OTI Senior Transition Advisor - Worldwide (Intermittent) (GS-15)

USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI)

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.


● Conceptualize and design country program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, USAID and U.S. Department of State personnel, and other governmental and non-governmental actors, based on political objectives and advocate on behalf of new programmatic approaches;
● Manage OTI programs broadly within the framework of United States Government (USG) policy in order to both problem solve and develop new ideas, theories or techniques which optimize the impact and effectiveness of transition programs;
● Conduct, in collaboration with relevant OTI regional team, assessments for possible new country programs, and visits to field sites in areas where OTI has projects;

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


At a minimum, the offeror must have:
(1) A Master’s Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;
A Bachelor’s Degree with eleven (11) years of work experience;
An Associate’s Degree with twelve (12) years of work experience;
A High School diploma/equivalent with thirteen (13) years of work experience; AND
(2) Nine (9) 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) Six (6) years 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) Six (6) years of supervisory experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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