Public-Private Engagement Team Leader

Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 19 October 2017
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 13 September 2017

Job Description

The Public-Private Engagement Team (PPET) will focus efforts on informing the USG and the general public, including religious and community groups, diaspora communities, embassies, non-profit organizations, corporations and businesses, and USG agencies about the most effective ways for the general public to support international disaster relief and recovery efforts. The PPET will generate and provide informational products and data analysis on diaspora and disaster information, as well as conduct public awareness activities designed to empower and guide private donors on the ways to most effectively and responsibly help people affected by disasters overseas.

The Team Leader will manage USAID/OFDA’s PPET. The Team Leader will coordinate with HPGE and OFDA leadership regarding OFDA’s strategic goals and objectives related to diaspora issues, donations outreach, and private sector relationships. The Team Leader will act in a representational role for OFDA on private sector, diaspora, and donations outreach issues and will coordinate with interagency partners on establishing relationships relevant to these sectors.

OFDA requires the services of a PPET Team Leader in order to meet its objectives of guiding and informing the USG and the general public, including religious and community groups, diaspora communities, non-profits, corporations and businesses about the most effective ways for the general public to support international disaster relief and recovery.

The PPET Team Leader is an integral part of OFDA who supports efforts on diaspora and private sector outreach for the office. This role requires significant interaction with the general public and USG offices, demanding strong diplomatic, facilitation, and communication skills to accurately represent U.S. positions in a complex multilateral setting. The PPET Team Leader will be required to be available for deployments, either domestic or international, possibly lasting up to 90 days or 30% of the year.

The PPET Team Leader’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Manage, supervise and lead PPET.
  • Oversee PPET staff by assigning/balancing workloads, reviewing work products, addressing personnel issues, and any other management tasks as needed.
  • Develop detailed strategic plans for the PPET.
  • Engage with USAID senior leadership and staff, the USG interagency and the public on matters pertaining to the private sector, diaspora engagement, and donation management.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on donation management, sharing information about USAID/OFDA and its mission, mandate, and relationships with NGO and donor communities.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on the private sector including sharing information about private sector engagement on humanitarian assistance and disaster risk reduction with USAID, OFDA, and the NGO and donor communities.
  • Assist in message development and delivery around USAID/OFDA’s key messages about donating responsibly and diaspora engagement.
  • Maintain awareness of the private sector on partnering with USAID in humanitarian response, and disaster risk reduction efforts.
  • Oversee guidance development on business opportunities with USAID in response to crises for the private sector.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of strong relationships and formal partnership agreements, where appropriate, with private sector entities.
  • Liaise closely with the USAID’s Global Development Lab, to access private sector engagement tools and resources and customize them, when possible, for a humanitarian response context.
  • Coordinate with USAID’s Communities of Practice focused on private sector engagement and diaspora engagement pertaining to humanitarian issues.
  • Develop strong understanding of USAID’s partnership and private sector engagement authorities and approaches.
  • Initiate and maintain strong working relationships with the UN and other donor countries in order to coordinate on private sector and diaspora engagement for disaster response.
  • Lead the management of OFDA’s hotline responses during specific disasters, including the training of volunteers, the maintenance of training materials and trainings, and serving shifts on the hotline, answering calls and emails.
  • Work effectively as a team member with other members of the Division and OFDA.
  • Work in rapidly changing, high-pressure situations that often exceed normal business hours.
  • Sign-up for and serve as needed multip
  • times throughout the year on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provides services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) deployed in response to disasters. Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months.
  • As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas.
  • The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work.
  • As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.
  • As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

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