Job Opportunity: Organizational Effectiveness and Development Advisor in USAID's Center for Education
Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity – Education Development Officer (Organizational Effectiveness and Development Advisor) - FL-1710-02
Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
Organization: Center for Education, Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation (DDI/EDU)
Location of Position: Washington, DC
Open Period: April 29 - May 13, 2021
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not to exceed five years; May be considered for further extension for a maximum of nine years
Salary: (USD) $116,786 - (USD) $171,504 (annually)
Number of Vacancies: One
Description of Organization: The Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) integrates technical expertise with values-driven, cross-cutting priorities, and modern approaches to the way USAID performs its work. It provides client-centered technical services to USAID’s Missions worldwide, supports programming to innovate, learn, and address emerging issues, and provides technical leadership within the Agency and externally to enhance development impact.
The Center for Education (DDI/EDU) leverages its expertise, partnerships, and global perspective to guide and influence the education sector, advancing U.S. Government development priorities.
Description of Position: The Organizational Effectiveness and Development Advisor will provide guidance Center leadership and lead implementation of optimal ways to improve organizational platforms, systems, and processes in support of priorities in the Center, Bureau, Agency, and Administration. The Advisor will lead priority-setting exercises, execute strategic initiatives, and support high-level planning. The Advisor will oversee approaches to monitoring, evaluation, and learning that support improved organizational effectiveness processes – and work across the Center to optimize processes in support of efficient and effective Center operations.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (FL-03) of this position. Examples of specialized experience include:
- Leading process improvement projects to improve organizational performance.
- Facilitating the uptake of organizational development good practices and ensuring they are socialized and followed throughout an organization.
- Continuing and improving upon transformation efforts from a more traditional office structure to a more matrixed management approach.
- Possessing creativity, analytical, communication, and collaboration skills.
- Supporting strategic change that enables an organization’s success, including through collaboration, learning, and adaptation.
- Implementing change management approaches and helping organizations create integrated and collaborative work processes that build on distributive leadership.
- Integrating principles and practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure a respectful work place that is inviting to staff and promotes retention.
- Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Interested candidates should submit:
- A cover letter expressing interest and clearly addressing the stated requirements for the position;
- A resume/CV;
- Three References;
- Stated Security clearance level;
- Stated U.S. citizenship (If citizenship is not stated, application will not be considered); and
- DD214 and other veteran status, if applicable.
Please submit your application package to [email protected]. Please use the subject line “FSL APPLICATION PACKAGE: Education Development Officer (Organizational Effectiveness and Development Advisor) - FL-1710-02, DDI/EDU.” Application submissions are required by Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration.
Note: All DDI employees are measured on how they foster a climate of respect in interactions with others, value differing perspectives, and treat others in a fair, equitable, and culturally sensitive manner. All employees are expected to adhere to equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies and value diversity and inclusion in performing everyday duties and responsibilities.