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Kenya: Human Resources Assistant (Statistics, Data and Immigration)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Aug 2017

BACKGROUND

Incumbent serves as Human Resources Information, Immigration Services and Mission Statistics Assistant in the Human Resources Office located in USAID/Kenya and East Africa Mission providing a wide range of personnel services to the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Mission to including Somalia Office and Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA. The incumbent is responsible for providing all Mission statistics, and must provide regular updates to senior management, i.e., Deputy Mission Directors, the Controller and Embassy counterparts, and the Embassy Management Office. In addition to this the incumbent liaises with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (MFA & IT), National Treasury, and the Department of Immigration in obtaining required documentation for all USAID/Kenya and East Africa non-Kenyan employees, including US Direct Hires (USDH), US Personal Services Contractors (USPSC), Third-Country Nationals (TCN), employees under a Participating Agency Service Agreement (PASA), Technical Advisors in AIDS and Child Survival (TAACS), Fellows, Foreign Service Nationals, and Contractors; and also the Consular Section of the American Embassy regarding American passports, both diplomatic and ordinary.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Expatriate Assistance: 45%

  1. The incumbent liaises with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (MFA&IT), National Treasury, and the Department of Immigration in obtaining Kenyan Re-Entry Permits and Dependent Passes and extension of Visitors’ Passes, Kenya Government identity cards for USDHs and USPSCs. The incumbent follows up and expedites the issuance of these documents to enable timely travel of USAID/Kenya and East Africa employees. He/she obtains visas for all USDHs and USPSCs who are on temporary duty (TDY) in Kenya, and are traveling to other African countries. He/she also assists in obtaining Kenyan visas for FSNs from other countries worldwide who travel to USAID/Kenya and East Africa for training or on TDY.

  2. The incumbent prepares diplomatic notes to the MFA & IT. He/she processes the diplomatic notes for signature, makes copies, and delivers them to the MFA & IT’s Protocol Registry Division for endorsement and forwarding to the Department of Immigration for entry passes. He/she is responsible for monitoring the process of these documents to ensure they are not delayed in either office. The incumbent must maintain excellent relations with officials at the MFA & IT, the National Treasury and the Department of Immigration. On urgent cases, he/she is required to follow up and take additional copies to MFA & IT officials for fast-track action. He/she receives and ensures that all passports are logged in and ensures that this information is filed. The incumbent also logs in all requested actions and maintains a tracking system, checking off the items that have been processed. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining all expatriate documentation in a secure electronic filing database.

  3. The incumbent is responsible for hand-carrying all diplomatic, official, and ordinary/tourist passports for American and non-American employees of the Mission to the MFA and IT and the Department of Immigration for Residence and/or Visa processing and endorsement.

  4. The incumbent liaises with HCTM/FSC/FSS in obtaining diplomatic titles for all new USAID/Kenya and East Africa FSO Staff.

  5. The incumbent is responsible for announcing all newly-arrived American diplomats and their dependents, administrative and technical staff and their dependents, and TCNs to the MFA & IT for recognition of their presence in the host country, and for obtaining all legally required documents including residence identity cards. He/she also prepares documentation announcing departure of employees at the end of their tour or contract, and is responsible for returning Government of Kenya (GoK) identification cards to the MFA & IT.

  6. The incumbent assists all non-Kenyan employees of USAID-funded projects to obtain visas, personal identity cards, and work permits. Currently, there are over one hundred USAID-funded projects in Kenya.

  7. The incumbent liaises with the Consular Section and the Department of Civil Registration on issuance of birth certificates for children of USDHs, USPSCs, and TCNs born in Kenya, and also for diplomatic and ordinary passport renewals, extensions, and amendments for the USDH, USPSC, and TCN employees assigned to Kenya.

  8. The incumbent is responsible for applying for work permits for domestic staff (non-Kenyans) for American employees at Post. He/she is also responsible for assisting members of household (MOH) who are not covered by the primary employee’s travel orders. This task requires formidable negotiation and communication skills when answering questions from GoK authorities.

  9. The position has a high volume records management component that must be compliant with ADS 502. The incumbent is responsible for the continuous filing of all correspondence related to the accreditation process from start to finish. This includes photocopying diplomatic notes, identity cards, data pages of diplomatic, official, business and tourist passports, and diplomatic notes.

  10. Advice and Counseling: The incumbent uses his/her specialized knowledge of host country immigration and employment laws and is the principal advisor on all issues pertinent to the accreditation process to Senior Management as well as other staff categories. The incumbent obtains and conveys information as needed and to keep management informed of area activities and any significant issues.

Mission Statistics and Reporting: 40%

  1. Incumbent maintains and updates HR statistical databases (WEBPASS, in both STATE and USAID), and prepares periodic reporting documents, including the following:

  2. Mission Staffing Pattern is prepared quarterly, WEBPASS reports, Overseas Building Office (OBO) spacing reports, evacuation list, dependents list, and various ad hoc reports as requested by management. Position requirements for this portfolio involves verifying staffing with Office Chiefs and supervisors in order to provide accurate staff numbers, vacant positions, new positions and updating grades, steps, and position titles accurately.

  3. The incumbent is the point of contact for all statistical reports required from USAID/Washington (U.S. employee and dependent lists, etc.); and, incumbent is the main point of contact for USAID/Washington requests for information from various databases (WEBPASS, OBO). Produces US Employee and Dependents list. This involves maintaining and collecting current personnel information and keying it in to continually update the data in the system. The incumbent updates information provided from NSDD38 requests, i.e., increase or decrease in the number positions. The incumbent also manages, updates, and maintains the USAID/Kenya and East Africa American staff Potential Evacuees list.

EXO/Human Resources Section Administrative Support: 15%

  1. The incumbent drives a Mission vehicle when processing documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and Department of Immigration, and when delivering and picking up mail and other correspondences from the Pension Fund Administrator.

  2. The incumbent will maintain all assignment tracking and employee information by entering and updating employment and status change data.

  3. Incumbent provides reports pertaining to a variety of personnel issues within the USAID/Kenya and East Africa, serves as a management and workforce planning tool.

  4. The incumbent maintains employee confidence and protects operations by keeping human resource information strictly confidential.

  5. Local Staff Expatriate Support: The incumbent assists FSN employees traveling on TDY to obtain birth certificates from the Registrars Department, or passports from the Department of Immigration. The incumbent will support local staff by providing employment verification and validation as requested.

  6. Performs other duties as specific to the HR Office as assigned including HR General Support.

The incumbent is responsible for computing statistics on HR actions including:

  1. WGIs, promotions, separation, etc.; updating and editing of employee details, e.g., dependents information, emergency contacts, etc.; and, liaising with HR-State and Management office- State for generation and management of Mission Statistical data.

  2. Manage Personnel data certification through the Executive Agency Personnel System (EAPS).

  3. Manage, update, and maintain Mission Staffing Patterns for USAID (Kenya and East Africa), liaising with Office Chiefs in the update and maintenance of Mission Staffing Pattern.

  4. Manage, update, and maintain organization charts for the Mission and Mission Offices liaising with Office Chiefs in updates and maintenance of the Mission Org Charts.

  5. Manage, update, and maintain the USAID American staff Arrival and Departure list.

  6. Provide information on Mission employees’ statistics using WEBPASS, org charts, staffing pattern, etc., as may be requested.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

a. Supervision Received: Receives general supervision from the FSN Human Resources Specialist and the American Supervisor, but carries out majority of duties independently and on their own initiative.

b. Supervision Exercised: Continuing supervision of others is not contemplated.

c. Available Guidelines: USAID Handbooks, ADS, Mission Orders, Standardized Regulations.

d. Exercise of Judgment: Due to heavy workload, incumbent must be able to exercise good judgment in knowing what questions can be handled personally and questions or issues which should be elevated to a higher level.

e. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent has no independent authority to commit the USG to the expenditure of funds. The incumbent may make commitments to complete work requirements within a certain time period, to meet with GoK and other representatives at a date and time certain, and other such non-financial commitments.

f. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are with all USAID staff, including senior management, the US Embassy, Foreign Embassy Consular Sections, USAID/Washington, GoK counterparts, and others.

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.

a. Education: Two years of collegiate study in Social Sciences, Human Resources or Business Management is required.

b. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of three years progressively responsible experience in Human Resources or related customer service work with a US Government Agency, the GoK, or an international NGO or donor organization is required.

c. Post Entry Training: Local training in USG/USAID human resources and workforce planning procedures and processes and WEBPASS training will be provided on the job. Other training will be provided as needed for successful performance of the work.

d. Language Proficiency (List both English and host country language(s) proficiency requirements by level (II, III) and specialization (sp/read): Fluency in English (Level IV) is required; a good working knowledge of Swahili (Level III) is also required.

e. Job Knowledge: A thorough knowledge, or the ability to quickly gain a thorough knowledge, of USAID/Personnel Handbooks, the ADS, USAID/Kenya and East Africa Personnel Mission Orders, the Foreign Affairs Manuals and Handbook, US Standardized Regulations, and GoK employment policies is required.

f. Skills and Abilities: A thorough knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite is required. The incumbent must be able and willing to work additional hours beyond the established 40‑hour workweek and outside the established Monday‑Friday work week as may be required or necessary; be willing and able to travel extensively throughout the region as/when necessary or requested in direct support of the USAID/Kenya and East Africa EXO/HR and overall Mission Strategic Goals and Objective(s); the incumbent must be a self‑starter.

II. 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 (30points)

  • Job Knowledge (25 points)

  • Skills and abilities (45points)

Total possible points: 100

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

OR

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

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 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 Human Resource Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 29 Aug 2017

Position Title: Human Resource Specialist

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000067

Salary Level: GS-12 Equivalent: $79,720- $103,639

Issuance Date: August 1, 2017

Closing Date: August 29, 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 Human Resource Specialist under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

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

NOTE ABOUT THE DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM/SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an offer. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Human Resource Specialist

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000067

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 1, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 29, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Human Resource Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-12 equivalent ($79,720 – $103,639 – 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) option years

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 has a complex and evolving human resources landscape. The office has approximately 450 staff members around the world through a variety of hiring mechanisms including but, not limited to: direct hires (both civil and foreign service), Personal Services Contractors (PSCs), Fellows, Institutional Contractors, Participating Agency Services Agreements (PASAs) employees and interns. Each mechanism operates under its own authorities complete with a unique set of benefits and governing Human Resources (HR) policies. In addition, during the last year, OFDA has been operating at an unprecedented level both in terms of the number and complexity of simultaneous responses (currently three RMTs and four DARTs) and its operating budget (Fiscal Year 15 estimate of $2.2B, a $1B increase from Fiscal Year 14). This has created both a significant HR challenge for the office in terms of staffing to these high requirements as well as a unique opportunity to increase staffing levels and develop new positions and evolve the nature of other positions. As such, OFDA is undergoing significant growth across all Divisions.

OFDA has established an HR Team within the PS Division to provide comprehensive HR support across all OFDA hiring mechanisms. The complexity and diversity of its hiring mechanisms coupled with the current staffing increases has highlighted the need to dedicate appropriately skilled resources to the management of OFDA’s unique HR requirements.

The HR Team support includes but is not limited to the following tasks: providing a full range of comprehensive management advisory/consultative services and assistance for the various OFDA divisions; performing personnel management functions; advising on legal, regulatory and procedural issues related to position management and classification, staffing, recruitment, benefits, performance management, employee relations, workforce planning, staff development and other HR activities; assisting in the recruitment and retention of all OFDA PSC’s and other hiring mechanisms; advising OFDA management on personnel issues; assisting in the interpretation and application of USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) policies relating to all HR, human capital, and talent management issues; supporting OFDA’s compliance with annual performance evaluations requirements across all hiring mechanisms; maintaining the OFDA Staff Development SharePoint portal and all related efforts including seminars, brown bags, and other educational opportunities; supporting the agencies automated time and attendance process, Transit Benefits Program and Telework Program; planning and implementing HR outreach activities designed to strengthen the OFDA community; gathering and capturing HR statistical and performance tracking data; conducting research and analysis on a variety of HR related topics and service offerings; participating in HR related projects and managing a specified work stream of activities; assisting with and supporting the HR Document Retention Program; supporting the Workman’s Compensation Program; as needed, assisting in drafting OFDA specific tools, templates and processes for applicable Agency HR policies; providing OFDA’s in-house expertise on best practices in the field of HR, capital and talent management; performing and assisting with workforce planning for steady state operations and response surges; developing training materials and facilitating knowledge transfer to broad audiences; responding to data calls on staffing and general personnel inquiries; performing and assisting with employee on-boarding and exit activities; liaison with OFDA hiring managers on recruitment and hiring activities and provide status reporting; writing HR policies, procedures and guidelines in line with USG requirements; and as needed, liaison with USAID’s Office of Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM), USAID Staff Care Center, and the Office of Human Diversity, Program, Policy and Management (PPM) and Administrative Management Staff (AMS).

The HR Team will be comprised of one USPSC Team Lead GS-14 equivalent, one USPSC Technical Advisor GS-14 equivalent, and up to five additional supporting staff at the GS-12 and GS-13 equivalent levels. The team will reside within the PS Division, with the HR Specialists reporting directly to the Human Resource (HR) Team Lead.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of one HR Specialist at the GS-12 equivalent level in order to operate the daily delivery of HR services and talent management support across all of OFDA’s various hiring mechanisms; including, but not limited to, civil and foreign service, PSCs, PASAs, fellows, interns, and administratively determined (AD) personnel.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

OFDA GS-12 Equivalent, HR Specialist will perform the following:

RECRUITMENT & HIRING

· Advise management on a wide range of staffing issues such as position classification, recruitment and staffing strategies, prohibited personnel practices, the use of valid selection criteria, and other approaches that help in filling vacancies and staffing the organization for various hiring mechanisms.

· Provide position management and classification support to assigned organizations, including collaborating with divisions to compose vacancy solicitations for various hiring mechanisms, auditing existing position descriptions and communicating grade distinctions to management with supporting criteria and justification.

· Counsel on recruitment and hiring; advise management on processes related to rating and ranking applicants; participate on recruitment panels as needed.

· Liaison with hiring managers on recruitment and hiring activities and provide related status reporting for all hiring mechanisms.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

· Provide guidance to management and employees on career development principles, practices, and opportunities; including, preparing correspondence to formal and information inquiries.

· Conduct research and provide advisory opinions on broad HR topics such as staff development, training, performance improvement, and organizational effectiveness.

· Research and identify training opportunities to enrich skills, performance and competencies.

· Research, analyze, and develop reports on training return on investment (ROI).

· Assess strategies for learning and development solutions to ensure OFDA offers a balanced portfolio of cost-effective learning opportunities tailored to meet specific career goals and development needs.

· Assist with maintaining the OFDA Staff Development SharePoint portal and all related efforts including coordinating seminars, brown bags, and other educational opportunities.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

· Serve as an employee counselor for any or all areas of performance management, employee relations, performance improvement planning and monitoring, terminations, employee awards, teleworking, comp time, leave and other related services.

· Support OFDA’s compliance with annual performance evaluations requirements across all hiring mechanisms. Collect and review annual Evaluation Forms for completeness and compliance, providing recommendations when necessary.

· Collect and review Individual Development Plans and advise employees/supervisors accordingly.

· Partner with managers to design human capital performance enhancement solutions for employee growth aligned with OFDA’s needs.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

· Assist in interpreting and applying Human Resource laws, regulations, policies, and practices across various hiring mechanisms.

· Assist in the interpretation and application of USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) policies relating to all human resource, human capital, and talent management issues.

· Assist in writing a wide variety of technical documents including drafting policies, standard operating procedures, correspondence, reports, and project implementation documents. Support the development of an OFDA Employee Handbook.

· Conduct evaluations of new or revised HR related policies, procedures and regulations.

· Provide guidance to OFDA employees and supervisors regarding practical application of HR procedures.

· Evaluate HR business processes, employment policies, and historical practices.

· Ensure that management and employees are kept informed of new changes in HR policies, procedures, and programs for various hiring mechanisms.

WORKFORCE PLANNING

· Recommend strategies to resolve routine problems related to recruitment, job turnover, potential inequities across all hiring mechanisms, long and short-term workforce planning with occasional guidance, and reinvention while ensuring the legality and propriety of actions taken.

· Assist with workforce planning for steady state operations and response surges.

· Update and maintain library of OFDA organizational charts and staffing patterns with Divisions.

· Apply skills in position classification and management principles to assist management with the establishment of efficient and effective organizational structures, workforce analysis and position descriptions for various hiring mechanisms.

· Assist with identifying HR related operational issues and provide recommendations with some guidance, review or revision.

· Collect and assemble HR data from various sources for status and demographic reporting as well as statistical tracking to internal clients.

· Conduct fact-finding analysis of issues surrounding the matter at hand to identify and clarify problems or relevant issues.

EMPLOYEE OUTREACH

· Plan, coordinate and support a variety of employee outreach events and initiatives aimed at improving employee productivity, morale, and retention.

· Actively participate and/or lead a variety of HR outreach activities for the OFDA community.

· Design and distribute HR related outreach materials, including writing regular blogs on workforce issues and posting HR related resources/readings on OFDA Staff Development SharePoint portal.

· Plan and conduct Brown Bags on various HR and workforce related topics.

· Participate in off-site Job Fairs with the Recruitment Team, as needed.

· Prepare on-boarding package and documentation. Conduct New Hire on-boarding activities and schedule employees’ New Hire Orientation.

MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES

· Independently plan, design, deliver, and evaluate major HR development programs.

· Respond to general to moderately difficult HR data calls and personnel inquiries.

· Work on and lead a segment of work for a variety of short and long-term human capital projects spanning the HR life cycle: strategic human capital management, workforce analysis and planning, recruitment and outreach, career track development, employee development, performance management, coaching and mentoring, awards and compensation practices, and incentive programs.

· Gather information and prepare documents in response to data calls or internal audit requests.

· Maintain OFDA’s HR Document Retention Program and Filing System.

· Manage access requests to HR related systems.

· Support the Agency’s automated time and attendance process, Transit Program and Telework Program.

· Support the Workman’s Compensation Program by ensuring all incident reports are fully completed accurately and conducting follow-up as needed with all stakeholders.

· Serve as a liaison with program administrative staff to deliver advisory services and complete the organizations HR requests. Upon request, liaison with USAID’s Office of Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM), USAID Staff Care Center, and the Office of Human Diversity.

· As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

· Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which 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.

· As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

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

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The HR Specialist will take direction from and report to the HRM Team Lead or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available. The USPSC consults with supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. The USPSC is responsible for planning, designing and carrying out assignments, projects, studies or other work. The USPSC is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

Bachelor’s degree in HR limited to one of the following: BA or BS in Human Resource Management (HRM), BA or BS in Management with a concentration in HR, BA or BS in Business Administration with a concentration in HRM, Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in HR, Organizational Behavior, Labor Relations, Industrial Relations, Organizational Development, or Human Capital Development.

PLUS

Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in the HR field, organization development, and/or human capital and talent management.

AND

HR experience must include at least four (4) years performing at least six of the following duties:

  • Knowledge and skill to counsel on recruitment and placement;
  • Advise management on processes related to rating and ranking applicants;
  • Advise management on performance management, staff development, employee relations with applicable EEO laws or regulations, general employment laws or regulations, and policy changes for various hiring mechanisms;
  • Recommend strategies to resolve problems related to recruitment, employee turnover, long and short-term workforce planning, terminations, awards, work life balance, and reinvention while ensuring the legality and propriety of actions taken;
  • Skill in applying position classification and management principles to assist management with the establishment of efficient and effective organizational structures and position descriptions;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to broad audiences, including developing a broad variety of HR documents and facilitating employee trainings;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective and positive working relationships; and
  • Knowledge and skill in applying federal civilian HR principles, practices, concepts, and legal regulatory requirements.

In addition, experience in working with a variety of personnel mechanisms such as PSCs and USG direct hires is desired.

OR

Master’s degree in HR limited to one of the following: MA in Human Resource Management, MS in Human Resources (HR), MA or MS in Industrial and Organizational Behavior, MA in Management (MAM) with HR concentration, MBA with concentration in HRM, Organizational Leadership or Leadership Development with HR concentration, Human Capital Development, Organizational Behavior, Labor Relations, or Industrial Relations.

PLUS

Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience working in the HR field, organization development, and/or human capital and talent management.

AND

HR experience must include at least three (3) years performing at least six of the following duties:

  • Knowledge and skill to counsel on recruitment and placement;
  • Advise management on processes related to rating and ranking applicants;
  • Advise management on performance management, staff development, employee relations with applicable EEO laws or regulations, general employment laws or regulations, and policy changes for various hiring mechanisms;
  • Recommend strategies to resolve problems related to recruitment, employee turnover, long and short-term workforce planning, terminations, awards, work life balance, and reinvention while ensuring the legality and propriety of actions taken;
  • Skill in applying position classification and management principles to assist management with the establishment of efficient and effective organizational structures and position descriptions;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to broad audiences, including developing a broad variety of HR documents and facilitating employee trainings;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective and positive working relationships; and
  • Knowledge and skill in in applying federal civilian HR principles, practices, concepts, and legal regulatory requirements.

In addition, experience in working with a variety of personnel mechanisms such as PSCs and USG direct hires is desired.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

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

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

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

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

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

The rating factors are as follows:

Human Resources Professional Experience (25 points)

  • Experience working with a variety of personnel hiring mechanisms, including but not limited to: USG Direct Hires and Foreign Service, U.S. Personal Service Contractors (USPSCs), contractors, consultants, fellows/interns, Participating Agency Services Agreements (PASAs), other Interagency Agreements (IAAs), short term contract or temporary employees, private sector personnel, and state and local government personnel. Experience must include but is not limited to the following: employee relations, recruitment/hiring, position classification, performance management, staff development, training development and facilitation, employee rewards and recognition, employee outreach, workforce planning, policy development, benefits coordination, and HR generalist support.
  • Experience in the following elements of human resources/human capital and talent management: workforce analysis/development, policy evaluation/interpretation/application, individual development planning, work-life balance/wellness programs, organizational design/development/effectiveness, change management, HR data analysis/metrics/quantitative reporting and employee outreach/ morale.
  • Familiarity with OPM guidelines, Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Code of Federal Regulations, and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) pertaining to USPSCs.
  • Experience representing an organization’s human resource interests at operational level forums, such as working groups, planning committees, task forces and other similar venues.
  • Experience researching/reviewing/evaluating/analyzing work processes and administrative operations of an organization in order to provide management with recommendations for improving organizational effectiveness as well as ensuring adherence to compliance requirements.
  • Experience in developing HR intervention strategies/solutions and implementing best practices that appropriately meet the customers’ needs and are supported by both ethical and legal standards.

Oral and Written Communications (10 points)

  • Experience must include but is not limited to the following: writing a wide variety of HR documents for various and vast audiences to include drafting or revising policies or written policy guidance on HR issues; writing vacancy announcements, statements of work or position descriptions; writing comprehensive materials for trainings, briefings, meetings, or conferences; written products to explain general to moderately complex and non-controversial agency policies and programs; reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signature by higher-level officials; operational guidelines or standard operating procedures; gathering information and preparing summary reports on organizational data, which includes analysis and recommendations.
  • Experience must include but is not limited to the following: verbally providing technical advice to broad audiences; providing counseling to employees and managers on regulations, procedures and eligibility determinations; delivering effective presentations or trainings; influencing, motivating, persuading or negotiating with others pertaining to HR related matters; communicating, explaining, or defending ideas or information clearly and adapting to the audience’s level of knowledge or understanding; and actively engaging in a variety of outreach events and activities.

Team Work/Interpersonal Skills (10 points)

  • Experience participating in and responding to collaborative efforts across an organization; serving on a cross-functional team to achieve organizational results; working as part of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced, and demanding environment; contributes to teambuilding and team results.
  • Experience working on human resources issues in a matrixed organization where staff might be temporarily reassigned to focus on organizational priorities or where the workforce must regularly expand/contract to meet emergent requirements.
  • Experience working in human resources for a decentralized organization with a field/headquarters component and/or an organization with international operational requirements.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining positive working relationships; facilitating amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed to meet an objective; interacting effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments; persuading and/or inspiring others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations; and developing trusting, productive working relationships with key stakeholders, subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors to achieve goals and objectives.

Interview Performance (45 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (10 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Applicant Rating System. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each factor of the Applicant Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Applicant Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply:

APPLYING:

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

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

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

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

  1. USPSC Application form AID 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 Humanitarian Protection Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 22 Aug 2017

Position Title: Humanitarian Protection Advisor

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-SOL-OFDA-17-000073

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $94,796- $123,234

Issuance Date: August 1, 2017

Closing Date: August 22, 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 Humanitarian Protection 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. 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 Protection Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000073

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 1, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 22, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Humanitarian Protection Advisor

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 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

USAID has prioritized protection in all of its programming. The Humanitarian Protection Advisor will play a central role in the development and implementation of strategies for the protection of disaster-affected populations including women, children, and other designated vulnerable groups for OFDA, with a particular focus on cross-cutting protection issues in humanitarian settings. Additionally, the Humanitarian Protection Advisor will support OFDA on program issues and implementation regarding protection, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable populations, with a particular focus on child protection in humanitarian settings.

The Humanitarian Protection Advisor will be a member of the Protection, Gender and Disability (PGD) Team located within the Cross Cutting Team of the PSPM Division. PSPM was created in order to provide OFDA with a skilled cadre of technical experts in a variety of fields relevant to its disaster relief mandate. PSPM is sub-divided into various groups that address Food Security, Shelter and Settlements, Health, Most Vulnerable Populations, and Natural Hazards groups.

Working as part of the PGD Team, and receiving technical guidance from the Senior Lead Protection Advisor, the Advisor will provide technical assistance for the analysis and appropriate integration of child protection, gender-based violence, psychosocial support and other protection considerations into all phases of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The Advisor will have substantial knowledge of current development and disaster theory and research regarding humanitarian protection, particularly child protection, and practical experience in the field, working with private voluntary organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or international organizations in humanitarian action.

OBJECTIVE

The Humanitarian Protection Advisor will be assigned to the PSPM Division and will work closely with other members of the Protection, Gender and Disability Team. The USPSC will be an advisor to OFDA on program issues and implementation regarding protection, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable populations and will support day to day coordination and communication within USAID and with other USG departments and agencies on the practical development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and response strategies in key contexts. The USPSC will also support the development, implementation, and monitoring of special projects for the PGD Team. Finally, the USPSC will lead, manage, and support the Protection, Gender and Disability Team’s portfolio which require significant USG policy engagement and humanitarian program management.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The position involves providing expert analytical and advisory support for the planning, development, and execution of USAID policy and programs relating to protection. The work includes providing expert advice and guidance to the decisions and actions of senior policy officials as well as quickly, accurately, and decisively determining the significance of information to USAID/OFDA’s protection work. As part of this effort, the advisor must be able to rapidly identify and anticipate problems and issues, help formulate strategic and programming priorities, and write and create products that represent assessments of complex issues under tight deadlines. The work requires extremely strong writing and verbal skills.

The position will involve extensive collaboration and coordination with other offices, bureaus, and agencies within and outside of the USG, in order to anchor inter/intra agency work streams in solid technical analysis and best practice; communicate and advance USAID/OFDA’s position on policy, thematic, or context specific discussions; and track issues and discussions of strategic interest to OFDA. Primary contacts will be with the Department of State and USAID employees at all levels, including other USAID/DCHA offices; the Office of the Senior Coordinator for Gender within USAID; the Bureau of Populations, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) at the Department of State; and US Missions to the UN. The position will also require collaboration with UN staff, representatives of other donor governments, consultants, researchers, educators, and officials of non-governmental organizations. Contacts occur in a wide variety of planned and unplanned formal and informal settings in Washington, foreign capitals, and in the field. The position will also involve development and management of special projects and initiatives intended to advance learning, address capacity gaps, or further policy priorities on behalf of the PGD Team and often in close coordination with the HPGE Division, staff of other Offices, Bureaus, Departments or external partners.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The PSPM Humanitarian Protection Advisor duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Technical Specialty:

· Serve as an expert source of information on and analysis of humanitarian protection issues for OFDA. Provide expertise for the identification, research, analysis, and development of recommendations on all issues and matters relating to humanitarian protection, particularly cross-cutting protection issues, gender-based violence, child protection, and/or psychosocial support;

· Help coordinate with OFDA/HPGE and regional teams on development and implementation of clear and articulate policies, positions, and communications materials on protection issues for OFDA and USAID in general. Assist with decisions and guidance that significantly affect OFDA and Agency protection policies, particularly as they relate to cross-cutting protection issues such as age, disability inclusion, and gender;

· Prepare OFDA senior management and DCHA senior leadership, when necessary, to speak on protection issues before UN bodies, NGOs, Congress, other parts of the USG, and media;

· Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with UN agencies, NGOs, coordination bodies, and relevant USG offices;

· Respond to relevant congressional and public inquiries and speak to various visiting groups about cross-cutting protection issues impacting disaster-affected populations;

· Improve awareness and expertise of OFDA staff on protection issues. Assist OFDA with better integration of protection issues into normal humanitarian programs;

· Coordinate with other members of the PSPM’s PGD Team and OFDA/HPGE staff in the development of internal protection policies, strategies, and program standards;

· Based on analysis and research, advise and communicate about USAID’s leadership role within the USG in relation to protection issues, particularly cross-cutting protection issues, gender-based violence, and child protection, including providing country-specific recommendations on how to address protection needs;

· Coordinate with the various DCHA offices, including the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI); the Office of Food for Peace (FFP); the Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG); the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM); and the Office of Program, Policy, and Management (PPM) on cross-cutting protection issues;

· Work with counterparts in other donor organizations to exchange information, establish meetings, solicit publications, and collect information on training opportunities regarding protection;

· Articulate relevant protection policies to personnel within OFDA, the DCHA Bureau, USAID Missions, and other USAID Bureaus as well as to other U.S. Government agencies, other donors, and implementing partners through participation in conferences, speaking engagements, and field visits;

· Assist OFDA staff to translate policies and strategies into effective programming as needed;

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.

· Serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) for all global protection awards;

· Review the conceptual soundness, technical feasibility, and budget for disaster assistance activities and emergency projects;

· Participate in OFDA grant review process, including reviewing partner proposals and providing technical recommendations;

· Review and process all award documentation according to OFDA’s Grant Guidelines, USAID Automated Directives Systems (ADS), and Federal Regulation including coordinating multi-unit participation and ensuring timely proposal review and processing;

· Participate actively in the program strategy development process for the cross cutting issues and broader protection 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.

· USPSC independently plans, designs, and carries out project, studies, and programs.

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;

· 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 appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work; and

· 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 Humanitarian Protection Advisor will take direction from and report directly to the Cross Cutting Sector Team Leader or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

At the GS-13 level, the PSC’s supervisor sets overall objectives. USPSC and supervisor together develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. USPSC independently plans, designs, and carries out project, studies, and programs.

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.)

A Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field or region (including but not limited to: international law, economics, international relations and anthropology) and a minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in USG foreign affairs agencies, international organizations or NGOs specializing in one or more of the following: human rights protection, internally displaced persons and refugee issues, humanitarian relief, transitional justice/rule of law, conflict resolution or a closely related field, two (2) years of which must include assessing, designing, monitoring, managing, implementing, and/or evaluating protection programming in disaster-affected or fragile contexts overseas. Experience must include at least one (1) year of working within the USG on directly managing assistance awards.

OR
A Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field or region (including but not limited to: international law, economics, international relations and anthropology) and a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in USG foreign affairs agencies, international organizations or NGOs specializing in one or more of the following: human rights protection, internally displaced persons and refugee issues, humanitarian relief, transitional justice/rule of law, conflict resolution or a closely related field, two (2) years of which must include assessing, designing, monitoring, managing, implementing, and/or evaluating protection programming in disaster-affected or fragile contexts overseas. Experience must include at least one (1) year of working within the USG on directly managing assistance awards.

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 are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 Describe your relevant training, skills and experience specific to either child protection, gender-based violence (GBV) or psychosocial support (PSS) as they relate to disaster planning, response and mitigation, particularly in support of or direct field-level experience; and

QRF #2 Describe your direct USG grant-related experience in detail. Please detail your knowledge of USG regulation.

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 – 20 points

QRF #2 – 20 points

Interview Performance – 40 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.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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United States of America: Attorney Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 16 Aug 2017

The attorney will provide all necessary legal advice, guidance, and support on a broad array of matters involving the Privacy Act, cybersecurity, human capital, equal employment opportunity, and other administrative matters. The duties of the position are most heavily focused on the Privacy Act, cybersecurity, personnel and labor law (primarily administrative litigation) and ethics law, but also include a variety of general administrative law matters. The attorney will be the Agency’s primary authority on all laws, regulations and policies for matters falling under the Privacy Act and cybersecurity. The attorney will also be responsible for a case load of litigation in administrative fora and will work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Federal Court. This responsibility includes formulating legal strategies based on case law, working with management officials in developing factual arguments, and all aspects of discovery, motion practice, and hearings. The attorney will also be responsible for identifying and strategizing settlement opportunities, and will be expected to coordinate all aspects of settlement. The attorney will provide day-to-day guidance and advice on ethics matters to all levels of the workforce, will assume responsibility for review of a portion of financial disclosure forms, and will occasionally provide ethics training. All guidance will require the attorney to conduct research of the law and to become familiar with Agency policies and practices. Although this position is based in Washington, with no direct mobility into the Foreign Service, the attorney will be working directly with overseas mission staff, and occasional travel may be required. The successful applicant will have a commitment to the mission of USAID, an enthusiasm for working in an international affairs agency, and a strong desire to work collaboratively with a diversity of points of view.

How to apply:

Please apply through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=usaid+attorney

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United States of America: USPSC Program Operations Assistant

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 11 Aug 2017

Position Title: Program Operations Assistant

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000071

Salary Level: GS-11 Equivalent: $66,510- $86,460

Issuance Date: July 28, 2017

Closing Date: August 11, 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 Program Operations Assistant (POA) 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Program Operations Assistant

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000071

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 28, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 11, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Program Operations Assistant

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-11 equivalent ($66,510 – $86,460 – 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 Program Operations Assistant plays a central role in OFDA’s work by supporting the HPGE division’s efforts in humanitarian policy and global engagement.

OBJECTIVE

The HPGE Division requires the services of a Program Operations Assistant in order to meet OFDA’s objective in being a global leader in the humanitarian assistance field.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Assist the Division Director and Deputy Division Director with the implementation of HPGE’s strategy with international organizations (IOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other partners worldwide for all functional areas, and especially in the areas of coordination and organizational effectiveness.

· Assist in responding to inquiries, perform outreach services, and facilitate their access to OFDA staff. Prepare background information to support requests for information on OFDA programs from internal and external inquiries.

· Participate in the preparation of memoranda and briefing papers for OFDA and other parts of USAID.

· Manage OFDA contact lists and staff directories.

· Provide support to HPGE for a wide range of administrative functions.

· Draft a variety of documentation and correspondence, and reports involving humanitarian policy and global outreach. Track trends and keep the Division Director and Deputy Division Director informed at all times.

· Facilitate communications between OFDA divisions and with various offices within USAID for procurement actions.

· Assist with ensuring that all steps involved in managing personnel files are performed, i.e., data entry, file maintenance, and close communication with relevant OFDA or other USAID staff, as needed.

· Track program reports from grantees and ensure reports are received in a timely manner.

· Assist with reviewing program reports to ensure that program objectives are achieved. Provide grantees with feedback on reports, and share reports with appropriate team members.

· Help track trends with international organizations and award processes internal and external to the agency, including any special language pertaining to IDA funding for international organizations.

· Assist with ensuring consistency in our grant management process across partner agencies.

· Assist in preparing staffing charts and tables for OFDA.

· Provide oversight of HPGE human resource files and recruitment tracking.

· Manage and coordinate the administrative support task of the division.

· Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

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

· As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

· 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.

· As needed, serve on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The Program Operations Assistant will take direction from and report to the HPGE Division Director/Deputy Division Director or their designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available and works with the USPSC to develop deadlines, workload, and methodology. The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

A Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in an office setting.

OR

A Master’s degree with two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in an office setting.

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 are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 Demonstrated experience in administrative tasks such as preparing documentation, maintaining tracking systems to monitor and update status of actions or documents, supporting staff on travel and procurements, and maintaining electronic databases and files;

QRF #2 Demonstrated ability to multitask and perform a variety of tasks and functions concurrently while maintaining attention to detail, in high stress environments, completing tasks within limited timeframes and with limited direction;

QRF #3 Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing through the preparation of clear and concise reports, memoranda, meeting notes, and other official documents;

QRF #4 Demonstrated experience supporting an organization’s leadership in a variety of tasks such as calendar management, completion of expense reports, preparation of correspondence that is sometimes confidential; and compiling of documents for briefing books and travel; and

QRF #5 Experience in human capital and talent management tasks such as recruitment and hiring, employee outreach, workforce planning, individual development planning, human resource data analysis and general human resources support.

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 – 40 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.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

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Thailand: USPSC Senior Regional Advisor – Thailand

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 17 Aug 2017

Position Title: Senior Regional Advisor –Thailand

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000069

Salary Level: GS-15 Equivalent: $103,672- $134,776

Issuance Date: July 27, 2017

Closing Date: August 17, 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 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Senior Regional Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000069

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 27, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 17, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Regional Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-15 equivalent ($103,672 – $134,776 – 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: Bangkok, Thailand

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

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of an SRA for the South Asia Team at its regional office in Bangkok, Thailand, to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for response, preparedness, disaster risk reduction, and resilience are met.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SRA will be responsible for a complex portfolio—requiring oversight of multiple, concurrent humanitarian crises throughout the disaster cycle. The SRA will manage a team of field-based staff responsible for the monitoring and assessment of humanitarian needs in the region of responsibility and developing, implementing, and monitoring humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction efforts. The SRA will serve as the lead humanitarian advisor in the field and ensure OFDA field-base perspectives are incorporated into OFDA’s internal and external policy efforts and office-wide initiatives. Up to 75 percent 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 support continued efforts to establish creative solutions.
  • Provide expert guidance on political, humanitarian, organizational, structural and stakeholder interests specific to the region of responsibility.
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

  • Lead/conduct/oversee initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or disaster risk reduction opportunities in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.
  • Ensure ongoing humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities are monitored to validate that objectives are met and beneficiaries are served.
  • Lead the development of country-, issue-, or disaster-specific strategies across the region of responsibility, as well as timely revision of these strategies as contextual realties shift.
  • Make authoritative recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region and provide expert advice to inform global prioritization.
  • Ensure interventions within the region of responsibility align with appropriate strategies.
  • Serve a primary role in the management of the approved annual budget for the region to include timely identification of the need for additional resources or the availability of surplus.

Representation

  • Serve as the DCHA/OFDA lead representative and the primary point of contact on humanitarian issues in the area of responsibility.
  • Serve as an expert advisor on humanitarian and disaster risk reduction issues to senior USG personnel in the region, to include Ambassadors, Mission Directors, and other heads of agencies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host governments, emergency/humanitarian donor governments (Department for International Development (DFID), European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), etc.), international emergency and humanitarian organizations (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Organization for Migration (IOM)), etc.), emergency/humanitarian divisions of non-governmental organizations, U.S. embassies and USAID missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities.
  • Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and intervention with local governments, donors, partners, 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, disaster response mitigation and disaster risk reduction plans.
  • Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate disaster risk reduction into appropriate programs.

Leadership

  • Manage and prioritize daily activities of OFDA’s regional office and all related sub-regional and program offices.
  • Supervise emergency/humanitarian staff within the region to include provision of technical guidance and oversight, administrative approvals, and staff development and evaluation.
  • Provide current and future strategic direction to the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.
  • Participate in a leadership role in office-wide policy initiatives to ensure field perspectives are well-represented.
  • Serve as an early adopter of change through constructive engagement in policy, process, and management issues during development and implementation.

General Duties

  • Ensure timely reporting of OFDA’s activities in the region through written cables, analyses, strategies, and other requests for written information and/or oral briefings.
  • As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.
  • 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.
  • Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.
  • As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

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

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. 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, political science, and disaster management), plus eleven (11) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and international humanitarian assistance, and/or disaster response. Five (5) years of this experience must be overseas field experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to international relations, political science, disaster management, or a related field), plus nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and international humanitarian assistance, and/or disaster response. Five (5) years of this experience must be overseas field experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

● USPSC Application form AID 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 the USG or international humanitarian agencies such as USAID or Department of State or other international disaster response organizations.

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

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

Management/Supervisory Experience (10 points)

  • Demonstrated experience providing expert guidance on political, organizational, structural and stakeholder interest’s for humanitarian assistance.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a staff of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working on complex or environmental international humanitarian crises.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, and mediating with senior humanitarian professionals working in international humanitarian crises.
  • Demonstrated experience administering the performance review cycle for employees, reviewing statements of work, setting annual performance goals, conducting annual performance reviews, documenting disciplinary reviews and drafting personnel award documents.

Skills and Abilities (10 points)

  • Demonstrated skills providing expert guidance on humanitarian and disaster risk reduction issues to senior diplomats to include, Ambassadors, Mission Directors, and other heads of agencies.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and representational skills in order to work effectively with host government’s senior level officials in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.
  • Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.
  • Demonstrated skills representing large donor organization in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and interventions with local governments, donors, partners, and UN organizations.
  • Demonstrated skills in compiling timely written reports and/or oral briefings of humanitarian assistance activities at a regional level providing, analyses, strategies, and policy recommendations.

Interview Performance (50 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Applicant Rating System. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each factor of the Applicant Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Applicant Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process. sed0

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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Hungary: USPSC Senior Regional Advisor – Hungary

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Hungary
Closing date: 17 Aug 2017

Position Title: Senior Regional Advisor – Hungary

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000070

Salary Level: GS-15 Equivalent: $103,672- $134,776

Issuance Date: July 27, 2017

Closing Date: August 17, 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 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Senior Regional Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000070

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 27, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 17, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Regional Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-15 equivalent ($103,672 – $134,776 – 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: Budapest, Hungary

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

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

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

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; Pretoria, South Africa, and Budapest, Hungary.

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

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of an SRA for the EMCA team at its regional office in Budapest, Hungary to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for response, preparedness, disaster risk reduction, and resilience are met.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

The SRA’s responsibilities will include the following:

Contextual Specialty

  • Serve as an authoritative expert on humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility.
  • Use extensive experience and knowledge base to guide OFDA’s Regional Advisors in analyzing and determining the scale and scope of a wide-range of challenges when complete information is not available and provide support to continued efforts to establish creative solutions.
  • Provide expert guidance on political, humanitarian, organizational, structural and stakeholder interests specific to the region of responsibility.
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

  • Lead/conduct/oversee initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or disaster risk reduction opportunities in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.
  • Ensure ongoing humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities are monitored to validate that objectives are met and beneficiaries are served.
  • Lead the development of country-, issue-, or disaster-specific strategies across the region of responsibility, as well as timely revision of these strategies as contextual realties shift.
  • Make authoritative recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region and provide expert advice to inform global prioritization.
  • Ensure interventions within the region of responsibility align with appropriate strategies.
  • Serve a primary role in the management of the approved annual budget for the region to include timely identification of the need for additional resources or the availability of surplus.

Representation

  • Serve as OFDA’s lead representative and the primary point of contact on humanitarian issues in the area of responsibility.
  • Serve as an expert advisor on humanitarian and disaster risk reduction issues to senior USG personnel in the region to include Ambassadors, Mission Directors, and other heads of agencies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host governments, emergency/humanitarian government donors (Department for International Development (DFID), European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), etc.), international emergency and humanitarian organizations (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Organization for Migration (IOM), etc.), emergency/humanitarian divisions of NGOs, U.S. embassies and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities.
  • Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and interventions with local governments, donors, partners, 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, disaster response mitigation and disaster risk reduction plans.
  • Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate disaster risk reduction into appropriate programs.

Leadership

  • Manage and prioritize daily activities of OFDA’s regional office and all related sub-regional and program offices.
  • Supervise emergency/humanitarian staff within the region to include provision of technical guidance and oversight, administrative approvals, and staff development and evaluation.
  • Provide current and future strategic direction to the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.
  • Participate in a leadership role in office-wide policy initiatives to ensure field perspectives are well-represented.
  • Serve as an early adopter of change through constructive engagement in policy, process, and management issues during development and implementation.

General Duties

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

· As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

· 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.

· Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

· As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The SRA will take direction from and report to the Division Director for Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East (ALE) 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, political science, and disaster management) plus (11) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and international humanitarian assistance, and/or disaster response. Five (5) years of this experience must be overseas field experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and international humanitarian assistance, and/or disaster response. Five (5) years of this experience must be overseas field experience in humanitarian needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation aid.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

● USPSC Application form AID 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 the USG or international humanitarian agencies such as USAID or Department of State or other international disaster response organizations.

