USPSC Venezuela Disaster Assistance Response Team Program Officer

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 Venezuela DART Program Officer will manage response planning, assessing, reporting, personnel tracking, information analysis, and documentation activities and make recommendations based on an analysis of information. Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Program Coordinator or his or her designee, the Program Officer will:

Contextual Specialty
• Develop and maintain specialized understanding of humanitarian developments within Venezuela to include political, social, and operational issues impacting humanitarian efforts.
• Develop and maintain knowledge of USAID, USG, and U.S. humanitarian priorities and strategies within Venezuela and of OFDA’s contributions to those efforts.
• Provide regular reporting, through official cables and other means, on issues related to the humanitarian situation. Provide regular reports on site visits, meetings, general atmospherics, and other issues that impact humanitarian relief efforts.
• Provide overviews of patterns and trends in the humanitarian situation and keep the Program Coordinator and other program staff current on response issues. Prepare briefing papers, notes and presentations on OFDA programming for official USG visitors interested in humanitarian issues.

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, a specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance, which must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground international field experience working in humanitarian assistance. This experience must include one or more of the following: emergency relief operations, monitoring and evaluating humanitarian programs, or needs assessment and analysis. Professional working proficiency in Spanish required.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, a specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) and a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance, which must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground international field experience working in humanitarian assistance. This experience must include one or more of the following: emergency relief operations, monitoring and evaluating humanitarian programs, or needs assessment and analysis. Professional working proficiency in Spanish required.

Salary

$64,490 - $83,840

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

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