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United States of America: USPSC Interagency Training Specialist (Multiple Positions)

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

Position Title: Interagency Training Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00003

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

Issuance Date: November 16, 2017

Closing Date: December 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 Training Specialist under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

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

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

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

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

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

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

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

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Interagency Training Specialist (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00003

2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 16, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: December 8, 2017 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Interagency Training 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.

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

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTRODUCTION

The HPGE Division serves as the principal focal point for humanitarian policy development, engagement, and institutional relationships with international organizations and other donor governments. As one of the core teams in the HPGE Division, the Interagency Training Team focuses on trainings for different parts of the USG Interagency, specifically related to OFDA’s role in humanitarian assistance and disaster response. The Interagency Training Team is responsible for developing and maintaining humanitarian assistance specific courses, as well as tailoring them for different audiences across the interagency.

The Training Specialist position serves as an integral part of the Interagency Training Team. The position assists in full in-house curriculum development and course design and evaluation; contributes to the strategic direction on training issues for external audiences; and prepares key briefings to management to support training requirements.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of multiple Training Specialists in order to meet its objectives of training, education, and coordination within the USG.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Training Specialist is an integral part of the humanitarian training team, which coordinates closely with other parts of HPGE and OFDA, develops curriculum for humanitarian training courses, and facilitates training for other USAID Bureaus and federal agencies on international humanitarian architecture, USG humanitarian assistance, and disaster response. Detailed knowledge of humanitarian issues, training development, facilitation experience, and working in an international setting is required.

She/he will provide dedicated support to the Training Manager and Deputy Training Manager on course management services including needs assessments, development, design, implementation, and evaluation. The work requires applying a rigorous analytical and detail-oriented approach to the full scope of the training process.

The role requires interaction with other offices, demanding strong diplomatic, facilitation, and communication skills to accurately represent U.S. positions in a complex multilateral setting. Contacts will be within the USG, training counterparts in UN and other agencies, experts, and representatives of NGOs. Contacts occur in a wide variety of planned and unplanned, formal and informal settings, including open meetings, and conferences.

The 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 broad training and field experience into specialized training courses.

The Training Specialist’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

· Support HPGE’s strategy for internal and external education and training courses on humanitarian assistance, international humanitarian architecture, and disaster response issues.

· Work effectively as a team member with the Training Team, other members of the HPGE Division, and broader office.

· Maintain strong understanding of the USG interagency, humanitarian policy issues, OFDA’s coordination responsibilities, and response operations that contribute to OFDA’s training strategy for external partners.

· As part of the training team, assist in the development of more detailed strategic plans for external training for the intra- and inter-agency.

· Analyze training needs and requirements to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.

· Assist in planning, developing, and providing training using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, online platforms, meetings, conferences, and workshops.

· Support course design from inception to final product of external training courses, specifically applying the principles of adult learning design for both synchronous and asynchronous (e.g. on line courses) learning.

· Develop and organize effective training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials using a variety of media.

· Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs and provide recommendations for improvement.

· Support development of course evaluation procedures and conduct follow-up review of all completed training to evaluate and measure results.

· Coordinate, support, and ensure availability of facilitators, panelists, and guest instructors.

· Provide support on the registration process and all administrative and logistics requirements to hold a training course.

· Support appropriate scheduling and coordination of training, including logistical support.

· Help coordinate and schedule training support required from other Division members, including with OFDA’s Information Technology (IT) team to ensure that all technical elements of the training (e.g. slides, video, VTC, etc.) are set up for delivery during the training.

· Build solid cross-functional relationships and maintain internal and external OFDA relationships.

· Draft and implement plans and timelines of major activities that must take place to host the various humanitarian training courses, e.g. registration, printing materials, IT support, etc.

· Sign-up for and serve as needed multiple times throughout the year 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, but very rarely, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas.

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

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The Training Specialist will report to the Training Manager and receive overall guidance from the HPGE Training Team and Division Director of the HPGE Division, or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

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

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, training, disaster management, public policy or a related field) plus a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on training and curriculum development and on emergency relief and humanitarian assistance issues. Experience developing training programs for adult learners and executives in an international setting is required. Experience working for the USG or with an international organization is preferred.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, training, disaster management, public policy or a related field) plus a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on training and curriculum development and on emergency relief and humanitarian assistance issues. Experience developing training programs for adult learners and executives in an international setting is required. Experience working for the USG or with an international organization is 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.

· 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 ability to develop, administer, and refine an adult training and education program, along with all associated training materials;

QRF #2 Demonstrate your knowledge of and/or experience within the international and USG humanitarian response architecture and policy;

QRF #3 Demonstrate your written communication and oral presentation skills;

QRF #4 Demonstrate your experience in developing multi-media presentations and training modules; and

QRF #5 Demonstrate your ability to develop and manage multiple projects simultaneously, attention to detail, and strong work ethic.

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 – 8 points

QRF #4 – 6 points

QRF #5 – 6 points

Interview Performance Round 1 – 10 points

Interview Performance Round 2 – 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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United States of America: USPSC Middle East Region Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 07 Nov 2019

Position Title: Middle East Region Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000090

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $74,584- $96,958

Issuance Date: November 16, 2017

Closing Date: Open and continuous through November 7, 2019 with Seven (7) Review Periods closing on:

December 14, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 8, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 12, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 8, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 7, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 11, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 7, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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

Dear Prospective Applicants:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

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

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Middle East Region Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000090

2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 16, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:

This solicitation is open and continuous until November 7, 2019. The following are the closing dates for each review period:

December 14, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 8, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 12, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 8, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 7, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 11, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 7, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Candidates not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered for positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be cancelled at OFDA’s discretion.

4. POSITION TITLE: Middle East Region Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-13 equivalent ($74,584 – $96,958 – (additional locality pay adjustments may apply depending on assignment location). 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: Worldwide.

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for up to one year, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training.

After completion of Washington training, the HAA/M may be assigned to Washington, other locations in the United States, or an overseas office, and will be required to serve through rotational assignments. At any time, at the discretion of the OFDA Headquarters, the USPSC may be reassigned/relocated to a geographical location where the individual’s services are needed.

Applicants for the Middle East Region HAA/M position must be willing to be posted at any location. The potential posts are listed as follows, but the location of service could be ultimately determined by the location of future unknown operational requirements. OFDA currently has established relationships with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Combatant Commands (CCMDs) in Miami, Florida; Honolulu, Hawaii; Tampa, Florida; and Stuttgart, Germany, where there is an OFDA operational need to work with the military independent of future country specific disasters. OFDA also has HAA/Ms assigned to Washington, D.C., Okinawa, Japan; and Manama, Bahrain. The OFDA strategic plan also calls for assignment of HAA/Ms in other locations such as Bangkok, Thailand; or San Jose, Costa Rica. Travel for this position will most likely include Washington, D.C., Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Tampa, Florida, and other locations as needed, to coordinate with MECHR RMT, Syria DART, Iraq DART, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, United States Central Command, and other entities on the civ-mil aspects of the ongoing humanitarian response in Syria and Iraq.

Initial post assignments will be based on each applicant’s understanding of OFDA and the humanitarian assistance environment, each applicant’s background (i.e., language, regional experience, etc.), and available post vacancies at the time of award.

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

Program areas of common interest between USAID and Department of Defense (DoD) include, but are not limited to, humanitarian assistance (disaster response), counter-terrorism, strategic communications, conflict prevention and mitigation, counter-insurgency, post-conflict reconstruction and stabilization, resiliency, and transformational development. The Directors of OFDA and the Office of Civilian Military Cooperation (CMC), through OFDA’s Military Liaison Team Leader and the CMC Plans Division Chief, prioritize and monitor close collaboration and coordination between their respective offices. At all points, policy and operational guidance is coordinated with broader technical guidance from the relevant USAID bureau, office, and/or team.

The HAA/M position was established to more effectively coordinate the activities of the Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response (MECHR) RMT, the Syria DART, and the Iraq DART with DoD. These activities include military liaison and coordination, deliberate planning, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) disaster planning under Presidential Decision Directive 39/62. The HAA/Ms will serve as Civil-Military (civ-mil) Affairs Coordinators (CMACs) for the MECHR RMT, the Syria DART, and the Iraq DART. Technical guidance and training will be provided by the MLT in the OPS Division, the responsible unit for staffing the CMAC position.

OBJECTIVE

The MECHR RMT, Syria DART, and Iraq DART require the services of HAA/Ms to provide the critical liaison function between USAID and the DoD military establishment in order to represent the humanitarian sector perspective and expertise in situations where coordination between the parties is required.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Travel regionally (to include Washington, D.C., Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Tampa, Florida, and other locations as needed) to coordinate with MECHR RMT, Syria DART, Iraq DART, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, United States Central Command, and other entities on the civ-mil aspects of the ongoing humanitarian response in Syria and Iraq.

· Advise the RMT Response Manager and Deputy Manager for Operations, and DART Team Leaders on civ-mil issues and recommend courses of action.

· Liaise with DoD during military operational planning and execution to represent OFDA and the humanitarian community.

· Coordinate with the humanitarian community to achieve the best use of military assets by reducing redundant or counterproductive military activities.

· Assist the military in defining and reconciling its role with that of the greater humanitarian relief community.

· Seek out methods to most effectively utilize DoD strengths.

· Represent OFDA in appropriate DoD training and planning exercises with subsequent reporting to OFDA divisions on activities, lessons learned, successes, and future activities as a result of OFDA participation.

· Assist OFDA management in defining a strategy for military coordination which will include guidelines for determining OFDA participation in DoD operations when specific requests are made and where OFDA should request activities and participation.

· Determine whether OFDA participation in DoD humanitarian activities is necessary and useful.

· Provide OFDA briefings and training to uniformed military officers.

· Coordinate with DoD and the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to provide OFDA staff with briefings on military procedures, assets, roles, capabilities, culture, chain-of-command, and humanitarian-related activities and circulate status reports which summarize DoD activities in which OFDA personnel are involved.

· Deploy with DoD forces in humanitarian emergencies.

· Provide reports, debriefs, and evaluations to the MECHR RMT, Syria DART, Iraq DART, and other appropriate OFDA staff of all planning, exercises, and deployments.

· Assist the RMT and DARTs in providing classified USG information support to OFDA.

· Liaise with the DoD and other elements of the USG in an effort to help the military coordinate with the humanitarian community.

· Support deliberate planning within USAID/OFDA and serve as an expert in contingency, operational, and forward planning across all humanitarian sectors with a civ-mil focus.

· Provide gap analysis during disaster responses and recommend appropriate missions and tasks for DoD to support the USG response.

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

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP

The USPSC will take direction from and report to the Deputy Manager for Operations on the MECHR RMT or the DART Team Leader on the Syria or Iraq DART or his/her designees. The USPSC positions will formally rest with the MECHR RMT, Syria DART, and Iraq DART. Technical guidance and training will be provided by the MLT in the OPS Division, the responsible unit for staffing CMAC positions.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

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

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION**

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

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and seven (7) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training; humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning; or professional experience planning for or responding to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) event.

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 five (5) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training; humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning; or professional experience planning for or responding to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) event.

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:

Communication/Liaison Experience (10 points)

· Experience communicating humanitarian concepts to Department of Defense (DoD) officials and other stakeholders.

· Demonstrated ability to prepare written reports and conduct oral presentations.

Knowledge of Humanitarian Assistance (10 points)

· Knowledge of complex emergencies or natural disasters at the D.C., Combatant Command, and Field levels.

· Knowledge of or experience with CBRNE incidents.

· Experience in strategy development including risk assessment, gap analysis, and needs assessment.

Planning & Training Skills (10 points)

· Experience managing the entire training cycle including content design, implementation, and evaluation.

· Experience conducting strategic planning, operational planning, and using the military planning process.

Interview: (20 Points)

Applicants who remain competitive after being evaluated in the Applicant rating system will be invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted by telephone and will consist of the Technical Evaluation Committee asking a standard set of interview questions. Those applicants that are determined to be competitively ranked after the interview phase will be invited to give an oral presentation to the Technical Evaluation Committee.

Presentation: (30 Points)

All competitively ranked applicants will be provided with the same content to use during their presentation. Oral presentations will be conducted in-person, at our offices in Washington, D.C. Applicants who are eligible for the oral presentation, but are unable to travel to Washington will be given an adobe audio/visual link in order to deliver their presentation virtually.

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

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

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

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

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

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

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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United States of America: USPSC Support Relief Group- Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 06 Nov 2019

Position Title: Support Relief Group- Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000054

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $74,584- $96,958

Issuance Date: November 15, 2017

Closing Date: Open and continuous through November 6, 2019 with Seven (7) Review Periods closing on:

December 13, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 11, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 10, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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

Dear Prospective Applicants:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

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

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Support Relief Group -Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000054

2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 15, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: This solicitation is open and continuous until November 6, 2019. The following are the closing dates for each review period:

December 13, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 11, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 10, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Candidates not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered for positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be cancelled at OFDA’s discretion.

4. POSITION TITLE: Support Relief Group – Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military

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.

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).

OPERATIONS DIVISION VALUES

OPS team members ensure that the following division values are incorporated into all aspects of work:

  1. Spiritus Operandi/Espirit De Ops

● Demonstrating trust and openness among staff by assuming the best regarding our colleagues’ intentions and efforts.

● Acting with eagerness and willingness to support one another and work together on tasks.

● Maintaining top-down and bottom-up transparency while promoting a strong work ethic as paramount.

● Demonstrating that optimism, humor, and perspective are powerful components of success, even in crisis-driven work.

  1. Positive Interactions

● Owning how the OPS Division is perceived by others to ensure people maintain a positive impression of the division by treating everyone, regardless of seniority or organizational affiliation, in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner.

● Building a reputation that when OPS is on an issue, it’s going to get addressed.

● Doing our jobs consistently, competently, and effectively, with a focus on results.

● Paying attention and listening mindfully to others, with the intent to really understand how they view a situation and what issue they are trying to address.

● Exhibiting partnership and enthusiasm in helping others solve problems; including delivering hard messages with a smile.

  1. Competency

● Adopting flexible and creative solutions to provide partners and beneficiaries with quality, effective, consistent, and timely results.

● Maintaining proficiency and leadership in our areas of expertise, through engagement, training, field deployments, and exposure to other communities of thought.

● Holding a long-term strategic perspective in the face of current crises.

● Maintaining a global and functional focus for the office.

  1. Resourcefulness

● Using innovating contracting, engagement, administrative, and programmatic approaches to meeting emerging requirements, while being flexible to changing needs.

● Reaching out within the office, agency, interagency, and community beyond to seek innovative and creative solutions.

● Proactively seeking and embracing positive change in order to provide and better service to our customers and stakeholders.

● Viewing challenges as opportunities and focusing on finding a solution rather than just highlighting complications or issues.

  1. Staff Depth and Sustainability

● Cultivating a breadth of experience and expertise by hiring individuals from diverse professional, cultural, and experiential backgrounds.

● Proactively developing relationships with other industries and communities in order to learn and innovate.

● Encouraging staff to service in a variety of roles, through staff rotations, shadowing, mentoring, and OPS liaison positions.

● Continuing to support and staff responses through a variety of hiring mechanisms and resources.

● Achieving response readiness while prioritizing personal life for both self and team members.

● Bolstering staff wellness by incorporating flexible work schedules, leading to increased staff dedication, high-quality work, and flexibility.

  1. Commitment to Safety and Security

● Recognizing that staff safety and security is everyone’s responsibility and enables OFDA access in the field.

● Holding as a hallmark an underlying orientation towards managing risk for staff.

● Preparing staff through training, mentoring, standard operating procedures, and provision of contextual knowledge.

● Displaying professional conduct and integrity during crisis response operations.

● Advocating for professional assessments of security risks prior to deployment of staff.

INTRODUCTION

SUPPORT RELIEF GROUP

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.

MILITARY LIAISON TEAM

Program areas of common interest between USAID and Department of Defense (DoD) include, but are not limited to, humanitarian assistance (disaster response), counter-terrorism, strategic communications, conflict prevention and mitigation, counter-insurgency, post-conflict reconstruction and stabilization, resiliency, and transformational development. To ensure cohesion among policy goals and operational execution, USAID assigns Senior Development Advisors (SDAs) and OFDA Humanitarian Assistance Advisors/Military (HAA/Ms) to DoD Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), U.S. Special Operations Command and the Pentagon.

The USAID SDA serves as the principal USAID officer to the relevant Combatant Command (CCMD) and to the Pentagon, supporting the full spectrum of policies and activities across USAID’s regional and functional bureaus and enabling and empowering the USAID perspective and operational priorities within DoD. The OFDA HAA/M has the lead on coordinating disaster response activities for USAID within the CCMD area of responsibility and to the Pentagon and reports directly to the OFDA Director.

In all areas of activity, the SDA and HAA/M closely collaborate on their messaging to and activities with the GCCs, including sharing information and back-filling one another as necessary. It is also a joint responsibility of the SDA and the HAA/M to keep one another informed of the other’s activities. The Directors of OFDA and the Office of Civilian Military Cooperation (CMC), through OFDA’s Military Liaison Team Leader and the CMC Plans Division Chief, prioritize and monitor close collaboration and coordination between their respective offices. At all points, policy and operational guidance is coordinated with broader technical guidance from the relevant USAID bureau, office, and/or team.

The HAA/M position was established to more effectively coordinate the activities of the MLT. These activities include military liaison and coordination, deliberate planning, DART deployment, RMT participation and CBRNE disaster planning under Presidential Decision Directive 39/62. The HAA/M will be located within the OPS’ MLT and functions as the Division’s principal point of contact with the DoD.

OBJECTIVE

OPS requires the services of SRG HAA/Ms to provide the critical liaison function between USAID and the DoD military establishment in order to represent the humanitarian sector perspective and expertise in situations where coordination between the parties is required.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SRG HAA/M will provide support for various operational aspects of MLT and may include all or some of the following:

· Coordinate with the humanitarian community to achieve the best use of military assets by reducing redundant or counterproductive military activities;

· Assist the military in defining and reconciling its role with that of the greater humanitarian relief community;

· Seek out methods to most effectively utilize DoD strengths;

· Represent OFDA in appropriate DoD training and planning exercises with subsequent reporting to OFDA divisions on activities, lessons learned, success and future activities as a result of OFDA participation;

· Represent OFDA in DoD conferences in the context of priorities set forth by the OPS Division Chief, such as, participate in After-action Reviews, humanitarian exercises sponsored at the Combatant Command level and at operational level and strategic planning exercises normally conducted through Pentagon auspices to interact with policy makers;

· Assist OFDA management in defining a strategy for military coordination which will include guidelines for determining OFDA participation in DoD operations when specific requests are made and where OFDA should request activities and participation;

· Determine whether OFDA participation in DoD humanitarian activities is necessary and useful;

· Provide OFDA briefings and training to uniformed military officers at various DoD educational institutions (War Colleges, National Defense University, Navy Postgraduate School, etc.) and other units. Training includes OFDA’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course;

· Coordinate with DoD and the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to provide OFDA staff with briefings on military procedures, assets, roles, capabilities, culture, chain-of-command and humanitarian-related activities and circulate status reports which summarize DoD activities in which OFDA personnel are involved;

· Deploy with DoD forces in humanitarian emergencies;

· Provide reports, debriefs and evaluations to the MLT Team Leader and other appropriate OFDA staff of all planning, exercises and deployments;

· Assist in the identification of OFDA’s Disaster Response Division deployment needs in designated “at risk” countries where DARTs may deploy; work with other teams within OFDA to determine appropriate DART needs as a basis for contingency planning for personnel and resources;

· Deploy to the field as a DART member, as necessary;

· Assist the MLT in providing classified USG information support to OFDA as requested and to selected DARTs and RMTs on an as-needed basis;

· Assist regional CCMDs in developing the humanitarian assistance aspect of their strategic operations and crisis action planning products;

· Liaise with the DoD and other elements of the USG in an effort to help the military coordinate with the humanitarian community;

· Support deliberate planning within USAID/OFDA and serve as an expert in contingency, operational, and forward planning across all humanitarian sectors, with a civil-military focus;

· Provide critical monitoring and planning expertise surrounding incipient disasters, disaster response and early recovery. Monitor regional or country based field situations to advise the Military Planning Process, based on changing field circumstances such as the sudden on-set of natural or manmade disaster or the evolution of a slow on-set disaster or crisis;

· Recommend short- and long-range humanitarian assistance goals for OFDA during disasters with a civil-military context, develop detailed plans for implementing them, and oversee implementation at the DC, CCMD, and field level;

· Provide gap analysis during disaster responses and recommend appropriate missions and tasks for DOD to support the USG response;

· May 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;

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

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

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

In general, the SRG HAA/M will take direction from and report to the OAT Leader or his/her designee. When activated, the designee will be the MLT Leader or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

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

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and seven (7) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training; humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning; or professional experience planning for or responding to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) event.

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 five (5) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training; humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning; or professional experience planning for or responding to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) event.

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:

Communication/Liaison Experience (10 points)

  • Experience communicating humanitarian concepts to Department of Defense (DoD) officials and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare written reports and conduct oral presentations.

Knowledge of Humanitarian Assistance (10 points)

  • Knowledge of complex emergencies or natural disasters at the D.C., Combatant Command, and Field levels.
  • Knowledge of or experience with CBRNE incidents.
  • Experience in strategy development including risk assessment, gap analysis, and needs assessment.

Planning & Training Skills (10 points)

  • Experience managing the entire training cycle including content design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Experience conducting strategic planning, operational planning, and using the military planning process.

Interview: 20 Points

Applicants who remain competitive after being evaluated in the Applicant rating system will be invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted by telephone and will consist of the Technical Evaluation Committee asking a standard set of interview questions. Those applicants that are determined to be competitively ranked after the interview phase will be invited to give an oral presentation to the Technical Evaluation Committee.

Presentation: 30 Points

All competitively ranked applicants will be provided with the same content to use during their presentation. Oral presentations will be conducted in-person, at our offices in Washington, D.C. Applicants who are eligible for the oral presentation, but are unable to travel to Washington will be given an adobe audio/visual link in order to deliver their presentation virtually.

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

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

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

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

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

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

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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United States of America: USPSC Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 06 Nov 2019

Position Title: Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000065

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $74,584- $96,958

Issuance Date: November 15, 2017

Closing Date: Open and continuous through November 6, 2019 with Seven (7) Review Periods closing on:

December 13, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 11, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 10, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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

Dear Prospective Applicants:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

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

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000065

2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 15, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: This solicitation is open and continuous until November 6, 2019. The following are the closing dates for each review period:

December 13, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 11, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 10, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Candidates not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered for positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be cancelled at OFDA’s discretion.

4. POSITION TITLE: Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-13 equivalent ($74,584 – $96,958 – (additional locality pay adjustments may apply depending on assignment location). 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: Worldwide

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for up to one year, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training.

After completion of training in Washington D.C., the HAA/M may be assigned to Washington D.C, other locations in the United States, or an overseas office, and will be required to serve through rotational assignments. At any time, at the discretion of the OFDA Headquarters, the USPSC may be reassigned/relocated to a geographical location where the individual’s services are needed.

Applicants for the HAA/M position must be willing to be posted at any location. The potential posts are listed as follows, but the location of service could be ultimately determined by the location of future unknown operational requirements. OFDA currently has established relationships with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Combatant Commands (CCMD) in Miami, Florida; Honolulu, Hawaii; Tampa, Florida; and Stuttgart, Germany, where there is an OFDA operational need to work with the military independent of future country specific disasters. OFDA also has HAA/Ms assigned to Washington, D.C., Okinawa, Japan; and Manama, Bahrain. The OFDA strategic plan also calls for assignment of HAA/Ms in other locations such as Bangkok, Thailand; or San Jose, Costa Rica.

Initial post assignments will be based on each applicant’s understanding of OFDA and the humanitarian assistance environment, each applicant’s background (i.e., language, regional experience, etc.), and available post vacancies at the time of award.

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 (CBRNE) 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).

OPERATIONS DIVISION VALUES

OPS team members ensure that the following division values are incorporated into all aspects of work:

  1. Spiritus Operandi/Espirit De Ops

● Demonstrating trust and openness among staff by assuming the best regarding our colleagues’ intentions and efforts.

● Acting with eagerness and willingness to support one another and work together on tasks.

● Maintaining top-down and bottom-up transparency while promoting a strong work ethic as paramount.

● Demonstrating that optimism, humor, and perspective are powerful components of success, even in crisis-driven work.

  1. Positive Interactions

● Owning how the OPS Division is perceived by others to ensure people maintain a positive impression of the division by treating everyone, regardless of seniority or organizational affiliation, in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner.

● Building a reputation that when OPS is on an issue, it’s going to get addressed.

● Doing our jobs consistently, competently, and effectively, with a focus on results.

● Paying attention and listening mindfully to others, with the intent to really understand how they view a situation and what issue they are trying to address.

● Exhibiting partnership and enthusiasm in helping others solve problems; including delivering hard messages with a smile.

  1. Competency

● Adopting flexible and creative solutions to provide partners and beneficiaries with quality, effective, consistent, and timely results.

● Maintaining proficiency and leadership in our areas of expertise, through engagement, training, field deployments, and exposure to other communities of thought.

● Holding a long-term strategic perspective in the face of current crises.

● Maintaining a global and functional focus for the office.

  1. Resourcefulness

● Using innovating contracting, engagement, administrative, and programmatic approaches to meeting emerging requirements, while being flexible to changing needs.

● Reaching out within the office, agency, interagency, and community beyond to seek innovative and creative solutions.

● Proactively seeking and embracing positive change in order to provide and better service to our customers and stakeholders.

● Viewing challenges as opportunities and focusing on finding a solution rather than just highlighting complications or issues.

  1. Staff Depth and Sustainability

● Cultivating a breadth of experience and expertise by hiring individuals from diverse professional, cultural, and experiential backgrounds.

● Proactively developing relationships with other industries and communities in order to learn and innovate.

● Encouraging staff to service in a variety of roles, through staff rotations, shadowing, mentoring, and OPS liaison positions.

● Continuing to support and staff responses through a variety of hiring mechanisms and resources.

● Achieving response readiness while prioritizing personal life for both self and team members.

● Bolstering staff wellness by incorporating flexible work schedules, leading to increased staff dedication, high-quality work, and flexibility.

  1. Commitment to Safety and Security

● Recognizing that staff safety and security is everyone’s responsibility and enables OFDA access in the field.

● Holding as a hallmark an underlying orientation towards managing risk for staff.

● Preparing staff through training, mentoring, standard operating procedures, and provision of contextual knowledge.

● Displaying professional conduct and integrity during crisis response operations.

● Advocating for professional assessments of security risks prior to deployment of staff.

INTRODUCTION

USAID Civil-Military Coordination

Program areas of common interest between USAID and DoD include, but are not limited to, humanitarian assistance (disaster response), counter-terrorism, strategic communications, conflict prevention and mitigation, counter-insurgency, post-conflict reconstruction and stabilization, resiliency, and transformational development. To ensure cohesion among policy goals and operational execution, USAID assigns Senior Development Advisors (SDAs) and OFDA Humanitarian Assistance Advisors/Military (HAA/M) to DoD Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), and U.S. Special Operations Command and the Pentagon.

The USAID SDA serves as the principal USAID officer to the relevant Combatant Command (CCMD) and to the Pentagon, supporting the full spectrum of policies and activities across USAID’s regional and functional bureaus and enabling and empowering the USAID perspective and operational priorities within DoD. The OFDA HAA/M has the lead on coordinating disaster response activities for USAID within the CCMD area of responsibility and to the Pentagon and reports directly to the OFDA Director.

In all areas of activity, the SDA and HAA/M closely collaborate on their messaging to and activities with the GCCs, including sharing information and back-filling one another as necessary. It is also a joint responsibility of the SDA and the HAA/M to keep one another informed of the other’s activities. The Directors of OFDA and the Office of Civilian Military Cooperation (CMC), through OFDA’s MLT Leader and the CMC Plans Division Chief, prioritize and monitor close collaboration and coordination between their respective offices. At all points, policy and operational guidance is coordinated with broader technical guidance from the relevant USAID bureau, office, and/or team.

The HAA/M position was established to more effectively coordinate the activities of the MLT. These activities include military liaison and coordination, deliberate planning, DART deployment, RMT participation and CBRNE disaster planning under Presidential Decision Directive 39/62. The HAA/M will be located within the OPS Division MLT and functions as the Division’s principal point of contact with DoD.

OBJECTIVE

The OPS Division requires the services of the HAA/M to provide the critical liaison function between USAID and DoD military establishment in order to represent the humanitarian sector perspective and provide expertise in situations where coordination between the parties is required.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with the humanitarian community to achieve the best use of military assets by reducing redundant or counterproductive military activities;
  • Assist the military in defining and reconciling its role with that of the greater humanitarian relief community;
  • Seek out methods to most effectively utilize DoD strengths;
  • Represent OFDA in appropriate DoD training and planning exercises with subsequent reporting to OFDA divisions on activities, lessons learned, success and proposed future activities as a result of OFDA participation;
  • Represent OFDA in DoD conferences in the context of priorities set forth by the OPS Division Chief, such as, participate in AARs, humanitarian exercises sponsored at the CCMD and operational levels, as well as strategic planning exercises normally conducted through Pentagon auspices to interact with policy makers;
  • Assist OFDA management in defining a strategy for military coordination which will include guidelines for determining OFDA participation in DoD operations when specific requests are made and where OFDA should request activities and participation;
  • Determine whether OFDA participation in DoD humanitarian activities is necessary and useful;
  • Provide OFDA briefings and training to uniformed military officers at various DoD educational institutions (War Colleges, National Defense University, Navy Postgraduate School, etc.) and other units. Training includes OFDA’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course JHOC;
  • Coordinate with DoD and the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to provide OFDA staff with briefings on military procedures, assets, roles, capabilities, culture, chain-of-command and humanitarian-related activities and circulate status reports which summarize DoD activities in which OFDA personnel are involved;
  • Deploy with DoD forces in humanitarian emergencies;
  • Provide reports, debriefs and evaluations to the MLT Team Leader and other appropriate OFDA staff on all planning, exercises and deployments;
  • Assist in the identification of OFDA’s Disaster Response Division deployment needs in designated “at risk” countries where DARTs may deploy; work with other teams within OFDA to determine appropriate DART needs as a basis for contingency planning for personnel and resources;
  • Deploy to the field as a DART member, as necessary;
  • Assist the MLT in providing classified USG information support to OFDA as requested and to selected DARTs and RMTs on an as-needed basis;
  • Assist regional Combatant Commanders in developing the humanitarian assistance aspect of their strategic operations and crisis action planning products;
  • Liaise with DoD and other elements of the USG in an effort to help the military coordinate with the humanitarian community;
  • Support deliberate planning within USAID/OFDA and serve as an expert in contingency, operational, and forward planning across all humanitarian sectors, with a civil-military focus;
  • Provide critical monitoring and planning expertise surrounding incipient disasters, disaster response and early recovery. Monitor regional or country based field situations to advise the Military Planning Process, based on changing field circumstances such as the sudden on-set of natural or manmade disaster or the evolution of a slow on-set disaster or crisis;
  • Recommend short- and long-range humanitarian assistance goals for OFDA during disasters with a civil-military context, develop detailed plans for implementing them, and oversee implementation at the DC, CCMD, and field level;
  • Provide gap analysis during disaster responses, recommend appropriate missions, and tasks for DOD to support the USG response;
  • Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied;
  • Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months;
  • As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time;
  • As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The HAA/M will take direction from and report to the OPS MLT Leader in Washington, DC or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

The Supervisor will set overall objectives. The USPSC and the Supervisor together will develop deadlines, projects, and work to be accomplished. The USPSC is expected to take initiative, act independently and perform with minimal direction in responding to humanitarian emergencies and military liaison activities as part of a fast-paced office environment*.*

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and seven (7) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training; humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning; or professional experience planning for or responding to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) event.

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 five (5) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training; humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning; or professional experience planning for or responding to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) event.

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:

Communication/Liaison Experience (10 points)

  • Experience communicating humanitarian concepts to DoD officials and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare written reports and conduct oral presentations.

Knowledge of Humanitarian Assistance (10 points)

  • Knowledge of complex emergencies or natural disasters at the D.C., Combatant Command, and Field levels.
  • Knowledge of or experience with CBRNE incidents.
  • Experience in strategy development including risk assessment, gap analysis, and needs assessment.

Planning & Training Skills (10 points)

  • Experience managing the entire training cycle including content design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Experience conducting strategic planning, operational planning, and using the military planning process.

Interview: 20 Points

Applicants who remain competitive after being evaluated in the Applicant rating system will be invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted by telephone and will consist of the Technical Evaluation Committee asking a standard set of interview questions. Those applicants that are determined to be competitively ranked after the interview phase will be invited to give an oral presentation to the Technical Evaluation Committee.

Presentation: 30 Points

All competitively ranked applicants will be provided with the same content to use during their presentation. Oral presentations will be conducted in-person, at our offices in Washington, D.C. Applicants who are eligible for the oral presentation, but are unable to travel to Washington will be given an adobe audio/visual link in order to deliver their presentation virtually.

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

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

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

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

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

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

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

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

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALSVia email**: recruiter@ofda.gov

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South Africa: Development Worker (m/f) as Advisor on Strengthening Financial Management towards improved service delivery, Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 03 Dec 2017

For the location Middelburg in South Africa we are looking for a

Development Worker (m/f) as Advisor on Strengthening Financial Management towards improved service delivery, Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

JOB-ID: 33909

Field of activity

The Steve Tshwete Local Municipality (STLM) is responsible for basic service delivery to citizens in line with key policies and programmes of the South African Government. The STLM is experiencing high population growth and rapid urbanisation while at the same time servicing a rural population. The demands for new service delivery infrastructure and maintaining existing infrastructure are high. The Governance Support Programme II (GSP II) supports local service delivery through improved planning, budgeting, monitoring, financing of service delivery and oversight. The development worker will support the STLM to improve key approaches and processes for financing of and procurement for service delivery. The development worker’s focus will primarily be on strengthening systems and processes of procurement, supply chain management, revenue management and adaptation of organisational processes and systems to support innovation in these areas.Service delivery can be improved if the municipality can improve its ability to collect and manage revenue, to procure appropriately and timely and to maintain its assets necessary for delivery.

Your tasks

  • Support the process to introduce a procurement plan linked to the strategic and service delivery implementation plan of the STLM;
  • Facilitate an initiative to improve the processes of supply chain management including the development of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Supply Chain Management;
  • Research and outline options for revenue enhancement in the STLM as well as ensuring that the municipal financial plan meets the revenue requirements of the STLM;
  • Facilitate capacity development initiatives and business process re-engineering for Supply Chain Management, asset management and revenue generation;
  • Support the introduction of a costing model for services rendered.

Your profile

You offer the following qualifications

  • Degree in Public Financial Management or related field;
  • Some proven experience in the field of public finances and local governance;
  • Experience in business process re-engineering and organisational advice / facilitation;
  • Personal skills: Ability to work independently, provide mentoring support, deliver quality products and be a team player with excellent communication skills;
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite.

You offer the following competencies

  • A valid driver’s license;
  • Must be culturally aware and sensitive, especially in rural South African settings;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the South African government system.

For more information please visit: http://j.mp/GIZ33909

How to apply:

For more information please visit: http://j.mp/GIZ33909

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Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Dec 2017

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 17-194

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 14, 2017

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: December 5, 2017 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information)

  5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 11. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

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

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

  8. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to:
    • Undergo a comprehensive background investigation and;
    • Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

  9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below)

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

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

  12. POINT OF CONTACT: Recruitment Team, email at hrnairobi@usaid.gov

BACKGROUND

USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) invests in population and health programs at national and county levels that aim to improve the survival, well-being and productivity of the Kenyan population by reducing the burden of major infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and addressing the main causes of maternal and child illness and deaths. This includes cross-cutting work to strengthen healthcare systems and build capacity, and to support the national government to formulate key policies and guidelines while assisting counties to better plan, manage and finance quality health services to meet local needs.

