Friday, June 1, 2012

USAID is hiring a Cuba program czar

The U.S. Agency for International Development plans to hire someone to supervise its Cuba programs.  Whoever gets the job will work out of the agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters.

The application period closed on May 23. The salary range: $123,758 to $155,500 per year.

Here are the major duties, according to the job description:
As a Supervisory Program Specialist, you will:
  • Provide leadership and vision to a team of people who will design, evaluate, and manage programs in Cuba;
  • Provide Intra-Agency and Inter-Agency leadership, including with the Department of State and the White House, in line with U.S. Policy in Cuba, on the U.S. Government’s programs in Cuba; Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members and otherwise oversee the administrative and management functions for the Office of Cuba Programs;
  • Provide intellectual leadership to initiate dialogue, generate policy recommendations, interventions, and agency mechanisms for programs in Cuba,
  • Provide policy and program recommendations to the LAC Front Office regarding the direction and scope of USAID’s program in Cuba, in line with U.S. Policy in Cuba; and
  • Advise the LAC Front Office on engagement with the U.S. Congress in a manner that helps effectively carry out programs in Cuba.

14 comments:

Laz Red said...

i'm the right guy but i'll do for free, jajajaja,...

Tracey Eaton said...

You could save taxpayers a lot of money, Laz

NPV said...

In Cuba, NEW MEXICO we certainly need money! Here the disposable income is
$25,485.

Juan Cuellar said...

Who Obama has in mind fot the post? Van Jones or Phil Peters?

Tracey Eaton said...

I don't think Obama makes the pick...

Juan Cuellar said...

!Noo! Who?....Hillary. Please!

Tracey Eaton said...

The job description says applicants must have one year's experience in the federal government at GS-14 level - that's upper management, specialists, etc.

USAID may contend that politics can't influence these selections. I am not so sure about that.

My guess is that politics swayed the selection of Mark Lopes, for instance. Lopes is USAID's Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau. I believe his mentors include Sen. Robert Menendez, a strong force in the anti-Castro lobby.

Juan Cuellar said...

You know that it will be an outsider. Let,see...probably one that will foster the released of Gross at any cost. I can see a press conference with Hillary anouncing the deal, let say, by fall.

Tracey Eaton said...

That would be great if Gross were released... vamos a ver que pasa...

Juan Cuellar said...

Lastima que tenga que hacerse con 5 asesinos.

Juan Cuellar said...

Ya Rebelion da la pista contigo.

http://www.rebelion.org/noticia.php?id=150691

Tracey Eaton said...

mira eso... me pusieron en Rebelion

Juan Cuellar said...

El dia de los inocente paso.

Juan Cuellar said...

And another headline for today: http://forward.com/articles/157224/cuba-alan-gross-has-received-perks/