Foreign Service Limited Opportunity: Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Team Lead) – FSL-0301-02

Foreign Service Limited Opportunity: Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Team Lead) – FSL-0301-02

Foreign Service Limited Opportunity: Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Team Lead) – FSL-0301-02

Foreign Service Limited Opportunity: Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Team Lead) – FSL-0301-02

March 27, 2024
Washington, D.C.
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Foreign Service Limited Opportunity: Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Team Lead), Bureau for
Humanitarian Assistance, Office of Field and Response Operations - FSL-0301-02

● Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
● Organization: Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, Office of Field and Response Operations
● Location of Position: Washington, DC.
● Open Period: 03/27/2024 – 04/10/2024
● Appointment Type: Excepted service, time-limited appointment, not-to-exceed five years
● Salary: FSL-02. 2024 FS Salary Schedules Washington locality.
● Number of Vacancies: (One Vacancy) Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Team Lead/Response
Resources Division), FSL-0301-02 within the BHA/FARO office.

Description of Organization: The Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) provides global leadership and astrategic 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.

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 (HAO) will lead the Personnel, Experience, Training, Equipment Readiness (PETER) team in identifying, distributing, and balancing workload and tasks among employees to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks across 5 major workstreams - education and enablement, readiness, data and analytics, IT helpdesk, and application development. They will represent the team consensus and convey the team's findings and recommendations to various stakeholders within BHA. The incumbent will advise BHA, Agency leadership, and host-country governments on new developments and effective approaches to humanitarian assistance; articulate the benefits of interventions to effectively reach specific target audiences; provide technical liaison with other USG Agencies,, and other stakeholders to coordinate their efforts with USAID operations and approaches to humanitarian assistance; develop strategies, plans, program guidance, and dissemination of research results for Agency-wide application and incorporation into humanitarian assistance programs; maintain liaison with sources of information inside and outside BHA to assess and review new or unusual circumstances, variations in approach and incomplete or conflicting information; inform stakeholders of changes in organizational programs and operations, conducting briefings on major program changes in particular those impacting humanitarian assistance programs and operations overseas. The incumbent will sign-up for on-call response assignments and serve on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs) and/or Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) deployed in response to disasters.

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. Specialized experience must include:
○ Initiating and leading response operations, resources, and teams for civilian-based international humanitarian assistance on behalf of the U.S. Government or its partners,
○ Designing and monitoring highly complex operational interventions to civilian-based international
humanitarian assistance challenges; and
○ Providing intellectual leadership in one or more operational sectors critical to the delivery of
civilian-based international humanitarian assistance.
● Experience with developing process solutions, project management, and online databases preferred.
● Experience managing work for rapid onset and/or long term humanitarian assistance 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 which team(s) you are applying for and expressing a statement of interest, including one paragraph (250 words or less) that describes where in the resume the applicant meets the specialized experience qualifications; state whether you have veterans’ preference or if you have held or currently hold a political appointment (PA) within the last five years; (NOTE: current/former PA should submit their appropriate SF-50 which demonstrates their appointment);
● 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 Field and Response Operations-HAO-FSL-02-BHA.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. EST on 04/10/2024. 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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