The Health Population and Nutrition (HPN) office is USAID/ KEA’s largest office, managing a portfolio valued at over $400 million annually. The office receives funding from a number of U.S. Presidential Initiatives, including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), Feed the Future (FtF) as well as other USAID health funds for family planning, maternal newborn and child health, nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene. The Mission has a Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) with the goal “Kenya’s governance and economy sustainably transformed.” The Health Population and Nutrition Office portfolio contributes to this strategic goal by primarily contributing to the CDCS Development Objective (DO) 2 “Health and Human capacity strengthened.”

The Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information) (SI) of the Health Population and Nutrition (HPN), USAID/KEA serves as one of the key SI technical advisors to the HPN Director and Team Leaders (HIV/AIDS, Family Health, Malaria and Health Systems) in the management of strategic information under the HPN portfolio. The Project Management Specialist (SI) is one of four members on the Strategic Information and Monitoring and Evaluation Team, and reports to the Team Lead.

The incumbent in her or his capacity as Project Management Specialist (SI) shall:
● Assist in the development, management, and maintenance of the performance monitoring and evaluation activities for HPN.
● Support the management of the data for policy and program reform and evaluations of demographic, health, and other data.
● Lead all the technical works on the development and operationalization of the implementing partners’ monitoring, evaluation and learning plans.
● Participates in the interagency monitoring and evaluation (M&E) SI working group.
● Maintain close contact with other USG agencies and all the national health sector programs to ensure harmonized performance reporting under the PEPFAR, PMI, and other initiatives.
● Work with USAID DO team members and implementing partners in the identification, validation and prioritization of implementation science including operations research opportunities within the HPN portfolio and ensures full compliance to the Agency Scientific Research Policy Guidelines.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Assistance in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning – 40%

● Works closely with the Data Management Specialist to identify opportunities for further data analysis, and translates analytical works to the HPN technical team into products for better development and targeting of high impact interventions.
● Leads the identification and prioritization of key early warning outcome level indicators for tracking the progress towards the achievement of HPN’s Project Approval Document (PAD) intermediate and end term results.
● Works closely with select project managers to ensure that implementing partners have developed strategic interventions and M&E plans consistent with the needs of the HPN performance monitoring plan (PMP), and includes all required indicators.
● Responsible for developing HPN’s PAD Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan and ensures that funded activities’ results are fully aligned with HPN’s strategic documents.
● Leads the coordination of USAID’s response in completing the semi-annual and annual reporting documents, which includes PEPFAR, PMI, and other health areas as assigned.
● Prepares and makes technical presentations to HPN and Mission at large from the implementation science, operations research, and activity evaluations as part of findings dissemination and promotion of data use.

Program Management, Coordination & Representation – 30 %

● Serves as COR/AOR and/or Activity Manager for strategic information (monitoring and evaluation, health management information systems, surveys and surveillance) activities, as assigned. Analyzes program performance data and financial reports; including reports on activity burn rates and pipelines and expenditure accruals, reviewing reports from partners with particular attention to activity and financial indicators.
● Contributes to the management of activities related to the national data collection efforts, such as the annual HIV Sentinel and Behavioral Surveillance program, as well as National HIV/AIDS Impact Assessments, Demographic and Health Surveys and Kenya Health Facility Assessments.
● Represents HPN at the national technical working groups (TWGs) on national household surveys and all strategic information related interagency coordinating committees convened by the Government of Kenya (GOK).
● Coordinates USAID’s health M&E efforts with the GOK strategies including post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals implementation/operational plans and Vision 2030 expectations. Actively participates in the interagency monitoring and reporting under PEPFAR for USAID including joint USAID – GOK Data Quality Assessments, and Data Quality Improvement Initiatives.
● Conducts regular site visits to USAID implementing partners; communicates findings and recommendations for strengthening HPN’s M&E activities, and as appropriate, implementing partners and GOK counterparts.
● Assists implementing partners to understand compliance with all relevant USAID and initiative specific regulations and procedures. Makes programmatic recommendations to HPN Team, based on performance statistics and other available data, on how to use data for action. Recommendations will focus on approaches to data usage that will improve the quality of service delivery, and adjustments to implementation strategies to improve outcomes.
● Works with the HPN team on the creation of new activity designs and overall HPN strategic planning documents; with a focus on the development of strong results frameworks and logical framework analysis to improve the linkages between the desired outcomes, and proposed approach.

Strategic Planning – 30 %

● Provides programmatic and technical assistance to GOK institutes, including but not limited to: National AIDS Control Council (NACC), National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP), Division of Family Health Programs – (Reproductive Health/Family Planning, Maternal & Child Health, Nutrition and WASH), National Malaria Control Program and Health Systems to strengthen their M&E systems.
● Actively participates in the development of comprehensive reporting tools for the national health sector programs.
● Leads and coordinates the development of programmatic narratives on the overall achieved annual results for malaria, family health programs and to a lesser extent PEPFAR program.
● Provides ongoing technical assistance, training, and consultation on the development and implementation of M&E plans, data utilization to further programmatic efforts and reporting required to USG activity managers and implementing partners.

POSITION ELEMENTS:
A. Supervision Received: The Project Management Specialist – (SI) works under the supervision of the SI Team Lead. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments are self-generated, and occur in the normal course of the work. S/he exercises independence in most phases of the assignment, but determines those situations that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected. The incumbent seeks advice and assistance as required. Completed work is accepted as technically correct, and the overall assignment is reviewed in terms of results achieved.

B. Supervision Exercised: None.

C. Available Guidelines: PEPFAR Planning and Reporting Guidelines, USAID regulations (including the Automated Directives System), the CDCS Performance Management Plan, HPN PAD Monitoring and Evaluation Plan including its Logical Framework Analysis provide broad guidelines as to the conduct of work related to the duties described above. USAID and PEPFAR program both have other documents and background papers on strategic information (health management information systems, monitoring and evaluation, surveys and surveillance) which may also provide valuable resources.

D. Exercise of Judgment: The incumbent works with a high level of independence in managing HPN monitoring and evaluation systems, and in informing and advising technical staff and IPs on data collection and measurement in Kenya. S/he uses considerable judgment in developing ideas and proposals, and in determining the appropriate analytical approach to be used for a particular analysis. The incumbent also exercises considerable judgment in determining who to involve or not involve in a particular activity, and proposes teams to accomplish the objectives and analyses agreed to.

E. Authority to Make Commitments: The Specialist retains the authority given to activity managers in USAID, and may make administrative arrangements and determinations consistent with ADS guidance and Mission policy. The Specialist must take action and establish priorities based on available guidelines and professional judgment. Guidance should be sought when needed, and the supervisor informed of activity and project status. The Specialist will on occasion be required to negotiate ad referendum for the supervisor.

F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Maintains a range of contacts with host-government professional staffs, representatives of other donors, and senior-level professional staff of other HPN Teams and Offices within the Mission. Maintains contact with leaders from private-sector and non-governmental organizations. These contacts may involve sensitive program and project management matters (e.g., failure to comply with agreed-upon conditions precedent). The purpose of these contacts is to collect information, organize input into program reviews and strategic objective/activity evaluations, and on occasion to explain the entire USAID/KEA PEPFAR program and its objectives.

G. Time Expected to Reach Full Performance: 1 year

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education: Master’s Degree in public health, statistics, epidemiology, demography, sociology, public policy, or related field.
B. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years progressively responsible, job-related professional experience is required. Project management experience is desirable. Experience in the application of statistical methods and field research experience is required. A record of publications based on independent analytical work from either primary or secondary sources and some specialized training in monitoring and evaluation is desirable.
C. Post Entry Training: Familiarization training in USAID-specific procedures, regulations, and methods, and orientation to working from a donor-Agency perspective, etc., will be provided. Successful completion of formal COR/AOR certification courses is required. Other training to maintain professional capability in the field, and other courses offered for professional USAID staff, as appropriate; and, courses, seminars, conferences, and other activities in fields related to the sector and needed to maintain and update professional qualifications, as they become available will be provided, subject to offerings and the availability of funds.
D. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English proficiency, speaking and writing, is required.
E. Job Knowledge: Knowledge and understanding of host-country historic, economic, social, cultural, and political characteristics and an understanding of the general level of development in the region is required. This position requires a thorough knowledge, or the ability to quickly acquire a thorough knowledge of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation; and, the objectives, methodology, and status of projects assigned. Knowledge of the objectives and operations of the USG, or the program activities of other international donor organizations, is desirable.
F. Skills and Abilities: This position requires experience in a management capacity, political analysis, and program reporting and monitoring, and strong interpersonal and team building skills. The ability to service as an effective liaison with a wide array of individuals and institutions essential. The incumbent must possess a familiarity with a wide range of issues, such as program evaluation, public health, community development, economic policy, and democracy and governance. The Project Management Specialist – SI must be able to prepare clear, substantive reports and briefing papers in English, in a timely manner, and have the ability to develop a thorough understanding of USAID and host government policies and procedures. The work requires flexibility, and an ability to react to changing systems with sound analyses, and the ability to work under pressure.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, which describes how their relevant professional experience and education has prepared them to meet the specific challenges of the duties and responsibilities described above. As part of the interview process, those applicants ranked highest may be required to submit a timed writing sample on a topic provided. The selection committee may conduct reference checks at any time during the selection process.
Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored.

  • Prior work experience (30 points)
  • Job Knowledge (20 points)
  • Skills and abilities (50 points)
  • Total possible points: 100
    Candidates meeting the above required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application and reference checks. References will be asked to assess the applicant’s technical knowledge, work performance, communication skills, and group dynamics, using the above criteria. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed applicants. The interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

How to apply:

IV. How to Apply

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

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

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

OR

External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to MyJobsInKenya .

Note to Applicants:

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

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

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

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United States of America: USPSC Program Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 07 Dec 2017

Position Title: Program Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00004

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

Issuance Date: November 9, 2017

Closing Date: December 7, 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 Specialist (POS) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

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

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

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

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

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

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

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

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Program Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00004

2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 9, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: December 7, 2017, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Program Operations 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) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTRODUCTION

The BFIT Team is part of the PS Division within OFDA. The core functions of the BFIT Team are: financial management of international disaster assistance (IDA) funds, IT program management, information management, and other general administrative services. The Budget and Finance Unit falls under the BFIT Team. The core functions of the Budget and Finance Unit are: budget planning, justification, execution, and reporting; management of OFDA’s operating year budget; processing financial transactions, and financial analysis and reporting. The Budget and Finance Unit plays a critical role in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders regarding OFDA’s annual appropriations and funding requests.

OBJECTIVE

The Budget and Finance Unit requires the services of Program Operations Specialists to strengthen its capability to provide prompt, effective services in the areas of budget formulation, budget execution, and financial management in support of the delivery of humanitarian assistance around the world.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Operations Specialist will assist in carrying out the budget formulation and execution functions of the Budget and Finance Unit in support of OFDA’s worldwide humanitarian assistance operations and mandate.

Budget Formulation

· Support the formulation of annual and supplemental program budget requests, narratives, and supporting materials for IDA contingency funding, based on historical trends, projected humanitarian needs, and knowledge of organizational and USG budgetary priorities.

· Support the justification of IDA budget requests, including providing written and verbal briefings to OFDA’s budgetary stakeholders, such as USAID’s Office of Budget and Resource Management, the State Department’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources, the White House Office of Management and Budget, and Congress.

· Work closely with OFDA’s disaster response and technical staff to understand OFDA’s humanitarian assistance programming priorities and advocate for OFDA’s budget with external budgetary stakeholders based on these priorities.

· Coordinate closely with counterparts in USAID/DCHA’s Office of Food for Peace and Office of Policy and Program Management on budget formulation and justification.

· Maintain awareness of the appropriations process and analyze appropriations legislation, including any special language or restrictions pertaining to OFDA’s funding that could impact OFDA’s humanitarian assistance programs.

Budget Execution – Strategic Planning

· Support the planning and execution of a complex office budget that consists of reserves for unforeseeable disasters and emergencies, programs to address ongoing emergencies, disaster risk reduction programs, as well as program support and operational expenses.

· Assist in analyzing humanitarian needs, trends, and available resources; present such analysis in verbal and written briefings, charts, and graphs.

· Assist in the development of templates, timelines, and guidance for the OFDA annual budget allocation process, and communicate these to OFDA’s staff.

· Support the annual OFDA budget allocation process, and help facilitate the allocation of budgets to divisions and teams once budgets are approved.

· Track the status of OFDA’s disaster assistance resources; provide regular budget status updates to OFDA senior management and team leaders.

· Prepare reports and briefings on OFDA’s budget position, priorities, and plans.

Budget Execution – Financial Processing and Tracking

· Develop expertise in all Agency corporate financial and procurement management systems used to manage and program OFDA’s disaster assistance funding.

· Process financial transactions using OFDA’s program management and reporting system along with the Agency’s financial and procurement systems; reconcile data between the systems to ensure accuracy.

· Maintain budget and finance related records for OFDA’s disaster assistance program funds.

· Facilitate the financial components of joint programming between OFDA and other parts of USAID, utilizing USAID’s corporate systems.

· Provide limited technical support to OFDA staff on the use of OFDA’s program management and reporting system and Agency financial and procurement systems; develop written procedures and guidelines for users specific to OFDA’s unique business process needs.

· Assist in processing of emergency-based reimbursable agreements with other federal agencies during disasters.

Budgetary and Financial Reporting

· Meet regular budgetary and financial reporting requirements to OFDA’s budgetary stakeholders as well as auditors.

· Prepare reports in response to ad-hoc inquiries from OFDA staff, OFDA’s budgetary stakeholders, and auditors.

· Prepare OFDA’s contributions to State and USAID budget reports and exercises, such as the annual Operational Plan or ForeignAssistance.gov reporting.

· Manipulate and query OFDA and USAID corporate systems to produce standard reports and ad hoc reports, utilizing Microsoft Excel as necessary.

Other Budgetary and Financial Management Duties

· Monitor use of OFDA program funds by overseas USAID offices to ensure that resources are fully accounted for and utilized in accordance with the OFDA disaster assistance mandate and consistent with the accounts/appropriations provided to OFDA.

· Coordinate and monitor the accruals process on a quarterly basis and provide information and guidance as necessary to OFDA staff.

· Coordinate the quarterly and annual reviews of unliquidated balances, including researching and facilitating de-obligations of unliquidated funds as appropriate.

· Support OFDA’s internal control processes, especially as they relate to financial management of OFDA’s disaster assistance program funds, and support the preparation of OFDA’s submission for the annual Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act exercise.

· Develop expertise in basic budgetary and financial management concepts, such as the principles of appropriations law, funds control violations, and pertinent USAID budgetary or financial policies.

Other OFDA Duties

· Serve, as needed, as PS Division representative on technical evaluation panels for OFDA solicitations including U.S. Personal Services Contractors (USPSCs), Cooperative Agreements, Grants, and Contracts.

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

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and report to the BFIT 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 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 and at least five (5) years of relevant work experience in a combination of finance, accounting, international relations, humanitarian assistance, legislative affairs, and/or a related field (preferably with or for the Federal Government). Preferred experience with USG budgeting processes and financial systems, or processes and systems of a similar nature.

OR

Master’s degree and at least four (4) years of relevant work experience in a combination of finance, accounting, international relations, humanitarian assistance, legislative affairs, and/or a related field (preferably with or for the Federal Government). Preferred experience with USG budgeting processes and financial systems, or processes and systems of a similar nature.

OR

At least nine (9) years of work experience in a position culminating in the set of duties and responsibilities similar to those of this position. Preferred experience with of USG budgeting processes and financial systems, or processes and systems of a similar nature.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

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

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

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

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

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors below are of equal value.)

QRF #1 Discuss your experience and role in supporting the management of an organization’s budget, including any knowledge or experience with coordinating detailed financial and/or budgetary tasks and record-keeping across multiple systems. Please highlight specific experience with federal budgeting or financial procedures.

QRF #2 Describe your general experience working with budgetary or financial data in complex systems, software, databases, and Microsoft Excel. Explain how you have analyzed budgetary or financial information, including descriptions of the types of reports you have produced and the analysis you conducted to produce them.

QRF #3 Discuss how you generally approach working as a part of a team in a fast-paced dynamic environment in which you maintain flexibility, multi-task, manage competing priorities, and meet aggressive deadlines. Please give details and examples of the role you played on a team operating in this type of setting.

QRF #4 Describe your experience developing processes and guidance for using budgetary, financial management, procurement, or reporting systems.

QRF #5 Describe your experience communicating budgetary or financial concepts to an audience of non-budgetary or financial professionals. What information did you communicate, and in what format?

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

Interview Performance – 40 points

Timed Writing Test – 15 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 15 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

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

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

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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France: Responsable d’équipe projet en santé publique – santé internationale

Organization: AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT
Country: France
Closing date: 10 Dec 2017

L’AFD recrute un(e) Responsable d’équipe projet en santé publique / santé internationale (CDI) pour sa Division Santé, Protection sociale (SAN), au sein du Département des Transitions Démographiques et Sociales (SOC).
Descriptif des missions
Le/la responsable d’équipe projet est chargé(e) de la prospection, de l’instruction, de l’analyse des conditions et des modalités de financement des projets et programmes qui lui sont confiés, ainsi que du suivi en exécution de ceux-ci.
Il s’agit (mais non exclusivement) de projets de santé en lien avec les politiques de population et de de santé maternelle et infantile (SRMNI) ; ainsi que des projets de renforcement de système de santé (RSS) et d’atteinte de la Couverture universelle en santé (CUS).
A ce titre, il/elle est responsable, en collaboration étroite avec l’équipe de la division santé et protection sociale, mais aussi avec les responsables géographiques chargés du suivi des pays concernés, de :
•l’analyse et du suivi des politiques de santé des pays d’intervention ;
•la formulation de projets de santé (sur subvention, prêt souverain, prêt non souverain) ;
•la négociation avec les bénéficiaires des objectifs, des réalisations attendues, des modes opératoires, des conditions de mise en œuvre des projets ;
•l’animation de l’équipe projet composée d’experts juridiques, financiers, environnementaux, géographiques (liste non exhaustive) nécessaire à l’instruction du projet et à son suivi ;
•l’élaboration des termes de référence des études concernant les opérations financées (études de faisabilité, recrutement d’assistance technique, consultations individuelles ciblées, etc.) ;
•l’élaboration des notes de présentation des projets qui seront soumises pour approbation aux différentes instances de décision de l’AFD ;
•le suivi en exécution des projets depuis leur approbation jusqu’à leur achèvement ;
•les relations avec les tutelles, les organisations bilatérales et multilatérales, les Fondations et les ONG impliquées dans la santé internationale ainsi que des instituts de recherche.
Le/la Responsable de l’équipe projet sera en outre amené(e) à :
•participer à la réflexion interne AFD, française et internationale sur certaines problématiques de santé publique ;
•participer à la production de connaissance (études, capitalisations, communications, articles, …) de la division dans le champ de la transition démographique et sociale, de la SRMNI et du RSS.

Profil

•Bac + 5 / M2 : Université – Grandes écoles ;
•Formation spécialisée en santé publique / santé internationale avec une expérience spécifique en SRMNI et/ou RSS ;
•4 ans d’expérience minimum en santé publique / santé internationale ;
•Pratique courante de l’anglais (écrit et oral) indispensable, la connaissance d’une autre langue et notamment de l’espagnol, serait un atout ;
•Aptitude au travail en équipe, à l’animation de projets et très bon relationnel ;
•Connaissances des métiers et des problématiques liées à l’aide au développement en santé ;
•Connaissance du cycle de projet et des procédures des bailleurs de fonds / banque de développement.
La personne retenue sera amenée à se déplacer souvent à l’étranger, pour un total d’environ 60 jours de mission par an. Certaines missions pourront se dérouler dans des Etats fragiles ou dans des situations de post-conflit.

How to apply:

Pour postuler :

http://afd.profils.org/Pages/Offre/detailoffre.aspx?idOffre=2098&idOrigine=1402&LCID=1036&am…

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France: Expert.e Genre

Organization: AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT
Country: France
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Contexte :
Au sein de la Direction des Opérations, un nouveau département en charge de la Gestion du Portefeuille et des Appuis Spécialisés (GPS) a été créé le 1er septembre 2017. Le nouveau département regroupe trois divisions et trois cellules qui couvrent les appuis spécialisés aux opérationnels, la connaissance réglementaire du client, le suivi du portefeuille et l’appui à la qualité des opérations, avec un effectif total de plus de 70 personnes.
En conformité avec sa stratégie sur le genre et la réduction des inégalités femmes-hommes, l’AFD doit s’assurer que les opérations qu’elle finance contribuent effectivement à la réduction des inégalités de genre.
Dans le cadre du renforcement de la thématique Genre, la Division Appui Environnemental et Social du département GPS recrute un.e expert.e Genre, ayant la responsabilité d’apporter un appui opérationnel pour la mise en œuvre de la stratégie sur le genre et la réduction des inégalités femmes-hommes.
Descriptif de la mission :
Il/elle sera en charge des missions suivantes :

  • Apporter un appui d’expertise Genre aux chefs de projets et aux maîtres d’ouvrage lors de l’instruction et du suivi des projets ;
    o Evaluation des enjeux de Genre associés aux financements ;
    o Détermination des moyens/mesures permettant de renforcer les objectifs de réduction des inégalités F/H dans les opérations ;
    o Suivi de la mise en œuvre de ces mesures
  • Contribuer à la mise en œuvre opérationnelle de l’intégration des questions de Genre dans les opérations financées par le groupe AFD : développement d’outils, de méthodologies, transfert de savoir-faire, mobilisation du réseau de référents Genre ;
  • Participer à la mise en œuvre de la stratégie sur le genre et la réduction des inégalités femmes-hommes : pilotage et suivi des feuilles de route (sectorielles, géographiques), contribuer à la redevabilité de l’AFD sur le Genre.
  • Renforcer les capacités et compétences internes au groupe AFD pour les projets concernés : participation aux formations des chefs de projets sur la prise en compte du Genre.
  • Interventions dans des sessions de formation et des séminaires
  • Assurer une veille thématique sur les questions de Genre, participation à la production intellectuelle de l’AFD sur les questions de Genre
  • Participer à l’harmonisation des pratiques entre bailleurs de fonds et aux débats internationaux.

Profil

Compétences et aptitudes spécifiques requises :

  • une formation supérieure en sciences sociales (bac + 5) avec une expérience de 10 ans minimum dans l’accompagnement de projets en France et à l’étranger sur les enjeux sociaux,
  • Bonne connaissance des problématiques Genre et de Développement
  • Connaissance des processus/procédures d’évaluations environnementales et sociales de projets de développement, et d’évaluation des enjeux de Genre ;
  • Expérience en accompagnement des maîtrises d’ouvrage (notamment sur le Genre).
  • Connaissance des normes et standards internationaux (Groupe Banque Mondiale, Principes de l’Equateur, EDFI, OIT, ISO, ….
    Compétences et aptitudes générales :
  • des aptitudes relationnelles et de bonnes capacités de négociation,
  • des compétences dans la formation et la transmission des savoirs,
  • une pratique courante de l’anglais,
  • une grande disponibilité : des déplacements fréquents à l’étranger sont à prévoir (40 j / an environ).

How to apply:

http://afd.profils.org/Pages/Offre/detailoffre.aspx?idOffre=2175&idOrigine=1402&LCID=1036&am…

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France: Chef.fe de projet Eau et assainissement

Organization: AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT
Country: France
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

La Division Eau et Assainissement (EAA) de l’AFD instruit, finance et met en œuvre les programmes et projets dans le domaine de l’eau et de l’assainissement, en appui aux politiques sectorielles nationales et locales dans les pays d’intervention de l’AFD.
Au sein de cette division, le/la chef de projet Eau et Assainissement est responsable de la prospection, de l’instruction et du suivi d’une partie des financements dans les domaines de l’eau de l’assainissement.
Missions:
1/ Assurer la responsabilité de la conduite des projets financés par l’AFD dans l’eau et l’assainissement dans des pays définis, en appui aux politiques sectorielles locales à travers :

  • un appui aux agences de l’AFD dans les pays d’intervention pour la pré-identification des projets;
  • une analyse des besoins, de la conception à la négociation des projets ou programmes et la présentation des dossiers de financement aux instances de décision de l’AFD;
  • la rédaction de notes synthétiques à destination des instances de l’AFD et des autres partenaires;
  • le suivi et la mise en oeuvre les projets ou programmes après décision de financement, la veille du respect des engagements (financiers, délais, conditions préalables ou suspensives, etc.) jusqu’à clôture des opérations;
  • l’interface avec les éventuels autres bailleurs de fonds en cofinancement;
  • l’animation de l’équipe projet en lien avec les autres entités de l’AFD.
    2/ Suivre l’environnement institutionnel et économique des politiques sectorielles d’eau et d’assainissement en participant au dialogue sur les politiques engagées par les autorités nationales des pays d’intervention à travers :
  • un diagnostic du fonctionnement du secteur dans son ensemble dans le pays concerné;
  • un dialogue avec les autorités (ministères, sociétés d’eau et d’assainissement, agences de bassin, collectivités, etc.) lors des missions dans les pays d’intervention;
  • une veille sur les actions des autres intervenants (bailleurs, ONG, entreprises etc.) dans chaque pays.
    3/ Contribuer à la production de connaissances relevant de ce secteur qui comprend :
  • la capitalisation des compétences au sein de la division;
  • la réalisation de supports de communication et de stratégies internes ou externes;
  • l’animation de réflexions au sein de la division (veille, animation de réseaux, études et publications, etc.).
    4/ Développer les réseaux avec les partenaires internationaux et le tissu industriel français à travers :
  • la veille sur les savoir-faire français dans le secteur;
  • la participation en tant qu’intervenant dans des conférences/évènements organisées sur ce secteur;
  • la mise en œuvre des partenariats stratégiques signés par l’AFD.

Profil

Le poste requiert une formation initiale d’ingénieur et une pratique professionnelle confirmée de 10 ans minimum dans le secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement , aussi bien sur les aspects techniques qu’institutionnels. Cette expérience aura spécifiquement été acquise dans le domaine de l’ingénierie, de la gestion des ressources en eau et/ou d’exploitation de services d’eau et d’assainissement, et du dialogue sur les politiques sectorielles. Elle aura été acquise en partie dans les pays en voie de développement mais aussi en France. Une expérience dans la conduite de projets est souhaitée.
Par ailleurs, le poste requiert un esprit de synthèse, des capacités rédactionnelles importantes et un bon relationnel.
Compte tenu du domaine géographique d’intervention et des nombreuses relations avec les bailleurs de fonds présents dans ce secteur, la maîtrise de l’anglais est indispensable et celle de l’espagnol ou du portugais est hautement souhaitée.
Le poste requiert une disponibilité pour des missions à l’étranger : en moyenne 50 jours/an.

How to apply:

http://afd.profils.org/Pages/Offre/detailoffre.aspx?idOffre=2104&idOrigine=1402&LCID=1036&am…

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France: Chef de projets – Gouvernance Financière

Organization: AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT
Country: France
Closing date: 15 Dec 2017

Dans le cadre de la réforme du dispositif français de coopération, l’AFD est amenée à assumer le financement d’opération dans le domaine de la gouvernance, dont la gouvernance financière.
Au sein du Département des Transitions Politique et Citoyenne (CIT) – chargé de piloter l’opérationnalisation de l’activité ” gouvernance » à l’AFD – un poste de Chef de Projet est à pourvoir en contrat à durée indéterminée.
Le/la titulaire du poste est responsable de la prospection, l’instruction et du suivi d’une partie des financements dans le domaine de la gestion des finances publiques. Il appuie les équipes projets, dans l’intégration des enjeux de gouvernance financière dans les opérations sectorielles. Il contribue à la réflexion stratégique sur le cadre d’intervention de l’Agence en matière de gouvernance.

  1. Assurer la responsabilité de la conduite des opérations financées par l’AFD en matière de gouvernance financière dans ses pays d’intervention en appui aux stratégies nationales, ou auprès d’organismes régionaux-multilatéraux :
  2. un appui aux agences de l’AFD pour la pré-identification ou l’identification des opérations,
  3. une analyse des besoins, de la conception à la négociation des projets ou programmes ou aides budgétaires et la présentation desdits dossiers de financement aux instances de décision de l’AFD,
  4. le suivi et la mise en œuvre des opérations après décision de financement, le suivi du respect des engagements jusqu’à leur clôture,
  5. l’animation de l’équipe-projet en lien avec les responsables géographiques et les autres services.
  6. Suivre l’environnement institutionnel, les stratégies et politiques en matière de gouvernance économique et financière, dans les géographies d’intervention :
  7. analyse des diagnostics de performance existants ou réalisation de diagnostics internes en matière de gouvernance financière,
  8. dialogue avec les autorités (ministères, organismes de contrôle, organes législatifs, collectivités, etc.) et les acteurs locaux lors de missions dans les pays d’intervention,
  9. Appuyer les équipes-projets sectorielles dans la conception et le suivi des projets, sur les dimensions relatives à la gouvernance financière et à la gestion fiduciaire des opérations.
  10. Contribuer à la réflexion stratégique et opérationnelle et à la production de connaissance en matière de gouvernance :
    -contribution au cadrage stratégique de l’intervention de l’AFD en matière de gouvernance, y compris au niveau sectoriel,
  11. contribution à la réflexion stratégique de la France en matière de gouvernance auprès des Ministères concernés par les activités de l’AFD,
  12. participation à la réflexion internationale dans le domaine de la fiscalité notamment et de l’évaluation des politiques publiques plus largement,
  13. capitalisation des compétences et connaissances au sein du Département.

Profil

Diplômé(e) d’une école troisième cycle universitaire, d’une grande école ou d’une école financière, avec une formation en économie, finances publiques, sciences politiques.
Vous justifiez d’une expérience professionnelle d’au moins 8 à 10 ans en matière de gestion des finances publiques et plus particulièrement dans le domaine fiscal et de gouvernance économique et financière. Cette expérience aura spécifiquement été acquise – en partie dans les pays en développement mais aussi en France ou plus généralement dans les pays développés – auprès d’administrations publiques et/ou d’institutions bi-/multilatérales.
Vous disposez d’une connaissance transversale de la gestion des finances publiques (budget, comptabilité publique, fiscalité, transparence/contrôle, statistiques et dans une moindre mesure systèmes d’information) et du pilotage macro-économique en contexte de développement. Une expérience sur la mise en œuvre des réformes fiscales dans les pays en développement serait un plus.
Esprit de synthèse requis, fortes capacités rédactionnelles et bon relationnel.
Maîtrise indispensable de l’anglais. L’autonomie dans l’usage d’une seconde langue (portugais ou espagnol) serait appréciée.
De nombreuses missions à l’étranger sont à prévoir : 40-50 jours/an.

How to apply:

http://afd.profils.org/Pages/Offre/detailoffre.aspx?idOffre=2106&idOrigine=1402&LCID=1036&am…

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United States of America: USPSC Program Operations Assistant (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 07 Dec 2017

Position Title: Program Operations Assistant (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00005

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

Issuance Date: November 9, 2017

Closing Date: December 7, 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,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Program Operations Assistant (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00005

2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 9, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: December 7, 2017 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 BFIT Team is part of the PS Division within OFDA. The core functions of the BFIT Team are: financial management of international disaster assistance funds, IT program management, information management, and other general administrative services. The Budget and Finance Unit falls under the BFIT Team. The core functions of the Budget and Finance Unit are: budget planning, justification, execution, and reporting; management of OFDA’s operating year budget; processing financial transactions, and financial analysis and reporting. The Budget and Finance Unit plays a critical role in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders regarding OFDA’s annual appropriations and funding requests.

OBJECTIVE

The Budget and Finance Unit requires the services of a Program Operations Assistant to strengthen its capability to provide prompt, effective service in the areas of budget formulation, budget execution, budget planning, transaction processing, and financial analysis and reporting.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Operations Assistant will assist in carrying out core functions of the Budget and Finance Unit in support of DCHA/OFDA’s worldwide operations and mandate.

Budget Formulation

· Assist senior team members and leadership in the formulation of annual and supplemental program budget requests, narratives, and supporting materials for international disaster assistance (IDA) contingency funding based on historical trends, projected humanitarian needs, and knowledge of organizational and USG budgetary priorities.

· Assist senior team members and leadership in the justification of IDA budget requests; research historical trends, and gather and analyze budgetary and financial data, as needed.

· Maintain awareness of the appropriations process and appropriations legislation, including any special language or restrictions pertaining to OFDA’s funding that could impact OFDA’s humanitarian assistance programs.

Budget Execution – Strategic Planning

· Support the planning and execution of a complex office budget that consists of reserves for unforeseeable disasters and emergencies, programs to address ongoing emergencies, disaster risk reduction programs, as well as program support and operational expenses.

· Assist in analyzing humanitarian needs, trends, and available resources; prepare charts, graphs, and other analytical materials to illustrate such analysis.

· Assist in the development of templates and analysis for the OFDA annual budget allocation process.

· Support the annual OFDA budget allocation process, and help facilitate the allocation of budgets to divisions and teams once budgets are approved.

Budget Execution – Financial Processing and Tracking

· Develop proficiency in all Agency corporate financial and procurement systems used to manage and program OFDA’s disaster assistance funding.

· Assist in processing financial transactions using OFDA’s program management and reporting system along with the Agency’s financial and procurement systems; reconcile data between the systems to ensure accuracy.

· Assist in monitoring and tracking funds distributions, commitments, and obligations.

· Maintain budget and finance related records for OFDA’s disaster assistance program funds, including ensuring that funding memos, fund cite cables, inter-agency agreements, and miscellaneous obligating documents are properly routed, recorded, and stored.

· Develop and update standard operating procedures for maintaining budget and finance related records.

· Provide limited technical support to OFDA staff on the use of OFDA’s program management and reporting system, and Agency financial and procurement systems; help develop written procedures and guidelines for users, and train users to operate and retrieve financial information from the systems according to individual needs.

Budgetary and Financial Reporting

· Assist in meeting basic and routine financial reporting requirements to OFDA’s financial stakeholders, as well as auditors.

· Assist in preparing OFDA’s contributions to Department of State and USAID budget reports and exercises, such as the Operational Plan or ForeignAssistance.gov reporting.

· Prepare reports in response to ad-hoc inquiries from OFDA staff and OFDA’s financial stakeholders, as needed.

· Manipulate and query financial and program systems to produce standard reports and ad-hoc reports, utilizing Microsoft Excel as necessary.

Other Budgetary and Financial Management Duties

· Assist in monitoring use of OFDA program funds by overseas USAID offices to ensure that resources are fully accounted for and utilized in accordance with the OFDA disaster assistance mandate and consistent with the accounts/appropriations provided to OFDA.

· Support the coordination and monitoring of the accruals process on a quarterly basis and provide information and guidance, as necessary, to OFDA staff.

· Support the quarterly and annual review of unliquidated balances, including researching and initiating de-obligations of unliquidated funds, as appropriate.

· Support elements of OFDA’s internal control processes, especially as they relate to routine financial management aspects of OFDA’s disaster assistance program funds, and support the preparation of OFDA’s submission for the annual Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act exercise.

· Develop proficiency in basic budgetary and financial management concepts including: principles of appropriations law, funds control violations, and pertinent USAID budgetary or financial policies.

Other OFDA Duties

· Serve, as needed, as Program Support representative on technical evaluation panels for OFDA solicitations including U.S. Personal Services Contractors (USPSCs), Cooperative Agreements, Grants, and Contracts.

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

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and report to the BFIT Team Lead or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources 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 and at least three (3) years of relevant work experience in a combination of finance, accounting, business administration, international relations, humanitarian assistance, legislative affairs, and/or a related field (preferably with the Federal Government).

