OTI Deputy Chief - Programs, Field Programs Division

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.


Support and advise FPD Chief on day-to-day management for program effectiveness and overall strategy for the Field Programs Division;

Supervise Regional Team Leaders and Program Assistant(s); if delegated by the FPD Chief, supervise other FPD staff such as the Surge Staff (“bullpen”) Supervisor;

Provide guidance and oversight of Regional Team Leaders on program design, strategy development and review, implementation, and evaluation; Some field travel required;

In coordination with FPD Chief, and OTI and Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS) Bureau leadership, plan for and organize new country engagements assessments, including conducting such assessments and program performance reviews or other scoping exercises as requested in Washington, DC or the field;

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


At a minimum, the offeror must have:

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


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


Seven (7) years of project management experience with any of the following organizations, including but not limited to: a non-governmental organization in community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis; an international assistance organization, or a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency;

Three (3) years of experience working overseas;

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

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net

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