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Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Resilience, Livestock Dev. & Trade)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Oct 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-153

2. ISSUANCE DATE: October 5, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: October 22, 2018 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Resilience, Livestock Dev. & Trade)

5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 11(Step 1 4,327,568 KSH to Step 13 7,356,848 KSH per annum)**.** In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

NOTE: If selected, a TCNPSC will be paid on the Local Compensation Plan.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 1 year (12 months from start date)

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya; with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.

8. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to:

· Undergo a comprehensive background investigation,

· Undergo a health check to obtain a medical clearance and;

· Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below)

10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to qualified Kenyan Citizens, Third Country Nationals and Current employees of the U.S. Mission. Employees currently on probation are ineligible to apply. USAID provides equal opportunity and equitable treatment for employment of all people without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability status, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic for equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

NOTE: USAID will only fill this position either as CCNPSC or TCNPSC as per the Agency’s Hiring preference

11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requirements do not involve rigorous physical demands.

BACKGROUND

The Project Management Specialist, Regional Resilience, Livestock Development and Trade, is a senior member of the Office of Economic Growth and Integration (OEGI). He/she will manage Feed the Future (FTF) funded programs and relationships in support of improved livestock development and trade in the region; and collaboration, learning and adaptation; and regional coordination to promote resilience activities in the Horn of Africa. The individual will also serve as a member of the USAID Horn of Africa Resilience Network (HoRN) that links USAID Kenya and East Africa Mission, USAID Somalia, USAID Ethiopia, and USAID Uganda as well as the USAID Bureaus for Africa, Food Security (BFS), Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), and Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) to coordinate humanitarian and development assistance to promote investments that support improved resilience through local, national, and regional programs.

The primary responsibility of the position is to manage regional programs in support of national and community level initiatives and developing relationships with senior regional officials to coordinate USAID activities. OEGI works in partnership with a multitude of African institutions to achieve local development goals and promote U.S. foreign policy objectives. The OEGI and its partners jointly seek to reduce barriers and facilitate increased regional and global trade; to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the region, particularly in agricultural value chains; to support improved transit corridors; to engage in adaptation and clean energy initiatives in response to global climate change; to improve access to clean water and sanitation; and to help maintain regions rich biodiversity as a sustainable and globally­ recognized asset. The OEGI coordinates with bilateral USAID Missions within East Africa on policy, program, and technical issues

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Support Services to African Regional Partners and USAID Missions (60%)

Manage regional programs and activities which promote regional trade in agriculture. Provide coordination for USAID support to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the IGAD Center for Pastoral and Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) that will promote and share knowledge on projects in regional food security, natural resources, peace and security and disaster risk reduction in the Horn of Africa to increase resilience and economic growth. Provide technical support services to partner African institutions and USAID missions in the region. This support includes being able to brief and thoroughly discuss technical issues at length with a multitude of stakeholders with varying levels of technical capacity. The incumbent should be able to analyze the potential applicability of innovations from one country into another country or geographic areas. Areas of expertise should include, agricultural research, technology transfer, and topics linking agriculture with nutrition, and food security

Knowledge Management Support of Regional Programs (20%)

Assist OEGI and the Contracts/Assistance Office in the design and management of grants, agreements, and contracts with regional programs in areas to include Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and resilience. Provide leadership in the writing of technical program descriptions and scopes of work, providing technical support to resilience knowledge management projects and serving as USAID Agreement Officer’s Activity Representative (AM) or COR/AOR (technical project supervisor) or alternate COR/AOR for awards, leading or participating in field supervision visits, evaluation teams, as needed.

This might include frequent regional travel. Manage the capture, retention and sharing of USAID and stakeholder’s collective knowledge through connecting people to information, experience and expertise. Provide up to date information on innovation and development as relates to USAID/KEA’s and the HoRN’s portfolio. Maintain professional collaborative and/or team working relationship with the technical and analytical branches of other USAID bureaus, missions, offices, and staff. Coordinate the regional internal-USAID network of resilience team members supporting IGAD to promote resilience work and identify areas of synergies with bilateral missions.

Representation and Reporting (20%)

A respected development professional, the Project Management Specialist, Livestock Development and Trade will be called upon to liaise with local, regional, and international private-sector partners, as well as agricultural policy and promotion officials in the public sector. He/she may be required to represent USAID to a number of different stakeholders including Ambassadors, Mission Directors, other senior USG Agency representatives, regional economic communities, national level counterparts, bilateral and multilateral donors, and corporate executives. As a member of the Agriculture and Food Security team, participate in the writing of annual and other reports, success stories, press releases, etc.; prepare approval documents, budgets, and memos; help manage USAID’s internet-based information management systems and respond to tasks from within USAID/KEA, Washington, as needed. The incumbent will also liaise with bilateral HoRN Missions, and respective resilience staff, on reporting responsibilities and other duties that may arise in respect to resilience and economic growth activities.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

A. Supervision Received: The incumbent will receive supervision from OEGI Deputy Chief or designee. Assignments are made orally and in writing.

B. Supervision Exercised: None

C. Available Guidelines: Available guidelines include USAID Mission Orders, Mission strategy, and other relevant reports; the Automated Directives System (ADS); and, USAID Mandatory and Standard Provisions, the FAR and AIDAR, and other published and unpublished guidelines. Guidelines are often general in nature and not specific to the situation at hand, requiring considerable interpretation.

D. Exercise of Judgment: Substantial judgment (discretion) is used daily in giving technical guidance to USG, USAID, and national governments and regional bodies. Independent judgment is required for developing, implementing, and managing assigned program/project activities, for reporting, and for other assignments. Substantial judgment is required in analyzing and determining whether or not to recommend approval of proposed programs/projects, in choosing among alternative proposals, and in evaluating data for reliability.

E. Authority to Make Commitments: No Authority to make commitment

F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The Specialist maintains a full range of contacts within the within USAID and the USG; governmental organizations; and, maintains contact with IPs and grantees implementing USAID-funded programs/projects/activities.

G. Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level: One year.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education: Master’s degree in agricultural economics, entrepreneurship development, livestock science, veterinary science, pastoral livelihoods, or food security is required.

B. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of seven years of working experience is required with organizations directly involved in livestock development, livestock marketing, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, economic development or pastoral livelihoods. Knowledge and understanding of the provisions and principles of resilience programming. Knowledge and understanding of food security and livelihoods in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in the Horn of Africa. The position requires a good knowledge of and practical skills in statistical analysis, as well as with Microsoft Office Suite, etc. Management experience and experience with the private sector are preferred. Experience with pastoralist systems and/or dry land development or closely related issues are essential.

C. Post Entry Training: Familiarization and training in specific USG and USAID procedures, regulations, and methods will be provided. Participation in courses offered for USAID staff will be supported, as appropriate. The incumbent will be expected to successfully complete the course for COR/AOR and become certified as soon as practical, in compliance with USAID regulations. Other standard courses, including Programming Foreign Assistance, Performance Management Plan, and Project Design and Management, are directly relevant to the performance of core responsibilities. Subject to the availability of funds, the incumbent will be encouraged to participate in courses, seminars, web-based learning opportunities, conferences and other activities related to the functions of the position USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS) and related Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPDs) provide relevant guidance on topics related to the roles and responsibilities of the incumbent

D. Language Proficiency (List both English and host country language(s) proficiency requirements by level (II, III) and specialization (sp/read): Level IV (fluent) knowledge of English is required. The incumbent must have excellent oral and written language and communication skills in English, including strong presentations skills, the ability to persuade and mobilize stakeholders across the East African region, and the ability to prepare professional quality reports and presentations for both technical and general audiences.

E. Job Knowledge: The incumbent must have a good knowledge of the institutions in East Africa involved with livestock development, livestock trade and marketing, resilience, food security, and agricultural research. These include the regional economic communities; regional and national research organizations; national agricultural research institutes, policy institutes; international institutes and private sector organizations. He or she should have demonstrated experience working collaboratively with public institutions and private sector partners that support resilience activities and interface with implementing and governmental partners. He/she should also be fan1iliar with issues of resilience pertinent both inside and out of East Africa, including the policies in place within East African countries to address matters of food security and resilience. The incumbent will be expected to learn the USAID/KEA Regional Cooperation Development Strategy and implement relevant objectives through his/her portfolio

F. Skills and Abilities:

· Good oral presentation and writing skills; and show evidence of capacity to tum out high quality written work under tight deadlines.

· Ability to summarize complex quantitative information from multiple sources in graphs and tallies and combine it with text to explain the underlying reality as clearly and unambiguously as possible.

· Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships across cultures, on teams, and with a broad range of institutional partners.

· Proven track record of working effectively in teams.

· Disciplined work habits and capacity to get tasks done on time with a minimum of oversight in coordination with other competing priorities.

· Proven capacity to develop and nurture good working relationships with staff at all levels in partner organizations, such as regional agricultural development institutions, International agricultural research organizations, non-governmental organizations, etc.

· Ability to work at ease with senior level officials from public and private sectors in both the U.S. and countries of East Africa.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a resume/cv which describes how their relevant professional experience and education has prepared them to meet the specific challenges of the duties and responsibilities described above. As part of the interview process, those applicants ranked highest may be required to submit a timed writing sample on a topic provided. The selection committee may conduct reference checks at any time during the selection process.

Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored.

  • Prior work experience (30 points)

  • Job Knowledge (40 points)

  • Skills and abilities (30 points)

Total possible points: 100

Candidates meeting the above required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application and reference checks. References will be asked to assess the applicant’s technical knowledge, work performance, communication skills, and group dynamics, using the above criteria. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed applicants. The interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

How to apply:

Step 1: Register in MyJobsInKenya at www.myjobsinkenya.com

Step 2: Complete the job application questionnaire at www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. The applicant must answer all the questions in the Questionnaire.

Step 3: Internal Applicants/Current USG Employees: Attach an updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages), a copy of your most recent Performance Evaluation Report, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to MyJobsInKenya.

OR

External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach an updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to MyJobsInKenya .

Note to Applicants:

  1. Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com as stated in Section IV.

  2. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV and relevant education certificates) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

  3. USAID DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING) AND DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Malawi: Peace Corps Medical Officer – PCMO

Organization: Peace Corps
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 10 Nov 2018

Peace Corps Malawi

Peace Corps Medical Officer

Peace Corps, a Development Agency of the U.S. Government, has an immediate opening for a Medical Officer or Nurse Practitioner to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) based in Lilongwe. The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Malawi and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Malawi and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Graduate of accredited school

  • Current license to practice

  • Relevant clinical experience in primary care

  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral /written English.

  • Experience in managing mental health issues including counseling of patients

  • Experience in training design and presentation of health related material

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook

  • Program management, administrative experience

  • Ability to work effectively as part of an intercultural team

  • Hardworking, reliable and diligent with good inter-personal skills

  • Willing to travel to volunteer sites throughout Malawi

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Must be able to obtain an American visa

Duties include:

  • Routine primary health care to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers including treatment of common illnesses and injuries in accordance with Peace Corps medical guidelines

  • Individual short-term counseling on disease prevention, adjustment issues, stress management and cross-cultural problems

  • Response to emergency medical situations

  • Member of Senior Peace Corps staff in Malawi

  • Ability to conduct primary health care trainings

  • Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Malawi

  • Administrative tasks of the medical office including budget management

  • Inventory of medical supplies and equipment

  • Alternate 24 hour on- call duty with the other PCMO

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

  1. A completed PCMO Application form, a completed PCMO applicant skills survey and a completed Privileging form. The applicant must complete this request for privileges depending on their professional qualifications. Required forms may be requested from Peace Corps Office.

  2. A resume or C.V. that includes:

    1. Professional positions held, identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and reason for leaving

    2. Education and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees and diplomas. Include all post graduate training, i.e internships, residencies, fellowships.

    3. Professional licenses, certificates, registrations

    4. An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months

  3. Three professional medical references, with at least two being from professional medical colleagues who have directly observed the applicant in a clinical setting. (It is encouraged that at least one be from the current employer.) Letters must be in English.

  4. Photocopies of:

    1. Academic diplomas. Please note, in addition to a copy of the academic diploma, the applicant must submit an official academic transcript and curriculum.

    2. Professional licenses. If the license does not have an expiration date, written confirmation must be submitted directly from the issuing authority. Please note, if a license is not required, rather, the medical diploma is the license to practice, written confirmation, issued directly from the professional medical board, Ministry of Health or other appropriate regulatory authority establishing that the candidate is properly credentialed for medical practice, is required.

    3. Certificates of all post graduate training, internships, residencies, fellowships

    4. Professional registrations

  5. A cover letter

  6. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

  7. The candidate should also provide the following:

    1. Date of birth

    2. Place of birth

    3. Citizenship

    4. Passport number

    5. Passport issue date

    6. Passport expiration date

All documents must be in English. Official translation of non-English documentation is required.

How to apply:

For candidates who meet the above qualifications, send or delivery your detailed CV with cover letter describing past work experience, professional references & medical or nursing certificates and registration, and telephone contact to the address below:

The Human Resource Specialist

U.S. Peace Corps

P.O. Box 208, Lilongwe.

Or

Email address: InfoPeaceMw@peacecorps.gov Applications must reach the U.S. Peace Corps Office not later than 1700hrs on 10th November, 2018. Contact the Peace Corps Office for electronic full statement of work. Applications from candidates residing in Malawi will be considered first. The U.S. Peace Corps is an equal opportunity empoloyer.

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Ethiopia: Director Internal Audit

Organization: Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 20 Oct 2018

Vacancy Announcement

ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY

Position: Director Internal Audit

Term of Employment: Two years

Duty Station(s): Addis Ababa

Required Number: One

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Application Deadline: October 20, 2018

BACKGROUND

The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is a strategy and delivery oriented government agency created to help accelerate the growth and transformation of the country’s agriculture sector. The ATA envisions that, by 2025, smallholder farmers are commercialized with greater incomes, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability, contributing to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle-income country status.

The agency focuses on two primary national approaches to catalyze agricultural transformation. First, we support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda. Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate development of high-priority commodity value chains in clearly defined geographic clusters, through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative.

Our major activities include conducting strategic and analytical studies, providing technical implementation support, coordinating platforms to better integrate partners and projects, and designing and directly leading a number of implementation projects. Our headquarters are in Addis Ababa, and we have regional offices in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regional offices, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of public, private and development sector partners across the country.

Our Culture

We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results. Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results.

At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector. We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training. We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Internal Audit designs, leads and directs all internal audit activities to ensure proper controls, policies, procedures, etc. are in place so that the agency operations are effectively and efficiently carried out, agency assets are properly protected, financial data is reliable and has integrity, and the agency follows the applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
The Director reports directly to the CEO of ATA and MOFEC. This individual has regular communications with MoFEC, Federal Audit Service and other government offices as required. The primary communications include the annual audit plans, results of audits including findings and recommendations and other reporting as required. The director works with senior management in the initiation, execution and closure of internal audit work to ensure proper scope, communication of findings and appropriate resolution of audit recommendations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Facilitate the ATA Risk Management process to identify, articulate, mitigate and manage material risks. Work with the management to develop annual audit plans to ascertain key risks are being properly mitigated.
  • Evaluate and secure resource needs to complete the audit plan, including recruiting, managing, directing, developing, training, and mentoring audit staff as well as identifying, evaluating, engaging, and managing third party resource needs.
  • Plan, prioritize, and execute the completion of internal audits while providing expertise in auditing and standards as well as other technical areas.
  • Identify quality audit recommendations regarding internal control improvements and collaborate with SMT.
  • Prepare internal audit reports thoroughly and accurately, and communicate timely results to CEO, SMT and MOFEC.
  • Develop and execute a plan to ensure issues and recommendations are brought to closure and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate and lead the assistance and communication with the external auditors in execution of the annual audit plan.
  • Develop audit plans based on risk assessments. Communicate the audit dates, as appropriate, to management;
  • Ensure that the audit programs and work practices are in compliance with the Ethiopian government Financial Manual Internal Audit policies and procedures;
  • Review office financial systems and report on compliance with the ATA Financial Policies and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices;
  • Supervise internal auditors as they carry out performance and procedural audit of all office functions and projects and, when necessary, participate in such audits to provide field audit leadership;
  • Provide summaries of audit results and trends to ATA management and MOFEC regularly and in subsequent audits determine that audit recommendations have been tracked and implemented by management;
  • Develop a system to ensure the quality of work done by the Internal auditors is regularly reviewed and appraised and corrective action taken when necessary;
  • Assist in selecting firms, planning, and performing annual external audit work Display teamwork, integrity, and leadership to create an environment of trust, accountability, and responsibility. Maintain strong relations and open lines of communication with the ATA CEO and SMT as well as with MOFEC and staff.
  • Perform other job-related duties as necessary

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA degree in accounting required or ACCA, CPA or other internationally recognized accounting qualification
  • Must have prior auditing experience of at least 10 years of internal audit experience in a recognized organization. Three of these should be at a supervisory level.
  • Experience in public accounting will be an added advantage

Other Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a director and a team member
  • Must be able to present confidently to ATA’s CEO and SMT as well as to MOFEC; must be able to work across all levels of management in the execution of responsibilities.
  • Confident, proactive self-starter who can work autonomously with strong attention to detail, while also exhibiting an understanding of the big picture.
  • Strong organizational skills, including leadership, management, and process and relationship management.
  • A flexible problem solver who can manage a large and diverse portfolio of projects and issues and rapidly assess situations with multiple outcomes and consequences.
  • Absolute integrity and discretion—committed to core values and ethical business conduct with the backbone to stand up for what is right and necessary.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Audit standards
  • Superior ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels orally and in writing.
  • Ability to be tactful in communicating with others and to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines on a regular basis.
  • Computer literate with excellent working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, especially ERP- AGRESSO System is essential

How to apply:

We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages), and (iii) a completed ATA Application Form at http://apply.ata.gov.et/

Please note that CVs, cover letter and other application materials WILL NOT be considered unless accompanied by a fully completed ATA Application Form. Also, please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application form.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

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Malawi: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 16 Oct 2018

Introduction

As a member of the M&E team, the successful candidate will be responsible to provide M&E technical support to Southern Africa and other regions on an ad hoc basis as determined by the global FFP M&E team. The primary purpose of the technical support is to enhance and strengthen FFP and its awardees technical capacity to monitor and evaluate the performance of development and emergency food security programs, working closely with Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) and Public International Organizations (PIOs). The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will support the effective management of FFP resources by providing technical assistance and training to ensure effective development and implementation of monitoring systems for food security programs. The incumbent will take direction from the FFP M&E Team Lead and be assigned to the Regional FFP Office for Southern Africa, based in Pretoria, South Africa. The position, while regional, will be based at the USAID Mission in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Duties and Responsibilities

The work of the M&E Specialist requires teamwork and personal responsibility. The incumbent must have demonstrated initiative and ability to manage competing work priorities and work independently when required. The incumbent must be able to coordinate with a range of technical experts, management and program staff, and liaise with other agency members.

Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader or his/her designee, the M&E Specialist will perform the following duties:

● Provide technical assistance to design and implement monitoring systems; review M&E plans and provide constructive feedback for improvements; assist FFP and Mission staff to review monitoring and evaluation portions of planning and reporting documents, and project proposals;

● Participate and co-facilitate M&E workshops for the new awardees in countries; provide technical assistance to further refine theories of change, logic model, and indicators; review M&E documents, and survey and evaluation Scope of Work (SoWs);

● Participate in the baseline and final evaluation survey design, workshop, in country training, and monitor contractor’s field work; review instruments, manuals, data tables, and draft reports;

● Assess technical capacity of the implementing partners’ and FFP M&E staff and arrange/provide appropriate training for them;

● Update guidance and regulations for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of FFP-funded programs, in coordination with the FFP M&E team members based in the region as well as in Washington, DC;

● Review development and emergency projects’ quarterly and annual reports and associated processes, identify challenges and lessons learned, and share them within and across FFP;

● Further analyze baseline and end-line survey and annual monitoring data to improve FFP’s knowledge and understanding about the pathways to achieve food and nutritional security outcomes, contribute to FFP learning agenda and reporting needs, tracking FFP strategic results framework; and using innovative approaches/ strategies to improve data utilization for decision making;

● Periodically participate in evaluations, technical review and/ or assessments;

● Develop checklists and other tools for FFP Officers in the field to improve objectivity in field visits;

● Improve and standardize FFP development and emergency project quarterly and annual reporting and associated processes, in consultation with implementing partners, field staff, contractors, and consultants;

● Liaise with key USAID partners, including Global Health, and the Bureau of Food Security, on food and nutrition security-related indicators, ensuring complementarity between FFP and BFS indicators and that FFP results are captured in the Feed the Future (FTF) monitoring system to the extent possible;

● Coordinate with the other members of the M&E team, markets team, learning team; geo regional teams, training team, communication team, FFP technical team, the Technical and Operations Performance Support (TOPS) program, the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA III), the Humanitarian Assistance Support Contract (HASC), and Evelyn staff for technical support, training, data utilization, knowledge capture and knowledge sharing;

● Advise FFP Officers in USAID Missions on M&E- related policies, procedures, and guidance to improve effectiveness of FFP programming; and

● As needed, serve on short-term assignments with other USAID offices or bureaus in direct support of FFP programs. These placements shall not exceed three months.

How to apply:

For an offeror to be considered for this position, s/he must adhere to the following guidelines and complete, sign and submit the following documents by email to malawijobs@usaid.gov . This will enable the evaluation committee to thoroughly and objectively review the offer against the requirements of the position

  1. AID 302-3, Offeror Information for Personal Services Contract Form Eligible offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 302-3, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts,” available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  3. Reference Persons Offerors are required to provide five (5) reference persons who are not family members or relatives, with working telephones and email contacts. The references must be able to provide substantive information about offerors past performance and abilities. Reference checks will be made only for offerors considered as finalists. If an offeror does not wish for the current employer to be contacted as a reference check, this should be stated in the offeror’s AID 302-3 form and/or resume. The interviewing committee will delay such reference check pending communication with the offeror.

  4. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I, item 13.

  5. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Chef de composante (H/F/D) “Renforcement des acteurs de paix locaux”

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 29 Oct 2018

Chef de composante (H / F / D) “Verstärkung der Schauspieler von Paix Locaux”

Votre Domaine d’activité

Le projet ” Promotion de la paix et de la stabilité » a pour objectif de renforcer les capacités des acteurs locaux et internationaux au service d’un développement non violent dans l’est du Congo et s’inscrit dans la ” Stratégie internationale de soutien à la sécurité et la stabilisation » (ISSSS). Il intervient dans deux champs d’action : le renforcement de l’unité d’appui à la stabilisation (UAS) et d’autres acteurs de l’ISSSS, afin d’améliorer la prise en compte des perspectives locales lors de la mise en œuvre de l’ISSSS ; le renforcement des capacités des acteurs locaux en matière de prévention de la violence. Dans ce cadre, le projet agit d’une part en renforçant les capacités des stations de radio par des thèmes de promotion de la paix (non-violence, genre, etc.) et renforce d’autre part les ONG locales par le biais d’un programme d’apprentissage par l’action mettant plus particulièrement l’accent sur la promotion de l’exploitation durable des matières premières.

Vos missions

  • Pilotage et mise en œuvre du champ d’action mettant l’accent au plan technique sur les émissions de radio et l’apprentissage par l’action pour les organisations locales;
  • Émissions de radio : choix des stations de radio à appuyer, organisation de formations de perfectionnement pour les journalistes radio, conseil et appui à l’élaboration de thèmes pour les programmes, identification des besoins techniques;
  • Programme d’apprentissage par l’action : élaboration et suivi du programme d’apprentissage par l’action (mécanisme de sélection, processus, etc.) y compris la constitution de réseaux étroits avec des organisations et individus au plan local, conseil et suivi techniques, organisation de formations de perfectionnement;
  • Direction des conseillers techniques nationaux du champ d’action;
  • Responsabilité du suivi et de l’évaluation de l’ensemble du projet;
  • Appui aux responsables du marché pour la gestion du projet de l’ensemble de l’action, en particulier pour la planification, les rapports, le suivi, la gestion des connaissances.

Vos qualifications

  • Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme de l’enseignement supérieur en sciences sociales (sciences politiques, études du développement) ou dans une filière d’études comparable;
  • Vous avez plusieurs années d’expérience professionnelle dans les domaines de la promotion de la paix, la prévention/gestion des conflits et/ou
    la promotion de la société civile, de préférence en Afrique subsaharienne;
  • Vous avez de très bonnes aptitudes au management et au travail en réseaux;
  • Connaissances/expérience souhaitées en matière de promotion de la paix au plan local via des émissions de radio ou similaire.
  • Solides connaissances de la société civile dans le contexte subsaharien souhaitées;
  • L’expérience des méthodes et des instruments de la GIZ constitue un atout;
  • Ce poste exige la maîtrise du français et de très bonnes connaissances en aglais ; de très bonnes connaissances en allemand seraient un plus.

Nous attendons votre candidature d’ici au : 29/10/2018

Plus d’informations peuvent être trouvées ici :

https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=39704

How to apply:

Nous attendons votre candidature d’ici au : 29/10/2018

Plus d’informations peuvent être trouvées ici :

https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=39704

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Uganda: International Skills Development Expert (m/f) – Uganda

Organization: Enabel
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

Enabel is the Belgian development agency. Under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we carry out public service assignments in Belgium and abroad. In addition, Enabel enhances the impact of Belgium in international development by carrying out assignments for Belgian and international third-party donors.

Job description

The International SDE will be selected by ENABEL and presented to the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES). S/he is an expert in skills development and will be supervising (i) the activities on skills development in the Albertine and Rwenzori region and (ii) the ENABEL office in Fort Portal. S/he will report to the Belgian funded SSU Intervention Manager and through him to the Program Manager and Program Steering Committee (PSC). S/he will be a member of the Program Management Team.

Tasks

Support to selected Vocational and Technical Institutes
Be responsible for the Implementation of the support activities to the five selected VTIs (Vocational and Technical Institutes) in the Albertine and Rwenzori region. This support concerns pedagogical, technical and management dimensions of the VTIs.

Setup and Implementation of the pilot Skills Development Fund (pSDF)
Provide technical inputs and feedback in the design and setup of the pilot Skills Development Fund (pSDF), including support supervision of the grantees organizing trainings funded by the pSDF.

Teamleader
Lead and coach a field team of 10 National Staff in the implementation of VTI support and the SDF funded grants.

Linking with Local Government, MoES and Private Sector
Collaborate with District governments, BMOs (Business Membership Organisations) and private sector companies in the Regional Skills Development Platforms and articulate PPP-projects (Public-Private Partnership).

Reporting
The International Skills Development Expert is assisting the Project Management Team in the preparation of periodic progress and financial reports.

Your profile

 A Master’s degree in technical fields, social Sciences or management of Education and Training
 Minimum 5 year experience in the field of pedagogical, strategic and organisational management in TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and in linking TVET to the private sector
 Minimum 5 year experience in working in TVET of witch at least 3 years in sub-Sahara Africa
 Relevant experience or capacity in leading a team of professionals, in supervising staff and coaching co-workers
 Experience in advising of TVET Training Funds would be an asset
 Fluent in English as working language
 Ready to work under conditions with frequent regional travel

We offer you

A contract of 23 months based in Fort Portal (70 % Fort Portal, 30 % Kampala)
Monthly salary package: (cat.2 – B417) between 5,288.32 euro and 7,524.32 euro (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.

How to apply:

Are you interested?

Is your profile matching the one we are looking for?
Do not hesitate and send us your application letter and updated CV, at the latest by 18/10/2018 via our website: https://www.enabel.be/content/jobs

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Mali: Le Ministère des Affaires Etrangères du Danemark/ Danida recherche un Conseiller à courte durée

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: Mali
Closing date: 17 Oct 2018

Conseiller à courte durée au Mali, Programme d’appui au développement du secteur privé, Fonds de Garantie pour les PME Agro-alimentaires

Comme Conseiller à courte durée, basé à Bamako, vous appuyer le Fonds de Garantie pour le Secteur Privé (FGSP) à améliorer son offre de garanties de financement pour soutenir le financement des PME intervenant sur les chaînes de valeur agricoles. L’expert fournira son appui au FGSP pour atteindre les objectifs de l’Engagement de Développement avec l’Ambassade du Danemark et le fonctionnement du FGSP SA globalement. Vous détenez un diplôme d’enseignement supérieur dans le domaine de la finance et de la banque et vous avez une expérience solide dans des postes de responsabilité au sein d’institutions financières ou dans des postes de direction de projets de coopération. Préférablement vous avez expérience dans des pays en voie de développement ou émergeants en matière de financement du monde rural et agricole, financement des PME et financement de la microfinance. Vous parlez et écrivez couramment le français.

No de recrutement: DK-05588.2018/MAL.02
Date limite: Le 17 octobre 2018 á 12:00 heures (heure danoise)

Tous les formulaires sont envoyés par email à l’Ambassade concernée.

How to apply:

Informations supplémentaires
Vous trouverez le description complète du poste et le formulaire de demande obligatoire sur https://www.urvalcvbase.dk

Tous les formulaires sont envoyés par email à l’Ambassade concernée.

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Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Conflict Mitigation)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-150

2. ISSUANCE DATE: October 3, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: October 18, 2018 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Conflict Mitigation)

5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 10 (Step 1 3,012,761 KSH to Step 13 5,121,689 KSH per annum)**.** In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 1 year (12 months from start date)

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya; with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.

8. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to:

· Undergo a comprehensive background investigation

· Undergo a health check to obtain medical clearance and;

· Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below)

10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to qualified Kenyan Citizens and Current employees of the U.S. Mission. Employees currently on probation are ineligible to apply. USAID provides equal opportunity and equitable treatment for employment of all people without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability status, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic for equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requirements do not involve rigorous physical demands.

BACKGROUND

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya and East Africa (KEA) Mission seeks a qualified Kenyan for the position of Project Management Specialist in the Democracy, Governance and Conflict (DGC) Office. This position requires technical expertise in the field of conflict mitigation, peace building and countering violent extremism (CVE), and practical knowledge of program design, activity management, and monitoring, evaluation and learning. The incumbent provides support to the USAID conflict mitigation and CVE portfolio.

S/he must possess a high degree of competence and maturity, and the ability to manage productive relationships with the Embassy, other donors, the private sector, non-governmental and civil society organizations, and private voluntary organizations (PVOs) working in Kenya and the East Africa region. The position entails effective and continuous communication with local, national, and regional government representatives, ensuring that USAID/KEA is fully engaged in the conflict mitigation and CVE sector(s). The incumbent is expected to incorporate science, technology, innovation and partnerships (STIP), as well as Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA) into all activity design, implementation and evaluation duties. The position functions under the supervision of the Deputy Office Chief, unless otherwise directed by the Office Chief.

The DGC Office is responsible for the design and achievement of USAID democracy, human rights, governance, conflict mitigation and CVE objectives and manages both Kenya-specific and regional activities. In Kenya, the office works collaboratively to effectively implement devolution working with county governments, national governments, and citizens. Protecting the rights of vulnerable populations, preventing and mitigating conflict, and countering violent extremism are included in the DGC strategic approach. DGC seeks to improve democracy, rights and governance systems, institutions and practices that will contribute significantly to the legitimacy of local and national governments and their ability to provide improved services to citizens. Within the East Africa region, DGC will continue to support stakeholders, including regional institutions, national and local governments, and cross-border communities to improve the management of risks that cross borders such as conflict and violent extremism. USAID/KEA partners with regional bodies to advance the development and implementation of regional efforts aimed at interrupting the radicalization process and stopping terrorist groups from gaining appeal among vulnerable populations. USAID/KEA also supports regional institutional capacity to conduct early warning and early response to cross-­border conflict. Advancing gender equity as well as increasing the visibility, effectiveness and influence of women and youth leaders is strategically integrated across the DGC portfolio.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position operates under the direction of the Conflict Mitigation and CVE Deputy Office Chief, but personally performs the complex work focused on conflict mitigation/CVE activities. S/he must understand and apply a technical body of knowledge, as well as applicable laws and agency regulations and instructions. Once the Project Management Specialist is fully on-boarded, guidance received from the Deputy Office Chief is almost wholly related to policy, program objectives, and priorities. Within such guidelines, the holder of this position designs and manages important activities and carries them to completion without significant supervision. Demands are heavy on initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment. S/he will work independently, while informing and consulting within DGC, USAID/KEA, and the US Embassy, as necessary. S/he will be required to travel within Kenya and the East Africa region.

The Conflict Mitigation/CVE Specialist will provide support to DGC in the following ways:

A. Program Management and Related Duties (65%)

The incumbent manages new and existing conflict mitigation/CVE programs and activities as a team member in the DGC Office. These duties include assistance with activity design, leading procurement processes, and activity implementation, identifying and resolving issues, assuring that all activities are carried out in a technically sound and cost-effective manner, and in accordance with all applicable Mission and Agency directives and requirements. S/he will serve as the Contracting/Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) or activity manager for activities that include capacity development of the Government of Kenya, regional intergovernmental institutions working on peace building, conflict mitigation/CVE , and civil society organizations (CSO) to prevent, respond and resolve conflict and counter violent extremism, as outlined in the Kenya Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and the Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS). Adaptability and flexibility will be required as the Project Management Specialist’s primary responsibilities may change over time as new USAID strategies and priorities emerge.

S/he will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of implementing partners and their activities, for obtaining and reporting on results and possible setbacks, and for initiating programmatic adjustments, when necessary. The incumbent is responsible for monitoring and evaluation at the project/activity levels, including developing project and activity-level Monitoring and Evaluation plans, conducting Data Quality Assessments, supporting the design of technical evaluations, and analyzing data and information sources to inform programming decisions The incumbent is responsible for drafting narratives and providing other inputs into the annual planning (Operational Plan) and reporting (Performance Plan and Report; Mission Resource Request, Congressional Budget Justifications, portfolio reviews, etc.).

As AOR/COR, the Project Management Specialist is responsible for the reviewing and approving annual work plans, schedules for obligating funding, monitoring expenditures, burn rates, and pipelines, portfolio reviews, evaluation planning and implementation, audits, development and outreach communications, and closeouts. These responsibilities are defined in the AOR/COR letter issued by the USAID/KEA Office of Acquisition and Assistance. The Specialist will support DGC, Mission, and USG efforts to ensure effective, cost-effective, and responsible programming and reporting in compliance with USG and USAID regulations and ethics standards, and, ultimately, help USAID achieve its conflict mitigation/CVE objectives in Kenya and the East Africa region.

B. Technical Specialist and Representational Duties (35%)

The incumbent will serve as a technical advisor to the DGC Office and may be requested to advise USAID Missions in the region on conflict Mitigation/CVE and related issues. The Project Management Specialist will keep abreast of and analyze political, social, economic and other trends and legislation/policies affecting conflict mitigation/CVE and peace building in the region, and will keep the Mission informed of these trends/legislation/policies. S/he will be considered a resource on conflict mitigation and CVE, and will be expected to participate actively in internal and external strategy discussions, including active engagement across sectors at the Mission. The DGC Office manages programs that focus on other democracy and governance areas including elections and decentralization/devolution that contain program elements related to either conflict or CVE. The Project Management Specialist will contribute to the development of analyses and recommendations for these other programs as issues arise related to conflict and CVE.

The Project Management Specialist will identify ways to further meet both USG foreign policy and policy objectives of the Government of Kenya (GOK), other governments in the region, and regional institutions. This includes liaising with USAID’s Global Development Lab on technical solutions, as appropriate, and assisting with the development of new, innovative concepts and program designs which engage both traditional and non-traditional partners, with a focus on local solutions. The incumbent will actively contribute to monitoring, evaluation, analysis and learning at the CDCS and RDCS Project and Development Objective level. Independently or in coordination with the senior conflict mitigation and CVE specialist, s/he will synthesize trends at the regional/national levels, and incorporate learning from all analysis into current and future programming and share extensively across all stakeholders. S/he will participate in conflict mitigation and CVE strategy development and project design teams including drafting USAID project documents and ushering such strategies and projects through the approval process.

S/he will be required to maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts in government and semi-autonomous government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations, donor agencies, implementing partners, and other stakeholders related to conflict mitigation and/or CVE, and to represent USAID and the USG with internal and external audiences, as required. S/he will lead or participate in donor and internal and external sector working groups. S/he will work to best facilitate knowledge management through exchange of technical information and ideas, to collaborate on cross-cutting issues, to provide effective collaboration among actors in the conflict mitigation/CVE sector, and to promote program/project synergies.

The incumbent will ensure a cross-cutting and cross-sectoral approach for CVE, conflict, youth, and gender, including participating in cross-sectoral teams and the design of other sector programs. This will include providing technical expertise to other sectors, USAID Missions in the region and other donors. The incumbent will actively facilitate learning within USAID, including support for organization of training, symposia, and knowledge building activities in the areas of conflict mitigation /CVE.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

A. Supervision Received: The PMS will work under the day-to-day supervision of the Conflict and CVE Deputy Office Chief and general supervision of the Office Chief. The Office Chief, the Deputy and other USG staff will provide technical guidance as necessary. However, the incumbent is largely independent of technical supervision; guidance provided by the supervisor is primarily with regard to policy, priorities, results to be achieved, basic approaches to be followed, and the basic content of reports. Work is assigned primarily in terms of desired results and suggested approaches. As the incumbent is expected to work with a high degree of independence, s/he must be able to establish priorities, adhere to and meet established deadlines, and perform responsibilities and duties with minimal supervision and limited follow-up. The incumbent must be able and willing to work beyond specific duties detailed in this position description, as assigned by USAID, in direct support of USAID/KEA and USG strategic objectives and goals.

In collaboration with the incumbent, the immediate supervisor and Office Director will: 1) establish annual work objectives and performance measures; 2) review work outputs and accomplishments to ensure compliance with Agency policies and implementation of best practices; 3) provide regular feedback to incumbent throughout the Performance Evaluation period; and 4) prepare the annual Performance Evaluation Report.

B. Supervision Exercised: This position is designated as non-supervisory; however, the incumbent plans, organizes and oversees the work of implementing partners’ projects and program activities; provides guidance and technical expertise; reviews the work produced, and evaluates the accomplishments of such contractors or grantees.

C. Available Guidelines: The incumbent is required to understand Mission and Agency-specific policies and procedures which govern Project Activity Management in addition to USAID/KEA-established administrative and operating procedures, policies and formats. Oral guidance from the immediate supervisor and specific detailed instructions will be given when necessary for carrying out unique assignments. The incumbent will be required to be proactive in keeping abreast of evolving guidelines and policies which affect the design, management, implementation, and monitoring of USG conflict mitigation and CVE programs within Kenya and the region, including but not limited to the Automated Directives System (ADS), Mission Orders, Mission Notices, USG procurement regulations, and USAID and USG program strategy and policy documents. In addition, the USAID/KEA DGC Office Chief and Deputy, other DGC team members, the Regional Legal Officer, other Mission technical support staff, and counterparts in USAID/Washington are available as resources to provide advice and guidance.

D. Exercise of Judgment: The incumbent will exercise professional judgment to make decisions and recommendations on the USAID conflict mitigation and CVE portfolio. S/he will apply appropriate Agency and Federal regulations and policies to a broad spectrum of technical and project support matters and in communications with Embassy and Mission employees, GOK counterparts and counterparts at other donor organizations. The Mission may make policy based on her/his recommendations.

E. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent will speak with authority on USAID project implementation requirements and regulations acting as both a specialist and an information resource. S/he is expected to carry out responsibilities delegated to him/her as an AOR/COR; however, s/he cannot commit USG funds.

F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent will interact regularly with mid-level government and donor officials (including other USG agencies), and civil society leaders at the local, national, and regional levels. Most contacts will be in the conflict and CVE sector, related to policy, planning, program implementation, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent will also be required to establish and maintain good working relationships with all categories of Mission personnel.

G. Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level: One year.

I. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education: Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, Law, Conflict Studies, Development (with concentration in Conflict or Peace Building), Community Development or International Studies is required.

B. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in conflict mitigation, peace building and/or CVE is required, ideally in Kenya or elsewhere in East Africa.

C. Post Entry Training: The incumbent will be expected to possess the necessary technical training and skills required to perform the duties/responsibilities required to this position. Post-entry training will be focused primarily on the Agency’s established policies, procedures, and regulations that govern: (1) USAID-specific AOR/COR responsibilities/duties; (2) USAID-specific activity management and procurement systems; and (3) USAID-sponsored training in project design and activity management. Organized/formal training (both internal and external) may be provided from time-to-time depending on the availability of program funds and when determined to be in direct support of DGC activities. Participation in training, job-related seminars, e-learning through USAID University on conflict and CVE may also be pursued, pending the need and appropriateness of such activities and the availability of funding.

D. Language Proficiency: Level IV English (fluent) written and spoken ability is required. Level IV spoken Kiswahili is required.

E. Job Knowledge: Must have a strong understanding of program management and development assistance in the conflict mitigation/peace building and CVE field. Demonstrated knowledge of regional conflict/CVE trends and issues in Kenya and the East Africa region, as well as an understanding of development priorities. Demonstrated knowledge of international best practice in conflict mitigation/peace building and CVE is required.

F. Skills and Abilities: Ability to develop and maintain a range of mid-level working relationships within the U.S. government and governments in the region, among international donor partners, civil society, and with the private sector is required. Ability to quickly understand the basics of development activity management including the requirements for financial and programmatic reporting is required. Proficient use of word processing, spreadsheet, Google Docs, and PowerPoint software programs, and willingness to use these programs to prepare reports, draft correspondence, prepare presentations, and take notes is required. Candidate must be able to communicate well in writing and verbally to a diversity of audiences. Diplomacy, confidentiality, and sound judgement are required in handling sensitive issues. Ability to work as part of a team within the DGC Office and across the broader Mission is essential as is proven ability to work in a multicultural environment.

II. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a resume/cv which describes how their relevant professional experience and education has prepared them to meet the specific challenges of the duties and responsibilities described above. As part of the interview process, those applicants ranked highest may be required to submit a timed writing sample on a topic provided. The selection committee may conduct reference checks at any time during the selection process.

Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored.

  • Education (10 points)

  • Prior work experience (30 points)

  • Job Knowledge (30 points)

  • Skills and abilities (30 points)

Total possible points: 100

Candidates meeting the above required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application and reference checks. References will be asked to assess the applicant’s technical knowledge, work performance, communication skills, and group dynamics, using the above criteria. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed applicants. The interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

How to apply:

Step 1: Register in MyJobsInKenya at www.myjobsinkenya.com

Step 2: Complete the job application questionnaire at www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. The applicant must answer all the questions in the Questionnaire.

Step 3: Internal Applicants/Current USG Employees: Attach an updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages), a copy of your most recent Performance Evaluation Report, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to MyJobsInKenya.

OR

External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach an updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to MyJobsInKenya .

Note to Applicants:

  1. Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com as stated in Section IV.

  2. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV and relevant education certificates) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

  3. USAID DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING) AND DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Central African Republic: West Africa Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: Central African Republic
Closing date: 22 Oct 2018

West Africa Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser

£55,480 pa plus overseas allowances

2 year fixed term appointment

Abuja, Nigeria

About the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing approximately 14,000 people in over 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

The role of West Africa Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser

There is huge political interest in developing a stronger and closer partnership with Africa and we have a new approach here, which defines our ambitious diplomatic, policy and programmatic engagement with and in Africa over the coming years. The West Africa Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) is a vital part of delivering this. The CSSF totals £33.7 million and covers three cross-government strategies: Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Sahel. As West Africa Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Adviser, you will have an exciting opportunity to shape the impact of the CSSF as you aim to tackle the drivers of instability and conflict and promote political and institutional reform. You will lead the delivery of top quality M&E processes and provide expert, practical advice to wider teams, as well as leading the research, analysis and data management components of the programme. This role is an excellent opportunity to deliver real impact on the ground in West Africa, ensuring, measuring and articulating the success we are achieving here.

You will be required to travel regularly in the region. This could be as much as two week-long trips per month.

About you

Along with a Masters in a related area – development studies, sociology, political science, law, accounting – you will have significant relevant experience working in the international development sector. We would like to see proven experience of and expertise in designing, commissioning and leading M&E projects and programmes. You will have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and a talent for building the capacity of others. An understanding of UK government approaches to programme management, would be useful.

How to apply:

Apply

Interested? Please visit https://bit.ly/2Rk2w4b

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Monday 22nd October 2018

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 19th November 2018

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Insight & Evaluation Adviser

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 22 Oct 2018

Insight & Evaluation Adviser

£50,000 pa

Full time, fixed term contract for 2 years

London

About the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is one of the most exciting and challenging global organisations in the world, operating in more than 260 locations across 168 countries. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing approximately 12,600 people in over 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

The role of Insight and Evaluation Adviser

In this strategic, communication-focused role, you will plan, monitor, analyse, evaluate and refine our strategy in one of two high-level, high priority government programmes. One is the Global Coalition Counter Daesh Communications Cell, which will see you join our multinational coalition staff to effectively minimise the impact of Daesh-inspired terrorism. The second is the Russia Unit – Strategic Communications team. This role supports the delivery of our Russia strategy, which aims to bring about a Russia that chooses to co-operate, rather than challenge or confront. As an Insight and Evaluation Advisor, you will lead on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for the programme, ensuring M&E methodology is designed into all campaigns from the offset, offering insight and evaluation throughout, and at the end of, campaigns. We would like you to work collaboratively will strategic communications project and programme managers, as well as identify and compile expert analysis, insights and evidence to inform the work of key stakeholders. Developing a rolling programme of work to research, track and identify critical gaps in programme insight, you will also maintain a network of external specialists to ensure we have access to the latest available thinking.

About you

You will have insight and analysis expertise of challenging environments, along with M&E experience in strategic communications on attitudinal change. Experience of working on campaigns delivery in hostile environments is a must, as is an understanding of counter-violent extremism or counter propaganda programming related to communications work. You will be an exceptional team player, with first-class communication skills and a talent for keeping the bigger picture front of mind at all times.

How to apply:

Apply

Interested? Please visit https://bit.ly/2Rk2w4b

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Monday 22nd October 2018

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 19th November 2018

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Niger: OTI Deputy Country Representative

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Niger
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

The OTI Deputy Country Representative is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-13 equivalent level and located in Niger. Offers for this position are due no later than October 15, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION:

The OTI Deputy Country Representative – Niger is a member of the Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI West Africa Regional Team, reports to the OTI Country Representative or his/her designee, and is based in Niger. The Deputy Country Representative’s principal responsibility is to support the OTI Country Representative in the development, oversight, and management of the OTI country program.

OTI’s Niger program seeks to further U.S. foreign policy objectives in Niger through support that targets drivers of instability in Niger and the region. Drivers may include, but are not limited to, political and economic exclusion, particularly among youth and marginalized groups, reintegration of returned workers and ex-combatants, the presence of extremist organizations, lack of state presence and/or good governance coupled with a lack of opportunities for political participation. OTI is addressing these critical issues through a flexible, small-grants mechanism that tailors approaches to the varied needs of communities in Niger. The program may utilize both “soft” (e.g. cultural and recreational activities, media and strategic communications) and “hard” (e.g. small-scale infrastructure) activities to strengthen linkages between communities, local actors, and the Nigerien government and to increase community cohesion. The program may also support national level activities, such as elections or other emerging transition needs.

