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.


Conducts professional research and analysis to advise on strategies, plans, and guidance for use in international assistance crisis operations policies, programs, or operational functions;
Takes part in creating plans, methods, guidelines, and strategies for putting crisis operations programs and/or operational tasks into action;
Supports thorough evaluations of ongoing programs and operational tasks to ensure the organization is meeting its goals during crisis operations and addressing issues impacting program effectiveness;
Identifies and solves major obstacles to plan for future international crisis programs and operations;
Takes an active role in developing policies and guidance for programs and/or operations addressing crises, while actively collaborating with other departments to ensure coordination in areas related to the area of expertise; and
Fosters and cultivates professional relationships and information networks with partners at all levels of government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, host nation governments, and other groups to ensure effective crisis operations.


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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Experience: If you do not have a degree or meet the education requirements outlined above, you must have a minimum of four years' work experience in one or more of the fields mentioned above, in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.


$64,957 - $122,459 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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