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Jeffery D. Bell

Jeffery Bell, Vice-President Claro KC, is a retired (2010) USAID Contracting and Agreement Officer with twenty years working directly with USAID in Washington and USAID Missions overseas, and twenty five years overall experience in federal acquisition and assistance positions. His USAID experience includes the positions of Mission Director, Deputy Mission Director and former Deputy Director for Operations of USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA); in addition to assignments overseas in the capacity of Contracting and Agreement Officer. Since retiring from USAID in 2010, Mr. Bell has provided acquisition and assistance consultant services and is a Senior Trainer for USAID’s Agreement and Contracting Officer Representative (AOR/COR) and Enhanced AOR/COR courses for USAID employees.


Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Lead Trainer (Consultant), Allegro/RTI, Washington DC (Jan 2010 – Present).

Serve as subject matter expert (SME) supporting training courses for Contracting Officer and Agreement Officer Representatives (CORs/AORs) for USAID. Courses focus on USAID-specific procurement guidelines as they relate to COR/AOR duties under acquisition and assistance (A&A) instruments and the developmental impacts of A&A decisions. Training provided serves as an essential element advancing core business competencies of newly employed USAID staff to be become eligible for appointment as a USAID COR/AOR. As a Lead Facilitator and SME, I serve as the primary source and expert knowledge of and experience in the A&A business process, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Grant Regulations, USAID’s Automated Directive Assistance (ADS), USAID’s supplement to FAR (AIDAR) and other USAID procurement and assistance procedures and policies.

Prior to Retirement

  • Mission Director, USAID/Brazil, U.S. Embassy, Brasilia, Brazil (October 2007 – May 2010).
  • Deputy Mission, USAID/Mexico, U.S. Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico (July 2005 – September 2007).
  • Deputy Director, USAID/Washington, Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA), Washington, DC (May 2003 – June 2005).
  • Contracting Officer, USAID/Colombia (2001 – 2003).
  • Regional Contracting Officer, USAID/Jordan (1998 – 2001).
  • Regional Contracting Officer, USAID/Dominican Republic (1997 – 1998).
  • Regional Contracting Officer, Regional Center for Southern Africa, Botswana (1995 – 1997).
  • Contracting Officer, USAID/Ghana (1992 – 1994).
  • Senior Contract Specialist, USAID/Washington (1990 – 1992).
  • Contract Administrator, Rapid Transit District, California (1988 – 1990).
  • Contract Specialist, Department of Defense, Air Force Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, and Defense Fuel Supply Center (1984 –1990).


B.S. Management

Southern Illinois University