Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Organization: Bureau for Inclusive Growth, Partnerships, and Innovation (IPI), Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Hub (IPI/GenDev)
Duty Station: Washington, D.C.
Open Period: 11/17/2023 - 12/01/2023
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not-to-exceed five (5) years; may be considered for further extension for a maximum of nine (9) years
Salary: $155,700 - $183,500 / per year
Number of Vacancies: 1
Position is telework eligible: 1-2 days per pay period
Description of Organization: This position is located within USAID’s Bureau for Inclusive Growth, Partnerships, and Innovation (IPI). IPI integrates technical expertise with values-driven, cross-cutting priorities and modern approaches to the way USAID performs its work. It provides client-centered technical services to USAID’s missions worldwide, supports programming to innovate, learn and address emerging issues, and provides technical leadership within the Agency and externally to enhance development impact. In alignment with the Bureau’s mandate, GenDev provides strategic leadership and technical assistance for the integration of gender into USAID’s work across sectors.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Program Officer (Senior Gender Evidence, Learning and Communications) leads GenDev’s Evidence, Learning, and Communications (ELC) Team, mandated with coordinating all monitoring, evaluation, learning, knowledge management, and strategic communications and outreach for the Hub. The position also directs the work of ELC staff, manages the ELC portfolio, and serves as part of GenDev’s Senior Management Team. The team lead is expected to be a seasoned and strategic manager and bridge-builder across diverse stakeholders.
The incumbent will be responsible for directing the human and financial resources of the team in order to have the most strategic impact on the portfolio and across the Agency and interagency in relation to gender communications, learning, and knowledge management.
As the Program Officer, you will:
- Provide technical leadership across the entire ELC portfolio, which covers monitoring, evaluation, collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA), knowledge management, and strategic communications and outreach activities for GenDev and for the broader gender equality and women’s empowerment programming across the Agency.
- Liaise with key internal and external stakeholders, fostering internal and external partnerships, developing and scaling technical guidance and tools, developing and supporting the use of monitoring, evaluation, and CLA principles and tools, and leading on high-level events and social media campaigns, for example.
- Work closely with colleagues across GenDev and the Agency’s gender architecture, to ensure knowledge management and coordination of the Agency’s gender equality and women’s empowerment work.
To qualify for the position Program Officer (Senior Gender Evidence, Learning and Communications) FL-343-01, you must possess the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.
Specialized Experience: For the FL-01, you must have one year of specialized experience at the FL-02 (GS-14) grade level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as:
- Designing and implementing monitoring plans, learning agendas, evaluations or international development programming;
- Managing knowledge products and/or knowledge product repositories;
- Leading the design, planning, and execution of high-level public events, social media campaigns, and complex communications efforts; AND
- Organizing and executing learning events such as brown bags, presentations, and conferences.
The IPI Bureau is seeking candidates with strong leadership, technical, and interpersonal skills as well as demonstrated technical experience.
Conditions of Employment:
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position include:
- Skills in oral and written communication, sufficient to prepare clear direction and guidelines; to articulate positions for acceptance by upper management.
- Skills in coordination and communications necessary to work with colleagues in Washington and Missions.
- Ability to effectively analyze and solve problems and to evaluate and resolve situations that represent obstacles to goals and objectives.
- Commitment to continuously seeking ways to improve on work processes, professional relationships, and the resulting products and services.
- Institutional knowledge of USAID and the U.S. Government is preferred, as well as experience working with USAID missions or country offices.
- An advanced degree in a relevant field such as international development, communications, women’s studies or gender studies is desired but not required.
- At least 5 years experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning OR communications / outreach OR knowledge management. An emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment programming is preferred but not required.
- The candidate must have proven skills in leadership, coordination, management, event planning, knowledge management, and program monitoring and evaluation.
Interested candidates should submit:
- Cover Letter expressing interest and clearly addressing the stated requirements for the position;
- Resume/CV candidates must include month, year and number of hours worked per week for each position listed);
- Three (3) References; AND
- Stated US Citizenship (If citizenship is not stated - application will not be considered).
- Veteran’s Preference: Applicants claiming Veterans Preference must submit all appropriate documentation (DD-214, Service Disability Letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, etc.).
- Political Appointee: Applicants serving as a current/former Political Appointee must submit all appropriate documentation (SF-50s, appointment letter, etc.)
Please submit your application package to DDIFSLJobs@usaid.gov. Please use the subject line “FSL APPLICATION PACKAGE: Program Officer (Senior Gender Evidence, Learning and Communications Advisor), at grade FSL-01, Announcement Number: IPI_64/FLD158” Application submissions are required by 11:59 pm (EST), 12/01/2023 . Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: All IPI 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, equity, and inclusion in performing everyday duties and responsibilities
Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to:
-- Shannon McMillan, IPI/GenDev, smcmillan@usaid.