USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor for Venezuela

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

Venezuela continues to experience a slow-onset crisis, characterized by extreme hyperinflation, a widespread lack of access to affordable medicines, medical supplies, and food, and increasing humanitarian needs throughout the country.

In order to address this crisis, USAID/OFDA stood up a regional DART headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, as well as a RMT headquartered in Washington, DC. The Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SHA) will report to the DART Leader in San Jose, Costa Rica while the DART and RMT remain active. Should the DART/RMT stand down, the SHA will remain in place and report to the Sr. Regional Advisor (SRA) based in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The SHA will serve as OFDA’s principal humanitarian representative for Venezuela. He/She will ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster response and assistance, strategic reporting, and analysis are met.

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 represent the U.S. government on humanitarian issues for Venezuela. The SHA will work closely with USAID/Office of Food For Peace’s (FFP) Senior Food Security Advisor (SFSA), USAID/Venezuela Mission staff, the U.S. Embassy, other U.S. Agencies as appropriate, as well as other humanitarian actors, to respond to humanitarian needs and sudden onset disasters. The SHA will be responsible for strategy development and coordination with relief agencies, other donors, and USG interagency partners, as well as reporting to OFDA DART Leader/SRA in San Jose, Costa Rica, and OFDA Washington, and collaborating with USAID/Venezuela and U.S. Embassy/Venezuela staff, as required.

This position requires substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the U.S. Embassy, other USG agencies, as well as with relevant donor representatives and UN and NGO agencies, therefore requiring a highly collaborative work style. 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.**

Bachelor's degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, South American studies, or a related field or country; and nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including, but not limited to, overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations.

OR

Master's degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, South American studies or a related field or country; and seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including but not limited to overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations.

Salary

$90,621 - $117,810

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

Position Title: Senior Humanitarian Advisor for Venezuela
Solicitation Number: 720FDA19B00029
Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $90,621 - $117,810
Issuance Date: July 22, 2019
Closing Date: Open and continuous through November 4, 2019 with 2 (Two) Review Periods closing on:

August 14, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
November 4, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

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