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NKE 8: Intelligence-Led Policing and SOCTA experts –EP/0040/18–

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Background information:
FIIAPP is a foundation of the State public sector whose activities, characterised by the absence of profit and the pursuit of the general interest, are framed in the field of international cooperation aimed at institutional modernisation, the reform of public administrations and the attainment of democratic governance.
FIIAPP is searching for short-term experts in several areas of DDR – Drug Demand Reduction (prevention, treatment, rehabilitation), and DSR – Drug Supply Reduction (criminal justice, including law-enforcement, prosecution and corrections).
The selected specialists will be part of a pool of experts conducting assessments, training, seminars and mentoring in designated countries within the geographical scope of the Project (Heroin routes), in order to assist beneficiary countries in the adaptation of their policies, legislation, mechanisms and practices to the best international standards in preventing and combating drug-related organized crime.
The pool of experts is valid until December 2020.

Information about 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.
Project permanent staff includes 7 Key Experts (1 Team Leader, 1 Project Deputy, 5 Regional Coordinators) and 5 Local Experts; and a Coordination unit at FIIAPP HQ.
The Regional Coordinators are based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kyiv (Ukraine), Tbilisi (Georgia), Islamabad (Pakistan), and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania).

Selection process of NKE 8 on Intelligence-Led Policing Expert:
The activities will aim to enhance the law enforcement agencies’ ability to exchange information, be it intra-service, inter-agency, or internationally. The experts will promote the use of information exchange mechanisms, investigation techniques, analytical investigation methods and criminal intelligence analysis, including the production and use of Serious Organised Crime Threat Assessments (SOCTA).
The experts will introduce and promote the concepts of intelligence-led policing. They will deliver associated presentations and training, hosting seminars and conducting relevant needs-assessment and mentoring in support of these concepts.
As a result of these activities, approved materials on the development of SOCTAs and material on the intelligence-led approach to combatting crime will be distributed. Awareness and understanding of these approaches will be improved. It is expected that these techniques and procedures will be developed in law-enforcement agencies.
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 to further develop a structured intelligence-led model in each country, and thus improve bi-lateral and trans-regional information exchange.

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) may be requested to deliver (a) a training needs-assessment report and/or recommendations on improving the functionality of ILP; (b) a proposed curricula on the subject matter, one for senior staff and another for operational staff; (c) a one-week or two-week training schedule; (d) PowerPoint presentations for each training session; (e) to deliver the corresponding training session in the designated countries; and (f) 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 April 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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NKE 1: Organised crime assessments specialists–EP/0030/18–

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Background information:
FIIAPP is a foundation of the State public sector whose activities, characterised by the absence of profit and the pursuit of the general interest, are framed in the field of international cooperation aimed at institutional modernisation, the reform of public administrations and the attainment of democratic governance.
FIIAPP is searching for short-term experts in several areas of DDR – Drug Demand Reduction (prevention, treatment, rehabilitation), and DSR – Drug Supply Reduction (criminal justice, including law-enforcement, prosecution and corrections).
The selected specialists will be part of a pool of experts conducting assessments, training, seminars and mentoring in designated countries within the geographical scope of the Project (Heroin routes), in order to assist beneficiary countries in the adaptation of their policies, legislation, mechanisms and practices to the best international standards in preventing and combating drug-related organized crime.

Information about 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.
Project permanent staff includes 7 Key Experts (1 Team Leader, 1 Project Deputy, 5 Regional Coordinators) and 5 Local Experts; and a Coordination Unit at FIIAPP HQ.
The Regional Coordinators are based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kyiv (Ukraine), Tbilisi (Georgia), Islamabad (Pakistan), and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania).

Selectionprocess of NKE 1 on Organised Crime Assessment specialists:**
The specialists will be part of a pool of experts conducting assessments in designated countries, in order to help prepare a detailed needs assessment of host relevant agencies. The assessment will aim to understand the ability of the relevant agencies of the host countries to:
a) exchange information, be it intra-service, inter-agency and internationally;
b) use of information exchange mechanisms;
c) utilise a variety of investigation techniques, including covert policing skills;
d) conduct analysis, and prepare risk / threat assessments;
e) conduct financial investigations and asset recovery;
f) conduct surveillance, both human and technical;
g) informant handling and undercover policing;
h) witness protection;
i) Use of i2 and iBase software (beginners, intermediate and advanced);
j) Covert intelligence gathering, including informant handling and undercover policing, but including external oversight;
k) Scene of crime analysis (basic and advanced);
l) Investigation techniques, including interview skills and collaboration with public authorities and civil society;
m) Open source / internet intelligence techniques;
n) Joint Investigation Teams and Controlled Deliveries;
o) Advanced search techniques;
p) Intelligence analysis techniques and products (Crime pattern analysis, Demographic/social trends analysis, Network analysis, Market profiles, Criminal business profiles, Risk analysis, Target profile analysis, Operational intelligence assessment, Results analysis);
q) Intelligence Management Modelling, including crime prevention and the Tasking and Coordination process;
r) Data protection including the review, retention and disposal of data;
s) Criminal case management, including evidence handling and case preparation;
t) Use of analysis and forensics in a judicial context;
u) Strategic analysis training in the context of law enforcement operational activity;
The experts will conduct semi-structured interviews and research with the potential beneficiary agencies, resulting in a detailed report regarding the existing capabilities, and identifying a prioritised list of needs and its rational, which will form the basis of the Project’s future planning of activities.In conjunction with the Project Team, the experts will identify specific activities that can be carried out in order to meet the prioritised list of needs previously identified in the host countries.

Location of work: the expert(s) will perform their work at home (preparation when necessary) and/or in some of EU-ACT priority countries (Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Pakistan and Ukraine).

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 a maximum of 12 days per country, each expert.

Estimated Starting Date: From April 2018 on, depending on Project needs.

How to apply:

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NKE 18: Experts on case Management Training for Prosecutors and Investigative Judges–EP/0080/18–

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Background information:
FIIAPP is a foundation of the State public sector whose activities, characterised by the absence of profit and the pursuit of the general interest, are framed in the field of international cooperation aimed at institutional modernisation, the reform of public administrations and the attainment of democratic governance.
FIIAPP is searching for short-term experts in several areas of DDR – Drug Demand Reduction (prevention, treatment, rehabilitation), and DSR – Drug Supply Reduction (criminal justice, including law-enforcement, prosecution and corrections).
The selected specialists will be part of a pool of experts conducting assessments, training, seminars and mentoring in designated countries within the geographical scope of the Project (Heroin routes), in order to assist beneficiary countries in the adaptation of their policies, legislation, mechanisms and practices to the best international standards in preventing and combating drug-related organized crime.
The pool of experts is valid until December 2020.

Informationof 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.
Project permanent staff includes 7 Key Experts (1 Team Leader, 1 Project Deputy, 5 Regional Coordinators) and 5 National Experts; and a Coordination unit at FIIAPP HQ.
The Regional Coordinators are based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kyiv (Ukraine), Tbilisi (Georgia), Islamabad (Pakistan), and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania).

Selection of process of NKE 18 on Training on Case Management for Prosecutors and Investigative Judges: During the preliminary assessment to some of the Project Key countries, local prosecutors expressed their interest to enhance their skills in case management, control and oversight. It is expected that the selected expert(s) design and implement a three-day training for prosecutors and investigative judges. The training will include (to be pre-agreed with the recipients on a case-by-case), inter alia the following items: • Case management in the law enforcement process; • Role and responsibilities of the investigation officer; • Process for gathering and handling evidence in the context of a criminal investigation; • Rationale and process involved in the preparation and use of a search warrant; • Tools for monitoring and checking police investigations against due process of law, while keeping the effectiveness of police investigation. • Prosecutors´ tools and powers to instruct police officials to assist their investigations. • Case management. Apply case management principles for efficient file presentation. • Case management usual tools, including electronic software. • Relationship between the police and prosecutors. 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 prosecutors/investigative judges to face more complex 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) will be requested to deliver (a) a tailored curricula on the subject matter(s); (c) a three-day training schedule; (d) power-point presentations for each training session; (e) to deliver the corresponding training session in the designated countries; and (f) 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 April 2018 on, depending on Project needs.

How to apply:

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NKE 12: Precursors and Adulterants experts–EP/0070/18–

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Background information:
FIIAPP is a foundation of the State public sector whose activities, characterised by the absence of profit and the pursuit of the general interest, are framed in the field of international cooperation aimed at institutional modernisation, the reform of public administrations and the attainment of democratic governance.
FIIAPP is searching for short-term experts in several areas of DDR – Drug Demand Reduction (prevention, treatment, rehabilitation), and DSR – Drug Supply Reduction (criminal justice, including law-enforcement, prosecution and corrections).
The selected specialists will be part of a pool of experts conducting assessments, training, seminars and mentoring in designated countries within the geographical scope of the Project (Heroin routes), in order to assist beneficiary countries in the adaptation of their policies, legislation, mechanisms and practices to the best international standards in preventing and combating drug-related organized crime.
The pool of experts is valid until December 2020.

Information about 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.
Project permanent staff includes 7 Key Experts (1 Team Leader, 1 Project Deputy, 5 Regional Coordinators) and 5 Local Experts; and a Coordination unit at FIIAPP HQ.
The Regional Coordinators are based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kyiv (Ukraine), Tbilisi (Georgia), Islamabad (Pakistan), and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania).

Selectionprocess of NKE 12 on Precursors and Adulterants:**
The expert(s)´ activity will aim to provide a better understanding, knowledge and skills to the relevant national agencies to deliver effective interventions against the diversion and use of precursor chemicals and adulterants. The activity may include assessments, training and advice, in particular:
• Assessment of current situation regarding trends and prevalence of precursor chemicals and adulterants in country X;
• To provide an understanding of the broad spectrum of the main chemical precursors, adulterants, to assist in making better informed policies and decisions about how to respond; this will include source information to identify new substances and a professional response to them, using new technologies and online tools;
• To provide in depth information of common precursor diversion techniques, and the most commonly sourced adulterants used by drug dealers;
• To provide information regarding the role of INCB and the various IT in relation to precursors;

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) may be requested to deliver (a) assessment with recommendations, including for policy, training and/or recommendations on how better to address NPS illegal activities, its abuse and treatment; (b) a proposed curricula on the subject matter,; (c) a one-week or two-week training schedule; (d) PowerPoint presentations for each training session; (e) to deliver the corresponding training session in the designated countries; and (f) 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 April 2018 on, depending on Project needs.

How to apply:

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NKE 10: Criminal Investigation Skills (Law-Enforcement, Prosecutors and Investigative Judges) experts–EP/0060/18–

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Background information:
FIIAPP is a foundation of the State public sector whose activities, characterised by the absence of profit and the pursuit of the general interest, are framed in the field of international cooperation aimed at institutional modernisation, the reform of public administrations and the attainment of democratic governance.
FIIAPP is searching for short-term experts in several areas of DDR – Drug Demand Reduction (prevention, treatment, rehabilitation), and DSR – Drug Supply Reduction (criminal justice, including law-enforcement, prosecution and corrections).
The selected specialists will be part of a pool of experts conducting assessments, training, seminars and mentoring in designated countries within the geographical scope of the Project (Heroin routes), in order to assist beneficiary countries in the adaptation of their policies, legislation, mechanisms and practices to the best international standards in preventing and combating drug-related organized crime.
The pool of experts is valid until December 2020.

Informationof 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.
Project permanent staff includes 7 Key Experts (1 Team Leader, 1 Project Deputy, 5 Regional Coordinators) and 5 Local Experts; and a Coordination unit at FIIAPP HQ.
The Regional Coordinators are based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kyiv (Ukraine), Tbilisi (Georgia), Islamabad (Pakistan), and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania).

Selectionprocess of NKE 10 on Investigation Skills, including a module for Prosecutors (oversight and monitoring of investigations):**
The experts 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 investigation skills in the area of drugs and organized crime. The experts will introduce and promote modern methods and techniques for efficient investigations that respect the rule of law and human rights. They will address all phases of investigation, from crime scene and evidence handling, to preliminary acts, searching, surveillance and interview techniques.
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 enhanced:
• Case management in the law enforcement process;
• Role and responsibilities of the investigation officer;
• Interviewing techniques when taking statements during the course of a criminal investigation;
• Process for gathering and handling evidence in the context of a criminal investigation;
• Rationale and process involved in the preparation and use of a search warrant;
• Apply case management principles for efficient file presentation.
In addition, the training module for Prosecutors will address:
• Tools for monitoring and checking police investigations against due process of law, while keeping the effectiveness of police investigation.
• Prosecutors´ tools and powers to instruct police officials to assist their investigations.
• Case management
• Relationship between the police and prosecutors.
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 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) will be requested to deliver (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; and (f) 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 April 2018 on, depending on Project needs.

How to apply:

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NKE 9: Criminal Intelligence/Open Source Analysis experts–EP/0050/18–

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Background information:
FIIAPP is a foundation of the State public sector whose activities, characterised by the absence of profit and the pursuit of the general interest, are framed in the field of international cooperation aimed at institutional modernisation, the reform of public administrations and the attainment of democratic governance.
FIIAPP is searching for short-term experts in several areas of DDR – Drug Demand Reduction (prevention, treatment, rehabilitation), and DSR – Drug Supply Reduction (criminal justice, including law-enforcement, prosecution and corrections).
The selected specialists will be part of a pool of experts conducting assessments, training, seminars and mentoring in designated countries within the geographical scope of the Project (Heroin routes), in order to assist beneficiary countries in the adaptation of their policies, legislation, mechanisms and practices to the best international standards in preventing and combating drug-related organized crime.
The pool of experts is valid until December 2020.

Informationof 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.
Project permanent staff includes 7 Key Experts (1 Team Leader, 1 Project Deputy, 5 Regional Coordinators) and 5 Local Experts; and a Coordination unit at FIIAPP HQ.
The Regional Coordinators are based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kyiv (Ukraine), Tbilisi (Georgia), Islamabad (Pakistan), and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania).

Selectionprocess of NKE 9 on Intelligence Analysis/Open Source intelligence:**
The experts may be requested to assess skills and processes in order to design tailored training and to deliver associated presentations, conducting practical exercises, hosting seminars and conducting relevant mentoring in support of an intelligence analysis approach, including criminal analysis and the use of electronic tools. They will introduce and promote methods and processes in the field of open source and criminal intelligence analysis and profiling to reduce drug supply, at a strategic and tactical level.
It is expected that as a result of these activities:
• Awareness of existing criminal analysis tools and mechanisms, and the use of regional information exchange centres and their relevant capabilities in the field of intelligence analysis will be increased;
• Use of risk-analysis and criminal analysis methods/technique, including specific software, will be enhanced to support the investigation processes;
• Methods, techniques, procedures and processes related to risk analysis and criminal analysis will be developed to ensure the follow-up in the countries’ law enforcement agencies;
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 a structured intelligence-led model in each country, and thus improve bi-lateral and regional information exchange.
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) may be requested to deliver (a) a training needs assessment report; (b) 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; and (f) final training report with assessment of the professional level of the attendees, their performance at the training, and recommendations for future training and/or next steps. Experts may be requested also mentoring on actual operational cooperation, working on real intelligence with partners.

Estimated Starting Date: from April 2018 on, depending on Project needs.

How to apply:

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NKE 21: Practical Forensic Skills / Scene of Crime Examination experts–EP/0090/18–

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Background information:
FIIAPP is a foundation of the State public sector whose activities, characterised by the absence of profit and the pursuit of the general interest, are framed in the field of international cooperation aimed at institutional modernisation, the reform of public administrations and the attainment of democratic governance.
FIIAPP is searching for short-term experts in several areas of DDR – Drug Demand Reduction (prevention, treatment, rehabilitation), and DSR – Drug Supply Reduction (criminal justice, including law-enforcement, prosecution and corrections).
The selected specialists will be part of a pool of experts conducting assessments, training, seminars and mentoring in designated countries within the geographical scope of the Project (Heroin routes), in order to assist beneficiary countries in the adaptation of their policies, legislation, mechanisms and practices to the best international standards in preventing and combating drug-related organized crime.
The pool of experts is valid until December 2020.

Information about 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.
Project permanent staff includes 7 Key Experts (1 Team Leader, 1 Project Deputy, 5 Regional Coordinators) and 5 National Experts; and a Coordination unit in FIIAPP.
The Regional Coordinators are based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kyiv (Ukraine), Tbilisi (Georgia), Islamabad (Pakistan), and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania).

Selection process of NKE 21 on Practical Forensic Skills / Crime Scene Investigation:
The Project intends to support investigative skills of requesting relevant agencies in the five key countries where the Project is based. Among the basic investigative skills, at the crime scene, they investigators need to know to gather and preserve physical evidence, and document their activities through sketches and photos. Later in the laboratory, they examine what they or other law enforcement personnel have gathered. Using chemical and physical analysis, they try to reconstruct what happened. They follow strict standards and procedures so their work can pass muster in courts of law, where they can be called to testify about their findings and methods.
The Project plans to hire expert(s) who can design, tailor and implement training(s) to strengthen basic and advanced forensic skills, including for investigators and first responders at the crime scene and later for professionals working at a criminal justice laboratory. Prosecutors might join specific training parts.
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 to further strengthen the skills of law enforcement, prosecutors and relevant staff working in investigations and criminal justice laboratories.

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 5-15 working days, not including preparation time. The expert(s) will be required to travel during part or the whole time to some/several of the mentioned regions.

As a result: (a) a proposed curricula on the subject matter, one basic and another advanced; (b) a one-week or two-week training schedule; (c) PowerPoint presentations for each training session; (d) to actually deliver the corresponding training sessions in the designated countries; and (e) 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 April 2018 on, depending on Project needs.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Project Management Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Apr 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-55

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 23, 2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: April 16, 2018 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Stabilization)

  5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 10 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: Initial 1 year probationary period with renewable contract(s) contingent on performance, position need, and funds availability.

  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 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 or Third Country Nationals (TCNs). 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.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION

The incumbent will support the Democratization, Stabilization, and Governance (DSG) Office in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the team’s stabilization programming. Incumbent will ensure timely processing of grants through the implementing partner and USAID/Somalia. The incumbent will oversee maintenance of the official and working files for the stabilization portfolio, in accordance with agency regulations on records management; will compose draft letters and other necessary correspondence; and will perform other programmatic and administrative functions as required. The incumbent must have a thorough understanding of administration of work planning, have superior office skills, have good interpersonal skills, make independent decisions, and take action as required without supervision. Likewise, the incumbent must follow up on correspondence, and funding documentation related to the Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) portfolio in funded projects.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent is responsible for a full range of project management responsibilities in the area of stabilization:

Project Management and Related Duties – 60%

As the Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) and the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), the Program Management Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of annual work plans, schedules for budget allocation, obligations, and expenditures, 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 Nairobi Office of Acquisition and Assistance. The Specialist provides day-to-day guidance and direction to implementing partners as needed; monitors progress of implementation of community-driven stabilization activities and provides feedback to the DSG Office and implementing partners as appropriate; monitors implementing partner submission of contract deliverables and notifies the DSG Office of upcoming and missed deadlines; and provides overall project management input to CORs/AORs.

The Specialist develops and maintains DSG Office hardcopy and electronic filing systems and provides filing guidance to DSG team members. S/he oversees correct implementation of the stabilization database by implementing partners; provides the DSG Office with database outputs (reports, maps, etc) as needed; manages the annual Performance Plan and Report process for the DSG team; prepares required data for Mission portfolio reviews; presents monitoring data to Mission members and other audiences as required; serves as primary DSG Office contact for USAID/Somalia third-party monitoring activities; and maintains and monitors the schedule for third-party monitoring of DSG Office activities.

Technical Specialist and Representational Duties – 40%

The Specialist assists CORs/AORs with information gathering, analyzing data, drafting concept papers and scopes of work, preparing budgets, and evaluating proposals for all stabilization activities. The incumbent is also involved in broader strategy development processes, linking closely with other Somalia Office portfolios and Regional Mission work. The Project Management Specialist will keep abreast of and analyze political, social, economic and other trends affecting conflict mitigation/Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)and stabilization activities in Somalia, and will keep the Mission informed of these trends.

The Specialist coordinates communications activities with the Mission’s Development Outreach Coordination Office (DOC) and communications staff of implementing partners; edits and submits regular stabilization updates and snapshots to the DOC; and provides guidance to implementing partners on community dialogue events and other project outreach activities.

The Specialist fosters and manages relationships with Somali government counterparts, private sector representatives, donor partners, and other stakeholders, supporting coordination efforts in stabilization activities and providing technical guidance and as appropriate. The Specialist represents USAID at official meetings and events and provides written reporting as appropriate. The Specialist coordinates visiting AID and other delegations related to stabilization activities, as required.

POSITION ELEMENTS

A. Supervision Received: The position will be supervised directly by, and report to, the USDH Democracy Officer in the USAID/Kenya and East Africa/Somalia Field Office, or his/her designate, and will work in close coordination with the other members of the Somalia Field Office. The Project Management Specialist will participate as a full team member of the Somalia Field Office. Performance is evaluated annually on basis of achieving work objectives and performance measures. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments are self-generated, and occur in the normal course of the work. S/he exercises independence in most phases of the assignment, but determines those situations that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected. The incumbent seeks advice and assistance as required. Completed work is accepted as technically correct, and the overall assignment is reviewed in terms of results achieved.

B. Supervision Exercised: This is a non-supervisory position.

C. Available Guidelines: Automated Directives System (ADS), Mission Orders, etc.

D. Exercise of Judgment: Yes

E. Authority to Make Commitments: AOR/COR related commitments.

F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Regular contacts with donors and mid-level government officials at the local, national and intergovernmental levels.

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

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 development, economic development, law, political science, public administration, public policy, management, peace studies, international affairs, cultural studies, social work, governance, international finance, or other closely related field is required.
B. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of three to five years of professional experience in project management with a U.S. foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or NGO in community development, economic development, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis.

C. Post Entry Training: This position requires the following USAID trainings – Introduction to Program Cycle (IPC), Project Design and Management, and COR/AOR certification.
D. Language Proficiency: Complete Level IV fluency (written/spoken/reading) in English and Level III fluency (written/spoken/reading) in Somali is required.

E. Job Knowledge: This position requires a sophisticated knowledge of development and stabilization issues in the Eastern Africa region, particularly in Somalia. The incumbent also needs to have competency on cross cultural work, gender in development, and rebuilding post-conflict.
F. Skills and Abilities: Managerial and coordination skills; excellent interpersonal skills in various settings; good social and professional judgment; ability to undertake extensive field trips; and ability to maintain collaborative working relationships in a team structure are required. The incumbent must be able to work under complex situations and maintain high quality work output. At a minimum, the successful candidate will be fully proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint).

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, 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 (30 points)
  • Skills and abilities (40 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:

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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 above, and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com.

  2. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

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Mozambique: Intervention Manager rural development and private sector in Mozambique

Organization: Enabel
Country: Mozambique
Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

To further develop its activities, Enabel is looking for 1 (m/f):

Intervention Manager rural development and private sector – MOZAMBIQUE

Ref.: MOZ/15/034 – 2

Contract duration: 60 months

Location: Maputo

Probable starting date: 1st of July 2018

Monthly salary package: Level 1 – B476 Intervention Manager: between 5.854,79 euros and 8.289,03 euros (inclusive gross monthly salary and expat benefits: expat and hardship allowances). The salary depends on relevant experience.

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.

Context

The Indicative Cooperation Program (ICP 2013-2017) between Belgium and Mozambique allocates a total grant envelope of 16 million € to the energy sector in Mozambique, split over two interventions:

· Institutional and organizational strengthening and capacity development at the Ministry of Energy (CBMIREME)

· Renewable Energy for Rural Development phase 2 (RERD2)

Both interventions will contribute to the economic productivity and social service delivery in rural Mozambique through the provision of sustainable, affordable and environment-friendly energy (general objective).

RERD II, whose budget amounts to 12M€, builds on the results of the first phase of the intervention and will contribute to increase access to energy in rural areas by investments in renewable energy systems and support mechanisms ensuring sustainability.

The partner organisation is FUNAE (Fundo de Energia). The institution is in charge of developing the use of renewable energy in rural areas.

To achieve this specific objective, RERD II will invest in three strategic axes:

  1. Financing the construction of off-grid systems and demonstrate the most suitable management mode for those mini-grids. The intervention will focus on large mini-grids allowing for the productive use of energy.

  2. Improving the technical and financial sustainability of the current systems in Mozambique

  3. Improving FUNAE capacities, especially related to project management at central level and to planning and coordination at the level of the Delegation in the Provinces.

The geographic focus will be the province of Zambezia, with possible extension to Niassa and Manica depending on the security situation

Function

Coordinate, under the authority of the Resident Representative of Enabel, the intervention in order to ensure optimal execution within the set programme framework.

Therefore, (s)he will primarily:

  1. As Intervention manager manage the operational and financial planning in order to ensure a smooth start-up, progress and the results of the intervention.

  2. As Intervention coordinator coordinate the activities and ensure their execution, in compliance with set arrangements and procedures in order to achieve the intervention objectives.

  3. As Knowledge manager coordinate the knowledge building process and ensure that the results thereof are disseminated in order to ensure a knowledge-based programme approach.

  4. As People manager lead the team of which one is the hierarchical supervisor in order to have qualified and motivated staff.

  5. As Facilitator develop capacity of partner entities in order to contribute to the improvement of their organisation, processes and systems and of their staff’s competencies.

  6. As member of the formulation team provide the necessary inputs in his/her area of expertise in order to contribute to the production of the Technical and Financial File.

Profile

Required level of education

· Hold a Master in management, economy, rural development or equivalent.

Required and/or desired experience

· At least 5 years of relevant experience in steering interventions/projects and international cooperation; experience with more than one intervention/project is an advantage;

· Preferably experience in private sector issues and of the interfaces between private and public sector such as public-private partnerships.

· A thorough experience in development contexts.

· At least 5 years of overseas experience, of which part in sub-Sahara Africa. Knowledge of the country and/or experience working in Mozambique is an advantage.

Required mastery

· Broad and in-depth insight in all aspects of development cooperation

· Thorough knowledge of project management methodologies

· Preferably experience in the energy sector.

· Skills and experience in capacity building activities and change processes.

Behavioural aptitude

· Adherence to Enabel’s values: commitment, respect, responsibility and integrity;

· Very good negotiation skills, stakeholder consensus-building ability;

· Excellent time and team manager with a participatory approach;

· Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases);

· Reasonable level of Portuguese and willing to learn

· Very Good level of English

Interested ?

Please apply no later than April 4 th 2018 via our website: https://www.enabel.be/content/jobs

Mind

You must apply online.

Only applications entered in our system via our website will be considered.

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_EN

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Tunisia: Development Program Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Tunisia
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

OPEN TO: Tunisian citizens and residents with valid work permit at the time of application to work in Tunisia

POSITION: Development Program Specialist – USAID

CLOSING DATE: Friday April 13, 2018

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week

SALARY: *Ordinarily Resident (OR):* FSN-11 TD 52,585 gross annual salary

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Tunis is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Development Program Specialist with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

Incumbent reports to the Director of the Program Office (PO), and serves as the ranking employee after the Office Director. S/he serves as the de-facto Deputy Program Officer, helping guide all aspects of the planning and implementation of USAID’s annual program budget of approximately $60 million and overall portfolio of approximately $160 million. The incumbent assists the Director of the Program Office to manage the PO, to lead and direct program staff and assist technical staff on formulating the country strategy; program budgeting; project development and procurement planning; implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development objectives, and providing customer service to the Mission. Manages and coordinates the implementation of the cross-cutting USAID/Tunisia development objectives and activities; promotes public/private partnerships and serves as liaison with USAID/Washington, the Embassy Tunis Assistance Coordination Office, the State Department’s Office of the Assistance Coordinator in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA/AC), the Government of Tunisia (GoT), the community of bilateral and multilateral donors, and USAID’s implementing partners. Incumbent carries representational functions with senior GoT officials and at high-level events organized by international and local donors.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: At least a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Public or Business Administration, International Affairs or other field relevant to foreign assistance delivery.

2. EXPERIENCE: At least seven years of relevant work experience, for example international affairs, development programming, project management, budgeting, reporting and/or writing and editing in English.

3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) in English, French and Arabic. (This will be tested**).**

4. JOB KNOWLEDGE: In-depth, professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to foreign assistance programs in Tunisia and the region. Knowledge of the political, social and economic structure of Tunisia essential, including knowledge of GOT institutions, policy directions, objectives, and priorities relating to USAID activities.

5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have excellent communication skills and inter-personal skills is required. The ability to plan, organize, manage, and evaluate policy and programmatic activities is required. Verbal communication skills, tact, and diplomacy are also required to develop sustainable working relations within the Embassy community, MERP staff, GoT officials, and international donors. Ability to work effectively in a team environment, and to achieve consensus on policy, project, and administrative matters.

INFORMATION: If additional information is required, kindly contact Human Resources Office at 71 107- 478/ 71 107 – 320.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

  3. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

DEFINITION: Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • A citizen of the host country; or
  • A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
  • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the application is not qualified.

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174 / 05-216)

USE: Expiration date 05/31/2019 the form can be obtained at: Tunisia.usembassy.gov

DO NOT USE any other date & form, your application will not be accepted. The Form is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources.

  1. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g.
    transcripts, degrees, etc.)

WHERE TO APPLY:

Mailing Address: Human Resources Office American Embassy Tunis

Les Berges du Lac

1053 Tunis, Tunisie.

FAX Number: 71.107.080

E-mail Address: TunisApplicants@state.gov

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United Republic of Tanzania: Portfolio Developer

Organization: Enabel
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 Apr 2018

To further develop its activities, Enabel is looking for a (m/f):

Portfolio Developer – TANZANIA

Ref.: TAN/18/072-1

Pursuant to this procedure, Enabel will hire 1 portfolio developer for Dar es Salaam and establish a recruitment pool.

Contract duration: 6 months (extendable)

Location: Dar es Salaam, regular assignments to the Brussels head office possible

Probable starting date: asap

Monthly salary package: Category 2 (B417) between 5.288,32 € and 7.524,32 € (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance).

There are also other advantages related to the expatriation such as cost of accommodation (with a maximum), removal and installation grant, school fees for the children who live with the employee (with a maximum), a package of insurances for all the family (included repatriation insurance), flight tickets once a year for all the family members who live with the employee.
The various paid amounts will vary according to the relevant experience recognised for the function, the family composition and the tax situation.

Context

In 2018, funds are earmarked for new governmental cooperation programmes in 5 countries (Benin, Palestine, Rwanda, Tanzania and Senegal).

Since the Belgian development agency Enabel is now involved far more upstream in the programming cycle, it has become responsible for elaborating the country strategy as well as for developing the country portfolio under the framework of a multi-mode and multi-actor approach.

Furthermore, the Enabel strategy also stipulates that Enabel should develop third-party donor assignments in view of enhancing the local impact of the Belgian governmental cooperation programme.

In Tanzania, the preparation of the new programming cycle has started and Enabel is to elaborate the governmental cooperation strategy in 2018 and to then develop the Belgian governmental cooperation portfolio of interventions in the respective countries.

Function

Coordinate, under the authority of the Resident Representative of Enabel, in close collaboration with head office staff of Enabel and in consultation with the Belgian diplomatic post, the elaboration of the strategy and the country portfolio for governmental cooperation. Prepare the start-up of the portfolio and support the Resident Representative in exploring as well as establishing complementing assignments for other donors.

Therefore, (s)he will primarily:

  1. Coordinate the editing of the country strategy from the first draft to the final document in order for Enabel to formulate an innovative country strategy proposal, founded on an overall vision of development, the latest international trends and the opportunities that allow Belgium to strengthen its presence in the region concerned and exploit the synergies between Belgian public and private actors under the framework of a comprehensive country strategy.

  2. Coordinate the elaboration of the country portfolio concerned for the period concerned in order for Enabel to present a country portfolio based on a set of operational and strategic partnerships (public/private actors who are fit for purpose) and innovative instruments.

  3. Put in place a consistent and complete process in order to ensure optimal start-up of interventions of the country portfolio.

  4. Support the Resident Representative of Enabel, with the assistance of Enabel (partner country and head office) colleagues, in prospecting, negotiating and concluding agreements and contracts and set up complementing interventions financed by third-party donors in order to strengthen the Enabel portfolio of interventions and to enhance the impact of the governmental cooperation programme of Belgium in the country concerned.

Profile

Required level of education

· Hold a Master’s degree

Required and/or desired experience

· At least 5 years’ experience in the design (‘formulation’) or having had final responsibility of interventions in bilateral/governmental cooperation;

· Professional relevant experience in the country or region is an asset.

Required mastery

· Proven knowledge of the private sector;

· Proven responsibility in innovative strategy development and decision-making;

· Excellent theoretical and operational understanding of Results-based management and risk management;

· Excellent understanding of the Fit for purpose concept and its application in country strategy decision-making;

· Good knowledge of strategy planning and country programme elaboration processes;

· Knowledge of design (‘formulation’) and establishment of intervention dossier processes is an asset;

· Broad and in-depth insight in all aspects of development cooperation;

· Good knowledge of the governmental cooperation context;

· Knowledge of other donors’ modalities and procedures is an asset.

Behavioural aptitude

· Adherence to Enabel’s values: commitment, respect, responsibility and integrity;

· Very good negotiation skills, stakeholder consensus-building ability;

· Solid English writing skills (for Tanzania);

· Excellent time and team manager with a participatory approach;

· Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases);

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· Proficient in English and French;

· At least passive knowledge of Dutch (understanding).

Interested?

Please apply no later than April 2nd 2018 through our website: https://www.enabel.be/content/jobs

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You must apply online.

Only applications entered in our system via the Enabel website will be considered.

Attention! The selection procedure will be used towards constituting a recruitment pool. 3pt

How to apply:

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Nigeria: National Program Officer for Humanitarian Aid

Organization: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 06 Apr 2018

National Program Officer for Humanitarian Aid (for Nigerian nationals only)

Swiss Humanitarian Aid / Embassy of Switzerland

The program Officer supports the Humanitarian Coordinator in the fulfilment of his mandate in relation to the humanitarian crisis in north east Nigeria.

Tasks:

Monitor the humanitarian, socio-economic and political context.

Ensure adequate reporting on the conflict dynamics, humanitarian needs and response.

Follow up on projects, document progress and ensure compliance with specific PCM rules and regulations.

Identify potential engagement in line with the strategic framework for the region. Assess project proposals, negotiate with partners and submit proposals with respective recommendations and draft internal documents.

Support and/or conduct researches and analysis, carrying out inquiries and writing reports.

Conduct extensive visits to the projects.

Facilitate information sharing, document dissemination and ensure proper filing of important documents.

Build and maintain effective contacts with key stakeholders through coordination and networking.

Represent Switzerland in meetings, fora and events in relation to the north east Nigeria’s crisis (ICRC, UN, NGOs, CSOs and donors).

Perform any other task as instructed.

Requirements:

Working experience in the field of humanitarian aid, specifically in food security, nutrition and protection sectors.

Previous experience with International Organization, UN Agency, Non-Governmental Organization, Embassy or private Company.

Successful completion of University degree (minimum Bachelor), preferably in international relations, social sciences or related field.

Good understanding of humanitarian aid and development cooperation in Nigeria

Good analytical skills, and experience in planning, design, implementation and evaluation of programs.

Excellent interpersonal skills, high sense of commitment, resistance to stress and capacity to work independently as well as in a team.

Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Excellent command of English and other languages a plus.

Duty station:

Based in Abuja but extensive and frequent missions to north east (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States)

How to apply:

Please send your CV and motivation letter to christophe.grospierre@eda.admin.ch

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Kenya: Project Management Assistant (EG – Economic Growth)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Mar 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-47

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 14, 2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: March 27, 2018 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Assistant (EG – Somalia);

  5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 8 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: Initial 1 year probationary period with renewable contract(s) contingent on performance, position need, and funds availability.

  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 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 or Third Country Nationals (TCNs). 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 Project Management Assistant for Economic Growth will provide project management support to the Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Resilience Office (EGAR). USAID Kenya and East Africa’s Somalia Office economic growth portfolio improves livelihoods through engaging in strategic sectors in agriculture, livestock, and fisheries as well as cross-cutting sectors such as energy, water, and finance. The portfolio also links to other USAID Somalia Offices and Food for Peace and the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance on resilience issues.

The incumbent will support Contracting/Agreement Officer Representatives (CORs/AORs) on day-to-day project management duties, including performance monitoring; maintaining the official and working files; drafting project documents, meeting minutes, letters and other necessary documentation; and will perform other programmatic and administrative functions as required. The incumbent must have: a thorough understanding of performance monitoring, administrative skills, work planning processes, superior organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills, superior communication skills (oral and written), and be able to make independent decisions and take action as required without supervision.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent is responsible for a full range of project management support responsibilities for the Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Resilience Office:

Project Management Support – 50%

The Project Management Assistant shall serve as the primary administrative liaison with other USAID/Kenya and East Africa staff and external partners, including international NGOs, international donor organizations, implementing partners, and visiting government delegations. The incumbent shall, in consultation with the CORs/AORs, ensure that performance monitoring systems are in place, and that measures and indicators of portfolio impact are established. The incumbent shall contact implementing partners to collect and monitor performance data, and prepare status reports and program/project reports for use within Office, and provide information on partner’s progress in achieving outputs and results for selected activities, as needed. The incumbent shall draft documents related to program planning, implementation and management including memoranda, letters, performance reports, trip reports, analyses, etc., and follow up on the process of clearance of program documents from relevant offices until the relevant action has been taken.

The incumbent shall, in consultation with AOR/CORs, undertake all administrative actions related to program management of activities including preparation of action memorandums, justifications for less than full and open competition, modifications and budgets, and routine implementation letters (including those activities for which the incumbent acts as AOR/COR). The incumbent manages the data and financial information required for Operational Plan and FACTS submissions. S/He ensures that indicator data, data quality assessment and budget information is obtained in a timely manner and is accurate, prior to submission to The Finance Office for input into the FACTS database.

The incumbent shall, in consultation with AOR/CORs, consolidate, document, and track programmatic, procurement planning and financial information including budgets, pipelines, accruals, evaluations, and audit requirements. Assists in the correction of any problems noted, such as information recorded in the PHOENIX financial tracking system. Creates and disseminates weekly and/or monthly reports on procurement and pipeline of economic growth activities.

Project Administrative Support – 50%

The incumbent shall develop and maintain permanent filing systems, including an electronic and central, hard copy filing system that is up-to-date and easy to retrieve in accordance with agency regulations on records management. The incumbent shall maintain orderly records of USAID reference materials, regularly used forms, and update various office publications. The incumbent shall contribute to Office strategy development, specifically support related to program monitoring and tracking, as well as to drafting of communications products, such as success stories and fact sheets, briefing materials, and annual reporting. The incumbent shall assist the Office with production of technical PowerPoint presentations and, where necessary, assist in presentations.

The incumbent shall be responsible for tracking, documentation, and priority setting for closeouts of all economic growth agreements, programs, grants, and contracts including those for personnel. Incumbent shall assist in securing the approval of equipment disposition plans and closeouts by obtaining inventories of equipment purchased with USAID funds and final vouchers, reports, and any other documentation required for close-outs.

The incumbent shall participate in Office meetings and conferences, takes notes/minutes and assure that obligations and commitments are upheld and deadlines are met. The incumbent shall maintain up-to-date contact details for Office contacts and ensure that the Mission contact list is regularly. The incumbent shall make travel and logistical arrangements for staff and high-level visitors on international travel and field sites visits and facilitate their contact with our partners as well as for other international other NGO officials. The incumbent shall prepare travel vouchers, work orders, purchase orders, and other documentation for office staff, and coordinate events held outside the US Embassy.

POSITION ELEMENTS

A. Supervision Received: Incumbent is directly supervised by the Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Resilience Office Chief. The incumbent’s progress against objectives is evaluated by the Economic Growth Office Chief with 360 degree input from other Mission colleagues.
B. Supervision Exercised: It is not expected that the incumbent will supervise any staff.

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/East Africa-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.

D. Exercise of Judgment: Exercise independent judgment in task prioritization, completing tasks, bringing program and administrative issues to the attention of leaders.

E. Authority to Make Commitments: None.

F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Contacts will be maintained in person, by phone, or by written or electronic communication with Office and Mission staff, and with relevant Somalia Government officials, private-sector representatives, and staffs of other foreign donor institutions. The nature of these contacts will be principally administrative.

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

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: Completion of Secondary Schooling, and an additional two years of post-secondary studies in agriculture, business management, development studies, or social sciences is required

B. Prior Work Experience: Three to five years of professional experience as a program manager or technical support officer for a public or private organization is required, preferably including time as a project assistant with USAID or a similar U.S. Government or donor agency. Experience in Somalia or the Horn of Africa is preferred. Experience with agriculture or economic growth programming is required

C. Post Entry Training: Introduction to Program Cycle (IPC), GLAAS 101 Requesting- New Users, Program Managers, Records Management, Performance M&E Essentials Course

D. Language Proficiency: Complete Level IV fluency (written/spoken/reading) in English and Level III fluency (written/spoken/reading) in Somali is required.

E. Job Knowledge: A thorough knowledge of Somalia’s economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics is necessary. A good knowledge of USAID’s or another type of relevant organization’s (bilateral or multilateral donor) programming policies, regulations, methodologies, and documentation procedures is required. After a training period, knowledge of USAID specific programming policies, regulations, methodologies and documentation procedures as well as the history of development efforts and basic concepts, principles and practices of youth-friendly services, is also required. The candidate should be proficient in Word and Excel, and Internet communication. The position requires the use of high level procedural expertise, expertise in procurement and financial management, as well as interactions with other USAID offices, other USAID Missions, and other USG agencies. The position requires the use of mid-level technical/professional skills in support of the Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Resilience Office activity managers and AOR/CORs.

F. Skills and Abilities: Must be able to carry out duties independently and proactively, with a minimum of supervision, as well as recommend ways to improve program performance. Must possess critical thinking skills and problem solving capabilities, as well as apply complex regulations, policies and procedures to numerous program situations. The position requires the incumbent to actively plan ahead at least three months/one quarter, and make use of highly developed multi-tasking skills. A detail-orientation to the performance of work and strong organizational skills are absolutely required. The ability to establish and maintain contacts with counterparts in relevant host-government and private sector organizations is required; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, is necessary. The ability to obtain, evaluate, and interpret factual data and to prepare precise, accurate, consistently formatted, and complete reports is necessary i.e. results reports from partners using instructions from USAID/W, is required. The ability to recognize significant developments and trends from collected and consolidated data and bring it to the attention of supervisors is required. Skill in the operation of personal computers is required including demonstrated ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and calendar software applications and, with moderate training, knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access. The ability to guide and indirectly supervise or coordinate specific tasks performed by lower-level employees (permanent or roving secretary staff assigned by the EXO, such as maintenance staff, DMD and motor pool staff) is required, when their input is needed to accomplish part of an assignment.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, 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:

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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 above, and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com.

  2. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

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Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Stabilization)–Somalia

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-45

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 13, 2018

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

  4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Stabilization)

  5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 11 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. (Local Compensation Plan Only)

  6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Initial 1 year probationary period with renewable contract(s) contingent on performance, position need, and funds availability.

  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 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 or Third Country Nationals (TCNs). 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.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION

The Project Management Specialist will be charged with the primary responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the progress and impact of USAID democracy, stabilization and governance programs and activities and provide managerial support for the development and implementation of related strategies, programs, and activities in Somalia. She/he will be held accountable for and evaluated against mutually established specific work objectives and performance indicators.

She/he is a senior professional with broad experience relating to democracy, stabilization, and governance, particularly in fragile state environments. Relevant experience includes democracy and governance, work relating to parliamentary strengthening, public sector institutional capacity building, civil society capacity building, elections, political processes, security sector reform, rule of law and access to justice, conflict mitigation and management, human rights, and local government and decentralization. Incumbent will use her/his independent judgment and initiative to complete complex tasks with minimal technical supervision.

The incumbent will utilize her/his technical skills and knowledge of program implementation to recognize opportunities for new initiatives and propose modifications of program results. She/he will ensure financial and administrative management of his/her assigned programs, including Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) duties. Secondary responsibilities, as delegated, may include program management in areas such as media, access to justice, reconciliation, and conflict management and mitigation.

The incumbent will carry out his/her duties as a staff member of the Democracy, Stabilization and Governance (DSG) Team in the Somalia Field Office, working in collaboration with other members of the team.

BACKGROUND

USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) seeks to employ a senior Foreign Service National (FSN) who will assist the Democracy, Stabilization and Governance team within the USAID Somalia Field Office to manage USAID’s $67 million Transition Initiatives for Stabilization Plus (TIS+) program and any additional conflict mitigation programs. The TIS+ program provides quick impact, results-based activities to demonstrate peace dividends, to promote recovery and to support Somalia’s progress towards a more stable, democratic and prosperous state. The TIS+ program provides public goods and services through community driven processes that promote cooperation. Community driven development projects provide economic opportunities to previously marginalized areas. In order to accomplish this, the TIS+ program provides technical assistance to government counterparts at the federal and state level; supports reconciliation initiatives; and provides key small-scale infrastructure to target areas in the form of constructing/renovating community centers, markets, local government buildings, conducting road repair, and upgrading or renovating airstrips. The program works with a broad range of stakeholders in the identification and implementation of activities. The program is managed out of the Somalia Field Office located in USAID/KEA in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel into Somalia.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Program Planning (30%)

Assist with the strategic planning and design of development activities, intermediate results, modifications to activity designs, and measures of achievement in Somalia. This will include USAID’s Operational Plan, Performance Plan and Report, DSG Project Appraisal Document, and the U.S. Embassy’s Mission Strategic Resource Plan.

B. Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (30%)

• Day-to-day oversight and management of performance to ensure program implementation achieves planned results. He/she will, in collaboration with implementing partners, develop performance monitoring systems and report on program performance, in accordance with USAID reporting requirements.
• Monitor progress and impact of USAID democracy, stabilization and governance programs in Somalia through continuous contact with implementing partners. This will include travel to Somalia when appropriate.
• Track, revise, and report on indicators of results and ensure that measurements of progress are accurate and clearly describe the objectives of the program and the results achieved.
• Report to USAID staff on progress and impact of USAID programs as appropriate during program implementation reviews and during the preparation of USAID’s annual performance report. Generate weekly and annual reporting as per USAID requirements.
• Conduct regular data quality assessments to ensure that indicators and data for USAID–funded programs are appropriate, collectible, and accurate.
• Regularly communicate and interact with USAID and Somalia stakeholders, including beneficiary communities, private sector firms, country development committees, government actors, civilian administrations, civil society groups, Somali indigenous NGOs, and international NGOs and UN agencies.
• Monitor relevant news and analysis sources to assist the DSG Team and Somalia Field Office to better understand and address the complex governance, conflict, and social issues affecting Somalia and use the information and analysis to ensure that ongoing and planned programs in Somalia remain relevant.
• Represent USAID and participate in conferences, workshops, and meetings.
• Work closely with stakeholders and partners to ensure that program achievements and lessons learned are properly disseminated.
• Prepare summary tables, graphs, and charts on the above information for the purpose of better informing USAID and Somalia stakeholders on trends, status, needs, and opportunities.
• Maintain liaison and professional exchanges with statistical offices and institutions to be familiar with their statistical information systems in order both to obtain information from those systems and as appropriate to recommend means of improving those systems through USAID programs or otherwise.

C. Program Management (30%)

• Carry out official Activity Manager or Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) duties, for specific USAID-funded development activities in Somalia.
• Oversee the development of annual work-plans by implementing partners. Review annual work plans and activity plans for comprehensiveness, clarity, and adherence to the Somalia Field Office’s Operational Plan and Strategic Statement.
• Draft statements of work, procurement documents, congressional notifications, correspondence, and other documentation.
• Plan and track expenditures and obligations in grants and contracts and ensure that the flow of funds within the program is not disrupted.
• Serve on technical and sectorial coordination committees as a USAID representative.
• Foster donor coordination by participating in donor meetings as USAID liaison.
• Keep donor and implementing partners informed of USAID assistance plans, implementation progress, and relevant USAID processes through regular communications and meetings.
• Maintain regular contact with implementing partners to support activity implementation and assess its effectiveness, efficiency, and impact, including reviewing and commenting on partners’ periodic reports.
• Coordinate the activities of short-term consultants and visitors for the Somalia program.

D. Other (10%)

• Represent the USAID Somalia program as required at official meetings and events and provide written reporting as appropriate.
• Perform USAID internal administrative tasks and other tasks as required such as actively participating in strategic planning and project design; and gathering information for draft concept papers, scopes of work, budget preparation, and evaluation.

Logistical Arrangements:

The logistical support provided by USAID/KEA includes office space, transportation in cooperating country for official field work as well as travel arrangements and tickets for work related business, transportation to/from country, and secretarial support.

POSITION ELEMENTS

A. Supervision Received: The position will be supervised directly by, and report to, the USDH DSG Office Chief in the USAID/Kenya and East Africa/Somalia Field Office, or his/her designate, and will work in close coordination with the other members of the Somalia Field Office. The Project Management Specialist will participate as a full team member of the Somalia Field Office. Performance is evaluated annually on basis of achieving work objectives and performance measures. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments are self-generated, and occur in the normal course of the work. S/he exercises independence in most phases of the assignment, but determines those situations that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected. The incumbent seeks advice and assistance as required. Completed work is accepted as technically correct, and the overall assignment is reviewed in terms of results achieved.
B. Supervision Exercised: This is a Non-Supervisory Position; although may have to supervise activities as COR/AOR.

C. Available Guidelines: USAID Automated directives system (ADS) and USAID policies on program management and program implementation
D. Exercise of Judgment: Independent judgment is required to establish cooperative relationships with Somali stakeholders and beneficiaries and to assess with sensitivity the needs and concerns of customers, service providers and managers in the sector. Must judge the soundness of the implementation of programs, monitoring, research and evaluation tools of USAID’s service provision programs.

E. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent will have no independent authority to make any resource commitments or commit U.S Government (USG) or USAID/Kenya and East Africa/Somalia Field Office funds on behalf of the U.S Government (USG) or USAID/KEA/Somalia Field Office.
F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Maintains liaison with Somali stakeholders at the technical level, parliamentarians, government actors (ministers, committee members, and political figures), relevant private sector firms, civil society and civil administration institutions. Also maintains regular contact with UN, donors, and NGO partners.

G. Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level: One year (12 Months)

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 from an accredited university in any social science, humanities, Political Science, Human Rights, International Law, International Relations, Public Administration, architecture, engineering or related field. The field of study of the Masters should have provided the incumbent with a skill set suited to critical thinking, flexible analytical and a problem-solving approach.

B. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in international development is required. Experience must have provided the opportunity for development of sectoral and project documents, and performance of project design, program planning, and/or implementation work. Three or more of the five years of prior professional work experience must be in the areas of: democracy, stabilization, governance, humanitarian assistance, parliamentary strengthening, institutional capacity building, elections, political processes, security sector reform, legal/constitutional work, access to justice, conflict resolution, civil society capacity building, and local governance. At least two of the five years of experience should have been in development-related work for US foreign affairs, a bilateral or multilateral donor agency, INGO, UN agency, Government ministry or private-sector institution that implements international development activities. Experience should also include performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data.

C. Post Entry Training: Familiarization training in USAID-specific procedures, regulations, and methods, and orientation to working from a donor-Agency perspective, etc., will be provided. Successful completion of formal COR/AOR certification courses is required. Other training to maintain professional capability in the field, and other courses offered for professional USAID staff, as appropriate; and, courses, seminars, conferences, and other activities in fields related to the sector and needed to maintain and update professional qualifications, as they become available will be provided, subject to offerings and the availability of funds.

D. Language Proficiency: Fluency in both written and oral English (Level IV) and Level III fluency (written/spoken/reading) in Somali is required. Language ability will be tested. Given the nature of the position, effective communications (written/spoken/reading) are absolutely critical to perform successfully in this position and must be exceptional. The incumbent must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with: 1) all categories of USG employees at post and in Washington, D.C.; 2) Somali government officials; 3) International Organizations, Donors, and Embassies; and 4) the general public. The incumbent is required to be able to prepare concise/thorough documents and reports including but not limited to: concept papers; scopes of work; reports; budgets; a range of other project documents for internal and external purposes; human interest stories; and correspondence, all of which must be done in a professional and competent manner requiring little or no editorial changes. The incumbent will also be required to be able to speak publically in English and in Somali representing USAID effectively and competently.

E. Job Knowledge: Must have knowledge of the current state of development in Somalia. Must possess extensive knowledge of Somali cultures, societies, and values, especially regarding the conditions and role of women, and be willing to learn relevant USAID procedures and regulations.

F. Skills and Abilities: This position requires experience in a program management, political analysis, program reporting and monitoring, and strong interpersonal and team-building skills. The ability to serve as an effective liaison with a wide array of individuals and institutions is essential. S/he must be able to prepare clear, substantive reports and briefing papers in English, in a timely manner, and have the ability to develop a thorough understanding of USAID and host-government policies. Excellent interpersonal skills in various settings and good social and professional judgment along with ability to undertake extensive field trips in Somalia, including Somaliland, Puntland, and Federal Member States, as security permits are essential; ability to maintain collaborative working relationship in a team structure. Able to work under complex situations and maintain high-quality work output. Able to develop and maintain an extensive range of working level contacts with stakeholders. Able to communicate ideas in writing and orally, clearly and effectively in English. A strong ability to analyze information, evaluate data and prepare reports and related documents in English. Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point is essential to the effective performance of this job.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, 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 (30 points)
  • Skills and abilities (40 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:

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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 above, and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com.

  2. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

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Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Democracy and Governance)–Somalia

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-46

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 13, 2018

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

  4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Democracy and Governance)

  5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 11 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. (Local Compensation Plan Only).

  6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Initial 1 year probationary period with renewable contract(s) contingent on performance, position need, and funds availability.

  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 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 or Third Country Nationals (TCNs). 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.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION

The Project Management Specialist will be charged with the primary responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the progress and impact of USAID democracy and governance programs and activities and provide managerial support for the development and implementation of strategies, programs, and activities in Somalia. She/he will be held accountable for and evaluated against mutually established specific work objectives and performance indicators.

She/he is a senior professional with broad experience relating to democracy, human rights, and good governance, particularly in fragile state environments. Relevant experience includes work relating to parliamentary strengthening, public sector institutional capacity building, civil society capacity building, elections, political processes, security sector reform, rule of law and access to justice, conflict mitigation and management, human rights, and local government and decentralization. Incumbent will use her/his independent judgment and initiative to complete complex tasks with minimal technical supervision.

The incumbent will utilize her/his technical skills and knowledge of program implementation to recognize opportunities for new initiatives and propose modifications of program results. She/he will ensure financial and administrative management of his/her assigned programs, including Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) duties. Secondary responsibilities, as delegated, may include program management in areas such as media, stabilization, reconciliation, and conflict management and mitigation.

The incumbent will carry out his/her duties as a staff member of the Democracy, Stabilization and Governance Team in the Somalia Field Office, working in collaboration with other members of the team.

BACKGROUND

USAID/KEA/Somalia seeks to employ a senior specialist who will have a primary role in engaging on democracy and governance issues and in managing USAID’s democracy and governance programs for Somalia. USAID’s overarching goal is to build durable foundations for a more stable, democratic and prosperous Somalia through targeted interventions that foster good governance, democratic political processes, economic recovery, access to quality education, and reduce the appeal of extremism. Through programs focused on stabilization, economic growth, education, democracy and governance, and health, USAID aims to solidify security gains made by AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) forces. In addition, USAID remains committed to responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis through the provision of life-saving humanitarian assistance coupled with interventions aimed at protecting livelihoods and building resilience. Lasting peace in Somalia will be better achieved through the establishment of viable governance structures, the rule of law, and a democratization process that works to stabilize and strengthen inclusive governance, democracy, and human rights for all Somalis. The objective of USAID democracy and governance assistance is:

a) Increased stability and improved capacity of the parliament and other government institutions to provide basic administrative and legislative functions;
b) Improved capacity to hold credible local and federal elections;
c) Enhanced understanding and investment in the promotion and protection of human rights in Somalia, in particular fundamental rights, women’s rights and justice for children.
d) Improved access to justice and international human rights standards for all Somalis.
e) Encouragement of good governance conducive to a developing economy that reduces threats from transnational terrorists;
f) Enhanced processes for establishing a transparent, accountable and functioning system of governance that supports service delivery, economic growth, security sector reform, and national and local reconciliation initiatives.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Program Planning (30%)

Assist with the strategic planning and design of development activities, intermediate results, modifications to activity designs, and measures of achievement in Somalia. This will include USAID’s Operational Plan, and Performance Plan and Report, and the U.S. Embassy’s Mission Strategic Resource Plan.

B. Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (30%)

• Day-to-day oversight and management of performance to ensure program implementation achieves planned results. He/she will, in collaboration with implementing partners, develop performance monitoring systems and report on program performance, in accordance with USAID reporting requirements.
• Monitor progress and impact of USAID democracy and governance programs in Somalia through continuous contact with implementing partners. This will include travel to Somalia when appropriate.
• Track, revise, and report on indicators of results and ensure that measurements of progress are accurate and clearly describe the objectives of the program and the results achieved.
• Report to USAID staff on progress and impact of USAID programs as appropriate during program implementation reviews and during the preparation of USAID’s annual performance report. Generate annual reporting as per USAID requirements.
• Conduct regular data quality assessments to ensure that indicators and data for USAID–funded programs are appropriate, collectible, and accurate.
• Regularly communicate and interact with USAID and Somalia stakeholders, including beneficiary communities, private sector firms, country development committees, government actors, civilian administrations, civil society groups, Somali indigenous NGOs, and international NGOs and UN agencies.
• Monitor relevant news and analysis sources to assist the DG Team and Somalia Field Office to better understand and address the complex governance, conflict, and social issues affecting Somalia and use the information and analysis to ensure that ongoing and planned programs in Somalia remain relevant.
• Represent USAID and participate in conferences, workshops, and meetings.
Work closely with stakeholders and partners to ensure that program achievements and lessons learned are properly disseminated.
• Prepare summary tables, graphs, and charts on the above information for the purpose of better informing USAID and Somalia stakeholders on trends, status, needs, and opportunities.
• Maintain liaison and professional exchanges with statistical offices and institutions to be familiar with their statistical information systems in order both to obtain information from those systems and as appropriate to recommend means of improving those systems through USAID programs or otherwise.

C. Program Management (30%)

• Carry out official Activity Manager or Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) duties, for specific USAID-funded development activities in Somalia.
• Oversee the development of annual work-plans by implementing partners. Review annual work plans and activity plans for comprehensiveness, clarity, and adherence to the Somalia Field Office’s Operational Plan and Strategic Statement.
• Draft statements of work, procurement documents, congressional notifications, correspondence, and other documentation.
• Plan and track expenditures and obligations in grants and contracts and ensure that the flow of funds within the program is not disrupted.
• Serve on technical and sectorial coordination committees as a USAID representative.
• Foster donor coordination by participating in donor meetings as USAID liaison.
• Keep donor and implementing partners informed of USAID assistance plans, implementation progress, and relevant USAID processes through regular communications and meetings.
• Maintain regular contact with implementing partners to support activity implementation and assess its effectiveness, efficiency, and impact, including reviewing and commenting on partners’ periodic reports.
• Coordinate the activities of short-term consultants and visitors for the Somalia program.

D. Other (10%)

• Represent the USAID Somalia program as required at official meetings and events and provide written reporting as appropriate.

• Perform USAID internal administrative tasks and other tasks as required such as actively participating in strategic planning and project design; and gathering information for draft concept papers, scopes of work, budget preparation, and evaluation.

Logistical Arrangements:

The logistical support provided by USAID/KEA includes office space, transportation in cooperating country for official field work as well as travel arrangements and tickets for work related business, transportation to/from country, and secretarial support.

POSITION ELEMENTS

A. Supervision Received: The position will be supervised directly by, and report to, the USDH DSG Office Chief in the USAID/Kenya and East Africa/Somalia Field Office, or his/her designate, and will work in close coordination with the other members of the Somalia Field Office. The Project Management Specialist will participate as a full team member of the Somalia Field Office. Performance is evaluated annually on basis of achieving work objectives and performance measures.

B. Supervision Exercised: This is a Non-Supervisory Position; although may have to supervise activities as COR/AOR.

C. Available Guidelines: USAID Automated directives system (ADS) and USAID policies on program management and program implementation

D. Exercise of Judgment: Independent judgment is required to establish cooperative relationships with Somali stakeholders and beneficiaries and to assess with sensitivity the needs and concerns of customers, service providers and managers in the sector. Must judge the soundness of the implementation of programs, monitoring, research and evaluation tools of USAID’s service provision programs

E. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent will have no independent authority to make any resource commitments or commit U.S Government (USG) or USAID/Kenya and East Africa/Somalia Field Office funds on behalf of the U.S Government (USG) or USAID/KEA/Somalia Field Office

F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Maintains liaison with Somali stakeholders at the technical level, parliamentarians, government actors (ministers, committee members, and political figures), relevant private sector firms, civil society and civil administration institutions. Also maintains regular contact with UN, donors, and NGO partners

G. Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level: One year (12 Months)

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 from an accredited university in Political Science, Human Rights, International Law, International Relations, Public Administration, or related field and/or a specialization in Governance, Rule of Law, or Public Policy Analysis.

B. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in international development is required. Experience must have provided the opportunity for development of sectoral and project documents, and performance of project design, program planning, and/or implementation work. Three or more of the years of prior professional work experience must be in the area of democracy and good governance, parliamentary strengthening, institutional capacity building, elections, political processes, security sector reform, legal/constitutional work, conflict resolution, civil society capacity building, and local governance. At least two years of the years of experience should have been in development-related work for USAID or other bilateral donor agency, INGOs, UN agencies, Government ministries, or private-sector institutions. Experience should also include performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation and analysis of large amounts of data.
C. Post Entry Training: Familiarization training in USAID-specific procedures, regulations, and methods, and orientation to working from a donor-Agency perspective, etc., will be provided. Successful completion of formal COR/AOR certification courses is required. Other training to maintain professional capability in the field, and other courses offered for professional USAID staff, as appropriate; and, courses, seminars, conferences, and other activities in fields related to the sector and needed to maintain and update professional qualifications, as they become available will be provided, subject to offerings and the availability of funds.

D. Language Proficiency: Fluency in both written and oral English (Level IV) and Level III fluency (written/spoken/reading) in Somali is required. Language ability will be tested. Given the nature of the position, effective communications (written/spoken/reading) are absolutely critical to perform successfully in this position and must be exceptional. The incumbent must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with: 1) all categories of USG employees at post and in Washington, D.C.; 2) Somali government officials; 3) International Organizations, Donors, and Embassies; and 4) the general public. The incumbent is required to be able to prepare concise/thorough documents and reports including but not limited to: concept papers; scopes of work; reports; budgets; a range of other project documents for internal and external purposes; human interest stories; and correspondence, all of which must be done in a professional and competent manner requiring little or no editorial changes. The incumbent will also be required to be able to speak publically in English and in Somali representing USAID effectively and competently.
E. Job Knowledge: Must have knowledge of the current state of development in Somalia. Must possess extensive knowledge of Somali cultures, societies, and values, especially regarding the conditions and role of women, and be willing to learn relevant USAID procedures and regulations.

F. Skills and Abilities: Managerial and coordination skills; excellent interpersonal skills in various settings; good social and professional judgment; ability to undertake extensive field trips in Somalia, including Somaliland, Puntland, and The New federal Member States, as security permits; ability to maintain collaborative working relationship in a team structure. Able to work under complex situations and maintain high-quality work output. Able to communicate effectively with beneficiaries. The ability to work in teams, and applying good listening and interviewing skills will be important to accomplishing the objectives of this position. Able to develop and maintain an extensive range of working level contacts with stakeholders. Able to communicate ideas in writing and orally, clearly and effectively in English. A strong ability to analyze information, evaluate data and prepare reports and related documents in English. Candidates with good monitoring, evaluation, management and computer skills are preferred. Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point is essential to the effective performance of this job.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, 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 (30 points)
  • Skills and abilities (40 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:

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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 above, and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com.

  2. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

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Ghana: Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitator

Organization: Peace Corps
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 28 Mar 2018

U.S. PEACE CORPS GHANA

Vacancy Number: PC 18-007

Position:**Language Cross-Cultural Facilitator (LCF) DAGAARE, WAALE, SISAALA**

Office: U.S. Peace Corps/Kukurantumi

Open to: All Interested Candidates

Work hours: 40+ hours/week

Closing Date**:** March 28, 2018 by 5:00pm

Starting Salary: 31,630GHC + Benefits

PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTOR (PSC)

The Peace Corps is a United States federal agency that promotes international peace, friendship and sustainable development by providing trained men and women to serve in local communities. In Ghana, these trained men and women (Peace Corps Volunteers) work in the areas of health, education and agriculture. The agency in Ghana is seeking to hire 1 Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitator (LCF) to teach, develop curriculum and test in Dagaare, Waale and Sisaala throughout the Peace Corps Volunteer 27-months cycle particularly during the initial Pre-Service Training (PST) at communities around Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region.

Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitators (Dagaare, Waale & Sisaala)

Number of Positions: 1 Permanent

Duty Station: Kukurantumi, Ghana

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Education/related field

· Ability to fluently speak and write Dagaare, Waale & Sisaala

· Excellent speaking, writing and presentation skills

· Minimum of two years in Adult training/learning experience

· Minimum of two years’ experience in a cross-cultural setting

· Knowledge and understanding of U. S. values, history and culture

· Experience developing training materials and curricula

· Ability to hold and maintain a Security Clearance with complete background check

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics

· Knowledge and skills in Adult training and learning principles and application

· Strong skills in local language and cross-culture training curricula development

· Multi- lingual (English and Ghanaian languages)

· Ability to fluently speak and write other Ghanaian languages

· Very strong networking, negotiation and collaboration skills

· Peace Corps or similar international development organization experience

U.S. PEACE CORPS GHANA

STATEMENT OF WORK:

Language Cross-Cultural Facilitator (LCF)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The U. S. Peace Corps is an agency that promotes international peace, friendship, and sustainable development by sending trained men and women, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), to serve in countries that have requested assistance. Pre-Service Training (PST) is a 10 – 12 week orientation program that provides PCVs with intensive language, culture, and technical training. The LCF coordinates with the Language and Culture Coordinator (LCC) and is responsible to the Training Manager and the Director of Programming and Training; assumes the responsibility for the design, implementation, and evaluation of Ghanaian language sessions. The LCF also serves as cultural information resources for Trainees, facilitates Trainees’ cross-cultural learning, and supports the host family stay. LCFs provide support and guidance as needed throughout the 27-month Volunteer cycle through recommending training resources and Language Proficiency Testing as select times. The LCF works directly with Peace Corps Staff, partners, and PCVs and supports the U. S. Peace Corps mission in Ghana in the following main areas:

Language Training 40%

Cross Culture training 40 %

Safety and Security 20%

Language Training: 40%

· Actively participates in the Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop held prior to the Pre-Service Training. Prepares all language sessions plans according to Peace Corps format, including necessary materials, visuals, activities and work sheets under the supervision of the LCC.

· Ensures that all Peace Corps Trainees (PCTs) complete all scheduled language activities.

· Submits all lesson plans and language materials to the LCC and teaches Ghanaian survival language according to the Peace Corps language competencies.

· Makes appropriate changes/adaptations when teaching the language competencies according to PCTs’ learning styles and feedback.

· Teaches within planned scheme of work, identifies with language staff areas of success and challenge, offers suggestions for additional assistance to those experiencing difficulty.

· Is accessible to Trainees outside of scheduled sessions to provide linguistic and/or cultural information/insight and encourages maximum use of Ghanaian language amongst the PCTs.

· Reports any Trainee absence, lateness or problems, which may arise in class and/or tutoring sessions to the LCC and Training Manager.

· Evaluates the success of the lesson, documents comments, ideas and suggestions to assist with future implementation.

· Assists the Program Manager and Technical Coordinators in designing and implementing integration of Language and Technical lessons and activities.

· Serves as a technical resource for Trainees outside of the classroom. Is an active participant in Trainees’ formal assessment/feedback interviews, provides feedback related to PST competencies/objectives.

· Documents Trainees’ behavior and informs the Training Manager.

· Documents progress of Trainees towards the meeting of the LPI minimal level of Intermediate Mid (INTM).

· Assists with implementing the LPI and if certified, conducts LPI tests at the end of the PST.

· Supports with reviewing and writing of new training/ learning materials for language.

· Continues to provide resources for PCVs throughout Volunteer cycle.

· Conducts Language Proficiency Testing at various times throughout the Volunteer cycle.

Cross-cultural Training: 40%

· Serves as an honest and objective cultural information resource for Trainees and Volunteers.

· Plans and facilitates cross-cultural sessions/activities with Trainees.

· Is available outside “classroom” hours to assist with cross-cultural learning.

· Plans cultural fair and traditional night with other LCFs and the LCC.

· Monitors the host family-Trainee relationship during PST through periodic visits to homestay families.

· Problem-solves situations with home stay families; if the issue is serious, solicits advice from the Homestay Coordinator and/or the Training Manager.

· Acts as a community contact person when necessary for communication, information-sharing, and liaison with the Training Manager, PST Coordinator and/other Coordinators.

· Actively participates in all committee activities that will foster team-building and support.

Safety and Security: 20%

· Documents and reports to the Training Manager, any safety and security concerns or incidents involving Trainee, host family or community member behavior with regards to alcohol use or culturally inappropriate behavior that places Trainees at risk.

· Provides safety and security support to PC Trainees and staff and assists in MS270 regulations compliance.

· Monitors safety and security environment with host families and host communities.

· Co-facilitates safety and security sessions with the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) as needed.

· Reports all medical emergencies to community contact person, LCC, Training Manager, PST Coordinator.

· Acts as warden to support safety and security. These duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Awareness and understanding of Peace Corps Safety and Security policies.

· Awareness and understanding of the Peace Corps Ghana PST Emergency Action Plan.

· Awareness and understanding of the warden’s roles and responsibilities.

Performs other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the Training Manager, DPT or her designate.

Miscellaneous

This position may act as an Occasional Money Handler, as assigned, to perform work within the scope of duties. The PSC may be required to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to PST/IST training sites, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer. The PSC may also be required to courier cash to PC trainees or volunteers. The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient. In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer; of the Peace Corps Act.

Safety and Security Duties for all Peace Corps positions:

  • Addresses safety and security proactively by ensuring appropriate assignments for Volunteers and adhering to Peace Corps site development policies and procedures.
  • Identifies and immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns or issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and the CD.
  • Ensures prospective sites meet established programmatic and safety/security criteria (e.g., safe housing, a clearly defined assignment with an organization that shows real interest in working with a Volunteer, etc.).
  • Reviews and references site history files when evaluating potential sites. Incorporates appropriate site-specific safety and security-related information into site history files.
  • Ensures designated host country counterparts participate in counterpart orientation/training and are prepared to work with and support Volunteers, including their role in Volunteer safety and security.
  • Maintains communication with each Volunteer and solicits periodic feedback, including information about Volunteer safety and security.
  • Maintains a calendar of Volunteer site visits, and completes appropriate number of site visits to assess Volunteer progress, safety and security, and to provide technical guidance and moral support.
  • Monitors Volunteer compliance with Peace Corps policies, especially related to safety and security, and initiates corrective action as necessary.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
  • Acts as duty officer, as needed.
  • Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

Temporary Duties (TDY):

The contractor is subject to worldwide availability and may be requested by the Peace Corps to be reassigned or transferred permanently to another Peace Corps Post/Headquarters or perform temporary duties (TDY) as required and to travel to other assignments within Peace Corps’ as assigned.

Any such reassignment or transfer shall be subject to agreement of the Contractor. The Statement of Work as defined will remain the same: however the duties may be subject to change as determined by the Contracting Officer.

Level of Effort:

Performs duties during a 40 hour work week. Regular work hours for Peace Corps Ghana are 0730 – 1700 Monday through Thursday, and 0730 – 1230 Fridays. Staff may be required to work longer hours, weekends, or holidays according to the needs of the program. Work is normally performed in an office setting. Occasional travel outside of the office may be required.

How to apply:

Email:

jobs@gh.peacecorps.gov

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary.

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

1) A detailed résumé or C.V. that includes:

· Professional positions held identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and reasons for leaving

· Education and training, schools attended, dates of attendance, qualifications obtained

· An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months

· 3 Professional references.

2) A cover letter

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

Write the job number and position title as email subject and send application packet to:

Email:

jobs@gh.peacecorps.gov

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Kenya: Coordinator – Somalia

Organization: Government of Finland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 26 Mar 2018

The post of locally employed Coordinator (Somalia) will be available at the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi starting from 1st of June 2018.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the Somalia related work of the Embassy, organize visits and events

  • Participate in monitoring, analyzing and reporting on the Finnish Somalia Strategy

  • Support the management of Finnish funded development co-operation programs in Somalia

  • Support and advise the Embassy in any other issues related to Somalia

  • Any other duties assigned by the Head of Mission

Qualifications and experience:

The successful candidate should have

  • Master’s degree in political science, development studies, economics, public administration, law or related field

  • Min. 3 years of working experience in an similar position in managing and/or implementing development cooperation programs and interventions related to governance

  • Demonstrated ability to engage in policy dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders, from government agencies to a variety of non-state actors

  • Knowledge of international development policy and aid effectiveness agenda

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali and English. Language skills in Finnish is considered a plus

  • Very good computer skills in commonly used office software and/or applications

  • Ability to travel frequently to Somalia

Competencies:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in teams in a multicultural environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds

  • Strive for results and support others in doing so

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity

How to apply:

Candidates who meet the criteria are invited to apply. The application should contain:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Three reference letters with contact details

Applications with the title field marked as “Coordinator, Somalia” should be sent to the following email address: sanomat.nai@formin.fi

Any queries regarding the vacancy should be directed by e-mail to: sanomat.nai@formin.fi

Applications should be received no later than 4 p.m. – 26th of March 2018 Kenyan local time. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview. Please note that the Embassy of Finland will verify information given by candidates and might contact candidates’ references. A Certificate of Good Conduct will be required. A security clearance will be conducted with your permission (turvallisuusselvityslaki 726/2014).

The Embassy of Finland is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and staff management is conducted without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion or disability provided candidates are able to meet the requirements of the position advertised.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: US/TCN Personal Service Contractor Peace and Security Office Senior Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 03 Apr 2018

SUBJECT: Solicitation for a United States Citizens and Third Country National Personal Service Contractor (U.S / TCN PSC) Peace and Security Office “PSO” Senior Advisor in the DRC
Dear Prospective Offerors:
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.
Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1, Sections I through V of this solicitation. Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records.
This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offers.

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-660-17-000002
  2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 26, 2018
  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: April 3, 2018 ( Closing date extended) at 17.00 Kinshasa time
  4. POSITION TITLE: Peace and Security Office “PSO” Senior Advisor
  5. MARKET VALUE: $89,370-$116,181 equivalent to GS-14
    In accordance with AIDAR Appendix D and J
    Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
  6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: A base of two (2) years with an option of one year extensions up to a maximum of 5 years. Exercise of option will depend on continuing need of services, availability of funds and satisfactory or better performance.
  7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: USAID/Democratic of the Congo, Kinshasa
    with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.
  8. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: U.S citizens: Security clearance/ Third Country National: Facility Access
  9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES
    USAID/DRC’s CDCS integrates investments in education, democracy and governance, health, social protection, peace and stability, economic growth, and humanitarian assistance into three cross-cutting objectives. The Peace and Security Office (PSO) coordinates programming under CDCS Transition Objective 3 (TO3): Foundation for durable peace strengthened in eastern DRC and manages social protection and peacebuilding programming in the Central African Republic (CAR). Finally, PSO leads the Conflict Advisory Group created to incorporate conflict sensitivity into programming across geographical and technical areas.
    The primary role of the PSO Senior Advisor will be to help the PSO Office Director to coordinate a large and politically important portfolio, to ensure effective implementation of PSO-managed activities, and manage the CAG. The PSO Senior Advisor will also provide supervision of up to four FSNs and one USPSC. The PSO Senior Advisor also serves as one of the Mission’s senior technical and policy analysts in peacebuilding, conflict sensitivity, and social protection.
    S/he identifies PSO priorities and coordinates with other teams to maximize synergies across portfolios. S/he assists in managing the PSO program’s budgeting, planning,
    design, procurement, implementation, evaluation and monitoring, and reporting efforts. S/he coordinates with other U.S. Government agencies and participates on various committees. S/he may represent the Mission’s PSO programs to other donors, non-governmental organizations, senior host-government counterparts and private sector groups, undertaking site visits throughout eastern Congo to monitor programs and inform policy and strategic direction.
    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The major duties and responsibilities of the PSO Senior Advisor include:
    Alternate Member of Senior Mission Management Team 10%
    The Senior Advisor may be asked to serve as acting Office Director, recommending to the Mission Director and Deputy Mission Director actions that result in the effective use of resources; the development of operating policies and procedures that are clear, complete and address organizational issues; the implementation of Mission and Agency policies/procedures in a transparent and equitable fashion, supporting efforts to address Mission program priorities, and providing guidance in meeting future development challenges.
    For these purposes, the incumbent carries out the following:
    Advises senior Mission management on the political, economic and social developments affecting the promotion of peace in eastern DRC;
    Serves as one of the USG’s principal liaison with the GDRC counterparts at the national, provincial, and local levels who are active in peace;
    Actively participate on the stabilization donor working group thus playing a pivotal role in the effective management of donor resources directed to promoting peace in eastern DRC;
    Coordinates with the Mission’s Development Outreach Communications (DOC) Officer on all outreach activities as well as reports and correspondence related to the PSO portfolio for public consumption, and;
    Acts as an official USAID representative on field visits to activity sites; ascertains progress, identifies delays and problems and recommends solutions.
    Co-lead and manage PSO 50%
    The Senior Advisor supports the PSO Director in overall management responsibility for the entire office;
    The PSO Senior Advisor maintains effective lines of communications (both formal and informal) with Mission Senior Staff, other Mission Teams, and within the PSO; with appropriate officials of the GDRC and provincial leaders; and with public; and with key stakeholders in USAID/Washington leading to greater information-sharing opportunities, knowledge exchange, and accelerated decision-making;
    The PSO Senior Advisor manages Office staff workloads effectively so as to reflect Mission program priorities and stimulate opportunities for professional growth and enhancement;
    The PSO Senior Advisor will assist in the day-to-day management of the PSO portfolio, including recommendations to the Office Director on work priorities, activity implementation, identifying and resolving program issues, assuring that all activities are carried out in a technically sound and cost-effective manner, recommending responsibility for program management and implementation matters for Office Director action, and assuring that activities are carried out in accordance with all applicable Mission and Agency directives and requirements;
    Oversees the Agency planning and reporting processes for PSO, including assignment of tasks and quality control for the preparation and submission of relevant components to the annual Operational Plan (OP), Performance Plan and Report (PPR), Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ), Mission Resource Request (MRR), and ad hoc taskers, factsheets, and reports under direction of the Office Director.
    Works with PSO staff, identifies areas where knowledge and skills need to be enhanced, completes and manages annually Individual Training Plans with each PSO member and creates the PSO training plan/request for Office Director. Trains PSO FSNs to assume duties under this position description as feasible, thereby minimizing Mission vulnerabilities while ensuring that staffs have opportunities to learn, develop and apply themselves. Follows-up with those staff receiving training as to how the skills/knowledge gained from the training will be applied; and,
    Provides on a semi-annual basis, feedback on performance leading to an annual performance evaluation completed for each staff member s/he supervises.
    Provide Technical Oversight 40%
    Works closely, and in a highly participatory manner, with Mission technical offices, other DO teams, partners, and customers to lead and coordinate the planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and follow-on of activities to achieve a high level of excellence in program impact and cost-effectiveness;
    Is the PSO Director’s alternate as a liaison to relevant Bureaus in Washington DC, including the Africa Bureau and the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance;
    Provides technical expertise on peace and security, social protection, including gender-based violence, and conflict sensitivity mentoring and training PSO staff as well as other mission offices;
    May serve as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR), or alternate to provide project management, oversight, and support as needed and if so qualified. In coordination with the contractors/grantees, drafts and finalizes scopes of work, budgets, and scheduling of technical assistance for portfolio activities while ensuring timely and systematic submission of reports;
    Measures cross-sectoral activities implemented TO3, including progress against established goals and objectives in the Mission CDCS and the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) (and updates the PMP as required);
    In coordination with the Program and Financial Management Offices ensures correct funding levels and appropriate expenditures are maintained and accounted for; ensures that funds are used appropriately and within budgetary limits; analyzes expenditures for approval and approves corresponding documentation; and prepares budget analyses for activity monitoring and reporting;
    Ensures that all PSO procurement actions are coordinated in a timely fashion;
    Reviews necessary activity appraisal and contractors’ performance reports. Drafts and presents other activity documents for clearance, consideration, and approval. Takes the lead in drafting responses to incoming related correspondence, ensuring Mission clearance and timely responses.
    Conduct/Travel/Reporting/Liaison
    The PSO Senior Advisor will perform all duties under this position description either independently or, as required, as part of the teams identified above, according to established Mission policies, practices and programmatic guidance, and in accordance with all applicable USAID regulations and guidance as provided in the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) and elsewhere. The PSO Senior Advisor is expected to make, with guidance and feedback from the PSO Director, independent judgments that can be defended as necessary. As a highly qualified professional, substantial reliance is placed on the employee to independently plan and carry out the specific activities entailed in fulfilling major duties and responsibilities. The employee will resolve problems that arise by determining the approaches to be taken and methodologies to be used, developing, coordinating, and clearing proposed solutions with all necessary parties, and taking appropriate actions necessary to resolve the problem.
    Regular travel to eastern DRC and to CAR is required. Some international travel may be required for training, conference attendance, or meetings.
    The PSO Senior Advisor will maintain contact and interact technically and professionally in a highly collaborative manner with a wide range of parties, including high level officials of the DRC and CAR, and other international organizations; and experts provided under assistance programs sponsored by non-governmental organizations and foreign government donors.
    The incumbent will also closely coordinate with the Mission’s other technical offices and Program Office on all matters of mutual programmatic interest.
    POSITION ELEMENTS
    a. Supervision Received/Exercised: The PSO Senior Advisor will work under the general supervision and policy guidance of the PSO Director or his/her designee. The PSO Director or his/her designee will review and approve the Senior Advisor’s work plan and performance measures. Supervision will be generally confined to weekly staff meetings and scheduled bi-weekly consultations.
    The PSO Senior Advisor is expected to work independently with limited guidance, to take initiative, to supervise FSN staff as required and described. He/she will work closely with members of other technical and support offices in the Mission, as well as other USG agencies and implementing partners who will implement the full range of USAID/DRC’s programs over a strategy period.
    b. Available Guidelines: The incumbent is required to understand and analyze Mission and Agency-specific policies and procedures which govern implementation of PSO activities, in addition to the USAID/DRC established administrative operating procedures, policies and formats. The incumbent may be required to receive AOR/COR certification and maintain certification over the life employment as well as a certified Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS) approver. The incumbent will be required to be proactive in keeping abreast of evolving guidelines and policies which affect overall support to CDCS reform within the DRC Mission, including but not limited to the ADS, Mission Orders, Mission Notices, USG Procurement regulations, and USAID and State Program Strategy and Policy Documents.
    c. Decision Making/Exercise in Judgment: At the full performance level, it is expected that the incumbent will exercise considerable independence and decision making authority in carrying out duties, subject to final review by the PSO Director.
    d. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent will have no independent authority to commit U.S. Government (USG) Mission funds.
    e. Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are with senior management within and outside USAID, which may include Congressional staff, other U.S. government officials, and government officials from other countries as appropriate, consultants, contractors, grantees, or business executives.
    f. Complexity: Analyzes inter-related issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of individual contracts, grants and cooperative agreements. Develops detailed plans, goals, and objectives for the long-range implementation and administration of the PSO program, and/or develops criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of the program. Decisions concerning design, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating individual PSO activities are complicated by the difficulty of operating in a politically sensitive and sometimes unstable country. Coordination of several grantees and contractors requires in-depth knowledge of the PSO related background, capabilities and interests of the government of the DRC.
    If a third country national ( TCN) PSC is selected for the award, during the period of the contract, the TCN contractor must provide at least 1 day/month of training to a cooperating country national (CCN) designated by USAID. The PSC Supervisor will establish a training plan with benchmarks to measure the contractor’s progress toward achieving the training deliverable.
  10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: U.S citizens and Third County Nationals
  11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
  12. POINT OF CONTACT: usaidhrkinshasa@usaid.gov
    Priscilla Sampil, Supervisory Executive Officer, psampil@usaid.gov or Ifeoma Ezeh, Deputy Executive Officer iezeh@usaid.gov
    II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
  13. Education:
    a) An undergraduate degree in political science, law, human rights, international relations, African regional studies, peace-making, or a related field required.
  14. Experience:
    a) A minimum of seven (7) years’ work experience in peace, stability, democracy, human rights, and governance with progressive levels of authority and responsibility managing programs, resources and personnel is required.
    b) A minimum of three years of experience in planning and program design, program planning and budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation of PSO-related activities is preferred.
    c) Experience resolving problems in a team context, while maintaining an aggressive work pace, in order to produce results under intense scrutiny is strongly preferred.
    d) Experience and familiarity with Africa, particularly the DRC and CAR, and sensitivity to socio- cultural aspects bearing on stabilization, and peacebuilding within an African context is desirable.
    e) Knowledge of USAID management and monitoring systems is desirable.
  15. Knowledge and Abilities:
    a) Program Oversight: Demonstrated ability to provide oversight of large complex activities that are implemented under challenging social and political conditions.
    b) Demonstrated ability to function with minimal supervision to address complex and challenging interagency and political dynamics is required.
    c) Program Design and Implementation: Experience-based knowledge of relevant activity design, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge of USAID budgetary and procurement processes and property management principles in a developing country context, preferably with an international donor organization.
    d) Analytical Skills: Demonstrated analytical and independent decision-making skills in demanding work environments.
    e) Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Ability to engage in discussions with government officials, other donors, international implementers, non-governmental organizations, U.S. Embassy and USAID officials.
    f) Verbal and written communication skills: including word processing proficiency, demonstrated ability to prepare required reports in proper format and language.
    g) Computer and Administrative Skills: A demonstrated ability to perform with minimal administrative or secretarial support is required. The successful candidate must be computer literate.
    h) Cultural Environment: Knowledge of African history and its cultural/work environment is desirable. Knowledge of the history and culture of DRC is a plus.
    i) Language Abilities: Must be fluent in English and French – proof of US Dept. of State Foreign Service Institute or equivalent of Speaking and Reading at least Level 3 is required.
    j) Ability to creatively identify, propose and win support of major stakeholders to solve complex issues and to work collaboratively.
    III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS
    Education (10 points):
    • Undergraduate degree in political science, law, human rights, international relations, African regional studies, peace-making, or a related field (10 points)
    Experience (50 points):
    • A minimum of seven (7) years’ work experience in peace, stability, democracy, human rights, and governance with progressive levels of authority and responsibility managing programs, resources and personnel. (15 points)
    • A minimum of three years of experience in planning and program design, program planning and budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation of PSO-related activities. (10 points)
    • Experience resolving problems in a team context, while maintaining an aggressive work pace, in order to produce results under intense scrutiny. (15 points)
    • Experience and familiarity with Africa, particularly the DRC and CAR, and sensitivity to socio- cultural aspects bearing on stabilization, and peacebuilding within an African context. (5 points)
    • Knowledge of USAID management and monitoring systems. (5 points)
    Knowledge and Abilities (40 points):
    • Demonstrated ability in Program Oversight, Design and Implementation (10 points)
    • Analytical Skills and demonstrated ability to function with minimal supervision to address complex and challenging interagency and political dynamics (10 points)
    • Verbal and written communication skills; Interpersonal and intercultural Skills (10 points)
    • Language Abilities (10 points)

How to apply:

IV. APPLYING

  1. Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form listed below to usaidhrkinshasa@usaid.gov copying skiyanga@usaid.gov: Most current Curriculum vitae or resume; Completed, handed-signed form AID-302-3; the form can be found in the USAID website www.usaid.gov/forms/ A biographical data sheet form AID-1420-17; Three references, who are not family members or relatives with telephone and e-mail contacts; Brief appendix to demonstrate how prior experience and/or training address the minimum qualifications and selection criteria shown in the solicitation
  2. 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 11.

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

    V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES
    Once the Contracting Officer 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.
    1. Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
    2. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions for National Security (SF-86), or
    3. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)
    4. Finger Print Care (FD-258)

    VI. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES
    As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a Personal Service Contractor is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:
    1. BENEFITS:
    (a) Employer’s FICA Contribution
    (b) Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
    (c) Pay Comparability Adjustment
    (d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)
    (4) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation
    (5) Annual & Sick Leave
    (6) Shipment and storage of household effects limited shipment authorized at present Access to Embassy medical facilities, and pouch mail service
    2. 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) Cost- of- Living Allowance (Chapter 210)
    (c) Post Allowance (Section 220)
    (d) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)
    (e) Educational Allowance (Section 270)
    (f) Educational Travel (Section 280)
    (g) Post Differential (Chapter 500)
    (h) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600) and
    (i) Danger Pay (Section 650)

    VII. TAXES
    USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.
    VIII. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs
    USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:
    1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix D, “Direct USAID Contracts with a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.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) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at http://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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Somalia: Education Officer (DANIDA) – Somali Nationals Only

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 10 Mar 2018

Education Officer (DANIDA) – Somali Nationals Only

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The Project officer- under the guidance of the project coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of education projects day to day progress including (teacher training) in line with and agreed plan of action and budget, donor, SC and government policies, requirements and procedures.

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Location: Baidoa

Qualifications and Experience

· Diploma or Bachelor degree in education or a related field with additional training in education planning and management and project planning and management techniques

· Knowledge of current national international strategies on access, equity, and quality education policies and models

· Recommended a minimum of 3 three years of relevant experience in similar position

· Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff

· Ability to write quality narrative donor report

· Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

· Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Somali, (understanding of afmay language is added advantage)

· Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Education policy.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YW1pbmEuNDU0NjguMzgzMEBzYXZldGhlY2hpbGRyZW5hby5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Education) Somalia Field Office

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Apr 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-39

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 1, 2018

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

  4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Education)

  5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 11 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. (Local Compensation Plan Only)

  6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Initial 1 year probationary period with renewable contract(s) contingent on performance, position need, and funds availability.

  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 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 or Third Country Nationals (TCNs). 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 USAID Project Management Specialist-Education position is located in USAID/Somalia’s Social Services Team. The primary purpose of the position is to carry out a full range of project management responsibilities in the area of basic education. S/he has practical knowledge of program and project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and performance reporting. S/he supports the implementation of assigned activities through contractors and grantees; develops and monitors budgets for activities for which s/he is responsible; and participates actively in the planning of comprehensive programs in assigned areas.

The PMS is required to possess a high degree of competence and maturity, and will manage productive relationships with the Embassy, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), other donors, the private sector, non-governmental and civil society organizations, and private voluntary organizations (PVOs) from the local, regional, and international arenas. The position requires effective and continuous communication with FGS officials at appropriate levels, ensuring that USAID/Somalia is fully engaged in the education sector reform agenda. The PMS is expected to incorporate science, technology, innovation and partnerships, as well as Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA) into all activity design, implementation and evaluation duties. The PMS functions under the supervision of the USAID/Somalia Education Office Chief, unless otherwise directed by USAID/Somalia Mission Director.

The work includes serving as Contracting/Agreement Officer Representative (COR/AOR) for projects/activities; participating in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects/activities; advising on best practices/evidence; and participating in coordination and technical meetings/working groups. The Specialist keeps abreast of current trends, publications, and evidence in order to advise USAID/Somalia on strategic planning and programming. The Specialist is responsible for building relationships with Somali and other stakeholders, and representing USAID/Somalia.

