USPSC Program and Policy Coordination Officer

US Agency for International Development, United States
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Job Summary

Job Description

USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) predicts, prevents, and responds to hunger overseas. Through its emergency food assistance activities, FFP saves lives, reduces suffering, and supports the early recovery of people affected by conflict and natural disaster emergencies, including refugees.

FFP also addresses the root causes of food insecurity and helps individuals and communities withstand future crises and lay the foundation for stable, inclusive growth. FFP development activities help chronically food insecure populations reduce their long-term need for food assistance by helping communities improve access to food for their most vulnerable people, especially women and children.

FFP works closely with other parts of USAID, especially the Bureau for Food Security, which plays a key role in implementing the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), which leads on disaster response around the world. FFP employs a staff of over 100 in Washington and also has officers posted abroad.

More information on FFP is available at:.

Job Description:

The incumbent is designated as a lead representative to support legislative engagement, oversight and audits work on behalf of FFP. The incumbent supports FFP’s engagement on relevant legislation, including the Food for Peace Act, the Global Food Security Act, and appropriations bills to ensure that FFP policy positions are represented. The incumbent also provides policy support for relevant audits and investigations undertaken by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and coordinate responses across the office or other parts of the Agency as needed. The incumbent supports all aspects of Congressional engagement for FFP senior staff, including hearing and briefing preparation, as well as monitors and responds to recommendations and other relevant issues of concern regarding oversight of FFP programs and help to ensure procedural integrity in FFP policies and systems.

The work of the incumbent requires teamwork and personal responsibility. The incumbent must have a demonstrated ability to perform analytical and evaluative work in support of the management of food assistance activities, especially emergencies. The necessary analytical skills require the ability to address matters of fact, regulatory and program requirements, and problem mitigation. The incumbent must also be able to coordinate with program managers and serve as an advocate for the use of dispute resolution tools such as mediation or interest-based problem solving techniques.

The work requires a high degree of initiative and judgment to ensure effective implementation of FFP emergency resources. The incumbent must have the ability to interact with a broad range of internal and external partners and clients and function successfully as a member of a multi-functional team. The incumbent must also demonstrate initiative and ability to manage competing work priorities and work independently when required.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

At the GS-11 Equivalent Level:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution with significant study in, but not limited to public health, agriculture, nutrition, food and agricultural economics, international development, humanitarian assistance, or other related field. The incumbent will also have a total of at least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience of which two (2) years must be related to international development and/or humanitarian assistance.

OR

A Master’s degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution with significant study in, but not limited to public health, agriculture, nutrition, food and agricultural economics, international development, humanitarian assistance, or other related field. The incumbent will also have a total of at least two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience of which one (1) year must be related to international development and/or humanitarian assistance.

At the GS-12 Equivalent Level:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution with significant study in, but not limited to public health, agriculture, nutrition, food and agricultural economics, international development, humanitarian assistance, or other related field. The incumbent will also have a total of at least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience of which three (3) years must be related to international development and/or humanitarian assistance.

OR

A Master’s degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution with significant study in, but not limited to public health, agriculture, nutrition, food and agricultural economics, international development, humanitarian assistance, or other related field. The incumbent will also have a total of at least four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience of which two (2) years must be related to international development and/or humanitarian assistance.

At the GS-13 Equivalent Level:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution with significant study in, but not limited to public health, agriculture, nutrition, food and agricultural economics, international development, humanitarian assistance or other related field. The incumbent will have a total of at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience of which three (3) years must be related to humanitarian assistance and/or international development.

OR

A Master’s degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution with significant study in, but not limited to public health, agriculture, nutrition, food and agricultural economics, international development, humanitarian assistance or other related field. The incumbent will have a total of at least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience of which two (2) years must be related to humanitarian assistance and/or international development.

Source: http://www.ffpjobs.com/


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