USPSC Deputy Office Director Emergency Response
USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance
About the organization
Ethiopia is a complex humanitarian operating environment that is highly vulnerable to a wide range of natural and man-made shocks. Historically, the vast majority of the humanitarian burden has been a result of natural disasters, such as drought, flooding, and pest infestation. However, humanitarian needs are increasingly driven by man-made causes, and conflict-induced displacement is a new but significant feature throughout Ethiopia. The 2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview for Ethiopia identified over 10 million people affected by climate and man-made humanitarian crises, of whom 8.4 million people were in need of some form of assistance. Billion-dollar appeals for humanitarian assistance are an unfortunate normal in this context, and USAID has regularly contributed $400-$500 million each year to address the multifaceted needs of Ethiopians and refugees impacted by shocks.
For a complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position, please view the solicitationat www.bhajobs.net
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Humanitarian Leadership, Response, and Strategy
● Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge and understanding of humanitarian issues and context changes in Ethiopia. Analyze and synthesize complex information to identify and prioritize humanitarian assistance needs, response options, and/or policy issues.
● Monitor incipient disasters and/or developments in complex crises, humanitarian response appeals and plans, and emerging and intractable humanitarian issues and challenges. Lead identification and assessment of humanitarian needs, formulation of assistance requirements, and beneficiary targeting. Apply expertise to inform USG actions.
● In partnership with the senior BHA representative at post, co-lead BHA strategy processes to determine current and future directions and resource levels of BHA’s Ethiopia portfolio.
● Develop technically sound and time-sensitive solutions in times of crisis that enable USG to respond to the multifaceted needs of targeted beneficiaries. Lead discussions and decisions on resource allocations across all sectors and modalities of assistance.
● Serve as the Mission’s lead strategic advisor on humanitarian principles, policies, and practice. Ensure programmatic and operational cohesion and excellence across the full range of USG emergency programming, including Food Assistance
For the education and experience requirements for this position please view the solicitation at www.bhajobs.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 study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, East African studies, or a related field or country, plus eleven (11) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including four (4) years of overseas humanitarian field experience.
Master’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, East African studies, or a related field or country, plus nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including four (4) years of overseas humanitarian field experience.
: $109,366 - $142,180 equivalent to GS-15
Contact email: [email protected]
Please see http://bhajobs.net for the full solicitation for this position.
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