This post is a middle management position requiring excellent managerial and communication skills, an ability to perform in a complex and highly sensitive political environment, experience in policy formulation and negotiation at the highest levels (government and non-government organizations), and a strong interest in assisting countries in transition. The offeror must be mature, self-reliant, a team player, a problem-solver, and able to manage a diverse portfolio of grants. The Deputy Country Representative should have extensive management experience (both project and personnel) and understand the basics of grantee and contractor/USAID relationships. The offeror should be able to communicate effectively with grassroots organizations and their constituencies, national and local government officials, U.S. Government agencies, and clerics or other religious leaders. Since work may require continued changes in program direction and implementation, including frequent coordination, the individual will be someone who is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change.

Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, combating violent extremism, democracy/governance and human rights. Knowledge and understanding of the sub-region is also desirable. Prior work experience with U.S. Government agencies or managing program operations in civil conflicts is preferred. Proficiency in French is preferred. The successful offeror will possess excellent political analysis and reporting skills and the ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility and authority in a highly stressful environment while exercising sound judgment in politically charged and challenging security environments.

Due to the sensitive, fragile, and challenging environments in which OTI works, the office’s approach to programming is one that seeks to find creative, entrepreneurial, and unique ways to approach problem sets. These dynamic contexts require that programs adapt to rapidly evolving situations and that teams continually explore assumptions and test innovative tools and methods to achieve program objectives. Given OTI’s short-term political mission, its unpredictable working environments and the diffuse problems it seeks to address, OTI has developed ways to get smart quickly and act fast. OTI has honed a program approach that uses iterative strategic planning, where staff constantly review the current political situation, create relationships with communities and key actors, and undertake activities that will test what works and what doesn’t in order to inform future activities and priorities. Core qualities of a successful OTI program are characterized by a team that is able to be: fast, flexible, iterative, adaptive, and entrepreneurial.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent OTI interests during meetings with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international donors interested in DCHA/OTI activities;

  • Provide guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices, U.S. government agencies and donor organizations;

  • Provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick impact programming model in embassies or USAID Missions. Support to embassies and USAID Missions may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming, including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews;

  • Review proposals and grant concepts and work with diverse groups, many of which have not previously had international funding;

  • Collaborate with the Country Representative in monitoring the performance of OTI implementing partners in the implementation of OTI-financed activities designed to achieve OTI strategic objectives;

  • Travel to monitor and assess political conditions, implementing partner operational platforms, meet with potential grantees, host-country government and other program counterparts, and develop activity ideas;

  • Mentor and train other OTI and implementing partner field staff;

  • Take the lead on collecting information and drafting/editing regular reporting products;

  • Assume higher representational responsibilities, potentially serving as Acting OTI Country Representative in his/her absence;

  • Perform a wide range of administrative functions including budget preparation, financial management, records management, and travel assistance to help ensure programmatic success;

  • Coordinate with the OTI Country Representative to develop an exit strategy that ensures reasonable time to transition from OTI programs to follow-on USAID or other donor programs;

  • Communicate regularly and share program information with other USAID project managers, the US Embassy, bilateral donors, UN Organizations, International Organizations, and indigenous and international NGOs to ensure visibility and synergy of USAID/OTI activities;

  • Support the Country Representative to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation;

  • Report to the OTI Country Representative and OTI/Washington on the status of: 1) grant development and implementation, 2) OTI contractor performance, 3) Foreign Service National (FSN) staff support needs and morale, 4) communication and coordination issues among OTI offices with other U.S. Government entities, 5) security concerns, 6) relations with local partners including local, state and national government representatives, and 7) other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;

  • Manage and/or supervise the FSN staff, including program officers, administrative assistants and drivers alongside of the Country Representative;

  • Supervise staff as delegated by the Country Representative (e.g. Program Managers, Program Assistants, Program Administrative Assistants, etc.). Provide orientation, training and mentoring for USAID staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel and program and operations requests.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

AND

  • A minimum of five (5) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

  • One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country;

  • One (1) year of supervisory experience.

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

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Morocco: Coresponsable PAGIE (h/f) – Maroc

Organization: Enabel
Country: Morocco
Closing date: 22 Oct 2018

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous accomplissons toute mission de service public qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable, en Belgique et à l’étranger. Ainsi, Enabel renforce l’impact de la Belgique en matière de développement international en exécutant également des missions pour des mandants tiers, tant nationaux qu’internationaux.

Contexte

Le projet d’Appui des groupements d’intérêt économique pour le développement de la filière phoenicicole au niveau des oasis marocaines (PAGIE) s’inscrit dans la stratégie de développement agricole du Maroc ” Plan Maroc Vert ». Il concerne le développement de la filière phoenicicole, à travers le renforcement, au niveau des palmeraies, de l’organisation et des capacités des agriculteurs et des acteurs de la filière, notamment les groupements d’intérêt économique (GIE).

Le projet mobilise des professionnels du domaine du renforcement des organisations professionnelles, de la mise à niveau et du financement de la filière, de la gestion d’un réseau d’unités de valorisation, du marketing et de la commercialisation. L’ensemble de ces fonctions cadre avec le mandat de coordination dévolu à l’Agence Nationale de Développement des Zones Oasiennes et de l’Arganier (ANDZOA) qui abrite l’unité de coordination du projet

Le projet d’une durée de 5 ans va entrer dans sa 3ème année.

Description de la fonction

Le/La Coresponsable de l’intervention est placé(e) sous l´autorité hiérarchique de la Représentante Résidente d’ENABEL au Maroc. En collaboration avec le responsable national du projet, il/elle doit principalement :

 Assurer la gestion de la programmation opérationnelle et financière du projet
 Co-animer, orienter et suivre le travail du personnel d’appui du projet, des ATN, des Spécialistes Matière et des Animateurs/trices.
 Apporter un appui technique direct dans toutes les activités concernant la mise en place et le fonctionnement des différentes composantes du projet
 Appuyer le renforcement des mécanismes de concertation et de collaboration entre les différents acteurs locaux, régionaux et nationaux
 Superviser le système de suivi-évaluation de l’intervention et des coopératives et surtout les GIE, cible principale de l’intervention ; maîtriser l’évolution des différents Indicateurs, produire les rapports trimestriels, annuels ainsi que le rapport final et contribuer à la capitalisation du projet
 Développer une stratégie de communication de l’intervention et veiller à sa mise en oeuvre

Votre profil

Niveau de formation requis

 Master dans le domaine de l’agronomie, agro-économie, des sciences sociales ou équivalent

*Expérience et attitudes exigée*s

 5 ans d’expérience en matière de gestion de projets de développement rural, particulièrement
dans l’accompagnement et le renforcement des coopératives et organisations professionnelles
agricoles selon l’approche ” économie sociale et solidaire »
 5 ans d’expérience dans le domaine du développement de filières agricoles
 Expérience professionnelle en appui institutionnel
 Expérience confirmée en gestion d’équipe pluridisciplinaire
 Une expérience internationale de terrain (en tant qu’expatrié-e) dans la coopération au
développement, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale ;
 Connaissances des concepts de commerce équitable et durable, marketing et commercialisation,
genre, environnement.
 Capacité de leadership
 Aisance dans la gestion des relations publiques
 Capacité à rechercher le consensus
 Capacité à communiquer de manière claire en tenant compte de la sensibilité et du rôle des
intervenants.
 Excellente maîtrise du Français

Compétences ou connaissances spécifiques considérées comme atout :

 Connaissance du contexte du Maroc, des Oasis et de la filière phoenicicole ou d’un environnement
similaire.
 Connaissance de l’arabe

Nous vous offrons

Un contrat de 34 mois basé à Erfoud (avec de nombreux déplacements réguliers dans les 4
régions d’intervention, Oriental, Draa-Tafilalet, Souss-Massa et Guelmim Oued Noun).

Package salarial mensuel : Catégorie 01 (B476)– Intervention Manager c’est-à-dire entre
5.569,55 euros et 6.181,98 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au
statut d’expatrié: primes d’expatriation et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de
l’expérience pertinente.

En outre, nos collaborateurs expatriés bénéficient également d’avantages liés à l’expatriation tels
que la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement,
d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants qui accompagnent (plafonnés), un
package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller retour une fois/an pour toute la famille.

Les différents montants payés vont varier en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la
fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

How to apply:

Intéressé?

Vous vous retrouvez dans ce profil?

Alors n’attendez plus et postulez avec votre CV actualisé et une lettre de motivation, au plus tard
le 22/10/2018 via notre site web:
https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/jobs

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Mauritania: Expert institutionnel en gestion des infrastructures et aménagements ruraux (h/f) – Mauritanie

Organization: Enabel
Country: Mauritania
Closing date: 10 Oct 2018

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous accomplissons toute mission de service public qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable, en Belgique et à l’étranger. Ainsi, Enabel renforce l’impact de la Belgique en matière de développement international en exécutant également des missions pour des mandants tiers, tant nationaux qu’internationaux.

Context

Enabel a été sollicitée par l’Union européenne pour la mise en oeuvre du programme “Renforcement des investissements productifs et énergétiques en Mauritanie pour le développement durable des zones rurales” (RIMDIR) du secteur de concentration SANAD (Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle et Agriculture Durable) du 11ème FED. L’approche pour ce secteur, dont l’objectif est de renforcer la résilience des populations vulnérables face à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, est conçue comme un ensemble de trois interventions complémentaires dont le RIMDIR est la seconde.
L’action d’Enabel (25 Mo EUR) porte sur la construction/réhabilitation et l’appui à la gestion d’infrastructures rurales productives (agricoles et pastorales), et le renforcement institutionnel. Le développement de services énergétiques renouvelables sera sous la responsabilité de l’AFD (8 Mo EUR). La coordination globale du RIMDIR a été confiée à Enabel.

Le RIMDIR interviendra dans 4 wilayas du sud-est du pays (Assaba, Guidimakha, Hodh el Chargui, Hodh el Gharbi) avec un volet d’appui institutionnel et de coordination du programme au niveau national, en complémentarité avec les deux autres interventions du secteur SANAD

Description de la fonction

L’expert institutionnel en gestion des infrastructure et aménagements ruraux fait partie d’une équipe dirigée par le Coordinateur du RIMDIR et composée d’experts nationaux et internationaux assurant la mise en oeuvre du programme. Il aura la responsabilité de 4 ATN dans les wilayas pour renforcer les capacités des délégations régionales.
L’expert institutionnel devra au sein du programme RIMDIR :

  • Renforcer les capacités des acteurs clés au niveau central (Direction d´Aménagement Agricole du Ministère de l’Agriculture) et au niveau local, chacun selon son mandat, en planification/coordination/pilotage des interventions liées aux infrastructures rurales, et dans la standardisation et le suivi des infrastructures et la gestion durable et concertée des infrastructures mises en place.

Ceci inclura (i ) pour les ministères et ses services techniques un appui :

  1. dans la coordination et l’harmonisation de la collecte, l´alimentation et la gestion d´une la base de données et d’un Système d’Information Géographique (SIG) sur les infrastructures rurales
  2. dans la coordination horizontale (entre les différents ministères clés agricole, élevage, hydraulique, environnement…) et verticale
  3. dans la mise en place d´un flux efficace et opportun d´informations utiles au sein du secteur
  4. dans l´identification, ensemble avec les différents acteurs clés, de bonnes pratiques, dans la planification, réalisation et gestion des infrastructures rurales, et leur documentation et dissémination

ii) pour les communes un appui:

  1. dans leur rôle de maîtrise d’ouvrage, le dialogue et la collaboration avec les populations locales, la mobilisation des services techniques déconcentrés et des différentes structures d’appui aux acteurs économiques locaux
  2. dans leur rôle d´accompagnement de mise en place de systèmes de gestion pour la pérennisation des investissements réalisés.
  3. dans les processus de mise en place des ” ententes intercommunales » pour la coordination, la gouvernance, le suivi et la gestion des infrastructures partagées.
  • contribuer à la mise en oeuvre du programme à travers un appui à la planification, l’exécution, la coordination, le suivi et monitoring et l’évaluation des activités afin d’assurer que les résultats soient atteints dans les délais

  • fournir les inputs techniques nécessaires dans le domaine d’expertise concerné afin d’atteindre une performance technique conforme aux normes et standards mauritaniens et internationaux

  • contribuer au processus de capitalisation dans le cadre de la gestion des connaissances et de la communication du programme

Votre profil

  • Diplôme de niveau Master pertinent pour la fonction (ingénierie rurale, civile, agricole…)
  • Expérience de minimum 5 ans en appui institutionnel d’organisations étatiques dans le domaine rural dans un pays en développement
  • Compétences avérées en analyse organisationnelle et renforcement de capacités individuelles, organisationnelles et institutionnelles
  • Forte compétence de mise en place de synergies et de renforcement des capacités techniques tant au niveau central (ministères) que local (communes, services déconcentrés,
  • Fortes connaissances des outils de suivi des infrastructures (conception et gestion de base de données, SIG, mise en place de système de monitoring des infrastructures)
  • Compétences en gestion de l’information et en capitalisation des expériences
  • Compétences à élaborer des termes de références de compétences d’appui.
  • Connaissance du contexte mauritanien, et /ou des réalités des pays fragiles en Afrique subsaharienne est un atout
  • Capacités d’adaptation liée aux conditions de travail et de vie
  • Maîtrise du français, la connaissance de l’arabe est un atout

Nous vous offrons

Un contrat de 55 mois basé à Nouakchott, Mauritanie

Package salarial mensuel : Catégorie 2 (B417)– Expert c’est-à-dire entre 5.573,57 euros et
8.166,13 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d’expatrié:
primes d’expatriation et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de l’expérience pertinente.
En outre, nos collaborateurs expatriés bénéficient également d’avantages liés à l’expatriation tels que la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement,d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants qui accompagnent (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion allerretour une fois/an pour toute la famille.

Les différents montants payés vont varier en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la
fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

How to apply:

Intéressé?

Vous vous retrouvez dans ce profil?

Alors n’attendez plus et postulez avec votre CV actualisé et une lettre de motivation, au plus tard
le 10/10/2018 via notre site web:
https://www.enabel.be/content/jobs

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INTERNATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL OFFICERS (m/f)

Organization: Enabel
Closing date: 17 Oct 2018

Job description

For the bilateral cooperation programmes financed by the Belgian State and for assignments for third-party donors, such as the European Union, Enabel is seeking to establish a recruitment pool for Administrative and Financial Officers to be incorporated in its programme and intervention teams in the field.

Your tasks and duties consist of:

  • Manage the budget and financial reporting;
  • Ensure proper management of treasury and banking relationships;
  • Ensure efficient procurement management, contract management and logistics (in collaboration with the contracting officer) in compliance with procedures and contractual obligations (public procurement…);
  • Participate in the elaboration, management and control of Grant Agreements;
  • Manage the fiduciary risks and put in place an efficient and effective internal control system, implement the actions plans resulting from audits and follow up on them;
  • Manage the administrative and financial team composed for the intervention (recruitment, setting objectives, performance meetings…);
  • Support the Representation, the programme and the interventions by providing one’s technical expertise (advice, sharing of experience, representing Enabel vis-à-vis others…);
  • Capacity development of partner entities, where needed.

Your profile

  • Hold a Master’s degree and have proved experience in one or more of the following domains: financial management, economics, auditing;
  • At least five years of professional experience in financial management;
  • At least one international field experience as an expat, preferably within an international organisation;
  • A first successful experience in team management;
  • Experience in auditing, in risk management and in financial management in the public sector;
  • Experience in public procurement management and/or with Grant Agreements constitutes an important asset;
  • Fluency in French and/or English, in speaking and writing;
  • Capacity of instilling trust through ‘**consultancy and service**’-oriented professional relations.

We offer

Membership of our pool of applicants, which is relied on when a job is liberated or created, upon which we offer a contract for the term of the project in one of the countries where Enabel operates.

The gross monthly salary (once the contract is signed Level 2 -B417) depends on relevant experience and includes expat benefits (expat and hardship allowances).

Furthermore, our expatriate staff members are also offered customary expatriate benefits such as a (capped) housing allowance, a moving allowance, an installation allowance, a (capped) school allowance for children accompanying, an insurance package for the whole family, including repatriation insurance, and an annual round-trip flight ticket for each family member. The amounts disbursed will vary in function of relevant recognised experience for the function, the household’s composition and the fiscal situation.

How to apply:

Are you interested?

Is your profile matching the one we are looking for?

Do not hesitate and send us your application letter and updated CV, at the latest by 17/10/2018 via: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=C0000960484P&career_ns=job_listing_summary&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&site=VjItRG9OVktVYS9CQ3J3RmtmaHoxaFpSQT09&_s.crb=5HJpzMkW00GmamxVFSvR9uRQSyU%3d&rcm_site_locale=fr_FR

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Gender Advisers

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Gender Advisers

Salary: £60,000 including Location Allowance

Full time, 2 Year Fixed Term

London

About the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing approximately 14,000 people in over 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

The role of Gender Adviser

The successful candidate will work closely with cross-government Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) teams in British Diplomatic missions overseas and other government departments in London to provide technical leadership, practical advice and input across the range of CSSF programmes, ensuring that they are in line with UK legal obligations and Ministerial priorities on gender/social development, whilst delivering the UK’s strategic priorities. They will also play a key role in shaping the CSSF’s gender advisory offer to its network of programme managers to ensure that staff are ‘gender confident’ in their day-to-day operations.

You will commission relevant research and analysis to inform programming decisions; lead or participate in CSSF annual reviews; capture, analyse and share lessons and best practice across the region on integrating gender into programmes; identify skills/ knowledge gaps across the network on gender issues; and work with CSSF stakeholders to design and deliver gender-sensitive programme training in the region.

This role will involve travelling to CSSF countries, from four to ten times a year.

About you

You will need demonstrate your ability to lead and communicate effectively and to collaborate and work as part of a team. You must have experience working on gender issues in international development and conflict planning. You must show an understanding of the relationship between gender, conflict, stabilisation, security and justice as well as an understanding of cross-government working, ideally at both strategic and operational levels.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Monday 15th October 2018

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 12th November 2018

We celebrate diversity and recruit our staff from a broad range of backgrounds so that we benefit from fresh experiences and perspectives.

How to apply:

Please visit https://www5.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_capita14.asp?newms=sr&aid=15834 to apply

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Monitoring & Evaluation Advisers

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Monitoring & Evaluation Advisers

Salary: £60,000 including Location Allowance

Full time, 2 Year Fixed Term

London

About the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing approximately 14,000 people in over 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

The role of Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser

Monitoring & Evaluation strengthens evidence-based decision-making, safeguards accountability, and improves portfolio quality and value for money of HMG programmes. It affects all of HMG’s policies, programmes and projects and HMG has explicit requirements to build these in to programmes at design stage.

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisers support the generation of a wide range of timely evaluative information and context-specific knowledge that is relevant and tailored to the diverse needs of policy makers, programme managers and stakeholders. They also ensure this evidence can be used to feed into key programme and policy decisions and to manage programme and portfolio risks.

HMG’s monitoring and evaluation systems are decentralised which means that each spending unit is responsible for resourcing and delivering their own monitoring, evaluation, results reporting and learning. The system is supported and delivered by staff who have monitoring and evaluation responsibilities and whose roles and skills complement each other.

The role requires experience in designing, commissioning and interpreting monitoring and evaluation approaches, methods and findings. M&E adivsers may have also developed specialist knowledge in the evidence base related to specific development sectors or methods and approaches. Monitoring and Evaluation Advisers have particular expertise in cost-effectively designing programmes and policies in ways that allow for results and impacts to be measured and used to improve delivery and to test out and learn from what works to improve and strengthen the performance of programme portfolios.

About you

You will need a master’s degree in a related area (Development Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Law or Accounting) and knowledge or practical experience of designing, overseeing and assuring the quality of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) systems. Ideally you’ll have significant experience working in the international development sector and be able to demonstrate your ability to lead and communicate effectively, and collaborate and work as part of a team.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Monday 15th October 2018

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 12th November 2018

We celebrate diversity and recruit our staff from a broad range of backgrounds so that we benefit from fresh experiences and perspectives.

How to apply:

Please visit https://www5.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_capita14.asp?newms=sr&aid=15834 to apply.

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Burkina Faso: Intervention Manager Police de Proximité (h/f) Burkina Faso

Organization: Enabel
Country: Burkina Faso
Closing date: 16 Oct 2018

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous accomplissons toute mission de
service public qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement
durable, en Belgique et à l’étranger. Ainsi, Enabel renforce l’impact de la Belgique en
matière de développement international en exécutant également des missions pour des
mandants tiers, tant nationaux qu’internationaux.
Le programme de coopération bilatéral Belgo-Burkinabé pour la période 2018‑2022
consiste en un portefeuille pays composé de quatre interventions : (i) Appui au
développement d’un entrepreneuriat inclusif et durable dans la région du Centre-Est,
(ii) le Renforcement de la sécurité dans le Centre-Est, (iii) le Renforcement des droits
sexuels et reproductifs – ” Elle décide » et (iv) un Programme de formations, études et
expertises.
L’intervention ‘Renforcement de la sécurité dans le Centre-Est’ vise, comme son nom
l’indique à renforcer la sécurité dans le Centre-Est, à travers la mise en oeuvre et
l’opérationnalisation de la police de proximité.

Description de la fonction

L’Intervention Manager devra principalement :

 Assurer la gestion de la programmation opérationnelle et financière dans le but de
garantir un démarrage fluide et l’avancée des résultats au sein de l’intervention
 Présenter la planification opérationnelle et financière de l’intervention au comité de pilotage
(méthodologie, plan opérationnel, indicateurs, rapports d’avancement…)
 Assurer l’atteinte des résultats fixés, de la cohérence de la stratégie définie, de la
mise en place de dialogues avec les différents acteurs et de la prise en compte des thématiques
transversales (genre, sécurité alimentaire, climat…)
 Coordonner les activités de l’intervention et assurer leur réalisation
conformément aux engagements et aux procédures
 Être responsable de la gestion de l’équipe d’intervention composée de deux Assistants
Techniques nationaux et un appui administratif et financier :
 Assurer une collaboration étroite avec les partenaires principaux à savoir les
autorités locales (Haut-commissaire, Gouverneur, …), les autorités centrales (Ministère de la
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Sécurité, dont la Direction de la Police de Proximité, Police Nationale, Gendarmerie
Nationale, Police Municipale, …), et les autres parties prenantes (Union Européenne, GIZ,
…) ;
 Assurer une communication et complémentarité étroite avec le PARSIB (Programme
d’Appui à la Réforme de la Sécurité Intérieure au Burkina) mis en oeuvre par Enabel ;
 Assurer le rôle de référent technique dans le domaine spécifique de la sécurité et dans le
cadre d’une Approche Basée sur les Droits Humains.

Votre profil

Niveau de formation requis

 Master en en droit, criminologie, sciences politiques, sciences sociales ou assimilé en lien avec
la domaine concerné.

Expériences requises

 Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 5 années dans la gestion de projet ; expérience de
la gestion de plusieurs intervention/projets est un atout
 Expérience de minimum 5 ans dans le domaine de la sécurité, plus spécifiquement
en lien avec le sous-secteur de la sécurité intérieure (police, gendarmerie, …)
 Expérience en tant que responsable d’équipe d’au moins 5 ans ;
 Une expérience internationale de terrain (en tant qu’expatrié-e) dans la
coopération au développement, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale
 Une expérience dans la région concernée est un atout, de même qu’une expérience de
collaboration avec les acteurs locaux (autorités administratives, coutumières, groupes d’autodéfense,…)
ainsi qu’une expérience spécifique sur le concept de police de proximité.

Connaissances et compétences requises

 Connaissance approfondie et pratique d’une méthodologie en gestion de projet ou de
programme
 Capacité à intégrer les sensibilités du contexte dans la mise en oeuvre d’un processus de
changement ; capacité à identifier les situations win-win dans un environnement de travail
complexe.
 Capacité d’écoute et de diplomatie
 Capacité à générer la collaboration entre les acteurs du projet et à créer une dynamique de
synergie.
 Être orienté résultat
 Maîtrise du français
Nous vous offrons
Package salarial mensuel : Catégorie 1 (B476)- Intervention Manager entre 6.702,08 euros et 10.195,43 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d’expatrié : primes d’éloignement et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de l’expérience pertinente.

En outre, nos collaborateurs expatriés bénéficient également d’avantages liés à l’expatriation
tels que la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement,
d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants qui accompagnent (plafonnés), un
package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion allerretour
une fois/an pour toute la famille.
Les différents montants payés vont varier en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la
fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.
Durée du contrat : 60 mois

Lieu d’affectation : Tenkodogo, Région Centre-Est (possibilité d’installer la famille en
capitale).
Date probable d’entrée en fonction : dès que possible

Intéressé(e) ?

Vous vous retrouvez dans ce profil ?
Alors n’attendez plus et postulez avec votre CV actualisé et une lettre de motivation, au plus tard
le 16/10/2018 via notre site web :
https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/jobs

How to apply:

Veuillez postuler en ligne via le lien suivant : https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=C0000960484P&career_ns=job_listing_summary&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&site=VjItRG9OVktVYS9CQ3J3RmtmaHoxaFpSQT09&_s.crb=5HJpzMkW00GmamxVFSvR9uRQSyU%3d&rcm_site_locale=fr_FR

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Mauritania: Expert en infrastructures et aménagements ruraux (h/f)

Organization: Enabel
Country: Mauritania
Closing date: 05 Oct 2018

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous accomplissons toute mission de service public qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable, en Belgique et à l’étranger. Ainsi, Enabel renforce l’impact de la Belgique en matière de développement international en exécutant également des missions pour des mandants tiers, tant nationaux qu’internationaux.

Contexte

Enabel a été sollicitée par l’Union européenne pour la mise en œuvre du programme Renforcement des investissements productifs et énergétiques en Mauritanie pour le développement durable des zones rurales” (RIMDIR)** du secteur de concentration SANAD (Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle et Agriculture Durable) du 11ème FED. L’approche pour ce secteur, dont l’objectif est* de renforcer la résilience des populations vulnérables face à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, est conçue comme un ensemble de trois interventions complémentaires dont le RIMDIR est la seconde.*

L’action d’Enabel (25 Mo EUR) porte sur la construction/réhabilitation et l’appui à la gestion d’infrastructures rurales productives (agricoles et pastorales), et le renforcement institutionnel. Le développement de services énergétiques renouvelables sera sous la responsabilité de l’AFD (8 Mo EUR). La coordination globale du RIMDIR a été confiée à Enabel.

Le RIMDIR interviendra dans 4 wilayas du sud-est du pays (Assaba, Guidimakha, Hodh el Chargui, Hodh el Gharbi) avec un volet d’appui institutionnel et de coordination du programme au niveau national, en complémentarité avec les deux autres interventions du secteur SANAD.

Description de la fonction

L’expert en infrastructures et aménagements ruraux fait partie d’une équipe dirigée par le Coordinateur du RIMDIR et composée d’experts nationaux et internationaux assurant la mise en œuvre des activités du programme.

L’expert en infrastructures et aménagements ruraux devra au sein du programme RIMDIR:

· appuyer la planification des infrastructures et aménagements ruraux (aménagements hydro-agricoles et pastoraux, pistes rurales et points d´eau, …)

· garantir la bonne exécution des ouvrages en agissant sur le respect de l’échéancier (délais) et du budget (coûts), et garantir la qualité (conformité aux exigences/normes) dans les 4 wilayas (déplacements fréquents à prévoir)

· élaborer les termes de référence pour les études de faisabilité technique et les DAO pour la réalisation des infrastructures, le suivi et contrôle des travaux

· intégrer les piliers du travail décent et le cas échéant les approches haute intensité de main d’œuvre (HIMO) dans la réalisation des infrastructures et en assurer le suivi

· organiser l’ingénierie sociale pour assurer la maintenance et la durabilité des infrastructures

· contribuer à la mise en œuvre du programme à travers des inputs à la planification, l’**exécution**, la coordination, le suivi et monitoring, et l’**évaluation** des activités afin d’assurer que les résultats soient atteints dans les délais

· fournir les inputs techniques nécessaires dans le domaine d’expertise concerné afin d’atteindre une performance technique conforme aux normes et standards mauritaniens et internationaux

· contribuer au processus de capitalisation et gestion des connaissances

· renforcer les capacités des structures partenaires afin de contribuer à l’amélioration de leur organisation, processus et système ainsi que les compétences de leur staff

· diriger l’équipe d’experts nationaux basée à Kiffa

Votre profil

· Diplôme de niveau Master pertinent pour la fonction

· Expérience de minimum 5 ans dans la mise en œuvre de projets d’infrastructures et/ou d’aménagements ruraux dans le domaine agricole et pastoral

· Expérience avérée en ingénierie sociale

· Compétences avérées en planification, mise en œuvre et suivi des infrastructures et aménagements ruraux (aménagements hydro-agricoles et pastoraux, pistes rurales et points d´eau) et les modalités de leur gestion et maintenance

· Compétences à élaborer des termes de références et des notes techniques (entre autres dans le cadre de DAO de travaux)

· Connaissance dans l’utilisation de Geographic Information System (GIS)

· Connaissance du contexte mauritanien, et /ou des réalités des pays fragiles en Afrique subsaharienne est un atout

· Capacités d’adaptation liée aux conditions de travail et de vie

· Maîtrise du français, la connaissance de l’arabe est un atout

Nous vous offrons

Un contrat de 55 mois basé à Kiffa, Mauritanie

Package salarial mensuel : Catégorie 2 (B417)– c’est-à-dire entre 5.573,57 euros et 8.166,13 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d’expatrié: primes d’expatriation et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de l’expérience pertinente.

En outre, nos collaborateurs expatriés bénéficient également d’avantages liés à l’expatriation tels que la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement, d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants qui accompagnent (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille.

Les différents montants payés vont varier en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Intéressé?

Vous vous retrouvez dans ce profil?

Alors n’attendez plus et postulez avec votre CV actualisé et une lettre de motivation, au plus tard le 05/10/2018 via notre site web:

https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/jobs

How to apply:

Please apply through our website: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=C0000960484P&career_ns=job_listing_summary&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&site=VjItRG9OVktVYS9CQ3J3RmtmaHoxaFpSQT09&_s.crb=5HJpzMkW00GmamxVFSvR9uRQSyU%3d&rcm_site_locale=fr_FR

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Switzerland: Visits and Events Intern (CHEG18.582)

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 07 Oct 2018

The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at the UN and is recruiting a highly motivated and skilled Visits and Events Intern.

This internship offers the opportunity to work closely with the Visits and Events Officer on a wide range of events for the Ambassador and Head of Mission, and on official visits.

The Visits and Events Officer will guide the intern and provide on-the-job training.

Main Duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare guest lists and invitations, communication with guests and other Missions and International Organisations by email and phone, preparing official written communication with the UN and other International Organisations, requesting accreditation for colleagues and official visitors to conferences in Geneva. Tasks will also include booking meeting rooms, restaurants or hotels for the visitor(s) and updating contact lists and other databases on behalf of the Outer Office.
  • Support the Visits and Events Officer in the organisation of the Mission’s Queen’s birthday party celebration.
  • In quieter periods and if the Intern is interested, he/she may have the opportunity to spend time with one of our teams (Economic, Human Rights, Disarmament, Migration, Health, Humanitarian).

How to apply:

In order to apply, you should submit your application through this link:

https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/7177-Visits-and-Events-Intern-CHEG18-582/en-GB

We do not accept Cvs.

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Chad: Project manager to support the Lake Chad Basin Commission

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Chad
Closing date: 30 Sep 2018

For our operations in N’Djaména/ Chad, we are looking for an

Project manager to support the Lake Chad Basin Commission

JOB-ID: P1533V087

Field of activity

The Lake Chad Basin is one of Africa’s major drainage systems. With its vast expanses of arable and grazing land and rich fish stocks, it is an economically and environmentally important area for the member states of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), namely Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, the Central African Republic and Libya. The objective of the GIZ project is to enable the Lake Chad Basin Commission to competently perform the duties set out under its Statute in projects with a cross-border impact.

Your tasks

  • Technical, content-related and organisational implementation of the project
  • Overall steering of the GIZ project entitled Organisational Advisory Services for the Lake Chad Basin Commission, and coordination with the Advice on Groundwater Resources for the Lake Chad Basin Commission project of the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
  • Responsibility for a team consisting of seconded staff and national personnel
  • Coordinating measures for all of the project’s fields of activities in a politically sensitive environment, as well as overall responsibility for advising, steering and implementing the project in strategic terms
  • Content-related planning and management of finances, as well as provision of advice and support to partners
  • Establishing and fostering partnerships and cooperation relationships with other (donor) organisations such as the European Union, World Bank, African Development Bank, various UN organisations, bilateral donors as well as non-governmental organisations, including in the climate and agriculture sectors
  • Identifying adaptations to the conceptual design as well as the development, modification and realignment of the project
  • Initiating cooperation with other units, especially on safeguarding methodological and technical expertise and in relation to quality and knowledge management

Your profile

  • You have a university degree in a relevant discipline
  • You have several years’ professional experience in development cooperation, specifically in managing and leading complex projects
  • You have several years’ experience of working abroad, preferably in Africa, and have an excellent knowledge of GIZ’s internal procedures that has been acquired over many years
  • You have outstanding advisory and management qualities, and preferably experience with regional organisations
  • Specialisation is desirable, ideally in the area of climate change and/or agriculture
  • You have a confident manner, intercultural skills and excellent advisory skills
  • You are self-organised, have a structured approach to your work, demonstrate initiative and flexibility and have leadership skills
  • You have outstanding written and communication skills in German and are able to negotiate confidently and fluently in French and English

Assignment period

01.12.2018 – 30.06.2019

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 30.09.2018.

How to apply:

For further information: https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=39542

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Kenya: USPSC Senior Regional Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Oct 2018

Position Title: Senior Regional Advisor

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00081

Salary Level: GS-15 Equivalent: $105,123 – $136,659

Issuance Date: August 23, 2018

Closing Date: October 5, 2018 (Deadline Extended)

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Senior Regional Advisor (SRA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Senior Regional Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00081

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 23, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: October 5, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Regional Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-15 equivalent ($105,123 – $136,659 – not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Senior Regional Advisor will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia (SA).

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

To fulfill its mandate to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, OFDA has established six permanent regional offices. The regional offices are located in San Jose, Costa Rica; Bangkok, Thailand; Pretoria, South Africa; Dakar, Senegal; Nairobi, Kenya; and Budapest, Hungary.

The regional offices are headed by Senior Regional Advisors (SRAs). SRAs serve as the regional team leaders in disaster response, preparedness, and disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities. They are principally responsible for managing the regional offices, monitoring all grants on humanitarian assistance program implementation, overseeing sub-regional offices, as applicable, supervising the office staff, and developing, in consultation with their respective Regional Advisors and the OFDA Africa Division Team Leader in Washington, the multiyear strategies for their respective regions. In coordination with OFDA/Washington, SRAs manage disaster response activities, identify and formulate disaster preparedness, mitigation and training programs for their respective regions.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a SRA for its regional office in Nairobi, Kenya to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for response, preparedness, DRR, and resilience are met.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SRA will be responsible for a complex portfolio—requiring oversight of multiple, concurrent humanitarian crises throughout the disaster cycle. The SRA will manage a team of field-based staff responsible for the monitoring and assessment of humanitarian needs in the region of responsibility and developing, implementing, and monitoring humanitarian response and DRR efforts. The SRA will serve as the lead humanitarian advisor in the field and ensure OFDA field-base perspectives are incorporated into OFDA’s internal and external policy efforts and office-wide initiatives. Up to 75% travel throughout the assigned region and to headquarters will be expected.

The SRA’s responsibilities will include the following:

Contextual Specialty

· Serve as an authoritative expert on humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility.

· Use extensive experience and knowledge base to guide OFDA’s Regional Advisors in analyzing and determining the scale and scope of a wide-range of challenges when complete information is not available and provide support to continued efforts to establish creative solutions.

· Provide expert guidance on political, humanitarian, organizational, structural and stakeholder interests’ specific to the region of responsibility.

· Prepare or supervise the preparation of regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

· Lead/conduct/oversee initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or DRR opportunities in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.

· Ensure ongoing humanitarian response and DRR activities are monitored to validate that objectives are met and beneficiaries are served.

· Lead the development of country, issue, or disaster specific strategies across the region of responsibility, as well as timely revision of these strategies as contextual realties shift.

· Make authoritative recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region and provide expert advice to inform global prioritization.

· Ensure interventions within the region of responsibility align with appropriate strategies.

· Serve a primary role in the management of the approved annual budget for the region to include timely identification of the need for additional resources or the availability of surplus.

Representation

· Serve as the DCHA/OFDA lead representative and the primary point of contact on humanitarian issues in the area of responsibility.

· Serve as an expert advisor on humanitarian and DRR issues to senior USG personnel in the region to include Ambassadors, Mission Directors, and other heads of agencies.

· Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host government, emergency/humanitarian donor governments (Department of International Development, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, etc.), international emergency and humanitarian organizations (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, International committee of the Red Cross, International Organization for Migration, etc.) emergency/humanitarian divisions of NGOs, U.S. embassies and USAID missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and DRR activities.

· Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and intervention with local governments, donor, partner, and UN organizations, as appropriate.

· Advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other USAID officials on disaster response, mitigation and risk reduction efforts, including the review of sector disaster response and disaster risk mitigation and DRR plans.

· Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate DRR into appropriate programs.

Leadership

· Manage and prioritize daily activities of OFDA’s regional office and all related sub-regional and program offices.

· Supervise emergency/humanitarian staff within the region to include provision of technical guidance and oversight, administrative approvals, and staff development and evaluation.

· Provide current and future strategic direction to the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.

· Participate in a leadership role in office-wide policy initiatives to ensure field perspectives are well-represented.

· Serve as an early adopter of change through constructive engagement in policy, process, and management issues during development and implementation.

General Duties

· Serve in a leadership role on DARTs and/or RMTs within and outside the region.

· Ensure timely reporting of OFDA’s activities the region through written cables, analyses, strategies, and other requests for written information and/or oral briefings.

· As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The SRA will take direction from and report to the Africa Division Director or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

The SRA is expected to independently plan, design, and carry out programs, projects, studies, or other work with limited administrative direction from supervisor in terms of broadly defined mission or functions. Results are considered technically authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change, reviewed in terms of fulfillment of program objectives, influence on overall program, or contribution to the advancement of the objective.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, and disaster management) and eleven (11) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and international humanitarian assistance, and/or disaster response, of which five (5) years were obtained overseas including on the-ground field experience in needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation.

OR

Master’s Degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, and disaster management) and nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and international humanitarian assistance, and/or disaster response, of which five (5) years were obtained overseas including on the-ground field experience in needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (10 points):

· Direct donor-based experience with international humanitarian agencies such as USG international humanitarian agencies, UN humanitarian funds, or other international disaster response donor organizations.

· Experience managing humanitarian interventions in an international disaster context across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

· Specific experience managing humanitarian interventions including needs assessment, strategy development, budget management, resource prioritization, program development, and program management.

Management/Supervisory Experience (10 points):

· Demonstrated experience managing a staff of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working in a constant state of complex, international humanitarian crisis.

· Experience managing a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, including senior U.S. professionals, working in a constant state of in complex, international humanitarian crisis.

Skills and Abilities (10 points):

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with host governments at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to effectively achieve humanitarian objectives within the USG at senior levels, including with the Department of Defense, Embassies, Members of Congress, and senior executive branch staff the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

Interview Performance (50 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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Switzerland: Migration, Labour and UN Reform Intern (CHEG18.570)

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at the UN and is recruiting a highly motivated Migration, Labour and UN Reform Intern.

They will work in the Humanitarian and Protracted Crises Team. The intern will monitor meetings and events at the ILO and other UN agencies, draft reports from meetings, and participate in organising events and high-level visits. The successful applicant will also work on modern slavery in the context of migration, implementing the Mission’s Modern Slavery objectives and liaising with key UN agencies on this issue. They will be expected to flex across team priorities, to help cover meetings on wider humanitarian and protracted crises issues as necessary. A supervisor will guide the intern and provide on-the-job training and evaluation. The internship will offer the intern an opportunity to get insight into the work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development and to learn about working on multilateral issues in an international context.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor meetings and events at the ILO and other UN agencies, draft reports from meetings, and participate in organising events and high-level visits;

  • Work on modern slavery in the context of migration, implementing the Mission’s Modern Slavery objectives and liaising with key UN agencies on this issue;

  • Flex across team priorities, to help cover meetings on wider humanitarian and protracted crises issues as necessary

How to apply:

In order to apply, you should submit your application through this link:

https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/7107-Migration-Labour-and-UN…

We do not accept Cvs.

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Georgia: International consultant to support Capacity Development of the Social Service Agency of Georgia

Organization: Government of Georgia
Country: Georgia
Closing date: 24 Sep 2018

Background:

Social work is an emerging profession in Georgia. In 1999, 18 persons representing different professions were trained as child care social workers through non-degree training course to support newly launched pilot deinstitutionalization project. This process was originally led by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. However, since 2009 the childcare system has been transferred to the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs (hereinafter – “the Ministry”), and its Social Service Agency (Subsequently – “the Agency”) that was assigned a Guardianship and Custody function and was tasked to employ statutory social workers.

Since then, the focus of child welfare reform broadened to encompass children victims of violence, abuse and neglect. The functions of the Agency’s social workers increased subsequently. Moreover, social workers gradually took over other important functions, such as care for elderly, disabled, victims of domestic violence, guardianship matters, etc. The new regulations and guidelines were introduced for the Agency’s social workers; social work supervision system was also put in place. In parallel, Georgian universities introduced social work at the BA and MA level and started to supply the field with qualified social workers.

The increased functions of the Agency’s social workers were not accompanied by the adequate expansion of the staff: Currently, 240 social workers in all regions and municipalities of Georgia carry a very high workload and conduct their work in multiple directions; Their working conditions are often inadequate, their outreach functions are extremely limited and quality of their work is increasingly criticized.

In order to improve the quality of social work, the parliament of Georgia started working of the “The Law on Social Work”, which was adopted in June 13, 2018. The newly adopted law establishes legislative framework for social work practitioners; it stipulates social work principles; elaborates generic as well as field-specific social work functions, their rights and responsibilities, and qualification requirements; the law also enforces establishment of the social worker supervision and promotion system and disciplinary actions. Important innovation of the law is introduction of the so-called municipality social worker, with the functions delegated by the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia (Law on Social Work, Article 56.2).

Objective:

The Agency represents the largest central body of guardianship and care and the largest provider of social work services to vulnerable groups of Georgian population. Experience accumulated in the field of social work in the agency and new legislative regulations require deep analysis and systematic review of the local context as well as the application of international standards and practices. Thus, it is important to analyze social work practice and develop recommendations for its improvement. Therefore, supported by the UNICEF, the Agency is seeking to hire an international consultant to assist the Agency in improving the quality of services to its beneficiaries through the enhanced quality of social work.

More specifically, the objectives of the consultancy are to:

  1. Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of existing social work practices of the Agency; This work entails analysis of existing documentation and research, study of the real cases (under the condition of confidentiality); in-depth interviews and focus group meetings with the key informants and stakeholders (including social workers, relevant staff of the Agency; Agency’s beneficiaries; other partners of the Agency);

  2. Develop detailed recommendations for improvement of the Social Work quality, including introducing of amending existing standard operational procedures, identification of social workers’ qualification requirements and training needs, and development of the model for the social work supervision;

  3. In the areas of work determined by the Law on Social Work, develop detailed guidelines to the Agency to delegate its respective functions to the newly established positions of municipality social workers; support development of their standard operational procedures, working instruments, monitoring and supervision system.

The selected international consultant will be working with the project coordinator and legal expert who will support the consultant in fulfilling the consultancy work. In addition, the international consultant will be closely cooperating with the members of the professional working group – a reference group, specifically established to support the consultant and the project team to fulfil their tasks.

It is expected that through the consultancy work, the following questions will be answered:

· Whether the main goals and objectives of the Agency’s social work are being fulfilled?

· Is there a discrepancy between the existing regulations and the social work practice?

· Is there a discrepancy between the existing practice and the new legislation?

· Is the Georgian legislation concerning social work in compliance with international standards?

· What are the knowledge and skills gaps among the social workers, which hamper effective and quality social work?

· What are the organizational barriers hampering effective and quality social work practice?

· What are the strengths in social work practice of the agency that can be used for further improvement/strengthening of the quality of social work practice?

· As stipulated by the new law on social wort, what standard operations procedures and working instruments are necessary for the newly established functions of the municipality social workers? How their work should be monitored and supervised by the Social Service Agency?

Deliverables:

· Detailed study methodology;

· Survey guidelines for focus groups and in-depth interviews;

· Analytical document (1) explaining the strengths and weaknesses of the Agency’s social workers; their knowledge and skills gaps; other barriers hampering fulfilment of their duties; needs for procedural or other changes, etc and (2) providing detailed recommendations for the improvement of the quality of social work at the Agency’

· Standard operational procedures and working tools for the municipality social workers; monitoring and supervision instruments.

Time/duration and breakdown:

Total 28 days of consultancy during the month of October-December 2018, includes:

· Development of detailed methodology of the research – 2 days

· Analysis of secondary data (normative acts, analytical documents, researches, cases) – 5 days

· Development of focus group guidelines, interview guides – 2 days

· Interviews with the Key informants – 2 days

· Focus group meetings – 2 days

· Development of analytical document – 7 days

· Development of detailed recommendations to the project legal expert for the development and amendment of the standard operational procedures for the Agency’s social workers – 5 days

· Together with the project legal expert, development of Standard Operations Procedures and instruments, as well as monitoring and supervision tools for the municipality social workers – 3 days.

Distribution of the days per task can be changed based on need.

Qualification requirements:

· Advanced university degree in social science, social policy or other relevant fields

· At least 5 years of substantial experience in social policy and/or social work

· Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the International standards of social work

· Fluency in English

· Excellent analytical skills

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Excellent written skills

Location

The consultancy is mainly home-based with one in-country visit (in the middle of the consultancy work (around 5 working days).

Supervision

The consultant will work under the supervision of the head of the Guardianship/Care and Social Programs Department of the Social Service Agency and the project coordinator in close cooperation with the project working group and UNICEF child protection section.

