Operational Planner (Multiple Positions)

USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)

About the organization

FARO is a diverse, mission driven team of experts leading BHA operational readiness and
excelling in the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Together, we create a safe environment where we inspire and enable our staff to achieve their full
potential.

The Operational Planning Team (OPT), within the Field Operations Division of FARO, provides
strategic, operational and action level planning support across BHA. OPT contributes to BHA’s
overall readiness and response effectiveness by providing customer-driven, action-oriented
planning activities. This includes the facilitation of cross-functional planning processes that
support leadership decision-making and ensure response activities are linked to strategic
objectives. The team facilitates contingency planning activities for a wide range of hazards,
risks, and potential crises and supports crisis action planning for country teams and response
teams.

Duties

**For the complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position, please view the solicitation at www.bhajobs.net.**

The OPT seeks Operational Planner to provide strategic, operational, and action level planning
expertise to support BHA’s requirements to plan for contingent, emergent, no-notice, mid-term,
and long-term risks, hazards and threats by region. The Operational Planner will serve as subject matter expert on planning processes, approaches, products, tools, and templates. He/she/they will
provide training and education on operational planning methodologies, skills, and application
and will engage with the Bureau’s planning community of practice in order to improve and
elevate operational planning at BHA.

Qualifications

**For the education and experience requirements for this position, please view the solicitation at www.bhajobs.net.**

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
(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.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not
limited to, international relations, disaster/emergency management, planning, or a related field)
plus seven (7) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field
(domestic or overseas) experience in operational planning, emergency relief, disaster
management, humanitarian assistance, emergency relief program operations, crisis management,
planning, or other relevant work experience.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not
limited to, international relations, disaster/emergency management, planning, or a related field)
plus five (5) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field
(domestic or overseas) experience in operational planning, emergency relief, disaster
management, humanitarian assistance, emergency relief program operations, crisis management,
planning, or other relevant work experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

**Please visit www.bhajobs.net for the full solicitation for this position.**

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