OTI SOCCENT Conflict and Stabilization Advisor (CSA)

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.


● Advise and liaise with SOCCENT and CENTCOM to inform campaign plans and
operations on stabilization and transition, ensuring that OTI field programs are
coordinated with the Department of Defense (DoD) theater planning; ensure OTI
stabilization and transition activities are nested in and around security operations; and,
ensure a common civil-military picture of the political and security environment;
● Facilitate unity of effort between USAID/OTI field programs, SOCCENT and
CENTCOM, providing regular information, reporting and analysis on political and
security developments; engage and coordinate with other civilian assistance interests
relevant to stabilization and political transition;
● Establish regular communication channels and information and product exchange and
organize briefings to ensure a common operating picture between OTI, SOCCENT and
CENTCOM; circulate status reports which summarize relevant CENTCOM and
SOCCENT activities impacting OTI field or Washington, DC teams;
● Determine and manage requests between OTI, SOCCENT, and CENTCOM for
participation in trainings and exercises. Represent OTI at planning exercises with
Inform SOCCENT and CENTCOM on issues pertaining to OTI-led countering violent extremism (CVE); early recovery; disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR);
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 seven (7) years of work experience;
A Bachelor’s degree with nine (9) years of work experience;
(2) Six (6) 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, and/or human rights
(3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country.
(4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience.


GS-14 Equivalent

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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