How to apply:

How to apply

Applications should be sent to mtsereteli@ssa.gov.ge. The application must include:

· Cover letter

· Curriculum vitae

· Brief description of the proposed work plan

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United States of America: OTI SOCOM Conflict and Stabilization Advisor (SA) (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 27 Sep 2018

The OTI SOCOM Conflict and Stabilization Advisor (SA) (Multiple Positions) is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Tampa, Florida. Applications for this position are due no later than September 27, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION:

The SOCOM Conflict and Stabilization Advisor is a member of USAID’s Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Field Programs Division (FPD), and is considered an expert in the field of political transition and stabilization programming overseas with a strong civil-military background, program and budget management experience, and operational skills. The Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Conflict and Stabilization Advisor is a senior-level position in support of OTI’s numerous field programs, including handling multiple high-level civil-military engagements, planning efforts, and reporting lines. The SOCOM Conflict and Stabilization Advisor offers intellectual leadership, coordination, and reach-back to USAID/OTI in order to coordinate strategies, policies, programs, systems, trainings, and partnership mechanisms; providing essential advice on wider conflict, stabilization and transition issues to SOCOM in line with guidance provided by the USAID/OTI Senior Civil-Military Transition Specialist and the USAID SOCOM Senior Development Advisor (SDA).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise and inform SOCOM directorates on strategic planning efforts to integrate and elevate conflict, stabilization and transition assistance implementation; promote relevant USAID/OTI policies and strategy within SOCOM strategic and policy-level discussions and doctrine integration;

  • Provide expert advice to SOCOM and to USAID/OTI on change management and internal business process improvements, particularly concerning joint civil-military strategy and planning, to improve USAID/OTI civil-military effectiveness and enhance conflict, stabilization and transition impacts in support of national security goals and objectives;

  • Facilitate harmonizing USAID/OTI assessment and program efforts with SOCOM strategic planning and operations, providing regular reporting and analysis on political and security developments;

  • Establish and support regular information and product exchange to ensure unity of effort between USAID/OTI, SOCOM, and relevant Theater Special Operation Commands (TSOCs);

  • Serve as a liaison between USAID/OTI and SOCOM to ensure that USAID/OTI assessments and program strategies are informed by emerging security and political developments on the ground;

  • Educate SOCOM on conflict, stabilization and transition issues pertaining to USAID/OTI-led Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), media support, service delivery, and other USAID/OTI assistance activities;

  • Identify, manage, and integrate USAID/OTI into relevant SOCOM trainings and exercises;

  • Respond to OTI requests for information critical to decision-making and forward planning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

  • Six (6) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, domestic or international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, and/or human rights activities;

AND

  • Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country.

AND

  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

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Iraq: OTI Deputy Country Representative/Senior Deputy Country Representative – Iraq (Tandem)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 27 Sep 2018

The OTI Deputy Country Representative/Senior Deputy Country Representative – Iraq (Tandem) is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-13/14 equivalent level and located in Iraq. Applications for this position are due no later than September 27, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION:

The Deputy Country Representative/Senior Deputy Country Representative is a member of the DCHA/OTI Middle East Regional Team, reports to the OTI Iraq Country Representative or designee, and is based in Iraq. The incumbent will be required to travel within Iraq between Baghdad and Erbil, and regionally as required. The incumbent will play an important role informing the strategic direction and overall effectiveness of the program. The incumbent will also be called upon to represent OTI’s mission and programs to senior-level government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors and local government officials.

The OTI Iraq program supports the larger objectives of the U.S. Government, with a focus on supporting conflict-affected minorities. In close coordination with State Department representatives and other USG actors, OTI’s rapid and targeted program addresses emerging issues and empowers local partners to leverage timely and locally driven activities that enhance engagement between government and citizens and promote norms of tolerance, coexistence, and dialogue.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

At the GS-13 Deputy Country Representative level:

  • Represent OTI interests during meetings with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international donors interested in DCHA/OTI activities;

  • Provide guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices, U.S. Government agencies and donor organizations;

  • Provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick impact programming model in US embassies or USAID Missions. Support to US embassies and USAID Missions may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming, including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews;

  • Review proposals and grant concepts and work with diverse groups, many of which have not previously had international funding;

  • Collaborate with the Country Representative in monitoring the performance of OTI implementing partners in the implementation of OTI-financed activities designed to achieve OTI strategic objectives;

  • Travel to monitor and assess political conditions, implementing partner operational platforms, meet with potential grantees, host-country government and other program counterparts, and develop activity ideas;

  • Mentor and train other OTI and implementing partner field staff;

  • Assume the lead on collecting information and drafting/editing regular reporting products;

  • Assume higher representational responsibilities, potentially serving as Acting OTI Country Representative in his/her absence

  • Perform a wide range of administrative functions including budget preparation, financial management, records management, and travel assistance to help ensure programmatic success;

  • Coordinate with the OTI Country Representative to develop an exit strategy that ensures reasonable time to transition from OTI programs to follow-on USAID or other donor programs;

  • Communicate regularly and share program information with other USAID project managers, the US Embassy, bilateral donors, UN Organizations, International Organizations, and indigenous and international NGOs to ensure visibility and synergy of USAID/OTI activities;

  • Support the Country Representative to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation;

  • Report to the OTI Country Representative and OTI/Washington on the status of: 1) grant development and implementation, 2) OTI contractor performance, 3) Foreign Service National (FSN) staff support needs and morale, 4) communication and coordination issues among OTI offices with other U.S. Government entities, 5) security concerns, 6) relations with local partners including local, state and national government representatives, and 7) other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;

  • Manage and/or supervise the FSN staff, including program officers, administrative assistants and drivers alongside of the Country Representative;

  • Supervise staff as delegated by the Country Representative (e.g. Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program Assistants, etc.). Provide orientation, training and mentoring for USAID staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel and program and operations requests.

At the GS-14 Senior Deputy Country Representative level:

  • Provide strategic guidance and oversight to research and monitoring initiatives to understand the political environment, identify and target program interventions, verify delivery of assistance, and evaluate the effects of programming;

  • Represent OTI interests during meetings with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international donors interested in DCHA/OTI activities;

  • Provide continued guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices, U.S. Government agencies and donor organizations;

  • Provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick impact programming model in US embassies or USAID Missions. Support to US embassies and USAID Missions may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming, including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews;

  • Evaluate proposals and grant concepts and work with diverse groups, many of which have not previously had international funding;

  • Collaborate with the Country Representative, and support/mentor other OTI field staff, in monitoring the performance of OTI implementing partners in the implementation of OTI-financed activities designed to achieve OTI strategic objectives;

  • Travel to monitor and independently assess political conditions, implementing partner operational platforms, meet with potential grantees, senior host-country government and other program counterparts, and develop recommendations in response to evolving dynamics;

  • Assume the lead and/or mentor others on collecting and analyzing information, as well as, drafting/editing regular reporting products for internal and external audience;

  • Regularly assume high-level representational responsibilities serving as a subject matter expert including, but not limited to serving as Acting Country Representative in his/her absence;

  • Perform a wide range of administrative functions including budget preparation, financial management, records management, and travel assistance, to help ensure programmatic success;

  • Coordinate with the OTI Country Representative to develop an exit strategy that ensures reasonable time to transition from OTI programs to follow-on USAID or other donor programs;

  • Actively collaborate and share program information with other USAID project managers, the U.S. Embassy, bilateral donors, United Nations organizations, international organizations, and indigenous and international NGOs to ensure visibility and synergy of USAID/OTI activities;

  • Support the Country Representative to ensure cross portfolio use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation;

  • Report to the OTI Country Representative and OTI/Washington on the status of: 1) grant development and implementation across the portfolio, 2) OTI contractors performance, 3) Foreign Service National (FSN) staff support needs and morale, 4) communication and coordination issues among OTI offices with other U.S. Government entities, 5) security concerns, 6) relations with local partners including local, state and national government representatives, and 7) other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;

  • Manage and/or supervise the FSN staff, including program officers, administrative assistants, and drivers alongside of the Country Representative;

  • Supervise staff as delegated by the Country Representative (e.g. Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program Assistants, etc.). Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for USAID staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets, as well as training, travel, program and operations requests.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

AND

  • Five (5) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

  • One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country;

  • One (1) year of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and/or training staff).

GS-14 Senior Deputy Country Representative

At a minimum, the offeror must have:

  • A Master’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

  • Six (6) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

  • Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country;

  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and/or training staff).

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

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Sudan: USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Sudan
Closing date: 10 Oct 2018

Position Title: Senior Humanitarian Advisor

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00093

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $89,370 – $116,181

Issuance Date: September 12, 2018

Closing Date: October 10, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SHA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00093

2. ISSUANCE DATE: September 12, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: October 10, 2018

12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Humanitarian Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($89,370 – $116,181 – not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Khartoum, Sudan

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Senior Humanitarian Advisor will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) Team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and the Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

To fulfill its mandate, and to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, OFDA has established six regional offices in the following locations: San Jose, Costa Rica; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Pretoria, South Africa; Budapest, Hungary and Bangkok, Thailand. OFDA also has other, smaller sub-regional and program offices around the world.

The regional offices are headed by Senior Regional Advisors (SRAs), who work closely with the Team Leaders in Washington, and report to the appropriate Division Director. The Senior Regional Advisors serve as the regional team leaders for all response, preparedness and disaster risk reduction activities. They serve as the key interlocutor with embassies and missions in the event of a disaster and may also serve as the DART Leader if needed. They are principally responsible for managing the regional offices, monitoring all grants on humanitarian assistance program implementation, overseeing the sub-regional offices, as appropriate, supervising the office staff, and developing, in consultation with their respective Washington-based Team Leaders, the multi-year non-response program strategies for their respective regions. They coordinate with OFDA/Washington on disaster response activities, determine program priorities, and identify and formulate disaster preparedness, mitigation and training programs for their respective regions.

Senior Humanitarian Advisors (SHAs) report to the Senior Regional Advisors. They ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster response and assistance, strategic reporting and analysis are met. The SHAs are responsible for monitoring and reporting on OFDA-funded programs and activities, and formulating disaster response, preparedness, mitigation and training programs for the region.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a SHA based in Khartoum, Sudan, to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster assistance, risk reduction, strategic reporting, interagency coordination, and situational analysis are met in the ongoing response.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position requires an individual to manage and represent the humanitarian portfolio for Sudan. The SHA will serve as the primary contact and liaison for OFDA’s ongoing humanitarian assistance activities in Sudan, as well as for disaster risk reduction programs. The SHA will work closely with USAID/Sudan Mission staff, the U.S. Embassy, other U.S. Agencies as appropriate, IOs, NGOs, and the UN, to respond to humanitarian needs and sudden onset disasters. The SHA will be responsible for program analysis; strategy development; and coordination with relief agencies, other donors, and USG interagency partners, as well as reporting to OFDA East and Central Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya and OFDA/Washington, and collaborating with USAID/Sudan and U.S. Embassy/Sudan staff, as required.

This position requires substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the U.S. Embassy, other USG agencies, the Republic of Sudan, U.S. military representatives, as well as with relevant donor representatives and UN and NGO agencies, therefore requiring a highly collaborative work style. The SHA must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the OFDA Senior Regional Advisor (SRA) for East and Central Africa, with regular interaction with the designated Regional Advisor covering Sudan and in consultation with USAID/Sudan, the SHA will:

Contextual Specialty

· Develop and maintain knowledge of the key humanitarian and disaster risk reduction issues within Sudan.

· Maintain an in-depth understanding of political, humanitarian, organizational, and stakeholder interests specific to Sudan.

  • Monitor incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility through a wide range of USG and international sources.
  • Identify humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities within and relevant to Sudan and apply those to program strategy development and implementation.
  • Prepare and/or provide substantive assistance in the preparation of, regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

· Lead efforts to identify and assess humanitarian assistance requirements, target beneficiary groups, and locations, oversee the general direction of existing relief and transition-oriented programs, and broadly recommend the types of interventions and budget levels required in Sudan.

· Closely collaborate with Mission colleagues on program coordination to share information, avoid overlap, and explore opportunities for synergies and transition efforts. Maintain ongoing dialogue with the East and Central Africa Regional Office and OFDA/Washington on these efforts.

· Monitor ongoing humanitarian assistance efforts in Sudan. Liaise with partners and other donors, coordinate with East and Central Africa Regional Office on issues of mutual interest, and provide coordinated field feedback to the partners.

· Coordinate collection of information and provide updates and recommendations through written reports on issues related to the humanitarian situation, including the following:

o Capacity and ability of UN, IOs, NGOs, and local institutions to carry out programs;

o Capacity of the logistics infrastructure to support programs;

o Security situation of beneficiaries, personnel, convoys, and relief operations in general;

o Role of in-country UN leadership and the UN Mission in Sudan in facilitating humanitarian assistance;

o Contributions by other donors, problems arising from implementation of relief and reintegration programs, and any other issues that require the attention of OFDA; and

o Humanitarian coordination issues and any recommendations for change.

· Provide guidance to organizations that are developing proposals for OFDA, based on OFDA’s Guidelines for Unsolicited Proposals and Reporting; Review of concept papers and proposals and provide timely recommendations/comments to OFDA/Washington and East and Central Africa Regional Office.

· Ensure reporting on a timely basis to OFDA/Washington and East and Central Africa Regional Office on the quality of grantees’ work, noting deficiencies, attributes, and evolving operational conditions.

· Maintain regular, close coordination and communication with the East and Central Africa Regional Office and OFDA/Washington.

Representation

· Represent OFDA in-country at senior levels within the USG and humanitarian stakeholders to humanitarian concerns and priorities from the OFDA perspective through oral and written briefings, as well as coordination and policy development meeting to include the following:

o Meetings with individual and groups of implementing partners discussing programmatic priorities, objectives, progress, results, and challenges;

o Discussions, meetings, and papers informing USG foreign policy in areas with humanitarian concerns or impacts;

o Donor and implementing partner coordination forums.

· Serve as the principal point of contact in-country for OFDA/Sudan for humanitarian issues, and serve as a liaison on program issues among USAID mission staff, the U.S. Embassy and other U.S. Agencies, military representatives, OFDA/Washington and the overall humanitarian community.

· Present OFDA perspectives to NGOs, IOs, and UN agencies relating to humanitarian assistance strategies and priorities, including OFDA’s approach to sustainable, resilience oriented humanitarian programs. Work closely with the Regional Advisor and OFDA’s technical advisors to discuss and understand sectoral priorities.

· Represent USG humanitarian interests at national and international meetings and conferences, and facilitate, as requested, travel and briefings for official USG visitors interested in humanitarian issues.

· Maintain regular liaison with UN, NGOs, IOs, regional groups, and other organizations regarding humanitarian activities.

· Engage as the humanitarian specialist in U.S. Embassy policy conversations, remaining available to provide timely reporting and clearances in response to high-level USG queries originating in the region or from Washington, DC.

Leadership

  • Provide recommendations on current and future directions of OFDA’s Sudan portfolio to include programmatic, budgetary, and human resource requirements.
  • Serve in a leadership role within USAID/Sudan, in coordination with Mission senior leadership, to incorporate humanitarian concerns into Mission activities and identify opportunities to leverage USAID interventions.

General Duties

  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams within and outside the region.
  • Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services

and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

  • As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.
  • As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and report to the OFDA SRA for the East and Central Africa Regional Office. However, the SHA will coordinate tasks regularly with the East and Central Africa Regional Advisor covering Sudan and directly with personnel within USAID/Sudan, and in collaboration and consultation with other USAID and U.S. Embassy staff.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work. Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change. The OFDA SRA for the East and Central Africa Regional Office will provide direction in terms of broadly defined program goals and objectives.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, East African studies, political science, or a related field or country); and nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including four (4) years of overseas humanitarian field experience.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, East African studies, political science, or a related field or country); and seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including four (4) years of overseas humanitarian field experience.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (10 points):

· Experience managing humanitarian interventions in an international disaster context across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

· Specific experience managing humanitarian interventions including needs assessment, strategy development, budget management, resource prioritization, program development, and program management.

Skills and Abilities (10 points):

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with host governments at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to effectively achieve humanitarian objectives within the USG at senior levels, including with DOD, Embassies, Members of Congress, and senior executive branch staff the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

Leading Teams Experience (10 points):

· Demonstrated experience leading teams of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working in a constant state of complex, international humanitarian crisis.

· Experience leading a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, including senior U.S. professionals, working in a constant state of in complex, international humanitarian crisis.

Interview Performance (40 points)

OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews.

Timed Writing Test (20 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (10 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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Iraq: OTI Country Representative/Senior Country Representative – Iraq (Tandem)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 26 Sep 2018

The OTI Country Representative/Senior Country Representative – Iraq (Tandem) is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14/GS-15 equivalent level and located in Location. Applications for this position are due no later than September 26, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION:

The Country Representative is a member of the DCHA/OTI Middle East Regional Team, reports to the OTI Regional Team Lead for the Middle East (ME) or designee, and is based in Iraq. The Country Representative’s principal responsibility will be development, oversight and management of DCHA/OTI’s Iraq country program. The incumbent will be called upon to represent OTI’s mission and programs to senior-level government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors and local government officials.

The OTI Iraq program supports the larger objectives of the U.S. Government with a focus on supporting conflict-affected minorities. In close coordination with State Department representatives and other USG actors, OTI’s rapid and targeted program addresses emerging issues and empowers local partners to leverage timely and locally driven activities that enhance engagement between government and citizens and promote norms of tolerance, coexistence, and dialogue.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

At the GS-14 Country Representative level:

Note: Duties and responsibilities are listed in order of importance for this position

  • Manage a high-profile program in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and provide programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to OTI’s implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees) ensuring that activities are contributing to OTI’s program objectives and are within the partner’s scope;

  • Conceptualize and design program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, USAID personnel, U.S. Embassy, and local civil society officials, based on political analysis and U.S. Government policy. Refine strategic objectives and advocate on behalf of new programmatic approaches in-country, linked to neighboring country programs;

  • Communicate and coordinate OTI’s in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, USAID, the U.S. Embassy and other donor organizations;

  • Supervise, lead, build, and motivate a team comprised of USPSCs and numerous implementing partner staff in multiple locations in the country of performance. Design and review staffing plans to meet overall program objectives as well as recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of in-country OTI staff. Maintain staff morale in a difficult security and work environment;

  • Monitor local and regional political developments and regularly brief OTI and partner staff on their potential programmatic impact;

  • Analyze and report on current political developments and security concerns required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;

  • Travel extensively to low security areas of focus to monitor and assess political conditions, meet with potential grantees, and develop activity ideas;

  • Provide recommendations to the Washington-based Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and/or the Regional Team Leader on implementing partner performance, the appropriateness of the partner’s scope to OTI’s country objectives, partner’s budgets, and modifications thereto;

  • Provide USAID concurrence on all implementing partner activities, including final approval of grantees for grants under contract, in accordance with the USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS);

  • Ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, as well as monitoring and evaluation;

  • Ensure that OTI’s programs and activities are monitored and evaluated and that lessons learned are applied to ongoing or future activities;

  • Ensure appropriate resource allocation among OTI field offices and implementing partners;

  • Prepare and maintain OTI program budgets for field operations;

  • Serve as OTI’s primary liaison with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, Host-Country Government Officials, UN Organizations, Indigenous and International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and other pertinent organizations. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs;

  • Prepare operational plans in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, including logistics and property use guidelines, closeout and hand-over, security procedures, and contingency and evacuation plans;

  • Ensure that all OTI and partner field staff adhere to in-country security guidelines set by the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer and other organizations such as the United Nations or host government;

  • Articulate program strategy, as well as communicate and coordinate OTI’s in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, USAID, and other donor organizations; prepare and disseminate programmatic, financial and periodic reports to the USAID Mission, OTI/Washington and other organizations as appropriate.

At the GS-15 Senior Country Representative level:

Note: Duties and responsibilities are listed in order of importance for this position

  • Manage a high-profile program in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and provide programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to OTI’s implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees) ensuring that activities are contributing to OTI’s program objectives and are within the partner’s scope;

  • Assume the lead role in helping the Iraq Team and USG interagency partners understand the Iraq context and develop a USG assistance strategy for Iraq;

  • Conceptualize and design program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, USAID personnel, U.S. Embassy, and local civil society officials, based on a mastery of political analysis and U.S. Government policy. Refine strategic objectives and advocate on behalf of new programmatic approaches in-country, linked to neighboring country programs,;

  • Communicate and coordinate OTI’s in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, USAID, the U.S. Embassy and other donor organizations;

  • Expertly supervise, lead, build, and motivate a team comprised of multiple USPSCs, and numerous implementing partner staff, in multiple locations in the country of performance. Design and review staffing plans to meet overall program objectives as well as recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of in-country OTI staff. Maintain staff morale in a difficult security and work environment;

  • Monitor local and regional political developments and regularly brief OTI and partner staff on high level analyses and their potential programmatic impact;

  • Analyze, synthesize, and report on current political developments and security concerns required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;

  • Travel to low security areas of focus to monitor and assess political conditions, meet with potential grantees, and develop activity ideas;

  • Provide high level and nuanced recommendations to the Washington-based Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and/or the Regional Team Leader on implementing partner performance, the appropriateness of the partner’s scope to OTI’s country objectives, partner’s budgets, and modifications thereto;

  • Provide USAID concurrence on all implementing partner activities, including final approval of grantees for grants under contract in accordance with the USAID’s Automated Directives System(ADS);

  • Ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, as well as monitoring and evaluation;

  • Ensure that OTI’s programs and activities are monitored and evaluated and that lessons learned are applied to ongoing or future activities;

  • Ensure appropriate resource allocation among OTI field offices and implementing partners;

  • Prepare and maintain OTI program budgets for field operations;

  • Assume the lead role in analyzing and reporting on current political developments and security concerns required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;

  • Serve as OTI’s primary liaison with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, Host-Country Government Officials, UN Organizations, Indigenous and International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and other pertinent organizations. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs;

  • Prepare operational plans in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, including logistics and property use guidelines, closeout and hand-over, security procedures, and contingency and evacuation plans;

  • Ensure that all OTI and partner field staff adhere to in-country security guidelines set by the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer and other organizations such as the United Nations or host government;

  • Articulate program strategy, as well as communicate and coordinate OTI’s in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, USAID, and other donor organizations; prepare and disseminate programmatic, financial and periodic reports to the USAID Mission, OTI/Washington and other organizations as appropriate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

At the GS-14 Country Representative level:

  • A Master’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

  • Minimum of six (6) years of recent project management experience with a USG foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in community development, stabilization programming, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

  • Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries;

  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and/or training staff).

At the GS-15 Senior Country Representative level:

  • A Master’s Degree with ten (10) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with twelve (12) years of work experience;

AND

  • Minimum of nine (9) years of recent project management experience with a USG foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in political transition, complex crises, community development, stabilization programming, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

  • Minimum of six (6) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries;

  • Minimum of six (6) years of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and/or training staff).

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

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United States of America: Management Analyst (Survey Research and Analysis)

Organization: Peace Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Sep 2018

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509909400

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    09/04/2018 to 09/18/2018

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    FP 04

  • Salary

    $71,712 to $105,312 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent – Term NTE 60 months (5 years)

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Strategic Information, Research and Planning (OSIRP), in the Office of the Director. OSIRP staff develop and manage agency strategic planning, support the agency’s performance improvement and measurement processes, design and collect data on measures of agency performance, conduct agency-level program evaluations and provide stewardship and governance of data.

Responsibilities

The Management Analyst (Survey Research) performs the following major duties:

  • Reviews existing reports and literature, design data-collection instruments, such as survey questionnaires, develop data-collection procedures, programs survey logic, code, clean and analyze data using sophisticated data analysis and statistical software, establish an analytical framework, apply regression and statistical modeling techniques to illuminate drivers of sentiment, and write, produce, and present final reports.
  • Responds to a variety of requests from Agency staff and the public for data analysis and summary reports using a variety of data collection tools and statistical methods.
  • Utilizes advanced knowledge of relational database management systems (e.g. Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL), spreadsheet software (e.g., MS Excel), and statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS) to merge, generate and analyze large, complex datasets.
  • Analyze performance data, research technical solutions, and work with stakeholders to modify systems to correct problems affecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.
  • Receive and review documents, reports, and/or applications for omissions and inconsistencies, and ensure data entry is complete and accurate and reliable.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

04

How to apply:

You can apply at the following web address:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509909400

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United States of America: OTI Senior Policy Advisor (Multiple Positions) – Washington, D.C. (Revised)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

The OTI Senior Policy Advisor (Multiple-Positions) is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Washington, D.C. Offers for this position are due no later than September 21, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to submit an offer, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION

The Senior Policy Advisor position utilizes the experience and skills gained from working with political transition programs and operations in the field to provide support and guidance for program implementation, staff training and mentoring, assessments, and the development and application of lessons learned. The Senior Policy Advisor is supervised by an OTI Division Chief or his/her designee.

The incumbent for this position will be expected to initially work with the Field Programs Division (FPD), which provides management and oversight for all active and potential programs that OTI implements around the world, including supervision of all Washington and field-based program management and surge staff, maintenance of country watch lists, organization of assessments for new country engagements, program implementation and performance management, and monitoring and evaluation. Given the operational contingent nature of OTI’s work, the incumbent may be required to work with any OTI division or the Senior Leadership team for short or long periods of time. The vast majority of the workload for this position will be in direct support of political transition program implementation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The work of the Senior Policy Advisor requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of an operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Senior Policy Advisor is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI.

Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Chief of Field Programs or his/her designee, the Senior Policy Advisor will perform the following duties:

Note: Duties and responsibilities are listed in order of importance for this position

● Represent OTI program equities in intra/interagency policy discussions on key topics such as countering violent extremism; stabilization; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, coordinating and connecting teams with ongoing conversations, building up our knowledge base for best practice, mapping key groups and forums for engagement, and building relationships;

● Contribute to cross-office learning and knowledge management on key topics such as countering violent extremism; stabilization; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration by connecting program teams with resources, providing technical assistance, and ensuring lessons and best practices are shared across teams;

● Serve as a liaison with other DCHA offices, other USAID divisions, the State Department, and the National Security Council on program and policy direction;

● Represent and articulate OTI’s mission and global programs to visitors, senior officials from international organizations, bilateral donors and national and local foreign government officials;

● Represent and articulate OTI’s mission and learning on key topics in academic, think tank, and other forums among the community of practice;

● Develop outreach strategies and improved business practices for OTI based on research and lessons learned from personal field experience;

● Provide training and mentoring on OTI program implementation for OTI staff both in Washington and the field;

● In collaboration with the relevant OTI regional team, conduct, assessments for possible new country programs, and visits to field sites in areas where OTI conducts business;

● Conceptualize and design country program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, USAID and U.S. Department of State personnel, and local partners, based on political analysis and U.S. Government policy. Assist in refining strategic objectives and advocate on behalf of new programmatic approaches in-country, possibly linked to neighboring country programs if considered appropriate;

● Identify or seek out NGOs, international donors, think tanks, academics, U.S. Government (USG) agencies and other organizations of importance to OTI programs in Washington and the field, and develop and maintain professional relationships with them;

● Advise or assist in drafting documents outlining future planning and vision in the development and implementation of OTI programs, as well as advise in developing and improving country program monitoring and evaluation systems, providing guidance on designing and managing final evaluations;

● Update and revise program management guides, including strategic planning and field operations materials;

● Supervise staff as delegated by the OTI supervisor including Technical Advisors, Program Managers, Program Assistants and Program Admin Assistants. Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel and program and operations requests;

● Fill critical program implementation staffing needs in Washington, D.C. and the field including the provision of ad hoc support to new OTI country program start-ups and on-call technical assistance, including providing supervisory support;

● Perform services under this scope of work at physical locations other than Washington OTI headquarters, including other USAID offices, bureaus or other USG agencies not to exceed six months;

● Analyze and report on current political developments and security concerns as well as other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under “Applying”)

At a minimum, the offeror must have:

(1) A Master’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

(2) A minimum of six (6) years of policy analysis and/or project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, domestic or international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in stabilization, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, and/or human rights.

AND

(3) A minimum of two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country undergoing conflict.

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit www.OTIjobs.net.

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Germany: OTI SOCAF Conflict and Stabilization Advisor – Stuttgart, Germany

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Germany
Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

The OTI SOCAF Conflict and Stabilization Advisor is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Stuttgart, Germany. Offers for this position are due no later than September 21, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to submit an offer, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION

The Conflict and Stabilization Advisor is a member of USAID’s Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Field Programs Division (FPD), and is considered an expert in the field of political transition and stabilization programming overseas with a strong civil-military background, program and budget management experience, and operational skills. The Conflict and Stabilization Advisor is a senior-level position in support of OTI’s numerous field programs, including handling multiple high-level civil-military engagements, planning efforts, and reporting lines. The Conflict and Stabilization Advisor provides advice to the strategic and operational components of OTI country programs to better integrate stabilization and transition assistance with ongoing Special Operations Command – Africa (SOCAF) and Africa Geographic Combatant Command (AFRICOM) presence and operations, and provides expertise that helps communities recover from conflict and resist extremist influence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Conflict and Stabilization Advisor will serve as the senior OTI advisor and representative to the U.S. Special Operations Command – Africa (SOCAF) and to the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) for stabilization and transition assistance coordination, as well as OTI’s representative to the SOCAF Commander and to USAID’s AFRICOM Senior Development Advisor (SDA). The work of the incumbent requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. The incumbent is flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Conflict and Stabilization Advisor is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI.

Under the direct supervision of the Washington-based DCHA/OTI Senior Civil-Military Transition Specialist or his/her designee, the Conflict and Stabilization Advisor will perform the following duties:

  • Advise and liaise with U.S. Special Operations Command – Africa (SOCAF) and the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) to inform campaign plans and operations on stabilization and transition; ensuring that OTI field programs are coordinated with theater planning; ensure OTI stabilization and transition activities are nested in and around security operations; and, ensure a common civil-military picture of the political and security environment;

  • Advise and inform SOCAF and AFRICOM, on campaign and operational planning efforts to synchronize and inform stabilization and transition programming; anticipate respective operational requirements; and engage and coordinate with other civilian assistance interests relevant to stabilization and political transition;

  • Facilitate unity of effort between USAID/OTI field programs, SOCAF, and AFRICOM, providing regular information sharing, reporting and analysis on political and security developments;

  • Manage regular communication channels and information and product exchange to ensure a common operating picture between OTI, SOCAF and AFRICOM; and, circulate status reports which summarize relevant AFRICOM and SOCAF activities impacting OTI field or Washington, D.C. teams;

  • Determine and manage requests between OTI, SOCAF, and AFRICOM for participation in exercises. Represent OTI at planning exercises with SOCAF, AFRICOM;

  • Educate SOCAF and AFRICOM on issues pertaining to OTI-led Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), media support, service delivery, and other OTI stabilization and transition assistance activities in Africa;

  • Respond to OTI request for information (RFI) to program decision-making and forward planning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under “Applying”)

At a minimum, the offeror must have:

(1) A Master’s degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

(2) Six (6) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, domestic or international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, and/or human rights activities;

AND

(3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country.

AND

(4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience

Please direct questions about this position or the offer process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to submit an offer, please visit www.OTIjobs.net.

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United States of America: OTI Senior Policy Advisor – Washington, D.C.

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

The OTI Senior Policy Advisor is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Washington, D.C. Offers for this position are due no later than September 21, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to submit an offer, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION

The Senior Policy Advisor position utilizes the experience and skills gained from working with political transition programs and operations in the field to provide support and guidance for program implementation, staff training and mentoring, assessments, and the development and application of lessons learned. The Senior Policy Advisor is supervised by an OTI Division Chief or his/her designee.

The incumbent for this position will be expected to initially work with the Field Programs Division (FPD), which provides management and oversight for all active and potential programs that OTI implements around the world, including supervision of all Washington and field-based program management and surge staff, maintenance of country watch lists, organization of assessments for new country engagements, program implementation and performance management, and monitoring and evaluation. Given the operational contingent nature of OTI’s work, the incumbent may be required to work with any OTI division or the Senior Leadership team for short or long periods of time. The vast majority of the workload for this position will be in direct support of political transition program implementation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The work of the Senior Policy Advisor requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of an operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Senior Policy Advisor is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI.

Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Chief of Field Programs or his/her designee, the Senior Policy Advisor will perform the following duties:

Note: Duties and responsibilities are listed in order of importance for this position

● Represent OTI program equities in intra/interagency policy discussions on key topics such as countering violent extremism; stabilization; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, coordinating and connecting teams with ongoing conversations, building up our knowledge base for best practice, mapping key groups and forums for engagement, and building relationships;

● Contribute to cross-office learning and knowledge management on key topics such as countering violent extremism; stabilization; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration by connecting program teams with resources, providing technical assistance, and ensuring lessons and best practices are shared across teams;

● Serve as a liaison with other DCHA offices, other USAID divisions, the State Department, and the National Security Council on program and policy direction;

● Represent and articulate OTI’s mission and global programs to visitors, senior officials from international organizations, bilateral donors and national and local foreign government officials;

● Represent and articulate OTI’s mission and learning on key topics in academic, think tank, and other forums among the community of practice;

● Develop outreach strategies and improved business practices for OTI based on research and lessons learned from personal field experience;

● Provide training and mentoring on OTI program implementation for OTI staff both in Washington and the field;

● In collaboration with the relevant OTI regional team, conduct, assessments for possible new country programs, and visits to field sites in areas where OTI conducts business;

● Conceptualize and design country program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, USAID and U.S. Department of State personnel, and local partners, based on political analysis and U.S. Government policy. Assist in refining strategic objectives and advocate on behalf of new programmatic approaches in-country, possibly linked to neighboring country programs if considered appropriate;

● Identify or seek out NGOs, international donors, think tanks, academics, U.S. Government (USG) agencies and other organizations of importance to OTI programs in Washington and the field, and develop and maintain professional relationships with them;

● Advise or assist in drafting documents outlining future planning and vision in the development and implementation of OTI programs, as well as advise in developing and improving country program monitoring and evaluation systems, providing guidance on designing and managing final evaluations;

● Update and revise program management guides, including strategic planning and field operations materials;

● Supervise staff as delegated by the OTI supervisor including Technical Advisors, Program Managers, Program Assistants and Program Admin Assistants. Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel and program and operations requests;

● Fill critical program implementation staffing needs in Washington, D.C. and the field including the provision of ad hoc support to new OTI country program start-ups and on-call technical assistance, including providing supervisory support;

● Perform services under this scope of work at physical locations other than Washington OTI headquarters, including other USAID offices, bureaus or other USG agencies not to exceed six months;

● Analyze and report on current political developments and security concerns as well as other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under “Applying”)

At a minimum, the offeror must have:

(1) A Master’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

(2) A minimum of six (6) years of policy analysis and/or project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, domestic or international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in stabilization, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, and/or human rights.

AND

(3) A minimum of two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country undergoing conflict.

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit www.OTIjobs.net.

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United States of America: USPSC Human Resource Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 19 Mar 2020

Position Title: Human Resource Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000082

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $96,970- $126,062

Issuance Date: April 18, 2018

Closing Date: Open and continuous through March 19, 2020 with Seven (7) Review

Periods closing on:

June 15, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

October 5, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time (Deadline Extended)

December 27, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

April 18, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

August 8, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

December 2, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 19, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Human Resource (HR) Specialist under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. 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.

NOTE ABOUT THE DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM/SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an offer. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b& sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Human Resource Specialist (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000082

2. ISSUANCE DATE: April 18, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: This solicitation is open and continuous until March 19, 2020. The following are the closing dates for each review period:

June 15, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

October 5, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

December 27, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

April 18, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

August 8, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

December 2, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 19, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Candidates not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered for positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be cancelled at OFDA’s discretion.

4. POSITION TITLE: Human Resource Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-13 equivalent ($96,970- $126,062 – includes locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. Candidates who live outside the Washington, D.C. area will be considered for employment but no relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations (IOs) including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award Change Control Group (ACCG), Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Interagency Training Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN).

INTRODUCTION

OFDA has a complex and evolving human resources landscape. The office has approximately 450 staff members around the world through a variety of hiring mechanisms including but, not limited to: direct hires (both civil and foreign service), Personal Services Contractors (PSCs), Fellows, Institutional Contractors, Participating Agency Services Agreements (PASAs) employees and interns. Each mechanism operates under its own authorities complete with a unique set of benefits and governing Human Resources (HR) policies. In addition, during the last year, OFDA has been operating at an unprecedented level both in terms of the number and complexity of simultaneous responses such as simultaneously supporting up to three RMTs and four DARTs. This has created both a significant HR challenge for the office in terms of staffing to these high requirements as well as a unique opportunity to increase staffing levels and develop new positions and evolve the nature of other positions. As such, OFDA is undergoing significant growth across all Divisions.

OFDA has established a HR Team within the PS Division to provide comprehensive HR support across all OFDA hiring mechanisms. The complexity and diversity of its hiring mechanisms coupled with the current staffing increases has highlighted the need to dedicate appropriately skilled resources to the management of OFDA’s unique HR requirements.

The HR Team support includes, but is not limited to, the following tasks: providing a full range of comprehensive management advisory/consultative services and assistance for the various OFDA divisions; performing personnel management functions; advising on legal, regulatory and procedural issues related to position management and classification, staffing, recruitment, benefits, performance management, employee relations, workforce planning, staff development and other HR activities; assisting in the recruitment and retention of all OFDA PSCs and other hiring mechanisms; advising OFDA management on personnel issues; assisting in the interpretation and application of USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) policies relating to all HR, human capital, and talent management issues; supporting OFDA’s compliance with annual performance evaluations requirements across all hiring mechanisms; maintaining the OFDA Staff Development SharePoint portal and all related efforts including seminars, brown bags, and other educational opportunities; supporting the agencies automated time and attendance process, Transit Benefits Program and Telework Program; planning and implementing HR outreach activities designed to strengthen the OFDA community; gathering and capturing HR statistical and performance tracking data; conducting research and analysis on a variety of HR related topics and service offerings; participating in HR related projects and managing a specified work stream of activities; assisting with and supporting the HR Document Retention Program; supporting the Workers’s Compensation Program; as needed, assisting in drafting OFDA specific tools, templates and processes for applicable Agency HR policies; providing OFDA’s in-house expertise on best practices in the field of HR, capital and talent management; performing and assisting with workforce planning for steady state operations and response surges; developing training materials and facilitating knowledge transfer to broad audiences; responding to data calls on staffing and general personnel inquiries; performing and assisting with employee on-boarding and exit activities; liaise with OFDA hiring managers on recruitment and hiring activities and provide status reporting; writing HR policies, procedures and guidelines in line with USG requirements; and as needed, liaise with USAID’s Office of Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM), USAID Staff Care Center, and the Office of Human Diversity, Program, Policy and Management (PPM) and Administrative Management Staff (AMS).

The HR Team will be comprised of one USPSC Team Lead GS-14 equivalent, one USPSC Technical Advisor GS-14 equivalent, and up to five additional supporting staff at the GS-12 and GS-13 equivalent levels. The team will reside within the PS Division, with the HR Specialists reporting directly to the HR Management Team Lead.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of multiple HR Specialists at the GS-13 equivalent level in order to operate the daily delivery of HR services and talent management support across all of OFDA’s various hiring mechanisms; including but not limited to civil and foreign service, PSCs, PASAs, fellows, interns, and administratively determined (AD) personnel.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

OFDA GS-13 Equivalent, HR Specialist will perform the following:

RECRUITMENT & HIRING

  • Provide expert technical advice and guidance on complex HR issues related to position classification, staffing, recruitment, and hiring across various hiring mechanisms.
  • Advise supervisors in developing accurate position descriptions and assuming responsibility for their technical adequacy for classification purposes.
  • Administer recruitment and staffing plan that includes developing and issuing vacancy solicitations, auditing existing position descriptions, determining qualifications, identifying critical skill requirements, participating in evaluation panels, and processing personnel actions.
  • Serve as an expert technical advisor to managers on legal, regulatory, and procedural issues related to classification, position management, staffing, recruitment, pay setting, or other HR activities.
  • Liaise with hiring managers on recruitment and hiring activities, and provide status reporting as well as troubleshoot problems for all hiring mechanisms.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Conduct benchmark studies on programs and processes which may improve talent management programs.
  • Recommend policy, guidance, products, and services that improve the professional knowledge and skills of the workforce.
  • Provide expert guidance to management and employees on career development principles, practices, and opportunities; including preparing correspondence to formal and information inquiries.
  • Conduct research and provide expert advisory opinions on broad HR topics such as staff development, career track transitioning, cross-training, coaching and mentoring, training, performance improvement, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Research, analyze, and develop comprehensive reports on training Return on Investment.
  • Assess strategies and provide recommendations for learning and development solutions to ensure OFDA offers a balanced portfolio of cost-effective learning opportunities tailored to meet specific career goals and development needs.
  • Support development of OFDA career tracks and the creation of staff development programs.
  • Assist with maintaining the OFDA Staff Development SharePoint portal and all related efforts including facilitating or organizing seminars, brown bags, and other educational opportunities.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

  • Serve as an employee and management counselor for any or all areas of performance management, employee relations, performance improvement planning and monitoring, terminations/disciplinary actions, employee awards, teleworking, compensatory time, leave and other related services.
  • Support OFDA’s compliance with annual performance evaluations requirements across all hiring mechanisms. Collect and assess annual Evaluation Forms for completeness and compliance, providing recommendations when necessary.
  • Collect and review Individual Development Plans and advise employees/supervisors accordingly.
  • Partner with managers to design human capital performance enhancement solutions for employee growth aligned with OFDA’s needs.
  • Recommend continuous improvements to the performance evaluation process and related tools.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

  • Lead aspects of HR policy management processes and develops and updates policies and procedures for HR and professional development in accordance with federal HR laws, executive orders, regulations, policies, directives, and instructions.
  • Provide expert interpretation and application of USAID ADS policies relating to all human resource, human capital, and talent management issues.
  • Conduct technical program and policy reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of current policies and practices and develop proposals for improvements.
  • Write a wide variety of OFDA customized technical documents including drafting policies, standard operating procedures, job aides, management reports, and other correspondence on a full range of sensitive management issues in alignment with USG requirements. Support the development of an OFDA Employee Handbook.
  • Provide comprehensive assessment of core human capital management strategies, policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Ensure that management and employees are kept informed of new changes in HR policies, procedures, and programs and of application of changes within OFDA for various hiring mechanisms.
  • Provide expert guidance to employees and supervisors regarding operational and/or functional application of HR procedures and any applicable impacts.

WORKFORCE PLANNING

  • Recommend strategies to resolve complex problems related to recruitment, job turnover, potential inequities across all hiring mechanisms, long-term and short-term workforce planning, downsizing, and reorganizations while ensuring the legality and propriety of actions taken.
  • Plan and coordinate workforce planning initiatives and studies to improve HR Management programs and/or influence policy changes for OFDA that typically involve long-range, highly complex, and often politically sensitive topics.
  • Perform workforce planning activities for steady state operations and response surges.
  • Determine workforce development needs through analysis of employment and demographic data, current and anticipated missions and programs.
  • Identify HR- related operational issues and provide solutions with limited guidance.
  • Lead data analysis and assessment of HR trends using qualitative and quantitative program indicators for assigned areas.
  • Develop appropriate interventions for management on significant human resource issues and solutions, especially complex problems of program improvement.
  • Collect and assemble HR data from various sources for status and demographic reporting as well as statistical tracking to internal clients.
  • Conduct comprehensive fact-finding analysis of issues surrounding current situations to identify and clarify problems or relevant issues while mitigating future recurrences.

EMPLOYEE OUTREACH

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement a variety of employee outreach events and initiatives aimed at improving employee productivity, morale, and retention.
  • Actively participate and/or lead a variety of HR outreach activities for the OFDA community.
  • Develop and distribute HR related outreach materials, including writing regular blogs on workforce issues and posting HR- related resources/readings on OFDA Staff Development SharePoint portal. Support the staff development site upgrades and enhancements.
  • Prepare and deliver written reports and oral presentations, e.g., briefings, training sessions, consultations, orientations, and discussions with both supervisors and employees.
  • Plan and conduct Brown Bags on various complex HR- and workforce- related topics.
  • Audit on-boarding materials for relevancy and accuracy; conduct New Hire on-boarding activities and schedule employees’ New Hire Orientation, as needed. Prepare and maintain employee exit checklist.

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES

  • Plan and manage projects to provide comprehensive management-related services on a variety of complex interrelated HR issues.
  • Partner with OFDA managers on a variety of short-term and long-term human capital projects spanning the HR life cycle: strategic human capital management, workforce analysis and planning, recruitment and outreach, career track development, employee development, performance management, coaching and mentoring, awards and compensation practices, and incentive programs.
  • Routinely provide intermediate advisory, consultative, and technical services to OFDA program and line managers on a broad range of HR topics that involve complex and controversial issues.
  • Formulate HR management recommendations, policies or guidelines; develop supporting documentation and reports; interpret policy and determine applicable Federal laws, rules and regulations governing recruitment, placement of employees, and classification; and carry out work assignments and independent resolve conflicts that arise.
  • Respond to complex HR data calls and personnel inquiries.
  • Gather information and prepare complex documents in response to data calls or internal audit requests.
  • Manage OFDA’s HR Document Retention Program and Filing System.
  • Support the agencies automated time and attendance process, Transit Program, and Telework Program.
  • Support the Workers’ Compensation Program by ensuring all incident reports are fully completed accurately and troubleshooting with all stakeholders, as needed.
  • Serve as liaison, as needed with HCTM, USAID Staff Care Center, PPM and, (AMS).
  • As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.
  • Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.
  • Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months.
  • As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The HR Specialist will take direction from and report to the HR Management Team Lead or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available; the USPSC consults with supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. The USPSC is responsible for planning, designing and carrying out assignments, projects, studies or other work. The USPSC is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree in HR limited to one of the following: BA or BS in Human Resource Management (HRM), BA or BS in Management with a concentration in HR, BA or BS in Business Administration with a concentration in HRM, Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in HR, Organizational Behavior, Labor Relations, Industrial Relations, Organizational Development, or Human Capital Development.

PLUS

Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working in the HR field, organization development, and/or human capital and talent management.

AND

HR experience must include at least six (6) years performing at least seven of the following eight duties:

  1. Counsel on recruitment and placement;

  2. Advise management on processes related to rating and ranking applicants;

  3. Advise management on performance management, staff development, employee relations with applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws or regulations, general employment laws or regulations, and policy changes for various hiring mechanisms;

  4. Recommend complex intervention strategies to resolve complex problems related to recruitment, job turnover, long and short-term workforce planning, career development, terminations, awards/incentive programs, work life balance, and reinvention while ensuring the legality and propriety of actions taken;

  5. Effectively communicate both orally and in writing to broad audiences, including developing a broad variety of HR documents and facilitating employee trainings;

  6. Establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships;

  7. Apply position classification and management principles to assist management with the establishment of efficient and effective organizational structures and position descriptions; and

  8. Research, interpret, and apply federal civilian HR laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

In addition, experience in working with a variety of personnel mechanisms such as PSCs and USG direct hires is desired.

OR

Master’s degree in HR limited to one of the following: MA in Human Resource Management, MS in Human Resources (HR), MA or MS in Industrial and Organizational Behavior, MA in Management (MAM) with HR concentration, MBA with concentration in HRM, Organizational Leadership or Leadership Development with HR concentration, Human Capital Development, Organizational Behavior, Labor Relations, or Industrial Relations.

