Niger: USPSC Food for Peace Officer – Niger

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Niger
Closing date: 29 Dec 2017

In Niger, natural disasters (including drought, flooding, and pest invasions), Boko Haram-related
conflict, and an influx of refugees from Nigeria and Mali have exacerbated food insecurity
among vulnerable communities. The majority of households in Niger face chronic food
insecurity due to structural vulnerabilities, including reliance on subsistence rain-fed agriculture
with increasing rainfall variance and harsh climatic conditions. In Niger’s Diffa region, ongoing
Boko Haram-related conflict, an influx of Nigeria refugees, and internal population displacement
have left local populations in a dire situation and highly food insecure. Additionally, land
degradation and climate change have exacerbated food insecurity and weakened the resilience of
Diffa residents.

To improve food security and reduce malnutrition, FFP provided more than $76
million in emergency and development food assistance in FY 2016. In partnership with the UN
World Food Program, the UN Children’s Fund, and NGO pmtners, FFP provides critical food
assistance to displaced persons, refugees, and host communities in Niger through a combination
of U.S. in-kind food, locally and regionally procured food, cash transfers, and food vouchers.
FFP also supports three multi-year development food assistance programs, which aim to reduce
food insecurity, malnutrition, and improve community resilience among rural households in the
Maradi and Zinder regions. FFP aligns its programs with USAID’s Resilience in the SahelEnhanced
(RISE) initiative to address the root causes of vulnerability and to build resilience in
the Sahel.

The Food For Peace Officer in Niger will serve as a point of contact for NGOS and Public International Organizations (PIOs) such as WFP and UNICEF, US Government representatives, and others on Food for Peace food security issues in country. The FFPO will provide policy recommendations related to implementation of emergency programs, as well as analyze and assess program data from a variety of sources. The incumbent will report on all food security issues, including changes relating to the food security situation, policies, and requirements. They will serve as a food assistance expert to promote integration of food assistance with other programs to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall.

How to apply:

Please visit https://ffpjobs.com for the full solicitation, including the cover letter with resume requirements and the QRFs, a sample resume, and the 302-3 form.

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover
letter via email: ffprecruitmentteam@usaid.gov.
Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete, current resume. See cover page for resume requirements.
  2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.
  3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached
to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all
information on and attached to the application to be investigated.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the
solicitation number and the position you are applying for on your application, and as the
subject line in any email.

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