USPSC Deputy Manager for Planning, Venezuela Response Management Team

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

INTRODUCTION

The Venezuela DART and RMT are responsible for coordinating USAID’s humanitarian response to Venezuela. The RMT is led by a Response Manager (RM), Deputy Manager of Operations, and Deputy Manager of Planning. Its three major functional areas are Management, Planning, and Operations. The RMT collaborates with the DART Leader and OFDA Director to lead and develop the response strategy; support the DART; manages RMT activities; coordinates with USAID and partners; and serves as a representative for relevant USAID stakeholders to other federal officials, the media, and Congress. This solicitation is for the Deputy Manager for Planning (DMP) on the Venezuela RMT—currently located in Washington, DC—who manages the Planning Section of the RMT. The RMT Planning Section coordinates the response strategy and planning process; prepares information products; coordinates programs and award funding; and coordinates with other USG agencies and implementing partners.

Duties

**For the complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position please view the solicitation at www.ofdajobs.net.**

Management and Supervision

The DMP is responsible for supporting the RM with managing RMT activities, setting the strategy for the response, overseeing the Planning Team, and ensuring actions of these functional areas support the response strategy and goals. Under the leadership of the RM the DMP aims to achieve the following key results:

• Effectively execute OFDA’s mandate and mission for the humanitarian response;
• Ensure strategic focus, productivity, and morale through purposeful leadership;
• Maintain an influential role in representing humanitarian principles and beneficiary and partner needs with USG decision makers;
• Leverage OFDA’s response systems to achieve optimal outcomes for the RMT and beneficiaries; and
• Create an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort within the team, the wider RMT and DART.

Strategy

• In consultation with the RM and DART Leader, develop the strategic and programmatic transition strategy for the response;
• Ensure team, programmatic, operational, and other actions are aligned with and accountable to the overall response strategy; and
• Conduct regular planning sessions. Ensure regular attendance and contributions from all RMT planning members into the team’s operational planning process.

Qualifications

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

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management, or a related field), plus nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction, and/or disaster preparedness programming and management. Three (3) years of this experience must have been obtained overseas as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Experience in managing teams, especially in disaster response environments.

OR

Master's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, public health, disaster management, or a related field), plus seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction, and/or disaster preparedness programming and management. Three (3) years of this experience must have been obtained overseas as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations.

Salary

$117,191 - $152,352

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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