OR

Master’s degree and at least two (2) years of relevant work experience in a combination of finance, accounting, business administration, international relations, humanitarian assistance, legislative affairs, and/or a related field (preferably with the Federal Government).

OR

At least five (5) years of relevant work experience in combination of finance, accounting, business administration, internal relations, humanitarian assistance, legislative affairs, and/or related field (preferably with the Federal Government).

SELECTION FACTORS

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

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

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

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

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

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

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors below are of equal value.)

QRF #1 Discuss your experience supporting the management of an organization’s budget, including any knowledge or experience with coordinating detailed financial and/or budgetary tasks and record-keeping across multiple systems. Please highlight specific experience with federal budgeting or financial procedures.

QRF #2 Describe a specific situation in which you provided outstanding customer service in the workplace and resolved a work-related problem.

QRF #3 Describe your experience with handling work-related projects or tasks from inception to completion with limited oversight from supervisors. Provide examples of specific projects you have completed, and describe your role in the project and the steps you undertook to ensure the project’s success.

QRF #4 Describe your general experience working with data in complex systems, software, databases, and Microsoft Excel. Explain how you have analyzed information, including descriptions of the types of reports you have produced and the analysis you conducted to produce them.

QRF #5 Discuss how you generally approach working as a part of a team in a fast-paced dynamic environment in which you maintain flexibility, multi-task, manage competing priorities, and meet aggressive deadlines. Also, please give specific examples of experience working with a team in this type of setting, focusing on your role.

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 – 7 points

QRF #2 – 7 points

QRF #3 – 7 points

QRF #4 – 7 points

QRF #5 – 7 points

Interview Performance – 35 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 30 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 SUBMITTALSVia email**: recruiter@ofda.gov A

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United States of America: OTI Civil-Military Transition Assistance Specialist/ Senior Civil-Military Transition Assistance Specialist – Washington, D.C.

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 27 Nov 2017

The OTI Civil-Military Transition Assistance Specialist/ Senior Civil-Military Transition Assistance Specialist – Washington, D.C. Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-13 and GS-14 equivalent level and located in Washington, D.C. Applications for this position are due no later than November 27, 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:

USAID/OTI has found itself sharing operating space with the U.S. military, in conflict theaters where U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) operate such as Somalia, in peacetime or post conflict environments such as Haiti, and previously, in conventional conflict zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan. While joint planning and coordination is a necessary condition for all U.S. Government actors working in conflict and transition environments, USAID/OTI continues to encounter other non-kinetic military elements in the field, particularly SOF elements such as Civil Military Support Elements (CMSEs) and Military Information Support Teams (MIST). OTI also encounters, and has worked with Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs and Marine Special Operations Teams (MSOTs).

In an effort to provide consistent guidance to OTI staff on managing engagement with the military, in January 2015 OTI established a civil-military (civ-mil) steering committee charged with establishing a framework to guide OTI towards pursuing its civ-mil engagement more strategically. This framework supports OTI’s Vision by:

  • Ensuring the Department of Defense (DoD), as a key interagency partner, understands OTI’s role in responding to complex political crises when planning interagency response efforts.
  • Utilizing DoD’s logistical capabilities to extend OTI’s visibility and physical access to areas appropriate for OTI programming but difficult to reach.
  • Increasing the information and resources that OTI has to effectively respond to complex political crises.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

At the GS-13 Civ-Mil Transition Assistance Specialist level:

  • Serve as OTI’s main liaison to USAID’s Office of Civil Military Cooperation (CMC);

  • Represent, in coordination with CMC/ Operations, Learning and Outreach Division (OLO), OTI in appropriate Department of Defense (DoD) training, conferences, and exercises with subsequent reporting to OTI divisions on activities, lessons learned, successes, and proposed future activities;

  • Coordinate with DoD and the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to provide OTI staff with briefings on military procedures, assets, roles, capabilities, culture, chain-of-command, and transition assistance-related activities;

  • Deliver OTI briefings and training to military officers;

  • Establish relationships with relevant Department of Defense counterparts;

  • Participate in think tank events on civ-mil collaboration and post-conflict stabilization;

  • Assist in the formulation of an OTI strategy for civil-military coordination;

  • Convene and chair OTI’s civ-mil working group;

  • Advise FPD regional teams on their civ-mil engagement strategy and objectives;

  • Design, develop, and manage civ-mil knowledge management systems, resources, tools, and products;

  • Work with the Training Steering Committee to identify and advertise useful training opportunities (online and in person) that will prepare staff for working with the military on stabilization programs;

  • Travel, as requested, to military bases/facilities in the United States and overseas, including potentially austere environments;

  • 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-14 Senior Civ-Mil Transition Assistance Specialist level:

Perform the same duties as the GS-13 level but with less supervision, greater decision-making authority, and greater independence of action.

  • Serve as OTI’s main liaison to USAID’s Office of Civil Military Cooperation (CMC);

  • Represent, in coordination with CMC/ Operations, Learning and Outreach Division (OLO), OTI in appropriate Department of Defense (DoD) training, conferences, and exercises with subsequent reporting to OTI divisions on activities, lessons learned, successes, and proposed future activities;

  • Lead coordination with DoD and the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to provide OTI staff with briefings on military procedures, assets, roles, capabilities, culture, chain-of-command and transition assistance-related activities;

  • Design and deliver OTI briefings and training to uniformed military officers;

  • Establish relationships with Department of Defense counterparts;

  • Participate in think tank events on civ-mil collaboration and post-conflict stabilization;

  • Provide intellectual leadership in the formulation of an OTI strategy for civil-military coordination;

  • Convene and chair OTI’s civ-mil working group;

  • Serve as a subject matter expert and provide FPD regional teams with technical assistance on their civ-mil engagement strategy and objectives, coordination with the military in the field, and other guidance as needed;

  • Design, develop, and manage civ-mil knowledge management systems, resources, tools, and products;

  • Spearhead efforts, in collaboration with the Training Steering Committee, to identify and advertise useful training opportunities (online and in person) that will prepare staff for working with the military on stabilization programs;

  • Travel, as requested, to military bases/facilities in the United States and overseas, including potentially austere environments;

  • 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 the GS- 13 level:

  • 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;

AND

(3) One (1) year of overseas field experience working in one or more countries undergoing political transition.

At the GS-14 level:

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

OR

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

AND

(2) 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;

AND

(3) 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. an

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Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Prevention)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Nov 2017

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 17-194

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 7, 2017

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: November 20, 2017 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Prevention)

  5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 11. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

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

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

  8. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to:
    • Undergo a comprehensive background investigation and;
    • Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

  9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below)

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

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

  12. POINT OF CONTACT: Recruitment Team, email at hrnairobi@usaid.gov

BACKGROUND

The United States Agency for International Development Mission to Kenya and East Africa
(USAID/KEA) seeks a qualified Kenyan for the position of Project Management Specialist (HIV Prevention) in the Health, Population and Nutrition (HPN) Office, HIV and TB Team, Community Sub-team serving as the technical and coordination lead for Youth and Economic Strengthening.

In Kenya, a consortium of United States Government (USG) agencies is charged with coordinating and managing the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. These agencies include USAID/KEA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Peace Corps, the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Defense (DOD). The goal is to develop and implement one coherent USG HIV/AIDS program in Kenya combining the strengths and capabilities of all agencies. The Chief of Mission (COM) provides overall guidance to the interagency team and the PEPFAR Coordination Office facilitates complementarities among the various activities implemented by the USG agencies, the GOK and other HIV/AIDS donors in Kenya. The Specialist facilitates communication and ensures collaborative working relationships with high-level decision makers, as well as with technical staff in host country ministries (e.g. Health, Education, and Labour), regional health entities, USAID/Washington counterparts, and with other donors and non-governmental organizations working in the health, education and social welfare sectors.

The Project Management Specialist – [HIV Prevention] – provides strategic guidance, program monitoring and support to selected USAID implementing partners (IPs), which deliver HIV services throughout Kenya. The general responsibilities of the position are to ensure that all activities contribute to empowering young people to protect themselves from HIV, ultimately enabling Kenyans to lead longer, healthier lives. Specifically, the Specialist will support USAID/Kenya and East Africa’s activities to ensure that young people, particularly young women and adolescent girls, access combination prevention services with a focus on strengthening the economic circumstances for youth and vulnerable households. Technical duties include leading efforts to ensure HIV prevention targeting youth and economic strengthening activities are based on the latest relevant science and that scientific knowledge is translated into program guidelines and practices for the national program, incorporating new interventions into the national strategy. Strategic planning duties include representing USAID and the USG at the mid-career level, including interagency and technical strategy and policy working groups. The position functions under the supervision of the HIV Community Services Sub-team Leader. The incumbent has a mastery of global health, youth, and economic development issues, as well as the entire USAID/USG health portfolio. The Specialist may be assigned to act for the HIV Community Services Sub-team Leader in their absence or preoccupation.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Management of USAID/ Kenya and East Africa’s HIV Prevention Activities with a focus on Youth and Economic Strengthening (50%)

  1. Oversees and coordinates USAID supported activities for all aspects of HIV prevention implemented at multiple delivery sites and among multiple partners to conform to national guidelines and USAID technical strategies. Leads the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for youth-focused HIV prevention programs including the PEPFAR DREAMS initiative. Liaises closely with the Sub-team Leader for implementation and evaluation for HIV prevention activities.

  2. Serves as an Agreement/Contracts Officer’s Representative (A/COR) for HIV prevention activities, estimated at $12 million annually. Analyze financial reports, including reporting on activity burn rates and pipelines and expenditure accruals, reviewing reports from partners with particular attention to activity and financial indicators.

  3. Manage interactions with partners including helping to develop sustainable strategies to facilitate medium to long-term impact of partner activities, providing direction and capacity strengthening, reaching agreement on follow-up activities and following through to ensure they are effectively carried out. Conduct regular site visits to review implementation of prevention programs. Based on information collected during field visits, communicate findings and recommendations for strengthening HIV prevention activities to the HIV Team and, as appropriate, implementing partners and Government of Kenya counterparts. Assists implementing partners to understand compliance with all relevant USAID and PEPFAR regulations and procedures. Based on observations, assessment reports, performance statistics and other available data, make programmatic recommendations to the PEPFAR Inter-Agency Team (PIAT).

  4. Assists in the preparation of USAID project documentation and reports and maintains records ensuring systematic monitoring of performance. Assists in assessing implementing partner performance; conducts regular Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) visits to monitor availability and quality of services; reviews all written reports and furnishes feedback to partners; verifies asset use; assists with and conducts site visits for partner oversight; recommends and pursues measures to improve performance; provides regular status updates to the USG PEPFAR Team; and monitors the implementation of HIV Prevention programs to ensure that they remain in full compliance with Government of Kenya policy and PEPFAR guidance and serve the needs of Kenyans.

  5. Provide technical and program assistance, including drafting narrative content for information and action for HIV prevention activities including socio-economic strengthening activities. Prepares and writes documents related to the assigned area of responsibility, including drafting briefing papers, country operational plan entries, and annual, semi-annual, quarterly and interim reporting inputs. Contributes to project appraisal documents, results reviews and resource requests, portfolio reviews, congressional presentations, annual budget submissions and required congressional presentations, annual budget submissions and required congressional notifications and other Mission documentation. Prepares and clears HPN-related documentation such as action memorandum, implementation letters, scopes of work and accompanying budgets. Also prepares trip reports, activity status reports, project briefing materials and meeting summaries as needed.

  6. Liaises closely with all USAID/KEA HPN supported activities and team members to provide analysis and reports as required, including those for presentation at national, regional and international meetings and conferences.

Technical responsibilities – 40%

  1. As the subject matter expert on the intersection of young people and HIV, the incumbent keeps abreast of current literature, trends and program experiences and provides ongoing technical assistance, training, guidance and advice about HIV with a focus on increasing youth uptake of prevention interventions and strengthening the economic circumstances for vulnerable youth and their households.

  2. Leads formulation of USAID/KEA/HPN’s strategic approach to HIV/AIDS programming for young people, aligned with the Agency’s Global Health Strategy and Youth Policy and PEPFAR guidance. Participates in the development of guidelines, operational procedures and manuals, educational materials, teaching modules, and other resources to implement HIV prevention activities and for incorporating new prevention technologies into the national program.

  3. Represents USAID/KEA/HPN at technical, policy and strategic meetings, including with other national collaborators and donor agencies. Makes presentations at meetings and conferences on issues relating to youth and HIV, and shares USAID’s experiences in this area. Working with Sub-team Leader and other USG counterparts, organizes learning events to update USG partners on and build their capacity in state of the art approaches.

  4. Provides expert advice to the PEPFAR Intern-Agency Team (PIAT), GOK and stakeholders on evidence-based and best practice approaches to addressing the HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment needs of diverse segments of young people in different geographic contexts, with special attention to gender-differentiated approaches. Consults on the development and implementation of HIV prevention activities focused on youth, including assistance in the application of new data and research findings to program activities. Promotes program innovations, along with strong evaluation, e.g., test behavioral economics and structural interventions, use of private sector channels and new information and communication technology to promote youth engagement.

  5. Serves as a technical advisor for HPN-managed youth-specific mechanisms; work with HPN activity managers to ensure that HIV/AIDS activities addressing youth are technically sound.

  6. Advises on appropriate linkages between HIV/AIDS services for youth, and between HIV/AIDS services and other health and development interventions.

Preparation of Key Mission Information Products and Documents (10%)

The HIV Prevention Specialist will be responsible for reporting on Kenya-specific information related to select aspects of the HPN portfolio as part of the Mission’s and PEPFAR’s annual planning and reporting process; participates in the preparation of Congressional presentations; drafts technical and congressional notifications; and prepares implementing documents such as program descriptions and scopes of objectives/work for new solicitations.

POSITION ELEMENTS

A. Supervision Received: The USAID Project Management Specialist (HIV Prevention) works under the supervision of the HPN Office Chief and the day-to-day supervision of the HIV/AIDS Sub-team Leader for Community Services or designate. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments are self-generated, and occur in the normal course of the work, but the incumbent determines those that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected. The incumbent will seek advice and assistance as required. Completed work is accepted as technically correct, and the overall assignment is reviewed in terms of results achieved.

B. Supervision Exercised: No supervision of USAID staff is expected.

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

D. Exercise of Judgment: Substantial judgment (discretion) is used daily in giving technical guidance to USG, USAID, and GOK colleagues, to IPs, and in representing USAID in multiple stakeholder fora, including the highest levels of the Embassy and GOK. Management decisions over certain implementing partners are at the discretion of the incumbent. Independent judgment is required for developing, implementing, and managing assigned program/project activities, for reporting, and for other assignments. Position serves as the youth and economic strengthening expert and therefore substantial judgment is required in analyzing and determining whether or not to recommend approval of proposed programs/projects, activities, engagement and in choosing among alternative proposals, and evaluating data for reliability.

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

F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent maintains a full range of contacts within the within USAID and the USG; with GOK, county, and local governmental organizations; and, maintains contact with implementing partners and grantees implementing USAID-funded programs/projects/activities. Within the Embassy, contacts include up to the Ambassador level. Within Mission they include up to the Mission Director level and within the Office, contacts are with counterpart staffs, as needed. Host-government, county, local, and other contacts vary widely with the type of activity being implemented, and may be at any level. Frequent and substantive personal contacts with senior level officials of the county and local governments, and with the private sector, are for the purpose of explaining and defending USAID policies, objectives, and procedures, and to transmit and interpret GOK counterpart, county and local level, and private-sector attitudes and concerns to senior USAID officials.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education: A Masters degree in public health, business, finance, banking, marketing, management or a closely related social science field.

B. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience working for a government agency and/or a development organization, and/or implementing partner, with experience spent in a developing country context supporting development programs, preferably in Kenya or a similar developing country and additional strong technical experience managing HIV prevention, youth programs and/or economic development activities.

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

D. Language: Fluent (level 4) English written and oral capability is required; English-writing ability may be tested.

E. Job Knowledge: Advanced public health knowledge and experience in HIV prevention and transmission in children, adolescents, and adults is required. Thorough specialist knowledge of economic strengthening programming is required. Comprehensive knowledge of the Kenyan government HIV prevention and social protection policies, health care and social welfare systems and structures including familiarity with Ministry policies, program priorities and regulations is required.
The incumbent should have professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to the devolution of the health sector and the increasing roles and responsibilities of the Counties within this new formulation. The incumbent must have a good knowledge, or the potential to quickly acquire such knowledge, of USG legislation, policy, and practice relating to development assistance, of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation, and of the objectives, methodology, and status of assigned activities is required. The incumbent must have knowledge and understanding of the organization and respective roles of the different levels of the GOK, and the role of units within each level, in order to enhance effective communication, and to develop consensus on program/project strategy and implementation plans.

F. Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated diplomatic and leadership skills with strong oral and written communication abilities is required. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, protocol/guideline development, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports. Ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners is required. The incumbent will be expected to exercise a high level of independence, ingenuity, and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex. The ability to influence and persuade others will be required to work collaboratively with organizations engaged in HIV prevention, youth programming and economic strengthening activities. Skills in project programming, policies, and plans, and in developing strategies for implementation, is desired. The ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment, and to achieve consensus on policy, program/project, and administrative matters, is necessary. The work requires good computer skills in order to manage assigned activities and to achieve set goals and achievements, both technical and financial.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, which describes how their relevant professional experience and education has prepared them to meet the specific challenges of the duties and responsibilities described above. As part of the interview process, those applicants ranked highest may be required to submit a timed writing sample on a topic provided. The selection committee may conduct reference checks at any time during the selection process.

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

  • Prior work experience (30 points)
  • Job Knowledge (30 points)
  • Skills and abilities (40 points)

Total possible points: 100

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

How to apply:

How to Apply

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

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

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

OR

External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to MyJobsInKenya .

Note to Applicants:

  1. Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com as stated above.

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

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

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Senegal: Coordinateur Pays – Sénégal

Organization: Government of Monaco
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Type de Contrat : Contrat local à durée déterminée avec période d’essai de 3 mois Lieu de travail : Dakar (rattaché au Consulat de Monaco à Dakar) Poste proposé par : Direction de la Coopération Internationale de Monaco, Département des Relations Extérieures et de la Coopération Gouvernement de la Principauté de Monaco Salaire : selon grilles DCI / Selon expérience Date de fin de validité de l’annonce : 31 décembre 2017 Date souhaitée de prise de poste : Avril 2018 Contact : coopint@gouv.mc et/ou www.cooperation-monaco.gouv.mc

Les candidat(e)s seront Sénégalais ou binationaux.

Contexte général :

La Direction de la Coopération internationale (DCI), au sein du Département des Relations Extérieures et de la Coopération (DREC), est en charge de la mise en œuvre de la politique d’Aide Publique au Développement du Gouvernement de la Principauté de Monaco.

L’action de la DCI vise à soutenir les pays en développement, à travers des coopérations bilatérales et multilatérales nouées avec un réseau de partenaires de terrain (autorités publiques, société civile, organisations internationales) chargées de la mise en œuvre de projets de coopération. La DCI finance ainsi une centaine de projets dans plus de 12 pays et s’inscrivant dans trois domaines d’intervention : la Santé, l’Education et l’Insertion socio-économique.

Le Sénégal constitue un pays d’intervention prioritaire de la Coopération monégasque. L’aide apportée dans ce pays se concentre aujourd’hui dans les secteurs de la santé (santé maternelle et infantile et lutte contre la drépanocytose) et l’insertion socio-économique (assistance et insertion sociale des populations et développement économique local).

La DCI a souhaité renforcer localement son dispositif de mise en œuvre et de suivi de la Coopération au Sénégal par la mise en place d’un Coordinateur Pays. Celui-ci est basé au Consulat Honoraire de Monaco au Sénégal avec des déplacements réguliers sur le terrain. Il travaille sous la supervision du Directeur de la Coopération à Monaco, du Coordinateur des Programmes, et du Responsable Programmes Sénégal et en lien avec le Consul Honoraire à Dakar.

Pour assurer le suivi de la Coopération au Sénégal, la Direction de la Coopération Internationale (DCI) lance un avis de recrutement d’un(e) Coordinateur(trice) Pays répondant aux conditions et exigences suivantes :

Objectif général du poste :

Appui à la mise en œuvre et au suivi de la Coopération au développement du Gouvernement de la Principauté de Monaco au Sénégal.

Missions et tâches :

  • Suivi et contrôle de la programmation opérationnelle

  • Veiller au bon avancement des projets et en particulier au respect des échéances et de la qualité des rapports d’exécution techniques et financiers destinés à la DCI ;

  • Rencontrer sur une base régulière les partenaires opérationnels de la DCI (autorités, société civile locale, agences des Nations Unies, ONG internationales…), les bénéficiaires des projets ainsi que les parties prenantes pertinentes ;

  • Signaler à temps les réajustements et difficultés dans la mise en œuvre des projets et proposer des mesures correctives ;

  • Participer à l’instruction des rapports d’exécution des projets destinés à la DCI ;

  • Effectuer une évaluation initiale, à mi-parcours ou finale des projets à la demande de la DCI ;

  • Apporter un appui aux partenaires en charge de la mise en œuvre des projets quand cela est pertinent.

  • Reporting, veille et prospection

  • Etablir des rapports semestriels destinés à la DCI comprenant en particulier des informations sur les avancées des projets et l’impact des actions soutenues, mais également, le cas échéant, sur les difficultés rencontrées ;

  • Transmettre régulièrement à la DCI des éléments pertinents sur la situation politique, économique, sociale et sécuritaire du pays (ex : analyse des politiques publiques et stratégies nationales, identification des besoins sectoriels, cartographie des acteurs du développement, caractéristiques de l’aide internationale dans le pays…) ;

  • Participer à l’évaluation, à la programmation et à la mise en œuvre de la stratégie de coopération dans le pays ainsi qu’aux choix d’orientations futures de celle-ci ;

  • Participer à l’identification et à l’instruction des demandes de financement adressées à la DCI ;

  • Participer au montage de projets avec les autorités du pays.

  • Représentation et communication

  • Faire connaître et représenter la Coopération monégasque auprès des partenaires techniques et financiers et des autorités nationales.

  • Entretenir avec les partenaires des échanges réguliers sur la mise en œuvre des projets ;

  • Participer et représenter la Coopération monégasque aux comités de pilotage, aux réunions techniques de projet, aux réunions des bailleurs de fonds, etc.

  • Assurer auprès des autorités du pays le plaidoyer autour de sujets prioritaires pour la Coopération monégasque.

  • Organisation

  • Organiser et garantir le bon déroulement des missions de terrain réalisées par la DCI dans le pays, ou les visites officielles des Autorités monégasques.

  • Organiser d’éventuels cadres de concertation ou tables rondes thématiques en lien avec les projets de la DCI.

Caractéristiques du poste :

  • Le(a) Coordinateur(trice) Pays est rattaché(e) au Consulat de Monaco à Dakar et basé dans un local loué à cet effet, avec des déplacements réguliers sur le terrain ;
  • Il(elle) travaille sous la supervision du Directeur de la Coopération monégasque à Monaco et d’un Responsable Programmes, en lien avec le Consul Général Honoraire de Monaco au Sénégal.

  • Statut et durée du contrat

  • Poste à temps plein ou temps partiel. Des visites de terrain et autres activités nécessitent ponctuellement plusieurs journées entières et consécutives de travail ;

  • Contrat à durée déterminée avec période d’essai de 3 mois;

  • Contrat de travail local soumis au code du travail sénégalais en vigueur.

  • Salaire

  • Rémunération selon expérience et grilles en cours à la DCI;

  • Des formations peuvent être proposées et prises en charge.

Profil recherché :

  • Formation

  • Diplômé de l’enseignement supérieur de préférence de niveau Bac +4 dans le domaine du développement, ou social, ou en santé publique.

  • Expériences et connaissances

  • Au moins 5 années d’expérience de gestion de projets d’aide au développement auprès de bailleurs de fonds, d’organisations non gouvernementales, d’organisations internationales ou d’associations spécialisées dans l’aide au développement ;

  • Connaissances et expériences techniques solides dans un ou plusieurs des domaines suivants : santé, éducation, formation professionnelle, enfance en situation de rue, handicap ;

  • Bonnes connaissances des outils de gestion de projet (cycle projet, cadre-logique…) et des procédures d’attribution des financements de l’Union Européenne et Etats européens ;

  • Connaissance du milieu de l’aide au développement au Sénégal, en particulier de ses acteurs de la société civile.

  • Compétences et qualités personnelles

  • Autonomie/sens des responsabilités/dynamisme/rigueur/polyvalence ;

  • Parfaite maîtrise du français et bonne connaissance du wolof, à l’écrit et à l’oral ;

  • Très bonnes capacités rédactionnelles et d’analyse ;

  • Adaptabilité, diplomatie et capacités à la négociation ;

  • Maîtrise des outils informatiques MS Office et Excel ;

  • Mobilité

How to apply:

Veuillez adresser votre lettre de motivation et votre CV accompagné d’une photo d’identité à l’adresse suivante, en indiquant l’intitulé du poste dans l’objet de votre message : coopint@gouv.mc

N.B. : Le candidat devra fournir au moins 3 références professionnelles (contact et coordonnées), qui ont travaillé en position de management directement avec l’intéressé.

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Ethiopia: Senior Director, Cross Cutting Initiatives

Organization: Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 27 Nov 2017

Vacancy Announcement

ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY

Position: Senior Director, Cross Cutting Initiatives

Term of Employment: Fixed

Duty Station(s): Addis Ababa

Required Number: One

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Application Deadline: November 27, 2017

BACKGROUND:

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

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

Our Culture

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

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Director of Cross Cutting Initiatives is a senior executive level management position within the ATA administration with the Senior Director serving on the senior management team of the Agency. His/her role will primarily involve managing and supporting Program Directors and Project Team Leaders within the ATA’s Cross Cutting Initiatives which currently include Gender, Nutrition, Youth, Climate & Environment and Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation.

The Senior Director will also work closely with other senior directorial staff within the ATA, in order to leverage and maximize on synergies across different program types. To this end s/he will support and guide implementation plans and strategies along priority systems and value chains as related to cross cutting initiatives

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

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

Key functions

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum MSc in Agriculture, Rural Development, Development or other relevant subject
  • At least 12 years in a related role within government, an international agency or the private sector, of which at least 6 years worked in a leadership or senior management
  • Experience in a management or strategy consulting/fast-paced corporate environment
  • Deep understanding of Ethiopia’s agricultural system, with a good perspective on how the system operates and how public, private and informal actors interact within the system
  • Practical experience in implementing solutions at a local level
  • Experience in developing and building relationships between the public and private sector
  • Demonstrable track record of success with program design, performance management, learning systems and monitoring & evaluation
  • Strong team player with outstanding management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a constantly evolving and challenging environment
  • Self-starter and self-motivated person
  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in at least Amharic and/or one additional Ethiopian language is a plus.

How to apply:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to send (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages), and (iii) a completed ATA Application Form, which can be downloaded at http://www.ata.gov.et/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Application-Form3-1.pdf

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

Please email (i) cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages) and (iii) the completed application form to Recruitment@ata.gov.et and include Application for *Senior Director, CCI” in the subject line.**

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. o

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Mauritania: Driver

Organization: European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Country: Mauritania
Closing date: 17 Nov 2017

Le service d’Aide humanitaire de la Commission européenne – ECHO, finance des actions humanitaires pour venir en aide aux victimes de catastrophes naturelles et de conflits.

Pour l’aide humanitaire, la Commission européenne agit au travers de plus de 200 partenaires opérationnels comprenant les agences spécialisées des Nations Unies, le Comité International de la Croix Rouge et Croissant Rouge et des organisations non gouvernementales (ONG). Cette aide est mise à disposition des victimes dans le respect des principes humanitaires.

Dans le cadre du renforcement de l’équipe support de son antenne à Nouakchott en République Islamique de Mauritanie, le bureau ECHO de Dakar, Sénégal, recherche un Chauffeur de véhicule 4 x 4 basé à Nouakchott avec des déplacements sur l’ensemble du territoire national, voire également au Sénégal de manière ponctuelle.

Le poste est en contrat local, ouvert à tout candidat de nationalité mauritanienne ou africaine titulaire d’un permis de travail et de résidence valides.

Formation et expérience

§ Un diplôme de niveau secondaire ou expérience professionnelle équivalente

§ Détenir un permis de conduire valable en cours de validité

§ Avoir cinq ans minimum d’expérience professionnelle de conduite régulière en quatre roues motrices si possible au sein d’une organisation gouvernementale ou internationale.

§ Une expérience supplémentaire dans le secteur de l’Aide humanitaire et du développement serait un atout

§ Connaissances mécaniques (réparations mineures)

§ Connaissance parlée et écrite du Français et de l’arabe

§ Bonne expérience de conduite pratique dans tout le pays et sur les routes régionales. Une expérience de la conduite dans les pays frontaliers serait un atout

Le candidat doit répondre aux critères suivants :

§ Sous la supervision du Gestionnaire de Programme, le chauffeur effectuera les tâches telles que :

§ Transport du personnel en rendez-vous et en mission sur le terrain

§ Contrôle journalier, maintenance basique et préparation du véhicule pour les missions

§ Courses pour le bureau et toutes autres demandes entrant dans le cadre du fonctionnement de l’antenneLe dossier comprendra :

· une lettre de motivation,

· un CV rempli sur le formulaire type disponible sur le site web mentionné ci-dessous,

· la copie du permis de conduire, un certificat de bonne vie et mœurs, les copies certifiées conformes des diplômes et des certificats de travail.

How to apply:

Le profil détaillé du poste est également disponible à la rubrique “Postes vacants” du site Web de la Délégation de l’UE en République Islamique de Mauritanie :

https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/mauritania/34538/avis-de-recrutement-chauffeur-bas%C3%A9-%C3%A0-nouakchott-%E2%80%93-r%C3%A9publique-islamique-de-mauritanie_fr

Le dossier de candidature portant mention de “Candidature pour un poste de Chauffeur» devra être envoyé uniquement par courrier électronique à: ECHO-Administration.Dakar@echofield.eu et ce jusqu’au 17 novembre 2017.

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Iraq: Security Risk Management Advisor (m/f) for Northern Iraq

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 24 Nov 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 Iraq/Mossul, we are looking for a

Security Risk Management Advisor (m/f) for Northern Iraq

JOB-ID: 34274

Field of activity

The security risk management system in the Middle East develops strategies and measures to adequately and responsibly handle country-specific risks. This includes consultations aimed at improving the personal safety of employees, ensuring physical site security measures, providing of analysis, information and strategies to support the implementation of projects in areas with restricted access and under challenging security conditions, consulting on the conflict-sensitive implementation of projects, ensuring logistical and security support for movements of employees in the countries of assignment and preparation of technical and managerial protection concepts, as well as drafting and updating relevant HRE crisis plans (hibernation, relocation, evacuation).

Your tasks

  • Your position will be to support the senior security and risk management in various locations in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Mosul Iraq.
  • You will support the senior security and risk managers in the country with developing relevant security risk management strategies and measures in the countries, with a clear focus on enabling project activities.
  • You backstop the senior security risk managers, or location SRMA’s employed in the countries during their absences and ensure the smooth continuation of work processes in line with the overall strategy.
  • You carry out regular business trips in the region in order to take over advisory and management tasks as, particularly in remote locations with special security requirements.
  • You advise the German implementing organizations on strategies of risk management in a highly volatile context and provide analysis and information for decision-making and strategy development, with a particular focus on Iraq.
  • For this purpose, you prepare risk assessments and develop risk management strategies and procedures.
  • You conceptualize crisis plans, ensure their availability for implementing projects and the office as a whole, you will also facilitate regular crisis exercises.
  • Together with the in-country security risk management staff, you will ensure the functionality of a professional security risk management system in the event of crisis.
  • Together with the implementing projects, you will develop methods and procedures to foster project implementation in areas with high volatility and limited physical access.
  • You liaise with national and international security entities, exchange information regularly with your network on current political events and security developments in the countries of the region, and make this information available to the implementing projects through reports, briefings and analysis.

Your profile

  • A relevant university degree, preferably in the field of regional sciences, social sciences or the development economy, in addition to several years of relevant professional experience in the field of security and risk management in development cooperation in crisis regions or in developing countries, away from the main cities, in rural areas
  • Several years of leadership and management experience in development cooperation or humanitarian aid in crisis regions
  • In-depth knowledge of the region or alternatively multi-year work experience in other Islamic countries with a comparable security situation, as well as a pronounced readiness to acquire comprehensive knowledge on relevant political dynamics and the local widely differing security dynamics in the Middle East
  • Excellent English skills, language skills in Arabic and German are of great advantage
  • Sound management competences, in addition to a strong analytical and conceptual understanding, as well as excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to quickly comprehend complex tasks areas to work on them in a structured manner, with little supervision
  • Strong advisory skills in the context of Development Cooperation and / or humanitarian assistance, as well as the ability to take decisive decisions even under high pressure
  • Ability to work systematically and mindset of a service provider for projects with high implementation pressure in a volatile context

A formal security background is by no means necessary. A security background without relevant experience in development cooperation or humanitarian aid is by no means sufficient

For more information please visit: http://j.mp/GIZ34274

How to apply:

For more information please visit: http://j.mp/GIZ34274

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United States of America: OTI Talent Management Assistant – Washington, DC

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 17 Nov 2017

The Talent Management Assistant – Washington, DC (Ladder) is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-9 and the GS-10 equivalent level and located in Washington, DC. Applications for this position are due no later than November 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 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 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 the GS-09 level:

(1) 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

(2) 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:

(1) 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

(3) 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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Marshall Islands: USPSC Regional Advisor- Pacific Islands

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Marshall Islands
Closing date: 28 Nov 2017

Position Title: Regional Advisor- Pacific Islands

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000086

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

Issuance Date: October 31, 2017

Closing Date: November 28, 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-17-000086

2. ISSUANCE DATE: October 31, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: November 28, 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: Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTRODUCTION

To fulfill its mandate, and to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (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 reports 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 Disaster Assistance Response Team (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 an RA in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) in order to meet its objective of disaster assistance, disaster risk reduction, resilience programming, and strategic reporting and analysis.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The RA will be responsible for program analysis, strategy development, and coordination with relief agencies, other donors, and U.S. Government (USG) interagency partners, as well as reporting to OFDA/Washington. The RA will maintain close coordination and collaboration with USAID and Embassies in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region including, but not limited to, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and RMI. The incumbent will understand the unique relationship of FSM and RMI under the Compact of Free Association with the United States, as well as the operational blueprint between USAID and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that informs disaster assistance in these countries.

This position requires an individual who is able to travel outside of the country where he/she is based, on short notice for two to three weeks at a time, or longer on occasion. The incumbent will serve as the primary contact and liaison for on-going disaster activities related to disaster response, preparedness, mitigation, and training programs. The incumbent will work to increase the capability of host governments, international organizations (IOs), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to respond and prepare for disasters in the affected region. The RA will be responsible for disaster analysis, program monitoring, overseeing NGO partner implementation, reporting to OFDA/ Washington, and liaising with USAID Missions and U.S. Embassies.

Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the SRA for South Asia, 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.

· Be familiar with the FEMA/ USAID Operational Blueprint for the FSM and RMI, and coordinate with the USAID Mission in the Philippines.

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, IOs, NGOs, U.S. embassies, and USAID missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and DRR activities.

· Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and intervention with local governments, 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, as well as 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 U.S. Personal Services Contractor (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 Response Management Teams (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 RA will report directly to the SRA or his/her designee. However, for certain activities, the RA will coordinate tasks with the respective Team Leader in OFDA/Washington.

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, or a related field; 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, or a related field; 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 (12 points):

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

· Experience in monitoring incipient disaster situations and developing country Disaster Risk Reduction strategies.

