USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor, USUN Geneva

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

INTRODUCTION

Currently, OFDA operates a small office in Geneva, Switzerland which is responsible for working closely with United Nations (UN) agencies, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), nongovernmental organization (NGO) fora, and donors on a range of humanitarian issues. As one of the critical “humanitarian capitals of the world,” Geneva is the venue for key discussions on policy issues directly related to OFDA’s activities, such as reform of the international humanitarian system, best practices in financing humanitarian programs and disaster management as well as for donor initiatives on improving the effectiveness of humanitarian aid.

Duties

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

The SHA serves as a key source of information on humanitarian issues and humanitarian policy for USUN Geneva. He/She will help plan USUN strategies and responses to humanitarian crises, actively lobby members of UN delegations on U.S. positions on humanitarian issues, provide effective liaison with the UN offices in Geneva, and anticipate and prepare documents and briefing memos on humanitarian issues for important meetings and events. The SHA will also raise critical issues with the UN on behalf of OFDA, DCHA offices and other U.S. Government (USG) agencies and must have the ability to multi-task. The SHA provides expert analytical and advisory support on humanitarian issues for the planning, development and execution of U.S. foreign policy within a broad and complex geographic or functional specialty area. The work requires applying a rigorous analytical approach to data and the SHA will receive general guidance but will be expected to execute independent judgment and analysis.

The role requires significant interaction with foreign delegates, demanding strong diplomatic and communication skills to accurately represent U.S. positions in a complex multilateral setting, based on guidance from Washington.

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 relations, economics or a related field), and a minimum of nine (9) years implementing programmatic responses in humanitarian emergencies and/or immediate post-conflict environments, of which a minimum of three (3) years must be with a USG foreign affairs agency or with an international organization, and a minimum of three (3) years must be overseas on-the-ground experience in a leadership position managing emergency or crisis interventions.

OR

Master's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics or a related field), and a minimum of seven (7) years implementing programmatic responses in humanitarian emergencies and/or immediate post-conflict environments, of which a minimum of three (3) years must be with a USG foreign affairs agency or with an international organization, and a minimum of three (3) years must be overseas on-the-ground experience in a leadership position managing emergency or crisis interventions.

Salary

$92,977 - $120,868

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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