Job Opportunity: Program Officer in the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Strategy and Program Office (LAC/SPO)
Program Officer, BS-02, FL-03, LAC/SPO
Office of Origin: LAC/SPO
Notice Category: Job Opportunity
Date of Announcement: September 2, 2021
Distribution: USAID/General Notice
Location of Position and Duties: This position is located in the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Strategy and Program Office (LAC/SPO), which serves as the principle point of contact and coordination on Agency policies and strategies, and provides strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning expertise, communications and outreach guidance, and budget development and oversight for the LAC Bureau and its Missions and Washington-based Operating Units. LAC/SPO supports the development and management of activities for regional and non-presence programs, and provides donor coordination and external relations with the general public, constituency groups, Congress, and other U.S. Government entities when issues are not country-specific or when they relate to technical subjects. The Data Analyst will serve as a core member of the LAC/SPO Strategy team, and will report to the LAC/SPO Deputy Director. Collaboration with other LAC offices and Missions, other Bureaus and Offices within USAID, and interagency actors will be critical to the work of the Data Analyst.
The Data Analyst will be responsible for the following results:
- Support the incorporation of data and evidence into strategic planning; project and activity design; monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans; and budget processes, as appropriate;
- Advise leadership on data wrangling, including acquiring, validating, storing, protecting, and processing required data and to ensure the accessibility, reliability, and timeliness of the data for its users;
- Routinely collect and analyze data and information on priority topics as identified by the Bureau and implement data analysis projects in an agile way through the entire lifecycle with a focus on study design and stakeholder needs;
- Bring technical expertise to ensure the quality and accuracy of data;
- Contribute to a greater learning/knowledge learning agenda of the Bureau and Missions; and
- Translate complex concepts, findings, and limitations into concise, plain language.
- Must be a U.S. citizen;
- Academic, professional, and technical experience in relevant areas such as economics, science, development studies, management, public administration, international affairs, or other related academic discipline(s);
- Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional or program experience in international development programs, or related public policy and research programs with USAID, multilateral or bilateral donors, NGOs, and/or government is required;
- Experience presenting both oral and written responses to senior decision-makers is required;
- Knowledge of best practices in monitoring and evaluation of multi sectoral programs is required;
- Demonstrated strong analytical, management and organizational skills are required;
- Possession of strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, the ability to work within a team setting and with minimal supervision;
- Must have excellent computer skills in all Microsoft Office and Google applications and an ability to learn other Agency applications; ability to design presentations and other content that is both user-friendly and communicative;
- Spanish language capabilities will be favorably considered; and
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret-level security clearance.
Application Process: Interested applicants should submit the following by email to Erin Means at [email protected] by September 24, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please label the subject line of the email “LAC/SPO, FSL-03, Data Analyst - Your Name Here.”
- Resume/CV and a cover letter responsive to the qualifications and job duties and responsibilities;
- Four references with contact information, at least three of which are professional references;
- If already obtained, evidence of security clearance level; and
- A DD214 and any other veteran status documentation if application.
The duration of the appointment is for an initial period of not to exceed five years, with the potential for extension depending on needs and requirements for additional service.
Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to:
-- Erin Means, LAC/SPO, (202) 712-0002, [email protected]