· Experience working on humanitarian assistance or international development programs in East Asia Pacific.

· Demonstrated experience coordinating with or working for FEMA.

Skill and Abilities (12 points):

· Exercised independent judgment and ingenuity to devise innovative approaches to technical, administrative, managerial, and/or policy problems.

· Demonstrated skills in the following areas:

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

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

o Diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national NGO humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

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

· Experience in providing briefings and communicating effectively in meetings.

Leading Teams (6 points):

· Demonstrated experience leading teams of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds while 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 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.

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United States of America: USPSC Interagency Training Manager/Team Leader

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 17 Nov 2017

Position Title: Interagency Training Manager/ Team Leader

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000079

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

Issuance Date: October 27, 2017

Closing Date: November 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 an Interagency Training Manager/ Team Leader under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

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

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

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

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

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

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

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

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Interagency Training Manager/ Team Leader

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000079

2. ISSUANCE DATE: October 27, 2017

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

4. POSITION TITLE: Interagency Training Manager/ Team Leader

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($112,021 – $145,629 – includes locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. Candidates who live outside the Washington, D.C. area will be considered for employment but no relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

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

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTRODUCTION

The HPGE Division serves as the principal focal point for humanitarian policy development, engagement, and institutional relationships with IOs and other donor governments. As one of the core teams in the HPGE Division, the Interagency Training Team focuses on trainings for different parts of the USG Interagency, specifically related to OFDA’s role in humanitarian assistance and disaster response. The Interagency Training Team is responsible for developing and maintaining Humanitarian Assistance specific courses, as well as tailoring them for different audiences across the interagency.

The Interagency Training Manager/Team Leader position serves as an integral part of the HPGE Division and closely coordinates with other parts of the USG and international community on humanitarian training issues. The position leads the planning and development of training and outreach approaches on humanitarian issues, provides strategic direction on training issues for external audiences, prepares key briefings and guidance to support training requirements, and manages the HPGE training team.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of one Interagency Training Manager/Team Leader in order to meet its objectives of training and educating the interagency on humanitarian assistance within the USG.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Interagency Training Manager/Team Leader is an integral part of the Interagency Training Team who coordinates closely with other parts of HPGE and OFDA, develops curriculum for humanitarian training courses, and facilitates training for other USAID Bureaus and federal agencies on the international humanitarian architecture, humanitarian assistance, and disaster response. He/She will help plan organizational strategies and approaches to external training, course development, validation, delivery, and review.

The assignment involves providing expert training 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 and detail-oriented approach to the training development. The Interagency Training Manager will receive general guidance but will also be expected to execute independent judgment and analysis.

The role requires significant interaction with other offices, demanding strong diplomatic, facilitation, and communication skills to accurately represent U.S. positions in a complex multilateral setting. Contacts will be within the USG, training counterparts in the UN and other agencies, experts, and representatives of NGOs. Contacts occur in a wide variety of planned and unplanned, formal and informal settings, including open meetings and conferences.

The Interagency Training Manager/Team Leader’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

· Manage the Interagency Training Team.

· Support the HPGE strategy for internal and external education and training courses on humanitarian assistance, international humanitarian architecture, and disaster response issues.

· Develop detailed strategic plans for external training for the intra and inter agency.

· Analyze training needs and requirements to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.

· Design courses from inception to polished final products, taking overall responsibility of external training courses, specifically applying the principles of adult learning design for both synchronous and asynchronous (e.g. online courses) learning.

· Draw on subject matter expert (SME) expertise and work closely with other teams within HPGE, particularly the Policy and Interagency teams.

· Maintain strong understanding of the USG interagency, humanitarian policy issues, and USAID/OFDA coordination responsibilities and response operations that contribute to the USAID/OFDA training strategy for external partners.

· Plan, develop, and provide training using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, meetings, conferences, and workshops.

· Develop trainer development programs and coach others involved in training efforts.

· Develop and monitor funding commitments.

· Work effectively as a team member with other members of the Division and OFDA.

· Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.

· Develop course evaluation procedures and conduct follow-up review of all completed training to evaluate and measure results.

· Develop and organize effective training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials using a variety of media.

· Mentor and liaise with facilitators, panelists, and guest instructors.

· Build solid cross-functional relationships and assist with development of HPGE strategic plans and maintain internal and external OFDA relationships.

· Ensure appropriate scheduling and coordination of training, including logistical support.

· Coordinate with other training teams of humanitarian agencies and communicate at Senior Executive level of USG and IOs.

· Review and analyze what the UN, other IOs, NGOs, and other humanitarian entities currently provide on humanitarian assistance and disaster response training. Propose recommendations on whether USAID/OFDA should incorporate any part of the UN training, e.g. videos, simulations, etc.

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

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

· As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas.

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

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The Interagency Training Manager/Team Leader will take direction from and report to the Division Director or his/her designee and Deputy Division Director of the HPGE Division or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

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

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, training, disaster management, public policy, or a related field) plus minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on training and curriculum development and on emergency relief and humanitarian assistance issues, one (1) year of which was obtained overseas. Experience developing training programs for adult learners and executives in an international and interagency setting required. Experience working for the USG or with an IO required.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, training, disaster management, public policy or a related field) plus minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on training and curriculum development and on emergency relief and humanitarian assistance issues, one (1) year of which was obtained overseas. Experience developing training programs for adult learners and executives in an international and interagency setting required. Experience working for the USG or with an IO required.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

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

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

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

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

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors below are of equal value.

QRF #1 Demonstrated ability to develop, administer, and refine an adult training and education program, along with all associated training materials;

QRF #2 Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with international and USG humanitarian response architecture and policy;

QRF #3 Demonstrated skill in written communication and oral presentation, especially as an instructor;

QRF #4 Demonstrated ability to represent the USG and/or policy positions and perform independently in a high visibility environment; and

QRF #5 Demonstrated ability to lead small team and develop strategic vision to guide the team and support larger organizational goals.

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the QRF responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each of the QRFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, and/or education they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, and/or training.

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

The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 8 points

QRF #2 – 8 points

QRF #3 – 8 points

QRF #4 – 8 points

QRF #5 – 8 points

Interview Performance – 50 points

Round 1- 10 points

Round 2- 40 points (This interview round will require applicants to give a presentation on humanitarian issues)

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.

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Thailand: USPSC Regional Advisor – South Asia

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 24 Nov 2017

Position Title: Regional Advisor- South Asia

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000084

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

Issuance Date: October 26, 2017

Closing Date: November 24, 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-17-000084

2. ISSUANCE DATE: October 26, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: November 24, 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: Bangkok, Thailand.

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

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA’s mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award 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 Senior Regional Advisors (SRAs), who work closely with Team Leaders in Washington, and report to the appropriate Division Director. SRAs serve as the regional team leaders for all response, preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities. They serve as key interlocutors with embassies and missions in a disaster, and may serve as the DART Leader if needed. They are principally responsible for managing regional offices, monitoring all grants on humanitarian assistance program implementation, overseeing sub-regional offices as appropriate, supervising the office staff, and developing, in consultation with their respective Regional Advisors (RAs) and Washington-based Team Leaders, the multi-year non-response program strategies for their respective regions. They coordinate with OFDA/Washington on disaster response activities, determine program priorities, and identify and formulate disaster preparedness, mitigation, and training programs for their respective regions.

The RAs report to the SRA. 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 an RA in Bangkok, Thailand in order to meet its objective of disaster assistance, risk reduction, and resilience programming as well as strategic reporting and analysis.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

This position requires an individual who is able to travel outside of the country where he/she is based, on short notice for two to three weeks at a time, or longer, on occasion. The RA will serve as the primary contact and liaison for ongoing disaster activities related to disaster response, preparedness, mitigation and training programs. The RA will work to increase the capability of host governments, IOs, and NGOs to respond and prepare for disasters in the affected region. The RA will be responsible for disaster analysis, program monitoring, overseeing NGO partner implementation, reporting to OFDA/Washington, and liaising with USAID Missions and U.S. Embassies.

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

Contextual Specialty

  • Serve as an expert on humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility.
  • Provide expert guidance on political, humanitarian, organizational, structural and stakeholder interests specific to the region of responsibility.
  • Prepare and/or provide substantive guidance in the preparation of regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of OFDA’s program strategy and the implementation of resulting awards in the area of assigned responsibility.
  • Guide regional team efforts to develop appropriate programmatic strategies for disaster responses and DRR efforts in the area of responsibility.
  • Review program proposals on disaster assistance activities and emergency projects for conceptual soundness, technical feasibility, and budget.
  • Lead/conduct initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or DRR opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors, in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.
  • Monitor ongoing humanitarian response and DRR activities to validate that objectives are met and beneficiaries are served.
  • Lead the development of country-, issue-, or disaster-specific strategies across the region of responsibility, as well as timely revision of these strategies as contextual realities shift.
  • Re-assess implementation approaches and strategies on an ongoing basis and make recommendations for appropriate shifts to approach or resource allocation.
  • Participate in the development of field-based recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region.

Representation

  • Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host governments, donor governments, IOs, NGOs, U.S. embassies and USAID missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and DRR activities.
  • Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and intervention with local governments and donor, partner, and UN organizations, as appropriate.
  • Advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other USAID officials on disaster response, mitigation, and risk reduction efforts, including the review of sector disaster response and DRR plans.
  • Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate DRR into appropriate programs.

Leadership

  • Support regional team efforts to develop current and future strategic direction for the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.
  • Participate in a leadership role in office-wide policy initiatives to ensure field perspectives are well-represented.
  • Serve as a peer-mentor for program staff working to increase exposure and experience in field-based humanitarian operations.

General Duties

  • Supervise relevant USPSCs and foreign national program staff in assigned program offices.
  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams, or to provide coverage for field offices within and outside the region.
  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters, for up to 45 days. The duties on RMTs will be varied.
  • Ensure timely reporting of OFDA’s activities in the region through written cables, analyses, strategies, and other requests for written information and/or oral briefings.
  • Maintain regular communications with the regional (and/or sub-regional) office in the area of responsibility and with OFDA/Washington.
  • As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.
  • As 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 report directly to the SRA.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

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

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

Bachelor’s degree with study in, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a specific country; and nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which must include five (5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.

OR

Master’s degree with study in, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a specific country; and seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, DRR and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which must include three (3) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

● USPSC Application form AID 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 (12 points):

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

· Experience in monitoring incipient disaster situations and developing country Disaster Risk Reduction strategies.

· Experience working on humanitarian assistance or international development programs in Asia.

Skill and Abilities (12 points):

· Exercised independent judgment and ingenuity to devise innovative approaches to technical, administrative, managerial and/or policy problems;

· Demonstrated skills in the following areas:

o Diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with host governments at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations;

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

o Diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations;

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

· Experience in providing briefings and to communicate effectively in meetings.

Leading Teams (6 points):

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

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

Interview Performance (40 points)

Timed Writing Test (15 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (15 points)

Total Possible Points: 100 e

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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Ghana: LOCAL HIRE U.S. CITIZEN PSC SENIOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST CVE

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 24 Nov 2017

a. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT (65%)

Manage the implementation and administration of substantial USAID/West Africa CVE projects as an AOR/COR.

Manage the formal review and approval process for annual work plans and planned activities of implementing partner(s) ensuring that implementation remains on track and in support of USAIDs goals and objectives.

Engage with project beneficiaries and perform regular site visits to projects under his/her purview in coordination with in-country USAID staff, the US Embassy, and the US Military, as needed.

Maintain and report budget information on the status of obligations, expenditures, pipelines, accruals, and resource requirements pertaining to CVE programs under his/her purview.

Develop terms of reference for special studies, evaluations, assessments and other reviews that may be necessary to help identify implementation challenges and design new activities in support of the achievement of CVE in West Africa.

Contribute to, and in some cases lead, the oversight and preparation of internal reporting requirements including program management reviews, annual reports, operational plans, semi-annual portfolio reviews as well as the development of implementation letters, cables, requests for technical changes in program implementation, project agreements, correspondence and other documentation as required.

b. STAKEHOLDER COORDINATION AND CUSTOMER RELATIONS (10%)

Represent USAID and RPGO in meetings with internal and external stakeholders such as US Embassy representatives, US military officers, host-country government officials, regional inter-governmental organization officials, non-governmental organization representatives, and other donor representatives to coordinate CVE efforts and share information.

Produce briefing papers and coordinate visits and other activities for internal visitors such as congressional delegations, senior-level USAID officials, etc

c. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (15%)

Provide analysis and research on topics of interest in support of the achievement of CVE goals and objectives for West Africa.

Draft internal and external communications on CVE project efforts or topics of interest such as fact sheets, success stories, briefing papers, technical presentations, trends analysis.

Collect, synthesize, and post relevant CVE information on the CVE in West Africa internal website maintained by RPGO.

d. OTHER DUTIES AS REQUIRED (10%)

Perform other duties as required—given the limited size of the Regional Peace and Governance Office all staff will from time to time perform other duties decided by the Office Director, including performing work in an “acting” capacity for a colleague who is traveling or on leave, assisting a colleague with an especially urgent task, or personally taking responsibility for a special project.

How to apply:

ISSUANCE DATE: October 24, 2017

CLOSING DATE: November 24, 2017 at 17:00 Hours Eastern Time

SUBJECT: SOLICITATION NUMBER 72062418B00002 FOR A LOCAL HIRE U.S. CITIZEN PERSONAL SERVICE CONTRACTOR FOR SENIOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST FOR CVE

Ladies and Gentlemen:

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S Citizens currently residing in Ghana and interested in providing Personal Services Contractor (PSC) services as described in the attached 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 Senior Project Management Specialist position will be located in Accra, Ghana.

Interested candidates meeting the requirements of the solicitation must submit all the following required materials for consideration (see details on section 9).

· Cover Letter;

· Curriculum Vitae or resume;

· Signed Form AID 302-3 (available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms/);

· Supplemental document addressing the evaluation factors;

· List of three to five professional references; and

· Proof of residency in Ghana

All application packages are to be submitted via email to: accrapsc@usaid.gov

The highest ranking applicants may be selected for an interview. The purpose of the interview is to provide additional information on how the applicant meets the requirements of the solicitation. The interview will be part of the evaluation process.

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.

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

Any questions concerning this solicitation may be directed to Mildred Agbo via email at magbo@usaid.gov no later than October 31, 2017; no questions will be entertained after this date.

Application Form AID 302-3 must be signed. Incomplete and unsigned applications will not be accepted or 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. Please note this does not constitute any guarantee that a PSC will be awarded as a result of this solicitation nor does it constitute any authorization by USAID to reimburse costs incurred in the preparation of an application.

Sincerely,

Karla Camp

Deputy Office Director

Acquisition & Assistance Office

USAID/West Africa

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 72062418B00002

ISSUANCE DATE: October 24, 2017

CLOSING DATE: November 24, 2017 at 17:00 Hours, Eastern Time

POSITION TITLE: Senior Program Management Specialist

MARKET VALUE OF POSITION: GS-13 ($74,584 – $96,958) Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the GS-13 pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to U.S. Citizens currently residing in Ghana. Proof of residency and work permit must be provided with application. Citizenship, if dual, must be clearly stated.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three one-year option periods. Exercise of the option(s) will be contingent on satisfactory performance, continued need for the services, and availability of funds.

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PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:** Accra, Ghana

SECURITY AND MEDICAL

CLEARANCES: Selected applicant must obtain Secret Level Security Clearance and Medical Clearance within a reasonable period of time. USAID will provide details regarding these clearances to the selected candidate. If such clearances are not obtained within a reasonable time or negative suitability issues are involved, any offer made may be rescinded.

1. BACKGROUND:

USAID/West Africa is a regional mission with development assistance activities in 19 countries. The Mission is located in Accra, Ghana. The SPMS position will be based in USAID/West Africa’s Regional Peace and Governance Office, which aims to strengthen systems of non-violent conflict management by supporting activities in regional democracy, governance, and human rights (DRG) and countering violent extremism (CVE).

A core component of RPGO’s work on DRG aims to reduce electoral conflict as well as supporting conflict early-warning more broadly in the region. In response to the considerable challenges in gathering early warning data and plan for adequate response interventions in West Africa, the United States Government (USG) launched the Early Warning and Response Partnership (EWARP) with the objective to bolster the capacity of the ECOWAS Warning and Response Network (ECOWARN) to monitor, gather, analyze and disseminate threat information to its 15 member states to support peace and security in the region. The U.S. Department of State, Security Affairs Office, and USAID/West Africa share the responsibility for EWARP implementation and supporting long-term strengthening of ECOWAS’s early warning and response processes.

RPGO’s CVE work spans the region and addresses threats from various extremist groups, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Boko Haram being examples. RPGO implements the majority of the USAID portion of the multi-agency (USAID, State and Department of Defense) Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP). This strategic partnership represents the U.S. government’s single, largest effort to assist potentially vulnerable regional and national actors to constrict the tactical and strategic operating environment of terrorists in the West Africa sub-region. Funding for CVE efforts from TSCTP and other sources, averages approximately $15 million a year. RPGO endeavors to counter violent extremism through programming focused on youth engagement, good governance, media outreach, and community development.

2. BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

The SPMS is a senior-level specialist on CVE issues charged with managing the design, implementation, and monitoring of regional and relevant bi-lateral CVE activities in West Africa. The SPMS plays a significant role in donor coordination, report writing, management of CVE resources, and working with implementing partners.

In this context, the SPMS will provide technical oversight on CVE regional projects and bi-lateral activities in USAID limited-presence and non-presence countries. In addition, the SPMS will serve as an Agreement/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), directly responsible for supporting the management of CVE projects with an estimated total annual budget of $5-10 million. The SPMS will occasionally represent USAID and/or the U.S. government (USG) at international meetings and conferences and serve as liaison with host-country officials and regional institutions’ representatives in the region, such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

This position requires exercise of individual judgment in interpreting CVE priorities, managing resources, implementing programs, and coordinating relations with high-level representatives inside and outside of the USG. The CVE issues that the SPMS will be dealing with are among the top priorities of USG foreign policy in West Africa and the USAID/West Africa regional mission. The environment is highly complex and frequently unpredictable, and the SPMS must be flexible and able to provide advice CVE approaches and activities. The position includes a broad range of complex managerial, analytical, and communication responsibilities, including providing direction for the achievement of USAID’s CVE objectives in West Africa.

3. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

a. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT (65%)

Manage the implementation and administration of substantial USAID/West Africa CVE projects as an AOR/COR.

Manage the formal review and approval process for annual work plans and planned activities of implementing partner(s) ensuring that implementation remains on track and in support of USAIDs goals and objectives.

Engage with project beneficiaries and perform regular site visits to projects under his/her purview in coordination with in-country USAID staff, the US Embassy, and the US Military, as needed.

Maintain and report budget information on the status of obligations, expenditures, pipelines, accruals, and resource requirements pertaining to CVE programs under his/her purview.

Develop terms of reference for special studies, evaluations, assessments and other reviews that may be necessary to help identify implementation challenges and design new activities in support of the achievement of CVE in West Africa.

Contribute to, and in some cases lead, the oversight and preparation of internal reporting requirements including program management reviews, annual reports, operational plans, semi-annual portfolio reviews as well as the development of implementation letters, cables, requests for technical changes in program implementation, project agreements, correspondence and other documentation as required.

b. STAKEHOLDER COORDINATION AND CUSTOMER RELATIONS (10%)

Represent USAID and RPGO in meetings with internal and external stakeholders such as US Embassy representatives, US military officers, host-country government officials, regional inter-governmental organization officials, non-governmental organization representatives, and other donor representatives to coordinate CVE efforts and share information.

Produce briefing papers and coordinate visits and other activities for internal visitors such as congressional delegations, senior-level USAID officials, etc

c. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (15%)

Provide analysis and research on topics of interest in support of the achievement of CVE goals and objectives for West Africa.

Draft internal and external communications on CVE project efforts or topics of interest such as fact sheets, success stories, briefing papers, technical presentations, trends analysis.

Collect, synthesize, and post relevant CVE information on the CVE in West Africa internal website maintained by RPGO.

d. OTHER DUTIES AS REQUIRED (10%)

Perform other duties as required—given the limited size of the Regional Peace and Governance Office all staff will from time to time perform other duties decided by the Office Director, including performing work in an “acting” capacity for a colleague who is traveling or on leave, assisting a colleague with an especially urgent task, or personally taking responsibility for a special project.

4. SUPERVISION/OVERSIGHT OVER OTHERS (whom, including grade level/how, if any)

The SPMS will not directly supervise any staff members; however, s/he will oversee the work of one to three Activity Managers assigned to CVE programs under the SPMS’ purview.

5. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATION/SELECTION CRITERIA:

a. EDUCATION (20 points)

A minimum of a Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Law, Business, Public Administration/Public Affairs, Economics or other social science discipline, Statistics or Journalism is required.

b. TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE (25 points)

Demonstrated knowledge of program principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of development assistance in general and CVE or counterterrorism activities in particular, is required. Previous experience in working on countering violent extremism, counterterrorism, or a related field is required.

Demonstrated ability to serve as a program manager and conduct the full range of responsibilities effectively and in a timely manner is required. Demonstrated ability to organize and effectively plan work in advance, with limited supervision to ensure that programs and tasks do not falter due to lack of effective management and support is required.

The ability to obtain, evaluate and interpret data and prepare accurate, timely reports is necessary. The ability to identify problems affecting program activities, propose well-thought out strategies to resolve these problems, consult with senior management and field staff, and then implement final decisions and strategies and approaches is necessary.

c. WORK EXPERIENCE (25 points)

A minimum of five years of professional-level experience in CVE, counterterrorism or development-related activities or one of the areas listed above under Education. Experience working in, for or with international organizations is required.

d. COMMUNICATION/LANGUAGE SKILLS (15 points)

Fluency in written and verbal English is required. Strong writing skills in English with the demonstrated ability to prepare succinct narrative reports, sometimes with short deadlines and with minimal supervision is required.

Operational, managerial, and strong analytical and writing skills are necessary, specifically experience in the independent analysis, interpretation, and presentation of complex data in both oral and written form and in precise, accurate, clear and complete formats.

Strong computer skills are essential in order to prepare effective, comprehensive reports and for daily work. Excellent knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications, as well as the ability to conduct Internet research and management of other Internet resources, is required.

Ability to read, speak and write French is highly desirable, but not required and is considered an advantage for evaluation of candidates for the position.

e. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS (15 points)

Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with superiors, subordinates, colleagues and partners, both inside and outside USAID/West Africa, are required, as well as maturity, stability, objectivity, resourcefulness, adaptability, and sound professional judgment. Effective teamwork is an essential factor in successful day-to-day management and operations in USAID/West Africa.

6. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTORS:

a. AVAILABLE GUIDELINES:

U.S. Government guidance includes laws, legislative initiatives, Congressional interests and concerns and USG policy guidelines are readily available. However, due to the fact that countering violent extremism is an emerging field of study and programming for U.S. assistance, guidelines are not always well-established and clear and frequently require interpretation to apply them to daily design, implementation, management and reporting on programs and activities. This is particularly important in the context of the TSCTP due to complex funding streams, political and other factors that often must be considered in planning and implementing activities.

b. COMPLEXITY:

The management environment in which the incumbent will operate is complex, with many donors, country interests and USG interests and requires a professional with senior-level advisory, team-building and public diplomacy skills. Excellent, balanced judgment must be exercised in setting priorities. The position requires planning, follow-up/implementation and teamwork abilities. The incumbent will be expected to be highly productive and meet short deadlines. S/he must have the ability understand and operate in USAID’s regulations regarding procurement, earmarking and other aspects of project implementation. This is particularly important in the context of the TSCTP where USG guidance includes laws, legislative initiatives, complex funding streams specific legislative guidance and other factors that often must be considered in planning and implementing support activities.

c. SCOPE AND EFFECT:

The incumbent provides management, oversight and technical direction for development activities designed by USAID/West Africa for the TSCTP under the direction of the Regional Peace and Governance Office Director. The design and management of CVE activities requires high-level technical and organizational skills as they represent a complex array of projects and initiatives that require constant monitoring and high-level consultations with host country and Embassy officials in USAID non-presence countries, where the majority of these activities are conducted. TSCTP comprises approximately 75% of the SO Team’s portfolio and funding. It is expected that CVE projects will take up approximately 90% of the incumbent’s time. However, as necessary, s/he will be tasked to support implementation of other programs in RPGO, such as conflict prevention and governance. Successful work will have a significant impact on project beneficiaries and local communities. It will make a positive contribution to USG and relevant host governments’ goals and objectives in counterterrorism.

d. PERSONAL CONTACTS:

The incumbent maintains close contact with USAID Washington policy advisors, U.S. embassy personnel working on CVE and other related activities, Activity Managers in all countries where Mission CVE project activities are carried out, and other U.S. government TSCTP representatives. The incumbent will be required to develop and maintain contacts with relevant host-country government officials and in-country partner institutions (local, regional and international) assisting USAID with implementation of its TSCTP and related programs. Contacts will include US ambassadors, US embassy personnel, and Department of Defense liaison officials. Contacts may also include host-country ministry personnel and host-country local government officials, local civil society organizations and community-based organizations.

e. LEVEL AND PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:

The purpose of contacts is to inform on or elicit information about CVE activities in order to perform project management actions and inform U.S. Government policy formulation and/or implementation. This may include information and communication to and with senior U.S. government representatives, host-country representatives, regional institution representatives and other donors. Contacts with the parties mentioned above will occur in both structured and unstructured settings. These contacts are necessary to influence and facilitate policy and/or project implementation. At the present time, relationships with the parties mentioned above are cordial and cooperative. The incumbent will not be authorized to make commitments or decisions on policy revisions.

The broad use of initiative, discretion and patience is expected from the SPMS in dealing with USAID personnel as well as representatives from other donor organizations and U.S. Embassies to resolve problems that arise during the course of work where there is often no clear or immediate solution. In addition, considerable judgment is required in working effectively and coordinating multi-sectorial efforts in support of USAID’s development objectives and in collecting, analyzing and reporting on progress of activities and recommending project actions.

f. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed primarily in the USAID/WA office in Accra, Ghana but requires extensive travel (estimated 30%) throughout the West Africa, particularly TSTCP countries.

7. BASIS OF RATING APPLICATIONS:

Evaluation/Selection Factors: Applicants must possess the minimum qualifications for the position as stated above in Section 5: Education; Technical Knowledge; Work Experience; Communication/Language Skills; and Interpersonal Skills. Additional factors to be taken into consideration include:

§ Applicant is a U.S. Citizen currently resident in Ghana and has a work permit.

§ Completed and hand-signed form AID 302-3 is submitted by application deadline. (Note: All applicants must submit complete dates [months/years] and hours per week for all positions listed on the AID 302-3 to allow for adequate evaluation of their related and direct experience. Experience that cannot be quantified will not count towards meeting the experience requirements.).

§ Cover letter and supporting documentation specifically addressing the minimum requirements for the position. Applicants must explain in their cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position.

§ All applications will be evaluated and scored based on the required qualifications and documentation submitted with the application. Those applicants who are short-listed (determined to be competitively ranked) may also be evaluated on interview performance and professional reference checks. Failure to address the selection criteria may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards. USAID may also verify academic credentials.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria or do not provide the required documentation are NOT considered qualified for the position.

8. MEDICAL AND SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS

The applicant selected to fill this position must be able to obtain a Secret Level Security Clearance/employment authorization which involves applicant’s comprehensive background investigation performed by a U.S. Government Agency.

The applicant selected to fill the position must also receive medical clearance to work worldwide. Details of how to obtain such clearance will be provided after selection and acceptance of the job offer.

The final selected candidates must obtain security and medical clearances within a reasonable period of time (USAID will provide details regarding these clearances to the selected candidates). A substantial delay in obtaining either required clearance will make the applicant ineligible for selection.

9. INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described in this section. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your not being considered for employment.

Interested individuals meeting the Minimum Qualifications above are required to submit the following:

· Signed Form AID 302-3, Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts (available at

http://www.usaid.gov/forms/)

All applicants must submit complete dates (months/years) and hours per week for all positions listed on the form AID 302-3 to allow for adequate evaluation of your related and direct experiences. Applicants should note that the salary history for the purposes of the AID 302-3 is the base salary paid, excluding benefits and allowances such as housing, travel, educational support, etc.

· Cover letter and a current resume/curriculum vita (CV). The CV/resume must contain sufficient relevant information to evaluate the application in accordance with the stated evaluation criteria. Broad general statements that are vague or lacking specificity will not be considered as effectively addressing particular selection criteria. Complete dates (month/year) are also required on CV.

· Applicants must provide a minimum of three and a maximum of five references within the last five years from the applicant’s professional life namely individuals who are not family members or relatives. Three references must be from direct supervisors who can provide information regarding the applicant’s work knowledge and professional experience. Applicants must provide e-mail addresses and/or working telephone numbers for all references.

· Applicants also must address the above Section 5, in a summary statement to be included in the application. This summary statement, limited to two pages, must describe specifically and accurately what experience, training, education, and/or awards the applicant has received that are relevant to each selection factor above. The summary statement must include the name of the applicant and the announcement number at the top of each page.

10. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs

Forms outlined below can found at: http://www.usaid.gov/forms/

  1. Application for Federal Employment (AID 302-3);

  2. Contractor Physical Examination (AID Form 1420-62). *

  3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security)(SF-86), or *

  4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85). *

  5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). *

* Forms 2 through 5 shall be completed only upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job.

11. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES

Per ADS 309; AIDAR Appendix D, a Resident Hire USPSC employee may only be eligible for those benefits listed below.)

BENEFITS:

Employee’s FICA and Medicare Contribution (USPSCs only)

Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance

Pay Comparability Adjustment

Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

Annual & Sick Leave

Access to Embassy medical facilities, commissary and pouch mail service (USPSCs only)

*Note: If a US citizen, the Contractor’s salary will be subject to employee’s FICA and Medicare contribution.

FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are not exempt from payment of Federal and State Income Taxes. t

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Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information/Monitoring and Evaluation)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Nov 2017

GENERAL INFORMATION: SOLICITATION NO.: 17-185

  1. ISSUANCE DATE: October 24, 2017
  2. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: November 7, 2017 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)
  3. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information/Monitoring and Evaluation)
  4. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 11. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
  5. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 1 year (12 months from start date)
  6. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya; with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.
  7. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to: Undergo a comprehensive background investigation and;obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.
  8. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below)
  9. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to qualified Kenyan Citizens and current employees of the U.S. Mission. Employees currently on probation are ineligible to apply. USAID provides equal opportunity and equitable treatment for employment of all people without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability status, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic for equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.
  10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requirements do not involve rigorous physical demands.
  11. POINT OF CONTACT: Recruitment Team, email at hrnairobi@usaid.gov

BACKGROUND

USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) invests in population and health programs at national and county levels that aim to improve the survival, well-being and productivity of the Kenyan population by reducing the burden of major infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and addressing the main causes of maternal and child illness and deaths. This includes cross-cutting work to strengthen healthcare systems and build capacity, and to support the national government to formulate key policies and guidelines while assisting counties to better plan, manage and finance quality health services to meet local needs.

The Health Population and Nutrition (HPN) office is USAID/ KEA’s largest office, managing a portfolio valued at over $400 million annually. The office receives funding from a number of U.S. Presidential Initiatives, including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), Feed the Future (FtF) as well as other USAID health funds for family planning, maternal newborn and child health, nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene. The Mission has a Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) with the goal “Kenya’s governance and economy sustainably transformed.” The Health Population and Nutrition Office portfolio contributes to this strategic goal by primarily contributing to the CDCS Development Objective (DO) 2 “Health and Human capacity strengthened.”

The Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information/Monitoring and Evaluation) (SI/M&E) of the Health Population and Nutrition (HPN), USAID/KEA serves as one of the key SI technical advisors to the HPN Director and Team Leaders (HIV/AIDS, Family Health, Malaria and Health Systems) in the management of strategic information under the HPN portfolio. The Project Management Specialist (SI/M&E) is one of four members on the Strategic Information and Monitoring and Evaluation Team, and reports to the Team Lead.

The incumbent in her or his capacity as Project Management Specialist (SI/M&E) shall:
• Contributes to the planning, designing, and implementation of the Mission and HPN portfolio strategies jointly in coordination with the SI and technical teams.
• Represent USAID/KEA on the SI Interagency Technical Working Group. Maintain close contact with other U.S. government agencies to ensure harmonized performance reporting under the PEPFAR initiative.
• Lead the design and implementation of program outcome evaluations and operations research to assess impact and outcomes for learning, program management, and design of new activities.
• Oversees USAID funded evaluations.
• Support USAID/KEA HPN team to coordinate and/or interpret strategic information related policy and strategy issues from USAID, PMI and PEPFAR with the relevant Government of Kenya (GOK) offices, the U.S. government interagency teams, other donors, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the area of HIV, TB, malaria, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH), family planning (FP), nutrition, and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) planning and reporting.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Outcome Evaluations & Operations Research – 40 %

• Provides technical direction and leadership on the design, planning, and implementation of performance and impact evaluations that effectively measure outcomes resulting from USAID’s investments in HPN’s health portfolio. Ensures that the results and lessons learned from these evaluations are appropriately disseminated to appropriate stakeholders; and used to inform future programming for improved impact.
• Provides technical inputs to subcontractors and external consultants conducting HPN funded assessments and evaluations; ensuring that the design, implementation, and outputs of their work meets the needs of USAID and the GOK, and they are properly coordinating with the GOK and relevant stakeholders.
• Supports technical staff Contracts Officer Representative/Assistance Officer Representatives (COR/AORs), and activity managers to guide implementing partners on the improvement of innovative and cost-effective outcome evaluation approaches.
• Supports the program technical staff, implementing partners and GOK to identify topical areas for operations research (OR) and outcome evaluations. Reviews and approves research protocols before USAID/KEA implementing partners submit the protocols to the relevant GOK approved Internal Review Boards (IRBs).
• Provides technical assistance to HPN staff and the GOK to strengthen public platforms for sharing research findings with implementing partners and government departments at the national and county levels.
• Ensures that key research findings inform program and strategy/policy/guidelines development, and that USAID/KEA and its implementing partners learn from the research findings, and use the findings in collaborative, learning, and adaptive management. Works closely with the Strategic Planning Analysis (SPA) office to ensure adherence to USAID’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning guidance.
• Works with technical team in HPN to develop skills and knowledge on scientific writing (abstracts, papers) and to develop presentation skills at technical meetings/conferences.
Program Management, Coordination & Representation– 30 %
• Serves as COR/AOR and/or Activity Manager for strategic information (monitoring and evaluation, health management information systems, surveys and surveillance) activities, as assigned. Analyzes program performance data and financial reports, including reports on activity burn rates and pipelines and expenditure accruals, reviewing reports from partners with particular attention to activity and financial indicators.
• Supports technical staff on results management and manages HPN’s monitoring and evaluation plan and indicator tracking table for the Health Project Appraisal Document (PAD).
• Liaises with USG interagency counterparts and the GOK on critical strategic information issues; including programs target setting, reporting requirements, and results management for HPN programming in HIV, TB, malaria, RMNCH/FP, nutrition, and WASH.
• Supports the USG interagency team, the GOK, and implementing partners’ efforts in rapidly strengthening and using the one host country national monitoring and evaluation system.
• Represents USAID/KEA at national strategic information TWGs relevant to HPN’s portfolio.
• Supervises the Project Management Specialist (Data Management), actively supporting professional development, including technical and leadership skills, to ensure supervisee has relevant skills to achieve position objectives.

