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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Career Development Officer (Cdo)

A full-time counselor responsible for a specific occupational category who assists the IDI supervisor in the development of individual training plans, monitors the training aspects of the program, provides counseling in the areas of career progression and performance strengths and weaknesses and ensures that required training and performance evaluations are obtained. In addition, the CDO recommends, in consultation with the Regional Bureaus, the initial overseas assignment, ensuring that there is a qualified officer at post to provide training to the IDI. The CDO also serves as a member of the Technical Review Committee (TRC) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 459).

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