OTI Country Representative – Ukraine

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.

Duties

For a full list of duties, please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net

• Manage a high-profile program in a dynamic environment and provide programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to OTI’s implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees) ensuring that activities are contributing to OTI’s program objectives and are within the partner’s scope;

• Conceptualize and design program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, U.S. Embassy, host country government, and local civil society officials based on political analysis and U.S. government policy.

• Communicate and coordinate OTI’s in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, USAID, the U.S. Embassy and other donor organizations;

• Design and review staffing plans to meet overall program objectives as well as recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of in-country OTI staff;

• Monitor local and regional political developments and regularly brief OTI and implementing partners on potential programmatic impact;

• Analyze and report on current political developments, security concerns, and other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;

Qualifications

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

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

(2) Minimum of six (6) years of recent project management experience with a USG foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in community development, stabilization programming, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

(3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries;

(4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and/or training staff).

Salary

GS-14 Equivalent

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit www.OTIjobs.net.

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