USPSC Support Relief Group Shelter and Settlements Advisor

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

The Support Relief Group (SRG) is a program developed by OFDA to satisfy its growing need
for surge capacity. Currently, about half of all SRG activations are domestic and half overseas in
various capacities.

The SRG program brings on board select candidates who work full-time for discrete periods of
time, but on an intermittent basis for no more than 250 days per calendar year, and can be
deployed within hours to facilitate OFDA’s response to disasters, or to backfill staff in
Washington and other locations. SRG staff can be used for activations as short as one day or for
up to several months at a time. SRG positions are contracted for an initial period of one year with
the option to extend up to five years. The SRG program is managed by OAT in OFDA's OPS
Division.

Duties

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

The responsibilities of an S&S Advisor will include the following:

 Conduct initial sector-specific assessments and make expert technical recommendations
for appropriate activities, both for the initial disaster response phase and for longer-term
disaster risk reduction related to shelter and settlements sector activities. Assessments
may be conducted at the local, regional, sub-regional, or national level, and may be
related to disaster response or to comprehensive strategy development.

 Actively represent OFDA in emergency shelter sector discussions and activities, serve as
a USG shelter and settlements sector resource person, and display expert technical and
organizational leadership in sectoral activity commensurate with the role as a primary
resource person for shelter and settlements.

 Contribute to OFDA thinking on shelter and settlements sector activities, formulate
shelter and settlements sector strategies and recommendations, and provide technical
support for OFDA field offices, other offices within USAID, and to OFDA’s PSPM
Division.

 Contribute to planning and decision-making on a wide-range of shelter and settlements
activities, both in the Washington, D.C. and in the field.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but
not limited to, urban and regional planning, architecture, civil engineering, emergency
construction, or economic development), plus nine (9) years of progressively responsible
experience working in humanitarian relief and response, of which at least three (3) years were
obtained overseas in the shelter and settlements sector.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not
limited to, urban and regional planning, architecture, civil engineering, emergency construction,
or economic development), plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working
in humanitarian relief and response, of which at least two (2) years were obtained overseas in the
shelter and settlements sector.

Salary

$92,977 - $120,868

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA20B00062
ISSUANCE DATE: June 23, 2020
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: August 18, 2020, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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