PLUS

Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in the HR field, organization development, and/or human capital and talent management.

AND

HR experience must include at least four (4) years performing at least seven of the following eight duties:

  1. Counsel on recruitment and placement;

  2. Advise management on processes related to rating and ranking applicants;

  3. Advise management on performance management, staff development, organizational effectiveness, and policy changes for various hiring mechanisms;

  4. Recommend complex intervention strategies to resolve complex problems related to recruitment, job turnover, long- and short-term workforce planning, career development, terminations, awards/incentive programs, work life balance, and reinvention while ensuring the legality and propriety of actions taken;

  5. Effectively communicate both orally and in writing to broad audiences, including developing a broad variety of HR documents and facilitating employee trainings;

  6. Establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships;

  7. Apply position classification and management principles to assist management with the establishment of efficient and effective organizational structures and position descriptions; and,

  8. Research, interpret, and apply federal civilian HR laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

In addition, experience in working with a variety of personnel mechanisms such as PSCs and USG direct hires is desired.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● 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.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Human Resources Professional Experience (25 points)

· Experience working with a variety of personnel hiring mechanisms, including, but not limited to, USG Direct Hires, Foreign Service, USPSCs, contractors, consultants, fellows/interns, PASAs, other Interagency Agreements (IAAs), short term contract or temporary employees, private sector personnel, and state and local government personnel. Experience must include, but must not be limited to, the following: employee relations, recruitment/hiring, position classification, performance management, staff development, training development and facilitation, employee rewards and recognition, employee outreach, workforce planning, policy development, benefits coordination, and compensation practices.

· Experience in the following elements of human resources/human capital and talent management: workforce analysis, and development; policy evaluation, interpretation, and application; individual development planning, work-life balance and wellness programs; organizational design, development, and effectiveness; change management; HR data analysis, metrics, quantitative reporting; and employee outreach and morale.

· Familiarity with Office of Personal Management guidelines, Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Code of Federal Regulations, and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) pertaining to USPSCs.

· Experience representing an organization’s human resource interests at operational level forums, such as working groups, planning committees, task forces, and other similar forums.

· Experience researching, reviewing, evaluating, and analyzing the work processes and administrative operations of an organization in order to provide management with detailed recommendations for improving organizational effectiveness as well as ensuring adherence to compliance requirements.

· Experience in developing complex HR intervention strategies/solutions and implementing best practices that appropriately meet the customers’ needs and are supported by both ethical and legal standards.

Oral and Written Communications (10 points)

  • Experience must include, but must not be limited to, the following: writing a wide variety of HR documents for various audiences to include: drafting or revising policies or written policy guidance on HR issues; writing vacancy announcements, statements of work or position descriptions; writing comprehensive materials for trainings, briefings, meetings, or conferences; producing written products to explain general to complex and controversial agency policies and programs; writing organizational reports, memoranda, and correspondence for multiple signatures by higher-level officials; devising technical operational guidelines or standard operating procedures; gathering information and preparing summary reports on organizational data, which includes detailed analysis and recommendations.

· Experience must include, but must not limited to, the following: providing verbal technical advice to broad audiences; providing counseling to employees and managers on regulations, procedures, and eligibility determinations; delivering effective presentations or trainings; influencing, motivating, persuading, or negotiating with key stakeholders pertaining to HR related matters; communicating, explaining, or defending ideas or information clearly and adapting to the audience’s level of knowledge or understanding; serving as a change agent in introducing new concepts and processes for HR- related matters and providing technical support through the adoption phase; and actively engaging in a variety of outreach events and activities.

Team Work/Interpersonal Skills (10 points)

· Experience initiating and responding to collaborative efforts across an organization; serving on a cross-functional team to achieve organizational results; working as part of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced, and demanding environment; contributing to teambuilding and to achieving positive team results.

· Experience working on HR issues in a matrix organization where staff might be temporarily reassigned to focus on organizational priorities or where the workforce must regularly expand/contract to meet emergent requirements.

· Experience working in HR for a decentralized organization with a field/headquarters component and/or an organization with international operational requirements.

· Experience establishing and maintaining positive working relationships/professional networking relationships; facilitating amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed to meet an objective; interacting effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments; persuading and/or inspiring others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations; and developing trusting, productive working relationships with key stakeholders, subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.

Writing Test (10 points)

Interview Performance (40 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (5 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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Tunisia: GESTIONNAIRE DE PROGRAMME (PO) BASE A TUNIS

Organization: European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Country: Tunisia
Closing date: 23 Sep 2018

La Direction Générale de la Protection civile et des Opérations d’Aide humanitaire européennes (DG ECHO) de la Commission Européenne finance des actions humanitaires pour venir en aide aux victimes de catastrophes naturelles et de conflits.

Pour l’aide humanitaire, la Commission européenne agit au travers de plus de 200 partenaires opérationnels comprenant des agences spécialisées des Nations-Unies, le mouvement de la Croix Rouge /Croissant Rouge et des organisations non gouvernementales (ONG). Cette aide est mise à disposition des victimes de façon impartiale, c’est-à-dire indépendamment de leur race, de leur groupe ethnique, de leur religion, de leur sexe, de leur nationalité ou de leur appartenance politique.

L’antenne ECHO à Tunis – Tunisie (sous la responsabilité du bureau ECHO Afrique du Nord basé à Alger – Algérie) recherche un Gestionnaire de programme sous contrat local CDD de 1 an renouvelable.

Formation :

  • Un diplôme universitaire de deuxième cycle (Bac + 5 au minimum) ou une expérience professionnelle équivalente

Connaissances et Expérience :

  • Minimum trois ans d’expérience professionnelle pertinente au niveau national ou international en gestion de programme/projet opérationnel, y compris au moins deux ans d’expérience au sein d’une Organisation Non Gouvernementale (nationale ou internationale), donateur ou organisation internationale, ou au minimum 8 ans d’expérience pertinente si le candidat n’a pas de diplôme universitaire de deuxième cycle.

  • Très bonne connaissance des ONG internationales, des agences d’Aide des Nations Unies et du Mouvement de la Croix-Rouge et Croissant Rouge;

  • Très bonne compréhension des principes de l’Aide humanitaire, des politiques sectorielles et des standards;

  • Connaissance approfondie du contexte libyen et des enjeux humanitaires afférents ;

  • Expérience professionnelle dans des contextes d’insécurité et aptitude démontrée à la gestion

    personnelle de la sécurité;

  • Disponibilité à effectuer des missions régulières dans les pays limitrophes (Libye, Algérie) ainsi que pour les réponses aux urgences ;

  • Expérience dans l’un des domaines suivants : Santé, Protection ou Sécurité Alimentaire est considérée comme un atout;

  • Une expertise dans le secteur de la protection sociale et de la mise en œuvre des filets sociaux sera considérée comme un atout;

  • Excellentes compétences d’analyse, de synthèse, rédactionnelles et d’expression orale;

  • Expérience dans l’utilisation d’outils informatiques et des logiciels bureautiques (MS Word, Excel, etc.).

Langues :

  • Excellente connaissance de l’Anglais (parlé et écrit)
  • Excellente maitrise de l’arabe (parlé et écrit)
  • La connaissance du français (parlé) serait un atout.

How to apply:

Les Termes de référence détaillés du poste sont accessibles via le lien suivant :

https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/tunisia/area/jobs-funds_fr

Les candidatures doivent contenir une lettre de motivation ainsi qu’un CV rempli suivant le formulaire type disponible sur le site web mentionné ci-dessus.

Les candidat(e)s intéressé(e)s devront fournir les copies de diplômes et certificats de travail avec leur candidature ou au plus tard aux tests écrits pour les candidats retenus à passer ce test. Les candidatures doivent être envoyées par courrier électronique uniquement à l’adresse ECHO-vacancy.dakar@echofield.eu, jusqu’au 23 Septembre 2018 inclus. La référence de l’offre d’emploi doit être clairement indiquée dans l’objet du message (Réf. Gestionnaire de Programme TUN – 2018-08).

Seules les candidatures retenues seront contactées pour un test écrit et un entretien.

Toute forme de prospection, sollicitation ou influence sera traitée comme disqualifiant.

Ce poste est ouvert aux ressortissants et résidents de la Tunisie en possession d’un permis de travail et d’un titre de séjour valides.

La DG ECHO applique une politique d’égalité des chances. Notre politique de recrutement est basée sur le respect de la diversité, le maintien de la parité homme-femme, ainsi que de l’équilibre entre la vie professionnelle et la vie privée, mais aussi le soutien à la formation et l’offre d’opportunités de développement.

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United States of America: OTI Deputy Team Leader

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 19 Sep 2018

The OTI Deputy Team Leader (Multiple Positions) is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-13 equivalent level and located in Washington, D.C. Applications for this position are due no later than September 19, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION:

The Deputy Team Leader is a member of the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Field Programs Division, reports to the OTI Regional Team Leader or his/her designee, and is based in Washington, DC. OTI currently has five regional teams: West Africa (AFR), Middle East (ME), Latin America and the Caribbean and Southeast Africa (LACSEA), Europe (Euro) and Asia (Asia). OTI’s Regional Teams are responsible for all program implementation-related activity in the specific region.

OTI is looking to hire Deputy Team Leaders for multiple regional teams, which will be determined upon hiring. Ultimate team assignments will depend on office needs at the time of award, with consideration given to an individual’s background, experience, skills, and preference. The Deputy Team Leader will work in close coordination with the relevant Regional Team Leader to establish an effective team, manage existing country programs, participate in new country program design, assessments, and develop and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with counterparts within OTI, throughout USAID and the Interagency.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform complex country analysis and program design to develop existing and future program strategies in high priority countries;

  • Prepare documentation for any required program contracts, grants or cooperative agreements;

  • Ensure completion of OTI project budgeting and contracting action needs;

  • Participate in design and implementation of country program operations to include management, logistical, budget, administrative and contractual issues;

  • Ensure the preparation of documentation for any required program contracts, grants or cooperative agreements;

  • Supervise staff as delegated by the Regional Team Leader. Provide orientation, training, and mentoring to USAID staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel, program and operations requests;

  • Provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick impact programming model in US Embassies or USAID Missions. Support to US Embassies and USAID Missions will include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming, including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews;

  • Participate in country analysis and program design to develop existing and future programs and strategies;

  • Manage and/or participate in the selection of program implementers such as grantees, contractors, and personal services contractors. Negotiate program and project agreements with governmental and non-governmental (NGO) counterparts within guidelines provided by the Regional Team Leader;

  • Support of implementation and management of assigned country program(s), including contractors and grantees working under country programs and provide support as an auxiliary team member in the field, being prepared to travel to difficult posts overseas for up to three months;

  • Develop, monitor, evaluate and recommend performance measures for country programs and individual projects, including contractors and grantees;

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international donors, Department of State, and U.S. Government agencies interested in particular OTI country programs;

  • Coordinate with DCHA offices, USAID divisions, the Department of State, the National Security Council, and other U.S. Government agencies and departments;

  • Represent OTI in high-level conferences and meetings, explain and interpret policies and requirements, and negotiate important issues with other groups, the USAID Mission, the Department of State, the National Security Council, and other U.S. Government agencies and departments;

  • Coordinate and assist with the conceptualization of new OTI-wide program options including analytic frameworks and strategic objectives;

  • Act as Regional Team Leader during his/her absence, or in other Regional Team roles including Country Representative or Deputy Country Representative in the field;

  • Perform services under this scope of work at physical locations other than Washington OTI headquarters, including within other USAID offices, bureaus or other USG agencies for a period not to exceed six months

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

AND

  • Five (5) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

  • One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country.

  • One (1) year of experience with supervision, mentoring, training, and/or guiding staff.

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

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Establishment of the African Diaspora Score Card

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

1. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Diaspora engagement is a strategic priority for the African Union. Indeed, the Constitutive Act of the African Union expressly declares that it shall “invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our continent, in the building of the African Union”.

Leveraging migration and diaspora for development has emerged as an integral component of development theory and policy; and many governments in Africa have consequently created separate ministries and government units specifically to engage their diaspora.

However, while enthusiasm for diaspora engagement exists on the part of African policy makers, very few have the capacity to actually develop sound policy frameworks that are capable of generating developing impact. It has been purported, for instance, that many existing diaspora programs are “living dead”; ie, they are not complete failures and generate enough interest to maintain their funding, yet their development impact is very limited[1].

The African Diaspora Scorecard will therefore respond to a clear need to enhance the technical capacity of Member states and policymakers on the continent to understand their level of progress in diaspora engagement relative to other member states of the African Union. More specifically the score card will:

  • Support member States to accelerate the devising and implementation of diaspora strategies as spelled out in the Diaspora declaration and Agenda 2063;

  • Provide member States with an easy and quick instrument to assess their progress in effectively harnessing the power of the diaspora for development.

  • Take comprehensive steps and actions towards the identifying of capacity gaps and the building of capacities of MS.

The primary purpose of the consultancy service is to produce and publish a diaspora scorecard that will be adopted by the diaspora focal points of AU member states, then presented to the AU heads of state and governments summit in June 2019.

2. SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of work for the local Consultant will encompass the following:

  1. Take part in a one-day training with MS at the diaspora focal point workshop;

  2. Develop and strengthen the conceptual and analytical framework and approach for the African Diaspora Scorecard;

  3. Develop a methodology and approach for the analysis of the selected indicators;

  4. Analyse the data collected for the 2018 diaspora focal point workshop and organize research to complement the information and strengthen the outcome report;

  5. Lead the process of drafting the report findings which will result in the publication of the 2018 African diaspora Scorecard

  6. Organize data for the info graphics and define awards criteria

  7. Make recommendations to CIDO on supporting MS in diaspora engagement based on results of report

[1] Boyle, M. Kitchin, R. and Ancien, D. The NIRSA Diaspora Strategy Wheel & Ten Principles of Good Practice (NUI Maynooth, 2009)

The criteria for selecting the consultant include the following:

  1. Master’s degree in the field of strategy and performance management, organizational development, project evaluation, statistics or related field;

  2. At least ten years’ experience in which significant amount is spent on formulating effective strategy and measuring performance through monitoring and evaluation (M&E)/results based monitoring (RBM)

  3. Knowledge of migration and development, especially diaspora politics is an asset

  4. Experience in consultations with various stakeholders, ideally including AU member states or AU policy organs;

  5. Fluency in English

  6. Solid writing and analytical skills;

  7. Strong interpersonal and networking skills;

  8. Ability to interact with senior officials (Government officials and representatives of multilateral and bilateral agencies);

  9. Experience in developing other score cards or performance management systems is highly desirable

  10. International work experience.

How to apply:

Reference No. 83299194

GIZ Support to the AU on Migration and Displacement Project would like to invite all interested bidders who are eligible to participate in this public bid, are herewith requested to submit their proposals for Consultancy Services “**to support the Establishment of the African Diaspora Score Card”.**

Interested bidders who fulfill the following criteria can obtain the bid document from the office specified below starting from Monday, 03rd of September 2018, 8:30am on working hours or can request the document via an email address: yeshi.assefa@giz.de.

  1. All bids must be delivered/submitted physically or via email to the address below at or before 4:00pm local time on Friday, 14th of September 2018.

    Bidders should submit Technical and Financial proposals as per the issued tender document.

    GIZ Support to AU on Migration and Displacement project reserves the right to cancel the bid fully or partially.

    The address referred above to submit your Technical and Financial Offers is:

    German Development Cooperation

    GIZ Office, Kirkos Sub City, Kebele 18 (Behind Intercontinental Hotel)

    P.O.Box 100009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    OR

    Via email address: pcc@giz.de

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Mozambique: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor / Specialist

Organization: Government of Canada
Country: Mozambique
Closing date: 13 Sep 2018

The deliverables of the M&E Advisor may include, but will not be limited to, the following:

A) Program/Project Design, Planning, Implementation and Monitoring

  1. Analysis, advice and recommendations to inform consultations with stakeholders for GAC’s new programing in Mozambique and facilitation of such consultations as required;

  2. Analysis, advice and recommendations on GAC program planning workshops using GAC results-based management tools, such as the theory of change, the logic model and the performance measurement framework;

  3. Analysis, advice and recommendations to the preparation and/or assessment of policy documents, corporate strategies, country programming frameworks (including a country level logic model and performance management framework), sector strategies, and ensure the integration of a results-based management approach throughout, taking into consideration gender equality and a human rights-based approach, where relevant;

  4. Analysis, advice and recommendations on the development of GAC’s results-based monitoring and evaluation strategy in Mozambique;

  5. Analysis, advice and recommendations on progress towards the achievement of (intermediate and immediate) outcomes at individual project level, as well as at the country program level and ensuring its alignment with the ARIA;

  6. Analysis, advice and recommendations on option papers, concept papers and project approval documents, including the development of logic models (LM) and LM narratives, performance management frameworks (PMF) and PMF narratives, monitoring plans, and risk registers, in accordance with GAC’s results-based management methodology, terminology and tools;

  7. Analysis, advice and recommendations to inform the assessment of project proposals (including the bilateral, multilateral and partnership programs), and identification of key RBM and M&E strengths and weakness;

  8. Analysis, advice and recommendations on documents produced by implementing partners, such as the Project Implementation Plan, Annual Work Plans, Narrative Reports on results, Baseline, Mid-term and End-line Reports, and Evaluations to improve the performance of the project/program, and propose adjustments and corrective actions, as required;

  9. Analysis, advice and recommendations on designing, planning, implementing and disseminating project/program evaluations, special studies and assessments;

  10. Advice and recommendations on terms of reference for technical assistance, monitors, consultancies, baselines, assessments, studies and/or evaluations, in accordance with GAC’s results-based management methodology, terminology and tools;

  11. Analysis, advice and recommendations on GAC’s implementing partners’ and stakeholders’ data collection tools, focusing on efficient and accurate ways to collect the required data, on appropriate sampling methodologies, inclusive and participatory methods and on the selection of appropriate quantitative and qualitative gender-sensitive indicators to best measure the desired outcomes;

  12. Analysis, advice and recommendations to FSS technical specialists and GAC staff on the selection and review of data collection methods for adequate monitoring and evaluation of implementing partners’ performance and of the program as a whole (these methods may include field visits, quarterly reports, specialised surveys and other sources of information);

  13. Analysis, advice and recommendations on monitoring and evaluating the performance of projects against their LMs and PMFs and follow-up or corrective measures as appropriate;

  14. Analysis, advice, recommendations and support to the planning and implementation of internal and/or external project and program evaluations, as needed.

B) Development of Tools/Guidelines, Training & Capacity Development

  1. Assessments of the training and capacity building needs (institutional and individual) of GAC staff, partners and stakeholders regarding gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation and RBM;

  2. Research and assessments of implementing partner and GAC’s needs for gender-sensitive results-based monitoring and evaluation tools and guidelines, including assessing existing tools and guidelines;

  3. Advice and recommendations on and/or or design and development of gender-sensitive M&E tools, guidelines, material for training, coaching programs, and/or information sessions in accordance with GAC’s policy, format, methodology and content requirements;

  4. Training and coaching sessions including recommendations to partners and GAC staff on how to strengthen gender-sensitive results and indicators in results-based program/project design, implementation, monitoring frameworks, and reporting, and ensuring their integration in budgets;

  5. Analysis, advice and recommendations to strengthen institutional and individual capacity of implementing partners, government counterparts, GAC and other stakeholders in results-based management, project and program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management (both quantitative and qualitative), reporting and use of data for program planning and improvements;

  6. Training, coaching programs, information sessions, and/or technical assistance to partners, stakeholders and GAC staff on M&E and RBM (in line with GAC RBM for international assistance methodology);

  7. Analysis, advice and recommendations in the identification, selection, and establishment of links with institutions/organizations in Mozambique, Canada and elsewhere to deliver training, coaching programs, and information sessions on results-based M&E, as needed;

  8. Results-based project design workshops or working sessions with GAC team and stakeholders;

  9. Analysis, advice and recommendations on Canadian and international trends and best practices to develop and enhance results-based M&E tools, guidelines, training, coaching and capacity building;

  10. Advice and recommendations on the organization of knowledge-sharing events, and facilitation of those events as required;

  11. Oral or written reports, briefing notes and talking points on specific issues related to the development of tools and guidelines, training and capacity development;

C) Strategic research, analysis and advice

  1. Gender-sensitive results-based M&E analyses and comments on documents produced by partners and other stakeholders, including sector and institutional strategies and programming frameworks;

  2. Analysis, advice and recommendations on best practices, lessons learnt, emerging trends and knowledge in gender-sensitive and results-based M&E in sectors of Canadian engagement;

  3. Dissemination products on key gender-sensitive M&E-related research, documents, and contacts in Mozambique in sectors/areas related to the Canadian international assistance program;

  4. Oral or written reports on external meetings or events related to M&E, upon request.

Canada will share relevant documentation and provide the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor clarification on expected deliverables throughout her/his mandate.

How to apply:

Candidates who wish to apply for this position can send their response by email to: lidia.costa@consultoreshodi.com or jkeyzer@consultoreshodi.com by no later than 13th of September, 12 pm, Maputo time.

An application consists of a cover letter outlining motivation and a CV highlighting the candidate’s education, experience and skills as requested in the profile below. The CV should not be more than 5 pages maximum.

The candidate should submit a separate financial proposal, indicating his/her daily rate for this assignment. The selection process will take place based on quality and costs at a 70% – 30% basis.

Proficiency in English and Portuguese is a requirement.

For questions on this recruitment process, please contact Lidia Costa at lidia.costa@consultoreshodi.com

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Development of an M&E Framework and M&E Tools for the Joint Labour Migration Programme (JLMP)

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

1. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

The Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa (JLMP) is a long-term joint undertaking between the AU, ILO, IOM, UNECA, and UNDP. It is the instrument dedicated to the implementation of the 5th Key Priority Area of the Declaration and Plan of Action on Employment, Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Development, which were adopted, by the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments (AU/Assembly/AU/20(XXIV)/Annex 3, January 2015) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2015. Several international partners, including Sweden and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), are supporting the JLMP via one or more of the above-mentioned JLMP members.

The Programme conducts coordinated and simultaneous interventions across two main thematic areas: governance and operational implementation. The governance component addresses the critical need to develop in concert the four cardinal pillars of labour migration governance: law based on international standards, establishing viable and coherent policy, strengthening the core institutions, and engaging tripartite participation and cooperation among the main economic actors at national, regional and international levels. The implementation component covers key inter-dependent technical operational areas: decent work and social protection for migrant workers and their families, addressing the key constraint of skills shortages, and obtaining essential data and knowledge for governance of labour migration and protection of migrants. Each of these reflects a specific area of standards and policy and technical competences, each address distinct institutions and constellations of stakeholders, and each intersects with different international actors and distinct structures within institutions such as the ILO and the IOM.

In order to have a significant yet realistic take-off of the Programme, a Three-Year Project was developed, with focus on EAC, ECOWAS and SADC. It will serve to seek support from international partners with the view to complement the funding secured from AU Member States. It also results from consultations with donors such as Germany, Sweden and Belgium. The project prioritizes four thematic themes closely drawn from the JLMP:

  • Strategic Theme 1: Effectiveness and transparency of the labour market institutions on delivering labour migration governance services.

  • Strategic Theme 2: Improve the policy and regulatory systems on labour migration at Member states and Regional Economic Community (RECs) levels.

  • Strategic Theme 3: Multi stakeholder policy consultation and practical coordination on labour migration and mobility to provide advisory support to MS, AU and RECs decision makers.

  • Strategic Theme 4: Continental and regional operational leadership and capacity to spearhead/steer coordinate the implementation of the JLMP at all levels.

The Consultancy aims at establishing an M&E framework for the JLMP in general, and the 3 year project in particular. It takes into account also the work plan and planned support structure of the LMAC.

2. SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of work for the Consultant will encompass the following:

  1. Based on relevant programme documents and needs/requirements highlighted by relevant stakeholders/JLMP members (including relevant RECs), develop an M&E framework that defines reporting lines and requirements, relevant coordination efforts, etc.

  2. In accordance with AUC standards and in close cooperation with the AUC’s Strategic Planning Department, introduce the results-based monitoring/ management (RBM) and Log-Frame Approach (LFA) as basic concepts for the M&E framework and related tools.

  3. Develop M&E tools and formats based on the suggested framework, taking into account the AUC’s reporting mechanisms and formats (AMERT) as well as all existing planning, reporting and monitoring instruments of the JLMP members (UN organisations, RECs). Consider relevant continental, regional and international planning documents and integrate them into the M&E tools where possible (Agenda 2063, AU mid-term plan, UN Global Compact on Migration, Migration Policy Framework for Africa, Sustainable Development Goals, etc.) and develop a results-hierarchy.

  4. Conduct a stakeholder workshop/training for M&E focal points for all relevant JLMP members/stakeholders to introduce and revise the M&E framework.

How to apply:

Invitation to Bid

Reference No. 83298858

GIZ Support to the AU on Migration and Displacement would like to invite all interested bidders who are eligible to participate in this public bid, are herewith requested to submit their proposals for the “Development of an M&E Framework and M&E tools for the Joint Labour Migration Programme (JLMP)”.

Interested bidders who fulfill the following criteria can obtain the bid document from the office specified below starting from Wednesday, 29th of August 2018, 8:30am on working hours or can request the document via an email address: yeshi.assefa@giz.de.

The criteria for selecting the consultant include the following:

  • Master’s degree in the field of programme management; political science; law; migration studies; or related field;

  • At least ten years’ international level experience in programme monitoring and evaluation, and in setting up monitoring and evaluation systems;

  • Proven experience in developing steering structures and M&E as well as reporting systems for complex multi-country and multi-actor programmes;

  • Proven expertise and work experience on RBM and LFA;

  • Extensive knowledge of the African Union, RECs and relevant UN agencies;

  • Experience on either labour or migration related matters; and particularly labour migration, will be a strong advantage;

  • Proven training experiences, particularly in the field of M&E/RBM;

  • Fluency in English, solid writing and analytical skills;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Proven training and capacity building skills;

  • Experience in other similar assignments would be an added advantage.

    All bids must be delivered/submitted physically/via email to the address below at or before 4:00pm local time on Monday, 10th of September 2018.

    Bidders should submit their Technical and Financial proposals as per the issued tender document.

    GIZ Support to AU on Migration and Displacement project reserves the right to cancel the bid fully or partially.

    The address referred above to submit your Technical and Financial Offers is:

    German Development Cooperation

    GIZ Office, Kirkos Sub City, Kebele 18 (Behind Intercontinental Hotel)

    P.O.Box 100009

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    OR

    Via email address: pcc@giz.de

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Kenya: USPSC Senior Regional Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Sep 2018

Position Title: Senior Regional Advisor

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00081

Salary Level: GS-15 Equivalent: $105,123 – $136,659

Issuance Date: August 23, 2018

Closing Date: September 20, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Senior Regional Advisor (SRA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Senior Regional Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00081

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 23, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 20, 2018, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Regional Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-15 equivalent ($105,123 – $136,659 – not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Senior Regional Advisor will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia (SA).

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

To fulfill its mandate to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, OFDA has established six permanent regional offices. The regional offices are located in San Jose, Costa Rica; Bangkok, Thailand; Pretoria, South Africa; Dakar, Senegal; Nairobi, Kenya; and Budapest, Hungary.

The regional offices are headed by Senior Regional Advisors (SRAs). SRAs serve as the regional team leaders in disaster response, preparedness, and disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities. They are principally responsible for managing the regional offices, monitoring all grants on humanitarian assistance program implementation, overseeing sub-regional offices, as applicable, supervising the office staff, and developing, in consultation with their respective Regional Advisors and the OFDA Africa Division Team Leader in Washington, the multiyear strategies for their respective regions. In coordination with OFDA/Washington, SRAs manage disaster response activities, identify and formulate disaster preparedness, mitigation and training programs for their respective regions.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a SRA for its regional office in Nairobi, Kenya to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for response, preparedness, DRR, and resilience are met.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SRA will be responsible for a complex portfolio—requiring oversight of multiple, concurrent humanitarian crises throughout the disaster cycle. The SRA will manage a team of field-based staff responsible for the monitoring and assessment of humanitarian needs in the region of responsibility and developing, implementing, and monitoring humanitarian response and DRR efforts. The SRA will serve as the lead humanitarian advisor in the field and ensure OFDA field-base perspectives are incorporated into OFDA’s internal and external policy efforts and office-wide initiatives. Up to 75% travel throughout the assigned region and to headquarters will be expected.

The SRA’s responsibilities will include the following:

Contextual Specialty

· Serve as an authoritative expert on humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility.

· Use extensive experience and knowledge base to guide OFDA’s Regional Advisors in analyzing and determining the scale and scope of a wide-range of challenges when complete information is not available and provide support to continued efforts to establish creative solutions.

· Provide expert guidance on political, humanitarian, organizational, structural and stakeholder interests’ specific to the region of responsibility.

· Prepare or supervise the preparation of regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

· Lead/conduct/oversee initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or DRR opportunities in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.

· Ensure ongoing humanitarian response and DRR activities are monitored to validate that objectives are met and beneficiaries are served.

· Lead the development of country, issue, or disaster specific strategies across the region of responsibility, as well as timely revision of these strategies as contextual realties shift.

· Make authoritative recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region and provide expert advice to inform global prioritization.

· Ensure interventions within the region of responsibility align with appropriate strategies.

· Serve a primary role in the management of the approved annual budget for the region to include timely identification of the need for additional resources or the availability of surplus.

Representation

· Serve as the DCHA/OFDA lead representative and the primary point of contact on humanitarian issues in the area of responsibility.

· Serve as an expert advisor on humanitarian and DRR issues to senior USG personnel in the region to include Ambassadors, Mission Directors, and other heads of agencies.

· Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host government, emergency/humanitarian donor governments (Department of International Development, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, etc.), international emergency and humanitarian organizations (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, International committee of the Red Cross, International Organization for Migration, etc.) emergency/humanitarian divisions of NGOs, U.S. embassies and USAID missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and DRR activities.

· Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and intervention with local governments, donor, partner, and UN organizations, as appropriate.

· Advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other USAID officials on disaster response, mitigation and risk reduction efforts, including the review of sector disaster response and disaster risk mitigation and DRR plans.

· Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate DRR into appropriate programs.

Leadership

· Manage and prioritize daily activities of OFDA’s regional office and all related sub-regional and program offices.

· Supervise emergency/humanitarian staff within the region to include provision of technical guidance and oversight, administrative approvals, and staff development and evaluation.

· Provide current and future strategic direction to the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.

· Participate in a leadership role in office-wide policy initiatives to ensure field perspectives are well-represented.

· Serve as an early adopter of change through constructive engagement in policy, process, and management issues during development and implementation.

General Duties

· Serve in a leadership role on DARTs and/or RMTs within and outside the region.

· Ensure timely reporting of OFDA’s activities the region through written cables, analyses, strategies, and other requests for written information and/or oral briefings.

· As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The SRA will take direction from and report to the Africa Division Director or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

The SRA is expected to independently plan, design, and carry out programs, projects, studies, or other work with limited administrative direction from supervisor in terms of broadly defined mission or functions. Results are considered technically authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change, reviewed in terms of fulfillment of program objectives, influence on overall program, or contribution to the advancement of the objective.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, and disaster management) and eleven (11) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and international humanitarian assistance, and/or disaster response, of which five (5) years were obtained overseas including on the-ground field experience in needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation.

OR

Master’s Degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, and disaster management) and nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and international humanitarian assistance, and/or disaster response, of which five (5) years were obtained overseas including on the-ground field experience in needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (10 points):

· Direct donor-based experience with international humanitarian agencies such as USG international humanitarian agencies, UN humanitarian funds, or other international disaster response donor organizations.

· Experience managing humanitarian interventions in an international disaster context across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

· Specific experience managing humanitarian interventions including needs assessment, strategy development, budget management, resource prioritization, program development, and program management.

Management/Supervisory Experience (10 points):

· Demonstrated experience managing a staff of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working in a constant state of complex, international humanitarian crisis.

· Experience managing a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, including senior U.S. professionals, working in a constant state of in complex, international humanitarian crisis.

Skills and Abilities (10 points):

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with host governments at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to effectively achieve humanitarian objectives within the USG at senior levels, including with the Department of Defense, Embassies, Members of Congress, and senior executive branch staff the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

Interview Performance (50 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

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United States of America: USPSC Diaspora Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 13 Sep 2018

Position Title: Diaspora Specialist

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00084

Salary Level: GS-11 Equivalent: $68,036 – $88,450

Issuance Date: August 23, 2018

Closing Date: September 13, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Diaspora Specialist under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Diaspora Specialist

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00084

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 23, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 13, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Diaspora Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-11 equivalent ($68,036 – $88,450 – includes locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. Candidates who live outside the Washington, D.C. area will be considered for employment but no relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia (SA).

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) Team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and the Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development (globalCLD) Team, Public-Private Engagement Team (PPET), and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

The HPGE Division serves as the principal focal point for humanitarian policy development, engagement, and institutional relationship with international organizations and other donor governments. The PPET provides resources and conducts public awareness activities designed to empower private donors to most effectively help people affected by disasters overseas.

The Diaspora Specialist activities include diaspora research and outreach, and administrative tasks such as the updating of contact lists. This position is crucial in maintaining and enhancing diaspora relations both in the US and internationally, working with US based Embassies on diaspora coordination issues, and representing the USG on best business practices in regards to donating as part of the relief and recovery efforts at public speaking engagements, meetings, and other opportunities to engage with the diaspora community.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Diaspora Specialist in order to meet its objectives of guiding and informing the USG and the general public, including religious groups, community groups, diaspora communities, non-profits, corporations, and businesses about the most effective ways for the general public to support international disaster relief and recovery efforts.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This role requires significant interaction with the general public and USG offices, demanding strong diplomatic, facilitation and communication skills to accurately represent US positions in complex multilateral settings.

The Diaspora Specialist duties and responsibilities will include the following:

· Engage with USAID staff and the public on matters pertaining to diaspora engagement.

· Maintain familiarity with donation management at USAID, OFDA, and the NGO and donor communities.

· Liaise with volunteers, diaspora organizations, and Washington, D.C. embassies to become a conduit of information on diaspora engagement and donation management.

· Support outreach to Washington, D.C. embassies to establish meetings and information sharing with their staffs on diaspora related issues by polling embassies about topics and events of interest.

· Support outreach to diaspora groups around the country, maintaining ongoing relationships, encouraging social responsible and effective donations, while proactively engaging diaspora communities on areas of interest.

· Assist in the development and delivery around key messages engaging the diaspora community around donating responsibly.

· Lead outreach efforts aimed at university students to encourage engagement around programs such as the “Campus Ambassadors,” which raises awareness about USAID, responsible donations, and diaspora messaging.

· Collaborate with the Strategic Communications team on social media content and including the sharing of meeting information and photographs.

· Assist in the planning and execution of events about diaspora and donations, using network to secure speakers and attendees.

· Support engagement with diaspora, student, and social enterprise communities.

· Backstop the Lead Researcher on data collection related to diaspora issues. Maintain comprehensive and usable data on diaspora businesses, diaspora organizations, community groups and religious groups, including in the aftermath of specific emergencies.

· Participate in the management of OFDA’s hotline responses during specific disasters, including the training of volunteers, the maintenance of training materials and trainings, and serving shifts on the hotline answering calls and emails.

· The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

· Sign-up for and serve as needed throughout the year on Washington, D.C.-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters.

· Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months.

· As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas.

Additional skills and abilities for this position will include the following:

· Demonstrate superb networking and communication (including public speaking) skills.

· Possess strong writing skills.

· Work effectively as a team member with other Division and OFDA staff, and have the capability to work independently in leading and implementing the diaspora portfolio.

· Demonstrate capability with Microsoft Office and its components (Outlook, Word PowerPoint, Excel).

· Work in rapidly changing, high-pressure situations that often exceed normal business hours.

· As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The Diaspora Specialist will take direction from and will report to the PPET Leader or his or her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available and works with the USPSC to develop deadlines, work to be done and methodology. The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to international relations, human rights, economics, public health, disaster management, public policy or a related field) plus three (3) years of work experience with the USG, Private Voluntary Organization (PVO), NGO, Public International Organization (PIO) or UN Agency, with direct experience working in emergency relief, humanitarian assistance or a related field, including two (2) years working directly on diaspora issues. Foreign language proficiency preferred.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to international relations, human rights, economics, public health, disaster management,

public policy or a related field) plus two (2) years of work experience with the USG, PVO, NGO, PIO or UN Agency, with direct experience working in emergency relief, humanitarian assistance or a related field, including two (2) years working directly on diaspora issues. Foreign language proficiency preferred.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

· Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

· USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

· Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret level clearance as provided by USAID.

· Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

· –

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors below are of equal value.)

QRF #1 Please describe your experience communicating through the preparation of concise, clear, and grammatically sound documents describing a position, situation, or policy, and your experience with public speaking in a professional setting.

QRF #2 Demonstrate your knowledge and experience in playing a facilitation, administrative, and coordination role in an international engagement initiative and messaging on disaster donations.

QRF #3 Demonstrate your experience in providing guidance in the area of diaspora issues. Please highlight your experience in providing guidance as to policy and operational implications of issues and developments within the international humanitarian system.

QRF #4 Demonstrate your experience as to how diaspora organizations engage and interact with governmental, international, and NGOs within the realm of international humanitarian assistance.

QRF #5 Demonstrate your ability to consistently and independently perform in a high-pressure environment with excellent personal organization, facilitation, and coordination.

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the QRF responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each of the QRFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, and/or education they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, and/or training.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 10 points

QRF #2 – 10 points

QRF #3 – 10 points

QRF #4 – 10 points

QRF #5 – 10 points

Interview Performance – 30 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 20 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Advisor ISSSS; Project “Promoting Peace and stability in Eastern DRC” (m/f/d)

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 09 Sep 2018

For our operations in Goma/Congo, we are looking for an

Advisor ISSSS; Project “Promoting Peace and stability in Eastern DRC” (m/f/d)

JOB-ID: P0148-V562

Field of activity:

The aim of the Promotion of Peace and Stability Project is to strengthen capacities of key international and national stakeholders to contribute to peaceful development in eastern Congo, in reference to the International Security and Stabilisation Support Strategy (ISSSS).

Field of action 1 aims to strengthen the Stabilisation Support Unit (SSU) (hosted by the international peacekeeping mission MONUSCO) and other ISSSS actors in order to allow for a better integration of local context expertise in ISSSS implementation. The SSU assists the Congolese Government with its stabilisation and reconstruction programme through the ISSSS, which is the main planning and coordination framework for interventions aiming at stabilisation in Eastern DRC.

Field of action 2 aims at strengthening the capacities of key peacebuilding stakeholders at local level.

Your tasks

As Component Manager of field of action 1 of the project, the focus of your work will be advising the Stabilisation Support Unit in Goma with regard to context analyses and promoting technical coherence of ISSSS implementation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. To a lesser extent, you will also be responsible for overarching project management tasks.

Detailed remit:

Advising the Stabilisation Support Unit and its partners in the stabilisation process, especially in the areas of (1) context analyses and (2) technical coherence. The focus in the area of context analysis will be on coordinating activities of the envisaged grant recipient in this area, as well as liaising with SSU and other ISSSS actors.

  • Organising workshops, training courses, etc.
  • Supervising national and international consultants as well as cooperations with research institutions and local organisations
  • Assisting (in close consultation with the Head of Project and the country director) with the work in support of the BMZ and of the German Embassy in Kinshasa in ISSSS donor forums/coordination
  • Technical supervision of national staff in the field of action
  • Assisting the Head of project with general project management tasks

Your profile

  • University graduate (master’s/degree) in political science, international relations, peace and conflict research or a comparable branch of study
  • Regional knowledge and work experience in fragile contexts in sub-Saharan Africa and ideally in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Several years of professional experience, ideally in international cooperation programmes, peace missions, NGO sector, etc.
  • Several years of work experience in one or more of the areas of conflict management, peacebuilding, stabilisation in post-conflict situations and fragile statehood, and a correspondingly good knowledge of the relevant approaches/methods/instruments
  • Several years of experience in advising various actors (including civil society), and experience of cooperating with the UN. Experience of working or cooperating with UN peacekeeping missions is an advantage
  • Analytical skills in relation to policy and strategy, and diplomatic skills in dealing with (high-ranking) actors
  • Experience in the management and mitigation of conflict situations and in dealing with the complex ethnic and political arenas in which the key people are playing; ideally, you will be familiar with the specific context of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or neighbouring regions
  • Fluency in French and English; very good working knowledge of German is an advantage

Assignment period

12/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 09/09/2018.

For further information: https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=38693

How to apply:

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Ethiopia: Consultancy Services to support the African Union Commission in strengthening the civilian component of the of the African Standby Force (ASF)

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 04 Sep 2018

Invitation to tender for Consultancy Services to support the African Union Commission in strengthening the civilian component of the African Standby Force (ASF) and the deployment conditions for African-led PSOs**

(African nationals only)

Reference No. 83298594

GIZ African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) Ethiopia would like to invite all interested bidders who are eligible to participate in this public bid, are herewith requested to submit their proposals for a consultancy service to the African Union Commission in strengthen the civilian component of the African Standby Force (ASF) and the deployment conditions for African-led PSOs.

Since the early days of the African Union and the formation of the African Peace and Security Architecture, the African Union Commission (AUC) seeks to strengthen the civilian component of the African Standby Force through a number of measures. One key challenge has been to ensure that a sufficiently large pool of trained and experienced civilian personnel is available for deployment to Peace Support Operations (PSOs). For this reason, the AUC has been developing a roster management system that will serve the needs of all civilian deployments in Peace and Security Missions in cooperation with the RECs/ RMs.

By the end of 2014, the development of a new human resource policy and the database management system for managing rostering processes was completed. In addition, selection criteria and standards for recruitment of civilian personnel for the ASF on AUC and RECs/RM level has been developed. The roster was named the African Standby Capacity (ASC) and the official launch took place at the AUC in June 2015. Following the initial population phase of the roster, the AUC now seeks to further strengthen the civilian component of the ASF and the deployment conditions for African-led PSOs by: (i) creating a gender strategy for the ASC in order to guarantee a gender balance and create a gender-friendly environment for deployment, (ii) further refining its Duty of care framework in order to guarantee structured conditions for deployment, (iii) coordinate with the RECs/ RMs to create coherence among the region’s individual HR policies for deployment, and (iv) conducting efforts to increase the availability of civilian experts with certain areas of expertise of particular relevance to PSOs or currently underrepresented within the ASC.

Interested bidders who fulfill the following criteria can obtain the bid document from the office specified below starting from Friday, 24th of August 2018, 8:30am on working hours or can request the document via an email address: benyam.abebe@giz.de

  • First-level university degree in Human Resources management, business or public administration, international relations, political science, social sciences, management, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in the field of Human Resource Management

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in rostering or related field. Experience in recruitment and selection is an advantage.

  • Extensive knowledge on the African Union (AU), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and their activities with regards to Peace Support Operations (PSOs); previous work experience with or on these institutions is an asset

  • Proven experience in developing gender policies in Human Resources

  • English language proficiency (other AU languages, specifically French is an asset)

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent IT skills

Please note that only applicants holding an African nationality will be considered.

How to apply:

All bids must be delivered/submitted physically or via email to the address below at or before 4:00pm local time on Tuesday, 04th of September 2018 with the reference “Consultancy: AUC-ASF , 83298594”

Bidders should submit their Technical and Financial Proposals as per the issued tender document.

GIZ African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) Ethiopia project reserves the right to cancel the bid fully or partially.

The address referred above to submit your Technical and Financial Offers is:

German Development Cooperation

GIZ Office, Kirkos Sub City, Kebele 18 (Behind Intercontinental Hotel)

P.O.Box 100009

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

OR

Via email address: pcc@giz.de

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United States of America: OTI Senior Transition Specialist 

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 07 Sep 2018

he OTI Senior Transition Specialist is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Washington D.C. Applications for this position are due no later than September 7, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION:

As part of the Program Learning and Innovation Division, OTI’s Program Office provides strategic guidance on country-level and office-level budgeting, strategy and program performance issues, and increases key stakeholder awareness of and support for OTI as a key instrument in carrying out U.S. foreign policy objectives. The Program Office maintains technical oversight of the Support Which Implements Fast Transitions (SWIFT) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract and other key mechanisms, and manages coordination of programming within the Foreign Assistance (F) framework. The Program Office plays a key role in country budget and program procurement planning and execution, and managing implementing partner relations. The Program Office also provides support to ongoing country programs through managing country budgeting decisions and allocation of resources, and setting standards and providing guidance on strategic planning, decision-making, and implementation. In addition, the Program Office provides reports on country activities for DCHA, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of State, and Congress. The Senior Transition Specialist will provide regular guidance and leadership for the OTI Program Office staff, including management and supervision.

The Senior Transition Specialist must be an established subject matter expert in the field of political transition and/or stabilization programming overseas, and must be able to articulate OTI’s vision and business model to a wide range of audiences including new OTI and USAID staff, implementing partners, other U.S. Government agencies, non-governmental organizations including non-profit and for-profit entities, host government officials, and various individuals and grassroots organizations overseas. The Senior Transition Specialist must possess an in-depth understanding of all aspects of political transition and/or stabilization programming, including grants under contracts and an understanding of in-kind assistance, to design (as necessary), advise, lead and achieve successful transition/stabilization programs.

