OTI COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE
Office of Transition Initiatives
Yerevan | Armenia
One year, with four one-year option periods
24.04.2019 (1:00 P.M. Eastern Time)
SOLICITATION NO.: 72D0T119R00023
Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $90, 621 - $117,810
The OTI Country Representative - Armenia is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Armenia. Offers for this position are due no later than April 24, 2019 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.
The Country Representative is a member of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) Europe Regional Team, reports to the OTI Regional Team Lead or designee, and is based in Armenia. The Country Representative’s principal responsibility will be leadership, development, oversight, and management of DCHA/OTI's Armenia country program. The incumbent will be called upon to represent OTI’s mission and programs to U.S. Embassy colleagues, Armenian government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors, and local government officials.
The OTI Armenia program supports the U.S. government’s larger objective of helping Armenia succeed as a secure, prosperous, and democratic country. In close coordination with U.S. Embassy colleagues and other United States government (USG) actors, the OTI Armenia program will seek to support Armenia’s ongoing democratic transition. OTI’s rapid and targeted programing addresses emerging issues and empowers local partners to leverage timely and locally driven activities that enhance engagement between government and citizens and promote democratic processes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage a high-profile program in a dynamic environment and provide programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to OTI’s implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees) ensuring that activities are contributing to OTI’s program objectives and are within the partner’s scope;
- Conceptualize and design program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, U.S. Embassy, host country government, and local civil society officials based on political analysis and U.S. government policy.
- Communicate and coordinate OTI’s in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, USAID, the U.S. Embassy and other donor organizations;
- Design and review staffing plans to meet overall program objectives as well as recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of in-country OTI staff;
- Monitor local and regional political developments and regularly brief OTI and partner staff on their potential programmatic impact;
- Analyze and report on current political developments, security concerns, and other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;
- Provide recommendations to the Washington, D.C. -based Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and/or the Regional Team Leader on implementing partner performance, the appropriateness of the partner’s scope to OTI’s country objectives, partner’s budgets, and modifications thereto;
- Provide USAID concurrence on all implementing partner activities, including final approval of grantees for grants under contract, in accordance with the USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS);
- Ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, as well as monitoring and evaluation;
- Ensure that OTI’s programs and activities are monitored and evaluated and that lessons learned are applied to ongoing or future activities;
- Prepare and maintain OTI program budgets for field operations;
- Serve as OTI’s primary liaison with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government Officials, United Nations (UN) Organizations, Indigenous and International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and other pertinent organizations. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential local partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs;
- Prepare operational plans in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, including logistics and property use guidelines, closeout and hand-over, security procedures, and contingency and evacuation plans;
- Ensure that all OTI and partner field staff adhere to in-country security guidelines set by the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer and other organizations such as the UNor host government;
- Articulate program strategy, as well as communicate and coordinate OTI’s in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, USAID, and other donor organizations; prepare and disseminate programmatic, financial and periodic reports to the USAID Mission, OTI/Washington and other organizations as appropriate.
(1) A Master’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;
A Bachelor’s Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;
(2) Minimum of six (6) years of recent project management experience with a USG foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in community development, stabilization programming, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;
(3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries;
(4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and/or training staff).
Please direct questions about this position or the offer process to the OTI Recruitment Team at email@example.com.
How to apply:
For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit www.OTIjobs.net.
Please state that you learned of this vacancy from www.youthcanal.am website.