Senior Program Officer (Multiple Positions)

USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

About the organization

USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) provides life-saving humanitarian assistance—including food, water, shelter, emergency healthcare, sanitation and hygiene, and critical nutrition services— to the world’s most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people.

BHA is the lead federal coordinator for international disaster assistance, harnessing the expertise and unique capacities of other U.S. government entities to effectively respond to natural disasters and complex crises around the world.

BHA takes a holistic look at humanitarian aid, providing assistance before, during and after a crisis—from readiness and response, to relief and recovery. This includes non-emergency programming that is foundational to linking humanitarian assistance to long-term development and the journey to self-reliance.

Duties

The Senior Program Officers will perform the following:
Contextual Specialty:
● Develop and maintain a specialized understanding of humanitarian developments across
the region to include political, social, and operational issues impacting humanitarian efforts.
● Develop and maintain knowledge of USAID and US Government (USG) humanitarian
priorities and strategies within the region, and BHA’s contributions and comparative advantages
to those efforts.
● Provide regular reporting, through cables and other means, on issues related to the
humanitarian situations in the region.
● Provide regular reports on site visits, meetings, relevant current events and other issues
that impact humanitarian relief efforts.
Portfolio Management:
● Work with BHA’s Washington-based and field-based program staff to develop program
strategies for response and DRR activities across the region, overseeing day-to-day management
of the portfolio and its budgets.
● Support team members in assessing emergency response and DRR needs in the region in
order to ensure that BHA’s programs are appropriately responsive.
● Travel, as permitted, to assess, evaluate, and monitor humanitarian conditions in the
region, and make strategic recommendations for appropriate interventions.
● Provide guidance on regulations and policies.
● Assist in humanitarian award management and response activities outside of immediate
areas of responsibility, as needed.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

● A High School Diploma or its equivalent with at least nine (9) years of experience working in
administrative management, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian or
development assistance, or portfolio management (including, but not limited to, managing grants
or awards, selecting programs for funding, determining budget levels, or developing program
strategies.)

OR

● A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least five (5) years of experience working in
administrative management, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian or
development assistance, or portfolio management (including, but not limited to, managing grants
or awards, selecting programs for funding, determining budget levels, or developing program
strategies.)

OR

● A Master's in any discipline with at least three (3) years of experience working in administrative
management, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian or development assistance,
or portfolio management (including, but not limited to, managing grants or awards, selecting
programs for funding, determining budget levels, or developing program strategies.)

AND

● Specialized experience must include two (2) years of cumulative experience in humanitarian
assistance, emergency management/relief, DRR, post-emergency rehabilitation or recovery, or resilience.

Salary

$88,520.00 - $115,079.00

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

1. Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror
Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals,” available at
http://www.usaid.gov/forms.
2. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and
submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I.
3. Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted
documents.
4. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked
per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be
detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week
will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

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