The successful offeror will possess the program, project management and budgetary skills to help ensure successful OTI country program start-ups, management, and closeouts. The complex demands of this position require that the incumbent be able to travel overseas with short notice, and be able to immediately respond to the challenging demands often faced by OTI programs. The proper execution of OTI programs requires a Senior Transition Specialist with a high level of managerial and operational skills, preferably having worked previously with/on both acquisition and assistance mechanisms. The Senior Transition Specialist must be prepared to work or collaborate with senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors, contractors and non-governmental organizations, and representatives from the USG foreign affairs interagency who may be important to OTI’s programs and objectives, and must have an in-depth knowledge of international relations. The Senior Transition Specialist may also be required to supervise staff for a portion of or the duration of the contract, and is expected to lead, manage, motivate, mentor and train staff to ensure that they meet the requirements of their positions, effectively support OTI’s mission, and are provided with professional development opportunities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead office process of budget development and management, guide Senior Management and Team Leads in budgeting reviews and decisions, and ensure appropriate resource allocation among OTI field offices and implementing partners;

  • Advise Senior Leadership and Team Leader, including the Program Office Team Leader, on budget processes and reviews, in coordination with Program Office budget analysts;

  • Coordinate closely with OTI’s three divisions (Operations and Management Division; Field Programs Division; and Program, Learning and Innovation Division) as well as the OTI Senior Leadership Team. Attend the respective team meetings, providing leadership and support on behalf of the Program Office. Ensure that priorities are shared with other divisions and teams;

  • Liaise with the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) and other Offices (such as mission contracting officers, implementing partner staff) to conceptualize, design, and manage the award process for acquisition and assistance mechanisms. Provide post-award administration support to OTI teams and ensure that current procurement policies, procedures, and regulations are appropriately applied throughout the startup, implementation, and closeout phases of OTI country programs;

  • Advise and/or assist with resolving compliance questions in support of OTI country programs. This will require coordinating and communicating with the Program Office team, OAA staff, implementing partners and other OTI staff, on the resolution of regular and special procurement needs associated with waiver requests, budget modifications, local procurement issues, design and development of large or complex grant activities or subcontracts to be implemented in the field, and other issues related to program startup, implementation, and closeout;

  • Update and revise program management guides, including strategic planning and field operations materials;

  • Provide training and mentoring on OTI program implementation for OTI staff both in Washington and the field;

  • Serve as a liaison with other DCHA offices, other USAID divisions and the State Department on program and policy direction;

  • Represent and articulate OTI’s mission and global programs to visitors, senior officials from international organizations, bilateral donors and national and local foreign government officials;

  • Support the conceptualization and design of country program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, USAID domestic and worldwide staff, and U.S. Department of State personnel, and other governmental and non-governmental actors, based on political analysis and U.S. Government policy. Assist in refining strategic objectives and advocate on behalf of new programmatic approaches in-country, possibly linked to neighboring country programs;

  • Assist with the development of information management products and improved business practices for OTI based on research and personal field experience and lessons learned;

  • Advise and/or assist drafting document and outlining the vision and future plans for the development and implementation of OTI programs;

  • Assist in developing and improving country program monitoring and evaluation systems, providing guidance on designing and managing final evaluations;

  • Negotiate, within the guidelines provided by the OTI supervisor, or his/her designee, program and project agreements with governmental and non-governmental counterparts;

  • Identify or seek out NGOs, international donors, U.S. Government (USG) agencies and other organizations of importance to OTI programs in Washington and the field, and develop and maintain professional relationships with them;

  • Conduct, in collaboration with the relevant OTI regional team, assessments for possible new country programs, and visits to field sites in areas where OTI conducts business;

  • Act as OTI Division Chief, or in other team and bureau roles;

  • Fill critical program design, oversight, and management staffing needs in both the Washington, and the field offices including the provision of ad hoc support to new OTI country program start-ups and on-call technical assistance, not limited to providing supervisory support;

  • Supervise staff as delegated by the OTI supervisor (e.g. Deputy Team Leader, Program Advisors, Technical Advisors, Procurement Analysts, Program Managers, Program Assistants and Administrative Program Assistants). Provide orientation, training and mentoring for OTI staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolved complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel and program and operations requests;

  • Perform services under this scope of work outside Washington OTI headquarters, and other USAID offices, bureaus or other USG agencies for a period not to exceed six months.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

OR

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

  • Six (6) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international or domestic assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis.

  • Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which One (1) must include experience in a country undergoing political transition.

  • Four (4) years of supervisory experience (including mentoring, training, and/or guiding staff).

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit www.OTIjobs.net.

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Central African Republic: French Speaking Aid Information Management Officer to CAR

Organization: Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Country: Central African Republic
Closing date: 11 Sep 2018

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) is currently looking for a French speaking Aid Information Management Officer (P4) to Bangui, Central African Republic.
The specific objective of this assignment is to design an improved Aid Information Management System with the capacity to respond to current needs.
Commencement date: 1st of October, 2018
Duration of initial contract: 1 year (possibility for 1 year extension)
R&R cycle is 6 weeks.

We would strongly encourage you to apply before the deadline as we review the aplications ongoing.

Duties

  • Review Existing AIMS based on consultation with users and potential key users among donors and national counterparts, all existing aid information management mechanisms (databases) in CAR, including those linked to the ongoing humanitarian response, to assess strengths and gaps. Provide an outline of upgrades and innovations needed to advance an information management system that is efficient for all users to be able to transparently deliver the data expected by stakeholders.
  • Design and program improvements to the existing AIMS.
  • Stakeholder consulattions and maintenance of the new AIMS. Convene and facilitate a workshop for stakeholders to validate proposed options and support structure for the AIMS and present the AIMS final design.
  • Conduct consultations with key stakeholders to identify capacity needs and design learning activities to ensure maximum benefit and of the AIMS. Finally use lessons from the capacity development activities to improve usability of the AIMS.
  • Publication of quarterly aid coordination update.
  • Support the 3 technical working groups under the RCPCA Secretariat. Collect and analyse data to identify, and ensure, meaningful disaggregation of beneficiaries of aid flows to highlight the level of inclusion of women, youth and vulnerable population groups as well as highlight regional disparities.
  • Contribute to the design of a step-by-step Action Plan and Manual for integrating aid information management in the institutional set-up.
  • Serve in a help desk function for key AIMS users and provide other support tasks as required.

Qualifications

Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in the field of information management system design and management, with a majority of those focused on design and implementation of aid information management systems (AIMS)
  • Experience with definition and modeling of needs, development of databases and tools
  • Experience supervising service providers
  • Experience with training of users on processes, modalities and technical aspects of information management tools
  • Proven experience in supporting aid management in different types of environments, including conflict-affected countries.
  • Experience with the UN system and international organizations is an advantage.
  • Experience in developing information systems for UN and/or other international organizations.
  • Previous experience from the region and/or CAR is a clear advantage
  • Skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or mapping functions

Education
Advanced university degree or equivalent qualification in information management, data management or related fields, preferably with elements of international development, international relations, political science, social sciences, public administration or related fields.

Languages
Excellent communications skills in French and English, both oral and written, is a requirement.

Competencies

  • excellent presentationand planning skills
  • strong analytical and communication capacities with ability to relate to people from different institutional and cultural contexts
  • good diplomatic, interpersonal and teamwork skills

Other requirements
We are looking for persons with a strong commitment towards humanitarian relief and disaster operations. It is of utmost priority that you understand, respect and act in the spirit of the mandate and core values of the MSB.
You must undergo a pre-employment medical examination by a licensed physician before being contracted.
You must inform your regular employer of your potential assignment with the MSB.

Profile
You must be able to interact with sensitivity and display respect for diversity and gender in multi-cultural environments. A capacity for working under pressure is essential, as work is often performed under difficult and demanding conditions, where the focus frequently shifts due to changes in priority.
You must possess a high level of professional and personal maturity together with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, managers and external partners, such as UN organizations, NGOs, recipient governments and host populations.
You are expected to have excellent analytical and communicative skills, show initiative and take both a hands-on and an analytical approach to tasks and problems.

Contractual conditions
Working with the MSB on international operations means that you are temporarily employed by the MSB. The MSB pays salary as well as a comprehensive allowances and benefits package to field staff on international operations, ranging from free home leave travel to access to psychosocial support. In addition, participants on induction training and relevant specialist training courses receive remuneration from the MSB.
If selected for this position an evaluation will be done after the mission. The evaluation can result in an offer to be registered on the MSB roster. When you are registered on the MSB roster you can continuously receive interesting international job opportunities and invitations to stimulating and valuable trainings and exercises.
A registration on MSB roster is valid for three years. After this period your registration will be evaluated and you may be offered an extended registration. After being registered on the roster you need to conduct the MSB induction training and any specialist training courses required.

How to apply:

The MSB applies a policy of equal opportunities to avoid any form of discrimination. We strive for gender balance and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for the position please go to https://www.msb.se/en/OpsPreparedness/Taking-part-in-a-mission/Current-recruitments/

Press the apply button and register your details on MyPages. Please note, the information that you provide on MyPages will form the basis for your CV. After registering on MyPages do not forget to apply for the position by submitting your application through MyPages.

It is your responsibility as an applicant to document your skills in a way that allows an objective and qualitative assessment. As a government agency we are subject to the principle of public access to official records.

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Libya: ITF OPS TECHNICAL ADVISOR IN LIBYA

Organization: ITF Enhancing Human Security
Country: Libya
Closing date: 03 Sep 2018

Project:

“Capacity Support of Libyan Center for Mine Action and Remnants of War in Securing and Eliminating Conventional Weapons in Libya”

Position title:

ITF LibMAC Operations Technical Advisor (ITF OPS TA)

Duty Station:

Janzour Tripoli, Libya

Duration:

3 Months (1 October 2018 – 31 December 2018)

Reporting line:

ITF Project Manager

Opening date:

21 August 2018

Closing date:

3 September 2018

1. Background

ITF Enhancing Human Security is a humanitarian, non-profit organization devoted to elimination of threat from post-conflict and disruptive challenges, including landmines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and illicit ownership and use of small arms and light weapons (SALW), in South-East Europe and other affected regions in the world.

ITF signed Grant Agreement with US Department of State for implementation of project “Capacity Support of Libyan Center for Mine Action and Remnants of War in Securing and Eliminating Conventional Weapons in Libya”. Implementation period of project is from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018.

2. OPS Technical Advisor in Libya

a. Task description:

Under direct supervision of Head of ITF Implementation office in Libya/ITF Programme manager, ITF OPS TA will have the responsibility to assist in Libyan MAC capacity building/development for the effective and efficient implementation of national Mine Action Programme. For this purpose OPS TA will cooperate with Lib MAC OPS in identifyng specific capacity building requirements and define the skills needed for the different participating stakeholders. This activities will be implemented within ITF Project “Capacity Support of Libyan Center for Mine Action and Remnants of War in Securing and Eliminating Conventional Weapons in Libya”. The position’s main duties are (but not limited to) the following:

  1. Work closely with Lib MAC OPS to establish the needs, determine requirements and existing country capacities for comprehensive project implementation.

  2. Actively participate and facilitate all aspects of project implementation such as:

a. Providing advice to Lib MAC in developing, adjusting and implementing national HMA plan for 2019

b. Considering existing capacity and current security situation in Libya, providing advice to Lib MAC OPS in developing internal capacity to support activities of NGO in Libya (NTS, Task Order, QA and Database)

c. Support to Lib MAC OPS in field of training of Lib MAC personnel as requested by Lib MAC OPS (QA/QC, NTS, EOD L1&2 etc.)

d. Other support to Lib MAC in coordinating and monitoring HMA activities as indicated by Lib MAC OPS

  1. Provide oversight and technical advice to ITF HQ (Head of ITF Implementation office in Libya).

b. Working conditions:

  1. ITF OPS TA will be assigned to the position in ITF Implementation office in Libya by ITF Enhancing Human Security for the period of three (3) months tentatively starting with 1 October 2018.

  2. ITF OPS TA will be the representative of the ITF and will represent solely the interests of ITF in Libya.

  3. ITF OPS TA obligations as well as remuneration and other benefits will be determined by negotiation process and listed in the contract between the ITF (contracting authority) and ITF OPS TA (contractor). ITF OPS TA will receive payments on monthly basis.

  4. ITF OPS TA is expected to undertake assigned tasks within the work plan/terms of reference and under the supervision of the designated ITF Project Manager/ ITF Deputy Project Manager.

c. Expected skills:

  1. 3 – 5 years of proven experience with National Mine Action Center or UN Mine Action Centre worldwide

  2. 3 – 5 years of proven experience in the field of Mine Action, experience in capacity building would be an asset.

  3. Good team work and interpersonal skills – working with managers, government officials to identify project purpose, adjusting the operational plan of capacity building.

  4. Computer skills and proficiency in the use of MS Office.

  5. Proven ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment.

  6. Proven team-building skills in the post conflict environment.

  7. Experience in working with international NGOs .

  8. Able and willing to travel.

d. Academic Qualifications/Experience/Language

  1. Relevant High School/University Degree in Social/Political/Technical science or its equivalent acquired through experience.

  2. Finished EOD Level 3 Course, experience as instructor on EOD Courses would be an asset.

  3. Fluency in English and excellent written communication and report writing skills.

  4. Fluency in Arabic would be an asset.

  5. Experience from work in National Mine Action Center or UNMAC worldwide more than 5 years/on different positions would be an asset.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned criteria are kindly requested to submit their CVs, proof of education (Academic Qualification as well as adequate Course Diploma) together with Motivation letter (not more than one page) to info@itf.si and damir.dakovic@itf.si prior to the closing date (3 September 2018).

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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Turkey: USPSC Syria Disaster Assistance Response Team Program Officer

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 19 Sep 2018

Position Title: Syria Disaster Assistance Response Team Program Officer

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00078

Salary Level: GS-12 Equivalent: $63,600 – $82,680

Issuance Date: August 21, 2018

Closing Date: September 19, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Syria Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Program Officer under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Syria Disaster Assistance Response Team Program Officer

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00078

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 21, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 19, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Syria Disaster Assistance Response Team Program Officer

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-12 equivalent ($63,600 – $82,680 – not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year, with four (4) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Adana, Turkey

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Syria Disaster Assistance Response Team Program Officer will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) Team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

OFDA has been providing humanitarian assistance in Syria due to complex emergencies since February 2012. In 2017, the USG allocated over $1.5 billion in humanitarian assistance to support humanitarian programs. USAID’s programs are currently being managed by a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), located in Adana, Turkey and Amman, Jordan, and a Response management Team (RMT) in Washington, D.C. USAID anticipates significant additional humanitarian programming for FY 2018 and beyond, managed by the DART and RMT.

The DART and RMT are responsible for coordinating USAID’s humanitarian response to Syria, establishing programs to meet clearly defined humanitarian needs, and for overseeing OFDA’s current and future humanitarian assistance programming. The DART is overseen by a Regional Team Leader, with Country Team Leaders in both Adana, Turkey and Amman, Jordan, each managing staff, programs, and operations in those respective countries. This solicitation is for the Syria DART Program Officer, who will monitor OFDA-funded programs, liaise with the IO and NGO community, provide assessments and make program recommendations when appropriate.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Syria DART Program Officer based in Adana, Turkey in order to meet its objectives of programming, monitoring, coordinating, and evaluating USG humanitarian programs in Syria.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position requires an individual who is able to reside in Adana, Turkey as determined in consultation with the Embassy and the Mission and subject to security and programmatic considerations. The selectee must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

The Syria DART Program Officer in Adana, Turkey will manage response planning, assessing, reporting, personnel tracking, information analysis, and documentation activities and make recommendations based on an analysis of information. Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Program Coordinator or his or her designate, the incumbent will:

Contextual Specialty

· Develop and maintain specialized understanding of humanitarian developments within Syria to include political, social, and operational issues impacting humanitarian efforts.

· Develop and maintain knowledge of USAID, USG, and U.S. humanitarian priorities and strategies within Syria and of OFDA’s contributions to those efforts.

· Provide regular reporting, through official cables and other means, on issues related to the humanitarian situation. Provide overviews of patterns and trends in the humanitarian situation and keep the Program Coordinator and other program staff current on response issues. Provide regular reports on site visits, meetings, general atmospherics, and other issues that impact humanitarian relief efforts.

· Prepare briefing papers, notes and presentations on OFDA programming for official USG visitors interested in humanitarian issues.

Portfolio Management

· Work with OFDA’s program staff based in Washington, D.C. and in regional countries in the development of OFDA’s programming for humanitarian assistance in Syria and the region.

· Support team efforts to continually assess emergency response needs in order to ensure that OFDA’s programs are appropriately responsive.

· In close coordination with the DART Team Leader, Program Coordinator, and RMT Programming/Planning Team, work with NGOs, IOs, and UN agencies that are developing proposals for OFDA (including grant amendments and extensions); ensure that draft proposals are in compliance with “OFDA’s Guidelines for Unsolicited Proposals and Reporting.”

· Review concept papers and proposals, and provide recommendations/comments to OFDA for final funding determination.

· Assist designated Agreement Officer’s Representatives in managing humanitarian awards by providing field-based insights, knowledge, and perspectives.

· Travel as permitted to support team efforts to assess, evaluate and monitor humanitarian conditions, and make strategic recommendations for appropriate interventions.

Representation

· Support the Program Coordinator and DART Team Leader in maintaining relations with the humanitarian community working on Syria’s response in representing USAID and OFDA on humanitarian issues. This will include, but is not limited to, UN agencies, IOs, NGOs, USG personnel, donors, and host government authorities.

· Participate in and report on joint donor humanitarian evaluations and UN-led assessments, and actively participate in the international community response structures.

· With guidance from the Program Coordinator and DART Team Leader, coordinate with the donor community on policy issues affecting humanitarian operations, and develop integrated, non-duplicative programs.

· Maintain regular contact with OFDA grantees, as well as other UN agencies, IOs, and NGOs. As requested by the Program Coordinator, meet regularly with donors, host government officials, USG agencies, and others on humanitarian issues in order to explain, advocate for, and advance OFDA’s priorities and to help coordinate USG and international humanitarian activities.

Leadership

  • Participate, as assigned, in office-wide discussions on initiatives that impact program implementation to provide field-based perspectives.

General Duties

· Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams, or to provide coverage for field offices within and outside the region.

· Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters, for up to 45 days. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

· As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and report to the Program Coordinator for the Syria Response in Adana, Turkey or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available. The USPSC consults with supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. The USPSC is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments. The USPSC is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to a specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance, which must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground international field experience working in humanitarian assistance. This experience must include one or more of the following: emergency relief operations, monitoring and evaluating humanitarian programs, or needs assessment and analysis.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to a specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) and a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance, which must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground international field experience working in humanitarian assistance. This experience must include one or more of the following: emergency relief operations, monitoring and evaluating humanitarian programs, or needs assessment and analysis.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (10 points):

· Experience monitoring and reporting on rapidly evolving humanitarian crises in an international disaster context.

· Experience working across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

· Specific experience implementing humanitarian interventions including needs assessment, strategy development and reporting.

Skills and Abilities (10 points):

· Demonstrated skills and abilities in coordinating relief, transition or disaster risk reduction activities with host governments in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated skills and abilities in coordinating relief, transition or disaster risk reduction activities with other donors and diplomatic missions in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated skills and abilities in coordinating relief, transition or disaster risk reduction activities with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated skills and abilities in coordinating relief, transition or disaster risk reduction activities within the USG.

· Demonstrated ability to communicate complex humanitarian issues to a range of audiences through written products.

Program Management (10 points):

· Demonstrated knowledge of USG acquisition and assistance regulations.

· Demonstrated experience developing, designing, or evaluating proposed humanitarian interventions against response or disaster risk reduction strategies and identified need.

· Demonstrated experience managing USG acquisition and assistance awards to include post-award administration and regulation compliance.

· Demonstrated experience coordinating with multiple country representatives to develop, track, and maintain a large budget.

Interview Performance (45 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (25 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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Thailand: USPSC Regional Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 18 Sep 2018

Position Title: Regional Advisor

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00086

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $89,370 – $116,181

Issuance Date: August 20, 2018

Closing Date: September 18, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Regional Advisor (RA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Regional Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00086

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 20, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 18, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Regional Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($89,370 – $116,181 – not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Bangkok, Thailand

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Regional Advisor will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) Team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and the Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

To fulfill its mandate, and to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, OFDA has established six regional offices in the following locations: San Jose, Costa Rica; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Pretoria, South Africa; Budapest, Hungary; and Bangkok, Thailand. OFDA also has other, smaller sub-regional and program offices around the world.

The regional offices are headed by Senior Regional Advisors (SRAs), who work closely with Team Leaders in Washington, and report to the appropriate Division Director. SRAs serve as the regional team leaders for all response, preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities. They serve as key interlocutors with embassies and missions in a disaster, and may serve as the DART Leader if needed. They are principally responsible for managing regional offices, monitoring all grants on humanitarian assistance program implementation, overseeing sub-regional offices as appropriate, supervising the office staff, and developing, in consultation with their respective Regional Advisors (RAs) and Washington-based Team Leaders, the multi-year non-response program strategies for their respective regions. They coordinate with OFDA/Washington on disaster response activities, determine program priorities, and identify and formulate disaster preparedness, mitigation, and training programs for their respective regions.

The RAs report to the SRA. The SRA ensures that OFDA’s objectives for disaster response and assistance, and strategic reporting and analysis are met. The RAs are responsible for monitoring and reporting on OFDA-funded programs and activities, and formulating disaster response, preparedness, mitigation, and training programs for the region.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA’s EAP Team requires the services of an RA in Bangkok, Thailand in order to meet its objective of disaster assistance, risk reduction, and resilience programming as well as strategic reporting and analysis.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The RA will be responsible for program analysis, strategy development, and coordination with relief agencies, other donors, and USG interagency partners, as well as reporting to OFDA/Washington. The RA will maintain close coordination and collaboration with USAID and Embassy staff across the affected region and in the relevant regional offices.

This position requires an individual who is able to travel outside of the country where he/she is based, on short notice for two to three weeks at a time, or longer, on occasion. The RA will serve as the primary contact and liaison for ongoing disaster activities related to disaster response, preparedness, mitigation and training programs. The RA will work to increase the capability of host governments, IOs, and NGOs to respond and prepare for disasters in the affected region. The RA will be responsible for disaster analysis, program monitoring, overseeing NGO partner implementation, reporting to OFDA/Washington, and liaising with USAID Missions and U.S. Embassies.

Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the SRA for EAP, the RA will work in close collaboration with a program team that may include other RAs, Senior Humanitarian Advisors, Program Officers, Field Monitors, Regional Team Leaders, Disaster Operation Specialists, and/or Program Assistants. Specifically, the RA will be responsible for the following:

Contextual Specialty

  • Serve as an expert on humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility.
  • Provide expert guidance on political, humanitarian, organizational, structural, and stakeholder interests specific to the region of responsibility.
  • Prepare and/or provide substantive guidance in the preparation of regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

· Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of OFDA’s program strategy and the implementation of resulting awards in the area of assigned responsibility.

· Guide regional team efforts to develop appropriate programmatic strategies for disaster responses and DRR efforts in the area of responsibility.

· Review program proposals on disaster assistance activities and emergency projects for conceptual soundness, technical feasibility, and budget.

· Lead/conduct initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or DRR opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors, in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.

· Monitor ongoing humanitarian response and DRR activities to validate that objectives are met and beneficiaries are served.

· Lead the development of country-, issue-, or disaster-specific strategies across the region of responsibility, as well as timely revision of these strategies as contextual realities shift.

· Re-assess implementation approaches and strategies on an ongoing basis and make recommendations for appropriate shifts to approach or resource allocation.

· Participate in the development of field-based recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region.

Representation

· Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host governments, donor governments, IOs, NGOs, U.S. embassies, and USAID missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and DRR activities.

· Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and intervention with local governments and donor, partner, and UN organizations, as appropriate.

· Advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other USAID officials on disaster response, mitigation, and risk reduction efforts, including the review of sector disaster response and DRR plans.

· Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate DRR into appropriate programs.

Leadership

· Support regional team efforts to develop current and future strategic direction for the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.

· Participate in a leadership role in office-wide policy initiatives to ensure field perspectives are well-represented.

· Serve as a peer-mentor for program staff working to increase exposure and experience in field-based humanitarian operations.

General Duties

· Supervise relevant USPSCs and foreign national program staff in assigned program offices.

· Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams, or to provide coverage for field offices within and outside the region.

· Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters, for up to 45 days. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

· Ensure timely reporting of OFDA’s activities in the region through written cables, analyses, strategies, and other requests for written information and/or oral briefings.

· Maintain regular communications with the regional (and/or sub-regional) office in the area of responsibility and with OFDA/Washington.

  • As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

· As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and report directly to the SRA for the EAP region or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work. Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with study in, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a specific country; and nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which must include five (5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.

OR

Master’s degree with study in, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a specific country; and seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which must include three (3) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (12 points):

· Experience managing humanitarian interventions in an international disaster context across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

· Experience in monitoring incipient disaster situations and developing country Disaster Risk Reduction strategies.

· Experience working on humanitarian assistance or international development programs in Asia.

Skill and Abilities (12 points):

· Exercised independent judgment and ingenuity to devise innovative approaches to technical, administrative, managerial and/or policy problems;

· Demonstrated skills in the following areas:

o Diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with host governments at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations;

o Diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations;

o Diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations;

o Diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to effectively achieve humanitarian objectives within the USG at senior levels, including with DOD, Embassies, Members of Congress, and senior executive branch staff the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Experience in providing briefings and to communicate effectively in meetings.

Leading Teams (6 points):

· Demonstrated experience leading teams of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working in a constant state of complex, international humanitarian crisis.

· Experience leading a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, including senior U.S. professionals, working in a constant state of in complex, international humanitarian crisis.

Interview Performance (40 points)

Timed Writing Test (15 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (15 points)Total Possible Points: 100**

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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Kenya: USPSC Information Officer

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Sep 2018

Position Title: Information Officer

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00079

Salary Level: GS-11 Equivalent: $53,062 – $68,983

Issuance Date: August 21, 2018

Closing Date: September 19, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as an Information Officer (IO) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Information Officer

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00079

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 21, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 19, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Information Officer

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-11 equivalent ($53,062 – $68,983 – not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Information Officer will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) Team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, Food Security, and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

The ECA Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. The portfolios within the region are characterized by drought, floods, disease outbreaks, and conflict, resulting in acute food insecurity population displacement, and complex humanitarian needs. The Information Officer (IO) will play an integral role in supporting these humanitarian responses and should expect to travel within the region. The Information Officer will be based in the Nairobi office, and will work in conjunction with OFDA’s Information Support Unit (ISU) to support information and reporting needs throughout the region.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Regional IO based in Nairobi, Kenya, in order to meet its objectives of facilitating regular reporting on emergency conditions, response activities, and analysis from the regional office as well as from country offices within the region.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The IO will provide full-time information support to OFDA’s Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The IO will collaborate closely with other IOs on the ECA team based in Washington, D.C., or on temporary duty within the region to ensure that OFDA’s information needs are met in a consistent and timely manner. The ECA IO will travel to provide information support to country offices within the region. Duties will include collecting, synthesizing, and analyzing information pertaining to humanitarian emergencies and response efforts in the region, and drawing upon that information to produce internal USG reports, cables, and success stories or regional newsletters, as well as other duties as directed by the Senior Regional Advisor (SRA) or designee.

This position requires substantial daily coordination with the ISU and several OFDA staff members based in offices throughout the region; as well as with representatives from other USAID offices, Embassy staff, and the humanitarian community, and therefore require a highly collaborative work style. The IO must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging, dynamic, fast-paced work environment and be willing to adhere strictly to U.S. Embassy security guidelines. The USPSC may be required to serve as a critical component of a field-based DART, Washington, D.C.-based RMT, or backfill for other staff members in the overseas offices.

The IO’s responsibilities will include the following:

• Produce minutes, trip reports, meeting notes, updates, reporting cables, public reports, and other information products as needed.

• Work with USG colleagues in the region by contributing to field-produced information products, data-collection sites, and press materials.

• Attend humanitarian cluster meetings and collaborate closely with information counterparts from UN agencies and NGOs to ensure that all relevant humanitarian information is obtained and incorporated into USAID/OFDA field products, including official cables, and is provided to Washington, DC-based IOs in a timely manner.

• Serve as one of the principal points of contact for OFDA in the region for humanitarian reporting issues. Coordinate closely with both field and headquarters-based components of OFDA’s ECA Team and maintain regular contact with development assistance colleagues in the USAID Mission and/or US Embassy. Participate in humanitarian assessments (when possible), meetings with OFDA partners, and site visits in order to obtain information that will be included in field reports.

• Capture information shared during meetings, assessments, and conference calls to help facilitate and record team communication.

• Manage data and produce a wide range of public and internal information products such as maps, photos, tables, charts, images, and other visual aids created by the team and shared by partners.

• Maintain regular contact with the humanitarian community and represent OFDA on humanitarian reporting issues, as directed by the SRA. This will include but is not limited to UN agencies, international organizations, NGOs, USG personnel, donors and other governments’ authorities.

• Assist in the preparation of agendas and briefings for official USG visitors.

• Obtain appropriate clearances for all information products produced.

• Travel within the region to report on humanitarian conditions and OFDA responses both independently and as part of a larger team.

• As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

• Travel to Washington, D.C. as needed for training, consultations with the ISU or ECA team, or to complete a rotation within the ISU or on an RMT.

• As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office or region not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The IO will report to OFDA’s SRA for the ECA Regional Office based in Nairobi, Kenya, and maintain close coordination with OFDA’s ISU in Washington, DC. The ISU will provide appropriate training and quality control feedback to maintain a consistent standard for all OFDA information products.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

The supervisor will set overall objectives and determine deadlines and work priorities. The USPSC will also communicate directly with the ISU regarding information requirements from the regional team in Washington, DC. The USPSC is expected to take initiative, work closely with the entire ECA team, and perform with moderate direction in responding to humanitarian emergencies as part of a fast-paced office environment.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, or disaster management) and three (3) years of relevant work experience with the USG, private voluntary organizations (PVOs), NGOs, international organizations, or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include on-the-ground field experience in needs assessment, analysis, or reporting on emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and work well with others in a fast-paced environment.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, or disaster management) and two (2) years of relevant work experience with the USG, PVOs, NGOs, international organizations, or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include on-the-ground field experience in needs assessment, analysis, or reporting on emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and work well with others in a fast-paced environment.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (15 points):

· Experience drafting and editing a wide range of information products, including memos, brief reports, meeting notes, talking points, or other official correspondence.

· Working knowledge of humanitarian issues.

Skills and Abilities (15 points):

· Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues to a range of audiences through written products, accounting for political sensitivities.

· Demonstrated experience compiling large quantities of information—including triangulating disparate information—from multiple sources into key points.

· Demonstrated experience producing high-quality written products under short deadlines with multiple competing priorities.

· Demonstrated ability to remain flexible in a fluid work environment with changing priorities.

· Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a multi-cultural environment.

Interview Performance (30 points)

Writing Test (30 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (10 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

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Iraq: USPSC Program Coordinator for Iraq

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 18 Sep 2018

Position Title: Program Coordinator for Iraq

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00082

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $75,628 – $98,317

Issuance Date: August 20, 2018

Closing Date: September 18, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Program Coordinator (PC) for Iraq under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Program Coordinator for Iraq

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00082

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 20, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 18, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Program Coordinator for Iraq

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-13 equivalent ($75,628 – $98,317 – not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year, with four (4) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Baghdad, Iraq

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Program Coordinator for Iraq will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) Team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

OFDA has been responding to humanitarian needs resulting from the conflict in Iraq since August 2014. OFDA has allocated approximately $551 million in humanitarian assistance to support humanitarian programs. These programs are currently being managed by a DART located in Baghdad and Erbil in Iraq, and the Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response (MECHR) Team in Washington, DC. OFDA’s activities increased substantially in 2017 due to a rise in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from conflict areas as well as adoption of disaster risk reduction measures associated with the potential collapse of the Mosul Dam.

The MECHR Team in Washington, DC and the DART based in Baghdad and Erbil in Iraq are responsible for coordinating the USG’s humanitarian response in Iraq, establishing programs to meet clearly defined humanitarian needs, and for overseeing OFDA’s current and future humanitarian assistance programming in response to the on-going crisis.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Program Coordinator based in Baghdad, Iraq in order to meet its objectives of programming, monitoring, coordinating, and evaluating the USG’s humanitarian programs in Iraq.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position requires an individual who is able to reside in Baghdad, Iraq as determined in consultation with the Embassy and the Mission and subject to security and programmatic considerations. The selectee must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

The Program Coordinator for the Iraq Response manages response planning, assessing, reporting, personnel tracking, information analysis, and documentation activities and makes recommendations based on an analysis of information. The Program Coordinator may also serve as the Acting Team Leader when the Team Leader is absent. The Program Coordinator shall:

· Engage in substantial coordination with the RMT, other offices, PSPM members, the U.S. Embassy as well as representatives from other USG agencies, other donor governments, and UN/Private Voluntary Organizations/NGOs/IOs to develop an inclusive US response. A highly collaborative work style is required.

· Serve in a critical role in the development and implementation of OFDA’s humanitarian response plans and strategy.

· Identify potential UN and NGO partners for possible OFDA funding, discuss, and review grant proposals with potential partners, OFDA programs, and technical staff.

· Interface with implementing organizations regarding project proposals submitted for OFDA funding to ensure proposals meet OFDA’s program objectives and grant guidelines.

· Serve as primary interface with NGO, IO and UN partners on programmatic issues.

· Serve as the team’s representative for policy and planning efforts, as assigned by the Team Leader.

  • As security allows, travel to assess, evaluate and monitor programs, and make recommendations for interventions in the area of responsibility. Report on the quality of the grantee’s work, noting deficiencies, attributes and evolving operational conditions
  • Review program reports to ensure that program objectives have been achieved.

· Ensure the satisfactory completion and reporting of assessments.

· Ensure the monitoring of USG-funded relief activities.

· Identify the need for specific technical specialists and requesting them per OFDA procedures. Then brief and supervise such specialists.

· Develop and execute official documents, including but not limited to memos, cables, and information requests.

· Monitor humanitarian coordination systems to ensure effectiveness, intervening appropriately when necessary.

· Conduct regular planning briefing and debriefing sessions for team members.

· Ensure that team members regularly submit updates on situational status, work progress, and significant events.

· Travel in and outside of Iraq, as required, on short notice and for possibly extended periods of time.

· Oversee cable reporting and distribution process.

· Oversee the proper documentation of all team activities.

· Conduct critiques of plans’ effectiveness, analyze information gathered by the planning staff, and make associated recommendations for action.

  • May serve on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.
  • May serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.
  • Plan approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.
  • As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office or region not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The Program Coordinator in Iraq reports to the Team Leader in Iraq.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available; employee consults with supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. Employee is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments. Employee is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field), plus seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management. One (1) year of this experience must have been obtained overseas as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field), plus five (5) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management. One (1) year of this experience must have been obtained overseas as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (10 points):

· Experience managing humanitarian interventions in an international disaster context across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

· Experience working in a high threat environment.

· Experience conducting remote monitoring of projects.

· Diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Middle East experience.

Skill and Abilities (10 points):

· Demonstrated skills and abilities in coordinating relief, transition or disaster risk reduction activities with host governments in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated skills and abilities in coordinating relief, transition or disaster risk reduction activities with other donors and diplomatic missions in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated skills and abilities in coordinating relief, transition or disaster risk reduction activities within the USG.

· Demonstrated ability to communicate complex humanitarian issues to a range of audiences through written products.

· Experience in providing briefings and communicating effectively in meetings.

Program Management (10 points):

· Demonstrated experience developing, designing, or evaluating proposed humanitarian interventions against response or disaster risk reduction strategies and identified need.

· Demonstrated experience managing USG acquisition and assistance awards to include post-award administration and regulation compliance.

· Demonstrated knowledge of USG acquisition and assistance regulations.

· Demonstrated experience coordinating with multiple country representatives to develop, track, and maintain a large budget.

· Demonstrated experience working on and leading teams.

Interview Performance (50 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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United States of America: USPSC Humanitarian Advisor for the United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

Position Title: Humanitarian Advisor for the United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00085

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $118,085 – $153,510

Issuance Date: August 20, 2018

Closing Date: September 10, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Humanitarian Advisor (HA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Humanitarian Advisor for the United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00085

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 20, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 10, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Humanitarian Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($118,085 – $153,510 – includes locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: New York, New York

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) Team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and the Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

Created in 1947 by the United Nations Participation Act, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) in New York assists the President and the Department of State (DOS) in conducting U.S. policy at the UN. An important function of the USUN is to keep the DOS informed of events at the UN. The USUN officers report on meetings and make recommendations to DOS as to what course of action the U.S. should pursue. This information is also relayed to American Embassies overseas which have an interest in particular items under UN consideration. The USUN is also a link between the USG and the UN Secretariat. OFDA maintains a humanitarian team at USUN to help provide humanitarian operational experience at the USUN, troubleshoot humanitarian issues with UN agencies in New York, help negotiate UN General Assembly (UNGA) and United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) humanitarian resolutions, represent USAID and the USG interagency views and interests on humanitarian assistance issues and to report to the USG on the proceedings of UN activities.

The HA will be a part of the team of OFDA Humanitarian Advisors based at the USUN offices in New York City. The HA serves as an authoritative source of information on humanitarian issues and humanitarian policy for the USUN Ambassadors and staff. He/She will help plan USUN strategies and responses to humanitarian crises, actively lobby members of UN delegations on U.S. positions on humanitarian issues, provide effective liaison with the UN Secretariat and the representational offices in New York of UN specialized agencies; negotiate resolutions in the UNGA and the ECOSOC, and anticipate and prepare documents, briefing memos and statements for the USUN Ambassadors for important meetings and events. The HA is expected to represent at senior levels within the UN and USG and will help further USG policy priorities in close coordination with USAID, the DOS and the USUN. The HA is expected to raise critical issues with the UN on behalf of USAID and other USG agencies.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a USUN HA in order to meet its objectives of humanitarian diplomacy, strategic planning, negotiating, and managing institutional relationships with actors at the USUN in New York.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The HA will provide expert analytical and advisory support for the planning, development and execution of U.S. foreign policy within a broad and complex geographic or functional specialty area. The work requires applying a rigorous analytical approach to data that is often vague, unsubstantiated or contradicts existing knowledge. The HA will receive general guidance but will be expected to execute independent judgment and analysis.

The work is complicated by the need to provide expert advice and guidance that influences the decisions and actions of senior policy officials and the need to quickly, accurately and decisively determine the relevance and significance of information to the policy interests of the USG. It is further complicated by the need to produce widely disseminated analytical products that represent official assessments of complex issues and keep the policy-making and foreign affairs communities continuously informed of new issues and developments.

Contacts will be with the DOS and USAID employees at all levels, both in New York and Washington, as well as personnel at U.S. posts worldwide, senior analysts and officials in UN and other agencies, congressional staff, experts, and representatives of NGOs. The role requires significant interaction with foreign delegates, demanding strong diplomatic and communication skills to accurately represent U.S. positions in a complex multilateral setting. Contacts occur in a wide variety of planned and unplanned, formal and informal settings, including open meetings, conferences, and negotiating sessions, where the HA may be called upon to explain and defend U.S. positions. Although guidance on the U.S. position on specific issues will be provided, the HA may be called upon to handle unexpected inquiries. The HA post is organizationally located within USAID’s Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement division (and with the USUN ECOSOC Section) while physically located at the USUN offices in New York City.

The HA’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

· Serve as the authoritative USUN New York source of all humanitarian policy information for the U.S. Permanent Representative, other USUN Ambassadors and USUN staff;

· Serve as an active member of the USUN team and advise the U.S. Permanent Representative and the Representative and Deputy Representative to the ECOSOC on the initiation, formulation and impact of policy positions and developments;

· Coordinate with the DOS and USAID to obtain detailed guidance on USG positions pertaining to UN resolutions;

· Anticipate the needs of the Ambassadors regarding developments in the areas of humanitarian affairs and prepare analyses, briefings, documents and meetings;

· Prepare Ambassadors to speak on critical subjects before the Security Council, UNGA, ECOSOC and in other UN bodies;

· Analyze and critique UN proposals for the Ambassador and DOS and, as necessary, draft or negotiate alternative proposals;

· Provide leadership for the identification, research, analysis and development of recommendations on all issues and matters relating to humanitarian affairs and anticipate the need for such policy analysis;

· Develop recommendations for U.S. action and positions, including specific proposals to the U.S. Representative and other USG representatives for appropriate U.S. positions in the UN;

· Assist USUN and DOS Officers in the development of appropriate guidance and voting instructions and prepare major policy speeches, briefing/background papers and statements/talking points;

· Represent the U.S. in meetings of the UNGA, ECOSOC and other UN bodies as directed; actively lobby members of other UN delegations and closely liaise with the UN Secretariat to develop consensus for U.S. positions; and negotiate resolutions, statements and agreements on relevant issues and matters under the guidance of the DOS’ Bureau for International Organizations;

· Negotiate humanitarian resolutions with other member states in the UN, on behalf of the USG;

· Attend various UN, USUN, UN Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) Donor Support Group (ODSG), Humanitarian Liaison Working Group (HLWG) and other meetings and provide authoritative information and views to formulate policies and coordinate strategies on policy issues;

· Enunciate USUN views and report on decisions taken;

· Initiate and maintain strong working relationships with other diplomatic missions in order to promote consensus for voting, report on positions of other delegations, negotiate positions and coordinate activities;

· Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with other USUN components and relevant USG offices;

· Answer relevant congressional and public inquiries and speak to various visiting groups through the USUN’s public affairs program and in consultation with USAID;

· Provide back-up representation for development and post-conflict issues, including transition from relief to development, during the absence of other USUN officers;

· Represent DCHA on specific humanitarian issues of concern with UN agencies in New York and convey demarche messages as needed;

· On behalf of OFDA, attend key donor forums in New York, including but not limited to, the ODSG, HLWG, and country-specific working groups;

· Assist other USG agencies on areas of concern;

· Serve on DARTs and represent USAID in field visits and assessments as appropriate and when requested by USAID/OFDA;

· The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work;

· As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office or region not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

Day-to-day supervision and guidance will come from the USUN NY Team Lead/Senior Humanitarian Advisor, with guidance from the HPGE Division Director in USAID/OFDA. The Humanitarian Advisor at USUN New York will receive general policy guidance from the U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, the U.S. Representative to ECOSOC, the State Department, and USAID.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Overall assignments are made in terms of broadly defined functions emanating from ECOSOC and USAID/OFDA. Specific assignments frequently originate out of the liaison activities of the work and the HA will negotiate the scope and objective of projects under the general guidance of those listed above subject to general agency policies and operating requirements. The HA will assume responsibility for planning, coordinating and carrying out projects and keeping all relevant stakeholders informed.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics or a related field), and a minimum of ten (10) years implementing programmatic responses in humanitarian emergencies and/or immediate post-conflict environments, of which a minimum of two (2) years must be with a USG agency with coordination and representational responsibilities, and a minimum of two (2) years must be overseas on-the-ground experience in either humanitarian affairs or development organizations.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics or a related field), and a minimum of eight (8) years implementing programmatic responses in humanitarian emergencies and/or immediate post-conflict environments, of which a minimum of two (2) years must be with a USG agency with coordination and representational responsibilities, and a minimum of two (2) years must be overseas on-the-ground experience in either humanitarian affairs or development organizations.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

· Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

· USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

· Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

· Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors below are of equal value.)

QRF #1 Proven experience in providing expert guidance in the area of humanitarian assistance with regard to the operational and policy implications of evolving issues and developments in humanitarian contexts, based on hands-on experience in the field of humanitarian action and a thorough on-the-ground knowledge of the international humanitarian system concepts, and issues. Demonstrated knowledge of the structures, mandates, and policies of the United Nations system and their contribution to humanitarian policy and operations is needed;

QRF #2 Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, preparing and presenting analysis, providing guidance, soliciting sensitive information, defending proposals, and negotiating agreements, including in fast-paced environments;

QRF #3 Practical experience applying U.S. policy and regulations for responses to natural disasters and complex emergencies, as well as experience working with U.S. Government systems and structures, in the implementation of humanitarian assistance on the ground;

QRF #4 Experience with the role of humanitarian liaison in inter-agency relationships at all levels throughout the humanitarian and foreign policy communities, including political actors; demonstrated ability to work and build relationships with a diverse array of individuals and organizations involved in disaster response/preparedness/mitigation and humanitarian assistance, including U.S. Government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and host governments; and

QRF #5 Demonstrated ability to consistently perform in a high visibility, high-pressure environment and accurately represent the USG policy positions. Demonstrated strong work ethic and ability to initiate, develop and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Provide examples of situations in which a high degree of diplomatic and leadership skills and the ability to exercise sound independent judgement were required.

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the QRF responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each of the QRFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, and/or education they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, and/or training.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 10 points

QRF #2 – 10 points

QRF #3 – 10 points

QRF #4 – 10 points

QRF #5 – 10 points

Interview Performance – 30 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 20 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

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United States of America: USPSC Junior Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 17 Sep 2018

Position Title: Junior Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00068

Salary Level: GS-09 Equivalent: $56,233 – $73,105

Issuance Date: August 20, 2018

Closing Date: Open and continuous through December 10, 2018 with 4 Review Periods closing on:

September 17, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

October 15, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 12, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

December 10, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Junior Disaster Operations Specialist (JDOS) attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Junior Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00068

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 20, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

This solicitation is open and continuous until December 10, 2018. The following are the closing dates for each review period:

September 17, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

October 15, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 12, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

December 10, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Candidates not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered

for positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be cancelled at

OFDA’s discretion.

4. POSITION TITLE: Junior Disaster Operations Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE:

If the candidate meets the GS-09 qualifications, the initial grade level of this position will be the equivalent of a GS-09 with the opportunity for advancement to the GS-11 equivalent after at least two years at the GS-09 level, if the individual receives a recommendation from the supervisor for advancement along with an Exceeds Fully Successful performance evaluation. Advancement to the GS-11 level is not guaranteed.

GS-09 equivalent ($56,233 – $73,105 – includes locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. Candidates who live outside the Washington, D.C. area will be considered for employment but no relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia (SA).

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

Junior Disaster Operations Specialists (JDOSs) play a central role in the USG’s disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and disaster risk management programs. They assist in managing all aspects of grants for humanitarian donor organizations, and in preparing information products, and briefing materials. They support portfolios consisting of one or more countries, and are members of regionally focused humanitarian response teams consisting of other JDOSs, Disaster Operations Specialists, a Team Leader, Information Officers, and Technical Specialists.

JDOSs are part of the Disaster Response Team within the ALE Division. This team consists of four regional groups, each covering the following areas: EMCA, SA, EAP, and LAC. Each regional group is managed by a Team Leader.

OBJECTIVE

Due to an increase in the number as well as the complexity of disasters and an increase in disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities over the last few years, the ALE Division requires the services of multiple JDOSs to support its capability to manage its portfolios and effectively respond to international crises and disasters.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The JDOSs must serve a minimum of two years in the GS-09 JDOS position, receive a performance rating that exceeds fully successful, and receive a recommendation from the supervisor for advancement, in order to be considered for promotion to the GS-11 position.***

The primary focus of the JDOSs will be managing the grants and awards process for various geographic teams. They will also provide policy review support and produce basic informational products. The JDOSs will have primary responsibilities for some tasks and secondary responsibilities for others.

At the GS-9 level:

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader for the assigned region of responsibility, the JDOS will perform the following:

Contextual Specialty:

· Establish an understanding of incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility.

· As requested, maintain contact with OFDA field representatives and the OFDA Regional Office to maintain current triangulated understanding of existing and impending humanitarian crises in the area of responsibility.

Portfolio Management:

· Facilitate the processing of proposals and award modifications. Ensure that all requests meet the Agency standards and appropriate regulations, upload proposals to SharePoint and Abacus, compile first draft of issues letters, track due dates throughout the process and compile award package.

· Manage awards as assigned, including, but not limited to, ensuring partners have submitted all report documents in accordance with the award requirements; generating no cost extensions and travel approval letters; processing modifications, evaluating accruals, and completing program closeouts.

· Draft ad hoc administrative requests, including finance inquiries regarding the portfolio.

· Write program summaries in word format for uploading into Abacus including, protection program summaries for countries.

· Track disaster declarations and outstanding paperwork needed from Missions.

· Support regional team efforts to develop appropriate programmatic strategies for disaster responses and DRR efforts in the area of responsibility.

