Mark Meassick

After completing his term with USAID in Nairobi, Mark returned to USAID in Washington, D.C. where he is now Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Inclusive Growth, Partnerships and Innovation Bureau.  In that position he is responsible for overseeing Innovation, Technology and Research and Localization, Faith Based Communities and Transformation.[10-23]


In June 2018, Mark Meassick was sworn in as Mission Director of USAID Kenya and East Africa.  He has worked for USAID in various capacities since 2005, most recently as the USAID Uganda Mission Director.


A Senior Foreign Service Officer, Mark joined USAID/Afghanistan in 2005, where he created new programs for rural finance and small and medium enterprise development, the two largest such USAID programs in the world at the time.  In late 2006, he went to Juba, Southern Sudan to open the USAID Mission Program Office after a decade of closure. He later became the first Supervisory Program Officer to be based in Khartoum with a staff of one, supporting an $800 million program.  In September 2008, he became the Supervisory Program Officer for USAID Kenya’s $480M program, and in 2013 assumed the position of USAID Uganda Deputy Mission Director. In 2016, he became the Mission Director of USAID Uganda. (USAID)


Prior to joining USAID, Mark worked for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). He wrote at the time:


I have been at the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture for the last ten years. IICA is the organization responsible for agriculture within the Inter-American system that includes the OAS, IDB, PAHO and CIM. It receives dues from 34 member states... I've been working in poverty reduction programs all over Latin America and the Caribbean, mainly community-driven development and strategies for community investment, as well as on issues of agricultural health, food safety and trade negotiations for agriculture. [5/19]




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