Strategic Planning– 30 %

• Provides broad strategic analysis using both quantitative and qualitative data from different sources and supports HPN leadership in the development of evidence-based strategic directions.
• Participates in the development of SI related components of PEPFAR, PMI, and USAID (TB, RMNCH /FP, nutrition and WASH) submissions for strategic planning and results reporting. Ensures program data is used to guide formulation of annual targets, and effectively assesses progress over time. Supports the harmonization of HPN targets to GOK’s strategic plans.
• Provides SI related input into implementing partner work plans and technical assistance in developing and implementing tools to monitor indicators.
• Evaluates the results achieved by implementing partners against their targets and tracks overall progress in achieving PEPFAR, PMI, and USAID goals as outlined in relevant strategic planning and activity level agreements. As necessary, adapts targets to be consistent with appropriated budgets, country constraints, and new opportunities.
• Assesses the quality of HPN program data sources, including partner M&E systems, through periodic data quality assessments and make recommendations for improvements.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

A. Supervision Received: The Project Management Specialist – (SI/M&E) works under the supervision of the SI Team Lead. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments are self-generated, and occur in the normal course of the work. S/he exercises independence in most phases of the assignment, but determines those situations that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected. The incumbent seeks advice and assistance as required. Completed work is accepted as technically correct, and the overall assignment is reviewed in terms of results achieved.

B. Supervision Exercised: Supervises Project Management Specialist (Data Management), providing technical guidance and updates especially on those that relate to understanding HIV/AIDS, TB/HIV, RMNCH, Malaria, and Nutrition programming requirements.

C. Available Guidelines: PEPFAR Planning and Reporting Guidelines, USAID regulations (including the Automated Directives System), the CDCS Performance Management Plan, HPN PAD Monitoring and Evaluation Plan including its Logical Framework Analysis provide broad guidelines as to the conduct of work related to the duties described above. USAID and PEPFAR program both have other documents and background papers on strategic information (health management information systems, monitoring and evaluation, surveys and surveillance) which may also provide valuable resources.

D. Exercise of Judgment: The incumbent works with a high level of independence in managing HPN monitoring and evaluation systems, and in informing and advising technical staff and IPs on data collection and measurement in Kenya. S/he uses considerable judgment in developing ideas and proposals, and in determining the appropriate analytical approach to be used for a particular analysis. The incumbent also exercises considerable judgment in determining who to involve or not involve in a particular activity, and proposes teams to accomplish the objectives and analyses agreed to.

E. Authority to Make Commitments: The Specialist retains the authority given to activity managers in USAID, and may make administrative arrangements and determinations consistent with ADS guidance and Mission policy. The Specialist must take action and establish priorities based on available guidelines and professional judgment. Guidance should be sought when needed, and the supervisor informed of activity and project status. The Specialist will on occasion be required to negotiate ad referendum for the supervisor.

F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Maintains a range of contacts with host-government professional staffs, representatives of other donors, and senior-level professional staff of other HPN Teams and Offices within the Mission. Maintains contact with leaders from private-sector and non-governmental organizations. These contacts may involve sensitive program and project management matters (e.g., failure to comply with agreed-upon conditions precedent). The purpose of these contacts is to collect information, organize input into program reviews and strategic objective/activity evaluations, and on occasion to explain the entire USAID/KEA PEPFAR program and its objectives.

G. Time Expected to Reach Full Performance: 1 year

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education: Master’s Degree in Statistics, Medical Statistics, Biometric, Epidemiology, Health Economics and Policy and/or Demography

B. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of public health development projects is required. Experience in the application of statistical methods and field research experience is required. Demonstrated ability to provide technical support and capacity building in; operations research, outcome evaluations, and the management, analysis and use of data for decision-making is required. Prior work experience in database management, data informatics, and delivery of technical and scientific presentations and report writing is highly desirable. Experience with USAID, PMI and/or PEPFAR programs, policies, and regulations are desirable.

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

D. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English proficiency, speaking and writing, is required.

E. Job Knowledge: The incumbent must have in-depth professional-level knowledge of strategic information, research, and monitoring and evaluation principles, concepts and practices, especially as they relate to managing public health and HIV/AIDS programs in Kenya. S/he must possess expert quantitative and analytical skills, an ability to develop monitoring and evaluation protocols, devise measurable indicators and set appropriate and achievable targets to measure performance outcomes. S/he must possess demonstrated competency in data management systems and data analysis applications such as MS Access, SPSS, SAS, and Spectrum. The Incumbent must be able to proactively and independently locate reference materials and data, research and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and present interpretation of said resources in concise and appropriate written reports. This position requires a thorough knowledge, or the ability to quickly acquire a thorough knowledge, of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation; and, the objectives, methodology, and status of projects assigned.

F. Skills and Abilities: This position requires experience in a management capacity, political analysis, program reporting and monitoring, and strong interpersonal and team-building skills. The ability to serve as an effective liaison with a wide array of individuals and institutions is essential. The incumbent must possess a familiarity with a wide range of issues, such as program evaluation, public health, research, community development, economic policy, and democracy and governance. S/he must be able to prepare clear, substantive reports and briefing papers in English, in a timely manner, and have the ability to develop a thorough understanding of USAID and host-government policies and procedures. The position requires flexibility, an ability to react to changing systems with sound analyses, and the ability to work under pressure.

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 (40 points)
Job Knowledge (40 points)
Skills and abilities (20 points)
Total possible points: 100

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

How to apply:

How to Apply

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

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

Step 3: Internal Applicants/Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages), a copy of your most recent Performance Evaluation Report, copies of all relevant certificates and three (3) to five (5) references. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to MyJobsInKenya.

OR

External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages), copies of all relevant certificates and three (3) to five (5) references. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to MyJobsInKenya .

Note to Applicants:

  1. Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified above, and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com.

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

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

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Somalia: Public Private Engagement Consultant

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

  • I. General Information

Title of Consultancy: Public Private Engagement Consultant

Type of Contract: Individual Contract

Duration of the assignment: 2 Months

Duty station: Baidoa

Supervisor: DG /Minister MOI

II.Organizational Context

Following succession of political turmoil over the last 25+ years in the country, Somalia is working towards a political, economic, and administrative revival. In parallel to the political changes that took place after the Transition Phase followed by the establishment of federal member states Somalia Government and recently ratified National development Plan with the years national focus plans and sections laid out for interventions, formation of strong and representative local government tops in the strategic priorities toward stable and sustainable Somalia’s governance

In line with this strategic direction of NDP, the Ministry of Interior, South West with support from the the International Labour Organisation under the Joint Programme on Local Governance strives to adopt an integrated approach linking public private engagement with improved local governance & service delivery with the aim of contributing to confidence, accountability, peace building and local development in South West state.

The engagement of the business community on matters of local governance is critical, this ensures state and local governments create an enabling environment for business growth which in turn promotes local development. The Ministry of Interior, South West is seeking to recruit a public private engagement consultant to facilitate an effective coordination of public private dialogue between private sector, civil society and state/local administration representatives and development of engagement strategies through a participatory and consultative approach enhancing community ownership.

II. Objectives of the assignment

The overall objective of this assignment is to further contribute towards the development of an effective public private engagement and a business enabling environment for local development and economic opportunities

III. Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Consult with all stakeholders to ascertain capacity inside state, private sector, Chamber of Commerce and other relevant associations.

  2. Facilitate public private dialogue and interactive engagement between key stakeholders on providing enabling environment to small business actors

  3. Provide technical partnership and economic development advise and consultation to ministry of interior and local government and other key stakeholders

  4. With the help of MOI, establish inclusive and representative Public private dialogue Forum for South West Satate of Somalia.

  5. Act as liaison person between local government, state government, private sector and CSO groups discussions and engagement

  6. Work closely with other local national and international, public and private partners In South West Satate of Somalia.

  7. Document, record and maintain public private engagement meetings and Identify opportunities for community economic development

  8. Organize training workshops and meetings for private sector, MOI and other stakeholders to reinforce the professional capabilities of relevant public, CSO and private officials.

  9. Prepare periodic reports, progress updates and submit to MOI, ILO and other interested stakeholders

  10. Supervise monitoring and evaluation activities, documenting experiences, lessons learned and emerging good practices.

IV: Deliverables

  1. Organize, coordinate and facilitate two public private dialogues for South West private sector, civil society and representatives of state & Local governments
  2. Formation of public private engagement forum that facilitate negotiations and collaboration of private sector and local governments

V: Qualifications and Competencies

Level of Education: A University Master’s degree in any of the relevant disciplines including: Economics, Development study, commerce, accounting, law, business or finance with additional relevant trainings in economics;

Work Experience: A good knowledge of Somalia economic context and more specifically the federal member states’ local economy. At least 7+ years of work experience on local governance and engagement of the private sector. A good knowledge in application of computers and software such as Internet, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint. Previous experience of working in similar or related assignment highly preferred.

General Skills / Other Competencies:

· Excellent communication and presentation skills, analytical and interpersonal abilities;

· Ability to operate as part of a team, but also independently;

· Ability to identify innovative approaches to problems in a challenging environment;

· Computer proficiency with high level of familiarity with commonly used packages like MS office;

· Good understanding and proven record of analytical work on public service reform and policy, government planning and budgeting processes (e.g., public expenditure management, government accounting system, among others), participatory local governance, community participation, and capacity building;

Languages needed:

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Somali

How to apply:

VI. Application

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

Please send your curriculum vitae to the ministry’s office in Baidoa until 1/11/2017 or to this email: moi@iswa.so , subject line Public Private Engagement Consultant.** MOI will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest. the late of the above date is not applicable

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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OTI Transition Advisor/Senior Transition Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

The OTI Transition Advisor/Senior Transition Advisor is a intermittent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-13/14 equivalent level and located worldwide. Applications for this position are due no later than November 6 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.

IINTRODUCTION

The OTI Transition Advisor/Senior Transition Advisor position utilizes the experience and skills gained from working with political transition programs and operations oversight and management in the field, to provide ad hoc support for assessments, new country start-ups and program implementation support, as well as training and mentoring of staff both in the field and in Washington. The employee will also be involved in strategic design of various OTI country programs and the development of management products for OTI based on lessons learned. The Transition Advisor/Senior Transition Advisor is considered an expert in the field of political transition programming overseas.

The OTI Transition Advisor/Senior Transition Advisor position was developed to allow OTI to take advantage of the accumulated experience of field staff following closure of the country program(s) that they managed. As OTI is evolving to carry out more assessments, provide more experientially based technical advice and analysis, and facilitate earlier consideration of countries that face possible political crises, having access to individuals with hands-on experience in transition programming will enhance our ability to deepen understanding, identify opportunities and constraints, and be more prepared to execute programming when necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

At the GS-13 Transition Advisor level:

● Fill critical program implementation staffing needs in the field and in Washington, DC, including the provision of ad hoc support to new OTI country program start-ups, ongoing OTI country programs and on-call technical assistance;

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

● Assist the OTI Country team with new country start-ups, or provide support while the OTI Country Representative or Deputy Country Representative is on leave or when OTI has not determined the length of a new country program, but is required to have a presence on the ground;

● Support, if required, closeout activities related to OTI programs, and provide technical assistance to ongoing evaluations of OTI programs in the field;

● Participate in conceptualizing and designing country program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, USAID and U.S. Department of State personnel and other governmental and non-governmental actors, based on political analysis and U.S. Government policy;

● In collaboration with the OTI Country team, update and revise, as needed, program management guides, including strategic planning and field operations materials;

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

● Assist with the development of information management products and improved business practices for OTI based on research and personal field experience lessons learned;

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

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

● Review program budgets and propose changes and adjustments and draft any written justifications that will assist in securing quick approvals;

● Help ensure that OTI’s programs and their activities are monitored and evaluated and that lessons learned from the activities feed into ongoing or future activities;

● 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 but not limited to rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews;

● When required by the OTI Country team, represent OTI’s mission and global programs to visitors, senior officials from international organizations, bilateral donors and national and local foreign government officials;

● Assist the OTI team in identifying or seeking out NGOs, international donors, USG agencies and other organizations of importance to OTI programs in Washington and the field, and develop and maintain professional relationships with them;

● When required, serve as a liaison with other DCHA offices, other USAID divisions and the U.S. Department of State on program and policy direction;

● Assist the OTI Country Team in determining program and project agreements with governmental and non-governmental counterparts, within the guidelines provided by the OTI Chief, FPD, or his/her designee;

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

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

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

At the GS-14 Senior Transition Advisor level:

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

● Conduct, in collaboration with the relevant OTI regional team, assessments for possible new country programs, and visits to field sites in areas where OTI has projects;

● Act as OTI’s in-country Start-Up Manager for limited periods of time for new country start-ups, or provide support while an OTI Country Representative is on leave, or when OTI has not determined the length of a new country program, but is required to have a presence on the ground;

● Execute, if required, closeout activities related to OTI programs, and provide technical assistance to ongoing evaluations of OTI programs in the field;

● Advise Senior Management and Team Leaders on budget processes and reviews, preparing justification documentation when necessary;

● Monitor local and regional political developments and regularly brief staff on their potential programmatic impact;

● Conceptualize and design the country program with project managers and grantees;

● Monitor and evaluate the country program, individual projects, and contractor and grantee performance;

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

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

● Ensure that all field staff adhere to security restrictions;

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

● Independently plan, design, and monitor OTI programs;

● Assist with the development of information management products and improved business practices for OTI based on research and personal field experience lessons learned;

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

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

● Help ensure that OTI’s programs and their activities are monitored and evaluated and that lessons learned from the activities feed into ongoing or future activities;

● As required 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 but not limited to rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews and management reviews;

● Assist the OTI Country Team in determining program and project agreements with governmental and non-governmental counterparts, within the guidelines provided by the OTI Chief, FPD, or his/her designee;

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

● Identify or seek out NGOs, international donors, USG agencies and other organizations of importance of OTI programs in Washington and the field, and develop and maintain professional relationships with them;

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

● Negotiate, within the guidelines provided by the OTI Chief, FPD, or his/her designee, program and project agreements with governmental and non-governmental counterparts;

● When required, supervise the implementation of OTI-financed activities, including overseeing and/or managing the selection of program implementers such as grantees and contractors.

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

● Supervise staff as delegated by the supervisor (e.g. Program Managers, Program Assistants, Program Admin Assistants, etc.). Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluated 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;

● Report to the Chief of Field Programs or his/her designee, and to the USAID Mission Director (or Ambassador when no Mission Director is present) in the field;

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

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

At the GS-13 Transition Advisor level:

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

(3) A minimum of three (3) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which one (1) year must consist of field experience in one or more countries undergoing a political transition.

At the GS-14 Senior Transition Advisor level:

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

OR

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

AND

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

(3) A minimum of four (4) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which two (2) years must consist of field experience in one or more countries undergoing a political transition;

(4) A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience.

How to apply:

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

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United States of America: OTI Office Support Team Leader

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 13 Nov 2017

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

INTRODUCTION

As a key member of the OTI Operations and Management Division, the Office Support Team Leader is directly responsible for the overall management, coordination, and evaluation of administrative and/or program services in support of OTI program-funded staff in Washington and the field. The Office Support Team Leader will be expected to coordinate a myriad of administrative management tasks including space coordination, unit security, emergency preparedness and administrative management services compliance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direct supervision of the Washington-based Deputy Chief, Operations and Management Division, or his/her designee the Office Support Team Leader will perform the following duties:

  • Serve as an administrative management specialist using broad knowledge and experience in office management, and liaising with offices outside of OTI, to successfully oversee issues related to facilities management including workstation assignments and changes, telephone assignments and transfers, records management, and general office management such as supply orders and safety and emergency preparedness;

  • Provide support and updated information to supervisors and employees on questions and requests related to the administrative support services provided by OTI which may include liaising with offices outside of OTI;

  • Directly supervise the Office Support Team. Ensure that staff is highly qualified, trained, and mentored in all critical aspects of administrative management policies and operations. Ensure that employee performance evaluations are completed in a timely manner in accordance with OTI office policy;

  • Independently manage and coordinate OTI records management program including maintenance and disposition of administrative and program files;

  • Mentor other OTI Team Leaders, and mentor and train Country Representatives and Program Managers regarding Administrative Management processes;

  • Coordinate requests for information and inform OTI staff and leadership of important regulatory requirements and events;

  • Develop, maintain, and implement office policies and procedures related to general office management to maintain efficiency. Identify issues/problems bringing any major management issues to the attention of the Deputy Chief, Operations and Management Division;

  • Coordinate and facilitate office-wide morale and well-being activities, including but not limited to multiple annual OTI events and staff care initiatives;

  • Coordinate closely between OTI’s three divisions (Operations and Management Division, Field Programs Division, and the Program, Learning and Innovations Division) on all issues related to the administrative management of the office;

  • Serve as records liaison officer and coordinate with Office of Information and Records Division (IRD) accordingly ensuring OTI is in compliance with latest records regulations;

  • Manage space and cube moves, telephone transfers, and other administrative issues; serve as a Direct Line Officer (DLO) for OTI and liaises with Bureau-level Administrative Management Services (AMS) as required;

  • 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;

  • Develop, implement, and train OTI staff on administrative management tools and systems;

  • Manage unit security and classified information access for OTI; oversee process and management of ClassNet requests and issues as required;

  • Carry out special administrative projects identified by OTI management; with little to no supervision, independently plan, coordinate, and complete special assignments as directed;

  • Perform related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the successful completion of country programs and operations.

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

(1) A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of eight (8) years of work experience;

OR

An Associate’s Degree with a minimum of nine (9) years of work experience;

OR

A high school diploma with a minimum of ten (10) years of work experience;

AND

(2) Minimum of three (3) years of experience liaising with outside offices and organizations;

(3) Minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience;

(4) Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

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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Moldova: Project Officer # IFSP/CS-24/IC-19/C.4/LOC

Organization: Government of the Republic of Moldova
Country: Moldova
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Call for Proposals

Individual Consultant

(CONSULTANT SERVICES)

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

Project Name: Strengthening the institutional framework in the water and sanitation sector in the Republic of Moldova

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-24/IC-19/C.4/LOC

Assignment name: Project Officer

The Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment is procuring the consulting services (Local Individual Consultant) on providing general administrative support and organizational assistance for the implementation of the SDC/ADC financed Project “Strengthening the institutional framework in the water sector in Moldova”. The individual in this position will serve as the primary point of contact for all project communication.

This assignment will require an Individual Consultant, which has:

  • University degree in one of the following area: environment studies, international relations, law, public administration or any related field

  • Good knowledge of environmental issues of Republic of Moldova

  • At least three years of experience in administrative, programme and/or management support of external assistance programmes

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to set priorities, timely reporting and meet deadlines

  • Detail oriented and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

  • Analytical mind and ability to make well thought synthesis

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and in a team

  • Full computer literacy (Windows, MS Office, MS Excel)

  • Knowledge of SDC/ADC procedures and rules will be an asset

  • Fluency in written and spoken in Romanian and English and communication skills in Russian

The assignment is a full time assignment (8 hours per day, 5 working days per week) and covers a duration commencing November 2017 up to 31 August 2019 (21 months), with a trial period of two months.

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 daniela.petrusevschi@ada.gv.at.

Proposals must be submitted no later than the following date and time: November 10, 2017, 11:00 (Chisinau time).

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Belgium: Communication & IT Officer

Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: Belgium
Closing date: 09 Nov 2017

In cooperation with 4 other bilateral agencies, BTC is currently looking for a (m/f):

COMMUNICATION & IT OFFICER – BRUSSELS

VET TOOLBOX project

Education, Training and Employment Unit

Ref.: BRU/17/25VET

Location: Brussels (BTC office)

Duration of the contract: 51 months

Estimated starting date: December 2017

Gross monthly salary : (class 6 HQ) 4.233,64 euro for 5 years of relevant professional experience. The salary will be calculated taking into account the actual 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.

Vocational Education & Training Toolbox

The ‘VET Toolbox’ project is funded by the European Commission. It 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 providing high-level expertise and developing tools, instruments and other learning and support actions, based on requests 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 governmental 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 since long been engaged in a network to exchange good practices and lessons learned on VET. The VET Toolbox will have a Project Management Unit, based at BTC in Brussels, and liaise with the governmental 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 those supported by the EU (EC and EU Member States), and in doing so enabling the orientation towards the inclusion of disadvantaged groups.

Job content

The Communication and ICT Toolbox officer is responsible for the promotion of the VET Toolbox to ensure it builds a positive reputation. He/She will develop and manage an ambitious communication strategy and a wide range of communication tools (from traditional to digital). He/she will design clear guidelines and templates for the use of these tools and contribute to capitalising on results of projects, in consultation with the team and the steering committee.

Main responsibilities

  • As designer of the communication and IT strategy: design and coordinate the medium-term communication and IT strategy under the responsibility of the team leader and the steering committee, in accordance with EU rules on communication and visibility;

  • As designer of the (communication) action plan: elaborate the Toolbox’ annual action plan ;

  • As website administrator and coordinator of media technology: determine the technical specifications for the development of the website, with all functionalities such as forum, user access and open access, in consultation with the steering committee and the five agencies, in view of user-friendliness and highly effective information sharing, communication and visibility;

  • As manager of the marketing budget: Manage the marketing budget in order to implement the action plan;

  • As designer of reports, brochures and miscellaneous promotional material: Take the initiative for developing new brochures;

  • As (co-)organiser of events: (Help) organise events in order to ensure our presence at the right place and time;

  • As knowledge-building and knowledge management officer: coordinate and maintain an instruments database, collect good practices and document the results of the Toolbox.

Profile

Qualifications and required experience

• A Master degree in communication or in another relevant field;

• At least 5 years of relevant experience as a communication manager;

• Experience in designing communication strategies targeting for global programmes;

• Experience with Content Management Systems;

• Experience with the development cooperation sector and/or in the area of skills development is a plus.

Required technical competences

• Knowledge of the latest media technologies (social media);

• Basic knowledge of photo editing software & video editing software;

• Basic knowledge of web & document layout & design;

• Thorough knowledge of standard office software;

• Fluency in written and spoken English and French. Active knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and/or Dutch is considered as an asset.

Other

• Strong ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment;

• Good analytical skills;

• Team player and consensus builder;

• Strong editorial skills

• Excellent communicator, empathetic, networking skills;

• Flexibility.

Interested?

Please apply no later than November 9th 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&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&site=VjItSmJSOVQrSWdMM0ZGS0o1NlhCVFAzUT09&_s.crb=YkodgTamlYRtH7RTkCVxHmnYUrg%3d&rcm_site_locale=en_EN

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Niger: Danida seeks Senior Adviser (N1) in Niger

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: Niger
Closing date: 07 Nov 2017

Senior Adviser (N1) in Niger, Democratic governance, stability and migration thematic programme

As Senior Adviser based in Ouagadougou with frequent travels to Niger, you will support the High Authority for Peace Consolidation (HACP) in strengthening the strategic and the operational management of its conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts in Niger. You will furthermore ensure coordination between Denmark’s different engagements in the field of democratic governance, stability and migration management. You hold a relevant Master’s degree and have a solid experience with development cooperation in a fragile and conflict affected context with a particular emphasis on peacebuilding efforts. You are fluent in French.

Reference No.: DK-03958-2017/NIG.01
Application Deadline: 7 November 2017 at 12.00 noon (CEST)

Further information
A full job description is available at: www.danidajob.um.dk
Here you will also find information about the mandatory application procedure.
All applications will be forwarded by email to the relevant embassy.

How to apply:

http://danidajob.um.dk/da/job-i-danida/advertisements/newsdisplaypage/?newsID=02C1201D-67F5-4442-9CC3-60D2817340BF

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Madagascar: USAID/Madagascar – Senior Community Services, Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health (CS/FP – MCH) Advisor, Fluent in English and French

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Madagascar
Closing date: 03 Nov 2017

The Senior CS/FP-MCH Advisor will have primary responsibility for the work of the Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths team, providing technical leadership and coordination of the Office’s integrated health portfolio which includes family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition activities. In fulfilling this role, the Senior CS/FP-MCH Advisor will be required to provide Health Population and Nutrition office teams with overall technical direction and support in strategic planning and activity design, development of program descriptions, work plan development and implementation, periodic review of programmatic and financial performance, as well as monitoring and evaluation of activities. The Senior CS/FP-MCH Advisor will also be expected to work closely with various sub-sectoral teams across the Mission to jointly plan and ensure coordinated implementation of a range of activities related to community services, with a focus on best practices.

Required minimum qualifications include:

  • Masters’ Degree in public health, social or behavioral science, public policy/administration with a concentration in public health, communication, international development, or other related field of study.

  • 5 years progressively responsible management experience in public health programming, of which at least 2 years are in a developing country context supporting health and development programs. Extensive experience with health communications/community mobilization activities

  • Excellent English and French language communications skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations and briefings, written reporting and analysis, and information technology tools.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain USG Facility Access Certification.

  • Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance for Madagascar.

How to apply:

Interested offerors are required to read the solicitation in full with the detailed statement of duties and the requirements for the offer package, available at https://www.usaid.gov/madagascar/work-with-us/careers ; or https://mg.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/.

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United States of America: OTI Program Manager – Washington, D.C.

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 02 Nov 2017

The OTI Program Manager – Washington, D.C. is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-11/12 equivalent level and located in Washington, D.C. Applications for this position are due no later than November 2, 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 Program Manager is a member of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI’s Regional Teams in the Field Programs Division (FPD), reports to the OTI Regional Team Leader or his/her designee, and is based in Washington, DC. OTI currently has five regional teams as part of its Field Programs Division: Afghanistan/Pakistan (AF/PAK), Eurasia and Asia (E&A), Middle East (ME), Africa (AFR), and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). OTI’s regional teams are responsible for all program implementation-related activity in the specific region. OTI/Washington staff provides administrative and programmatic support for OTI programs in close coordination with field staff.

The Program Manager’s principal responsibility is to assist one of OTI’s regional teams in the administration and management of existing country programs and participates in new country program assessments as the need arises. This is a program-funded USPSC position, which OTI anticipates will focus approximately 80% of the time on country program implementation support, and approximately 20% of the time supporting strategic planning and program development. The Program Manager must have a strong interest in assisting countries in transition and be able to accomplish a wide range of administrative functions (budget and financial preparation and management, records management, travel assistance, etc.) to help ensure programmatic success. Since work may require continued changes in program direction and implementation, including frequent coordination, the individual will be someone who is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change. The successful candidate will demonstrate sound judgment, excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, and possess a well-developed understanding of US policy interests.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

At the GS-11 Level:

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

  • Participate in the implementation of current and new country program operations with primary focus on administrative, budget, logistics, personnel and contractual support, and maintaining program files and records;

  • Manage assigned country program(s) including headquarter-based contractors and grantees working under such programs; when required provide support as an auxiliary team member in the field, being prepared to travel to difficult posts in overseas conflict or post-conflict areas for up to one month or more;

  • Provide backstopping and troubleshooting support to field-based staff through frequent communication and administrative support;

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all parts of OTI;

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other DCHA offices, USAID divisions, the Department of State, U.S. Government agencies and departments, non-governmental organizations, international donors, and others interested in particular OTI country programs, to coordinate and effectively implement interagency efforts;

  • In consultation with FPD management, coordinate closely with the Applied Best Practices and Coordination (ABC) team to support programs monitoring and evaluation, program performance management, knowledge management, data analysis and/or training needs;

  • After an initial learning period, serve as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or Assistance Officer Representative (AOR) for Task Orders, Grants or Cooperative Agreements, ensuring OTI’s requirements are met (serving as COR/AOR requires the successful completion of USAID training);

  • With supervisor, manage and/or participate in the selection of program implementers such as grantees, contracts, and personal services contractors;

  • Prepare documentation for required program contracts, grants or cooperative agreements in accordance with agency and office guidelines;

  • Respond to requests for information regarding OTI programs from within and outside of the agency in collaboration with OTI’s Program Office; develop outreach materials in collaboration with the Program Office Outreach Team;

  • Present OTI information and complex concepts through public speaking and presentations to a wide range of audiences;

  • When required, participate on inter-office, inter-bureau, or inter-agency committees or meetings where issues relate to OTI’s program goals;

  • After an initial learning period, provide orientation, training, and mentoring for other OTI Program Assistants and Program Managers as required;

  • As needed, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick-impact programming model;

  • When required, assume higher representational responsibilities, such as Acting Deputy Team Leader, Team Leader or Deputy Country Representative in his/her absence;

  • 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 completion of country programs as assigned by the supervisor.

At the GS-12 Level:

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

  • Participate in the design and implementation of new country program operations to include management of administrative, budget, logistics, budget, personnel and contractual support, and maintaining program files and records;

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

  • Manage assigned country program(s) including headquarter-based contractors and grantees working under such programs; when required, provide support as an auxiliary team member in the field, being prepared to travel to difficult posts in overseas conflict or post-conflict areas for up to one month or more;

  • Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for other OTI Program Assistants and Program Managers as required;

  • Provide backstopping and troubleshooting support to field-based staff through frequent communication and administrative support;

  • In collaboration with the program team, develop, monitor, evaluate and recommend performance measures for country programs and individual projects, including the work of contractors and grantees;

  • In consultation with FPD management, coordinate closely with the Applied Best Practices and Coordination (ABC) team to support programs monitoring and evaluation, program performance management, knowledge management, data analysis and/or training needs;

  • Manage and/or participate in the selection of program implementers such as grantees, contractors, and personal services contractors;

  • Serve as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or Assistance Officer Representative (AOR) for Task Orders, Grants or Cooperative Agreements, ensuring OTI’s requirements are met (serving as COR/AOR requires the successful completion of USAID training);

  • Prepare documentation for required program contracts, grants or cooperative agreements in accordance with agency and office guidelines;

  • Respond to requests for information regarding OTI programs from within and outside of the agency in collaboration with OTI’s Program Office; develop outreach materials in collaboration with the Program Office Outreach Team;

  • Present OTI information and complex concepts through public speaking and presentations to a wide range of audiences;

  • When required, participate on inter-office, inter-bureau, or inter-agency committees where issues relate to OTI’s program goals;

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all parts of OTI;

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other DCHA offices, USAID divisions, the Department of State, U.S. Government agencies and departments, non-governmental organizations, international donors, and others interested in particular OTI country programs, to coordinate and effectively implement interagency efforts;

  • As needed, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick-impact programming model;

  • When required, assume higher representational responsibilities, such as Acting Deputy Team Leader, Team Leader or Deputy Country Representative in his/her absence;

  • 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 completion of country programs as assigned by the supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

At the GS-11 level:

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

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with four (4) years of work experience;

AND

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

  • Nine (9) months of overseas experience in a developing country;

  • Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management.

At the GS-12 level:

  • A Master’s Degree with four (4) years of work experience;

OR

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

AND

  • Three (3) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

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

  • Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management.

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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Guinea: GIN/17/011-2 PROGRAMME MANAGER SANITA Infrastructure et systèmes d’assainissement

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Guinea
Closing date: 05 Nov 2017

La CTB, l’Agence belge de développement, mobilise ses ressources et son expertise pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde. Contribuant aux efforts de la Communauté internationale, la CTB agit pour une société qui donne aux générations actuelles et futures les moyens de construire un monde durable et équitable.

Ses collaborateur(trice)s à Bruxelles et à l’étranger concrétisent l’engagement de l’État belge et d’autres partenaires au développement pour la solidarité internationale. Aujourd’hui présent dans 18 pays, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, la CTB appuie plus de 200 programmes et projets de coopération. A l’avenir, suite à une décision du Ministre de la coopération, une concentration aura lieu sur 14 pays d’intervention.

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

PROGRAMME MANAGER

SANITA

Infrastructure et systèmes d’assainissement

GUINÉE

Réf: GIN/17/011-2

Lieu d’affectation: Conakry, avec des déplacements à Kindia (missions 10 % du temps)

Sécurité : situation politico-sécuritaire globalement bonne

Expatriation : family duty station

Durée du contrat: 60 mois

Date probable d’entrée en fonction: le plus rapidement possible

Package salarial mensuel:

Niveau A 528 – Programme Manager c’est-à-dire entre 8 682.86 euros et 10 869.42 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d’expatrié: primes d’éloignement et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de l’expérience pertinente.

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

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

Le contexte

Le programme SANITA

La Délégation de l’UE en Guinée envisage de confier à la CTB en Guinée un contrat (” PAGoDA ») ” SANITA » financé sur le 11ème FED (35M€) pour l’exécution d’un projet de gestion d’assainissement/ déchets solides (déchets ménagers et appui de la gouvernance dans la collecte, valorisation recyclage) et liquides (eaux pluviales et voiries), principalement à Conakry mais également à Kindia.

L’objectif général du programme est d’améliorer l’environnement sanitaire et la qualité de vie des populations urbaines de Conakry et Kindia. Compte tenu de la situation sanitaire critique et de la magnitude des besoins, il est proposé d’adopter une approche territoriale intégrée, promouvant des politiques urbaines et territoriales inclusives et durables, s’attaquant au problème des déchets solides, obstacle majeur au bon fonctionnement du réseau existant d’évacuation des eaux.

Le programme vise les objectifs spécifiques suivants :

(i) La gouvernance urbaine au niveau local et national est renforcée.

(ii) Les services d’assainissement de base disponibles pour les populations urbaines de Conakry et Kindia sont améliorés générant des emplois.

Cette approche intégrée et équilibrée s’articulera autour de trois axes principaux :

  1. Un axe développement urbain visant à améliorer le cadre institutionnel aux niveaux national et local et à renforcer les capacités institutionnelles pour les planifications urbaines au niveau national et de la ville de Conakry à travers une approche participative, incluant fortement la population.
  2. Un deuxième axe pour professionnaliser la filière de gestion des déchets solides, à travers i) le renforcement des acteurs notamment les collectivité locales, les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (PME)/Groupements d’Intérêts Economiques (GIE) et la société civile, ii) l’incitation au recyclage et à la valorisation des déchets iii) l’accompagnement de la mise en place d’un mécanisme de financement durable ; iv) la réhabilitation et aménagement des infrastructures clés (points de regroupement), et v) des mesures d’accompagnement de communication et de sensibilisation des populations ; et
  3. Un troisième axe pour améliorer la gestion des eaux pluviales et des eaux usées, avec le développement de la voirie et d’infrastructures d’assainissement collectives; la mise en place de deux plateformes de valorisation des déchets fermentescibles et boues de vidange, de latrines.

L’ancrage institutionnel du programme sera double, avec l’Agence Nationale de l’Assainissement et Salubrité Publique (ANASP) pour les aspects de gestion des déchets solides et avec la Direction Nationale de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Urbanisme du Ministère de la Ville et Aménagement du Territoire (MVAT) pour les aspects liés aux déchets liquides et à la planification urbaine.

Les actions viseront ainsi à promouvoir un développement urbain durable contribuant à l’amélioration des services de base, l’accessibilité et la qualité de vie des populations urbaines, favorisant la paix sociale et la protection de l’environnement.

Le Programme Manager SANITA devra principalement :

· S’assurer que les conditions optimales soient présentes dans la perspective de la mise en œuvre du programme, dans le respect du cadre établi et en tenant compte des orientations stratégiques décidées par le comité de pilotage.

· Diriger dans un rôle stratégique le programme en cours d’exécution (gestion de la qualité, gestion efficace des moyens, gestion des risques, …)

· Veiller au bon respect des procédures et des processus dans la préparation et l’exécution du programme.

· Être responsable de la gestion de l’équipe constituée pour réaliser les différentes phases du programme (recrutements, fixation des objectifs, entretiens de fonctionnement, …).

· Renforcer les capacités des structures partenaires ;

Le responsable du programme SANITA financé par l’UE est le coordinateur du programme et le garant de l’atteinte de ses objectifs, il doit collaborer et créer des synergies fortes avec le programme INTEGRA (UE, 35 Mo€ financés par le Fonds Fiduciaire d’Urgence Migration ciblant les infrastructures, l’entreprenariat, et l’adéquation formation emploi) et les programmes de la coopération bilatérale belge.

Le-la Programme Manager est hiérarchiquement sous l’autorité du Représentant Résident de la CTB dans le pays.