· Assist with ad hoc requests for information, including inquiries regarding OFDA’s programs from a variety of audiences and inquiries from the diaspora.

· Ensure filing systems are maintained and updated, coordinate with other geographic teams to ensure a reasonable level of consistency among all teams.

· Provide monitoring support during award management and track partner progress on indicators.

· Provide OFDA Outreach and Information Offices with information on OFDA’s programs, including success stories from reports (OFDA Outreach) and salient points that should be reported on in internal products (Information Officers).

· The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consulting with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

Representation:

· Attend bureau-wide coordination meetings as assigned by the Team Leader.

· Participate in other interagency and partner-wide meetings as assigned by the Team Leader.

General Duties:

· Attend team, office, and other meetings as assigned by the Team Leader and, when necessary, prepare summaries of these meetings.

· Track the flow of programmatic and other documents through the clearance process.

· Deploy on short notice to serve on DARTs or serve on the RMTs, as a program officer supporting an experienced program staff.

· As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

At the GS-11 level:

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader for the assigned region of responsibility, the JDOS will perform the following:

Contextual Specialty:

· Monitor incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility through a wide range of USG and international sources.

· Review and monitor national disaster risk reduction efforts and plans in the area of responsibility in collaboration with regional team.

· Maintain regular contact with OFDA field representatives and the OFDA Regional Office to maintain current triangulated understanding of existing and impending humanitarian crises in the area of responsibility.

· Serve as a primary point of contact/specialist in the area of responsibility for OFDA Senior Management Team.

Portfolio Management:

· Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of OFDA’s program strategy and the implementation of the resulting awards.

· Facilitate disaster declaration responses in support of the Team Leader.

· Support regional team efforts to develop appropriate programmatic strategies for disaster responses and disaster risk reduction efforts in the area of responsibility.

· Provide written and oral responses to requests for information on OFDA’s activities in the area of responsibility for a wide range of USG and public audiences to include briefing papers, memorandums talking points, formal presentations, and informal briefings.

· Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative for assistance awards, as assigned.

· Assist in reviewing the conceptual soundness, technical feasibility, and budget for disaster assistance activities and emergency projects.

· Review and process all award documentation according to OFDA’s Grant Guidelines, USAID Automated Directives Systems, and Federal Regulation including coordinating multi-unit participation and ensuring timely award approval.

· Input appropriate award data into Office and Agency administrative and financial tracking systems for transmittal to the Office of Acquisition and Assistance.

· Track and process all post-award management issues to ensure timely response to partner requests and provide guidance to partners, as necessary.

· Review, track, and file program reports from awardees ensuring reports are received in a timely manner and that program objectives have been achieved.

· Collate input from report for feedback to grantee, and share reports with regional team members, as appropriate.

· Conduct periodic site visits to the assigned region of responsibility to monitor grant activity.

· Upon completion of programs, close out awards according to Agency policies, identifying funds for de-obligation and/or equipment for disposition.

· Maintain standardized office files for activities that are assigned as principal responsibilities.

· The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consulting with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

Representation:

· Represent OFDA in meetings with individual partners discussing programmatic priorities, objectives, progress, results, and challenges.

· Attend bureau-wide coordination meetings as OFDA’s primary point of contact in the area of responsibility.

· Participate in other interagency and partner-wide meetings as assigned by the Team Leader.

General Duties:

· Attend team, office, and other meetings as assigned by the Team Leader and, when necessary, prepare summaries of these meetings.

· Expedite the flow of programmatic and other documents through the clearance process.

· Deploy on short notice to serve on DARTs or serve on the Washington-based RMTs, as a program officer supporting an experienced program staff.

· Serve as DCHA/OFDA Duty Officer on a rotational basis.

· Serve on DCHA/OFDA assessment teams and DARTs to disaster sites when deemed necessary, and follow up with appropriate reports and/or cables.

· As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The JDOS will take direction from and report to the Team Leader for the assigned region of responsibility or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

At the GS-09 and GS-11 grade equivalent, the Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available and works with the USPSC to develop deadlines, work to be done, and methodology. The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

For the GS-9 equivalent level:

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, public administration, political science, international development and/or disaster management) and least two (2) years of cumulative experience working in government, a large organization, or a business setting, with responsibilities related to planning, budgeting, writing business letters and memos, and renewing project or funding proposals. Work history must include at least one (1) year of cumulative experience working with an international development, international training or humanitarian assistance organization. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, and in preparing and manipulating Excel spreadsheets

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

· Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

· USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

· Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

· Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. (The factors below are of equal value.)

QRF #1 In 350 words or less, compose an original briefing memorandum for senior level

officials that describes the current humanitarian situation in Syria or Iraq and your recommended response options. Please include a word count at the end of the memo.

QRF #2 In 400 words or less, please cite specific, illustrative examples of your

demonstrated experience administering, implementing, and reviewing grant proposals, and independently managing multiple, competing tasks in high-pressure environments. Please include a word count at the end of the response.

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the QRF responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each of the QRFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, and/or education they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, and/or training.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 10 points

QRF #2 – 10 points

Interview Performance – 45 points

Timed Writing Test – 20 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 15 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

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Cambodia: Head of the project (m/f/d) ASEAN Regional Integration Support Cambodia Trade-Related Technical Assistance

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Cambodia
Closing date: 04 Sep 2018

For our operations in Phnom Penh/ Cambodia, we are looking for an

Head of the project (m/f/d) ASEAN Regional Integration Support Cambodia Trade-Related Technical Assistance

JOB-ID: P0133-V445

Field of activity:

Cambodia has been a member of the ASEAN Economic Community (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) since 2015. So far, trade with other ASEAN countries remains weak and Cambodia profits from economic benefits of this common market in a limited way. Improved opportunities for regional trade including the integration into regional value chains as well as attracting investment from the region have not yet materialized.

The Cambodian government aims at implementing numerous regional commitments as well as adapting national strategies and action plans, national regulations and procedures. The implementation of these highly complex reform processes poses significant challenges to core stakeholders, including government actors and the private sector.

The ASEAN Regional Integration Support to Cambodia, co-funded by the EU, improves legislative and regulatory preconditions as well as and supports a stronger involvement of the private sector to strengthen Cambodia’s integration in the regional ASEAN market. It supports processes and organizational development as well as provides targeted training offers to enhance implementation of trade facilitating measures. In addition, it strengthens the capacity of the Ministry of Commerce, Customs Department and other relevant public actors to design and implement trade policy measures and it supports small and medium-sized enterprises in rural and semi-urban areas to play a stronger role in regional and international value chains.

Your tasks

As the head of the project, you will be responsible for the implementation of the project from a strategic, financial and technical perspective. This includes managing one co-financing arrangements with the EU for EUR 7.5 million. More specifically, it includes the following activities:

  • Contact for specialized directorates of the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Economiy and Finance and Ministry of Industry and its regional structures, as well as other partners such as SMEs, chambers and associations
  • Steer and adapt the overall project based on partner’s developments and changing needs, in close collaboration with partners.
  • Overall technical oversight on topics including trade policy and regional trade integration, SME export promotion and value chains. Technical and strategic expert advice to partners on trade facilitation implementation.
  • Representation of the project in relevant national and regional working groups
  • Cooperate and develop/maintain partnerships (including possible, additional co-funding streams) with other donors, economic partners and their organizations as well as within German development cooperation
  • Ensure impact monitoring and reporting to BMZ and EU
  • Recruit staff and external specialists, manage a sub-contracted consulting firm (component 3) and provide leadership, guidance and capacity development to a team of twelve national and international staff as well as support the partners’ designated ARISE+ teams (approx. 7 staff)
  • Conduct close budget management for the overall project and monitor expenditures
  • Support the country director with further developing the bilateral and regional portfolio in the field of trade and economic development

Your profile

  • University degree in business administration, economics or a related subject
  • Proven management expertise with many years of experience in the management of complex development cooperation projects (preferably in Asia) or in the private sector
  • In-depth knowledge of the management of EU co-financed projects
  • Extensive experience of leading multicultural teams including international and national staff, sub-contracted experts as well as close collaboration with national officials as extended team members
  • In-depth knowledge of trade facilitation and customs management (core expertise), good knowledge on trade policy, regional economic integration and private sector development and export promotion
  • Extensive management skills and a proven record of good financial management
  • Excellent diplomatic, communication and networking skills, as well as intercultural competence
  • Constructive approach towards dealing with challenges, strong negotiation skills and the ability to cooperate with internal and external partners
  • Fluent English, both spoken and written. German desirable

Assignment period

10/01/2018 – 04/30/2023

How to apply:

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 09/04/2018.

For further information: https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=38351

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: OTI Deputy Country Representative – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

The OTI Deputy Country Representative – Bosnia and Herzegovina is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-13 equivalent level and located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Offerors for this position are due no later than August 31, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

Introduction

The OTI Deputy Country Representative – Bosnia and Herzegovina – is a member of the Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Europe Regional Team, and reports to the OTI Country Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Deputy Country Representative’s principal responsibility will be development, oversight and management of USAID/OTI’s Bosnia and Herzegovina country program. The incumbent will be called upon to support the OTI Country Representative with managing an implementing partner and may be called upon to represent OTI’s program to local partners, senior-level U.S. government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors and local government officials.

Aligned with USG policy priorities, USAID/OTI’s program supports greater community resilience to factors that undermine stability, including those that lead to tension, radicalization, and violence. The USAID/OTI program coordinates with, and complements, other USAID and Department of State assistance efforts, as well as those of other donors.

CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The work of the Deputy Country Representative requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of a highly operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Deputy Country Representative is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI.

Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Country Representative or his/her designee, the Deputy Country Representative will perform the following duties:

  • Represent OTI interests during meetings with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international donors interested in DCHA/OTI activities;

  • Provide guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices, U.S. Government agencies and donor organizations;

  • Provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick impact programming model in embassies or USAID Missions. Support to embassies and USAID Missions will include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming, including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews;

  • Review proposals and grant concepts and work with diverse groups, many of which have not previously had international funding;

  • Collaborate with the Country Representative in monitoring the performance of OTI implementing partners in the implementation of OTI-financed activities designed to achieve OTI strategic objectives;

  • Travel to monitor and assess political conditions, implementing partner operational platforms, meet with potential grantees, host-country government and other program counterparts, and develop activity ideas;

  • Mentor and train other OTI and implementing partner field staff;

  • Take the lead on collecting information and drafting/editing regular reporting products such as weekly reports, cables and digest reports;

  • Assume higher representational responsibilities, potentially serving as Acting OTI Country Representative in his/her absence;

  • Perform a wide range of administrative functions including budget preparation, financial management, records management, and travel assistance to help ensure programmatic success;

  • Coordinate with the OTI Country Representative to develop an exit strategy that ensures reasonable time to transition from OTI programs to follow-on USAID or other donor programs;

  • Communicate regularly and share program information with other USAID project managers, the US Embassy, bilateral donors, UN Organizations, International Organizations, and indigenous and international NGOs to ensure visibility and synergy of USAID/OTI activities;

  • Support the Country Representative to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation;

  • Report to the OTI Country Representative and OTI/Washington on the status of: 1) grant development and implementation, 2) OTI contractor performance, 3) Foreign Service National (FSN) staff support needs and morale, 4) communication and coordination issues among OTI offices with other U.S. Government entities, 5) security concerns, 6) relations with local partners including local, state and national government representatives, and 7) other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;

  • Manage and/or supervise the FSN staff, including program officers, administrative assistants and drivers alongside of the Country Representative;

  • Supervise staff as delegated by the Country Representative (e.g. Program Managers, Program Assistants, Program Administrative Assistants, etc.). Provide orientation, training and mentoring for USAID staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel and program and operations requests.

At a minimum, the offeror must have:

  • A Master’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

AND

  • Five (5) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

  • One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country;

  • One (1) year of supervisory experience.

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

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Germany: Planning officer in the Competence Centre for Peace and Emergency Aid

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Germany
Closing date: 30 Aug 2018

For our operations in Eschborn/ Deutschland, we are looking for an

Planning officer in the Competence Centre for Peace and Emergency Aid

JOB-ID: P1533V004

Field of activity

GIZ implements projects that contribute to conflict resolution and peace. The Competence Centre for Peace and Emergency Aid in the Sectoral Department works in the context of conflict, violence and fragility. The competence centre provides advice on planning and implementing projects in the areas of ‘peacebuilding and crisis prevention’, ‘emergency and transitional aid’, ‘displacement and migration’, ‘reconstruction for crisis prevention/stabilisation’ and ‘disaster risk management’. In addition, the competence centre is responsible for managing technical knowledge, innovation and cooperation in these areas and ensures that methodological expertise is available within GIZ for dealing with conflict and fragility.

Your tasks

  • Preparing, designing and implementing projects relating to emergency and transitional aid and reconstruction for crisis prevention, also in conjunction with the special initiative on displacement and disaster risk management
  • Developing, drawing up and passing on concepts, methods and instruments in the area of transitional aid, especially at the interfaces to both humanitarian aid and long-term development cooperation
  • Handling knowledge management in the area of transitional aid and reconstruction for crisis prevention (e.g. regarding humanitarian aid, business continuity management, the special initiative on displacement and business development measures)
  • Participating in relevant internal and external sector networks
  • Maintaining and expanding cooperation with partners and relevant institutions

Your profile

  • University-level degree (master’s or diploma) in social or political sciences, for instance peace and conflict research
  • Several years of professional experience in planning and implementing projects in transitional aid, reconstruction for crisis prevention, disaster management or humanitarian aid
  • Excellent knowledge in at least one other specialist field: emergency and transitional aid, reconstruction for crisis prevention, humanitarian aid and disaster risk management
  • Knowledge and application experience relating to concepts and methods for working in conflict, violence and fragility (linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD), do no harm, context and risk analysis, including peace and conflict assessment (PCA))
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, commitment to the role of consultant/advisor and service orientation
  • Fluent in business German and English, good French language skills

Assignment period

11/01/2018 – 10/31/2021

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 08/30/2018.

How to apply:

For further information: https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=39022

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Kenya: Financial Management Specialist (US Citizens ONLY)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Aug 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72061518R00004 (0001)

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/14/2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME: 08/28/2018 at 04:30 p.m. (Nairobi Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Offshore Hire U.S. Personal Service Contractor (U.S. PSC) Financial Management Specialist

  5. MARKET VALUE: $63,600 to $82,680 equivalent to GS-12

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: six to 12 months.

  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facilities/Computer Access only

  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND:

The Office of Financial Management (OFM) in Nairobi, Kenya is a regional financial management platform that supports USAID programs within the East Africa Region. Missions served include: Kenya, Somalia and Sudan. The operating year budget for program funds and operating expenses is approximately $560 million. OFM also provides ad hoc support to Eritrea, Mauritius, and Seychelles. OFM is headed by a Controller, supported by a Deputy Controller, two mid-level Financial Management Officers, an Authorized Certifying Officer (ACO), and an FSN staff complement of 45 personnel organized into four units: Financial Analysis, Financial Assessment, Accounting, and Accounts Payable.

INTRODUCTION:

USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) requests the services of a Financial Management Specialist (FMS) to temporarily fill the position of the US Foreign Service Officer in the Office of Financial Management.

The FMS serves as the principal focal point for all financial management functions including budgeting, accounting, payments, and financial advisory services to Mission management and staff. Additionally, the incumbent will be involved in the full range of Financial Management functions, including Phoenix accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting. The FMS will serve as the alternate Certifying Officer.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Reporting to the Acting Controller, the incumbent supports and manages the budget, accounting, financial management, and payment functions in OFM. The incumbent plays a key role in OFM’s efforts to improve service quality and customer satisfaction. As such, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, directing, and administering a comprehensive accounting, reporting and budgeting system designed to provide senior Management with timely financial information for making operational decisions.

  2. Reviews all accounting and payment transactions, in electronic and manual formats, prior to the Acting Controller’s review and approval.

  3. Participates in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of an adequate system of internal control for processing, accounting, reporting, and safeguarding of all funds and assets available to USAID/KEA.

  4. Supervises the analysis and reconciliation of all program and administrative accounts with State and USAID/W, including 1221 management and timely liquidation of program and travel advances.

  5. Serves as a backup to the Mission’s principal authorized certifying officer ensuring compliance with provisions of the Prompt Payment Act, Foreign Service Travel Regulations, and other applicable guidance. Directs the review and payment of all types of invoices, billings, and collections; analyzes and reconciles accounts with those of the disbursing officer.

  6. Advises employees on the processing of payments and other documents concerning entitlements, allowances, travels, leave, etc.

  7. Oversees the voucher payment process, manages payroll and cash disbursements, and maintains a system for financial reporting of USAID programs.

  8. Provides oversight, guidance and support to the OFM accounting and payments staff to ensure that they possess all the necessary skills, and that they function effectively in carrying out their required duties.

  9. Reviews OFM processes to identify strengths and weaknesses, including bottlenecks, and to the extent required, modify processes to streamline workflow and maximize efficiency.

  10. Provides the Mission staff with expert assistance and advice relative to USAID financial management regulations and procedures. Takes the lead in resolving method of payment, cash management, cost reasonableness and disbursement issues for projects.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

A. Degree of Responsibility for Decision Making: This position requires the ability to exercise independent professional judgment within the scope of responsibilities based on the policy directives determined by the Controller and/or his designee.

B. Level of Complexity for Work Assignments: The incumbent will be responsible for planning, directing, and administering a comprehensive accounting, reporting and budgeting system designed to provide senior Management with timely financial information for making operational decisions.

C. Knowledge Level Required: Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology as well as the principles and accepted practices of governmental and business financial accounting, budgeting and reporting is required. A thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and procedures associated with USAID financial management and a high level of independent judgement with regard to USAID’s financial management policies and procedures, is also required. Must have a strong understanding of USAID project planning and implementation procedures and of USAID organization and operation in general. Must have a demonstrated ability to perform work within a team environment.

D. Supervisory Controls: The incumbent will be supervised by the Mission Acting Controller.

E. Guidelines for the Work Required: The USAID Automated Directives System, Department of State Standardized Regulations, Foreign Affairs Manuals, USAID Inspector General Audit Guidance, Agency Policy Determinations, Foreign Assistance Act, Government Auditing Standards, Comptroller General, Decisions and pertinent project documentation provide the guidelines that must be applied to specific situations. U.S. Government handbooks, guidelines, regulations and laws, OMB Circulars, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the Yellow Book, Guidelines for Financial Audits Contracted by Foreign Recipients, and Mission Orders.

F. Complexity of the work environment or its potential effect on the position’s responsibilities: The incumbent overseas the accounting, budgeting and payments for USAID/KEA and its client missions including USAID/Somalia and USAID/Sudan. The incumbent participates in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of an adequate system of internal control for processing, accounting, reporting, and safeguarding of all funds and assets available to USAID/KEA. The incumbent serves as a backup to the Mission’s principal authorized certifying officer ensuring compliance with provisions of the Prompt Payment Act, Foreign Service Travel Regulations, and other applicable guidance.

G. Exercise of Judgment: Exercises a high degree of independent judgment. Heavy reliance is placed on the independent judgment of the incumbent in analyzing, evaluating and formulating conclusions and recommendations for all financial matters related to USAID/KEA.

H. Scope and effect of the work performed: The incumbent supports and manages the budget, accounting, and payment functions in OFM. The incumbent plays a key role in OFM’s efforts to improve service quality and customer satisfaction. As such, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, directing, and administering a comprehensive accounting, reporting and budgeting system designed to provide senior Management with timely financial information for making operational decisions. The incumbent reviews accounting transactions, in electronic and manual formats, prior to the Acting Controller’s review and approval. Participates in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of an adequate system of internal control for processing, accounting, reporting, and safeguarding of all funds and assets available to USAID/KEA. Supervises the analysis and reconciliation of all program and administrative accounts with State and USAID/W, including 1221 management and timely liquidation of program and travel advances. Serves as a backup to the Mission’s principal authorized certifying officer. Advises employees on the processing of payments and other documents concerning entitlements, allowances, travels, leave, etc. Oversees the voucher payment process, manages payroll, and maintains a system for financial reporting of USAID programs. Reviews OFM processes to identify strengths and weaknesses, including bottlenecks, and to the extent required, modify processes to streamline workflow and maximize efficiency. Provides the Mission staff with expert assistance and advice relative to USAID financial management regulations and procedures. Takes the lead in resolving method of payment, cash management, cost reasonableness and disbursement issues for projects.

I. Level and Purpose of Contacts: Frequent and direct contact and meetings with senior management of USAID/KEA, as well as senior level contacts of the interagency ICASS team and the US Embassy Financial Management Office. Contact with implementing partners, public accounting firms, USAID/KEA’s Program and Technical Teams, mostly regarding issues of financial management, accounting and budgeting. Supervises the analysis and reconciliation of all program and administrative accounts with State and USAID/W, including 1221 management and timely liquidation of program and travel advances.

J. Supervision or oversight the position has over others: None

K. Security Clearance: Facility Access

L. Travel Requirements: None

M. Support Items: The incumbent will be provided access to a desktop computer, shared office equipment (such as printer, scanner and shredder), office supplies and support services.

N. Sunday Pay: Is not authorized.

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: U.S. Citizens. Citizenship, if dual, must be clearly stated.

  2. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The primary location of work will be on the U.S. Embassy/USAID compound in Nairobi, Kenya. No special demands are required to perform the work.

  3. POINT OF CONTACT: Executive Office/Human Resources, Patrick Bii, HR Assistant, email at pbii@usaid.gov

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

In order to be considered, those qualifications marked “Required” must be met. Candidates will be evaluated and ranked based on the following selection criteria:

  1. EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level in accounting, finance, or business administration is required.

  2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: Ten to fifteen years of progressively responsible experience performing and supervising financial management operations, including accounting, budget formulation and execution, financial analysis, and management controls is required. Experience as a USAID Controller, Deputy Controller, Financial Management Officer, Acting Controller or Acting Deputy Controller is a plus. Strong working knowledge of USAID systems such as Phoenix, E2, ASIST, GLAAS and other Agency systems is required. An understanding of how USAID projects are designed, developed, implemented, and evaluated is essential.

  3. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Must have excellent oral and written English communication skills (Level 4).

  4. KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology as well as the principles and accepted practices of governmental and business financial accounting, budgeting and reporting is required. A thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and procedures associated with USAID financial management and a high level of independent judgement with regard to USAID’s financial management policies and procedures, is also required. Must have a strong understanding of USAID project planning and implementation procedures and of USAID organization and operation in general. Must have a demonstrated ability to perform work within a team environment.

  5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: A high level of analytical skills and sound judgment is required. Must be able to complete and present a great deal of detailed information in a concise and fully professional manner. Must be capable of motivating a team to effectively supervise OFM staff and direct the various elements of a complex financial management operation. The position also requires excellent interpersonal and training skills, and the candidate must have a genuine interest in developing the abilities of OFM staff. Must be able to maintain cordial and professional relationships with USAID staff, other USG agencies at post, Host Country officials, NGO, Contractor personnel, and Local Banks.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants will be evaluated and ranked based on the following selection criteria:

  1. Education:10 points

  2. Professional Experience 45 points

  3. Knowledge: 20 points

  4. Skills and Abilities (20 points)

  5. Language proficiency (5 points)

Total: 100 points

Notice to Applicants:

Applicants should carefully review the required education and experience requirements stated in this solicitation to ensure they meet the full set of criteria before submitting an application for consideration. Applicants meeting the required qualifications will be evaluated based on information presented in their application and reference checks. USAID reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicant’s past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed applicants.

How to apply:

I. APPLYING

  1. Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

1) Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2

2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages)**, cover letter** explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) to five (5) references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.

  1. Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Patrick Bii at pbii@usaid.gov, with a copy to Natalya Komarova at nkomarova@usaid.gov, by the closing date and time indicated above.

All previous applicants should resubmit their offers to the new email addresses above.

  1. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.

II. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.

· Medical Form (DS Form 6561)

· EQIP Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security (SF-86) or

· EQIP Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)

· EQIP Signature Forms (3-CER, REL, MEL)

· Finger print Card (FD-258) (available from requirements office)

· AID 6-85 (Foreign Residence Data)

III. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

  1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)

(e) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(f) Annual and Sick Leave

  1. ALLOWANCES:

Section numbers refer to rules from the Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas)

(a) Temporary Quarter Subsistence Allowance (Section 120)

(b) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130)

(c) Cost-of-Living Allowance (Chapter 210)

(d) Post Allowance (Section 220)

(e) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)

(f) Education Allowance (Section 270)

(g) Education Travel (Section 280)

(h) Post Differential (Chapter 500)

(i) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (j) Danger Pay Allowance (Section 650)

IV. TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.

V. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. AIDAR: The Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) Appendix D – “Direct USAID Contracts with U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clauses “General Provisions,” found at: http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/300/aidar.pdf

  2. Contract Cover page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms

  3. Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs): AAPDs/CIBs for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs

  4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “**Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,**” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations

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Kenya: Financial Management Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Aug 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72061518R00004 (0001)

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/14/2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME: 08/28/2018 at 04:30 p.m. (Nairobi Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Offshore Hire U.S. Personal Service Contractor (U.S. PSC) Financial Management Specialist

  5. MARKET VALUE: $63,600 to $82,680 equivalent to GS-12

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: six to 12 months.

  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facilities/Computer Access only

  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND:

The Office of Financial Management (OFM) in Nairobi, Kenya is a regional financial management platform that supports USAID programs within the East Africa Region. Missions served include: Kenya, Somalia and Sudan. The operating year budget for program funds and operating expenses is approximately $560 million. OFM also provides ad hoc support to Eritrea, Mauritius, and Seychelles. OFM is headed by a Controller, supported by a Deputy Controller, two mid-level Financial Management Officers, an Authorized Certifying Officer (ACO), and an FSN staff complement of 45 personnel organized into four units: Financial Analysis, Financial Assessment, Accounting, and Accounts Payable.

INTRODUCTION:

USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) requests the services of a Financial Management Specialist (FMS) to temporarily fill the position of the US Foreign Service Officer in the Office of Financial Management.

The FMS serves as the principal focal point for all financial management functions including budgeting, accounting, payments, and financial advisory services to Mission management and staff. Additionally, the incumbent will be involved in the full range of Financial Management functions, including Phoenix accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting. The FMS will serve as the alternate Certifying Officer.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Reporting to the Acting Controller, the incumbent supports and manages the budget, accounting, financial management, and payment functions in OFM. The incumbent plays a key role in OFM’s efforts to improve service quality and customer satisfaction. As such, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, directing, and administering a comprehensive accounting, reporting and budgeting system designed to provide senior Management with timely financial information for making operational decisions.

  2. Reviews all accounting and payment transactions, in electronic and manual formats, prior to the Acting Controller’s review and approval.

  3. Participates in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of an adequate system of internal control for processing, accounting, reporting, and safeguarding of all funds and assets available to USAID/KEA.

  4. Supervises the analysis and reconciliation of all program and administrative accounts with State and USAID/W, including 1221 management and timely liquidation of program and travel advances.

  5. Serves as a backup to the Mission’s principal authorized certifying officer ensuring compliance with provisions of the Prompt Payment Act, Foreign Service Travel Regulations, and other applicable guidance. Directs the review and payment of all types of invoices, billings, and collections; analyzes and reconciles accounts with those of the disbursing officer.

  6. Advises employees on the processing of payments and other documents concerning entitlements, allowances, travels, leave, etc.

  7. Oversees the voucher payment process, manages payroll and cash disbursements, and maintains a system for financial reporting of USAID programs.

  8. Provides oversight, guidance and support to the OFM accounting and payments staff to ensure that they possess all the necessary skills, and that they function effectively in carrying out their required duties.

  9. Reviews OFM processes to identify strengths and weaknesses, including bottlenecks, and to the extent required, modify processes to streamline workflow and maximize efficiency.

  10. Provides the Mission staff with expert assistance and advice relative to USAID financial management regulations and procedures. Takes the lead in resolving method of payment, cash management, cost reasonableness and disbursement issues for projects.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

A. Degree of Responsibility for Decision Making: This position requires the ability to exercise independent professional judgment within the scope of responsibilities based on the policy directives determined by the Controller and/or his designee.

B. Level of Complexity for Work Assignments: The incumbent will be responsible for planning, directing, and administering a comprehensive accounting, reporting and budgeting system designed to provide senior Management with timely financial information for making operational decisions.

C. Knowledge Level Required: Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology as well as the principles and accepted practices of governmental and business financial accounting, budgeting and reporting is required. A thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and procedures associated with USAID financial management and a high level of independent judgement with regard to USAID’s financial management policies and procedures, is also required. Must have a strong understanding of USAID project planning and implementation procedures and of USAID organization and operation in general. Must have a demonstrated ability to perform work within a team environment.

D. Supervisory Controls: The incumbent will be supervised by the Mission Acting Controller.

E. Guidelines for the Work Required: The USAID Automated Directives System, Department of State Standardized Regulations, Foreign Affairs Manuals, USAID Inspector General Audit Guidance, Agency Policy Determinations, Foreign Assistance Act, Government Auditing Standards, Comptroller General, Decisions and pertinent project documentation provide the guidelines that must be applied to specific situations. U.S. Government handbooks, guidelines, regulations and laws, OMB Circulars, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the Yellow Book, Guidelines for Financial Audits Contracted by Foreign Recipients, and Mission Orders.

F. Complexity of the work environment or its potential effect on the position’s responsibilities: The incumbent overseas the accounting, budgeting and payments for USAID/KEA and its client missions including USAID/Somalia and USAID/Sudan. The incumbent participates in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of an adequate system of internal control for processing, accounting, reporting, and safeguarding of all funds and assets available to USAID/KEA. The incumbent serves as a backup to the Mission’s principal authorized certifying officer ensuring compliance with provisions of the Prompt Payment Act, Foreign Service Travel Regulations, and other applicable guidance.

G. Exercise of Judgment: Exercises a high degree of independent judgment. Heavy reliance is placed on the independent judgment of the incumbent in analyzing, evaluating and formulating conclusions and recommendations for all financial matters related to USAID/KEA.

H. Scope and effect of the work performed: The incumbent supports and manages the budget, accounting, and payment functions in OFM. The incumbent plays a key role in OFM’s efforts to improve service quality and customer satisfaction. As such, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, directing, and administering a comprehensive accounting, reporting and budgeting system designed to provide senior Management with timely financial information for making operational decisions. The incumbent reviews accounting transactions, in electronic and manual formats, prior to the Acting Controller’s review and approval. Participates in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of an adequate system of internal control for processing, accounting, reporting, and safeguarding of all funds and assets available to USAID/KEA. Supervises the analysis and reconciliation of all program and administrative accounts with State and USAID/W, including 1221 management and timely liquidation of program and travel advances. Serves as a backup to the Mission’s principal authorized certifying officer. Advises employees on the processing of payments and other documents concerning entitlements, allowances, travels, leave, etc. Oversees the voucher payment process, manages payroll, and maintains a system for financial reporting of USAID programs. Reviews OFM processes to identify strengths and weaknesses, including bottlenecks, and to the extent required, modify processes to streamline workflow and maximize efficiency. Provides the Mission staff with expert assistance and advice relative to USAID financial management regulations and procedures. Takes the lead in resolving method of payment, cash management, cost reasonableness and disbursement issues for projects.

I. Level and Purpose of Contacts: Frequent and direct contact and meetings with senior management of USAID/KEA, as well as senior level contacts of the interagency ICASS team and the US Embassy Financial Management Office. Contact with implementing partners, public accounting firms, USAID/KEA’s Program and Technical Teams, mostly regarding issues of financial management, accounting and budgeting. Supervises the analysis and reconciliation of all program and administrative accounts with State and USAID/W, including 1221 management and timely liquidation of program and travel advances.

J. Supervision or oversight the position has over others: None

K. Security Clearance: Facility Access

L. Travel Requirements: None

M. Support Items: The incumbent will be provided access to a desktop computer, shared office equipment (such as printer, scanner and shredder), office supplies and support services.

N. Sunday Pay: Is not authorized.

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: U.S. Citizens. Citizenship, if dual, must be clearly stated.

  2. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The primary location of work will be on the U.S. Embassy/USAID compound in Nairobi, Kenya. No special demands are required to perform the work.

  3. POINT OF CONTACT: Executive Office/Human Resources, Patrick Bii, HR Assistant, email at pbii@usaid.gov

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

In order to be considered, those qualifications marked “Required” must be met. Candidates will be evaluated and ranked based on the following selection criteria:

  1. EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level in accounting, finance, or business administration is required.

  2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: Ten to fifteen years of progressively responsible experience performing and supervising financial management operations, including accounting, budget formulation and execution, financial analysis, and management controls is required. Experience as a USAID Controller, Deputy Controller, Financial Management Officer, Acting Controller or Acting Deputy Controller is a plus. Strong working knowledge of USAID systems such as Phoenix, E2, ASIST, GLAAS and other Agency systems is required. An understanding of how USAID projects are designed, developed, implemented, and evaluated is essential.

  3. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Must have excellent oral and written English communication skills (Level 4).

  4. KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology as well as the principles and accepted practices of governmental and business financial accounting, budgeting and reporting is required. A thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and procedures associated with USAID financial management and a high level of independent judgement with regard to USAID’s financial management policies and procedures, is also required. Must have a strong understanding of USAID project planning and implementation procedures and of USAID organization and operation in general. Must have a demonstrated ability to perform work within a team environment.

  5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: A high level of analytical skills and sound judgment is required. Must be able to complete and present a great deal of detailed information in a concise and fully professional manner. Must be capable of motivating a team to effectively supervise OFM staff and direct the various elements of a complex financial management operation. The position also requires excellent interpersonal and training skills, and the candidate must have a genuine interest in developing the abilities of OFM staff. Must be able to maintain cordial and professional relationships with USAID staff, other USG agencies at post, Host Country officials, NGO, Contractor personnel, and Local Banks.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants will be evaluated and ranked based on the following selection criteria:

  1. Education:10 points

  2. Professional Experience 45 points

  3. Knowledge: 20 points

  4. Skills and Abilities (20 points)

  5. Language proficiency (5 points)

Total: 100 points

Notice to Applicants:

Applicants should carefully review the required education and experience requirements stated in this solicitation to ensure they meet the full set of criteria before submitting an application for consideration. Applicants meeting the required qualifications will be evaluated based on information presented in their application and reference checks. USAID reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicant’s past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed applicants.

How to apply:

I. APPLYING

  1. Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

1) Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2

2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages)**, cover letter** explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) to five (5) references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.

  1. Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Patrick Bii at pbii@usaid.gov, with a copy to Natalya Komarova at nkomarova@usaid.gov, by the closing date and time indicated above.

All previous applicants should resubmit their offers to the new email addresses above.

  1. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.

II. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.

· Medical Form (DS Form 6561)

· EQIP Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security (SF-86) or

· EQIP Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)

· EQIP Signature Forms (3-CER, REL, MEL)

· Finger print Card (FD-258) (available from requirements office)

· AID 6-85 (Foreign Residence Data)

III. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

  1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)

(e) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(f) Annual and Sick Leave

  1. ALLOWANCES:

Section numbers refer to rules from the Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas)

(a) Temporary Quarter Subsistence Allowance (Section 120)

(b) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130)

(c) Cost-of-Living Allowance (Chapter 210)

(d) Post Allowance (Section 220)

(e) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)

(f) Education Allowance (Section 270)

(g) Education Travel (Section 280)

(h) Post Differential (Chapter 500)

(i) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (j) Danger Pay Allowance (Section 650)

IV. TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.

V. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. AIDAR: The Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) Appendix D – “Direct USAID Contracts with U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clauses “General Provisions,” found at: http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/300/aidar.pdf

  2. Contract Cover page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms

  3. Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs): AAPDs/CIBs for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs

  4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “**Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,**” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations

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Kenya: Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Sep 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72061518R00006

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/15/2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME: 09/04/2018 at 04:30 p.m. (Nairobi Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Offshore Hire U.S. Personal Service Contractor (U.S. PSC) Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator

  5. MARKET VALUE: $89,370 to $116,181 equivalent to GS-14

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance or better.

  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret

  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND:

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment ever by a nation toward an international health initiative for a single disease. PEPFAR is a multifaceted approach to combating HIV/AIDS in more than 100 countries around the world. Kenya is currently the largest recipient of PEPFAR funding with an FY 2016 budget of approximately $530 million to support a comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care program.

In Kenya, a consortium of United States Government (USG) agencies is charged with coordinating and managing PEPFAR under the leadership of the U.S. Ambassador. These agencies include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Peace Corps, the Department of State (DOS), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal is to develop and implement one coherent USG HIV program in Kenya combining the comparative strengths and capabilities of all the government agencies. The Chief of Mission (COM) provides overall guidance to the interagency team and the PEPFAR Coordination Office (PCO) facilitates harmonization among the various activities by the USG agencies, host government, and other HIV donors in Kenya.

INTRODUCTION:

The PCO is responsible for coordinating the USG agencies’ planning, overall management, budgeting, and reporting processes for PEPFAR. The PCO ensures that all country program decisions abide by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC) policy and requirements and with congressionally mandated budgetary earmarks.

The PEPFAR Deputy Country Coordinator manages critical and time-sensitive communications and work products between and among the various USG agencies involved in PEPFAR. The Deputy Coordinator liaises routinely with S/GAC in the US State Department (particularly the Kenya Interagency Core Support Team), with designated Embassy Nairobi counterparts, representatives of the USG PEPFAR Interagency Team (PIAT) and senior Government of Kenya (GOK) officials. In the absence of the Country Coordinator, the Deputy Coordinator acts as the Country Coordinator.

Reporting directly to the Kenya Country Coordinator, the Deputy Coordinator is expected to be current at all times on national, development partner, and global coordination mechanisms related to HIV/AIDS in Kenya, including the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism; the Development Partners in Health – Kenya (DPHK) donors group, the UN Joint Team, and others. The Deputy leads day-to-day operations of staff and provides strategic planning and assistance to the Country Coordinator.

The position will be assisted for strategic planning tasks by the PEPFAR interagency management team, also known as the Liaisons, which is comprised of senior representatives from each of USG implementing agency. S/he will also work closely with the PEPFAR Strategic Planning Group (SPG), the Interagency Team (PIAT), and Interagency Technical Teams (ITTs).

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The PEPFAR Deputy Country Coordinator plays a critical role in managing the planning, implementation, and reporting of program performance of interagency programs. Primary responsibilities include: facilitating communications between and among the various USG departments and agencies involved in the PEPFAR implementation; liaising routinely with S/GAC in Washington, DC; leading coordination of PIAT. The incumbent also assists the operational tasks for PEPFAR management in Kenya, including development of annual Country Operational Plans (COP), reporting for semi-annual and annual performance cycles, reporting for the quarterly PEPFAR Oversight Accountability Response Team (POART) reviews, Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS) queries, and preparing responses to congressional and local requests for information, as well as other ad-hoc requests.

Specific Duties: S/he will have the following specific duties

A. HIV/AIDS Coordination and Planning with the Kenya Interagency Team and the US Embassy

▪ Manages all logistical and practical support for scheduled and ad hoc meetings of the PEPFAR Interagency Team, Interagency Technical Teams, and PEPFAR senior management group.

▪ Develops and manage compliance with annual calendars and work plans for production of the annual COP.

▪ Provides technical guidance to the teams and personnel responsible for quality assurance and data entry for the COP.

▪ Liaises with the Country Coordinator to manage communications with Embassy Nairobi front office, including the Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission, and public affairs offices.

▪ Serves as co-convener (with the Country Coordinator) of regular meetings of PEPFAR agency liaisons, consisting of Heads of Agencies or their designees, from USAID, CDC, Peace Corps and Department of Defense for optimal coordination of programs.

▪ Assists with the planning for international visitors, including VIPs, Core Team members, Technical Working Group members and management staff and manage travel TDY requests and database.

▪ Assists the Country Coordinator with coordinating PEPFAR activities and convening regular meetings with Senior GOK officials.

B. HIV/AIDS Coordination with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC)

▪ Serves as first point of contact for ad hoc queries from OGAC regarding status of overall planning and reporting for PEPFAR in Kenya.

▪ Liaises with OGAC budget and appropriations staff and in-country participating agencies to ensure rapid and effective availability and use of funds.

▪ With the Country Coordinator, manages iterative participation in headquarters interagency reviews of the annual Kenya Country Operational Plans, semi-annual and annual performance reporting, and other PEPFAR wide review processes.

▪ Participates in teleconferences with the Kenya Core Support Team and OGAC Kenya country lead

▪ With the Country Coordinator, coordinates the development of the annual COP including working with technical teams and the strategic information technical working group to monitor, evaluate and document progress continually and influence change, as needed.

C. Budgeting, Personnel Management, and Administration

▪ Serves as principal point of contact for Embassy/Nairobi financial, general services, and other administrative offices for the Country Coordination Office.

▪ With the Country Coordinator, develops and manages performance within the annual operating budget for the Country Coordination Office.

▪ Assists with and advise on the recruitment, screening and selection of a staff, as needed.

▪ Develops effective work/training opportunities and manage effective use of interns, summer hires, and other temporary personnel.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

a. Supervision Received: Works under the supervision of the PEPFAR Country Coordinator who provides administrative direction, and may suggest approaches to consider, results expected, and reviews completed assignments. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments occur in the normal course of the work, but the incumbent is required to determine those that must be coordinated with the supervisor. Incumbent will seek advice and assistance as required. Performance evaluations are based primarily on accomplishments and compliance with policies and procedures.

b. Available Guidelines: Available guidelines include PEPFAR Notices and guidance, the FAR and AIDAR, and other published and unpublished guidelines. Guidelines are often general in nature and not specific to the situation at hand, requiring considerable interpretation. Guidelines from different agencies and offices may be unclear and conflicting, requiring substantial judgment and interpretation.

c. Exercise of Judgment: A high degree of judgment will be required to provide guidance and assistance to a wide variety of senior-level professionals within Kenya, including GOK officials, and Mission personnel. Excellent, balanced perspective and analytical skills must be exercised in setting priorities. As a highly qualified professional, substantial reliance will be placed on the incumbent to independently plan, prioritize, and carry out the specific activities and make critical decisions entailed in fulfilling major duties and responsibilities. The use of initiative, discretion and patience is expected from the incumbent in dealing with PIAT members as well as representatives from other USG Agencies to resolve problems for which there is often no clear or immediate solution The incumbent will be expected to resolve problems that arise by determining the approaches to be taken and methodologies to be used, and making independent judgments that can be defended as necessary. A high degree of judgment and ingenuity is required to interpret the intent of regulations and guidance and to develop appropriate guidelines for application.

d. Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent will be required to maintain solid working relationships with senior-level personnel, including USAID/Kenya and East Africa and Kenya, CDC, Peace Corps, DOD and State Department employees as well as GOK officials and bi-lateral and multi-lateral donor agencies, in order to function effectively. The incumbent will be required to work closely with S/GAC, PIAT, US Embassy in Kenya. S/he will also be expected to maintain positive working relationships with other PEPFAR Coordination Office counterparts to exchange ideas and best practices for PEPFAR management at the coordination level. The established method of communication/contact will be in person, by phone or through written communications. The purpose of contact will be: 1) to maintain open lines of communication that enhance USG interests in support of HIV/AIDS issues; 2) to maintain regular strategic communications regarding the timely management of activity functions and procedures; 3) to collect, obtain, and verify factual information for decision-making; and 4) to monitor and evaluate existing activities in HIV/AIDS on a regular basis. The purpose of contacts will range from the development of complex programs and documents with various partners to information-sharing and gathering. Consultations between the incumbent and all levels of contacts mentioned above will be conducted to explain and develop strategic project proposals and objectives, securing cooperation, resolving problems, obtaining or furnishing information, and persuading USG staff and counterparts to take actions and accept recommendations.

e. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent will have no independent authority to commit USG or USAID/Kenya funds on behalf of the U.S. Government.

f. Supervision Exercised: May exercise full range of normal supervision for up to five FSN employees, providing overall policy guidance and coordinating the work of these employees to achieve program objectives.

g. Security Level Required for the Position: Secret.

h. Travel Requirements: At least 15% of time.

i. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties after Entry into the Position: It is expected that the incumbent will have the ability to immediately perform the full range of duties as listed above.

j. Support Items: The incumbent will be provided access to a desktop computer, shared office equipment (such as printer, scanner and shredder), office supplies and support services.

k. Sunday Pay: Is not authorized.

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: U.S. Citizens. Citizenship, if dual, must be clearly stated.

  2. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The primary location of work will be on the U.S. Embassy/USAID compound in Nairobi, Kenya. No special demands are required to perform the work.

  3. POINT OF CONTACT: All questions about this solicitation may be directed to: Executive Office/Human Resources, Patrick Bii, HR Assistant, email at pbii@usaid.gov

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

This position requires a highly qualified and experienced individual with exceptional interpersonal skills, organizational skills, the ability to foster teamwork, strategic thinking, and also understand the technical requirements to achieve the PEPFAR goals in Kenya. Consensus building is a critical skill. The incumbent must be familiar with and be able to work well in an overseas environment and with a wide range of governmental and non-governmental counterparts. Successful applicants must have the following qualifications:

Education: An advanced degree (master’s or higher) in a relevant professional discipline, such as Public Policy, Public Health, Administration or related subject.

Professional Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional level experience at the international program management level; and experience working internationally in the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, with at least three years’ experience focused on HIV/AIDS.

Language: Level IV English ability (fluent) is required (S-4/R-4 FSI equivalent). The incumbent must possess a high degree of proficiency in both written and spoken English.

Skills and Abilities: Strong, computer, verbal and writing skills required. Must be able to facilitate meetings and make oral presentations logically and persuasively to senior officials and partners in a multi-cultural context, as well as communicate highly technical public health information to a wide variety of audiences. Must be able to produce concise, clear reports, and utilize word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Demonstrated ability to work across different governmental agencies, and with high level senior-ranking host country government officials, is required. Demonstrated ability to work effectively on her/his own and as a member of a diverse office management team, is required. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Strong capacity to multi-task, including managing, prioritizing and fulfilling competing demands in real time. Knowledge of U.S. government policies and guidance related to implementation of PEPFAR preferred.

Additional Criteria: U.S. Citizen (offshore Able to obtain US Government medical and security clearances (Secret). Available and willing to work outside the regular 40-hour workweek when required/necessary. Willing to travel to work sites and other offices as/when requested, at least 15% of the time.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Evaluation Factors listed will be the basis for evaluating and ranking applicants for the position. Applicants will be scored based on the documentation submitted within the application. Applicants must submit a supplemental document outlining their responses to the evaluation factors in order to be considered. Only the highest-ranked applicants will be interviewed.

Factor #1 Relevant Work Experience: A minimum of at least five years of progressively responsible professional level experience at the international program management level; and experience working internationally in the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, with at least three years’ experience focused on HIV/AIDS.

