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.**

The SHA duties and responsibilities will include the following:
• Assist in the identification, research, analysis and development of recommendations on all issues and matters relating to humanitarian affairs and anticipate the need for such policy analysis.
• Represent USAID at high level donor meetings, covering a broad range of humanitarian issues and provide DCHA Bureau with analysis and guidance on relations with the UN system.
• Interact with Department of State colleagues on developing strategies and policies toward UN agencies and humanitarian issues.
• Anticipate the needs of the organization regarding developments in the areas of humanitarian affairs and prepare analyses, briefings, documents and meetings, as required.
• Attend various NGO, PIO, UN Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) and other meetings to provide authoritative information and views to formulate humanitarian policies and coordinate strategies on policy issues.
• Initiate and maintain strong working relationships with other donor countries in order to promote humanitarian principles and coordinate disaster response activities.
• Create new strategies for outreach with other rising global actors.

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, human rights, economics, public health, disaster management, public policy, or a related field) plus a minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and on humanitarian policy issues. Experience must include work with a humanitarian organization, such as a USG foreign assistance agency, UN, IO, or international humanitarian NGO.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, human rights, economics, public health, disaster management, public policy or a related field) plus a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and on humanitarian policy issues.

Salary

$117,191 - $152,352

Application instructions

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

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