USPSC Disaster Operations Advisor (DOA) (Multiple Positions)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

Disaster Operations Advisors (DOAs) play a central role in the USG’s disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and disaster risk reduction programs. Their core function is to lead, manage, or support OFDA portfolios that require significant USG policy engagement and humanitarian program management. They are members of the Africa Division’s humanitarian response teams consisting of a Senior Regional Advisors, Senior Humanitarian Advisors, Program Officers, Field Monitors, Team Leaders, Deputy Team Leaders, DOAs and Specialists, and /or Program Assistants.

The OFDA Africa Division consists of two regional teams (Southern, Western and Northern Africa (SWAN), East and Central Africa (ECA) and DOAs will be given assignments on both teams based on coverage gaps and needs in DC and in the field, with extensive travel required.


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Working under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leaders or Senior Regional Advisor of the assigned region, the DOA will manage complex and high profile responses, build and retain staff capacity, and fill critical leadership requirements within the office. The DOA will lead, manage, or support OFDA portfolios that require significant USG policy engagement and humanitarian program management. DOAs can expect to move between portfolios in DC and in the field depending on the changing nature of OFDA’s humanitarian engagement in specific crises.


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Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, and disaster management) and at least nine (9) years of relevant work experience with the USG, Private Voluntary Organization (PVO)/NGO, IO or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and/or managing and evaluating funded programs in a results type framework.


$117,191 - $152,352

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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