USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor

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.**

This position requires an individual to manage and represent the humanitarian portfolio for Somalia. The SHA will serve as the primary contact and liaison in Mogadishu, Somalia for OFDA’s and FFP’s ongoing humanitarian assistance activities in Somalia, as well as for DRR programs. The SHA, in close coordination with the Nairobi-based Somalia humanitarian team, will substantially contribute to program analysis and strategy development and work closely with the USAID/Somalia mission staff, the U.S. Embassy, other donors, the Somalia government, U.S. military representatives, USG interagency partners, IOs, NGOs, and the UN, in responding to humanitarian needs and sudden onset disasters. The SHA will also be responsible for reporting to OFDA ECA Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, and to OFDA/Washington.

Because of the substantial coordination requirements of this position, an individual with a highly collaborative work style is required. The SHA 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.

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, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, food policy, East African studies, or a related field or country) plus nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, food security, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including four (4) years of overseas humanitarian field experience.

OR

Master’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, food policy, East African studies, or a related field or country) plus seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, food security, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including four (4) years of overseas humanitarian field experience.

Salary

$90,621- $117,810

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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