Job Overview

Summary

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.  With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world.  Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance.  

We operate in four regions of the world:  Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.  USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct.  For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip

 

This Disaster Operations Specialist position is located in DCHA's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Response and Mitigation Division, (DCHA/OFDA/DRM). As the Disaster Operations Specialist, the incumbent will be responsible for serving as a technical expert across the USG on humanitarian policy issues, response strategy development and implementation, and coordination. Provides technical
expertise to Regional and Central Bureaus, as well as Missions, in designing and monitoring humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction policies, strategies, and programs.

Duties

Incumbent serves as the Disaster Operations Specialist providing services as a technical expert across the USG on humanitarian policy issues, response strategy development and implementation, and coordination;providing technical expertise to Regional and Central Bureaus, as well as Missions, in  designing and monitoring humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction policies, strategies, and programs;assessing program effectiveness for the improvement of complex program and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of major programs in the domain of international humanitarian assistance and disaster risk reduction for USAID;recommending and participating in developing strategies for planning and implementing major OFDA regional and sectoral humanitarian assistance programs; determining if changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in organization functions;exercising a broad degree of independence and applies authoritative judgment in developing and maintain relationships with various stakeholders of the international humanitarian assistance community in the government, private industry, and or academic institutions;actively participating in humanitarian assistance and disaster response policy formulation, as it pertains to grant-making, funding, sectoral programming, and field coordination and response, and relief to development transitions.