ADS Chapter 459

Speeches Shim

USAID’s Foreign Service Career Candidate Program

Functional Series 400 – Human Resources

Partial Revision Date: 01/06/2014
Responsible Office: HCTM/FSP
File Name: 459_010614


This ADS chapter outlines the mandatory policies and required procedures for USAID’s Foreign Service Career Candidate Program. This chapter covers new Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) hired to replenish USAID’s Foreign Service (FS) workforce, as well as officers hired under the Development Leadership Initiative (DLI) recruitment effort from 2008-2012. This program is intended to enable USAID to maintain a robust, highly qualified overseas workforce, particularly in key technical areas.