The assignment requires regular site visits and other travel to select locations in Somalia in adherence to Mission standard operating procedures.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management and Related Duties – 50%

The Specialist serves as COR/AOR, alternate and/or activity manager for selected implementing partners (IPs); coordinates projects/activities in order to facilitate implementation; and ensures efficient, effective, and meaningful results are being provided in accordance with Mission standards, best practices, and procedures, as part of USAID/Somalia’s education team.

The Specialist monitors and evaluates managed projects/activities, including project expenditures, through site visits, reporting, and trends analysis with an eye towards learning and constant improvement; works in close collaboration with the other Specialists in the Mission to avoid overlap with other projects/activities; and facilitates the development of IP work plans and PMPs, reviewing and proposing modifications to activity approaches and work plans when necessary to better achieve results.

The Specialist reviews annual and quarterly IP reports and weekly updates, requesting or participating in the preparation of other reports as needed, and coordinates preparations for IP portfolio reviews, in collaboration with USAID/Somalia’s education team. The Specialist prepares or contributes to high quality internal and external reporting and communications related to education and youth activities, such as weekly reports, success stories, and USAID and inter-agency planning and programmatic documents.

As AOR/COR, the Specialist is responsible for the development and tracking of quarterly and annual work plans, schedules for budget allocation, obligation, and expenditure, portfolio reviews, evaluation planning and implementation, audits, development and outreach communications, and closeouts, in collaboration with USAID/Somalia’s education team. The incumbent is responsible for drafting narratives and providing other inputs into USAID documents throughout the USAID performance cycle, including planning (e.g. Operational Plan), monitoring and reporting (Performance Plan and Report; Mission Resource Request, Congressional Budget Justification, etc.), and learning (alignment with USAID’s CLA Strategy, evaluations).

It is anticipated that the Education Project Management Specialist will manage, as alternate AOR, the new education activity focused on expanding education access and quality for out-of-school children and youth, in addition to supporting management of other activities as needed. Adaptability and flexibility will be required as the Specialist’s primary responsibilities may change over time as new USAID strategies and FGS priorities emerge.

Technical Specialist, Representational and Other Duties – 50%

The Specialist actively participates in strategic planning and all facets of project design, including drafting and amending documents and ensuring necessary clearances are in place. The Specialist gathers information, analyzes data, drafts concept papers, scopes of work and other project documents, prepares independent government cost estimates (IGCE), and evaluates proposals for all education and youth activities. The Specialist works with colleagues in the Team and the Office, and with other Technical Offices, to strengthen USAID strategic and programmatic directions, and the Team’s ability to address managed projects/activities, with special emphasis on implementing best practices in social services activities. The Specialist assists senior USG, Mission, and Office staff in representing USAID to IPs, NGOs, Somali government counterparts, donors, and other national and international groups and bodies, in order to develop effective and sustainable strategies for implementing education and youth programs, and the scaling up of activities to meet national and international standards and to achieve national and USAID goals. The Specialist collaborates with other office members and inter-agency processes in the preparation and presentation of deliverables, and assists in monitoring progress toward meeting overall Mission and broader USG objectives.

The Specialist plays a leading role in fostering and managing relationships with Somali government counterparts, private sector, donor partners, and other stakeholders, leading or supporting coordination and negotiation efforts in education and youth activities, and for providing technical guidance and leadership as appropriate, participating in partners and coordination meetings. The Specialist represents USAID at official meetings and events and provides written reporting as appropriate. The Specialist coordinates VIP and other TDYs related to personally managed and Office-wide activities, as required. The Specialist participates in budgeting and financial analysis with other Team and Office staff, and with other Offices in areas related to social services activities. The Specialist backstops other Team members, as needed.

The Specialist will serve as a technical advisor to USAID/Somalia, and the US Mission to Somalia on basic education and other sector reforms, particularly as related to basic education. The Specialist will keep abreast of and analyze economic, political and other trends affecting education development, and will keep the Mission informed of these trends. S/he will be considered an expert resource on education quality and improving learning outcomes, and other areas related to basic education, and will be expected to participate actively in internal and external strategy discussions, including active engagement across sectors at the Mission. The Education Project Management Specialist will be required to assist in creating a supportive work environment that values diversity, and elicits the highest possible level of performance from all team members, including accomplishment of all other duties as assigned.

POSITION ELEMENTS

A. Supervision Received: The Specialist will work under the supervision of the Education Office Chief or their designate in USAID/Somalia. The incumbent’s immediate supervisor 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; 4) prepare the annual Evaluation Report(s) as/when required. As the incumbent is expected to work with a high degree of independence, they must be able to establish priorities, adhere to and meet established deadlines, and perform responsibilities and duties with minimal guidance. The incumbent must be proactive as well as self-motivated. 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.

B. Supervision Exercised: The incumbent will be assigned to be a COR/AOR or alternate, following receipt of appropriate certification. Continuing supervision of other USAID staff is not contemplated.

C. Available Guidelines: The incumbent is required to understand USAID Automated Directives System and USAID Agency-specific policies and procedures on program activity management and implementation. 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 overall USAID/Somalia program activities within the regional office, including but not limited to Automated Directives System (ADS), Mission Orders, Mission Notices, USG procurement regulations, and USAID program strategy and Policy Documents. In addition, team members, other Mission technical support staff and counterparts in USAID/Washington are available as resources to provide advice and guidance.

D. Exercise of Judgment: Independent judgment is required to establish cooperative relationships with Somali stakeholders and beneficiaries and to assess with sensitivity the needs and concerns of other USG staff, donors, implementing partners and other groups. S/he will tailor communication for appropriate levels for respective audiences. The incumbent must judge the soundness of the implementation of programs, monitoring, research, and evaluation tools of USAID’s education programs. It is anticipated that s/he will manage a large-scale Somalia education program and will be expected to provide technical direction and oversight to the USAID implementer, in collaboration with the Education Team. S/he will be expected to actively participate in strategy discussions and portfolio reviews. As an expert on best practices in basic education, the incumbent will be expected to provide technical recommendations to senior management, including the Mission Director and Contracting Officer.

E. Authority to Make Commitments: Within the assigned scope of work and the level of responsibility: The incumbent will have no independent authority to make any resource commitments or commit U.S Government or USAID/Somalia funds on behalf of the U.S Government or USAID/Somalia.

F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent will communicate on a daily basis with 1) all categories of USG employees at post and in Washington, D.C.; 2) Somali government officials; 3) International Organizations, Donors, and Embassies; and 4) the general public. The incumbent will be required to act as a liaison with a broad range of Somali and international stakeholders at the project level, including government authorities, private sector firms, civil society, and public and private organizations and institutions. The incumbent will also establish and maintains regular contact with UN, donors, and NGO partners, and staff within USAID and the broader inter-agency.

G. Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level: 12 months.

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 Education, or related fields such as: Social Policy and Planning, Social Work, Gender Studies, Public Administration, International Development or Political Science.

B. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years (5) of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in international development is required. Experience must have provided the opportunity for development of sectoral and project documents, and performance of project design, program planning, and/or implementation work. Three (3) or more of the five years of prior professional work experience must be in the areas of basic education. At least two (2) of the five years of experience should have been in development-related work for US foreign affairs, a bilateral or multilateral donor agency, INGO, UN agency, government ministry or private-sector institution that implements international development activities. Experience should also include performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data. In-country experience in Somalia preferred.

C. Post Entry Training: The incumbent is expected to possess the necessary technical, program management and information technology (IT) expertise required of the position. Post entry training will, therefore, be focused on Agency-specific trainings, such as Programming for Foreign Assistance, COR/AOR certification, Automated Directive Systems, and USAID Inter/Intranet. Courses, seminars, conferences, and other activities in fields related to the sector needed to maintain and update professional qualifications may be provided, subject to offerings and the availability of funds.

D. Language Proficiency: Complete Level IV fluency (written/spoken/reading) in English; Level III fluency (written/spoken/reading) in Somali is required. Language ability will be tested. Given the nature of the position, effective communications (written/spoken/reading) is critical to performing successfully in this position. The incumbent must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with: 1) all categories of USG employees at post and in Washington, D.C.; 2) Somali government officials; 3) International Organizations, Donors, and Embassies; and 4) the general public. The incumbent is required to be able to prepare concise/thorough documents and reports including but not limited to: concept papers; scopes of work; reports; budgets; a range of other project documents for internal and external purposes; human interest stories; and correspondence, all of which must be done in a professional and competent manner requiring little or no editorial changes. The incumbent will also be required to be able to speak publicly in English and in Somali representing USAID effectively and competently.

E. Job Knowledge: The Specialist will serve as a technical advisor to USAID/Somalia, and the US Mission to Somalia on basic education and other sector reforms, particularly as related to basic education challenges of access, quality and improving learning outcomes. The Specialist will keep abreast of and analyze economic, political and other trends affecting education development, and will keep the Mission informed of these trends. The Specialist must have in-depth professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially in fragile states. The Specialist is required to have a sophisticated knowledge, or potential to develop this knowledge, of education in crisis or conflict contexts, particularly in Somalia. S/he will be expected to participate actively in internal and external strategy discussions, including active engagement across sectors at the Mission.

F. Skills and Abilities: The Specialist is required to have: managerial skills, especially of complex portfolios; excellent interpersonal skills in order to establish relationships with key host-country counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders; and strong coordination and negotiation skills to ensure activities are carried out efficiently, effectively, and meaningfully. Above average written and oral communication skills is required in order to represent USAID, speak publicly and give presentations, and develop original reports and other communications products for a variety of audiences and a variety of purposes. The Specialist must have the ability to prioritize among a considerable range of differing tasks and the ability to use critical thinking and innovation to solve problems as well as to develop new approaches. The Specialist must be able to function both independently and as part of a team with a high degree of proactivity, responsiveness, and motivation in order to meet established deadlines. The Specialist must have strong analytical skills to analyze information and evaluate data to inform program and project decisions. Advanced IT skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and adherence to USAID’s Core Values and Ethical Code of Conduct is required. Given the nature of the position, effective communications (written/spoken/reading) are absolutely critical to perform successfully in this position and must be exceptional. The incumbent must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with: 1) all categories of USG employees at post and in Washington, D.C.; 2) Somali government officials; 3) International Organizations, Donors, and Embassies; and 4) the general public. The incumbent is required to be able to prepare concise/thorough documents and reports including but not limited to: concept papers; scopes of work; reports; budgets; a range of other project documents for internal and external purposes; human interest stories; and correspondence, all of which must be done in a professional and competent manner requiring little or no editorial changes.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, 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 (35 points)
  • Skills and abilities (35 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:

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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 above, and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com.

  2. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

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Jordan: USPSC Program Officer

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 22 Mar 2018

Position Title: Program Officer

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00029

Salary Level: GS-12 Equivalent: $63,600- $82,680

Issuance Date: February 22, 2018

Closing Date: March 22, 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 Officer (PO) 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 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.

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 Officer

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00029

2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 22, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 22, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: 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 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: One (1) year with four (4) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Amman, Jordan

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 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 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 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. These programs are currently being managed by a DART, located in Turkey and Jordan, and a RMT in Washington, DC. USAID anticipates significant additional humanitarian programming for FY2018 and beyond, managed either by the DART and RMT or by OFDA’s EMCA Team.

The OFDA Response Teams in Turkey, Jordan, and Washington, D.C. are responsible for coordinating the USG’s humanitarian response to Syria, establishing programs to meet clearly defined humanitarian needs, and for overseeing OFDA’s current and future humanitarian assistance programming. OFDA has Team Leaders in both Turkey and Jordan, each managing staff, programs, and operations in those respective countries. This solicitation is for the Program Officer in Amman, who monitors OFDA-funded programs, liaises with the IO and NGO community, provides assessments when appropriate, and makes program recommendations.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Syria Response Program Officer based in Amman, Jordan 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 Amman, Jordan, 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 for Jordan manages response planning, assessing, reporting, personnel tracking, information analysis, and documentation activities and makes 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 shall:

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 for Syria 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; and
  • 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; and
  • 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.

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; and
  • 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.

● 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 Program Coordinator for the DART in Amman 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 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.

● 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 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.

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United States of America: USPSC Team Leader for Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

Position Title: Team Leader for Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00024

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $114,590 – $148,967

Issuance Date: February 23, 2018

Closing Date: March 16, 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 Team Leader for Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response (MECHR) 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.

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 Team Leader for Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00024

2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 23, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 16, 2018, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Team Leader for Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($114,590 – $148,967 – 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: One (1) year with four (4) 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 (IT), 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 for IT, staffing, funds control, budgeting, information and 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; engages with the U.N. to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and to promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences; and 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 is the lead USG agency for disaster response worldwide. It operates the single largest USG humanitarian assistance program aimed at supporting both Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) and efforts in Syria and Iraq in order to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (D-ISIS), and to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability. In order to address the humanitarian crises in Syria and Iraq, and provide continued support to OIR and D-ISIS goals, OFDA requires a highly-qualified Team Leader to (1) lead the Middle East Crisis Response Team based in Washington that manages the operations of its complex emergency response that supports programming and logistical requirements of its field-based Syria and Iraq Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs); (2) lead the USG efforts to coordinate humanitarian assistance among USG interagency partners, UN agencies, NGOs and other key stakeholders in Washington; and (3) ensure that the assistance strategy is most effective in delivering life-saving humanitarian assistance to affected populations. With more than $1.5 billion in FY 2017 funding, the USG continues to support humanitarian assistance inside Syria, as well as relief efforts to support Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. Cumulatively, the USG has provided nearly $7.5 billion in humanitarian assistance for the Syria complex emergency response since FY 2012. According to the UN, there are an estimated 6.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria, while more than 5.3 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries since the start of the conflict.

The Team Leader for Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response (MECHR) is responsible for setting the strategy and leading the RMT for DCHA relief programs in Syria and Iraq. This position also encompasses OFDA/Washington liaison responsibilities with other agencies, principally the Department of State (Dos), Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Security Council (NSC), regarding USG assistance programs for both countries. As the delegated leader for the RMT, the Team Leader oversees OFDA/Washington RMT operations, which supports the DARTs for Syria based in Turkey and Jordan, as well as the DART based in Iraq, and is accountable for planning and programming response activities. The Team Leader ensures the development and implementation of strategic decisions, and provides the primary channel of communication between the DARTs and OFDA/Washington. This position is based in Washington and reports directly to the OFDA Director.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Team Leader to lead USG’s humanitarian response to the Middle East, with particular focus on Syria and Iraq, and to coordinate this critical response with other parts of USG, UN agencies and NGOs, and to uphold OFDA’s lead role for the USG in international disaster response and humanitarian assistance.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program and Policy Guidance and Coordination:

· Provide overall strategic guidance to the DCHA humanitarian program in Syria and Iraq. Coordinate and consult with counterpart staff in the DoS, DoD, and NSC. Develop, brief, and represent USAID positon on key humanitarian policies. Develop and implement the response strategies and provide program management recommendations.

· Coordinate the RMT response to the disaster, drawing on expert knowledge and understanding of USG policy-making processes and roles and authorities of relevant USG interagency stakeholders to ensure that interagency partners understand OFDA’s strategy and its lead role in the USG response, and that the strategy aligns with overarching USG goals. Maintain close communication with the OFDA Director. Schedule regular briefings to keep him/her informed of the current situation, work progress, problems, planned actions, and effectiveness of response strategy.

· Work with the OFDA Director and DART to provide leadership in managing the political side of the response. Focus on big-picture and long-term issues. Discuss appropriate media activities with the RMT Press Officer.

RMT Management and Supervision:

As leader of the RMT, the Team Leader will create and maintain an effective team environment while setting the tone and example for: open communication and regular coordination; a work environment conducive to mutual respect; clear expectations for performance; and clear delegations of roles, responsibilities, and authority. Specific responsibilities in relation to RMT management and supervision are as follows:

· Formulate a team operational plan based on immediate evaluations from all functions and a briefing from the OFDA Director. Ensure that roles, responsibilities, authorities, communication procedures, and chain of command are clearly understood. Define specific division of duties with the Deputy Managers for Response and Coordination, and make these roles known to RMT members.

· Provide direction to the RMT Planning Coordinators for the development of situation reporting, operational planning, resource tracking, documentation, and commodity consignment systems. Review and approve fact sheets, situation reports and RMT cables.

· With the Deputy Managers for Planning, conduct regular planning, briefing, and debriefing sessions. Ensure regular attendance and contributions from all RMT members into the team’s operational planning process.

· Review and approve staff work and rotation schedules as well as additional requirements (personnel, equipment, facilities, logistical support).

· As needed, conduct an assessment of all functions to determine effectiveness and validity of priorities, soundness of objectives, appropriate staffing levels, and ability of RMT members to carry out assignments. Monitor RMT operations for overlap and/or gaps in performing needed functions. Institute changes as necessary.

· 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.

Communications with DARTs:

· Provides compelling oral briefings to USG leadership and leads the RMT in responding quickly, accurately, and strategically to high-level information requests, identifying the information needs of the target audience and designing communications accordingly.

· Foster open communications with DARTs to ensure continued support, keeping them informed of Team activities and progress.

· Ensure decisions, actions, and issues are clearly and completely documented so as to allow for clear understanding of roles of all those involved.

· Ensure that requests from DARTs are clearly documented and communicated to the appropriate individual. Ensure that a Point of Contact for each task is assigned and communicated back to the DART Leaders and that timeframes and progress are communicated back to the DART Leaders in a timely manner.

RMT Demobilization and Close-out:

· Manage and monitor RMT demobilization to ensure a smooth transition and handover to the regional team insuring continued support for the response. Prepare and conduct a debriefing with the OFDA Director.

· Submit a final disaster documentation package to the OFDA Director and Regional Team Coordinator.

· Provide guidance for the After -Action Report preparation and participate in the DART After-Action Review.

· Provide performance feedback and formal evaluations to RMT Deputies and ensure all team members receive a performance evaluation.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The OFDA MECHR Team Leader works under the supervision of and reports directly to the Director of OFDA.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisory controls will be minimal. The supervisor provides administrative direction in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The PSC is expected to act independently with little direction and will have wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgement.

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 or a related field) or country, and ten years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) or country, and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance.

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:
Program and Policy Guidance and Coordination (10 points)

· Experience developing and implementing an organization’s strategic response priorities on a rapidly evolving humanitarian crisis in an international disaster context from a regional or headquarters based office.

· Experience preparing and representing humanitarian policy positions in U.S. Government interagency discussions or meetings.

· Experience communicating an organization’s policy positions to international donor communities and NGO partners.

· Experience briefing and drafting memorandums for Senior Level Management on response strategy, progress or problems.

· Demonstrated experience in reviewing or approving information products, press releases or memos.
Management and Supervision (10 points)

· Experience coordinating multi-disciplinary teams, defining specific division duties, and establishing operational plans.

· Experience creating cohesive team environments with open communication and effective coordination that fosters a high standard of performance.

· Experience evaluating a team’s functional areas to: create work plans, establish delegation of roles or determine staffing levels.

· Demonstrated skills in maintaining effective communication between headquarters and multiple field teams.

· Experience mentoring staff and providing performance appraisals
Skills and Abilities (10 points)

· Demonstrated experience developing, designing, or evaluating proposed humanitarian interventions for a humanitarian response.

· Demonstrated skills and abilities in coordinating relief, transition or disaster risk reduction activities with host country governments, donors or diplomatic missions in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situation.

· Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. Government acquisition and assistance awards to include post-award administration and regulation compliance.

· Demonstrated experience communicating complex humanitarian issues to a range of audiences through written products.
Interview Performance (30 points)

Writing Test (20 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 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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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Conseiller (H/F) en promotion de la stabilité et de la paix pour le projet Promotion de la paix et de la stabilité dans l’est du Congo

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 07 Mar 2018

Nous recherchons pour Kongo Dem. Rep./Goma

Conseiller (H/F) en promotion de la stabilité et de la paix pour le projet Promotion de la paix et de la stabilité dans l’est du Congo

Référence de l’offre: 35866

Domaine d’activité

Le projet de promotion de la paix et de la stabilité dans l’est du Congo intervient aux niveaux macro et méso. A travers la promotion du renforcement des capacités et des processus de promotion de la paix auprès des acteurs locaux et internationaux œuvrant en faveur de la paix et de la stabilisation le projet appuie la mise en œuvre de la ” Stratégie internationale de soutien à la sécurité et la stabilisation » (ISSSS) adoptée par la communauté internationale des bailleurs et le gouvernement de la RDC. Le projet intervient dans deux champs d’action.

Le champ d’action 1 soutient l’Unité d’Appui à la Stabilisation (UAS) – située au sein de la Mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en RDC (MONUSCO) – en ce qui concerne l’opérationnalisation effective de l’ISSSS. L’UAS, établie au sein du bureau intégré du DSRSG/RC/HC (Représentant spécial adjoint du Secrétaire général ; coordonnateur résident/coordonnateur humanitaire), appuie le gouvernement congolais dans la mise en œuvre de son programme de stabilisation et de reconstruction par le biais de l’ISSSS, qui constitue le cadre principal de planification et de coordination des interventions de stabilisation dans l’est de la RDC. L’objectif principale de l’UAS est de garantir la cohérence programmatique et financière du soutien international dans le cadre de l’ISSSS. L’UAS est basée à Goma (siège) et dispose des bureaux provinciaux dans le Nord-Kivu, le Sud-Kivu et l’Ituri.

Le champ d’action 2 vise le renforcement des capacités en termes de développement de la stabilisation et de la paix dans des territoires choisis du Kivu, notamment afin de promouvoir la sensibilisation des individus et le débat public sur l’absence de violence, également en soutien à l’ISSSS.

Votre mission

En tant que responsable (H/F) de la mise en œuvre du champ d’action 1 du projet, vous aurez comme activité principale le conseil technique à l’unité d’appui à la stabilisation (UAS) de la MONUSCO à Goma en ce qui concerne les analyses de conflits, le processus d’alignement ainsi que le suivi et l’évaluation stratégique dans le cadre de l’ISSSS dans l’est du Congo. Vous assumerez en outre, dans une mesure plus réduite, des tâches de gestion de projet.

Voici le détail de vos responsabilités :

  • Conseil technique (y compris le pilotage de consultants/conseillers) en faveur de l’unité d’appui à la stabilisation et ses partenaires du processus de stabilisation, en particulier dans les domaines suivants : (1) Analyse du contexte et des conflits, y compris l’élaboration de propositions d’action pour la mise en œuvre des interventions de stabilisation d’une façon sensible au conflit, (2) Procédures/instruments d’harmonisation efficace (alignement) d’interventions et (3) Suivi et évaluation stratégique d’interventions de stabilisation dans l’est de la RDC
  • Préparation conceptuelle et réalisation d’atelier et de formations
  • Pilotage de consultants nationaux ainsi qu’internationaux et de coopérations avec des universités et des institutions de recherche
  • Contrôle de la qualité des contributions, articles et rapports techniques, etc.
  • Contribution (en étroite concertation avec le chef de projet et le directeur résident de pays) à l’appui au BMZ et à l’ambassade d’Allemagne à Kinshasa pour les forums/concertations de bailleurs dans le cadre de l’ISSSS
  • Remplacement du chef de projet en cas d’absence
  • Appui du chef de projet dans la gestion du projet (en particulier pour la planification, les rapports, le suivi, la gestion des connaissances)

Votre profil

Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme universitaire (master ou équivalent) en sciences politiques, relations internationales, recherche sur la paix et les conflits ou dans une spécialité comparable.

  • Vous disposez de connaissances régionales et d’une expérience de travail dans des contextes fragiles en Afrique subsaharienne et, dans l’idéal, en RDC.
  • Vous avez plus de dix ans d’expérience professionnelle, acquise idéalement au sein de programmes de coopération internationale (CI) ou similaires.
  • Vous avez plusieurs années d’expérience de travail dans l’un ou plusieurs des domaines suivants : prévention et gestion des conflits et de la violence, promotion de la paix, stabilisation en situation de post-conflit, États fragiles. Vous disposez, en outre, de plusieurs années d’expérience de conseil auprès de différents acteurs (société civile, services publics, etc.) et une expérience de la coopération avec les Nations unies. Une expérience du travail ou de la coopération avec des missions de maintien de la paix des Nations unies serait un plus.
  • Vous disposez d’une capacité d’analyse politique et stratégique ainsi que d’aptitudes diplomatiques dans les rapports avec des acteurs (de haut niveau).
  • Vous avez une expérience de la gestion et de l’atténuation des situations conflictuelles ainsi que de l’intervention dans un contexte complexe de différents acteurs, tant au niveau ethnique que politique.
  • Vous avez de très bonnes connaissances des approches/méthodes/instruments des domaines de la prévention ou de la gestion des conflits et de la violence, de la promotion de la paix, de la stabilisation et des États fragiles. Vous êtes idéalement familiarisé avec le contexte de conflit de la RDC ou des régions voisines.
  • Une expérience de la mise au point (développement) de systèmes de suivi et d’évaluation de projets multi-donneurs de volume important et de paysages de projets est un atout.
  • Vous avez la volonté et les compétences personnelles nécessaires pour travailler dans une zone où la situation sécuritaire est volatile.
  • Le poste exige une maîtrise parfaite du français et de l’anglais ; de très bonnes connaissances en allemand sont un plus.

Période d’intervention

Du 01/05/2018 au 31/12/2020

Si vous êtes intéressé(e) par le poste, n’hésitez pas à nous envoyer votre candidature d’ici le 07/03/2018.

Pour plus d’informations: http://j.mp/GIZ35866

How to apply:

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Conseiller (H/F) en promotion des moyens de subsistance pour le projet Promotion des moyens de subsistance et de la paix dans l’est du Congo

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 07 Mar 2018

Nous cherchons pour le site de Bukavu, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), un

Conseiller (H/F) en promotion des moyens de subsistance pour le projet Promotion des moyens de subsistance et de la paix dans l’est du Congo

Référence de l’offre: 35862

Domaine d’activité

Le projet porte sur l’amélioration des moyens de subsistance et la promotion de la paix dans la province du Sud-Kivu dans l’est du Congo (aide transitoire). Le renforcement des capacités sociales et économiques de la population locale en vue d’un développement axé sur l’autopromotion appuie dans les zones d’intervention du Sud-Kivu la mise en œuvre de la ” Stratégie internationale de soutien à la sécurité et la stabilisation » (ISSSS) adoptée par la communauté internationale des donneurs ainsi que le gouvernement congolais. Le projet intervient dans deux champs d’action : (1) Sensibilisation et promotion du renforcement des compétences sociales et des structures d’interaction pacifique et (2) Promotion de mesures génératrices de revenus selon une approche sensible aux traumatismes.

Dans le champ d’action 1, la sensibilisation est centrée sur des activités d’autonomisation des femmes et de mise en place de processus de dialogue. Le projet encourage également le recours à des mécanismes de règlement des conflits ayant fait leurs preuves.

Le champ d’action 2 assure la promotion de mesures génératrices de revenus selon une méthode de sélection participative (le cas échéant sur la base de plans de développement existants, contrats sociaux, etc.). Cela comprend, par exemple, l’appui à des formes d’organisation existantes (p. ex. associations de producteurs), l’instauration d’un esprit de petit entrepreneur, des actions individuelles comme le maraîchage, la transformation/commercialisation locale de produits agricoles ou la formation dans les métiers artisanaux. Les mesures communautaires productives de promotion de l’infrastructure constituent un autre volet du champ d’action 2.

Les activités susmentionnées sont mises en œuvre en étroite coopération avec des ONG locales ou internationales.

Votre mission

En tant que conseiller (H/F), vos missions mettent l’accent sur l’appui technique et organisationnel du chef de projet à Bukavu, soit, plus précisément :

  • Pilotage du champ d’action 2 ” Promotion de mesures génératrices de revenus selon une approche sensible aux traumatismes » ; en ce qui concerne la conception du contenu du champ d’action, cf. ci-dessus (domaine d’activité)
  • Les missions que vous pourrez avoir à accomplir dans ce cadre : planification et développement de stratégies pour le champ d’action 2, préparation technique et conceptuelle ainsi que pilotage des subventions locales et contrats du type grant avec des ONG locales ou internationales, pilotage de consultants internationaux/nationaux, préparation/tenue de formations et d’ateliers, appui technique d’analyses des moyens de subsistance/analyses de marché/plans d’affaires/logiques de chaînes de valeur, etc.
  • Mise en réseau avec d’autres acteurs du secteur (Nations unies, ONG, services publics)
  • Le cas échéant, prise en charge de missions techniques/organisationnelles dans le champ d’action 1
  • Responsabilité du suivi et de l’évaluation du projet
  • Remplacement du chef de projet en cas d’absence
  • Appui au chef de projet en ce qui concerne la gestion de projet, en particulier pour la planification, les rapports, le suivi, la gestion des connaissances

Votre profil

Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme universitaire (master ou équivalent) en sciences économiques/sociales ou dans une spécialité comparable

  • Vous disposez de plusieurs années d’expérience professionnelle dans la coopération au développement, de préférence dans les contextes fragiles d’Afrique subsaharienne.
  • Vous avez plusieurs années d’expérience de travail dans les domaines de la promotion des moyens de subsistance ou du développement économique rural dans les contextes de post-conflit, fragiles ou de crise prolongée
  • Vous avez de très bonnes connaissances dans plusieurs des domaines suivants : analyse de marché, promotion des chaînes de valeur (agricoles, en particulier la transformation), promotion des très petites entreprises et des organisations paysannes locales ainsi que l’emploi de ” cash for work ».
  • Une expérience de travail ou des connaissances dans les approches communautaires de mise en œuvre des actions susmentionnées est un plus.
  • Vous êtes disposé à séjourner plusieurs années dans une région où la situation sécuritaire est parfois tendue.
  • Le poste exige d’excellentes connaissances en français et en anglais ; de très bonnes connaissances en allemand sont un plus.

Période d’intervention

Du 01/05/2018 au 31/01/2021

Si vous êtes intéressé(e) par le poste, n’hésitez pas à nous envoyer votre candidature d’ici le 07/03/2018.

Pour plus d’informations: http://j.mp/GIZ35862

How to apply:

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United States of America: PSC Supply Chain Manager

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 15 Mar 2018

Solicitation #: 72DFFP18R00004

Salary Level: GS-14 ($114,590 – $148,967) equivalent level

Open: February 1, 2018 – March 15, 2018; 4:00 pm

The incumbent of this position works in the FFP Operations Division, serving as a Supply Chain Manager with responsibility for the Supply Chain Management Team. The Operations Division is entering a new phase with a broader scope that includes the creation of a Supply Chain Management strategy, the production of prepositioning warehouse strategies, the adaption of transportation modalities and/or routes to maximize economy, and the documentation of physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities or system flows.

Specifically, the incumbent must have demonstrated ability to perform analytical and evaluative work regarding supply chain management processes. The necessary analytical skills require the ability to address matters of problem mitigation, especially regarding time-sensitive action in order to ensure commodities are delivered or prepositioned appropriately. The incumbent must also be able to coordinate with division chiefs, field based staff, NGOs, partners, and a variety of other stakeholders in order to provide recommendations based on evaluation of program needs, analysis of historical data, assessment of forecasts’ potential effect on supply chain activities, and estimation of prices.

The work requires a high degree of initiative and judgment to assure effective preparation of information to inform decisions regarding food assistance programs and the determination of whether products are in compliance with specifications and program needs. The incumbent must have the ability to interact with a broad range of internal and external partners, clients, and function successfully as a member of a multi-functional team. The incumbent must also demonstrate resourcefulness and the ability to manage competing work priorities and work independently when required.

CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Supply Chain Manager provides guidance to senior management and office staff on issues related to supply chain management. The incumbent will supervise the Supply Chain Team and coordinate collaboration with other offices and departments, such as USAID’s Office of Transportation (M/OAA/T), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and ensure that the food technology specialist, nutrition specialists, and implementing partners are included in discussion regarding the identification or qualification of new suppliers.

The Supply Chain Manager streamlines data in order to produce regular and routine Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) reports specifically focused on performance metrics for measurement, comparison, and evaluation of supply chain factors. The Supply Chain Manager provides technical and managerial guidance with respect to all analytical outputs. The full range of specific duties, some of which are in direct support of FFP-funded programs and some in support of general FFP office responsibilities, are included in the solicitation at www.ffpjobs.com.

How to apply:

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. A complete, current resume. See cover page for resume requirements.

  2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

  3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

Your complete application package must be emailed by the closing date and time specified to:

FFP PSC Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: ffprecruitmentteam@usaid.gov

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.

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to FFP PSC Recruitment Team via the information provided above. Further guidance on applying, including the detailed solicitation, AID 302-3 and a sample resume, can be found at www.ffpjobs.com.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Responsable administration et finances (H/F) pour le projet Amélioration des moyens d’existence et promotion de la paix

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 07 Mar 2018

Nous cherchons pour le site de Bukavu, en République démocratique du Congo, un

Responsable administration et finances (H/F) pour le projet Amélioration des moyens d’existence et promotion de la paix

Référence de l’offre: 35681

Domaine d’activité

Il s’agit de deux projets dans l’est du Congo: l’un de promotion de la paix et de la stabilité (coopération technique), l’autre de promotion des moyens d’existence (aide transitoire).

La promotion du renforcement des capacités des acteurs locaux et internationaux œuvrant en faveur de la paix et de la stabilisation appuie la mise en œuvre de la ” Stratégie internationale de soutien à la sécurité et la stabilisation » (ISSSS) adoptée par la communauté internationale des donneurs ainsi que le gouvernement congolais. En même temps, la population locale de certaines zones du Sud-Kivu reçoit un appui à l’amélioration de ses moyens d’existence.

Votre mission

En tant que responsable administration et finances, vous appuierez la chef des projets susmentionnés dans ses fonctions de gestion financière et administrative. Vous coordonnerez les services de gestion financière et administrative, la logistique du bureau et les services généraux, à la fois en interne et avec le bureau de la GIZ à Kinshasa et les unités organisationnelles concernées des sites allemands de la GIZ. Vous assurerez également la mise en œuvre de la gestion de la sécurité des deux projets sur le site de Bukavu et à l’antenne de Goma. Vos missions principales seront les suivantes:

  • Conseils à la chef de projet sur les processus commerciaux et représentation de la chef des projets sur les questions commerciales vis-à-vis du bureau de la GIZ et des sites allemands de la GIZ
  • Assurance-qualité, pilotage et gestion des processus administratifs des deux projets : achats/procédures de passation, établissement des contrats, planification du budget et des fonds en espèces, suivi des coûts/dépenses, contrôles internes, tenue du dossier de marché ainsi que contrôle et assurance-qualité permanents de l’ensemble des procédures administratives (risque de corruption)
  • Appui du processus ” Qualité dans la structure hiérarchique »
  • Gestion administrative des contrats de financement (grant), des subventions locales et des sous-traitants
  • Coordination et direction technique du personnel national des deux projets à Bukavu et Goma dans les domaines suivants : achats/contrats, caisse/comptabilité, logistique, sécurité
  • Assurer le bon fonctionnement du système de gestion de sécurité sur le site des deux projets à Bukavu et à l’antenne de Goma (vérification de la sécurité avant missions de terrain, règles de communication et de conduite, matériel de communication, gestion de l’information, briefing sécurité, etc.) en étroite concertation avec le responsable national de la sécurité des projets, la chef des projets et le responsable de la gestion des risques de sécurité RDC (Security Risk Management Advisor)

Votre profil

  • Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme universitaire en gestion des entreprises ou en sciences administratives (ou qualification appropriée similaire), le cas échéant complété par une formation commerciale.
  • Vous disposez de plusieurs années d’expérience professionnelle pertinente dans le domaine finances/administration.
  • Vous avez une expérience du travail en Afrique subsaharienne, idéalement dans des contextes fragiles.
  • Vous disposez de plusieurs années d’expérience professionnelle dans des programmes de coopération internationale ou d’aide humanitaire.
  • Des connaissances des procédures et des instruments de la GIZ seraient un plus.
  • Une expérience de la gestion de sécurité serait un plus.
  • Vous êtes disposé à séjourner dans une région où la situation sécuritaire est parfois tendue.
  • Vous disposez de bonnes connaissances en français et en anglais, tant à l’écrit qu’à l’oral. Des connaissances en allemand sont un atout.

Si vous êtes intéressé(e) par le poste, n’hésitez pas à nous envoyer votre candidature d’ici le 07.03.2018.

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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: 15 Mar 2018

Position Title: Humanitarian Advisor for the United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00032

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $118,085- $153,510

Issuance Date: February 22, 2018

Closing Date: March 15, 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 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.

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 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.: 720FDA18B00032

2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 22, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 15, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Humanitarian Advisor for the United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

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 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: 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 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

Created in 1947 by the United Nations Participation Act, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York (USUN) assists the President and the Department of State (DOS) in conducting United States policy at the United Nations. An important function of USUN is to keep the DOS informed of events at the UN. 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 overseas American Embassies which have an interest in particular items under UN consideration. USUN is also a link between the U.S. Government (USG) and the UN Secretariat. The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) maintains a humanitarian team at USUN to help provide humanitarian operational experience at USUN, troubleshoot humanitarian issues with UN agencies in New York, help negotiate UNGA and 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 Humanitarian Advisor (HA) position 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 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 General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council, and anticipate and prepare documents, briefing memos and statements for 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, State Department and 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 U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

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 non-governmental organizations. 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 one of the authoritative USUN New York source of all humanitarian policy information for the 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 Economic and Social Council (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 the Ambassadors to speak on critical subjects before the Security Council, UN General Assembly, 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 UN General Assembly, 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 United Nations, on behalf of the U.S. Government.

· 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 OCHA Donor Support Group, Humanitarian Liaison Working Group, and country-specific working groups.

· Assist other USG agencies on areas of concern.

· Serve on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (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, 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 Leader, 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 nine (9) 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 U.S. Government agency with coordination and representational responsibilities, and a minimum of three (3) 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 seven (7) years implementing response, relief and recovery efforts in humanitarian settings, of which a minimum of two (2) years must be with a U.S. Government agency with coordination and representational responsibilities, and a minimum of three (3) years must be direct overseas on-the-ground experience in humanitarian affairs.

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.

· 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.

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 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.

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Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Regional Energy) Re-advertisement

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Mar 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-27 *(Re-advertisement)*

2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 21, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: March 6, 2018 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Regional Energy)

5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 10**.** 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: Initial 1 year probationary period with renewable contract(s) contingent on performance, position need, and funds availability.

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 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, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation.

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

BACKGROUND

The USAID Project Management Specialist – Regional Energy is responsible for participating in the design, development, and management of Mission energy/power sector plans and programs to support energy sector development with a focus on clean energy. The Specialist reports to the Energy, Finance and Innovation (EFI) Team Leader and advises senior Mission management and others in the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Mission on regional energy/power development, with a major focus on energy efficiency, energy policy, and energy systems and infrastructure for generation, transmission and distribution.

The Specialist utilizes an in-depth knowledge of the countries in East Africa and regional energy/power sector and of economic growth issues in the region to help USAID achieve high impact programs. The Specialist works to improve energy policy and regulations and contributes to the design and implementation of programs/projects/activities that facilitate expansion of energy generation, transmission and distribution to increase access to reliable, affordable and sustainable electric power. Further the Specialist drafts and analyzes technical documentation (Requests for Application, Requests for Proposal, Statements of Work, etc.) needed to develop strategy, obligate funds, and award grants and contracts; and serves as a member on Technical Evaluation Committees, contributing to the review and selection of project proposals and USAID/Kenya and East Africa personnel.

The Specialist conceptualizes and articulates energy and economic growth strategies and implements, and monitors and evaluates existing and new energy/power programs. The Specialist will work with the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) as alternate AOR/COR or activity manager for grants and contracts. The AORs/CORs for these grants and contracts are based in Washington D.C. or Pretoria, South Africa, but the responsibilities of managing these activities are performed in Kenya. The Specialist is required to monitor and evaluate on-going programs, prepare performance reports, annual reporting documents, briefing papers, concept papers, and other periodic documentation for the Mission, USAID/Washington, USAID/Power Africa and the State Department.

The Specialist also represents the Mission in discussions and negotiations with the governments in East Africa, other donors, and implementing partners (IPs); and represents USAID in donor meetings. The Specialist assists USAID staff including senior managers, visiting USG officials, and others in sector related public meetings, field trips, and discussions with regional officials and partner organizations. Finally the Specialist advises on the allocation of budget available for the energy/power portfolio and establishes and maintains senior-level contacts for Mission management in the energy sector, including individuals in the government, private and non-governmental institutions, and donor community.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management and Monitoring (50%) The Specialist tracks clean energy projects in various countries in the East African region, collaborating closely with the team leaders in those countries, and with senior Mission management as required. The Specialist serves as the principal USAID Foreign Service National (FSN) employee responsible for interpreting, explaining, and clarifying US Mission policies, programs, and strategies in the energy sector, through regular contact with the government and utility officials, NGOs, IPs, other donors, and civil society organizations. The Specialist establishes and maintains senior-level contacts with government counterparts, donor agencies, the private sector, and a wide range of NGOs, research institutions, and universities. The Specialist ensures coordination with other USG and Government ministries agencies active in the energy sector, to the extent that these are complementary to or integrated with USAID-funded energy programs.

The Specialist directs, coordinates, and monitors activities necessary to achieve the desired policy reforms and energy sector results supporting clean energy; manages implementation mechanisms, provides advice and constructive feedback. The Specialist manages daily activities through: interface with Implementing Partners (IPs) and relevant governments; conducting on-site visits and inspections (as approved by the RSO and others); and ensuring IPs receive needed information on USAID regulations and policies, including audit regulations, USAID provided logistical support services, and assistance with country/regional-level issues. The Specialist monitors and evaluates progress of IPs towards achievement of results through regular field trips, and meetings with senior IP management and project officials. The Specialist provides technical support in establishing performance monitoring systems for results frameworks in coordination with Mission management and IPs; and, ensures appropriate accounting of resources by tracking quarterly accruals, maintaining project pipeline information, and providing leadership in meeting audit recommendations.

The Specialist provides regular analysis and reports on the energy situation in the East Africa region, with a focus on the status and impact of USAID and other donor programs in support of clean energy. The Specialist provides recommendations to Mission management on longer-term energy activities; prepares and submits regular progress reports, both on a periodic and ad hoc basis for situation updates, website updates; and maintains regular contact with selected offices in USAID/Washington in order to provide information and advice as required. The Specialist provides input on energy-related budgetary issues to Mission management, the Power Africa team, provides analyses of budgetary needs for the existing and planned OEG energy-sector portfolio, and participates in decisions about funding allocation within the energy portfolio., The Project Management Specialist (Regional Energy), working with the OAA as alternate AOR/COR is responsible for the development and implementation of annual energy work and operation plans, schedules for budget allocation, obligation, and expenditure, 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 Nairobi Office of Acquisition and Assistance. The Specialist will support OEG, Mission, and USG efforts to ensure effective, cost-effective, and responsible programming and reporting in compliance with USG and USAID regulations and ethics standards, including environmental compliance, and, ultimately, help USAID achieve its economic growth objectives in Kenya and/or the region.

Energy Policy and Technical Advise (30%) The Specialist serves as a recognized energy expert, with a strong knowledge of energy policy in the respective countries in east Africa; keeps abreast of trends and issues in the regional energy/power sectors; reviews and analyzes developments and advises Mission management and, as required, Embassy officials on highly specialized and complex issues relating to energy and power in the region, particularly those bearing on bilateral assistance or other USG interests. The Specialist assists the Mission officials, other USAID staff, Power Africa Initiative and visiting officials in preparing for and participating in field trips, public meetings, conferences, and negotiations with the governments in the region, occasionally involving planning the event, managing field activities and logistics, and serving as a control officer for the field visits. The Specialist maintains contact with USAID/Power Africa officials and provides them with information, advice, and feedback, as required.

Energy Strategic Planning and Program Design (20%)

The USAID Program Management Specialist (Regional Energy) provides substantive technical and managerial support to the conceptualization, planning, implementation and monitoring of significant components of the overall OEG regional energy strategy. The Specialist obtains support from and coordinates the involvement of IPs and major stakeholders (including Government ministries and boards, parastatal operators in power, independent power providers, and private companies, businesses and investors.) to identify components of effective clean energy strategies, proposals for new activities, and determinations of achievable results that will serve to improve the economic condition of women and men in Kenya and the region. The Specialist obtains Mission-level approval for the initiation of new activities; provides substantive support and input for the drafting of relevant OEG/ Regional Energy sections of Mission strategy statements, and other concept papers and relevant documents, such as results frameworks, activities packages, budgets, background documentation, and performance monitoring plans. The Specialist coordinates the drafting of activity design, analysis, and assessment documentation and related technical, policy, economic, and budgetary analyses; takes a leadership role in implementing changes to existing clean energy activities; and, serves as a member of Mission technical review teams for energy-related (and other) concept papers, solicited or unsolicited proposals, and proposed awards under USAID-funded activities.

Other Duties

The Project Management Specialist (Regional Energy) will work closely with the Team Leader, other OEG team members, Energy Team in Washington and Pretoria, the Program Office, the Mission Director’s Office, and the U.S. Embassy on day-to-day Power Africa Initiative activities and reporting requirements. The incumbent will work closely with the Power Africa Energy Team Leader, and OEG M&E team to ensure regional energy activities reporting is cohesive, comprehensive, and compliant with the Agency’s requirements. The incumbent will be part of the Mission technical team responding to U.S. Congressional inquiries and other energy policy and operation requests; drafting briefing materials, speeches/talking points for high-level USG officials, press releases, and presentations; and contributing to Mission/Agency newsletters and other communications related to energy activities in the region. The incumbent may be called upon to support VIP visits and carry out ad-hoc assignments, as dictated by unforeseen operational requirements at the discretion of the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Mission Director, USAID/Kenya and East Africa Deputy Director, OEG Office Chief, or Power Africa Coordinator.

