OIG Careers

USAID Office of Inspector General employs auditors, program analysts, investigators, attorneys, and a range of support personnel in the fields of information technology, human capital, and financial and procurement management. Together, our staff provide oversight of U.S. foreign assistance programs and deter, detect, and respond to related fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement.

OIG employees serve in either a Civil Service or Foreign Service capacity. While Civil Service employees are typically based in Washington, D.C., those hired into the Foreign Service can expect to spend the majority of their careers overseas, rotating between regional or country offices as well as the OIG’s headquarters. OIG has overseas offices in the following 11 cities:

  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Pretoria, South Africa
  • San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Tel Aviv, Israel

Foreign Service and Civil Service staff in Washington, D.C., hold positions in one of the OIG’s four Headquarters divisions: the Immediate Office, Office of Audit, Office of Investigations, or Office of Management.

By joining the OIG, you can contribute to the success of USAID's role as the principal U.S. Agency extending assistance to foreign countries recovering from disasters, trying to escape poverty and engaging in democratic reforms. You will work in partnership with USAID and its development partners to minimize fraud, waste, and abuse in the worldwide programs and operations of USAID. A career with the OIG gives you varied assignments that can provide job satisfaction and professional growth within the United States and abroad.

USAID OIG employees receive a competitive starting salary and may qualify for the benefits outlined below. Please refer to each position’s vacancy announcement for the full listing of available benefits.

USAID OIG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Life and health insurance
  • Federal retirements systems: the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) for many Civil Service employees, the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) for Civil Service employees previously covered by this retirement system, and the Foreign Service Retirement System for Foreign Service personnel.
  • Access to the Federal Government’s Thrift Savings Plan with with up to 5 percent Government matching contributions
  • Transit subsidies for commuting to work using public transportation
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Incentive and performance awards
  • Access to worklife programs, including alternate work schedules, personal counseling, referral services, health and wellness programs
  • Annual (vacation) and sick leave accruals

Foreign Service Vacancy Announcement Requirements