Deputy Chief - Global Resources (Program, Learning and Innovation Division) GS 14

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives

About the organization

In support of U.S. foreign policy, USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. We work in critical crises at critical times to make critical differences that help countries transition from conflict and turmoil toward peace and democracy. Our programs put comparatively small amounts of money on small targets, stressing speed, calculated risk-taking and innovation, to strengthen the resilience of our partners and
beneficiaries, keeping transitional countries on a positive trajectory.


•Serve as a member of PLI Management team. Support and advise PLI Chief to design and manage the division to an overall strategy for the Program, Learning and Innovation
Division that supports the mission for OTI;

•Supervise individual staff and teams that support Knowledge Management (KM), Learning
and Training, Communications, Information Technology (IT), and other program support elements and teams as required; support teams to develop and implement a vision that contributes to achieving OTI’s mission.

•Support regional teams in Washington and the field in preparing for and implementing initiatives related to KM, Communications, IT, Training and other support services as required; ensure these processes draw on best practices and lessons learned from other programs, and that they are adequately and appropriately documented and disseminated.

•Provide coordination of PLI planning, implementation and evaluation processes, in
conjunction with the PLI Teams and OTI staff across the office in Washington, DC and the
field; assist with the coordination of field programs planning, implementation and program
performance management, in conjunction with the Field Programs Division Regional Teams in Washington DC and the field;

For a full list of duties, please see the solicitation at


At a minimum, the offeror must have:

(1) A Master’s Degree seven (7) years of work experience;


A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of nine (9) years of work experience;


(2) Seven (7) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

(3) Three (3) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country;

(4) Four (4) years of demonstrated supervisory experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at

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