USPSC Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to Military

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

Program areas of common interest between USAID and DoD include, but are not limited to,
humanitarian assistance (disaster response), counter-terrorism, strategic communications,
conflict prevention and mitigation, counter-insurgency, post-conflict reconstruction and
stabilization, resiliency, and transformational development. To ensure cohesion among policy
goals and operational execution, USAID assigns Senior Development Advisors (SDAs) and
OFDA HAA/Ms to DoD Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), U.S. Special Operations
Command, and the Pentagon.

The USAID SDA serves as the principal USAID officer to the relevant COCOM and to the
Pentagon, supporting the full spectrum of policies and activities across USAID’s regional and
functional bureaus and enabling and empowering the USAID perspective and operational
priorities within DoD. The OFDA HAA/M has the lead on coordinating disaster response activities for USAID within the COCOM area of responsibility.

Duties

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

• Coordinate with the humanitarian community to achieve the best use of military assets
by reducing redundant or counterproductive military activities.
• Assist the military in defining and reconciling its role with that of the greater
humanitarian relief community.
• Seek out methods to most effectively utilize DoD strengths.
• Represent OFDA in appropriate DoD training and planning exercises with subsequent
reporting to OFDA divisions on activities, lessons learned, success and future activities
as a result of OFDA participation.
• Represent OFDA in DoD conferences in the context of priorities set forth by the OPS
Division Chief, such as, participate in After-action Reviews, humanitarian exercises
sponsored at the COCOM level and at operational level and strategic planning exercises
normally conducted through Pentagon auspices to interact with policy makers.
• Assist OFDA management in defining a strategy for military coordination which will
include guidelines for determining OFDA participation in DoD operations when specific
requests are made and where OFDA should request activities and participation.
• Determine whether OFDA participation in DoD humanitarian activities is necessary and
useful.
• Provide OFDA briefings and training to uniformed military officers at various DoD
educational institutions.

Qualifications

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

Bachelor's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not
limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and seven (7) years of
relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas)
experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or
post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not
limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and five (5) years of
relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas)
experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or
post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

Salary

$78,681 - $102,288

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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