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

The individual will perform the following duties:

Contextual Specialty:

● Develop and maintain a specialized understanding of humanitarian developments across the
Central African Republic, including political, social, and operational issues impacting
humanitarian efforts.
● Develop and maintain knowledge of USAID and U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian priorities
and strategies within the region, and BHA’s contributions and comparative advantages to those
efforts.
● Provide regular reporting, through cables and other means, on issues related to the
humanitarian situations in the Central African Republic.
● Provide regular reports on site visits, meetings, relevant current events and other issues that
impact humanitarian relief efforts.

Portfolio Management:

● Work with BHA’s Washington-based Central African Republic Team to develop program strategies
for emergency response, resilience, and DRR activities in the Central African Republic, overseeing
day-to-day management of the portfolio and its budgets.
● Support team members in assessing emergency response, resilience, and DRR needs in the
Central African Republic to ensure that BHA’s programs are appropriately responsive.
● Travel, as permitted, to assess, evaluate and monitor humanitarian conditions in the Central
African Republic, and make strategic recommendations for appropriate and relevant response
activities.

Qualifications

● A High School Diploma or its equivalent with at least eight (8) years of experience in
administrative management, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian or
development assistance, or portfolio management (including application development, grant or
award administration, determining budget levels, budget oversight, or monitoring and evaluating
programs).

OR

● A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least four (4) years of experience in administrative
management, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian or development assistance,
or portfolio management (including application development, grant or award administration,
determining budget levels, budget oversight, or monitoring and evaluating programs).

OR

● A Master's in any discipline with at least two (2) years of experience in administrative
management, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian or development assistance,
or portfolio management (including application development, grant or award administration,
determining budget levels, budget oversight, or monitoring and evaluating programs).

AND

● Specialized experience: International or domestic experience managing, supporting, or directly
implementing humanitarian or development assistance, emergency management/relief, DRR,
post-emergency rehabilitation or recovery, or resilience.
● Specialized experience: Responsible for managing humanitarian or development assistance
awards.

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
detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week
will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

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