Le profil

Niveau de formation requis

· Master en lien avec la thématique du programme concerné

Expériences requises et/ou souhaitées

· Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 10 années dans la gestion de programme, d’interventions et/ou de projets dans le domaine de l’infrastructure et/ou assainissement, (gestion des déchets, voiries, drainages)

· Expérience en tant que responsable d’équipe d’au moins 5 ans ;

· Expérience internationale de terrain en tant qu’expatrié-e dans la coopération au développement, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale ;

· Une expérience dans la région concernée est un atout.

· Expérience du contexte et des réalités des pays fragiles et/ou des pays post ébola est un atout.

Connaissances requises

· Connaissance approfondie et pratique d’une méthodologie en gestion de projet ou de programme, disposer d’une certification représente un atout ;

· Maîtrise de l’outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de données) ;

· Maîtrise du français.

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 accompagner le développement des collaborateurs (feedback sur les prestations et sur le développement) ;

· Capacité à négocier et à impacter le public concerné par le programme en vue de favoriser un résultat ” win-win » et créer une confiance par une approche ” conseil » du travail.

How to apply:

Vous correspondez au profil recherché ?

Postulez au plus tard le 05/11/2017 via notre site web https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs

ATTENTION :

Il est indispensable de postuler en vous rendant sur notre site web.

Seules les candidatures encodées dans notre système via le site web de la CTB seront prises en compte.

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Guinea: GIN/17/009-3 PROGRAMME MANAGER INTEGRA Infrastructure, Entreprenariat, Formation-Emploi

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Guinea
Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

La CTB, l’Agence belge de développement, mobilise ses ressources et son expertise pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde. Contribuant aux efforts de la Communauté internationale, la CTB agit pour une société qui donne aux générations actuelles et futures les moyens de construire un monde durable et équitable.

Ses collaborateur(trice)s à Bruxelles et à l’étranger concrétisent l’engagement de l’État belge et d’autres partenaires au développement pour la solidarité internationale. Aujourd’hui présent dans 18 pays, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, la CTB appuie plus de 200 programmes et projets de coopération. A l’avenir, suite à une décision du Ministre de la coopération, une concentration aura lieu sur 14 pays d’intervention.

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

PROGRAMME MANAGER

INTEGRA

Infrastructure, Entreprenariat, Formation-Emploi

GUINÉE

Réf: GIN/17/009-3

Lieu d’affectation: Conakry, avec des déplacements fréquents à Kindia (missions 10 % du temps)

Sécurité : situation politico-sécuritaire globalement bonne

Expatriation : family duty station

Durée du contrat: 48 mois

Date probable d’entrée en fonction: le plus rapidement possible

Package salarial mensuel: (cat A528) entre 8 682,86 euros et 10 869,42 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.

Le contexte

Le programme INTEGRA

La CTB a ouvert son Agence en Guinée début 2016. La Délégation de l’UE en Guinée envisage de lui confier un contrat (” PAGoDA ») ” INTEGRA » financé sur le 11ème FED (35M€) pour l’exécution d’un projet d’Intégration socio-économique des migrants potentiels et de retour, par la création d’emploi sur l’axe Conakry-Kindia-Mamou.

L’objectif général du programme est de contribuer au développement économique de la Guinée en favorisant l’insertion socio-professionnelle des jeunes guinéens et la réintégration des migrants de retour.

Le programme vise les objectifs spécifiques suivants :

(i) Créer de façon durable des opportunités économiques et des emplois à destination des jeunes ;

(ii) Améliorer l’employabilité des jeunes grâce à la formation professionnelle et au développement de compétences générales ;

(iii) Soutenir le développement et le financement des entreprises, microentreprises et coopératives autours de certaines chaînes de valeur porteuses ;

(iv) Diffuser une offre de services financiers adaptée et répondant aux besoins des bénéficiaires dans les régions d’intervention ;

(v) Atteindre le public cible en informant largement les populations, en particulier les jeunes, sur les opportunités du programme.

Les activités seront menées par trois partenaires : la coopération technique belge (CTB), la coopération technique allemande (GIZ) et le centre du commerce international (CCI). La CTB prévoit par ailleurs des collaborations avec les agences UN PNUD et UNCDF.

Au niveau de la CTB, les activités porteront sur la création d’emplois durables au travers de chantiers-écoles et d’activités à haute intensité de main d’œuvre (HIMO). Le choix des infrastructures sera déterminé en amont par la réalisation de plans de développement économique et social participatifs avec l’ensemble des acteurs locaux. En accord avec l’agenda sur les migrations et le nouveau consensus européen pour le développement, l’intervention visera à dynamiser le potentiel des villes en tant que centre de croissance inclusive et durable qui ne compromette pas les perspectives des générations futures. L’approche à Haute Intensité de Main d’Œuvre (HIMO) sera privilégiée autant que possible pour développer des capacités techniques et créer des emplois auprès des populations jeunes et des femmes sans-emplois.

De plus, les bénéficiaires – des jeunes sans emploi avec peu ou pas de formations – pourront recevoir un soutien en développement de l’entreprenariat et un meilleur accès aux services financiers.

Le programme est formulé de façon à assurer la complémentarité des activités avec les autres agences, des résultats à atteindre, du public à toucher et de la répartition géographique.

La coordination des partenaires identifiés ainsi que des autorités guinéennes concernées sera assurée par une structure de mise en œuvre et de suivi spécifique.

Le Programme Manager INTEGRA devra principalement :

· S’assurer que les conditions optimales soient présentes dans la perspective de la mise en œuvre du programme, dans le respect du cadre établi et en tenant compte des orientations stratégiques décidées par le comité de pilotage.

· Coordonner toutes les interventions du programme en collaboration avec le pays partenaire, conformément aux conventions signées entre les parties.

· Gérer le processus de formulation afin de garantir la production du Dossier Technique et Financier.

· Diriger dans un rôle stratégique le programme en cours de formulation et/ou d’exécution (gestion de la qualité, gestion efficace des moyens, gestion des risques, …)

· Veiller au bon respect des procédures et des processus dans la préparation et l’exécution du programme.

· Être responsable de la gestion de l’équipe constituée pour réaliser les différentes phases de l’intervention (recrutements, fixation des objectifs, entretiens de fonctionnement, …).

· Renforcer des capacités des structures partenaires ;

Le responsable du programme INTEGRA financé par l’UE est le coordinateur du programme et le garant de l’atteinte de ses objectifs, il doit collaborer et créer des synergies fortes avec le programme SANITA (infrastructure et assainissement) et les programmes de la coopération bilatérale belge.

Le-la Programme Manager est hiérarchiquement sous l’autorité du Représentant Résident de la CTB dans le pays.

Le profil

Niveau de formation requis

· Master en lien avec la thématique du programme concerné

Expériences requises et/ou souhaitées

  • Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 10 années en gestion de projets dont 5 années dans des projet d’intégration socio-professionnelle, d’entreprenariat (connaissance des mécanismes d’accès au financement, développement de l’entreprenariat des jeunes et des femmes,…). Les expériences liées à la réalisation d’infrastructures socio-économiques impliquant la mise en œuvre de chantiers écoles, HIMO,,e chantiers écoles, HIMO,…e le de retour dans le s liés aux renforcements u sera considéré comme un atout.
  • Expérience pratique de l’intégration du genre, des jeunes et de l’environnement

· Expérience en tant que responsable d’équipe d’au moins 5 ans ;

· Expérience internationale de terrain en tant qu’expatrié-e dans la coopération au développement, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale ;

· Une expérience dans la région concernée et dans des projets liés à la migration est un atout.

· Expérience du contexte et des réalités des pays fragiles et/ou des pays post ébola est un atout.

Connaissances requises

· Connaissance approfondie et pratique d’une méthodologie en gestion de projet ou de programme, disposer d’une certification représente un atout ;

· Maîtrise de l’outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de données) ;

· Maîtrise du français et bonne pratique de l’anglais.

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 accompagner le développement des collaborateurs (feedback sur les prestations et sur le développement) ;

· Capacité à négocier et à impacter le public concerné par le programme en vue de favoriser un résultat ” win-win » et créer une confiance par une approche ” conseil » du travail.

How to apply:

Postulez au plus tard le 30/10/2017 via notre site web https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs

Pour toute question supplémentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 37 90 ou via humres@btcctb.org.

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Guinea: GIN/15/059-1D Développement Economique et Entreprenariat

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Guinea
Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

La CTB, l’Agence belge de développement, mobilise ses ressources et son expertise pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde. Contribuant aux efforts de la Communauté internationale, la CTB agit pour une société qui donne aux générations actuelles et futures les moyens de construire un monde durable et équitable.

Ses collaborateur(trice)s à Bruxelles et à l’étranger concrétisent l’engagement de l’État belge et d’autres partenaires au développement pour la solidarité internationale. Aujourd’hui présent dans 18 pays, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, la CTB appuie plus de 200 programmes et projets de coopération. A l’avenir, suite à une décision du Ministre de la coopération, une concentration aura lieu sur 14 pays d’intervention.

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

PROGRAMME MANAGER

Développement Economique et Entreprenariat

GUINÉE

Réf: GIN/15/059/1D

Lieu d’affectation: Kindia. avec de multiples déplacements sur l’axe Conakry-Kindia-Mamou

Sécurité : situation politico-sécuritaire globalement bonne

Expatriation : family duty station

Durée du contrat: 60 mois

Date probable d’entrée en fonction: le plus rapidement possible

Package salarial mensuel: (cat A528) entre 8 682,86 euros et 10 869,42 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.

Le contexte

La Coopération gouvernementale avec la Guinée

Le 21 mai 2015 le Gouvernement belge a pris la décision d’intégrer la Guinée parmi la liste des 14 pays partenaires de la coopération bilatérale. Le Programme de coopération guinéo-belge est constitué d’interventions dans de nombreux secteurs de développement (entreprenariat/emploi, renforcement des compétences, droits sexuels et reproductifs des femmes, assainissement) sur l’axe géographique Conakry-Kindia-Mamou qui constitue un pôle de développement socio-économique prioritaire de la Guinée.

Outre son haut potentiel de développement socio-économique, l’axe ciblé présente des avantages importants tels que son accessibilité, sa densité démographique (engendrant un effet multiplicateur évident), sa mixité ethnique et sa diversité des porteurs de droits.

La fonction

Le Programme manager recherché est appelé à piloter le programme de ” développement de l’entreprenariat durable et inclusif sur l’axe Conakry – Kindia – Mamou» (27.7 MIO EUR, 5 ans) qui a pour ambition de contribuer à la création d’emplois décents et de qualité et à l’augmentation de revenus stables et durables des hommes et des femmes entrepreneurs sur l’axe. Le programme qui est défini comme un ensemble d’actions complémentaires et synergiques à différents niveaux stratégiques vise à appuyer trois types d’entreprenariat, chacun d’entre eux faisant l’objet d’une intervention spécifique :

(i) L’intervention d’appui au développement de l’entreprenariat urbain vise à améliorer les performances économiques, techniques et sociales des entreprises (MPME existantes et/ou à créer) dans les centres urbains sur l’axe.

(ii) L’intervention d’appui au développement de l’entreprenariat agricole vise à améliorer de manière inclusive et durable la compétitivité des entrepreneurs actifs dans les filières agricoles prioritaires sur l’axe.

(iii) L’intervention d’appui au développement de l’entreprenariat féminin vise à stimuler de manière inclusive et durable une meilleure valorisation et une compétitivité accrue des activités économiques des femmes entrepreneurs sur l’axe.

Pour ce faire, il-elle devra principalement :

· S’assurer que les conditions optimales soient présentes dans la perspective de la mise en œuvre du programme, dans le respect du cadre établi et en tenant compte des orientations stratégiques décidées par le comité de pilotage.

· Coordonner toutes les interventions du programme en collaboration avec le pays partenaire, conformément aux conventions signées entre les parties.

· Gérer le processus de formulation afin de garantir la production du Dossier Technique et Financier.

· Diriger dans un rôle stratégique le programme en cours de formulation et/ou d’exécution (gestion de la qualité, gestion efficace des moyens, gestion des risques, …)

· Veiller au bon respect des procédures et des processus dans la préparation et l’exécution du programme.

· Être responsable de la gestion de l’équipe constituée pour réaliser les différentes phases de l’intervention (recrutements, fixation des objectifs, entretiens de fonctionnement, …).

· Soutenir le Programme Change Manager dans la gestion du processus de changement induit par la mise en œuvre du programme et de ses interventions.

· Renforcer des capacités des structures partenaires ;

Le-la Programme Manager est hiérarchiquement sous l’autorité du Représentant Résident de la CTB dans le pays.

Le profil

Niveau de formation requis

· Master en lien avec la thématique du projet concerné (ex : bio ingénieur, agro-économie, sciences économiques, développement rural,…)

Expériences requises et/ou souhaitées

· Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 10 années dans la gestion de programme, d’interventions et/ou de projets ; expérience de la gestion de plusieurs intervention/projets est un atout

· Expérience dans la mise en œuvre opérationnelle d’un projet d’aide au développement du secteur privé/entreprenariat au niveau local ;

· Expérience en tant que responsable d’équipe d’au moins 5 ans ;

· Expérience internationale de terrain en tant qu’expatrié-e dans la coopération au développement, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale ;

· Une expérience dans la région concernée est un atout.

Connaissances requises

· Connaissance approfondie et pratique d’une méthodologie en gestion de projet ou de programme, disposer d’une certification représente un atout ;

· Maîtrise de l’outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de données) ;

· Maîtrise du français et bonne pratique de l’anglais.

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 accompagner le développement des collaborateurs (feedback sur les prestations et sur le développement) ;

· Capacité à négocier et à impacter le public concerné par le programme en vue de favoriser un résultat ” win-win » et créer une confiance par une approche ” conseil » du travail.

How to apply:

Postulez au plus tard le 30/10/2017 via notre site web https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs

Pour toute question supplémentaire, contactez-nous au 02/5051865 ou via humres@btcctb.org.

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Guinea: GIN/15/059-2 INTERVENTION MANAGER Renforcement des Compétences

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Guinea
Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

La CTB, l’Agence belge de développement, mobilise ses ressources et son expertise pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde. Contribuant aux efforts de la Communauté internationale, la CTB agit pour une société qui donne aux générations actuelles et futures les moyens de construire un monde durable et équitable.

Ses collaborateur(trice)s à Bruxelles et à l’étranger concrétisent l’engagement de l’État belge et d’autres partenaires au développement pour la solidarité internationale. Aujourd’hui présent dans 18 pays, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, la CTB appuie plus de 200 programmes et projets de coopération. A l’avenir, suite à une décision du Ministre de la coopération, une concentration aura lieu sur 14 pays d’intervention.

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

INTERVENTION MANAGER

Renforcement des Compétences

GUINÉE

Réf: GIN/15/059-2

Lieu d’affectation: Kindia. avec de multiples déplacements sur l’axe Conakry-Kindia-Mamou

Sécurité : situation politico-sécuritaire globalement bonne

Expatriation : family duty station

Durée du contrat: 60 mois

Date probable d’entrée en fonction: le plus rapidement possible

Package salarial mensuel: (cat A528) entre 8 682,86 euros et 10 869,42 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.

Le contexte

La Coopération gouvernementale avec la Guinée

Le 21 mai 2015 le Gouvernement belge a pris la décision d’intégrer la Guinée parmi la liste des 14 pays partenaires de la coopération bilatérale. Le Programme de coopération guinéo-belge est constitué d’interventions dans de nombreux secteurs de développement (entreprenariat/emploi, renforcement des compétences, droits sexuels et reproductifs des femmes, assainissement) sur l’axe géographique Conakry-Kindia-Mamou qui constitue un pôle de développement socio-économique prioritaire de la Guinée.

Outre son haut potentiel de développement socio-économique, l’axe ciblé présente des avantages importants tels que son accessibilité, sa densité démographique (engendrant un effet multiplicateur évident), sa mixité ethnique et sa diversité des porteurs de droits.

La fonction

L’intervention manager recherché est appelé à piloter le ‘programme de formations, études et expertises’ (5 MIO EUR, 5 ans) qui constitue un outil flexible de renforcement de compétences des parties prenantes de la coopération guinéo-belge en phase avec les opportunités économiques et le développement du capital humain sur l’axe géographique choisi.

Des acteurs de tout genre (personnel portuaire, acteurs de filières agricoles, entrepreneurs urbains, services étatiques, bénéficiaires d’actions de promotion de droits sexuels et reproductifs…) bénéficieront des formations diverses (sur mesure, sur le lieu de travail ou via e-learning, en groupe…), ainsi que des expertises et études stratégiques en lien avec leurs aspirations de développement (économique surtout).

Une attention particulière sera accordée à la digitalisation et à l’application des approches innovatrices de transfert des compétences diverses. L’environnement et l’utilisation des énergies renouvelables constitueront de thématiques transversales prioritaires.

Des synergies avec d’autres interventions et instruments belges constitueront un point d’attention permanent, tout comme des complémentarités avec des programmes et intervenants externes.

Pour ce faire, il/elle devra principalement :

· Assurer la gestion de la programmation opérationnelle et financière dans le but de garantir un démarrage fluide et l’avancée des résultat au sein de l’intervention et d’optimiser la réalisation du programme.

· Coordonner les activités et s’assurer que les réalisations soient conformes aux engagements et aux procédures.

· Coordonner le processus de capitalisation et garantir la diffusion de leurs résultats afin de stimuler et de favoriser une approche-programme pilotée par les connaissances

· Est responsable de la gestion de l’équipe administrative et financière de l’intervention

· Renforcer des capacités des structures partenaires

· Dans son domaine d’expertise, fournir tous les inputs nécessaires afin de contribuer à la production du Dossier Technique et Financier.

Le profil

Niveau de formation requis

· Master en lien avec la thématique du projet concerné

Expériences requises et/ou souhaitées

· Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 5 années dans la gestion d’intervention et/ou de projet ; expérience de la gestion de plusieurs intervention/projets est un atout

· Expérience de minimum 5 ans en matière de développement et mise en œuvre d’outils pédagogiques : plans de formation et parcours de renforcement de compétences ; e-learning, ‘blended’ learning et utilisation des outils digitaux de transfert de compétences en général;

· Maîtrise de techniques d’analyses des besoins et des offres de formations;

· Expérience de la gestion des partenariats en matière de renforcement des compétences (ceci implique une expérience de la gestion des marchés publics et des aspects de contractualisation en la matière).

· Expérience en tant que responsable d’équipe d’au moins 5 ans ;

· Une expérience internationale de terrain (en tant qu’expatrié-e) dans la coopération au développement, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale ;

· Une expérience dans la région concernée est un atout.

Connaissances requises

· Connaissance approfondie et pratique d’une méthodologie en gestion de projet ou de programme (de préférence MSP/Prince2), disposer d’une certification sera un avantage

· Maîtrise de l’outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de données) ;

· Maîtrise du français et bonne pratique de l’anglais.

Aptitudes comportementales :

· Adhésion aux valeurs de la CTB : engagement, respect, responsabilité et intégrité ;

· Bonne capacité d’analyse, de synthèse et conceptuelle;

· Grande capacité organisationnelle ; être méthodique;

· Avoir une approche opportuniste et pragmatique en appui des différents projets.

· Capacité à innover

· Capacité à accompagner le développement des collaborateurs (feedback sur les prestations et sur le développement)

How to apply:

Postulez au plus tard le 30/10/2017 via notre site web https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs

Pour toute question supplémentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 37 90 ou via humres@btcctb.org.

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Guinea: GIN/15/059-3 INTERVENTION MANAGER Entreprenariat/Développement Filières Agricoles

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Guinea
Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

La CTB, l’Agence belge de développement, mobilise ses ressources et son expertise pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde. Contribuant aux efforts de la Communauté internationale, la CTB agit pour une société qui donne aux générations actuelles et futures les moyens de construire un monde durable et équitable.

Ses collaborateur(trice)s à Bruxelles et à l’étranger concrétisent l’engagement de l’État belge et d’autres partenaires au développement pour la solidarité internationale. Aujourd’hui présent dans 18 pays, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, la CTB appuie plus de 200 programmes et projets de coopération. A l’avenir, suite à une décision du Ministre de la coopération, une concentration aura lieu sur 14 pays d’intervention.

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

INTERVENTION MANAGER

Entreprenariat/Développement Filières Agricoles

GUINÉE

Réf: GIN/15/059-3

Lieu d’affectation: Kindia. avec de multiples déplacements sur l’axe Conakry-Kindia-Mamou

Sécurité : situation politico-sécuritaire globalement bonne

Expatriation : family duty station

Durée du contrat: 60 mois

Date probable d’entrée en fonction: le plus rapidement possible

Package salarial mensuel: (cat A528) entre 8 682,86 euros et 10 869,42 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.

Le contexte

La Coopération gouvernementale avec la Guinée

Le 21 mai 2015 le Gouvernement belge a pris la décision d’intégrer la Guinée parmi la liste des 14 pays partenaires de la coopération bilatérale. Le Programme de coopération guinéo-belge est constitué d’interventions dans de nombreux secteurs de développement (entreprenariat/emploi, renforcement des compétences, droits sexuels et reproductifs des femmes, assainissement) sur l’axe géographique Conakry-Kindia-Mamou qui constitue un pôle de développement socio-économique prioritaire de la Guinée.

Outre son haut potentiel de développement socio-économique, l’axe ciblé présente des avantages importants tels que son accessibilité, sa densité démographique (engendrant un effet multiplicateur évident), sa mixité ethnique et sa diversité des porteurs de droits.

La fonction

L’expert recherché est appelé à piloter l’intervention d’appui à l’entreprenariat agricole faisant partie du programme de ” développement de l’entreprenariat durable et inclusif sur l’axe Conakry – Kindia – Mamou (27.7 MIO EUR, 5 ans) » qui a pour ambition de contribuer à la création d’emplois décents et de qualité et à l’augmentation de revenus stables et durables des hommes et des femmes entrepreneurs (agricoles et autres) sur l’axe choisi. A côté de l’intervention d’appui à l’entreprenariat agricole le programme inclut également une intervention ‘entreprenariat urbain’ et apporte des appuis spécifiques aux initiatives économiques des femmes à travers une intervention ‘entreprenariat féminin’.

Les 3 types d’entreprenariat appuyés font l’objet d’une intervention spécifique, chacune exécutée en complémentarité étroite avec les 2 autres interventions.

L’intervention d’appui au développement de l’entreprenariat agricole vise spécifiquement à améliorer de manière inclusive et durable la compétitivité des entrepreneurs actifs dans les filières agricoles prioritaires sur l’axe géographique choisi.

Elle aura comme point d’entrée le marché (opportunités, projets concrets) et appliquera une approche sur mesure des besoins des acteurs de filières agricoles porteuses. L’écosystème de services et opérateurs d’appui à l’entreprenariat et au développement du secteur privé agricole sera sensibilisé et renforcé afin que l’entrepreneur ait accès à des services financiers et non-financiers de qualité et qu’il puisse opérer dans un environnement (institutionnel, fiscal, …) plus favorable. Les processus d’innovation au sein de cet écosystème seront par ailleurs encouragés (focus sur la digitalisation) et les porteurs d’obligations qui interviennent au niveau de l’environnement institutionnel davantage responsabilisés. Les groupes qui ont le plus difficilement accès à de tels services et à faire valoir leurs droits économiques comme les femmes et les jeunes, sont spécifiquement ciblés et des mesures incitatives spécifiques seront développées afin de stimuler de manière inclusive et durable une meilleure valorisation et une compétitivité accrue de leurs activités économiques.

La continuité entre l’entreprenariat agricole et urbain sera assurée afin de mettre en relation les unités actives sur l’aval des filières agricoles (transformation, stockage, commercialisation) avec les entrepreneurs agricoles.

Afin de stimuler l’innovation et la diversification économique de la zone et renforcer la compétitivité des entreprises, des instruments seront développés pour faciliter l’investissement et l’accès aux technologies modernes, aux réseaux économiques et commerciaux.

Des synergies avec d’autres interventions et instruments belges seront approfondies, tout comme des complémentarités avec des programmes et intervenants externes.

Pour ce faire, il/elle devra principalement :

· Assurer la gestion de la programmation opérationnelle et financière dans le but de garantir un démarrage fluide et l’avancée des résultat au sein de l’intervention et d’optimiser la réalisation du programme.

· Coordonner les activités et s’assurer que les réalisations soient conformes aux engagements et aux procédures.

· Coordonner le processus de capitalisation et garantir la diffusion de leurs résultats afin de stimuler et de favoriser une approche-programme pilotée par les connaissances

· Est responsable de la gestion de l’équipe administrative et financière de l’intervention

· Renforcer des capacités des structures partenaires

· Dans son domaine d’expertise, fournir tous les inputs nécessaires afin de contribuer à la production du Dossier Technique et Financier.

Le profil

Niveau de formation requis

· Master en lien avec la thématique du projet concerné (ex : bio ingénieur, agro-économie, sciences économiques, développement rural,…)

Expériences requises et/ou souhaitées

· Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 5 années dans la gestion d’intervention et/ou de projet ; expérience de la gestion de plusieurs intervention/projets est un atout

· Expérience de minimum 5 ans en matière de développement de filières et chaînes de valeur dans le secteur agricole.

· Expertise dans plusieurs des domaines suivants :

o Renforcement des organisations paysannes et des services ruraux

o Transformation et marketing des produits agricoles

o Facilitation des processus multi-acteurs

o Financement rural

o Entreprenariat féminin et intégration du genre

· Expérience d’au moins 5 ans en tant que responsable d’équipe;

· Une expérience internationale de terrain (en tant qu’expatrié-e) dans la coopération au développement, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale ;

· Une expérience dans la région concernée est un atout.

Connaissances requises

· Connaissance approfondie et pratique d’une méthodologie en gestion de projet ou de programme (de préférence MSP/Prince2), disposer d’une certification sera un avantage

· Maîtrise de l’outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de données) ;

· Maîtrise du français et bonne pratique de l’anglais

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 accompagner le développement des collaborateurs (feedback sur les prestations et sur le développement)

· Capacité à négocier et à impacter le public concerné par le programme en vue de favoriser un résultat ” win-win » et créer une confiance par une approche ” conseil » du travail

How to apply:

Postulez au plus tard le 30/10/2017 via notre site web https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs

Pour toute question supplémentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 37 90 ou via humres@btcctb.org.

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Burkina Faso: Team Leader, Project Management, Fluent in French, TUUMA

Organization: Austrian Development Agency
Country: Burkina Faso
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Job Announcement / Appel à candidature

Titre du projet: Tuuma – Appui à la compétence professionnelle, l’entreprenariat et l’emploi des

jeunes et des femmes dans les régions rurales du Burkina Faso

Intitulé du poste: Coordonnateur/Coordonnatrice de projet / Team Leader

Prise de fonction: Janvier 2018

Durée du contrat: 42 mois

Lieu d’affectation: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

L’Agence Autrichienne de Développement (ADA) est la structure opérationnelle de la Coopération Autrichienne au Développement (CAD). Elle est chargée de la mise en œuvre des projets et programmes de développement dans les pays partenaires. Au Burkina Faso, elle est représentée par un Bureau de Coordination.

Dans le cadre de l’opérationnalisation du Fonds Fiduciaire d’Urgence de l’Union Européenne pour l’Afrique, fenêtre de la région du Sahel et du lac Tchad (FFUE), l’ADA a été retenue pour la mise en œuvre d’un projet cofinancé par l’UE et l’Autriche. En rappel, le FFUE lancé en fin 2015, a pour objectif de contribuer à la stabilité et à une meilleure gestion des migrations en s’attaquant aux causes profondes de l’instabilité, des déplacements forcés de populations et de la migration irrégulière en accroissant les opportunités économiques, l’égalité des chances, la sécurité et le développement.

Le coordonnateur/la coordonnatrice aura en charge d’assurer la mise en œuvre du projet “*Tuuma –* *Appui à la compétence professionnelle, l’entreprenariat et l’emploi des jeunes et des femmes dans les régions rurales du Burkina Faso” au Burkina Faso.** Il/Elle travaillera sous la supervision du chef du Bureau de Coordination de l’ADA à Ouagadougou.

Le poste prévoit des déplacements assez fréquents dans les zones d’intervention qui sont classées “rouges” pour certaines et “oranges” pour d’autres par rapport à la situation sécuritaire du pays.

Fonction et responsabilités

  • Assurer la mise en œuvre du projet TUUMA dans le respect des normes de l’Union Européenne (UE) en matière de gestion de projet et conformément au manuel de gestion du projet, au cadre logique et au chronogramme établis.

  • Conduire la phase de démarrage du projet y compris :

  • L’organisation de rencontres avec les partenaires de mise en œuvre et les bénéficiaires.

  • La réalisation de l’étude de référence et éventuellement d’autres analyses de départ.

  • L’élaboration d’un rapport de démarrage qui servira aussi à fournir des indicateurs pour le cadre logique du projet et qui comprendra :

  • Un programme d’activités multi-annuel et annuel.

  • Un budget annuel détaillé.

  • Un plan de suivi détaillé (monitoring framework).

  • Assurer la bonne qualité (quality assurance) de la mise en œuvre du projet et des résultats (outputs).

  • Assurer le suivi des principaux indicateurs de performance et proposer éventuellement les ajustements nécessaires.

  • Planifier, organiser et suivre la conduite des activités.

  • Concevoir, organiser et faciliter des ateliers de formations et d’autres activités.

  • Conduire le recrutement de cabinets de consultants pour des activités spécifiques du projet.

  • Assurer l’élaboration de rapports périodiques et leur soumission interne (ADA) et externe (UE) dans les délais.

  • Assurer la réalisation des audits et des évaluations.

  • Préparer les termes de référence et coordonner la tenue des rencontres du comité de pilotage du projet, en assurer le secrétariat.

  • Assurer le suivi de l’exécution du budget du projet et s’assurer de la régularité des dépenses effectuées.

  • Organiser la production des manuels, brochures, etc.

  • Participer au recrutement du personnel du projet et des experts de court terme (pour la mise en œuvre d’activités spécifiques).

  • Assurer le bon fonctionnement des antennes du projet à Bobo Dioulasso, Dédougou et Ouahigouya.

  • Gérer l’équipe du projet.

  • Conduire l’évaluation régulière de la performance du personnel.

  • Assurer la bonne gestion de la propriété du projet (bâtiments, matériel roulants, …).

  • Assurer l’application des procédures (consignées dans le manuel de gestion du projet ou le manuel de l’ADA) en matière de passation de marchés.

  • Entretenir une bonne collaboration avec les partenaires du projet, en particulier l’UE.

  • Assurer la liaison avec les autres projets du FFUE, notamment ceux mis en œuvre par la coopération italienne et la coopération française, et les projets sur la résilience.

  • Représenter le projet à toute occasion vis-à-vis les partenaires étatiques et non-étatiques et vis-à-vis de tiers.

  • Assurer le design, l’organisation et le fonctionnement des commissions de sélection de dossiers de projet (préparations des appels à propositions de projets).

  • Superviser la préparation et la réalisation des appels à propositions de projets.

  • S’assurer de la bonne tenue des réunions des commissions de sélection de projets.

  • Assurer le contrôle de la mise en œuvre des subventions accordées en collaboration avec les responsables d’antennes et les conseils régionaux.

  • Assurer et superviser la communication et la visibilité du projet basées sur le plan de communication et visibilité.

  • Contribuer à l’identification des actions de communication.

  • Effectuer toute autre tâche en lien avec le projet et jugée pertinente par ADA.

Qualifications

  • Etre titulaire d’un diplôme universitaire (au moins Bac + 5 / Master ou équivalent) en sciences sociales, économie, droit, agriculture, éducation, études du développement, ou d’un diplôme équivalent.

  • Justifier une expérience confirmée d’au moins dix ans dans la mise en œuvre de projets de développement dont au moins cinq dans un pays en voie de développement, inclus la gestion financière et l’élaboration de rapports financiers.

  • Avoir une bonne connaissance du cycle de projet de l’UE et disposer d’une expérience confirmée dans la mise en œuvre de projets financés par l’UE.

  • Avoir une bonne connaissance des questions liées au développement rural, y compris l’entreprenariat et l’emploi des jeunes et des femmes dans les pays en voie de développement en général et en Afrique subsaharienne en particulier.

  • Expérience confirmée dans la collaboration avec des institutions gouvernementales et de la société civile.

  • Avoir une bonne connaissance des questions du genre et d’environnement.

  • Avoir une bonne connaissance de l’Afrique de l’Ouest en général et du Burkina Faso en particulier est un atout majeur.

  • Avoir une excellente maîtrise du français et de l’anglais comme langues de travail.

  • La connaissance de l’allemand, en particulier, et de langues locales du Burkina Faso, notamment le mooré et le dioula, seront considérés un atout.

  • Avoir une bonne aptitude à la facilitation et à la communication ainsi qu’au travail dans un environnement multiculturel.

  • Avoir une expérience de travail dans les zones en conflit ou post-conflit est un atout supplémentaire.

  • Être capable de travailler de manière autonome tout en entretenant de bonnes relations de travail avec l’équipe.

  • Etre flexible et pouvoir s’adapter aux heures de travail déterminées par le Bureau de Coordination.

How to apply:

Applications must be sent to tuuma@ada.gv.at by 2017-11-10, indicating “Team Leader Tuuma” in their subject and including the interested candidate’s CV in English or French language, a motivation letter in English, and names, contacts, working relationship of 3 references (at least one referee your direct supervisor).

Please understand that we can only contact shortlisted candidates. Interviews will be conducted in English and French.

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Myanmar: Pool of Short-term Experts as Trainers and Advisors for FIIAPP in its implementation of an EU delegated development Programme in Myanmar.

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

1. POSITION INFORMATION

Title: Trainer and Advisor

Type of Contract: Consulting services

Duty Station: Multiple locations in Myanmar

Indicative Starting Date: January 2018

Duration of Assignment: Variable (Throughout the time necessary for the implementation of the project).

2. CONTEXT

The International and Iberoamerican 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. The activities of the FIIAPP are financed mainly by the Spanish Government or via grants from international agencies.

The European Union, EU, is strongly committed to support Myanmar’s efforts towards openness and modernisation of its public sector and since 2011 has supported Myanmar authorities on its historic reform path which aims at establishing a full-fledged democracy and implanting a Rule of Law system.

Recently, the EU Delegation in Myanmar has delegated to FIIAPP the implementation of the “Support to the reform of the Myanmar Police Force” project (MYPOL), whose aim 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.

3. BACKGROUND

The present project is built upon the achievements of the previous EU police project that ended in September 2015 and paved the way by introducing some key dimensions such as Community policing, legal accountability, Parliamentary oversight, and Crowd Management. Furthermore, the action is part of the EU development support to Myanmar in the area of Governance / Rule of Law, which is one of the four priority areas outlined in Council Conclusions (June 2016) as well as in the Multiannual Indicative Programme (2014-2020) for Myanmar/Burma.

The action aims at supporting these efforts in the most effective way possible by providing assistance to an overall reform to the MPF, so that it can increasingly take on the task of a public service agency.

The strategic objectives of the project are:

  1. Improving the overall institutional capacity of the MPF;

  2. Making the MPF a more service-oriented police service;

  3. Improving the political, legal and public accountability of the MPF;

  4. Developing an effective project management system.

In relation to the Crowd Management component, the projects aims to strengthen the capacities of the MPF to manage different types of crowds in accordance with international human rights standards, as part of the overall objective of a more service-orientated police (Result 2, Sub-Result 2.2, Description of Action).

4. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGMENT

4.1. GENERAL OBJECTIVE

Support FIIAPP and the Key Expert (KE) in charge of the Crowd management component of the project providing trainings in riot control and crowd management related issues to improve the performance of the Myanmar Police Force, in line with activities established in the Description of the Action and the overall goals of the project.

