US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deputy Chief (Global Resources - Program, Learning and Innovation Division)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Job Description

The OTI Deputy Chief - Global Resources (Program, Learning and Innovation Division) is a full-time/intermittent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Washington D.C. Offers for this position are due no later than August 7, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net. INTRODUCTION: The Deputy Chief – Global Resources (DC-GR) is a member of the USAID Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Program, Learning and Innovation (PLI) Division, reports to the OTI Chief, Program, Learning and Innovation Division, and is based in Washington, DC. PLI strengthens OTI programs and operations through improved learning, effective planning, and innovative approaches. PLI supports all active and potential programs that OTI implements around the world through an array of functions designed to make programming more effective, dynamic and relevant. The DC-GR is a member of the PLI Management team and provides analytical, programmatic and management support to the division. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: At the GS-14 Deputy Chief - Global Resources, Program, Learning and Innovation Division: · Serve as a member of PLI Management team. Support and advise PLI Chief to Design and manage the division to an overall strategy for the Program, Learning and Innovation Division that supports the mission for OTI; · Supervise individual staff and teams that support Knowledge Management (KM), Learning and Training, Communications, Information Technology (IT), and other program support elements and teams as required; support teams to develop and implement a vision that contributes to achieving OTI’s mission. · Support regional teams in Washington and the field in preparing for and implementing initiatives related to KM, Communications, IT, Training and other support services as required; ensure these processes draw on best practices and lessons learned from other programs, and that they are adequately and appropriately documented and disseminated. · Provide Coordination of PLI planning, implementation and evaluation processes, in conjunction with the PLI Teams and OTI staff across the office in Washington, DC and the field; assist with the coordination of field programs planning, implementation and program performance management, in conjunction with the Field Programs Division Regional Teams in Washington DC and the field; · In consultation with the Deputy PLI Chief for Strategic Planning and relevant PLI staff ensure PLI equities are represented and reflected in staff development; systems development; Program Management tools; and, knowledge management tools, including OTI-Anywhere; · Coordinate and facilitate the linkages between OTI programs and office resources and support related to cross-cutting programmatic and technical issues that are not geographically or regionally specific, such as communications, data Analysis, knowledge management and learning; · Liaise and coordinate with OTI Senior Management, field teams, bureau management and inter/intra-agency leadership to ensure comprehensive input and to best support OTI systems and processes; · Interpret and develop guidelines to ensure that USG and OTI interests are protected and coordinated, and that policy related to programming and program performance management is reflected in office guidance; · Participate in USAID policy development and support Agency redesign, including the Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS) Bureau; · Serve as Acting PLI Chief in his/her absence as requested; · Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel, program, and operations requests. Ensure office-required supervisory trainings are completed; · Perform related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the successful completion of PLI programming and operations, to include supervising any relevant Surge Staff (“Bullpen”) as necessary if delegated by the PLI Chief; and · Perform services under this scope of work at physical locations other than Washington OTI headquarters, including within other USAID offices, bureaus or other USG agencies for a period not to exceed six months. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: At a minimum, the offeror must have: (1) A Master’s Degree seven (7) years of work experience; OR A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of nine (9) years of work experience; AND (2) Seven (7) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in Community Development, Economic Development, mediation/arbitration, Conflict Resolution, democracy and governance, international law, Human Rights activities, and/or political analysis; (3) Three (3) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country; (4) Four (4) years of demonstrated supervisory experience. Please direct questions about this position or the offer process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.
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