Job Opportunities For Retirees


Job Opportunity – President, United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA)

External candidates are sought for the position of volunteer president of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA).

With over 1,000 members, UNA-NCA is the largest and most active chapter of UNA-USA, an independent national public education and advocacy organization promoting the work of the UN. With a small staff and budget and many interns and volunteers, UNA-NCA organizes public events, private briefings, advocacy activities, and a large Global Classrooms education program with an annual Model UN conference for middle and high school student at the State Department. The president chairs the board, oversees the work of the staff and volunteers, assists with fundraising, and plays an active leadership role throughout the work of the organization.

The UNA-NCA nominating committee seeks candidates inter alia for the post of president-elect. The committee will propose a slate for non-competitive election in May 2016. The president-elect will serve for one year in that capacity along with current president Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (ret), and take office as president in June 2017 for the first of what could be two two-year terms.

Interested persons should contact nominating committee chair A. Edward Elmendorf at

In addition to the jobs featured below, the following companies, universities and non-profits offer employment to former and retired Foreign Service personnel:

  • - Self-Help International (SHI) has always been concerned with helping people help themselves; it governs what projects we undertake, where they take place, and what our end goal should be. We have committed to two countries in the world: Ghana, West Africa, and Nicaragua, Central America.
  • - Careers with Rice University.
  • - World Learning is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries.
  • - USAJOBS is the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.
  • - IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.
  • - At Ellucian, provides education institutions with the innovative solutions they need to help people everywhere discover their futures through learning.
  • - FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
  • - International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. small business, supporting and facilitating economic and industrial development.
  • - Crown Agents USA delivers innovative economic development, health services, procurement, food security, and monitoring and evaluation projects as a development partner.
  • - Plan International USA works with partners, donors, and communities to ensure a brighter future for children around the world.
  • - Serves individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world.
  • - For 50 years, URC has sought to combine the idealism of academic research with the pragmatism necessary in the real world.
  • - Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides.
  • - CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services.
  • - International Organization Careers - Short-Term Contracts - Employment opportunities and recruit for specific technical expertise or to fill temporary staffing gaps.

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State Department Jobs

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Nonprofit & Academic Jobs

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Executive Director, Montana World Affairs Council

The Montana World Affairs Council has an immediate opening and is accepting resumes for the position of Executive Director. This is a full-time, salaried position, reporting to the Board of Directors.

Our Mission

The Montana World Affairs Council, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2000, enables Montanans to appreciate the relationship of foreign policy and international issues to their lives in the Rockies. The Council offers opportunities to better understand world events through people-to-people diplomacy, distinguished speakers, overseas visits, and educational outreach programs. As globalization reaches into all corners of the Big Sky, the Council seeks to help educate citizens about their increased political, economic, and cultural integration into the world community.

Duties / expectations include:

  • Plan, with direction of the Board, and implement all fund development activities of MWAC, including current and planned giving programs, education initiatives, WorldQuest Competition, Global Gauntlet, and Distinguished Speaker Programs.
  • Make personal calls on prospective and current donors.
  • Build strong relationships with identified major donors and prospects to cultivate sponsorships and giving.
  • Build community relationships and partnerships to strengthen financial and in-kind giving.
  • Plan and attend all functions of the MWAC – including special events for fund raising purposes.
  • Perform donor recognition activities according to policy including prompt receipts/thank you letters.
  • Recruit and manage a small staff of interns, and volunteers including training, reviews, meetings, project assignments and evaluations.
  • Represent MWAC to the community and classrooms.
  • Perform day-to-day office Council operations.
  • Prepare grant applications and reports for both existing and new grants.
  • Organize board agendas and work with the Board President to help facilitate board and committee meetings.
  • Work with appropriate staff, consultants, and vendors to create all collateral materials for MWAC including but not limited to statements, brochures, special projects, marketing material, and reports.
  • Attend all meetings of the MWAC Board and committees as requested.
  • Completes all other assignments as required by the Board President.
  • Perform job responsibilities in an ethical, compliant manner consistent with MWAC values, policies, procedures and protocols.

Key competencies and skills required:

  • Minimum Experience: One to three years in a non-profit setting or related field with positive fund raising results.
  • People Skills: Must have demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills and a passion for fundraising. Demonstrated excellent diplomatic relationship building skills including collaboration, cooperation, conflict resolution, understanding others, positive attitude and friendly demeanor. Must have, or be willing to develop, strong positive relationships with local community leaders, donors, friends of the organization and associates. Ideal candidate will be customer service focused with a passion for fundraising.
  • Applicants must have a passion for the Council’s mission, particularly with regard to the organization’s non-partisan structure.
  • Experience in general management responsibilities, organizational and program budgeting, event planning and sponsorship development.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Ability to inspire interest and commitment to organizational goals and vision.
  • Understanding of nonprofit organizational structure.
  • Strong organization skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Quickbooks, Excel, database management, Google Docs, Adobe, and email programs.

Interested applicants should email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to

*Salary dependent upon skills and experience

Do you have what it takes to be an ADST Historian?

ADST is looking for someone to work alongside fabled oral historian Stu Kennedy. The position entails reaching out to and interviewing foreign affairs professionals (mostly retired FSOs) about their lives and experiences in foreign affairs. ADST interviews can be quite lengthy and average 10-12 hours over 5-8 sessions, sometimes more. After the completed transcripts are edited by the interviewee, they are posted on and submitted to the Library of Congress.