4.2. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Increase and strengthen skills and knowledge through operational training activities on several subjects related with Crowd Management for MPF officers with capacity to train the officers under their command in their respective units. In general terms, training courses will cover following areas:

  • Safety and Security

  • Law, human rights and international standards

  • Crime Scene and Evidence Protection

  • Defence, arrest and restraint

  • Tactical Casualty Care

  • IARD-MACTAC

  • Crowd Management Small Units – United Nations Standards

  • Crowd Management PSU

Furthermore, the short-term Experts should provide support the Key Expert (KE) in Crowd management based in Myanmar in assessing the units and setting priorities for the activities. The Experts are expected to provide updates and improvements for current Standard Operational Procedures, and support in the development of new ones, in case needed and required by the Key Expert or the Crowd Management Working Group.

4.3. TASKS

The experts will:

o Support FIIAPP’s KE in Crowd management in the assessment process, visiting units and evaluating their capacities to perform their duties and work conditions.

o Provide inputs for the improvement of current SOP and the development of new procedures, systems and tactics.

o Participate as Trainer in training activities and workshops developed with a Train the Trainer methodology, and perform activities assigned by and under the direction of the KE.

o Provide inputs and suggestions to the KE to improve the quality of the activities within the areas of responsibility of the project.

o Participate in internal workshops and activities to update the KE and the CM Working Group on the implementation of the projects and all issues related.

o Report to the KE and provide complete reports of every activity performed for FIIAPP.

o Make recommendations for improvement in any area when a flaw or dysfunction is found out.

o Participate in workshops to update and train in the new procedures developed and the approved SOPs.

5. EXPERTS’ PROFILES

The profile of the experts for this contract are as follow:

Qualifications and skills (required):

· Former or current Law Enforcement Officer or Military member with up to 10 years of experience, or combined 10 years of experience in various areas related with the requirements

· Experience in Crowd Management and Riot Control units, Security operations, and public order management in Police/Military units

· Experience as qualified trainer in Martial Arts or another defence techniques

· Full working proficiency in English language

· Capacity to operate in isolated harsh environments

· Ability to work in multicultural contexts and teams

Specific professional experience (desirable):

· Experience as Trainer, Advisor or related jobs at international levels, for law enforcement, military forces and international agencies with the same duties and missions.

· Experience in assessment and development of Police technics and tactics for forces or agencies worldwide (work experience in Southeast Asia is an asset)

· Experience in assessment, training methodologies and training management

· Experience as trainer under UN standards for Crowd Management Units

· Experience as trainer for UN FPU, SWAT, SRT, etc.

· Experience in Military/Police Special Assistance operations

· Experience in TCCC or LEFR&TCC

6. METHODOLOGY AND REPORTING

o Making reports on the activities for FIIAPP under the supervision and approval by the KE in Crowd Management.

o Interacting and brainstorming sessions with the KE in Crowd Management, other Short-Term Experts and the CM Working Group.

o Analysis of SOP and regulations, advising for improvements and updates.

o Providing training on new extensions and additions to SOPs.

o Conducting research in the area of Crowd Management from a broad point of view and developing improvements to enhance security, trainings and SOPs.

7. EXPERT DATABASE

FIIAPP F.S.P. informs interested candidates that CVs of selected Short-term Experts will be included in an Expert Database owned by FIIAPP F.S.P.

The Expert is entitled to exercise at any time its rights to Access, Rectification, Cancellation and Opposition by sending a letter to FIIAPP, Calle Beatriz de Bobadilla 18 de Madrid 28040 (Spain).

How to apply:

FIIAPP and this development project strive to promote human rights and gender perspective, including a workface which reflects gender balance. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and to be part of this expert pool.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send their CV to:

The call is open until 31st of October 2017.

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Moldova: Local sub-basin consultant – CS-16

Organization: Government of the Republic of Moldova
Country: Moldova
Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSAL

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-16/IC-15/C.2./2.6-2.7/Loc

Assignment Name: Local sub-basin consultant

The Agency “Apele Moldovei” is procuring the consulting services (Local Individual Consultant) on providing support in implementation at the local level of River Basin Management Plans: for Prut and Nistru River.

The consultant will be mainly involved in the project’s output 1.8 “The RBC and its Technical Working Group are strengthened and operational according to their legal mandate” and output 1.9 “Priority measures related to the Prut River and Nistru River Basin are implemented”.

The consultant will provide support for a smooth and efficient coordination between the sub basin river committees and the river basin committees. He/she will strongly advocate for the benefits of the integrated water resource management.

The consultant will work under the management of the International River Basin Management Expert. He/she will closely work with the local experts on the RBMP.

This assignment will require an Individual Consultant, which has:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of awareness in the environmental sector, especially in involving local stakeholders and decision makers
  • University diploma (master) in ecology, environmental sciences, hydrology, hydraulic or any related field,
  • Excellent knowledge of English will be an asset,
  • Excellent knowledge of Romanian or Russian and good command of the other. Knowledge of other minority languages will be an asset,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; capacity to discuss and to involve any participant in discussions, management of discussions;
  • Very good knowledge of the law 272, the EU water framework directive and the concept and notions of integrated water resource management,
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to set priorities, and meet deadlines;
  • Detail oriented and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment;
  • Analytical mind and ability to make well thought synthesis;
  • A team player who can work independently and with minimal supervision;
  • Perfect knowledge of MSWord, Excel, Power Point and data base software,
  • High capacity to motivate team and colleagues on solving challenging issues.

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 daniela.petrusevschi@ada.gv.at.

Remuneration is attractive. The consultancy is expected to be undertaken within a period of 18 months (with a level of effort of 17 person-months).

Proposals must be submitted no later than the following date and time: *October 27, 2017, 11:00 (Chisinau time)***.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: CHARGE(E) DE COMMUNICATION – DEL. UNION EUROP. KINSHASA

Organization: European Union
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

La Délégation de l’Union européenne en République Démocratique du Congo recherche un Agent Local (Groupe I) qui sous l’autorité du Chef d’Unité/Chef de coopération, l’Agent Local assurera, en lien étroit avec la Section Politique, Communication – Presse et Information, la gestion de l’ensemble des activités relatives à la communication et visibilité des projets financés par l’Union Européenne en République Démocratique du Congo, en utilisant tous les moyens de communication ou informatiques mis à sa disposition.

Le contrat d’emploi sera d’une durée initiale de 12 mois, renouvelable une fois pour 10 mois maximum.

Connaissance et Expérience requises: • Niveau d’enseignement correspondant à un cycle complet d’études universitaires de trois années au moins sanctionné par un diplôme officiel en sciences humaines. • Expérience professionnelle d’un an minimum, en rapport avec les tâches à accomplir et particulièrement avec les médias sociaux (Twitter et Facebook). Une expérience de deux ans ou plus constitue un atout. • Expérience professionnelle dans un environnement multiculturel. • Expériences précédentes au sein d’une mission diplomatique ou une organisation internationale sera considéré comme un atout. • Connaissance des institutions européennes, des législations et des programmes sera considéré comme un atout

Aptitudes • Excellente maitrise des outils informatiques communément utilisés tels que Word, Excel, PowerPoint mais aussi des médias sociaux (Twitter et Facebook) • Excellente connaissance du français et de l’anglais obligatoire • Excellente capacité à communiquer avec les contacts internes et externes à la Délégation • Bonne capacité à communiquer (écrit et oral) clairement, à présenter et expliquer des situations complexes de manière simple. • Capacité à travailler en équipe, dans un environnement multiculturel • Bonne capacité d’analyse, de synthèse et de créativité. • Capacité à se concentrer sur les priorités afin d’organiser le travail dans le respect des délais. • Capacité à produire des résultats de qualité, parfois à courte échéance • Esprit d’initiative. Approche pragmatique des problèmes pour apporter des solutions pragmatiques • Haut degré de responsabilité et de confidentialité dans le traitement des informations relevant de l’Union européenne.

Responsabilités: Gestion de la communication et de la visibilité des actions financées par l’UE • Contribuer annuellement à la définition de la stratégie de communication de la Délégation, en coopération avec toutes les sections, afin d’assurer une communication proactive et la visibilité des activités des projets financés par l’Union Européenne en République Démocratique du Congo. • Contribuer à la rédaction des articles, des communiqués de presse et à la gestion du contenu du site internet de la Délégation. • Contribuer à la mise à jour et l’alimentation de l’intranet de la Délégation en coordination avec les sections opérationnelles. • Contribuer à l’organisation des événements culturels (festival du film, …), conférences de presse ou toutes autres actions de visibilité ponctuelles. • Maintien et suivi des contacts avec la presse et tous les médias locaux ou autres organes ou supports de communication relativement aux actions financées par l’Union Européenne. • Coopérer avec différents acteurs (Etats membres, organisations internationales, …) et les sections de la Délégation pour les besoins de visibilité. • Dégager et diffuser les meilleures pratiques et faciliter l’échange d’expériences.

Préparation et suivi des appels d’offre et appels à propositions • Contribuer aux différentes étapes des procédures de passation des marchés et d’attribution de contrats de subvention dans un rôle de gestionnaire opérationnel; réunir et traiter les avis d’experts, superviser les prestations des gestionnaires et des partenaires. • Veiller au respect des obligations contractuelles. • Participer à la gestion des contrats, sous l’autorité du Team Leader.

La Délégation offre une position concurrentielle dans un environnement international. Des avantages tels qu’un régime de pension complémentaire et une assurance médicale pour les employés et leur famille sont offerts sous certaines conditions.

How to apply:

Les candidat(e)s intéressé(e)s sont invité(e)s à envoyer leur lettre de candidature et un Curriculum Vitae détaillé uniquement sous le format disponible sur le site https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/dr-congo-kinshasa_fr , sous l’onglet “Emplois et financements “.

Les candidatures ne répondant pas aux critères repris ci-dessus ne seront pas considérées et seulement les candidat(e)s retenu(e)s pour les entretiens et/ou tests écrits seront contacté(e)s.

Le dossier de candidature devra parvenir,

  • soit dans une enveloppe fermée, comportant la mention “Ne pas ouvrir : Candidature pour un poste d’AL ” Chargé de communication – Section Coopération»” Au secrétariat de l’Administration de la Délégation de l’Union européenne 14ème étage, Immeuble BCDC – Boulevard du 30 juin, Gombe / Kinshasa – RDC Au plus tard le 01er novembre 2017 à 12h00 (heure locale – cachet de la poste faisant foi)
  • soit par Courrier électronique A l’adresse delegation-dem-rep-of-congo-HOA@eeas.europa.eu, en mentionnant dans l’objet du message : Candidature pour un poste d’AL ” Chargé de communication – Section Coopération»” Au plus tard le 01er novembre 2017 à 12h00 (heure locale)

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Iraq: Senior Program Manager

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 21 Oct 2017

Titles: Senior Program Manager
Stabilizing Livelihoods in Nineveh (SLN)
Reports to: Project Manager (AV)
Location : Dohuk/ Zummar with frequent visits to other Sub-Districts in Nineveh (eg. Til Kaif/ Rabe’a/ Wana/ Sinuni)

A. Context
The northern Iraqi governorate Nineveh has been witnessing fierce fighting and displacement of its population in its very recent history. It follows that Nineveh can be characterised by its weak social and political fabric and is still affected by the Syrian crisis and internal armed conflicts. Since early 2014, the province of Nineveh has been subject to fighting between the terrorist group “Islamic State” (IS) and various other armed actors. As a result of these clashes and terrorism against the civilian population by the IS, more than 600,000 people fled, of an overall estimated 3.2 million inhabitants.

The province is also characterised by its diversity: Sunni Kurds and Sunni Arabs represent the majority of the population. Among the smaller groups are Yezidi, Shi’ite Turkmen, Christians and the Shi’a Shabak. The recent events have significantly contributed to the increasing divide between the aforementioned groups and further weakened the social and political fabric.

The local administrative structures in Nineveh province are deeply impacted by the political disputes between the central government in Baghdad, the government representatives of the KRI and the governorate government and administration in “exile” in the Kurdish autonomous region. Social services such as health care, income and inclusive education for all are only available rudimentarily. A social system, which is necessary for the reconstruction, and corresponding administrative structures, which intercept and support particularly vulnerable households haven been and still are destroyed by the conflict and no longer functional.

The aim of the project is to improve the social and economic livelihoods for returnees and the local population. The project contributes to restoring the livelihoods in the region most affected by the conflict. To this end, measures are taken to improve the framework conditions for the population and returnees at the level of the national state, the governorate government in exile and the local administration by means of a context-sensitive approach in 3 fields of action (1) support for the context-sensitive implementation through conflict monitoring and response mechanisms; (2) Cash for Work (CfW) – labor-intensive infrastructure measures and (3) Multi-Purpose Cash Transfers (unconditional social transfers, UCT)

B. Overall Purpose of Post
As a senior project manager your task is to facilitate the conflict sensitive implementation of the program. That includes close (data) monitoring and support to implementing partners of GIZ. Frequent visits to the sub-districts and meetings with the local authorities, local administration, civil society and other central stakeholders will provide the necessary insight for proactive action and possible redesign of the activities as well as planning of follow up measures.

C. Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. General Responsibilities

The Senior Program Manager

  • Oversees and manages the project from Dohuk/ Zummar on a day-to-day basis.
  • Manages the Zummar team and ensures timely implementation, results-orientation and accountability for project results.
  • Steers the development of the programme delivery targets and guides the team to achieve the targets.
  • Representation of the project to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Continuous exchange with internal and external actors in the same thematic field and continuous determination of further interfaces and synergies.
  • Briefs and consultation with head of program in Erbil on project progress and provision of information and advice as required.
  • Ensures regular assessment of strategic implementation of action plans identifying areas of emphasis to guide project improvements and future plans
  • and contributes to further strategic development of the program.
  • Ensuring good communication and flow of information within the SLN programme and with other GIZ units, departments and programs.
  • Takes full responsibility for operational decisions for activities implemented from Dohuk/ Zumar.
  • Monitors the progress on agreed results framework and performance indicators and takes action/ decision and/ or provide timely assessment.
  • Incorporates and applies approaches as well as addressing cross cutting themes (e.g. gender) in project design and activities.
  • Communicates progress, risks, expectations, timelines, milestones and other key project metrics to head of program.
  • The senior program manager performs the following tasks:

  • Conflict Monitoring and Management Mechanisms

  • Conflict sensitive implementation. Identifies conflicts at an early stage, intercepts their escalation and designs interventions.

  • Monitors closely the political developments in the fields and designs and implements measures to respond to tensions in the project area. Holds

  • meetings, introduces proactively sessions of Adequate Dispute Resolution (ADR).

  • Cooperates closely with SLN implementing partners.

  • Identifies actors relevant to mitigation of violence and conflict resolution.

  • Follows up on the systematic conflict monitoring and stakeholder mapping, guaranteeing a dynamic conflict analysis and adequate response mechanisms.

  • Contributes to development of a strategy to disseminate the findings of the conflict analysis and makes it accessible to relevant stakeholder at all levels.

  • Designs and implements activities to develop SOPs for local authorities, administration and local organisations in case of newly arising conflicts.

  • Creates a bi-monthly foresight analysis for the project areas.

  • Data Monitoring

  • Monitoring of Livelihoods (collection of households, villages, infrastructure and aid measures in the Project area) and strengthens the network to exchange on data/ information.

  • Stream line and continuous implementation of conflict sensitive monitoring.

  • Coordinates closely with GIZ Monitoring Units as well as the respective Departments of GIZ implementing partners.

  • Coordination and Liaison

  • Coordination with other donors and implementing organisations operating from Dohuk into Nineveh governorate. Particularly with activities in the field’s livelihood, stabilization, conflict management and social cohesion.

  • Participates in relevant coordination bodies, e.g. ‘Sinuni coordination meeting’ and keeps information flow with Erbil

  • Represents the program and liaises with local authorities and security bodies.

  • Keeps good contact with the other GIZ units, departments and programs in Dohuk und facilitates processes and information flow.

  • Creates, further develops and updates list of important contacts.

Administration and office management Zummar

  • Preparation and follow up of all administrative processes for procurement and employment for the SLN Dohuk and Zummar office, support if needed for SLN Erbil office
  • Operates the SLN Zummar office including the staff (1 project assistant/ support staff)
  • Actively contributes to the GIZ knowledge management system that includes filing documents in reference files or in DMS in line with GIZ’s filing rules.
  • Supporting the Erbil SLN office in all issues in Dohuk.

  • General tasks

  • Facilitates, supports and coordinates tasks of project staff and implementing partners

  • Prepares and provides material proactively and on request to GIZ HR department.

  • Coordinates movement of the vehicles coordination with fleet manager

  • Coordinates closely with GIZ RMO on developments and movements in the project area.

  • holds the responsibly of security focal point in and coordinates with RMO

  • performs other duties and tasks if needed to guarantee smooth implementation.

D. Required qualifications, competences and experience
General Qualifications

  • Degree in social science, political science, law, project management or related field of study.
  • At least 5 years professional experience in a field relevant to the position in a comparable position, preferably in an INGO or International Development Organization.
  • Very good knowledge of the local context in Nineveh and Dohuk.
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies
  • excellent communication skills in English, Arabic and Kurdish

Specific Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with conflict sensitive data gathering, monitoring and conflict analysis.
  • Experience with developing SOPs for local authorities, administration and/or local organisations.
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural teams.
  • Experience in donor coordination.
  • Experience in Adequate Dispute Resolution.
  • Experience with Result Based Management.
  • Very good communication and networking skills.

How to apply:

Please send your CV/Resume to the following email address: Jobs.GIZ.KRI@giz.de

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Switzerland: Human Rights Intern

Organization: Government of the United Kingdom
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in Geneva is recruiting a highly motivated Human Rights Intern.

This internship offers a unique opportunity to participate in the Mission’s human rights work as an integral part of the UK delegation, under the guidance of senior staff. The internship will offer a chance to learn about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and about working on human rights issues in an international context. The work will be focused on the Human Rights Council and the Universal Periodic Review. The selected intern will mainly attend meetings at the UN, research and prepare background information, draft reports from meetings, and participate in organising events. A supervisor will guide the intern and provide on-the-job training.

Essential qualifications and experience

We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible individual with excellent skills in communication and organisation, and with strong interest in human rights and the UN.

Education: Degree in human rights, international law, diplomacy, international relations, political science or other relevant discipline.

Work experience: Prior relevant internship or work experience from the UN, human rights or diplomacy is required;

Language skills: Fluency written and spoken English;

IT skills: Good working knowledge of MS Word.

Desirable qualifications and experience

Education: A master’s degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines would be an advantage;

Work experience: Prior experience from work or internship in Geneva. Experience from the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review, the Human Rights treaty bodies would be highly advantageous;

Language skills: Knowledge of French;

IT skills: Good working knowledge of MS Excel would be a plus.

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Monthly allowance: (CHF) 1250

Start date: 8 January 2018

End Date: 13 July 2018

All applicants should have permission to live and work in Switzerland. Applicants must hold a full passport valid for at least 12 months for any EU / Schengen country.

The UK Mission will offer the intern a monthly training allowance of 1250 CHF. Please note that the intern will need to arrange and pay for his or her own travel, accommodation, as well as any other living costs. Please be advised that the UK Mission will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, security check nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

The final appointment will be dependent upon successful security clearance. Please note that selected candidates will have to visit the Mission (around 4-6 weeks before starting) for a security interview, which is also at their own cost.

How to apply:

Only applications submitted until 16 of October 2017 at 23:55 (local time) will be considered.

Apply online: https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/4296-Human-Rights-Internship-CHEG472/en-GB

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Jordan: M&E and Reporting Specialist (national staff) – DANIDA / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 22 Oct 2017

M&E and Reporting Specialist (national staff) – DANIDA / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

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

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

1. Introduction and Background:

The RDPP is a platform of eight donors (European Commission, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, United Kingdom and the Czech Republic), joining up humanitarian and development funds to support host countries from a long-term perspective, acknowledging the reality that displacement is often protracted; that the humanitarian approach, while necessary, has to be complemented with more development-led strategies; and recognizing the need to support hosting communities and refugees to better face these challenges. The programme runs for four years and works with national and international actors to provide better protection to those displaced by the Syrian conflict and create socio-economic development opportunities for the vulnerable populations.

The objectives of the RDPP are:

  1. To ensure that refugees are fully able to avail themselves of a durable solution.

  2. To support socio-economic development in host countries that will benefit both the host populations and refugees

The programme has four main components:

  1. Research: It will assess and analyse the impact of displacement on refugees and host communities and provide inputs for long-term planning.

  2. Protection: It will strengthen the protection of refugees through legal support, community empowerment and conflict mitigation, better capacities of national institutions for protection and asylum, and combating child labour.

  3. Advocacy and Political Dialogue: It will work to improve / uphold refugees’ rights

  4. Socio-economic development – To enhance economic opportunities and livelihood capacity of vulnerable population through employment generation and business development.

The RDPP started officially in July 2014 and will end in June 2018. A new four year programme (218-2021) is currently being negotiated. The employer will be Danida / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

2. The position

2.1. Title: M&E and Reporting Specialist

2.2. Place of Service: Amman – Jordan

2.3. Duration: until June 2018 with possibility of extension based on funding

2.4. Reporting to Programme Manager in Beirut

2.5. Terms of employment: Full time

3. Area of responsibility / tasks

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

The M&E and Reporting Specialist will, in coordination with the Programme Manager, lead on monitoring and evaluation of the whole programme and provide technical advice and support to project development and implementation process of the sub-contracted partnerships. The RDPP currently has around 25 active partnerships. The Specialist will also be the focal point for reporting, following up with and supporting partners on their biannual reporting as well as coordinating drafting and consolidation of the biannual reports to the donor of the RDPP. The Specialist will also be the focal point on communications for partner organisations. The post requires some work travel to Lebanon and Iraq (Kurdistan region).

The main areas of responsibility and tasks will be:

A) MONITORING AND EVALUATION

· Implement the overall monitoring framework for RDPP programme implementation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Support evaluation missions to the programme

B) REPORTING

· Stay abreast of main development and humanitarian context development relevant to the RDPP

· Draft Mid-Year Updates and Annual Reports based reporting from partnerships

· Collect from partners and file media reporting on the RDPP in all media

· Conduct desk review of new reports and literature relevant for the monitoring of RDPP and for reporting

· Analyse and summarize data for biannual reporting

· Develop and update Project Fiches for each partnership project

· Conduct support meetings with partner reporting focal points as required

· Identify innovative elements the RDPP and its partnerships and collect information on these

C) COMMUNICATIONS

· Act as focal point for communications and visibility for RDPP

· Conducts weekly media monitoring, for coverage in English and Arabic of RDPP and its funded activities, filing reports of media coverage

· Ensure compliance with visibility guidelines for partners

· Collect periodically success stories and photos from partners for use in RDPP communications products and reporting

Any other required duties as assigned by the Programme Manager to assure quality programme implementation.

4. Profile / required qualifications

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

The candidate must be a Jordanian or have a permanent residence in Jordan.

Academic requirements

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

Work experience required

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

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

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

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

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

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

Languages

  • Native/fluent Arabic speaker (written and spoken)

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)

Skills and competences

  • Highly motivated

  • Excellent communication skills in English, especially written.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Planning and organizational capabilities

  • Good analytical skills

  • Proactive and proposes solutions.

  • Shares integrity values of Danida

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

  • Computer skills.

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

How to apply:

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

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

The deadline for applications is midnight (Amman time) 22nd October 2017.

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Mauritania: Gestionnaire de Programme basé à Nouakchott

Organization: European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Country: Mauritania
Closing date: 03 Nov 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.

L’antenne ECHO à Nouakchott – Mauritanie (sous la responsabilité du bureau ECHO Dakar – Sénégal) recherche un Gestionnaire de programme sous contrat local CDD de 1 an renouvelable.

Formation :

· Un diplôme universitaire de deuxième cycle (Bac + 5 au minimum)

  • Des études spécifiques dans le domaine humanitaire, de la nutrition ou de la sécurité alimentaire seront considérées comme un atout

Connaissances et Expérience :

· De préférence 5 ans d’expérience professionnelle dont au minimum 3 ans au niveau national ou international en gestion de programme/projet opérationnel, y compris au moins deux ans d’expérience au sein d’une Organisation Non Gouvernementale (nationale ou internationale), donateur ou organisation internationale; à défaut de diplôme universitaire, une expérience professionnelle de 10 ans sera demandée (dont deux au sein d’une ONG, donateur ou organisation internationale)

· Très bonne connaissance des ONG internationales, des agences d’Aide des Nations Unies et du Mouvement de la Croix-Rouge et Croissant Rouge;

· Très bonne compréhension des principes de l’Aide humanitaire, des politiques sectorielles et des standards;

· Expérience dans l’un des domaines suivants : Nutrition, Santé ou Sécurité Alimentaire

· Connaissance approfondie des enjeux humanitaires dans le Sahel et des filets sociaux sera considérée comme un atout;

· Excellentes compétences rédactionnelles et orales;

· Expérience dans l’utilisation d’outils informatiques et des logiciels bureautiques (MS Word, Excel, etc.); Disponibilité à effectuer des missions régulières dans les pays limitrophes (Mali et Sénégal notamment) et en Mauritanie ainsi que pour les réponses aux urgences

How to apply:

Cet emploi est ouvert aux citoyens et citoyennes mauritaniens ainsi qu’à toute personne en possession d’un permis de travail mauritanien valide.

Les Termes de référence détaillés du poste sont accessibles via le lien suivant :

https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/mauritania/33238/avis-de-recrutement-gestionnaire-de-programme-bas%C3%A9e-%C3%A0-nouakchott-%E2%80%93-r%C3%A9publique-islamique-de_fr

Les candidatures doivent contenir

Les candidatures doivent être envoyées par courrier électronique uniquement à l’adresse :

ECHO-Administration.Dakar@echofield.eu , jusqu’au 3 novembre 2017 à 17 heures précises. La référence de l’offre d’emploi doit être clairement indiquée dans l’objet du message (Réf. Recrutement Gestionnaire Programme ECHO – Nouakchott).

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OTI Senior Assistant Advisor – Worldwide

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

The OTI Senior Assistant Advisor – Worldwide is a intermittent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located Worldwide. Applications for this position are due no later than October 20, 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 Assistance Advisor (SAA) will serve as USAID/OTI’s representative to Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (SOJTF-OIR). The incumbent will work primarily at the US Army’s Camp Arifjan in Kuwait where SOJTF-OIR leads USG and coalition military planning to defeat extremist organizations. USAID/OTI programs will have an important role in helping communities recover from conflict and resist extremist influence. USAID/OTI programs must coordinate and synchronize assistance planning efforts with SOJTF-OIR in order to ensure the USG’s defense and development tools are mutually supportive in degrading extremist organizations while also building the ability of local populations’ to withstand a resurgence of extremist influence or control.

As USAID/OTI’s representative to SOJTF-OIR, the SAA will (1) advise USAID/OTI, the USAID Syria Task Force, and USAID Syria programming platforms on program design in light SOJTF-OIR plans and actions inside Syria; and (2) provide USAID/OTI a representative at SOJTF-OIR that can influence military plans to lay the groundwork for USAID/OTI assistance activities that will follow in communities liberated from extremists. The incumbent will be USAID’s most senior official at SOJTF-OIR and will play an important liaison role for USAID officials beyond OTI, to include the US Embassy Turkey’s Syria Transition Assistance Response Team (START), the USAID Jordan’s Southern Syria Assistance Platform (SSAP), and the USAID Syria Task Force based in Washington DC. As such, the incumbent will be responsible for establishing and managing senior level relationships with US and coalition personnel from various agencies based in Kuwait, Turkey, and Jordan.

The incumbent is considered an expert in the field of political transition programming overseas. The work of the SAA requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. The SAA 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. The SAA is highly responsible, service-orientated, organized, pays close attention to detail, and is able to receive and respond to constructive criticism in a professional manner. The SAA is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of USAID.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise SOJTF-OIR during planning exercises combatting extremism to ensure U.S. government military plans take into account assistance priorities and lay the groundwork for USAID/OTI programs to help communities recover from conflict and return to normalcy;

  • Provide informed analysis and engage in weekly policy and planning discussions with senior level USAID officials in Washington, as well as with State and USAID officials on the START and SSAP platforms;

  • Provide expert recommendations and tee up policy decision points for USAID officials to ensure policies and procedures support the SOJTF-OIR mission;

  • Understand and navigate the international interagency actors involved in operations to counter extremism, ensuring USAID/OTI has a line of communication to key influencers in the policy and planning processes. The SAA will understand who has the necessary information and authorities to facilitate USAID/OTI programming;

  • Facilitate input and decision making at SOJTF planning exercises based on a nuanced and complex understanding of USAID/OTI program strategies, capabilities, implementation modalities, and monitoring and evaluation systems;

  • Advise USAID program design to ensure programs support SOJTF-OIR operations and affected communities;

  • Lead USAID/OTI efforts to solve operational problems with SOJTF-OIR and their partners in order to facilitate timely delivery of assistance;

  • Provide expert advice to the Commander of SOJTF-OIR and US Army civil affairs teams to shape US military strategic planning and potential direct service deliveries;

  • Represent USAID Syria programs to official visitors such as Congressional delegations, staff delegations, bilateral donors and national and local foreign government officials;

  • Interact regularly with the Department of State Senior Civilian and the UK Senior Advisor to coordinate civil military planning efforts with bilateral and multilateral organizations, donors and embassies;

  • Respond to numerous Requests for Information (RFIs) from both the USAID platforms and the Syria Task Force for information critical to agency decision-making and forward planning;

  • Analyze and report on current political developments and security concerns to USAID/OTI, START, SSAP, and the Syria Task Force as they relate to USAID Syria programs;

  • Ensure USAID programs adhere to guidelines and regulations, such as sanctions and export controls against Syria and the prohibition on assistance to designated terrorist organizations and armed groups;

  • Perform other duties related to this scope of work as determined by the supervisor and in support of USAID/OTI planning and programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

At the GS-14 SAA level:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible work experience;

OR

Master’s degree with a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible work experience;

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

  • Minimum of two (2) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries undergoing political instability;

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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Kenya: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Management Adviser in Kenya. Health Thematic Programme-Support for Universal Health Care 2017-2020.

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

Senior Management Adviser (N1) in Kenya, Health Programme, Nairobi
As Senior Adviser you will support the joint Ministry of Health (MoH)/Council of Governors (CoG) Project Management Team (PMT) in areas of monitoring, evaluation and program implementation, as well as contribute to the MoH overall M&E work. You will also advise the involved stakeholders in health sector related matters relevant for the program. You hold a university degree and have a minimum of 10 years development cooperation experience specifically in the M&E area. Working experience from Kenya and knowledge of the devolved Kenyan health sector will be an added advantage. You are fluent in English.

Reference no.: DK-03944-2017/KEN.03-W
Application deadline: 1 November 2017 at 12.00 noon (CEST).

Further information
A full job description is available at: www.danidajob.um.dk
Here you will also find information about the mandatory application procedure.
All applications will be forwarded electronically to the relevant embassy.

How to apply:

Further information
A full job description is available at: http://danidajob.um.dk/da/job-i-danida/advertisements/newsdisplaypage/?newsID=0464588D-301D-457D-8B5D-00860BE111A0
Here you will also find information about the mandatory application procedure.
All applications will be forwarded electronically to the relevant embassy.

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Niger: INTERVENTION MANAGER – Programme d’Appui au Développement de l’Elevage – Niger

Organization: Belgian Technical Cooperation
Country: Niger
Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

La CTB, l’Agence belge de développement, mobilise ses ressources et son expertise pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde. Contribuant aux efforts de la Communauté internationale, la CTB agit pour une société qui donne aux générations actuelles et futures les moyens de construire un monde durable et équitable.

Ses collaborateur(trice)s à Bruxelles et à l’étranger concrétisent l’engagement de l’État belge et d’autres partenaires au développement pour la solidarité internationale. Aujourd’hui présent dans 18 pays, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, la CTB appuie plus de 200 programmes et projets de coopération. A l’avenir, suite à une décision du Ministre de la coopération, une concentration aura lieu sur 14 pays d’intervention.

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

INTERVENTION MANAGER

Programme d’Appui au Développement de l’Elevage

Niger

Réf: NER/16/069-1

Lieu d’affectation: Niamey avec déplacements réguliers sur les régions de Tahoua et Dosso

Durée du contrat: 48 mois

Date probable d’entrée en fonction: Le plus rapidement possible

Package salarial mensuel: entre 6459,50 euros et 9839,31 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d’expatrié: primes d’éloignement et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de la composition de ménage et de l’expérience professionnelle pertinente.

Le contexte

Le programme d´appui au développement de l´élevage – Kiyo Arziki, d’un montant de 14 millions d’euros, et d’une durée de 4 ans a pour objectif général de renforcer la sécurité alimentaire, la résilience et les revenus des populations liées à un élevage familial.

Quatre axes sont identifiés dans le programme : (1) le développement des chaînes de valeur inclusives liées à l´élevage ; (2) la sécurisation durable d´accès aux ressources pastorales ; (3) le renforcement de la résilience des ménages vulnérables face aux crises et (4) le renforcement de la gouvernance du secteur.

La fonction

L’Intervention Manager a la responsabilité de la gestion de l’intervention. Il/elle est garant de l’exécution optimale des interventions dans le cadre du programme.

Il/elle apporte également l’appui institutionnel au Ministère en charge de l’élevage afin de contribuer à une gouvernance sectorielle participative et inclusive.

Il/elle travaille en étroite collaboration avec le responsable et les autres membres de l’équipe.

En tant que responsable de l’intervention, il/elle devra :

· Définir la vision et les stratégies opérationnelles de l’intervention, assurer son ancrage institutionnel au sein des structures partenaires nigériennes et sa complémentarité avec les autres partenaires techniques et financier dans le secteur.

· Assurer la gestion de la programmation opérationnelle et financière dans le but de garantir un démarrage fluide et l’avancée des résultats au sein de l’intervention et d’optimiser la réalisation du programme.

· Garantir les conditions optimales de mise en œuvre de l’intervention dans le respect des cadres fixés et des décisions stratégiques prises par le comité de pilotage

· Contribuer au dialogue technique dans les espaces de concertation et d’échange prévus avec les partenaires nigériens et les autres intervenants au niveau national et régional.

· Développer des synergies et complémentarités avec d’autres partenaires techniques et financiers intervenant dans les secteurs et thématiques de l’intervention

· Veiller à l’intégration de l’ensemble des domaines de gestion de l’intervention (scope, planning, budget, qualité, etc) et promouvoir sa contribution aux résultats de développement

· Veiller à la cohérence interne des différents axes d’intervention

· Etre responsable de la gestion de l’équipe de l’intervention (résultats, respect des procédures, sécurité, recrutements, …).

· Coordonner le processus de capitalisation et garantir la diffusion de leurs résultats afin de stimuler et de favoriser une approche-programme pilotée par les connaissances

En tant qu’expert en appui institutionnel il/elle devra

· Apporter un appui technique et méthodologie au Ministère en charge de l’élevage dans le cadre de ses fonctions de régulation et de pilotage

· Renforcer les capacités techniques et organisationnelles des structures partenaires.

· Dans son domaine d’expertise, fournir tous les inputs nécessaires afin de contribuer à la production du Dossier Technique et Financier.

Le profil

Niveau de formation requis

Etre titulaire d’un diplôme de niveau Master, de préférence à orientation ” agroéconomie », ” ingénierie pastorale » ” sciences vétérinaires » ou ” développement rural ».

Expériences requises et/ou souhaitées

· Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 5 années dans la gestion d’intervention et/ou de projet, de préférence dans un domaine relatif au développement rural ;

· Expérience d’au moins 5 ans dans le domaine de l’appui institutionnel de préférence dans un domaine relatif au développement rural

· Expérience en tant que responsable d’équipe d’au moins 5 ans ;

· Une expérience internationale de terrain (en tant qu’expatrié-e) dans la coopération au développement, de préférence au sein d’une organisation internationale ;

· Une expérience dans le secteur de l’élevage est un atout.

