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USAID Senior Developmental Advisor (SDA)
The Senior Development Advisor (SDA) is a career Senior Foreign Service Officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) who reports directly to the Combatant Commander and serves as USAID's principal senior representative within U.S. AFRICOM.


The Senior Development Advisor (SDA) reports directly to the U.S. AFRICOM Commander providing expert advice on development, stabilization, and humanitarian assistance.



The SDA contributes to the Command's strategy, plans and programs as they relate to development, as well as to AFRICOM's relationships with other U.S. government agencies.  Working closely within the command, SDA informs AFRICOM on development and humanitarian assistance guidance, policy and best practices relevant to its mission and operations, and contributes to collaboration in areas such as humanitarian assistance and disaster response, security sector reform, countering violent extremism, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, global health, reconstruction, anti-terrorism and civil-military coordination. 



Working to amplify the USAID/DoD civilian-military coordination to ensure the success of the overall Command objectives as part of achieving U.S. foreign policy and higher-level U.S. national security interests on the African continent.


Contact Information

Our mailing address is:
HQ US Africa Command
ATTN: Senior Development Advisor
Unit 29951
APO AE 09751

DSN (314) 421-2920
Commercial: +49 (0)711 729-2920