The Project Management Specialist (Regional Energy) will be required to assist in creating a supportive work environment that values diversity, and elicits the highest possible level of performance from all team members, including accomplishment of all other duties as assigned.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

a. Supervision Received: The Specialist works under the supervision of the Energy Finance and Innovation (EFI) Team Lead. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments occur in the normal course of the work, but the Specialist is required to determine those that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected. The Specialist will seek advice and assistance as required. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved.

b. Supervision Exercised: Supervision of USAID/Kenya and East Africa staff is not contemplated.

c. Available Guidelines: Available technical guidelines include clean energy guidance, energy program and initiative descriptions and program documents as well as sector analyses and strategies. General program and operation guidance comes from USAID Mission Orders, Mission strategies and other relevant reports, the Automated Directives System (ADS), USAID Mandatory and Standard Provisions, the FAR, 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: Independent judgment is required for developing, implementing, managing evaluating and reporting major energy/power sector programs/projects/activities. Judgment is required in order to make decisions, based on a careful analysis of facts and variables, possible alternatives, and potential political and development implications and impact. The Specialist exercises good judgment, and completes work independently; and, monitors implementation of energy-sector activities and maintains accountability for results achieved.

e. Authority to Make Commitments: The Specialist exercises the authority given to all USAID activity managers and CORs/AORs, and may make administrative arrangements consistent with ADS guidance and Mission policy. The Specialist takes action and establishes priorities based on available guidelines and professional judgment. Guidance is sought when needed, and the supervisor informed of activity and project status. Within the scope of the authority delegated, the Specialist may indicate to ranking counterpart and IP officials that they will make a recommendation to USAID on a specific activity issue or problem. The Specialist may negotiate ad referendum for the immediate supervisor.

f. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The Specialist directly oversees components of the OEG energy/power portfolio, requiring substantive contacts with senior-level political and civil service personnel of the Government ministries and energy sector parastatal organizations. The work includes frequent contact with private sector, regional organizations, non-governmental organizations, and research institutions up to the leadership level, and with other donor representatives as well as other USG agencies. Some contacts are for oversight of work carried out by IPs and grantees to ensure compliance with contract and grant agreements. The Specialist coordinates and participates in regular meetings with IPs, grantee representatives, banks, energy agencies and government ministries and relevant departments to review progress of programs/projects. The Specialist identifies implementation problems and recommends ways to strengthen program interventions.

g. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties: One year.

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: A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and/or Energy Policy is required.

b. Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in an energy sector-related area are required. Experience must have provided the opportunity for development of sectoral and project documents, and performance of project design, program planning, and/or implementation work. At least two years of this experience should have been in development-related work for USAID, other donor agencies, Government ministries, or private-sector institutions. Experience should also include performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data.

c. Post Entry Training: Familiarization training in USAID-specific procedures, regulations, and methods will be provided. Orientation to working from a donor-Agency perspective will also be provided. Completion of formal COR/AOR certification courses is required and the training will be provided. Additional training to maintain professional capability and qualifications in the energy and power field, as well as other courses offered for professional USAID staff, will be provided as appropriate, subject to availability of funds.

d. Language: Fluency in written and spoken English (Level IV), and fluency in one or more local languages, is also required. In addition ability of producing clear, grammatically correct and articulate and logical written reports

e. Knowledge : Strong knowledge of the Government ministries developmental agenda, developmental initiatives, and development priorities for energy sector and related areas, as well as the socio-political culture understanding in various geographical regions of Kenya is required. Also required is a thorough knowledge of issues relating to economic and clean energy development in Kenya and the region, and Kenyan and regional power strengths and vulnerabilities. Additionally, the Specialist needs an in-depth and expert knowledge of a broad range of issues of energy policy, generation, transmission, distribution and human resources capacity building as well as knowledge of private-sector development and competitiveness. Knowledge of strategies, programs, and the working methodologies of other donor agencies and banks in the energy sector in Kenya is required.

f. Skills and Abilities: A high level of technical expertise and ability in energy and private-sector development is required. The Specialist should possess the ability to advise senior Mission management on Kenyan power development and issues across a wide range of energy related topics (such as the regulatory environment for energy, key barriers to energy reform, etc.) and their implications on USAID programs. Program design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation skills are essential. The ability to effectively communicate complicated policy, strategy, and program issues orally and in writing is also required. The Specialist must have good interpersonal, coordination, and bureaucratic skills; be able to coordinate successfully with all parts of the USAID Mission and Embassy to advance program interests. The Specialist must be able to handle sensitive issues diplomatically, represent USAID authoritatively, and use good judgment in speaking on behalf of USAID in high-level meetings with the USG, the governments in the region, NGOs, and other donors and in conferences, seminars, and workshops. The Specialist must possess good organizational and management skills.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, 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 (35 points)

  • Skills and abilities (35 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:

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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 above**,** and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com.

  2. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

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Ethiopia: Senior Director, Livestock Development

Organization: Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 25 Feb 2018

Vacancy Announcement (re-advert)

ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY

Position: Senior Director, Livestock Development

Term of Employment: Fixed

Duty Station(s): Addis Ababa

Required Number: One

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2018

BACKGROUND:

The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) has been established by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to identify and address systemic bottlenecks to Ethiopia’s agricultural development. The Agency does this through problem-solving, implementation support, and capacity building of stakeholders involved in implementation of interventions that address the systemic bottlenecks. The Agency reports to the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Development and is Secretary to the Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister.

The programmatic *focus of the Agency responds to a core set of needs identified by the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Development and the Transformation Council. Within the Agency, issues are divided into four different pillars: Crops & Natural Resources which includes Inputs and Plant Protection, Livestock, Soil Health & Fertility, Irrigation and Drainage, and Mechanization; Cross Cutting Initiatives, which includes Inclusive Growth, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Planning and MLE; Livestock, which includes Animal Health and Genetic Improvement and Feed & Feeding; and Agribusiness and Markets, which includes Market Development, Rural Finance, ICT, and Private Sector. In addition, the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters Initiative is another critical focus area for the Agency. Across the programs, the ATA engages public, private and non-governmental stakeholders to support strategic planning, manage and strengthen implementation capacity and test innovative models**.*

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 Senior Director of Livestock Development is a senior executive level management position within the ATA administration with the Senior Director serving on the senior management team of the Agency. His/her role will primarily involve managing and supporting Program Directors within the Livestock Development areas of the Transformation Agenda which include Livestock Genetic Improvement, Livestock Feed and Feeding, Livestock Health and Livestock Markets.

The Senior Director will also work closely with other senior directorial staff within the ATA, in order to leverage and maximize on synergies across different program types. To this end, s/he will support and guide implementation plans and strategies along priority Agricultural Commercialization Clusters to enhance production and productivity as well as market access of key livestock commodities. To this effect, he/she must possess and be able to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and relationship building abilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Supervise and performance manage the Program Directors of the Livestock Development Vertical within the ATA which includes Livestock Genetic Improvement, Livestock Feed and Feeding, Livestock Health and Livestock Markets.
  • Provide direction, guidance and support to the Program Directors of the above programs in order to ensure that high quality deliverables and outputs are created within each program, in line with the ATA’s overall goals
  • Actively participate in diagnostic activities, solution design and development of policies, strategies and solutions developed by the Knowledge Centers in the Livestock Development Vertical
  • Support the Delivery Unit mechanism within the ATA and partner organizations to facilitate close and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders/partners across problem solving and implementation support areas of the Transformation Agenda
  • Ensure that the ATA’s Livestock Development Vertical programs provide sufficient support in the execution of the Agricultural Commercialization Cluster (ACC) Initiative
  • Support, enable and facilitate close and collaborative relationships between Program Directors and key stakeholders/partners across problem solving and implementation support areas
  • Critically assess capacity gaps that may hinder effective implementation of activities and develop solutions as required.
  • Coordinate and harmonize the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects within the ATA’s Livestock Development Vertical
  • Assist in building capacity of key government, private and informal actors in the education, research, extension and production continuum associated with the sub sector.
  • Support the organization in other operations or roles as required by the CEO

Key functions

  • Member of the Senior Management Team, which is responsible for organizational strategy within the ATA.
  • Direct supervisor of Program Directors and Project teams within the ATA’s Livestock Development Vertical, spearheading solution development, implementation support to partners, implementation support of relevant internally managed projects, reporting and documentation of programs and projects.
  • Facilitator of the required financial, human and organizational resources for the successful implementation of programs and projects.
  • Supporter to the CEO in the creation and delivery of strategies and programs to enhance the ATA, and where appropriate obtain external expertise and counsel
  • Provide guidance to and manage output of the staff within the Livestock Development Vertical and contribute to performance reviews and planning for their continued professional development

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MSc/PhD in Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Development or other relevant subject.
  • Minimum of 12 years’ (for Master’s) or 10 years (for PhD) of relevant experience in Livestock related role within government, an international agency and/or the private sector, of which at least 6 years worked in a senior, management or leadership role.
  • An understanding of livestock sector dynamics, with a preference for Ethiopian livestock sector knowledge (e.g. background in working with farmers, research institutions, regional agencies, and other partners)
  • Deep understanding of Ethiopia’s agricultural system, with a good perspective on how the system operates and how public, private and informal actors interact within the system
  • Practical experience in implementing solutions at a local level
  • Experience in developing and building relationships between the public and private sector
  • Demonstrable track record of success with program design, performance management, learning systems and monitoring & evaluation
  • Strong team player with outstanding management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a constantly evolving and challenging environment
  • Self-starter and self-motivated person
  • Fluency in Amharic and English is essential. Fluency in at least one additional Ethiopian language is a plus **

How to apply:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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.

NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Myanmar: Senior Project Officer

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 02 Mar 2018

Open to:Myanmar Nationals or Internationals with residence and valid work permit in Myanmar (mandatory)**

1. BACKGROUND:

FIIAPP F.S.P. is a foundation of the State public sector whose activities, characterised by the absence of profit and the pursuit of the general interest, is framed in the field of international cooperation aimed at the institutional modernisation, for the reform of Public Administrations and the attainment of democratic governance. According to its mission, the Foundation has been awarded the Delegation Agreement “Support to the reform of the Myanmar police force” (MYPOL) project funded by the European Union. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to a more preventive, balanced and professional approach of law enforcement agencies, based on international best practices and respect for human rights.

2. OBJECT: The MYPOL team is seeking a Senior Project Officer for its Yangon office who provides project management and administrative support to the Project Management Unit, assisting the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader and enabling them to deliver operational project work. The post holder will work closely with the Deputy Team Leader based in Yangon and will contribute to project management, administration and human resources management. He/she will also contribute to the effective coordination between the two project offices in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw and liaison tasks with external stakeholders.

3. DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES TO BE DEVELOPED.

Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader, the Senior Project Officer will develop the following tasks:

4 Project management and delivery support

  • Assist in preparing annual project work plans and related sub-plans (procurement/ HR plan);
  • Assist in monitoring of progress against approved work plans for each project component, ensuring timely and good-quality implementation of activities and problem-solving in relation to operational delivery;
  • Mobilize personnel, materials and services for activities implemented under the FIIAPP budget and supervise the successful implementation of activities;
  • In cooperation with the Deputy Team Leader, manage requests for the provision of resources by FIIAPP for the delivery of activities under the contractors’ responsibility;
  • Support the monitoring of progress and risks, ensuring that changes are controlled and problems addressed;
  • Assist in organizing regular coordination meetings and support regular progress reporting, including preparing of technical briefs/status updates and progress reports;
  • Support the creation and maintenance of liaison activities and networking with government bodies, public institutions, National and International NGOs and donor agencies;
  • Support regular exchange of information/experience with other projects, cross-learning and sharing results and good practices;
  • Ensure gender mainstreaming and gender sensitive response in programming and activities.

4 Administration support

  • Assist in the administrative and financial management of the project while ensuring compliance of EU/FIIAPP policies, criteria and established procedures;
  • Support the maintenance of all archive records, updating the activity information system and ensuring that reports are accurate and provided as scheduled;
  • Manage the project data and information storage system (MYPOL Cloud), guaranteeing that documents are easily shared and accessed;
  • Identify and implement processes and tools that improve administrative and operational procedures for efficient project management and implementation.

4 Human Resources Management support

  • Support management of project staff, planning and distribution of tasks;
  • Support supervision and performance development reviews of local project staff;
  • Provide guidance and capacity building to local support staff in identified areas (such as project management cycle; preparation of reports and presentations, etc.);

4 Other tasks

· Perform other related duties as required;

Mandatory requirements:

  • University degree in Law, Governance, Social or Political Science, International relations, Gender studies or related issues;

  • At least 9 years of experience in large international non-governmental organisations or international cooperation agencies;

  • At least 6 years of relevant working experience in project/programme management or managing staff and operational systems, and/or establishing relationships among international organization and public institutions/government bodies;

  • Good reporting and writing skills;

  • Fluency in both oral and written English (Level C1);

  • For Internationals residence and valid work permit in Myanmar is mandatory

  • Advanced Computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet);

Merits:

  • Additional years of relevant professional experience in above mentioned areas, acquired in a similar position.

  • Experience related to Results-Based Management for European Union or other large donor-funded projects, including support to design, planning and implementation of complex programmes with diverse range of partners, managing data and reporting;

  • Specific studies or training in gender issues or at least 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in the field of gender related projects and/or gender mainstreaming on programme or institutional level;

  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

5. DURATION OF THE CONTRACT

The contract will have a time of duration from March 2018 until the end of the project implementation (November 2021), reserving the right of possible extensions.

How to apply:

We request an electronic CV to be e-mailed to the attention of both addresses below indicating on the title in the subject “Senior Project Officer Yangon”:

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2nd of March, 2018 at 18.00h (Madrid time)

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Switzerland: UKMis Geneva – Team Assistant, Human Rights and Political (CHEG18.059)

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Mar 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 Team Assistant to provide administrative and organisational support to the Human Rights Team, including ensuring effective planning and support for UN meetings, management of documents and official correspondence, and arranging programmes for visiting Ministers and officials.

Main responsibilities will include:

Organisation and administration (70%)

  • Assisting visiting UK delegates for human rights meetings (UN accreditation, advising on accommodation and local transport options);
  • Room bookings for meetings and side events at the UN and elsewhere;
  • Maintaining a contacts database;
  • Information management;
  • File management (SharePoint, Shared area, UN documents, scanning faxed documents);
  • Preparing note verbales and official letters;
  • Providing logistical support for meetings with external contacts;
  • Uploading UK statements to the UN website, and liaising with Press Officer for publication on Mission website;
  • Managing resolutions lists, statements lists and delegation packs for Human Rights Council sessions;
  • Assisting the Head of the Team with managing the team budget;
  • Project Management support;
  • Other administrative tasks as needed, e.g. annual leave coordination, learning and development.

Visits and events support (20%)

  • Act as the Team’s visits officer for senior and working level human rights related visits (managing programme, setting up calls, arranging UN passes, sending out invites, setting up lunches and dinners, greeting at airport, assisting with refreshments during Ministerial HRC calls);
  • Organising events / receptions for the Human Rights Team.

Meeting support (10%)

  • Assisting during Human Rights Council sessions (10 weeks per year), including with note taking and reporting from plenary meetings as required, document handling and other meeting support as needed.

How to apply:

Please apply through the FCO online recruitment system by following this link https://goo.gl/Z6kQ3g

PS: only applications submitted this way will be considered valid.

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Central African Republic: Development Program Specialist (CAR/C-LRA)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Central African Republic
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: AID-18-01

2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 6, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: February 28, 2018

4. POSITION TITLE: Development Program Specialist (CAR/C-LRA)

5. MARKET VALUE: FSN-11

In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of

[USAID/Central African Republic)

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 5 years renewable depending on funds availability

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Bangui, Central African Republic

8. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Certification for employment

9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

A. Basic functions of the position

Based in Bangui, CAR and under the general supervision of the Regional Team Leader in the Peace and Security Office (PSO), the incumbent shall serve as the USAID/DRC’s point person in the Central African Republic. In this capacity, the incumbent shall assume primary or alternate management of up to four activities. The incumbent’s portfolio comprises Counter-Lord’s Resistance Army (C-LRA) and Central African Republic (CAR) programming, including stabilization and recovery programs to help establish the foundation for durable peace in CAR and the LRA-affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On a regular basis, the incumbent interacts with the other PSO team members, Embassy Bangui offices, the USAID/DRC Program Office, Financial Management Office, Contracting Office, and other programmatic teams, the U.S. military, donors, government and civil society counterparts. Periodic in-country travel within CAR as well as travel to Kinshasa, DRC will be necessary.

B. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management 60%

The incumbent shall serve as Contracting Officer/Agreement Officer’s Technical Representative or alternate (COR/AOR) for up to four grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts with USAID implementing partners. Activity management shall consist of:

  • Maintaining close contact with NGO or contractor chiefs of party
  • Developing work plans, Performance Management Plans (PMPs), and reviewing calendars
  • Monitoring activity implementation by meeting with implementing partners, conducting site visits, analyzing technical and financial reports
  • Preparing procurement documents as required, including scopes of work, action memoranda, justifications, waivers, and financial management documents
  • Preparing budget and work plan realignments when needed
  • Recommending approval of key personnel for programs
  • Performing accrued expenditure calculations and funds pipeline analyses
  • Coordinating USAID programs with other donors, government officials and local NGOs

20 %

Strategic Planning and Reporting

The incumbent shall obtain background and information needed to guide USAID interventions and the development of USAID policy positions in the CAR/C-LRA sector. The incumbent shall, on an as-needed basis, assist in developing strategic planning and reporting documents, including strategies; annual Operational Plans; annual Congressional Budget Justifications; and other reports as required. The incumbent will served as a key member of the PSO team by advising PSO and other technical offices on cultural contexts and local perceptions of USG programs. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Reporting on results achieved
  • Analyzing macro political and development trends, opportunities, and issues
  • Creating linkages with other USAID teams and partners networks as needed
  • Establishing synergies among USAID and other USG implementing partners
  • Preparing ad-hoc reports and situation updates as requested
  • Assisting in strategic planning and project and activity design
  • Participating on evaluation and assessment teams
  • Drafting descriptions for new programs
  • Serving on technical evaluation committees to review proposals for new activities

20 %

Representation and Donor Coordination

The incumbent shall, on an as-needed basis, represent USAID at meetings, conferences, seminars and other events, with responsibilities to include:

  • Communicating USAID’s position to representatives from the Government of CAR, other donor organizations, and or UN agencies
  • Working with USAID communications specialist and Embassy Bangui Public Diplomacy Officer to coordinate press coverage of USAID activities by local media
  • Assisting in drafting success stories and outreach materials
  • Serving on sub-sector donor coordination groups, such as for security sector reform

10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All interested candidates.

11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

12. POINT OF CONTACT: skiyanga@usaid.gov

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

a. Education:

Master’s degree or equivalent in International Relations, Public Administration, Political Science, Conflict Prevention, Law, International Development, or a closely related field.

b. Prior Work Experience:

Five years of work experience in international development, disaster relief, or similar, with an international or governmental organization. Must include at least three years of project/activity management experience.

c. Language:

French: 4 Verbal/Written. English: 4 Verbal/Written.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The selection and evaluation criteria of the selected candidate will be based on the analysis of his/her experience in the technical domain, education required, level of language required. The applicants who obtain the highest score based on the criteria defined will be interviewed or passed the written test if necessary (depending on the TEC chair’s decision). The security clearance and medical clearance is required for the top ranking candidate, after conducting and receiving the positive reference checks.

Quality ranking Factors:

  1. Technical Knowledge of a USG Program: 40 points

Skill in developing a work plans and performance management plans “PMP”, good knowledge in performing funds pipeline analyses, coordinate USAID program with donors, partners and local NGOs

  1. Ability to develop a strategic planning and reporting document: the incumbent will be a technical advisor of a PSO team for all evaluation technical issues. (20 points)

  2. Communication skills: 20 points

Experience in reporting verbally or writing the ongoing or accomplished activities both in English and French between USAID, donors and local partners. Drafting success stories, serving on sub-sector donor coordination groups

  1. Experience in establishing synergies among USAID and other USG implementing partners: Create a link with other USAID teams and partners network (20 points)

How to apply:

IV. PRESENTING AN OFFER

  1. Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form- DS-174 Application for U.S. Federal Employment along with a cover letter and a CV written in English.

The DS-174 Application form can be found in the US embassy website https://cd.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/job-opportunities/ 2.Offers must be received by February 28, 2018 at 17.00 (Bangui time) via email to usaidhrkinshasa@usaid.gov.

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

V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

Once the Contracting Officer 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:

  1. Authorization for release of information

VI. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES

The incumbent will benefit from family and other miscellaneous allowances, including an end of year bonus for those eligible, as well as annual and sick leave, and medical coverage.

VII. TAXES

The employees are responsible for calculating and paying local income taxes. The U.S. Mission does not withhold or make local income tax payments.

VIII. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

USAID regulations and policies governing CCN/TCN PSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at

  2. https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf .

  3. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms .

  4. Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs .

  5. 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 Economic Recovery and Market System Technical Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 08 Mar 2018

Position Title: Economic Recovery and Market System Technical Advisor

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00026

Salary Level: GS-12 Equivalent: $81,548 – $106,012

GS-13 Equivalent: $96,970 – $126,062

Issuance Date: February 8, 2018

Closing Date: March 8, 2018, 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 Economic Recovery and Market System Technical Advisor (ERMS Technical Advisor) 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 for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. 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 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.

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 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 Economic Recovery and Market System Technical Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00026

2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 8, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 8, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Economic Recovery and Market System Technical Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

Depending on the qualifications of the candidate, this position can be filled at either the GS-12 ($81,548 – $106,012) or GS-13 ($96,970 – $126,062) equivalent level, including Washington, D.C. locality pay. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value of the GS-12 or GS-13 level based upon the candidate’s qualifications, previous relevant experience and work history, salary 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

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-13 will be considered for the GS-13 level positions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-12 will be considered for the GS-12 level only.

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 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

The ERMS Technical Advisor is an integral part of the ERMS sector on the Food Security and Livelihoods team within OFDA’s PSPM Division. The ERMS sector currently comprises one full time Lead Sector Advisor and one intermittent Support Relief Group ERMS Technical Advisor. Natural disasters and complex emergencies adversely affect local economies by destroying homes and businesses, damaging assets, and disrupting transportation and markets.

To help communities resume economic activity and rebuild their livelihoods, OFDA supports ERMS activities in disaster-affected communities, as well as interventions that build the capacity of people to prepare for and respond to future disasters. ERMS interventions strengthen key market systems and help populations restore livelihoods and purchasing power. OFDA-supported economic recovery programs complement individual and community efforts to recover from a disaster and help to avoid reliance on continued humanitarian aid.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of an ERMS Technical Advisor to provide expert technical advice, assistance, and support for programs and policies that assist people and critical market systems to adapt, recover, and/or strengthen livelihoods during protracted crises and following natural disasters.

The ideal candidate will be a highly effective team member; motivated, organized, and diplomatic; and able to manage stress well. The Food Security and Livelihoods team seeks candidates who are motivated to support OFDA’s mission and who are committed to enhancing OFDA’s ability to fulfill the third pillar of its mandate: to reduce the economic and social impact of disasters.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

At the GS-12 equivalent:

Technical duties:

· Provide technical advice on disaster response and risk reduction strategies for economic recovery, market systems, and cash/voucher programs worldwide;

· Serve as a technical advisor for topics related to the ERMS sector, such as cash transfer and voucher programming, multipurpose cash, private sector engagement, market systems strengthening, linkages to economic development and resilience (e.g. value chain development, financial services) and household livelihoods and market-related aspects of other sector interventions;

· Work effectively as part of a team, both within the ERMS sector and PSPM Division;

· Contribute to the formulation and articulation of appropriate strategies, recommendations and policies, and provide timely information and responses to inquiries, related to ERMS and cash programming from within OFDA, within USAID, and from the rest of the USG;

· Provide technical review of ERMS and related fields in proposals and concept notes;

· Assist in monitoring the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of OFDA-funded ERMS, multipurpose cash, and related programs and provide suggestions for improving outcomes;

· Contribute to technical, thought, and organizational leadership within OFDA, in ERMS- and cash/voucher-related forums and discussions, within the USG, and through helping to develop and representing policy and technical positions to advance OFDA’s ERMS- and cash/voucher-related work.

· Liaise with other economic recovery/markets/livelihoods experts, and with specialists in related fields (e.g. economic development, financial inclusion, resilience) within USAID, the USG, among implementing partners, other donors, and other key entities;

· Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the ERMS and cash/voucher technical areas, related issues, and of the organizations engaged in related program activities, and apply new developments to OFDA programming;

· Develop collaborative and proactive working-level relationships with OFDA field and HQ staff who oversee ERMS-related programs;

· With support, deliver ERMS training modules for OFDA staff and partners, as needed; and

· As needed, travel to OFDA field program locations to serve as a technical authority, including assessing needs and market conditions, advising on strategies for ERMS and related programming, and/or monitoring current ERMS-related projects;

General duties:

· Serve as an activity manager and/or as a certified Contracting Officer’s Representative/Agreement Officer’s Representative (COR/AOR) for contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements under the global ERMS portfolio, as needed;

· Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months;

· Become qualified for, and serve as needed on, Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provide services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (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; and

· As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office not to exceed six (6) 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-13 level:

At this grade level, the ERMS Technical Advisor has demonstrated satisfactory competence in the duties and responsibilities described above. He/She will perform these duties and responsibilities with limited guidance and supervision from the Food Security and Livelihoods Team Leader or his/her designee.

Additionally, he/she will take on an increased level of responsibility for management and coordination in his/her area of responsibility. He/she will also take on an increased level of responsibility for contributing to policy decisions, and representing the office and its interests to other parties.

Technical duties:

· Provide expert-level technical advice on disaster response and risk reduction strategies for economic recovery, market systems, and cash/voucher programs worldwide;

· Serve as a technical expert for topics related to the ERMS sector, such as cash transfer and voucher programming, multipurpose cash, private sector engagement, market systems strengthening, linkages to economic development and resilience (e.g. value chain development, financial services) and household livelihoods and market-related aspects of other sector interventions;

· Work effectively as part of a team, both within the ERMS sector and PSPM Division;

· Formulate and articulate appropriate strategies, recommendations and policies, and provide timely information and responses to inquiries, related to ERMS and cash programming from within OFDA, within USAID, and from the rest of the USG;

· Provide technical review of ERMS and related fields in proposals and concept notes;

· Assist in monitoring the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of OFDA-funded ERMS, multipurpose cash, and related programs and lead on developing suggestions for improving outcomes;

· Provide technical, thought, and organizational leadership within OFDA, in ERMS- and cash/voucher-related forums and discussions, within the USG, and through developing and representing policy and technical positions to advance OFDA’s ERMS- and cash/voucher-related work;

· Liaise with other economic recovery/markets/livelihoods experts, and with specialists in related fields (e.g. economic development, financial inclusion, resilience) within USAID, the USG, among implementing partners, other donors, and other key entities;

· Maintain up-to-date, expert-level knowledge of the ERMS and cash/voucher technical areas, related issues, and of the organizations engaged in related program activities, and apply new developments to OFDA programming;

· Develop collaborative and proactive working-level relationships with OFDA field and HQ staff who oversee ERMS-related programs;

· Deliver ERMS training modules for OFDA staff and partners, as needed; and

· As needed, travel to OFDA field program locations to serve as an expert-level technical authority, including assessing needs and market conditions, advising on strategies for ERMS and related programming, and/or monitoring current ERMS-related projects.

General duties:

· Serve as an activity manager and/or as a certified COR/AOR for contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements under the global ERMS portfolio, as needed;

· Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months;

· Become qualified for, and serve as needed on, 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; and

· As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office not to exceed six (6) 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 Food Security and Livelihoods Team Leader or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

At both the GS-12 and GS-13 grade equivalent, the supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available; the USPSC consults with the supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. The USPSC is responsible for planning the approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments, and for actually carrying out these 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.)

For the GS-12 equivalent level:

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to economics, international development, international relations, or a related field), plus five (5) years of relevant work experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which at least two (2) years must be directly related to assessing, designing, monitoring, managing, implementing, researching, and/or evaluating economic recovery, livelihoods, markets, or cash programs in fragile or disaster-affected contexts overseas.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to economics, international development, international relations, or a related field), and four (4) years of relevant work experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which at least two (2) years must be directly related to assessing, designing, monitoring, managing, implementing, researching, and/or evaluating economic recovery, livelihoods, markets, or cash programs in fragile or disaster-affected contexts overseas.

For the GS-13 equivalent level:

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to economics, international development, international relations, or a related field), plus seven (7) years of relevant work experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which at least two (2) years must be directly related to assessing, designing, monitoring, managing, implementing, researching, and/or evaluating economic recovery, livelihoods, markets, or cash programs in fragile or disaster-affected contexts overseas.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to economics, international development, international relations, or a related field), and five (5) years of relevant work experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which at least two (2) years must be directly related to assessing, designing, monitoring, managing, implementing, researching, and/or evaluating economic recovery, livelihoods, markets, or cash programs in fragile or disaster-affected contexts overseas.

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.

· 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.

· 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.

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 500 words or less, discuss your experience in the field of economic recovery and/or humanitarian cash programming. Explain how your background would make you an asset to OFDA’s Food Security and Livelihoods team.

QRF #2 In 500 words or less, discuss your perspectives on the similarities and differences between humanitarian economic recovery programming and economic development programming.

QRF #3 In 500 words or less, discuss your perspectives on the current greatest challenges with humanitarian cash programming, either globally or in a specific 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 – 15 points

QRF #2 – 15 points

QRF #3 – 15 points

Interview Performance – 40 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 for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. 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 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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Ghana: TRAINING MANAGER – PEACE CORPS GHANA

Organization: Peace Corps
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 02 Mar 2018

The Peace Corps is a United States federal agency that promotes international peace, friendship and sustainable development by providing trained men and women to serve in local communities. In Ghana, these trained men and women (Peace Corps Volunteers) work in the areas of Health, Education, and Agriculture. The agency in Ghana is seeking to hire a highly skilled professional to provide leadership in developing and maintaining a training program that contributes to the Post’s goal of nurturing and supporting resilient, culturally sensitive, responsible and able Volunteers. The TM reports to the Director of Programming and Training and is responsible for all training related needs for both Volunteers and staff, as well as logistical preparation for all training-related events. This position requires extensive and frequent travel throughout Ghana.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Academic Requirements and Training Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel within Ghana
  • Experience as a trainer of adults and background in experiential learning and instruction in large group settings
  • Demonstrated ability and skill in mentoring others to assume greater responsibilities
  • Oral and written fluency in English
  • Experience working with foreigners, especially Americans

  • Ability to work within cross-cultural teams, including Trainees, Volunteers and staff

  • Knowledge of diverse customs and culture of Ghana

  • Ability to interact appropriately with Ghanaians at all levels of society

  • Demonstrated ability and skill in counseling with emphasis on group dynamics and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to supervise trainers and trainees

  • Experience in conducting a Training of the Trainers (TOT) or other Trainers Workshop

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility in previous employment

  • Previous experience as a trainer with Peace Corps training programs or similar international training program

  • Experience with Community Based Training (CBT) designs

  • Ability to adapt easily to new changes from Headquarters

  • 3 years of experience in program administration, evaluation, and supervision

  • 3 years of experience in managing and supervising staff

  • 3 years of experience managing budgets and accounts

  • Experience with current adult learning methodologies

  • Demonstrated training skills to design, implement and evaluate assets/community-based development programs

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with Ghanaian vendors and navigate cultural nuances to get the best prices for the best services.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Purpose: Provides leadership in developing and maintaining a training program that contributes to the Post’s goal of nurturing and supporting resilient, culturally sensitive, responsible and able Volunteers. Often shares duties with and works through others who directly implement training activities (e.g. at Pre-Service Training (PST), works through PST Training Director and Coordinators for technical, language and cultural training and logistics and homestay arrangements; at In-Service Trainings or Mid service training (ISTs/MSTs); works with Program Managers and Program Assistants (PAS)**)**. Fundamentally plays a leadership role to assure quality in all training events and program activities.

Element 1: 3-Phase Training Program Design, Materials Development, and Home-Stay Preparation Collaboratively plans a training program in which technical, language, health, safety, and cross-cultural components are properly sequenced and integrated, ensures that sessions are designed to be delivered in a participatory and experiential manner, confirms that community members and staff are prepared to receive and host PCTs/PCVs.

Duties:

Curriculum and Materials Development

  1. Produces, in collaboration with other staff, a calendar of training events that encompasses the Volunteer’s two years of service.
  2. Works with Program Managers, PAs, PCVTs and PCVs to develop workshop curriculum, training manuals and training events to address core competency topics such as food security, appropriate technology, and HIV AIDS.
  3. Determines how training sessions and their sequencing might be improved to better prepare and support PCTs and PCVs. This includes holding regular TDE sessions with program staff, reviewing and advising on improvements to learning objectives and their sequencing, and visiting Volunteers and counterparts in the field to evaluate training outcomes at Kirkpatrick level three and four.
  4. Ensures training sessions are designed in a sufficiently participatory and experientially-based manner.
  5. Ensures that cross-cultural, technical, language and health and safety training are integrated whenever possible.
  6. Assists programming staff in the design of practicum learning assignments that immediately follow PST (i.e. Phase 2 implementation)
  7. Develops and maintains a library of training materials.

Training Site Preparation

  1. Holds planning meetings with PC staff to determine community and training center selection criteria and then sees to it that an appropriate training site(s) and community(s) are selected and prepared for PST and other training events.
  2. Guarantees for center-based sessions at PST, IST, and other training events that there is a sufficient amount of quality training materials and supplies, that equipment is functioning, that the room layout and furniture is appropriate, and that PCT/PCV accommodation meets Peace Corps standards.
  3. Ensures that training venues and locations meet the required safety and security standards of PC

Element 2: Training Staff Development

Prepares trainers, training coordinators and other support staff for their roles and responsibilities; maintains communication with all parties involved in training; consults with senior staff, especially Program Managers, to make sure the training program will/is adequately preparing PCTs/PCVs for their life and work in their communities.

Duties:

Training of Trainers (TOT)

  1. Works with the PST Coordinator to design the General training of trainers.
  2. Works with the Language and Culture Coordinator (LCC) to design the language training of trainers.
  3. Assures that language trainers have acquired specific techniques (e.g. TPR (total personal response, drill, dialogue, game, fill-in-blank, sentence completion, recitation, translation) and are able to provide both audio learning (i.e. speaking and listening) and visual learning (i.e. reading and writing) opportunities.
  4. Conducts sessions to build a well-functioning training team that includes PCVs, Program Managers, PAs, administrative and medical staff, language and cultural facilitators, and other support staff.

On-the-Job Coaching

  1. Convenes trainer meetings as necessary during training programs to promote continuous session design and facilitation skill improvement and convenes all-training staff meetings to strengthen program coordination.
  2. Provides guidance to Program Managers, PAs and PCVTs in designing, conducting and evaluating workshops for which they are primarily responsible.

Element 3: Training Management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

Puts in place effective and efficient financial, logistical and general management systems, conducts periodic assessments through interviews and written surveys to assess PCT/PCV progress and satisfaction with training, conducts periodic direct observation and feedback concerning training staff performance, and ensures that the PST Training Director submits timely periodic and final reports that document progress/achievements and areas requiring improvement.

Duties:

Training Management Systems

  1. Devises and/or confirms that contractual, financial, logistical and general management systems are in order and that protocol requirements have been met.
  2. Plans, implements and evaluates major training events such as IST, MST and COS with the consultation of the DPT and program managers to meet volunteer needs and program goals.
  3. Participates in the selection of new staff, as needed, to implement training and training management systems.
  4. Provides crucial on-going communications to keep people informed of what is happening during trainings, to remind people of their roles and responsibilities and follow-up on assigned tasks, and to acknowledge, congratulate, and thank people for their achievements.
  5. Request for and archive all session plans for sessions delivered at training events.

Budgeting

  1. Participates in yearly “Integrated Planning and Budget System” for all training events.
  2. Advises on and reviews Operating Plan budgets for training events.
  3. Works with program managers to develop budgets for special training requests to OPATS, SPA, PEPFAR the region and other funding sources.
  4. Works with Director of Management and Operations, Director of Programming and Training and Program Managers on the creation of the annual training budgets for all general training events.
  5. Develops and manages specific budgets for training events including PST, MST and COS.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  1. Monitors the implementation of training and intervenes when/where needed to correct problems that arise in the sequencing and integration of sessions and to correct facilitation that is not being delivered in a sufficiently participatory and experientially-based manner.
  2. Manages the implementation of a PCT/PCV assessment system in order to document competency attainment throughout the PCV’s service.
  3. Participates in the determination as to whether a PCT should or should not be sworn-in as Volunteer.
  4. Conducts an annual review of training operations, makes recommendations to the DPT, and coordinates the execution of training improvement plans.
  5. Oversees yearly submission of the PC/G Training Status Report.

Supervision

  1. Supervises Language and Cross Cultural Coordinator
  2. Supervises the Pre-service Training Coordinator
  3. Supervisors various other members of the pre-service training team

Perform other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the DPT or his designate.

How to apply:

*Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:1) A detailed résumé or C.V. that includes: · Professional positions held identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and reasons for leaving · Education and training, schools attended, dates of attendance, qualifications obtained · An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months · 3 Professional references. 2) A cover letter 3) Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above: *Write the job number and position title as email subject and send application packet to jobs@gh.peacecorps.gov.

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Belgium: Expert Paix et Sécurité – BRUXELLES

Organization: Enabel
Country: Belgium
Closing date: 20 Feb 2018

Dans le cadre du développement de ses activités, Enabel recherche un (h/f) :

Expert Paix et Sécurité – BRUXELLES

Réf.: BRU/18/10EST

Durée du contrat : CDI

Lieu d’affectation : Bruxelles

Date probable d’entrée en fonction : Dès que possible

Salaire mensuel brut: Classe 6 siège c’est-à-dire 4234,28 euros pour 5 années d’expérience pertinente. Le salaire sera calculé en fonction du nombre réel d’années d’expérience pertinente. Chèques repas, assurance hospitalisation/soins de santé, assurance de groupe, ETHIAS-Assistance 24 h/24, 13e mois, double pécule de vacances.

Contexte

Paix et Sécurité:

La gouvernance constitue l’une des thématiques prioritaires de la coopération au développement. La loi relative à la coopération belge au développement met l’accent sur le respect de la démocratie, de l’Etat de droit, de même que les droits humains et des libertés fondamentales. Plus récemment un accent est mis sur les questions de paix et sécurité.

Le portefeuille actuel de la Coopération bilatérale belge couvre les domaines du développement économique local, la réforme du secteur de la sécurité (police & justice), de l’état civil, de la migration, de la mobilisation des ressources internes ainsi que la participation et l’engagement citoyen. La cellule Gouvernance, Paix, Stabilité & Migration est chargée d’une part, de la définition des axes stratégiques, de la formulation et du suivi des interventions dans le domaine de la gouvernance, paix, stabilité & migration (GPS&M) et, d’autre part, d’appuyer les cellules sectorielles de manière transversale pour améliorer la gouvernance au sein des secteurs.

La fonction

Les questions de paix, stabilité et sécurité prennent une place de plus en plus importantes dans l’agenda international du développement. L’accent mis par la Belgique sur les situations de fragilité et le développement de l’approche globale (3DLO) renforce la pertinence d’intervention dans ce domaine tant sur le bilatéral que pour les projets pour tiers.

L’expert Gouvernance, paix et sécurité jouera un rôle d’expertise et de conseil dans la préparation, le suivi et l’évaluation des interventions du domaine . Il/elle agira conformément aux bonnes pratiques, tout en visant à atteindre une cohérence maximale des interventions tant dans le secteur qu’ au sein de la Coopération belge et internationale. Il/elle contribuera également à l’élaboration d’une vision et d’une stratégie de la Coopération belge dans le domaine de la gouvernance, paix, stabilité & migration.

Il/elle sera employé dans l’unité GPS&M au sein du département d’Expertise sectorielle et thématique (EST) de Enabel. Il/elle sera affecté à Bruxelles avec des missions régulières dans les pays partenaires de la coopération belge au développement.

L’Expert Gouvernance ,paix et sécurité sera entre autres chargé des tâches et responsabilités suivantes sur la thématique :

  • Préparation, suivi et exécution des formulations et assurance qualité des interventions de Enabel ;

  • Assistance technique pour l’exécution des projets et programmes y compris la formation continue des collaborateurs impliqués dans ces interventions ;

  • Assurer l’intégration de la thématique Paix et sécurité dans les programmes de coopération et les interventions sectorielles ;

  • Suivi technique des prestations de coopération en cours ;

  • Exécution de missions sur le terrain pour le suivi technique, la formulation et/ou le suivi des prestations de coopération ;

  • Activation, sélection et mise à jour d’un réseau d’experts dans le domaine concerné ;

  • Prospection de marchés pour tiers dans les domaines en lien avec la thématique concernée ;

  • Rédaction de notes stratégiques et de documents concernant les prestations de coopération ;

  • Appui aux activités du service EST (Expertise Sectorielle et Thématique);

  • Suivi des contrats cadres pour les interventions en lien avec la thématique concernée ;

  • Capitalisation des connaissances et expériences de Enabel pour les interventions ressortant des thématiques Paix et sécurité

Le profil

Niveau de formation requis

· Un Master en droit, sciences politiques, sciences sociales ou assimilé.

· Une spécialisation dans le domaine de la prévention et gestion de conflits est un atout.

Expérience requise

· Au minimum 5 ans d’expérience pertinente en lien avec le domaine concerné (Réforme du Secteur de la Sécurité, prévention et analyse de conflits, consolidation de la paix, promotion de la gouvernance démocratique et des droits humains en situation de conflits et de fragilité …) et dans le développement.

· Au minimum 2 ans d’expérience en lien avec la thématique concernée dans des pays en développement (Afrique, Asie, Amérique du Sud).

· Une expérience dans la coordination de personnes ou d’équipes est un atout.

· Une expérience avérée de la négociation dans un contexte multiculturel et avec des autorités publiques.

Connaissances et aptitudes requise

· Connaissances des méthodes et outils de prévention et gestion des crises et des conflits.

· Des qualités de communication, de travail en équipes et de facilitation.

· Des qualités rédactionnelles avérées en français et en anglais.

· Une excellente connaissance des logiciels de base (au minimum Word, Excel et PowerPoint).

· Très bonne maîtrise d’au moins 2 des langues suivantes : français, néerlandais, anglais.

How to apply:

Intéressé(e) ? Vous correspondez au profil recherché ?

Postulez au plus tard le 20/02/2018 via notre site web :

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

Attention

Il est indispensable de postuler en vous rendant sur notre site web. Seules les candidatures encodées dans notre système via le site web seront prises en compte.

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Morocco: Responsable d’Intervention Migration

Organization: Enabel
Country: Morocco
Closing date: 25 Feb 2018

Poste vacant

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous mettons en œuvre la politique belge en matière de développement international.

Avec 14 bureaux de représentation dans le monde, 1500 employés et un portefeuille annuel d’environ 220 millions d’euros, nous construisons un monde durable où les femmes et les hommes vivent dans un État de droit et ont la liberté de prendre le contrôle de leur propre vie.

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.

Dans le cadre du développement de ses activités, Enabel recherche un (h/f) :

Responsable d’Intervention Migration

Réf. : MOR/17/057-1

Durée du contrat : 36 mois

Lieu d’affectation : Rabat avec déplacements réguliers dans les régions du projet et éventuellement en Tunisie.

Date probable d’entrée en fonction : Dès que possible.

Package salarial mensuel pour expatriation de longu e durée : Catégorie 1 – intervention manager c’est-à-dire entre 5.569,55 euros et 7.647,24 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.

Contexte

Le Maroc étant désormais considéré comme un pays à revenus intermédiaires, la stratégie d’Enabel dans ce pays a évolué. Le nouveau programme de coopération belgo-marocain, signé en mai 2016, se concentre sur de nouvelles priorités telles que les droits humains, le renforcement des capacités et le transfert de compétences.

Dans ce contexte, Enabel a soumis à l’Union Européenne une proposition de projet au ” Fonds fiduciaire d’urgence en faveur de la stabilité et de la lutte contre les causes profondes de la migration irrégulière et le phénomène des personnes déplacées en Afrique », intitulée ” Empowerment juridique des personnes migrantes ».

Le projet, qui a été sélectionné pour financement par ledit Fonds le 4 décembre 2017, vise à améliorer l’accès des personnes migrantes et réfugiées à leurs droits au Maroc. Les trois principaux axes du projet sont les suivants :

  1. Les personnes migrantes et réfugiées, ainsi que les prestataires de services connaissent les droits des étrangers
  2. Les acteurs facilitent l’accès aux droits des personnes migrantes et réfugiées
  3. L’information relative aux difficultés d’accès aux droits des personnes migrantes et réfugiées est remontée au niveau des autorités centrales

La fonction

Sous l’autorité de la Responsable du Programme Migration d’Enabel au Maroc, en collaboration avec le Ministère délégué auprès du Ministre des Affaires Etrangères et de la Coopération Internationale chargé des Marocains Résidant à l’Etranger et des Affaires de la Migration (MCMREAM) et le Ministère de la Justice (MJ), ainsi que les services concernés de la représentation d’Enabel, le/la Responsable de l’intervention assurera la coordination technique et managériale du projet ainsi que les tâches suivantes :

  • Démarrer et clôturer l’intervention en prêtant attention à une bonne planification et à la prise de décisions correctes ;
  • Définir les orientations et stratégies opérationnelles nécessaires à l’élaboration des plans d’action ;
  • Développer la programmation opérationnelle et annuelle ;
  • Gérer, orienter et suivre le travail de l’équipe de l’unité d’intervention et des animateurs(trices) régionaux ;
  • Suivre et s’assurer de la cohérence des activités et de la méthodologie d’action dans les différentes régions ;
  • Préparer avec les animateurs(trices) régionaux respectifs les réunions périodiques au niveau régional, en particulier s’agissant des exercices de planning et de rapportage opérationnel du projet ;
  • Suivre et contrôler l’exécution progressive des différentes activités programmées, en conformité avec la planification établie, ainsi que l’affectation et l’utilisation des budgets qui y ont été alloués et établir des rapports périodiques sur l’état d’avancement ;
  • Apporter un appui technique dans toutes les activités concernant la mise en place et le fonctionnement des différentes composantes du projet ;
  • Assurer le suivi administratif et financier conformément aux accords et procédures en vigueur ;
  • Prévoir et organiser les besoins d’expertise interne et externe ;

  • Participer et appuyer les Assistants Techniques communication, digitalisation, suivi & évaluation et capitalisation pour la bonne communication sur les activités et le bon déroulement du processus de capitalisation ;

  • Favoriser la mise en réseau des acteurs, le partage d’expériences et l’ouverture du dialogue entre les acteurs et les autorités locales.