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

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

Management/Supervisory Experience (10 points)

  • Demonstrated experience providing expert guidance on political, organizational, structural and stakeholder interest’s for humanitarian assistance.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a staff of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working on complex or environmental international humanitarian crises.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, and mediating with senior humanitarian professionals working in international humanitarian crises.
  • Demonstrated experience administering the performance review cycle for employees, reviewing statements of work, setting annual performance goals, conducting annual performance reviews, documenting disciplinary reviews and drafting personnel award documents.

Skills and Abilities (10 points)

  • Demonstrated skills providing expert guidance on humanitarian and disaster risk reduction issues to senior diplomats to include, Ambassadors, Mission Directors, and other heads of agencies.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and representational skills in order to work effectively with host government’s senior level officials in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.
  • Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.
  • Demonstrated skills representing large donor organization in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and interventions with local governments, donors, partners, and UN organizations.
  • Demonstrated skills in compiling timely written reports and/or oral briefings of humanitarian assistance activities at a regional level providing, analyses, strategies, and policy recommendations.

Interview Performance (50 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Applicant Rating System. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each factor of the Applicant Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Applicant Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply:

APPLYING:

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

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

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

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

  1. USPSC Application form AID 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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Guatemala: Gerente de Seguridad

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 07 Aug 2017

DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PROYECTO:

El Proyecto de Gobernabilidad Urbana Municipal (UMG, siglas en inglés) mejorará la gobernabilidad y prestación de servicios en las municipalidades y comunidades urbanas en riesgo en Guatemala. Al trabajar con el Gobierno de Guatemala, Gobiernos Locales y grupos de la Sociedad Civil, Tetra Tech reducirá la vulnerabilidad de estas comunidades en riesgo, por medio del mejoramiento de la gobernabilidad municipal, el incremento de la cobertura y la calidad de los servicios municipales, con mayor transparencia y rendición de cuentas a través de la participación ciudadana. Tetra Tech proporcionará asistencia técnica y apoyo a las municipalidades seleccionadas para fortalecer el presupuesto público y el desempeño en la prestación de servicios. El proyecto también trabajará para mejorar la participación ciudadana para asegurar que los servicios públicos satisfagan sus necesidades.

DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PUESTO:

El Gerente de Seguridad reporta directamente al Director General del Proyecto UMG y al Subdirector de Operaciones, como responsabilidad principal, estará encargado(a) de manejar todos los asuntos de seguridad y protección inherentes al personal, bienes e infraestructura del proyecto, así como la implementación y cumplimiento del manual de seguridad del Proyecto UMG.

RESPONSABILIDADES Y TAREAS PRINCIPALES: En coordinación con el Sub-Director de Operaciones:

  • Supervisar y coordinar las actividades diarias de todas las operaciones de seguridad, de acuerdo con las políticas, procedimientos y prácticas de seguridad de Tetra Tech y el Proyecto UMG.
  • Desarrollar, ejecutar y revisar planes de seguridad y protección para funcionarios e instalaciones del Proyecto UMG. Estos incluyen planes de contingencia en caso de emergencias y preparación de evacuaciones, continuidad del trabajo, manejo de crisis y seguridad en la comunicación.
  • Asegurar una efectiva y eficiente cobertura de seguridad para el personal del Proyecto, según sea requerido.  Establecer y coordinar procedimientos en caso de accidentes o siniestros sufridos por funcionarios, bienes o infraestructura del Proyecto UMG.
  • Coordinar la recolección y análisis de datos para preparar evaluaciones de amenazas y riesgos para el personal, bienes e infraestructura del Proyecto UMG;
  • Planificar y supervisar la ejecución de acciones estratégicas para minimizar las amenazas evaluadas, vulnerabilidades y riesgos sufridos por el Proyecto. Descripción del Puesto y Especificaciones Descripción del Puesto: Gerente de Seguridad Proyecto de Gobernabilidad Urbana – julio 2017 2  Administrar requerimientos operacionales de seguridad: autorización de viajes internos, y procedimientos para movimientos de personal.
  • Desarrollar y ejecutar lineamientos para organizar al personal de seguridad para satisfacer las demandas de la amenaza evaluada.
  • Conducir el enlace operacional con autoridades de la Policía, Fuerzas Armadas, y otros organismos de seguridad nacionales, cuando sea necesario.
  • Participar en el Equipo de Respuesta a Emergencias (ERT) de acuerdo al manual de seguridad de Tetra Tech, y representar al Proyecto en grupos de coordinación y reuniones de alto nivel sobre asuntos de seguridad física.
  • En comunicación con USAID y las unidades de seguridad de otros proyectos y misiones internacionales, verifica y corrobora amenazas operacionales, evaluaciones de riesgos y escenarios de acción.

Preparar reportes operacionales regulares con análisis y recomendaciones para el Director General y Sub-Director de Operaciones del Proyecto UMG.

CALIFICACIONES: (REQUERIMIENTOS MINIMOS) EDUCACION:

Título universitario en Administración de Seguridad, Administración de Empresas, o alguna área relacionada. Se dará preferencia a quienes cuenten con cursos especializados en seguridad y manejo de emergencias.

EXPERIENCIA LABORAL: Por lo menos, 6 años de experiencia responsable y progresiva en seguridad. Preferiblemente experiencia previa con Proyectos de USAID, Proyectos de Cooperación Internacional, o misiones internacionales comprobada, capacidad de gestión de crisis, así como el conocimiento de la situación de seguridad actual en Guatemala. HABILIDADES: Gestión de seguridad, protección de personas, gestión de inteligencia, planeación e investigación operacional, gestión de crisis, gestión de emergencias o planeamiento ante desastres. IDIOMAS: Se requiere fluidez en español y deseable conocimiento de inglés

How to apply:

Interesados por favor enviar CV, máximo 2 páginas, así como carta de interés a: inforpro.gum@gmail.com, a más tardar el lunes 7 de agosto de 2017, antes de la 17:00 hrs. Por favor incluya el nombre de la posición a la cual está aplicando en el asunto del correo. Se alienta la participación de mujeres y grupos étnicos. Tetra Tech ARD se enorgullece de promover la igualdad de oportunidades.

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Kenya: OTI Deputy Country Representative

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Aug 2017

The OTI Deputy Coutnry Representative is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-13 equivalent level and located in Somalia. Applications for this position are due no later than August 10, 2017 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

Introduction

The OTI Deputy Country Representative – Somalia is a member of the Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Africa Regional Team, and reports to the OTI Country Representative in Somalia.

The Deputy Country Representative’s principal responsibility will be development, oversight and management of USAID/OTI’s Somalia country program. The incumbent will be called upon to support the OTI Country Representative with managing an implementing partner and may be called upon to represent OTI’s program to local partners, senior-level U.S. government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors and local government officials.

In the past three years, conditions for peace, stability and good governance in Somalia have taken a significant turn for the better. The African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) has made significant progress in clearing the militant group Al-Shabaab from major population centers, while the Federal Government of Somalia’s initiative to form Interim Regional Authorities (IRAs) represents a major step towards devolution of political power and the formation of a federal system, overcoming the previous failures at nation-building in Somalia, which focused on centralized political control. Federal elections are planned for later 2016, and a constitutional review process is also underway. In addition to all of these, Somalia is increasingly normalizing relations with regional partners, and has made strides in conducting internal peace and reconciliation initiatives between clans. The convergence of these security and political developments presents a unique opportunity for Somalia to progress towards a stable and peaceful state.

Assisting Somalia’s efforts to implement political transition, counter violent extremism, and promote stabilization is an increasingly crucial U.S. foreign policy priority. Aligned with USG policy priorities, USAID/OTI activities will be designed to enhance relations between communities and government institutions, enhance community resilience to destabilizing forces, and enhance the progress of the Somali political roadmap.

The USAID/OTI program will be coordinated with, and complementary to, other USAID and Department of State assistance efforts, as well as assistance from other donors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mentor and train OTI and implementing partner field staff as required;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Assist the Country Representative in managing and/or supervising the FSN staff, including program officers, administrative assistants and drivers;

  • Supervise staff as delegated by the Country Representative (e.g. Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program 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, program and operations requests;

  • Perform other duties as determined by the supervisor or OTI Regional Team Leader to ensure successful OTI program implementation.

  • Minimum Qualifications 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. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under “Applying”)

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

OR

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

AND

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

  • One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which six (6) months must include experience working in one or more countries undergoing political transition;

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

How to apply:

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

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Kenya: USPSC Regional Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Aug 2017

Position Title: Regional Advisor

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000064

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $88,136- $114,578

Issuance Date: July 26, 2017

Closing Date: August 16, 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 Regional Advisor (RA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

2. USPSC Application form AID 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Regional Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000064

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 26, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 16, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Regional Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($88,136 – $114,578 – 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 Regional Advisor will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a RA for the East and Central Africa Regional Office (ECARO) in Nairobi, Kenya to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster assistance, DRR, resilience programming, strategic reporting, and interagency coordination for the ECARO region are met.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The RA will be responsible for program analysis, strategy development, and coordination with relief agencies, other donors, and USG interagency partners, as well as reporting to OFDA’s ECARO in Nairobi, Kenya and OFDA/Washington. The RA will maintain close coordination and collaboration with USAID and Embassy staff across the affected region and in the relevant regional offices.

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

Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the OFDA SRA for ECARO, the RA will work in close collaboration with a program team that may include other RAs, Senior Humanitarian Advisors, Program Officers, Field Monitors, Regional Team Leaders, Disaster Operation Specialists, and/or Program Assistants. Specifically, the RA will be responsible for the following:

Contextual Specialty

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

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

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

Portfolio Management

· Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of OFDA’s program strategy and the implementation of the resulting awards in area of assigned responsibility.

· Guide regional team efforts to develop appropriate programmatic strategies for disaster responses and DRR efforts in the area of responsibility.

· Review program proposals for conceptual soundness, technical feasibility, and budget for disaster assistance activities and emergency projects.

· Lead/conduct initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or DRR opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.

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

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

· Re-assess implementation approaches and strategies on an ongoing basis and make recommendations for appropriate shifts approach or resource allocation.

· Participate in the development of field-based recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region.

Representation

· Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host governments, donor governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, 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 DRR plans.

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

Leadership

· Support regional team efforts to develop current and future strategic direction for the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.

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

· Serve as a peer-mentor for program staff working to increase exposure and experience in field-based humanitarian operations.

General Duties

· Supervise relevant USPSC and foreign national program staff in assigned program offices.

· Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams, or to provide coverage for field offices within and outside the region.

· Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters, for up to 45 days. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

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

· Maintain regular communications with the regional (and/or sub-regional) office in their area of responsibility and with OFDA/Washington.

· Serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

· As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

· 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 Regional Advisor will take direction from and report to the OFDA Senior Regional Advisor for ECARO or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work. Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

Bachelor’s degree with study in, 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 nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which must include five (5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.

OR

Master’s degree with study in, 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, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which must include five

(5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.

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

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

Skills and Abilities (10 points)

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

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

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

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

Leading Teams Experience (10 points)

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

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

Interview Performance (40 points)

Timed Writing Test (15 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (15 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Applicant Rating System. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each factor of the Applicant Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Applicant Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply:

APPLYING:

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

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

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

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

  1. USPSC Application form AID 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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Burkina Faso: Expert(e) senior en santé publique – EU PASS II – Burkina Faso

Organization: European Union
Country: Burkina Faso
Closing date: 11 Aug 2017

management4health (m4h) est un réseau de professionnels de la santé fondé en 2013, connaissant une forte croissance, focalisé sur les projets de consultance dans le secteur du développement sanitaire international. Nos domaines de compétences comprennent le développement des systèmes, services, et établissements de santé, l’information et la recherche sur la santé. Nos principaux clients sont la Coopération Allemande pour le Développement (KfW et GIZ), l’UE, la Banque Mondiale, la Banque Asiatique de Développement, les Ministères nationaux, les fondations ainsi que les clients privés. Les projets que nous mettons en œuvre sont localisés en Asie, en Afrique, au Moyen-Orient et en Europe de l’Est. Pour plus d’informations sur m4h, veuillez consulter notre site : http://m4health.pro.

m4h cherche actuellement, pour un projet au stade d’appel d’offres basé au Burkina Faso, un/une (01) Expert(e) senior en santé publique. L’expert senior en santé publique prestera 420 jours de travail. Il est basé à Ouagadougou et aura son ancrage auprès de la Direction Générale de la Santé.

Il prendra service à partir de la date prévue dans l’ordre de service sur une durée de 24 mois calendaires. Il fera des sorties régulières dans les districts cibles du programme.

Sous la responsabilité du chef d’équipe, l’expert principal 2 aura pour responsabilités principales (voir annexe)

Pour être éligible l’expert devra avoir comme :

Qualifications et compétences:

a) Etre titulaire d’un diplôme de docteur en médecine ou de maîtrise en économie ;

b) Etre titulaire d’un diplôme de maîtrise ou doctorat en santé publique ou économie de la santé ;

c) Avoir une excellente maîtrise des outils informatiques (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) et de messagerie les plus répandus ;

d) Avoir une excellente maîtrise du français (lu, écrit, parlé), excellente communication verbale et écrite

Expérience professionnelle générale:

e) Avoir une expérience professionnelle d’au moins dix ans dans le secteur de la santé

f) Avoir une expérience professionnelle dans au moins 2 pays en développement différents et au moins un pays francophone d’Afrique subsaharienne

g) Avoir une expérience professionnelle d’au moins cinq ans dans les domaines de l’organisation sanitaire, de la mise en œuvre de politiques publiques sanitaires, de la planification, de la budgétisation et de la contractualisation, et de suivi-évaluation des politiques sanitaires ;

h) Avoir une expérience professionnelle d’au moins deux ans de clinique médicale dans un pays en développement ;

L’offre technique sera évaluée sur les expériences professionnelles spécifiques suivantes :

a) Nombre et durée des expériences professionnelles dans l’appui technique au secteur de la santé au niveau central, intermédiaire ou périphérique ;

b) Nombre et durée des expériences professionnelles dans le contexte de la décentralisation ;

c) Nombre et durée des expériences professionnelles dans le domaine des exemptions de paiement ;

d) Nombre et durée des expériences professionnelles dans le domaine de l’assurance maladie ;

e) Nombre et durée des expériences professionnelles dans la santé reproductive et la survie de l’enfant ;

f) Nombre et durée des expériences professionnelles dans la gestion axée sur les résultats.

L’expert devra attester qu’il est prêt à faire des missions régulières dans les districts cibles du programme.

How to apply:

Envoyez votre candidature (CV + lettre de motivation + références) à jobs@m4health.pro ou a ranja.rakotomahanina@m4health.pro.

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Colombia: Programme Assistant Fluent in English and Spanish

Organization: European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 06 Aug 2017

ECHO Regional Office (RO) for Colombia and South America, based in Bogotá D.C., is looking for a Programme Assistant.

Minimum requirements:

Education: A relevant first level university degree or equivalent professional experience Knowledge and Experience:

Demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience at national or international level in supporting programmes/ project operations, including 2 years of experience with an NGO, donor or national/ international organisation

Good understanding of Humanitarian Aid principles, policies and Standards

Good knowledge of international NGOs, UN Aid agencies and Red Cross Movement

Good knowledge of the EU humanitarian aid system

Good knowledge of Colombia’s humanitarian context & situation.

Excellent command of Office Software package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet explorer, Outlook)

Information Management skills will be an asset

Languages: Excellent command of English and Spanish (oral and written)

Job description: The incumbent serves as Programme Assistant in ECHO Regional Office. The job is based in Bogotá D.C. and carries out activities to contribute to the delivery of an effective humanitarian response.

The job holder contributes to the assessments, monitoring and evaluations of projects, as well as to the analysis of the humanitarian context in the area of coverage (Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela). S/he prepares reports on the humanitarian situation in the country/region, including any political, economic and

security events relevant to the analysis of the humanitarian situation in the country/region.

Travel is required (both domestic and international).

How to apply:

Candidates must be aware that the first contract will be for one year, with the option to be renewed two times. The fourth contract will be indefinite. Contracts will be ruled under the Colombian labour legislation.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter including the salary expectation and their Curriculum Vitae in English (Europass CV Template only which can be found at http://www.europass.cedefop.europa.eu) as well as all the related documentation (diplomas, working attestations, etc.) to the e-mail address: ECHO-Administration.Bogota@echofield.eu

with the subject “**ECHO-VACANCY Programme Assistant RO**”. Applications must be received no later than August 6th, 2017.

Applicants must be Colombian nationals or residents holding a valid working permit.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Any kind of influence in the qualification of the request will disqualify the candidate.

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Ghana: OTI Senior Regional Specialist – Lake Chad Basin

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 07 Aug 2017

The OTI Senior Regional Specialist – Lake Chad Basin is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Ghana. Applications for this position are due no later than August 7, 2017 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 Senior Regional Specialist for Lake Chad Basin (LCB) position was developed because: (1) USAID’s portfolio of countries in Africa that face various forms of fragility or crisis has increased, making OTI’s experience and programming methodology more relevant, timely and sought after; and (2) as USAID’s lead operational unit for crisis intervention programming, OTI is evolving to carry out more assessments, provide more experientially-based technical advice and analysis, and explore countries that face possible political crises earlier in order to deepen understanding, identify opportunities and constraints, and to be more prepared to execute programming when necessary.

The Senior Regional Specialist/LCB will assist the Senior Regional Specialist/Africa to represent and serve as a liaison between OTI and a wide array of individuals and institutions including USAID Field Missions, other Bureau for Democracy Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) office representatives, regionally based officials from the State Department, the Department of Defense, and other agencies of the U.S. Government, international organizations, and the nongovernment community abroad on political transition, conflict and post-conflict issues in the region. In this capacity, the Senior Regional Specialist/LCB will visit, as necessary, ongoing OTI programs in the region as well as proposed and potential country program sites, and may be called upon to support other regions as needed. This position will be based in the OTI Africa Field office-Accra and include extensive travel, particularly within the Africa region.

The Senior Regional Specialist/LCB will serve as OTI’s LCB Regional Approach Team Lead, overseeing the coordination and articulation of OTI’s approach and impact across the LCB region and guiding research, analysis, learning and cooperation across country programs. She or he will report to the Senior Regional Advisor for Africa. The Senior Regional Specialist/LCB will lead in designing OTI regional tools and platforms and develop procedures, minimum program requirements, and best practices for OTI’s regional approach. The Senior Regional Specialist/LCB will mentor and train OTI Country Teams on these tools and procedures and help determine the learning and training needs of in-country staff assigned to OTI’s LCB Regional platform.

The Senior Regional Specialist/LCB will inform the OTI Africa Field Office’s contributions to broader office policy and process discussions and promote state-of-the-art transition programming. As requested, the Senior Regional Specialist/LCB will cultivate and share best practices found in the field with OTI’s Applied Best Practices and Coordination (ABC) Team. Through coordination with the ABC team Senior Regional Specialist/LCB will stay abreast of current regional approach thinking, policy determinations and lessons learned, and best regional approach practices from other regions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as OTI’s Lake Chad Basin (LCB) Regional Approach Team Lead, ensuring effective implementation of OTI’s LCB Strategy;

  • Provide support that will include but not be limited to: orientation, training and mentoring for LCB regional staff regarding tools and processes involved in OTI’s Regional Approach; collaboration on and coordinate work planning, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; contribute to staff performance evaluation; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved to respective managers (i.e. Regional PO to responsible COP); resolve non-movement on implementation of “transnational” activities;

  • Lead and oversee OTI’s regional approach team, including the LCB Field Program Coordinator, providing guidance and input into the development of work plans and tasks for individual country LCB Regional Program Officers as well as contributing to their performance evaluations, and supervising and mentoring OTI Country Representatives (CRs) on matters involving OTI’s LCB Regional Approach;

  • Ensure effective CR and Implementing Partner Chief of Party (CoP) participation and resource allocation for developing, evolving and implementing OTI’s Regional Approach;

  • Provide final field approvals on all documents, reporting and communications regarding OTI’s regional approach and collective LCB programs’ understanding, analysis and impact;

  • Oversee and manage the design and management of a LCB regional learning, research and analysis mechanism;

  • Lead in the development of LCB regional theories of change, objectives, and subsequent structuring of a regional database;

  • Supervise the development of regional mapping products for cross-program analysis and to better describe OTI’s regional approach and impact;

  • Ensure individual country program participation and compliance with overall regional objectives and database and mapping requirements;

  • Monitor and evaluate OTI country programs’ progress on the OTI regional approach through regular communication with staff, reports from the country programs, USAID/WA and Washington, liaising with the OTI Program Office (PO) and Applied Best Practices and Coordination (ABC) Office teams, and regular site visits;

  • Design LCB regional staffing plans to meet overall program objectives and ensure dedicated LCB regional staff work objectives and tasks are well defined;

  • Ensure that LCB regional staff are highly qualified, trained, and mentored in all critical aspects of OTI operations and programming;

  • Represent OTI LCB field programs’ regional efforts in inter- and intra-agency policy and crisis task forces;

  • Provide management and oversight to the OTI Lake Chad Basin Field Program Coordinator (FPC) as well as direct input into the work plans and performance evaluations of OTI LCB Regional Program officers (RPOs) across OTI’s LCB programs.

  • Lead in the production of reports and documents articulating OTI’s LCB regional approach and the collective impact of OTI programs in the region.

  • Provide insights and perspective to the OTI Senior Regional Advisor for Africa about the needs and implementation of country programs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Regional Specialist/Africa in support of OTI’s Africa field mission, including, if required, other representational duties in support of OTI programs.

  • When required, participate on and/or contribute to assessments for possible new country startups, and contribute to new country analysis for OTI.

  • In the absence of the Senior Regional Specialist/Africa, the Senior Regional Specialist/LCB may be asked to serve as OTI’s representative, regional focal point, and liaison for new country start-ups, strategic analysis and dialogue with senior U.S. government officials and representatives throughout the region.

Minimum Qualifications Required for this position

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

  • A Master’s degree with seven (7) years of project management experience including project design with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in community development, organizational development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, and/or human rights activities;

OR

  • A Bachelor’s with nine (9) years of project management experience including project design with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in community development, organizational development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, and/or human rights activities;

AND

  • A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience, of which two (2) years must include supervising in a management capacity (defined as supervising at least one other supervisor within an office, division, or team);

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience working with political transition programs implemented through a grants-under-contract mechanism with a U.S. Government foreign assistance bureaucracy;

  • A minimum of three (3) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries undergoing political transition.

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

How to apply:

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

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Germany: Intern on use of new technologies in extractive governance

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Germany
Closing date: 08 Aug 2017

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

For our operations in Germany/Bonn, we are looking for an

Intern (m/f) on use of new technologies in extractive governance JOB-ID: 32860

Field of activity

We are seeking to recruit an intern for a period of 3-6 months to join our team in Bonn.

Can 3D-printing increase local content in extractive value chains? Can artificial intelligence help identify conflicts around large-scale mining sites before they erupt? Can blockchain help certify responsibly mined minerals? Can gamification deepen civil society’s understanding of extractive governance? Can low-cost remote sensing help compliance monitoring in mining areas? Intrigued? Apply!

The Project

We are a young team of 10 that works on various aspects of extractive governance, with the overall goal to make the mining sector work for the many, not the few. To find out more visit http://www.bmz.de/rue/en/index.html

Our mandate is to advise the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), identify and promote best practices as well a pilot new approaches in extractive governance. The team that pilots new approaches is currently undertaking a scoping of how modern technologies can be used to improve extractive governance – you would be working with this team.

What we have to offer

  • Work with and learn from highly motivated and cooperatively minded colleagues
  • Develop an expertise in extractive sector governance and the use of modern technology in development cooperation
  • Insights into how German development cooperation works
  • Chance to build a network within GIZ and in the tech-scene
  • Competitive intern-stipend

Your tasks

  • Build expertise in potential applications of modern technology in extractive governance
  • Compose briefings and give presentations to communicate tech-related content to a lay audience
  • Support writing of terms of reference for an external study on the potential for modern technology to improve extractive governance; support backstopping of external partner/s during the production of the study
  • Support design and implementation of pilot projects in cooperation with external partners
  • Flexibly support team members and project management on tasks that arise in a fast moving environment

Your profile

Necessary:

  • Ability to quickly absorb and structure complex information
  • Good working knowledge of modern technologies
  • Deeper knowledge of one or more of the following technologies and their applications: 3D-printing/added manufacturing, blockchain/tangle, artificial intelligence, remote sensing/GIS
  • Intrinsic motivation to tackle poverty through innovative approaches and ambition to strengthen the interface between development cooperation and the digital age
  • Good team player
  • Innovative mindset
  • Working knowledge of English; excellent knowledge of either German or English (or both) in writing and speaking
  • Currently enrolled as a student (or similar status) or last degree not longer than six month ago

Advantageous:

  • Knowledge of the extractive sector, particularly mining
  • Experience and contacts with tech startups / tech social enterprises
  • Experience with design thinking
  • Working knowledge of German

Assignment period

01.09.2017 – 30.11.2017 (with the possibility to extend the internship for three months)

Our offer

Payment for interns is 1,520 € (gross) per month.

Other information

Please be informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship, if you are currently enrolled as a student or graduated not longer than six months ago.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

How to apply:

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 08 August 2017. Please apply through GIZ website only.

https://www.giz.de/de/jobs/3109.html?JobMarketParams=beesite=_6e262223670c0552939fd52cd1c067c0000a1de0b0248f42

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United States of America: OTI Talent Management Assistant

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 04 Aug 2017

The OTI Talent Management Assistant is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-9 or the GS-10 equivalent level and located in Washington D.C. Applications for this position are due no later than August 4, 2017 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 Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) recognizes our staff as our greatest asset in achieving success in our mission. The Talent Management Unit (TMU) is dedicated to providing support to all OTI staff to ensure each individual receives the training and professional development resources required to successfully perform his/her role in supporting the mission. As part of the Human Capital and Talent Management Team (HCTM) the TMU serves as the central hub for office-wide coordination of staff development policies, procedures and initiatives. Developing and implementing training and learning resources in coordination with key stakeholders across the office, the TMU will utilize adult learning principles and best practices to support staff learning and development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

At the GS-09 level:

  • Serve as OTI central point of contact on training information; respond to training inquiries; process and file various forms including individual learning plans and training request forms;

  • Serve as OTI primary point of contact on training logistics; assist with training room set-up, clean-up; print and copy training materials; assist with training activities and ice-breakers; draft training notes; coordinate training refreshments;

  • Assist in coordinating the onboarding and transitioning processes for OTI USPSC staff including Washington staff, field staff, and surge staff;

  • Support and implement tools and processes required for functional talent management; includes communication plan, templates, resource requirements, professional development materials, policies and procedures;

  • With supervisor clearance, disseminate regular announcements to OTI’s worldwide staff regarding relevant training opportunities;

  • Maintain OTI training calendar, to include liaising with OTI Talent Management Unit on specific office training priorities;

  • Assist with the OTI Annual World-wide Management Meeting; includes assisting with all logistics, taking meeting notes, assisting with refreshments and escorting facilitators, trainers and SMEs;

  • Provide general administrative support for the supervisor and program-funded staff such as: scheduling and facilitating meetings; drafting meeting minutes; tracking and ensuring action items are followed up; and other administrative services as required;

  • Maintain OTI Training page on OTI Anywhere knowledge network; material updates and FAQs;

  • Maintain OTI Training Database; log and maintain staff training records; assist with training record requests and create training reports as requested;

  • 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 as assigned by supervisor.

At the GS-10 level:

  • Serve as OTI central point of contact on training information; respond to training inquiries; process and file various forms; including individual learning plans, and training request forms;

  • Serve as OTI primary point of contact on training logistics; assist with training room set-up, clean-up; print and copy training materials; assist with training activities and ice-breakers; draft training notes; coordinate training refreshments;

  • Coordinate the onboarding and transitioning processes for OTI USPSC staff including Washington staff, field staff, and surge staff;

  • Support and implement tools and processes required for functional talent management; includes communication plan, templates, resource requirements, professional development materials, policies and procedures;

  • With supervisor clearance, disseminate regular announcements to OTI’s worldwide staff regarding relevant training opportunities;

  • When required serve as Acting OTI Talent Management Specialist in his/her absence;

  • Coordinate OTI training calendar, to include liaising with OTI Talent Management Unit on specific office training priorities;

  • Assist with the OTI Annual World-wide Management Meeting; includes assisting with all logistics, taking meeting notes, assisting with refreshments and escorting facilitators, trainers and SMEs;

  • Provide general administrative support for the supervisor and program-funded staff such as: scheduling and facilitating meetings; drafting meeting minutes; tracking and ensuring action items are followed up; and other administrative services as required;

  • Maintain OTI Training page on OTI Anywhere knowledge network; material updates and FAQs;

  • Maintain OTI Training Database; log and maintain staff training records; assist with training record requests and create training reports as requested;

  • 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 as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience Required:**

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

At the GS-09 level:

  • A Master’s Degree with one (1) year of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with two (2) years of work experience;

OR

High School Diploma with at least five (5) years of work experience;

AND

  • One (1) year of experience supporting adult training services, such as training program development and planning, logistical coordination or professional development planning; preferably in the areas of international assistance;

At the GS-10 level:

  • A Master’s Degree with two (2) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with three (3) years of work experience;

OR

High School Diploma with at least six (6) years of work experience;

AND

  • Two (2) years of experience supporting adult training services, such as training program development and planning, logistical coordination or professional development planning; preferably in the areas of international assistance;

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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Ghana: TA MONITORING

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 04 Aug 2017

Technical assistance for the development of a monitoring framework

Title: 2 Technical Assistance for the development and roll out of a monitoring system for the programme

Duration of Assignment: 200 days for the first expert and 100 for the second one

Duty Station: Accra (Ghana) and home based

Indicative Starting Date: August 2017

Type of Contract: Technical Assistance

  1. BACKGROUND

FIIAPP 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 “Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Programme – ARAP” funded by the European Union.

The overall objective of the programme is to promote good governance in Ghana by reducing corruption and improving accountability and compliance with the rule of law, particularly when it comes to accountability, anti-corruption and environmental governance.

The Accountability, Rule of Law, and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP) envisages monitoring and evaluation as a forward-looking activity given the likelihood of continued support to key public institutions for the period 2016 – 2021 to address institutional challenges in fighting corruption under the aegis of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).

  1. OBJECT

The Programme intends to engage two Monitoring and Evaluation Experts, to work with the Project Coordination Unit (PCU), to provide services with a view to ensure adequate reporting on progress towards the key development objectives and project outcomes, and to lay a solid foundation of data and information on which evidenced-informed programming and policy-making can take place and coordination between partners can be facilitated.

The consultants will be responsible for the design and roll out of the project’s results framework, advising the Team leader and the PCU on the programme’s results. It will implement the maiden M&E plan and design/operate the information management system of the Programme that adheres to the project management information needs and implementation requirements of ARAP and the stakeholders.

The consultancy aims at developing an M&E system for the programme. The Consultants will assist the programme management unit in reviewing M&E needs and establishing necessary practical procedures and measures in order to operationalize M&E (data collection and processing). The consultant is expected to design a practical M&E system with regard to the following key aspects:

  1. What needs to be measured?
  2. What is the most appropriate source of information that needs to be collected?
  3. How to collect the information and how often?
  4. How to store and analyze data?

The specific objective of the assignment is to lead the development and roll out of an M&E framework, supporting the Programme to determine performance and progress toward achieving outcomes (short and medium) outlined in the project document.

The consultants will take the overall charge of the Programme’s M&E system establishment and initial management with stakeholder participation and conduct the tasks identified below by applying sound technical practices and methods and collecting and making use of available and necessary data in carrying out the assignment. The team shall work in close consultation with the PMU. The specialists will discuss issues that would affect efficient information M&E management with the PMU and agree on the ways to solve them.

This TA will be provided through a series of short term missions to the country. It is expected that several missions during the following 4 years will be required, with a maximum of 200 working days for one of the experts and a maximum of 100 working days for the other expert.

  1. CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

According to the Contracting Manual of the FIIAPP, approved by its Board of Trustees, the contracting authority will be, meeting the budget, and according to the stipulation fifth c), the Director.

  1. LEGAL SYSTEM AND COMPETENT JURISDICTION

This current contract has a private character, the civil court order being competent to hear disputes arising in its implementation.

Still, the acts of preparation and award of the same will follow the procedures referred to in the internal contracting Instructions of the FIIAPP in application of article 3.3. b) of the Royal Decree 3/2011 of November 14th, by which the text Revised of the Law of Contracts from the Public Sector is approved, as a public sector entity, its legal nature and contracts held.

The present Terms of Reference has a contractual nature and contains the detailed conditions to which the performance of the contract shall be adjusted.

The ignorance of the present contract, the contract, its annexed documents or instructions or rules of any kind approved by the Administration that can be applied in the implementation of the agreement shall not relieve the contractor from the obligation of compliance.

  1. PROCEDURE AND FORM OF AWARD OF THE CONTRACT

The procedure and the award will be made according to the Procurement Manual of the FIIAPP.

  1. CAPACITY TO CONTRACT

They shall be eligible for the award of this contract either natural or legal persons, with Spanish or foreign nationality, who have the full capacity to act and who are not falling in the prohibitions to hire listed in paragraph 1 of article 60 of the TRLCSP[1]. For this purpose, shall take into consideration the rules contained in chapter II of title II of book I of the TRLCSP.

  1. BUDGET LINE

The budget line for the first expert (maximum 200 working days) is 160.000 euros (€ two hundred thousand with no taxes included).

The budget line for the second expert (maximum 100 working days) is 80.000 euros (€ two hundred thousand with no taxes included).

  1. DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES TO BE DEVELOPED.

8.1 Among other, the consultant(s) would be required to perform the following tasks:

Ø Study the relevant project documents (including but not limited to the project document, provisional workplan, first annual workplan, budget), review and revise the logframe and results matrix, and revise the indicators if necessary.

Ø Develop, together with Project Coordination Unit and key programme experts, the programmes’ Results Framework monitoring tool, to monitor and evaluate progress in achieving the programme’s outputs and outcomes at key junctures during the programme period. The Result Framework will include a Baseline Survey for the project. This survey will collect information that will aid in project planning as well as provide a basis for monitoring and evaluating the impact of the project. The Baseline will be based on relevant indicators for each result of the Programme with the following traits: specific (what will be measured?), measurable (how we will collect the data?), time-bounded (annuals and for the end of the Programme), gender approach (disaggregated if relevant and specific when needed), good mix of qualitative and quantitative.

Ø Design a monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for the programme aligned to the overall action document agreed between the EU and the Government of Ghana, including roles and responsibilities for implementation;

Ø Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed; Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with programme staff, Implementing Agencies and major stakeholders; Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Project PMU.

8.2 The expected deliverables for the consultants include:

o Results Framework monitoring tool of the Programme based on the relevant indicators that includes a Baseline Survey and sources of verification (as much as possible, use existing data sources embedded in existing systems).

o A monitoring, evaluation and reporting system with simple means of registering information and simple ways and means to store such information and the pathways for dissemination of that information.

o A manual that includes the above and guides project coordination in processing and evaluating the information.

o Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual M&E reports as inputs into the Project Management Reports and in addition, will prepare other reports, as and when needed.

  1. CRITERIA FOR THE EVALUATION

a. Requirements

o University graduate with a Diploma or Specialization degree in Governance, Political Science, Environmental Sciences, Anti-corruption or other relevant subject area.

o Al least 5 years of experience on monitoring and evaluation of governance projects.

o Good command of both oral and written English (Level C1 Common European framework of reference). Proven certificate of training courses.

b. Merits

Merits and expertise indicated in the table will be valuated with the CV’s information.

(Merit) – (Criteria) – (Maximum Score)

· Additional Degree or specialization in Governance, Political Science and/or anti-corruption or M&E – 5 points per Degree or Specialisation – 10

· More than 5 years of experience on monitoring and evaluation of governance projects – 3 point per year of experience – 24

· Experience in designing and implementing M&E in development programmes – 3 point per additional year – 24

· Demonstrated expertise/experience of anti-corruption, good governance and related issues within the Ghanaian context – 2 point per year of experience – 22

· Other prior experience in Ghana or West Africa – 1 point per month – 20

10. REGULATORY PROCEDURES

The contract shall be governed by:

Ø The clauses contained in this specification.

Ø The Manual of procurement of supplies and services of the FIIAPP.

Ø The Provisions of law 50/2002 of the Foundations and in the 1337-2005 RD of November 11st.

Ø Royal 3/2011 Legislative Decree of 14 November, which approves the TRLCSP.

The ignorance of the contract in any of its terms, of the documents annexed to it, or instructions, specifications or standards of any kind dictated by the FIIAPP which may have application in the execution of the agreement, shall not relieve the employer from the obligation of compliance.

Pursuant to Article 21.2 of Royal Legislative Decree 3/2011 of 14 November, approving the revised text of the Law on Public Sector Contracts, the civil courts shall have jurisdiction to resolve disputes arising between the parties regarding the effects, compliance and termination of private contracts. This court order shall also have jurisdiction to hear any disputes affecting the preparation and awarding of private contracts.

  1. DURATION OF THE CONTRACT

The contract will have a time of duration from its signature until the end of the project implementation.

  1. SUBCONTRACTING

The successful bidder will be liable before the FIIAPP for the performance of the natural or legal persons that are subcontracted, at all levels, including the quality of the service, delivery times and completion, obligations in relation to the treatment of data and information, as well as the fulfilment by the outsourced company of their social and fiscal obligations.

Those activities subject to this agreement that need to be subcontracted by the successful tenderer shall be executed under the terms provided for in the articles 227 and 228 3/2011 RD of the 14th November, which approves the TRLCSP.

  1. PROPERTY OF THE WORK DEVELOPED.

The work carried out in any of sections will become the property of FIIAPP.

The successful tenderer may not use for themselves or provide to third parties any data of the contracted works, or publish, total or partially the contents without the written permission of the FIIAPP. In any case the successful tenderer will be responsible for damages arising from the breach of this obligation.

  1. RESOLUTION OF THE CONTRACT

The causes for termination of the contract are contained in article 223 of the RD 3/2011 14 November which approves the TRLCSP:

a) Non-compliance by any of the parties of the obligations described in the contract.

b) The manifest lack of quality of the service provided or not adapt it to the conditions agreed in binding documents

c) The Declaration of insolvency in the terms that describes by the law 22/2003, of July 9th, bankruptcy.

d) Mutual agreement of the parties.

e) Breach of the limitations in the field of outsourcing.

f) Obstruction of the faculties of management and inspection of FIIAPP

  1. REGIME OF PAYMENT

The successful bidder is entitled to the payment of the agreed price, under the conditions laid down in the contract, corresponding to the work actually performed and formally received by the Foundation.

  1. AWARD TERM AND FORMALIZATION

The contract will be awarded the 11st August 2017.

The document of formalization of the contract shall be granted within a period of one week from the award.

  1. START OF THE ACTIVITY

The official starting date will be the following day to the contract formalization.

How to apply:

We request an electronic CV to be emailed to the following address: arap.ghana@fiiapp.org

Please indicate “CV ARAP Monitoring” in the subject of the email.

Deadline for the receipt of CVs: 4th of August of 2017 at noon, GMT.

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United States of America: USPSC Interagency Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 15 Aug 2017

Request for Personal Service Contractor

United States Agency for International Development

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Position Title: Interagency Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000051

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $94,796- $123,234

Issuance Date: July 18, 2017

Closing Date: August 15, 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 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Interagency Specialist (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000051

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 18, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 15, 2017 at 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) option years

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 international organizations and other donor governments. 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.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of an Interagency Specialist in order to meet its objectives of leading coordination efforts within the USG on international disaster 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 Specialist will provide critical analysis on disaster and coordination issues, work closely with officials within the USG disaster response and humanitarian assistance community, organize quarterly coordination forums, initiate creative 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.

The Interagency Specialist will manage critical issues within the interagency community on behalf of OFDA and must have the ability to both multi-task and be detail 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 the USG, other teams within the HPGE and Disaster Response Divisions (DRDs), analysts and officials in international organizations and other agencies, and representatives of non-governmental organizations in partnership with the HPGE Policy Team. The role requires the ability to work within a team structure with significant interaction with U.S. and foreign delegates, demanding strong diplomatic and communication skills to accurately represent U.S. positions in a complex multilateral setting, based on guidance from Washington. Contacts occur in a wide variety of planned and unplanned, formal and informal settings, including open meetings and conferences, where the Interagency Team may be called upon to explain and defend U.S. positions on humanitarian issues.

The position requires extensive experience with, and a thorough understanding of, the relationships among the USG, donors, and other international organization on international humanitarian assistance and international humanitarian principles. 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 humanitarian issues and interagency engagement 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 and other for 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.

· 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.

· As needed, sign-up for and serve on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

· As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

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

· As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

· 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 Interagency Specialist will take direction from, and report to, the HPGE Strategic Interagency Team Leader or his/her designee, with guidance from the HPGE Division Director 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, 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 on interagency coordination and policy engagement related to 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 (1) year working overseas. 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 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 (1) year working overseas. 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.

· 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 foreign policy communities; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and organizations involved in disaster assistance, particularly USG agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and host governments; 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; proven experience in providing expert guidance in the area of humanitarian assistance with regard to the policy implications of issues and developments, based on hands-on operational experience in the field of humanitarian action.

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; a thorough on-the-ground 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 Disaster Operations Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 08 Aug 2017

Request for Personal Service Contractor

United States Agency for International Development

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Position Title: Senior Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000056

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $94,796- $123,234

Issuance Date: July 18, 2017

Closing Date: August 8, 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 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. 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Senior Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000056

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 18, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 8, 2017 at 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) option years

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

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 support the regional response teams through providing training support, representing the division in a wide range of office-wide policy, process, and special initiatives, and assisting with representational and response management responsibilities for complex responses. They also assist in developing response strategies and providing coverage or surge support for multiple portfolios to include managing all aspects of assistance awards for humanitarian donor organizations. They are members of regionally focused humanitarian response teams consisting of a Team Lead, Disaster Operations Specialists (DOSs), Program Assistants, and Information Officers.

SDOSs are part of the Disaster Response Team (DRT) within AFD and ALE Divisions. This team consists of five regional groups, each covering the following areas: Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia (EMCA), Asia and the Pacific (ASIA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Southern, Western and Northern Africa (SWAN), East and Central Africa (ECA) and Sudan. Each regional group is managed by a Team Leader.

SDOSs demonstrate a mastery of a regional area of specialization, extensive knowledge in a wide range of humanitarian concepts, principles, and practices with demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in difficult and complex work environments. The SDOS must also have an expertise in USG assistance award management from the USG perspective, including the ability to apply this expertise to developing recommendations to resolve complex issues.

OBJECTIVE

The ALE Division requires the service of additional SDOSs to enhance its capability to manage its portfolios and effectively respond to international crises and disasters. The SDOSs hired under this solicitation may be reassigned to any regional team as needed or the RMT of the Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response’s (MECHR) portfolio.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader for the assigned ALE region of responsibility, the SDOS will perform the following:

Contextual Specialty:

· Monitor incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility through a wide range of USG and international sources;

· Review and monitor national disaster risk reduction efforts and plans in the area of responsibility in collaboration with 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, structural 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 comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries;

· Serve as a resource for program-related planning efforts to include event and scenario based contingency planning.

Portfolio Management:

· Provide on-the-job assistance and training to DOS and Program Assistant staff and/or provide coverage of portfolio management issues to include the following:

o 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. This will involve properly submitting data to Office and Agency of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA);

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 members, 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;

· Provide regional support as needed to OFDA field operations to include monitoring of OFDA programs, assessments, strategy development and general field office coverage;

· Assist the Team Leader and Deputy Leader in managing the strategy development process for the region, monitoring program funding and implementation against established strategies, and actively participating in strategy-related activities for the region.

Representation:

· Provide on-the-job assistance and training to DOS staff and/or provide coverage of representation requirements to include the following:

o Represent OFDA in meetings with individual partners discussing programmatic priorities, objectives, progress, results, and challenges;

o Participate in other interagency and partner-wide meetings as assigned by the Team Leader;

o Represent the ALE regional team and OFDA in public and private contexts, including USG interagency forums, partners, IOs, and other stakeholders;

o Coordinate with regional team and PSPM members, USAID regional bureaus, other DCHA offices, the Department of Defense, other donor governments, UN agencies, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs)/NGOs, and other IOs to develop an inclusive US response to the declared disaster;

· Provide representational surge support to the regional team, as needed, by independently representing humanitarian interests in a wide range of mid to senior level fora at the bureau level across USAID, as well as at a management level within the USG interagency.

Leadership:

· Participate, as assigned, in a wide range of office wide policy, process, and strategic initiatives to ensure ALE division priorities and operating realities are reflected in outcomes;

· Actively solicit and consolidate feedback from the division on these initiatives and work with the ALE Division Director, Team Leaders, and Deputy Team Leaders to identify the divisions strategic interests and creative ways to create solutions that are beneficial to the division as well as the office; Ensure the division is regularly updated on the progress of these initiatives.

