USPSC Regional Adisor/Team Lead

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

To fulfill its mandate, and to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, OFDA has established six regional offices in the following locations: San Jose, Costa Rica; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Pretoria, South Africa; Budapest, Hungary; and Bangkok, Thailand. OFDA also has other, smaller sub-regional and program offices around the world.

The regional offices are headed by Senior Regional Advisors (SRAs), who work closely with Team Leaders in Washington, D.C. and report to the appropriate Division Director. SRAs serve as the regional team leaders for all response, preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities. SRAs serve as key interlocutors with embassies and missions in a disaster response, and may serve as the DART Leader, if needed.

Duties

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

The Regional Advisor/Team Lead will be responsible for program analysis, strategy development, and coordination with relief agencies, other donors, and USG interagency partners, as well as reporting to OFDA/Washington. The Regional Advisor/Team Lead will embed within the USAID Venezuela Unit and represent humanitarian equities in a multi-office platform for coordination and coherency of assistance for Venezuelans in Colombia. In addition, the Regional Advisor/Team Lead/ will lead field-based coordination with the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Office of Transition Initiatives, and USAID/Colombia to ensure complementary assistance and furthering relief-to-development transitions.

This position requires frequent travel within Colombia to represent humanitarian issues during high-level visits and to ensure robust programmatic monitoring. In addition, this position requires an individual who is able to travel outside of the country where he/she is based, on short notice for two to three weeks at a time, or longer, on occasion. As the Colombia DART team is part of a larger regional Venezuela response, the Regional Advisor/Team Lead will need to ensure frequent communication with San Jose-based team members and retain the ability to travel regionally, if requested.

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 study in, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a specific country; and a minimum of nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which must include five (5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Fluency in verbal and written English and Spanish.

OR

Master’s degree with study in, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a specific country; and a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which must include three (3) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Fluency in verbal and written English and Spanish.

Salary

$92,977 - $120,868 equivalent to GS-14 (not eligible for locality pay)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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