Job Opportunities For Retirees

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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Nonprofit & Academic Jobs

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The American University of Kurdistan seeks retired or former Management Officer

The American University of Kurdistan, founded in 2014, seeks a retired or former Management Officer with at least ten years of experience in Management postings, some of which should be in conflict zones and/or hardship posts, who will be able to build and lead teams of local employees in HR, financial management, general services, security, housing and general support for expat staff, etc. This will involve building the sections from the ground up, hiring and training staff, and developing policies and guidance that conform to local and U.S. requirements as needed. While these services are already in place at the university, the applicant will be expected to evaluate what we have and build on the existing base to build an administrative support team for the university that will be able to meet the high standards of U.S. university accreditation in a two-year time frame. In fact, the job will be very much like what a Management Officer would be doing in a new post in which the support infrastructure has to be established or enhanced.

The ideal candidate will have experience in Iraq or other conflict zones, enjoy working in hardship postings, and even have experience with academic administration at the university level, although the latter is not required. In any case, the applicants must have experience in greater hardship postings and a sense of adventure as the job will have challenges that are common to such postings. While family members are welcome to live at post with the applicant, employment opportunities outside the university are very limited.

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is without question the safest part of Iraq and, in fact, is one of the safest areas of the Middle East. The compensation package will depend on the applicant's experience and qualifications, but it will be competitive.

For more information on the university itself, please visit our website at For more information about the job and the unique and exciting challenges the applicant will face, please contact Amb. (ret.) John Menzies on or the Director of Advancement, Michael McClellan on

Professor of the Practice & Executive Director of the Center for Grand Strategy, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University

The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Professor of the Practice and Executive Director for its new Center for Grand Strategy. The Center will serve as an intellectual hub for the critical re-examination of current US grand strategy. It will foster and disseminate innovative grand strategic options that are grounded in scholarship. The successful candidate will assume an eleven-month academic administrative appointment and will meet qualifications as a non-tenure track Professor of the Practice of International Affairs teaching two courses per academic year. Along with managing the day-to-day affairs of the Center, the Executive Director will take a leading role in establishing the Center, implementing its mission, and raising its national and international profile in consultation with the Academic Director and the advisory committee of the Center. The applicant must have a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of equivalent combination of education, training or experience. In addition, the applicant has to show an extraordinary record of accomplishment and should have broad experience in and knowledge of international affairs, especially instruments of national power and how they interact in the context of grand strategy. Teaching experience and advanced degrees in an appropriate academic field are encouraged but not required. The Executive Director will report to the Dean of the Bush School and will have a five-year renewable appointment.

The Department of International Affairs is one of two departments in the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Additional information about the Bush School is available at

The start date for this position is negotiable but will be no later than August 1, 2019.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and complete contact information for three references. Please send applications to the Search Committee, c/o Ms. Rane Cunningham at

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative ActionNeterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

WAE Employment

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USAID-Related Jobs

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Miscellaneous Jobs

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