General Duties:

· Deploy on short notice to serve on DARTs or serve on the Washington-based RMTs, to including leadership positions that require staff management for operational and planning functions, as required;

· Serve as DCHA/OFDA Duty Officer on a rotational basis;

· USPSC is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments;

· As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

· 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 SDOS will take direction from and report to the Team Leader for the assigned region of responsibility or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available; employee consults with supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. USPSC is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments. 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 a USG, PVO/NGO, IO or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include progressive responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and managing and evaluating funded programs in a results type framework. Experience must include at least two (2) years of working within the USG on directly managing assistance awards. Experience must include at least one (1) year of 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 at least five (5) years of relevant work experience with the USG, PVO/NGO, IO or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include progressive responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and managing and evaluating funded programs in a results type framework. Experience must include at least two (2) years of working within the USG on directly managing assistance awards. Experience must include at least one (1) year of 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.

· 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 are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 Demonstrate your knowledge of disaster relief and humanitarian assistance concepts, to include knowledge of the political, economic, and cultural impact of policy decisions on relief efforts during civil conflict and natural disasters.

QRF #2 Describe in detail your field or field-related experience in humanitarian relief or emergency activities. Include your experience in monitoring threatening and incipient disasters, as well as reviewing, administrating, and implementing emergency relief and rehabilitation programs.

QRF #3 Describe your direct USG grant-related experience in detail. Please detail your knowledge of USG regulations.

QRF #4 In 350 words or less, compose a briefing memorandum for senior level officials that describes a humanitarian situation resulting from a natural disaster and your recommended response options on the part of OFDA. Note – this must be an original composition. (Please include a word count at the end of the memo.)

QRF #5 You have been asked to participate in a team reacting to a major natural disaster in the world region for which you are responsible. What key skills and traits should team members have in order to provide effective assistance?

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 – 10 points

QRF #4 – 5 points

QRF #5 – 5 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 oppoturnity? (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: OTI Deputy Team Leader

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

The OTI Deputy Team Leader is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-13 equivalent level and located in Washington DC. Applications for this position are due no later than July 31, 2017 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION:

The Deputy Team Leader is a member of the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Field Programs Division, reports to the OTI Regional Team Leader or his/her designee, and is based in Washington, DC. OTI currently has five regional teams: Pakistan (PAK), Africa (AFR), Middle East (ME), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and Europe & Asia (EA). OTI’s Regional Teams are responsible for all program implementation-related activity in the specific region.

OTI is looking to hire Deputy Team Leaders for multiple regional teams, which will be determined upon hiring. Ultimate team assignments will depend on office needs at the time of award, with consideration given to an individual’s background, experience, skills, and preference. The Deputy Team Leader will work in close coordination with the relevant Regional Team Leader to establish an effective team, manage existing country programs, participate in new country program design, assessments, and develop and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with counterparts within OTI, throughout USAID and the Interagency.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Perform complex country analysis and program design to develop existing and future program strategies in high priority countries;

· Prepare documentation for any required program contracts, grants or cooperative agreements;

· Ensure completion of OTI project budgeting and contracting action needs;

· Participate in design and implementation of country program operations to include management, logistical, budget, administrative and contractual issues;

· Ensure the preparation of documentation for any required program contracts, grants or cooperative agreements;

· When required, supervise staff as delegated by the Regional Team Leader. Provide orientation, training, and mentoring to staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel, program and operations requests;

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

· Participate in country analysis and program design to develop existing and future programs and strategies;

· Manage and/or participate in the selection of program implementers such as grantees, contractors, and personal services contractors. Within guidelines provided by the Regional Team Leader, negotiate program and project agreements with governmental and non-governmental (NGO) counterparts;

· Although not a policy maker, the individual influences program policy by reason of recognized expertise in the particular field of development assistance;

· Support of implementation and management of assigned country program(s), including contractors and grantees working under country programs and provide support, when needed, as an auxiliary team member in the field, being prepared to travel to difficult posts overseas for up to three months if required;

· Develop, monitor, evaluate and recommend performance measures for country programs and individual projects, including contractors and grantees;

· Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with NGOs, international donors, Department of State, U.S. Government agencies and others interested in particular OTI country programs;

· Coordinate with other DCHA offices, USAID divisions, the Department of State, the National Security Council, and other U.S. Government agencies and departments;

· Represent OTI in high-level conferences and meetings, explain and interpret policies and requirements to others, and negotiate important issues with other groups, the USAID Mission (if present), the Department of State, the National Security Council, and other U.S. Government agencies and departments;

· Coordinate and assist with the conceptualization of new OTI-wide program options including analytic frameworks and strategic objectives. Participate in the design and implementation of new country program operations to include management, logistical, budget, administrative and contractual issues;

· When required, act as Regional Team Leader during his/her absence, or in other Regional Team roles (e.g. Country Representative or Deputy Country Representative in the field for short periods of time);

· 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; and

· Perform other related duties and activities as required for the successful implementation of programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

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

OR

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

AND

(2) 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;

(3) One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which two (2) months must include experience working in one or more countries undergoing political transition.

(4) Demonstrated supervisory experience (including mentoring, training, and guiding staff).

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

How to apply:

For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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United States of America: USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 04 Aug 2017

Position Title: Senior Humanitarian Advisor (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000063

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $112,021- $145,629

Issuance Date: July 13, 2017

Closing Date: August 4, 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 Humanitarian 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. 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000063

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 13, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 4, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Humanitarian Advisor

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) option years

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 Food Security and Livelihoods Team.

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

INTRODUCTION

The Humanitarian Policy Team guides USAID’s engagement in humanitarian policy issues, both developing internal OFDA guidance on humanitarian policy and practices, and engaging other USG counterparts to develop and advance USG humanitarian policy positions. The team engages heavily with the UN, participates in a range of global fora, serves on advisory boards of research and learning institutions, hosts special events with the international community, and develops and maintains bilateral donor relationships with both traditional and global rising actors.

The Senior Humanitarian Advisor position is part of the Humanitarian Policy Team, serving as an integral part of the HPGE team which closely coordinates with other parts of the USG community on humanitarian issues. The position assists in planning DCHA strategies and responses to humanitarian crises; advocates and educates on humanitarian issues; provides guidance on policy issues; and prepares key briefings and guidance.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Senior Humanitarian Advisor in order to meet its objectives of programming, coordinating with other donors and situational analysis on humanitarian policy issues and developing policy guidance.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Humanitarian Advisor is part of a humanitarian policy team that provides critical analysis on humanitarian policy issues, works closely with high-ranking officials within the international community, and serves as a key source of information on humanitarian issues and humanitarian policy for the office. He/She will help plan organizational strategies and responses to humanitarian crises, actively work with members of UN delegations on U.S. positions on humanitarian issues, provide effective liaisons with the UN offices in Geneva, Rome and New York, and anticipate and prepare documents and briefing memos on humanitarian issues for important meetings and events. The Senior Humanitarian Advisor will also raise critical issues with the UN on behalf of OFDA, DCHA offices, and other U.S. Government (USG) agencies and must have the ability to multi-task. The assignment involves providing expert analytical and advisory support on humanitarian issues 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 and the Senior Humanitarian Advisor will receive general guidance but will be expected to execute independent judgment and analysis.

Contacts will be within the USG, as well as personnel at U.S. posts worldwide, senior analysts and officials in UN and other agencies, 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, based on guidance from Washington. Contacts occur in a wide variety of planned and unplanned, formal and informal settings, including open meetings, conferences, and negotiating sessions, where the Humanitarian Policy Team Leader may be called upon to explain and defend U.S. positions on humanitarian issues.

The 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. Detailed knowledge of humanitarian policy issues such as internal displacement, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian principles and other related topics is required. The Senior Humanitarian Advisor is required to be available for overseas travel which may be up to 50% of the year, with deployments possibly lasting up to 90 days.

The Senior Humanitarian Advisor’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

· As part of a humanitarian policy team, assist in 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.

· High level representation of USAID at donor meetings covering a broad range of humanitarian issues and provide DCHA Bureau with analysis and guidance on relations with the UN system.

· As part of a senior policy team working on humanitarian issues in OFDA’s Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement Division, interact with State Department colleagues on developing strategies and policies toward UN agencies and humanitarian issues.

· Anticipate the needs of the organization regarding developments in the areas of humanitarian affairs and prepare analyses, briefings, documents, and meetings as required.

· Attend various NGO, UN, UN Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) Donor Support Group (ODSG), and other meetings and provide authoritative information and views to formulate humanitarian policies and coordinate strategies on policy issues.

· Initiate and maintain strong working relationships with other donor countries in order to promote humanitarian principles and coordinate disaster response activities.

· Create new strategies for outreach with other rising global actors.

· Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with other relevant USG offices and serve as an expert point of contact for these groups in the area of humanitarian affairs. The incumbent will influence policy.

· Represent DCHA on specific humanitarian issues of concern with international organizations and non-governmental organizations and convey demarche messages as needed.

· Represent USAID at meetings with the UN, international organizations, and other donors and other conferences sponsored by members of the international community, and provide guidance and advice on USG positions, negotiating strategies, and, in consultation with USAID/Washington, conduct negotiations with the donor community and make recommendations to the appropriate officials in USAID.

· Work with counterparts in other donor organizations at the most senior levels to exchange information, establish meetings on specific donor issues, solicit publications, and collect information on training opportunities; coordinate these activities with relevant USAID officers.

· Develop new strategies for partnership between public and private sector organizations, including engagement with private sector actors on humanitarian issues in close coordination with other parts of USAID and humanitarian actors.

· Advise USAID/OFDA staff on issues regarding donations and requests for USG support and information sharing from private and public interest groups, including those formed on an ad hoc basis during disaster assistance operations.

· 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 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 Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

· As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

· 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 incumbent will take direction from and report to the HPGE Humanitarian Policy Team Leader or his/her designee, with guidance from the Division Director or designee of the HPGE Division.

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 are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 Proven experience in providing expert guidance in the area of humanitarian assistance with regard to the policy implications of issues and developments, based on hands-on experience in the field of humanitarian assistance and a thorough knowledge of the international humanitarian system concepts and issues. Demonstrated knowledge of the structures, mandates, and policies of the actors within the international humanitarian architecture;

QRF #2 Experience with the role of liaison in inter-agency relationships at all levels throughout the humanitarian and foreign policy communities; 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 #3 Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, preparing and presenting analysis, providing guidance, soliciting sensitive information, and negotiating agreement on humanitarian issues;

QRF #4 Demonstrated ability to multi-task and consistently and independently perform in a high visibility, high-pressure environment and accurately represent USG policy positions. Strong work ethic and ability to initiate, develop and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Proven diplomatic and leadership skills; 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 – 6 points

QRF #2 – 6 points

QRF #3 – 6 points

QRF #4 – 6 points

QRF #5 – 6 points

First Round Interview – 10 points

Second Round Interview – 30 points

Writing Test – 10 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.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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Chad: OTI Country Representative – Chad

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Chad
Closing date: 26 Jul 2017

The OTI Country Representative is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Chad. Applications for this position are due no later than July 26, 2017 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

Chad is a central component in a regional strategy to defeat ISWA/BH. Three-fourths of the population in the Lake Chad Basin, which is at the heart of ISWA/BH’s operational space, resides inside Chad. Lake Chad also serves as an intersection for the greater Sahel, attracting individuals and groups for economic livelihoods and historically serving as sanctuary for both criminals and rebel groups. ISWA/BH has been able to tap into existing socioeconomic structures around the lake, positioning itself in the economic trade chain for funding, targeting and recruiting youth who travel along the border, and using social networks for intelligence and physical mobility. OTI will work in the Lake Chad region in western Chad and will seek to bolster local efforts to strengthen community resilience against violent extremist organizations (VEOs), especially the Islamic State in West Africa/Boko Haram (ISWA/BH), as part of a regional strategy to undermine the ability of VEOs to effectively recruit and operate in Chad and the Lake Chad Basin region.

The Country Representative is a member of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Africa Regional Team, and reports to the OTI Africa Team Leader based in DC. The Country Representative’s principal responsibility will be the strategy development, design, oversight and management of OTI’s Chad program. The incumbent will be called upon to represent OTI’s mission and programs to senior-level government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors, local government officials, and local beneficiaries.

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

Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including stabilization, counterinsurgency, community-driven development, elections, subnational governance, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, and human rights. Prior work experience with U.S. Government agencies or managing program operations in civil conflicts is preferred. Willingness to work alongside military colleagues (both U.S. and non-U.S.) is essential. The successful candidate will possess excellent political analysis and reporting skills and the ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility and authority in a highly stressful environment while exercising sound judgment in politically charged and challenging security environments. Experience in remote project management is highly desirable, as this position is N’Djamena-based yet will be overseeing a localized program in remote areas of the Lake areas of Chad.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

  • Design staffing plans to meet overall program objectives and recruit, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate the performance of in-country OTI staff, providing regular feedback;

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

  • Manage and provide day-to-day programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to OTI’s implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees), ensuring that activities are contributing to OTI’s program objectives and are within the partner’s scope;

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

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

  • Ensure that OTI programs and activities are monitored and evaluated, and that lessons learned feed into ongoing or future activities;

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

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

  • Prepare and maintain OTI program budgets for field operations;

  • Serve as OTI’s primary liaison with USAID personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, ambassadors, local government officials, UN organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other pertinent agencies and organizations. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs;

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

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

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

  • Prepare and disseminate programmatic, financial and quarterly reports to the U.S. Embassy, OTI/Washington and other organizations as appropriate;

  • Supervise staff in conjunction with the Regional Team Leader (e.g. Deputy Country Representative, Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program 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;

  • Perform other duties as determined by the supervisor to ensure successful OTI program implementation.

Minimum Qualifications 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. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under “Applying”)

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

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

Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries undergoing political transition or conflict;

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

Demonstrated working proficiency in French desired.

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 read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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Chad: OTI Country Representative – Chad (Deadline Extended)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Chad
Closing date: 02 Aug 2017

The OTI Country Representative is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Chad. Applications for this position are due no later than August 2, 2017 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

Chad is a central component in a regional strategy to defeat ISWA/BH. Three-fourths of the population in the Lake Chad Basin, which is at the heart of ISWA/BH’s operational space, resides inside Chad. Lake Chad also serves as an intersection for the greater Sahel, attracting individuals and groups for economic livelihoods and historically serving as sanctuary for both criminals and rebel groups. ISWA/BH has been able to tap into existing socioeconomic structures around the lake, positioning itself in the economic trade chain for funding, targeting and recruiting youth who travel along the border, and using social networks for intelligence and physical mobility. OTI will work in the Lake Chad region in western Chad and will seek to bolster local efforts to strengthen community resilience against violent extremist organizations (VEOs), especially the Islamic State in West Africa/Boko Haram (ISWA/BH), as part of a regional strategy to undermine the ability of VEOs to effectively recruit and operate in Chad and the Lake Chad Basin region.

The Country Representative is a member of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Africa Regional Team, and reports to the OTI Africa Team Leader based in DC. The Country Representative’s principal responsibility will be the strategy development, design, oversight and management of OTI’s Chad program. The incumbent will be called upon to represent OTI’s mission and programs to senior-level government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors, local government officials, and local beneficiaries.

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

Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including stabilization, counterinsurgency, community-driven development, elections, subnational governance, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, and human rights. Prior work experience with U.S. Government agencies or managing program operations in civil conflicts is preferred. Willingness to work alongside military colleagues (both U.S. and non-U.S.) is essential. The successful candidate will possess excellent political analysis and reporting skills and the ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility and authority in a highly stressful environment while exercising sound judgment in politically charged and challenging security environments. Experience in remote project management is highly desirable, as this position is N’Djamena-based yet will be overseeing a localized program in remote areas of the Lake areas of Chad.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

  • Design staffing plans to meet overall program objectives and recruit, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate the performance of in-country OTI staff, providing regular feedback;

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

  • Manage and provide day-to-day programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to OTI’s implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees), ensuring that activities are contributing to OTI’s program objectives and are within the partner’s scope;

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

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

  • Ensure that OTI programs and activities are monitored and evaluated, and that lessons learned feed into ongoing or future activities;

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

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

  • Prepare and maintain OTI program budgets for field operations;

  • Serve as OTI’s primary liaison with USAID personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, ambassadors, local government officials, UN organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other pertinent agencies and organizations. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs;

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

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

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

  • Prepare and disseminate programmatic, financial and quarterly reports to the U.S. Embassy, OTI/Washington and other organizations as appropriate;

  • Supervise staff in conjunction with the Regional Team Leader (e.g. Deputy Country Representative, Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program 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;

  • Perform other duties as determined by the supervisor to ensure successful OTI program implementation.

Minimum Qualifications 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. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under “Applying”)

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

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

Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries undergoing political transition or conflict;

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

Demonstrated working proficiency in French desired.

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 read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

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Kenya: Financial Management Advisor

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Jul 2017

Our client, DANIDA, seeks to hire a Financial Management advisor who will perform the role of financial advisor as a consultant on matters of finance, administration, procurement and audits. DANIDA is an international organization dedicated to providing aid and financing pro-development activities through national and County Governments.

Background

The Government of Denmark and Kenya in 2015, signed a development agreement for the implementation of the Kenya Country Programme. This is a 5-year programme that will be implemented through various National and County Government’s line ministries and select Civil Society Organizations. Each of the implementing organizations has signed Development Engagement Documents and Bilateral agreement with the Government of Denmark through the Royal Danish Embassy in Nairobi. The Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF) is one such organization working with DANIDA under the Green Growth and Employment Programme.

WSTF is a Kenyan public institution established under the Water Act of 2002 with a mandate to assist in financing the provision of water services to areas of Kenya, which are without adequate services. WSTF operates under the newly formed Ministry of Water and Irrigation. The key goal of the organization, according to the WSTF Strategic Plan is ‘assured water resources availability and accessibility of water and sanitation to the underserved areas in the country”.

Danida’s support to WSTF aims at addressing provision of water and sanitation services and management of water resources in the poorest and most underserved ASAL counties of Kenya. These services are key aspects in addressing poverty reduction, inclusive green growth, rights and sustainable management of natural resources in the ASALs. The engagement is in line with key objectives of the Strategy for Danish development cooperation ‘*The* Right to a better life’.

Objectives for the position

The overall objective is to contribute to the improvement of financial management and administration of development programmes in WSTF, ensuring that financial management becomes more effective, efficient, and transparent and of good quality. The consultant will also contribute to improving the flow of financial information between WSTF, the Government of Kenya and the development partners.

The specific objective is to ensure that WSTF develops and implements a realistic, credible and achievable Action Plan to strengthen its financial management system and users’ capacity.

The ultimate aim is to support the transfer of skills in financial management to relevant WSTF staff responsible for financial management and administration.

Reporting

Whilst working closely with the Chief Manager Finance and Chief Manager Investments, the Financial Management Advisor will support activities relating to Budget planning, management and reporting. The Financial Management Advisor will however report directly to the Chief Manager Finance.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Support the Finance and Administration Unit in reviewing the existing internal systems and processes and develop improved processes to ensure that the overall financial management system is strengthened and robust.

• Support in identifying needs in the following aspects of financial management: (i) systems and procedures; (ii) systems of internal audit and control, and (iii) capacity gaps of finance and administration staff;

• Facilitate in developing and implementing an Action Plan for the improvement of financial management systems and procedures and capacity building within the ;

• Reviewing the financial management flows between development partners, Government of Kenya, state cooperation and implementing organizations and communities;

• Support in the training/ capacity building of finance and administration staff on best practices, use of systems and procedures, reporting, assets management among others;

• Design of an effective system for financial monitoring for use at national and county levels;

• Support in strengthening mechanisms that ensure accountability for the use of development funds;

• Participate in the development of a system for monitoring the implementation and follow up of external audit recommendations.

• Support in the design of mechanisms to ensure the improvement of the financial systems for internal control of funds and to ensure the correct and effective use of funds;

• Support in the design, update and harmonization of the templates and formats for financial reporting and tracking of funds so that that they can meet the specific needs of the Government and development partners;

• Support the finance team in:

Preparing the organization’s annual budget

o Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial accountability statements for the CEO

o Oversee and guarantee compliance with financial covenants such as submitting quarterly Interim Unaudited Financial Reports (IFRs), arrange for timely financial information for internal audits and supporting the maintenance of internal controls over project expenditure.

• Support in updating financial management manual, establishing chart of accounts and ensuring the FMIS systems installed by WSTF is able to carry out activities in accordance with the agreed procedures and provisions of donor funded Grant Agreement, and the national laws and regulations.

• Support in compliance to Procurement Act and other relevant legislations;

• Support in improvement of systems for assets inventory and management;

• Proving annual reports on the state of the financial management systems and on the progress in the implementation of the agreed work plans and budgets.

Qualification and Professional Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in the area of Economics, Accounting, Financial Management, Business Administration or other similar areas;

• Candidates with CPA(K) or ACCA qualifications are also encouraged to apply

• Minimum of 10 years of professional experience relevant to the position, experience in Kenya is an added advantage;

• Must demonstrate experience working with donor funded programmes at senior management level for over 10 years.

• Experience in internal and external financial oversight and auditing of the public sector in Kenya is required.

• Must be familiar with the Office of the Auditor General (OFAG) and knowledgeable of public sector auditing processes.

• Candidates who have worked in both the public sector and private consultancy sector have an added advantage.

• Ideal candidate must have strong influential networks in the public sector.

Have Skills in the following areas:

· Financial planning and funds management;

· Financial Information management;

· Execution of Audits and follow up of audit recommendations;

· Internal and external monitoring of development funds;

· Must possess solid understanding of the financial procedures and regulations, procurement regulations and decentralized management systems of the Government of Kenya;

· Use of Integrated financial management systems and other accounting programs, e.g. SAP, NAVISION etc

· Good Public and personal relations with teams and partners;

· Dialogue, facilitation and negotiation capacity;

· Finance and administration systems use and analysis; and

· Ability to work without supervision and be results-oriented.

How to apply:

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position, please apply for the vacancy by emailing us on recruitment@dpckenya.com before 24th July 2017 by 5:00p.m. Only qualified candidates will be contacted

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Jordan: USPSC Information Officer – Jordan

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 03 Aug 2017

Request for Personal Service Contractor

United States Agency for International Development

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Position Title: Information Officer – Jordan

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000066

Salary Level: GS-11 Equivalent: $52,329- $68,025

Issuance Date: July 6, 2017

Closing Date: August 3, 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 an Information Officer (IO) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

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

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

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Information Officer

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000066

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 6, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 3, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Information Officer

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-11 equivalent ($52,329 – $68,025 – 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 Information Officer will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award 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 responding to humanitarian needs resulting from the conflict in Syria since February 2012. OFDA has allocated over $1.1 billion in humanitarian assistance to support humanitarian programs. These programs are currently being managed by a DART, located in Turkey and Jordan, and an RMT in Washington, DC. USAID anticipates additional humanitarian programming for Fiscal Year 2017 and beyond, managed either by the DART and RMT or by OFDA’s Europe, Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA) Team.

The OFDA response teams in Turkey, Jordan, and Washington are responsible for coordinating the USG’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, establishing programs to meet clearly defined humanitarian needs, and 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 Information Officer to be located in Amman, Jordan. The Information Officer compiles and disseminates information about USG humanitarian activities for internal USG and external audiences. This position reports to the Team Leader for Jordan.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Syria Response Information 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 U.S. Embassy and the USAID 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 Information Officer for Jordan compiles, drafts, and disseminates information about humanitarian conditions and USG humanitarian response activities for internal USG and external audiences. Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills and have exceptional attention to detail. Candidates must be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances and have the ability work under tight deadlines in an extremely fast-paced and collaborative environment.

Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader, the incumbent shall:

  • Liaise with the RMT and OFDA, USAID Mission, U.S. Embassy, Department of Defense, and other USG personnel, as well as other donor government representatives and UN/ Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs)/NGOs/IOs to present an inclusive and comprehensive picture of U.S. humanitarian response efforts for Syria in information products;
  • Draft field-produced information products for the DART in Jordan and work closely with the Turkey-based Information Officer to draft joint Syria field products:

  • Produce field notes, trip reports, meeting and call notes, updates, reporting cables, public reports, and other information products as needed;

  • Manage data and produce or facilitate the production of a range of visual information products, such as maps, photos, tables, and charts

  • Assist in the preparation of agendas and briefings for official USG visitors;

  • Obtain appropriate clearances for all information products produced;

  • Attend humanitarian coordination and other meetings and collaborate closely with information counterparts from humanitarian organizations, including UN agencies and NGOs, to ensure that all relevant humanitarian information is obtained and incorporated into OFDA field products and provided to Washington, D.C.-based Information Officers in a timely manner;

  • Participate in meetings with OFDA partners, humanitarian assessments, and site visits when possible in order to obtain information for field reports;

  • Travel within and outside of Jordan on short notice for possibly extended periods of time; Travel to Washington, D.C. as needed for training or consultations with / rotations in OFDA’s ISU or the Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response RMT;

  • May serve, as needed, on non-Syria Washington, D.C.-based RMTs, which provides support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied;

  • May serve on non-Syria DARTs, which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time;

  • As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

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

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and report to the Team Leader in Jordan or his/her designee. The Information Officer will maintain close coordination with the Information Officers on the RMT and in Turkey. The Information Support Unit will provide appropriate training and quality control feedback to maintain a consistent standard for OFDA information products.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available and works with The USPSC to develop deadlines, work to be done and methodology. The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field) plus four (4) years of progressively responsible experience working in producing written products under tight deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Demonstrated familiarity with the USG and some overseas experience, and working knowledge of, and interest in, humanitarian issues.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field plus two (2) years of years of progressively demonstrated experience producing written products under tight deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Demonstrated familiarity with the USG and some overseas experience, and working knowledge of, and interest in, humanitarian issues.

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 In 350 words or less, compose a brief providing background on the humanitarian situation and response in Syria for a senior USG official traveling to the region. (Please include a word count at the end of the memo.)

QRF #2 Describe your experience drafting and editing information/reporting documents, including memos, briefing papers, meeting notes, talking points, and/or other correspondence. Please indicate whether these documents focused on humanitarian issues and/or were in a US Government context.

QRF #3 Describe your demonstrated experience coordinating information management needs—including triangulating, compiling, and synthesizing information—among a range of stakeholders, such as the US Government, foreign governments, UN agencies, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

QRF #4 Describe your relevant international experience, including field experience. Based on the job description provided in the solicitation, how will your experience help you to succeed as an IO?

QRF #5 Describe your demonstrated experience working under tight deadlines with multiple competing priorities. What challenges did you face? How did you overcome them?

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 – 11 points

QRF #2 – 8 points

QRF #3 – 8 points

QRF #4 – 8 points

QRF #5 – 5 points

Interview Performance – 30 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.

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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Nigeria: Project Management Specialist for USAID/Nigeria

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 21 Jul 2017

Interested applicants should download “SOLICITATION NUMBER SOL-624-17-000017” for the full details.

1. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

While operating under COM authority within USAID/Nigeria, the PMS/EW receives programmatic guidance, technical direction, oversight and substantive input from USAID/WA’s RPGO in the implementation and monitoring of USAID’s contributions to EWARP. On a day-to-day basis the incumbent will report to and coordinate closely with the Embassy Abuja Political Section officer designated by the Ambassador as the officer responsible for ECOWAS engagement. On programmatic contractual matters, the incumbent will report to the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for the EWARP activity based in the USAID/WA Mission in Accra, Ghana. USAID-funded activities for EWARP have a current estimated value of approximately $17.5 million over a five-year period.

In addition to direct monitoring of USAID efforts, the PMS/EW will work closely with EWARP project managers within the USG to ensure the cohesiveness of the overall Partnership strategy and the complementarity of the activities funded by each agency. As such and due to the assignment’s location in Nigeria, the PMS/EW will also collaborate with leadership from Embassy Abuja and USAID/Nigeria and potentially with US government leadership in other ECOWAS member states, when and as EWARP activities begin to take place in ECOWAS member countries.

The position includes a broad range of complex coordination, analytical and communication responsibilities, including providing overall monitoring and oversight of EWARP activities, as well as documentation, reporting, responding to queries from various sources, coordination, advice, and management of USAID’s activities in support of EWARP. The PMS/EW will regularly represent USAID and/or the USG at meetings and conferences dealing with conflict early warning and response in West Africa and may represent USAID at meetings and conferences covering other topics that are of particular priority to USAID West Africa including, but not limited to, peace and security and democracy and governance areas.

The PMS/EW will work with ECOWAS’s CPAPS to ensure integrated information sharing as well as to promote better communication among ECOWAS, USAID, implementing partners, the U. S. Embassy and donor partners on conflict early warning and response systems. S/he will be responsible for coordination within the U.S. Mission/Abuja, ECOWAS and with other donors to ensure the appropriateness and complementarity of programming.

This position requires exercise of broad individual judgment in recommending EWARP programming priorities and coordinating relations with representatives inside and outside the USG. The political and governance issues with which the PMS/EW will be dealing are among the top priorities of USG foreign policy in West Africa. The ECOWAS operating environment is highly complex and frequently unpredictable and the donor space is relatively crowded. Thus, the PMS/EW must be flexible and able to provide advice on approaches and activities for sometimes rapidly changing circumstances.

2. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The specific duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Project Management, Monitoring and Oversight – 55%

  2. Monitor EWARP activities through regular meetings with USAID implementing partners, project stakeholders and beneficiaries.

  3. Review implementing partners’ reports for timeliness, content, accuracy and adherence to their contractual scope of work.

  4. Identify all related and complementary programs supported by other donors and/or ECOWAS funds, including identification of existing and planned funding resources, gaps, constraints, and opportunities.

  5. Report regularly to USAID on projects’ accomplishments, and identify any shortcomings and other issues to be raised with the RPGO.

  6. Alert USAID when unforeseen matters with program implementation arise requiring urgent attention.

  7. Make recommendations for adjustments in the implementation schedule or content.

b. Program Evaluation and Reporting – 10%

The PMS/EW will monitor project performance of the USAID implementing partners against planned achievements and indicators, ensuring compliance. The PMS/EW will be responsible for monitoring the achievement of results by periodically reviewing the development context, indicator data, and other indications of portfolio progress, identifying problem areas and recommending corrective measures.

The PMS/EW will prepare information for Mission reports to meet USAID and broader USG reporting requirements such as those associated with Operational Plans, Performance Reports, Congressional Budget Justifications, Mission Strategic Resources Plans, human rights reports, trafficking reports, reports on gender and people with disabilities, etc., as needed.

c. Program Coordination and Technical Support– 35%

The PMS/EW is responsible for: (1) collaborating with a broad range of partners on strategic approaches to conflict early warning and response; (2) obtaining and maintaining support and communication from partners and stakeholders; and (3) providing technical support to RPGO on an as-needed basis on early warning systems and overall ECOWAS and CPAPS policies and strategies.

Partners include ECOWAS, the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and in other ECOWAS member state capitals, bilateral and multilateral donors, USAID/Nigeria and other USAID bilateral missions in the region.

The PMS/EW ensures that open and timely communication is maintained with all relevant stakeholders on planned or current EWARP activities in West Africa. Such communication will include, but not be limited to, the following recurring tasks: submit weekly reports outlining key meetings/points/actions from the previous week and anticipated activities/tasks for the following week; organize regular briefings with Embassy Abuja and USAID; participate in regularly scheduled calls with USAID/WA; and participate in interagency conference calls; attend donor coordination meetings related to ECOWAS Peace and Security work; and report on any issues relevant to the Regional Peace and Governance Office early warning and countering violent extremism portfolios.

How to apply:

SUBJECT: SOLICITATION NUMBER SOL-624-17-000017 (RESIDENT HIRE U.S. CITIZEN PERSONAL SERVICE CONTRACTOR AS PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (ABUJA, NIGERIA)

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.

In order to be considered for the position, a candidate must meet the minimum qualifications listed in the solicitation at the time of submission and must submit all required documentations. The Project Management Specialist position will be located in Abuja, Nigeria.

Interested candidates meeting the requirements of the solicitation must submit all the following required materials for consideration (see details on page 12):

· Cover Letter;

· Curriculum Vitae or resume;

· Signed Form AID 302-3 (available at: http://www.usaid.gov/forms/

· Supplemental document addressing the evaluation factors; and

· List of three to five professional references.

All application packages are to be submitted via email to: accrapsc@usaid.gov

Please cite the solicitation number and position title within the subject line of your email application. Any attachments provided via email must be in a format compatible with Microsoft Word 2003/2010 or PDF and not zipped. Note that attachments to email must not exceed 3 MB.

Any questions concerning this solicitation may be directed to Mildred Agbo via email at magbo@usaid.gov

U.S. Agency for International Development

No. 24 Fourth Circular Rd.

P. O. Box 1630, Accra-Ghana

Tel: 233-302-741-200

Fax: 233-302-741-365

www.usaid.gov/west-africa-regional

Application Form AID 302-3 must be signed. Incomplete and unsigned applications will not be considered. Late applications will not be accepted and will be handled in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 52.215.1.

USAID/West Africa anticipates awarding one (1) Personal Service Contract as a result of this solicitation. 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 offer.

Sincerely,

Emily Rudge Revis

Regional Contracting Officer

USAID/West Africa

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Burundi: Expert international en systèmes d’information, de suvi et d’évaluation – BURUNDI

Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: Burundi
Closing date: 26 Jul 2017

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

Expert International en systèmes d’information, de suivi et d’évaluation BURUNDI

“Programme d’Appui Institutionnel et Opérationnel au Secteur Agricole – PAIOSA »

Réf : BDI/13/082-5

Lieu d’affectation: Bujumbura, Burundi

Date attendue de prise de fonction : Sept. 2017 – ou le plus rapidement possible

Date indicative prévue de fin de fonction: 31 juillet 2019

Package salarial mensuel: (cat. B417) entre 6.020,32 euros et 9.257,08 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 la composition de ménage et de l’expérience professionnelle pertinente.

Projet

Le Programme d’Appui Institutionnel et Opérationnel au secteur Agricole du Burundi (PAIOSA) se déroule en 3 tranches de financements successives PAIOSA 1, 2 et 3 pour la période 2011-2019. La phase 1 est clôturée. Il dispose actuellement d’un budget de 25 Millions € (solde PAIOSA 2 et PAIOSA 3).

Le programme a été reformulé en janvier 2016 avec les objectifs et résultats suivants :

· Objectif spécifique 1: Une augmentation et une meilleure valorisation des productions agricoles et d’élevage permettent une réduction de la pauvreté dans les régions d’intervention

o Résultat 1.1 Des aménagements hydro-agricoles permettent d’augmenter et valoriser les superficies irriguées et la gestion de l’eau de manière durable

o Résultat 1.2 Les bassins versants sont aménagés et protègent les investissements hydro-agricoles

o Résultat 1.3 Les exploitations familiales des bassins de production ciblés améliorent leurs systèmes de production et la compétitivité des chaines de valeur retenues

· Objectif spécifique 2: Un environnement institutionnel favorable au développement d’activités agricoles et para-agricoles est promu au niveau central, déconcentré et décentralisé

o Résultat 2.1 : Les capacités des organisations non étatiques intervenant dans le domaine agricole à assumer leurs rôles et mandats dans les zones d’intervention sont améliorées

Les activités opérationnelles se concentrent sur 3 régions agricoles du Burundi (Imbo, Moso et Bugesera, composant 3 antennes régionales) et sur 3 filières agricoles : le riz, le maïs et la banane.

Pour sa mise en œuvre, il compte sur une équipe d’environ 6 collaborateurs internationaux et 75 collaborateurs nationaux. Le programme prévoit par ailleurs des moyens pour la mobilisation d’expertises complémentaires ponctuelles, nationales ou internationales. Ces expertises viennent renforcer l’équipe en fonction des besoins spécifiques pouvant apparaître en cours de projet.

Fonction

Sous l’autorité générale du Représentant Résident de la CTB à Bujumbura, et sous la supervision directe du Coordinateur du PAIOSA, l’Expert International en systèmes d’information, de suivi et d’évaluation sera chargé de :

· appuyer techniquement les antennes pour l’amélioration de l’accès à l’information pour les acteurs au sein des chaines de valeur ;

· maintenir et exploiter le dispositif de suivi et d’évaluation des résultats de l’intervention, en considérant la dimension géographique – SIG.

Les principales responsabilités liées à la fonction se présentent de la manière suivante :

  1. Systèmes d’échange et de communication agricole au profit des agriculteurs (45%)

  2. Appuyer les organisations paysannes et leurs réseaux dans la mise en place de systèmes efficaces de collecte et d’échange de données et d’information (à caractère technique, sur les marchés et les prix et/ou nutritionnelle et de sécurité alimentaire) ;

  3. Appuyer la mise en place de centres de services pilotes (il est prévu 1 centre par antenne) qui auront pour mission essentielle de décentraliser l’accès à l’offre de services, d’appui conseil et d’informations proposés par les organisations faitières, les administrations et les ONG en un seul point de service ;

  4. Appuyer les initiatives existantes en matière de publication d’un bulletin régulier d’information agricole (de type journal des producteurs), en tant qu’outil de communication à destination des OP et des producteurs ;

  5. Maintenir un dispositif spécifique de veille et d’alerte sur la situation de sécurité alimentaire dans les zones d’intervention du programme, en particulier des groupes vulnérables, pour une mesure affinée des effets et impacts des interventions.

  6. Maintenance et exploitation du dispositif de suivi évaluation du PAIOSA (35%)

  7. Etre responsable de la mise en œuvre des activités portant sur l’alimentation en données et l’exploitation du système de suivi évaluation du PAIOSA (au niveau de Bujumbura et des 3 antennes) ;

  8. Appuyer les opérations de traitements cartographiques et de gestion de la base de données interactive sur logiciel de système d’information géographique (de type QGIS) ;

  9. Assurer la compilation des données au niveau ” programme » et veiller à leur fiabilité. Réaliser l’analyse des données au niveau PAIOSA et assurer le suivi des performances du programme. Veiller à la cohérence et l’articulation des dispositifs de suivi évaluation des différents partenaires ;

  10. Organiser et coordonner les enquêtes spécifiques et les évaluations participatives au niveau du programme, ainsi que les ateliers de réflexion critique.

  11. Système de communication interne et de capitalisation du PAIOSA (20%)

  12. Définir et appliquer les pratiques pour la capture des savoirs par des outils de capitalisation appropriés, le partage des expériences et des connaissances au sein du PAIOSA et de la CTB ;

  13. Appuyer les pools techniques et antennes du PAIOSA pour la conception et le développement des ouvrages techniques de documentation et capitalisation des connaissances ;

  14. Sur la base des données de suivi évaluation, produire des notes spécifiques régulières sur le secteur et sur le PAIOSA ;

  15. Encadrer et superviser l’expert national chargé de la communication interne et externe pour assurer la circulation de l’information et la communication au sein du PAIOSA ainsi que vers l’extérieur.

En outre, l’Expert International aura à gérer l’équipe technique de Suivi Evaluation composée de 3 experts nationaux : Adjoint de suivi / évaluation, Assistant en Système d’Information Géographique, Chargé de la communication interne et externe.

L’Expert International assurera aussi la préparation (dont termes de références et dossier d’appel d’offre) et le suivi de l’utilisation des budgets qui lui sont confiés pour mener à bien les activités et tâches sous sa supervision directe.

Il participe aussi aux réunions de planification opérationnelle, contribue à l’établissement des rapports d’activités pour ce qui concerne les tâches sous sa responsabilité directe et appuie l’équipe de coordination du PAIOSA pour l’établissement des rapports d’activités et de résultats de l’ensemble du programme.

Profil

  • Diplôme :

o Diplôme de niveau universitaire dans un domaine pertinent avec la fonction (tel que : ingénieur en sciences agronomiques; économie agricole; aménagement territorial, environnement, macroéconomie, statistiques, communication,…)

  • Expérience professionnelle :

o Minimum 3 années d’expérience dans le développement de systèmes d’information/communication à base communautaire pour le développement rural ; ou dans des postes de responsable pour la conception et la mise en œuvre de dispositifs de suivi & évaluation au sein de projets / programmes dans le secteur de l’agriculture/développement rural ;

o Vous êtes familiarisé avec les outils de collecte, de traitement, et de géolocalisation de données (Web GIS) et des outils de suivi-évaluation que vous aurez vous-mêmes testés.

  • Expertise technique – compétences avérées dans plusieurs des domaines suivants :

o Nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication adaptées aux systèmes d’information agricole ;

o Systèmes d’information/communication à base communautaire pour le développement ;

o Utilisation de système d’information géographique -SIG- (une connaissance avancée est un atout) ;

o Approche du cadre logique et d’autres approches de planification stratégique ;

o Méthodes et approches de S/E (quantitatives, qualitatives et participatives, théorie du changement…) ;

o Organisation et la mise en œuvre d’enquêtes agricoles et/ou socio-économiques ;

o Formation des agents en charge d’alimenter les dispositifs de suivi évaluation ;

o Animation d’ateliers d’analyse des données de S/E orientées vers la réflexion critique, pour des publics composés d’acteurs diversifiés ;

o Exercices de capitalisation et de gestion des connaissances.

  • Compétences personnelles :

o Facultés d’analyse, de réflexion critique et de synthèse ;

o Capacité à produire des résultats et des délivrables de grande qualité en respectant les délais ;

o Avoir un esprit d’équipe et faire preuve d’aptitudes à la communication vis-à-vis des collègues et interlocuteurs de nationalités, conditions et niveaux sociaux différents ;

o Bonnes compétences sur le plan de la planification et l’organisation ;

o Etre familiarisé avec le contexte du pays ou de la région des Grands Lacs constitue un atout (situation post-conflit, contexte politique et socioéconomique)

o Bonne maîtrise de MS Office ;

o Excellente maîtrise orale et écrite du français, capacités rédactionnelles.

Intéressé(e)?

Postulez au plus tard le 26/07/2017 via notre site web: https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs

Pour toute question supplémentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 18 65.

Depuis le 1er juillet 2017, la présence des membres des familles est à nouveau autorisée au Burundi (” family duty station »), impliquant l’application des politiques et du package financier mis en place pour nos collaborateurs dont les familles peuvent résider dans le pays d’affectation (billets d’avion, nombre de congés et scolarité notamment).

How to apply:

Through our website: https://career012.successfactors.eu/career?company=C0000960484P&career_ns=job_listing_summary&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&site=VjItRG9OVktVYS9CQ3J3RmtmaHoxaFpSQT09&_s.crb=5HJpzMkW00GmamxVFSvR9uRQSyU%3d&rcm_site_locale=fr_FR

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Mali: Responsable administratif et financier international

Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: Mali
Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

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

Responsable administratif et financier international – MALI

Réf.: MLI/17/052-2

Lieu d’affectation: Bamako avec des déplacements à l’intérieur du pays (en fonction de la sécurité)

Durée du contrat: 54 mois (avec prolongation possible)

Date probable d’entrée en fonction: Septembre 2017

Package salarial mensuel: (cat B417) entre 6.020,32 euros et 9.257,08 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 la composition de ménage et de l’expérience professionnelle pertinente.

Contexte

Le 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 de l’UE (EU Trust- Fund) finance des projets pertinents pour remédier aux causes de la migration, et pour encourager les efforts des pays visés dans la coopération sur des questions migratoires et de droits humains.

En partenariat avec CIVIPOL, la CTB apportera un appui pour le renforcement d’un système d’information de l’état civil universel et de la création d’un fichier national d’identité biométrique afin que chaque citoyen malien soit en mesure de se prévaloir des droits inhérents à son identité sécurisée.

Le programme contribuera à la modernisation de l’état civil par :

  • un appui au pilotage stratégique de l’état civil au renforcement des interactions entre les acteurs clés du système ;

  • une amélioration de l’offre (accessibilité des centres, formation des acteurs, archivage, etc.) et de la demande des services d’état civil (campagnes de sensibilisation, éducation civique, etc.) ;

  • un appui à la mise en place d’un système d’information de l’état civil informatisé, relié à une base de données biométriques, à même de sécuriser l’identité de la population et d’être exploitable par d’autres administrations utilisatrices.

    Fonction

    Sous la responsabilité du chef de programme, le Responsable Administratif et Financier International (RAFI) assume la responsabilité de la gestion financière et administrative du programme. Il est notamment responsable du suivi de la gestion financière des conventions de subsides signées avec des entités partenaires ainsi que du renforcement des capacités des équipes fin/admin de ces mêmes entités. Il assure le suivi contractuel des aspects financiers et administratifs du contrat de délégation avec l’Union Européenne.

Gestion budgétaire et financière:

  • Assurer la gestion et l’affectation des fonds et des biens ainsi que la gestion des ressources de l’intervention.

