Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Crisis Operations Specialist (Political Transitions)

Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Job Description


  • Researches and analyzes topics in international assistance crisis operations and develops strategies, plans, and guidance for application into USG policies, programs and/or operational functions;
  • Coordinates, advises and collaborates on interventions with Agency leadership and external stakeholders on developments and approaches for effective international assistance crisis operations in support of U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Participates in developing strategies and plans for formulating and implementing international crisis operations policies, programs, and/or operational functions, and develops detailed plans for implementing them and ensuring goals are achieved;
  • Fosters and cultivates professional relationships and information networks with partners at all levels of government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, host nation governments, and other groups to ensure effective crisis operations;
  • Identifies and proposes solutions to problems towards planning the direction of future international crisis programs and/or operational functions that have implications for foreign and national Security policy, strategy, programs, and budgets; and
  • Exercises independence and applies good judgment in developing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders in the international crisis operations community.


Basic Requirements:

The first step in the evaluation process requires meeting Basic Requirements, Specialized Experience, and Selective Placement Factor stated below. Please refer to the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for further details. Ensure that all relevant experience is clearly stated in your resume and unofficial transcripts are submitted to verify your education level.

To qualify for this position, you must meet one of the following requirements:
Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in Law" id="link" class="link">International Law and International Relations, Political Science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.


Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


Experience: four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.


Review the Basic Requirements of this vacancy announcement for education requirements. Unofficial transcripts are required at the point of submission since these positions do have a minimum education requirement.

If you have received your education at a foreign college or university, you may use it to meet the education requirements as long as you can demonstrate that the foreign education is similar to that you would have received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. You must provide such evidence with your application. Find a list of accredited organizations recognized for interpreting foreign education credentials at

Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance. The security clearance level requirement for this position may vary based on the nature and responsibilities of the job.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • All candidates selected for these position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required
  • You may be required to serve a two year probationary period if selected for one of these positions.

How to apply

Please note that this post serves for informational purposes only. If you're interested in applying for a position in USAID's crisis operations, please visit our career page here. Kindly note that we do not accept applications through this flyer, and all applications must be submitted through the USAID official career portal via the provided link.

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