USPSC Senior Information Officer (Multiple Positions)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

This solicitation is for multiple Senior Information Officers (Sr. IOs) to support USAID’s OFDA, which provides humanitarian assistance for the USG in response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. When in Washington, D.C., or serving on disaster response teams in Washington or overseas, the Sr. IOs will monitor and report on humanitarian conditions and response activities; compile and disseminate information about USG humanitarian activities; and produce a wide range of public and internal information products. The Sr. IOs will report to OFDA’s HPGE Division and work closely with USAID’s Food for Peace (FFP) Policy, Partnerships, Program, and Communications (PPPC) Division.

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 who is able to reside in Washington, D.C., and willing to deploy to disaster zones, including conflict-affected areas, often on short notice. The selectee 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.
The Sr. IO compiles, drafts, and disseminates information about humanitarian conditions and USG humanitarian response activities for internal USG and external audiences. Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills and have exceptional attention to detail. Candidates must be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances and have the ability work under tight deadlines in an extremely fast-paced and collaborative environment.
Working closely with staff in OFDA and FFP, the Sr. IO duties include the following:
At the GS-12 Equivalent Level:
• Work closely with supervisors to contribute to the day-to-day operation of a regional or thematic portfolio by facilitating team-level workflow management, including the delegation and assignment of tasks;
• Contribute to quality control efforts for team-produced information products based on established guidance, and train teammates as needed on standards and shared processes;

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, public health, disaster management or a related field) plus five (5) years of progressively responsible experience producing written products under tight deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced environment. One (1) year of experience with humanitarian reporting with either long-term or short-term overseas travel, and working knowledge of humanitarian issues.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field) plus four (4) years of progressively demonstrated experience producing written products under tight deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced environment. One (1) year of experience with
humanitarian reporting with either long-term or short-term overseas travel, and working knowledge of humanitarian issues.

Salary

$83,398 - $108,422

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA19B00079
ISSUANCE DATE: October 01, 2019
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: October 22, 2019
12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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