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General Development Officers

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USAID
Location: Afghanistan
Last Date: September 16, 2011
 



USAID Foreign Service Limited Officer Positions in Afghanistan
Position:
General Development Officer Ė Afghanistan
Mid-Level

This requires US Citizenship and is a term-limited and non-career position

Summary:

USAID is seeking to recruit strong development professionals to serve as General Development Officers (GDOs) for assignment in Afghanistan. This will directly support USAIDís mission to promote the rapid transition of Afghanistan to a more stable, productive, and democratic country with sustainable social development and economic growth.  Tai Pedro and Associates (TPA), a global management and technology firm, is currently partnering with USAID to recruit highly experienced professionals to design and manage programs in various sectors. The General Development Officer position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including allowances such as danger pay and hardship supplements. The General Development Officer serves as a principal development advisor of a USAID field office co-located with the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), as a senior advisor at a Regional Platform (RP)/Regional Command (RC), or in various positions in other areas of the country.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The GDO: 1) Participates in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects; 2) Assists the United States Government (USG) team in a unit, consisting of three principle USG agencies (USAID, Department of Defense and Department of State) and works with International Security Assistance Force military commands, the Department of Agriculture  and other USG agencies; 3) Participates in operational planning and serves as a development expert within the unit; 4) Assists in assuring all administrative and accountability requirements related to USAID policies and regulations are met; and 5) Handles logistics, prepares materials and delivers briefings for visitors as needed. 

Contracts are one year to start, renewable up to five years.

Qualifications:

         Bachelorís degree with six years of relevant development experience of which at least four years were in a developing country, OR

         Masterís degree with five years of relevant development experience, of which at least three years were in a developing country.

         U.S. citizenship required.

         All positions are unaccompanied (family members cannot accompany FSL officers to post).

         Candidates must be able to obtain security and medical clearances.

         Experience leading teams and projects in a multicultural environment.

         Prior experience in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, or another conflict environment preferred. 

Applicants may commit for a two year assignment, which must be approved by the Mission in Afghanistan prior to the start of the second year.
 

Physical Qualifications:
Civilians working in the field may be required to wear 30-40 pounds of body armor/helmet on a daily basis, as well as carry their daypack and water, usually in a backpack weighing an additional 8-10pounds.

Field personnel are required to walk over uneven and rocky terrain over long distances. This includes field patrols of 5 miles or more to meet with local community members; these field patrols typically occur 2-3 times per week. Generally, personnel will be on their feet 5-6 hours per day. Transportation by armored vehicles will be used. Personnel working in the field are required to embark and disembark from such vehicles, which have high clearances and limited individual space to sit and maneuver. Clearances may be up to four feet off the ground, there will be high step rails and/or ladder-type steps, and doorways may be smaller than those of commercial vehicles∑ Living conditions are austere. At many field posts, housing consists of fortified shipping containers or tents and is often shared.  Only basic medical care is available locally.  Field environment is challenging. Desert temperatures often reach 100-105 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer.  Temperatures at night can become very cold; field personnel must take precautions against frostbite. At times, field personnel may be required to evacuate quickly from an area under their own power due to security concerns such as hostile fire.

How to Apply: For full position descriptions and to apply to these openings, please visit our website: http://www.tai-pedro.com/usaid/index.html directly through the link below.  Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants.  Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process.  To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on the following link to be directed to the USAID application site: 

http://www.usaid.gov/careers/fsls.html  

Contact Us: If you require additional information, please contact TPA at:   

OAPArecruitment@Tai-Pedro.com  or visit our website at http://www.tai-pedro.com/usaid/index.html

 

 


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