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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Executive Director, American Research Center in Egypt (office location: Washington, DC)


The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) has promoted the study of Egypt’s cultural history by thousands of Americans over the last 66 years. With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and in close collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities (MOA), over 75 projects of monument conservation and specialized training have been completed and over 750 Egyptian archaeologists and conservators have been trained in preserving Egyptian culture. ARCE is accepting applications for an Executive Director to be based in Washington, D.C.


ARCE is looking for a senior leader who understands the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of and advancing research into one of the world’s oldest civilizations. The Executive Director will provide vision and steady leadership to increase public awareness of and financial support for ARCE’s mission. S/he will work closely with a U.S.-based Board of Governors and an Egypt-based Cairo Director to steer ARCE to be the leading global force in facilitating research and collaborative partnerships in Egypt. The Executive Director will take responsibility for ARCE’s strategic, programmatic, financial, and development operations, ensuring that the organization achieves the goals of its Strategic Plan in a fiscally responsible manner. Under the ED’s leadership, ARCE will expand its potential for U.S. growth through direct cultivation of regional U.S. chapters, research-supporting members, individual members, and donors.


The ideal Executive Director will have:

  • Ten years of nonprofit, government, or business experience, with at least five of them in a leadership role; experience in a membership-based organization is preferable.
  • Knowledge and cultural understanding of Egypt and the Middle East region and passion for the advancement of research on Egyptian history and culture is necessary.
  • Some background in museum, cultural, or academic institutions is desirable.
  • Proven record of hiring, mentoring, and supervising a collaborative and mutually respectful team to achieve a high level of performance and exceed strategic goals.
  • Firm knowledge of long-range planning, budgeting, accounting, and financial management.
  • Open, honest, and thorough communication skills necessary to coordinate with people across both difference and geographical distance.
  • Proven experience as a relationship builder; existing high-level relationships in the cultural and/or international sectors are desirable.
  • Direct experience cultivating high-level donors and/or investors and soliciting funds.
  • Master’s or higher degree is required.

How to Apply

DRi is leading this search for ARCE. For more information about the position, please see Submit all inquiries and applications to Please be sure that emails state where you learned of the opening.

Adjunct Faculty Position, Washington Internship Institute

The Washington Internship Institute, an educational non-profit organization in Washington, DC offering academically rigorous courses and internships for students from around the nation and world, announces a search to fill an adjunct faculty position for the fall term. Learn more about WII at

The Washington Internship Institute seeks a faculty member to teach a section of the International and Foreign Policy Studies core course. The course examines a wide range of foreign policy issues confronting the U.S. in the 21st century and seeks to empower students to critically assess how U.S. foreign policy is made and to think about such questions as what are the limits of American power? What is the role and what are the goals of American diplomacy? How are these goals formulated by policy makers? How has the post-9/11 world shaped and influenced the course of American diplomacy and national security policy?

Course learning objectives include:

  • Learning the key historical events and major trends in US foreign policy;
  • Learning the major theories and concepts of international politics and foreign policy studies;
  • Engaging with the key debates in contemporary US foreign policy and international politics;
  • Analyzing the process and practice of US foreign policy formulation and implementation;
  • Developing analytical skills needed to assess and articulate contemporary foreign policy challenges facing the US.

Students in this course come from a wide range of institutions; the course is a mid-level course intended for students with some knowledge of politics and public policy.

This is a seminar style class which will meet once a week for 3 hours at the offices of the Washington Internship Institute. Classes begin the week of September 6 and end the week of December 12.

The Washington Internship Institute seeks an able scholar in the Washington area with Ph.D. in hand or near completion in American foreign policy and diplomatic studies or a related academic discipline, or extensive professional experience. Applicants should have university level teaching experience. Competitive applicants will have access to institutions in the Washington area from which to draw speakers and to which the class may visit.

Adjunct faculty are contractors, and the pay is $3000 per term.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Gregory M. Weight at with the subject line of "Faculty."

President, Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training ( is looking for a dynamic, innovative person to serve as its next President and take the organization to the next level in its development.

The President is the Chief Executive Officer for ADST, a small, 501(c)(3) non-profit. Located at the State Department’s George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia, ADST advances understanding of American diplomacy and supports training of foreign affairs personnel through a variety of programs, publications, and activities. ADST’s governing body is the Board of Directors, which meets three times a year and to which the President reports.

For more than 30 years, ADST has captured the horrifying, thought-provoking, and the absurd aspects of Foreign Service life. Its extensive collection of diplomatic oral histories is the world’s largest and is also archived at the Library of Congress.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversees a staff of five, including professionals responsible for the oral history and publications program and a part-time office administrator, as well as one FSO on a one-year detail who serves as Executive Director and who supervises ADST’s vibrant internship program.
  • Working with the Board of Directors, will develop a much-needed campaign on fundraising, including finding and cultivating new private sector donors.
  • Handles outreach to FSI, universities, and others interested in diplomatic history through presentations, networking, and social media. Will collaborate with the new Diplomacy Center to integrate ADST’s oral histories into its exhibits and look for ways ADST’s products can be further incorporated into college coursework.
  • Enhances ADST’s profile on the Internet by searching for new platforms, websites, and opportunities where ADST can be highlighted.

Candidates must be familiar with the workings of the State Department, be willing to serve for at least three years, and have extensive contacts within the foreign affairs community and with private sector and government contractors or be able to develop them. They must have an entrepreneurial spirit and an appreciation for U.S. diplomatic history. A background in social media and WordPress website content management as well as experience with non-profits are a plus.

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to before September 9. Qualified candidates will be contacted to arrange an in-person interview.

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.

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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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Senior Public Diplomacy Advisor, Vistra Communications

Vistra Communications ( is seeking to hire a former POLAD to assist in the supervision of the Sovereign Challenge Program at SOCOM in the Headquarters Building at MacDill AFB. Qualified and experienced candidates should contact Steve Powell,; or Adrienne Vallejo,; or call: Steve 813-498-2155; or Adrienne 813-321-3314. This post is valid for two weeks, from 1 Aug. 2016 – 14 Aug 2016.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to communicate verbally in French, Spanish or Arabic with foreign Defense Attachés at language proficiency level 2; however, the Senior Public Diplomacy Advisor shall not speak the same language as the Sovereign Challenge Coordinator.
  • Must have 2 years of experience as Political Advisor (POLAD) or Deputy POLAD/ Foreign Liaison Officer/Defense Attaché/Foreign Area Officer (in any GCC or Functional Combatant Command (FCC) to more fully comprehend Department of State (DOS) Public Diplomacy goals.
  • Must have experience in planning, executing and facilitating group discussions and produce tangible results to include analysis useful to USSOCOM Enterprise as demonstrated in previous facilitator group discussions/strategic forums.
  • Ability to do comprehensive research and produce innovative thought-pieces, topics and processes to further improve Sovereign Challenge as demonstrated in public or private publications.
  • Project Management Professional Certification or 3 years demonstrated project management experience.
  • Must have 1 year experience using MS Office products including SharePoint, word, and PowerPoint on a daily basis.
  • Requires TS/SCI clearance.

Résumé Required

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;