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Rachael Masey

Director of OTI Programs
DT Global United States
Technical Areas of Expertise
Conflict Prevention, Stabilization, and Transition
University of Cape Town, Masters in African History
McGill University, Joint Honors Bachelor’s Degree in History and International Development Studies, Minor in French Language and Literature

Rachael Masey is a Director in DT Global’s Conflict Prevention, Stabilization, and Transition Technical Area, based in Washington D.C. She oversees DT Global’s portfolio of programs with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) and serves as IDIQ Manager on the SWIFT 5 IDIQ. In this role, Rachael oversees diverse programs, including dedicated contracts and two regional support mechanisms. She is responsible for both the technical management and excellence of DT Global’s current work with USAID/OTI and leads both business development and technical thought leadership initiatives to ensure the portfolio’s continued growth. In addition to her work with USAID/OTI, Rachael actively leads new initiatives in emerging technical areas related to peacebuilding and stabilization. She has more than twelve years of experience leading the technical and operational implementation of conflict zone programming in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia for donors including USAID, the Department of State, the United Nations, and the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth Development Office.

Prior to joining DT Global, she worked for USAID implementing partners including Chemonics International and Dexis Consulting Group. In 2022, Rachael was named as a fellow for the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She has a Masters in African History from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and a Joint Honors Bachelor’s Degree in History and International Development Studies from McGill University.

What’s the coolest thing about your job?

The people!

What’s your favorite place of all the places you’ve travelled?

My favorite place to travel is the South Island of New Zealand, but the coolest place I’ve travelled (literally) is South Pole Station in Antarctica.