Kevin Mullally is the Mission Director to South Sudan for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He was sworn in for his position in July 2011, a few days prior to the independence of South Sudan. "Stationed in Juba, South Sudan, Mullally will oversee a development program that will focus on developing the promising agriculture sector; delivering essential services including health and education to citizens; strengthening governance that is effective, inclusive, and accountable; and helping to prevent or mitigate conflict."
Prior to his appointment to South Sudan, Mullally served as USAID Mission Director in Senegal from 2007 to 2011, Mission Director in Rwanda from 2005 to 2007, and Deputy Mission Director in Mali from 2002 to 2005. "He also has extensive experience in agriculture assistance, which is a major focus of the South Sudan mission. He was director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the Bangladesh mission from 1992 to 1995 and deputy director of the Agriculture Development Office in Haiti (1989-1992) and in Niger (1984-1989)."
- "Mullally also served as office director for Human and Institutional Development at USAID’s Ethiopia mission from 1997 to 2002 and as supervisory general development officer in Mali from 1995 to 1997. His first assignment for USAID was in 1982 in Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), where he managed a forestry development project."
- "Prior to joining USAID, Mullally was a Peace Corps volunteer in Chad and Niger, where he worked in forestry. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and a Master of Arts in International Management Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas."
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