Operations Manager, USAID Bureau for Food Security Service Center (FSSC), Washington, D.C.

Location

United States

Organization

Social Impact

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Job Level

Senior-level

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Description

Background:

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm.  We provide a full range of innovative program evaluation, management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations and policies.  Our global services are in the areas of democracy and governance, health and education, agriculture, the environment, and economic growth. 

 

Objective:

Feed the Future (FTF), the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, renews our commitment to invest in sustainably reducing hunger and poverty worldwide. As the lead, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS), is tasked with
the responsibility for the U.S. Government of carrying out the President’s vision to sustainably reduce global hunger and poverty. Through the provision of a broad, integrated, and knowledge-driven suite of expert technical services, the Bureau for Food Security (BFS) Service Center (Service Center/FSSC) Contract will complement existing BFS support to provide USAID Missions, USAID/Washington, other USG operating units, and host country counterparts targeted support to move the President’s agenda forward. The contract will enable BFS to provide short- and longer-term expertise for state-of-the-art food security support services and analyses; capacity building; and expert analysis and integration of cross-cutting issues that are critical to the success of FTF and also provide a mechanism for bridge programming and pilot innovations.

 

Responsibilities and Tasks:

The Manager of Operations will initiate a roster of expertise, including individuals and organizations, who can respond to USAID or host-country specific food security needs.  S/he will mobilize these experts (including volunteers), firms, and institutions to provide state-of-the-art expertise and training for host-countries. The Manager of Operations also will systematize a process to identify skilled volunteer professionals representing, but not limited to, U.S. philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, and private enterprises that may provide both short- and longer-term technical assistance, including virtually, and connect these volunteers to missions, host country institutions, and USAID where their knowledge and expertise will address identified challenges. The Manager of Operations will provide an orientation to each expert on USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative and relevant USAID policies and guidance needed for them to carry out their work effectively.

 

 

Qualifications:

The Operations Manager must have:

  • At least 10 years of combined experience in areas 1 through 3 below:
    • Creating, populating, and managing information database systems to track international development expertise needs;
    • Identifying and recruiting candidates with specialized expertise for international food security and nutrition assistance assignments;
    • Management of international food security or development programming.
    • Excellent database and computer skills;
    • Have excellent communication and report writing skills;

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in agricultural specialties such as agronomy, plant pathology, soil science, entomology, agricultural economics, etc;
  • Experience in cross-cutting specialties such as gender; nutrition, climate smart agriculture, policy analysis, legislation drafting; training, capacity-building, etc;
  • Good working knowledge of Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, or other developing country language.

 

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter via the DevHire System.

We will contact only eligible candidates to further discuss their availability. Please no phone calls. Social Impact is an equal opportunity employer.