Humanitarian Program Officer (HPO)

USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

About the organization

USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) provides life-saving humanitarian assistance—including food, water, shelter, emergency healthcare, sanitation and hygiene, and critical nutrition services— to the world’s most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people.

BHA is the lead federal coordinator for international disaster assistance, harnessing the expertise and unique capacities of other U.S. government entities to effectively respond to natural disasters and complex crises around the world.

BHA takes a holistic look at humanitarian aid, providing assistance before, during and after a crisis—from readiness and response, to relief and recovery. This includes non-emergency programming that is foundational to linking humanitarian assistance to long-term development and the journey to self-reliance.

Duties

Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Yemen Office Director or their designee, the Humanitarian Program Officer (HPO) supports the Yemen Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA) through the management of humanitarian activities in Yemen, assisting with program analysis, monitoring, strategy development, and coordination with partners in the humanitarian community. The HPO will work in close collaboration with a program team which may include the Yemen Office Director, Deputy Office Director, Senior Humanitarian Advisors, Senior HPOs, HPOs, and Administrative Assistants.

The HPO will perform the following:

Contextual Specialty:
● Develop an understanding of the humanitarian context in Yemen and monitor changes to the
context, including political, social, and operational issues impacting humanitarian efforts.
● Develop and maintain knowledge of USG foreign policy priorities in Yemen and USAID’s
humanitarian and development strategies and objectives, including priority sectors, geographic
areas of focus, and key humanitarian stakeholders.
● Provide regular reporting, through cables and other means, on issues related to the
humanitarian situations in Yemen.
● Provide regular reports on site visits, meetings, relevant current events, and other issues that
impact humanitarian relief efforts.

Qualifications

A High School Diploma or its equivalent with at least eight (8) years of experience in any combination of
general experience with international relations, economics, food policy, emergency relief, disaster risk
reduction (DRR), or disaster preparedness programming and management.

OR

A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least four (4) years of experience in any combination of
general experience with international relations, economics, food policy, emergency relief, disaster risk
reduction (DRR), or disaster preparedness programming and management.

OR

A Master's in any discipline with at least two (2) years of experience in any combination of general
experience with international relations, economics, food policy, emergency relief, disaster risk reduction
(DRR), or disaster preparedness programming and management.

AND

Specialized experience:
● International-focused experience managing, supporting, or directly implementing humanitarian
assistance, emergency management, relief, disaster risk reduction (DRR), post-emergency
rehabilitation, recovery, or resilience.
● Experience with assessing humanitarian needs and designing remedial or preventative activities
in response to the undertaken assessments.

Salary

$74,441.00 - $96,770.00

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

1. Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror
Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals,” available at
http://www.usaid.gov/forms.
2. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and
submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I.
3. Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted
documents.
4. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:
(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked
per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be
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detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week
will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

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