Assistant General Counsel

US Agency for International Development

This Assistant General Counsel position is located in the Office of the General Counsel, Division for Global Health, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) headquarters in Washington, DC.

Under the general direction of the General Counsel and the Civil Service Deputy General Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel, Division for Global Health (AGC/GH) is primarily responsible for providing professional legal advice and assistance to USAID’s senior management officials, including the Administrator, the Counselor, and senior officials in the GH Bureau, on issues related to U.S. Government responses to complex international health issues, family planning and reproductive health, infectious diseases (including COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS), and nutrition.

Incumbent serves as the principal expert at USAID on health programs and ensures that USAID health programs are conducted in compliance with the statutory and policy requirements.

Incumbent provides timely advice and support to enable USAID to respond to the evolving needs of GC/GH’s clients while assisting Agency decision makers in managing legal and reputational risks in a demanding global health environment.

Incumbent is responsible in his/her own capacity, under direction of the General Counsel, for all legal and related policy advice on issues arising with respect to the assistance programs noted above and for coordinating the advice of subordinate legal officers.

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