OTI Regional Team Leader

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.


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

● Lead and oversee an OTI Regional Team, including deputy team leader(s) and program managers in Washington D.C.; and country representatives and implementing partners in the field and at headquarters. The first regional team assignment will be on the Middle East Team. Oversee the management, logistical, budget, administrative, human resources, and contractual issues for the program;
● Design staffing plans to meet overall program objectives, and provide managerial and supervisory support to staff. Ensure staff work objectives and tasks are well defined, that recruitment is initiated immediately when staffing needs arise. Ensure that staff is highly qualified, trained, and mentored in all critical aspects of OTI operations and programming. Ensure that employee performance evaluations are completed in a timely manner in accordance with OTI office policy;

● Apply a sound understanding of USAID’s programmatic and operational processes in Washington D.C. to support transition programming overseas, including assessment and conceptualization, design, management, analysis and evaluation of political transition and/or post-conflict activities. Perform complex country and program analysis to maintain a “watch country” list, and develop existing and future strategies in high-priority countries;


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


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


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

(3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience in one or more developing countries;

(4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience;

(5) Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management, including the design, management, and evaluation of political transition project activities.


GS-14 Equivalent (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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