OTI USPSC – Country Representative – Ecuador (GS-14)

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.


The Country Representative is a member of the Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS)/OTI Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Team, reports to the OTI Latin America and Caribbean Regional Team Lead or designee, and is based in Ecuador. The incumbent may be required to travel regionally as necessary. The Country Representative’s principal responsibility will be development, oversight and management of CPS/OTI's Ecuador country program. The incumbent will be called upon to represent OTI’s mission and programs to senior-level government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors and local government officials.

Under the direct supervision of the Washington-based CPS/OTI Regional Team Leader for Ecuador or their designee, the Country Representative will perform the following duties:

Manage a high-profile program in a dynamic environment and provide strategic, programmatic, and operational guidance to OTI’s implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees) while leveraging critical local staff input, and the partner’s role in strategy co-creation, to ensure that activities are contributing to OTI’s program objectives;

For full list, please visit: 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;


An Associate’s Degree with ten (10) years of work experience;


A High School diploma/equivalent with eleven (11) 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, political analysis, and/or human rights activities;

(3) Two (2) 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;

(4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience with at least one direct report;

(5) Demonstrated experience using Spanish in a professional setting.

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



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

Before responding to this announcement, please review the RPCV Career Link Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of every position posted to the jobs board and we ask everyone to use caution when contacting and/or sharing information with any organization while seeking employment. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

Does this sound like the position for you?

Apply to job