OTI Country Representative

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.


Manage a high-profile program in a dynamic environment and provide strategic,
programmatic, and operational guidance to OTI’s implementing partners (contractors
and/or grantees) while leveraging critical local staff input, and the partner’s role in
strategy co-creation, to ensure that activities are contributing to OTI’s program
● Conceptualize and design program strategies and objectives in close coordination with
OTI staff in Washington and in the Field, the Embassy, Host Country Government,
implementing partner staff and local civil society actors based on political and context
analysis and U.S. Government policy; Initiate strategy reviews as needed in line with
changes in context and policy;
● Analyze, synthesize and report on current political developments, security concerns, and
other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives; Monitor local
and regional political developments and regularly brief OTI and partner staff on their
potential programmatic impact;
● Responsible for managing program effectiveness; ensuring strategic accountability;
setting realistic intended program results and program achievements by utilizing OTI’s
programming principles and processes and regularly engaging with the resources
available to support and measure program effectiveness;

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


At a minimum, the offeror must have:
(1) A Master’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

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A Bachelor’s Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;
An Associate’s Degree with ten (10) years of work experience;
A High School diploma/equivalent with eleven (11) years of work experience;
(2)Six (6) years of project management experience with a U.S. government foreign affairs
agency, domestic or international assistance organization, or non-governmental
organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration,
conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, political analysis, and/or
human rights activities;
(3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience (in person or virtual). A virtual temporary
duty (TDY) is defined as work that would have been conducted in an overseas location if
not for the COVID pandemic;
(4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience with at least one direct report.


($95,973 - $124,764 per annum)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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