USPSC Program Officer (PO)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization


The ALE Division encompasses a diverse geography that is prone to many types of natural disasters, as well as some of the most complex emergencies and high-profile humanitarian responses in the world today (e.g., Syria, Iraq, Yemen). Programming is as diverse and includes disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities, responding to rapid-onset disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, and longer-term assistance to populations affected by conflict and war.

The Program Officer (PO) plays a major role in the ALE Division’s effort to promote excellence in humanitarian assistance and meet OFDA’s mandate to save lives, alleviate suffering, and reduce the social and economic impact of disasters. Under the guidance of the Senior Regional Advisor (SRA) or designated Regional Advisor (RA), the PO supports the coordination and management of OFDA disaster response, preparedness, mitigation, and training programs in the region of responsibility.


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Working under the guidance and supervision of the SRA or designated RA, the PO supports the regional office through the management of humanitarian and DRR activities in the region, assisting with program analysis, strategy development, and coordination with partners in the humanitarian community. The PO will work closely with a program team that may include SRAs, RAs, Senior Humanitarian Advisors (SHAs), POs, Regional Team Leaders, Deputy Team Leaders, Disaster Operations Specialists (DOSs), and Program Assistants. The PO will perform the following:

Contextual Specialty:
• Develop and maintain specialized understanding of humanitarian developments within the region to include political, social, and operational issues impacting humanitarian efforts;
• Develop and maintain knowledge of USAID, USG, and U.S. humanitarian priorities and strategies within the region and OFDA’s contributions and comparative advantages to those efforts;


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(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. This experience must include one or more of the following: emergency relief operations, monitoring and evaluating humanitarian programs, or needs assessment and analysis.


$64,490 - $83,840

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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