Training Specialist (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.


The Training Specialist will be responsible for the following:

• Support the G3PC strategy for internal and external education and training courses on humanitarian assistance, the international humanitarian architecture, and disaster response issues.
• Maintain a strong understanding of the USG interagency, humanitarian policy issues, BHA’s coordination responsibilities, and response operations to contribute to BHA’s training strategy for external partners.
• Support the development of detail strategic plans for external training for the intra-and-interagency.
• Analyze training needs and requirements to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs as needed.
• Assist in the implementation and continuous updating of courses, often taking overall responsibility for training courses and specifically applying the principles of adult learning design in a yearly schedule of courses.
• Deliver approved content on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief related topics as part of the courses, both virtual and in-person.
• Coordinate with the subject matter experts and work closely with other teams within G3PC, particularly the Humanitarian Policy Team and the U.S. Policy, Strategy, and Interagency Coordination Team.
• Support capacity and leadership development program with external partners.


● A High School Diploma or its equivalent with at least nine (9) years of experience in adult learning,
professional development, curriculum development, education, or training.


● A Bachelor’s degree in any field with at least five (5) years of experience in adult learning,
professional development, curriculum development, education, or training.


● A Master’s degree in any field plus with at least three (3) years of experience in adult learning,
professional development, curriculum development, education, or training.


● Specialized experience: Experience in international relations, international development,
international policy research or analysis, domestic or international civilian-led disaster relief or
humanitarian assistance, public policy, public health, human rights, or political science.


● Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.
● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Level Clearance. (If there is a change in circumstances
requiring access to National Security information classified at the Top Secret level, the offeror
may be asked to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level
clearance after award). Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of an offer or removal.


$117,962.00 - $153,354.00

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
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
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.

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