USAID Mission Director
David McCloud has been assigned as Mission Director for USAID/South Sudan, effective September 2013. From 2010 to 2013, McCloud was the Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, where he focused on USAID’s extensive portfolio of activities in Pakistan.
A career USAID Senior Foreign Service Officer, McCloud joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1988. He previously served as the acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Asia and Near East Bureau of USAID, and the Director of the Office for Middle East Affairs. Earlier assignments included positions in USAID missions in Egypt, Malawi and Kenya, as well as in the Africa Bureau and Management Bureau in Washington.
He holds a B.A. degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and two M.A. degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles (African Studies and Public Administration), and completed coursework, exams and research for a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
He was a Fulbright Scholar in 1983-84, conducting research in Tanzania on agricultural production, and a Peace Corps volunteer 1977-80 working as a budget analyst in the Ministry of Finance in Fiji.