Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity - Program Officer (Food Security Analytics Advisor) - FL- 0343-02, PD# 33035

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Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity - Program Officer (Food Security Analytics Advisor) - FL- 0343-02, PD# 33035

  • Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Organization: Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS), Office of Policy, Analysis and Engagement
  • Location of Position: Washington D.C.
  • Open Period: September 29, 2022-October 20, /2022
  • Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not-to-exceed five (5) years
  • Salary: (USD) $120,317 - (USD) $176,300 (annually)
  • Number of Vacancies: 1

Description of Organization: This position is located in the Analysis and Learning Division of USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS). RFS’s mission is to partner to advance inclusive agriculture-led growth, resilience, nutrition, and access to water and sanitation to accelerate and protect global food security. The Analysis and Learning Division leads bureau efforts to measure impact, develop innovative methods and metrics, assess how a changing world will impact RFS programming, and promote a culture of evidence based decision making. RFS has diversity, equity and inclusion as core values. RFS strives to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff.

Description of Position: The Program Officer position plays an essential role on the Data & Analytics team - and RFS more broadly - serving as an expert technical advisor supporting the development and implementation of quantitative efforts. The incumbent will advise and mentor Bureau staff on the development and promotion of innovative metrics for evidence based learning and the refinement of strategic and programmatic approaches, as well as develop processes and systems to increase and facilitate access and use of Feed the Future and RFS data streams. Additionally, this position will provide analyses to support contextual awareness and inform strategic planning, policy development, performance reporting, program design, Congressional inquiries and other program documents related to RFS initiatives.

This incumbent will play a key role as a leader and capacity builder across the team and division, as well as serving as a liaison between numerous internal and external stakeholders. This position provides important oversight and guidance related to RFS food security activities, as well as develops and maintains working relationships with interagency partners in order to coordinate RFS related activities.. Importantly, this position interacts and coordinates closely with U.S. universities and international research institutions, bilateral and multilateral donors, other U.S. agencies and departments, host governments and regional organizations, UN programs and agencies, think tanks, private voluntary organizations and non-governmental organizations, and Congressional staff.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (FS-03) of this position. Examples of specialized experience include:
    • Coordinating, planning and managing multi-stakeholder data management and reporting systems including the development of quantitative metrics and reporting guidance
    • Experience designing and leading large-scale data collection systems and outlining procedures and policies for data management
    • Data collection, processing, aggregation, analysis and visualization of reporting data using statistical software, programming languages or other analytical platforms.
  • Knowledge of, and skill in, international program management and a general knowledge of the organization and goals of USAID
  • Ability to lead team and coordinate across multiple stakeholders
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and significant experience in communicating complex technical information to non-specialists
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret-level security clearance.

Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Resume/CV;
  • A short written statement of interest

Please submit your application package to rfsjobs@usaid.gov (mailto:rfsjobs@usaid.gov). Please use the subject line: “FSL APPLICATION PACKAGE: "Program Officer (Food Security Analytics Advisor), FL-0343-02, PD# 33035, RFS/PAE.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. EST, October 20, 2022. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration.

Additional Resources include:

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to:

-- Nicholas Johnson, RFS/PA, (765) 430-7001, nicholas.johnson@usaid.gov

 

Last updated: September 29, 2022

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