Program Officer (PO)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

OFDA is responsible for coordinating the USG’s humanitarian response to the complex emergency in the Central African Republic (CAR), establishing programs to meet clearly defined humanitarian needs, and for overseeing OFDA’s current and future humanitarian assistance programming. OFDA maintains a regional office in CAR headed by the Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SHA), who oversees staff, programs, and operations for OFDA in-country.

The Program Officer (PO) in Bangui, CAR will monitor OFDA-funded programs, liaise with IOs and with the NGO community, provide assessments when appropriate, and make program recommendations. The team in CAR is working to allocate USG humanitarian assistance funding to support humanitarian programs. The PO will work with implementing partners to ensure that programming meets strategic objectives and to shepherd programs through the approval process. This position reports directly to the OFDA SHA in Bangui, CAR.

Duties

Working under the guidance and supervision of the SHA, the PO will support OFDA’s program office in CAR with full time in-country coordination and management of OFDA programming for humanitarian emergency and disaster risk reduction activities throughout CAR. The PO may assist in humanitarian assistance activities elsewhere in the region as needed. The PO will work in close collaboration with a program team that may include Senior Regional Advisors, SHAs, Senior Program Officers, POs, Field Monitors, Team Leaders, Deputy Team Leaders, Disaster Operations Advisors and Specialists, and /or Program Assistants.

This position requires substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the U.S. Embassy, other USG agencies, the Government of CAR, U.S. military representatives, as well as with relevant donor representatives and UN and NGOs, therefore requiring a highly collaborative work style. The PO must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

Qualifications

**For the education and experience requirements for this position please view the solicitation at www.ofdajobs.net.**

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including international relations, political science, economics, food policy, or a related field), and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance, which must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground international field experience working in humanitarian assistance. This experience must include one or more of the following: needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including international relations, political science, economics, food policy, or a related field), and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance, which must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground international field experience working in humanitarian assistance. This experience must include one or more of the following: needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

Salary

$64,490 - $83,840

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

**Please visit http://www.ofdajobs.net for the full solicitation for this position.**

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