To join the U.S. Agency for International Development foreign service, candidates need a master’s degree but no foreign service exam – and they should tailor their online application toward the job. Tom Davis, outreach and marketing chief in USAID’s Office of Human Resources, explains how to succeed in each phase of the FSO application process, and how that process differs from those for civil service officers and personal services contractors.

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    Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.

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