  • Superviser la mise en place de méthodes de comptabilité budgétaire rigoureuses.

  • Préparer et élaborer les budgets et des changements budgétaires et des programmations financières.

  • Planifier, organiser et suivre les achats et les marchés publiques.

  • Superviser, consolider et valider les comptabilités.

  • Suivre la position de trésorerie et approuver les paiements.

  • Assurer le respect des obligations contractuelles prévues dans la convention de délégation de l’UE.

  • Assurer en étroite collaboration avec le chef de projet la gestion des questions fin admin de la délégation de l’UE.

  • Assurer le contrôle de la rédaction des rapports financiers conformément au canevas et périodicités en application à la CTB.

  • Assurer la préparation des rapportages financiers au Comité de pilotage et à la CTB.

  • Assurer la clôture administrative et financière du programme à la fin de la période d’exécution tel que prévu dans le DTA et ceci en coordination avec la représentation.

  • Assurer les aspects contractuels des RH.

  • Superviser la gestion du matériel, des véhicules et des infrastructures.

    Gestion audit et contrôle:

  • Mettre en place un système de contrôle interne et assurer le contrôle interne du projet.

  • Mener des visites de terrain.

  • Faire des contrôles exhaustifs des pièces justificatives et rédiger un rapport de recommandations destiné aux partenaires.

  • Préparer et appuyer les éventuels audits externes (administratifs et financiers) des partenaires.

  • Elaborer des plans d’actions à l’issu des audits et assurer le suivi de la mise en œuvre.

  • Assurer la gestion des risques fiduciaires.

    En étroite collaboration avec l’expert contractualisation, elle/il participera à la gestion des subsides:

  • Evaluer les capacités de gestion financière et administratives des partenaires (potentiels).

  • Préparer les aspects financiers et administratifs des dossiers d’appels à proposition.

  • Faire des missions de terrain pour appuyer les équipes de gestion des partenaires dans la bonne gestion administrative et financière.

  • Participer à l’évaluation et attribution des propositions.

  • Elaborer des instructions pour appuyer les partenaires dans la gestion administrative et financière.

  • Mettre en place un système de suivi financier et administratif pour les subsides octroyés.

Profil

  • Diplôme de niveau Master en gestion, économique appliquée ou finance;

  • Minimum 5 ans d’expérience professionnelle en gestion financière ;

  • Expérience avérée dans la gestion opérationnelle, administrative et financière des projets/programmes et maîtrise des outils de planification et de suivi/évaluation;

  • Expérience dans la gestion des programmes/projets financés par le UE;

  • Dans le cadre de l’analyse, auprès de nos partenaires, des systèmes en place et le suivi des financements octroyés, avoir une expérience et des compétences en matière d’audit;

  • Dans le cadre des formations à donner, avoir une expérience et des compétences pédagogiques;

  • Connaissance des procédures des subsides et des marchés publics est considéré comme un atout ;

  • Maîtrise de l’outil informatique notamment Excel et Word;

  • Excellente maîtrise du français;

  • Capacité à travailler en équipe, à même de collaborer avec des collègues issus de contextes différents;

  • Fortes qualités analytiques et rédactionnelles;

  • Sens de la responsabilité et initiative;

  • Orienté résultat-solution;

  • Précis;

  • Proactif.

Intéressé(e)?

Postulez au plus tard le 23/07/2017 via notre site web : https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs.

Pour toute question supplémentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 18 65.

How to apply:

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Mozambique: International Technical Assistant in Public Finance Management – Health Sector – Mozambique

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Mozambique
Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

Project Background:

The project aims at providing technical support to the Health Partnership Cooperation Framework (HPCF, Sector-Wide Approach) in Mozambique, to engage with Development Partners and the Ministry of Health on lasting measures to effectively strengthening Public Finance Management in the health sector.

At the broader level, the government of Mozambique has depicted its policy implementation on a 5-Year Government Plan (PQG 2015-19), complemented with rolling Mid-Term Expenditure Frameworks, published yearly and covering the upcoming 3 years. These macro-policy documents are used as references by sectors, which develop their yearly plans, taking in consideration more sector-specific policy notes.

The health sector in Mozambique, under the leadership of the Ministry of Health (MoH), has developed a Health Sector Strategic Plan (PESS 2014-19); complemented by a costing exercise. The PESS 2014-19 is the strategy leading the delivery of health services, through the National Health System (HNS). PQG, MTEF and PESS represent the policy background of the Ministry of Health that allows to define and defend its yearly Social and Economic Plan and Budget (PES/OE), which will guide the implementation of the sector program during the fiscal year.

Mozambique adopted a “Sector-Wide Approach” (SWAp) to the health sector in 2000. The introduction of the Health SWAp aimed at improving the performance of the sector, strengthening government leadership, putting greater emphasis on policy and strategy development and lowering the transaction costs of foreign assistance through better coordination and more alignment amongst donors. The SWAp mechanism includes, though it is not limited to, a pooled-fund known as PROSAUDE.

Over the past 10 years, Development Partners and the Ministry of Health have regularly reinforced the agreement to consider strengthening sector’s Public Financial Management (PFM) as one of the key areas of attention for development cooperation. Within the structure approved for the HPCF, a specific Working Group was created at technical level, to coordinate joint initiatives specifically on external control and financial reporting. This group is known as GTAF, from the Portuguese acronym: Working Group in Audit and Finance.

Substantial energy and time of the MoH and of DPs were invested to improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of the Health SWAp in harmonizing and aligning partners to government systems, strategies and plans, in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. Over the past 4 years, under the project’s phases I and II, the group gradually strengthened and expanded its areas of support, to finally align with a more traditional approach to the PFM package, ie including procurement.

There are several dimensions of the health sector PFM that ultimately influence the performance of the HNS:

· The country’s overall PFM systems have regularly been assessed (eg PEFA 2009, 2012, 2015), providing good evidence of relative strength of the broad PFM system. However, recent events – eg the discovery of huge debts contracted without Parliament’s approval – have questioned the controlling mechanisms in place; and the dimension of out-of-budget operations. A sector-adapted exercise (health PEFA 2015) tried to cross-check these aspects specifically. It became crucial to understand:

o Where the health sector has aligned, and where it did not, with the broad PFM system established by laws and regulations (ie SISTAFE), eg how the procurement processes have adhered to national legislation;

o Where it inherited its strengths, where its weaknesses;

o How fiduciary risk could be controlled and reduced; etc…

· A recent move towards Public Sector Reforms (PSR) has prompted up the creation of a Health Sector Reform Unit (URESS), whose primary objective is to provide guidance, and orient health institutions towards faster, more transparent processes, and better results.

· Accelerate the follow-up of a Government’s Decree 10/2015 of 10th of June, aiming at re-structuring the planning, budgeting and execution functions, which are currently coordinated under two different departments.

· Understand and monitor the implementation of the decentralization strategy, the progresses on the de-concentration of health sector expenditure, particularly at districts’ service delivery units; and assess the real effects on service delivery.

· There are structural weaknesses in the health financing scheme. An exercise to develop a Health Sector Financing Strategy has not been successful yet, and the health financing is polarizing towards government’s revenues on one side, and donor funded vertical projects on the other side; posing serious threats to its sustainability. Three specific aspects of the health financing scheme deserve to be mentioned separately:

o The health sector’s own revenues have not increased in the period under consideration. Raising, channeling and re-investing own revenues is essential to guarantee financial autonomy and sustainability to the HNS;

o Externally-funded projects have increasingly been implemented off government’s system. Donors are running away not just from using governmental accounts, but from inscribing projects under Mozambican budget, which has to be considered a mere issue of transparency. This has created difficulties to make a sound analysis of the sector’s real envelope, and certainly jeopardized integrated planning;

o A revised common-fund mechanism has just been signed: PROSAUDE III. PROSAUDE has been an important source to finance the system’s recurrent expenditure, such as salaries and medicines. The revision of its MoU and the elaboration of a Procedure Manual have introduced measures to support priority-based and integrated planning, decentralized budgeting, control of the flow of funds; which will require intensified efforts to guarantee that PFM and risk mitigation processes are in place.

· The MoH has coordinated the implementation of several PFM strengthening plans. The most recent – the Integrated Plan of Institutional Reforms (PARI) was completed in 2015. To continue accompanying and steering the progresses and challenges in PFM, a GTAF technical team has proposed an action-plan built on the sector-PEFA 2015 recommendations, which should become an integrated plan to accompany all recommendations issued on sector PFM.

These and more detailed aspects represent the updated background, towards which the project’s phase III is asked to contribute.

Function:

The Government of Flanders (GoF) defines its activities in Mozambique through a portfolio approach. GoF together with other donors analysed as a priority the need for specialized expertise to improve the dialogue with the Ministry of Health of Mozambique on Public Finance Management (PFM).

GoF made a budget available for specialized expertise to be implemented by BTC for a period of 36 months. While the political dialogue remains under the responsibility of the Delegation of the Government of Flanders, the direct supervision of the project, hence of the TA, will be ensured by BTC’s Country Representative.

The Overall Objective of the project is ‘*to contribute to the strengthening of the health system in Mozambique with sustained added value’*. The specific objective being ‘*to contribute to the improvement of the Public Financial Management of the Ministry of Health*’.

Tasks:

The Technical Assistant will provide continuous assistance and technical inputs to the SWAp/HPCF, under the GTAF umbrella, and particularly:

· Coordinate the day-to-day work of the Audit and Finance Working Group (GTAF), under the leadership of GTAF chair and co-chairs.

· Being responsible to deliver on both administrative and technical aspects, in agreement with the SWAp structure, GTAF ToR and Annual Work-Plan; ensuring flexibility to introduce emerging items in the group’s agenda;

· Feed the discussion, exchange of opinions and practical advice in GTAF with:

  • User-friendly analyses of PFM documentations, reviews and reports;
  • In depth-analysis of PFM related reports and documents;
  • Consolidating planning and budgeting processes;
  • Presenting on sector’s budget allocations, execution and cash management;
  • Improving financial reporting and accounting;
  • Articulating internal and external control, and audit functions;
  • Introducing innovative follow-up of audit recommendations;

With both direct involvement, or through out-sourcing.

· Depending on the topics discussed, being available to participate and contribute to other technical working groups (eg PIMA), coordination bodies, eg HPG, PROSAUDE, or any other group meeting conveyed;

· Contribute to the achievement of more effective aid to the health sector through improved harmonization, coordination of donors and their alignment to the Sector Strategic Plan (PESS) and policies, in line with the principles of the Paris Declaration;

· Support the SWAp, and the MoH particularly, in the operationalization of the PROSAUDE III mechanism, particularly concerning financial managements, internal control and external scrutiny;

· Provide short training sessions on specific PFM related topics, identified by DPs and MoH;

· Facilitate the dialogue on PFM between DPs and GoM, in any required occasion;

· Guarantee fruitful collaboration and articulation with existing TAs to the Ministry’s administration and planning departments; promote collaboration, and avoid duplication; coordinate task-forces;

· Support the MoH administration (DAF) and planning (DPC) departments, the Reform Unit (URESS), the Ministry’s procurement advisors, concerning specific requests they might raise related to sector’s PFM;

· Provide technical and policy advice to the representative of the Government of Flanders in Mozambique, with regard to his/her positioning on policies in PFM-related issues.

· Provide the representative of the Government of Flanders in Mozambique with an analysis of the budget planning and execution in the Health Sector.

· Exchange experience and information with other BTC actors on health financing, HR management in the Health sector and PFM in Mozambique and other countries.

Profile:

· University degree in economics, public policies and management, public administration, law, political science or related

· A minimum of 5 years of experience in public financial management – all or partly in the field in developing or transitional countries; and with the public sector;

· A minimum of 4 years of overseas experience, of which a part in Africa. Knowledge of Mozambique is an advantage;

· A high degree of questioning business as usual, drive, self-motivation, results-orientation, and ability to work independently with minimum supervision;

· Cooperative and networking attitude and experience of working in multi-disciplinary team settings;

· Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, reporting, diplomatic and negotiation skills;

· Analytical skills and critical thinking;

· Good knowledge of Portuguese and English.

How to apply:

Interested?

Please apply no later than July 23rd 2017, through our website www.btcctb.org/en/content/jobs.

If you have any additional questions**,** don’t hesitate to contact us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65. :Symbol;}

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United States of America: Travel & Operations Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 17 Jul 2017

The OTI Travel & Operations Specialist is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-9/GS-11/GS-12 equivalent level and located in Washington, D.C. Applications for this position are due no later than July 17, 2017 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 Travel & Operations Specialist is responsible for managing and coordinating travel for program-funded U.S. Personal Service Contractor staff, and providing operations services (e.g. information management and technology, finance and general administrative) in support of OTI’s program implementation. Given the contingent, operational, and flexible nature of OTI’s political transition work overseas, the Travel & Operations Specialist’s duties may evolve and change depending on the operational and programmatic needs of the office.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

At the GS-9 Level:

  • Prepare travel authorizations in the Agency travel system for Washington based program-funded staff traveling on temporary duty assignments within the United States and overseas, including processing of travel requests, ensuring that all clearances have been obtained and that required documentation (itineraries, country clearances, and funding) has been prepared. Prepare assignment to post travel authorizations. On an as-needed basis, prepare travel authorizations for overseas field staff. Process amendments to travel authorizations as needed;

  • Process applications and requests for renewals of Diplomatic and Official passports for OTI program funded staff and facilitate the receipt of required visas and country clearances. Coordinate with the traveler and with the USAID travel agent to provide the traveler with a travel authorization, ticket, travel voucher package, etc.;

  • Prepare, review and process travel vouchers for payment for program funded staff. Monitor processing via the Agency travel system to ensure timely payment by the Office of Financial Management (M/FM). Intervene when necessary to assist travelers in the resolution of problems arising in connection with their travel vouchers. Conduct periodic reviews of travel-related obligations and disbursements to identify funds for de-obligation;

  • Support OTI program staff on the preparation of documentation in support of international travel requests for country clearances, cable notifications of assignment to post for field staff, etc.;

  • Provide support on regulations and policies relating to the transportation and storage of personal effects (household effects, personal vehicle, air freight) to and from overseas posts on assignment/repatriation orders. Assist employees with the resolution of problems relating to the transportation and storage of effects;

  • Assist with staff notifications on changes in policy and procedures and issue periodic reminders on key aspects of travel planning and execution, including regular updates to OTI Travel Office Order OTI Office to reflect changes in OTI office, Agency, Federal, and State Department policies and procedures;

  • Provide administrative or other support for other OTI operations and/or program functions as required;

  • Provide travel fund management in areas such as reconciliations, upward adjustments, deobligations, reporting/management, accruals, assisting with year -end close outs, forwarding funding travel actions, processing Personal Service Contractor expense vouchers and/or travel comp time calculations, etc.;

  • Participate on Agency panels or working groups to develop, improve, or train on new travel systems;

  • Establish and maintain the official electronic travel files, including travel authorizations and vouchers. Monitor file holdings to ensure timely disposition of files in accordance with Agency records management guidelines;

  • Maintain accurate records of the current status of diplomatic passports, visas, inoculations and medical evacuation policies to ensure that all travelers have the appropriate documents and current medical evacuation coverage when traveling;

  • Establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with administrative and financial personnel in USAID Missions, M/FM, regional financial management service centers, USAID Travel Office (M/AS/TT) and the Agency’s Travel Agent to facilitate the timely processing of requests and resolution of problems encountered;

  • After an initial learning period, provide orientation, training, and mentoring for incoming staff on matters related to travel and as delegated; communicate with supervisor to recognize good performance and communicate where performance needs to be improved;

  • After an initial learning period, provide advice and guidance to OTI personnel on all aspects of the travel program. Coordinate with the agency’s central travel office as needed to obtain clarifications of policy as it pertains to OTI travelers. With the assistance of the supervisor, serve as a POC for the Agency’s travel office on matters pertaining to the implementation of the travel system, as requested. Assist with the maintenance of a library of resource documents of interest to travelers: per diem rates, travel regulations, travel allowances, etc.;

  • Collaborate with supervisor to discuss improvements to current travel system, providing ideas for innovation;

  • 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 duties as assigned by supervisor.

At the GS-11 Level:

  • Incumbent is expected to be an expert in the travel support field for the Agency, in regards to supporting program-funded personnel, policy and technical guidance as it pertains to domestic and international travel for OTI staff;

  • Prepare travel authorizations in the Agency travel system for Washington based program-funded staff traveling on temporary duty assignments within the United States and overseas, including processing of travel requests, ensuring that all clearances have been obtained and that required documentation (itineraries, country clearances, and funding) has been prepared. Prepare assignment to post travel authorizations. On an as-needed basis, prepare travel authorizations for overseas field staff. Process amendments to travel authorizations as needed;

  • Process applications and requests for renewals of Diplomatic and Official passports for OTI program funded staff and facilitate the receipt of required visas and country clearances. Coordinate with the traveler and with the USAID travel agent to provide the traveler with a travel authorization, ticket, travel voucher package, etc.;

  • Prepare, review and process travel vouchers for payment for program funded staff. Monitor processing via the Agency travel system to ensure timely payment by the Office of Financial Management (M/FM). Intervene when necessary to assist travelers in the resolution of problems arising in connection with their travel vouchers. Conduct periodic reviews of travel-related obligations and disbursements to identify funds for de-obligation;

  • Advise OTI program staff on the preparation of documentation in support of international travel requests for country clearances, cable notifications of assignment to post for field staff, etc.;

  • Serve as the OTI Point of Contact (POC) on regulations and policies relating to the transportation and storage of personal effects (household effects, personal vehicle, air freight) to and from overseas posts on assignment/repatriation orders. Assist employees with the resolution of problems relating to the transportation and storage of effects;

  • Notify staff of changes in policy and procedures and issue periodic reminders on key aspects of travel planning and execution, including regular updates to OTI Travel Office Order OTI Office to reflect changes in OTI office, Agency, Federal, and State Department policies and procedures;

  • Provide travel fund management in areas such as reconciliations, upward adjustments, deobligations, reporting/management, accruals, assisting with year -end close outs, forwarding funding travel actions, processing Personal Service Contractor expense vouchers and/or travel comp time calculations, etc.;

  • Participate on Agency panels or working groups to develop, improve, or train on new travel systems;

  • Establish and maintain the official electronic travel files, including travel authorizations and vouchers. Monitor file holdings to ensure timely disposition of files in accordance with Agency records management guidelines;

  • Maintain accurate records of the current status of diplomatic passports, visas, inoculations and medical evacuation policies to ensure that all travelers have the appropriate documents and current medical evacuation coverage when traveling;

  • Establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with administrative and financial personnel in USAID Missions, M/FM, regional financial management service centers, USAID Travel Office (M/AS/TT) and the Agency’s Travel Agent to facilitate the timely processing of requests and resolution of problems encountered;

  • Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff as delegated; communicate with supervisor to recognize good performance and communicate where performance needs to be improved;

  • Provide advice and guidance to OTI personnel on all aspects of the USAID travel program coordinating with the Agency’s central travel office as needed to obtain clarifications of policy as it pertains to OTI travelers. Serve as the POC for the Agency’s travel office on matters pertaining to the Agency’s electronic travel systems, as requested. Maintain a library of resource documents of interest to travelers: per diem rates, travel allowances, etc.;

  • Provide training for OTI staff on OTI travel procedures, the Agency travel system, and on standard operating procedures for the conduct of travel, and on the automated country clearance system;

  • Collaborate with supervisor to discuss improvements to current travel system, providing ideas for innovation with close participation on Agency panels or working groups to develop, improve, or train on new systems;

  • 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;

  • When required serve as Acting Team Leader for the OTI Travel Team in his/her absence;

  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

At the GS-12 Level:

  • Incumbent is expected to be an expert in the area of Federal and Agency Travel processes and regulations; being able to provide concrete and concise policy and technical guidance as it pertains to domestic and international travel for OTI staff;

  • Prepare travel authorizations in the Agency travel system for Washington based program-funded staff traveling on temporary duty assignments within the United States and overseas, including processing of travel requests, ensuring that all clearances have been obtained and that required documentation (itineraries, country clearances, and funding) has been prepared. Prepare assignment to post travel authorizations. On an as-needed basis, prepare travel authorizations for overseas field staff. Process amendments to travel authorizations as needed;

  • Ensure that applications and requests for renewals are processed for Diplomatic and Official passports for OTI program funded staff and facilitate the receipt of required visas and country clearances. Coordinate with the traveler and with the USAID travel agent to provide the traveler with a travel authorization, ticket, travel voucher package, etc.;

  • Prepare, review and process travel vouchers for payment for program funded staff. Monitor processing via the Agency travel system to ensure timely payment by the Office of Financial Management (M/FM). Intervene when necessary to assist travelers in the resolution of problems arising in connection with their travel vouchers. Conduct periodic reviews of travel-related obligations and disbursements to identify funds for de-obligation;

  • Advise OTI program staff on the preparation of documentation in support of international travel requests for country clearances, cable notifications of assignment to post for field staff, etc.);

  • Serve as the OTI Point of Contact (POC) on regulations and policies relating to ordered departure and emergency evacuation of program-funded staff posted to USAID Missions and/or U.S. Embassies. Assist employees on ordered departure with questions regarding allowances, departure location and other logistics;

  • Provide assistance on regulations and policies relating to the transportation and storage of personal effects (household effects, personal vehicle, air freight) to and from overseas posts on assignment/repatriation orders. Assist employees with the resolution of problems relating to the transportation and storage of effects. Observe and make suggestions on possible improvements to systems already in place;

  • Provide travel fund management in areas such as reconciliations, upward adjustments, deobligations, reporting/management, accruals, assisting with year-end close outs, forwarding funding travel actions, processing Personal Service Contractor expense vouchers and/or travel comp time calculations, etc.;

  • Incumbent will be asked to facilitate Agency panels or working groups to develop, improve, or train on new systems;

  • Establish and maintain the official office files on travel, including travel authorizations and vouchers. Monitor file holdings to ensure timely disposition of files in accordance with Agency records management guidelines;

  • Ensure accurate hard copy and electronic records are maintained of the current status of diplomatic passports, visas, inoculations and medical evacuation policies to ensure that all travelers have the appropriate documents and current medical evacuation coverage when traveling;

  • Ensure that OTI, Agency, and State Department travel information and systems are shared efficiently and effectively with OTI staff, using OTI systems (e.g. OTI Anywhere) through regular group and one-on-one trainings, ad hoc brown bags, and maintenance of resources documents of interest to travelers;

  • Establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with administrative and financial personnel in USAID Missions, M/FM, regional financial management service centers, USAID Travel Office (M/AS/TT) and the Agency’s Travel Agent to facilitate the timely processing of requests and resolution of problems encountered. Act as the main point of contact between these offices and the OTI Travel Team;

  • Work closely with travelers and the Agency’s designated TMC to ensure that routings and ticketing is within Agency policy and is advantageous to the Government. Provide monthly reporting to Travel Team Lead to ensure that OTI travel is performed at a continued cost savings;

  • Provide ongoing mentoring and training for other OTI staff that help manage travel actions for their teams (e.g. Administrative Program Assistants, Program Assistants, Program Managers, and others);

  • Provide advice and guidance to OTI personnel on all aspects of the USAID travel program coordinating with the Agency’s central travel office as needed to obtain clarifications of policy as it pertains to OTI travelers. Serve as the POC for the Agency’s travel office on matters pertaining to the Agency’s electronic travel systems, as requested. Maintain a library of resource documents of interest to travelers: per diem rates, travel allowances, etc.;

  • Provide training for OTI staff on OTI travel procedures, the Agency travel system, and on standard operating procedures for the conduct of travel, and on the automated country clearance system;

  • Serve as a travel expert for the Agency regarding travel support for program funded U.S. Personal Service Contract employees, participating on Agency panels and/or working groups to develop, improve, or train on new systems relevant to OTI travel requirements;

  • Collaborate with supervisor to discuss improvements to current travel system, providing ideas for innovation with close participation on Agency panels or working groups to develop, improve, or train on new systems;

  • 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;

  • When required serve as Acting Team Leader for the OTI Travel Team in his/her absence;

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 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. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under “Applying”)

Education/Experience Required:**

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

At the GS-9 level:

  • Five (5) years of work experience supporting travel operations for a U.S. Government agency.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree with two (2) years of work experience;

OR

  • Associate’s degree with three (3) years of work experience;

AND

  • Two (2) years of experience providing administrative, finance or personnel support for an organization with domestic and overseas staff;

  • One (1) year of experience supporting travel operations for a U.S. Government agency;

  • Database entry and management experience.

At the GS-11 level:

  • Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years of work experience;

OR

  • Associate’s degree with four (4) years of work experience;

AND

  • Three (3) years of experience providing administrative, finance or personnel support for an organization with domestic and overseas staff;

  • Two (2) years of experience supporting travel operations for a U.S. Government agency;

  • One (1) year of database entry and management experience.

At the GS-12 level:

  • Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years of work experience;

OR

  • Associate’s degree with six (6) years of work experience;

AND

  • Five (5) years of experience providing administrative, finance or personnel support for an organization with domestic and overseas staff;

  • Four (4) years of experience supporting travel operations for a U.S. Government agency;

  • Three (3) years of database entry and management experience.

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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Liberia: Peace Corps Medical Officer – Liberia

Organization: Peace Corps
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 11 Jul 2017

The United States Peace Corps seeks a Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner to serve as a contracted Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) based in Liberia. The PCMO will provide health care to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Liberia and will work under the supervision of the Peace Corps Country Director in Liberia and the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in Washington DC.

Duties include:

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

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

  • Response to emergency medical situations

  • Member of Senior Peace Corps staff in Liberia

  • Ability to conduct trainings on health related issues

  • Site visits to Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Liberia

  • Administrative tasks of the medical office including budget management

  • Inventory of medical supplies and equipment

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

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Graduate of accredited school

    MDs must be a graduate of a school listed in this link, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research

    http://www.faimer.org/resources/imed.html

  • Current license to practice

  • Relevant clinical experience in primary care

  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral /written English.

  • Experience in managing mental health issues including counseling of patients

  • Experience in training design and presentation of health related material

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

  • Program management, administrative experience

  • Ability to work effectively as part of an intercultural team

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

  • Willing to travel to sites in Liberia

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Must be able to obtain an American visa

How to apply:

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

  1. A completed PCMO Application form, a completed PCMO applicant skills survey, a completed Privileging form. The applicant must complete the request for privileges depending on their professional qualifications. To receive a copy of these 3 application documents, please e-mail pcjobs@lr.peacecorps.gov.

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

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

  4. Education and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees and diplomas.

  5. Professional licenses, certificates, registrations

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

  7. Three professional medical references, with at least two being from medical colleagues who have directly observed the applicant in a clinical setting. (One must also be from the current employer.)

  8. Photocopies of:

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

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

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

    Professional registrations

  9. A cover letter

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

  11. The candidate should also provide the following:

    1. Date of birth
    2. Place of birth
    3. Citizenship
    4. Passport number
    5. Passport issue date
    6. Passport expiration date

    SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

    Attention: Director of Management & Operations Peace Corps / Liberia pcjobs@lr.peacecorps.gov

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United States of America: Specialized COR/AOR Training Adviser

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title: Specialized COR/AOR Training Advisor

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainable Development (SD)

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.

Application Deadline: n/a

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Bureau for Africa (AFR) is the USAID/Washington operating unit charged with supporting the design and implementation of development programs in Africa. The Office of Sustainable Development (AFR/SD) has the responsibility of providing technical support for these programs. AFR/SD’s technical responsibilities span across all areas of development – economic growth, agriculture, the environment, global climate change, biodiversity, water, democracy and governance, education and health.

Budget uncertainty and new USG priorities present challenges to effective and strategic program management. To improve the skills of technical officers in the field and in Washington, AFR/SD seeks to supplement required training for Contracts Officer’s Representatives and Agreement Officer’s Representatives (CORs/AOR) certification by collecting, distilling, and disseminating the best practices and informal skills of some of the Agency’s best COR/AORs, as identified by Mission Directors. Mission Directors have been generally supportive of such supplementary training.

This curriculum development and training will focus on building communication, judgement, interpersonal skills, and team-building approaches to managing contracts and cooperative agreements. It will not focus on the project management knowledge and skills emphasized in COR/AOR certification courses. If possible, certification credits will be offered to those who complete this new course, if possible.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The COR/AOR training advisor will plan, conduct, and edit a series of interviews with selected COR/AORs. From these interviews and background research, s/he will distill the most relevant and useful information to develop an informal learning curriculum and multimedia training materials that are compatible with USAID’s systems. The intent of this activity is to provide the learning materials to staff across the region in accessible and informative formats. S/he is responsible for the following:

  • Build on the AFR MD survey and interview a subset of AFR Mission Directors to learn more about what they believe are the habits of highly successful COR/AORs. These could be drawn from MDs who are currently in Washington, as well as those in the field.

  • Engage the COR/AORs identified by Mission Directors, seeking balance in gender, nationality, specialization, etc., and identify a set of habits, practices, approaches that lead to outstanding program results. Illustrative issues for discussion include:

    • Managing for results in a changing environment;
    • Relationships and communications with Chiefs of Parties and other implementing staff;
    • Managing expectations of USAID managers, government counterparts, and other key partners and stakeholders;
    • Relationships with other USAID programs, other donors, Embassy colleagues, etc.
    • Recognizing and addressing problems;
    • Recognizing and embracing opportunities.
  • Consult with recommended staff in USAID to ensure:

    • Consistent and full dissemination of the training opportunity (AFD/SD Knowledge Management Advisor and AMS Training Officer);
    • Availability of AOR/COR Certification Credits to participants, if possible (OAA contact TBD)
    • Consistency with OAA guidance (OAA contact TBD)

DELIVERABLES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • By the end of the first week of hire, provide a workplan, including a timeline, criteria for selecting interviewees, an outline of key topics, media to be developed (video, PowerPoint, etc.), and a dissemination plan for the actual training, and for use of the materials beyond the training itself.
  • Develop and provide supporting documentation of the key themes of the webcasts, in PowerPoint or a similarly visual and accessible format.
  • Administer and analyze a simple participant survey to gauge effectiveness.
  • Prepare and present written and video training materials. At a minimum this should include two interactive training sessions focusing on different aspects of program management, of approximately 1.5 hours each, to be presented via webcast. Other events and venues may be proposed, e.g., a live webinar, internal brownbag seminars, etc.
  • Prepare a final report due August 11th, including all final training materials and results, and recommendations for follow-on if appropriate.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree with 20 years professional experience in communications, international development, program/project management or related fields.
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ progressively responsible experience in the communications field, planning, writing, editing, and producing communications through a variety of print and visual media.
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ progressively responsible experience in international development, including program and project management.
  • Documented experience preparing curriculums and training materials for diverse staffs.
  • Familiarity with technical requirements and standard practices of USAID grants and contracts management.
  • Demonstrated experience in knowledge management and learning.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to convey messages through clear and concise writing.

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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United Republic of Tanzania: Promotion and Outreach Programme Officer

Organization: Government of Ireland
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 07 Jul 2017

JOB DESCRIPTION

Promotion and Outreach Programme Officer

Purpose of the Job:

The Embassy is seeking to recruit a Promotion and Outreach Programme Officer to join its team in the Embassy. The programme officer will be part of teams in the Embassy working on prosperity issues and public diplomacy, and will support the senior management in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of a range of initiatives in these areas.

The Position:

  • The primary duties and responsibilities of this post are:

  • Support the Second Secretary in adapting and developing Embassy scholarship programmes

  • Administer new and existing scholarship programmes and ensure adherence to Irish Aid processes and grant management guidelines

  • Administer the Embassy’s Institutional Partnership funding

  • Support the Second Secretary in building/strengthening Irish alumni networks in Tanzania

  • Work with the Embassy’s Communications Working Group and under the guidance of the Second Secretary to develop communications plans and material to support the Embassy’s public diplomacy

  • Identify opportunities to promote Irish companies and brand Ireland generally at events and through public diplomacy

  • Develop contacts and networks to support the Embassy’s trade and prosperity agenda

  • Monitor domestic developments and opportunities related to the Embassy’s trade and prosperity work and prepare reports and briefing material for the Head of Mission, Second Secretary and Irish stakeholders as appropriate

  • Participate in relevant meetings and events related to trade issues

Requirements:

Specifically the following qualifications and competencies are required:

  • Relevant BA/BSc qualification

  • Fluency in spoken and written English language essential, proficiency in spoken and written Kiswahili highly desirable;

  • Minimum of three years relevant professional experience; private sector experience in Tanzania an advantage

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and experience with using social media for professional communication.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Tanzanian media landscape

  • Experience of living or studying in Ireland highly desirable

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically

  • Strong skills and experience in project management

  • Ability to network effectively, work in teams and influence decisions.

  • Ability to plan, manage and deliver results.

Performance management:

The Embassy of Ireland operates a Performance Management Development System (PMDS) based on that used in the Irish civil service. Staff members agree with their manager goals, key tasks and targets that are aligned to an annual business plan. Performance is reviewed mid-year and at year-end. The PMDS also includes agreed on-going professional development actions.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This position will be offered on a three year renewable basis. A six month probationary period will apply.

  • The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and the level of responsibility.

  • The Embassy operates an employee health benefits scheme.

  • There are 24 days of annual leave.

How to apply:

For more background information, full job descriptions and terms and conditions, please visit the Embassy’s website at www.embassyofireland.or.tz

Interested candidates should request an application form by sending an e-mail to embassydarjobs[at]dfa[dot]ie

To apply for the position applicants must submit (i) a completed application form; (ii) a cover letter stating the position they are applying for, outlining their suitability and their interest in working for the Embassy of Ireland; and (iii) their current Curriculum Vitae with a list of referees including current manager, to embassydarjobs[at]dfa[dot]ie by 12;00pm on Friday 7th July 2017.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Health and Nutrition Programme Officer

Organization: Government of Ireland
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 07 Jul 2017

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE HEALTH PROGRAMME OFFICER

EMBASSY OF IRELAND, TANZANIA

  1. Introduction

Irish Aid is the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development and is an integral part of Ireland’s foreign policy. In Tanzania, Irish Aid is managed by the Embassy of Ireland. The Embassy works with the Government of Tanzania, UN agencies, international and national research and civil society organisations to deliver on our overall goal of “a more equitable and prosperous society for all through a particular focus on women and girls realising their rights”.

The programme is guided by a five year Mission Strategy 2017- 2021 which is aligned with the Tanzania Five Year Development Plan II. A key outcome area in our new strategy is that poor and vulnerable women, adolescents and children have improved health and nutrition status. Our health programme takes a health systems strengthening approach with a focus on primary and community health services.

Across all of our work we take account of women’s agency, women’s economic empowerment, improved health and well-being outcomes for women and girls and reducing gender based violence. A commitment to research, monitoring and learning underpins our approach to programme implementation and delivery.

  1. The Position

The Embassy wishes to recruit a Health Programme Officer to join the Health and Nutrition Team and support the health adviser and senior management in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a range of health programmes supported by Irish Aid.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this post are:

Programme Planning

  • Contribute to the Embassy’s annual planning and specifically health plans

  • Contribute to monitoring, assessing and reporting progress on Irish Aid’s health programme and on overall health sector performance

  • Track developments in HIV and AIDS in Tanzania, in particular the use of global funds.

  • Prepare technical and programme briefings as required and contribute to annual and six monthly reports on the Irish Aid health programme and on developments in the health sector.

  • Work closely with the Economic/Trade team to strengthen and develop Irish-Tanzania institutional partnerships in the health sector.

    Grant Management

  • Support the health and nutrition team in grant management in accordance with Ireland’s grant management guidelines including taking responsibility for project development, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Ensure adherence to grant financing agreements and Irish Aid’s accountability mechanisms and that progress, impacts and risks are highlighted to management and relevant stakeholders.

  • Maintain all documentation (hard copy and electronically) of programme grants and specifically maintain all files relating to the Health Basket Fund.

    Policy Engagement

  • Build strong and effective working relationships with Government of Tanzania, civil society, and other Development Partners.

  • Represent Ireland’s agreed positions at health sector working groups and other dialogue mechanisms.

  • Support coordination and harmonisation of support to the Health Basket Fund.

  • Review, analyse and summarise key discussions, reports and policy papers and contribute to key discussions, sector reviews, evaluations and audits prepared by Government and other development partners, representing Irish Aid’s positions.

  • Prepare briefing note, speaking points and speeches as required.

Knowledge Management and Communications

  • Support the identification and development of relevant research and analysis to inform Ireland’s approach to health systems strengthening.

  • Support documentation and dissemination of partner knowledge products and the production of case studies.

  • Coordinate the health and nutrition inputs to the Embassy’s annual and six-month reports.

  • Contribute to the Embassy’s public communication plan

    As a member of the Embassy Development Team, the Health Programme Officer will be expected to contribute to the delivery of the Irish Aid programme and collaborate effectively with other team members. The Health Programme Officer may be asked to support other aspects of the Embassy’s work when relevant.

    The Health Programme Officer may also engage with Irish Aid headquarters, in particular the Essential Services Policy Team on issues of global health and HIV/AIDS, to ensure consistency with Irish Aid policies and strategies.

Requirements

Specifically the following qualifications and competencies are required:

  • BA/BSc in health, social sciences, development studies, international relations or economics

  • Fluency in spoken and written English language essential, proficiency in spoken and written Kiswahili as advantage;

  • Minimum of three years project management experience

  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Tanzanian public health systems and national health sector strategy.

  • Understanding of the global health context and the implications for Tanzania desirable.

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically

  • Strong skills and experience in all aspects of programme cycle management

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and experience with developing working relations with government, civil society and other development partners.

  • Ability to network effectively, work in teams and influence decisions.

  • Ability to plan, manage and deliver results.

How to apply:

For more background information, full job descriptions and terms and conditions, please visit the Embassy’s website at www.embassyofireland.or.tz

Interested candidates should request an application form by sending an e-mail to embassydarjobs[at]dfa[dot]ie

To apply for the position applicants must submit (i) a completed application form; (ii) a cover letter stating the position they are applying for, outlining their suitability and their interest in working for the Embassy of Ireland; and (iii) their current Curriculum Vitae with a list of referees including current manager, to embassydarjobs[at]dfa[dot]ie by 12;00pm on Friday 7th July 2017.

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Niger: OTI Country Representative – Niger

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Niger
Closing date: 06 Jul 2017

The OTI Country Representative – Niger is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Niger. Applications for this position are due no later than July 6, 2017 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

OTI’s Niger program seeks to further U.S. foreign policy objectives in Niger through support that targets drivers of instability in Niger and the region. Drivers may include, but are not limited to, political and economic exclusion, particularly among youth and marginalized groups, reintegration of returned workers and ex-combatants, the presence of extremist organizations, lack of state presence and/or good governance coupled with a lack of opportunities for political participation. OTI intends to address these critical issues through a flexible, small-grants mechanism that tailors approaches to the varied needs of communities in Niger. The program may utilize both “soft” (e.g. cultural and recreational activities, media and strategic communications) and “hard” (e.g. small-scale infrastructure) activities to strengthen linkages between communities, local actors, and the Nigerien government and to increase community cohesion. The program may also support national level activities, such as elections in 2016 or other emerging transition needs.

The Country Representative – Niger is a member of the Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Africa Regional Team, and reports to the Washington-based OTI Regional Team Leader or his/her designee. The Country Representative’s principle responsibility will be the development, oversight and management of DCHA/OTI’s Niger program. The Country Representative will be called upon to represent OTI’s mission and programs to senior-level government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors and local government officials.

The Country Representative post is a senior-level position requiring supervisory management experience, the ability to serve as an effective liaison with a wide array of individuals and institutions, and an in-depth knowledge of international relations in general. Knowledge of the sub-region is also desirable. Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy/governance and human rights. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills are necessary. Experience in contract and grant management is required. Prior work experience with U.S. Government agencies and/or managing program operations in civil conflicts is preferred. The successful candidate will possess excellent political analysis and reporting skills, and the ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility and authority in a highly stressful environment while exercising sound judgment in politically-charged and challenging security environments. It is also essential that the incumbent demonstrate the ability to maintain staff morale in a difficult work environment. Strong team-building skills are essential.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Under the direct supervision of the Washington-based DCHA/OTI Regional Team Leader for Africa or his/her designee, the Country Representative will perform the following duties:

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

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

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

  • Design staffing plans to meet overall program objectives and recruit, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate the performance of in-country OTI staff, providing regular feedback.

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

  • Manage and provide day-to-day programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to OTI’s implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees), ensuring that activities are contributing to OTI’s program objectives and are within the partner’s scope.

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

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

  • Ensure that OTI programs and activities are monitored and evaluated, and that lessons learned feed into ongoing or future activities.

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

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

  • Prepare and maintain OTI program budgets for field operations.

  • Serve as OTI’s primary liaison with USAID personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, ambassadors, local government officials, UN organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other pertinent agencies and organizations. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs.

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

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

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

  • Prepare and disseminate programmatic, financial and quarterly reports to the U.S. Embassy, OTI/Washington and other organizations as appropriate.

  • Supervise staff in conjunction with the Regional Team Leader (e.g. Deputy Country Representative, Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program 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.

  • Perform other duties as determined by the supervisor to ensure successful OTI program implementation.

Minimum Qualifications:

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

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

OR

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

AND

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

3. Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries undergoing political transition;

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

5. Advanced French language proficiency.

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

How to apply:

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

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United States of America: USPSC Deputy Manager for Coordination

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 12 Jul 2017

Request for Personal Service Contractor

United States Agency for International Development

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Position Title: Deputy Manager for Coordination

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000061

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $112,021- $145,629

Issuance Date: June 14, 2017

Closing Date: July 12, 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 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Deputy Manager for Coordination

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000061

2. ISSUANCE DATE: June 14, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: July 12, 2017 at 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) option years

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

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; 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 appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.

· 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 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 are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

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; and

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

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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Jordan: USPSC Food for Peace Officer for Syria Crisis

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Jordan, Turkey
Closing date: 10 Jul 2017

BACKGROUND

The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is the office within the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) of U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is the largest provider of food assistance in the world. FFP annually provides close to $2 billion of food assistance, including some 1.5 million tons or more of in-kind Title II food assistance valued at more than $1.6 billion and reaching 46 million beneficiaries in 48 countries. Since 2010, FFP has complemented its provision of Title II in-kind food assistance with an Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) utilizing at least $300 million in International Disaster Assistance (IDA) funds annually, which allows for local and regional purchase of food outside of the United States and closer to the emergency setting, as well as market based approaches such as cash transfer or food voucher programs that facilitate access to food.

In addition to emergency response, FFP provides support for development food assistance programs which aim to address the underlying causes of food security. Taken together, the in-kind and cash based programs provide an impressive array of tools to combat hunger and malnutrition overseas. Programming is facilitated by state of the art early warning systems, a changing in-kind food assistance basket that includes more nutritious products, and a modern supply chain management system that allows for rapid movement of commodities. Programming approaches are evolving to focus increasingly on building the resilience of chronically vulnerable populations, especially those in arid lands who face increasing cycles of drought, and improving nutrition with a special focus on women and children under two.

Food for Peace works closely with many other parts of USAID, especially the Bureau for Food Security, which plays a key role in implementing the President’s Feed the Future initiative, and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, which leads on disaster response around the world. Food for Peace employs a staff of over 100 in Washington and also has officers posted abroad.

More Information on FFP is available at:

https://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/bureaus/bureau-democracy-conflict-and-humanitarian-assistance/office-food

INTRODUCTION

The United States Government (USG) has allocated significant resources in humanitarian assistance to Syria since the conflict began in early 2011, including more than $5 billion in humanitarian assistance to support conflict-affected Syrians, both those within Syria and refugees who have fled to neighboring countries.

FFP, the lead USG office for international food assistance, has been responding to emergency food needs in Syria and neighboring countries since February 2012, providing approximately $1.9 billion in emergency food assistance for conflict-affected Syrians to date through the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). To support these efforts, USAID has Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) in three locations in the field – in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq – and a Response Management Team in Washington, DC.

During 2017, FFP will continue to play a major role in supporting emergency food programs in response to the Syria crisis, in Syria and in neighboring countries, including Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt. This position, a FFP officer (FFPO) serving as an emergency food assistance officer on the USAID DART, will be based in Jordan (Amman) or Turkey (Adana or Ankara).

CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The FFPO will manage and monitor FFP’s food assistance programs for the Syria crisis, which are based not only in Turkey and Jordan but also elsewhere in the region. The FFPO may thus be required to travel to neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt, to attend to FFP-funded activities, subject to approvals from U.S. embassies and USAID missions, and in coordination with the DART. Currently, there are no plans for travel in Syria, given the security situation.

