USPSC Program Officer (Multiple Positions)
USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
About the organization
OFDA is responsible for coordinating the USG’s humanitarian response to the complex and rapid-onset emergencies throughout the Africa region, establishing programs to meet clearly defined humanitarian needs, and overseeing OFDA’s current and future humanitarian assistance programming. OFDA maintains regional offices in several African countries. The Program Officers (POs) are part of Africa Division and, based on duty post, will be assigned to one of two regional teams covering the following areas for the duration of each post: Southern,
West and North Africa (SWAN), East and Central Africa (ECA). Each regional team is managed by a Team Leader, under the direction of the Africa Division Director.
POs play a central role in the USG’s disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and disaster risk reduction programs.
**For the complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position please view the solicitation at www.ofdajobs.net.**
The OFDA Program Officer will work to primarily provide full time in-country coordination and management of OFDA programming for humanitarian emergency and disaster risk reduction activities on portfolios in the Africa region as needed.
This position requires effective daily coordination with several OFDA staff members, as well as with representatives from other USAID offices, Embassy staff, and the humanitarian community, and therefore requires a highly collaborative work style. The PO must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines when posted overseas. The PO may be required to serve as a
critical component of a U.S. government disaster assessment team, Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), Response Management Team (RMT), or to backfill other staff members in the overseas office.
The Program Officer's responsibilities will include the following:
● Develop and maintain a specialized understanding of humanitarian developments within the assigned portfolio to include political, social, and operational issues impacting humanitarian efforts.
**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 a specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance, which must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground international field experience working in humanitarian assistance.
Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to a specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) and a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance, which must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground international field experience working in humanitarian assistance.
Contact email: [email protected]
: **Please see http://www.ofdajobs.net for full solicitation for this position.**
SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA19B00110
ISSUANCE DATE: September 10, 2019
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: October 8, 2019,
12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Equal Opportunity Employment
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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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