Transition Advisor or Senior Transition Advisor - Worldwide (Tandem) (GS-13/14)

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.

Duties

At the GS-13 Transition Advisor level:

● Provide technical support to OTI programs and teams. Examples of tasks may include: provision of ad hoc support to new OTI country program start-ups; participation in the conceptualization and design of program strategies and objectives in close coordination with staff from OTI, USAID, the U.S. Department of State, and/or the implementing partner based on political analysis and U.S. Government policy; support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick impact programming model;

● Provide assistance with ongoing evaluations of OTI programs or activities in the field; review program budgets; assist in selection of program implementers such as grantees, contractors, and personal services contract employees; support monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and improved business practices; analyze and report on current political developments and security concerns; assistance with closeout activities; and provision of on-call technical assistance;

● Fill critical needs for program advisement, management and implementation as well as staffing gaps in the field and, at times, in Washington, DC;

● Represent and articulate OTI’s mission, global programs, and business model to those within and outside USAID;

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

Qualifications

At the GS-13 Transition Advisor level:

(1) A Master’s degree with five (5) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

AND

(2) Five (5) 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 activities;

AND

(3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country.

AND

(4) One (1) year of supervisory experience.

At the GS-14 Senior Transition Advisor level:

(1) A Master’s degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

(2) Seven (7) 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 activities;

AND

(3) Four (4) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country;

AND

(4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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