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USAID Announces New Mission Director to Regional Mission in Ukraine

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2008-07-18 21:38:39     
U.S. Agency for International Development

The Acting Deputy Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), James Kunder, today administered the oath of office to Janina Jaruzelski as Mission Director for the USAID Regional Mission in Ukraine.

"USAID is sending one of its most talented leaders to Kiev," said Kunder. "Janina has the qualifications, experience, technical expertise, and creativity to lead our Regional Mission in Kiev and our Country Offices in Moldova and Belarus - in partnership with the peoples of Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus - to build more democratic, stable, and prosperous societies in this critical region."

As Mission Director of the Regional Mission in Ukraine, Jaruzelski will oversee nearly $80 million in projects in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. The Regional Mission provides assistance in areas including democracy, governance, economic growth, energy infrastructure, health, education, HIV/AIDS and counter-trafficking in persons.

A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Jaruzelski began working for USAID in 1995 and has extensive experience in the Europe and Eurasia Region, after having served as Acting Mission Director, Deputy Mission Director and Regional Legal Advisor for USAID/Russia as well as Legal Advisor to the Europe and Eurasia Bureau of USAID/Washington. Jaruzelski has also served in Egypt and Yemen.

Ms. Jaruzelski graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her service at USAID, Jaruzelski was Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee, and served as Assistant Counsel to the Clerk of the U.S., House of Representatives. She also worked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and at Macmillan Publishing Company.

For more information on USAID and its programs in Ukraine, visit http://www.usaid.gov.

The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years.

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