New USAID Positions in Afghanistan and Pakistan
During the last year, USAID has undertaken a nearly unprecedented staffing increase as they added hundreds of new positions to the mission in Afghanistan and around the world. MSI is proud to partner with USAID on this effort, and has been working closely with AID over the past several months to support this massive recruiting effort.
As of January 2010, USAID has decided to add an additional 100 FSL positions to the mission in Afghanistan, as well as approximately 100 FSL positions to the mission in Pakistan. USAID and MSI are looking for strong development and technical professionals for positions both in the capital cities and throughout the regions.
This exciting and nearly unprecedented staffing increase will directly support USAIDâ€™s mission to promote the rapid transition of Afghanistan and Pakistan to more stable and productive states, and to promote democracy, rule of law, and sustainable economic and social development that is responsive to the Afghan and Pakistani citizensâ€™ needs.
These positions offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including substantial uplifts for post differential and danger pay. All positions are unaccompanied and require a minimum of 3 years field experience and US Citizenship.
Technical Areas Include:
â€¢ Private Sector Development
â€¢ Roads and Buildings
â€¢ Energy and Water
â€¢ Alternative Livelihoods
â€¢ Civil Engineers
â€¢ Cost and Pricing
â€¢ Property Administration
â€¢ Direct Budget Assistance
â€¢ Land Market Reform
â€¢ Civil-Military Affairs
â€¢ Security and Safety
â€¢ Trade and Customs
Responsibilities may include:
â€¢ Executing specific duties/responsibilities in relation to each of the USAID national programs taking place in AOR (Area Of Responsibility). Responsibilities may include mapping, reporting, monitoring, and/or advising.
â€¢ Orientation and training of new field staff, maintaining regular contact with individual field staff and travel to manage and support their activities.
â€¢ Working with USAID management and technical offices to modify current programs or design new projects to be nested within national programs through the Local and Community Development (LGCD) Program.
â€¢ Work with military and other civilian elements of the PRT and LGCD implementing partner in his/her AOR to identify, nominate and provide day-to-day management of projects.
â€¢ Participating in operational and resource allocation decisions.
â€¢ Establishing and maintaining contacts with representatives of local government and local communities as well as ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) military units, UN offices, NGOs, USAID institutional contractors and grantees, and other USG agencies.
â€¢ US Citizenship required. Candidates with dual citizenship would need to renounce secondary citizenship due to security clearance requirements.
â€¢ Minimum 3 years fieldâ€“based international development experience required
â€¢ Bachelors degree or higher required.
â€¢ Prior experience on USAID funded programs and/or within USAID preferred.
â€¢ Knowledge of Pashto or Dari is advantageous.
â€¢ Current/Active Security clearance desirable.
FIT FOR DUTY REQUIREMENTS
In addition, all candidates will now have to meet minimal physical requirements in order to perform daily responsibilities in Kabul, and most especially in the field. Here are very reasonable expectations for any employee serving in the PRTs/DSTs:
â€¢ Must be able to wear helmet and body armor throughout the workday. This weighs 35 pounds medium size and 40 pound for large size.
â€¢ Must be able to walk minimum of Â¼ mile with body armor present, including inclines and stairs.
â€¢ Must be able to lift themselves up, wearing body armor, to a height of a 24 inch step-up, common on many military vehicles they will use.
â€¢ They must be able to do these things without stopping to rest, since stopping often puts the entire unit at risk of attack in the field.
â€¢ Must be able to perform above tasks at 6000 elevation.
2010-02-04 04:29:08 UTC