Le profil

  • Titulaire d’un diplôme universitaire de niveau Master en droit, développement, sciences sociales, sciences politiques, relations internationales, administration ou équivalent ;
  • Une spécialisation en migration est un atout;

Compétences ou connaissances spécifiques exigées :

  • Minimum 5 ans d’expérience pertinente dans le pilotage de projets dans la coopération internationale ; toute expérience dans plus d’un projet constitue un atout ;
  • Expérience dans la protection des droits des personnes migrantes ;
  • Expérience dans le domaine de l’appui institutionnel de préférence au niveau national (ministères,…)
  • Bonne connaissance/compréhension des questions de migration et développement ;
  • Connaissance de l’approche fondée sur les droits humains ;
  • Connaissance en matière d’approche genre ;
  • Connaissance de la gestion axée sur les résultats ;
  • Une expérience internationale de terrain (en tant qu’expatrié-e) dans la coopération au développement, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale ;
  • Vision étendue et approfondie de tous les aspects liés à la coopération au développement ;

Compétences ou connaissances spécifiques étant un atout :

  • Expérience dans la gestion de projet européen (atout) ;
  • Expérience en Afrique du Nord, et au Maroc et en Tunisie en particulier (atout) ;

Langues :

  • Parfaite maîtrise du français ;
  • Connaissance de l’arabe (atout).

How to apply:

Intéressé(e) ? Vous correspondez au profil recherché ?

Postulez au plus tard le 25/02/2018 via notre site web www.enabel.be/fr/content/jobs

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Jordan: RDPP M&E Specialist (national or expat staff)

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 01 Mar 2018

Post location: Amman Jordan with travel to Lebanon and Iraq (Kurdistan region)

Regional Development and Protection Programme for Refugees and Host Communities in the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq)

1. Introduction and Background:

The European Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) is a four-year initiative with the objective to support Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq to better understand, plan, and mitigate the impact of forced displacement of Syrian refugees. In partnership with governments, civil society, NGOs, and UN agencies the programme seeks to enhance protection for displaced-affected populations and create socio-economic development opportunities.

The first phase of the RDPP is supported by a platform of eight European donors; European Commission (DEVCO), Ireland, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark. Denmark manages the programme through the Programme Management Unit with offices in Beirut and Amman. The first phase will end in mid 2018. A second phase is currently under development and expected to launch by June 2018. The Madad Trust Fund will be a contributing donor to the next phase.

The objective of the RDPP is to support displacement affected communities to access their rights, be safe, and participate in development through evidence-based, innovative, locally founded interventions and, once possibilities arise, be supported to avail themselves of a durable solution. The partnerships to the programme are in the areas of livelihoods, protection, research, advocacy and policy dialogue.

With the new phase of the RDPP starting in mid 2018 there will be opportunity for the M&E Specialist to play a critical role in the establishment of the M&E structures of the next programme phase, as well as the final evaluation of the first phase.

The employer will be Danida / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

2. The position

2.1. Title: M&E Specialist

2.2. Place of Service: Amman – Jordan with frequent travel to Lebanon and Iraq (Kurdish Region)

2.3. Duration: one year with possibility of extension based on funding

2.4. Reporting to Programme Manager in Beirut

2.5. Terms of employment: Full time

3. Area of responsibility / tasks

S/He will be part of a lean management team under the supervision of the Programme Manager based in Beirut, and working closely with the two Project Managers based in Beirut and Amman.

The M&E Specialist will, in coordination with the Programme Manager and the Project Managers, lead on monitoring and evaluation of the whole programme and provide technical advice and support to project development and implementation process of the sub-contracted partnerships. The current phase of the RDPP has around 25 active partnerships. The Specialist will also support partners on their biannual reporting against their log frames as well as providing technical advice on project evaluations. The post requires frequent work travel to Lebanon and Iraq (Kurdistan region).

The main areas of responsibility and tasks will be:

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

· Implement the overall monitoring framework for RDPP programme implementation

· Support development and operationalization of M&E framework for phase 2 of the RDPP

· Provide technical support to partners on the Logical Framework and M&E plan for individual RDPP supported partnerships in coordination with project managers and ensure that they feed into the RDPP M&E system.

· Develop and update indicator tracking tool linking Logical Framework for partnerships to the overall RDPP Results Framework

· Work with Project Managers to ensure that partners are properly monitoring and reporting on the M&E plans agreed with them. Quality assurance of data collected by partners in reports ensuring alignment with M&E plan.

· Technical support to partner reporting against project log frames

· Analyse and summarize data for biannual programme reporting

· Revise and adjust overall and project monitoring plans according to budget adjustments, strategy revisions or recommendations by reviews

· Take part with project managers in monitoring visits to RDPP supported projects

· Conduct support meetings with partner reporting focal points as required

· Support partners to develop evaluation TORs as required

· Support evaluation missions to the programme

· Coordinate closely with the Communication and Reporting Specialist on identifying success stories and innovative elements of projects to be profiled in communication products on results of RDPP and partnerships

· Immediately alert the Programme Manager in case of suspicion of irregularities at any level of programme implementation

· Any other required duties as assigned by the Programme Manager to assure quality programme implementation, including attending meetings on behalf of RDPP

4. Profile / required qualifications

The ideal candidate will be strongly motivated with initiative and willingness to contribute to an innovative programme as the RDPP. S/he will have significant technical experience in monitoring, evaluation of large scale programmes as well as excellent written communications skills in English.

Academic requirements

  • University degree in social sciences, economics or related disciplines. A post-graduate qualification on humanitarian/development aid will be positively considered.

Work experience required

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in development and/or humanitarian fields with UN, donor agency, international / local NGO and similar. Field experience in humanitarian or development assistance is a strong asset.

  • Proven technical experience in monitoring and evaluation with UN, donor agency, NGOs and similar, working in humanitarian or development aid.

  • Knowledge and experience in project management cycle, logical framework and results based management.

  • Experience of drafting and consolidating donor reporting in English for a large scale programme for UN, donor agency, NGOs and similar,

  • Experience of developing communications plans and products for and international organisation or local NGO will be an asset

  • Knowledge and experience in forced displacement-related programmes will be an asset.

  • Experience with M&E in relation to Madad funded projects or other EU funding will be an asset

Languages

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)

  • Native/fluent Arabic speaker (written and spoken) strongly considered an advantage

Skills and competences

  • Highly motivated

  • Excellent communication skills in English, especially written.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Planning and organizational capabilities

  • Good analytical skills

  • Proactive and proposes solutions.

  • Should be a team-player, but also able to work independently

  • Computer skills.

Please note that the final appointment is conditional upon obtaining the required security clearance.

The salary level and benefits will be determined based on the experience of the successful candidate and whether a post as national or international staff can be offered.

How to apply:

Those qualified and interested are invited to send a CV and a one-page motivation letter explaining why their skills and experience are a good match for the position to rdppme@um.dk. Please include in the subject of the email your name and “M&E and Reporting Specialist – Amman”. The CV should not be longer than 3 pages and should include 3 reference persons from at least 2 different employers. Both the letter and the CV must be in English.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for personal interviews and a written test. References may be contacted at this stage.

The deadline for applications is midnight (Amman time) 1st March 2018.

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United States of America: USPSC Deputy Manager for Coordination

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 23 Feb 2018

Position Title: Deputy Manager for Coordination

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00017

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $114,590 – $148,967

Issuance Date: February 2, 2018

Closing Date: February 23, 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 Deputy Manager for Coordination (DMC) 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 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.

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 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 Deputy Manager for Coordination

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00017

2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 2, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 23, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Deputy Manager for Coordination

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($112,021 – $145,629 – 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 (IT), 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 for IT, staffing, funds control, budgeting, information and 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; engages with the U.N. to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and to promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences; and 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

To address the humanitarian crises in Syria and Iraq, OFDA created the Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response Management Team (MECHR RMT). The RMT supports the USG’s humanitarian assistance efforts in response to the complex emergencies in Iraq and Syria, offering operational support to the field-based Syria and Iraq DARTs, and serving as the focal point for coordination among USG interagency partners and other key stakeholders in Washington. The OFDA team members in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq, are responsible for coordinating the USG’s humanitarian response to Syria and Iraq, establishing programs to meet clearly defined humanitarian needs, and for overseeing OFDA’s current and future humanitarian assistance programming. This solicitation is for the Deputy Manager for Coordination (DMC) on the MECHR RMT who manages the Coordination Section.

The RMT coordinates the USG response to a disaster and serves as the primary liaison between the field DARTs and Washington, DC. The chief purpose of the RMT is to represent USAID, oversee Washington-based support, provide interagency coordination of relief activities, coordinate within USAID and with partners, serve as representatives for relevant USAID stakeholders to other federal officials, the media, and Congress, and support DART field operations. The RMT gathers and analyzes information from these various sources and evaluates the impact of strategic, political, resource availability, budgetary, and other issues on the response. The RMT helps to integrate these issues with the field-level approach recommended by the DARTs to provide overall strategy recommendations to the OFDA Director. When the Director determines the strategic direction, the RMT coordinates with other staff in OFDA to determine the best method to activate and coordinate resources, including funding, staff, commodities, and supplies.

The RMT reports to the OFDA Director and is led by a Response Manager (RM) and three Deputy Managers, one each to supervise the activities of the Planning, Coordination, and Operations sections.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a DMC to serve on the MECHR RMT in order to meet its objectives of maintaining continuity in this key RMT position, providing coordination expertise in support of the complex response to the crises in Syria and Iraq.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The DMC leads the Coordination Section and is the RMT’s main point of contact for strategic coordination and engagement with external stakeholders. The success of a disaster response will depend on the ability of the DMC to work collaboratively with a broad array of stakeholders from the humanitarian landscape. The DMC must have a command of OFDA’s mandate and global humanitarian assistance policies and programs as well as an understanding of how USAID, the National Security Council (NSC), the State Department, and other USG departments and agencies function in Washington, D.C. and overseas during a disaster response. In addition, the DMC should have an advanced understanding of the international humanitarian architecture, and be able to provide expert-level guidance to interagency colleagues on working with the UN system, other public international organizations (PIOs), NGOs, and donor governments during a response.

The DMC may lead the RMT and make decisions as delegated during periods when the RM is off-shift or unavailable. The DMC works especially closely with the Deputy Managers for Planning (DMP) and Operations (DMO) and the Press Officer (PRO), all of whom report directly to the Response Manager.

This position requires extensive experience with and a thorough understanding of the international humanitarian assistance environment, operations, related policies, regulations, and inter-relationships between the USG, donor and other international organizations. The position requires the ability to translate field experience into policy recommendations. Specific duties in this role include:

· Serve as the RMT’s primary point of contact for external stakeholders.

· Lead strategic engagement with external actors on behalf of the RMT, including the creation and coordination of appropriate messaging for non-media external stakeholders.

· Represent the RMT, as directed by the RM, the Response Director, OFDA Director, at public meetings and events; interagency meetings, working groups, task forces, forums, calls; and donor coordination fora.

· As the Deputy, maintain a comprehensive understanding of the overall response, including programming, operations, and any associated challenges.

· Anticipate the needs of the response and prepare analyses, briefings, and documents as required to respond to those needs.

· In coordination with HPGE, leverage existing institutional relationships with external humanitarian actors on policy-level and strategic response issues.

· In coordination with the Planning Section, facilitate information sharing with external stakeholders; specifically, gather and share information from external meetings and contacts and distribute to relevant RMT members, as well as connect external stakeholders with RMT focal points and information products.

· In close coordination with the RMT PRO and RMT RM, serve as the RMT’s primary coordinator for Congressional engagement, liaising closely with LPA’s legislative officers on preparing information and responding to congressional queries.

· Coordinate written information—including briefers, talking points, and Questions for the Record (QFRs)—for executive staff in coordination with other RMT members and other USG agencies and USAID bureaus and offices. Serve as primary point of contact for the USAID Executive Secretariat, in close consultation with the DMP.

· Develop strategic messaging for congressional testimony with the support of the Press Officer.

· Serve as primary resource for RMT on background information on external stakeholders to inform planning, programming, and strategy development.

· Monitor response operations to identify current or potential external stakeholder coordination issues or concerns to be addressed by the RMT.

· Work closely with USUN Humanitarian Advisors in New York, Geneva and Rome to ensure they can effectively advocate and represent the response at external meetings. Specifically, keep advisors apprised of new developments and respond to requests on a timely basis.

· Prepare USAID principals for participation in high level events, such as donor pledging conferences.

· Monitor follow up to DART requests relevant to the Coordination Section, ensuring field needs are being met.

· Manage special events hosted by the RMT or DCHA, including high-level events, in support of the response. Manage other special projects, as assigned.

· Manage OFDA’s donations information program.

· Delegate, monitor, and assure completion of above tasks to Coordination Section team members.

· Supervise Coordination Section functional positions to maintain a unified USG response effort.

· Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months.

· As needed, serve on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (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.

● The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP

The DMC reports to the RM and directly supervises Coordination Section staff. When the RMT activates the full Coordination Section, the activated Coordination Section staff may consist of the Outreach Coordinator, Agency Liaison Coordinator, Donations Officer, Diaspora Liaison Officer, Special Issues Officer, and Agency Liaisons (e.g., liaisons to the RMT from organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Public Health Service, State Department, etc.). In addition, the Coordination Section also provides OFDA Liaisons to other departments and agencies (e.g., State Department Task Forces or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Emergency Operations Center), and internal USAID Liaisons to and from the RMT. The DMC is expected to work in very close coordination with HPGE to ensure alignment between MECHR specific engagement and OFDA’s broader policy and institutional relationships.

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 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 a minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in emergency relief, humanitarian assistance, and on humanitarian policy issues, two (2) years of which must be obtained overseas. Experience working for the U.S. Government or with an international organization 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 a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in emergency relief, humanitarian assistance, and on humanitarian policy issues, two (2) years of which must be obtained overseas. Experience working for the U.S. Government or with an international organization 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 302-3. 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.

· 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.

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 Experience in coordinating with a range of humanitarian and foreign policy actors to develop messaging and policies; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and organizations involved in disaster response/preparedness/mitigation and humanitarian assistance, including USG agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other governments;

QRF #2 Proven experience in providing expert guidance in the area of humanitarian assistance with regard to the policy implications of issues and developments, based on a thorough knowledge of humanitarian assistance and the international humanitarian system concepts and issues. Demonstrated knowledge of the structures, mandates, and policies of the actors within the international humanitarian architecture;

QRF #3 Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, preparing and presenting analysis, providing guidance, negotiating agreement on humanitarian issues, and messaging humanitarian concerns. Demonstrated ability to quickly produce high quality written products;

QRF #4 Demonstrated ability to lead within a team structure. Strong work ethic and ability to initiate, develop and manage multiple projects and staff members simultaneously. Proven diplomatic and leadership skills, and demonstrated political acumen; and

QRF #5 Direct experience with U.S. policy and regulations for responses to natural disasters and complex emergencies, as well as experience with USG systems and structure.

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.

  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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United States of America: OTI Senior Program Performance Management Specialist – Washington, D.C.

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 20 Feb 2018

The OTI Senior Program Performance Management Specialist – Washington, D.C. 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 February 20, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time (Deadline Extended). 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 a member of the OTI Applied Best Practices and Coordination (ABC) Team, the Senior Program Performance Management Specialist position utilizes the experience and skills gained from working with political transition, stabilization, and conflict mitigation programs, to provide support and guidance for country program staff to help ensure the successful implementation of OTI program activities in the field. The Senior Program Performance Management Specialist will directly supervise Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists and manage a contract to provide data analysis and Geographic Information Systems services to OTI programs.

OTI’s success now and in the future depends in large part on its ability to achieve an overarching organizational goal: the effective transfer and ongoing analysis of knowledge and experience – comprised of values, management processes, lessons learned, best practices, standards, and innovations – in real time, with a variety of stakeholders. These stakeholders include: OTI staff in the field and headquarters; OTI’s implementing partners around the world; USAID Missions overseas; other USAID offices and bureaus in Washington; other U.S. Government agencies and branches; other donors; other transition, stabilization and reconstruction practitioners; host government and/or other local counterparts; and the U.S. public. All of the above increases OTI’s level of transparency and accountability.

To this end, the OTI ABC Team supports a model of organizational learning across the office that ensures:

  1. Increased transparency and accountability between the headquarters and field teams;
  2. Increased opportunities for peer-to-peer dialogue;
  3. Easier access to content and learning resources for a variety of stakeholders;
  4. More guidance available in online format;
  5. Provision of tools to surface and apply OTI’s programming lessons to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of OTI programs.

The Senior Program Performance Management Specialist supports OTI’s mission to provide fast, flexible, short-term assistance targeted at key political transition and stabilization needs by building the knowledge, skills and abilities of OTI staff to continually improve country program performance. The Senior Program Performance Management Specialist does this by: designing and providing innovative solutions that are adapted to OTI’s fast-paced global needs; developing and facilitating learning and training events; and providing support services ranging from procurement to linkages with private sector partners. ABC supports learning and innovation through the application of technology – including OTI’s knowledge management platform, mapping, data visualization, and other analytic tools – to continually improve OTI country program analysis, management and performance. ABC will ensure the effective integration of lessons and knowledge into OTI’s learning and training resources. ABC coordinates closely with other units, teams, and divisions within OTI to achieve these goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fill critical needs for program guidance, management and implementation staffing in Washington, DC and the field including providing support to new OTI country program start-ups, country program management and close-out;

  • Advise on a range of program performance management processes designed to integrate learning into strategic planning and program implementation on an ongoing basis;

  • Provide technical assistance based on research and personal field experience to enable OTI country programs to develop cutting-edge program monitoring and evaluation systems, and continually refine and improve them;

  • Provide on-call technical assistance regarding ongoing monitoring and evaluation of OTI programs at all phases of the program life cycle;

  • Exercise independent judgment to determine best practices for programs and, in collaboration with senior leadership, provide advice on implementing new programmatic policies incorporating those best practices;

  • Provide training, and/or mentoring for OTI program staff and implementing partner staff on a variety of issues (e.g. OTI activity database reporting and use, activity cycles, methodologies and innovations) relevant to the field of monitoring and evaluation in complex environments;

  • Develop improved business practices and information management products for program performance management, monitoring and evaluation;

  • Foster real-time exchange of information about monitoring and evaluation across OTI programs worldwide and among Washington colleagues, including high-level government officials and private sector leaders;

  • When required, serve as a liaison with other DCHA offices, other USAID divisions and other USG and non-governmental entities on monitoring and evaluation processes;

  • When required, represent and articulate OTI’s mission and global programs to development counterparts, including visitors, senior officials, donors and foreign government officials;

  • Conceptualize, update and revise guides, and manuals related to action learning, monitoring and evaluation, and program performance management processes;

  • When necessary, advise or lead country teams in refining strategic objectives;

  • Report to the Chief of the Program, Learning and Innovation or his/her designee;

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

  • Provide other services as required to fulfill OTI’s program objectives as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

OR

Bachelor’s degree with nine (9) 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;

  • Three (3) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which one (1) year must include experience working in one or more countries undergoing political transition;

  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience, including mentoring, guiding 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:

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

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Lebanon: RDPP Project Manager Lebanon (maternity cover)

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

Post location: Beirut, Lebanon

European Regional Development and Protection Programme for Refugees and Host Communities in the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq)

1. Introduction and Background:

The European Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) is a four-year initiative with the objective to support Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq to better understand, plan, and mitigate the impact of forced displacement of Syrian refugees. In partnership with governments, civil society, NGOs, and UN agencies the programme seeks to enhance protection for displaced-affected populations and create socio-economic development opportunities.

The RDPP is supported by a platform of eight European donors; European Commission (DEVCO), Ireland, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark. Denmark manages the programme through the Programme Management Unit with offices in Beirut and Amman.

The objectives of the programme are:

· To ensure that refugees are fully able to avail themselves of a durable solution

· To support socio-economic development in host countries that will benefit both the host populations and refugees.

This is achieved through support to partnerships focusing on:

• Research – To assess and analyse the impact of displacement on refugees and host communities and provide inputs for long-term planning.

• Protection – To strengthen the protection of refugees through legal support, community empowerment and conflict mitigation, better capacities of national institutions for protection and asylum, and combating child labour

• Advocacy and Political Dialogue – To improve and uphold refugees’ rights

• Socio-economic development – To enhance economic opportunities and livelihood capacity of vulnerable populations through employment generation and business development.

The RDPP works through partners to implement projects across the four thematic areas. In Lebanon the RDPP currently works with around 15 partners spanning a range of UN, INGO and NNGO actors. Directly following the current phase of the RDPP which ends in June 2018 it is anticipated that a second 3.5 year phase will start up.

2. The position

2.1. Title: Project Manager, Lebanon

2.2. Place of Service: Beirut, Lebanon

2.3. Duration: until end 2018

2.4. Reporting to Programme Manager in Beirut

2.5. Terms of Employment: Full time

The employer will be the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

2. Area of responsibility / tasks

The Project Manager will be in charge of managing projects being implemented in Lebanon. These are partnerships with UN, INGOs and NNGOs, mainly in protection and socio-economic development.

S/he will be based in Beirut and part of a lean management team split between the Beirut and Amman offices. The tasks of the position will be carried out in close coordination with the M&E Specialist and the Operations Manager. The Programme Manager, also based in Beirut, will be the direct supervisor for the position, which the Project Manager will report directly to.

The main responsibility and tasks will be:

  1. Project planning: Identify, propose, and plan possible projects and partnerships in cooperation with the Programme Manager.

  2. Project management:

a. Lead negotiations when developing new partnership agreements and amendments

b. Oversight on partnerships, ensure projects develop as planned, alerts of possible deviations and together with partners identify solutions

c. Regular field visits to monitor implementation of projects

d. Follow-up on narrative and financial reporting from partners

  1. Reporting: With the M&E and reporting staff:

a. Gather data from partners on M&E plans

b. Coordinate regularly on procedures for monitoring, reporting and innovative elements of partnerships.

  1. Coordination: Attend relevant coordination fora, when needed

  2. Any other required duties as assigned by the Programme Manager

3. Profile / required qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic person that has a strong experience in managing development-focused or humanitarian projects in Lebanon, with proven background working with civil society and UN organizations. S/he will have a solid knowledge on forced displacement, protection and ideally on economic recovery and livelihoods.

Proven experience working with EU rules and regulations for project implementations will be highly considered.

The candidate must have Lebanese nationality or have a permanent residence and work permit for Lebanon.

– Academic requirements

  • University degree in social sciences, economics or related disciplines. A post-graduate on humanitarian/development aid will be positively considered.

– Work experience required

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience managing projects in development and/or humanitarian fields with UN or donor agency, international / national NGO or similar.

  • Knowledge of and programmatic field experience with forced displacement, protection and livelihoods-related issues.

  • Experience in project management cycle, logical framework and results based management.

  • Experience in negotiation of project proposals with partners.

  • Proven experience in financial follow-up, monitoring and reporting.

– Languages

  • Native/fluent Arabic speaker (written and spoken)

  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken)

– Skills and competences

  • Highly motivated

  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills

  • Planning and organizational capabilities

  • Proactive and proposes solutions.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Should be a team-player, but also able to work independently

  • Basic IT skills.

Please note that the final appointment is conditional upon obtaining the required security clearance.

4. Duration

The position is advertised to provide cover during maternity leave of the present incumbent. The successful candidate will start during April and the position will run until the end of 2018 contingent on funding.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants should send their:

· CV

· Maximum one-page cover letter explaining their motivation and why they fit the role

to the following email address: rdppme@um.dk. Please include in the subject of the email your name and “RDPP Project Manager”. The CV should not be longer than 3 pages and should include 3 reference persons from at least 2 different employers. Both the letter and the CV must be in English.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for interview. References may be checked at this stage.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 23:59 Beirut time.**

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Zimbabwe: CALL FOR TENDER: INSTITUTIONALISATION SERVICE PROVISION – SADC REGIONAL VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS PROGRAMME

Organization: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 05 Mar 2018

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through its Swiss Cooperation Office for Southern Africa in Zimbabwe seeks the services of a competent organisation (or consortium of organisations) that will be mandated by SDC to develop and implement the SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis Programme: Institutionalisation Service Provision, 2018-2021, Phase 2.

This falls under the bigger Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis Programme for SADC supported by SDC and DFID and implemented by the World Food Programme. The selected organisation (or consortium) will implement the Institutionalisation Service Provision component, subject to performance and approval, in collaboration with regional and country-level partners.

Interested organisations (and consortiums) can access the full tender document issued on 22.01.2018 on the following website: www.simap.ch Project Number 165649 and/or Notice no. 1003367 upon registration for calls for tenders.

The deadline for the submission of complete offers is 05.03.2018. The selection process is governed by strict tender rules and procedures outlined in the tender document. All potential applicant organisations and consortiums should follow these rules and procedures diligently

How to apply:

Interested organisations (and consortiums) can access the full tender document issued on 22.01.2018 on the following website: www.simap.ch Project Number 165649 and/or Notice no. 1003367 upon registration for calls for tenders.

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Kenya: USPSC Senior Regional Program Officer

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Feb 2018

Position Title: Senior Regional Program Officer

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00019

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $75,628 – $98,317

Issuance Date: January 17, 2018

Closing Date: February 14, 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 Program Officer (SRPO) 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 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.

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 Program Officer

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00019

2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 17, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 1, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Regional Program Officer

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 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: 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 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 (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 (IT), 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 for IT, staffing, funds control, budgeting, information and 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 and strategic planning 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; engages with the U.N. to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and to promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences; and 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

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; Budapest, Hungary and Bangkok, Thailand. OFDA also has other, smaller sub-regional and program offices around the world.

The regional offices are headed by a Senior Regional Advisor (SRA), who works closely with the Team Leaders in Washington, and report to the appropriate Division Director. The SRA serves as the regional team leader 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.

Under the guidance of the SRA or designated Regional Advisor (RA), the Senior Regional Program Officer (SRPO) will provide support for coordination and management of OFDA humanitarian emergency and disaster risk reduction programming across ECA Region. The SRPO will ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster response and assistance, strategic reporting, and analysis are met.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the service of a SRPO for the ECA Team, based in Nairobi, Kenya to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster assistance, risk reduction, resilience programming, strategic reporting, and interagency coordination for the region are met.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working under the guidance and supervision of the SRA or designated RA for the assigned Africa region of responsibility, the SRPO will support the regional office, as well as the coordination and management of humanitarian and disaster risk reduction activities. The SRPO will work in close collaboration with a program team that may include SRAs, Senior Humanitarian Advisors (SHAs), Program Officers, Field Monitors, Team Leaders, Deputy Team Leaders, Disaster Operations Advisors and Specialists, and /or Program Assistants.

The SRPO will perform the following within the assigned portfolio:

Contextual Specialty

• Develop and maintain specialized understanding of humanitarian developments across the region to include political, social, and operational issues impacting humanitarian efforts.

• Develop and maintain knowledge of USAID, USG humanitarian priorities and strategies within the region and USAID/OFDA’s contributions and comparative advantages to those efforts.

• Provide regular reporting, through official cables and other means, on issues related to the humanitarian situations in ECA. Provide overviews of patterns and trends in the humanitarian situation and keep the SRA, RA, SHA, Team Lead, and other staff current on response issues. Provide regular reports on site visits, meetings, general atmospherics and other issues that impact humanitarian relief efforts.

Portfolio Management

• Develop and maintain a detailed working knowledge of OFDA’s humanitarian portfolio in the ECA.

• Work with OFDA’s program staff based in Washington, D.C. and in the field offices in the development of OFDA’s programming strategies for response and disaster risk reduction activities across the region.

• Support team members in assessing emergency response and disaster risk reduction needs in the region in order to ensure that OFDA’s programs are appropriately responsive.

• Assist headquarters based Agreement Officer’s Representatives in managing humanitarian awards by providing field-based insights, knowledge, and perspectives.

• Assist in humanitarian activities outside of immediate area of responsibility as needed.

• Travel as permitted to assess, evaluate and monitor humanitarian conditions in the region, and make strategic recommendations for appropriate interventions.

• Responsible for planning and carrying out assignment, and for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

Representation

• Support the regional team in maintaining relations with the senior leadership of the humanitarian community in the region in representing USAID and OFDA on humanitarian issues. This will include, but is not limited to, U.N. agencies, IOs, NGOs, USG personnel, donors, host government authorities, and others.

• Participate in, and report on, joint donor humanitarian evaluations and U.N.-led assessments, and participate actively in the international community response structures.

• Assist the regional team to coordinate with the donor community on policy issues affecting humanitarian operations, and develop integrated, non-duplicative programs, as needed.

• Prepare briefing papers, notes, and presentations on OFDA programming for official USG visitors interested in humanitarian issues.

• Coordinate on a daily basis with several OFDA staff members, as well as with representatives from other USAID offices, Embassy staff, and the humanitarian community. This level of coordination requires a highly collaborative work style.

Leadership

• Serve as peer mentor to team members on grants management and portfolio management, to include OFDA’s business process, portfolio-specific budget and workload management, and post-award monitoring and management.

• In close coordination with the SRA, RA, and Disaster Operations Specialist, the SRPO will work with NGOs, IOs, and U.N. agencies that are developing proposals for OFDA (including grant amendments and extensions) to ensure compliance with OFDA’s guidelines.

• Participate, as assigned, in office-wide discussions on initiatives that impact program implementation to provide field-based perspectives.

General Duties

• Serve in planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams, or to provide coverage for field offices with field travel required at approximately 50% time and individual deployments of up to 6 weeks.

• Serve on DARTs, which may require immediate deployment (within 24 hours) overseas for an extended period of time.

• Work effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

• 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 will report to the SRA 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 study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, African studies, 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 at least two (2) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Basic French language skills required, advanced skills desired.

OR

Master’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to international relations, economics, food policy, African studies, or a related field or country; and five (5) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including at least two (2) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Basic French language skills required, advanced skills 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.

● 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, 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 Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Ambassadors and U.S. Embassy Senior Personnel, Members of Congress, and senior executive branch staff in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· 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.

· Experience developing, designing, or evaluating proposed humanitarian interventions against response or disaster risk reduction strategies and identified needs.

· Demonstrated experience managing USG acquisition or assistance awards to include post-award administration and regulation compliance.

Interview Performance (40 points)

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 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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United States of America: USPSC Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 07 Feb 2018

Position Title: Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00018

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $114,590-$148,967

Issuance Date: January 17, 2018

Closing Date: February 7, 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 Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader 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 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.

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 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 Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00018

2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 17, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 7, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($112,021-$145,629 – 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 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

The HPGE Division serves as the principal focal point for humanitarian policy development, engagement and institutional relationships with IOs and other donor governments. As one of the core teams in the HPGE Division, the Interagency Training Team focuses on trainings for different parts of the USG Interagency, specifically related to OFDA’s role in humanitarian assistance and disaster response. The HPGE Training Team is responsible for developing and maintaining Humanitarian Assistance specific courses, as well as tailoring them for different audiences across the interagency.

The HPGE Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader position serves as an integral part of the HPGE Division and closely coordinates with other parts of the USG and international community on humanitarian training issues. The position supports the planning and developing training and outreach approaches on humanitarian issues; helps provide strategic direction on training issues for external audiences; prepares key briefings and guidance to support training requirements; and helps the Interagency Training Manager/Team Leader manage the HPGE training team.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of one HPGE Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader in order to meet its objectives of interagency training, education, and coordination within the USG.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The HPGE Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader is an integral part of the interagency training team that coordinates closely with other parts of HPGE and OFDA, develops curriculum for humanitarian training courses, and facilitates training for other USAID Bureaus and federal agencies on the international humanitarian architecture, humanitarian assistance, and disaster response. He/She will help the Interagency Training Manager/Team Leader plan organizational strategies, approaches to external training, and course development, validation, delivery, and review.

The role involves providing expert training for the planning, development, and execution of U.S. humanitarian policy. The work requires applying a rigorous analytical and detail-oriented approach to the training development. The HPGE Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader will receive general guidance, but will also be expected to execute independent judgment and analysis at times.

The role requires significant interaction with other offices and demands strong diplomatic, facilitation, and communication skills to accurately represent U.S. positions in a complex multilateral setting. Contacts will be within the USG, training counterparts in the U.N. and other agencies, experts, and representatives of NGOs. Contacts occur in a wide variety of planned and unplanned, formal and informal settings, including open meetings and conferences.

The HPGE Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

· Assist in managing the Interagency Training Team.

· Support the HPGE strategy for internal and external education and training courses on humanitarian assistance, international humanitarian architecture, and disaster response issues.

· Assist in the development of detailed strategic plans for external training for the intra- and inter- agency.

· Analyze training needs and requirements to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.

· Design courses from inception to polished final product, at times taking overall responsibility of external training courses, specifically applying the principles of adult learning design for both synchronous and asynchronous (e.g. online courses) learning.

· Draw in subject matter expert expertise and work closely with other teams within HPGE, particularly from the Policy and Interagency teams.

· Maintain strong understanding of the USG interagency, humanitarian policy issues and USAID/OFDA coordination responsibilities and response operations that contribute to the USAID/OFDA training strategy for external partners.

· Plan, develop, and provide training using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, meetings, conferences, simulations, and workshops.

· Assist in producing trainer development programs and coach others involved in training efforts.

· Assist in developing and monitoring funding commitments.

· Work effectively as a team member with other members of the HPGE Division and OFDA.

· Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, provide recommendations for improvement.

· Develop course evaluation procedures and conduct follow-up review of all completed training to evaluate and measure results.

· Develop and organize effective training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials using a variety of media.

· Mentor and liaise with facilitators, panelists, and guest instructors.

· Build solid cross-functional relationships and assist with development of HPGE strategic plans and maintain internal and external OFDA relationships.

· Ensure appropriate scheduling and coordination of training, including logistical support.

· Provide support on the registration process and support all administrative and logistics requirements to hold a training course.

· Assists in coordinating and scheduling training support required from other HPGE Division members. Work with USAID/OFDA Information Technology Unit to make sure that all technical elements of the training (e.g. slides, video, video teleconference, etc.) are set up for delivery during the training.

· In support of the Interagency Training Manager/Team Leader, coordinate with other training teams of humanitarian agencies and communicate at Senior Executive level of USG and IOs.

· Review and analyze what the UN, other IOs, NGOs and other humanitarian entities currently provide on humanitarian assistance and disaster response training. Incorporate recommendations whether USAID/OFDA should incorporate any part of the U.N. training, e.g. videos, simulations, etc. If so, coordinate with the Communications Team and the U.N. for permission.

· The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work.

· Sign-up for and serve as needed multiple times throughout the year on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provides services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (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, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas.

· 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 HPGE Deputy Training Manager/Deputy Team Leader will take direction from and report to the Interagency Training Manager/ Team Leader, with guidance from the HPGE Division Director, or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. Employee 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 significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, training, disaster management, public policy, or a related field) plus minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on training and curriculum development and on emergency relief and humanitarian assistance issues, one (1) year of which was obtained overseas. Experience developing training programs for adult learners and executives in an international and interagency setting required. Experience working for the USG or with an IO required.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, training, disaster management, public policy, or a related field) plus minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on training and curriculum development and on emergency relief and humanitarian assistance issues, one (1) year of which was obtained overseas. Experience developing training programs for adult learners and executives in an international and interagency setting required. Experience working for the USG or with an IO required.

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.

· 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 Demonstrated ability to develop, administer, and refine an adult training and education program, along with all associated training materials.

QRF #2 Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience working within the international and USG humanitarian response architecture and policy.

QRF #3 Demonstrated written communication and oral presentation skills.

QRF #4 Demonstrated ability to represent the USG and/or policy positions and perform independently in a high visibility environment.

QRF #5 Demonstrated ability to lead small team and develop strategic vision to guide the team and support larger organizational goals.

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 – 8 points

QRF #2 – 8 points

QRF #3 – 8 points

QRF #4 – 8 points

QRF #5 – 8 points

Interview Performance (Round 1) – 10 points

Interview Performance (Round 2) – 30 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 20 points

Total Possible Points: 100 V

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 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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Switzerland: Corporate Services Officer

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Jan 2018

The UK Mission in Geneva forms part of a world-wide network of 230 Diplomatic Missions, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. Our Corporate Services Team is responsible for delivering financial, HR, estates, procurement, IT, security and protocol services to approximately 70 Staff at the UK Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.

We are now looking for an enthusiastic and motivated team member who can become an integral part of the Corporate Services Team.

Main Roles and Responsibilities

Protocol:

General administration related to (but not limited to): Importation of personal effects; Customs clearance of motor vehicles; Registration under the reciprocal healthcare scheme.

Complete application process for: Identity cards; United Nations passes; Duty free petrol cards;

Finance:
Receiving of goods and services; Passing invoices for payment; Supplying official and private TVA exemption forms.

Miscellaneous: General administrative support; Deputising for colleagues in Corporate Services Team.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

Enthusiasm and willingness to learn;

Fluency in English and French;

1-2 years experience in an office environment;

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer focus;

Ability to work with contacts and colleagues at all levels;

Personal drive and the ability to work autonomously as well as in a team; Strong organisational skills with excellent attention to detail; Comprehensive IT skills, including Excel.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

Knowledge of online databases (Oracle etc.)

Required competencies

Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a full-time position, for a fixed term contract of 2 years.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance.

Please note that you must have the right to work and reside in Switzerland without visa sponsorship. (For information: EU nationals do not require visa sponsorship).

Staff recruited locally by the UK Mission in Geneva are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Swiss employment law.

How to apply:

We do not accept cvs. We only accept applications through our software. To apply please follow this link:

https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/5122-Corporate-Services-Officer-CHEG18-015/en-GB

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Commercial Finance Manager MENA – flexible location in MENA

Organization: British Council
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

About us

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Role Purpose

The Commercial Finance Manager, MENA will have responsibility for all aspects of strategic and operational finance for donor funded activity in MENA, acting as the principal finance partner to the regional management team. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the finance strategy enables delivery of growth through new business operating models and the broader corporate objectives.

The post-holder is responsible for all finance activity relating to donor funded work (in part or in whole) in within MENA, the finance approval and sign off of all commercial proposals submitted, partnership agreements and profit share arrangements. The post-holder is also the owner of the Contract Pricing Model (CPM) across the region.

N.B.

Location: Any MENA country.

Candidates must already have the working rights in any of the MENA region countries. We are not able to provide visas or cover relocation cost.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English; Shortlisted candidates will either demonstrate they have met the required standard through presentation of an agreed English language certificate, or will be required to take the APTIS test and demonstrate a C level of English
  • Internationally recognized accounting qualification with at least 5 years post qualification experience.
  • University Degree
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the financial management of large contracts
  • Proficiency in financial modelling and analysis, especially costing and pricing

Desirable

  • SAP experience
    British Council Equal Opportunity and Diversity Statement
    The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within
    the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy,
    any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include
    criminal records checks

How to apply:

https://jobs.britishcouncil.org/

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Vanuatu: Vanuatu Water Database Systems Analyst Consultant

Organization: Government of Vanuatu
Country: Vanuatu
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

The Vanuatu Department of Water Resources (DoWR) in collaboration with the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer OGCIO and UNICEF is now seeking a Systems Analyst to help in the development of a Systems Requirements Analysis document. The System Analyst will work closely with the DoWR and the OGCIO’s Application and Database team as well as UNICEF Technical Assistants.

For more details see: https://events.gov.vu/4w/docs/TOR%20Advert%20-%20Systems%20Analyst.pdf?PHPSESSID=jqn2g0e2ma75p4cl9tretf9657

How to apply:

Interested Candidates/ Teams may submit their application, with a cover letter ( that includes a daily rate that builds in the flight and living allowances into the rate) and a Curriculum Vitae to the address provided below Before January 31st 2018.
For further information please contact Mr Neil Malosu on the email address: nemalosu@vanuatu.gov.vu

Address:
Neil Malosu, Department of Water Resources, PMB 9001, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Email: nemalosu@vanuatu.gov.vu
Phone: +678 33435

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United States of America: USPSC Senior Online Communications Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 06 Feb 2018

Position Title: Senior Online Communications Specialist

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00021

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

Issuance Date: January 16, 2018

Closing Date: February 6, 2017

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 Online Communications 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 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.

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 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 Senior Online Communications Specialist

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00021

2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 16, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 6, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Online Communications 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 four (4) 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 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 is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA’s Strategic Communications Team manages critical public outreach and messaging issues pertaining to OFDA’s lead role in international disaster response and humanitarian assistance. As the lead federal coordinator of international disaster response, OFDA has a responsibility to effectively and efficiently articulate USG activities to USAID staff, our interagency colleagues, the White House and the American public in a timely manner. As a result, OFDA recognizes there is a rapidly growing need for a focused and strategic approach to public outreach and messaging issues related to humanitarian assistance.

The Senior Online Communications Specialist position serves as an integral part of the Strategic Communications Team and HPGE Division, closely coordinating with other parts of the U.S. Government community on humanitarian and online messaging issues. The position will be responsible for providing overarching communications and messaging support for online platforms for OFDA.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Senior Online Communications Specialist who is Washington-based to lead OFDA’s outreach efforts online and on social media.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Sr. Online Communications Specialist will be responsible for overseeing and growing OFDA’s online and social media equities. As a member of the Strategic Communications Team, which is housed within OFDA’s Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement Division (HPGE), the Sr. Online Communications Specialist will manage and message of OFDA’s disaster response activities online, overseeing the creation of and generating new online content and campaigns, maintaining web pages, and expanding OFDA’s social media following. In addition, this individual will work closely with other members of the Strategic Communications Team and OFDA staff to develop and implement strategies to increase awareness of and appreciation for the office. The Specialist will report to the Strategic Communications Team Leader but work closely with OFDA’s Information Support Unit (ISU), the OFDA web team, and the web development team with USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA). Specific responsibilities include:

Online Outreach and Maintenance

· Lead the development of new web pages and online content on USAID.gov—and/or the reorganization of existing web pages—to better communicate OFDA’s mission and impact to the public.

· Conceptualize and implement new ways to use existing OFDA public information products more strategically to reach more people online.

· Populate USAID website with OFDA information and materials, including public fact sheets, situation reports, alerts, news items, graphics, multimedia content, and articles.

· Maintain and develop content for all OFDA online properties.

· Identify key outreach opportunities to advance strategic OFDA messages online or on social media.

· Produce website content that is in line with OFDA and USAID communications strategies.

· Draft and/or facilitate the posting of blogs on behalf of OFDA staff for a variety of fora.

· Coordinate with USAID’s Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) to ensure that the OFDA’s online presence is maintained in alignment with Agency priorities.

· Serve as main liaison with USAID and OFDA web teams to make updates to OFDA online assets on USAID.gov and to the Office’s Microsoft SharePoint site, as needed.

· Review, monitor, and update online disaster and crisis response content for quality and timeliness, as well as for compliance with the agency’s information management procedures and practices.

· Help to manage OFDA’s online photo database in close coordination with the Strategic Communications Team Leader.

· Keep current with humanitarian and social media issues through relevant blogs, list serves, and events.

· Apply editorial processes and approval workflows in the agency’s web content management system.

· Serve as the lead point of contact on the Strategic Communications Team to ensure that OFDA’s messages are aligned across various web platforms, including USAID, Department of State, the White House, Department of Defense, and USAID Center for International Disaster Information).

· Manage social media status updates with members of the Strategic Communications Team and other OFDA staff (OFDA web team, Information Support Unit), as needed.

Social Media Outreach

· Lead the management and maintenance of OFDA’s social media platforms—including content development, messaging campaigns, and strategies—to highlight specific OFDA activities and/or events.

· Lead the Strategic Communications Team’s efforts to increase OFDA’s social media following: research new social media platforms and “out of the box” messaging strategies, stay ahead of current trends, and implement new ideas in close coordination with the Strategic Communications Team Leader.

· Serve as the Strategic Communications Team’s lead representative in relevant USAID, USG, or external meetings pertaining to social media and digital communications. Coordinate on externally-run public outreach campaigns that have a social media component to identify ways to promote OFDA’s work and ensure messaging is in line with OFDA’s goals.

· Initiate outreach to social media counterparts at other USG and OFDA implementing partners to coordinate messaging and expand reach of OFDA’s messaging.

· Responsible for populating OFDA’s social media outlets with up-to-date content; engage with OFDA staff, humanitarian aid organizations, and other relevant parties to obtain content; monitor comments and mentions; respond in a timely manner.

· Responsible for producing daily social media content—in coordination with OFDA’s Strategic Communications Team—that will increase engagement and follower count.

· Responsible for monitoring OFDA social media channels for comments and mentions and responding promptly to online queries.

· Responsible for the creation of social media campaigns and toolkits in coordination with the Strategic Communications Team to highlight specific OFDA activities and/or events.

· Develop and maintain a proactive content calendar that aligns and supports OFDA’s priorities and communications strategy.

· Track metrics, as well as monitor and participate in relevant online conversations.

· Monitor and analyze social media trends to advise on keeping OFDA’s social media platforms in line with current trends, and to look for new engagement opportunities and messaging methods.

Strategic Communications

· Mentor and assist in the development of other members of the Strategic Communications Team on social media and online communications.

· Identify opportunities which enable Strategic Communications Team members to improve quality and quantity of online and social media output.

· Lead the Strategic Communications Team efforts to adapt OFDA’s Online Communications Strategy to reflect changing priorities and evolving needs of OFDA and USAID, in close coordination with the OFDA Strategic Communications Team Leader.

· Lead the implementation of new OFDA online and social media procedures and protocols.

· Serve as the Strategic Communications Team’s main liaison with USAID’s social media and web teams to coordinate messages, feed into new campaigns, and ensure that OFDA’s online equities are well represented on Agency platforms.

· Work with OFDA’s Strategic Communications Team to identify, develop, and implement OFDA’s strategic communications goals; track and determine impact of targeted strategies.

· Develop new strategies in coordination with the Strategic Communications Team to expand OFDA’s public outreach.

· Coordinate closely with LPA and USAID social media team to ensure OFDA’s online messaging is aligned with Agency priorities.

Other Duties

  • 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.
  • 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.

· Sign-up for and serve as the OFDA phone duty officer.

