OTI Deputy Country Representative – Nigeria

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.

● Represent OTI interests during meetings with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international donors interested in DCHA/OTI activities;

● Provide guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices, USG agencies and donor organizations;

● Provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick impact programming model in U.S. Embassies or USAID Missions. Support to U.S. Embassies and USAID Missions will include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming, including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews;

● Review proposals and grant concepts and work with diverse groups, many of which have not previously had international funding;

● Collaborate with the Country Representative in monitoring the performance of OTI implementing partners in the implementation of OTI-financed activities designed to achieve OTI strategic objectives;

Qualifications

(1) A Master’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience;

OR

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

AND

(2) A minimum of five (5) 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) One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country;

(4) One (1) year of supervisory experience.

Salary

GS-13 Equivalent (Non-Locality pay)

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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