Factor #2 Technical Knowledge and Ability: Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with complex public health program planning and reporting. Ability to work across different governmental agencies, and with high level senior-ranking host country government officials, is required. Knowledge of U.S. government policies and guidance related to implementation of PEPFAR preferred. Ability to work effectively on her/his own and as a member of a diverse office management team, is required. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Strong capacity to multi-task, including managing, prioritizing and fulfilling competing demands in real time. Must be able to produce concise, clear reports, and utilize word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.

Factor #3 Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Strong, computer, verbal and writing skills required. Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and make oral presentations logically and persuasively to senior officials and partners in a multi-cultural context, as well as communicate highly technical public health information to a wide variety of audiences. Level IV English ability (fluent) is required (S-4/R-4 FSI equivalent). Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Factor #4 Education: An advanced degree (master’s or higher) in a relevant professional discipline, such as Public Policy, Public Health, Administration or related subject. Candidates who do not meet the minimum education requirements will not be considered.

The Evaluation Factors listed will be the basis for evaluating and ranking applicants for the position. Applicants will be scored based on the documentation submitted within the application. Applicants must submit a supplemental document outlining their responses to the evaluation factors in order to be considered. Only the highest-ranked applicants will be interviewed.

Basis of Rating: Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience requirements and basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of their Evaluation Factor responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked will also be evaluated on their interview performance, writing sample, and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Evaluation Factors:

● Factor #1: 50 points

● Factor #2: 20 points

● Factor #3: 20 points

● Factor #4: 10 points

Total Points (100)

How to apply:

I. APPLYING

  1. Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

1) Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2

2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages)**, cover letter** explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) to five (5) references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.

  1. Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Patrick Bii at pbii@usaid.gov, with a copy to Natalya Komarova at nkomarova@usaid.gov, by the closing date and time indicated above.

  2. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.

II. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.

· Medical Form (DS Form 6561)

· EQIP Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security (SF-86) or

· EQIP Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)

· EQIP Signature Forms (3-CER, REL, MEL)

· Finger print Card (FD-258) (available from requirements office)

· AID 6-85 (Foreign Residence Data)

III. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

  1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)

(e) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(f) Annual and Sick Leave

  1. ALLOWANCES:

Section numbers refer to rules from the Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas)

(a) Temporary Quarter Subsistence Allowance (Section 120)

(b) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130)

(c) Cost-of-Living Allowance (Chapter 210)

(d) Post Allowance (Section 220)

(e) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)

(f) Education Allowance (Section 270)

(g) Education Travel (Section 280)

(h) Post Differential (Chapter 500)

(i) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (j) Danger Pay Allowance (Section 650)

IV. TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.

V. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. AIDAR: The Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) Appendix D – “Direct USAID Contracts with U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clauses “General Provisions,” found at: http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/300/aidar.pdf

  2. Contract Cover page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms

  3. Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs): AAPDs/CIBs for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs

  4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “**Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,**” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations

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Kenya: Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator (US Citizens ONLY)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Sep 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72061518R00006

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/15/2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME: 09/04/2018 at 04:30 p.m. (Nairobi Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Offshore Hire U.S. Personal Service Contractor (U.S. PSC) Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator

  5. MARKET VALUE: $89,370 to $116,181 equivalent to GS-14

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance or better.

  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret

  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND:

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment ever by a nation toward an international health initiative for a single disease. PEPFAR is a multifaceted approach to combating HIV/AIDS in more than 100 countries around the world. Kenya is currently the largest recipient of PEPFAR funding with an FY 2016 budget of approximately $530 million to support a comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care program.

In Kenya, a consortium of United States Government (USG) agencies is charged with coordinating and managing PEPFAR under the leadership of the U.S. Ambassador. These agencies include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Peace Corps, the Department of State (DOS), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal is to develop and implement one coherent USG HIV program in Kenya combining the comparative strengths and capabilities of all the government agencies. The Chief of Mission (COM) provides overall guidance to the interagency team and the PEPFAR Coordination Office (PCO) facilitates harmonization among the various activities by the USG agencies, host government, and other HIV donors in Kenya.

INTRODUCTION:

The PCO is responsible for coordinating the USG agencies’ planning, overall management, budgeting, and reporting processes for PEPFAR. The PCO ensures that all country program decisions abide by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC) policy and requirements and with congressionally mandated budgetary earmarks.

The PEPFAR Deputy Country Coordinator manages critical and time-sensitive communications and work products between and among the various USG agencies involved in PEPFAR. The Deputy Coordinator liaises routinely with S/GAC in the US State Department (particularly the Kenya Interagency Core Support Team), with designated Embassy Nairobi counterparts, representatives of the USG PEPFAR Interagency Team (PIAT) and senior Government of Kenya (GOK) officials. In the absence of the Country Coordinator, the Deputy Coordinator acts as the Country Coordinator.

Reporting directly to the Kenya Country Coordinator, the Deputy Coordinator is expected to be current at all times on national, development partner, and global coordination mechanisms related to HIV/AIDS in Kenya, including the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism; the Development Partners in Health – Kenya (DPHK) donors group, the UN Joint Team, and others. The Deputy leads day-to-day operations of staff and provides strategic planning and assistance to the Country Coordinator.

The position will be assisted for strategic planning tasks by the PEPFAR interagency management team, also known as the Liaisons, which is comprised of senior representatives from each of USG implementing agency. S/he will also work closely with the PEPFAR Strategic Planning Group (SPG), the Interagency Team (PIAT), and Interagency Technical Teams (ITTs).

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The PEPFAR Deputy Country Coordinator plays a critical role in managing the planning, implementation, and reporting of program performance of interagency programs. Primary responsibilities include: facilitating communications between and among the various USG departments and agencies involved in the PEPFAR implementation; liaising routinely with S/GAC in Washington, DC; leading coordination of PIAT. The incumbent also assists the operational tasks for PEPFAR management in Kenya, including development of annual Country Operational Plans (COP), reporting for semi-annual and annual performance cycles, reporting for the quarterly PEPFAR Oversight Accountability Response Team (POART) reviews, Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS) queries, and preparing responses to congressional and local requests for information, as well as other ad-hoc requests.

Specific Duties: S/he will have the following specific duties

A. HIV/AIDS Coordination and Planning with the Kenya Interagency Team and the US Embassy

▪ Manages all logistical and practical support for scheduled and ad hoc meetings of the PEPFAR Interagency Team, Interagency Technical Teams, and PEPFAR senior management group.

▪ Develops and manage compliance with annual calendars and work plans for production of the annual COP.

▪ Provides technical guidance to the teams and personnel responsible for quality assurance and data entry for the COP.

▪ Liaises with the Country Coordinator to manage communications with Embassy Nairobi front office, including the Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission, and public affairs offices.

▪ Serves as co-convener (with the Country Coordinator) of regular meetings of PEPFAR agency liaisons, consisting of Heads of Agencies or their designees, from USAID, CDC, Peace Corps and Department of Defense for optimal coordination of programs.

▪ Assists with the planning for international visitors, including VIPs, Core Team members, Technical Working Group members and management staff and manage travel TDY requests and database.

▪ Assists the Country Coordinator with coordinating PEPFAR activities and convening regular meetings with Senior GOK officials.

B. HIV/AIDS Coordination with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC)

▪ Serves as first point of contact for ad hoc queries from OGAC regarding status of overall planning and reporting for PEPFAR in Kenya.

▪ Liaises with OGAC budget and appropriations staff and in-country participating agencies to ensure rapid and effective availability and use of funds.

▪ With the Country Coordinator, manages iterative participation in headquarters interagency reviews of the annual Kenya Country Operational Plans, semi-annual and annual performance reporting, and other PEPFAR wide review processes.

▪ Participates in teleconferences with the Kenya Core Support Team and OGAC Kenya country lead

▪ With the Country Coordinator, coordinates the development of the annual COP including working with technical teams and the strategic information technical working group to monitor, evaluate and document progress continually and influence change, as needed.

C. Budgeting, Personnel Management, and Administration

▪ Serves as principal point of contact for Embassy/Nairobi financial, general services, and other administrative offices for the Country Coordination Office.

▪ With the Country Coordinator, develops and manages performance within the annual operating budget for the Country Coordination Office.

▪ Assists with and advise on the recruitment, screening and selection of a staff, as needed.

▪ Develops effective work/training opportunities and manage effective use of interns, summer hires, and other temporary personnel.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

a. Supervision Received: Works under the supervision of the PEPFAR Country Coordinator who provides administrative direction, and may suggest approaches to consider, results expected, and reviews completed assignments. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments occur in the normal course of the work, but the incumbent is required to determine those that must be coordinated with the supervisor. Incumbent will seek advice and assistance as required. Performance evaluations are based primarily on accomplishments and compliance with policies and procedures.

b. Available Guidelines: Available guidelines include PEPFAR Notices and guidance, the FAR and AIDAR, and other published and unpublished guidelines. Guidelines are often general in nature and not specific to the situation at hand, requiring considerable interpretation. Guidelines from different agencies and offices may be unclear and conflicting, requiring substantial judgment and interpretation.

c. Exercise of Judgment: A high degree of judgment will be required to provide guidance and assistance to a wide variety of senior-level professionals within Kenya, including GOK officials, and Mission personnel. Excellent, balanced perspective and analytical skills must be exercised in setting priorities. As a highly qualified professional, substantial reliance will be placed on the incumbent to independently plan, prioritize, and carry out the specific activities and make critical decisions entailed in fulfilling major duties and responsibilities. The use of initiative, discretion and patience is expected from the incumbent in dealing with PIAT members as well as representatives from other USG Agencies to resolve problems for which there is often no clear or immediate solution The incumbent will be expected to resolve problems that arise by determining the approaches to be taken and methodologies to be used, and making independent judgments that can be defended as necessary. A high degree of judgment and ingenuity is required to interpret the intent of regulations and guidance and to develop appropriate guidelines for application.

d. Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent will be required to maintain solid working relationships with senior-level personnel, including USAID/Kenya and East Africa and Kenya, CDC, Peace Corps, DOD and State Department employees as well as GOK officials and bi-lateral and multi-lateral donor agencies, in order to function effectively. The incumbent will be required to work closely with S/GAC, PIAT, US Embassy in Kenya. S/he will also be expected to maintain positive working relationships with other PEPFAR Coordination Office counterparts to exchange ideas and best practices for PEPFAR management at the coordination level. The established method of communication/contact will be in person, by phone or through written communications. The purpose of contact will be: 1) to maintain open lines of communication that enhance USG interests in support of HIV/AIDS issues; 2) to maintain regular strategic communications regarding the timely management of activity functions and procedures; 3) to collect, obtain, and verify factual information for decision-making; and 4) to monitor and evaluate existing activities in HIV/AIDS on a regular basis. The purpose of contacts will range from the development of complex programs and documents with various partners to information-sharing and gathering. Consultations between the incumbent and all levels of contacts mentioned above will be conducted to explain and develop strategic project proposals and objectives, securing cooperation, resolving problems, obtaining or furnishing information, and persuading USG staff and counterparts to take actions and accept recommendations.

e. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent will have no independent authority to commit USG or USAID/Kenya funds on behalf of the U.S. Government.

f. Supervision Exercised: May exercise full range of normal supervision for up to five FSN employees, providing overall policy guidance and coordinating the work of these employees to achieve program objectives.

g. Security Level Required for the Position: Secret.

h. Travel Requirements: At least 15% of time.

i. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties after Entry into the Position: It is expected that the incumbent will have the ability to immediately perform the full range of duties as listed above.

j. Support Items: The incumbent will be provided access to a desktop computer, shared office equipment (such as printer, scanner and shredder), office supplies and support services.

k. Sunday Pay: Is not authorized.

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: U.S. Citizens. Citizenship, if dual, must be clearly stated.

  2. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The primary location of work will be on the U.S. Embassy/USAID compound in Nairobi, Kenya. No special demands are required to perform the work.

  3. POINT OF CONTACT: All questions about this solicitation may be directed to: Executive Office/Human Resources, Patrick Bii, HR Assistant, email at pbii@usaid.gov

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

This position requires a highly qualified and experienced individual with exceptional interpersonal skills, organizational skills, the ability to foster teamwork, strategic thinking, and also understand the technical requirements to achieve the PEPFAR goals in Kenya. Consensus building is a critical skill. The incumbent must be familiar with and be able to work well in an overseas environment and with a wide range of governmental and non-governmental counterparts. Successful applicants must have the following qualifications:

Education: An advanced degree (master’s or higher) in a relevant professional discipline, such as Public Policy, Public Health, Administration or related subject.

Professional Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional level experience at the international program management level; and experience working internationally in the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, with at least three years’ experience focused on HIV/AIDS.

Language: Level IV English ability (fluent) is required (S-4/R-4 FSI equivalent). The incumbent must possess a high degree of proficiency in both written and spoken English.

Skills and Abilities: Strong, computer, verbal and writing skills required. Must be able to facilitate meetings and make oral presentations logically and persuasively to senior officials and partners in a multi-cultural context, as well as communicate highly technical public health information to a wide variety of audiences. Must be able to produce concise, clear reports, and utilize word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Demonstrated ability to work across different governmental agencies, and with high level senior-ranking host country government officials, is required. Demonstrated ability to work effectively on her/his own and as a member of a diverse office management team, is required. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Strong capacity to multi-task, including managing, prioritizing and fulfilling competing demands in real time. Knowledge of U.S. government policies and guidance related to implementation of PEPFAR preferred.

Additional Criteria: U.S. Citizen (offshore Able to obtain US Government medical and security clearances (Secret). Available and willing to work outside the regular 40-hour workweek when required/necessary. Willing to travel to work sites and other offices as/when requested, at least 15% of the time.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Evaluation Factors listed will be the basis for evaluating and ranking applicants for the position. Applicants will be scored based on the documentation submitted within the application. Applicants must submit a supplemental document outlining their responses to the evaluation factors in order to be considered. Only the highest-ranked applicants will be interviewed.

Factor #1 Relevant Work Experience: A minimum of at least five years of progressively responsible professional level experience at the international program management level; and experience working internationally in the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, with at least three years’ experience focused on HIV/AIDS.

Factor #2 Technical Knowledge and Ability: Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with complex public health program planning and reporting. Ability to work across different governmental agencies, and with high level senior-ranking host country government officials, is required. Knowledge of U.S. government policies and guidance related to implementation of PEPFAR preferred. Ability to work effectively on her/his own and as a member of a diverse office management team, is required. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Strong capacity to multi-task, including managing, prioritizing and fulfilling competing demands in real time. Must be able to produce concise, clear reports, and utilize word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.

Factor #3 Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Strong, computer, verbal and writing skills required. Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and make oral presentations logically and persuasively to senior officials and partners in a multi-cultural context, as well as communicate highly technical public health information to a wide variety of audiences. Level IV English ability (fluent) is required (S-4/R-4 FSI equivalent). Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Factor #4 Education: An advanced degree (master’s or higher) in a relevant professional discipline, such as Public Policy, Public Health, Administration or related subject. Candidates who do not meet the minimum education requirements will not be considered.

The Evaluation Factors listed will be the basis for evaluating and ranking applicants for the position. Applicants will be scored based on the documentation submitted within the application. Applicants must submit a supplemental document outlining their responses to the evaluation factors in order to be considered. Only the highest-ranked applicants will be interviewed.

Basis of Rating: Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience requirements and basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of their Evaluation Factor responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked will also be evaluated on their interview performance, writing sample, and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Evaluation Factors:

● Factor #1: 50 points

● Factor #2: 20 points

● Factor #3: 20 points

● Factor #4: 10 points

Total Points (100)

How to apply:

I. APPLYING

  1. Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

1) Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2

2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages)**, cover letter** explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) to five (5) references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.

  1. Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Patrick Bii at pbii@usaid.gov, with a copy to Natalya Komarova at nkomarova@usaid.gov, by the closing date and time indicated above.

  2. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.

II. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.

· Medical Form (DS Form 6561)

· EQIP Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security (SF-86) or

· EQIP Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)

· EQIP Signature Forms (3-CER, REL, MEL)

· Finger print Card (FD-258) (available from requirements office)

· AID 6-85 (Foreign Residence Data)

III. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

  1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)

(e) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(f) Annual and Sick Leave

  1. ALLOWANCES:

Section numbers refer to rules from the Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas)

(a) Temporary Quarter Subsistence Allowance (Section 120)

(b) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130)

(c) Cost-of-Living Allowance (Chapter 210)

(d) Post Allowance (Section 220)

(e) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)

(f) Education Allowance (Section 270)

(g) Education Travel (Section 280)

(h) Post Differential (Chapter 500)

(i) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and (j) Danger Pay Allowance (Section 650)

IV. TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.

V. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. AIDAR: The Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) Appendix D – “Direct USAID Contracts with U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clauses “General Provisions,” found at: http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/300/aidar.pdf

  2. Contract Cover page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms

  3. Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs): AAPDs/CIBs for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs

  4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “**Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,**” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations

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Kenya: Food for Peace Advisor – Somalia

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: Mission Notice 18-137

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/15/2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME: 09/14/2018 at 04:30 p.m. (Nairobi Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Food for Peace Advisor – Somalia

  5. MARKET VALUE: $89,370 to $116,181 equivalent to GS-14

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options Not-to-exceed five (5) subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance or better.

  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret

  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION

Background/Introduction

The Food for Peace (FFP) Office within USAID is the U.S. Government’s (USG) primary arm for responding to major food emergencies throughout the developing world. Somalia, historically and into the foreseeable future, is home to numerous large-scale and complex food emergencies, resulting from conflict, climatic events, poor governance, economic shocks, and other disasters. The scale, scope, and nature of these crises are constantly in flux. In response to emergency food needs, FFP targets food-insecure Somali households and internally displaced populations countrywide with emergency food and nutrition assistance. FFP partners with the UN World Food Program (WFP), other public international organizations and non-governmental organizations on relief, nutrition, livelihoods and resilience-oriented activities. These activities include in-kind food and nutrition assistance as well as cash- and market-based interventions, such as unconditional cash transfers, cash-for-work activities, food vouchers and vocational training.

To help determine the need for and improve, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the assistance provided under the FFP program in Somalia, the USG, represented by USAID, is seeking applications from local-hire U.S. citizens interested in the position of FFP Advisor.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The FFP Advisor will ensure effective management of FFP resources in Somalia, and may also provide support to other countries in the East and Central Africa region as needed. The incumbent is expected to travel approximately 25% of the time.

Specific Duties: S/he will have the following specific duties:

  1. Serve as point of contact for all issues pertaining to FFP-funded food assistance programs in Somalia for USAID/KEA/FFP and Mission Management, USAID/Washington, other parts of the USG, the United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners, host nation government officials, and others.

  2. Report on all food security issues, to include changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements, government policies and actions affecting food assistance programs, government food assistance programs, and donor pledges and programs.

  3. Undertake and report on assessments to inform FFP food assistance funding decisions or modifications to ongoing programs.

  4. Monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP-funded food assistance programs, including progress and problems encountered by grantees, as well as commodity management, including following up with cooperating sponsors on the status of loss claims.

  5. Provide information and guidance to FFP-funded food assistance award recipients on FFP regulations, policies and procedures.

  6. Work with partners on preparation of annual work plans and program modifications, and with UN and NGO partners, and regional FFP staff on new appeals or revisions to existing ones.

  7. Coordinate with the USG Country Team, host government, UN and other partners, donors, and others to address issues impacting FFP-funded food assistance programs.

  8. Work with other parts of the USG and other donors to promote integration of food assistance with other programs to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall.

  9. Represent FFP in program and strategy discussions with other USAID offices regarding linking humanitarian and development programs to build resilience.

  10. Prepare and input into best practices, lessons learned, and other communications products on food assistance programming.

Position Elements

a. Supervision Received: The FFP Advisor will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by the USAID/KEA/FFP Office Chief, or his/her designee, and is expected to be in regular contact with FFP/Washington and report any information to them on issues pertaining to ongoing programs.

b. Available Guidelines: Food for Peace Act, Food for Peace Strategy, Global Food Security Strategy, International Emergency Food Assistance Annual Program Statements, USAID Regulations, Food for Peace program monitoring guidelines.

c. Exercise of Judgment: The incumbent shall exercise discretion and independent judgment in managing the portfolio. S/he must be able to work independently in an efficient and timely manner, including preparation of reports, identifying issues and suggesting areas of improvement in various aspects of food assistance program implementation and management, and collaborating with USAID colleagues, and other humanitarian donors and partners.

d. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent is expected to take initiative and act independently with little direction, but will have no authority to make financial commitments on behalf of the USG unless such authority is specifically delegated.

e. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent maintains high-level contacts and conducts technical discussions with heads of UN agencies, NGO partners, donors, government officials, and other stakeholders.

f. Supervision Exercised: The incumbent may supervise one or more Foreign Service National (FSN) staff.

g. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties After Entry Into Position: It is expected that the incumbent will have the ability to immediately perform the full range of duties as listed above. This will require specific experience in food assistance programming and USAID regulations.

h. Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

i. Travel Requirement: None

j. Support Items: The incumbent will be provided with the support services, equipment, and supplies necessary to perform the work e.g. desktop computer, shared office equipment (such as printer, scanner and shredder), office supplies and support services.

k. Sunday Pay: Is not authorized.**

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: **

· U.S. Citizens currently residing in Kenya[1]. Citizenship, if dual, must be clearly stated.

· Submit a complete application as outlined in the solicitation section titled APPLYING;

· Be able to obtain a USAID/W issued clearance level at the Secret Level;

· Be able to obtain a medical clearance;

· Employment is subject to funds availability and all the required approvals obtained.

  1. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The primary location of work will be on the U.S. Embassy/USAID compound in Nairobi, Kenya. No special demands are required to perform the work.

  2. POINT OF CONTACT: Executive Office/Human Resources, Patrick Bii, HR Assistant, email at pbii@usaid.gov

II. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education:

Bachelor’s degree plus at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance (two years of which must be related to food assistance);

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in a pertinent field (including, but not limited to international relations, agriculture, economics, public health,) plus at least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance (two years of which must be related to food assistance);

2. Prior Work Experience:

The candidate must have at least eight or six years of relevant professional experience (as described above). Relevant experience is defined as some combination of experience in developing, managing, assessing, evaluating and reporting on humanitarian assistance programs, strategic planning, and project design.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants shall be rated as per three (3) significant evaluation factors – Professional Experience, Program Management and Interpersonal and Communication Skills. Professional Experience represents half of the overall weight of the evaluation and is the single most important factor. The first two sub factors thereunder are of relative equal weight to each other. The significant factors Program Management and Interpersonal and Communication Skills, when combined, are of equal weight to Professional Experience.The sub factors are of relative equal weight to each other under each significant factor.

A. Professional Experience (50%)

(i) Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USG food assistance programs,

(ii) Demonstrated technical expertise in a food assistance related field, such as nutrition, agriculture, economics, public health, or other related fields.

B. Program Management (25%)

(i) Ability to manage programs, to include programmatic and financial issues,

(ii) Ability to monitor and evaluate programs, to include programmatic and financial issues,

(iii) Ability to review, evaluate and apply complex policies and regulations.

C. Interpersonal and Communication Skills (25%)

(i) Ability to provide rapid, concise, accurate reporting, both verbally and in writing,

(ii) Ability to work effectively as a team member and with staff from diverse cultures.

[1] Resident hire means a U.S. citizen who, at the time of hire as a PSC, resides in the cooperating country as a spouse or dependent of a U.S. citizen employed by a U.S. government agency or under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement, or for reasons other than for employment with a U.S. government agency or under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement. A U.S. citizen for purposes of this definition also includes persons who at the time of contracting are lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.

How to apply:

  1. Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

1) Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2

2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages)**, cover letter** explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) to five (5) references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.

  1. Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Patrick Bii at pbii@usaid.gov, with a copy to Natalya Komarova at nkomarova@usaid.gov, by the closing date and time indicated above.

  2. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.

I. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.

  • Medical History and Examination (DS 6561)
  • Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85P)
  • Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306)
  • Fingerprint Card(s)

II. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a Local Hire PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

  1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(e) Annual and Sick Leave

(f) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)

*This position is a Local Hire U.S PSC and receives only the limited benefits specified above. Any contract offered under this solicitation will not offer benefits that are available to Offshore Hire U.S PSC. Benefits that the successful candidate will not receive include, but are not limited to:*

1. Access to Embassy medical facilities, Cash Checking, AEA Commissary Access, Pouch Mail Service (DPO/APO)

2. Cost of Travel to and from Post;

3. Shipment and storage of UAB and HHE;

4. Shipment of POV (Private Own Vehicle);

5. R&R and Home Leave Travel; and

6. Housing

  1. ALLOWANCES:

Local Hire U.S PSC will not be eligible for allowances listed in the Standardized Regulations Government Civilian Foreign Areas Sections cited below – (if applicable, as found in the Standardize Regulations (DSSR) – sections cited below):

  1. Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120)

  2. Living quarters allowance (Section 130)

  3. Cost of living Allowance (Chapter 210)

  4. Post Allowance (Section 220)

  5. Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230)

  6. Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)

  7. Education allowance (Section 270)

  8. Educational Travel (Section 280)

  9. Post differential (Chapter 500)

  10. Payments during Evacuation/authorized Departure (Section 600)

  11. Danger Pay (Section 650)

III. TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.

IV. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. AIDAR: The Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) Appendix D – “Direct USAID Contracts with U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clauses “General Provisions,” found at: http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/300/aidar.pdf

  2. Contract Cover page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms

  3. Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs): AAPDs/CIBs for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs

  4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “**Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,**” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations

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Kenya: Food for Peace Advisor – Somalia (US Citizens ONLY)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: Mission Notice 18-137

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/15/2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME: 09/14/2018 at 04:30 p.m. (Nairobi Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Food for Peace Advisor – Somalia

  5. MARKET VALUE: $89,370 to $116,181 equivalent to GS-14

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options Not-to-exceed five (5) subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance or better.

  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret

  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION

Background/Introduction

The Food for Peace (FFP) Office within USAID is the U.S. Government’s (USG) primary arm for responding to major food emergencies throughout the developing world. Somalia, historically and into the foreseeable future, is home to numerous large-scale and complex food emergencies, resulting from conflict, climatic events, poor governance, economic shocks, and other disasters. The scale, scope, and nature of these crises are constantly in flux. In response to emergency food needs, FFP targets food-insecure Somali households and internally displaced populations countrywide with emergency food and nutrition assistance. FFP partners with the UN World Food Program (WFP), other public international organizations and non-governmental organizations on relief, nutrition, livelihoods and resilience-oriented activities. These activities include in-kind food and nutrition assistance as well as cash- and market-based interventions, such as unconditional cash transfers, cash-for-work activities, food vouchers and vocational training.

To help determine the need for and improve, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the assistance provided under the FFP program in Somalia, the USG, represented by USAID, is seeking applications from local-hire U.S. citizens interested in the position of FFP Advisor.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The FFP Advisor will ensure effective management of FFP resources in Somalia, and may also provide support to other countries in the East and Central Africa region as needed. The incumbent is expected to travel approximately 25% of the time.

Specific Duties: S/he will have the following specific duties:

  1. Serve as point of contact for all issues pertaining to FFP-funded food assistance programs in Somalia for USAID/KEA/FFP and Mission Management, USAID/Washington, other parts of the USG, the United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners, host nation government officials, and others.

  2. Report on all food security issues, to include changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements, government policies and actions affecting food assistance programs, government food assistance programs, and donor pledges and programs.

  3. Undertake and report on assessments to inform FFP food assistance funding decisions or modifications to ongoing programs.

  4. Monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP-funded food assistance programs, including progress and problems encountered by grantees, as well as commodity management, including following up with cooperating sponsors on the status of loss claims.

  5. Provide information and guidance to FFP-funded food assistance award recipients on FFP regulations, policies and procedures.

  6. Work with partners on preparation of annual work plans and program modifications, and with UN and NGO partners, and regional FFP staff on new appeals or revisions to existing ones.

  7. Coordinate with the USG Country Team, host government, UN and other partners, donors, and others to address issues impacting FFP-funded food assistance programs.

  8. Work with other parts of the USG and other donors to promote integration of food assistance with other programs to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall.

  9. Represent FFP in program and strategy discussions with other USAID offices regarding linking humanitarian and development programs to build resilience.

  10. Prepare and input into best practices, lessons learned, and other communications products on food assistance programming.

Position Elements

a. Supervision Received: The FFP Advisor will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by the USAID/KEA/FFP Office Chief, or his/her designee, and is expected to be in regular contact with FFP/Washington and report any information to them on issues pertaining to ongoing programs.

b. Available Guidelines: Food for Peace Act, Food for Peace Strategy, Global Food Security Strategy, International Emergency Food Assistance Annual Program Statements, USAID Regulations, Food for Peace program monitoring guidelines.

c. Exercise of Judgment: The incumbent shall exercise discretion and independent judgment in managing the portfolio. S/he must be able to work independently in an efficient and timely manner, including preparation of reports, identifying issues and suggesting areas of improvement in various aspects of food assistance program implementation and management, and collaborating with USAID colleagues, and other humanitarian donors and partners.

d. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent is expected to take initiative and act independently with little direction, but will have no authority to make financial commitments on behalf of the USG unless such authority is specifically delegated.

e. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent maintains high-level contacts and conducts technical discussions with heads of UN agencies, NGO partners, donors, government officials, and other stakeholders.

f. Supervision Exercised: The incumbent may supervise one or more Foreign Service National (FSN) staff.

g. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties After Entry Into Position: It is expected that the incumbent will have the ability to immediately perform the full range of duties as listed above. This will require specific experience in food assistance programming and USAID regulations.

h. Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

i. Travel Requirement: None

j. Support Items: The incumbent will be provided with the support services, equipment, and supplies necessary to perform the work e.g. desktop computer, shared office equipment (such as printer, scanner and shredder), office supplies and support services.

k. Sunday Pay: Is not authorized.**

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: **

· U.S. Citizens currently residing in Kenya[1]. Citizenship, if dual, must be clearly stated.

· Submit a complete application as outlined in the solicitation section titled APPLYING;

· Be able to obtain a USAID/W issued clearance level at the Secret Level;

· Be able to obtain a medical clearance;

· Employment is subject to funds availability and all the required approvals obtained.

  1. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The primary location of work will be on the U.S. Embassy/USAID compound in Nairobi, Kenya. No special demands are required to perform the work.

  2. POINT OF CONTACT: Executive Office/Human Resources, Patrick Bii, HR Assistant, email at pbii@usaid.gov

II. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education:

Bachelor’s degree plus at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance (two years of which must be related to food assistance);

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in a pertinent field (including, but not limited to international relations, agriculture, economics, public health,) plus at least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance (two years of which must be related to food assistance);

2. Prior Work Experience:

The candidate must have at least eight or six years of relevant professional experience (as described above). Relevant experience is defined as some combination of experience in developing, managing, assessing, evaluating and reporting on humanitarian assistance programs, strategic planning, and project design.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants shall be rated as per three (3) significant evaluation factors – Professional Experience, Program Management and Interpersonal and Communication Skills. Professional Experience represents half of the overall weight of the evaluation and is the single most important factor. The first two sub factors thereunder are of relative equal weight to each other. The significant factors Program Management and Interpersonal and Communication Skills, when combined, are of equal weight to Professional Experience.The sub factors are of relative equal weight to each other under each significant factor.

A. Professional Experience (50%)

(i) Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USG food assistance programs,

(ii) Demonstrated technical expertise in a food assistance related field, such as nutrition, agriculture, economics, public health, or other related fields.

B. Program Management (25%)

(i) Ability to manage programs, to include programmatic and financial issues,

(ii) Ability to monitor and evaluate programs, to include programmatic and financial issues,

(iii) Ability to review, evaluate and apply complex policies and regulations.

C. Interpersonal and Communication Skills (25%)

(i) Ability to provide rapid, concise, accurate reporting, both verbally and in writing,

(ii) Ability to work effectively as a team member and with staff from diverse cultures.

[1] Resident hire means a U.S. citizen who, at the time of hire as a PSC, resides in the cooperating country as a spouse or dependent of a U.S. citizen employed by a U.S. government agency or under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement, or for reasons other than for employment with a U.S. government agency or under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement. A U.S. citizen for purposes of this definition also includes persons who at the time of contracting are lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.

How to apply:

  1. Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

1) Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2

2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages)**, cover letter** explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) to five (5) references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.

  1. Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Patrick Bii at pbii@usaid.gov, with a copy to Natalya Komarova at nkomarova@usaid.gov, by the closing date and time indicated above.

  2. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.

I. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.

  • Medical History and Examination (DS 6561)
  • Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85P)
  • Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306)
  • Fingerprint Card(s)

II. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a Local Hire PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

  1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(e) Annual and Sick Leave

(f) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)

*This position is a Local Hire U.S PSC and receives only the limited benefits specified above. Any contract offered under this solicitation will not offer benefits that are available to Offshore Hire U.S PSC. Benefits that the successful candidate will not receive include, but are not limited to:*

1. Access to Embassy medical facilities, Cash Checking, AEA Commissary Access, Pouch Mail Service (DPO/APO)

2. Cost of Travel to and from Post;

3. Shipment and storage of UAB and HHE;

4. Shipment of POV (Private Own Vehicle);

5. R&R and Home Leave Travel; and

6. Housing

  1. ALLOWANCES:

Local Hire U.S PSC will not be eligible for allowances listed in the Standardized Regulations Government Civilian Foreign Areas Sections cited below – (if applicable, as found in the Standardize Regulations (DSSR) – sections cited below):

  1. Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120)

  2. Living quarters allowance (Section 130)

  3. Cost of living Allowance (Chapter 210)

  4. Post Allowance (Section 220)

  5. Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230)

  6. Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)

  7. Education allowance (Section 270)

  8. Educational Travel (Section 280)

  9. Post differential (Chapter 500)

  10. Payments during Evacuation/authorized Departure (Section 600)

  11. Danger Pay (Section 650)

III. TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.

IV. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. AIDAR: The Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) Appendix D – “Direct USAID Contracts with U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clauses “General Provisions,” found at: http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/300/aidar.pdf

  2. Contract Cover page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms

  3. Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs): AAPDs/CIBs for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs

  4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “**Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,**” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations

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United States of America: USPSC Logistics Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 05 Sep 2018

Position Title: Logistics Specialist

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00080

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $96,970 – $126,062

Issuance Date: August 14, 2018

Closing Date: September 5, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Logistics Specialist under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Logistics Specialist

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00080

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 14, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 5, 2018

12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Logistics Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-13 equivalent ($96,970 – $126,062 includes locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. Candidates who live outside the Washington, D.C. area will be considered for employment but no relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options.

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) Team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and the Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

OPERATIONS DIVISION VALUES

OPS team members ensure that the following division values are incorporated into all aspects of work:

  1. Spiritus Operandi/Espirit De Ops

● Demonstrating trust and openness among staff by assuming the best regarding our colleagues’ intentions and efforts.

● Acting with eagerness and willingness to support one another and work together on tasks.

● Maintaining top-down and bottom-up transparency while promoting a strong work ethic as paramount.

● Demonstrating that optimism, humor, and perspective are powerful components of success, even in crisis-driven work.

  1. Positive Interactions

● Owning how the OPS Division is perceived by others to ensure people maintain a positive impression of the division by treating everyone, regardless of seniority or organizational affiliation, in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner.

● Building a reputation that when OPS is on an issue, it’s going to get addressed.

● Doing our jobs consistently, competently, and effectively, with a focus on results.

● Paying attention and listening mindfully to others, with the intent to really understand how they view a situation and what issue they are trying to address.

● Exhibiting partnership and enthusiasm in helping others solve problems; including delivering hard messages with a smile.

  1. Competency

● Adopting flexible and creative solutions to provide partners and beneficiaries with quality, effective, consistent, and timely results.

● Maintaining proficiency and leadership in our areas of expertise, through engagement, training, field deployments, and exposure to other communities of thought.

● Holding a long-term strategic perspective in the face of current crises.

● Maintaining a global and functional focus for the office.

  1. Resourcefulness

● Using innovating contracting, engagement, administrative, and programmatic approaches to meeting emerging requirements, while being flexible to changing needs.

● Reaching out within the office, agency, interagency, and community beyond to seek innovative and creative solutions.

● Proactively seeking and embracing positive change in order to provide and better service to our customers and stakeholders.

● Viewing challenges as opportunities and focusing on finding a solution rather than just highlighting complications or issues.

  1. Staff Depth and Sustainability

● Cultivating a breadth of experience and expertise by hiring individuals from diverse professional, cultural, and experiential backgrounds.

● Proactively developing relationships with other industries and communities in order to learn and innovate.

● Encouraging staff to service in a variety of roles, through staff rotations, shadowing, mentoring, and OPS liaison positions.

● Continuing to support and staff responses through a variety of hiring mechanisms and resources.

● Achieving response readiness while prioritizing personal life for both self and team members.

● Bolstering staff wellness by incorporating flexible work schedules, leading to increased staff dedication, high-quality work, and flexibility.

  1. Commitment to Safety and Security

● Recognizing that staff safety and security is everyone’s responsibility and enables OFDA access in the field.

● Holding as a hallmark an underlying orientation towards managing risk for staff.

● Preparing staff through training, mentoring, standard operating procedures, and provision of contextual knowledge.

● Displaying professional conduct and integrity during crisis response operations.

● Advocating for professional assessments of security risks prior to deployment of staff.

INTRODUCTION

The Logistics Unit is part of the Operation Support Team in OFDA’s OPS Division. The core function of the Logistics Unit is to manage and execute all phases of the direct delivery of non-food humanitarian assistance, including the acquisition of commodities, and facilitating and coordinating transport and logistical arrangements. In addition, the unit maintains OFDA’s worldwide disaster relief stockpiles and maintains relationships with other governmental and non-governmental entities that are capable of supporting OFDA’s execution of its humanitarian interventions.

OBJECTIVE

The Logistics Unit requires the services of a Logistics Specialist to strengthen its capacity to provide prompt, effective services in the areas of logistical management and support.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Logistics Specialist will provide support for various operational aspects of OPS, as listed below:

Rapid Onset and Complex Emergency Response (Including Serving on RMT/DART):

● Coordinate with OFDA/Disaster Response Divisions to plan logistics responses to declared disasters, including Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), airlift, sealift, local purchase of disaster relief supplies, and supply chain support.

● Implement and maintain a complete information tracking system that contains detailed and accurate data about logistical responses and on quantities of material dispatched for specific disasters.

● As needed, serve as a technical authority on field assessment missions on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

● When in the field, assess the host nation’s capability to provide an effective response to specific logistical issues especially in the areas of warehousing, air, sea and ground transportation.

● Serve as a technical authority on RMTs, which may require immediate activation (within 3 hours).

● Employ the International Assistance Systems Concept of Operations during response activation to support domestic response activities.

Procurement and Transport:

● Assist in the procurement of emergency relief commodities and services.

● Manage current procurements, transport contracts, third party contracts, awards and modifications.

● Manage and coordinate actions for USAID, Department of Defense (DoD), and commercial transport managers, including conducting market research.

Warehousing and Inventory Management:

● Monitor progress to meet logistical needs; evaluate plans for feasibility, effectiveness, efficiency and economy; and develop alternative methods to achieve goals in a wide variety of work operations.

● If assigned, manage a warehouse; inventory, assess, manage and coordinate worldwide disaster relief stockpiles; and independently conduct the annual inspection and physical inventory of the OFDA stockpiles in accordance with USAID policy and regulations.

● Maintain a computerized Management Information System that produces reports and provides accountability for inventory management, replacement, transportation, and commodity dispatch.

● Prepare demand forecasts to determine the proper quantities of relief items to procure and preposition in OFDA regional warehouses.

Awards and Programming:

● Formulate appropriate supply chain and logistics strategies and policies for OFDA.

● Contribute to the formulation of appropriate strategies for the rest of the USG in disaster and emergency-related situations.

● Review partner proposals and provide technical guidance on warehousing, transport, and other logistics-related matters such as SPHERE standardization; and manage logistics-related awards.

Representation and Training:

● Represent and speak on USAID/OFDA logistics operations at university lectures, interagency working groups, the Logistics Cluster, workshops, and conferences both domestically and internationally.

● Provide logistics training to U.S. Forest Service, USAR and other surge and rotational personnel (also known as Detailers) on OFDA Logistics operations so they can assist during large-scale disaster or multiple disaster situations.

General Duties:

● As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

● Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis.

This position will, on occasion, require weekend work and overseas travel. On the headquarters level in particular, this position requires strong computer skills. On the field level, strong skills in mobile devices is required (remote access communications, tablets, mobile phones, satellite communications, etc.).

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The Logistics Specialist will take direction from, and report to, the Logistics Unit Leader or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available. The USPSC consults with supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. The USPSC is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments. The USPSC is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, management, or logistics operations), and seven (7) years of relevant experience working in the logistics field, two (2) years of which must include disaster logistics operations based in the field with an NGO or Intergovernmental Organization.

Strong computer skills with SharePoint, PowerPoint, Excel and other database programs are required. Relevant computer skills in supply-chain management software and SAP, as well as vocational training/qualifications, e.g. APICS, MCIPS, Certification in Humanitarian Logistics, etc. are preferred.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, management, or logistics operations), and five (5) years of relevant experience working in the logistics field, two (2) years of which must include disaster logistics operations based in the field with an NGO or Intergovernmental Organization.

Strong computer skills with SharePoint, PowerPoint, Excel and other database programs are required. Relevant computer skills in supply-chain management software and SAP, as well as vocational training/qualifications, e.g. APICS, MCIPS, Certification in Humanitarian Logistics, etc. are preferred.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (20 points):

Rapid Onset and Complex Emergency Response

· Demonstrated experience planning logistics responses to declared disasters, rapid onset, and complex emergencies.

· Demonstrated experience conducting assessments and serving as a technical authority on logistical issues.

Procurement and Transport

· Demonstrated experience managing and coordinating the procurement of emergency relief commodities.

· Demonstrated experience with contracting transportation requirements.

Warehousing and Inventory Management

· Demonstrated ability to manage warehouse facilities and inventory, facilitate periodic and annual inspections, and prepare demand forecasts.

· Demonstrated experience maintaining computerized Systems for inventory management and commodity dispatch.

Awards and Programming

· Demonstrated ability to design appropriate logistics strategies in disaster and emergency-related situations.

· Demonstrated experience analyzing proposals and managing logistics related awards.

Representation and Training

· Demonstrated ability to represent and speak on logistics operations to a variety of domestic and international audiences.

· Demonstrated experience providing logistics training.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (40 points)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors below are of equal value.)

QRF #1 Describe your direct experience in conducting international disaster logistics operations with an NGO or UN agency. Include two examples and provide details, such as the type and volume of response and your role in it (to include details on the supply chain volume you managed, size and functions of the team you supervised, the size of fleet managed and the number of offices/warehouses supported, etc.).

QRF #2 Discuss two examples of your personal experience arranging and coordinating multi-modal transportation of commodities in international disaster contexts. One example should be based on an individual experience and another based on your experience as part of a team and the role you played. Include five key considerations when arranging the delivery of commodities to international locations during disaster response operations.

QRF #3 Describe your experience in dealing with foreign governments, U.S. Government agencies, International Organizations (IOs), and NGOs while conducting international disaster logistics operations. Please provide examples of your experience coordinating with the Global Logistics Cluster (GLC), the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) and/or an organization responsible for managing a common service humanitarian pipeline.

QRF #4 In your opinion, what should be the ideal role for Logistics and Procurement Teams during each phase of the program implementation cycle? Specifically, consider the steps in the project cycle from proposal development to implementation.

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Professional Experience factors and the Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance, and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each factor under Professional Experience in their resume. This must specifically and accurately describe what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Applicants are required to address the QRF in a separate document in accordance with the factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Professional Experience and the Quality Ranking Factor may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:

Professional Experience – 20 points

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 10 points

QRF #2 – 10 points

QRF #3 – 10 points

QRF #4 – 10 points

Interview Performance – 30 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 10 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

  2. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

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Costa Rica: USPSC Senior Regional Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Costa Rica
Closing date: 04 Sep 2018

Position Title: Senior Regional Advisor

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00075

Salary Level: GS-15 Equivalent: $105,123 – $136,659

Issuance Date: August 14, 2018

Closing Date: September 4, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Senior Regional Advisor (SRA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Senior Regional Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00075

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 14, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 4, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Regional Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-15 equivalent ($105,123 – $136,659 – not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: San Jose, Costa Rica

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Senior Regional Advisor will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

To fulfill its mandate to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, OFDA has established six permanent regional offices. The regional offices are located in San Jose, Costa Rica; Bangkok, Thailand; Dakar, Senegal; Nairobi, Kenya; and Budapest, Hungary.

The regional offices are headed by Senior Regional Advisors (SRAs). SRAs serve as the regional team leaders in disaster response, preparedness and disaster risk reduction activities. They are principally responsible for managing the regional offices, monitoring all grants on humanitarian assistance program implementation, overseeing the sub-regional office, as applicable, supervising the office staff, and developing, in consultation with their respective Regional Advisors and the OFDA Disaster Response Team Leader in Washington, the multi-year strategies for their respective regions. In coordination with OFDA/Washington, SRAs manage disaster response activities, identify and formulate disaster preparedness, mitigation and training programs for their respective regions.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a SRA for the LAC Team at its regional office in San Jose, Costa Rica, to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for response, preparedness, disaster risk reduction, and resilience are met.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SRA will be responsible for a complex portfolio—requiring oversight of multiple, concurrent humanitarian crises throughout the disaster cycle. The SRA will manage a team of field-based staff responsible for the monitoring and assessment of humanitarian needs in the region of responsibility and developing, implementing, and monitoring humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction efforts. The SRA will serve as the lead humanitarian advisor in the field and ensure OFDA field-base perspectives are incorporated into OFDA’s internal and external policy efforts and office-wide initiatives. Up to 75% travel throughout the assigned region and to headquarters will be expected.

The SRA’s responsibilities will include the following:

Contextual Specialty

· Serve as an authoritative expert on humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility.

· Use extensive experience and knowledge base to guide OFDA’s Regional Advisors in analyzing and determining the scale and scope of a wide range of challenges when complete information is not available and provide support to continued efforts to establish creative solutions.

· Provide expert guidance on political, humanitarian, organizational, structural and stakeholder interests specific to the region of responsibility.

  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

· Lead/conduct/oversee initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or disaster risk reduction opportunities in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.

· Ensure ongoing humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities are monitored to validate that objectives are met and beneficiaries are served.

· Lead the development of country-, issue-, or disaster-specific strategies across the region of responsibility, as well as timely revision of these strategies as contextual realties shift.

· Make authoritative recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region and provide expert advice to inform global prioritization.

· Ensure interventions within the region of responsibility align with appropriate strategies.

· Serve a primary role in the management of the approved annual budget for the region to include timely identification of the need for additional resources or the availability of surplus resources.

