USPSC Senior Disaster Operations Specialist (SDOS) (Multiple Positions)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

Duties

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

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader for the assigned ALE region of responsibility, the SDOS will perform the following:

Contextual Specialty:
• Monitor incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility through a wide range of USG and international sources;
• Review and monitor national disaster risk reduction efforts and plans in the area of responsibility in collaboration with the regional team;
• Assist in identifying humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility and applying those to program strategy development and implementation;
• Maintain an in-depth understanding of political, humanitarian, organizational, structural and stakeholder interests specific to the region of responsibility;
• Prepare and/or provide substantive assistance in the preparation of regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries; and
• Serve as a resource for program-related planning efforts to include event and scenario based contingency planning.

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, and disaster management) and a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience with the USG, Private Voluntary Organization (PVO), NGO, IO or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include progressive responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and managing and evaluating funded programs in a results type framework. Experience must include a minimum of two (2) years directly managing assistance awards. Experience must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground field experience in needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation.

OR

Master’s Degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, and disaster management) and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience with the USG, PVO, NGO, IO or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include progressive responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and managing and evaluating funded programs in a results type framework.

Salary

$99,172 - $128,920

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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