USPSC, Disaster Operations Advisor (DOA) (Multiple Positions)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

INTRODUCTION

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.

Duties

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

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. The DOA will work in close collaboration with a program team that may include Senior Regional Advisors, Regional Advisors, Senior Humanitarian Advisors, Program Officers, Field Monitors, Disaster Operation Specialists, and /or Program Assistants, depending on the portfolio assigned. A significant amount of travel will be required as outlined below. The DOA will perform the following functions:

Leadership:
• Serve in leadership positions such as Regional Advisor, Senior Humanitarian Advisor, or DART Team Leader or Deputy Team Leader on field-based response teams for up to 90 days at a time.
• Serve in leadership positions such as Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, or RMT Response Manager or Deputy Manager on headquarters-based response teams for extended periods of time, up to one year.

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, 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. Experience must include five (5) years of cumulative field work (foreign or domestic) in international humanitarian assistance and/or disaster response needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation.

OR

Master’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 seven (7) years of relevant with the USG, Private Voluntary Organization (PVO)/NGO, IO or UN Agency,

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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