Global Communities

  • Venezuela Regional Humanitarian Response Surge Consultant

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/19/2018 4:24 PM)
    # of Openings
    Post End Date
    Field - Other
  • Overview

    From natural disasters to complex emergencies, Global Communities provides humanitarian assistance to people in need. We partner with affected communities to provide immediate relief in ways that enable communities to quickly recover, build back more safely, and restart livelihoods sooner. In the process of providing urgent assistance, Global Communities considers the long-term recovery of a community. This means we develop innovative programs that lay the foundation for long-term recovery. Our assistance focuses on restarting livelihoods, increasing access to financial services, rebuilding homes and neighborhoods, and providing psychosocial support to help families recover from the trauma of disaster and conflict. 


    Location of Work: Remote, Brazil, and other possible locations TBD


    Global Communities is determining the potential of a regional response to support Venezuelan refugees. Working closely with Global Communities’ Department of Humanitarian Assistance (HA) Team Lead, we are seeking qualified individuals to lead research and participate in a scoping trip to the region.  For any identified opportunities, selected individual(s) would lead technical writing for proposals, including providing input into the technical design, program description, work plan, management plan and implementation plan of the project. S/he may also coordinate input of technical staff/writers on their technical narratives and strategies. Global Communities anticipates that this assignment will last 3 – 12 weeks and will require both remote and travel to field sites.  



    • Conduct a desk review to include all relevant documents related to: OFDA, FFP and other humanitarian donors’ engagement in the region; other humanitarian actors’ response activities; host country government strategies (e.g. Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador) and any refugee programs or services currently be offered; complementary ongoing USAID-funded and other donor programs; relevant projects and sector evaluations; and USAID’s CDCS.
    • Travel to field sites as part of initial scoping assessment team, and participate in the technical meetings with Global Communities staff and other partners/stakeholders.
      If opportunities are identified, participate in design and strategy meetings/phone calls with Global Communities staff, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Coordinate with HA Team Lead and country technical staff (if available) to prepare detailed proposal outline and proposal calendar, includes the identification of proposal team.
    • Be the lead technical writer writing and compiling input from other staff including: Executive Summary, Program Description, Illustrative implementation plan, M&E Plan, Management Plan and other sections as requested.
    • Coordinate with Global Communities Pricing Lead on the development of the budget and with recruiters on any key personnel requirements


    • Master’s Degree in international relations, or related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience working with the development sector preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience preparing successful large, complex USG proposals
      Prior experience in one or more of the following technical areas: Economic Recovery/Livelihoods; Food and Nutrition; WASH; Shelter; Protection
    • Strong time management and organization skills, with ability to independently schedule and prioritize tasks and work under multiple tight deadlines.
    • Experience working on various humanitarian donor-funded programs, in particular USAID/OFDA and FFP
    • Ability to work productively and successfully with a diverse range of staff and partners spanning multiple departments at headquarters and in-country.
    • Must be able to travel to the field on short notice to support proposal development or project implementation and commit to a period of up to 12 weeks, including 4-8 weeks in-country, with continued support out of Global Communities’ HQ office in Silver Spring, Maryland and remotely.
    • Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills (speaking, reading and writing) required. 


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