USPSC Safety and Security Specialist (Multiple Positions)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

Safety and security is vital to humanitarian programming and field operations. As part of the Operations Support Team (OST), the core function of the Safety and Security Unit (SSU) is to provide technical expertise and operational support to OFDA’s decision makers and staff. The SSU achieves this through:
1. Providing multi-tiered engagement and assistance to support safety and security capacity-building within the humanitarian community;
2. Serving as technical advisor to fulfill OFDA’s commitment to fostering a culture of effective safety and security risk management through innovative and appropriate safety and security management solutions;
3. Empowering staff to make responsible decisions through the provision of training, analysis, and other support appropriate to the complex security environments in which we operate; and
4. Developing innovative tools and systems that enable OFDA’s mission and field work.

Duties

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SSS will provide support on various operational and policy aspects of the SSU portfolio and will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

● Monitor security situations in countries and regions in which OFDA has, or may have, staff, and be able to identify current and future risks to OFDA staff and humanitarian programs.
● Work with OFDA divisions and regional teams to coordinate and track the activities of OFDA staff as they relate to security.
● Provide general and country-specific security guidance and briefings to OFDA staff, as needed.
● Assist in OFDA’s management of critical security incidents.
● Deploy to the field in support of AFD and ALE and their regional teams’ operational safety and security needs, including comprehensive risk assessments and development of safety and security risk management plans.
● Exercise substantial latitude for operational security decision-making as delegated by field-team leaders.
● Manage course content and serve as a resource speaker on established SSU training modules at OFDA training courses, as appropriate.
● Review OFDA partner safety and security plans for adherence to USAID/OFDA Guidelines for Proposals.

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 development and humanities, administration, Safety and Security operations, crisis management, development planning, law enforcement) and at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience. At least two (2) years should be field work (domestic or overseas) in humanitarian or development security, programming, logistics, or operations.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international development and humanities, administration, Safety and Security operations, crisis management, development planning, law enforcement) and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience. At least one (1) year should be field work (domestic or overseas), in humanitarian or development security, programming, logistics, or operations.

Salary

$99,172 - $128,920

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA19B00096
ISSUANCE DATE: August 22, 2019
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: November 20, 2019 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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