Foreign Service Limited Position within BHA/G3PC Humanitarian Assistance Officer RBA Team Lead
Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity within BHA/Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications:
- 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: 01/29/2024 – 02/12/2024
- 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 position within the BHA/G3PC office.
- Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Team Lead/Humanitarian Multilateral Division), Rome-Based Agencies Team, FSL-0301-02
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, 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:
This position is housed within G3PC’s Humanitarian Multilateral Division (HMD), and will report directly to the HMD Division Chief. This position leads, directs, and manages a dynamic team of humanitarian professionals focused on strengthening and overseeing BHA’s institutional relationship with Rome-Based humanitarian agencies, including the World Food Program (WFP), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). As WFP is currently BHA’s largest partner in terms of funding and geographic scope, this position entails significant engagement with BHA senior leadership.
The selected Team Lead will:
- Lead the Rome-Based Agencies (RBA) team in all aspects of its work, including strategic planning, external representation, coordination across BHA, budget planning, program management, and daily and routine tasks and workflows;
- Direct and manage all team staff, working closely with the Deputy Team Lead, to identify distribute, and balance workload and tasks among employees to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks;
- Work closely with counterparts at the U.S. Mission to the UN in Rome, G3PC management, and BHA leadership to represent and convey BHA positions with WFP, FAO, and IFAD headquarter staff and DC-liaison offices;
- Represent BHA equities and positions in internal US. government interagency discussions and within the broader humanitarian architecture;
- Lead BHA negotiations on sensitive issues with partner agencies and diverse stakeholders;
- Lead the team’s efforts to consult, and provide support, guidance, and expertise to staff across BHA, especially staff from geographic and technical offices;
- Become well-versed in policy and operational matters pertaining to the Rome-Based agencies, and develop a strong knowledge base and expertise on issues pertaining to emergency food security and nutrition;
- Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), as assigned.
- 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.
Future of Work Designation: This position is based in Washington D.C. and is subject to the general telework eligibility requirements of USAID. Under current agency guidelines, this position is eligible for two days of regular, recurring telework per 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 civilian-led humanitarian assistance issues, including emergency food security and nutrition assistance, is preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of food security and nutrition approaches and modalities, and experience working within the international civilian-led humanitarian architecture, to include UN agencies, INGOs, and local actors, is preferred.
- The Team Lead position requires a Top Secret clearance level. 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):
- Cover letter (one page or less) stating why you are interested in this role, your relevant management experience, and your demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the Rome-Based agencies.;
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line must be as follows specific to the position and office being applied to. Subject lines must read: “FSL Application: RBA Team Lead, Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications HAO-FSL-02-BHA.”Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. EST on 02/12/2024. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration. This notice may be used to fill additional vacancies, as the workforce needs of the Bureau may change.
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