OTI Deputy 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.


● 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 CPS/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 USAID offices, U.S. Government agencies and
donor organizations;
● Provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick impact
programming model in US embassies or USAID Missions. Support to US embassies and
USAID Missions may 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 strategic objectives;


At a minimum, the offeror must have:
(1) A Master’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience;
A Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;
An Associate’s Degree with eight (8) years of work experience;
A High School Diploma with nine (9) years of work experience;
(2) Five (5) 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) One (1) year 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) One (1) year of supervisory experience (including but not limited to mentoring, training,
and guiding staff);
(5) Working proficiency in Spanish and English is required.


$84,546 - $109,908 per annum

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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