamwork that you have applied on a regular and recurring basis with positive outcomes. Please select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Worked cooperatively with others as a team to achieve a project or program goals
  • Persuaded or inspired others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques
  • Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties or team members whose participation or cooperation was needed to meet group objectives
  • None of the above
22 Describe which statement below best reflects your leadership ability in a team environment: Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in multi-cultural teams to accomplish projects or in on-going day-to-day program activities, but do not have team leadership experience.
  • Led day-to-day program activities or project teams. Goals and objectives were clearly defined.
  • Led project oriented teams with multiple goals and objectives. Promoted an environment in which team members received fair and equitable treatment. Resolved team concerns; provided training opportunities for all team members; and/or recognized the contributions of individual team members and the teams' overall achievements to motivate and achieve results.
  • Experience, education, or training less than the levels described above.
  • None of the above
23 Select supervisory duties you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  • Assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • Responsible for first line supervision to employees.
  • Developed performance standards and evaluated employees` work.
  • Instructed employees on both program work and administrative matters.
  • Interviewed candidates for positions.
  • Recommended individuals for appointment, promotion, or reassignment.
  • Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • Resolved office conflicts through mediation and/or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
  • Resolved office conflicts by providing written guidance.
  • Addressed employee conduct issues by seeking appropriate human resources actions such as verbal admonishments or suspensions.
  • Coached employees on performance issues.
  • Followed necessary steps when an employee's performance did not improve.
  • Developed performance improvement plans.
  • Mentored or coached other staff on a team, even though not as a formal supervisor.
  • None of the above.
24 Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing, leading, directing, coaching, mentoring and/or motivating a diverse staff taking into account individual goals, values and sensitivities. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  • Led, supervised and managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  • Led a management evaluation or assessment team to provide assistance and advice on organizational problems.
  • As a staff member, served as acting supervisor on occasion.
  • As a staff member, frequently mentored or coached more junior staff.
  • None of the above.
25 Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience responding to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles related to a work-related project. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • I have adapted to minor or temporary changes affecting my own project assignments or work schedule by rescheduling work or refocusing my efforts.
  • I have rearranged some project priorities and rescheduled a significant amount of work to accommodate changes in resources or goals.
  • I have rearranged virtually all project priorities and schedules to accommodate sudden major changes, problems, or setbacks.
26 Do you have experience evaluating technical or scientific information related to international education issues and providing evidence-based recommendations to management to address these issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
27 Select the responses that describe your experience in problem solving to address systemic issues in international education programs Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in the identification of issues.
  • I have experience in the development of methods and approaches for gathering data.
  • I have experience in analytical techniques to review data and processes.
  • I have experience in the development of recommendations.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
28 Choose the statements that describe your experience conducting analyses and making decisions to solve implementation problems affecting international education program effectiveness. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in the identification of issues.
  • I have experience in the development of methods and approaches for gathering data.
  • I have experience in the analytical techniques to review data and processes.
  • I have experience in the development of recommendations.
  • I have experience in the implementation and follow through of recommendations.
  • None of the above.
29 Select the documents you have written related to education to inform senior management or other decision making bodies. Answer to this question is required
  • Briefing papers
  • Summary of findings
  • Technical reports
  • Issue papers
  • Project documentation (e.g. implementation letters, contracts, progress reports)
  • None of the above
30 Select the answers that describe your experience preparing written communication relative to an education program. Answer to this question is required
  • Project design documents
  • Evaluation design frameworks
  • Project reports
  • Technical updates
  • Training modules
  • Request for cooperative agreement applications (RFAs)
  • Request for proposals (RFPs)
  • Summary of findings
  • Scopes of work
  • Feasibility studies
  • Project proposals
  • None of the above
31 Select the answer that best describes your experience preparing written materials to be used in an international setting with host governments regarding an international education program. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared or contributed to the preparation of national education strategies
  • Evaluated education strategies or programs
  • Provided comments on policy and regulatory changes for partner countries
  • Prepared advocacy and information materials
  • None of the above
32 Select the statements that describe your work-related writing experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Drafting summaries of longer reports
  • Analyzing and synthesizing information
  • Drafting correspondence for superiors
  • Authoring decision memoranda
  • Revising and editing work of others
  • Writing persuasively to present or defend a position
  • Writing a project description or proposal
  • Drafting a contract or grant scope of work
  • None of the above
33 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience providing technical advice and guidance on policy matters related to education? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this.
  • I have performed this on the job. My work was monitored by a more senior employee to guide my efforts
  • I have performed this as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor.
  • I have guided the performance of others to carry out this task or I have trained others to provide technical guidance and advice.
34 In relation to your education experience, which statement best describes your highest level of experience with any of the education programs listed here: early grade reading, access to education, education in conflict and crisis settings, youth and workforce development, higher education, education system strengthening, teacher training and community based education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working in one of these technical areas in a non-supervisory position.
  • I have experience working in two or more of these technical areas in a non -supervisory position.
  • I have experience working in one of these technical areas in a supervisory position.
  • I experience working in two or more of these technical areas in a supervisory position.
  • None of the above
35 Select the answer that best describes your experience working on international education programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Led a team of education professionals working on partner country programs.
  • Participated as a team member on international education programs.
  • Worked as a short-term technical consultant on an international education activity.
  • Worked on an education project at the local community or district level.
  • None of the above.
36 Select the statement that best describes your experience in education program/project design in developing country settings. Answer to this question is required
  • Designed an education program in a developing country setting
  • Designed a limited-scope project in support of one of the education areas in the country‚Äôs national education plan
  • Assisted substantially in the design of an education project
  • Provided technical comments for the design of an education project
  • None of the above
37 Select the statement that best describes your experience in international education contract/grant program management. Answer to this question is required
  • Overall managed at least one international education project (for example, serving as Chief of Party)
  • Executed program and project management functions as a key staff member for at least one international education project.
  • Assisted the project manager in discrete project implementation activities
  • None of the above
38 Select the statement that best describes your experience in education program/project evaluation in developing country settings. Answer to this question is required
  • Designed evaluation methodologies and analytic frameworks and conducted field assessments.
  • Contributed to evaluation framework designs and participated on evaluation teams
  • After participating on an evaluation team, was primarily responsible for drafting the final evaluation report.
  • Synthesized evaluation reports to identify best practices and lessons learned
  • None of the above