· 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 Strategic Communications Team 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, social media, digital communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, international relations, political science, or a related field), and a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience. Candidate must have familiarity with international humanitarian and disaster issues, USG agencies, and strategic messaging.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including, but not limited to, social media, digital communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, international relations, political science, or a related field), and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience. Candidate must have familiarity with international humanitarian and disaster issues, USG agencies, and strategic messaging.

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.

· 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

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors below are of equal value.)

QRF #1 Demonstrated experience and ability to lead on the management and growth of an organization’s social media efforts. Provide specific examples on how you led efforts to grow an organization’s brand through creative content development, messaging campaigns, and strategic engagements and partnerships. Also provide specifics on how these efforts amplified your organization’s social media reach.

QRF #2 Demonstrated experience and ability to lead an organization’s efforts to communicate its activities online through the development of new web pages and online content. Provide specific examples of how you conceptualized and implemented new ideas to strategically reach more people online. Also provide specific examples of how you coordinated these efforts with social media work streams to engage with key stakeholders. Include details of any specific content you created.

QRF #3 Demonstrated experience and ability to (a) research current and future social media trends (b) analyze key metrics (c) interact with the public via online/social media channels. Provide specific examples for each demonstrated area and explain how you successfully and strategically applied these skills to increase an organization’s online engagement.

QRF #4 Demonstrated experience and ability to mentor and assist in the development of team members, including identifying opportunities which enable team members to improve the quality and quantity of social media outputs. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to envision, develop, and implement creative online content and communication products across a variety of media forums. Provide specific examples for each demonstrated area.

QRF #5 Demonstrated experience and ability to adapt an organization’s online communications strategies to reflect changing priorities, breaking news, and evolving needs. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and under tight deadlines while maintaining an attention to detail. Provide specific examples for each demonstrated area.

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 – 25 points

QRF #1 – 5 points

QRF #2 – 5 points

QRF #3 – 5 points

QRF #4 – 5 points

QRF #5 – 5 points

First Round Interview – 10 points

Second Round Interview – 25 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.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. 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: OTI Senior Transition Specialist – Washington, D.C.

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jan 2018

The OTI Senior Transition Specialist – Washington, D.C. is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Washington, DC. Applications for this position are due no later than January 30, 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 Sr. Transition Specialist 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 Sr. Transition Specialist is supervised by an OTI Division Chief (Program Learning, and Innovation Division or Field Programs Division) or his/her designee.

The incumbent for this position will be expected to initially work with the Program, Learning, and Innovation Division (PLI), which develops, oversees, and manages critical processes supporting the implementation of OTI country programs. In carrying out these responsibilities, the PLI Division engages with local partners (both government and non-governmental) in the country of operation, counterparts in the U.S. Embassy, the USAID Missions, USAID and Department of State Regional Bureaus, the National Security Council, the Congress, and foreign and international donor organizations. The Sr. Transition Specialist will initially provide regular guidance and leadership for the OTI Applied Best Practices and Coordination (ABC) team in Washington headquarters, including the management and supervision of ABC staff focusing on learning, training, innovation, monitoring and evaluation, and development of technology tools in support of OTI country programs. The PLI/ABC team supports OTI’s mission by facilitating learning within country programs and across the office, providing leadership on the program strategic planning processes that form OTI’s business model, identifying best practices and promoting innovation.

In order to help ensure successful political transitions overseas in rapidly changing environments, the Sr. Transition Specialist will ensure that OTI staff, implementing partner staff, and other key players have the information and training they need to start up new programs, seek out and work with appropriate beneficiaries in the field, and manage and close out activities effectively and efficiently. The vast majority of the workload for this position will be in direct support of political transition program implementation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Assist with the development of information management products and improved business practices for OTI based on research and personal field experience lessons learned;

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

  • Conduct, in collaboration with the relevant OTI regional team, assessments for possible new country programs, and visits to field sites in areas where OTI has projects;

  • Execute, if required, closeout activities related to OTI programs, recommend strategic courses of action, facilitate closeout meetings, and provide ongoing evaluations of OTI programs in the field;

  • When required, negotiate, within the guidelines provided by the OTI supervisor, or his/her designee, program and project agreements with governmental and non-governmental counterparts;

  • Conceptualize and design country program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, USAID and U.S. Department of State personnel, and other governmental and non-governmental actors, based on political analysis and U.S. Government policy. When necessary, assist in refining strategic objectives and advocate on behalf of new programmatic approaches in-country, possibly linked to neighboring country programs if considered appropriate;

  • 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;

  • 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;

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

  • Advise Senior Management and Team Leaders on budget processes and reviews, preparing justification documentation when necessary;

  • Update and revise, as needed, program management guides, including strategic planning and field operations materials;

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

  • Help ensure that OTI’s programs and their activities are monitored and evaluated and that lessons learned from the activities feed into ongoing or future activities;

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

  • When required, supervise staff as delegated by the OTI supervisor (e.g. Technical Advisors, Program Managers, Program Assistants, Program Admin Assistants, etc). 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;

  • As required, 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;

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

  • When required, act as Division Chief, or in other team roles;

  • Provide other services as required to fulfill OTI’s program objectives as related to this scope of work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

At a minimum, the applicant 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

  • A minimum of 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;

  • A minimum of two (2) years of overseas field experience working in humanitarian assistance, political transition, stabilization or democracy building programs, of which a minimum of one (1) year must be field experience in one or more countries undergoing political transition;

  • A minimum of four (4) years supervisory experience.

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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Albania: TEAM LEADER for the EU Support to Integrated Water Management (EUSIWM), Albania

Organization: Austrian Development Agency
Country: Albania
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

Team Leader for the EU Support to Integrated Water Management (EUSIWM)

Albania

Project Title: EU Support to Integrated Water Management

Position: Team Leader (International)

Starting date: 1st February 2018

Contract period: 42 months

Location: Tirana, Albania

Introduction:

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is the Operational Unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). It is in charge of implementing all bilateral programmes and projects in ADC’s partner countries and administers the budget earmarked for this. Under the European Commission’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance Programme for 2016, ADA has been delegated to implement the project “EU Support to Integrated Water Management” (EUSIWM). For the implementation of this EU and ADC funded project ADA is looking for a Team Leader. The Team Leader will be based in Tirana. The working language will be English.

The overall objective is to enhance the implementation of the national water reform and the progress of Albania towards EU water legislation requirements.The specific objectives of the project are to strengthen capacities for managing the sector in line with EU policies and to consolidate earlier efforts in that direction.

The project is planned for 48 months and shall achieve the following 4 results:

  1. Legal framework in the field of water management is improved in an inclusive and evidence-based manner and implemented and enforced in line with the EU requirements;

  2. River Basin Management Plans are implemented for selected river basins, and in line with EU requirements;

  3. Institutional capacity at river basin level to implement Integrated Water Management is enhanced;

  4. The budgetary framework and economic analysis for water extraction and water use at basin level is improved in line with water framework directive principles, the tariff structure is reviewed and enforced.

The project volume is EUR 3,100,000.00 (1,600,000.00 EUR provided by the European Union and 1,500,000.00 EUR provided by ADA). In order to implement the project successfully the project team leader will deploy long- and short term expertise for drafting of documents and carrying out assessments of policy, strategy and legal documents, River Basin Management Plans (RBMP), Capacity Development Plans for River Basin Agencies, assessing and devising procedures and processes and providing a mix of various technical assistance ranging from:

  • Assessment and analysis of existing legal framework and preparation of a strategy to elaborate an improved draft legal framework for the water management on basin level

  • Implementation of prioritized actions of the strategy (support in drafting of policy, legal and/or regulatory documents; support to the relevant ministries/institutions in the follow up of the strategy)

  • Preparation of phased roadmaps for achieving full sets of operational RBMPs for all six river basins of Albania

  • Preparation of pilot RBMPs for two selected river basins

  • Learning and Development (L&D) activities: tailored coaching and training of the responsible institutions for the RBMPs operation

  • Preparation of Capacity Development Plan (CDP) for relevant institutions

  • Support the establishment of a permanent L&D platform which would allow sustainable and harmonized training for all administrative levels in the Albanian authorities concerned with water management.

  • Analysis and assessment of the budgetary framework of water resource management at basin level

  • Preparation of an Implementation Plan for a Budgetary Framework (IP-BF) of water resource management at basin level

  • Tailored training and coaching to relevant institutions in the implementation of the IP-BF

    The Austrian Development Agency will adopt a process oriented approach to promote and ensure ownership on the Albanian side.

    The following principles will guide the project team:

  • Relevant EU policies and legislation related to the water supply and sewerage sector (WSS) shall be duly taken into account and in line with relevant agreements which Albania has signed with the EU, in particular the EU WFD, the EU GAP II and the EU Adaption Strategy.

  • All interventions should be guided by the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, as well as the Accra Agenda for Action and the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

  • The design and implementation of all activities will be in line with existing national policies and in coordination with relevant main actors and interventions in the field (policy compliance). Build on existing experiences, projects, processes and structures in the country.

  • Good governance principles, gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment will be pursued in all interventions and stipulation of the EU GAP II (2016-2020) will be implemented.

  • Capacity development will follow a result-oriented approach and apply principles of gender equality (affirmative action); capacities of the relevant institutions will be strengthened to increase the quality of outputs in policy making, service provision and in the area of monitoring/supervision and contract management.

  • The counterparts and beneficiaries will be involved in the planning (inception phase), implementation, and final stage of the Action. Know how shall be transferred in such a manner that the relevant stakeholders are capacitated to plan and implement their activities and further adjust their own strategic approaches.

  • Extensive consultations will be held with the direct beneficiaries as well as other stakeholders involved in the relevant sectors. As a consequence, all activities of the Action will be agreed upon prior to implementation. This will ensure participatory implementation of the Action, transparency among all relevant stakeholders and accountability towards the Albanian civil society. The cooperation between the public and private sector as well as civil society will be promoted.

  • All interventions shall be guided by a human rights-based approach (HRBA) which includes the principles of i) availability, ii) quality and safety, iii) accessibility, iv) affordability, v) non-discrimination. The RBAs will be supported through this Action in their role as duty bearers. In addition, consumers and relevant civil society organizations should be supported in their role as rights holders. The Albanian Government’s full commitment to adopt a HRBA in the water sector through its co-sponsoring of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution “The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation” (adapted on 28 September 2011) shall be encouraged.

Available information and documents:

  • The National Plan for European Integration (NPEI 2017-2020)

  • The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD)

  • The IPA 2016 Action Programme for Albania

  • The EU GAP II

  • The EU Adaption Strategy

  • Delegation Agreement between ADA and the EC Delegation in Tirana, Albania including all annexes

  • The ADC Country Strategy for Albania, 2015-2020

    Description of services required:

Management of Implementation Unit and Project finances

  • Leading the recruitment of the long and short-term experts under the supervision of ADA Coordination Office Tirana

  • Ensuring that staff and experts have clear job description, work plans

  • Overall coordination and monitoring of staff and experts

  • Briefing and debriefing of experts

  • Setting up financial management and reporting system for reporting towards the EU

  • Ensure in time internal and external reporting according to the expected results and indicators, approved work plans and budget

  • Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and organisation of an external evaluation

  • Coordination of procurement of project assets and handover to the beneficiary at project termination

  • Propose and carry out necessary actions to achieve the expected results defined in the Description of Action (DoA) by providing methodologies and approaches for specific components in order to warrant a timely and high quality implementation of the project in accordance with the Delegation Agreement (DA) and Project Operational Manual (POM)

  • Carry out various assessments according to the DoA in the inception phase

  • Prepare the inception report including a detail work plan for one year

  • Draft terms of reference for the steering committee of the project

Provision of technical assistance to all components

  • Provision of technical assistance to all components/expected results

  • Quality assurance of project interventions and outputs

  • Organisation of capacity development activities, training and coaching for the target group of the project

Coordination and representation

  • Facilitation of stakeholder and other coordination meetings

  • Liaison with government officials and EU Delegation

  • Organisation of steering committee meetings

Visibility

  • Ensure proper visibility of the project according to EU and ADA visibility guidelines and the Communication and Visibility Plan of the Project.

Duration of the assignment

42 months, starting on 1st February 2018

The assignment will be a full-time position

Reporting:

The Team Leader will be employed by the Austrian Development Agency and will technically be supervised by and report to the Austrian Coordination Office in Tirana.

Requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in engineering/environment, economics or similar area with a strong focus on water resource management

  • Minimum of 15 years senior technical and managerial experience in development projects

  • Proven experience with EU funded projects and programmes and Project Cycle Management.

  • Extensive experience in the EU Water Framework Directive and River Basin Management

  • Familiarity with the (Integrated) Water Resource Management issues in Albania and in the region

  • Profound experience in the development of Integrated Water Resources Management with the aspects of Institutional Development and Capacity Development

  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality/women’s empowerment

  • Good analytical writing, facilitation of workshops and meetings and communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, to respect deadlines and to handle politically sensitive issues

  • Languages: Proficiency in English language. Knowledge of Albanian and German language is an added value

How to apply:

Documents to be presented by the applicant:

Please submit your application using the standard EU format to Tirana.Application@ada.gv.at by 22 January 2018, indicating “**Team Leader/EUSIWM**” in the subject, with the following documents:

• Letter of motivation including salary expectations (in English)

• Curriculum vitae (in English)

• Names, contact details and working relationship of three professional references (at least one referee should have been your direct supervisor)

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Albania: TEAM LEADER for the EU Support to Integrated Water Management (EUSIWM), Albania

Organization: Austrian Development Agency
Country: Albania
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

Team Leader for the EU Support to Integrated Water Management (EUSIWM)

Albania

Project Title: EU Support to Integrated Water Management

Position: Team Leader (International)

Starting date: 1st February 2018

Contract period: 42 months

Location: Tirana, Albania

Introduction:

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is the Operational Unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). It is in charge of implementing all bilateral programmes and projects in ADC’s partner countries and administers the budget earmarked for this. Under the European Commission’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance Programme for 2016, ADA has been delegated to implement the project “EU Support to Integrated Water Management” (EUSIWM). For the implementation of this EU and ADC funded project ADA is looking for a Team Leader. The Team Leader will be based in Tirana. The working language will be English.

The overall objective is to enhance the implementation of the national water reform and the progress of Albania towards EU water legislation requirements.The specific objectives of the project are to strengthen capacities for managing the sector in line with EU policies and to consolidate earlier efforts in that direction.

The project is planned for 48 months and shall achieve the following 4 results:

  1. Legal framework in the field of water management is improved in an inclusive and evidence-based manner and implemented and enforced in line with the EU requirements;

  2. River Basin Management Plans are implemented for selected river basins, and in line with EU requirements;

  3. Institutional capacity at river basin level to implement Integrated Water Management is enhanced;

  4. The budgetary framework and economic analysis for water extraction and water use at basin level is improved in line with water framework directive principles, the tariff structure is reviewed and enforced.

The project volume is EUR 3,100,000.00 (1,600,000.00 EUR provided by the European Union and 1,500,000.00 EUR provided by ADA). In order to implement the project successfully the project team leader will deploy long- and short term expertise for drafting of documents and carrying out assessments of policy, strategy and legal documents, River Basin Management Plans (RBMP), Capacity Development Plans for River Basin Agencies, assessing and devising procedures and processes and providing a mix of various technical assistance ranging from:

  • Assessment and analysis of existing legal framework and preparation of a strategy to elaborate an improved draft legal framework for the water management on basin level

  • Implementation of prioritized actions of the strategy (support in drafting of policy, legal and/or regulatory documents; support to the relevant ministries/institutions in the follow up of the strategy)

  • Preparation of phased roadmaps for achieving full sets of operational RBMPs for all six river basins of Albania

  • Preparation of pilot RBMPs for two selected river basins

  • Learning and Development (L&D) activities: tailored coaching and training of the responsible institutions for the RBMPs operation

  • Preparation of Capacity Development Plan (CDP) for relevant institutions

  • Support the establishment of a permanent L&D platform which would allow sustainable and harmonized training for all administrative levels in the Albanian authorities concerned with water management.

  • Analysis and assessment of the budgetary framework of water resource management at basin level

  • Preparation of an Implementation Plan for a Budgetary Framework (IP-BF) of water resource management at basin level

  • Tailored training and coaching to relevant institutions in the implementation of the IP-BF

    The Austrian Development Agency will adopt a process oriented approach to promote and ensure ownership on the Albanian side.

    The following principles will guide the project team:

  • Relevant EU policies and legislation related to the water supply and sewerage sector (WSS) shall be duly taken into account and in line with relevant agreements which Albania has signed with the EU, in particular the EU WFD, the EU GAP II and the EU Adaption Strategy.

  • All interventions should be guided by the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, as well as the Accra Agenda for Action and the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

  • The design and implementation of all activities will be in line with existing national policies and in coordination with relevant main actors and interventions in the field (policy compliance). Build on existing experiences, projects, processes and structures in the country.

  • Good governance principles, gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment will be pursued in all interventions and stipulation of the EU GAP II (2016-2020) will be implemented.

  • Capacity development will follow a result-oriented approach and apply principles of gender equality (affirmative action); capacities of the relevant institutions will be strengthened to increase the quality of outputs in policy making, service provision and in the area of monitoring/supervision and contract management.

  • The counterparts and beneficiaries will be involved in the planning (inception phase), implementation, and final stage of the Action. Know how shall be transferred in such a manner that the relevant stakeholders are capacitated to plan and implement their activities and further adjust their own strategic approaches.

  • Extensive consultations will be held with the direct beneficiaries as well as other stakeholders involved in the relevant sectors. As a consequence, all activities of the Action will be agreed upon prior to implementation. This will ensure participatory implementation of the Action, transparency among all relevant stakeholders and accountability towards the Albanian civil society. The cooperation between the public and private sector as well as civil society will be promoted.

  • All interventions shall be guided by a human rights-based approach (HRBA) which includes the principles of i) availability, ii) quality and safety, iii) accessibility, iv) affordability, v) non-discrimination. The RBAs will be supported through this Action in their role as duty bearers. In addition, consumers and relevant civil society organizations should be supported in their role as rights holders. The Albanian Government’s full commitment to adopt a HRBA in the water sector through its co-sponsoring of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution “The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation” (adapted on 28 September 2011) shall be encouraged.

Available information and documents:

  • The National Plan for European Integration (NPEI 2017-2020)

  • The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD)

  • The IPA 2016 Action Programme for Albania

  • The EU GAP II

  • The EU Adaption Strategy

  • Delegation Agreement between ADA and the EC Delegation in Tirana, Albania including all annexes

  • The ADC Country Strategy for Albania, 2015-2020

    Description of services required:

Management of Implementation Unit and Project finances

  • Leading the recruitment of the long and short-term experts under the supervision of ADA Coordination Office Tirana

  • Ensuring that staff and experts have clear job description, work plans

  • Overall coordination and monitoring of staff and experts

  • Briefing and debriefing of experts

  • Setting up financial management and reporting system for reporting towards the EU

  • Ensure in time internal and external reporting according to the expected results and indicators, approved work plans and budget

  • Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and organisation of an external evaluation

  • Coordination of procurement of project assets and handover to the beneficiary at project termination

  • Propose and carry out necessary actions to achieve the expected results defined in the Description of Action (DoA) by providing methodologies and approaches for specific components in order to warrant a timely and high quality implementation of the project in accordance with the Delegation Agreement (DA) and Project Operational Manual (POM)

  • Carry out various assessments according to the DoA in the inception phase

  • Prepare the inception report including a detail work plan for one year

  • Draft terms of reference for the steering committee of the project

Provision of technical assistance to all components

  • Provision of technical assistance to all components/expected results

  • Quality assurance of project interventions and outputs

  • Organisation of capacity development activities, training and coaching for the target group of the project

Coordination and representation

  • Facilitation of stakeholder and other coordination meetings

  • Liaison with government officials and EU Delegation

  • Organisation of steering committee meetings

Visibility

  • Ensure proper visibility of the project according to EU and ADA visibility guidelines and the Communication and Visibility Plan of the Project.

Duration of the assignment

42 months, starting on 1st February 2018

The assignment will be a full-time position

Reporting:

The Team Leader will be employed by the Austrian Development Agency and will technically be supervised by and report to the Austrian Coordination Office in Tirana.

Requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in engineering/environment, economics or similar area with a strong focus on water resource management

  • Minimum of 15 years senior technical and managerial experience in development projects

  • Proven experience with EU funded projects and programmes and Project Cycle Management.

  • Extensive experience in the EU Water Framework Directive and River Basin Management

  • Familiarity with the (Integrated) Water Resource Management issues in Albania and in the region

  • Profound experience in the development of Integrated Water Resources Management with the aspects of Institutional Development and Capacity Development

  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality/women’s empowerment

  • Good analytical writing, facilitation of workshops and meetings and communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, to respect deadlines and to handle politically sensitive issues

  • Languages: Proficiency in English language. Knowledge of Albanian and German language is an added value

How to apply:

Documents to be presented by the applicant:

Please submit your application using the standard EU format to Tirana.Application@ada.gv.at by 22 January 2018, indicating “**Team Leader/EUSIWM**” in the subject, with the following documents:

• Letter of motivation including salary expectations (in English)

• Curriculum vitae (in English)

• Names, contact details and working relationship of three professional references (at least one referee should have been your direct supervisor)

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Guinea: Expert international en logistique – GUINEE

Organization: Enabel
Country: Guinea
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

Poste vacant

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous mettons en œuvre la politique belge en matière de développement international.

Avec 14 bureaux de représentation dans le monde, 1500 employés et un portefeuille annuel d’environ 220 millions d’euros, nous construisons un monde durable où les femmes et les hommes vivent dans un État de droit et ont la liberté de prendre le contrôle de leur propre vie.

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.

Dans le cadre du développement de ses activités, Enabel recherche un (h/f) :

Expert international en logistique

GUINEE

Réf. : GIN/17/009-1

Durée du contrat : 36 mois.

Lieu d’affectation : Conakry, avec des déplacements réguliers à l’intérieur du pays.

Date probable d’entrée en fonction : à partir du premier trimestre 2018.

Package salarial mensuel pour expatriation de longue durée : Catégorie 2 – Expert c’est-à-dire entre 6.135,61 euros et 9.430,72 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.

Contexte

Enabel a ouvert son Agence en Guinée début 2016. Dans le cadre de la coopération bilatérale guinéo-belge, un programme de démarrage (10M€) a été rapidement signé et sa mise en œuvre est en cours. Un nouveau programme bilatéral (45M€) est également en cours de construction pour la période 2018-2022.

En parallèle, la Délégation de l’UE en Guinée est sur le point de confier à Enabel en Guinée deux contrats importants (60 Millions €) en Guinée pour la période 2018-2022 :

· le contrat PAGoDA EUTF ” INTEGRA » (Trust Fund d’Urgence), pour l’exécution d’un Projet d’Intégration socio-économique des migrants potentiels et retournés par la création de l’emploi sur l’axe Conakry-Kindia-Mamou-Labé, sera signé en décembre 2017, et sera réalisé en partenariat avec deux agences le PNUD et l’UNCDF. Au niveau de Enabel, les activités porteront sur la création d’emplois durables au travers de chantiers-écoles et d’activités à haute intensité de main d’œuvre (HIMO). Le choix des infrastructures sera déterminé en amont par la réalisation de plans de développement économique et social participatifs avec l’ensemble des acteurs locaux.

· le contrat PAGoDA ” SANITA » sur le 11ème FED .L’objectif général de l’intervention SANITA est d’améliorer l’environnement sanitaire et la qualité de vie des populations urbaines de Conakry et Kindia. Dans le cadre du Programme Indicatif National (PIN) du 11ème Fonds Européen de Développement (FED), l’assainissement urbain est identifié comme secteur de concentration. Compte tenu de la situation sanitaire critique et de la magnitude des besoins, il est proposé d’adopter une approche territoriale intégrée, promouvant des politiques urbaines et territoriales inclusives et durables, s’attaquant au problème des déchets solides, obstacle majeur au bon fonctionnement du réseau existant d’évacuation des eaux.

La fonction

Sous la responsabilité du Programme Manager INTEGRA l’expert en logistique devra principalement :

· Assurer la bonne exécution et le suivi de tous les approvisionnements des chantiers école d’infrastructure

· Assurer la bonne exécution et le suivi de tous les approvisionnements des partenaires suivant les modalités définies (ex : Centres de formations professionnelles, PME, prestataires,…)

· Assurer la bonne exécution et le suivi de tous les approvisionnements des matériaux spécifiques (ex : issus de la valorisation / recyclage des déchets)

· Assurer une allocation optimale des ressources et des approvisionnements en collaboration avec les équipes techniques du projet.

· Assurer, avec les experts en infrastructure, la création et la mise en œuvre des chantiers-école.

· Faciliter la collaboration avec les artisans et entrepreneurs du secteur construction.

· Participer à la capitalisation des expériences des chantiers-écoles.

· Contribuer à la réalisation d’une étude sur la demande de formation professionnelle dans le domaine des infrastructures.

· Préparer, en collaboration avec les responsables du programme, la programmation des activités incluant les aspects financiers.

· Contribuer à l’élaboration des rapports d’activités, en appui aux responsables des deux programmes.

· Organiser les mouvements, missions, approvisionnements, le charroi, de toute l’équipe de projet et des collaborateurs.

· Assurer la coordination des services d’appui (charroi, ICT, logistique bâtiments, approvisionnement énergie et eau, … )

· Effectuer des audits value for money des services logistiques, en collaboration avec le responsable du programme

· Participer à l’amélioration continue des aspects logistiques au sein des programmes.

· Encadrer l’équipe logistique.

· Mettre en place au niveau des projets d’un système de sécurité pour les staffs, bâtiments et gestion des déplacements (dépendant des risques sécuritaires)

Le profil

Niveau de formation requis

· Master en lien avec la fonction

Expérience requise

· Expérience d’au moins 5 ans en gestion logistique de chantiers d’infrastructures et de chantiers école de formations dans des pays fragiles

· Expérience avérée en matière de gestion et formation de staff logistique

· Expérience de gestion d’une équipe

Connaissances et aptitudes requise

· Bonnes capacités relationnelles et capacité à créer du partenariat.

· Bonnes aptitudes en communication orale : facilités de présentation et d’exposé, animation de réunion.

· Bonne capacité à faire des termes de références techniques sur les spécificités techniques des matériaux et des modalités de livraisons

· Excellent niveau de français oral et écrit.

· Maîtrise de l’Excel est exigé.

How to apply:

Intéressé(e) ? Vous correspondez au profil recherché ?

Postulez au plus tard le 04/02/2018 via notre site web :

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

Attention

Il est indispensable de postuler en vous rendant sur notre site web. Seules les candidatures encodées dans notre système via le site web seront prises en compte.

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Slovenia: Project Manager

Organization: ITF Enhancing Human Security
Country: Slovenia
Closing date: 20 Jan 2018

Vacancy Announcement for Project Manager

ITF Enhancing Human Security is looking to recruit a talented and dynamic Project Manager who can drive forward our work in Central Asia and beyond.

ITF Enhancing Human Security (ITF) is a Slovenian humanitarian, non-profit organization established in 1998 with the initial purpose to help Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in the implementation of its peace agreement and to provide assistance and support in the country’s post-conflict reconstruction, specifically in demining and mine victim assistance. Since its inception, ITF steadily expanded the geographical area of its activities to include a variety of developing and post-conflict countries of the Middle East, Central Asia, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, South Caucasus, and Latin America.

Hand in hand with an expanding geographical presence, ITF has also recognized the need to address a broader array of challenges that put at risk post-conflict societies affected by landmines/explosive remnants of war and other impacts from armed violence. With its programs, covering the entire spectrum of humanitarian mine action – landmine/explosive remnants of war clearance including cluster munitions, mine risk education, victim assistance, physical security and stockpile management, weapons and ammunition surplus destruction – ITF has in nearly 20 years of operation successfully implemented over 3,200 projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • project development;
  • identification of potential donors;
  • identification and applications to tenders / fund raising for the implementation of projects and programs;
  • project proposal writing (narrative and financial);
  • organization and management of projects and programs,
  • preparation and development of PR materials; preparation of awareness raising materials / brochures;
  • drafting of narrative and financial reports on the implementation of individual projects and programs;
  • presentation of ITF in the international environment;
  • planning, organization and implementation of field and monitoring visits to conflict and post-conflict countries, at locations that are contaminated with mines and other explosive remnants of war;
  • preparation of annual strategic plans / portfolio of projects for specific countries
  • preparation of partnership agreements, implementation contracts and memoranda.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5 years of professional experience in project management, the field of mine action, conventional weapons destruction or related fields.
  • A BA degree (or higher) in social sciences, political sciences, defence studies, international relations or similar.
  • Experience working in an international environment.
  • Strong managerial skills, flexibility and ability to work as a team.
  • Other skills and qualifications: use of Word, Excel, Internet, E-mail, knowledge of unexploded ordnance.
  • Reliability and ability to travel.
  • Required driving license: B
  • Valid EU work permit.
  • Fluency in the following languages: Russian and English. Working knowledge of Bosnian language.

How to apply:

Duration of this full time employment is fixed for the time of 1 year with a trial period of 3 months. The selected candidate will be based in Slovenia with frequent travel abroad. Start date: as soon as possible.

Interested candidates should send an application (CV and cover letter) until 20 January 2018 by e-mail to Ms Andreja Gorisek at andreja.gorisek@itf.si.

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United States of America: DEADLINE EXTENDED: Senior Health Economics Advisor

Organization: Global Health Fellows Program
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 06 Mar 2018

Global Health Fellows Program

Technical Advisor III/IV: Senior Health Economics Advisor

Systems and Program Sustainability Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Arlington, VA

Assignment: Two year fellowship

GHFP-II-P7-263

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

BACKGROUND:

The United States Government (USG) has made the fight against HIV and AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV & AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability and development of nations around the world. The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a USG global initiative to control the HIV & AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. Over the past decade, the US government has committed more than $52 billion to bilateral HIV and AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral tuberculosis programs. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, PEPFAR works closely with a variety of stakeholders including partner countries, multilateral organizations, civil society, people living with and affected by HIV, the faith community, and the public and private sectors. USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the USG response in the fight against the HIV and AIDS pandemic since inception of its international HIV & AIDS program in 1986.

With a focus on transparency, accountability, and impact, PEPFAR is actively working with partners to control the HIV and AIDS pandemic to help achieve an AIDS-Free generation. PEPFAR is committed to supporting activities that are grounded in science and critical to saving lives and preventing new HIV infections. PEPFAR’s core activities include a focus on health systems, including health finance; human resources for health; commodity procurement and supply chain systems; and laboratory systems.

PEPFAR recognizes that donor resources alone cannot meet the needs of the 35 million people that will be living with HIV in 2020. As developing economies grow and begin to more fully realize their economic potential, unlocking domestic financing for HIV becomes a critical element of achieving long-term sustainability of the HIV and AIDS response. Countries are increasingly taking the lead in managing, implementing, and even financing their national HIV responses. As a result, PEPFAR has committed funding to support countries to strengthen their ongoing efforts to increase the use of their own resources to help deliver an AIDS-free generation. Health systems strengthening (HSS) is a key strategy to secure the sustainability of past and future achievements. PEPFAR provides an opportunity to strengthen health systems and health policy, as the USG’s and its partners’ efforts to combat HIV and AIDS transition from an initial emergency approach to a more long-term sustainable approach. USAID’s HSS program provides support to ensure that developing country health systems are effective, efficient, and equitable.

In late 2014, PEPFAR launched a health and HIV /AIDS financing initiative to support countries to leverage their own domestic resources in an effort to help deliver an AIDS-Free generation. USAID has served as the lead agency for coordinating and implementing this initiative, and the expectation is that efforts could yield a significant benefit and a substantial return on the initial investment for impact on the resources these countries will be able to put towards increasing prevention, care, and treatment coverage for achieving sustainable control of the epidemic. The centrally funded initiative was developed out of collaboration between the Office of HIV/AIDS and the Office of Health Systems in the Global Health Bureau and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment.

USAID will partner closely with selected Missions and relevant stakeholders to support new and ongoing health financing activities that aim to increase domestic resources for the health. Solutions tailored to individual country contexts will involve health financing approaches encompassing advocacy and analysis, technical efficiency, tax policy and administration, and innovative health financing, including use of the private sector. The initiative will support PEPFAR key interventions areas to ensure impact and efficiency gains, build sustainability and partnerships, and advance the human rights agenda. USAID will coordinate and collaborate across USG Agencies and with multilateral stakeholders in the design and implementation of this initiative.

INTRODUCTION:

The overall objective of USAID’s Bureau for Global Health (GH), Office of HIV/AIDS’s (OHA) HSS program is to provide USAID leadership in building sustainability of the HIV & AIDS response through investment in health systems. OHA views health systems strengthening as a continuous process of implementing changes in policies, management and systems within the health sector. OHA works collaboratively within USAID, with other USG agencies, and with the international community to implement its HSS vision through coordinating activities, evaluating programs, developing guidance and supporting countries to ensure the application of up-to-date health systems development interventions in both the public and private sectors.

The Senior HIV/AIDS Health Economic Advisor (Senior Advisor) will focus on health and HIV/AIDS financing, with key technical emphases on technical efficiency, domestic resource mobilization, public financial management, efficient resource allocation, economic evaluation, and generation of data and information for informed decision-making.

S/he will be assigned to the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Systems and Program Sustainability Division (SPS) and will receive programmatic and technical guidance from the Health Economics, Finance and Policy (HFE) Team Branch Chief who will serve as her/his onsite manager. The Systems and Program Sustainability Division (GH/OHA/SPS) provides technical leadership and strategic direction on issues related to systems strengthening, financing, health workforce, advancing sustainability, commodity social marketing and public-private partnerships for HIV/AIDS programs. SPS consists of three branches –the Health Finance and Economics Branch, the Health Workforce Branch and the Capacity Building and Partnerships Branch.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Health Economics Advisor will serve primarily as a health economics and finance expert on the OHA/SPS, Health Finance and Economics Branch, and will provide key technical and programmatic support to the GH Bureau’s Cross-Office Team for USAID’s HIV and AIDS Sustainable Financing Initiative. S/he will advance OHA’s vision and goals for domestic resource mobilization for HIV/AIDS and long-term sustainable programming for control of the epidemic.

The Senior Advisor will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical guidance, planning and program development support for USAID’s HIV/AIDS Sustainable Financing Initiative (SFI), including participating in the coordination of SFI’s portfolio in specific countries.
  • Serving as a member of PEPFAR Epidemic Control Teams or as an Interagency Subject Matter Expert on areas relating to health finance and economics.
  • Providing technical guidance to USAID GH projects on areas related to health finance and economics within PEPFAR.
  • Serving as a technical lead for GH/OHA to support USAID missions and PEPFAR country teams in areas of health finance and the assessment, design and implementation of HIV-related financing strategies.
  • Providing technical assistance to improve budgeting, budget execution, resource tracking and allocation as it relates to health finance programming.
  • Liaising with the Global Health Bureau’s Office of Health Systems and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment on health finance issues as related to PEPFAR.
  • Supporting preparation of information, data analyses and materials for GH/OHA and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) briefings, management updates and communications.
  • Liaising with multiple PEPFAR technical working groups to provide technical guidance and coordination support to financing, expenditure analyses and other economic evaluation activities.
  • Monitoring implementing partners’ health financing work in the field, including fulfillment of a technical advisory role on specific projects as assigned.
  • Serving as a liaison and technical resource to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and other PEPFAR implementing agencies on OHA-led and jointly led health finance activities.
  • Supporting the annual development of the OHA PEPFAR Headquarters Operational Plan, including for funding and activity design for health and HIV/AIDS financing.
  • Supporting the annual PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) technical review process for health and HIV/AIDS finance and economics.
  • Supporting the annual Headquarters Operational Planning (HOP) process.
  • Participating in the PEPFAR Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement to support health economics activities.
  • Maintaining knowledge of state of the art health finance and economic evaluation practices and serving as a technical resource for OHA, USAID, and PEPFAR.

SENIOR LEVEL IV

A Senior Advisor at the level IV- will be further responsible for:

  • Serving as an expert member on any interagency finance and economics short or long-term working groups and ad hoc modeling working groups.
  • Providing high-level technical leadership in the development and design of country plans and programs for USAID’s PEPFAR and HIV/AIDS Sustainable Financing Initiative.
  • Serving as a subject matter expert for USAID GH projects covering health finance and economics within PEPFAR.
  • Serving as a coordinator and liaison with ability to provide technical advice and guidance to GH/OHA, serve as a senior technical liaison to GH/OHA and USAID Missions, and – leverage strategic partnerships for results to advance sustainable financing approaches for the HIV/AIDS response and epidemic control.
  • Mentoring junior team members and other staff on health and HIV and AIDS financing.

International and domestic travel approximately 20-25%.

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (7%)

  • Keeping abreast of the state-of-the-art health financing, economic evaluation and cost analysis for HIV/AIDS programming and interventions.
  • Deepening knowledge of health financing, economic evaluation and cost analysis for HIV/AIDS programming and interventions. Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work.
  • Participating in professional meetings as appropriate to SOW.
  • Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree or higher in economics, health economics, health finance, or other relevant field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply accepted tools, techniques and frameworks for health financing, economic evaluation and cost analysis of HIV & AIDS interventions.
  • High degree of judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
  • Strong leadership and group facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of development partners, including multilateral and bilateral donors as well as private foundations and civil society.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal processes within the USG and other health sector development partners, (e.g. thematic priorities, decision-making mechanisms, and preferred funding channels).
  • Experience with global health partnerships and disease-specific initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse teams.
  • Strong teamwork, multi-stakeholder collaboration and management skills.

  • Ability to travel internationally.

  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

In addition to the above, the position requires the following at each level:

TECHNICAL ADVISOR III

  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in finance and economics, with at least three to five (3-5) years in health finance, resource mobilization, research management and implementation, with experience in international or resource-challenged settings.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in cost analysis, economic evaluation and capacity building in developing countries, and research design.

TECHNICAL ADVISOR IV

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years’ experience in finance and economics, with at least five (5) years in health finance, resource mobilization, research management and implementation, with experience in international or resource-challenged settings.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience in cost analysis, economic evaluation and capacity building in developing countries, and research design.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

How to apply:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at

https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by March 6, 2018 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

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United Arab Emirates: Financial Policy & Process Lead

Organization: British Council
Country: United Arab Emirates
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

Job description

**Please fill in the application in detail. We cannot open CVs

• Job title Financial Policy & Process Lead

• Location United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah

• Contract Type 2 years fixed term

• Industry Nonprofit Organization Management

• Job function Non- Management

  • SALARY in AED: Basic 11,736.90 + Accomodation 6,426.00

Role purpose

It exists to monitor the effectiveness of financial controls, using corporate frameworks as specified; to monitor risk levels and take corrective action where this is required. It also acts as the first point of contact within the region for counter-fraud activity, and will participate in and lead regional investigations as needed drawing on the expertise of the Central Fraud team and acting on their advice. The role holder is accountable for recommending appropriate action to the Regional Director/HR Director.

Minimum / essential

  • University degree in a relevant area.
  • Minimum of 3 years of qualified experience in a relevant managerial post
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to work in what is often a confidential, responsive, deadline-oriented and dynamic environment.
  • Proven risk management skills.
  • Fluent English – Shortlisted candidates will either demonstrate they have met the required standard through presentation of an agreed English language certificate, or will be required to take the APTIS test and demonstrate a B2 level of English proficiency.

Desirable:

  • Formal Training in Counter Fraud Management.
  • Risk Management qualification / diploma.
  • Counter Fraud Management experience, including counter fraud planning and counter fraud investigations.

NOTE:

· Only applicants with a valid residence visa in the UAE are eligible to apply for the post. The post is open to British Council internal candidates and external candidates who are currently residing and available in the UAE at the time of applying for and taking up the post, if successful

  • You must obtain full medical clearance before you come to post.
  • Police clearance certificate will be required for the successful candidate.

T*he British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. British Council appointments are contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and where appropriate systems exist overseas, these include Criminal Records checks.*

Seniority Level

Manager

Industry

  • Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Education Management

Employment Type

Contract

How to apply:

https://jobs.britishcouncil.org/Vacancies/W/1743/0/170527/5448/financial-policy-and-process-lead/Referral?utm_source=external&utm_term=middle-east-north-africa-mena-united-arab-emirates-flexible-location-finance-finance-pay-band-7&utm_content=financial-policy-and-process-lead&utm_campaign=british-council-recruitment&utm_medium=AtsViewLink

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Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Health)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-02

2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 10, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: January 26, 2018 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Health)

5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 12**.** 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 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 Project Management Specialist – Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) is the senior HSS expert and Team Leader who will provide leadership, management, and technical services on health sector reform and health system strengthening activities, particularly related to health system financing, human resources for health, health information systems, health service quality improvement, referral networking, and supply chain management for health commodities. The incumbent serves as the Team Leader for the HSS team and collaborates with and complements work done by the Family Health, HIV/AIDS, Strategic Information, and President’s Malaria Initiative teams, as well as the Democracy and Governance Office.

The HSS Team Lead provides day-to-day technical oversight of the HSS team portfolio, managing a budget of over $50 million (M) in FY 2018. The position works under the overall direction of the Health Population and Nutrition (HPN) Office Chief and reports to the HPN Deputy Office Chief, who provides overall operational oversight and supervision. Strategic planning, design, evaluation, coordination with development partners and GOK, representation and partner oversight will be critical elements of the position. The incumbent will also provide overall technical leadership and strategic direction to the HPN Office and mission on governance and devolution, health system financing, human resources for health, health information systems, and supply chain management for health commodities. S/he will take the intellectual lead in the development of plans and programs for technical assistance and other activities in these areas.

The HSS Team Leader facilitates communication and ensures collaborative working relationships with high-level decision makers, as well as technical staff, in the Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureau, USAID/Washington counterparts, with other government entities, and with other donors and non-governmental organizations working in the health sector. The HSS Team Leader represents USAID and the USG on various high-level governing bodies key to HSS; serves on GOK technical working groups to advance the policy objectives of the USG and to support coordination and harmonization of health activities in Kenya; and, provides essential communication and liaison within USAID offices and with the USG inter-agency space.

The incumbent will work at a senior level in a high-priority USG foreign assistance program that requires knowledge, experience, maturity, and an ability to function independently under a complex, highly demanding, frequently changing environment. She/he will advise USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) on all aspects of health systems strengthening as it relates to the following technical areas: HIV/AIDS, family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, tuberculosis, and malaria. The incumbent will represent USAID/KEA at the highest government and donor levels. The incumbent will supervise approximately three Foreign Service National positions.

Given the integrated nature of HPN, the heavy emphasis on inter-agency collaboration, and strong linkages with the GOK and private sector, it will be essential for the incumbent to demonstrate strong technical and management skills, complemented by outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Donor collaboration is, equally, a critical function under this position.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

HSS Technical Leadership (60%)

• Provides HSS technical leadership in support of USAID Global Health Strategic Priorities of Creating an AIDS-Free Generation, Protecting Communities from Infectious Diseases, and Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths.

• Serves as a high-level HSS advisor to USAID/KEA mission management and HPN. S/he will keep abreast of current and new health systems issues and policies, have a comprehensive understanding of the issues and opportunities around devolution, health financing, domestic resource mobilization, supply chain management, health information system, health service quality improvement, referral networking, and human resources, and will be able to interpret and advise the mission on implications of these issues and implementation options.

• Represents HPN in USAID/KEA inter-office meetings on not only health systems issues, but also the broader HPN health portfolio.

• Provides technical assistance to ensure program investments throughout the HPN portfolio are consistent with international norms and standards and are synergistic with other investments made by the USG and partnering agencies.

• Represents USAID/KEA at meetings with implementing partners, donors, government, USG agencies, and international and local partners and convey effectively USAID’s position on a variety of health systems issues at local and international fora.

• Serves as co-chair of the HSS Interagency Task Team under PEPFAR, providing technical leadership for strategy development and HSS investment as part of the Country Operational Plan process, and mainstreaming HSS issues across the other interagency technical teams.

• Represents HPN on the USAID inter-office CDCS Development Objective 1 – Devolution team.

• Provides advice to Embassy, mission management and HPN on developments in the health sector and provide recommendations on options to shape USAID health programs. Provide significant input into new designs of health activities, including being a member of design teams.

• Monitors current public health literature, reports, international guidelines and standards and best practices in HSS and provide recommendations in developing innovative approaches to designing, implementing and evaluating health systems related programs in Kenya.

• Represents the Mission internationally to project US leadership and influence Agency policy and strategy based on field experience and operational research.

• Provides direct supervision of and mentoring to at least three FSN-12 HSS team staff members: serve as a full supervisor, providing supervision, leadership, mentorship, and guidance to the professional HSS team staff.

• Carries out a full range of consultative, advisory, strategic, planning and evaluation responsibilities.

HSS Program Management, Coordination, and Representation (40%)

• Manages and mentors a team of approximately three Kenyan professional staff towards achieving HPN results.

• Identifies professional development opportunities for staff and provide timely performance reviews.

• Serves as the Agreement/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) for at least two of USAID/KEA’s HSS activities, and supervise and provide guidance to subordinate staff serving as AORs/CORs for additional activities. Incumbent may also serve as a AOR/COR, Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR), or Activity Manager (AM) for other HPN managed awards as well. Management includes responsibility for financial, technical, and pipeline reports, adherence to work plans and timely incremental funding of activities. This aspect would also include preparation of technical and program documentation.

• Provides financial oversight for USAID’s investments in HSS activities.

• Ensures effective coordination on health systems activities among USG agencies, with external development partners, with private sector entities and with the GOK at national and county levels.

• Ensures overall management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and design of the following HSS activity areas:

o Health financing and resource management at all levels –support GOK and county government domestic resource mobilization, and efforts towards ensuring financial protection and universal health coverage, including National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) reform and public-private partnerships, county-level sector strategic planning and budget execution, and financial and policy analyses.

o Supply chain management –build capacity of Kenya to procure, warehouse, and distribute commodities to ensure that clients get needed drugs in a reliable, timely manner. Support broader commodity security activities, ensuring that stock-outs of tracer drugs are minimized or eliminated.

o Policy/advocacy – coordinate technical assistance at all levels to provide a supportive legal and policy environment that enables the GoK to actualize a devolved healthcare system, and deliver on its commitments towards achieving Kenya’s health development goals. Provide targeted support for key advocacy activities, and carefully align program needs to policy requirements.

o Human resources for health – support the GOK and county governments on policy and systems aimed at improving management of health workers in Kenya; assist in support around issues of health workforce planning, distribution and retention, pre-and in-service training, and performance management.

o Leadership/management – under the broader rubric of governance, support the health sector to better manage and lead at all levels, within public and private sectors, and within a newly devolved government.

o Quality improvement (QI) and referral networking – develop the capacity of the GOK and county governments to apply modern QI approaches to make essential services better meet the needs of underserved populations; improve efficiency and reduce costs; and improve health worker capacity, motivation, and retention. Improve the functionality of selected referral networks that link communities with health facilities.

• Reports on Kenya-specific information related to health systems as part of the Mission’s annual planning and reporting processes (including all vertical health reporting requirements); PEPFAR country operational plan, annual and semiannual reports, participating in the preparation of Congressional presentations; drafting technical and congressional notifications; and preparing Project Approval Documents (PADs) and funds obligation documents.

• Represents USAID/KEA at international conferences.

• Assists HPN with other tasks related to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of USAID support to the health/population sector in Kenya.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

a. Supervision Received: The HSS Team Lead works under the supervision of the Deputy Health Office Chief. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments are self-generated, and occur in the normal course of the work, but the incumbent determines those that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the policy, priorities, and results to be achieved. The incumbent will seek advice and assistance as required. Completed work is accepted as technically correct, and the overall assignment is reviewed in terms of results achieved.

b. Supervision Exercised: Supervision of up to three other FSN 12 USAID technical staff, and one FSN 9 USAID support staff, is expected.

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 GOK colleagues, to IPs, and in representing USAID in multiple stakeholder fora, including the highest levels of the Embassy and GOK. Management decisions over certain implementing partners are at the discretion of the incumbent. Independent judgment is required for developing, implementing, and managing assigned program/project activities, for reporting, and for other assignments. Position serves as the HSS Team Lead and therefore substantial judgment is required in analyzing and determining whether or not to recommend approval of proposed programs/projects, activities, engagement and in choosing among alternative proposals, and evaluating data for reliability.

e. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent retains the authority given to activity managers and CORs/AORs within USAID, and may make administrative arrangements consistent with ADS guidance and Mission policy. The incumbent takes action and establishes priorities based on available guidelines and professional judgment. Guidance is sought when needed, and the supervisor informed of activity and project status. Within the scope of the authority delegated, the incumbent may indicate to ranking counterpart and IP officials that they will make a recommendation to USAID on a specific activity issue or problem. The incumbent may negotiate ad referendum for the Office Chief and/or the Team Leader.

f. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent maintains a full range of contacts within the within USAID and the USG; with GOK, county, and local governmental organizations; and, maintains contact with implementing partners and grantees implementing USAID-funded programs/projects/activities. Within the Embassy, contacts include up to the Ambassador level. Within Mission they include up to the Mission Director level and within the Office, contacts are with counterpart staffs, as needed. Host-government, county, local, and other contacts vary widely with the type of activity being implemented, and may be at any level. Frequent and substantive personal contacts with senior level officials of the county and local governments, and with the private sector, are for the purpose of explaining and defending USAID policies, objectives, and procedures, and to transmit and interpret GOK counterpart, county and local level, and private-sector attitudes and concerns to senior USAID officials.

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: A Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, business administration, public policy, social or behavioral science or other field related to international development and/or public health is required.

b. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible technical experience in health reform and health system strengthening activities; including design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. At least four years of experience in a leadership and/or management role. Experience working for a U.S. Government agency and/or a development organization, and/or implementing partner, in a developing country context supporting health development programs, preferably in Kenya or a similar developing country.

c. Post Entry Training: Familiarization training in USAID-specific procedures, regulations, and methods, and orientation to working from a donor-Agency perspective, etc., will be provided. Successful completion of formal COR/AOR certification courses is required. Other training to maintain professional capability in the field, and other courses offered for professional USAID staff, as appropriate; and, courses, seminars, conferences, and other activities in fields related to the sector and needed to maintain and update professional qualifications as they become available will be provided, subject to offerings and the availability of funds.

d. Language Proficiency: Fluent (level 4) English written and oral capability is required; English-writing ability may be tested.

e. Job Knowledge: Advanced specialist knowledge and experience in HSS is required. A comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques and practices of HSS is required. Comprehensive knowledge of the Kenyan government policies, regulations, program priorities and key planning documents related to HSS and devolution is required.

The incumbent should have professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to the devolution of the health sector and the increasing roles and responsibilities of the Counties within this new formulation. The incumbent must have a good knowledge, or the potential to quickly acquire such knowledge, of USG legislation, policy, and practice relating to development assistance, of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation, and those of non-state actors (i.e. multilateral and bilateral health partners, civil society and faith-based organizations and private sector). The incumbent must have substantial knowledge and understanding of the organization and respective roles of the different levels of the GOK and MOH, and the role of units within each level, in order to enhance effective communication, and to develop consensus on program/project strategy and implementation plans.

f. Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated diplomatic, leadership and supervisory skills with strong oral and written communication abilities at a senior management level is required. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. Ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners is required. The incumbent will be expected to exercise a high level of independence, ingenuity, and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and technical. Skill in project programming, policies, and plans, and in developing strategies for implementation, is desired. The ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment, and to achieve consensus on policy, program/project, and administrative matters, is necessary. The work requires good computer skills in order to manage assigned activities and to achieve set goals and achievements, both technical and financial.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, 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:

I. 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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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 a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, 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. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myjobsinkenya.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

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United States of America: USPSC Deputy Manager for Coordination

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Position Title: Deputy Manager for Coordination

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00022

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $114,590 – $148,967

Issuance Date: January 10, 2018

Closing Date: January 31, 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 Deputy Manager for Coordination for the South Sudan Response Management Team 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 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.

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 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 Deputy Manager for Coordination

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00022

2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 10, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: January 31, 2018, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Deputy Manager for Coordination

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($114,590 – $148,967 – 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: One (1) year with four (4) 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 (IT), 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 for IT, staffing, funds control, budgeting, information and 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; engages with the U.N. to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and to promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences; and 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

To address the humanitarian crises in South Sudan, OFDA created the South Sudan RMT. The RMT is based in Washington, D.C. and supports the USG’s humanitarian assistance efforts in response to the complex emergency in South Sudan, offering operational support to the field-based DART, and serving as the focal point for coordination among USG interagency partners and other key stakeholders in Washington. The OFDA team members in Juba, are responsible for coordinating the USG’s humanitarian response to South Sudan, establishing programs to meet clearly defined humanitarian needs, and for overseeing OFDA’s current and future humanitarian assistance programming. This solicitation is for the Deputy Manager for Coordination (DMC) on the South Sudan RMT who manages the Coordination Section.

The RMT coordinates the USG response to a disaster and serves as the primary liaison between the field DARTs and Washington, D.C. The chief purpose of the RMT is to represent USAID, oversee Washington-based support, provide interagency coordination of relief activities, coordinate within USAID and with partners, serve as representatives for relevant USAID stakeholders to other federal officials, the media, and Congress, and support DART field operations. The RMT gathers and analyzes information from these various sources and evaluates the impact of strategic, political, resource availability, budgetary, and other issues on the response. The RMT helps to integrate these issues with the field-level approach recommended by the DARTs to provide overall strategy recommendations to the OFDA Director. When the Director determines the strategic direction, the RMT coordinates with other staff in OFDA to determine the best method to activate and coordinate resources, including funding, staff, commodities, and supplies.

The RMT reports to the OFDA Director and is led by a Response Manager (RM) and three Deputy Managers, one each to supervise the activities of the Planning, Coordination, and Operations sections.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a DMC to serve on the South Sudan RMT in order to meet its objectives of maintaining continuity in this key RMT position, providing coordination expertise in support of the complex response to the crises in South Sudan.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The DMC leads the Coordination Section and is the RMT’s main point of contact for strategic coordination and engagement with external stakeholders. The success of a disaster response will depend on the ability of the DMC to work collaboratively with a broad array of stakeholders from the humanitarian landscape. The DMC must have a command of OFDA’s mandate and global humanitarian assistance policies and programs as well as an understanding of how USAID, the National Security Council (NSC), the State Department, and other USG departments and agencies function in Washington, D.C. and overseas during a disaster response. In addition, the DMC should have an advanced understanding of the international humanitarian architecture, and be able to provide expert-level guidance to interagency colleagues on working with the UN system, other public international organizations (PIOs), NGOs, and donor governments during a response.

The DMC may lead the RMT and make decisions as delegated during periods when the RM is off-shift or unavailable. The DMC works especially closely with the Deputy Managers for Planning (DMP) and Operations (DMO) and the Press Officer (PRO), all of whom report directly to the RM.

This position requires extensive experience with and a thorough understanding of the international humanitarian assistance environment, operations, related policies, regulations, and inter-relationships between the USG, donor and other international organizations. The position requires the ability to translate field experience into policy recommendations. Specific duties in this role include:

· Serve as the RMT’s primary point of contact for external stakeholders.

· Lead strategic engagement with external actors on behalf of the RMT, including the creation and coordination of appropriate messaging for non-media external stakeholders.

· Represent the RMT, as directed by the RM, the Response Director, OFDA Director, at public meetings and events; interagency meetings, working groups, task forces, forums, calls; and donor coordination fora.

· As a Deputy, maintain a comprehensive understanding of the overall response, including programming, operations, and any associated challenges.

· Anticipate the needs of the response and prepare analyses, briefings, and documents as required to respond to those needs.

· In coordination with HPGE, leverage existing institutional relationships with external humanitarian actors on policy-level and strategic response issues.

· In coordination with the Planning Section, facilitate information sharing with external stakeholders; specifically, gather and share information from external meetings and contacts and distribute to relevant RMT members, as well as connect external stakeholders with RMT focal points and information products.

· In close coordination with the RMT PRO and RMT RM, serve as the RMT’s primary coordinator for Congressional engagement, liaising closely with LPA’s legislative officers on preparing information and responding to congressional queries.

· Coordinate written information—including briefers, talking points, and Questions for the Record (QFRs)—for executive staff in coordination with other RMT members and other USG agencies and USAID bureaus and offices. Serve as primary point of contact for the USAID Executive Secretariat, in close consultation with the DMP.

· Develop strategic messaging for congressional testimony with the support of the Press Officer.

· Serve as primary resource for RMT on background information on external stakeholders to inform planning, programming, and strategy development.

· Monitor response operations to identify current or potential external stakeholder coordination issues or concerns to be addressed by the RMT.

· Work closely with USUN Humanitarian Advisors in New York, Geneva, and Rome to ensure they can effectively advocate and represent the response at external meetings. Specifically, keep advisors apprised of new developments and respond to requests on a timely basis.

· Prepare USAID principals for participation in high level events, such as donor pledging conferences.

· Monitor follow up to DART requests relevant to the Coordination Section, ensuring field needs are being met.

· Manage special events hosted by the RMT or DCHA, including high-level events, in support of the response. Manage other special projects, as assigned, within the scope of work provided.

· Manage OFDA’s donations information program.

· Delegate, monitor, and assure completion of above tasks to Coordination Section team members.

· Supervise Coordination Section functional positions to maintain a unified USG response effort.

· 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 for an extended period of time.

· The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work.

· 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 DMC reports to the RM and directly supervises Coordination Section staff, if activated. When the RMT activates the full Coordination Section, the activated Coordination Section staff may consist of the Outreach Coordinator, Agency Liaison Coordinator, Donations Officer, Diaspora Liaison Officer, Special Issues Officer, and Agency Liaisons (e.g., liaisons to the RMT from organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Public Health Service, State Department, etc.). In addition, the Coordination Section also provides OFDA Liaisons to other departments and agencies (e.g., State Department Task Forces or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Emergency Operations Center), and internal USAID Liaisons to and from the RMT. The DMC is expected to work in very close coordination with HPGE to ensure alignment between South Sudan specific engagement and OFDA’s broader policy and institutional relationships.

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 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 a minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in emergency relief, humanitarian assistance, and on humanitarian policy issues. Experience working for the U.S. Government or with an international organization is preferred. Experience working overseas in a humanitarian context is strongly 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 a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in emergency relief, humanitarian assistance, and on humanitarian policy issues. Experience working for the U.S. Government or with an international organization is preferred. Experience working overseas in a humanitarian context is strongly 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 302-3. 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.

· 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.

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 Experience in coordinating with a range of humanitarian and foreign policy actors to develop messaging and policies; demonstrated ability to work 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 other governments.

QRF #2 Proven experience in providing expert guidance in the area of humanitarian assistance with regard to the policy implications of issues and developments, based on a thorough knowledge of humanitarian assistance and the international humanitarian system concepts and issues. Demonstrated knowledge of the structures, mandates, and policies of the actors within the international humanitarian architecture.

QRF #3 Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, preparing and presenting analysis, providing guidance, negotiating agreement on humanitarian issues, and messaging humanitarian concerns. Demonstrated ability to quickly produce high quality written products.

QRF #4 Demonstrated ability to lead within a team structure. Strong work ethic and ability to initiate, develop and manage multiple projects and staff members simultaneously. Proven diplomatic and leadership skills, and demonstrated political acumen.

QRF #5 Direct experience with U.S. policy and regulations for responses to natural disasters and complex emergencies, as well as experience with U.S. Government systems and structure.

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 tain

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 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

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Kenya: USPSC Senior Regional Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Feb 2018

Position Title: Senior Regional Advisor

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00020

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

Issuance Date: January 10, 2018

Closing Date: February 7, 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 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.

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.: 720FDA18B00020

2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 10, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 7, 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: 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 (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 (IT), 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 for IT, staffing, funds control, budgeting, information and 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; engages with the U.N. to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and to promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences; and 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

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 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, disaster risk reduction (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 (DFID, ECHO, etc.), international emergency and humanitarian organizations (UNOCHA, ICRC, IOM, 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 and 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 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.

● 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 USG international humanitarian agencies such as USAID or Department of State or other international disaster response 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 Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Ambassadors and U.S. Embassy Senior Personnel, 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 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.

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United States of America: OTI Program Assistant – Washington D.C.

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

The OTI Program Assistant – Washington D.C. is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-9 or GS-10 equivalent level and located in Washington D.C. Applications for this position are due no later than January 24, 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 Program Assistant is a member of one of DCHA/OTI’s Regional Teams in the Field Programs Division (FPD), reports to the OTI Regional Team Leader or his/her designee, and is based in Washington, DC. OTI currently has five regional teams as part of its Field Programs Division (FPD): Africa (AFR), Europe and Asia (EA), Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), Middle East (ME), and Pakistan. OTI’s Regional Teams are responsible for all program implementation-related activity in the specific region.

The Program Assistant’s principal responsibility is to assist one of OTI’s regional teams in the administration and management of existing country programs and participates in new country program assessments as the need arises. This is a program-funded USPSC position, focused on country program implementation support. The Program Assistant must have a strong interest in assisting countries in transition and be able to accomplish a wide range of administrative functions (budget and financial preparation and management, records management, travel assistance, etc.) to help ensure programmatic success. 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. The successful candidate will demonstrate sound judgment, excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, be able to build and maintain collaborative relationships with staff in other support divisions and possess a well-developed understanding of US policy interests.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

At the GS-9 Level:

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Team Leader or his/her designee, the Program Assistant will:

  • Provide daily administrative and operational support for the OTI Regional Team such as scheduling and coordinating meetings, taking notes, ensuring action items are completed, drafting and tracking memos, filing, and other assistance as required;

  • Backstop field-based staff through frequent communication and troubleshooting administrative challenges;

  • Assist in the development and management of effective tracking systems for programmatic and personnel action requests, including travel assistance, training logistics, and other management or budget needs;

  • Respond to requests for information and taskers regarding OTI programs from other teams, divisions, and/or USAID regional offices, within established office guidelines. Assist the teams in the creation and/or editing of information products in support of OTI programs;

  • Prepare Acquisition and Assistance Requests and support documentation for the management and administration of procurement in support of OTI country program activities;

  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with others in OTI’s Operations and Management Division and Program Learning and Innovation Division to ensure completion of OTI project administration, budgeting, personnel and other administrative actions;

  • Evaluate established program operational support processes, and make recommendations to improve effectiveness within office and agency policies and guidelines;

  • If required, serve as primary or alternate Contracting or Agreement Officer’s Representative (COR/AOR);

  • Participate as needed in design and implementation of new country program operations to include management, logistical, budget, administrative, personnel and contractual issues;

  • As needed, provide orientation, training, and mentoring for incoming staff; communicate with supervisor to recognize good performance and communicate where performance needs to be improved;

  • Perform all other duties assigned by the supervisor to ensure the successful implementation of country programs.

At the GS-10 Level:

Perform the same duties as the GS-09 level but with less supervision, greater decision-making authority, and greater independence of action.

  • Provide daily administrative and operational support for the OTI Regional Team such as scheduling and coordinating meetings, taking notes, ensuring action items are completed, drafting and tracking memos, filing, and other assistance as required;

  • Backstop field-based staff through frequent communication and troubleshooting administrative challenges;

  • Assist in the development and management of effective tracking systems for programmatic and personnel action requests, including travel assistance, training logistics, and other management or budget needs;

  • Respond to requests for information and taskers regarding OTI programs from other teams, divisions, and/or USAID regional offices, within established office guidelines. Assist the teams in the creation and/or editing of information products in support of OTI programs;

  • Prepare Acquisition and Assistance Requests and support documentation for the management and administration of procurement in support of OTI country program activities;

  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with others in OTI’s Operations and Management Division and Program Learning and Innovation Division to ensure completion of OTI project administration, budgeting, personnel and other administrative actions;

  • Evaluate established program operational support processes, and make recommendations to improve effectiveness within office and agency policies and guidelines;

  • Participate as needed in the selection of program implementers, such as grantees, contractors, and personal services contractors. If required, serve as primary or alternate Contracting or Agreement Officer’s Representative (COR/AOR);

  • Participate as needed in design and implementation of new country program operations to include management, logistical, budget, administrative, personnel and contractual issues;

  • As needed, provide orientation, training, and mentoring for incoming staff; communicate with supervisor to recognize good performance and communicate where performance needs to be improved;

  • Perform all other duties assigned by the supervisor to ensure the successful implementation of country programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

At the GS-9 Program Assistant Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience performing a range of duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work above;

OR

  • Master’s Degree (with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field, including but not limited to international development and social sciences) with a minimum of one (1) year of progressively responsible work experience performing a range of duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work above;

AND

  • At least one (1) year project management experience with a USG foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-government organization, in community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

AND

  • A minimum of six (6) months overseas experience in a developing country preferred.

At the GS-10 level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience performing a range of duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work above;

OR

  • Master’s Degree (with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field, including but not limited to international development and social sciences) with a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience performing a range of duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work above;

AND

  • A minimum of two (2) years of recent project management experience with a USG foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-government organization, in community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

AND

(3) A minimum of six (6) months of overseas experience in a developing country preferred.

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: Social Science Researcher (Consultant)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire a qualified individual for the following position:

Title: Social Science Researcher (Consultant)**

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Conflict, Peacebuilding and Governance Division (CPG)

With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

CAMRIS International is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

Background

USAID Africa Bureau is seeking a literature review to identify and examine best practices in social and behavior change communication efforts[1] by African governments. This initial analytic effort will contribute to USAID Africa Bureau objectives to expand its analytic capacity and enhance its ability to better understand how African governments are using SBCC campaigns to improve the wellbeing of African citizens, with an emphasis on informing USAID activity design.

Whether and how governments lead and engage with citizens on issues that affect their daily lives can be critical for addressing development challenges across sectors. The relationship between the state and society can be key in determining the success of interventions in health, food security, conflict, economic growth, education and the environment. For example, the state may play a crucial role in changing behaviors, from convincing farmers to shift away from traditional farming practices or crops, to encouraging hand washing or proper burial practices to protect public health. Conversely, when the state-society relationship is dysfunctional and fails to produce outcomes that are considered to be legitimate or effective, it contributes to state fragility and impedes development. For example, in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, citizens resisted efforts to contain Ebola, rejected government-issued health and safety advice and, at times, attacked health workers.

This research will focus on efforts by African governments to change citizens’ attitudes and behaviors to address development challenges, thereby contributing to the body of knowledge on how the state-citizen relationship impacts the effectiveness of government efforts. The findings will serve to inform USAID programming that aims to strengthen good governance through support for behavior change communication efforts that help address the challenges to African development across sectors.

Much of USAID’s democracy, human rights and governance (DRG) efforts in sub-Saharan African involve changing attitudes and behaviors to build trust between citizens and the state. For example, changing attitudes and behavior is at the heart of protection of minority rights, bringing fairness to the treatment of women and girls, establishing fair and peaceful political processes, fighting corruption, mitigating conflict, or promoting respect for free speech. However, DRG approaches frequently place the emphasis on the institutions we hope to reform – legislatures, accountability bodies, the media – rather than on how those institutions relate to the individuals they represent and serve.

Disasters, epidemics and security crises result in much higher mortality levels in countries suffering from poor governance and distrust both of external actors and national and local governments. In Southern Africa, HIV was initially dismissed as a fiction or a creation of the West to harm Africans. In countries such as Nigeria and Mali, the devastating effects of violent extremism are magnified in areas where trust in the national government has been eroded and citizens are unable to engage effectively with their leaders. Disaster risk reduction programs are undermined by poor citizen engagement – a major shortfall in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, and Southern Africa where natural disasters are a major threat to development. Understanding how governments can overcome distrust, improve their perceived legitimacy, and manage communications can strengthen USAID’s programming responses.

Are governments that demonstrate legitimate governance more effective at changing citizens’ behavior than others? If so, what strategies can be employed to address gaps in the trust in public institutions that weaken legitimacy and effectiveness? This research will examine African governments’ efforts to influence societies’ behaviors and how the state-citizen relationship supports or undermines these efforts. This initial cross-sectoral analysis will focus on examples across development sectors such as health, crisis response, agriculture, and food security where BBC approaches are used.

[1] Health Communication and Capacity Collaboration defines SBBC as “the use of communication to change behavior, including service utilization, by positively influencing knowledge, attitudes and social norms. SBCC coordinates messaging across a variety of communication channels to reach multiple levels of society.”

Methodology

The purpose of this research activity is to identify best practices in SBCC efforts by African governments to address development challenges and to identify examples of African cases of behavior change communication efforts for potential more in-depth analysis.

Literature Review

Researchers will:

  • Conduct a literature review on SBCC efforts by African governments to address development challenges.
  • Identify examples of cases of behavior change communication efforts in development.
  • Summarize the state-of-the-art in SBCC by governments, from the national to the local levels, working to advance development and resilience to disasters, epidemics and security crises.
  • Clarify what the literature suggests in terms of effective African-led and donor-funded SBCC efforts, and the role of the state-citizen relationship in such effectiveness.

Specifically, the review will examine literature, project documents and relevant quantitative data and indices, and include consultations with USAID staff or other stakeholders as appropriate. Illustrative research questions will include:

  • What are examples of effective and ineffective SBCC efforts?
  • What are the factors that affect the relative success of government-led SBCC efforts?
  • What are some of the primary reasons that individuals and groups have resisted or ignored BCC efforts? Was trust in public institutions a major factor?

Key Deliverables

There will be three key deliverables:

  • A report of the findings of the literature review not to exceed 30 pages (excluding annexes), including an executive summary (no more than three pages) and a complete bibliography of all sources reviewed.
  • A presentation of the findings to USAID staff with accompanying slides provided electronically.
  • A brainstorming meeting with USAID staff, with the purpose of discussing examples of African cases of behavior change communication efforts for potential more in-depth analysis.

The timeframe for the literature review activity is January to June 2018. This timeframe includes the following internal deadlines after the start of the activity (dates to be specified once the activity starts):

  • Bi-weekly calls with the USAID activity manager to provide status updates and to mitigate any questions that come up during the course of the literature review.
  • By Day 10: An initial outline to be submitted for review, comment, and approval to USAID. This outline should include a comprehensive list of resources/literature and consultations that will be included in the review for which USAID will provide feedback and comments within seven business days (by Day 17).
  • By Day 40: A rough draft to be provided to USAID for review and comment. USAID will provide feedback and comments within fourteen business days (Day 54), to include guidance on how to proceed with the final draft.
  • By Day 60: The final draft to be submitted to USAID for review, comment, and (if possible) approval. USAID will review the final report within fourteen business days (by Day 74). If additional substantial revisions are required to the final draft, USAID and the researcher/research team will agree upon a feasible timeline to finalize the report.
  • Within 10 days of approval of the final report (anticipated Day 84), a draft of the presentation will be provided to USAID. USAID will review the presentation within seven business days (anticipated by Day 91).
  • Within 5 days of receipt of the USAID edits (anticipated Day 96), a final draft of the presentation will be provided to USAID for review, comment and approval.
  • On a mutually-agreed upon date, the researcher/research team will give the presentation to USAID and hold a brainstorming meeting.

Qualifications

The researcher/research team should have the following expertise and skills:

  • A master’s or equivalent graduate degree (MA/MS) in political science, international relations, or a related field, and at least 5 years of progressive research experience.
  • Knowledge of behavior change communications and/or similar intervention areas of African development;
  • Knowledge of international development in the health, crisis response, food security and/or other sectors;
  • Familiarity with USAID democracy, human rights and governance (DRG) approaches;
  • Previous experience working on USAID or other donor-funded research or program analysis;
  • Expertise in political and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Experience in qualitative research methods;
  • Experience working on a team to conduct research and deliver written and oral products.
  • Minimum of five years technical writing experience;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills required.
  • French language skills highly desired; and
  • Sub-Saharan Africa field experience required; Mano River Union (Guinea, Liberia, and/or Sierra Leone) preferred.

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Current CV
  • Recent technical paper/report
  • Proposed project outline and timeline for the tasks asked in the scope of work above, including your daily rate and overall costs.

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

ZemiTek and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
ZemiTek and CAMRIS International are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Iraq: Liaison Manager

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 10 Jan 2018

Title: Liaison Manager

Reports to: GIZ Representative Iraq
Location: Erbil, Iraq
Languages Required: English, Kurdish, Arabic

Background:
As a member of the GIZ Office KRI/Northern Iraq in Erbil, the Liaison manager reports to the Country Representative (CR) and support GIZ managers and their deputies on programatic and operational issues
In the fields of responsibility set out below, the Liaison manager shall act under delegated authority from the CR and be accountable to the CR, and through the CR, to the Country Office in Ankara and its members. For the fulfilment of these responsibilities, the Liaison manager shall receive instructions, guidance and support from the CR. In terms of programmatic and operational support, the Liaison manager will liaise with key program and operational bodies in particular the Heads of programs – and

the Risk Management Team (RMO).

  1. Duties and Responsibilities:
    A) Summary of the Key functions:
     As regards the CR’s representational role, the Liaison manager shall facilitate communication between the CR and the KRI/Northern Iraq authorities. In so doing, the Liaison manager shall analyze and advise on emerging political, socio-economic and security developments and advocate for joint positions, based on the GIZ’s purposes and principles.
     The Liaison manager shall act under the authority of the CR to coordinate and control the security arrangements for operations in his / her area of responsibility.
     In matters pertaining to GIZ program implementation for Iraq, the Liaison manager shall support existing arrangements enabling a coherent GIZ response on relevant programming and policy issues, ensuring compliance with the agreed organizational, planning, monitoring and reporting requirements of the GIZ.
     The Liaison manager will support the smooth running of GIZ programming in KRI/Northern Iraq, inter alia through maintenance of a constructive and inclusive working atmosphere among concerned GIZ staff members, including representatives of GIZ headquarter and consultants, where relevant.
     The Liaison manager will support strategic partnerships arrangements with national stakeholders, including government and non-state actors. The Liaison manager shall ensure the provision of top quality advisory services facilitate effective knowledge management and
    provide assistance to CR in regard of planning, monitoring and reporting, aid management
    coordination etc.
     The Liaison manager shall support inter-agency cooperation on communication activities in
    KRI/Northern Iraq, including identification of high-visibility, results-oriented communication
    opportunities.
     Liaising with the PR Unit of GIZ, the Liaison manager will engage with the media and other
    key partners to ensure effective communication messaging under One GIZ Voice in
    KRI/Northern Iraq.
     The Liaison manager shall liaise with the local bodies like e.g. JCC’s and BORHA to ensure:
    regular coverage of developments on KRI/Northern Iraq in GIZ KRI/Northern Iraq
    information platforms.
     The Liaison manager shall act as an interpreter (writing/speaking) for the CR and shall
    accompany or represent him on high level meetings and talks with local authorities.
  2. Functions/Key Results Expected:
    A) Provide strategic policy and political analytical support to the CR:
     Advise the CR on any political, social or economic developments in the relevant areas of
    responsibility of this function.
     Maintain and develop day-to-day contacts with key government authorities and ensure the
    prompt sharing of information, conclusions or messages with the CR and concerned GIZ
    Head of Programs, or GIZ program staff, as appropriate.
     Support the development and maintenance of existing joint consultation processes within
    government authorities and other stakeholders in the area of responsibility.
     Act as a point of referral and advice for communications between the GIZ and the local
    authorities.
     Act as the Area Security Advisor for the CR in liaison with KRI/Northern Iraq RMO and stay
    abreast of local security related issues and/or concerns.
    B) Provide strategic coordination for GIZ implementation in KRI/Northern Iraq:
     Advise the CR on the need for adjustments to the GIZ results framework for KRI/Northern
    Iraq, and related programmatic or operational developments.
     Support KRI/Northern Iraq key persons within the government and the governorate offices to
    comply with the agreed planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements of the
    GIZ during program implementation, ensuring a results orientation and the application of
    lessons learned.
     Working closely with JCC, OCHA, IOM and other relevant bodies support the overall
    coherence and harmonization of GIZ activities in KRI/Northern Iraq, in particular during
    planning, reviews and implementation.
     Supervise the implementation of the GIZ Letter of Intent in KRI/Northern Iraq and
    implementation of the memorandums, recommendations and agreements which were
    adopted.
     Liaise with the GIZ RMO, in case of any emergency
    C) Maintains strategic partnerships and support the resource mobilization in
    cooperation with other agencies:
     Support the development of partnerships with government institutions, bi-lateral and multilateral
    donors, private sector, civil society etc.
     Provide support to joint GIZ resource mobilisation efforts, in accordance with the agreed GIZ
    Principles and Strategy and other relevant instruments defined by the GIZ.
    D) Ensures provision of policy advisory services and facilitation of knowledge
    building and management:
     Contribute to the analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and
    preparation/revision of GIZ support documents.
     Identify sources of information related to policy-driven issues, synthesis of best practices
    and lessons learned directly linked to GIZ program goals.
     Support the production of CR reports to demonstrate development results.
     Coordinate development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems
    and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
    E) Ensures administrative procedures for the GIZ Office
     General administrative tasks with the authorities like e.g. vehicle registration, Asayish focal
    point, correspondence with the local authorities like governorate, ministries, directorates.
     Facilitate day to day non-administrative work between GIZ and national as well as
    international partners.
     Processing of residency (ID) card and visa issues for international GIZ staff.
     Supervision and cooperation with the Office manager in all relevant matters.
     Management responsibility for liaison support staff in Erbil, Dohuk, Suleymania and
    Baghdad (e.g. liaison officer, liaison assistant, logistics assistant
  3. Competencies
    A) Corporate Competencies:
     Demonstrates integrity by modeling the GIZ values and ethical standards.
     Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the GIZ.
     Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
    B) Required Competencies:
  4. Management and Leadership / political analysis skills
     Ability to conduct sound political analysis, judgment, and decision making in a complex
    socio-political environment.
     Ability to analyze and understand complex political issues and environment and provide
    options or advice to senior management.
     Builds strong relationships within political and social networks, focuses on impact and result
    for the GIZ and responds positively to feedback.
     Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
     Ability to lead, build and work in a team.
     Capacity to work under pressure.
     Demonstrated negotiating, cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills.
     Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
     Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  5. Development and Operational Effectiveness
     Ability to support strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
     Ability to support monitoring and evaluation of development programs and projects, mobilize
    resources.
     Ability to implement new systems and positively affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change.
     High intellectual capacity to understand and interpret national development issues.
     Promotes knowledge management in the GIZ family through networking and personal
    example.
  6. Required Skills and Experience
    A) Education:
     Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Economics, Public Policy, Political Science, Public
    Administration, Business Administration, Development Studies, International Development
    or related field.
    B) Experience:
     Minimum 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing
    strategic political policy and program/project advisory services, hands-on experience in
    policy and program design, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions and
    results, or related fields. Also, candidates will require experience on security matters and
    skills in facilities management.
     Proven ability to establish and manage inter-relationships among international
    organizations, national governments and civil society. Experience in the usage of computers
    and office software packages and good IT skills desirable.
    C) Language:
     Fluent in English, Kurdish, Arabic, spoken and written. Knowledge of the German language
    would support the application.

How to apply:

Please send your CV/Resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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Jordan: Mobility Assistant

Organization: British Council
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 13 Jan 2018

The British Council in Amman Jordan is looking for one Mobility Assistant to join the team for a 2 years renewable contract.

About Us

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

Role purpose

The Mobility Assistant will implement the human resource aspects of interoffice mobility for Jordan postings ensuring the timely and effective execution of the relocation/posting plan. He/she will serve as the point of contact for moves inbound to Jordan and have accountability for management of all aspects on relocation of staff to Jordan, and their off-boarding requirements when their posting/contracts in Jordan end. To support Business Operations, local, regional cluster and global HR with the mobility of employees. Maintain systems, processes, documentation, handle internal enquiries and prepare management information reports for multiple functions that may require assistance. The role will contribute to the achievement of British Council corporate standards and meet relevant polices/ procedures. To be a pro-active member of the HR team in Jordan and with close coordination with the Jordan Business Operations team, and depending on the size of the country/ cluster, may manage a small team. Work as part of an efficient and effective team to support the business in achieving objectives. The role will ensure that team performance adds value to the delivery of objectives and to ensure that all risks, compliance and business continuity are identified and monitored. To support HR and Business Operations management in the delivery of new initiatives and change programmes.

Requirements: Minimum / essential 

  • Native level reading and writing in Arabic. 
  • Minimum of B2 English language. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area 
  • A minimum of 3 years experience with international organization operating in Jordan.- working in mobility preferred or Professional services environment 
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural organisation in an international context 
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to build effective relationships with global teams, employees and management, to achieve the delivery of high quality and effective professional services 
  • Ability to develop and manage a range internal and external stakeholder relationships, especially with service providers  -Strong administrative experience with the ability to interpret and follow organisational policy and practices 
  • Experience in delivering an excellent customer service and managing issues in an appropriate and professional manner

Desirable:

• HR certification,

• Finance qualification

• Experience in working with logistics, customs, real-estate accommodation management • Working in both public, not for profit and private sector organisations • Experience of working in a matrix management structure. • Knowledge of/ or managing and advising on mobility cases

Salary Details: 590 Jordanian Dinars, Medical insurance

How to apply:

Please follow the link to apply:

https://jobs.britishcouncil.org/Vacancies/W/7649/5266253/169667/5448/mobility-assistant-jordan/Referral?utm_source=external&utm_term=middle-east-north-africa-mena-jordan-amman-human-resources-hr-pay-band-4&utm_content=mobility-assistant-jordan&utm_campaign=british-council-recruitment&utm_medium=AtsViewLink

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Afghanistan: International Plant Pathologist

Organization: Government of Afghanistan
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Building on the Agriculture Master Plan, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoA), in collaboration with its development partners, has defined a number of appropriate priorities for agricultural investments and policies under the National Agricultural Development Framework (NADF). In order to increase farmers’ incomes and improve the food security situation, the GoA is giving foremost attention to strengthening of the agricultural production base. In this respect the government has asked the World Bank for assistance in strengthening agricultural input supply systems. Specifically, the GoA has requested the World Bank for assistance in the implementation of the Afghanistan Agriculture Inputs Project (AAIP) that will consist of the following four components: (i) Improve seed production and certification; (ii) Establish infrastructure and policies regarding quality control and safe use of fertilizers and agrochemicals; (iii) Improve input delivery systems; and (iv) Establish efficient project management, implementation and coordination mechanisms.

The development objective of AAIP project is strengthened institutional capacity for safety and reliability of agricultural inputs and sustainable production of certified wheat seed. The implementation phase of the project is expected to start around mid 2013.

Under its Seed Component, the project assists the Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA) with their mandates of variety selection, maintenance breeding and production of Breeder’s Seed, the Improved Seed Enterprise (ISE) with their mandate to produce Foundation and Registered Seed, and the Afghan National Seed Organization (ANSOR) and its member Private Seed Enterprises (PSEs) with their mandate to produce and market Certified Seed. (NB Seed Certification is supported by another project, funded by the EU) Moreover the project will support the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) with the overall coordination of the seed sector.

Support provided by the project consists of hardware (equipment, constructions, etc.) and software (capacity building, organization, legislation, technical support, etc.). In order to coordinate the activities and provide the support mentioned, the project‘s Management Unit (PMU), apart from administrative and other technical units, contains a seed team consisting of a National Seed Program Coordinator and two National Seed Officers. It also provides short and long term national and international consultants and staff to the implementing partner organizations.

Job Summary:

· The international Plant Pathologist/Mycologist will assist the Project Director and Plant Protection Section of AAIP in supporting of the smooth implementation of the Nationwide Insect Pest and Plant Diseases Survey in Afghanistan and work closely with the diagnostic and validation committee for diagnosis of the plant disease samples collected during the survey.

Duration: 8 Months

Key Responsibilities of international Plant Pathologist:**

· Review the existing plan of conduction Nation-wide Insect pests’ and Diseases Survey and recommended improvement as needed.

· Regularly check the insect pest and plant diseases survey database and make correction in the diagnosed samples of plant diseases

· Work closely with the diagnostic committee in diagnosis of the plant diseases samples collected during the survey

· Preparation of training on Plant Diseases diagnostic members in the diagnostic committee

· Demonstrate the techniques and procedures for plant diseases surveys to the diagnostic committee

· Preparation of linkage with the Plant diseases diagnostics laboratory for necessary identification services’

· Monitor the conducting of the nation-wide insect pests and diseases surveys and brief the diagnostic committee in its Pests Risk Analysis

· Identification of the plant diseases collected during the survey, and classify their pathogen them as per IPPC classification

· Preparation of a report on the Quarantine Plant diseases for different crops of Afghanistan

· Instruct the technical staff in preservation of plant diseases samples collected during the survey

· Validate and classify into at least genus level with the use of plant diseases diagnosis materials

· Work closely with the diagnostic committee members in diagnosis of the plant diseases thorough symptom base and other

· Adopt the taxonomic keys, publications/CDs available from CABI Bioscience etc for identification of Plant Diseases Diagnosis

· Any other task assign by the Project Director

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

· Master in Plant Pathology, individual with (Ph.D) degree in the relevant field and specialization in diagnosis of the plant diseases.

· The candidate will have minimum of 10 years working experience in diagnosis of plant diseases. He/she will have the knowledge on techniques used for diagnosis of the plant diseases.

Skill

· Excellent solid knowledge in Plant Pathology (e.g. in command theoretical and practical) of all state of arts methodologies.

· Good knowledge in diagnosis of plant pathology

· Ability to analyze technical issues, develop and execute solution/mitigation options

· Able to analyze the data and summarize the conclusion.

· Ability to work independently

· Expert in the use of equipments require for standard Plant Pathology lab.

· Hands-on experience in laboratory safety and basic biological and chemical handling

· Good oral and written communication skills in English

· Good computer skills in MS office etc

· Willing to work in difficult and challenging circumstances

How to apply:

Send update CV and Cover letter to AAIP, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mena, Kabul Afghanistan Or send us your CVs in soft to: aaip.jobs@mail.gov.af

Do not attach recommendation and Education documents; these will be required only in interview stage.

*Note: No resume will be taken under consideration without cover letter, the position title, vacancy number in the subject line of the email.

*Only selected candidates will be called for interview. All applications will be checked and validated against the above mentioned requirements. Any un-matching C.V.will be automatically rejected.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is an equal opportunity employer which encourages male and female candidates to apply for vacant positions.

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Afghanistan: International Entomologist

Organization: Government of Afghanistan
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Building on the Agriculture Master Plan, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoA), in collaboration with its development partners, has defined a number of appropriate priorities for agricultural investments and policies under the National Agricultural Development Framework (NADF). In order to increase farmers’ incomes and improve the food security situation, the GoA is giving foremost attention to strengthening of the agricultural production base. In this respect the government has asked the World Bank for assistance in strengthening agricultural input supply systems. Specifically, the GoA has requested the World Bank for assistance in the implementation of the Afghanistan Agriculture Inputs Project (AAIP) that will consist of the following four components: (i) Improve seed production and certification; (ii) Establish infrastructure and policies regarding quality control and safe use of fertilizers and agrochemicals; (iii) Improve input delivery systems; and (iv) Establish efficient project management, implementation and coordination mechanisms.

The development objective of AAIP project is strengthened institutional capacity for safety and reliability of agricultural inputs and sustainable production of certified wheat seed. The implementation phase of the project is expected to start around mid 2013.

Under its Seed Component, the project assists the Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA) with their mandates of variety selection, maintenance breeding and production of Breeder’s Seed, the Improved Seed Enterprise (ISE) with their mandate to produce Foundation and Registered Seed, and the Afghan National Seed Organization (ANSOR) and its member Private Seed Enterprises (PSEs) with their mandate to produce and market Certified Seed. (NB Seed Certification is supported by another project, funded by the EU) Moreover the project will support the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) with the overall coordination of the seed sector.

Support provided by the project consists of hardware (equipment, constructions, etc.) and software (capacity building, organization, legislation, technical support, etc.). In order to coordinate the activities and provide the support mentioned, the project‘s Management Unit (PMU), apart from administrative and other technical units, contains a seed team consisting of a National Seed Program Coordinator and two National Seed Officers. It also provides short and long term national and international consultants and staff to the implementing partner organizations.

Job Summary:

The international Plant Entomologist will assist the Project Director and Plant Protection Section of AAIP in supporting of the smooth implementation of the Nationwide Insect Pest and Plant Diseases Survey in Afghanistan and work closely with the diagnostic and validation committee for identification of the insect pest collected during the survey.

Duration: 8 Months.

Key Responsibilities of I**nternational Entomologist**:**

· Regularly check the insect pest and plant diseases survey database and make correction in the diagnosed samples

· Validate and classify insects into at least genus level with the use of insect identification key.

· Work closely with the diagnostic committee in identification of insect pest collected during the survey.

· Instruct the museum curtain staff in preservation of insect samples

· Adopt the taxonomic keys, publications/CDs available from CABI Bioscience etc for identification of insect pest

· Review the existing plan of conduction Nation-wide Insect pests’ and Diseases Survey and recommend improvements as needed.

· Deliver of training on insect identification to the members indiagnosticcommittee of Plant Protection and Quarantine lab staff

· Develop the techniques and procedures for insect pests and diseases surveys to the diagnostic committee

· Preparation of linkage with the Pests and diseases diagnostics laboratory for necessary identification services’

· Help in the smooth conducting of the nation-wide insect pests and diseases surveys and give lectures/ brief the PPQD staff on the Pests Risk Analysis

· Identify the insects pests collected during the survey, and classify them as per IPPC classification

· Preparation of a report on the Quarantine Pests and diseases for different crops of Afghanistan

· Instruct the technical staff in the curation of insect museum

· Any other task assign by the Project Director

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

· Master in Entomology individual with (Ph.D degree in the relevant field specialized in taxonomy of plant damaging insects will be given preference.

· The Candidate will have minimum of 10 years working experience in Entomology with insect identification as well as their taxonomy. He/she has to have knowledge on modern techniques used for identification insects.

Skill

· Excellent solid knowledge in Entomology (e.g. in command theoretical and practical) of all state of arts methodologies.

· Ability to analyze technical issues, develop and execute solution/mitigation options

· Able to analyze the data and summarize the conclusion.

· Ability to work independently

· Good knowledge of equipments require for standard Entomology lab.

· Hands-on experience in laboratory safety and basic biological and chemical handling

· Good oral and written communication skills in English

How to apply:

Send update CV and Cover letter to AAIP, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mena, Kabul Afghanistan Or send us your CVs in soft to: aaip.jobs@mail.gov.af

Do not attach recommendation and education documents; these will be required only in interview stage.

*Note: No resume will be taken under consideration without cover letter, the position title, vacancy number in the subject line of the email.

*Only selected candidates will be called for interview. All applications will be checked and validated against the above mentioned requirements. Any un-matching C.V.will be automatically rejected.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is an equal opportunity employer which encourages male and female candidates to apply for vacant positions.

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Afghanistan: Technical Consultant on Phytosanitary and Food Safety for Agribusiness (International)

Organization: Government of Afghanistan
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

The Government of Afghanistan, the World Bank and other development partners have been collaborating to develop an Agribusiness Charter (‘the Charter’ hereafter) to create good jobs, strengthen and diversify livelihoods, and enhance the competitiveness of selected value chains, all contributing to sustainable economic growth for Afghanistan. The Charter compliments and builds on 0020 the on-going investments being made in the Agribusiness Sector, in particular those of ARTF and the World Bank including the Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project (AAIP).

The Government and the international community have recognized that there are several priorities related to enhancing socially progressive agribusiness – creating good jobs, removing barriers to investment and export, streamlining regulatory procedures, and capturing important opportunities to support domestic production for key commodities – which can be addressed in the short- to medium- term – while in the long-term strengthening government capacity for strategic leadership and policy-based programming in the agribusiness sector. The Charter is a multi-stakeholder compact which will address these priorities.

Regulatory reform to improve management of financial and tax incentives, customs and trade procedures, labor, licensing and trading laws and credit options will be assessed and actioned with a focus on how to support and mobilise private sector investment and risk taking. Implementation will be supported through investments in strategic communications and support in the areas of marketing and branding, law enforcement, extensions services and information coordination and management.

Design and management of the Charter is coordinated through an inter-ministerial Committee co-chaired by MoF, MoCI and MAIL. There has been a lack of strategic coordination in the agribusiness sector in the past, and in any sector, reaching strong consensus on multi-ministerial initiatives is a recognized challenge. Commitment to coordination of this nature and proper human resourcing to deliver on this commitment is an important prerequisite for the primary ministries involved.

