USPSC Support Relief Group Shelter and Settlements Specialist

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

Activation of the Support Relief Group (SRG) Shelter and Settlements Specialist will be coordinated with OFDA/PSPM. USAID/OFDA activities are intended to minimize the adverse impacts of natural hazards by reducing vulnerability to disasters, increasing regional, national and local capacity to prepare for and respond to disasters, and enhancing the resiliency of vulnerable groups and communities to recover from recurrent natural disasters.

The 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.

Duties

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

The responsibilities of a SRG Shelter and Settlements Specialist will include the following:

● Provide technical assistance in assessment, design, planning, implementation, operations, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation regarding OFDA’s Shelter and Settlements activities and interventions.
● Assist in the strategic planning and development of OFDA’s and agency-wide Shelter and Settlements activities.
● Identify potentially relevant and applicable urban planning concepts, theories and practices and adapt them to sector activities to fashion comprehensive, coherent, rational, and implementable response programs to fulfill mission objectives.
● Identify potentially relevant and applicable engineering, building, and construction principles, practices, and methods (e.g., critical path methods, computerized drafting tools), and adapt them to the situation context of any given humanitarian shelter and settlements intervention.
● Support the development of technical papers, guidelines and informational publications to help lead and inform the sector and the population at large of shelter and settlement programs, strategies and directions.
● Work with other offices/bureaus in USAID, development community actors, and humanitarian community actors, to advocate and provide insight for the integration of Shelter and Settlements activities.

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, urban and regional planning in developing countries, economics, architecture, engineering, humanitarian shelter and settlements assistance, or housing construction in developing countries) plus five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in humanitarian relief and response, of which at least one (1) year was obtained overseas in the international humanitarian 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 in developing countries, economics, architecture, engineering, humanitarian shelter and settlements assistance, or housing construction in developing countries) plus four (4) years of progressively responsible experience working in humanitarian relief and response, of which at least one (1) year was obtained overseas in the international humanitarian shelter and settlements sector.

Salary

$66,167 - $86,021

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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