The FFPO will ensure the effective management of FFP resources provided for the Syria response. The primary responsibility of the FFPO, working as a member of the DART, is to coordinate and monitor ongoing FFP-funded emergency food assistance programs and report on their implementation to FFP/Washington, the U.S. embassy in Turkey or Jordan, and USAID missions and embassies in neighboring countries as appropriate. FFP-funded food assistance programs devoted to the Syria crisis in the region are primarily implemented by WFP and NGOs. 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, will include the following:

GS-13 Level:

· Serve as FFPO within the OFDA-led DART insofar as a DART continues to be present in-country (Jordan/Turkey);

· Serve as point of contact for all issues pertaining to FFP food assistance for implementing partners (WFP and NGOs and other international organizations), USAID missions, embassies, USAID/Washington, other parts of the USG, host nation government ministries and agencies (as determined appropriate by USAID missions and embassies), and other relevant stakeholders;

· Monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP programs, including progress and problems encountered by implementing partners;

· Report on all food security issues, including changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements inside Syria and in neighboring countries for Syrian refugees, government policies and actions affecting food assistance programs, and donor pledges and programs;

· Coordinate with the country team (U.S. embassy, DART, and/or other USG in-country staff), host government, implementing partners, donors, and others to address issues impacting FFP-funded food assistance;

· Undertake and report on assessments to inform FFP-funded food assistance funding decisions or modifications to ongoing programs;

· Work with other parts of the USG and other donors to promote integration of food assistance with other programs, to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall; and

· Provide information and guidance to FFP assistance award recipients on related regulations, policies, and procedures.

GS-14 Level:

· Serve as FFPO within the OFDA-led DART insofar as a DART continues to be present in-country (Jordan/Turkey);

· Serve as point of contact for all issues pertaining to FFP food assistance for implementing partners (WFP and NGOs and other international organizations), USAID missions, embassies, USAID/Washington, other parts of the USG, host nation government ministries and agencies (as determined appropriate by USAID missions and embassies), and other relevant stakeholders;

· Monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP programs, including progress and problems encountered by implementing partners;

· Report on all food security issues, including changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements inside Syria and in neighboring countries for Syrian refugees, government policies and actions affecting food assistance programs, and donor pledges and programs;

· Coordinate with the country team (U.S. embassy, DART, and/or other USG in-country staff), host government, implementing partners, donors, and others to address issues impacting FFP-funded food assistance;

· Undertake and report on assessments to inform FFP-funded food assistance funding decisions or modifications to ongoing programs;

· Work with other parts of the USG and other donors to promote integration of food assistance with other programs, to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall; and · Provide information and guidance to FFP assistance award recipients on related regulations, policies, and procedures.

· As requested by the DART and (where relevant) USAID mission, provide support for the execution of programs that support the overall USG humanitarian assistance objectives responding to the Syrian crises; and

· Supervise other FFP staff on the DARTs as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

A. Minimum Qualifications:

At the GS-13 Level:

(1) A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution with significant study in, but not limited to, public health, agriculture, nutrition, food and agricultural economics, international development, humanitarian assistance, or other related field. The incumbent will have a total of at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which three (3) years’ experience must be related to food security programs. Two (2) years of overseas professional experience is required.

OR

(2) A Master’s Degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution with significant study in, but not limited to, public health, agriculture, nutrition, food and agricultural economics, international development, humanitarian assistance, or other related field. The successful candidate will have a total of at least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which three (3) years’ experience must be related to food security programs. Two (2) years of overseas professional experience is required.

At the GS-14 Level:

(1) A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution with significant study in, but not limited to, public health, agriculture, nutrition, food and agricultural economics, international development, humanitarian assistance, or other related field. The successful candidate will have a total of at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which four (4) years’ experience must be related to food security programs. Three (3) years of overseas professional experience is required.

OR

(2) A Master’s Degree from an accredited U.S. or internationally recognized institution with significant study in, but not limited to, public health, agriculture, nutrition, food and agricultural economics, international development, humanitarian assistance, or other related field. The successful candidate will have a total of at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which three (3) years’ experience must be related to food security programs. Three (3) years of overseas professional experience is required.

B. Selection Factors:

· Applicant is a U.S. citizen;

· Submission of a recent and complete resume. See cover page for resume requirements;

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs);

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

· Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance within six-months following job offer acceptance;

· Ability to obtain a U.S. Department of State medical clearance;

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

Applicants not meeting minimum qualifications will not be evaluated further.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and selective factors will be further evaluated based on the Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) listed below. Applicants are strongly encouraged to address each of the factors on a separate sheet describing specifically and accurately the experience, training, and/or education they have that is relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page.

· Knowledge of the various PVOs, UN agencies, host governments and U.S. Government agencies involved in humanitarian assistance, the humanitarian architecture under which these actors operate, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with personnel from these organizations on highly sensitive issues. (35 points)

· Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working on the key policy and technical issues related to humanitarian programming in developing countries and/or conflict settings. (25 points)

· Demonstrated ability to review proposals, analyze budgets, manage U.S. Government or other agency financial agreements, and work through the USAID grant award process. (20 points)

· Ability to communicate complex technical issues effectively to non-specialists both orally and in writing. (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – Pass/Fail

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) response. 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 on a separate sheet describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education, and/or awards you have received that are relevant 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 and/or quality ranking factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training, and/or awards.

FFP reserves the right to make additional selections from this solicitation to fill possible future vacant positions.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and may be required to provide a writing sample and/or take a writing test. FFP will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials may 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.

How to apply:

http://www.ffpjobs.com

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Where and How to Apply

Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified in the cover letter via email: ffprecruitmentteam@usaid.gov.

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.

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 or used for references.

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.

NOTE: If the full security application package is not submitted within 30 days after the Office of Security determines eligibility, the offer may be rescinded. If a Secret security clearance is not obtained within nine months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded.

NOTE: If the full medical clearance package is not submitted within two months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If a Department of State medical clearance is not obtained within six months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded.

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Senegal: Responsable administratif et financier international

Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 02 Jul 2017

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

RESPONSABLE ADMINISTRATIF ET FINANCIER INTERNATIONAL – Sénégal

Réf: SEN/16/033-2B

Lieu d’affectation: Il s’agit d’un poste basé à l’intérieur du Sénégal, dans la région de Thiès ou Kaolack (avec de nombreux déplacements vers les régions de Fatick, Diourbel, Kaffrine et vers Dakar), et pas adaptés pour les personnes vivant en famille avec des enfants en âge de scolarisation.

Durée du contrat: 60 mois

Date probable d’entrée en fonction: dès que possible

Package salarial mensuel: (cat. B417) entre 5.074,53 euros et 7.114,76 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 la composition de ménage et de l’expérience professionnelle pertinente.

La fonction

L’expert-e Financier et Administratif assume la gestion financière et administrative du programme / des interventions.

Pour ce faire, il-elle devra principalement :

  • Préparer le budget et le rapportage financier.

  • Garantir une utilisation adéquate des ressources et une information financière fiable.

  • Veiller à la bonne gestion des achats, gérer les contrats et le logistique dans le respect des procédures et des obligations contractuelles (Marchés publics, …)

  • Gérer les risques fiduciaires mettre en place un système de contrôle interne, mettre en œuvre les plans d’actions suite aux audits et les suivre

  • Gérer l’équipe administrative et financière constituée pour le programme et le support aux interventions (recrutements, fixation des objectifs, entretiens de fonctionnement, …).

  • Appuyer la représentation, le programme et les interventions par la mise à disposition de son expertise technique (conseils, partage d’expériences, représentant de la CTB vis-à-vis d’autres entités, …)

  • Renforcer les capacités des structures partenaires

L’expert-e Financier et Administratif est hiérarchiquement sous l’autorité du Programme Manager.

Le profil

Niveau de formation requis

  • Etre titulaire d’un diplôme de niveau Master en ” gestion », en ” sciences économiques appliquées » ou en ” finance ».

    Expériences requises et/ou souhaitées

  • Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 5 ans en gestion financière;

  • Expérience en audit, en gestion de risques et en gestion financière dans le secteur public;

  • Une expérience en gestion du changement constitue un atout important;

  • Une première expérience réussie en gestion d’équipe;

  • Au moins une expérience internationale de terrain en tant qu’expatrié-e, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale.

Connaissances requises

  • Maîtrise de la gestion financière;

  • Maîtrise de l’outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de données);

  • Maîtrise du français et bonne pratique de l’anglais;

  • Connaissance pratique du néerlandais est un atout.

    Aptitudes comportementales

  • Adhésion aux valeurs de la CTB : engagement, respect, responsabilité et intégrité;

  • Capacité d’analyse, d’intégration et d’innovation;

  • Capacité d’organisation proactive et de mise en pratique des décisions prises;

  • Capacité à négocier et à impacter son entourage en vue de favoriser un résultat ” win-win »;

  • Capacité à créer une confiance par une approche des relations de travail orientée ” conseils et service »;

  • Capacité à accompagner les autres et à les soutenir dans leur fonctionnement quotidien.

Intéressé(e) ?

Postulez au plus tard le 02/07/2017 via notre site web : https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs.

Pour toute question supplémentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 18 65.

How to apply:

Through our website: https://career012.successfactors.eu/career?company=C0000960484P&career_ns=job_listing_summary&am…

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Iraq: Logistic assistant

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 15 Jun 2017

Title: Logistic assistant**

Reports to: Head of operations

Deputy: Head of engineering

A. Responsibilities

The Stock management:

  • Managining the NFI Store & Stock

In this context, the Stock Management fulfils the following tasks:

B. Tasks

1. Core scope of tasks

The Stock management:

  • Receive shipments and ensure both quality and quantity
  • Trace, track and expedite purchase processes
  • Create and maintain contact with vendors and customers to ensure timely delivery of goods
  • Interact with third party logistics service providers
  • Audit freight cost and documentation
  • Ensure accuracy of all inventories
  • Maintain communication with warehouse staff to ensure proper working order
  • Review bills, invoices and purchase orders
  • Ensure all payments are processed in time
  • Assist customers with inquiries
  • Create packing lists and update shipment information in database
  • Organize files both manually and electronically
  • Monitor and facilitate repair orders
  • Coordinate deliveries for repaired or returned items
  • Ensure that the warehouse has sufficient space for incoming deliveries
  • Ensure that all items are properly numbered and tagged
  • Dispose of unserviceable or damaged items
  • Conduct safety procedures for outbound shipment vehicle
  • Reconcile hand receipts
  • Manage warehouse security related work such as preparing badges, passes and identification cards

2. Main Activities

The Stock management:

  • Insure the goods reception (Insure the quality and quantity control / report any anomaly to management / supervise off loading operations)
  • Insure the goods delivery (checking of store requisition vouchers / supervise loading operations)
  • Record immediately information in reports
  • Proceed with the partial stock control for movemented references on a weekly base / systematic physical stock control on a quarterly base
  • Report immediately to the management in case of any anomaly / discrepancy.
  • Supervise the store clerk(s) if any and daily labourers.
  • Insure the proper pilling / storage / cleaning of the store according to each reference specific requirements.
  • Insure the security of the store users.
  • Supervise the proper functioning of the store. Report immediately any anomaly / disfunctionning.

3. Reporting:

The Stock management:

  • Establish weekly stock reports.
  • Collect and forward regularly all required documents to the management.
  • Insure the filling of a copy of relevant documents.

C. Required qualifications, competencies and experience

Qualifications

  • University degree in Logistics, Masters in Administration or similar

Professional experience

  • Stores management, goods receiving, distribution of goods, report writing and contacting inventories

Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Leadership and management competencies
  • Excellent in English language oral and in writing

How to apply:

Please send your CV/Resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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Myanmar: Communications Assistant – EU Project “Support to the Reform of the Myanmar Police Force”

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 16 Jun 2017

  1. BACKGROUND

FIIAPP 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” 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.

  1. OBJECT**

The project is seeking a Communications Assistant who can support the project team in internal and external communications along the project implementation. The job holder will support a variety of day-to-day communication and visibility tasks along with the International Communications Officer. He/she will be expected to produce high-quality communications materials in Burmese, help to organize press events, contribute to online communications, and act as a media liaison with the local press. He/she will also contribute to the internal communications between the two project offices in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw.

  1. DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES TO BE DEVELOPED.

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

  • Assist in the implementation of the Visibility and Communication Strategy and actions plans of the project.
  • Support the information and data collection and maintenance of information database and photo library.
  • Development of relevant information and communication products (dissemination materials, leaflets, brochures, etc.).
  • Draft and edit messages, articles and texts for local audiences, including traditional and social media.
  • Support the establishment of a database with relevant national and international media staff and journalists in Myanmar.
  • Contribute to improved media relations e.g. interacting with journalists, preparing suitable messages, press releases, info packages, briefings, articles and background papers.
  • Track press coverage of the priority issues and the project in general, and build highly targeted press lists for priority issues.
  • Assist in planning, organizing and pitching of high quality events with press coverage.
  • Respond to other matters as needed and assigned in collaboration with the International Communications Officer and Key Expert in Civil Society and Media.

How to apply:

Interested parties who meet the requirements defined in these terms of reference can be sent its proposal to the following e-mail address:

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

Deadline for receipt of applications: 16th of June, 2017 at 17.00h (Myanmar time)

Requirements:

  • University degree in Journalism, Communications Science, Social media or marketing, Public Relations or related issues;

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in above mentioned areas, must be acquired in a similar position, in the field of external and/or internal communications, marketing, public relations, information and/or media;

  • Burmese native speaker;

  • Fluency in spoken and written English;

  • Excellent writing and editing skills (English and Burmese);

  • High levels of awareness of the sensitivity of the project issues;

  • Full computer literacy, including Web Design Programming, Power Point, Excel and Photoshop.

  • Specific experience in management of communication and social media networking for large international non-governmental organisations or agencies within international donor-funded projects

  • Experience as journalist or editor for national media in Myanmar

  • Experience in developing of online communication (website design and management) and management of social media.

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Liberia: Infectious Disease Advisor, USAID/Liberia

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 28 Jul 2017

ATTACHMENT 1: SOLICITATION

SOLICITATION NO: SOL-669-17-000010

ISSUANCE DATE: June 05, 2017

CLOSING DATE/TIME: June 28, 2017, 4:30 pm Local Time

POSITION TITLE: Infectious Disease Advisor, USAID/Liberia

MARKET VALUE: GS-14 equivalent with a base annual salary range of $88,136 to $114,578. This does not include cost of living allowance (COLA), post differential or other allowances. Liberia currently provides a 30% COLA and 30% post differential in addition to base salary.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The contract will be for two years, with three renewable one-year option periods up to a maximum of five years.

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: USAID/Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: United States (US) citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents (non-U.S. citizens lawfully admitted for permanent residency) and Third Country Nationals (TCNs)

SUPERVISORY CONTROL: Minimal. Incumbent is expected to act independently with little direction.

POSITION TITLE OF DIRECT SUPERVISOR: The Contractor will report to the Supervisory Health Development Officer.

PHYSICAL & SECURITY CLEARANCE: The selected candidate must be able to obtain required medical and security clearances prior to the execution of the contract.

I. POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND:

Consistent with Government of Liberia/Ministry of Health (GOL/MOH) health sector priorities, USAID/Liberia’s Health Office Results Framework is organized into three focus areas:

  • Improved Delivery and Increased Utilization of Quality RMNCH Services;
  • Increased Effectiveness of the Health System at National and County Levels, including Increased Access to Safe Water and Sanitation;
  • Improved GOL Capacity to Control Infectious Diseases.

Each focus area is led by a senior public health specialist who oversees a cluster of Health Office activities and staff.

In the aftermath of the 2014/2015 Ebola crisis, the Mission’s infectious disease portfolio has drastically expanded. Over the past three years, the focus area, Improved GOL Capacity to Control Infectious Diseases, has rapidly evolved and now includes malaria prevention and control supported through the President’s Malaria initiative (PMI), and the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) with major emphasis on the interface of animal and human health (zoonosis). The GHSA planning framework encompasses all infectious diseases, particularly emerging pandemic threats, and promotes a “One Health” approach to interventions, consistent with USAID/Liberia’s integrated health programming strategy. The Infectious Disease focus area serves as an information resource for the Health Office and the Mission on global and Liberia-specific infectious disease events, programs, surveillance and research.

The Infectious Disease Advisor will oversee and supervise relevant technical staff in the following activities:

  1. Management of the PMI team and implementation of the annual Malaria Operations Plan, including strategic oversight of working relationships with PMI/Washington, the Global Fund, the National Malaria Control Program, and local PMI implementing partners.

  2. Leading implementation of USAID’s GHSA mandate in Liberia, including three implementing partners who cover zoonotic disease surveillance and research, and development of Liberia’s One Health platform;

  3. Leading implementation of selected post-Ebola and other emerging infectious disease activities;

The Infectious Disease Advisor will be expected to demonstrate a high level of independence, professionalism, judgment and responsibility in supervising the work of four public health professionals and approximately ten projects/activities.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Technical and Programmatic Support

Expert technical and programmatic assistance, policy advice, guidance and support for all activities within the Infectious Disease focus area:

  • Offer expert technical and policy advice to USAID senior management, the Department of State, other US government agencies, host country counterparts, donor agencies, implementing partners, recipients, contractors, customers and other stakeholders, as appropriate.

  • Serve as the lead technical resource, strategic planner, agency representative, and interlocutor with USAID/Washington, host government counterparts, and implementing partners on all USAID/Liberia Infectious Disease activities, and/or delegate such responsibilities to Infectious Disease staff, as appropriate.

  • Provide technical and managerial leadership in development of all program documents, reports, briefs, and presentations required by USAID/Washington, USAID/Liberia, and the Health Office Director.

  • Maintain productive, diplomatic dialogue with relevant host country officials at the technical level. Develop strong working relationships with the host country government counterparts, implementing partners, and key stakeholders including other donors to gain knowledge of Liberia and the current health status, to identify needs and further shared priorities, and to coordinate and collaborate effectively to ensure an integrated infectious disease prevention and control in Liberia.

  • Represent USAID in relevant interagency, multi-sectoral and ministerial technical working groups, as directed by the Health Office Director.

  • Coordinate USAID Infectious Disease activities to promote collaboration and integration among, between and within USAID implementing partners to ensure a seamless assimilation of USAID investments, including joint planning, promoting improved networking and sharing of best

  • Practices in order to accelerate program implementation and impact.

  • Oversee the work of USAID Infectious Disease implementers based in Liberia. In particular, given the on-going programmatic consolidation of infectious disease programs, particularly integration of the President’s Malaria Initiative, the Global Health Security Agenda, and the One Health platform, facilitate coordination in program designs, work plans, information sharing and activity implementation to ensure complementary and harmonized approaches among infectious disease implementers.

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Health Office Director, the Infectious Disease Advisor will provide leadership and have discretion to exercise judgment in the planning, development, and managerial aspects of the infectious disease component of the portfolio, including: determination of work priorities; making decisions on implementation matters; identifying and resolving program issues and bottle necks; assuring that all activities are implemented in a technically-sound and cost-effective manner; and that activities are carried out in accordance with all applicable USAID regulations.

  • Participate on various ministry working groups and technical discussions related to infectious disease, including One Health fora, and other MOH coordinative mechanisms for emergency and pandemic preparedness and response.

2. Resource Management

Contribute to USAID agency-specific internal duties including, but not limited to program/activity, personnel, and resource management:

  • Supervise two or more staff directly, including setting work objectives and priorities, monitoring and evaluating performance, and mentoring to improve technical and managerial skills.
  • Serve as an Assistance Officer’s Representative (AOR) or Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for assigned contracts, grants, and Government-to-Government agreements. AOR/COR functions include approving work plans, day-to-day responsibility for monitoring the implementation of activities, monitoring pipelines, processing obligation actions, and responding to requests for approvals or modifications to specific activities. It may also include writing technical justifications for changes to on-going programs, objectives, activities, or indicators.
  • Serve as an Activity Manager or alternate activity manager for Washington-based projects that operate in support of USAID/Liberia’s health program, as needed.
  • Design health development activities to meet Mission strategic objectives, as needed. This includes preparing statements of work for program descriptions, requests for proposals/applications, action memos, decision memos, Congressional Notifications, etc. Participate actively in the procurement process, as needed, in consultation with the USAID/Liberia’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance and other US government stakeholders.
  • Provide strategic technical direction and assistance in preparing key strategy, planning and budget reporting documents such as the annual Operational Plan and annual performance reporting.

3. Monitoring & Evaluation, Analysis and Reporting

  • Provide expert advice and practical experience in helping the MOH and other partners monitor inputs, outcomes, and progress towards US government and GOL goals.
  • Assist in developing monitoring and evaluation plans in line with the US government targets, as well as ensure that implementing partners develop monitoring and evaluation plans and report in a timely manner on their activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate activities and partner performance, including ensuring that performance monitoring systems are in place and that periodic, reliable measures of impact indicators are established.
  • Coordinate and/or support development of a Health Office Performance Monitoring Plan, as appropriate, including harmonization of implementing partner reporting and leveraging the Mission’s monitoring and evaluation contractor.

4. Other Duties as Assigned

  • Undertake other tasks, as required by the Health Office Director or Senior Management, to support the execution of the Mission’s overall health mandate.

SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE

The incumbent will be supervised by the USAID/Liberia Health Office Director, who will provide agency, mission, office direction, and program management strategic guidance. Beyond this, the incumbent’s performance will be evaluated on the basis of his/her demonstrated ability to independently plan, design, implement and manage others in implementing activities. Performance will be evaluated on an annual basis.

EXERCISE OF JUDGMENT

The incumbent will be expected to exercise a broad scope of independent judgment and refer to his or her immediate supervisor and other professional staff members on matters pertaining to policy, priority or resolution of problems for which there is no clear precedent or commitment of funds. The incumbent must be able to manage a wide range of tasks across a broad spectrum of technical and management issues. Prior demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically and manage group dynamics is essential. The ability to meet multiple, often short, deadlines is also essential.

AUTHORITY TO MAKE TECHNICAL DECISIONS

The incumbent will operate within agency authorities extended to USAID Personal Services Contractors to make financial and technical decisions and commitments of US government funds.

NATURE, LEVEL, AND PURPOSE OF CONTACTS

As the key Infectious Disease representative for the Health Office and the Mission, the incumbent will have personal contacts with U.S, Embassy personnel, key USG agencies also investing in Liberia, USAID/Washington, GOL officials, and U.S. and local implementing partners. The incumbent will be expected to maintain contact with host government agencies, NGOs, CSOs, faith-based organizations, and the private sector, as appropriate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Background

· Masters level or higher degree in public health or related field.

· Broad knowledge of and expertise in the following fields: public health, health systems strengthening, human resources for health, one or more tropical diseases, one or more emerging infectious diseases, multi-sectoral coordination of emerging infectious diseases.

· Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. government development program administration and management. Expert knowledge of USAID procedures and processes is strongly preferred.

· USAID AOR/COR certifications are preferred.

Work Experience

· Minimum 15 years working in international health development. Must have extensive experience managing public health or related programs in a developing or emerging/post-crises country setting. Recent experience in West Africa is preferred.

· Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and program management.

· Demonstrated experience in leading and managing diverse teams and exercising independent judgment.

· Demonstrated experience producing high profile deliverables under tight deadlines.

· Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment.

· Demonstrated experience in working effectively in cross-cultural settings.

Interpersonal and management skills

· Demonstrated strong management and organizational skills.

· Demonstrated ability to interact with a broad range of internal and external partners.

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary and multicultural team environment.

Language and communication skills

· Must be fluent in English and have proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

· Demonstrated ability to prepare briefing documents, presentations, program reports and correspondence in a professional and competent manner requiring little to no editorial changes (in English).

· Demonstrated superior analytical, writing and oral presentation skills, preparation of contractual scopes of work, technical reports, and policy briefs.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

All applications packages are to be submitted to:

Sylvester Browne

Deputy Executive Officer

USAID/Liberia

Email: sbrowne@usaid.gov and amangou@usaid.gov

Please cite the solicitation number and position title within the subject line of your email application. Any attachments provided via email shall be Microsoft Word or PDF and should not be zipped. Note that attachments to email must not exceed 3 MB.

A. Please send a completed and signed application form AID 302.3 and curriculum vitae containing the following information. Application form AID 302.3 is available at the following website: http://federaljobs.net/forms.htm

1. Personal Information: Full name, mailing address (with Zip Code) day and evening phone numbers, the last four digits of social security number, country of citizenship, highest federal civilian grade held (also give job series and dates held);

2. Education: high school name, city and State (Zip code if known) date of diploma or GED; colleges and universities, name, city and State (Zip code if known, majors, type and year of any degrees received;

3. Work Experience: give the following information for your paid and non-paid work experience related to the job for which you are applying (do not send job descriptions); job title (include series and grade if Federal job), duties, and accomplishments, employers name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours per week, salary. Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor;

4. Other Qualifications: job-related training courses (title and year), job related skills; for example, other languages, computer software /hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, job related certificates (current only), job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments, (for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership, activities, public speaking, and performance awards) Gave dates, but do not send documents unless requested.

B. Application package must include all of the following:

  1. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that demonstrates how the candidate’s qualifications meet the work requirements;

  2. A curriculum vitae which, at a minimum, describes education, latest experience and career achievements;

  3. A completed and signed AID 302.3. Please send signed and scanned copy if applying by e-mail;

  4. A relevant writing sample, minimum of two pages and maximum of ten pages;

  5. Names, current and accurate contact numbers (e-mail and phone) of three professional references that have knowledge of the applicant’s abilities to perform the duties set forth in the solicitation;

  6. A written statement certifying the date and length of time for which the candidate is available for the position;

All of the above information must be included in the application package in order for the package to be considered complete.

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Iraq: Senior Adviser in Public Health

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 22 Jun 2017

Health Programm

Senior Adviser in Public Health

Introduction

GIZ is implementing together with its Partner, the Directorate of Health, a program to improve the medical and psychosocial care for IDPs, refugees and the local population in the host areas in Dohuk Province.

To achieve this objective the project is active in three areas: 1) Strengthening the service capacity of primary health care centres (PHCs). Above all, this is about ensuring a more efficient and comprehensive range of services in the centres. 2) Improving emergency care at the Azadi Teaching Hospital in Dohuk. The expansion of the hospital should cater to the increased need for emergency care among the population. 3) Expansion of psychosocial support services. Here, the focus is on improving the quantity and quality of psychosocial support services for refugees and IDPs.

Responsibility:

Main responsibilities:

  • Technical coordination of the project activities in two areas. In the first area the focus is on strengthening health services through supporting partners in developing an integrated approach to basic health care in all the PHCs of the province and capacity building for technical staff. The second area focuses on improving the services of psychosocial support. This mainly includes the assistance to DoH to develop a strategy for the improvement of psychosocial support and capacity building measures.

  • Focal point to the DoH Senior Management

  • Networking and strategic coordination with Health Cluster and relevant national and international organizations working in the field of Public Health

  • Managerial responsibility for budget, contracting of short-term technical experts and institutional partnerships with international organizations and national NGOs.

  • Organize and lead the assessments of project coverage areas and provide technical and programmatic advice to the Programme Director

  • Ensure there is a consistent and standard technical approach in line with relevant guidelines across all the Programme countries, whilst making the necessary changes taking into consideration of the country specifics and government requirements;

  • Routinely monitoring project progress, activity results and implementation costs against planning to ensure that actions supported by project are implemented effectively and efficiently as well as adjusted as necessary;

  • Attending all relevant technical meetings and maintaining excellent contacts with all partners and maintaining a detailed knowledge base of all relevant issues impacting public health;

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Requirements:

Education: University/Masters degree, specialization in the Health area

Experience:

  • At least 7 years’ relevant occupational experience in the field of Public Health

  • At least 5 years of management experience of complex tasks and responsibility for personnel

  • 8-10+ years professional experience with international organizations and public institutions

  • Very good networking skills and comprehensive knowledge of the health care sector in the governorate of Dohuk

  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills

  • Ability to apply research findings to practice

  • Excellent strategic skills

  • Excellent skills as adviser to Senior Management

  • Fluent in English

How to apply:

please send your CV/resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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Australia: Team Leader Projects (International Programs Unit)

Organization: Government of Australia
Country: Australia
Closing date: 20 Jun 2017

Position Details

Title: Team Leader Projects

Section: International Programs Unit

Classification: Federal Court Manager Level 1 (Executive Level 1)

Salary: $95,493 – $103,131 per annum, plus superannuation

Job Type: This is an expected vacancy. The position will be Non-Ongoing, Part-Time (2 days per week) for a period of 18 months with possible extensions for a further 18 months.

Location: Sydney, NSW

Position No: 5544

Reports to: Director, International Programs

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Court Overview **

The Federal Court of Australia was created by the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) as a superior court of record and a court of law and equity. Its overarching goal is to contribute to the social and economic development and wellbeing of all Australians by applying and upholding the rule of law. It sits in all capital cities and elsewhere in Australia when necessary.

The Court has jurisdiction in relation to almost all civil matters and some summary and indictable criminal matters arising under Australian federal law. The Court is able to hear cases in relation to admiralty, bankruptcy, competition, consumer protection, corporations, fair work, human rights, intellectual property and native title. It also has the power to review some Federal Government decisions in areas such as social security, immigration and taxation.

Position Overview

The Federal Court of Australia is globally recognised as an exemplar of judicial development with an uncompromising commitment to the quality of its services. The Court has close relationships with judges and courts around the world, particularly across Asia and the Pacific. Since its establishment in 1977 the Court has played a significant role in the provision of assistance to over 40 countries. Its strong collaborative links and unparalleled access to networks and individuals around the world provide invaluable resources in the delivery of high quality professional development and capacity building support to partner judiciaries in both bilateral and multilateral contexts. The Court seeks a Team Leader to drive the design, management and oversight of projects and activities under the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (PJSI).

Major Activities

  1. Designing, planning, implementing and have overall responsibility for the management and delivery of the PJSI in line with the Initiative’s goals, purpose, outcomes, objectives and annual plans.

  2. Establishing and maintaining strong and cooperative working relationships with all stakeholders and team members, including remote personnel.

  3. Provide direction on procedures, maintain oversight of logistics arrangements for all activities and approve expenditure in line with project budgets, client/donor financial policy, and value for money considerations.

  4. Undertake all progress reporting as defined in the head contract with the client/donor in a succinct, analytical and informative manner, and review technical and activity reports from sub-/contractor activities.

  5. Working collaboratively with the Director, and other team members to promote team cohesion, performance improvement and a commitment to quality.

  6. Overseeing day-to-day activities of the team, including staff performance, assigning accountabilities, setting objectives, establishing priorities and conducting annual performance appraisals within the business unit.

Competencies & Attributes

  1. Initiative Management: Ensure that all aspects of the PJSI are implemented within agreed timeframes, within budget and to a standard acceptable to the Initiative Executive Committee.

  2. Strategic Communications: Establish and maintain strong and cooperative working relationships with all PJSI counterparts, stakeholders, and technical experts.

  3. Preparation and Planning: Ensure a consultative approach is adopted in all activities (including needs assessment, annual planning, etc.) to encourage and maintain counterpart’s involvement in the PJSI.

  4. Procurement and Sub-contracting: Establish and manage an open, competitive, transparent process in line with procurement requirements to identify quality staff, technical consultants, judicial institutions and sector specialists from whom services can be sub-/contracted.

  5. Administration, Logistical and Financial Oversight: Provide direction on procedures; maintain oversight of logistics arrangements for all activities; approve and monitor PJSI expenditure to align with approved budgets, client/donor financial policy, and value for money considerations.

  6. Monitoring and Evaluation: Assure quality by reporting against the MEF developed, monitoring activities and sub-/contractor inputs, evaluating outcomes and identify lessons for future activities.

  7. Reporting: Undertake all progress reporting as defined in the head contract with the client/donor in a succinct, analytical and informative manner, and review technical and activity reports from sub-/contractor activities.

Formal Qualifications

Program Management, legal and/or international development certification is highly desired

Special Requirements

· Potential travel across Pacific region, including remote locations;

· Flexibility to work irregular hours if required, particularly during travel.

Selection Criteria

  1. At least 10 years’ experience of strategic, advisory and team leadership work in the field of judicial development within developing country contexts. A degree in a related field will be highly regarded;

  2. An in-depth understanding of courts, and their interface with rule-of-law institutions, civil society organisations and local communities;

  3. Experience working with major development partners is required. Previous experience working with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade would be highly advantageous; and

  4. Previous project leadership within the Pacific in particular would be highly advantageous though not essential.

Eligibility

Employment with the Court is subject to the terms and conditions in the Public Service Act 1999, and the following conditions:

  • Australian citizenship – the successful applicant must hold Australian citizenship;

  • National Police Check – the successful applicant must satisfy a Police Records Check, and may also be required to complete security clearances during the course of their employment;

  • Health clearance – the successful applicant will be required to complete a health declaration and may be required to attend a medical assessment to confirm their fitness for duty.

    Interested candidates who have received a redundancy benefit from an APS agency are welcome to apply, but note that they cannot be engaged until their redundancy benefit period has expired.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please click on the “apply now” button on the Federal Court website (www.fedcourt.gov.au)

To be considered you will need to upload a comprehensive statement of claims against the selection criteria, attach an up to date resume and any relevant qualifications by 11:55PM on 20 June 2017.

For more information contact Claire Hammerton, Coordinator, International Programmes, by email Claire.hammerton@fedcourt.gov.au or phone +61 (0)2 9230 8253.

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Belgium: Team Leader VET Toolbox – BRUSSELS

Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: Belgium
Closing date: 25 Jun 2017

In cooperation with 4 other bilateral agencies, BTC is currently looking for a (m/f):

Team Leader VET Toolbox – BRUSSELS

Education, Training and Employment Unit

Ref.: BRU/17/13VET

Location: main duty station is Brussels (BTC office) with regular missions to partner countries

Duration of the contract: 57 months

Estimated starting date: July 2017

Gross monthly salary : (class 7 HQ) min. 5.042,95 euro for 10 years of relevant professional experience. The salary will be calculated in function of the real number of years of relevant experience. Meal vouchers, hospitalisation/healthcare insurance, group retirement savings plan, 24h/24h ETHIAS-Assistance, 13th month, double holiday allowance, 100% reimbursement of public transport costs.

Project

The ‘VET Toolbox’ project is funded by the European Union and aims at supporting EU partner countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific in the design of national employment and VET strategies as well as in enhancing their VET service delivery systems.

The VET Toolbox will act as a support facility that provides high level expertise, develop tools and instruments and other learning and support actions, based on requests that are introduced by partner countries (on themes such as VET policy and reform, labour market intelligence, private sector engagement in VET and inclusiveness). The VET Toolbox will also financially support local non-state actors on inclusiveness, through a series of calls for proposals.

The European Commission requested a consortium of five bilateral development agencies to jointly implement the ‘VET Toolbox’ (AFD, BC, BTC, GIZ and LuxDev). These agencies have many years of experience in the VET sector and have been maintained for many years a network to exchange good practices and lessons learned on Vocational Education and Training (VET). The VET Toolbox will have a Project Management Unit (based at BTC in Brussels) and liaise with the bilateral agencies who will join tly implement the activities.

The overall objective of the VET Toolbox is to improve the effectiveness of VET reforms so that they are more demand-driven and responsive to labour market needs and provide increased access to (self-) employment, including for disadvantaged groups.

The specific objective is to provide partner countries with know-how, tools and advice in order to improve the labour market responsiveness of VET reforms, strategies and action plans, in particular the ones supported by the EU (EC and EU Member States), thereby also enabling the orientation towards an inclusion of disadvantaged groups.

Function

The Team Leader of the VET toolbox is in charge to lead, manage and coordinate the VET Toolbox project management unit (based at BTC in Brussels) and the activities in a large number of partner countries, in order to ensure optimal execution in line with the project document and the orientations provided by the Steering Committee.

The success of the function depends on the adequate use of the VET Toolbox by partner countries, the provision of high-quality support to partners and the development of a knowledge base on VET that is disseminated to all stakeholders.

Main responsibilities

  • As project manager : manage the operational and financial planning in order to ensure a smooth start-up, progress and achievement of results of the VET Toolbox;

  • As coordinator: coordinate the activities and ensure their execution, in compliance with the strategic orientations, the set arrangements and procedures in order to achieve the objectives of the VET Toolbox;

  • As senior expert: ensure the technical outputs of the VET Toolbox are of high quality and ensure continuous quality improvement in order to ensure high quality deliverables of the project;

  • As knowledge manager: coordinate the knowledge building and management process and ensure that the results thereof are disseminated in order to ensure a knowledge-based programme approach that will result in the VET Toolbox being widely recognised as a centre of knowledge and expertise;

  • As People Manager: Lead the team in order to have qualified and motivated staff;

  • As Communicator: Ensure proper communication and representation of the VET Toolbox to all stakeholders (European Commission – DEVCO, 5 agencies, beneficiaries, supervising bodies,…) to render the action visible, the results tangible and the stakeholders informed.

    Profile

Qualifications and required experience

  • A university degree (minimum Master level) in social sciences, education and training, pedagogy, labour, economics or similar;

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in the specific area of Vocational Education and Training (VET). This includes professional experience in: VET training delivery, financing VET, policy development on VET and employment, private sector engagement in VET, employment support, inclusion and VET, quality assurance & curriculum development in VET…);

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in project management and team coordination in development cooperation, including one long term field posting.

    Required technical competences

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

  • Proven expertise in preparing technical papers and articles, policy papers in the area of VET, employment or private sector support;

  • Thorough management and organisation skills;

  • Thorough knowledge and expertise in VET, employment or private sector support;

  • Expertise in knowledge management and knowledge building;

  • Fully ICT literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French. Active knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and/or Dutch is considered as an asset.

    Other

  • Good negotiation skills;

  • Client oriented;

  • Team player and consensus builder;

  • Excellent communicator.

Interested?

Please apply no later than June 25th 2017 through our website: https://www.btcctb.org/content/jobs

If you have any additional questions**,** don’t hesitate to contact us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65.

How to apply:

Through our website: https://career012.successfactors.eu/career?company=C0000960484P&career_ns=job_listing_summary&am…

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Libya: OTI Deputy Country Representative

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Libya
Closing date: 12 Jun 2017

The OTI Deputy Country Representative is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-13 equivalent level and located in Libya. Applications for this position are due no later than June 12, 2017 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 Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) was created in 1994 as a distinct operating unit within USAID to help local partners advance peace and democracy in priority conflict-prone countries. Seizing critical windows of opportunity, OTI works on the ground to provide fast, flexible, short-term assistance targeted at key transition needs.

Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a disaster or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot be fully addressed by traditional disaster relief. Timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed transition. OTI assists in securing peace by aiding indigenous, mostly non-governmental, civil society and media organizations. OTI uses such mechanisms as support for re-integration of ex-combatants into civilian society; development of initiatives to promote national reconciliation; identification of quick-impact community self-help projects to meet urgent economic needs; and aid to independent media outlets and community-based organizations to help promote informed debate and broaden public participation.

To respond quickly and effectively and meet its program objectives and mandate OTI retains a group of high level professionals and experts under personal services contracts (PSCs). These knowledgeable and skilled professionals make up the vast majority of the OTI work force and are at its forefront implementing and achieving the organization’s programmatic goals and objectives.

The OTI program in Libya will support the larger objectives of the U.S. Government and as appropriate any future State Department and USAID presence in Libya. In particular, the OTI program will provide assistance to support the nascent political transition in Libya. In close coordination with the State Department representatives and other USG actors and with consideration of USG priorities, OTI’s rapid and targeted programs will address emerging issues and empower local partners potentially to include non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, media outlets, and local and national government offices to reduce or mitigate conflict, increase transparency and accountability, and foster positive political change.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Represent OTI interests during meetings within the Libyan External Office (LEO), host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international NGOS, international donors, and others interested in DCHA/OTI activities;

• Provide continued guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices as well as with USG agencies and donor organizations;

• As requested by Embassies or USAID, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick impact programming model. Support to the Libya External Office and other USAID programs may also include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming, including but not limited to rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance and management reviews;

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

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

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

• Mentor/train other OTI and implementing partner field staff as required;

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

• When required, assume higher representational responsibilities, potentially serving as Acting OTI Country Representative in his/her absence, for example;

• Perform a wide range of administrative functions (budget preparation, financial management, records management, travel assistance, etc.) to help ensure programmatic success;

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

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

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

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

• Perform other related duties as determined by the Country Representative or OTI Regional Team Leader to ensure successful OTI program implementation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

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

OR

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

AND

(2) 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;

(3) One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which six (6) months must include experience working in one or more countries undergoing political transition;

(4) Six (6) months of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and 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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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Assistant(e) Administratif(ve)

Organization: European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 12 Jun 2017

La Direction Générale de la Protection civile et des Opérations d’Aide humanitaire européennes (DG ECHO) de la Commission européenne finance des actions humanitaires pour venir en aide aux victimes de catastrophes naturelles et de conflits en dehors de l’Union européenne.

Pour l’aide humanitaire, la Commission européenne agit au travers de plus de 200 partenaires opérationnels comprenant des agences spécialisées des Nations unie, le mouvement de la Croix Rouge /Croissant Rouge et des organisations non gouvernementales (ONG). Cette aide est mise à disposition des victimes de façon impartiale, c’est-à-dire indépendamment de leur race, de leur groupe ethnique, de leur religion, de leur sexe, de leur nationalité ou de leur appartenance politique.

Le bureau d’ECHO à Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo, recherche un(e) assistante(e) administratif(ve) sous contrat local d’un an renouvelable. Le / la candidat(e) doit répondre aux critères suivants :

  • Détenir un diplôme de secrétariat au minimum, une formation secondaire pertinente ou équivalente à une école de commerce serait un plus;
  • Avoir au minimum 3 ans d’expérience professionnelle en rapport avec le poste. Une expérience préalable en ONG / organisation internationales serait un plus ;
  • Bonnes compétences de communication ;
  • Bonne compétence de rédaction ;
  • Expérience dans l’utilisation d’outils informatiques et logiciels bureautiques (MS Word, Excel, etc.) ;
  • Capable de travailler dans une position multitâche et dans un environnement multiculturel ;
  • Aisance en français (parlé & écrit) et excellente connaissance du lingala. Une connaissance de l’anglais serait un atout.

Sous la supervision de l’assistante administrative et financière principale, l’assistant(e) administratif (ve) soutiendra les travaux de l’équipe administrative et des finances tout en assurant les fonctions de réceptionniste du bureau et autres tâches:

  • Support RH et administratif (appui général, préparation des contrats, suivi des mouvements, suivi des visas et titres de séjour, tâches financières basiques, etc.)
  • Secrétariat (suivi des correspondances, classement / archivage, appui à la programmation des réunions, gestion stock fournitures, etc.)
  • Service front desk / communication / administration générale (suivi contrôle visiteurs, transmission de message, gestion des listes de contact, point focal des missions, relations fournisseurs, etc.)

How to apply:

La date limite de soumission des candidatures est fixée au Lundi 12 juin à 17h00. Ce poste est ouvert uniquement aux personnes légalement autorisées à travailler en RDC.
Les candidatures doivent contenir une lettre de motivation, un CV (utiliser de préférence (mais non obligatoire) le CV modèle sur le site de la délégation https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/dr-congo-kinshasa_fr,) avec les noms de trois références professionnelles récentes (fonction, adresse e-mail et contact téléphonique), les copies certifiées conformes des diplômes et certificats de travail. Ils doivent être envoyés en mentionnant clairement l’objet à :
DG Protection Civile et Opérations d’Aide humanitaire Européennes – ECHO
A l’attention de : Christophe Chambonnet
Immeuble BCDC – 14ème étage
Blvd du 30 Juin
Gombe / Kinshasa
Ou par courrier électronique : ECHO-Administration.Kinshasa@echofield.eu

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Sierra Leone: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN CONSULTANCY

Organization: Government of Sierra Leone
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 16 Jun 2017

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL SELECTION)

SAI CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT

Grant No.: TF0 A3851

Assignment Title: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN CONSULTANCY

Reference No. (ASSL/WBCP/002/2017)

Language of Assignment: English

Location of Assignment: Freetown

BACKGROUND

The Audit Service Sierra Leone has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Supreme Audit Institution Capacity Development (SAICD) Multi-Donor Trust Fund, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this consulting services.

Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) is the country’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) and a fundamental component in improving accountability and good governance in Sierra Leone. ASSL has a staff strength of approximately 150 and has made remarkable progress in terms of its independence, raising its profile, producing high quality audit reports etc. However, it needs additional support to conduct more audits in areas such as revenue collection, in order that more meaningful and impactful reports could be produced to enhance accountability.

Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) requires the services of a GRAPHIC DESIGN TRAINING CONSULTANT.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this assignment are, to:

  • Training of ASSL staff to produce simplified annual audit reports including developing pictorials and vocal depictions.

  • Increase in public respondents with positive impression of the Auditor General’s Annual report.

SCOPE OF SERVICE

ASSL expect that a professional process will be employed in the training of key staff in the creation of the Graphical Summary of the ASSL Annual Report. The training sequence set out the requirements of the Consultant.

The following are the requirements:

1) Producing cartoons based graphic. Training of ASSL staff on producing a cartoon-based graphic publication of the Auditor General’s Report.

2) Writer/Story. Conducting training on creating an overall story and dialogue using its rhythm, settings, characters and basic structure using the cartooning art supported by photographs from the Annual Report.

3) Idea/Concept. The Consultant must be able to guide the staff on how to bring out an accurate and balanced representation of selected main messages in the Annual Reports.

4) Penciller. The staff should be trained in creating artwork using penciller graphic design. The penciller shapes the overall look and feel of the booklet.

5) Colourist. The staff should be trained in adding colour, lighting and shading to the inks of the comic representation. Special attention should be paid to the area of how the staff should use the appropriate colour in the graphic designing.

6) Design and lay-out of reports and other ASSL products. The staff should be trained in the designing and layout of ASSL reports and other products.

7) Improve and edit artwork, photos and other graphic elements. The staff should be trained in the improvement and editing of artwork, photos and other graphic elements.

8) Layout and design information and communication materials. The staff should be trained in the layout and design of information and communication materials (banners, posters, booklets, leaflets, books, calendars, bulletins, flyers, cards, brochures).

EXPERT PROFILE

The Audit Service Sierra Leone now invites eligible Individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are**:**

· Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area or equivalent professional qualification

· Fluent command of English Language;

  • Computer literacy
  • Proven experience in the training and production of graphic concepts and messages
  • Sound experience and knowledge in the use of graphic design software and application
  • At least 5 years experience in the area of graphic design production
  • At least 2 professional work done on similar contract

Specific professional experience

· Specific experience in similar work, for example, writing short stories, cartooning.

· Experience in graphic layout design

· Ability to develop information, education and communication (IEC) Materials (banners, flyers, posters, billboards, brochures, etc.)**Key outputs are:** – Trained ASSL staff capable of producing simplified and summarised summarized versions of the 2016 Auditor General’s reports for the public.- Trained ASSL staff capable of developing pictorial and vocal depictions of the
Auditor General’s report.

Reporting and Time Schedules: The assignment is expected to last for 6 months

Expressions of interest must be delivered in written form to the address below (in person, by mail or e-mail) not later than 16th June 2017, at 14:00 hrs.

Audit Service Sierra Leone

Attn.: Adama Renner (Mrs.)

Project Team Leader

2nd Floor, Lotto Building, O.A.U Drive, Tower Hill

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tel.: +23278010588

E-mail: adama.renner@auditservice.gov.sl

How to apply:

Expressions of interest must be delivered in written form to the address below (in person, by mail or e-mail) not later than 16th June 2017, at 14:00 hrs.

Audit Service Sierra Leone

Attn.: Adama Renner (Mrs.)

Project Team Leader

2nd Floor, Lotto Building, O.A.U Drive, Tower Hill

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tel.: +23278010588

E-mail: adama.renner@auditservice.gov.sl

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Sierra Leone: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR REVENUE AUDIT CONSULTANCY

Organization: Government of Sierra Leone
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 16 Jun 2017

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

SIERRA LEONE

SAI CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT

Grant No.: TF0 A3851

Assignment Title: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR REVENUE AUDIT CONSULTANCY

Reference No.: (ASSL/WBCP/001/2017)

The Audit Service Sierra Leone has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Supreme Audit Institution Capacity Development (SAICD) Multi-Donor Trust Fund, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include services of a Revenue Audit Consultant. This is a Technical Assistance request under component 1- Strengthening Professional Capacity under the World Bank funded project which aims at:

· Enhancing staff capacity of ASSL to engage in the audit of revenue; and

· Maximizing revenue collection, being a priority of government and donors.

Revenue Audit Expert: It is estimated that 130 days of the Revenue Audit expert time will be required to perform this assignment.

The Audit Service Sierra Leone now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

It is expected that the Firm will have the following:

· Excellent knowledge of ISSAIs and international best practices in regularity/financial auditing.

· Prior experience of working directly with Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) in developing Country context including extensive capacity building programmes.

· Strong track record in developing training courses and delivering training in revenue audit to public sector audit institutions.

· Experience of working in Sierra Leone or a country at similar level of development would be considered an advantage.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 Revised July 2014 as per legal agreement] (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client’s interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments and their own corporate interests.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultants’ Qualifications CQS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09:00 to 16:00 hours.

Expression of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail or e-mail) by 16th June 2017 at 14:00 hrs.

Audit Service Sierra Leone

Attn.: Adama Renner (Mrs.)

Project Team Leader

2nd Floor, Lotto Building, O.A.U Drive, Tower Hill

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tel.: +23278010588 E-mail: adama.renner@auditservice.gov.sl

How to apply:

Expression of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail or e-mail) by 16th June 2017 at 14:00 hrs.

Audit Service Sierra Leone

Attn.: Adama Renner (Mrs.)

Project Team Leader

2nd Floor, Lotto Building, O.A.U Drive, Tower Hill

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tel.: +23278010588

E-mail: adama.renner@auditservice.gov.sl

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United States of America: Enneagram Facilitator

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jun 2017

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title: Enneagram Facilitator

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainable Development (SD)

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.

Application Deadline: n/a

BACKGROUND:

The Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) team is part of the Bureau for Africa’s Office of Sustainable Development, Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade Office (EGAT). The AFS team provides analysis, develops policy and supports USAID’s agriculture and food security programming in the region. The team works closely with the Bureau for Food Security (BFS) which has the mandate for overall implementation of the United States Government’s Feed the Future programs. The team also coordinates with USAID field missions, regional organizations, private sector, civil society, multilateral institutions and other partners. The team’s responsibilities include providing technical support to field missions in agriculture and food security strategy, design and programming.

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this team facilitation work is both to enhance team cohesiveness as well as to generate, capture, and disseminate team knowledge on technical subjects. In addition to facilitating team retreats, meetings and technical workshops the facilitator will train staff in using the enneagram methodology to manage interpersonal conflict, reduce stress in the office, and improve overall team communication.

Results to be Obtained:

  • Staff will have increased their knowledge and skills to manage office conflict based on their enneagram type.
  • Staff will have tools to access when they face conflict with managers, peers, and supervisees.
  • Team building and integration activities to build trust between staff members
  • Improve communication both cross culturally as well as between regional and country offices

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

The following duties and responsibilities are expected from the contractor:

  • Meet with the Acting Division Chief as well as with a sample of team members from the office staff to identify their expectations for the newly formed EGAT team as well as issues that they would like to be addressed at the retreat.
  • Introduce the Enneagram system to the team along with a detailed understanding of each types motivation, blind spots, and approach to conflict.
  • Reaching out to individuals who have not yet identified their Enneagram personality type, and work with them to identify their type prior to the retreat and share the results with the facilitator.
  • Provide ongoing coaching for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade staff to support team members in setting and meeting their work objectives and to help use the enneagram tool to resolve conflict in and around the unit.
  • Regularly share meeting notes and reports

DELIVERABLES:

  • Facilitate 1 retreat while incorporating team building activities

    • The retreat should be balanced with presentations, team-work, games and individual tasks for approximately 10 staff members
  • Provide ongoing coaching throughout the length of the consultancy

  • Draft agendas, facilitate workshops and write up findings to be delivered in a final report.

  • Generate, capture, and disseminate knowledge related to agriculture, trade, and economic growth through the use of meeting notes and a retreat debriefing.

  • Implement and manage a training tracker which captures training information in order to identify personal usage, countries represented in training, funds expenditures, etc.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s with 10 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with 12 in relevant field related personnel development training, organizational psychology, Education, Organizational Development, Social Science etc.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in areas related to team facilitation, training, organizational development and training. Prior working experience with the United States government agency or International development organization is an advantage.
  • Experience administering the Enneagram system
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and demonstrated training skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing, editing, reporting, research, analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team, including teams composed of members with cross-sectoral backgrounds or from different Bureaus and/or offices within USAID
  • Strong knowledge and skills of editing and writing tools and practices
  • Ability to plan, organize, and use time effectively; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work within tight deadlines;
  • Ability to take initiative working with the direction of management; must be able to take ownership of projects, creatively solve problems, and see projects through to completion;

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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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Humanitarian Adviser, Lessons (Maternity Cover)

Organization: Department for International Development
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 04 Jun 2017

Job title: Humanitarian Adviser, Lessons (Maternity Cover)

Location: London (DFID’s offices)

Type of contract: Fixed Term Maternity Cover

Salary: £38,500 to £45,100 per annum

Application deadline: 4th June 2017

The Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Operations Team, contracted by Crown Agents but working within and alongside the Department for International Development (DFID) is an established and highly respected team supporting the UK Government in Global Humanitarian Disaster Preparedness and Response.

We are now looking for a Lessons Adviser to support DFID’s humanitarian policy, and to support existing and emerging CHASE and DFID lessons learning initiatives through commissioning, managing, leading and participating in reviews of operations, ensuring the results of these are integrated into policy and practice.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that the process for identifying and tracking lessons from DFID responses is maintained and adapted as needed (lessons reviews of responses/programmes, working with focal points for lessons, quarterly updates on progress etc.)

  • Identify or develop an accessible format for storing, updating, and synthesising identified lessons and progress in addressing them.

  • Produce timely and on-demand summaries of past lessons based on this store and relevant other evidence.

  • Provide support to DFID CHASE, country offices, policy makers and practitioners in identifying what works and what does not through combining examined experience from programmes, with rigorous evaluation and research findings.

  • Give advice to DFID CHASE on using research information, and guide them to different sources of research evidence, including humanitarian evaluation.

  • Collaborate with DFID country offices and regional teams to document, aggregate, summarise, and disseminate lessons learned from their humanitarian programmes.

  • Work with DFID implementing partners, peer donors, and research & analysis networks to ensure evidence is available as a public good and better used in humanitarian policy and practice. This covers evidence supported by DFID e.g. through the Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme, but is not limited to DFID-supported evidence.

  • Identify and extract key research evidence to help with the production of accessible evidence products e.g. guidance notes on priority issues (such as preparedness, multi-year funding, needs assessments and accountability) for DFID advisers and potentially other actors.

  • Contribute to the design of systems for monitoring partner performance, including for emergencies, and provide general advice on monitoring as needed

  • Deploy to humanitarian emergencies to support the establishment of systems for capturing lessons and monitoring performance, outcomes and impact.

  • Advise ministers and senior officials on humanitarian policy issues including drafting high quality briefing, and providing input into correspondence and parliamentary submissions as required.

    Essential Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Educated to Masters level or the equivalent level of academic and professional experience in a subject area clearly related to humanitarian work.

  • Knowledge and experience gained working extensively on or in developing countries and/or in fragile and conflict affected environments

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of humanitarian theory, practice and architecture, humanitarian risk assessment and planning and managing humanitarian responses.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the development effectiveness agenda and the international development system.

  • Demonstrable success in internal advocacy and consultancy, and an understanding of organizational culture and change in large, public sector organisations.

  • Exceptional research and analysis skills, and proven ability to produce high quality, evidence-based, quantitative and qualitative reports

  • Significant proven experience of carrying out evaluations including impact assessments

  • Experience of managing lessons learning processes within organizations and with external networks/partners

  • Experience of developing and using tools for evidence based processes

    **Please note that all applicants MUST have the right to work in the UK
    Only successful candidates will be contacted. **

How to apply:

Please go to the below website for information on how to apply for this role:http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/permanent-vacancies/detail/humanitarian-adviser-lessons-matcover

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USPSC Support Relief Group -Humanitarian Advisor (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Closing date: 09 Jun 2017

Request for Personal Service Contractor

United States Agency for International Development

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Position Title: Support Relief Group -Humanitarian Advisor (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000050

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $88,136- $114,578

Issuance Date: May 19, 2017

Closing Date: June 9, 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 Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian 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. 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Support Relief Group -Humanitarian Advisor (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000050

2. ISSUANCE DATE: May 19, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: June 9, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Support Relief Group- Humanitarian Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($88,136 – $114,578 – 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

STATEMENT OF LIMITATIONS ON PERIOD AND PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:

The purpose of this contract is to establish an employee/employer relationship with the contractor to perform services on a temporary, on-call, basis as part of the SRG. OFDA intends to contract for these services for a maximum of 250 days per calendar year. Activation days vary but will not exceed 250 days during each contract year.

The level of effort anticipated under this contract will be provided within the terms of this contract at times mutually agreed to by OFDA and the contractor. Upon identification of a temporary need within the scope of work, OFDA will contact the contractor and provide the following information:

  1. Date contractor is needed to report to OFDA or assignment in the field

  2. Duration of Assignment

  3. Place of Performance

The contractor will notify OFDA within 24 hours of availability. At the time the contractor accepts the assignment, he/she is expected to commit for the duration of the assignment. While the contractor will be required to commit to a certain time period, it is understood that the exigencies of a disaster may require the assignment to be extended (not to exceed 250 days). The contractor shall notify OFDA at the time of commitment if their existing schedule would preclude an extension. Notification of schedule conflicts shall not necessarily disqualify the contractor from the assignment but will simply assist OFDA in recruiting a replacement. Subsequently, if the contractor agrees to an extension of the duration of a particular assignment, thereafter, the contractor will be required to give OFDA 10 days’ notice for release from the assignment.

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Worldwide

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 Support Relief Group (SRG) is a program developed by OFDA to satisfy its growing need for surge capacity. Currently, about half of all SRG activations are domestic and half overseas in various capacities.

The SRG program brings on board select candidates who work full-time for discrete periods

of time, but on an intermittent basis for no more than 250 days per calendar year. They can be

deployed within hours to facilitate OFDA’s response to disasters, or to backfill staff in

Washington, D.C. and other locations. SRG staff can be used for activations as short as one day or for up to several months at a time.

The SRG program is managed by OAT in OFDA’s OPS Division. This team maintains a database for all contracted SRG personnel, providing information to the rest of OFDA on their availability, skills and previous OFDA experience. OAT assists the teams within OFDA in choosing the best qualified SRG for any specific task, and provides administrative and personnel support to all SRG. Each SRG incumbent will provide enhancement to the OFDA team according to his/her skills. They will be considered part of OFDA/Washington resources that can be deployed worldwide. At times they may also be a resource for the DCHA Bureau.

DCHA/OFDA provides non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. The HPGE Division serves as the principal focal point for humanitarian policy development, engagement and institutional relationships with international organizations and other donor governments. HPGE tracks trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field; engages in policy discussion with other donors and multilateral agencies; recommends strategies for action to DCHA Bureau; initiates policy and internal guidance for the organization; maintains global relationships with implementing partners; leads OFDA’s communications and social media outreach; and serves as the primary interlocutor on strategic issues with OFDA’s other federal partners on global issues and interagency training. It is anticipated that the majority of activations will be with the HPGE division.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA needs to maintain a roster of SRG personnel to meet its surge capacity objectives. Each SRG is deployable to backfill Washington positions, to be assigned to field offices for staff enhancement, to serve on various response teams, both domestically and overseas, as disaster response demands, and to assess critical situations as warranted.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The requirement can be based either in Washington or overseas, but will be most likely utilized to backstop within the U.S. The position is required to provide additional staff resources during times of heavy workloads within the HPGE Division.

The SRG Humanitarian Advisor may perform the following tasks as needed by OFDA:

  • Research, analyze and develop policy recommendations on specific issues and matters relating to humanitarian affairs, in partnership with HPGE.
  • Represent USAID at donor meetings, international and USG agency forums covering a broad range of humanitarian issues; provide DCHA with analysis related to relations with the UN system.
  • Assist in conducting specialized humanitarian training on the international humanitarian architecture.
  • Attend various UN, NGO, donor, and other meetings and provide authoritative information and views to formulate humanitarian policies and coordinate strategies on policy issues for the USG.
  • Coordinate with relevant USG offices and serve as an expert point of contact for these groups in the area of humanitarian affairs.
  • Represent USAID at meetings with the UN, international organizations, and other donors and at other conferences sponsored by members of the international community, and provide guidance and advice on USG positions, negotiating strategies, and, in consultation with USAID/Washington, conduct negotiations with the donor community and make recommendations to the appropriate officials in USAID.
  • Work with senior level counterparts in other donor organizations to exchange information, establish meetings on specific donor issues, solicit publications, and collect information on training opportunities; coordinate these activities with relevant USAID officers.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with USUN offices, and serve as an expert point of contact for these groups in the area of humanitarian affairs.
  • Coordinate with other federal agencies on international disaster responses and plan and organize regular meetings on disaster response and disaster risk reduction with the USG interagency.
  • Provide support to OFDA/HPGE with expertise in humanitarian policy, training, programs, public-private engagement, and communications, in addition to serving as a backup resource to OFDA’s domestic and internationally-based staff.
  • Engage in appropriate training either as a participant and/or trainer.
  • May 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.
  • May 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, on a temporary basis not to exceed 6 months may perform in an alternative role based on operational needs of the Division upon request of the Team Lead or Division Director.

· As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details within the office.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

In general, the USPSC will take direction from and report to the OAT Leader or his/her designee. When activated, the USPSC will take direction from and report to that person designated as his/her supervisor in the Staffing Authorization.

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 nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and on humanitarian policy issues, two (2) years working directly on response issues in a leadership position managing emergency or crisis interventions. Experience working for the USG or with an international organization 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 seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and on humanitarian policy issues, two (2) years working directly on response issues in a leadership position managing emergency or crisis interventions. Experience working for the USG or with an international organization 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 are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 Proven experience in providing expert guidance in the area of humanitarian assistance with regard to the policy implications of issues and developments, based on hands-on experience in the field of humanitarian assistance and a thorough knowledge of the international humanitarian system concepts and issues. Demonstrated knowledge of the structures, mandates, and policies of the actors within the international humanitarian architecture;

QRF #2 Experience with the role of liaison in inter-agency relationships at all levels throughout the humanitarian and foreign policy communities; 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 #3 Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, preparing and presenting analysis, providing guidance, soliciting sensitive information, and negotiating agreement on humanitarian issues;

QRF #4 Demonstrated ability to multi-task and consistently and independently perform in a high visibility, high-pressure environment and accurately represent USG policy positions. Strong work ethic and ability to initiate, develop and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Proven diplomatic and leadership skills; 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 j

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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Moldova: Call for Proposals for Information System Local Individual Consultant

Organization: Government of the Republic of Moldova
Country: Moldova
Closing date: 02 Jun 2017

Call for Proposals

Individual Consultant

(CONSULTANT SERVICES)

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

Project: Strengthening the institutional framework in the water and sanitation sector (WWS) in the Republic of Moldova (Phase 01)

Project financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Austrian Development Agency **

SDC Ref. No. 81035398, 7F-08870.01.01 & ADA Ref. No. 8332-00/2015 **

Sector: Water and Sanitation

Contract # IFSP/CS-18/IC-17/C.3./1.10.Loc

Assignment Name: Information System Local Individual Consultant

The Ministry of Environment is procuring the consulting services (Local Individual Consultant) on Information System.

The consultant will support the implementation of the component 3 “Support to the establishment and national roll out of the water information system to support informed decision making in the sector” of the Institutional Strengthening Framework Project.

This assignment will require an Individual Consultant, which has:

  • 5 years of professional experience, including international experience in information systems. Experience in the region will be an asset;
  • Master degree or equivalent professional qualification in information technologies, civil engineering, ecology, environmental sciences, hydrology, hydraulic or any relevant field;
  • Sound knowledge of the information system directives, such as the INSPIRE directive or the directive on public access to environmental information;
  • Excellent knowledge of Romanian and English is required, communication skills of Russian or Gagauz languages will be an asset;
  • Proficiency in database, information system including GIS, reporting;
  • Extensive knowledge of computer applications;
  • Excellent skills in communication and trainings;
  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a fairly big team;
  • Sound knowledge of e-Guvernare and the M-Cloud of the Government of Republic of Moldova,
  • Knowledge of the Share Environmental Information System will be an asset.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates must send a request for the tender documents (Request for Proposals/RFP) to the following e-mails: vplesca@moldovapops.md copy to cyrille.vallet@mediu.gov.md.

Remuneration is attractive. The period of assignment is initially of 12 months full time, with the possibility of extension up to end of August 2019.

Proposals must be submitted no later than the following date and time: June 2, 2017, 11:00 (Chisinau time).

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Iraq: TVET Junior Officer

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 18 May 2017

Title : TVET Junior Officer

Reports to: Programme Manager

Deputy: TVET Coordinator

A. Responsibilities

The TVET Junior Officer provides support for

  • The TVET Coordinator and other experts for whom TVET Junior Officer performs technical and administrative tasks
  • Coordinating project activities
  • Carrying out specific research tasks which are required for planning the implementation of the TVET activities
  • Carrying out specific tasks in connection with knowledge management for the project
  • The programme manager in carrying out project activities
  • Enter and analyse the programme data for monitoring and evaluation purposes

B. Tasks

  • Under the supervision of GIZ programme manager, liaise and coordinate on all matters regarding the smooth implementation of the TVET and Entrepreneurship projects with partners
  • Serve as the principal point of contact between the GIZ and partners that implement TVET and entrepreneurship training
  • Follow up the project activities displayed and planned in the project agreement between GIZ and partners.
  • Communicate with relevant GIZ partners’ personnel to ensure GIZ partners tasks being performed adequately, on schedule and in accordance with contractual documents.
  • Coordinate with the centre managers in each camp to monitor and evaluate the project activities and provide feedback to the GIZ programme manager.
  • Ensure participation and representation of GIZ in respective UN int. NGO KRG coordination meetings at Dohuk level in coordination with GIZ Education programme manager on request.
  • Assist admin personnel of GIZ in the preparation and timely collection of documents and vouchers in order to enable partners GIZ to provide monthly statements of accounts to GIZ on time and in accordance to regulations of GIZ.
  • Maintain a physical presence in the GIZ project office, Dohuk, meet visitors and conduct subject meetings and provide suitable information to all GIZ staff about the work of the project component in close coordination with GIZ programme manager.
  • Assist the GIZ programme manager in further tasks as required by the program.

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications

  • BA in technical engineering or similar area
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods

Professional experience

  • At least 1 year’s professional experience in a comparable position
  • Experience with assessments and/or field research desirable
  • Experience with coordination of different organizations desirable
  • Experience in documenting activities and reporting skills

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good working knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICT; related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, especially Excel)
  • Local knowledge of emergency context in Duhok area and local market dynamics desirable
  • Open and neutral access to samples to ensure that the data is as objective and reliable as possible
  • Ability to work very precisely
  • Very good knowledge of English and Kurdish (Kurmanji), Arabic as an advantage
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management < (R{)

How to apply:

Please send your CV/Resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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United States of America: OTI Surge Staff Supervisor – Washington, D.C.

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 25 May 2017

The OTI Surge Staff Supervisor – Washington, D.C. is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-12 or GS-13 equivalent level and located in Washington, D.C. Applications for this position are due no later than May 25, 2017 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 Surge Staff Supervisor will be responsible for the overall management of the OTI Bullpen, an intermittent workforce consisting of approximately 35 high-level professionals and experts that support OTI overseas and domestically in a surge capacity. Within OTI, this position is also referred to as the Bullpen Supervisor. The Surge Staff Supervisor is a member of the Field Program Division (FPD) management team with the Division Chief and the Administrative Program Assistant, and a member of the FPD Regional Team Leaders group.

OTI uses the Bullpen to support a variety of functions throughout the office in Washington, DC and the field. The Surge Staff Supervisor is charged with managing the Bullpen and will have additional responsibilities of monitoring and evaluation, mentoring, and training (including on-the-job training). The incumbent will ensure that individuals serving in the Bullpen possess a minimum standard of knowledge about OTI and its country program functions throughout the standard OTI program cycle, in an effort to continually improve this important office resource.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

At the GS-12 Level:

  • Work with FPD Management and the five regional teams to identify critical program implementation staffing needs in Washington, DC and the field. Recommend relevant Bullpen staff skills, experience, and availability to fill those needs;

· Oversee the development and maintenance of the OTI Bullpen, ensuring a minimum standard of knowledge about OTI and its country program functions across Bullpen staff. Maintain staffing levels that position the office to effectively respond to critical needs in the field;

· Supervise Bullpen staff, fellows, and other short-term employees as assigned to the OTI Field Programs Division. Provide advice, guidance, mentoring and training as needed;

  • Help to develop and implement systems and business processes that ensure efficiency and rapid response of Bullpen staff, maintaining a constant awareness of compliance with office and agency policies, regulations and procedures;

  • Assist in the design and implementation of staffing plans for OTI Surge Staff, to ensure that Bullpen positions are well defined, and that when staffing needs arise recruitment is initiated immediately;

  • Analyze the knowledge, skills, and professional gaps within individual Bullpen staff and work closely with FPD Management and OTI’s Program, Learning and Innovation (PLI) Division and Talent Management Unit (TMU) to develop appropriate orientations and trainings in all aspects of OTI operations and programming. Work with the Regional Team Leaders to professionally develop Bullpen staff through a diversity of assignments;

  • Help to identify gaps within the FPD Bullpen and coordinate with the FPD Deputy Chief to develop new solicitations, collaborate on staffing and workforce planning issues, and recommend actions to ensure effective use of the Bullpen;

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with OTI Division Chiefs, Team Leaders, staff and other USAID offices sharing procedures and systems in order to review practices and seek out innovative ways of doing business to improve efficiency and effectiveness;

  • Manage the OTI Bullpen Database and PSC contracts administration process: monitor and track contract year ceilings, ensure budgets are up-to-date, review the status of obligations and disbursements, and review and approve timesheets and vouchers;

  • Maintain constant communication with Bullpen staff and Team Leaders to understand and meet OTI staff support needs. Serve as an advocate for Bullpen staff with Team Leaders;

  • Maintain up-to-date Bullpen profiles so that teams are aware of the range of Bullpen resources available;

  • Coordinate with other OTI Divisions on in-processing and orientation for new staff;

  • Oversee and coordinate the Bullpen performance evaluation process. Work with key stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of Bullpen staff on various assignments;

  • Prepare Acquisition and Assistance Requests and other support documentation for the procurement of new Bullpen staff;

  • Write and communicate periodic updates and reminders to Bullpen staff on important policy, regulatory and procedural issues directly and through OTI’s internal Bullpen Knowledge Network;

  • Coordinate with the FPD Deputy Chief on decisions regarding contract extensions, renewals or terminations.

· 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; and

· Perform other related duties as determined by the supervisor to help ensure successful OTI program implementation.

At the GS-13 level:

  • Work with FPD Management and the five regional teams to identify critical program implementation staffing needs in Washington, DC and the field. Recommend relevant Bullpen staff skills, experience, and availability to fill those needs;

· Oversee the development and maintenance of the OTI Bullpen, ensuring a minimum standard of knowledge about OTI and its country program functions across Bullpen staff. Maintain staffing levels that position the office to effectively respond to critical needs in the field;

· Supervise Bullpen staff, fellows, and other short-term employees as assigned to the OTI Field Programs Division. Provide advice, guidance, mentoring and training as needed;

  • Assist in the development and contribution of systems and business processes that ensure efficiency and rapid response of Bullpen staff, maintaining a constant awareness of compliance with office and agency policies, regulations and procedures;

  • Design and implement Bullpen staffing plans for OTI Surge Staff, ensure that Bullpen positions are well defined, and that recruitment is immediately initiated when staffing needs arise;

  • Analyze the knowledge, skills, and professional gaps within individual Bullpen staff and work closely with FPD Management and OTI’s Program, Learning and Innovation (PLI) Division and Talent Management Unit (TMU) to develop appropriate orientations and trainings in all aspects of OTI operations and programming. Work with the Regional Team Leaders to professionally develop Bullpen staff through a diversity of assignments;

  • Assist in identifying gaps within the FPD Bullpen and coordinate with the FPD Deputy Chief to develop new solicitations, collaborate on staffing and workforce planning issues, and recommend actions to ensure effective use of the Bullpen;

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with OTI Division Chiefs, Team Leaders, staff and other USAID offices sharing procedures and systems in order to review practices and seek out innovative ways of doing business to improve efficiency and effectiveness;

  • Manage the OTI Bullpen Database and PSC contracts administration process: monitor and track contract year ceilings, ensure budgets are up-to-date, review the status of obligations and disbursements, and review and approve timesheets and vouchers;

  • Maintain constant communication with Bullpen staff and Team Leaders to understand and meet OTI staff support needs. Serve as an advocate for Bullpen staff with Team Leaders;

  • Manage up-to-date Bullpen profiles so that teams are aware of the range of Bullpen resources available;

  • Coordinate with other OTI Divisions on in-processing and orientation for new staff;

  • Oversee and coordinate the Bullpen performance evaluation process. Work with embassy staff such as Mission Directors, Ambassadors, or Deputy Chiefs of Mission; international organizations; implementing partners; and other key stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of Bullpen staff on various assignments;

  • Prepare Acquisition and Assistance Requests and other support documentation for the procurement of new Bullpen staff;

  • Write and communicate periodic updates and reminders to Bullpen staff on important policy, regulatory and procedural issues directly and through OTI’s internal Bullpen Knowledge Network;

  • Coordinate with the FPD Deputy Chief on decisions regarding contract extensions, renewals or terminations. Oversee and coordinate the Bullpen performance evaluation process;

· 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; and

  • Perform other related duties as determined by the supervisor to help ensure successful OTI program implementation.

MINIMUM Qualifications

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

At the GS-12 level:

(1) A Master’s Degree with four (4) years of work experience;

OR

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

AND

(2) Three (3) years of experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, domestic or international assistance organization, contractor or non-governmental organization, in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, and/or human rights activities;

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

(4) One (1) year of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries;

(5) One (1) year of experience in the management, administration, and/or professional development of a workforce.

At the GS-13 level:

(1) A Master’s Degree with six (6) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with eight (8) years of work experience;

AND

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

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

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

(5) Two (2) years of experience in the management, administration, and/or professional development of a workforce.

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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Ghana: TA for the development of the NACAP Communication strategy

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 28 May 2017

Title: Technical Assistance for the development of the NACAP communication strategy

Duration of Assignment: short term assignments, 10/15 working days initially with a maximum of 30 working days

Duty Station: Accra, Ghana

Indicative Starting Date: June 2017

Type of Contract: Technical Assistance

1. Context

The “International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies, FIIAPP”, is a Spanish public international co-operation entity that provides advice to governments in third countries and regional institutions. According to its mission, the Foundation has been awarded the Delegation Agreement “Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Programme – ARAP” funded by the European Union.

The overall objective of the programme is to promote good governance in Ghana by reducing corruption and improving accountability and compliance with the rule of law, particularly when it comes to accountability, anti-corruption and environmental governance. The inception report and the first annual work plan have been developed. Among the actions is the support to the CHRAJ to adequately investigate corruption cases.

CHRAJ is created by Chapter 18 of the 1992 Constitution and is governed by the Constitution and the CHRAJ Act, 1993 (Act 456), which together give CHRAJ a triple mandate as Ghana’s Ombudsman, national human rights commission and anti-corruption commission. CHRAJ has extensive powers to receive and investigate complaints of violations of human rights, corruption, abuse of office and unfair treatment by public officials. In the area of anti-corruption, CHRAJ has led a multi-stakeholder process to develop the recently-approved NACAP and has trained District and Regional staff to monitor the media in their communities and to seek out and investigate cases of corruption. Civic education on the evils of corruption is also planned in line with CHRAJ’s Strategic Plan, while CHRAJ also aims to monitor human rights, administrative justice, and corruption in the oil and gas sector as well as fast track investigations of corruption, human rights and administrative justice in the industry.

As formulated, the NACAP integrates anti-corruption measures into the programmes and activities of public sector organizations, particularly MDAs and MMDAs and key actors in the private sector. The NACAP enables collective action and sustained co-ordination of efforts, as well as the judicious application of resources of stakeholders to combat corruption. The NACAP will therefore guide stakeholders in their roles and responsibilities to combat corruption. The scope of the NACAP goes beyond controlling corruption in the public sector; it targets the private sector and embraces the activities of the state and non-state actors regardless of gender, age, local or international status. The NACAP adopts a long-term strategic perspective and utilizes a three-prong approach to the fight against corruption, namely; (a) prevention (b) education (c) investigation and enforcement

2. Object

The objective of this assignment is to develop a communication and outreach strategy to promote increased visibility and the effective implementation of the NACAP among the stakeholders and in the MDS and MMDAs.

The strategy is expected to map out the general stakeholders, determine the appropriate communication requirements to support the effective implementation of the Plan. Develop tools, and strategies that would clearly align target stakeholders with specific massage or communication channels, and the monitoring framework geared towards them. Specifically, the strategy is expected to:

· Develop NACAP awareness and preventive measures through innovative approaches and engagement with identified national, regional, and district level audiences;

· Ensure effective design of the identified NACAP Communication activities and interventions by the implementing agencies including HILAC and other critical stakeholders at all levels;

· Support the wider publicity of the NACAP activities implemented by the Key NACAP stakeholders.

3. Expected results, outputs and activities

The consultants should analyse the current communication needs and capacities required to ensure all stakeholders understand and deliver on their NACAP commitments. The incumbent is expected to liaise closely with HILIC through the NACAP Implementation Support Unit (NISU) in the discharge of his/her duties. The consultant is expected to perform following tasks:

  • Submit an inception report and draft work plan

  • Submit draft Communications Strategy with a complete implementation plan to include:

a. A detailed resource list and estimated budget;

b. Gantt chart timetabling the roll-out of the strategy and

c. A draft evaluation instrument for measuring the achievement of the goals and targets of the communication strategy

  • Submit final report at the end of the consultancy.

4. Requirements

o A University Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or Media Management or Communications related Degree

o At least 5 years of relevant professional experience. The consultant must have experience in conducting communications needs analysis and strategic design as well as in managing communication campaigns;

o Good command of both oral and written English

The candidate must fulfil the above requirements not to be excluded in the selection process. Additionally, profiles that goes over the demanded expertise will be proportionally valuated, as in the following table in Point 5.

5. Selection criteria

Merits and expertise indicated in the table will be valuated with the CV’s information. For the technical deliberation, the score will be given according to the following criteria (merit – criteria – maximum score).

  • Additional degree or specialization in Governance, Political Science and/or anti-corruption (5 points per Degree or Specialisation – max 10 points)

  • More than 5 years of experience in managing communication campaigns (1 point per additional year – max 25 points)

  • More than 5 years of experience in communications needs analysis and strategic design.(1 point per additional year – max 25 points)

  • Demonstrated expertise/experience of anti-corruption, good governance and related issues within the Ghanaian context; (1 point per year of experience – max 20 points)

  • Prior experience in Ghana or West Africa (1 point per month – max 20 points).

Maximum Total: 100 points

6. Dates and duration

From 1st of June, first mission of 15 working days in the field. The first report is expected to be delivered by the beginning of July.

How to apply:

The expert is requested to present an electronic CV in English (no more than 4 pages) and a c**opy of a Communication Strategy produced and explain its success in the achievement of the set goals** (no more than 4 pages). Both documents to be emailed to the following address: arap.ghana@fiiapp.org by the 28/05/2017.

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Iraq: Security Risk Management Advisor (SRMA)

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 15 May 2017

Title: Security Risk Management Advisor (SRMA)

Area of Responsibility: Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Responsibilities

· Leads the risk management operations within the AoR under guidance of the Head of SRM.

· Represents the RMO in Sulaymaniyah.

· Ensures all policies and procedures are effectively communicated and respected within the respective RMO.

· Collects up to date security and political information through formal and informal contacts.

· Ensures all collected data are logged in a database system.

· Establishes good working relationships with senior local security authorities and maintains friendly relations with as many domestic security and intelligence services as possible.

· Establishes formal and informal contacts with senior actors that have or may have positive/ negative influence on the process of a safe and secure project implementation.

· Establishes and maintains contacts with relevant sections of NGOs, GOs, and UN organizations; and attends the local security meetings organized by development organizations if possible.

· Establishes and maintains contacts with informal power structures.

· Briefs Head of SRM on the security and political situation of the AoR whenever necessary (change occurs or being occurred/ fresh intelligence received).

· Provides safety and security briefing for newly arrived international staff as delegated.

· Assists the Head of SRM in providing security briefing for coordination/ information meetings.

· Drafts incident reports, threat warnings, and advisories, etc.

· Conducts site security assessments (residence, office, sub-office, guest house, warehouse and etc).

· Facilitates project implementation in a safe and secure manner.

· Records and reports any project related irregularities and dissatisfaction.

· Mapping of natural districts, establish and updating of database.

· Mapping of security related incidents; man-made, establish and update database.

· Mapping of health related risks, establish and update database

· Mapping of Political, military ethnic and religious realities and power, establish and update database.

· Establish contact network with relevant government bodies in AoR.

· Establish contact network with other actors that; a) can give based information about any relevant developments. And b) that are influential with regards to such developments example, elders, tribal leaders, religious leaders, political leader, other peoples with power and any given region within AoR.

· Monitors road conditions regarding security in AoR, including registering, mapping, and reporting to Head of SRM.

Qualities

The following skills are required in order to do the job well; therefore the holder of the position has to have it, and or acquire it. The Head of SRM supports the process.

· Decision- making capacity: Ability to manage and evaluate performance of staff under supervision; demonstrated sound judgment in security management skills to resolve a range of protection issues/problems; excellent knowledge of GIZ Security policies, procedures and practices.

· Planning and Organization: Ability to plan and organize assignments for staff under supervision.

· Accountability: Operates/functions in compliance with service rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Assumes full responsibility for all actions and decisions.

· Technology Awareness: Willingness to use automation technology. Computer skills are required.

· Work under Stress: Professional and courteous attitude and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a stressful environment.

· Communication: good oral and written communication skills in English are required. Ability to provide instruction clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. A high sense of confidentiality.

· Teamwork: Ability to lead and motivates staff under supervision. Ability to work in multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance. Ability to resolve conflicts among the security staff.

· Commitment in continuous learning: Interest in upgrading and learning new skills in professional area.

Qualifications

1) Education

· Bachelor degree with supplementary security trainings is necessary.

· Higher education, courses in military, police and other relevant field is preferred and desirable.

2) Professional experience

· 3 to 7 years of progressive working experience in a similar position with management experience.

3) Other knowledge, additional competences

· To have influence in multicultural environments of the area of responsibility.

· Excellent social skills to built further network of contacts.

· Having a wide network contacts in the area of responsibility.

How to apply:

Please send your CV/Resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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Cameroon: USPSC Food for Peace Officer – Cameroon

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Cameroon
Closing date: 18 May 2017

United States Agency for International Development

Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

Office of Food for Peace (FFP)

Position Title: Food for Peace Officer – Cameroon

Duty Office: DCHA/FFP

Solicitation Number: SOL-FFP-17-000007

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent ($74,584 – $96,958)

GS-14 Equivalent ($88,136 – $114,578)

Issuance Date: April 27, 2017

Closing Date: May 18, 2017

Closing Time: 4:00 P.M. EST

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Food for Peace Officer – Cameroon 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:

(see sample resume on www.ffpjobs.com website)

(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

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. Responses to the Quality Ranking Factors: 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. FFP 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:

FFP PSC Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: ffprecruitmentteam@usaid.gov

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

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 application.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

INTRODUCTION

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP) provides grants for food assistance to private voluntary organizations (PVOs) and the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) under Title II of Public Law 480. In FY 2016, FFP allocated $234 million in Title II and International Disaster Assistance resources to West Africa. Of this total, Cameroon received close to $24 million in emergency resources for the support of displaced populations and vulnerable host communities in Cameroon’s Far North, East and Adamaoua Regions.

Given the significant resources invested by FFP in Cameroon, USAID requires the services of a Food for Peace Officer (FFPO), based in Yaounde, Cameroon, to improve, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of food assistance programs; coordinate with UN Agencies, NGOs, and the international humanitarian assistance community; conduct and provide assessments on food security issues; coordinate with and provide guidance to other U.S. government units engaged with food assistance efforts; and make program recommendations to FFP/West Africa Regional Office and FFP/Washington for food assistance funding.

The incumbent will serve as the primary point of contact for all issues pertaining to FFP humanitarian assistance in Cameroon. Although directly managed by USAID’s Regional Office of FFP, located in Dakar, Senegal, the position will also promote information-sharing on emergency food security issues for the broader USG humanitarian community, including USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM). The position will support FFP’s ability to respond to major emergencies, including refugee and IDP crises, in Cameroon and ensure effective responses.

It is expected that approximately 25% of the FFPO’s time will be spent traveling both in Cameroon and other Lake Chad Basin-affected countries – including Chad and Nigeria – to monitor program activities and assess food security conditions and food assistance needs. This may also include travel to Washington to inform programming, engage in technical exchanges, and coordinate and share information and best practices.

11. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The full range of specific duties may include the following:

At the GS-13 level:

  • Serve as primary point of contact for all issues pertaining to emergency food security programs in Cameroon for USAID’s Regional Office of FFP, located in Dakar, Senegal;

  • Monitor and report on the implementation of on-going emergency FFP investments in Cameroon;

  • Identify challenges and opportunities to coordinate programs both within the USG and with other stakeholders, provide technical guidance to implementing partners, and recommend actions to improve program performance and maximize impact;

  • Attend UN, host government, donor, and other stakeholder meetings that discuss humanitarian needs and coordination in Cameroon, and report on all issues to FFP Regional Office. This includes reporting on contextual issues such as changes in security, evolving host government policy, donor pledges and others that may have an impact on USG assistance;

  • As necessary, write cables and develop other communication tools in order to showcase and request additional USAID bilateral humanitarian assistance to Cameroon;

  • Provide logistical, administrative, and program support for FFP TDY’s to Cameroon;

  • Provide policy recommendations related to implementation of emergency programs carried out by PIOs and non-governmental organizations.

  • Analyze and assess data from a variety of sources – including field assessments, technical data, early warning information, and reporting from USAID field staff, NGOs, and PIOs– to recommend appropriate food assistance programs.

  • Monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP-funded programs, including progress and problems encountered by grantees, as well as commodity management, including following up with cooperating sponsors on the status of loss claims.

  • Advise and guide FFP-funded implementing partners on interpretation and execution of FFP-funded food assistance regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Report on all food security issues, to include changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements, government policies and actions affecting food assistance programs, government food assistance programs, and donor pledges and programs.

  • As the FFP expert, coordinate with the country team (consisting of the USAID mission, U.S. embassy, and/or other USG in-country staff), host government, NGOs, PIOs, donors, and other issues that may directly impact on food assistance funding decisions.

  • Undertake and report on assessments to inform FFP food assistance funding decisions or modifications to ongoing programs.

  • Provide direction to NGOs on requirements for preparation of work-plans and program modifications, and with PIOs on new appeals or revisions to existing ones.

  • Serve as the food assistance expert, working with other U.S. Government agencies and other donors to promote integration of food assistance with other programs to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall.

  • As needed, conduct short-term monitoring and support missions to other Lake Chad Basin conflict affected countries – including Chad and Nigeria – to support FFP programs. Assignments outside of Cameroon should not exceed 25% LOE.

At the GS-14 level:

  • Serve as primary point of contact for all issues pertaining to emergency food security programs in Cameroon for USAID’s Regional Office of FFP, located in Dakar, Senegal;

  • Monitor and report on the implementation of on-going emergency FFP investments in Cameroon;

  • Identify challenges and opportunities to coordinate programs both within the USG and with other stakeholders, provide technical guidance to implementing partners, and recommend actions to improve program performance and maximize impact;

  • Attend UN, host government, donor, and other stakeholder meetings that discuss humanitarian needs and coordination in Cameroon, and report on all issues to FFP Regional Office. This includes reporting on contextual issues such as changes in security, evolving host government policy, donor pledges and others that may have an impact on USG assistance;

  • As necessary, write cables and develop other communication tools in order to showcase and request additional USAID bilateral humanitarian assistance to Cameroon;

  • Provide logistical, administrative, and program support for FFP TDY’s to Cameroon;

  • Provide policy recommendations related to implementation of emergency programs carried out by PIOs and non-governmental organizations.

  • Analyze and assess data from a variety of sources – including field assessments, technical data, early warning information, and reporting from USAID field staff, NGOs, and PIOs– to recommend appropriate food assistance programs.

  • Monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP-funded programs, including progress and problems encountered by grantees, as well as commodity management, including following up with cooperating sponsors on the status of loss claims.

  • Advise and guide FFP-funded implementing partners on interpretation and execution of FFP-funded food assistance regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Report on all food security issues, to include changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements, government policies and actions affecting food assistance programs, government food assistance programs, and donor pledges and programs.

  • As the FFP expert, coordinate with the country team (consisting of the USAID mission, U.S. embassy, and/or other USG in-country staff), host government, NGOs, PIOs, donors, and other issues that may directly impact on food assistance funding decisions.

  • Undertake and report on assessments to inform FFP food assistance funding decisions or modifications to ongoing programs.

  • Provide direction to NGOs on requirements for preparation of work-plans and program modifications, and with PIOs on new appeals or revisions to existing ones.

  • Serve as the food assistance expert, working with other U.S. Government agencies and other donors to promote integration of food assistance with other programs to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall.

· An employee meeting the qualifications for GS-14 and hired at that level, however, is expected to exercise a higher level of autonomy and require less supervision.

As needed, conduct short-term monitoring and support missions to other Lake Chad Basin conflict affected countries – including Chad and Nigeria – to support FFP programs. Assignments outside of Cameroon should not exceed 25% LOE.

Guidelines:

Pertinent sources of information consist of the FFP authorizing and appropriating laws and legislative initiatives, FFP issued guidelines and information bulletins, and USAID Agency and Bureau rules and regulations that govern the use of the U.S. food assistance programs. The incumbent must exercise considerable judgment in determining the application of current legislative provisions and executive policies to assigned responsibilities. The incumbent is expected to be innovative and original in formulating new or improved approaches to problem resolution.

Supervisory Controls:

At the GS-13 and GS-14 levels, the incumbent consults with his/her supervisor to develop deadlines, projects, and work to be completed. Incumbent is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments.

The incumbent is expected to take initiative and act independently with little direction, but will have no authority to make financial commitments on behalf of the U.S. government. The incumbent will not supervise direct hire personnel, but will supervise one or more locally engaged staff.

The FFP Officer will be supervised by the FFP West Africa Regional Director or designee based in Dakar, Senegal but will have dual reporting responsibilities to the Chief of Mission in Cameroon and the FFP Regional Team Leader in Washington. The incumbent will report any information to them on issues pertaining to ongoing FFP-funded food assistance programs.

Complexity:

At the GS-13 level, duties vary and require different process, methods, and substantial depth of analysis. The incumbent must work with a range of people from USAID/FFP’s Regional Office for West Africa, the Geographic Division in FFP/Washington, the Program Operations and Policy and Technical divisions, field staff, other bureaus within USAID, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, host country government representatives, international organizations, and with the State Department and the Department of Agriculture.

At the GS-14 level, the incumbent applies his/her depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to the policy recommendations related to implementation of emergency programs carried out by Public International Organizations (PIOs) such as WFP and non-governmental organizations. The recommended changes will be consistent with existing legislative, regulatory, and policy guidelines but may require the formulation and application of new approaches and methodologies.

Scope and Effect:

At the GS-13 and GS-14 levels, work typically includes planning, organizing, directing, designing, and coordinating programs and/or projects, requiring creativity and support from others; work entails conducting extensive field monitoring to determine the feasibility of various and advanced approaches to define concepts and criteria for future programs. The incumbent will report on all food security issues, to include changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements, government policies and actions affecting food assistance programs, government food assistance programs, and donor pledges and programs.

At the GS-14 level, the incumbent works to resolve critical problems or developing new theories affecting the work of other experts or the well-being of substantial numbers of people. The work of the incumbent directly affects the development of major aspects of food assistance and nutrition programs. Formal responsibility for leading teams and guiding the work of other staff is required.

Additionally at the GS-14 level, the incumbent will monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP-funded programs, including progress and problems encountered by grantees, as well as commodity management, including following up with cooperating sponsors on the status of loss claims.

Personal Contacts:

At the GS-13 level, contacts are with individuals or groups outside of USAID in highly unstructured settings. Contacts may include members of Congress, representatives of foreign governments, and local stakeholders in country. The incumbent will interact with colleagues from U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Agriculture providing program briefings and/or technical guidance on matters related to food security and nutrition related activities.

At the GS-14 level, contacts are with high-ranking officials outside USAID at national or international levels in highly unstructured settings. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of food security related activities with awardees and other donors to ensure clear understanding of USAID/FFP programs and priorities.

The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of food security and nutrition related activities with awardees and other donors to ensure clear understanding of USAID/FFP programs and priorities.

Purpose of Contacts:

At the GS-13 and GS-14 levels, the incumbent must justify, defend, negotiate and settle matters involving controversial issues among decision makers involved in making changes ongoing FFP programs. The people contacted by the incumbent typically have diverse viewpoints, goals and objectives including U.S Government agencies (State Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture, PIOs, etc.). The incumbent is required to achieve a common understanding among the various parties and propose satisfactory solutions that address their various objectives to interpretations of existing policy or the provision of recommendation to change policy to better aid execution of emergency and nutrition food assistance programs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. The requirement for field trip assignments to consult with implementing partners and program beneficiaries may however expose the incumbent to difficult working surroundings and security risks during the course of travel.

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).

START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

* Application Process: Applicants must indicate in their application the solicitation number to which they are applying and the salary grade to be considered for in their initial one-year base contract.

How to apply:

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Where and How to Apply

Applications must be received by the closing date and time as specified in the cover letter via e-mail: ffprecruitmentteam@usaid.gov.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete 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 and scanned. 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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Rwanda: International Intervention Manager: Project Co-Manager – RWANDA

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 04 Jun 2017

The Belgian development agency, BTC, mobilises its resources and its expertise to eliminate

poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of the international community and works

towards a society that provides present and future generations with sufficient resources to

build a sustainable and fair world.

Its staff members in Brussels and overseas embody the commitment of the Belgian State

and other development partners to international solidarity. They support more than 300

cooperation projects and programs in some 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin

America.

In view of the further development of its activities BTC is currently looking for a (m/f):

International Intervention Manager: Project Co-Manager – RWANDA

For the project: “Improving access to reliable on-grid electricity services for households and priority public institutions” –

Belgian contribution to EARP

Ref.: RWA/12/081- 4

Location: Kigali, Rwanda. He/she will work in the offices of the Energy Development Cooperation Limited (EDCL) in central Kigali, with regular field visits on the construction sites.

Duration of the contract: 42 months

Probable starting date: September 2017

Monthly salary package: between 5 601,29 euro and 7814,45 euro (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.

Intervention:

Manage the BTC EARP intervention in Rwanda, composed of three distinct specific agreements (BE1EARP, BE2EARP, BE3EARP)*, for a total budget of 39 M EUR, of which 8.4% have been spent at the end of 2016, in order to ensure optimal execution of the intervention and to optimise the possible synergies between the intervention and those of other development partners (particularly the African Development Bank and the World Bank).

*

BE1EARP: Improving access to reliable on grid electricity services for households and priority public institutions – component 1 (17 M EUR)

BE2EARP: Improving access to reliable on grid electricity services for households and priority public institutions – component 2 (12 M EUR)

BE3EARP: Improving access to reliable on grid electricity services for households, businesses and priority public institutions – component 3 (10 M EUR)

The general objective of the project is the provision of sufficient, reliable and affordable energy for all Rwandans. The specific objective is to improve the access to reliable on-grid electricity services for households and priority public institutions in rural Rwanda.

It should be regarded as the Belgian contribution to the nationwide Electricity Access Roll-out Program1, the focus remaining on the electricity grid extension with the construction of new transmission and distribution lines connected to the national electricity network. In addition, the intervention will be involved in targeted strengthening of the existing network and in several other activities aiming at increasing the sustainability of the electrification program.

With the support of technical assistance, the intervention will give a special attention to the respect of harmonized quality standards to increase the sustainability, quality and security of the new installations. Resources will also be allocated for adapted development and implementation of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Resettlement Allocation Plan (RAP). In order to improve operation and maintenance of the network infrastructure, several specific capacity building activities will be developed and supported..

The intervention will be executed in joint responsibility between the Energy Development Cooperation Limited (EDCL) and the Belgian Development Agency (BTC).

For the project, the key members of the management unit are:

· An EDCL appointed Director of Intervention (DI), acting part-time as a sponsor and as an authorizing officer for the Rwandan side for all scope and technical matters, executed in joint responsibility.

· An EDCL appointed Project Manager (PM), acting full time as a day-to-day project manager and project focal person.

· A BTC appointed Project Co-Manager, acting as contract manager and authorizing officer for the Belgian side for all administrative, procurement and financial matters executed in joint responsibility.

· A BTC appointed Power network International Technical Assistant (ITA) in charge of assuring technical supervision and coherence of activities. This person will be acting as authorizing officer for the Belgian side for technical, content and quality matters.

· A BTC appointed Responsible for Administration and Finance and Procurement (RAF), delegate for all administrative, procurement, contract and financial matters executed in joint responsibility.

Function:

The joint responsibilities of the intervention manager will include the following areas:

As Strategy officer, create optimal conditions for implementing the intervention within the set frameworks and in accordance with the strategy choices and decisions of the steering committee in order to achieve the strategic objectives

  • Maintain steering committee relations (primarily with the Resident Representative and representatives of the partner country);
  • Manage strategy and/or resource issues;
  • Ensure that the implementation of the intervention remains aligned with the strategy choices of the steering committee;
  • Ensure that the decisions of the steering committee are implemented;
  • Determine priorities within the intervention in accordance with the decisions of the steering committee;
  • Submit the governance strategies to the steering committee (and via the Resident Representative) to allow for the optimal implementation of the intervention;
  • Put important issues and risks on the agenda of the steering committee;
  • Report on a regular basis and in accordance with the Internal Rules of Procedure to the steering committee about the progress of the intervention, including the budgetary state of affairs and the achievement of the objectives;
  • Maintain the relations with other main stakeholders, including major development partners in the sector, by possibly ensuring the co-chairing of the Technical Working Group on Access during a number of years (rotating position among Development Partners)
  • Deliver analyses and ideas for the development of future interventions;
  • Provide evidence of the intervention’s added value for the development results;
  • Ensure that the general priorities of international cooperation are complied with (human rights, service delivery, new technologies…)

As Intervention manager, manage the operational and financial planning in order to ensure a smooth start-up, progress and the results of the intervention and to achieve the intervention goals in accordance with set objectives and with optimal use of available resources.

  • Start up and close the intervention with attention for proper planning and decision making and good representation of stakeholders;
  • Elaborate the multi-year planning, in consultation with the partner as per agreements;
  • Elaborate a global strategic framework for programming;
  • Organise exchanges of experience and lessons and stimulate synergies between stakeholders;
  • Organise an efficient, effective, transparent and participatory decision-making process whilst ensuring the spirit is collegial;
  • Ensure information and communication is efficient and correct in accordance with the latest technological possibilities;
  • Determine, in consultation with the partner, realistic change objectives throughout the results chain (which products, which mutually related transition/change management activities);
  • Elaborate the operational and annual planning;
  • Ensure the evaluation system is consistent, coherent and followed up;
  • Plan and organise the needs for internal and external expertise;
  • Manage the main risks and opportunities and take preventive and corrective measures
  • Report internally on a regular basis about the progress of the programme, including the budgetary state of affairs and the achievement of the objectives.
  • Ensure that the interventions build knowledge and manage knowledge in a professional way.
  • Monitor the activities and regularly report on the state of progress;
  • Ensure the administrative and financial monitoring of the Belgian contribution to the intervention in accordance with applicable arrangements and procedures;
  • Mainstream the transversal and priority themes in the interventions;
  • Be the primary contact person for the stakeholders of the intervention

As Support to the Intervention Change Manager (known as director of interventions), Support the Intervention Change Managers in leading the change processes, in order to achieve the intervention objectives.

  • Support identifying responsibilities in the results chain;
  • Support identifying and resourcing transition activities;
  • Support determining needed outputs which the programme must deliver to enable the transition;
  • Facilitate involvement of users/beneficiaries in view of fostering ownership.

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

  • Elaborate a global approach to knowledge building and knowledge management in accordance with the BTC strategy
  • Stimulate a methodological learning approach (action-research);
  • Contribute to the reflections on strategy choices, methods and instruments of the intervention;
  • Ensure knowledge sharing with intervention stakeholders.

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

  • Put in place an appropriate organisation in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Ensure that the roles and procedures which the head office has determined are respected;
  • Determine the objectives and priorities of the staff members;
  • Contribute to the recruitment of staff members;
  • Motivate, coach and follow up staff members;
  • Create an atmosphere of trust and accountability;
  • Develop the competencies of co-workers;
  • Promote a positive internal atmosphere and manage conflicts within the entity.

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

  • Assess the maturity of management of partner entities;
  • Advise partner entities on actions to be taken to improve their management as well as how to implement these actions;
  • Facilitate the change process;
  • In association with the partners, adapt the organisational structure, optimise the processes, improve the systems and strengthen staff competences.

Profile:

· University degree in Engineering, Finance, Economics, or other related field;

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

· Proven experience in international cooperation;

· Experience with Government procedures, an experience in Rwanda is an asset;

· Strong managerial and supervisory skills, tact and negotiating skills;

· Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and effective oral communication skills;

· Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with sensitive people and with respect for diversity;

· Sensitivity to socio-environmental issues;

· Fluent in English, knowledge in French is an added value;

· Sound computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

contact us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65.

[1] Rwanda’s Electricity Access Roll-out Program (EARP) is designed to achieve the Government of Rwanda stated targets related to electricity access. These targets call for the total number of electricity connection to increase significantly, with a special emphasis on connecting social infrastructures-health facilities, schools and administrative offices. EARP is a nationwide program operating under the Energy Development Cooperation Limited (EDCL), which has set up a program management department for this purpose.

How to apply:

Interested?

Please apply no later than june 04th 2017, through our website www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobsUse our Standard CV and a letter of motivation to apply. You can find the model of our Standard

CV on the Jobs page of our website. If you have any additional questions**,** don’t hesitate to

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United States of America: Program Analyst for Economic Growth (Short Term Consultant)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 04 Jun 2017

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title: Program Analyst for Economic Growth (50 Day, Short Term Consultantcy)

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainable Development (SD) Economic Growth, Environment and Agriculture Division (EGEA/**Trade Specific**)

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.

Application Deadline: n/a

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

INTRODUCTION

The Program Analyst for the Trade and Investment Team will work with the team to support the development of programs and strategies for the Bureau and USAID Missions and regional programs. S/he will be a team member as appropriate in implementing various Africa programs, including USAID’s trade and investment engagement with Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The analyst will provide technical support to EGEA (Trade Specific) on issues related to private sector engagement and investment in Africa.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with follow up to the Trade Hubs Workshop, which takes place in Pretoria, South Africa, the week of May 15, including reporting, surveys, collecting and organizing feedback, and assisting in implementing any key take-aways in collaboration with the missions, Hubs and Trade and Investment Team.
  • Assist with planning USAID’s (senior level) participation in the annual AGOA Forum, which will take place in Lomé, Togo in early August, including planning sessions and preparing briefing materials for principals.
  • Participate in internal and interagency trade meetings and draft and circulate meeting notes.
  • Periodically review (monthly) the Trade and Investment Engagement website to ensure that it is current and draft language with updates as necessary.
  • Maintain the budget spreadsheet for the Trade and Investment Team, helping to track and monitor expenditures and provide input to the Program and Financial Management offices as needed.

DELIVERABLES

  • Compile key topics and take-aways from the Trade Hubs Workshop and develop research agenda items for follow on workshops.
  • Conduct and oversee research and advice on concepts and methodologies for promoting sustainable development programs and activities and the mobilization of private capital for development in Africa.

  • Work with the Trade and Investment Team to create and plan a workshop and/or plenary at the AGOA Forum in Togo. Lead on determining and inviting panel participants and session(s) design, working in collaboration with U.S. Government interagency partners and other stakeholders.

  • Draft and prepare briefing materials/briefing book(s) for senior level participation in the AGOA Forum.

  • Draft after-action reporting on USAID’s AGOA Forum participation and lessons learned for use in following year’s planning.

  • Plan and participate in trade focused meetings, both internal and external, and draft and circulate meeting notes, helping to determine next steps (as appropriate).

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, with completion of a Master’s degree preferred, in a field of international relations, economics, finance, trade, business, international development, or public policy.

  • Experience working and collaborating with U.S. Government agencies and private sector organizations, including officials with international organizations, foreign and domestic government officials, and development partners; and

  • Experience in written and oral communication involving coordinating, negotiating and motivating individuals to take action.

  • At least 4 years of extensive work experience in trade-related Africa work, including project management, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, or international development programming.

  • A strong ability to work with and lead teams, often with high pressure and time constraints.

  • Academic and practical knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation best practices and methodologies essential.

  • Knowledge of and experience with financial management required

  • Academic or practical knowledge of relevant disciplines including trade, agriculture, economics, private sector development, and/or infrastructure development required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software. In addition, familiarity with Google systems is preferred.

  • Knowledge of USAID design, budget, reporting and programming processes preferred.

  • Skill in working with quantitative results and budget information, research methods, and analyzing data.

  • Written and oral communication skills to present information through reports and discussions, effectively manage development programs and work across teams and with various levels of leadership.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other offices within USAID/Washington and USAID Missions in Sub-Saharan Africa, other U.S. government officials, other donors, partner government representatives, and implementing partners.

  • Ability to obtain a secret clearance.

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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Sierra Leone: Senior Advisor – Nutrition and Food Security

Organization: Irish Aid
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 22 May 2017

Employment Opportunity at Embassy of Ireland, Freetown

Since establishing a mission in 2005 in Sierra Leone, Irish Aid has had a strong focus on nutrition & food security, gender and governance. Irish Aid works with various implementing partners, including government, international organisations, and NGOs. In addition to funding support, Irish Aid plays a significant role in policy dialogue, provides technical support and acts as the lead donor on gender and nutrition in Sierra Leone.

Irish Aid currently has a vacancy for the following full-time post:

Senior Advisor – Nutrition and Food Security

Irish Aid focuses on reducing under nutrition through nutrition sensitive and specific interventions, working closely with Government and UN and NGO partners nationwide.

The senior nutrition and food security advisor will be overseen by the Head of Mission and work under the direct supervision of the Head of Development. The advisor will also provide technical advice to nutrition and food security related programming in Liberia as required. In due course the advisor may manage one junior advisor and will work closely with other colleagues within the Embassy and across all pillars of the country programme.

Key areas of Responsibility include

  • Partner Management

  • Strategic Direction, Technical Support and Learning

  • Policy Dialogue and Coordination

  • Liaison with Irish Aid globally

Required Qualifications for each post

  • Relevant post graduate qualification in nutrition and or public health.

  • 5 years post qualification experience including significant work in the nutrition and food security sector would be an advantage.

  • In-depth understanding of programme cycle management, including monitoring, evaluation and learning.

  • Experience in policy dialogue and provision of technical support.

  • The candidate should be highly motivated with a proven ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • High standard in English, both spoken and written.

  • Commitment to Irish Aid’s values.

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of applications.

  • Previous experience working with an international organisation is desirable.

Irish Aid is offering a 2-year renewable contract following an initial probationary period of six months. The salary, which is non-negotiable, is set according to a scale, the starting point of which is SLL 26,895,972 gross per month, payable in Leones (approx. €3,362 at the current exchange rate).

Detailed job descriptions for this position is available on request via email to: davida.macauley@dfa.ie

How to apply:

To apply for this position please forward a covering letter of no more than one page which demonstrates relevant experience pertaining to the required qualifications. The letter should be accompanied by your Curriculum Vitae detailing qualifications and work experience to date.

Applications should be received not later than the closing date of 22 May 2017. Applications to be sent by e-mail to davida.macauley@dfa.ie or hand delivered to the Embassy of Ireland, 8 St Joseph’s Avenue, off Spur Road, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Envelopes should be clearly marked Application for Senior Advisor – Nutrition and Food Security. Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted. Both Sierra Leonean and non-Sierra Leonean applicants are welcome to apply.

Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.

The Embassy of Ireland is committed to a Policy of Equal Opportunity.

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Iraq: USPSC Program Coordinator – Iraq

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 26 May 2017

Position Title: Program Coordinator – Iraq

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000062

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $74,584- $96,958

Issuance Date: May 5, 2017

Closing Date: May 26, 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 Program Coordinator 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Program Coordinator

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000062

2. ISSUANCE DATE: May 5, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: May 26, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Program Coordinator

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-13 equivalent ($74,584 – $96,958 – 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: Erbil, Iraq

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Program Coordinator 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 responding to humanitarian needs resulting from the conflict in Iraq since October 2014. OFDA has allocated over $60 million in humanitarian assistance to support humanitarian programs. These programs are currently being managed by a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) located in Baghdad and Erbil in Iraq, and an RMT in Washington, DC. OFDA anticipates significant additional humanitarian programming for FY2016.

The Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response (MECHR) Team, based in Washington and the DART based in Baghdad and Erbil in Iraq are responsible for coordinating the USG’s humanitarian response to Iraq, establishing programs to meet clearly defined humanitarian needs, and for overseeing OFDA’s current and future humanitarian assistance programming. The Team Leader for Iraq will be responsible for managing all OFDA response activities for Iraq.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Program Coordinator based in Erbil, Iraq in order to meet its objectives of programming, monitoring, coordinating, and evaluating USG humanitarian programs in Iraq.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Coordinator will manage response planning, assessing, reporting, personnel tracking, information analysis, and documentation activities and make recommendations based on an analysis of information. The Program Coordinator may also serve as the Acting Team Leader when the Team Leader is absent.

This position requires an individual who is able to reside in Erbil, Iraq. It also requires willingness to travel in and outside of Iraq on short notice for possibly extended periods of time.

This position requires substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the US Embassy, other USG agencies, U.S. military representatives, as well as with relevant UN and NGO agencies, therefore requiring a highly collaborative work style. Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader, the USPSC will:

  • Identify potential UN and NGO partners for possible OFDA funding; discuss and review grant proposals with potential partners and OFDA program and technical staff.
  • Serve as primary interface with NGO and UN partners on programmatic issues.
  • Serve as the team’s representative for policy and planning efforts, as assigned by the Team Leader.
  • Conduct site visits, as security allows, assessing the situation and meeting with stakeholders.
  • Interface with implementing organizations regarding project proposals submitted for OFDA funding to ensure proposals meet OFDA’s program objectives and grant guidelines.
  • Review program reports to ensure that program objectives have been achieved.
  • Serve in a primary role in the development and implementation of OFDA’s Iraq humanitarian response plans and strategy.
  • Coordinate with the RMT, PSPM members, the USAID Mission, other DCHA offices, the Department of State, Department of Defense, other donor governments, UN agencies, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs)/NGOs, and other IOs to develop an inclusive US response to the declared disaster.
  • Develop and execute official documents, including but not limited to memos, cables, and information requests.
  • Monitor humanitarian coordination systems to ensure effectiveness, intervening appropriately when necessary.
  • Conduct regular planning briefing and debriefing sessions for team members.
  • Ensure the satisfactory completion and reporting of assessments.
  • Ensure the monitoring of USG-funded relief activities.
  • Identify the need for specific technical specialists and requesting them per OFDA procedures. Brief and supervise such specialists.
  • Ensure that team members regularly submit updates on situation status, work progress, and significant events.
  • Oversee the situation and cable reporting and distribution process.
  • Oversee the proper documentation of all team activities.
  • Conduct critiques of plans’ effectiveness, analyze information gathered by the planning staff, and make associated recommendations for action.
  • As needed, on a temporary basis not to exceed 6 months may perform in an alternative role based on operational needs of the Division upon request of the Team Lead or Division Director.
  • As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details within the office.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The Program Coordinator for Iraq reports to the Team Leader or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available; USPSC consults with supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. USPSC is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments. 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, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field), plus seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management. One (1) year of this experience must have been obtained overseas as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field), plus five (5) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management. One (1) year of this experience must have been obtained overseas as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

· USPSC Application form AID 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.)

Please limit your responses to 750 words unless otherwise indicated.

QRF #1 Describe in detail how your experience working in humanitarian assistance and disaster response prepares you for each of the core functional areas of the Program Coordinator position: Contextual Specialty, Program Development, Program Management, and Representation;

QRF #2 As a Program Coordinator, you will be assigned oversight of humanitarian assistance programs. Describe your experience in developing, designing, or evaluation of proposed humanitarian interventions against response strategies and identified needs;

QRF #3 In 350 words or less, compose an original briefing memorandum for senior level officials that describe a humanitarian situation resulting from a natural disaster or complex disaster and your recommended response options. (Please include a word count at the end of the memo); and

QRF #4 Describe your experience in contract and grant management of multiple projects in high-visibility and high-pressure environments, including crisis or conflict situations. Please highlight examples of remote project management experience.

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 – 10 points

QRF #4 – 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.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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Sierra Leone: International Procurement Consultant

Organization: Government of Sierra Leone
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 26 May 2017

Title: International Procurement Consultant

Location: Integrated Health Projects Administration Unit (IHPAU)

Reporting to: Team Lead, IHPAU

Contract Duration: 12 months

BACKGROUND:

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) works with development partners, implementers and various Government Departments to deliver health care services to the Sierra Leonean Population. The transaction costs associated with managing multiple donor funds separately, through different uncoordinated structures, has led to the establishment of the Integrated Health Projects Administration Unit (IHPAU) in the office of the Permanent Secretary. IHPAU intends to integrate all donor-funded projects to be centrally managed by one coherent unit that is integrated within the MOHS structure. The integrated projects are funded by the World Bank, GAVI Alliance, the Global Fund, Africa Development Bank, UK Aid, the EU, UN Agencies and others. As an integral structure of the MOHS, IHPAU is responsible for ensuring quality financial management, timely procurement of supplies, and efficient monitoring, accountability and learning on all donor-funded projects.

SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT:

Under the leadership of the Team Lead for IHPAU, the International Procurement Consultant is responsible for providing high level technical support to enhance the work of the Procurement Department within IHPAU, particularly in the areas of solicitation documents, managing evaluations, drafting requests for No Objection from the donors and supporting vendor selection processes. The International Procurement Consultant will also work very closely with other Departments within IHPAU and with the HSS and other relevant Units to ensure successful implementation of all grants managed by IHPAU within the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. Specifically, the Consultant will:

· Provide guidance and support to the Procurement Specialist and the Procurement Team within IHPAU with a view to enhance their procurement skills, knowledge and their productivity.

· Review Terms of Reference, Request for Expression of Interest(s) and Request for Proposals that would be prepared by the Procurement Department (with support from Subject Matter Specialists).

· Review Expression of Interest(s) and Proposals received by the Procurement Department and review Short Lists following bid opening or closing dates etc.

· Advice the Procurement Department in matters related to the Procurement cycle, including contract negotiations and provide guidance on matters that could be negotiated, the contract award proposal and help prepare recommendations to the Procurement Committee for endorsement and to the Executive Management Committee for approval.

· Review standard contract documents and make recommendations prior to signature.

· Advice the Team Lead, the Procurement Specialist and the Executive Management Committee on contractual matters that may arise – amendments to contract, extensions and any other related issues.

· Review and advice IHPAU on the technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement (in consultation with relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies as necessary) at all stages of the project cycle, to include analysis of systemic and other procurement issues, procurement planning, design, implementation and management, and training.

· Support the Procurement Department in the preparation and maintenance of all procurement and related files including filing of all procurement related documents, safe custody of securities, etc.

· Support the Procurement Department to prepare progress updates of all procurement cases as and when required.

· Support IHPAU and the Ministry to ensure transparency, competitiveness and integrity of the procurement process as required under Sierra Leone’s National Public Procurement Act and point out issues of conflict of interest (if any) to the IHPAU’s Executive Management Committee.

· Coach, mentor and train local staff to develop capacity in procurement of service provider and consultancy services.

· Provide high level procurement support to ensure that IHPAU employs appropriate methodologies for handling simple and complex procurement tasks and/or issues.

· Support the Procurement Department to identify global vendors and suppliers for unique international competitive bidding and manage and maintain excellent vendor relations, including contacts, and pre-qualifications lists.

· Assist in the implementation of sub-grantee procurement and ensure compliance with Government of Sierra Leone policies, contractual terms, Donor Regulations and other applicable rules and regulations.

· Provide guidance on procurement procedures and policy guidance and interpretation for all staff, ensuring value for money in procurement

· Provide support in the preparation of procurement and related reports.

· Carry out other procurement functions as required.

QUALTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Ø Minimum Education & Membership:

· Must possess a Master’s degree in Procurement.

· A minimum of 5 years of working experience in Senior Procurement Specialist roles post Masters is required.

· A Master’s degree outside of Procurement with a minimum of 8 years of experience in senior Procurement Specialist roles post Masters will be considered.

· Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply or any other Procurement Professional body that is internationally recognized is required.

Knowledge & Experience:

· A cumulative minimum of 10 years of progressive direct relevant experience in carrying out technical duties in procurement involving both National and International Bidding and contract management.

· Good knowledge of all concepts and principles of and approaches to international procurement, and of public procurement systems.

· Understanding of political economy, public policy, public systems and practices in Sierra Leone.

· Knowledge and experience in upfront project design, market research and analysis, market sounding (pre-bid meetings) and designing fit for purpose procurement strategies in developing countries.

· Knowledge and experience in supporting contract management of large civil works/supply & installation and goods contracts in developing countries.

· Proven analytical and evaluative skills, including the ability to independently provide well researched analyses of key procurement issues and problems.

· Knowledge and understanding of technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement at all phases of the procurement process, especially in developing countries.

· High level of integrity.

· Knowledge and experience on World Bank procurement systems is required

Required Skills and Competencies:

· Strong communication skills and persuasiveness in presenting, discussing and resolving difficult issues, both orally and in writing.

· Ability to identify complex issues and to respond and handle accordingly; does not add unnecessary complexity to tasks or projects.

· Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective business relationships with clients and colleagues.

· Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within a matrix management environment.

· Good knowledge of all concepts and principles of and approaches to international procurement, and of public procurement systems.

· Fluency in English required

How to apply:

To apply, please send your application (a mandatory cover letter and an updated CV with at least 3 references) to the following email address: ihpaurecruitment@gmail.com

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only email applications sent to the above email address will be included in the pool of applicants to be assessed by MOHS. No hand deliveries will be accepted.

The recruitment will initially be for a period of one year renewable subject to Satisfactory performance; Continued requirement of the position and Availability of funds.

Closing date: Friday 26th May 2017

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United States of America: USPSC Junior Disaster Operations Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 01 Jun 2017

Request for Personal Service Contractor

United States Agency for International Development

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Position Title: Junior Disaster Operations Specialist

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000057

Salary Level: GS-9 Equivalent: $54,972- $71,467

GS-11 Equivalent: $66,510- $86,460

Issuance Date: May 4, 2017

Closing Date: June 1, 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 Junior Disaster Operations Specialist (JDOS) 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 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,

Artaveya J. Carter

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Junior Disaster Operations Specialist

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000057

2. ISSUANCE DATE: May 4, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: June 1, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Junior Disaster Operations Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE:

Depending on the qualifications of the candidate, this position can be filled at either the GS-9 ($54,972- $71,467) or GS-11 ($66,510- $86,460) equivalent level, including Washington, D.C. locality pay. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value of the GS-9 or GS-11 level based upon the candidate’s qualifications, previous relevant experience and work history, salary and educational background.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-9 will be considered for the GS-9 level positions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-11 will be considered for the GS-11 level only.

If the candidate meets the GS-9 qualifications, the initial grade level of this position will be the equivalent of a GS-9 with the opportunity for advancement to the GS-11 equivalent after at least one year at the GS-9 level, if the individual receives a recommendation from the supervisor for advancement along with an excellent performance evaluation. Advancement to the GS-11 level is not guaranteed.

GS-9/11 equivalent ($54,972- $86,460 – 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) option years

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

Junior Disaster Operations Specialists (JDOSs) play a central role in the USG’s disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and disaster risk management programs. They assist in managing all aspects of grants for humanitarian donor organizations, and in preparing information products, and briefing materials. They support portfolios consisting of one or several countries, and are members of regionally focused humanitarian response teams consisting of other JDOSs, Disaster Operations Specialists, Deputy Team Leaders, a Team Leader, Information Officers, and Technical Specialists.

JDOSs are part of the Disaster Response Team within AFD. This team consists of two regional groups, the Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN) and East and Central Africa (ECA). Each regional group is managed by a Team Leader.

OBJECTIVE

Due to an increase in the number as well as the complexity of disasters and an increase in disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities over the last few years, AFD requires the services of multiple JDOS 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

If starting at the GS-09 equivalent level, the JDOS must receive a performance rating that meets or exceeds fully successful, and meets the minimum education and experience requirements for a GS-11 in order to be considered for promotion to the GS-11 position.***

The JDOS primary focus will be managing the grants and awards process for various geographic teams but will also provide policy support and informational products. The JDOS will have primary responsibilities for some tasks and secondary responsibilities for others.

At the GS-9 level:

Contextual Specialty:

  • Establish an understanding of incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility.
  • As requested maintain contact with OFDA field representatives and the OFDA Regional Office to maintain current triangulated understanding of existing and impending humanitarian crises in the area of responsibility.

Portfolio Management:

  • Facilitate the processing of proposals and award modifications. Ensure that all requests meet the Agency standards and appropriate regulations, upload proposals to SharePoint and Abacus, compile first draft of issues letters, track due dates throughout the process and compile award package.
  • Manage awards as assigned. Ensure partners have turned in all reporting in accordance with the award requirements, generate no cost extensions and travel approval letters, process modifications, evaluate accruals, complete program closeouts.
  • Draft ad hoc administrative requests, including finance inquiries regarding the portfolio.
  • Write program summaries in Word format for uploading into Abacus including protection program summaries for countries.
  • Track disaster declarations and outstanding paperwork needed from Missions.
  • Support regional team efforts to develop appropriate programmatic strategies for disaster responses and disaster risk reduction efforts in the area of responsibility.
  • Assist with ad hoc requests for information, including: inquiries regarding OFDA’s programs from a variety of audiences and inquiries from the diaspora.
  • Ensure filing systems are maintained and updated, coordinate with other geographic teams to ensure a reasonable level of consistency among all teams.
  • Provide monitoring support during award management and track partner progress on indicators.
  • Provide OFDA Outreach and Information Offices with information on OFDA’s programs, including success stories from reports (OFDA Outreach) and salient points that should be reported on in internal products (Information Officers).
  • The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

Representation:

  • Attend bureau-wide coordination meetings as assigned by the Team Leader; and
  • Participate in other interagency and partner-wide meetings as assigned by the Team Leader.

General Duties:

  • Attend team, office, and other meetings as assigned by the Team Leader and, when necessary, prepare summaries of these meetings.
  • Track the flow of programmatic and other documents through the clearance process.
  • Deploy on short notice to serve on DARTs or serve on the Washington-based RMTs, as a program officer supporting an experienced program staff.
  • As needed, on a temporary basis not to exceed 6 months may perform in an alternative role based on operational needs of the Division upon request of the Team Lead or Division Director.
  • As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details within the office.

At the GS-11 level:

Contextual Specialty:

  • Monitor incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility through a wide range of USG and international sources.
  • Review and monitor national disaster risk reduction efforts and plans in the area of responsibility in collaboration with regional team.
  • Maintain regular contact with OFDA field representatives and the OFDA Regional Office to maintain current triangulated understanding of existing and impending humanitarian crises in the area of responsibility.

Portfolio Management:

  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of OFDA’s program strategy and the implementation of the resulting awards.
  • Facilitate disaster declaration responses in support of the Team Leader.
  • Support regional team efforts to develop appropriate programmatic strategies for disaster responses and disaster risk reduction efforts in the area of responsibility.
  • Provide written and oral responses to requests for information on OFDA’s activities in the area of responsibility for a wide range of USG and public audiences to include briefing papers, memorandums talking points, formal presentations, and informal briefings.
  • Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) for assistance awards, as assigned.
  • Assist in reviewing the conceptual soundness, technical feasibility, and budget for disaster assistance activities and emergency projects.
  • Review and process all award documentation according to OFDA’s Grant Guidelines, USAID Automated Directives Systems (ADS), and Federal Regulations including coordinating multi-unit participation and ensuring timely award approval.
  • Input appropriate award data into Office and Agency administrative and financial tracking systems for transmittal to the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA).
  • Track and process all post-award management issues to ensure timely response to partner requests and provide guidance to partners, as necessary.
  • Review, track, and file program reports from awardees ensuring reports are received in a timely manner and that program objectives have been achieved.
  • Collate input from report for feedback to grantee, and share reports with regional team members, as appropriate.
  • Upon completion of programs, close out awards according to Agency policies, identifying funds for de-obligation and/or equipment for disposition.
  • Maintain standardized office files for activities that are assigned as principal responsibilities.
  • The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

Representation:

  • Represent OFDA in meetings with individual partners discussing programmatic priorities, objectives, progress, results, and challenges,
  • Attend bureau-wide coordination meetings as OFDA’s primary point of contact (POC) in the area of responsibility.
  • Participate in other interagency and partner-wide meetings as assigned by the Team Leader.

General Duties:

  • Attend team, office, and other meetings as assigned by the Team Leader and, when necessary, prepare summaries of these meetings.
  • Expedite the flow of programmatic and other documents through the clearance process.
  • Deploy on short notice to serve on DARTs or serve on the Washington-based RMTs, as a program officer supporting an experienced program staff.
  • Serve as DCHA/OFDA Duty Officer on a rotational basis.
  • As needed, on a temporary basis not to exceed 6 months may perform in an alternative role based on operational needs of the Division upon request of the Team Lead or Division Director.
  • As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details within the office.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The JDOS will take direction from and report to the Team Leader for the assigned region of responsibility or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available and works with The USPSC to develop deadlines, work to be done and methodology. The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments, and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

For the GS-9 equivalent level:

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, political science, international development and/or disaster management) and least two (2) years of cumulative experience working in government, a large organization, or a business setting, with responsibilities related to planning, budgeting, writing business letters and memos, and renewing project or funding proposals. Work history must include at least one (1) year of cumulative experience working with an international development, international training or humanitarian assistance organization.

For the GS-11 equivalent level:

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, international development and/or disaster management) and three (3) years of relevant work experience with the USG, 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 managing and evaluating funded programs in a results type framework. Experience must include work (foreign or domestic) in international humanitarian assistance and/or disaster response and 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 two (2) years of relevant work experience with the USG, 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 managing and evaluating funded programs in a results type framework. Experience must include work (foreign or domestic) in international humanitarian assistance and/or disaster response and 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.

· 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 are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 In 350 words or less, compose an original briefing memorandum for senior level officials that describe the current humanitarian situation in Somalia and your recommended response options. Please include a word count at the end of the memo; and

QRF #2 In 400 words or less, please cite specific, illustrative examples of your demonstrated experience administering, implementing, and reviewing grant proposals, and independently managing multiple, competing tasks in high-pressure environments. Please include a word count at the end of the response.

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the QRF responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each of the QRFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, and/or education they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, and/or training.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 10 points

QRF #2 – 10 points

Interview Performance – 45 points

Writing Test – 20 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 15 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

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

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: Where you heard about this job (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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Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the): TA for the Integration of Learning Assessment into Primary Curriculum in Lao PDR

Organization: Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 12 May 2017

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)

Organization Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES)

Description: Technical Assistance for the Integration of Learning Assessment into Primary Curriculum in Lao PDR

The MoES has requested UNICEF to support for the necessary integration of learning assessment into the primary curriculum to take place. A core supporting service to Research Institute for Educational Science (RIES) to integrate student assessment into the revised primary curriculum, including the curriculum framework, teachers’ guides and textbooks.

The Education Sector Development Plan (ESDP) 2016-2020 pays particular attention to improving the quality of primary education with the key focus on the enhancement of the quality of teaching and student learning achievement, especially of literacy and numeracy skills. Currently, a number of quality reforms are being undertaken in Lao PDR. This includes the reforms of primary education curriculum, instructional materials, and teacher education and student assessment system. The associated reforms are under the leadership of the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) with support from development partners, especially the (Australian) Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The progress of these reforms have been made – the primary curriculum framework has been drafted, grade 1 teachers’ guides and textbooks are being field trialed, and the development of grade 2 teachers’ guides and textbooks will begin within 2017.

The major objectives of this consultancy are to provide technical assistance in the following key areas:

  1. Capacity Building of MoES

  2. To enhance knowledge and capacity of relevant Ministry staff, especially the primary curriculum writing team to integrate student assessment into the primary curriculum framework and instructional materials, including textbooks and teachers’ guides.

  3. Improvement of the Draft Revised Primary Curriculum Framework

  4. To help the primary curriculum writing team to revise and improve the draft revised primary curriculum framework, especially for the assessment component to ensure that all parts of the curriculum are aligned and the expected learning outcomes are measurable.

  5. Integration of the Learning Assessment into Primary Curriculum Materials

  6. To assist the primary curriculum writing team to develop learning milestones to monitor and support students to achieve the identified learning competencies

  7. To assist the primary curriculum writing team to review and revise grade 1 curriculum materials with strong assessment focus and exemplars

  8. To provide technical support to the curriculum writing teams to integrate learning assessment into grade 2 curriculum materials, including teachers’ guides and textbooks of all subjects

  9. To provide necessary technical support for effective field trial of grade 2 textbook and teachers’ guides

  10. To provide learning assessment exemplars, guidance and recommendations for further integration of learning assessment into the remaining grade 3, 4 and 5 textbooks and teachers’ guides

  11. Strengthening of In-service Teacher Training Design and Materials on the Revised Primary Curriculum

  12. To provide technical support in the development of in-service teacher training designs and materials on the new primary curriculum, ensuring that strong learning assessment is sufficiently addressed.

  13. To develop student learning assessment implementation guide for teachers to monitor and support students to achieve the expected learning goals.

Scope of Work:

The consultant will support the Research Institute for Educational Sciences (RIES) in the following areas:

Area 1: Capacity Building of MoES;

Area 2: Review and revise the draft curriculum Framework;

Area 3: Review and revise the draft grade 1 curriculum materials, including textbooks and teachers’ guides

with inclusion of student assessment;

Area 4: Integrate student assessment into grade 2 curriculum materials, including the textbooks and teachers’

Guides;

Area 5: Provide technical assistance for the grade 2 textbook and teachers’ guides field trial;

Area 6: Provide technical assistance for in-service teacher training for grade 1 teachers on newly revised grade

1 curriculum;

Area 7: Develop learning milestones and assessment exemplars of all subjects for grade 3, 4 and 5.

Time-frame: The assignment is expected to begin by June 2017 to 30 April 2018 (11 months full time).

Supervision: The consultant will be supervised directly by the Deputy Director of RIES, who is in charge of the primary curriculum revision and co-supervised by UNICEF Primary Education Specialist.

Qualification and Experience:

The MoES now invites eligible Individual Internal Consultant to submit they interest in providing the Services. Interested consultant should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualification and relevant experience to perform the services specifically:

  • Post graduate degree in education or related field;
  • At least 8 years of extensive and practical experience in student assessment, including in integration of student assessment into curriculum, preferably for primary education;
  • In-depth knowledge of challenges for implementation of student assessment in primary education, especially in low resource settings;
  • Good ability to apply a ‘coaching’ approach to capacity development components;
  • Experience in working with the government in developing countries, preferably in South East Asia, as an asset;
  • Ability to work in various cultural settings; and
  • Knowledge and experience in working in Lao PDR as an asset.

Further Information can be obtained the detailed TOR from the Ministry of Education and Sports, Department of Planning, Project Management Division (PMD) during office hours 08:00 to 16:00 hours at below address.

Please submit your CV with your past records on similar assignment and other relevant information must be delivered in a written to the below address from 28 April to 12 May 2017. Only the selected consultant will be notified to the contract negotiation.

Attn: Dr. Bounpanh Xaymountry

Director General of Planning Department,

Ministry of Education and Sports

Lane Xang Avenue,

P.O Box 067, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

E-mail: pmd.oda.moes@gmail.com or khampaseuth.kitignavong@yahoo.com

Tel/Fax: (856 -21) 241 951 or 216 006

How to apply:

Please submit your CV with your past records on similar assignment and other relevant information must be delivered in a written to the below address from 28 April to 12 May 2017. Only the selected consultant will be notified to the contract negotiation.

Attn: Dr. Bounpanh Xaymountry

Director General of Planning Department,

Ministry of Education and Sports

Lane Xang Avenue,

P.O Box 067, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

E-mail: pmd.oda.moes@gmail.com or khampaseuth.kitignavong@yahoo.com

Tel/Fax: (856 -21) 241 951 or 216 006

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Kenya: Project Coordinator for the Canada Funds for Local Intitiatives

Organization: Government of Canada
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 May 2017

CANADA FUND FOR LOCAL INITIATIVES (CFLI) COORDINATOR

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Coordinator 2017–2018

The High Commission of Canada in Kenya is pleased to invite offers for a contractor to provide services as a Coordinator for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.

The successful bidder will oversee the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives for the 2017-2018 funding cycle.

General mandate

The CFLI Coordinator is responsible for carrying out project identification, project monitoring, and maintenance of files for Canada Fund projects, preparing appropriate Canada Fund approval documents and reports, and undertaking all related financial and administrative tasks under the direction of the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) program manager (Political Counsellor). The CFLI Coordinator is responsible and accountable for all operational functions of the CFLI. The Coordinator must plan, implement, and administer effective systems and procedures in accordance with CFLI and Global Affairs Canada regulations, enabling the CFLI to deliver its goals and objectives successfully.

More information about the CFLI program is available here: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/kenya/development-developpement/cfli-fcil.aspx?lang=eng.

Specific Mandate

More specifically, the CFLI Coordinator is responsible for:

· Remaining familiar with CFLI programme requirements and being well-informed on all associated policies, practices and administrative systems.

· Identifying local projects and agencies which could benefit from the CFLI.

· Reading, analyzing and replying to incoming letters, emails, phone calls, visitors and project proposals, both solicited and unsolicited.

· Requesting, as necessary, further documentation and information on project requests likely to qualify for approval.

· Providing advice and guidance on completing project proposals.

· Serving as the contact point for CFLI project partners.

· Supporting the mission in CFLI promotion.

· Assessing proposed CFLI projects in terms of their potential impact on the recipient population, the management capacity of the implementing partner, political and legal repercussions, and their potential impact on women and the environment.

· Preparing lists of project proposals for the CFLI Committee with recommendations for consideration by the Head of Mission and rationales for those recommendations. All submissions must be done within the timeline set by the Committee.

· Once the CFLI Committee has selected proposals to go forward, preparing the Project Approval Documents (PADs), Environmental Assessments forms, and Contribution Agreements (CAs), using standardized templates as outlined in the CFLI Guidelines and guidance received from GAC.

· Preparing CFLI Committee minutes/summaries of meetings for approval.

· Advising FPDS about proposals received which do not conform to the program requirements and for which rejection is recommended.

· Preparing all correspondence relating to project proposals and other aspects of the program.

· Drafting reports, such as the Mission End-of-Project Report for each project and the CFLI Program Year-End Report.

· Remaining well informed on organizations currently receiving CFLI funds, including the timing of expected reports and disbursements.

· Maintaining CFLI electronic and paper project files as per CFLI guidelines (one per project), in electronic and/or paper format. This includes maintaining financial records on the status of the CFLI funds (past and upcoming disbursements, administration costs, the free balance, etc.).

· Monitoring project activities in accordance with the approved monitoring plan (which may require field visits), to ensure that funded projects are meeting their targets and fulfilling their reporting requirements.

· Organizing logistics and providing support for FPDS or HOM field visits upon request.

· Ensuring that project reporting is done on time and appropriately.

· Maintaining a computerized data base on CFLI project documentation.

· Maintaining an up-to-date computerized spreadsheet and cash flow of accounts for all CFLI expenditures, including an accurate disbursement schedule and a log sheet in relation to projects where payments are to be made in installments, following a pre-determined disbursement schedule.

· Overall management of the CFLI programming and operational budgets.

· Reviewing correspondence and ensure timely response to inquiries, and maintaining records of all communications with recipient organisations.

· Preparing briefs or other background materials on CFLI projects, if requested by FPDS.

· In cooperation with recipient organizations and FPDS Public Affairs Officer, promoting and publicizing projects through a variety of means, including social media.

· For each project, verifying invoices against funds provided to the recipients.

· Cooperating with audit and evaluation exercises by ensuring complete project files and by providing information about the CFLI, as required.

Professional Qualifications

· Knowledge of the recipient countries and their development priorities.

· Excellent project and budget management skills.

· Ability to assess organizations and projects.

· Ability to pro-actively plan and organize work.

· Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in English.

· Willingness to travel within the countries of accreditation, if required (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi).

· Understanding of Government of Canada regulations and policies around transfer payment programs.

Asset Qualifications

· Knowledge and experience related to the CFLI program

· Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in French.

· Experience working at an Embassy or High Commission, ideally a Canadian Embassy or High Commission

Other desirable personal qualities

· Tact, courtesy, discretion, initiative and good judgement.

· Self-starter who can work independently.

Rate of pay

· CAD 20 per hour based on qualifications and relevant experience.

Contract end date

· April 30, 2018 with possibility of renewal. Work not expected to be full-time for the duration of the contract.

Condition of employment

· Attainment of Government of Canada Security Clearance at “Reliability” level or higher.

How to apply:

To Apply

Expressions of interest to be emailed by close of business (16h00) on Friday 12th May, 2017 as below:

Email address: nairobi.competitions-concours@international.gc.ca

Subject: CFLI Coordinator

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Medical Team Leader, Fluent English and French, Italian Residence, 2/3 years experience for Doctors Without Borders Italy

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit
Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Doctors Without Borders Italy is looking for profiles of MTL (Medical Team Leader). I. Availability – candidate commits to be available for minimum 9 month mission and is flexible according to placement location

Clinical quality assessment, improvement and assurance of program:

Diagnosis and treatment of common childhood illnesses, including malnutrition, and common outbreaks (measles, malaria, cholera and meningitis)

Diagnosis and treatment of main (other) morbidities in country

Socio-medical:

Reflection on ethical dilemmas in project

ensure adequate workrelation between (para)medical staff

Assessment and planning:

Stock and supply management

rational prescription principles and good disenpensing practices

asses medical and humanitarian emergencies, prepare and implement outbreak response

asses healthcare provision in health centers/posts, plan and implement improvement plans

Quality assurance skills:

Hygiene and infection control to MSF standards

Bio-safety

Clinical quality assessment, improvement and assurance of program

Watsan requirements

Data-management:

Master MSF relevant tools

Analyse and use of MSF data-tolls generated information

Knowledge of epidemiological principles

HRM:

coaching and performance evaluation of medical staff

prioritization of resources

Representation:

representation of MSF at local level

Assessment of skills and competencies will be based on

  1. Experience – candidate should demonstrate minimum 2 years’ experience in a healthcare/medical management capacity

  2. Context exposure – candidate has had professional responsibilities in developing countries, low resource or emergency settings for a minimum of 6 months.

  3. OCA MTL Competencies and Skills Self-Assessment Tool – also used for future coaching / mentoring / career management guidance

  4. Any other relevant documentation (references, evaluations, interviews, recommendations, letter of motivation, etc.) >

The salary will be established during the assessment

How to apply:

Send a motivational letter and resume at:
marco.tomaselli@rome.msf.org

you will be contacted if your profile is considered interesting.

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United States of America: Senior Management Advisor – Washington, D.C. (Intermittent)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 16 May 2017

The OTI Senior Management Advisor – Washington, D.C. is an intermittent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-15 equivalent level and located in Washington D.C. Applications for this position are due no later than May 16, 2017 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 Senior Management Advisor is an expert in the multitude of functions that comprise program operations and management for USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives programs in Washington, D.C. and occasionally in the field. The Senior Management Advisor provides services which require the highest level of professionalism, knowledge, diplomacy, and expertise. This individual must be readily available to provide the required services on an intermittent basis, often on short notice with little time for preparation. From time to time, the Senior Management Advisor may be requested to travel to OTI field offices, which are located in countries with complex problems, often in difficult and harsh environments, with some offices located in countries with no other USAID presence. However, the majority of the incumbent’s time will be spent at OTI headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Senior Management Advisor reports to the Chief of OTI’s Operations and Management Division or his/her designee which may be the Chief of Field Programs Division or Country Team Leaders, and spends his or her time working side by side with OTI Washington, D.C. staff and with country program implementation teams in the Field. All of the field activities supported and the majority of the headquarters activities supported are transition program implementation-focused.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Management and Operations Division or his/her designee, the Senior Management Advisor will perform the following duties:

  • Conduct field site visits where OTI has country programs to assess and evaluate administrative management systems, issues and operations for OTI country program start-ups, management, and close-out, and if necessary, provide in-country reviews and advice regarding the internal control procedures of OTI implementing partners to help improve program support and coordination with the OTI country team;

  • Serve as a management analyst for OTI transition programs in Washington, and occasionally in the field;

  • Execute proper administrative start-up procedures that provide quick and smooth running of operations for OTI field offices;

  • Provide advice on personnel support services for program funded personal service contract positions such as establishing PSC (US and FN) positions, as well as for implementing partner staff positions, and reviewing position descriptions and market value analyses and justifications;

  • When required, lead, manage and implement an assigned country program, including assessing project sites and participating committee(s) to select OTI implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees) to execute OTI’s country program; monitor and evaluate the country program, individual projects, and contractor and grantee performance; and negotiate program and project agreements with host countries and non-governmental officials within the guidelines provided by the OTI/Washington Team Leader;

  • Be readily available on an intermittent basis to provide OTI with advice and assistance on OTI and government management policies and systems at all levels of the organization;

  • At times, be available as a resource for other USAID offices or USG agencies when the work corresponds with the incumbent’s experience, the scope of work, and with the clearance of the Supervisor and Office Director;

  • When required, step into a range of roles, including program management, operations support, and oversight roles, as well as the highest of leadership and management positions in OTI, helping to fill program implementation and management gaps to ensure that OTI programs continue to run smoothly;

  • Review field staff mixes with the OTI country team for both the ongoing OTI program staff and the ongoing OTI implementing partner staff to ascertain that field staff requirements are adequate, and review the preparation of staff training plans to ensure that they are adequate and that they are fully implemented in support of transition programs, and conduct training for OTI and implementing partner staff as needed;

  • Develop and provide training for headquarters and field staff (both U.S. and foreign national as well as implementing partner staff on the ground) as needed to ensure that OTI staff are in compliance with OTI policies as well as Agency regulations;

  • Conduct records management reviews of both OTI and implementing partner staff to ensure that files are established, maintained and disposed of in accordance with OTI policies for managing transition grant records, as well as USAID policies and procedures;

  • Ensure that all OTI property is properly inventoried, marked, and in good condition (this refers to OTI property purchased through the mission or from Washington – property purchased through the OTI contractor must be inventoried as well, in coordination with the OTI contractor), and that inventory controls are in place to ensure proper use of program-funded property;

  • Execute proper close-out procedures for ending OTI country transition programs that include proper disposition of property (including advise for OTI implementing partners on the disposition of property, as requested), termination of agreements such as ICASS, and termination of host country staff in accordance with the Embassy Compensation Plan and host country laws;

  • Advise on, and if necessary coordinate, management activities and issues between OTI and USAID/Missions and U.S. Embassies, implementing partners, as well as on occasion with DCHA, USAID geographic bureaus, Management Bureau, USAID/SEC;

  • As needed, advise OTI staff on OTI and Agency USPSC policies and issues; advise OTI USPSC employees on agency policies and regulations relating to the employment of program-funded USPSCS;

  • Work with country teams to coordinate with USAID/SEC and the Embassy RSO in the field to ensure that proper security measures are in place both in the OTI workplace and residences, and review OTI implementing partner security procedures with the OTI country team to ensure the same;

  • Establish relationships with OTI Washington and field staff, OTI implementing partner staff, and USAID and Embassy management officials, providing guidance and leadership on administrative management issues;

  • As needed, serve on assignments with other USAID offices or bureaus in direct support of OTI programs;

  • If completing an assignment overseas, identify and negotiate agreements with service providers (e.g. U.S. Embassy, USAID mission, OTI implementing partner, private firms, etc.), for OTI field team administrative support, and assess the quality and cost of services being provided to OTI field offices by USG and implementing partner service providers; advise OTI field managers on alternatives to be considered when services do not meet established quality standards. This includes ensuring that residential housing for OTI field staff (90% of whom are program funded), including furnishings and equipment, are adequate and consistent with Post policy; and ensuring that OTI program-funded vehicles are being maintained and operated in accordance with established guidelines (for vehicles purchased by the OTI contractor, ensure that the contractor is maintaining and operating them in accordance with their contract);

  • Coordinate with the OTI Country Team, IRM, USAID or the U.S. Embassy and the OTI implementing partner if necessary to ensure that OTI field programs are able to procure and install adequate computer hardware and software (either within the mission, or within the implementing partner office);

  • Advise on the establishment of ICASS agreements and review ICASS budgets and invoices in collaboration with the OTI Country Team to ensure that costs are consistent with the services being provided for OTI program funded staff, and assist with the determination of appropriate services (and levels of services) to be obtained under ICASS;

  • The supervisor will set overall objectives. The employee and the supervisor together will develop deadlines, projects, and work to be accomplished. The incumbent is expected to take initiative, act independently, and manage his/her tasks with minimal supervision;

  • If required to serve as Deputy Chief or Team Leader, must provide managerial and supervisory support including: 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; resolved complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel and program and operations requests;

  • Perform related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the successful completion of country programs and operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

(1) A Master’s Degree with thirteen (13) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with fifteen (15) years of work experience;

AND

(2) Nine (9) years of experience in progressively more complex operation management or administrative management positions that have included human resources, contract and procurement, personal property management, records management, security, and other related functions, of which seven (7) years must have been overseas in conflict-prone countries, working in a development context, and in a supervisory management capacity;

(3) Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. government acquisition and assistance regulations, especially as applied in overseas settings in developing or crisis countries;

(4) Demonstrated experience putting together small and large teams/staff, including drafting position descriptions for program-funded contractor staff, hiring staff, mentoring/supervising/managing staff with varying skills sets over a multi-year period overseas.

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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Gender, Conflict and Stability Experts

Organization: Government of the United Kingdom
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018

The Stabilisation Unit (SU) requires Gender, Conflict & Stability experts to support the work of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) in fragile and conflict affected states.

What is the Stabilisation Unit?

SU is a cross government unit which provides advice and technical support to HMG departments undertaking work in fragile and conflict-affected states. As well as being a centre of expertise for HMG on conflict, stability, security and justice, SU recruits, prepares, trains and deploys experts to tasks across the globe. These vary in nature and length and can either be bilateral engagements or multilateral missions with the European Union (EU), United Nations (UN), or the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Typically, SU has around 130 Deployable Civilian Experts (DCEs) deployed in the field across a range of locations (Afghanistan, Kosovo, Sudan, Libya, DRC) at any one time and has the capability and resources to respond rapidly to crises.

What is the Civilian Stabilisation Group?

In order to ensure that it retains the necessary capability to respond to HMG priorities quickly and effectively, SU co-ordinates the Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG). The CSG is a flexible pool of consultants, civil servants and serving UK police officers. These consist of DCEs drawn from the private and voluntary sectors, a Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre (CSSC), and Serving Police Officers drawn from across Whitehall.

Person Specification

Candidates will need knowledge & understanding of:

  • the international conflict architecture, multilateral organisations, and key partner institutions in Whitehall (e.g. FCO, DFID, MOD, CSSF); and

  • working/facilitating communication with a range of partners (e.g. national and subnational governments, security sector, NGOs, and hard to reach populations).

Essential Skills & Experience

  • addressing the gendered causes/consequences of conflict and fragility;

  • carrying out and applying gender analysis to conflict contexts and recommending programme and policy options;

  • promoting, monitoring and reporting against national/international protocols and commitments on Women, Peace & Security;

  • best practice in approaches to analysis, prevention and response to conflict related sexual and gender based violence;

  • gender-sensitive approaches/tools for conflict response and mitigation; and

  • Monitoring and evaluation to ensure integration of gender considerations into programming.

Programming experience of integrating gender at all stages of the programme cycle through conception, analysis, design, implementation and evaluation is also desirable.

Security clearance

Applicants should be aware that joining the CSG is dependent on obtaining Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS).

Please also note that some CSG Tasks undertaken by CSG members may require Security Check (SC) clearance. If you are a foreign/dual national, or a British Citizen who has not resided in the UK continuously for the past 5 years, this level of clearance may be difficult to obtain.

Examples of SU work on Gender, Conflict & Stability

Gender Audit, CSSF Sub-Saharan Africa

The SU recently conducted a Gender Audit of all Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa. A team of three CSG members carried out in-country assessments and presented findings to senior policy makers in Whitehall. A programme of work to implement the recommendations and make CSSF gender sensitive is underway.

SU Gender & Conflict Adviser

Gender & Conflict Analysis and Training, Pakistan

My deployment to Pakistan included developing and running a 2- day training on Gender, Conflict & Stability for around 30 HMG staff, followed by gender analysis and advice on specific CSSF programmes. The mix of training and tailored support on a broad range of programmes that covered security and justice, rule of Law, peacebuilding and social norm change initiatives, was a great way to support colleagues to think through why and how to meet UK priorities and integrate gender into their ongoing work.

Senior Gender, Conflict & Stability Advisor

PSVI Capacity Assessment, Iraq

I led a capacity assessment and mapping of responses to conflict related sexual violence in Northern Iraq. While the focus was on justice actors, a broader assessment of survivor support and the gender context was vital for a holistic understanding of the situation. This assessment led to briefings for the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative team, on Da’esh justice and on conflict related sexual violence (CRSV) humanitarian response for Mosul, as well as in-house training and mentoring for mandated justice actors in Northern Iraq who are building prosecution files on CRSV.

Senior Gender, Conflict & Stability Advisor

How to apply:

How to apply?

The CSG operates on a ‘two-stage’ recruitment basis; SU initially recruits individuals to become members of the CSG roster, and then recruits from that pool as and when capability is required for individual tasks. If you are successful in your application to join the CSG, you will then be invited to apply for stabilisation related opportunities. Please note that acceptance into the CSG does not guarantee employment, international deployment, or training. CSG members are not HMG employees.

To apply to join the CSG, candidates should submit an application to the Gender, Conflict & Stability Category of the CSG Core and send the following three completed documents directly to applications@stabilisationunit.gov.uk:**

  1. A completed CSG application form for the Gender, Conflict & Stability CSG Category

  2. A completed CSG Diversity Monitoring Form

  3. An up-to-date CV, of a maximum of 2 pages

Application forms and guidance also can be found on our website,

Applicants will be assessed against the general and technical requirements of their Category, as well as the Civil Service competencies at the relevant grade (using the Civil Service Competency Framework and the International Competencies). This will be followed by an in-person interview.

If you are successful during the competency and technical assessments, you will be invited to an interview at SU within 8 weeks.

We do not conduct interviews via Skype, telephone or Virtual Tele-Conference (VTC) and all travel and accommodation arrangements for interviews are made at the applicant’s own expense. For this reason, please ensure that you are able to make yourself available for an interview in London, UK within the next 3 months. In exceptional circumstances, SU will consider applicants for interview outside the 3-month window.

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United States of America: Research Analyst

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 25 May 2017

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title: Research Analyst

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainable Development (SD)

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.

Application Deadline: n/a

BACKGROUND:

The Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) team is part of the Bureau for Africa’s Office of Sustainable Development, Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade Office (EGAT. The AFS team provides analysis, develops policy and supports USAID’s agriculture and food security programming in the region. The team works closely with the Bureau for Food Security (BFS) which has the mandate for overall implementation of the USG Feed the Future program. The team also coordinates with regional organizations, private sector, civil society, multilateral institutions and other partners. The team’s responsibilities include providing technical support to field missions in agriculture and food security strategy, design and programming.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The research analyst will undertake research, surveys and informational interviews on USAID agriculture and food security programming, staff and resources in the Africa region.
  • The research analyst will develop a work plan, draft survey and informational interview questions, list of key contacts, weekly updates and a final report.
  • Countries to include all Africa bilateral and regional missions, and non-presence countries that are part of the Trade and Investment Hub program.
  • Key contacts include Africa bureau desk officers, regional directors and program office, BFS country backstops, OFDA, FFP, E3, Global Lab POCs.
  • The RA will coordinate meetings with USAID staff

DELIVERABLES:

  • RA to provide draft workplan and key contact list within the first week of meeting with the POC and team
  • RA to provide draft interview questions/survey within the first week of meeting with the POC and team
  • RA to provide brief, weekly progress reports to the POC
  • RA to provide visualizations of key data in an infographic form.
  • Interim draft report due by day 25 of the consultancy
  • Final report due by day 40 of the consultancy to include:

  • Organogram of Africa missions Economic Growth offices, including names of officers, hiring mechanism (FS, FSN, PSC, etc.), length of appointment and areas of expertise and responsibility.

  • Budget of Africa missions in agriculture, trade and investment for FY16 and FY17 based on CBJ and pipeline data.

  • Current and planned activities in economic growth, agriculture and trade for bilateral, regional and Washington bureaus. Key Washington bureaus include Africa, BFS, E3, Global Lab and DCHA (OFDA and FFP).

  • List and contact information for POCs for Africa Agriculture, Economic and Trade activities in missions and Washington, DC key bureaus.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Master’s with 10 years of professional experience or a Bachelor’s degree with 12 years of professional experience.

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in conducting research, surveys and informational interviews, and building databases of information to be used by working groups

  • Working knowledge in agriculture and food security in developing countries such as in the fields of agriculture, food security, environment, or trade

  • Preferred knowledge of international development issues in Africa; knowledge of U.S. foreign policy issues in the Africa region;

  • Excellent research, analytical, writing and organizational skills;

  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team, including teams composed of members with cross-sectoral backgrounds or from different Bureaus and/or offices within USAID;

  • Ability to plan, organize, and use time effectively; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work within tight deadlines;

  • Ability to take initiative working with the direction of management; must be able to take ownership of projects, creatively solve problems, and see projects through to completion;

  • U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a secret clearance

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: Project assistant

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 04 May 2017

Title: Project assistant
Reports to: Project manager
Deputy: TBC
Duty station: Duhok office, GIZ Education program

A. Responsibilities:

The project assistant is responsible for

  • Assisting the project management staff in his/her administrative tasks

  • Carrying out administrative duties by collecting data, sorting, filing and sending out project files to the right personnel, workers, and stakeholders.

  • Filing documents in reference files or in the GIZ-Document-Management-System (DMS) in line with GIZ’s filing rules

  • Creating and updating records ensuring accuracy and validity of information

B. Tasks

· Organize and coordinates appointments for the manager

· Facilitates, support and coordinates tasks of project staff and implementing partners

· Regularly draws up a list of forthcoming meetings and events

· Photocopies and scans documents as needed

· Helps organize events and document meetings, workshops and seminars within or outside the project

· Helps prepare visitor programs, draws up travel schedule, organize transport of visitors, make hotel and ticket reservation.

· Arrange meetings, presentations, seminars and trainings being organized and call the attention of the director to them where and when they are needed.

· Participates in internal and external (team) meetings and workshops and assists with documenting these, e.g. by taking minutes

· Manages incoming and outgoing correspondence (post, fax, email) and priorities and organize it

· Responsible for all procurement processes for the projects need starting from preparing requests for (items &services) and follow-up and perform the purchasing process as per the procurements regulations

· Assists in creating and maintaining a filing system for the office

· Maintains the inventory list for the office/project/program

· Creates and address file with important contact addresses and maintains this Coordinates with the logistic and procurement unit for project procurement issues

· Keep records of all information related to project for documentation, clarification and presentation to management

· Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

· Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

· Fluency in Kurdish and Arab language (written and spoken) is required.

· Very good English language skills (written and spoken) is required, German language knowledge is considered an asset.

· Good coordination and organizational skills

· Discipline and punctuality

· Cstomer and service-oriented attitude

· Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

How to apply:

Please send your CV/Resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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Iraq: Junior M&E Officer

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 04 May 2017

Title: Junior M&E Officer
Reports to:Program manager
Deputy: TBA
Duty station: Duhok office with frequent travels to Erbil, GIZ Education program

JOB PURPOSE

Under the overall guidance of GIZ organization and direct supervision of the Project, the M&E Officer will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the project activities of the Social Cohesion Team, in camps and off camps, in two districts, Duhok and Erbil. The Junior M&E Officer ensures high quality and timely outputs of the GIZ implementation partner. The Junior M&E Officer is responsible in monitoring and evaluating ongoing projects of Education program – social cohesion The Junior M&E Officer is responsible to identify M&E and learning needs of the project and comes up with findings based on real data to show performance of the projects. The Junior M&E Officer works in close collaboration with project team, partners and Governmental entities.

A. Responsibilities:

– Monitoring and documentation on a daily basis of all Social Cohesion activities of the Education program including random field visits, spot checks etc.,

– Monitoring and support visits to partners to meet accurate M&E requirements.

– Collect accurate and consistent information and data.

– M&E reporting in close coordination with the Social Cohesion team based in Dohuk.

– Accurate data analysis and presentation (i.e. charts, etc.).

– Maintaining registration data base and Excel on a daily basis.

– Uploading files on GIZ DMS (Data Management System).

– Setting up, and ensure adequate reporting mechanisms together with Education program.

– Support monitoring and evaluation of the impact and results of the project;

B. Tasks

· Designs – and conducts focus group discussions, surveys (according to statistical methodologies, quantitative and or qualitative

· Conduct regular visits to project sites camps and off camps in Duhok and Erbil Governorate, to carry out process monitoring as well as gather feedback from the staff and beneficiary community about the implemented projects and submit a detail report about the activities.

· Monitor all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output;

· Recommend further improvement of the logical frame work;

· Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results;

· Monitor the sustainability of the project’s results;

· Provide feedback to the Project Manager on project strategies and activities;

· Suggest strategies to the Project Management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks;

· Prepare Issues Log and Risk Log for the project;

· Prepare monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress reports on all project activities to the project manager;

· Assist Project Manager in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from project innovations;

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in social/political/economic or IT related sciences from a recognized university,
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience working in the Humanitarian/and/or development sector, preferably with an international NGO, UN or bilateral institution in the field of refugees/IDPs,
  • Specific experience in working with surveys, quantitative, qualitative methodologies, evaluations and designing of monitoring tools,
  • Very good data base operator,
  • Must be Kurdish/Arab speaker,
  • Fluent in English, speaking and writing
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and partners to facilitate the provision of support
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports;
  • Knowledge Management and Learning

Other knowledge, additional competences:

  • Shows discipline and punctuality in all aspects of the work,
  • Is showing a high degree of resilience and patience,
  • Must be familiar with Duhok and Erbil Governorate, its institutions and mandates,
  • is willing to upskill own learning/knowledge as per required tasks,
  • Is an excellent team-player

D. Other duties/additional tasks

  • The M/E officer will from time to time be involved in conducting other tasks deemed necessary by the project manager, including assisting on planning for delegations, press material, reporting to GIZ Head of Mission, Dohuk/ Erbil, site visits coordinating with other stakeholders etc.

How to apply:

please send your CV/Resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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Iraq: Intern for Vocational Education Component

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 04 May 2017

Position: Intern for Vocational Education Component
Reports to: Component Leader
Deputy: Junior Project Coordinator
A. Responsibilities

The Vocational Education Intern provides support for

  • The component leader and the team members in administrative tasks and logistical support
  • Carrying out tasks which are required to plan and implement the component activities
  • Carrying out tasks in connection with knowledge and data management for the component

B. Tasks

  • Participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops and training sessions in the field of vocational education
  • Undertake and support in research; review, assemble and analyze literature/ data/ information on the subjects related to the component
  • Participate in the Programme implementation and perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
  • Assisting the team in keeping documentation updated and filed
  • Assisting in further tasks as required by the component

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • University student or recent graduate
  • Self-organized and responsible-minded, good management and organisational skills, ability to work very precisely
  • Basic knowledge on the subjects related to the component
  • Previous experience in operating standard computer software (MS Office, especially Excel)
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team
  • Ability to produce quality results in time
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Very good knowledge of English and Kurdish (Kurmanji), Arabic as an advantage
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Willingness to acquire new knowledge and being flexible
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

How to apply:

Please send your CV/Resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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Iraq: Intern for Social Cohesion Component

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 04 May 2017

Position: Intern for Social Cohesion Component
Reports to: Component Leader
Deputy: Junior Project Coordinator
A. Responsibilities

The Social Cohesion Intern provides support for

  • The component leader and the team members in administrative tasks and logistical support
  • Carrying out tasks which are required to plan and implement the component activities
  • Carrying out tasks in connection with knowledge and data management for the component

    B. Tasks

  • Participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops and training sessions in the field of social cohesion

  • Undertake field visits to the Programme’s Community & Social Centres in numerous IDP camps

  • Undertake and support in research; review, assemble and analyse literature/ data/ information on the subjects related to the component

  • Participate in the Programme implementation and perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

  • Assisting the team in keeping documentation updated and filed

  • Assisting in further tasks as required by the component

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • University student or recent graduate
  • Self-organized and responsible-minded, good management and organisational skills, ability to work very precisely
  • Basic knowledge on the subjects related to the component (Protection, S/GBV, Rehabilitation, Mental Health)
  • High level of inter cultural and social competence and pleasure in dealing with people from other countries, cultures, and religions are demanded
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team and ability to produce quality results in time
  • Very good knowledge of English and Kurdish (Kurmanji), Arabic as an advantage; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Previous experience in operating standard computer software (MS Office)
  • Willingness to acquire new knowledge and being flexible
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

How to apply:

Send your CV/Resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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Iraq: Intern for Office Management

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 04 May 2017

Position: Intern for Office Management
Reports to: Component Leader
Deputy: Office Manager
A. Responsibilities

The Office Management Intern provides support for

  • The Office Manager in administrative tasks and logistical support
  • Carrying out tasks which are required to plan and implement Programme activities
  • Carrying out tasks in connection with knowledge management for the project

B. Tasks

  • Assisting the Office Manager in keeping documentation updated and filed properly
  • Assist the Head of Programme and deputy head of Programme on demand
  • Assist the Office Manager in writing internal and external workshop / meeting minutes
  • Writing, responding to, and translating official letters
  • Assist the Office Manager in arranging the accommodation for consultants, prepare welcome kits for Programme guests
  • Assist the office manager in the fleet management
  • Assist the office manager with all purchases needed
  • Assist the focal point of the Education Programme in administrative tasks
  • Assisting in further tasks as required by the program.

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • University student or holder of a university degree
  • Self-organized and responsible-minded
  • Good management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work very precisely
  • Very good knowledge of English and Kurdish (Kurmanji), Arabic as an advantage
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

How to apply:

Send your CV/Resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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Senegal: Expert en génie rural – SENEGAL

Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 14 May 2017

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

Expert en Génie Rural – SENEGAL

Projet d’Appui à la Réduction de l’Emigration Rurale

dans le Bassin Arachidier (PARERBA)

Réf.: SEN/16/033-3B

Lieu d’affectation: KAOLACK (avec de nombreux déplacements vers les régions de Thiès, Fatick, Diourbel et Kaffrine). Le lieu d’affectation rend difficilement envisageable une expatriation en famille avec des enfants ( pas d’école internationale; Kaolack se situe à 3 heures de route de Dakar).

Durée du contrat: 36 mois

Date probable d’entrée en fonction: juillet 2017

Package salarial mensuel: (cat B417) entre 5.074,53 euros et 7.114,76 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 la composition de ménage et de l’expérience professionnelle pertinente.

Projet:

Le PARERBA (avec un budget de 18.000.000 d’euros), s’inscrit dans la vision du Trust Fund de l’Union européenne qui consiste à travailler sur les questions d’emploi et de migration tout en partant des acquis du projet BARVAFOR de la CTB (fin du projet 30/6/2017) qui travaille aux bases de la création d’activités économiques agricoles dans une région à forte tendance migratoire. Ce projet a réalisé un certain nombre d’ouvrages hydro-agricoles qu’il s’agit de completer et valoriser avec et au profit des populations locales.

Les objectifs et résultats ont été définis comme suit :

L’**objectif** global de l’action est de ” contribuer à freiner l’émigration rurale en accroissant les opportunités économiques pour les ménages et les jeunes ruraux. »

L’**objectif** spécifique est de ” consolider et de créer des emplois durables dans les chaînes de valeur agricole dans le bassin arachidier avec une attention particulière pour les jeunes et les femmes, tout en contribuant à la sécurité alimentaire ».

Quatre résultats sont attendus:

Résultat 1 : L’eau productive est mise durablement à la disposition des exploitantes et des exploitants pour une meilleure utilisation des ressources foncières durant toute l’année

Résultat 2 : Les productrices et producteurs s’organisent pour augmenter durablement leur production et trouver des débouchés pour leur produits (maraichage et riz)

Résultat 3 : Des jeunes femmes et hommes formés créent ou développent des micro-entreprises dans des filières agricoles

Résultat 4 : Les leçons apprises sont capitalisées et communiquées

Fonction:

Sous la responsabilité du Manager d’intervention, l’Expert Génie rural est plus particulièrement responsable du résultat concernant la gestion de l’eau et des infrastructures hydro-agricoles (R1).

Fonctions techniques

  • Préparer le plan de travail, les chronogrammes d’activités et les rapports réguliers d’avancement et veiller au bon déroulement technique des activités

  • Coordonner l’équipe en charge du Résultat 1 tout en assurant la collaboration indispensable avec le reste de l’équipe.

  • Evaluer les progrès ou les insuffisances dans l’exécution des différentes activités en rapport avec les programmes et plannings établis, et définir les mesures nécessaires et recommandations jugées utiles afin de parvenir, dans les délais impartis, à la réalisation de l’ensemble des objectifs poursuivis ;

  • Identifier les besoins d’études spécifiques complémentaires et préparer les termes de référence se rapportant aux actions proposées, procéder au recrutement en temps opportun des spécialistes recherchés ou prévus dans le cadre du projet ;

  • Proposer les différents types d’aménagements primaires (barrage, forage, etc.) et secondaires (réseaux d’irrigation, puisard, d’aménagement des parcelles) adaptés aux conditions locales et socioculturelles, ainsi que les solutions d’exhaure (type de pompage, énergie, matériaux et équipements) leur système de maintenance (amortissement) et de gestion ;

  • Proposer et assurer la mise en place avec les partenaires d’ingénierie sociale le système de gestion des infrastructures, des tours d’eau et des redevances ;

  • Veiller à la prise en compte des questions de foncier et des différents conflits dont il est souvent la cause dans la mise en œuvre des activités a toutes les étapes via des concertations entre acteurs, des études d’aménagements (parcellaire), en accordant une place importante aux femmes et/aux jeunes.

  • Proposer des infrastructures ou activités connexes aux aménagements pour assurer d’une part que les impacts environnementaux des ouvrages et chantiers soient reduits au minimum et que principes de la gestion intégrée des bassins versants et des ressources en eau soit intégrés dès le départ (reboisement, plantes de fixation des sols, cordons pierreux, mise en défens, haies vives, couloirs de passage,…)

  • Analyser les partenaires publics et privés potentiels concernés par la maitrise d’ouvrage et l’accompagnement des usagers (Ingénierie sociale) et leurs capacités et proposer une stratégie et des activités de renforcement ;

  • Réaliser l’élaboration des différents documents contractuels, le lancement des appels d’offres ; participer à l’analyse et l’évaluation des offres, l’adjudication et l’administration des marchés travaux, fournitures et services ;

  • Suivre la réalisation des études et des travaux, avec participation aux réceptions provisoires et définitives importantes ;

  • Appuyer les acteurs locaux et déconcentrés dans l’appropriation des méthodes de planification et de suivi-contrôle relatif aux ouvrages et à leur entretien;

  • Contribuer aux réflexions relatives aux modalités de financement et de gestion des ouvrages et de toute la chaine de valorisation des ouvrages (aménagement secondaire, affectation des sols production, commercialisations périmètres, approche filière) ;

  • Assurer la prise en compte effective des thématiques transversales environnement et genre ;

  • Assurer une fonction de veille et d’assurance qualité des prestations des différents partenaires du programme ;

    Fonction de suivi-évaluation, capitalisation et communication

  • Participer aux actions d’évaluation périodiques des activités et des résultats, assurer le suivi des risques. Produire les documents d’analyses et rapports correspondants ;

  • Capitaliser les expériences réalisées et assurer leur dissémination.

    Profil:

Niveau de formation requis

  • Diplôme Master d’ingénieur génie rural, gestion des ressources hydriques, ingénierie sociale (spécialisation ressources hydriques) ; sciences du sol ou équivalent.

    Expériences requises et/ou souhaitées

  • Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 5 ans dans la mise en œuvre de programmes de développement rural avec un fort volet de production et valorisation agricole basée sur des aménagements hydro-agricoles en milieu rural (de préférence en Afrique subsaharienne) ;

  • Expérience dans la construction d’ouvrages et la gestion sociale technique et économique de périmètres hydro-agricoles ;

  • Bonne expérience dans le domaine du renforcement organisationnel ;

  • Expérience avérée en animation de réunions/ateliers en milieu rural.

Connaissances requises

  • Méthodologie pour des études de faisabilité technique, sociale et environnementale des ouvrages et aménagements ;

  • Bonne connaissance des procédures de marchés publics et des principes gouvernant l’octroi de subsides ;

  • Très bonne capacité de rédaction, d’analyse et de synthèse ;

  • Très bonne connaissance du français ;

  • Des connaissances et une pratique d’intégration du genre et de l’environnement;

  • Très bonne maîtrise des outils informatiques standards environnement Windows : Word, Excel, Powerpoint, outil de planification (MS Project ou équivalent) et base de données.

    Aptitudes comportementales

  • Adhésion aux valeurs de la CTB : engagement, respect, responsabilité et intégrité ;

  • Bonnes aptitudes à la communication ;

  • Capacité d’organisation proactive et de mise en pratique des décisions prises ;

  • Ayant une forte sensibilité à la durabilité des systèmes agraires et la préservation/restauration des ressources eau et sol.

Intéressé(e)?

Postulez au plus tard le 14/05/2017 via notre site web : https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs.

Pour toute question supplémentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 18 65.

How to apply:

Through our website: https://career012.successfactors.eu/career?company=C0000960484P&career_ns=job_listing_summary&am…

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United States of America: Team Facilitator/Trainer

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 24 May 2017

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title: Team Facilitator/Trainer

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainable Development (SD)

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.

Application Deadline: n/a

BACKGROUND:

The Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) team is part of the Bureau for Africa’s Office of Sustainable Development, Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade Office (EGAT). The AFS team provides analysis, develops policy and supports USAID’s agriculture and food security programming in the region. The team works closely with the Bureau for Food Security (BFS) which has the mandate for overall implementation of the United States Government’s Feed the Future programs. The team also coordinates with USAID field missions, regional organizations, private sector, civil society, multilateral institutions and other partners. The team’s responsibilities include providing technical support to field missions in agriculture and food security strategy, design and programming.

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this team facilitation work is both to enhance team cohesiveness as well as to generate, capture, and disseminate team knowledge on technical subjects. In addition to facilitating team retreats, meetings and technical workshops the facilitator will train staff in using the enneagram methodology to manage interpersonal conflict, reduce stress in the office, and improve overall team communication.

Results to be Obtained:

  • Staff will have increased their knowledge and skills to manage office conflict based on their enneagram type.
  • Staff will have tools to access when they face conflict with managers, peers, and supervisees.
  • Team building and integration activities to build trust between staff members
  • Improve communication both cross culturally as well as between regional and country offices

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

The following duties and responsibilities are expected from the contractor:

  • Meet with the Acting Division Chief as well as with a sample of team members from the office staff to identify their expectations for the newly formed EGAT team as well as issues that they would like to be addressed at the retreat.
  • Introduce the Enneagram system to the team along with a detailed understanding of each types motivation, blind spots, and approach to conflict. The agency will provide two books per participant: Helen Palmer: Enneagram in Love and Work. Riso/Hudson: Wisdom of the Enneagram
  • Reaching out to individuals who have not yet identified their Enneagram personality type, and work with them to identify their type prior to the retreat and share the results with the facilitator.
  • Provide ongoing coaching for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade staff to support team members in setting and meeting their work objectives and to help use the enneagram tool to resolve conflict in and around the unit.
  • Regularly share meeting notes and reports

DELIVERABLES:

  • Facilitate 1 retreat while incorporating team building activities

    • The retreat should be balanced with presentations, team-work, games and individual tasks for approximately 10 staff members
  • Provide ongoing coaching throughout the length of the consultancy

  • Draft agendas, facilitate workshops and write up findings to be delivered in a final report.

  • Generate, capture, and disseminate knowledge related to agriculture, trade, and economic growth through the use of meeting notes and a retreat debriefing.

  • Implement and manage a training tracker which captures training information in order to identify personal usage, countries represented in training, funds expenditures, etc.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s with 10 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with 12 in relevant field related personnel development training, organizational psychology, Education, Organizational Development, Social Science etc.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in areas related to team facilitation, training, organizational development and training. Prior working experience with the United States government agency or International development organization is an advantage.
  • Experience administering the Enneagram system or other personality tests ie. Myers Briggs for the use at retreats
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and demonstrated training skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing, editing, reporting, research, analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team, including teams composed of members with cross-sectoral backgrounds or from different Bureaus and/or offices within USAID
  • Strong knowledge and skills of editing and writing tools and practices
  • Ability to plan, organize, and use time effectively; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work within tight deadlines;
  • Ability to take initiative working with the direction of management; must be able to take ownership of projects, creatively solve problems, and see projects through to completion;

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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Nigeria: Humanitarian Officer

Organization: Government of Ireland
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 08 May 2017

The Embassy of Ireland manages all aspects of Ireland’s relationship with Nigeria, with non-resident accreditations to Ghana, Senegal and ECOWAS. Ireland is a major donor to the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Region affecting Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. The Embassy wishes to recruit a humanitarian development officer to support, inform and shape the Embassy’s humanitarian work. The position requires a deep knowledge of the region and humanitarian work, a high degree of professionalism, third level education, good oral and written communication in English and French, good organisational skills, and the ability to be flexible as demands and priorities change.

Roles and Responsibilities (for full details see candidate booklet)

  • Monitor the level and nature of humanitarian crisis and report regularly on developments
  • Participate in regular meetings on humanitarian issues in Nigeria
  • Monitor the level and source of international funding, highlight key successes and challenges and identify lessons which can be used to inform Ireland’s future support in Nigeria and the region.
  • Liaise regularly with the Nigeria UN Humanitarian Country Team and with OCHA in-country. Act as liaison for Ireland with the Nigeria Humanitarian Pooled Fund.
  • Liaise directly with the HQ on funding options and ensure that programmes are carried out in line with Ireland’s Humanitarian Assistance Policy and within the terms agreed when financing was provided. This may include contact with Irish posted staff on Rapid Response duty.
  • Advise diplomatic staff on developments with a view to maintaining a high profile for the Embassy on humanitarian issues.
  • Undertake monitoring visits to the field to assess progress by partners (UN, Red Cross and NGOs) in implementing humanitarian and development programmes supported by Ireland. Share monitoring findings with colleagues in Abuja and HQ
  • Within Nigeria, prepare briefs for visits to State level for the HOM/DHOM and liaise with Federal and State government officers on a work programmes for the visits.
  • Support preparations for high level visits from Ireland to view Irish-supported humanitarian programmes.
  • Prepare occasional papers on development and humanitarian subjects as requested by the HOM or colleagues in HQ.

Profile

Essential criteria

  • Degree in a discipline of relevance to the role of Humanitarian Development Officer (Level 8);
  • Post-graduate Degree in a relevant discipline (Level 9);
  • Fluency in English and French;
  • Minimum of seven years relevant work experience;
  • Strong knowledge of the Lake Chad Region;
  • Independent means of transport;
  • The legal right to work in Nigeria;
  • High degree of integrity and trust;
  • Effective communication, networking and reporting skills (including understanding, reporting and communicating complex information);
  • Initiative and Team Work (capacity to motivate staff; innovate; participate in / lead teams aimed at process or organisational reform); and
  • Good representational, networking and influencing skills.

Desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge of the Development Sector;
  • Knowledge of the Irish humanitarian policy;
  • Office administration experience;
  • Database management skills;
  • Experience working in an International Organisation, Diplomatic Mission or other International Environment.

How to apply:

  1. Email humanitarianvacancyabuja[at]dfa[dot]ie to receive the candidate booklet; and
  2. Follow the instructions in the candidate booklet, emailing the necessary documents to the address provided

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. It is important to note that canvassing will automatically disqualify applicants.

The closing date is midnight Monday 8 May 2017. Completed applications will be acknowledged. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

By submitting information electronically, parties accept that data may not be fully secure. Parties may alternatively send their submissions by post to: (insert postal address Any personal information submitted to us will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.

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occupied Palestinian territory: Senior Adviser, Country Programme

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Closing date: 09 May 2017

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Danida seeks Senior Adviser

Palestine

Senior Adviser, Country Programme

As Senior Adviser you will be responsible for the overall coordination of the programme and for ensuring coherence and synergy among its various elements. You hold a relevant university degree and are fluent in English. You have extensive experience from working in fragile situations as well as with implementation of development programmes and donor coordination. You have political flair and a good understanding of the political issues in the Middle East.

Reference no.: DK-03025-2017/PAL.02-W
Application deadline: 9 May 2017 at 12.00 noon (CEST).

http://danidajob.um.dk/da/job-i-danida/advertisements/newsdisplaypage/?newsID=9B89A970-1D1A-4E0E-B4DA-02988FC89AAD

How to apply:

Further information
A full job description is available at:

http://danidajob.um.dk/da/job-i-danida/advertisements/newsdisplaypage/?newsID=9B89A970-1D1A-4E0E-B4DA-02988FC89AAD
Here you will also find information about the mandatory application procedure.

All applications will be forwarded by email to Danida.

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