Crisis Operations Specialist
U.S. Agency for International Development
About the organization
USAID envisions a world where every person is valued, has fair opportunities and is included and respected in their communities. USAID believes in diversity and equal opportunity for all, as stated in the Equal Employment Opportunity Statement. We value and recognize the contributions of all USAID team members while also working to improve equity and accessibility for underrepresented groups.
Our Mission: We represent the American people and are dedicated to promoting democratic values and building a peaceful and prosperous world. Our work supports U.S. foreign policy by leading international development and disaster assistance efforts. We partner with others to invest in initiatives that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help societies recover from disasters and conflicts.
Manages, coordinates, and administers a program and/or operational area of humanitarian assistance response (HA), early recovery, risk reduction, or resilience programming from headquarters or field-based locations.
Advises, guides, and supports missions, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, host countries, and others, on technical issues regarding the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of HA/resilience programs.
Assesses effectiveness or recommends improvement of program and/or operational processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse issues that affect aspects of HA and resilience programming and/or operational functions for the Agency.
Conducts comprehensive evaluations of ongoing programs and/or operational functions to ensure that the organization meets its stated goals and identifies areas where operational efficiency can be enhanced.
Serves as technical liaison to other Agencies, donors, multilateral banks, implementing partners, non governmental organizations, the private sector on how to coordinate programs, policies, procedures, and approaches related to the crisis operations.
Manage staff in the sub-team of the assigned team, coordinate and collaborate with other stakeholders inside and outside of BHA, and provide technical leadership in sectors of the assigned team.
The first step in the evaluation process requires meeting Basic Requirements, Specialized Experience, and Selective Placement Factor stated below. Please refer to the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for further details. Ensure that all relevant experience is clearly stated in your resume and unofficial transcripts are submitted to verify your education level.
To qualify for this position, you must meet one of the following requirements:
Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Experience: four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.
Specialized Experience:GS-14: You need at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
$132,368 - $172,075 per year
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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