Lead 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.


Mentors and guides staff through assignments designed to foster development of skill sets required for effective team performance;
Researches topics in international assistance crisis operations and develops strategies, plans, and guidance for application into U.S. Government (USG) policies, programs and/or operational functions;
Coordinates, advises, and collaborates on interventions with Agency leadership and external stakeholders on developments and approaches for effective international assistance crisis operations in support of U.S. foreign policy objectives;
Develops strategies for implementing international crisis operations policies, programs, and/or operational functions; and
Conducts organizational strategic planning, including identification of resources and expertise, aligning organizational and international crisis operations goals and objectives.


The first step in the evaluation process requires meeting Basic Requirements, Specialized Experience, and Selective Placement Factor stated below. Please refer to the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for further details. Ensure that all relevant experience is clearly stated in your resume and unofficial transcripts are submitted to verify your education level. To qualify for this position, you must meet one of the following requirements: Degree: You need to hold a degree major or equivalent, or complete courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one of the following fields: International law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or humanities. Alternatively, you can complete 12 semester hours in one of the above fields and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods;


Combination of education and experience: You can combine related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, as outlined in option 1, with appropriate experience or additional education;


Experience: If you don't 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.


$112,015 - $145,617 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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