Representation

  • Serve as the DCHA/OFDA lead representative and the primary point of contact on humanitarian issues in the area of responsibility.
  • Serve as an expert advisor on humanitarian and disaster risk reduction issues to senior USG personnel in the region, to include Ambassadors, Mission Directors, and other heads of agencies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host governments, emergency/humanitarian donor governments (DFID, ECHO, etc.), international emergency and humanitarian organizations (UNOCHA, ICRC, IOM, etc.), emergency/humanitarian divisions of non-governmental organizations, U.S. embassies and USAID missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities.
  • Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and intervention with local governments, and donor, partner, and UN organizations, as appropriate.
  • Advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other USAID officials on disaster response, mitigation and risk reduction efforts, including the review of sector disaster response and disaster response mitigation and disaster risk reduction plans.
  • Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate disaster risk reduction into appropriate programs.

Leadership

  • Manage and prioritize daily activities of OFDA’s regional office and all related sub-regional and program offices.
  • Supervise emergency/humanitarian staff within the region to include provision of technical guidance and oversight, administrative approvals, and staff development and evaluation.
  • Provide current and future strategic direction to the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.
  • Participate in a leadership role in office-wide policy initiatives to ensure field perspectives are well-represented.
  • Serve as an early adopter of change through constructive engagement in policy, process, and management issues during development and implementation.

General Duties

  • Ensure timely reporting of OFDA’s activities in the region through written cables, analyses, strategies, and other requests for written information and/or oral briefings.
  • Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.
  • As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

● As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and report to the Division Director for ALE or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work. The results are considered technically authoritative, are normally accepted without significant change, and are reviewed in terms of fulfillment of program objectives, influence on overall program, or contribution to the advancement of the objective.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, and disaster management), plus eleven (11) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and international humanitarian assistance, and/or disaster response. Five (5) years of this experience must be overseas field experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to international relations, political science, or a related field), plus nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and international humanitarian assistance, and/or disaster response. Five (5) years of this experience must be overseas field experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (10 points)

· Direct donor-based experience with US Government or international humanitarian agencies such as USAID, Department of State, or other international disaster response organizations.

· Demonstrated experience managing humanitarian interventions in an international disaster context across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery, transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

· Specific experience managing humanitarian interventions including needs assessment, strategy development, budget management, resource prioritization, program development, and program management.

Management/Supervisory Experience (10 points)

· Demonstrated experience providing expert guidance on political, organizational, structural and stakeholder interest’s for humanitarian assistance.

· Demonstrated experience managing a staff of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working on complex or environmental international humanitarian crises.

· Demonstrated experience managing a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, and mediating with senior humanitarian professionals working in international humanitarian crises.

· Demonstrated experience administering the performance review cycle for employees, reviewing statements of work, setting annual performance goals, conducting annual performance reviews, documenting disciplinary reviews and drafting personnel award documents.

Skills and Abilities (10 points)

· Demonstrated skills providing expert guidance on humanitarian and disaster risk reduction issues to senior diplomats to include, Ambassadors, Mission Directors, and other heads of agencies.

· Demonstrated interpersonal and representational skills in order to work effectively with host government’s senior level officials in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated skills representing large donor organization in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and interventions with local governments, donors, partners, and UN organizations.

· Demonstrated skills in compiling timely written reports and/or oral briefings of humanitarian assistance activities at a regional level providing, analyses, strategies, and policy recommendations.

Interview Performance (50 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Applicant Rating System. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each factor of the Applicant Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Applicant Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. 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. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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Mali: Medical Adviser, national of a EU Member State, graduated in General Medicine (Medical Doctor)

Organization: European Union
Country: Mali
Closing date: 12 Sep 2018

About the organisation:

EUCAP Sahel Mali is a European Union civilian mission based in Bamako, Mali. It was launched on 15 January 2015, following an official invitation by the Malian government to assist the internal security forces following the ‘Northern Mali Crisis’ that left large parts of the country under the control of various factions. EUCAP Sahel Mali supports the desire of the Malian state to modernise its security forces and enable them to respond more effectively to the need for protection of the entire Malian population throughout the country.

Position: Medical Adviser Post Category: Mission Support Management Level (MSML)

Availability: As soon as possible Security Clearance Level: EU CONFIDENTIAL

1. Reporting Line

The Medical Adviser reports to the Senior Medical Adviser.

2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities

· To develop, organise and monitor the provision of primary care and first aid to the Mission;

· To contribute to the plans and policies on all medical issues and health matters related to the provision of medical support to the Mission, including a medical emergency plan;

· To provide the necessary medical inputs for all Mission staff elements especially with regards to operational planning, decision making processes and resulting orders and documents;

· To provide medical guidance to all staff members and liaise with Finance and Human Resources on certified sick leaves, uncertified sick leaves – both in an out of theatre;

· To liaise with international civilian and non-governmental humanitarian and support agencies in the areas of operation when required;

· To assess the requirements for further treatment in theatre and/or the medical evacuation (by ground and/or by air) if EU staff members are in need of (advanced) medical treatment due to illness or an emergency in close cooperation with the medical practitioner in attendance;

· To monitor all elements of the medical evacuation chain in case of disease or injury of the Mission member in close cooperation with all involved health care providers and the Mission’s insurance company;

· To organise the use of available MEDEVAC capabilities (air and/or ground) inside or outside the areas of operation;

· To perform Medical Briefings and First Aid Training for all incoming Mission members;

· To monitor the epidemiological and overall medical situation in the area of operation, promote and implement preventive medical and occupational health measures including hygiene and recommendations for immunisations;

· To gather all information related to medical support for the Mission members, including social security and health and repatriation insurance, practical and administrative aspects;

· To assess on regular basis existing in- and out-patient medical treatment facilities (MTF) both of the local health service and others and regularly issue an updated list of available MTF in the areas of operation;

· To ensure that the contents of all Mission First Aid and Trauma Kits are present and up-to-date;

· To keep a database on all accidents, incidents and recorded illnesses – and ensure compliance with data protection for sensitive data – in conformity with doctor patient confidentiality;

· To identify and report on lessons learned and best practices within the respective field of responsibility;

· To undertake any other job related tasks as requested by the Line Managers.

3. Mission Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

· To assist and advise the Senior Medical Adviser.

· To deputise for the Senior Medical Adviser in his/her absence.

4. Essential Qualifications and Experience

· Successful completion of university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 6 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the first cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Bachelor’s Degree. The qualification should be in Medicine (Medical Doctor); AND

· License to practice medicine (Physician) from a recognised Medical School;

· After having fulfilled the education requirements, a minimum of 5 years of professional experience, in the field of medicine, medical planning and/or administrative procedures, including experience in mass casualty situations planning/major incident medical management and support.

5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Knowledge of emergency medicine;

· Knowledge of tropical medicine;

· English language skills: minimum level B1 (Independent User);

· French language skills: minimum level B1 (Independent User).

6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience

· Experience in medical planning and administrative procedures, including experience in mass casualty situations planning/major incident medical management and support;

· Flight Medical and/or MEDEVAC experience;

· Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) trained General Practitioner (GP);

· Successful completion of Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) course;

· Experience in assessing medical facilities, including under difficult conditions abroad;

· International medical experience, particularly in crisis areas with multi-national and international organisations.

How to apply:

Please submit your application here:

https://goalkeeper.eeas.europa.eu/registrar/DPA/357/details.do

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Uganda: International expert in institutional development

Organization: Enabel
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 04 Sep 2018

International expert in institutional development (m/f) – Kampala, Uganda

Teacher training education project

Enabel is the Belgian development agency. Under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we carry out public service assignments in Belgium and abroad. In addition, Enabel enhances the impact of Belgium in international development by carrying out assignments for Belgian and international third-party donors.

Job description

Teacher education is one of the key strategic priorities of the Education Sector in Uganda. Belgium has provided support to Teacher Education since 2011 through the Teacher Training Education (TTE) project, whose second phase is currently being implemented.

Under the second phase of TTE project, particular attention is given to the 5 National Teachers’ Colleges (NTCs), responsible for training ‘S1-S4′ secondary school teachers.

The project specific objective aims at strengthening the capacity and competence of NTCs in producing competent teachers through its 3 project components:

1) Institutional development;

2) Rehabilitation and extension of existing infrastructure; and

3) Quality of teacher training by introducing learner-centered methodologies and by examining strategies to promote the use of ICT in order to improve the quality of learning.

As international expert for Institutional Development (ID), s/he will :

· Organise the planning, implementation and monitoring of ID activities at the level of the central government (Teacher Instructor Education & Training, Construction Management Unit and Procurement Disposal Unit) and National Teachers’ Colleges in order to improve their strategic, financial, human resource and academic management skills.

· Manage Human Resources.

· Work in close coordination with other project components, especially for the support to the Construction Management Unit and academic/human resources management (pedagogy component).

Your profile

· A Master degree in Public Administration, Human Resources Management or other relevant field related to Institutional Development

· At least 5 years’ experience in institutional development and 2 years’ experience in the Education Sector

· At least 5 years’ experience in implementation of international cooperation project

· Proven relevant experience in supervising staff

· Good knowledge of school management, public finance management, procurement and public sector reform

· Good communication, presentation and facilitation skills

· Clear and concise writing skills (reports, technical documents)

· Fluency in English

We offer you

A contract of 20 months based in Kampala (regular field visits to the National Teachers’ colleges)​

Monthly salary package: (cat.2 – B417) between 5.288,32 euro and 7.524,32 euro (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.

Are you interested?

Is your profile matching the one we are looking for?

Do not hesitate and send us your application letter and updated CV, at the latest by September 4th 2018 via our website: https://www.enabel.be/content/jobs

How to apply:

Through our website: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=C0000960484P&career_ns=job_listing_summary&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&site=VjItRG9OVktVYS9CQ3J3RmtmaHoxaFpSQT09&_s.crb=5HJpzMkW00GmamxVFSvR9uRQSyU%3d&rcm_site_locale=en_US

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Mauritania: Coordinateur Renforcement des investissements productifs et énergétiques en Mauritanie

Organization: Enabel
Country: Mauritania
Closing date: 05 Sep 2018

Coordinateur (h/f)

Renforcement des investissements productifs et énergétiques en Mauritanie pour le développement durable des zones rurales (RIMDIR) – Mauritanie

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous accomplissons toute mission de service public qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable, en Belgique et à l’étranger. Ainsi, Enabel renforce l’impact de la Belgique en matière de développement international en exécutant également des missions pour des mandants tiers, tant nationaux qu’internationaux.

Contexte

Enabel a été sollicitée par l’Union européenne pour la mise en œuvre du programme Renforcement des investissements productifs et énergétiques en Mauritanie pour le développement durable des zones rurales” (RIMDIR)** du secteur de concentration SANAD du 11ème FED. L’approche pour ce secteur, dont l’objectif est* de renforcer la résilience des populations vulnérables face à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, est conçue comme un ensemble de trois interventions complémentaires dont le RIMDIR est la seconde.*

L’action d’Enabel (25 Mo EUR) porte sur la construction/réhabilitation et l’appui à la gestion d’infrastructures rurales productives (agricoles et pastorales), et le renforcement institutionnel. Le développement de services énergétiques renouvelables sera sous la responsabilité de l’AFD (8 Mo EUR). La coordination globale du RIMDIR a été confiée à Enabel.

Le RIMDIR interviendra dans 4 wilayas du sud-est du pays (Assaba, Guidimakha, Hodh el Chargui, Hodh el Gharbi) avec un volet d’appui institutionnel et de coordination du programme au niveau national, en complémentarité avec les deux autres interventions du secteur SANAD.

Description de la fonction

· Assurer la coordination globale du RIMDIR, et la synergie entre les deux volets mis en œuvre par l’AFD et par Enabel

· Assurer une synergie et une cohérence avec les autres interventions du programme SANAD et assurer le rôle d’interlocuteur principal de l’intervention RIMDIR auprès de la DUE, des autorités mauritaniennes et du comité de pilotage

· Etre responsable de la mise en place et suivi d´un système de Monitoring et évaluation cohérent du RIMDIR

· Coordonner le processus de capitalisation et garantir la diffusion de leurs résultats, en harmonisation avec les autres interventions

· Développer et mettre en œuvre les stratégies opérationnelles du volet Enabel du RIMDIR

· Assurer la programmation opérationnelle et la gestion financière et administrative du volet Enabel du RIMDIR et en coordonner les activités dans le but de garantir l’avancée des résultats

· Développer et mettre en place les partenariats avec les différents acteurs de mise en œuvre de l’intervention

· Gérer l’équipe d’intervention du volet Enabel (environ 15 personnes)

Votre profil

Niveau de formation requis

· Diplôme obtenu de niveau Master

Expérience et aptitudes exigées

· Minimum 5 ans d’expérience pertinente dans le pilotage d’interventions/de projets dans la coopération internationale

· Minimum 10 années d’expérience dans le domaine du développement rural dont une majeure partie incluant le développement d’infrastructures productives

· Expérience dans le pilotage stratégique de projets multi acteurs et/ou multi bailleurs

· Expérience dans la gestion des relations au niveau institutionnel

· Capacité à développer une vision stratégique et à créer des synergies entre les acteurs de plusieurs projets

· Expertise en méthodologies M&E

· Compétences avérées en gestion d’équipe

· Capacité à établir des partenariats et à développer/animer un réseau

· Sens de la diplomatie

· Etre orienté solutions

· Capacité d’adaptation liées aux conditions de travail et de vie

· Maîtrise du français

Compétences ou connaissances considérées comme atout

· Expérience dans le renforcement de la coordination sectorielle

· Connaissance du contexte de la République Islamique de Mauritanie et/ou des réalités des pays fragiles en Afrique subsaharienne

· Connaissance de l’arabe et/ou l’anglais

Nous vous offrons

Lieu d’affectation : Nouakchott, avec des déplacements réguliers dans les 4 régions d’intervention.

Package salarial mensuel : Catégorie 1 (B476)‑ Intervention Manager c’est-à-dire entre 6.140,04 euros et 8.930,84 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d’expatrié: primes d’éloignement et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de l’expérience pertinente.

En outre, nos collaborateurs expatriés bénéficient également d’avantages liés à l’expatriation tels que la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement, d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants qui accompagnent (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille.

Les différents montants payés vont varier en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Estimation date de fin du projet : septembre 2023

Date probable d’entrée en fonction : Q4 2018

Intéressé?

Vous vous retrouvez dans ce profil?

Alors n’attendez plus et postulez avec votre CV actualisé et une lettre de motivation, au plus tard le 05/09/2018 via notre site web:

https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/jobs

How to apply:

Through our website: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=C0000960484P&career_ns=job_listing_summary&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&site=VjItRG9OVktVYS9CQ3J3RmtmaHoxaFpSQT09&_s.crb=5HJpzMkW00GmamxVFSvR9uRQSyU%3d&rcm_site_locale=fr_FR

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Switzerland: Senior Trade Policy Advisor, Agriculture – UK Mission Geneva (CHEG18.384)

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

The United Kingdom Mission to the UN & WTO in Geneva (UKMis) represents the interests and policies of the UK at many international organisations. We are currently looking for a Locally-Engaged C4 (L) senior advisor to lead on a number of trade in agriculture issues at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, working closely to support the Agriculture Counsellor.

Agriculture issues comprise a key part of the WTO negotiations agenda and will require greater focus and expertise from the UK as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The regular work through the WTO Committees on Agriculture and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures will also increase as the UK transitions to independent WTO membership, necessitating an even greater focus from the UK Mission.

The job-holder will assist and sometimes lead on the regular engagement with these committees, ensuring that the UK’s full range of interests are represented, while doing the same across all international institutions where such issues are discussed across Geneva.

In addition, there is a need to prepare the ground for a more active role for the UK in the wider environmental files in Geneva through the various international organisations and conventions, and the successful applicant may also have the opportunity to lead on some of this work.

Roles and Responsabilities:

The successful candidate will have two main roles: (i) monitoring and reporting on agriculture activity in the WTO and contributing to UK/EU policy development on agriculture issues, and (ii) working closely with the agriculture counsellor to ensure that, as the UK prepares to leave the EU, the UK’s WTO agriculture commitments are properly accounted for and addressed.

The jobholder will work closely with UKMis colleagues to help deliver the UK’s WTO priorities, build a network of relevant contacts and gather timely, relevant information. The job holder will cooperate closely with other Missions, the secretariats of the WTO and other organisations, business and civil society and business.

The job-holder will also need to be comfortable working with Departments across the UK Government to understand governmental priorities and influence decision-making.

Main Duties:

  • Develop a strong network of internal and external stakeholders, to include the WTO Secretariat, other WTO Members and the EU Delegation, UKRep Brussels, relevant Whitehall departments and UK business and civil society.

  • Work with colleagues from the Department for International Trade, Department for Environment and Rural Affairs, Department for Exiting the EU and UKRep Brussels, amongst others, to contribute to UK and EU policymaking on agriculture issues.

  • Follow and report on agriculture/SPS developments at the WTO, in the negotiating group as well as in each of the committees and wider related discussions.

  • Provide strategic advice on the UK’s commitments under each of the Agriculture and SPS Agreements and the implications of the UK’s exit from the EU, and lead on the WTO angle of subsequent policy development. This will involve the deployment of sensitive influencing skills with policy teams in London.

  • Help to build capacity in London departments to ensure readiness for independent WTO membership though providing training and regular advice.

  • Support colleagues in the Economic Team by covering other WTO-related meetings and events when necessary.

  • Support and deliver ministerial and official visits to Geneva.

  • Contribute to the corporate life of the Mission.

The job-holder will form part of a newly formed agricultural trade team within the Mission’s ‘Trade in Goods’ team. Although the job-holder will report directly to the Agriculture Counsellor the UK Mission has quite a flat structure and the job-holder will regularly interact directly with the Deputy Permanent Representative and Permanent Representative on important issues within their portfolio.

How to apply:

We do not accept Cvs.

We only accept applications received through this link:

https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/candidate/post/7618/en-GB

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Moldova: Request for Expressions of Interest – Individual consultant

Organization: Government of the Republic of Moldova
Country: Moldova
Closing date: 28 Aug 2018

Determine the list of adaptive (compensatory) equipment and assistive technologies, teaching/learning equipment and materials for children with disabilities and or/special educational needs to be procured and to develop technical specifications for initiating the procurement procedure of these goods.

The MoECR now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

(i) General experience (30 points):

  • University degree in pedagogy, psychology, social assistance or related field.

  • At least 5 years of consulting experience in the relevant areas.

(ii) Adequacy for Project (40 points):

  • Proven experience in developing technical specifications for adaptive equipment and assistive technologies, teaching/learning equipment for children with disabilities and or/special educational needs.

  • Experience in teaching to children with disabilities and or/special educational needs, such as visual impairment, hearing impairment, mental deficiency, reduced mobility, etc.

  • Knowledge of the international market for adaptive equipment and assistive technologies, teaching/learning equipment for children with disabilities and or/special educational needs. Capacity to identify trends and best practices in this market.

  • Knowledge of the Moldavian education system and context would be an asset.

  • At least two similar assignments carried out.

  • Previous experience in collaborating with relevant ministries, institutions and civil society.

(iii) Language and Experience (30 points):

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational, planning and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in a fast-moving environment.

  • Excellent spoken and written English skills;

  • Good command of the Romanian or Russian language would be an asset;

  • Excellent computer skills in the complete Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

How to apply:

Republic of Moldova

Moldova Education Reform Project (MERP)

Credit No. 5196-MD

Assignment Title: determining of the list of goods and technical specifications for teaching/learning materials and equipment for students with disabilities and/or special educational needs.

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): IC-18

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Research (MoECR) has received financing from the World Bank Group toward the cost of the Moldova Education Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for individual consulting services.

The objective of the assignment is to determine the list of adaptive (compensatory) equipment and assistive technologies, teaching/learning equipment and materials for children with disabilities and or/special educational needs to be procured and to develop technical specifications for initiating the procurement procedure of these goods.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09 00 to 17 00 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by August 28, 2018 16:00 o’clock, Moldova local time.

Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, MERP

Stefan cel Mare 180, 13th floor, room no. 1305,

mun. Chisinau, Republic of Moldova MD-2004

Attn: Cezar Captaciuc – Procurement Specialist

Tel/fax: 022 23-25-02

E-mail: merp@mecc.gov.md with copy to cezar.captaciuc@gmail.com

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Senegal: Program and Training Specialist for Health

Organization: Peace Corps
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

Position status: Full time/local hire

Location: Dakar, Senegal with up to 40% travel within Senegal

Compensation: Gross salary + benefits: 16,797,100 CFA to 18,297,776 CFA/annum.

The United States Peace Corps in Senegal seeks a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Program and Training Specialist for Health. The position is based in Dakar, Senegal and reports directly to the Associate Peace Corps Director for the Community Health Project (APCD). The Program and Training Specialist for Health (PTS) will provide on-going support to PC/Senegal’s Health program and conduct training for Health Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and counterparts. The incumbent will also provide technical support to PCVs. Ideal candidate will have a degree in public health with deep professional experience in community health projects. Interested candidates must hold the following qualifications:

a. Education: A Bachelor degree in public health, community health or other related health area.

b. Prior Work Experience:

• At least four years practical experience in the field of community health, particularly in the areas of maternal child health, nutrition and malaria education/treatment;

• Successful completion of short courses and/or training program in areas directly related to the sector is highly desirable;

• Experience with participatory community appraisal method;

• Proven experience in training design and implementation;

• Experience supporting/coordinating people from other cultures;

• Knowledge of Senegal Health systems is a must.

c. Language Proficiency:

• Ability to read, write and speak both French and English fluently (F4 level).

• Proficiency in speaking and writing in one or more national languages of Senegal;

d. Skills and abilities

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook is required;

• Understanding of Senegalese and American cultures;

• Enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues from multicultural backgrounds

• Ability to multi-task and to work in a fast-paced work environment;

• Strong desire to work with, support and supervise American Volunteers, primarily young people

• Ability to train and facilitate trainings with American and Senegalese audiences

• Capacity to travel frequently throughout Senegal and often in rough roads.

How to apply:

The full positions description and requirement are available upon request by sending an email to

HRSenegal@peacecorps.gov.

Interested and qualified applicants for the position should submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest/motivation, in English, addressing your experience and suitability for the position;

  2. A current resume (CV) in English+3 professional references;

  3. Any other documentation (e.g. certified copy of educational certificates, degrees earned, driving license) that addresses the qualification requirements of desired position;

  4. Certified copy of identity card or certificate of nationality and “extrait of casier Judiciaire;

Interested applicants must have ability to pass full background/security checks; and show proof of residency or ability to work in Senegal.

All applications should be submitted electronically and in English to HRSenegal@peacecorps.gov with “**PTS HE**” in the subject line no later than 00:00 by Wednesday August 29, 2018.

Incomplete and/or late application will not be entertained, nor applications not submitted in English.

Only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted. NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE.

The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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NKE25: Financial Investigations

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Closing date: 30 Aug 2018

Information of the project:

The Project ‘EU Action against Drugs and Organized Crime (EU-ACT)’ is funded by the European Union Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, and it is managed by the International Foundation of Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) from Madrid, Spain.

EU-ACT tackles both drug demand and drug supply reduction. It assists beneficiary countries in preventing consumption, as well as addressing demand-reduction policies and practices, in addition to reinforcing the due process-compliant capacities to better address drug-related organized crime, building meaningful trust and networking amongst countries and relevant institutions that will enable them to cooperate (trans-) regionally while ensuring compliance with human rights and the rule of law.

The duration of the Project is four years (from January 2017 to December 2020) and its geographical scope includes selected countries along the ‘Heroin Route‘ from and to Afghanistan, in the regions of South and Central Asia, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and East Africa.

Selection process of NKE 25 on Financial Investigation Expert(s):

The Expert(s) may be requested to assess skills and processes in order to identify barriers/opportunities for the Project to work on; to design tailored training and deliver associated presentations, conducting practical exercises and training, hosting seminars and conducting relevant mentoring to enhance financial investigation skills in the area of drugs and organized crime. The Expert(s) will introduce and promote modern methods and techniques for efficient financial investigations that respect the rule of law and human rights.

It is expected that, as a result of these activities, the abilities and skills of beneficiaries in one or more of the following areas will be established or enhanced:

  • Systematic financial investigations on each relevant drug trafficking case;
  • Efficient working relations between Financial Intelligence Units and Law Enforcement investigators (including prosecutors);
  • Role and responsibilities of the financial investigation officer;
  • Process for gathering and handling evidence in the context of a financial investigation;
  • Techniques for an efficient identification of criminal proceedings and recovery of criminal assets.

At any stage of the implementation of these activities the experts will, in conjunction with the Project Team, identify specific activities that can be carried out in order to further develop the skills and the preparation of investigators and prosecutors to face more complex financial investigations of drug-related organized crime.

Location of work: the Expert(s) will perform their work at home (preparation when necessary) and/or in some of the countries in the regions of South and Central Asia, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and East Africa.

Duration of the assignment: the time to be employed varies according to the specific needs of the mission. It is expected that assignments will last from 5-20 working days, not including preparation time. The Expert(s) may be required to travel during part or the whole time to some/several of the mentioned regions.

As a result: depending on the precise nature of the mission to implement, the Expert(s) might be requested to deliver one or several of the following: (a) a needs-assessment report, that may include recommendations for changes in systems/procedures/regulations, or training proposals; (b) if training is recommended, a tailored curricula on the subject matter(s); (c) a one-week or two-week training schedule; (d) power-point presentations for each training session; (e) to deliver the corresponding training session in the designated countries; (f) to design and to conduct practical exercises on concrete cases of financial investigations, with workshop/training participants; and (g) final training report with assessment of the professional level of the attendees, their performance at the training, and recommendations for future trainings and/or next steps.

Estimated Starting Date: from October 2018 on, depending on Project needs.

How to apply:

Please visit http://eu-act.info/en/job-offers for complete ToR.

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Somalia: GIS officer

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

SOMALIA STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT (SSIPWP)

GIS Officer

Terms of Reference

Position Title: GIS Officer

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Director public works

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station:

Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the position

This position will be responsible for supporting the ongoing research, practice, teaching and capacity building programs at the Geospatial lab and perform Geographic Information Systems (GIS) assignments, namely applying computer-based collecting, managing, analyzing, modeling, and presenting geographic or spatial data. Utilize GIS software to overlay maps and datasets and query them in terms of their spatial relationships to each other among others.

Scope of Services

Reporting to the Director of public works, the incumbent is responsible for:

o Assisting in assessing and utilizing IT and GIS systems

o Developing improved systems of acquisition, processing, and data storage; their transactions and production of relevant outputs;

o Assessing and supporting the improvement of processes & user-interface (both internal and external) used in different states.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to these:

o Leading and developing new methods using machine learning and cloud computing for advanced geospatial analytics and decision making;

o Working on potential areas of research such as mapping urban areas, land administration, climate change, disaster risk and related fields;

o Conceptualizing and developing a platform for crowd sourcing geospatial data and supervised machine learning;

o Developing customized web, desktop and mobile based GIS and non-GIS applications to expand the labs’ services globally;

o Developing tools and scripts for automating existing processes in proprietary and open source GIS software;

o Use and train others on GPS and ArcGIS software as well as other relevant software applications.

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

o Minimum of Bachelor Degree of Geographical Science, GIS or related discipline.

o At least 5 years of professional work experience in GIS

o Excellent organizing and demonstrated competence in the use ArcGIS;

o Demonstrated GIS skills;

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to hr@mpwr.gov.so, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5: 00pm.Kindly indicate “**GIS officer MPWRH & VAno 0019/18**– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Somalia: Executive Assistant

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

SOMALIA STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT (SSIPWP)

Executive Assistant

Terms of Reference

Position: Executive Assistant

Department: Minister’s Office

Reporting to: Minister

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the position

o Provides support to Minister at Ministry of Public Work, Reconstruction and Housing in terms of scheduling, correspondence, human resources, and meetings. Takes responsibility and ownership of Minister’s Office, supports project management team, ensures compliance with deadlines, and prepares, edits, revises and stores documents and files.

o Administrates the operations within the Minister’s office and maintains the services of bookkeeping, answering of phone and e-mails, publications, and correspondence.

Scope of Services

Reporting to Minister or any person assigned by the Minister, the incumbent is responsible for:

o Providing office management services to the office H.E. Minister of the PWRH this includes maintaining office services efficiency and maintaining office records.

o Provide support to minister and his front office, assisting in daily office needs and managing the minister’s general administrative activities.

o Developing and maintaining a filing system in the minister’s office.

o Up-dating and maintaining the minister’s office protocols and procedures

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

o Organize and schedule meetings for the minister.

o Prepare meeting agendas, perform research for meetings, and take minutes during meetings

o Manage travel arrangements, including flights, transportation, and lodgings for Minister and other staff members as assigned by the Minister.

o Maintain office correspondence, including E-Mails, calls and receiving post and maintaining MPWRH social media presence with regards to the Minister’s activities.

o Perform reception duties such as answering phones where necessary at office.

o Manage the diaries and schedules of the Minister.

o Communicate with Minister, schedule Meetings, and arrange meeting agendas

o Liaise with Staff and other guests

o Organize media appearances and events

o Solve problems and contact the MPWRH departments when necessary

o Maintain filing system, ensuring processes and software are up to date and in working order

o Manage assignments receive from the Minister and follow-up with team members where required

o Maintain a strong working relationship with other relevant departments, including the DG.

o Liaise with other staff members on behalf of the Minister

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications Experience and skills

o Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Education Administration, or related field;

o At least 4 years of professional work experience in a relevant business or environment

o Excellent organizing and communication skills;

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office;

o Excellent communication skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) in Somali and English.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to hr@mpwr.gov.so, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “**Executive Assistance MPWRH & VAno 0018/18**– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Somalia: ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY ENGINEER

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

SOMALIA STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT (SSIPWP)

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY ENGINEER

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Environment, Health and Safety Engineer

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Director of Public Works

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the Position

Develop, develop and maintain environmental, health and safety standards and ensure compliance with them. Plan and roll-out related initiatives such as awareness rising/capacity development vis-à-vis environmental, health and safety standards, safe behaviour auditing and risk assessment at MPWRH.

Update a number of environmental, health and safety policies and procedures such as chemical management, hazard communication, electrical safety, contractor safety, equipment safety, emergency response, and incident investigation to mention a few.

Scope of Service

Reporting to the Director Public Works, the incumbent is responsible for:

o Providing environmental, health, and safety leadership to the MPWRH and its partners (public and private) on joint works.

o Directing Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) activities at his/her location; establishing EHS objectives and targets; internal reporting of EHS performance;

o Communication of national, area, and local regulatory requirements, and; ensuring documents are available in the local languages.

o Assuring accurate and complete EHS reporting;

o Assuring disclosure of state and federal agency findings on a timely basis, and completion of required training for EHS personnel;

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

o Develop hazard control processes, methods and programs

o Identify and evaluate the unsafe environment and practices

o Communicate plans and strategies across MPWRH and its partners as assigned from time to time

o Support staff with the identification of environmental aspects and determining the project objectives and target

o Identify the root causes of safety and industrial hygiene shortcomings in projects and help remedy these through appropriate counter measures

o Recommend solutions to issues that need improvement in the EHS realm

o Advise on controlling potential threats

o Monitor and control implementation of safety plans and objectives

o Monitor and track safety systems by using computer systems and spreadsheets

o Maintain and manage equipment and processes related to EHS of each project

o Suggest EHS improvement measures, preventive methods and practices such as but not limited to recycling, waste disposal, pollution control,

o Collaborate with other levels of engineering staff, quality assurance, quality improvement, regulatory compliance specialists, etc.

o Measure and audit the effectiveness of hazard control programs

o Prepare future safety plans based on past experiences and facts

o Work in compliance with standards and practices

o Manage constructive and solution oriented stakeholder engagement to further enhance EHS performance and enforcement actions; directing actions during crises; site security,

o Creating a strong EHS culture that engages employees throughout the site in EHS teams and processes

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experiences and Skills

o Bachelor’s Degree, preferably Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Health, or other relevant areas.

o At least 5 years of professional work experience in a relevant Environmental Science

o Excellent organizing and Environmental skills;

o Demonstrated Environmental skills;

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office;

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

o Familiarity with relevant IT software tools.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to hr@mpwr.gov.so, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “Environment, Health and Safety Engineer MPWRH & VAno: 0012/18– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Somalia: Engineer- Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

SOMALIA STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT (SSIPWP)

Engineer- Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Engineer- Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Director Public Works

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the Position

Lead in identifying, developing, processing, implementing and administering sanitation and sewerage issues, technical assistance (TAs) projects in the assigned sector. Work within general policies, principles and goals.

Execute independently and in teams any Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment related tasks. Work well with team members and supervise them where assigned to ensure the overall high quality of outputs and reports. As and where assigned by his/her superior, supervise the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.

Scope of services

Reporting to the Director Public Works, the incumbent is responsible for:

o Leading the planning, development, and execution of new initiatives in the water supply and sanitation and urban/municipal infrastructure development and management, and relevant sector governance reforms.

o Ensuring sanitation and sewerage standards are met in Somalia

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

o Lead and support development, processing and administration of donor projects in water supply and sanitation areas.

o Liaise and coordinate with development agencies, lead and support water supply and sanitation and urban development sector operations in upstream portfolio development work, including targeted sector assessments, diagnostics and roadmaps.

o Lead in the identification, review and evaluation of water supply and sanitation projects, including urban development.

o Develop and maintain a suitable network in the water supply and sanitation sector to keep abreast of the latest developments and issues.

o Substantially contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around water supply and sanitation issues.

o Develop and maintain a knowledge database on the water sector.

o Train the staff on their job descriptions vis-à-vis Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment

o Coordinate the donor reports within the departments

o Advice the general director on sewerage and sanitation programs needed in towns.

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

o Minimum of Bachelor Degree of Civil Engineering, or related discipline.

o At least 5 years of professional work experience in a relevant Engineering.

o Excellent organizing and Engineering skills;

o Demonstrated Engineering skills;

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office;

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

How to apply:

  • Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to hr@mpwr.gov.so, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “**Engineer- Urban Sa**n**itation and Sewage Treatment MPWRH & VAno: 0030/18**– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.
  • Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Somalia: ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

SOMALIA STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT (SSIPWP)

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Electrical Engineer

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Director Public Works

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the Position

Prepare and interpret specifications, calculating weights, volumes, and stress factors. Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.

To visit proposed installation sites and draw rough sketches of location and explain drawings to production or construction teams and provide adjustments as necessary.

Scope of Services

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the incumbent is responsible for:

o Developing specifications and instructions for installation of voltage transformers, overhead or underground cables, and related electrical equipment used to conduct electrical energy from transmission lines or high-voltage distribution lines.

Duties and Responsibilities includes but not limited to these:

o Draft working drawings, wiring diagrams, wiring connection specifications or cross-sections of underground cables, as required for instructions to installation crew.

o Assemble documentation packages and produce drawing sets which are checked by an engineer or an architect.

o Create electrical schematics.

o Review completed construction drawings and cost estimates for accuracy and conformity to standards and regulations.

o Measure factors that affect installation and arrangement of equipment, such as distances to be spanned by wire and cable.

o Draw master sketches to scale showing relation of proposed installations to existing facilities and exact specifications and dimensions.

o Study work order requests to determine type of service, such as lighting or power, demanded by installation.

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

o Minimum of Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.

o At least 5 years of professional work experience in Electric engineering.

o Excellent organizing and Electrical engineering skills;

o Demonstrated Electric skills;

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office;

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to hr@mpwr.gov.so, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “Electrical Engineer MPWRH & VAno: 0029/18– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Somalia: Communication Officer

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

SOMALIA STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT (SSIPWP)

Communication Officer

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Communication Officer

Department: Deputy Minister’s Office

Reporting to: Deputy Minister

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the Position

Support and maintain all internal and external communication of the MPWR&H with state-level Public Works Ministries, Banadir Regional Administration and inline Ministries of the Federal Government, as well as international agencies. The incumbent will also lead and develop the Ministry communication strategies including outreach to different audiences, raising the profile of the Ministry, direct contact to the media, press releases and branding awareness.

Scope of Service

Reporting to the Director General, the incumbent is responsible for and accountable to:

o Design and implement the MPWRH communication strategies and produce communication material under the guidance of the Director General.

Duties and Responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:

o Oversee and develop media relations: communication with journalists and agencies. Analyze and monitor MPWRH’s member’s needs in communication and promote members’ work in close cooperation with the other Minister’s departments of the MPWRH Secretariat.

o Draft, design and finalize high quality press releases, communication strategies and other communication material (print and for social media) for MPWRH media work and campaigns.

o Enhance capacity of MPWRH staff and contribute to working structures that effectively deliver according to the Ministry’s communication needs (including awareness rising and publications)

o Support the MPWRH in terms of social media content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across MPWRH’s website, Twitter feeds and Facebook pages.

o Ensure full coherence and alignment with various MPWRH offices in implementing the communication strategy

o Provide technical advice and support to team leaders and other staff in planning and developing relevant information and communications products.

o Provide input to all major departmental documents, including strategies, donor reports and other technical documents, to ensure they are well written and clearly communicating the messages (high-quality communication products geared towards key-audiences).

o Identify and implement public relation campaigns and provide support for advocacy, monitoring and evaluation.

o Be responsible for the compilation and finalization of the narrative annual report and other reports as assigned

o Oversee the design and editorial content of the website and intranet, ensuring that content are regularly updated and promoted.

o Participate in resource mobilization activities by developing materials and ensuring that the organizational websites remain relevant

o Provide support and training in communication for the staff working at various MPWRH offices, during the annual staff meetings and staff retreats

o Initiate and implement communication activities in MPWRH yearly plan.

o Link MPWRH advocacy campaigns to other regional and international campaigns, and keep MPWRH members, networks and partners informed on MPWRH’ various activities. Draft press releases, statements, news summaries and ensure print and electronic media coverage for the events.

o Monitor international and regional media, and regularly update MPWRH staff of any media coverage relevant to their work.

o Proactively identify media opportunities and, in close liaison with MPWRH partners, plan and implement media events including press releases, report launches and press conferences.

o Organize regular and ad-hoc briefings, public information events and press conferences.

o Develop strategies for partnerships and maintain databases of partners and supporters in the field of information and communication media;

o Assist in the implementation of MPWRH seminars, workshops as well as internal board meetings and general assemblies and disseminate information on these activities.

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

o Minimum of Bachelor of Communication, or related discipline.

o At least 5 years of professional work experience in a relevant business or environment

o Excellent organizing and communication skills;

o Demonstrated Communication skills;

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office and media design, including relevant software applications for high-quality communication material design and production);

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali and English.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to hr@mpwr.gov.so, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “**Communication Officer MPWRH & VAno: 0013/18**– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Somalia: Building Standard Compliance and Certification Officer

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

SOMALIA STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT (SSIPWP)

Building Standard Compliance and Certification Officer

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Building Standard Compliance and Certification Officer

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Structural Engineer

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations**)**

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the Position

Buildings that require a warrant of fitness are inspected in accordance with departmental programmes with records maintained and any follow up compliance completed.

Scope of Service

Reporting to the Director of Structural Engineer, the incumbent is responsible for and accountable to:

o Preparing evidence, notices and information required for enforcement action in case of non-compliance with the Building Act, Building Code and Council Bylaws and other applicable legal documents and standards.

Duties and Responsibilities, include, but not limited to:

o Undertaking building compliance and enforcement activity for the building team and peer review/audit inspections as required.

o Preparing evidence, notices and information required for enforcement action in case of non-compliance with the Building Act, Building Code and Council Bylaws as well as other applicable laws, standards or rules and regulations.

o Preparing evidence and information required to assist Council’s insurer or solicitor relating to any claims or cases against Council.

o Carrying out investigations of building work to ensure compliance with relevant technical standards.

o Recording and/or reporting the result of compliance investigations and inspections

o Reporting to the Building Unit Manager on activates undertaken in regard to non-compiling work.

o Prepare, issue and maintain notices under the Building Act within BCA/TA procedures and legislative requirements and timeframes as required to regularise matters of non-compliance.

o Prepare for prosecutions and giving of evidence in a satisfactory manner.

o Undertaking property inspections for compliance and maintain records.

o Assisting with desk top assessments of Earthquake-prone building as required. Ensuring that all necessary information is correct and complete and accurately recorded.

o Undertake any other duties as requested by the Building Unit Manager

o Consenting and Certifying Building Work

o Undertake consistent, professional building inspections and other statutory functions under the Building Act and within Council’s BCA framework, as required.

o Review, assess and determine building compliance on: building inspections (including old consents); determination applications; confirmation of code compliance certificates over two years from completion date; and Certificate of acceptance.

o Following documented procedures and processes for the Building Consent Authority (BCA) and Territorial Authority (TA)

o Assist other compliance officers providing technical leadership and direction.

o Systematically applying risk management processes to the achievement of Councils strategic and operational objectives, plans and compliance with its legal obligations.

o Any risks identified are reported to the Building Unit director or Team Leader.

o Risks are minimized through the following of TCDC’s policies and procedures. All legal obligations are complied with.

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

o Minimum Bachelor Degree in Architecture or related discipline with at least 5 years minimum experience in Architecture.

o Degree or Advance Diploma and/or trade/advanced trade certificate qualification relevant to the building industry.

o Possess (working towards) an appropriate qualification relating to Building Controls.

o Relevant Trade Certificate or equivalent experience in the building industry

o At least 5 years of professional work experience in a relevant Architecture or related field

o Previous experience in working within a Local Authority environment

o Excellent organizing and structure design skills;

o Demonstrated structural skills;

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Architecture software’s;

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to hr@mpwr.gov.so, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “**Building Standard Compliance and Certification Officer MPWRH & VAno: 0016/18**– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates is highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Somalia: Bridge Engineer

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

SOMALIA STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT (SSIPWP)

Bridge Engineer

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Bridge engineer

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Structural Engineer

CIM Level: A3

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H:

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP):

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works ( Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the position:

To provide bridges engineering plans and operational plans to the ministry’s Bridge Engineering department, ensuring that the teams’ activities help to achieve MPWR&H’s construction of bridges.

To contribute to the overall bridges, roads and other engineering delivery of MPWRH and to play a key role in external representation of MPWRH.

Scope of services:

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the incumbent is responsible for and accountable to:

o The Bridges Engineer provides expert evidence and Bridges Construction advice to the MPWRH and

o Develops clear evidence-based Engineering positions on issues and assignments. The Bridges Engineer is also responsible for supporting the planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluating the impact of the MPWRH’s Bridges Construction activities.

Duties and Responsibilities, include, but not limited to:

o Establish a procedure to develop standard documentation for any bridge works under construction;

o Review the existing standard documentation for the construction of bridges in Somalia and propose any improvements deemed necessary;

o To review the design drawings as per the alignment of any existing bridge and/or acquired land for the project;

o Make any necessary changes in the design drawings as per the site conditions. Conduct an initial survey for the selected bridge works;

o Review the bills of quantity as per the final design drawings and calculate the final quantities;

o Conduct engineering surveys for the selected bridge works and structures;

o Review the hydrological and drainage design and modify it as per the project requirements on site;

o Develop geometric design from the survey results on either AutoCAD and/or Civil CAD programmes

o Develop a procedure to establish norms to define the project alternatives that will be evaluated for each bridge. As a minimum, two project alternatives will be evaluated (ideally more than two project-alternatives) for each bridge;

o Conduct quality assurance for the bridges under construction;

o Develop a procedure to establish norms to estimate the life-cycle cost of the project-alternatives being evaluated for each bridge, based on the condition survey of the bridges, traffic demand and the estimates of recurrent and periodic maintenance needs for each project-alternative;

o Assess the work activities for which labor-based construction methods are appropriate;

o Prepare and maintain proper record of progress reports. Assess and evaluate the contractor’s performance and resources;

o Manage a team of national and international staff as and where instructed by the Director of Public Works. Prepare the Bill of Quantities and the contract documents for each section of the bridge under construction;

o Prepare the drafts for contractual correspondence, interpret the contract conditions and specifications, monitor the progress of works, prepare work plans, minutes of meetings, etc. Follow up on bidding and contracting;

o Maintain good relations with all stakeholders and local authorities. Define a procedure for using the cost norms to establish the cost of rehabilitation and maintaining the bridge;

o Prepare the ‘as-built drawings’ and keep records of all events related to the works;

o Supervise the contractors in the implementation of the work;

o Perform any other duties deemed necessary by the Director of Public Works.

Required Qualification, Experience and skills:

o Minimum Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering with at least 5 years experience in structural engineering with focus on bridges. Qualifications or specialized training in Structural Engineering highly desirable.

o Solid experience of working on large bridge projects is required;

o Extensive experience in reviewing rural & urban bridge designs and maintenance needs is required;

o Experience in the application of labor-based appropriate technology and working with small to medium-sized contractors; i.e. use of local resources, appropriate standards for bridge construction and maintenance;

o Experience with tailoring and implementing training programmes for local staff or private sector sub-contractors;

o Experience of working in Somalia is an asset.

o Be a good mentor, capable of working with others in a participatory and capacity building manner;

o Ability to work long hours in fast-paced, often stressful environment;

o Ability to work in demanding cultural context with transitional government partners, under challenging physical conditions and poor national infrastructure;

o Highly motivated with a positive attitude and problem-solving approach.

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to hr@mpwr.gov.so, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “**Bridge Engineer MPWRH & VA.no: 00027/18**– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates is highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Somalia: Architectural design Officer

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

SOMALIA STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT (SSIPWP)

Architectural design Officer

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Architectural design Officer

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Director Public Works

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H:

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP):

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the position:

· Architects create designs for new construction, ministry and ministry’s donor projects, alterations and redevelopments and use his/her specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills to design buildings that are functional, safe and sustainable.

· Create plans and gather design requirements for new structures.

· Design alterations or repairs to existing buildings and structures.

Scope of Services:

· Architects stay involved throughout the construction process, adapting their plans according to budget constraints, environmental factors or client needs.

· Focus on the style, design, quality and feasibility of the project while adhering to all building requirements and codes

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· creating building designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and by using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) applications

· liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of potential projects

· working around constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget

· working closely with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists

· applying for planning permission and advice from governmental new build and legal departments

· writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts

· specifying the requirements for the project

· Adapting plans according to circumstances and resolving any problems that may arise during construction.

· Prepare preliminary designs of rehabilitation assessment projects.

· The design will include sketches, vignettes and drawings.

· Prepare all necessary construction documents including working drawings, architectural, structural, and mechanical and specifications.

· In assistance with ministry of public works, monitor and supervise the projects of the ministry.

· Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

· Minimum of Bachelor degree of Architecture, or related discipline.

· At least 5 years of professional work experience in a relevant Architecture or related field

· Experience in working in the public sector.

· Excellent organizing and structure design skills;

· Demonstrated structural skills;

· Demonstrated competence in the use of Architecture software’s;

· Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

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How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to hr@mpwr.gov.so, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm. Kindly indicate “Architectural design officer MPWRH – Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

· Qualified Female candidate is highly encouraged to apply.

· Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Somalia: Asset Management Officer

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

SOMALIA STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT (SSIPWP)

Asset Management Officer

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Asset Management Officer

Department: Finance and Administration

Reporting to: Head of Procurement Section

CIM Level: A5

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluation)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H:

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrast