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General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
USAID’s regional Office of Food for Peace and Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance in Nairobi came together under a unitary team under the new Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) in June, 2020. Together, BHA supported approximately $4 billion of food and non-food humanitarian assistance in Fiscal Year 2022, partnering with public international organizations and non-governmental organizations on relief, nutrition, livelihoods and resilience-oriented activities. Staff in the office monitor the regional and country-specific emergency situation; directly oversee food and non-food assistance programs in countries where there are no BHA staff present; provide technical support to USAID Missions in countries that have BHA staff in-country; represent BHA in regional coordination forums; provide formal and informal training and mentoring for BHA staff in the region; provide surge capacity to respond to new emergencies or cover staffing gaps; and provide program logistics and commodity management support.
The BHA Office works closely with other offices within the USAID/Kenya and East Africa mission, particularly the economic growth and health offices, to ensure that programs are coordinated and effective. Staff also regularly liaise with inter-agency partners such as the State Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as other humanitarian donors, and United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners.
The Project Management Specialist - Humanitarian Assistance (PMS/HA) is responsible for monitoring and reporting on all aspects of BHA programs within his/her area of responsibility in order to inform decision makers in relevant USAID Missions and BHA/Washington so that they can ensure effective management and targeting of BHA resources.
The PMS/HA will collect information from households, partners’ field staff, and local leadership in his/her geographic zone of responsibility about factors that affect their food security, evidence of oncoming natural and manmade shocks and their impacts on lives and livelihoods, the need for emergency assistance, and the effectiveness and quality of implementation of BHA-funded emergency and resilience programs in his/her assigned geographic zone of responsibility, including whether resources are being targeted and distributed effectively and equitably in order to combat hunger and malnutrition and save lives. S/he will prepare reports and verbally brief BHA and other U.S. Government (USG) personnel on conditions of vulnerable communities and individuals. S/he will also engage with partners in the field to identify ways to resolve operational challenges.
The PMS/HA will work under the direction of the BHA Director, or his/her designee, such as the BHA Kenya Team Leader for his/her area of responsibility. This position requires regular coordination with other BHA team members, representatives from other USAID offices, the humanitarian donor community, and the UN, and therefore requires a highly collaborative work style.
Statement of Duties to be Performed
The PMS/HA responsibilities will include the following:
Program/Project Management and Related Duties (80%)
Technical Specialist and Representational Duties (20%)
The incumbent will report to the Kenya Team Leader, or his/her designee. Supervisor will set overall objectives and will work with the PMS/HA to determine deadlines and work priorities. The incumbent is expected to take the initiative, act independently, and perform duties.
Supervision of other staff is not contemplated.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.
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