Applicants must be a good listener, have a thorough working knowledge of the State Department, and be committed to preserving its oral history. The position would initially be part time (three days a week). Those interested should submit a resume and cover letter to by December 1. Qualified applicants will then be contacted to set up an interview.

Development Director, Self-Help International

Self-Help International (SHI) seeks a full-time, experienced Development Director. SHI is an ecumenical 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in Ghana, West Africa and Nicaragua, Central America. SHI carries out its mission to alleviate hunger by helping people help themselves by providing resources to empower families, especially women, in the areas of sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and economic development.

Title: Development Director
Full-time position

Overview: The Development Director is a leadership position that shall be responsible for:

  • Enhancing the public image and awareness of SHI, its mission and programs and increasing financial support;
  • Cultivating relationships with donors and friends;
  • Informing constituencies of the work and needs of the SHI program;
  • Strengthening relations with churches, businesses, community organizations and individuals;
  • Promoting and arranging speaking opportunities to inform supporters of SHI's mission;
  • Writing and submitting grants to potential foundations/organizations

Qualifications: This position requires good writing and public speaking skills and a willingness to directly ask individuals, businesses, and organizations for financial support. The candidate must have good organizational and time management skills, be achievement oriented, and be able to work both independently and with a team. Computer skills are required in PC and MAC: Micro-soft Office, E-mail, web management, social media, and basic web development.

The candidate must have an understanding of the role and importance of development and a commitment to the mission of SHI: "alleviating hunger by helping people help themselves."

Spanish language skills is a plus. International living and working experience is desirable.

Reports to: The Executive Director. The Development Director works closely with the Board’s Development Committee.

Accountabilities shall include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Developing and implementing strategies to communicate the mission of Self Help.
  2. Developing and implementing fundraising strategies that increase operational revenues.
  3. Developing and implementing strategies to increase SHI's Endowment Fund.
  4. Participating in church sponsored mission events, synod assemblies and UMC Ingatherings.
  5. Assisting the Executive Director as needed.

Travel: Travel is required to participate in events around Iowa and neighboring states. Some events require overnight/weekend travel. International travel may be required.

Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, sumbit a cover letter and résumé with reference details and salary requirements to Nora at Apply by Oct 30 for priority consideration.

WAE Employment

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USAID-Related Jobs

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

CAMRIS seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor for the anticipated USAID Mali Civic Engagement Activity. This activity aims to improve public accountability in Mali by increasing and strengthening citizens’ role in the process. This goal will be achieved by 1) strengthening mechanisms of bottom-up social accountability, 2) strengthening Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) partnerships with the government and the private sector to develop public policy and advance issues of common interest, and 3) strengthen citizens’ understanding of their rights and responsibilities, and empower them to engage with government actors. A primary measure of the success of these activities will be the extent to which they contribute to measurably more responsive and accountable service delivery at the sub- national level.

Job Requirements

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor will be responsible for the development and implementation of the performance monitoring and evaluation plan and the Civic Engagement project’s Learning Agenda.
  • S/he will be responsible for working with USAID staff, including program and technical sector M&E staff, to develop relevant indicators to track and measure project implementation, outcomes, and impact, and identify unique opportunities and cost-effective methodologies to contribute to the evidence base (e.g., mixed-methods approaches, operational research/implementation science, use of innovative approaches and technologies), capture transformational change (e.g., norms, perceptions, empowerment and inclusion, public trust in government), prevent unintended harm, and develop flexible mechanisms for adaptive management and learning throughout the project implementation cycle.
  • The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor should have the relevant professional knowledge, background, skills and at least five years of experience in M&E, including the ability to conduct baseline Data Collection Plan that includes a list of the types of baseline data that should be collected to demonstrate impact or progress towards results and an illustrative timeline and methodology for collection
  • Ability to carry out proposed performance targets and key indicators clearly linked to proposed activities
  • Demonstrated experience developing a process by which indicators will be developed and the role of local partners in their monitoring;
  • Ability to propose themes for evaluation and learning that might contribute to the evidence base that are related to program objectives and/or proposed innovative approaches, preferred.
  • Minimum French level 3 with fluency preferred.

Malian nationals are encouraged to apply.

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Miscellaneous Jobs

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Department of State Contract Augmentation Program Manager


  • Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion.
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule, technical performance, management of physical resources and logistical functions of company programs or subsystems of major programs.
  • Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes.
  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statement and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.
  • Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost schedule and technical performance.
  • Develops new business or expands the program with the customer.
  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.
  • Directs the administrative areas of employees assigned to the program and supervises staff.
  • Responsible for procurement and supply chain management, travel and transportation and maintenance of internal controls to eliminate waste, fraud and mismanagement.


  • 10 -15 years of experience, with at least five years’ experience working in an overseas environment managing physical resources, real property management and logistical functions.
  • Knowledge of all principles and processes involved in the areas of life support , logistics and maintenance services
  • Bachelor degree
  • Experience managing, in an OCONUS position, third country nationals
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of programs with emphasis in MS Word, Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint.
  • Must pass a substance abuse screening.
  • Language Skills: Strong, professional, oral and written English communication skills.


  • Previous work experience as a Department of State Foreign Service Government Service Officer (GSO) posted to an OCONUS position
  • NEA-SCA regional experience
  • Experience providing excellent customer services
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules
  • Possess demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.


Or contact: Rosalie V. Smith Corporate Recruiter, Engility, International Account, O: 703.664.6234;