USPSC Syria Response Team Leader (Multiple Positions)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

OFDA has been responding to humanitarian needs resulting from the conflict in Syria since February 2012. So far, the USG has allocated over $9.5 billion in humanitarian assistance to support humanitarian programs. USAID’s programs in Syria are currently being managed by a DART located in Turkey and Jordan, and an RMT located in Washington, D.C. USAID anticipates significant additional humanitarian programming in 2019 and beyond.

USAID’s humanitarian assistance teams in Turkey, Jordan, and Washington, D.C. are responsible for coordinating the USG’s humanitarian response to Syria, establishing programs to meet clearly defined humanitarian needs, and overseeing OFDA’s current and future humanitarian assistance programming. OFDA has Team Leaders, each managing staff, programs, and operations of the DART in both Turkey and Jordan.

Duties

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

Syria Response Team Leaders must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to adhere strictly to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

Syria Response Team Leaders will also provide ongoing leadership, management, and oversight of OFDA programs and staff to ensure full coordination and cooperation with all other non-humanitarian elements USG response to Syria within the scope of their country-based team’s objectives and goals. Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Team Leader (or his/her designee), the USPSC shall:

• Serve as the liaison and engage in substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the host government, other USG agencies, U.S. Military, UN, Non- NGOs, IOs, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), other assisting countries, and with the Syrian Opposition Assistance Coordination Unit, which requires a highly collaborative work style.
• Maintain close communication with senior embassy officials. Foster open communications with embassy staff to ensure continued support of humanitarian programs.
• Promote coordination among UN/PVOs/NGOs/IOs and the donor community.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field), plus nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster
risk reduction, and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including but not limited to overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term or long term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Three (3) years of this experience must have been obtained overseas.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related
field), plus seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction, and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including but not limited to overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term or long term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Three (3) years of this experience must have been obtained overseas.

Salary

$90,621 - $117,810

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA19B00070
ISSUANCE DATE: October 31, 2019
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: Open and continuous through May 14, 2020 with three (3) Review Periods closing on:
November 27, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
February 20, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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