USPSC, Senior Program Operations Specialist (SPOS)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

HPGE serves as the principal focal point for humanitarian policy development, engagement and institutional relationships with international organizations and other donor governments. The Global Programs Team (GPT) develops and manages a portfolio of diverse programs designed to build the capacity of key UN humanitarian agencies, other Public International Organizations (PIOs), and NGOs; provide leadership on key programmatic policy initiatives; strengthen leadership capacity in the humanitarian system; and fund critical research through academic institutions, think tanks, and other humanitarian stakeholders.

The Senior Program Operations Specialist (SPOS) position serves as an integral part of the Global Programs team and closely coordinates with other parts of the USG community on humanitarian issues. The SPOS manages a multi-million dollar program portfolio of grants to PIOs, as well as a strategic portfolio of global policy and research-oriented grants to a range of NGOs.

Duties

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SPOS will provide critical analysis on programming with PIOs, manage a complex multi-million dollar portfolio of grants, serve as an office-wide resource on grant-making and procurement regulations as they pertain to PIOs, and interface regularly with the Disaster Response Divisions regarding funding to PIOs. S/he will also work with other parts of the DCHA bureau and Agency, including the AARM Team, the Office of General Counsel (GC), and the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) to ensure grant-making processes are functioning in an effective manner. S/he will also anticipate and prepare documents and briefing memos on humanitarian issues for important meetings and events. S/he will assist and support the Global Programs Team Lead (GPTL) in planning, organizing, and overseeing OFDA’s global program grants management functions. The SPOS will be a principle source of information and advice to OFDA staff on global grants management procedures and will be charged with the oversight of grants administration laws and regulations as well as providing advice and guidance to stakeholders on grants policies, issues, and administration.

Qualifications

**For the education and experience requirements for this position please view the solicitation at www.ofdajobs.net.**

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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 seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and on humanitarian policy issues, two (2) years of experience managing complex humanitarian programs. Applicants must demonstrate work experience 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 five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and on humanitarian policy issues, two (2) of experience managing complex humanitarian programs. Applicants must demonstrate work experience with humanitarian organization.

Salary

$99,172 - $128,920

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

Before responding to this announcement, please review the Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of all positions posted to this jobs board. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.


Does this sound like the position for you?

Apply to job