USPSC Senior Program Officer

USAID/Office of 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**

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working under the guidance and supervision of the SRA or designated RA, the SPO supports the regional office through the management of humanitarian and DRR activities in the region, assisting with program analysis, strategy development, and coordination with partners in the humanitarian community. The SPO will work closely with a program team that may include SRAs, RAs, Senior Humanitarian Advisors, Program Officers, Regional Team Leaders, Deputy Team Leaders, Disaster Operations Specialists (DOSs), and Program Assistants. The SPO will perform the following:

Contextual Specialty:
• Develop and maintain a specialized understanding of humanitarian developments across the region to include political, social, and operational issues impacting humanitarian efforts.
• Develop and maintain knowledge of USAID and USG humanitarian priorities and strategies within the region, and OFDA’s contributions and comparative advantages to those efforts.
• Provide regular reporting, through cables and other means, on issues related to the humanitarian situations in the region.
• Provide regular reports on site visits, meetings, relevant current events and other issues that impact humanitarian relief efforts.

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, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a specific country, and seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, and at least two (2) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations.

OR

Master’s degree with study in, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a specific country, and five (5) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, and at least two (2) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations.

Salary

$76,687 - $99,691

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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