Foreign Service Limited: Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Global Capacity Management Team Lead – BHA/G3PC)

Foreign Service Limited: Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Global Capacity Management Team Lead – BHA/G3PC)

Foreign Service Limited: Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Global Capacity Management Team Lead – BHA/G3PC)

Foreign Service Limited: Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Global Capacity Management Team Lead – BHA/G3PC)

June 10, 2024
Washington, D.C.
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Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity within BHA/Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications:  Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Global Capacity Management Team Lead/Global Capacity and Leadership Development Division), FSL-0301-02

  • Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development 
  • Organization: Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications (BHA/G3PC). 
  • Location of Position: Washington, DC. 
  • Open Period: 06/06/2024 – 06/30/2024
  • Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment, not-to-exceed five years
  • Salary: FSL-02. Foreign Service pay table, Washington locality. 
  • Number of Vacancies: One (1) within the BHA/G3PC office

Description of Organization: The Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) provides global leadership and a strategic approach in humanitarian response, promoting human welfare, alleviating suffering, and providing the foundations for transformative change and self-reliance, serving both national foreign policy interests and people in need of humanitarian assistance. BHA fulfills USAID’s role as the lead U.S. Government Agency for responding to emergencies and disasters overseas with both food and non-food emergency assistance, as well as providing a holistic approach to USAID’s programming across the spectrum of preparing for, responding to, mitigating, and preventing disasters.

The Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communication (G3PC) directs the Bureau’s leadership in global humanitarian policy, showcases BHA’s life-saving work through strategic communication and information, and manages collaboration with external stakeholders, including public and private partners, international and multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academic institutions, and the U.S. Interagency. The office is organized into seven divisions, namely, Humanitarian Policy and International Systems; Humanitarian Multilateral; Humanitarian Organizations and Partnerships; Private Sector Engagement, Diaspora, and, Innovation; Global Capacity and Leadership Development; U.S. Engagement, Strategy, and Programs; and Strategic Communications and Humanitarian Information.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: All employees are measured on how they foster a climate of respect in interactions with others, value differing perspectives, and treat others in a fair, equitable, and culturally sensitive manner. All employees are expected to adhere to equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies and value diversity and inclusion in performing everyday duties and responsibilities.

Description of Position: The Humanitarian Assistance Officer will:

  • Lead the Global Capacity Management Team and serve as an expert on capacity building/sharing and leadership development for the humanitarian response system with an aim to improve the capacity and performance of humanitarian actors, including local actors, at the global level.
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with other stakeholders engaged in this area of expertise, including with internal USG stakeholders and external actors.
  • Advise BHA, Agency leadership, and various internal U.S. Government and external stakeholders, and articulate new developments and effective approaches to humanitarian assistance in this area of expertise. 
  • Serve as a technical liaison, coordinating efforts and ensuring alignment with USAID programs, policies, and approaches to humanitarian assistance. 
  • Participate in Agency- and Bureau-led Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility efforts, playing a leading role with respect to this area of expertise. 
  • Be responsible for the development of strategies, plans, program guidance, and dissemination of research results for Agency-wide application and incorporation into humanitarian assistance programs.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the USG interagency, humanitarian policy issues, BHA’s coordination responsibilities, to help inform strategy toward the areas of expertise.
  • Manage the Team, including in identifying, distributing, and balancing workload and tasks among employees to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks; represent the team consensus and convey the team's findings and recommendations.
  • Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), performing a wide range of award management functions. Serve as an expert in award management functions, advising the team and providing oversight on related activities to ensure successful management of awards.  
  • Sign-up for and serve as needed multiple times throughout the year on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provide services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) deployed in response to disasters.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Future of Work Designation: This position is based in Washington DC and is eligible for up to two days of telework a week. Approval of telework is based on the discretion of the supervisor and needs of the team.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, FSL-03 or GS-13, of this position. 
  • Overseas experience working on rapid response, political complex crises assistance programs, is preferred.
  • The Team Lead position requires a specific clearance level based on organizational location. Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain the security clearance level associated with the position for which they have been selected. 

Interested candidates should submit (in PDF or Microsoft Word Format):

  • Resume/CV;
  • Cover letter (one page or less) including a statement on how the applicant meets the specialized experience qualifications;
  • Three professional references with at least one current or former supervisor;
  • Stated security clearance level, if applicable;
  • Stated U.S. citizenship (if citizenship is not stated, application will not be considered).


Please submit your application package to  Subject line must be as follows specific to the position and office being applied to. Subject lines must read:FSL Application: Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications HAO-FSL-02-BHA.”Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. EST on 06/30/2024. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration. 

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