USPSC Support Relief Group (SRG) Safety and Security Advisor

USAID/Office of U.S. 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.**

The SRG Safety & Security Advisor will provide guidance and support on various operational and policy aspects of the SSU portfolio and may include all or some of the following:

● Monitor security situations in countries and regions in which OFDA has, or may have, staff, and be able to identify current and future risks to OFDA staff and humanitarian programs;
● Work with OFDA Divisions and Regional Teams to coordinate and track the activities of OFDA staff as they relate to security;
● Provide general and country-specific security guidance and briefings to OFDA staff, as needed;
● Assist in OFDA’s management of critical security incidents;
● Deploy to the field in support of OFDA Divisions covering Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Central Asia, and their Regional Teams’ operational safety and security needs, including comprehensive risk assessments and development of safety and security risk management plans;
● Exercise substantial latitude for operational security decision-making as delegated by field-team leaders;
● Manage course content and serve as a resource speaker on established SSU training modules at OFDA training courses;

Qualifications

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

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international development, humanitarian assistance, operational risk management, crisis management) and a minimum of nine (9) years of relevant work experience, of which at least two (2) years must be with a UN agency, donor agency, or NGO in operational humanitarian assistance, and at least one (1) year of which must be humanitarian field work in a high-risk environment. Experience must include specific Safety and Security and operational risk management responsibilities in the field.
OR

Master’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international development, humanitarian assistance, operational risk management, crisis management) and a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience, of which at least two (2) years must be with a UN agency, donor agency, or NGO in operational humanitarian assistance, and at least one (1) year of which must be humanitarian field work in a high-risk environment.

Salary

$90,621 - $117,810

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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