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.


Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Chief, FPD or his/her designee, the Washington, DC-Programs will perform the following duties:

● Support and advise FPD Chief on day to day management for program effectiveness and overall strategy for FPD;

● 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;

● Oversee strategic workforce planning for the division, working in close consultation with the Human Capital and Talent Management Team Leader, the FPD Management (FPD -M) team, and Regional Team Leaders;

● As member of FPD-M, contribute to managing the office’s approach and resources related to cross-cutting programmatic/technical issues as needed;

● Participate in USAID policy development and support Agency redesign, including the creation of the new CPS Bureau;

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


At a minimum, the applicant must have:

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


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


(2) Seven (7) years of project management experience with a USG foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

(3) Three (3) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country;

(4) Four (4) years of demonstrated supervisory experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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