OTI Program Manager

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

At the GS-11 Level:
Note: Duties and responsibilities are listed in order of importance for this position

● Participate in the implementation of current and new country program operations with primary focus on administrative, budget, logistics, personnel and contractual support, as well as maintaining program files and records;

● Manage assigned country program(s) including headquarter-based contractors and grantees working under such programs; when required provide support as an auxiliary team member in the field, being prepared to travel to difficult posts in overseas conflict or post-conflict areas for two weeks or more;

● Provide backstopping and troubleshooting support to field-based staff through frequent communication and administrative support;

● Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with OTI’s three divisions (Operations and Management Division; Field Programs Division; and Program, Learning and Innovation Division);

● Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with DCHA offices, USAID divisions, the Department of State, U.S. Government agencies and departments, non-governmental organizations, international donors, and other stakeholders interested in particular OTI country programs, to coordinate and effectively implement interagency efforts;

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

Qualifications

At the GS-11 level:

(1) A Master’s Degree with three (3) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with four (4) years of work experience;

AND

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

(3) Nine (9) months of overseas experience in a developing country;

(4) Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management.

At the GS-12 level:

(1) A Master’s Degree with four (4) years of work experience;

OR

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

AND

(2) Three (3) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

(3) One (1) year of overseas experience in a developing country;

(4) Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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