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M&I Postdoc Workshop Topics 1.26.2009 Grant Funding Sources & Developmental Plans 2.23.2009 Grant Review 3.30.2009 Job Interview & Offer Negotiation 6.28.2010.

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1 M&I Postdoc Workshop Topics Grant Funding Sources & Developmental Plans Grant Review Job Interview & Offer Negotiation Responding to an Advertised Job Ad - Effective Use of Cover Letter, Executive Summary, and CV Drs. Niesel, Wikel, Wang Building up Your Own Research Interests and Pilot Grants Drs. Soong, Cong, Endsley Opportunities within Global Health Drs. LeDuc, White, Garg

2 Building up Your Own Research Interests and Pilot Grants Pilot Grants & Postdoctoral Fellowships from NIH (Endsley) Pilot Grants & Postdoctoral Fellowships from Foundations (Cong) Developing Your Own Research Projects (Soong) Open Discussion

3 USAID and USG Levels of Organization NSC White House Agency Bureau Operating Unit White House OMB State Dept. USAID Office of the Administrator Deputy Administrator Counselor Executive Secretariat Office of the Inspector General Office of Development Partners And Overseas Office of the General Counsel Office of Equal Opportunity Programs Office of Small & Disadvantaged Businesses Utilization Office of Security Legislative & Public Affairs Latin America & the Caribbean Europe & Eurasia Asia/Middle East Africa Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade Democracy, Conflict & Humanitarian Response Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Office of Transition Initiatives Food for Peace Field Missions This USAID organization chart shows the relationship of USAID to external stakeholders at the top and to operating units at the bottom. Note that there are many Operating Units both in Washington and the Field which are not represented in this chart. Congress Other USG Agencies: HHS (CDC), DOL, DOD, etc Director of Foreign Assistance (F) Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) PEPFAR Millennium Challenge Corporation ManagementGlobal Health

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5 Agriculture Agriculture USAID The food that we eat connects each of us to the world of agriculture. Farmers and livestock producers in every country are responsible for most of the supply of food that goes through grocery stores and markets in towns and cities. USAID works with all participants in agricultural development to support efforts to increase productivity. Democracy & Governance Democracy & Governance The idea of democracy is closely linked to the national identity of the United States. Even during the most isolationist periods in our early history, our relatively young country was seen as a shining beacon to individuals and families seeking personal freedoms. Expanding the global community of democracies is a key objective of U.S. foreign policy. Economic Growth & Trade Economic Growth & Trade Almost two-thirds of the world’s population lives on less than $2 per day. Families are hard-pressed, at this level of income, to meet their daily needs for food and shelter. USAID economic growth and trade programs provide support both to government and private sector partners in lower-income countries to improve the levels of income their citizens enjoy. Environment Environment Growing populations are placing increasing pressure on the natural resources in many countries and many of these resources, once used, are not renewable. USAID takes an integrated approach to natural resources management. Land and water must be managed skillfully so that they are able to maintain our basic ability to produce food for the nine billion people that the world is expected to have by Education & Training Education & Training The ability to read and write — or literacy — is a basic skill for people to live and work in today’s world. Yet more than 900 million adults are not literate, primarily in developing countries. More than 125 million children who should be in school are not. USAID emphasizes programs of support for basic education and places a special emphasis on improving opportunities for girls, women and other underserved and disadvantaged populations. Global Health Global Health The USAID’s programs in global health represent the commitment and determination of the US government to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families in the developing world. Global Partnerships Global Partnerships Since its inception, USAID has worked in cooperation with U.S. and international partners to improve conditions for people around the world. While these partnerships have long been key to USAID's success, this strategy has never been more important than now. USAID is committed to an approach that recognizes and incorporates the efforts of partnership and private giving, focusing on grassroots support, local ownership, sustainability, accountability, and--not least--passion and commitment. Humanitarian Assistance Humanitarian Assistance The United States gives more to those in crisis than any other country in the world. USAID is the U.S. Government agency that is responsible for directing these contributions to thousands of non-profit partners and international organizations. USAID ensures that all of this assistance is spent in the way that most effectively helps those who are in need.

6 In a given sector, they Provide global technical leadership Engage in strategic planning Lead innovation and research Provide technical support to the field Share lessons learned Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Response (DCHA) Global Health (GH) Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade (EGAT)* Pillar Bureaus

7 Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA/DAA) Office of Strategic Planning, Budgeting, and Operations (SPBO) Office of Professional Development & Management Support (PDMS) Office of Population & Reproductive Health (PRH) Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) Office of Health, Infectious Diseases & Nutrition (HIDN) Office of Regional & Country Support (RCS) Structure of the Bureau

8 Health, Infectious Diseases & Nutrition HIDN DIRECTOR Richard Greene MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH Chief: John Borrazzo Maternal Health Child Health Environmental Health INFECTIOUS DISEASES Chief: Christy Hanson Malaria NTDs TB NUTRITION Chief: Eunyoung Chung (Acting) Micronutrients Food and Nutrition Policy Child Survival Grants Research and Tech HEALTH SYSTEMS Chief: Bob Emrey Policy and Financing Quality Assurance & Workforce Development Drug Management Monitoring and Evaluation Communication Policy Advisor: Dale Gibb Policy and Budget Advisor: Janet Phillips Comm. & Outreach Liaison: Chris Thomas Program Assistant: Sam Bishop Administrative Assistant: Tara Wells DEPUTY DIRECTOR Elizabeth Fox

9 Regional Bureaus Headed by Assistant Administrator – “Front Office” Provide administrative & management support via AMS office Lead strategic planning for a region Maintain budget Maintain limited number of sectoral technical staff Provide oversight and support to mission programs Are primary interface with Missions Serve as principal contact with State Department Asia and Middle East (AME) Europe and Eurasia (E&E) Africa (AFR) Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

10 USAID in the Field (Overseas) Bi-lateral Missions Regional Platforms Limited USAID Presence

11 Functions of field mission Link to a country government Request and recommend resources Make use of those resources Design programs and implement agreements with country Track implementation of agreements Coordinate with other donors Accountable to Washington Host and take care of official visitors

12 New Challenges/Hot Topics Global Health Initiative The Interagency Process Integration Health Systems Women’s Centered Approaches XDRTB Avian influenza and H1N1 Polio Eradication

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14 USAID Development experience clearing house USA Department of State: AAAS fellowships Public Health Institute- GHFP fellowships (www.ghfp.net/)www.ghfp.net/

15 If you have not taken yet, you may consider courses in Public health Beyond that, it is really networking that would pay off, Identify the issue you are passionate about, not just seeking a job, and participate in community oriented activities Reach out to schools, Mayor, Congressman/woman, become members of societies that align your thoughts and ideas Active approach- choose passion, explore NGOs, organizations, and get your foot in-


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