Deputy Country Representative - Ethiopia

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


Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Country Representative or his/her designee, the Deputy Country Representative will perform the following duties:

● Represent OTI interests during meetings with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international donors interested in DCHA/OTI activities;

● Provide guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices, USG agencies and donor organizations;

● Provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick impact programming model in US Embassies or USAID Missions. Support to US Embassies and USAID Missions will include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming, including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews;

● Review proposals and grant concepts and work with diverse groups, many of which have not previously received international funding;

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


(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under “Submitting an Offer”)

The USAID/OTI Country Representative - Ethiopia is a senior-level position requiring supervisory management experience, the ability to work effectively with a wide array of individuals and institutions, and an in-depth knowledge of international relations in general and of the sub-region in particular. Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including, but not limited to, democracy/governance, economic development, conflict resolution, and media development are required. Excellent inter-personal, presentation, and negotiation skills are necessary. Experience in contract/grant management is required. Prior work experience with USG agencies or within a U.S. Embassy is preferred.

At a minimum, the offeror must have:

(1) A Master’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience;


A Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

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


GS- 13 Equivalent

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at

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