The technical assistance under the AAIP is required to support achieving its mandate of developing a functional phytosanitary system for the country while contributing to the design of agribusiness charter in policy, strategic and technical issues in the areas of trade and investment policy, inclusive, private-sector led growth, and the institutional and scientific issues. One major issue which needs to be addressed to stimulate growth of agribusiness is biosecurity. Food safety and standards is a major hurdle, limiting access to new and existing markets. The institutional challenges are significant and require resolution. Specific expertise is required in this area to establish, re-regulate and improve processes and facilities for certification and quality testing of food commodities for export, and regulate the quality of imports. Making progress in this area requires a complex mixture of reform, investment, and re-branding, taking into account market demands and availability of supply.

Job Summary:

· The Consultant will act as a focal point on bio security to the inter-ministerial working group in support of the design of the Agribusiness Charter. He or she will provide expertise and recommendations to the working group on issues related to food safety and quality certification, trader relations and bio security, and the institutional support required for delivery.

The duration of the job is 6 months.

Reporting and Authority

· The consultant will report to the Minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) (or his/her designated representative).

Key Responsibilities of International Technical Consultant on Phytosanitary and Food Safety for Agribusiness:

The consultant will undertake the following tasks to support the design of the Agribusiness Charter:

· Support the adaption of phytosanitary and quality standards

· B uild relationships with existing and new markets to inform policy and recommend the assistance required.

· Provide substantive technical expertise and policy advice directly to the Minister’s office or his designate, relevant directorates and other senior staff in the Ministry in support of the Charter;

· Coordinate working groups in MAIL to identify existing programs and initiatives to support and promote the Charter in the area of biosecurity;

· Lead the Charter working group in the development of a functional delivery strategy clearly defining roles and responsibilities of government ministries;

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

· Post-graduate degree in a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of education, training and a minimum of 10 years directly relevant experience.

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a policy and/or legislative environment providing independent research, analysis and advice on complex issues, including evaluation of options and recommendations.

· Experience meeting, consulting and corresponding with government officials, including regulatory and program partners, and stakeholder groups on policy proposals and existing government policies, including explanation of technical details on complex issues.

· Experience in change management and institutional reform

· Willingness to work as a dedicated and considerate member of a team.

How to apply:

Send update CV and Cover letter to AAIP, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mena, Kabul Afghanistan Or send us your CVs in soft to: aaip.jobs@mail.gov.af

Do not attach recommendation and Education documents.

*Note: No resume will be taken under consideration without cover letter, the position title and vacancy number in the subject line of the email.

*Only selected candidates will be called for interview. All applications will be checked and validated against the above mentioned requirements. Any un-matching C.V will be automatically rejected.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is an equal opportunity employer which encourages male and female candidates to apply for vacant positions.

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United States of America: OTI Administrative Program Assistant – Washington, D.C.

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 09 Jan 2018

The OTI Administrative Program Assistant – Washington, D.C. is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-7, GS-9, or GS-10 equivalent level and located in Washington D.C. Applications for this position are due no later than January 9, 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 Administrative Program Assistant will be based in Washington, DC and provide a range of administrative services in support of OTI program-funded staff in Washington and the field. The Administrative Program Assistant will start work within one of OTI’s three divisions: Field Programs Division, Program Learning and Innovation Division, or Operations and Management Division. The Administrative Program Assistant’s supervisor will be determined upon hiring. Given the contingent, operational, and flexible nature of OTI’s political transition work overseas, the Administrative Program Assistant may be required to move from one OTI division or team to another, depending on the operational and programmatic needs of the office. The Administrative Program Assistant position requires individuals who are team players, highly organized, motivated, problem-solvers, and enjoy administrative work and understand how this work directly impacts the mission of the office

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

At the GS-7 “Administrative Program Assistant” Level:

  • Provide knowledge management support such as tracking documents, lessons learned, and best practices across OTI programs and/or operations as required. Assist the teams in the creation and/or maintenance of information products in support of political transition programs;

  • Provide general administrative support such as scheduling and facilitating meetings, drafting meeting minutes, drafting and tracking memos, ensuring that action items are followed up, filing, correspondence control, and other administrative services as required;

  • Coordinate personnel support and action requests for program-funded staff including travel assistance, training logistics, and payroll support;

  • Draft and track personnel memos, maintain personnel files, and manage the staff hiring tracker and temporary duty (TDY) scheduler;

  • Assist in responding to requests for information on OTI programs from other teams, divisions, and/or USAID regional offices;

  • Support program budgets and assist with financial planning, management and reconciliation;

  • Prepare Acquisition and Assistance Requests and support documentation for the management and administration of procurement in support of OTI country program activities;

  • Coordinate closely with OTI’s three divisions – Operations and Management Division, Field Programs Division, and Program Learning and Innovation Division – to attend meetings, report out to the supervisor, and ensure that the supervisor’s priorities are shared with other divisions and teams;

  • After an initial learning period, demonstrate an acquired knowledge of agency and offices policies, procedures and guidelines related to field programs and operational support;

  • After an initial learning period, provide orientation, training, and mentoring for new staff that have since on-boarded; communicate with supervisor to recognize good performance and communicate where performance needs to be improved;

  • Backstop other Administrative Program Assistants across teams, as necessary;

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

  • Perform all other related duties assigned by the supervisor to ensure the successful completion of country programs.

At the GS-9 “Administrative Program Assistant” Level:

  • Provide knowledge management support such as tracking documents, lessons learned, and best practices across OTI programs and/or operations as required. Assist the teams in the creation and/or maintenance of information products in support of political transition programs;

  • Provide general administrative support such as scheduling and facilitating meetings, drafting meeting minutes, drafting and tracking memos, ensuring that action items are followed up, filing, correspondence control, and other administrative services as required;

  • Assist in the development of effective tracking systems for personnel action requests for program-funded staff, including travel assistance, training logistics, and payroll support;

  • Draft and track personnel memos, maintain personnel files, and manage the staff hiring tracker and temporary duty (TDY) scheduler;

  • Respond to requests for information on OTI programs from other teams, divisions, and/or USAID regional offices, within established office guidelines;

  • Participate as needed in assessments of new country programs, and the implementation of country program operations including management, logistical, budget, administrative and contractual support;

  • Prepare Acquisition and Assistance Requests and support documentation for the management and administration of procurement in support of OTI country program activities;

  • Coordinate closely with OTI’s three divisions – Operations and Management Division, Field Programs Division, and Program Learning and Innovation Division – to attend meetings, report out to the supervisor, and ensure that the supervisor’s priorities are shared with other divisions and teams;

  • Evaluate established program operational support processes, and make recommendations to improve effectiveness within office and agency policies and guidelines;

  • Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for new staff that have since on-boarded; communicate with supervisor to recognize good performance and communicate where performance needs to be improved;

  • Backstop other Administrative Program Assistants across teams, as necessary;

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

  • Perform all other related duties assigned by the supervisor to ensure the successful completion of country programs.

At the GS-10 “Administrative Program Specialist” Level:

  • Provide knowledge management support such as tracking documents, lessons learned, and best practices across OTI programs and/or operations as required. Assist the teams in the creation and/or maintenance of information products in support of political transition programs;

  • Provide general administrative support such as scheduling and facilitating meetings, drafting meeting minutes, drafting and tracking memos, ensuring that action items are followed up, filing, correspondence control, and other administrative services as required;

  • Assist in the development of effective tracking systems for personnel action requests for program-funded staff, including travel assistance, training logistics, and payroll support;

  • Draft and track personnel memos, maintain personnel files, and manage the staff hiring tracker and temporary duty (TDY) scheduler;

  • Participate in the selection of program implementers such as grantees, contractors, and personal services contractors. If required, serve as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or COR Backstop for contracts or agreements;

  • Respond to requests for information on OTI programs from other teams, divisions, and/or USAID regional offices, within established office guidelines;

  • Participate as needed in assessments of new country programs, and the implementation of country program operations including management, logistical, budget, administrative and contractual support. Possible field travel (not likely more than once a year) may be required to provide program support;

  • Prepare Acquisition and Assistance Requests and support documentation for the management and administration of procurement in support of OTI country program activities;

  • Coordinate closely with OTI’s three divisions – Operations and Management Division, Field Programs Division, and Program Learning and Innovation Division – to attend meetings, report out to the supervisor, and ensure that the supervisor’s priorities are shared with other divisions and teams;

  • Evaluate established program operational support processes, and make adjustments to improve effectiveness within office and agency policies and guidelines, and supervisor instruction;

  • Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for new staff that have since on-boarded; communicate with supervisor to recognize good performance and communicate where performance needs to be improved;

  • Backstop other Administrative Program Assistants across teams, as necessary;

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

  • Perform all other related duties assigned by the supervisor to ensure the successful completion of country programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

At the GS-7 level:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with one (1) year of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

OR

An Associate’s Degree with two (2) years of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

OR

A High School Diploma with three (3) years of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

AND

  • Demonstrated experience proofreading, drafting and managing correspondence.

At the GS-9 level:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with two (2) years of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including at least one (1) year of experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

OR

An Associate’s Degree with three (3) years of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including one (1) year of experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

OR

A High School Diploma with four (4) years of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including one (1) year of experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

AND

  • Demonstrated experience proofreading, drafting and managing correspondence.

At the GS-10 level:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with three (3) years of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including two (2) years of experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

OR

An Associate’s Degree with four (4) years of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including two (2) years of experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

OR

A High School Diploma with five (5) years of work experience performing a range of administrative or program support duties similar to those outlined in the scope of work, including two (2) years of experience with one or more of the following: program budgeting, program design, program reporting, or program operations support;

AND

  • Demonstrated experience proofreading, drafting and managing correspondence.

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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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Représentant Résident en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC)

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

La CTB, l’Agence belge de développement, mobilise ses ressources et son expertise pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde. Contribuant aux efforts de la Communauté internationale, la CTB agit pour une société qui donne aux générations actuelles et futures les moyens de construire un monde durable et équitable.

Ses 1450 collaborateur(trice)s à Bruxelles et à l’étranger concrétisent ensemble l’engagement de l’État belge et d’autres partenaires au développement pour la solidarité internationale. Aujourd’hui présent dans 18 pays, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, la CTB appuie plus de 200 programmes et projets de coopération. A l’avenir, suite à une décision du Ministre de la coopération, une concentration aura lieu sur 14 pays d’intervention.

Tenant compte du nouveau paradigme de développement et de l’adoption des Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD), le Gouvernement fédéral belge a décidé de confier à la CTB un rôle plus important dans la préparation, la coordination et l’exécution des stratégies et des portefeuilles pays qui concrétisent l’engagement de la Belgique en faveur du développement international. Ce rôle plus important entraîne un élargissement du mandat de la CTB à partir de 2018, qui changera à cette occasion de nom et deviendra Enabel, l’Agence belge de développement.

Dans le cadre du développement de ses activités, la CTB/Enabel recherche un (h/f):

Représentant Résident en

République Démocratique du Congo (RDC)

Rapportant au Responsable des Opérations au Siège, il succédera à l’actuel Représentant Résident qui part à la retraite au cours du premier trimestre 2018. Epaulé par un adjoint, une équipe de 10 personnes sur place et davantage de collègues en appui depuis le siège, il coordonne le travail de 300 personnes qui gèrent des programmes et projets répartis à travers toute la RDC. Ces projets s’articulent autour de quatre secteurs principaux : l’agriculture et le désenclavement rural, la santé, l’éducation/l’emploi/la formation professionnelle et l’approvisionnement en eau. Le portefeuille de la CTB en RDC est le plus grand portefeuille de la CTB d’un point de vue budgétaire.

Vos responsabilités

1. Innover la coopération gouvernementale belge – en tenant compte des priorités de la Belgique en matière de développement international et de celles de ses partenaires dans la zone géographique concernée, ainsi que du contexte international en constante évolution et des tendances en matière de développement international – et se porter garant de l’atteinte et de l’assurance de la durabilité de l’impact visé par la stratégie pays ainsi que des résultats de développement des interventions afin d’assurer un impact maximal de la politique belge de développement international.

2. Mobiliser des missions pour tiers afin d’augmenter le portefeuille d’interventions et de renforcer l’impact de la coopération gouvernementale belge.

3. Prendre activement part à des cercles d’influence et veiller à une image dynamique et positive d’Enabel au sein du pays afin de capitaliser l’impact produit par la stratégie pays et les enseignements tirés de l’atteinte des résultats de développement au profit de la Belgique et de ses partenaires dans la zone géographique qui lui est assignée, et de les diffuser auprès de toutes les parties prenantes.

4. Conduire l’équipe multidisciplinaire du pays à réaliser les objectifs et produire les meilleurs résultats à la satisfaction des clients (bénéficiaires et donateurs) et veiller à la capitalisation les connaissances afin de garantir l’efficience et l’efficacité.

5. Assurer la gestion financière et administrative de la Représentation d’Enabel afin de réaliser les objectifs et d’utiliser les ressources disponibles de manière sûre et efficace.

Votre profil

-De nationalité belge, vous êtes bilingue Fr/Nl associé d’une bonne maîtrise de l’anglais

-Diplôme universitaire de niveau master

· Expérience professionnelle pertinente de minimum 10 ans dont cinq ans au moins dans la gestion de projets ou de programmes de coopération internationale et de trois ans dans la gestion d’équipe

· Expérience avérée en qualité d’expatrié

· Expérience avérée du networking et de la négociation de contrats

-Compétences stratégiques: bonne compréhension des enjeux et des opportunités de développement international, des nouvelles orientations et des principaux acteurs (tant publics que privés), en particulier en Afrique subsaharienne. Vous êtes capable de traduire des priorités politiques dans une stratégie pays afin d’adresser les ODD adéquats et de contribuer de cette manière au développement durable. Vous valorisez les forces de la politique belge de développement dans le cadre plus large des orientations de politique étrangère.

-Compétences opérationnelles : vous est capable de dessiner des orientations claires et de définir des objectifs très exigeants. Vous organisez une équipe et menez les membres de l’équipe dans la direction des résultats à obtenir.

-Sens politique : vous gérez aisément des situations complexes impliquant plusieurs acteurs et saisissez les opportunités, cheminez au travers des différents enjeux tout en apprenant afin de mieux servir au mieux les objectifs de l’organisation.

-Compétences interpersonnelles : excellent négociateur vous persévérez dans la poursuite des objectifs tout en trouvant des solutions et des compromis si nécessaire. Vous êtes diplomate et gagnez la confiance. Attentif à vos clients, vous veillez à ce que les services soient rendus et les objectifs réalisés de façon à satisfaire tant les donneurs que les populations bénéficiaires.

-Leadership : créant un esprit d’équipe en y intégrant aussi bien les personnes propres à l’organisation que les collaborateurs proches d’autres organisations, vous stimulez la collaboration au sein de l’organisation et en dehors de celle-ci, le dialogue et la transparence, et communiquez avec enthousiasme votre sens des opportunités. Réunissant les équipes autour de la vision et de la mission de l’organisation vous veillez à ce que tout le monde les partagent.

-Intégrité

Sincère et transparent vous insufflez la confiance.

L’offre

-Un contrat de travail à durée indéterminée

-Un salaire brut (x 13,92) calculé en fonction de l’expérience pertinente

-Une indemnité d’expatriation, de pénibilité, une intervention dans les frais de déménagement et d’installation, les frais de scolarité, les billets d’avion, des frais de représentation, les allocations familiales, la sécurité sociale et les assurances. Ces montants varient en fonction de la composition familiale.

-Une habitation de fonction adaptée à des activités de représentation à proximité de l’ambassade où se trouvent les bureaux de la CTB ; environnement international, une panoplie d’activités sociales

Interessé(e)?

Si ce qui précède vous intéresse, envoyez sans tarder votre lettre de motivation avant le 31/01/2018 et votre cv détaillé à Isabelle Degrijse. Isabelle.degrijse@odgersberndtson.com. Votre sollicitation sera traitée en toute confidentialité.

Odgers Berndtson

Fountain Plaza – Belgicastraat 7

1930 Zaventem,

Tel: +32.2.709.85.95

www.odgersberndtson.com

How to apply:

nteressé(e)?

Si ce qui précède vous intéresse, envoyez sans tarder votre lettre de motivation avant le 31/01/2018 et votre cv détaillé à Isabelle Degrijse. Isabelle.degrijse@odgersberndtson.com. Votre sollicitation sera traitée en toute confidentialité.

Odgers Berndtson

Fountain Plaza – Belgicastraat 7

1930 Zaventem,

Tel: +32.2.709.85.95

www.odgersberndtson.com

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: RDC/16/202-1 Assistant Technique International expert en eau et assainissement (H/F) – RD du Congo

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 21 Jan 2018

“La CTB, l’Agence belge de développement, mobilise ses ressources et son expertise pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde. Contribuant aux efforts de la Communauté internationale, la CTB agit pour une société qui donne aux générations actuelles et futures les moyens de construire un monde durable et équitable.

Ses collaborateur(trice)s à Bruxelles et à l’étranger concrétisent l’engagement de l’État belge et d’autres partenaires au développement pour la solidarité internationale. Aujourd’hui présent dans 18 pays, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, la CTB appuie plus de 200 programmes et projets de coopération. A l’avenir, suite à une décision du Ministre de la coopération, une concentration aura lieu sur 14 pays d’intervention.

A partir du 1er janvier 2018, la CTB devient Enabel. Plus qu’un simple changement de nom, elle fera face à de nouveaux défis sous un nouveau contrat de gestion avec l’Etat Belge.

Dans le cadre du développement de ses activités, la CTB/Enabel recherche un (h/f): ”

Assistant Technique International expert en eau et assainissement (H/F) – République Démocratique
du Congo

Réf. : RDC/16/202 – 1

Lieu d’affectation : Mbuji Mayi, Province du Kasaï Oriental, RD du Congo

Projet : Le Projet d’extension et de consolidation de la gestion des systèmes d’approvisionnement en eau potable et assainissement dans la Ville de Mbuji Mayi, Province du Kasaï Oriental (PROGEAU).

Durée du contrat : 42 mois

Date probable d’entrée en fonction : juin 2018

Package salarial mensuel: Niveau B417 – Expert c’est-à-dire entre 6 565,10 euros et
9 901,31 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.

Objectif de la Fonction

Elle/ Il est responsable pour la mise en œuvre opérationnelle, administrative et financière des activités d’hydraulique et d’assainissement réalisées par le PROGEAU sur les zones périurbaines de la ville de Mbuji Mayi.

Son intérêt pour la mise en place et le renforcement des capacités des ASUREP (Association d’Usagers des Réseaux d’Eau Potable) est jugé prioritaire.

Positionnement

L’assistant technique international travaille sous l’autorité hiérarchique du programme manager PROGEAU, dans le respect des décisions et directives émanant du Comité de Pilotage (COPIL).

Il supervise et coach directement le travail de l’équipe projet comprenant un ou des ingénieurs travaux, le chargé de l’accompagnement des ASUREP et le personnel administratif.

Tâches

En tant qu’assistant Technique International expert en eau et assainissement :

  • Apporte son expertise technique et administrative à l’ensemble de la mise en œuvre, et le suivi des activités. Il/elle appuie la collaboration technique avec les services partenaires ; à ce titre il participe à la rédaction et évaluation des offres de marchés, assure le suivi financier, participe aux réceptions de travaux ;
  • Examine la situation du projet et, si nécessaire, actualise les orientations opérationnelles critiques, propose des mesures pour rattraper les retards éventuels et les soumet pour validation aux instances habilitées ;
  • Supervise directement le travail de l’équipe projet des ingénieurs travaux comme d’ingénierie sociale et administratif ;
  • Assure la mise en œuvre de toutes les actions et supervise dans les aspects techniques le travail des experts nationaux/internationaux ;
  • Assure les liens & synergies des activités dans les différents volets et valide la planification des activités, des budgets, contrôle son respect ;
  • Rédige et assure la disponibilité de tous les rapports qu’ils soient trimestriels, semestriels, annuels conformément aux indications contenues dans le document du projet ou suivant les instructions de la hiérarchie ;
  • Assure les échanges & synergies avec d’autres interventions dans le domaine de l’eau et de l’assainissement mises en place par d’autres acteurs dans la province ;
  • Développe l’intégration des différents thèmes transversaux dans tous les volets du projet ; (l’environnement, genre, HIV/SIDA, droits des enfants, …)
  • Supervise la rédaction des rapports financiers conformément au canevas et périodicités en application à la CTB ;
  • Supervise toutes les procédures d’appels d’offres pour des marchés de fournitures et de travaux, ainsi que la rédaction des dossiers d’appels d’offres, en collaboration avec le Responsable Marché Publics de la Représentation ;
  • Supervise la gestion des ressources financières du projet, en collaboration avec le Responsable Administratif et Financier PROGEAU ;
  • Assure la capitalisation des expériences du projet et participe à la rédaction de fiches de capitalisation ;
  • Participe et représente le projet lors des réunions du COPIL ;
  • Présente aux instances concernées l’état d’avancement des activités sur le terrain et établi une liste de recommandations pour le Comité de Pilotage (COPIL) ;
  • Prend les mesures nécessaires pour traduire et mettre en œuvre les décisions prises par le COPIL ;
  • Assure l’encadrement et le suivi du personnel du projet dans le cadre des procédures RH de la CTB en RDC.

Le profil

Diplôme :

Master pertinent – (niveau bac + 5), Ingénieur ou assimilé en lien avec l’Eau et assainissement

Expérience :

· Expérience de minimum 5 ans dans le domaine de projets d’envergure liés principalement à l’hydraulique rurale ou urbaine;

· L’expérience internationale en Afrique sub-saharienne et en particulier en République Démocratique du Congo serait un atout.

Expertise technique :

· Expériences dans l’accompagnement des associations de gestion des points d’eau (formation/appui conseil/développement d’outil de gestion/audit…) ;

· Compétences en hydrogéologie souhaitées (forages) ; dimensionnement réseaux EAU

· Usage des outils de planifications et de suivi de projets ;

· Expérience dans les exercices de capitalisation/suivi évaluation ;

Aptitudes :

· Capacité en gestion de projets, en management des ressources humaines et résolution de conflits ;

· Capacité rédactionnelle avérée (formulation de rapports et autres documents écrits) ;

· Esprit d’analyse et de synthèse ;

· Sensibilité interculturelle ;

· Familier avec la gestion axée sur les résultats ;

· Bonnes aptitudes communicationnelles, facilité de présentation, et de gestion de réunions diverses ;

· Prêt à travailler sous stress, en situation isolée de Mbuji Mayi et de respecter les règles de sécurité de la CTB ;

(Le lieu n’est pas adapté à une famille accompagnée d’enfants)

· Excellent niveau de français oral et écrit ;

· Bonne maîtrise des outils informatiques de base. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

How to apply:

Vous correspondez au profil recherché ?

Postulez au plus tard le 21/01/2018 via notre site web https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs

ATTENTION :

Il est indispensable de postuler en vous rendant sur notre site web.

Seules les candidatures encodées dans notre système via le site web de la CTB seront prises en compte.

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United States of America: USPSC Writer/Editor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 08 Jan 2018

The goal of the Food for Peace (FFP) Communications Team is to develop information products to reflect the narrative of the work performed by FFP staff and to ensure effective coverage of FFP emergency and development resources. The primary role of the Food for Peace Writer/Editor is to support the Communications Team Leader in drafting, reviewing, and revising information products while establishing writing best practices that enhance the cogent nature of the message conveyed by FFP staff both in Washington and in the Missions. The Writer/Editor develops, delivers and evaluates FFP written materials. The role relies on close collaboration with the office’s subject matter experts and requires a high degree of initiative, creativity, attention to detail and project management skills.

The work of the Writer/Editor requires teamwork and personal responsibility. In support of emergency food aid programs through a wide variety of reviewing, drafting, and editing tasks, the incumbent has a high level of integrity and places a premium on building positive relationships with his or her respective team in the field and Washington. 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, liaise with other agency members, and serve as an advocate for establishing best writing practices.

How to apply:

Please refer to ffpjobs.com for the official solicitation with complete information on the position’s requirements and instructions on applying, and for the 302-3 form.

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at ffprecruitmentteam@usaid.gov, the email address specified in the cover letter of the solicitation.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete, current resume. See cover page of the solicitation for resume requirements.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

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

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Egypt: Development worker to advise on regional employment dialogue

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 09 Jan 2018

For an assignment as a development worker we are looking for the location Alexandria in Egypt for an

Development worker to advise on regional employment dialogue

JOB-ID: 34956

Field of activity

GIZ’s Employment Promotion Project (EPP) is implemented in Egypt to assist actors from politics and private sector in implementing reforms to promote youth employment as part of a public-private partnership. Employment dialogue is being initiated at regional level and Regional Labour Market Observatories are being established to develop and implement decentralised measures for promoting employment. Policy-makers, civil society and the private sector all share responsibility for the work of these observatories, which collect and analyse reliable data on the labour market as a basis for developing and implementing suitable evidence based active labour market programmes. More information on the project is available at https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/16279.html.

As a representative body of the region’s private sector, the Alexandria Business Association (ABA) is an active member of the regional labour market observatory (RLMO). It is seeking to make a greater contribution to develop and implement suitable employment promotion measures in the region. In addition to building its own capacities, it is also interested in coordinating activities more effectively with the vocational school sector.The development worker will strengthen the role of Alexandria’s private sector through advising on developing and implementing employment promotion measures. In this way, he or she will support to achieve the that goal regional labour market information is being used to develop and implement active labour market programmes (ALMP).’

Your tasks

  • You will advise and support the Alexandria Business Association (ABA) and its member companies in their role as regional providers of employment and training.
  • You will assist ABA in its work within the labour market observatory and all other partners with generating, analysing, interpreting and processing labour market data.
  • You will advise the partner organisation (PO) ABA with regard to developing and implementing ALMPs based on the results of the RLMOs.
  • You will advise the PO on its dialogue with policy-makers, the vocational training sector and other actors, and, ideally, coordinate the work of all of these public-private actors working within the RLMO in Alexandria.
  • You will support to improve the network between the five RLMOs in Egypt.

Your profile

You offer the following qualifications

  • Business skills and practical experience of vocational training and/or employment promotion
  • Advisory skills on organisational and institutional development
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent English language skills and a willingness to learn Arabic, Arabic language skill is an asset
  • Experience in the use of participatory methods

You offer the following competencies

  • Comparable experience in development cooperation
  • Experience of advising investors associations and companies
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods

How to apply:

For more information please visit: http://j.mp/GIZ34956

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United States of America: USPSC Interagency Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 08 Jan 2018

Position Title: Interagency Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00014

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $94,796 – $123,234

Issuance Date: December 15, 2017

Closing Date: January 8, 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 Interagency 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 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.

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 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 Interagency Specialist (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00014

2. ISSUANCE DATE: December 15, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: January 8, 2018, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Interagency Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-13 equivalent ($94,796 – 123,234 – 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 (IT), 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 for IT, staffing, funds control, budgeting, information and 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; engages with the U.N. to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and to promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences; and 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

The Strategic Interagency Team serves as an integral part of the HPGE Division and closely coordinates with other parts of the USG community on international humanitarian assistance issues and disaster responses. The team leads efforts to strengthen strategic institutional relationships and partnerships with other federal agencies, including conceptualization and oversight for new program development and partnerships; provides guidance on policy issues pertaining to the interagency; prepares key briefings and guidance; and assists in planning DCHA strategies and responses to humanitarian crises, as required.

The Interagency Specialist works with the Strategic Interagency Team and HPGE Division leadership to facilitate relationships and partnerships within the USG community. The position assists in planning DCHA strategies and responses to humanitarian crises; supports efforts to strengthen strategic institutional relationships with other federal agencies, including conceptualization and oversight for new program development and partnerships; provides guidance on policy issues pertaining to the interagency; and prepares key briefings and guidance.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of Interagency Specialists in order to meet its objectives of leading coordination efforts within the USG on international disaster response issues, strengthening strategic interagency relationships and partnerships; programming; and managing institutional relationships with partner organizations within the USG.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Interagency Specialists will provide critical analysis on disaster and coordination issues for interagency partners, work closely with officials within the USG disaster response and humanitarian assistance community, organize quarterly coordination forums, initiate creative and innovative new approaches to partnerships, and serve as a key source of information on humanitarian issues pertaining to the interagency for the office. He/She will help plan organizational strategies and responses to humanitarian crises, actively work with other members of the office, and anticipate and prepare documents and briefing memos on humanitarian issues for key meetings and events with the interagency as necessary. He/She will also serve as a liaison and/or representative of OFDA to other agencies, as necessary.

The Interagency Specialists will manage critical issues within the interagency community on behalf of OFDA and must have the ability to multi-task; be detail oriented and results oriented. The assignment requires providing expert analytical and advisory support on a wide range of humanitarian issues for the planning, development, and execution of U.S. foreign policy objectives within a broad and complex environment.

Contacts will be primarily within OFDA, the broader USG, analysts and officials in international organizations and other agencies, and representatives of non-governmental organizations, in partnership with the HPGE Policy and Program Teams, as appropriate, to build and enhance OFDA’s institutional engagements and partnerships with other federal agencies. The role requires the ability to work within a team structure with significant interaction with U.S. interagency stakeholders, demanding strong diplomatic and communication skills to accurately represent OFDA positions in the interagency environment. Contacts occur in a wide variety of planned and unplanned, formal and informal settings, including open meetings and conferences, where the Strategic Interagency Team may be called upon to explain U.S. positions on humanitarian issues.

The position requires experience with and a thorough understanding of the relationships among the USG, donors, and other international organizations. The position requires demonstrated experience working within the USG interagency, including the ability to coordinate and bring together multiple agencies with equities in a common issue or set of issues. A working understanding of the international humanitarian architecture and the U.S. disaster response structure is required. Knowledge of how other federal agencies respond in regards to international disaster responses is desired. Strong experience in serving on humanitarian operations as a liaison for agencies or other organizations, defining and applying humanitarian policies, is preferred.

The position requires the ability to translate experience into strategic, policy and/or operational recommendations. Detailed knowledge of how the USG interagency coordinates and develops policy is required. Interagency Specialists may be required to be available for overseas or domestic travel, including secondments to the interagency during humanitarian crises, which may be up to 30-35 percent of the year, with deployments possibly lasting up to 90 days. During “steady state” times, only minimal travel may be required.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

Strengthening / Building Interagency Relationships

· Assist in developing and implementing the OFDA strategy for interagency engagement. Coordinate with other federal agencies to provide OFDA staff with briefings on federal capabilities.

· Develop Interagency Agreements and/or Memoranda of Understanding, as necessary, with USG interagency partners.

· Work with other OFDA divisions to identify strategic goals for interagency relationships and partnerships and support pre-identified interagency agreements.

· Support the development of agendas and convening of the OFDA quarterly International Disaster Forum, the Interagency Coordination Group, the Whole-of-Government Logistics Council, and other fora as required.

· Support the Strategic Interagency Team with interagency coordination meetings, calls, and planning, as needed, in support of other OFDA Divisions.

· Attend external interagency meetings as requested. Understand the U.S. political and institutional environment in which decisions are made and implemented in humanitarian situations.

· Provide OFDA briefings to federal agencies, as appropriate.

· Assist the Interagency Training Team in the development of training materials and research for OFDA’s interagency training, as well as logistical support as needed.

· Ability to serve on Temporary Duty Assignment (TDY) to another agency within the United States or overseas for a period of up to 90 days at a time.

· 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.

· 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, 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 Strategic Interagency Team Leader or his/her designee, with guidance from the Division Director or designee of the HPGE Division.

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, human rights, economics, public health, disaster management, public policy, or a related field) plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience on interagency coordination and policy engagement related to multilateral or international affairs, international humanitarian and disaster issues, or domestic disaster assistance coordination with USG agencies. Work on emergency relief and humanitarian assistance preferred, with at least one year working overseas preferred. Applicants must demonstrate work experience with a humanitarian organization or with a USG federal agency.

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 five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working on interagency coordination and policy engagement related to multilateral or international affairs, international humanitarian and disaster issues or domestic disaster assistance with USG agencies required. Work on emergency relief and humanitarian assistance preferred, with at least one year working overseas preferred. Applicants must demonstrate work experience with a humanitarian organization or with a USG federal agency.

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.

· 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.

· 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.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 Proven experience in the role of liaison with USG interagency relationships at all levels throughout the humanitarian and/or foreign policy communities; including a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse array of the types of individuals and organizations involved in disaster assistance, particularly USG agencies, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and host governments; and understanding of federal agencies engaged in international disaster assistance and disaster risk reduction.

QRF #2 Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with U.S. policy and regulations for international responses to natural disasters and complex emergencies; as well as proven experience in providing expert guidance in the area of humanitarian assistance with regard to the policy implications of issues and developments.

QRF #3 Demonstrated ability to consistently perform in a high visibility, high-pressure environment. Strong work ethic and ability to initiate, multi-task with attention to detail, and develop and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Please provide specific examples.

QRF #4 Knowledge of the structures, mandates, and policies of the UN system; and knowledge of the international humanitarian system concepts, and issues.

QRF #5 Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, preparing and presenting analysis, providing guidance, soliciting sensitive information, and negotiating agreements.

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 – 13 points
  • QRF #2 – 11 points
  • QRF #3 – 10 points
  • QRF #4 – 6 points
  • QRF #5 – 5 points

Interview Performance – 35 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 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.

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United States of America: USPSC Senior Program Operations Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 09 Jan 2018

Position Title: Senior Program Operations Specialist

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00016

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $94,796 – $123,234

Issuance Date: December 15, 2017

Closing Date: January 9, 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 Program Operations Specialist (SPOS) 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 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 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.

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 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 Senior Program Operations Specialist

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00016

2. ISSUANCE DATE: December 15, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: January 9, 2018

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Program Operations Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-13 equivalent ($94,796 – $123,234 – 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 (IT), 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 for IT, staffing, funds control, budgeting, information and 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; engages with the U.N. to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and to promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences; and 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

HPGE serves as the principal focal point for humanitarian policy development, engagement and institutional relationships with international organizations and other donor governments. The Global Programs Team develops and manages a portfolio of diverse programs designed to build the capacity of key UN humanitarian agencies, other Public International Organizations (PIOs), and NGOs; provide leadership on key programmatic policy initiatives; strengthen leadership capacity in the humanitarian system; and fund critical research through academic institutions, think tanks, and other humanitarian stakeholders.

The Senior Program Operations Specialist (SPOS) position serves as an integral part of the Global Programs team and closely coordinates with other parts of the USG community on humanitarian issues. The SPOS manages a multi-million dollar program portfolio of grants to PIOs, as well as a strategic portfolio of global policy and research-oriented grants to a range of NGOs. The SPOS assists the Global Programs Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader in strengthening institutional relationships with IOs, NGOs and think tanks, and also serves as an office-wide resource on issues pertaining to funding of PIOs.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a SPOS in order to meet its objectives of programming, coordinating with other donors, and managing institutional relationships with partner organizations.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SPOS provides critical analysis on programming with PIOs, manages a complex multi-million dollar portfolio of grants, serves as an office-wide resource on grant-making and procurement regulations as they pertain to PIOs, and interfaces regularly with the Disaster Response Divisions regarding funding to PIOs. The SPOS will also work with other parts of the DCHA bureau, with the Office of General Counsel, and with the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) to ensure grant-making processes are functioning in an effective manner. The SPOS will also anticipate and prepare documents and briefing memos on humanitarian issues for important meetings and events.

The SPOS administers a diverse multi-million dollar portfolio of globally-funded OFDA programs, many of which are implemented by UN agencies and other PIOs. In addition to managing a discrete portfolio, the SPOS works with the Global Programs Team Leader to provide critical guidance on OFDA’s relationship with PIOs, as well as guidance on internal USAID regulations and policies impacting these relationships.

Under the guidance of the Global Programs Team Leader, the SPOS will also manage critical issues with the UN and NGO community on behalf of OFDA, DCHA offices, and other USG agencies. The SPOS will provide expert analytical and advisory support on a wide range of humanitarian issues for the planning, development and execution of U.S. foreign policy objectives within a broad and complex environment.

Contacts will be within the USG, as well as personnel at U.S. posts worldwide, senior analysts and officials in international organizations and other agencies, experts, and representatives of non-governmental organizations. The role requires strong diplomatic and communication skills to accurately represent U.S. positions in a complex multilateral setting, based on guidance from Washington.

The position requires a thorough understanding of the international humanitarian assistance environment, operations, related policies, regulations, and inter-relationships among the USG, donor and other international organizations. Detailed knowledge of humanitarian operations and partner programming – at country and at global level – is required.

The SPOS is part of the Global Programs Team and reports directly to the Global Programs Team Leader.

The SPOS’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

Award Portfolio Management:

· Become certified and serve as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR), for awards managed by the HPGE Team. This includes ensuring adequate Continuous Learning Points to maintain AOR/COR certification.

· Prepare all documentation to obtain timely award approval. This will involve properly inputting data into office and agency administrative and financial tracking systems for transmittal to OAA.

· Review program reports to ensure that program objectives are achieved. Provide grantees with feedback on reports, and share reports with appropriate team members.

· Ensure consistency in our grant management process across partner agencies.

· Train and mentor new HPGE Global Programs Team staff.

Award Guidelines and Regulations:

· Promote uniform policies and procedures for relating to partner agencies on grant management.

· Brief partner agencies, conduct trainings as needed and help disseminate information on OFDA grants guidelines.

· Participate on Agency-wide working groups to ensure award consistency across all levels.

· Develop expertise on the interagency agreement process.

External Relations:

  • Work with the Global Programs Team Leader to organize the annual NGO Partners Conference, including facility procurement and liaising with different OFDA Divisions on agenda development.
  • Develop and maintain communications and relationships with partner organizations/offices, both within and outside the USG to ensure essential coordination of actions and information exchanges. Respond to inquiries, perform outreach services, and facilitate their access to OFDA staff.
  • Assist in the organization of monthly, quarterly and annual consultations with partner agencies and organizations.
  • Coordinate OFDA’s participation in and input to the monthly meeting on specific disaster response areas conducted by InterAction. Participate in discussions related to the work of the current emergency responses when requested.
  • Work with the Global Programs Team Leader to coordinate visits of senior UN officials engaged in programmatic responses to ongoing humanitarian crises.

Internal Coordination:

· Serve as the back-stop for the Global Programs Team Leader and/or Deputy Team Leader.

· Coordinate tasks and activities with OFDA colleagues well as with DCHA’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP).

· Liaise with the Office of General Counsel and the Office of Acquisition and Assistance, under the general guidance of the Global Programs Team Leader, to ensure timely grant processes.

· Assist the Global Programs Team Leader in formulating the HPGE Team’s internal budget, including drafting narrative justifications and budget revisions.

Administrative and Other General Duties and Responsibilities:

· Participate in the preparation of memoranda and briefing papers where input from the HPGE Team is required.

· Assist in any follow-up actions regarding ongoing and current emergency programs.

· Draft routine responses to partner or staff inquiries and participate in making recommendations to resolve issues, as appropriate.

· 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.

· Serve as the USAID/OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months; and

· 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.

The Senior Program Operations Specialist will be required to be available for deployments up to 30% of the year.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The incumbent will take direction from and report to the Global Programs Team Leader 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 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 seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and on humanitarian policy issues, and two (2) years working for the USG, IO, or NGO on humanitarian assistance and/or international development.

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 five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and on humanitarian policy issues, and two (2) years working for the USG, IO, or NGO on humanitarian assistance and/or international development.

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.

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

· Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive 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.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 Proven ability in international grant management in the humanitarian sector, including proven experience in the identification, analysis, and management of global humanitarian response, broad sectoral and research initiatives and programs; developing detailed program budgets; and developing and supporting grant management processes. A high degree of diplomatic and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and organizations.

QRF #2 Proven experience in providing expert guidance in the area of humanitarian assistance with regard to the different implementation, policy and program approaches utilized by public international organizations and non-governmental organizations. Detailed knowledge, based on hands-on experience of humanitarian action and a thorough on-the-ground knowledge of the international humanitarian system concepts and issues is required.

QRF #3 Demonstrated ability to consistently and independently perform in a high visibility, high-pressure environment and accurately represent the USG policy positions. Demonstrated representational skills, as well as the ability to initiate, develop and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

QRF #4 Demonstrated knowledge and experience with U.S. policy and regulations for responses to natural disasters and complex emergencies and a demonstrated understanding of U.S. humanitarian assistance programming and approaches

QRF #5 Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, preparing and presenting analysis, providing guidance, soliciting sensitive information, reviewing proposals, and negotiating agreements.

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 – 15 points

QRF #2 – 10 points

QRF #3 – 10 points

QRF #4 – 8 points

QRF #5 – 7 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 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.

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United States of America: USPSC Senior Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 14 Nov 2019

Position Title: Senior Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00015

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $94,796 – $123,234

Issuance Date: December 14, 2017

Closing Date: Open and continuous through November 14, 2019 with Nine (9) Review Periods closing on:

January 11, 2018, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

April 5, 2018, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

June 28, 2018, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

September 20, 2018, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

December 13, 2018, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

March 7, 2019, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

May 30, 2019, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

August 22, 2019, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

November 14, 2019, 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 Senior Disaster Operations Specialist (SDOS) 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.

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 Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00015

2. ISSUANCE DATE: December 14, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:

This solicitation is open and continuous until November 8, 2019. The following are the closing dates for each review period:

January 11, 2018, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

April 5, 2018, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

June 28, 2018, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

September 20, 2018, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

December 13, 2018, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

March 7, 2019, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

May 30, 2019, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

August 22, 2019, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

November 14, 2019, 12:00 P.M Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Disaster Operations Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-13 equivalent ($94,796 – $123,234 – 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 (IT), 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 for IT, staffing, funds control, budgeting, information and 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; engages with the U.N. to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and to promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. HPGE Division leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences; and 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

Senior Disaster Operations Specialists (SDOSs) play a central role in the USG’s disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and disaster risk reduction programs. Their core function is to manage a complex portfolio of humanitarian interventions and assist in USG policy engagement within an assigned portfolio. They are members of regionally focused humanitarian response teams consisting of Senior Regional Advisors, Senior Humanitarian Advisors, Program Officers, Field Monitors, Team Leaders, Deputy Team Leaders, Disaster Operations Advisors and Specialists, and/or Program Assistants.

SDOSs are part of Africa Division and will be assigned to one of two regional teams covering the following areas: Southern, Western and Northern Africa (SWAN), East and Central Africa (ECA). Each regional team is managed by a Team Leader and two Deputy Team Leaders.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA’s Africa Division requires the services of multiple SDOSs to enhance its capability to manage its portfolios and effectively respond to international crises and disasters.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leaders for the assigned Africa region of responsibility, SDOSs will be assigned to one or more complex portfolios which will require significant USG policy engagement and humanitarian program management. SDOSs can expect to move between portfolios depending on the changing nature of OFDA’s humanitarian engagement and the needs of the office. The SDOS will perform the following within the assigned portfolio:

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;

· 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;

· Review and monitor national disaster risk reduction efforts and plans in the area of responsibility in collaboration with the regional team;

· Assist in identifying humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility and applying those to program strategy development and implementation;

· Maintain an in-depth understanding of political, humanitarian, organizational, and stakeholder interests specific to the region of responsibility;

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

Portfolio Management:

· Work with implementing organizations regarding project proposals submitted for OFDA funding to ensure proposals meet OFDA’s program objectives and grant guidelines:

o Prepare all documentation to obtain timely grant project approval;

o Input appropriate award data into Office and Agency administrative and financial tracking systems;

o Track program reports from grantees and ensure reports are received in a timely manner; review program reports to ensure that program objectives have been achieved; collate input from report for feedback to grantee, and share reports with regional team member, as appropriate;

o Upon completion of programs, close out awards according to Agency policies, identifying funds for de-obligation and/or equipment for disposition;

o Expedite the flow of programmatic and other documents through the clearance process.

· Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) for assistance awards, as assigned;

· Review 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 (ADS), and Federal Regulations including coordinating multi-unit participation and ensuring timely proposal review and processing;

· Provide regional support as needed to OFDA field operations to include monitoring of OFDA programs, assessments, strategy development and general field office coverage;

· Participate actively in the program strategy development process for the assigned portfolio, which may include coordinating input and editing;

· Assist the team in the coordination, development, and drafting of written program planning documents that may include event and scenario based contingency planning, staff planning analysis, and budget options.

Representation:

· Represent humanitarian concerns and priorities from the OFDA perspective in 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 USG Interagency forums;

o Coordination mechanisms with the DCHA bureau and USAID.

Leadership:

· Serve as peer mentor to DOSs and Program Assistants on grants management and portfolio management, to include OFDA’s business process, portfolio-specific budget and workload management, and post-award monitoring and management.

· Responsible for planning and carrying out assignments. The USPSC is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

General Duties:

· Travel should be expected at 10-20 percent to monitor the program portfolio, to participate in strategy development, and to assist in office coverage.

· 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.

· Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months; and

· As needed, serve on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (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 Team Leader or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available; 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, political science, and disaster management) and at least seven (7) years of relevant work experience with the USG, a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO), NGO, IO or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and/or managing and evaluating funded programs in a results type framework. Experience must include one (1) year of cumulative field work (foreign or domestic) in international humanitarian assistance and/or disaster response 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 at least five (5) years of relevant work experience with the USG, a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO), NGO, IO or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and/or managing and evaluating funded programs in a results type framework. Experience must include one (1) year of cumulative field work (foreign or domestic) in international humanitarian assistance and/or disaster response 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 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.

● 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:

Experience – 30 points

· Humanitarian experience, to include civilian emergency response, early recovery, rehabilitation transition, or disaster risk reduction experience (10 points).

· Breadth of humanitarian experience across disaster cycle and program cycle (10 points).

· Experience managing USG awards from either the USG or the NGO side to include strategy or program design, proposal development or review, implementation compliance and monitoring (10 points).

Timed Writing Test (20 points)

Interview Performance (40 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 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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United States of America: USPSC ALE Division Rover (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 05 Jan 2018

Position Title: ALE Division Rover (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00011

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $112,021- $145,629

Issuance Date: December 14, 2017

Closing Date: January 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 an ALE Division Rover 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. </