· Une expérience dans la région concernée est un atout.

Connaissances requises

· Connaissance approfondie et pratique d’une méthodologie en gestion de projet ou de programme (de préférence MSP/Prince2), disposer d’une certification sera un avantage ;

· Maîtrise de l’outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de données) ;

· Maîtrise du français et bonne pratique de l’anglais

Aptitudes comportementales :

· Adhésion aux valeurs de la CTB : engagement, respect, responsabilité et intégrité ;

· Adhésion à l’approche de la CTB de gestion des projets en cogestion ;

· Capacité d’analyse, d’intégration et d’innovation ;

· Capacité d’organisation proactive et de mise en pratique des décisions prises ;

· Capacité à accompagner le développement des collaborateurs (feedback sur les prestations et sur le développement) ;

· Capacité à négocier et à impacter le public concerné par le programme en vue de favoriser un résultat ” win-win » et créer une confiance par une approche ” conseil » du travail.

How to apply:

Intéressé(e)?

Postulez au plus tard le 23/10/2017 via notre site Web: www.btcctb.org

Pour toute question supplémentaire, contactez-nous au +32 (0)2 505 18 65.

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Kenya: USAID Health, Population and Nutrition Office-Project Management Specialist (Data Management)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Oct 2017

  1. ISSUANCE DATE: October 4, 2017

  2. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: October 17, 2017 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

  3. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Data Management)

  4. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 10. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

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

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

  7. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to:
    • Undergo a comprehensive background investigation and;
    • Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

  8. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below)

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

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

BACKGROUND

USAID/Kenya and East Africa invests in population and health programs at national and county levels that aim to improve the survival, well-being and productivity of the Kenyan population by reducing the burden of major infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and addressing the main causes of maternal and child illness and deaths. This includes cross-cutting work to strengthen healthcare systems and build capacity, and to support the national government to formulate key policies and guidelines while assisting counties to better plan, manage and finance quality health services to meet local needs.

The Health Population and Nutrition (HPN) office is USAID/Kenya and East Africa’s (KEA) largest office, managing a portfolio valued at over $400 million annually. The office receives funding from a number of U.S. Presidential Initiatives, including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), Feed the Future (FtF) as well as other USAID health funds for family planning, maternal newborn and child health, nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene. USAID Kenya and East Africa has a Kenya Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) with the goal “Kenya’s governance and economy sustainably transformed.” The Health Population and Nutrition Office’s portfolio contributes to this strategic goal by primarily contributing to the CDCS Development Objective (DO) 2 “Health and Human capacity strengthened.”

The Project Management Specialist (Data Management) of the Health Population and Nutrition (HPN), USAID/KEA serves as one of the key strategic information (SI) technical advisors to the HPN Director and Team Leaders (HIV/AIDS, Family Health, Malaria, and Health Systems Strengthening) in the management of strategic information under the HPN portfolio. The Project Management Specialist is one of four members of the Strategic Information and Monitoring and Evaluation Team, and reports to the Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information/Monitoring and Evaluation).

The incumbent in her or his capacity as Project Management Specialist (Data Management) shall:

• Develop clear and well-structured analytical plans and analyzes large data-sets of programmatic and national cross sectional survey data, and this will include analyzing HIV, tuberculosis (TB),malaria, family planning/reproductive newborn and child health (FP/RMNCH), nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programmatic data, Demographic and Health Survey data, HIV Impact Assessment data, Malaria Indicator Survey data among others.
• Work within and across the health sector portfolio understanding the strategic programmatic data requirements, while ensuring total compliance with all planning and reporting requirements, plays a critical role in managing the evolution of HPN’s data management and analytical programs and systems.
• Actively collaborates with HPN’s team leaders, national programmatic institutions such as the National AIDS Control Program (NASCOP), National AIDS Control Council (NACC), Family Health Division, Malaria Control Program, and Division of Health Informatics, Monitoring and Evaluation among other key stakeholders, in conducting gap analyses and in supporting the leadership of national programs’ through analytical data processing.
• Builds statistical data analytic models, validates and improves the performance of these models over time in addition to creating efficient and reusable computer application programs meant for the improvement, manipulation, and analysis of data.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning and Results Management – 60 %

• Provides technical support in all data analytical processes critical for the HPN portfolio’s performance management, specifically; planning data analyses, conducting data analysis, results interpretation and dissemination to USAID KEA technical staff and implementing partners.
• Plans and implements data quality assessments for HPN, and supports implementing partners in the development of data quality improvement plans.
• Provides technical assistance to implementing partners including but not limited to: interpretation of indicators’ definitions and their reporting requirements, identification of potential areas of errors in the computation of coverage results across different outcome indicators, and development of technical program performance review forums.
• Assists the HPN team on the use of relevant data management systems (databases) such as; PEPFAR’s DATIM, PANORAMA, DHIS2, FACTS Info, and PHES. Serves as subject matter expert on all data management systems, and supports HPN technical staff in the use of user-friendly data analytics programs that integrate data from different databases in answering specific questions on health outcomes of interest.
• Trains for HPN technical staff and implementing partners on various data management applications, methods and techniques to meet the specific data needs of PEPFAR, TB, malaria, FP/RMNCH, WASH, and nutrition programs.
• Ensures that all HPN technical staff is exposed to the evolving data management and analysis techniques in response to changing technological innovations in the areas of data management, analysis, presentation, and use.
• Evaluates the results achieved by implementing partners against their targets and tracking overall progress in achieving PEPFAR, PMI, TB, RMNCH/FP, WASH, and Nutrition goals as outlined in relevant strategic planning and activity level agreements. As necessary, adapts targets to be consistent with appropriated budgets, country constraints, and new opportunities.

Strategic Planning – 20%

• Provides analytical products from different data sources such as routine program, surveys, and surveillance data to support the development of new and/or adaptations of existing activity designs, and the strategic directions of the HPN portfolio, improving evidence-based programming.
• Provides advanced data analytical support to national technical working groups (TWG) during the development of national strategic plans, development of national program evaluation reports such as Demographic and Health Surveys, HIV Impact Assessments (HIA), Malaria Indicator Surveys, Kenya Health Facility Assessments, among others.
• Participates in national TWGs and provides technical support in the development of data capture programs for the national household surveys and health facility assessments.

Program Management, Coordination & Representation– 20 %

• May serve as the Contracts Officers Representative/Assistance Officers Representative (COR/AOR), Alternate COR/AOR and/or Activity Manager for strategic information (monitoring and evaluation, health management information systems, surveys and surveillance) activities, as assigned. Analyzes program performance data and financial reports, including reports on activity burn rates and pipelines and expenditure accruals, reviewing reports from partners with particular attention to activity and financial indicators.
• Liaises with USG counterparts, including Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Defense (DOD), State Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC) and Department of State (DOS) on critical strategic information issues for PEPFAR programming areas including programs target setting, reporting requirements and results management.
• Supports USAID/KEA’s efforts to rapidly strengthen and use the one host country national monitoring and evaluation system in collaboration with the; U.S. Government PEPFAR Country Team, Government of Kenya (GOK), NASCOP, NACC, Family Health Division, Malaria Control Program, Kenya’s National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program, and development partners.
• Participates in national strategic information TWGs for the health sector (HIV, TB, Malaria, RMNCH/FP, Nutrition, and WASH).

POSITION ELEMENTS:

a. Supervision Received: The Project Management Specialist (Data Management) works under the supervision of the Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information/Monitoring and Evaluation). Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments are self-generated, and occur in the normal course of the work. S/he exercises independence in most phases of the assignment, but determines those situations that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected. The incumbent seeks advice and assistance as required. Completed work is accepted as technically correct, and the overall assignment is reviewed in terms of results achieved.
b. Supervision Exercised: N/A
c. Available Guidelines: PEPFAR Planning and Reporting Guidelines, USAID regulations (including the Automated Directives System), the CDCS Performance Management Plan, HPN PAD Monitoring and Evaluation Plan including its Logical Framework Analysis provide broad guidelines as to the conduct of work related to the duties described above. USAID and PEPFAR program both have other documents and background papers on strategic information (health management information systems, monitoring and evaluation, surveys and surveillance) which may also provide valuable resources.
d. Exercise of Judgment: The incumbent works with a high level of independence in managing OPH monitoring and evaluation systems, and in informing and advising technical staff and IPs on data collection and measurement in Kenya. S/he uses considerable judgment in developing ideas and proposals, and in determining the appropriate analytical approach to be used for a particular analysis. The incumbent also exercises considerable judgment in determining who to involve or not involve in a particular activity, and proposes teams to accomplish the objectives and analyses agreed to.
e. Authority to Make Commitments: The Specialist retains the authority given to activity managers in USAID, and may make administrative arrangements and determinations consistent with ADS guidance and Mission policy. The Specialist must take action and establish priorities based on available guidelines and professional judgment. Guidance should be sought when needed, and the supervisor informed of activity and project status. The Specialist will on occasion be required to negotiate ad referendum for the supervisor.
f. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Maintains a range of contacts with host-government professional staffs, representatives of other donors, and senior-level professional staff of other HPN Teams and Offices within the Mission. Maintains contact with leaders from private-sector and non-governmental organizations. These contacts may involve sensitive program and project management matters (e.g., failure to comply with agreed-upon conditions precedent). The purpose of these contacts is to collect information, organize input into program reviews and strategic objective/activity evaluations, and on occasion to explain the entire USAID/KEA PEPFAR program and its objectives.
g. Time Expected to Reach Full Performance: One year

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Medical Statistics, Biometric, Epidemiology, Economics and, Computer Science

B. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in the monitoring, and evaluation of public health development projects is required. Experience in the application of statistical methods and field research experience is required. Demonstrated ability to provide technical support and capacity building in; high quality data capture, and the management, analysis and use of data for decision-making is required. Prior work experience in database management, data informatics, delivery of technical and scientific presentations and report writing is highly desirable. Experience with USAID, PMI and/or PEPFAR programs, policies, and regulations is desirable.

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

D. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English proficiency, speaking and writing, is required.

E. Job Knowledge: The incumbent must have in-depth professional-level knowledge of strategic information and monitoring and evaluation principles, concepts and practices, especially as they relate to managing public health and HIV/AIDS programs in Kenya. S/he must poses expert quantitative and analytical skills, an ability to develop monitoring and evaluation protocols, devise measurable indicators and set appropriate and achievable targets to measure performance outcomes. S/he must possess demonstrated competency in data management systems and data analysis applications such as MS Access, SPSS, STATA, and Spectrum. The Incumbent must be able to proactively and independently locate reference materials and data, research and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and present interpretation of said resources in concise and appropriate written reports. S/he must be able to develop a variety of data tools for analysis, aggregation, and interpretation of data, including but not limited to country-specific workbooks, dashboards, data visuals, indicator and budget trend analysis charts, geospatial data mapping and program monitoring informatics. This position requires a thorough knowledge, or the ability to quickly acquire a thorough knowledge of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation; and, the objectives, methodology, and status of projects assigned.

F. Skills and Abilities: This position requires experience in a management capacity, political analysis, and program reporting and monitoring, as well as strong interpersonal and team-building skills. The ability to serve as an effective liaison with a wide array of individuals and institutions is essential. The incumbent must possess a familiarity with a wide range of issues, such as program evaluation, public health, community development, economic policy, and democracy and governance. S/he must be able to prepare clear, substantive reports and briefing papers in English, in a timely manner, and have the ability to develop a thorough understanding of USAID and host-government policies and procedures. The position requires flexibility, an ability to react to changing systems with sound analyses, and the ability to work under pressure.

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 (35 points)
Job Knowledge (45 points)
Skills and abilities (20 points)
Total possible points: 100

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

How to apply:

How to Apply

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

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

Step 3: Internal Applicants/Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages), 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 .

Note to Applicants:

  1. Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified above and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com.

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

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

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United States of America: Food for Peace Officer

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

At the GS-11 level, the FFPO will serve as a Country Backstop Officer (CBO). The primary role of the FFPO working at the GS-11 level will be to support an SFFPO in the management of one or more country portfolios. At the GS-12 and GS-13 levels, the FFPO and the SFFPO, respectively, serve as a Country Backstop Officer (CBO) and an Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR). The primary roles of the FFPO and the SFFPO are to analyze food needs, recommend and implement food security strategies, and manage FFP food assistance programs carried out by implementing partners, predominantly Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) and Public International Organizations (PIO) such as the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in one or more countries.

As part of a Geographic Team, the successful candidate will carry out the following functions for assigned countries:

At the GS-11 level equivalent:
• With technical guidance from her/his supervisor and the SFFPO, will serve as secondary point of contact for the U.S. Government (USG), implementing partners, and others on food assistance issues for the assigned country(ies).

• Under the direction of her/his supervisor and the SFFPO, assess food needs based on a variety of sources, including field assessments, technical data, early warning information, and reporting from USAID field staff, PVOs, and PIOs.

• Under the direction of his/her supervisor and working in collaboration with the SFFPO, identify priorities for funding, review appeals and proposals, and recommend programs to be supported. Draft and assemble documentation for program approval and funding.

• With technical guidance from her/his supervisor and the SFFPO, monitor programs through field visits, reporting by field staff, and information provided by implementing partners to maximize program effectiveness and ensure programs are being implemented in a manner consistent with policy and legislative guidelines.

• For review by her/his supervisor and the SFFPO, draft information products (e.g., updates, memoranda) on food security conditions and FFP programs and support the SFFPO to prepare briefings and to represent FFP in meetings and working groups with other USAID colleagues and representatives from other agencies.

• Accompany the SFFPO or other FFP staff on overseas trips in order to perform tasks and activities in support of above duties and responsibilities.

• Represent FFP on DCHA’s Crisis and Opening Action Coordination Team (COACT) and if applicable, serve on detail to DCHA’s Program, Policy and Management (PPM) when tasked to serve as FFP’s policy advisor on food assistance.

At the GS-12 level equivalent:

• In close coordination with supervisor, will serve as primary point of contact for the USG, implementing partners, and others on food assistance issues.

• Under the direction of his/her supervisor, assess food needs based on a variety of sources, including field assessments, technical data, early warning information, and reporting from USAID field staff, PVOs, and PIOs.

• Under the direction of his/her supervisor, identify priorities for funding, review appeals and proposals, and recommend programs to be supported. Draft and assemble documentation for program approval and funding.

• With guidance from his/her supervisor, monitor programs through field visits, reporting by field staff, and information provided by implementing partners to maximize program effectiveness and ensure programs are being implemented in a manner consistent with policy and legislative guidelines.

• Draft information products (e.g., updates, memoranda) on food security conditions and FFP programs, provide briefings, and represent FFP in meetings and working groups with other USAID colleagues and representatives from other agencies.

• Travel overseas to perform tasks and activities in support of above outlined duties and responsibilities.

• Represent FFP on DCHA’s Crisis and Opening Action Coordination Team (COACT) and if applicable, serve on detail to DCHA’s Program, Policy and Management (PPM) when tasked to serve as FFP’s policy advisor on food assistance.

At the GS-13 level equivalent:

• Serve as primary point of contact for the USG, implementing partners, and others on FFP-funded programming and other food assistance issues.

• Assess food needs based on a variety of sources, including field assessments, technical data, early warning information, and reporting from USAID field staff, PVOs, and PIOs.

• Identify priorities for funding, review appeals and proposals, and recommend programs to be supported. Draft and assemble documentation for program approval and funding.

• Monitor developments in assigned countries and programs to identify food assistance response options and/or policy issues related to food assistance, and make program or policy recommendations to FFP leadership.

• Develop, monitor, evaluate programs through field visits, reporting by field staff, and information provided by implementing partners to maximize program effectiveness and ensure programs are being implemented in a manner consistent with policy and legislative guidelines. Recommend performance measures for country programs and individual projects.

• Draft and/or edit information products (e.g., updates and memoranda) on food security situations and FFP programs, provide briefings, and represent FFP in meetings and working groups with other USAID colleagues and representatives from other agencies.

• Represent FFP on possible longer-term travel to overseas ‘duty stations’ in support of above duties and responsibilities.

• Mentor/train incoming FFP CBOs on specifics of FFP authorizing and appropriating legislation and interpretation and office procedures, when required.

• Represent FFP on DCHA’s Crisis and Opening Action Coordination Team (COACT) and if applicable, serve on detail to DCHA’s Program, Policy and Management (PPM) when tasked to serve as FFP’s policy advisor on food assistance.

The incumbent at all three GS levels may also be assigned to serve as an Emergency Policy Analyst and Program Coordinator or Program Operations Specialist with FFP’s Policy and Technical Division (PTD) or Program Operations Division (POD) or serve on a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) or a Response Management Team (RMT) with OFDA.

Food for Peace Officers are expected to spend 10 percent of their time contributing to organizational learning activities, attending trainings, and/or mentoring FFP staff.

How to apply:

Applications must be received by 4:00 PM on November 30, 2017 at the address 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.

The complete solicitation, including cover page and QRFs, and the AID 302-3 form are available at https://www.ffpjobs.com

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

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Uganda: International Programme Co-Manager – HEALTH

Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 17 Oct 2017

In view of the further development of its activities BTC is currently looking for a (m/f):

International Programme Co-Manager – Health

UGANDA

Ref: UGA/16/036-2B

Location: Kampala (Uganda) with regular field visits

Duration of the contract: 30 months

Probable starting date: as soon as possible

Monthly salary package: (cat A528) between 6.354,04 euro and 8.963,02 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.

Project

This Strategic Purchasing of Health Services in Uganda (SPHU) programme is part of the Indicative Programme of Cooperation (ICP) 2012-2016 negotiated between Uganda and Belgium. The Belgian contribution is 6,000,000 €. The Specific Agreement will be for a duration of 42 months. The duration of the actual implementation phase is set at 30 months. This SPHU will, through a programme approach, integrate the current interventions of the bilateral Belgian Cooperation in the health sector (ICB II and PNFP) and consolidate them. This will be done in view of supporting the scaling up the Result Based Financing (RBF) experience in the Rwenzori and West-Nile regions towards a sustainable national RBF strategy, rolled out in other regions of the country, under Ministry of Health (MoH) leadership and in collaboration with other Development Partners supporting RBF. This experience will also feed the longer-term reflection on strategic health financing and more specifically the development of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Function

The Programme Co-Manager is in charge for BTC to steer and manage the Health programme in Uganda. He/she coordinates the interventions and engages in a strategic, technical dialogue at national level, based on his/her expertise & experience of the health sector. He/she assures the technical and financial follow-up, necessary to reach the objectives and results of the health programme. He/she reports to the Programme Steering Committee.

The Programme co-manager will also, for 50% of his/her time, assume the responsibility and functions of Intervention manager.

Main responsibilities

· As strategy officer: Create optimal conditions for implementing the Programme within the set frameworks and in accordance with the strategy choices and decisions of the steering committee in order to achieve the strategic objectives.

· As programme manager: Coordinate all interventions of the health Programme in association with the partner; as per agreements in order to ensure optimal implementation at the operational level and in accordance with the set objectives and resources.

· As manager: Strategic steering of the interventions in order to achieve the Programme goals in accordance with set objectives and with optimal use of available resources.

· As coordinator: Monitor and follow up the processes of the health Programme and the interventions within the programme; in order to ensure overall consistency and synergies under the Programme.

· As people manager: Lead the team of which one is the hierarchical supervisor in order to have qualified and motivated staff.

· As facilitator: Capacity development of partner entities (selected health facilities, districts, regions, Planning Department MoH – RBF Unit) in order to contribute to the improvement of their organisation, processes and systems and of their staff’s competences.

Profile

Qualifications and required experience

· Master’s Diploma in Medicine with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health and/or Health Economy or a

· Master’s Diploma in Economy with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health (and eventually Health Economy)

· At least 8 years of relevant experience with steering Programmes/interventions in international development cooperation; with minimum 4 years of these in a supervising function;

· At least 7 years of relevant experience in the sector or thematic domain;

· Experience in institutional support and work at a ministry’s level;

· Previous experience of coordination and leadership in a similar context;

· Experience with RBF and/or health insurance is an asset;

· Proven experience with drawing up policy papers, strategies, evidence-based papers;

· Proven experience with giving presentations at seminars and international conferences;

· Experience in dealing with crosscutting issues (gender, SRHR, HIV, Human rights) is an asset;

· Experience in action-research and capitalisation exercises is an asset;

· Knowledge on complexity concepts and management in complex environments is an asset;

· Experience in the country of assignment is an asset;

· Experience with formulating Programmes/interventions is an asset.

Required technical competences

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

· Thorough knowledge of project/programme management methodologies;

· Familiar with results-based management;

· Technology-savvy;

· Knowledgeable about change theories;

· Knowledgeable about health system approaches;

· Expert in knowledge management and knowledge building;

· Expert in writing evidence-based papers (and eventually writing of scientific articles);

· Expert in capacity development;

· Very good oral and writing skills in English.

Required personal competences

· Analytical skills;

· Leadership and coaching skills;

· Good interpersonal skills;

· Good communication skills (negotiation, moderation, representation, presentation of results).

Interested?

Please apply no later than October 17th 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?career%5fns=job%5flisting&company=C0000960484P&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&rcm%5fsite%5flocale=en%5fUS&site=VjItRG9OVktVYS9CQ3J3RmtmaHoxaFpSQT09&career_job_req_id=7462&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=wuDOrlpmDjEJIEXzk%2bGZ1fOxbMw%3d

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United States of America: USPSC Support Relief Group Administrative Specialist

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 19 Aug 2019

Position Title: Support Relief Group Administrative Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000083

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

Issuance Date: September 25, 2017

Closing Date: Open and continuous through August 19, 2019 with six (6) Review Periods closing on:

October 16, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

February 5, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

May 28, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

September 17, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

January 7, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

April 29, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

August 19, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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

Dear Prospective Applicants:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

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

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Support Relief Group Administrative Specialist (Multiple Positions)

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000083

2. ISSUANCE DATE: September 25, 2017

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: This solicitation is open and continuous until August 19, 2019. The following are the closing dates for each review period:

October 16, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

February 5, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

May 28, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

September 17, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

January 7, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

April 29, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

August 19, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Candidates not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered for positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be cancelled at OFDA’s discretion.

4. POSITION TITLE: Support Relief Group Administrative Specialist

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. Candidates who live outside the Washington, D.C. area will be considered for employment but no relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year with four (4) one-year options.

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 Support Relief Group. 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 his/her 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. The primary roles of SRG contactors include intermittent backfill for permanent staff overseas, covering vacancies domestically, and responding to numerous disasters worldwide in a timely manner. Currently, about half of all SRG activations are domestic and half are overseas in various capacities.

The SRG program brings on board select candidates who work for discrete periods, on an intermittent basis for no more than 250 days per calendar year, and can be deployed within hours to facilitate OFDA’s response to disasters, or to backfill staff in Washington and other locations. SRG staff can be used for as little as a day or up to several months at a time. SRG positions are contracted for an initial period of one year with the option to extend up to five years.

The SRG program is managed by OAT in OFDA’s Operations Division. This team maintains information for all SRG personnel, providing information to the rest of OFDA on their availability, skills and previous OFDA experience. OAT assists the program offices within OFDA in choosing the best qualified SRG for any specific task, and provides administrative and personnel support to existing SRG. Each SRG incumbent will provide enhancement to the OFDA team according to his/her skills. He/she will be considered part of OFDA/Washington resources that can be deployed worldwide.

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

SRG Administrative Specialists will backfill for permanent staff or vacancies either in Washington, D.C. or overseas and respond to humanitarian emergencies – natural, technological and conflict-related disasters, as required. As needed, the contractor will be required to travel on short notice as a critical component of a USG disaster and humanitarian response.

The SRG Administrative Specialist may perform the following tasks as needed by OFDA:

● Provide expert level administrative support to OFDA operations and serve as a backfill to OFDA domestic and field staff.

● Provide guidance on entitlements and allowances for field USPSCs and prepare written communication on updated policy and procedural changes.

● Analyze and apply complex policies to make recommendations for senior management consideration, as they relate to administrative operations in OFDA’s field offices.

● Provide expert advice to resolve difficult and complex administrative issues; interpret policies and regulations; facilitate the functionality of administrative operations in OFDA field offices and represent the interest of OFDA and the USG with interagency counterparts.

● Independently perform periodic reviews of all overseas locations for operational effectiveness; to assess local administrative support needs; and to ensure that OFDA resources are being properly utilized.

● Negotiate memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with USAID Missions and U.S. Embassies; meet with senior-level mission staff, such as Deputy Mission Directors, Supervisory Executive Officers, and Comptrollers, to negotiate a range of administrative support services that would be made available to new OFDA field staff and offices. This includes reviewing and approving International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) and other shared-cost agreements.

● Develop criteria for determining appropriate funding levels for administrative costs for each overseas office. Review field administrative budgets and recommend funding levels for the field offices throughout the fiscal year, including analysis of pipeline balances. Provide funding to overseas offices using USAID and OFDA systems and advise on the de-obligation of funds.

● Perform various financial tasks using USAID and OFDA financial and planning systems (Abacus, GLAAS and Phoenix) such as completing PSC procurement actions, sending funding cables, and reviewing and approving budgets.

● Analyze SRG qualifications to determine the best fit for each activation request and identify which SRG staff member will be activated or deployed for specific assignments.

● Deploy to a regional or program office as an Administrative Officer/Coordinator, as necessary; assess local administrative support capabilities; assist with local procurement, and establish procedures whereby the OFDA staff interacts seamlessly with USAID/Embassy personnel for the establishment of any overseas activity.

● Provide expert advice on acquisition and assistance practices and policies; a range of workforce, organizational and human resource functions; contract management and procurement planning.

● Ensure that reports are developed and maintained to track the flow of work related to (but not limited to) recruitment, contract actions and security clearances.

● Conduct various ad hoc analyses, prepare reports and compile information from a variety of sources for management review in response to requests from Congress, Agency Senior Management, DCHA Bureau leadership, etc.

● Provide budget and financial analysis, prepare financial documentation and provide advice and guidance regarding appropriate use of funding mechanisms and commitment/obligation/de-obligation of funds.

● Provide expert advice on HR policies (USAID and Office of Personnel Management) and best practices in the industry. Implement ad hoc projects including, but not limited to, the following subject areas: reorganizations, staffing issues, disaster surge authority, and premium pay.

● Independently plan, design and carry out programs, projects, studies or other work.

● May 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.

● May 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:

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 his/her staffing authorization supervisor.

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 and nine (9) years of relevant experience in public or business administration, management, or international relations, including experience providing administrative support, personnel management, and financial management. Experience must include two (2) years of work in administrative operations overseas.

OR

Master’s degree and seven (7) years of relevant experience in public or business administration, management, or international relations, including experience providing administrative support, personnel management, and financial management. Experience must include two (2) years of work in administrative operations overseas.

OR

At least twelve (12) years of progressively responsible experience providing administrative support, personnel management, and financial management. Experience must include two (2) years of work in administrative operations overseas.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

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

● 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 in policy and regulation, research and analysis, and providing guidance to key stakeholders based upon that analysis and interpretation.

  • Experience in personnel support, procurement, and office space planning, as it directly relates to office management and operations, which includes multiple office locations or international/field offices.
  • Experience in financial management as it relates to budget projection and analysis for personnel and office operations, including funds tracking and reconciliation.
  • Experience in travel arrangement involving multiple stakeholders and travel policy.
  • Experience in analyzing and coordinating intermittent staff resources to meet critical needs.

Skills and Abilities (10 points)

  • Demonstrated experience responding to an internal customer base on a daily basis, and an ability to manage relationships in a demanding environment.
  • Experience conducting a needs assessment to identify administrative and management problems and applying sound, independent judgment in the development of proposed solutions.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database and systems management.

Representational/Leading Teams Experience (10 points)

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams in administrative and operational settings, particularly with varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and representational skills in order to effectively work with key senior U.S. Government stakeholders in order to establish operational and administrative support structures in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

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.

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United States of America: USPSC Strategic Communications Deputy Team Leader

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

Position Title: Strategic Communications Deputy Team Leader

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000087

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

Issuance Date: September 25, 2017

Closing Date: October 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 Strategic Communications Deputy Team Leader under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

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

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

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. 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 Strategic Communications Deputy Team Leader

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000087

2. ISSUANCE DATE: September 25, 2017

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

4. POSITION TITLE: Strategic Communications Deputy Team Leader

5. MARKET VALUE:

If the candidate meets the GS-13 qualifications, the initial grade level of this position will be the equivalent of a GS-13 with the opportunity for advancement to the GS-14 equivalent after at least one year at the GS-13 level, if the individual receives a recommendation from the supervisor for advancement along with an excellent performance evaluation. Advancement to the GS-14 level is not guaranteed.

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

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations 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 Strategic Communications Deputy Team Leader position serves as an integral part of the HPGE Division, closely coordinating with other parts of the USG community on media and public outreach issues pertaining to humanitarian and disaster response activities, with a goal of better telling OFDA’s story to the public. The Strategic Communications Deputy Team Leader will assist the Strategic Communications Team Leader in managing the Strategic Communications Team; providing office-wide communications and messaging support; and strengthening relationships with media outlets and communications counterparts at other USG offices, NGOs, think tanks, UN agencies, and other organizations.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Strategic Communications Deputy Team Leader, who is Washington-based, to meet its objectives of coordinating with other parts of USG on media and public messaging issues related to OFDA’s lead role in international disaster response and humanitarian assistance.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Strategic Communications Deputy Team Leader will manage critical public outreach and messaging issues pertaining to OFDA’s lead role in international disaster response and humanitarian assistance. Under the guidance of the Strategic Communications Team Leader, the Deputy Team Leader will lead on messaging campaigns, develop communications strategies, and provide advisory support on humanitarian messaging to USAID and key USG stakeholders. The Deputy Team Leader will also assist the Team Leader in managing the Strategic Communications Team, especially in the Team Leader’s absence.

The Deputy Team Leader will have significant interaction with USG principals and media outlets, and must use tact and diplomacy to accurately represent and uphold OFDA’s messaging priorities. The Strategic Communications Deputy Team Leader will report directly to the Strategic Communications Team Leader, but work closely with other teams within HPGE, including the Information Support Unit (ISU), and with the OFDA Regional Disaster Response Divisions. While this position is D.C.-based, the Deputy Team Leader will be required to be available for deployments possibly lasting up to 90 days or 30% of the year.

Specific responsibilities include:

At the GS-13 Level:

Emergency and Regional Response

· During emergencies, provide communications support to OFDA staff and regional teams, generating talking points and press releases, fielding media requests, and engaging in proactive press outreach. Respond promptly to requests for messaging guidance on OFDA response activities.

· Work closely with OFDA regional teams and relevant staff to best tell OFDA’s story through the production of external messaging products, including social media, success stories, infographics, and other materials.

· Initiate and maintain strong working relationships with media outlets. Pitch OFDA stories to the media, working closely with USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) and relevant OFDA staff. Draft talking points for interviews and prepare USAID and OFDA staff for media Q&A.

· Coordinate closely with LPA, USAID regional bureaus, and other USG entities to ensure that OFDA’s activities and messages are clearly communicated to key stakeholders, including lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Work with relevant OFDA teams to draft Hill testimony, as needed.

· Keep current with current events and humanitarian matters, especially those pertaining to ongoing OFDA responses.

· 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 within the Coordination Section.

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

Strategic Communications

  • Develop and implement communications plans and campaigns that reflect changing messaging priorities and highlight OFDA’s lead role in international disaster response. Feed in appropriate OFDA messaging and content for relevant USAID and USG agency-wide campaigns.
  • Develop and implement new ways to communicate OFDA’s investments in disaster risk reduction, which save lives by preventing or reducing the damage caused by natural disasters and by building host country capacity to respond to future disasters.
  • Develop and implement new ways to communicate OFDA’s non-disaster work—including policy and technical sector work—to key public stakeholders.
  • Advise OFDA staff on media and public outreach and provide editorial input for materials they generate. Anticipate communications/messaging needs and prepare talking points and other external messaging products, as required.
  • Develop ways for OFDA to effectively convey or tailor messages in a clear, concise manner, avoiding jargon and technical language.
  • Work with the Strategic Communications Team to conceptualize and develop multi-media content across multiple platforms to tell OFDA’s story.
  • Analyze communications-related strategies and recommend solutions during crisis communications situations.
  • Monitor and track implementation of public outreach efforts to determine impact of targeted strategies.
  • Liaise with OFDA partners to obtain strong content on how OFDA’s programs are making a difference on the ground, and use materials for strategic public messaging on OFDA’s life-saving efforts.
  • Work closely with other Strategic Communications Team members, ISU, and LPA to ensure that OFDA’s messaging aligns with Agency priorities.

Management and Other Duties

  • Assist in managing members of the Strategic Communications Team in close collaboration with the Team Leader. Review and monitor work products, help manage team assignments and deadlines, and perform any other management tasks, as needed.
  • Serve as Strategic Communications Team Leader when the Team Leader is out of the office on leave, detail assignment, or temporary duty.
  • Assist the Team Leader in promoting good team morale and enhancing workplace collaboration.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant USG entities and partner organizations to facilitate an exchange of information, and help ensure coordination of future messaging efforts.
  • Represent the Strategic Communications Team during relevant USAID or USG meetings pertaining to messaging and public outreach.
  • 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.
  • The USPSC plans, designs, and carries out programs, projects, studies, or other work in close consultation with his/her supervisor and other team members.

  • The USPSC will also be expected to do the following:

  • Handle politically sensitive topics and situations

  • Manage personnel

  • Meet tight deadlines

  • Demonstrate excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills

  • Demonstrate proficiency in social media

For GS-14 Equivalent (if the PSC is promoted during contract performance)

In addition to duties outlined at the GS-13 Level, responsibilities are as follows:

Strategic Communications

· Take the lead on the development and implementation of communications plans and campaigns in close coordination with the Strategic Communications Team Leader, ensuring that they reflect changing USAID and USG messaging priorities and highlight OFDA’s impact, expertise, and value.

· Along with the Strategic Communications Team Leader, provide leadership on crisis communications situations pertaining to OFDA’s work, and recommend solutions to senior USAID, DCHA, and OFDA management.

· Manage and ensure consistency between communications materials and efforts across multiple platforms. Provide ongoing evaluation of communications efforts and adopt quality improvement measures, if necessary, in close collaboration with the Strategic Communications Team Leader.

· Initiate outreach to senior communications counterparts at other USG and OFDA partner organizations to establish strong working relationships and expand OFDA’s outreach efforts. Specifically, provide messaging guidance, gather information on their messaging activities, and brainstorm future opportunities for collaboration.

Management and Other Duties

  • Identify, distribute, and balance team workloads in close collaboration with the Strategic Communications Team Leader.
  • Assist the Strategic Communications Team Leader in reviewing Strategic Communications Team members’ work and training plans. Help conduct/draft annual performance reviews, address personnel issues, and perform any other management tasks, as needed.
  • Mentor and assist in the professional development of team members, focusing on opportunities for staff growth and leadership, in close coordination with the Team Leader.
  • Lead on the development and implementation of activities that promote good team morale and enhance workplace collaboration.
  • Represent the Strategic Communications Team at senior-level meetings with USAID or USG meetings pertaining to messaging and public outreach.
  • 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 HPGE Division Director and the Strategic Communications Team Leader or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available. The USPSC and supervisor together develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. The USPSC independently plans, designs, and carries out project, studies, and programs. Completed work is reviewed only from an overall standpoint in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness in meeting requirements, or expected results.

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, journalism, public relations, marketing, communications, international relations, political science, or a related field), and minimum seven (7) years of relevant experience working in journalism and/or international affairs, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, or development with a specific focus on crisis communications and media/public outreach.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including, but not limited to, journalism, public relations, marketing, communications, international relations, political science, or a related field), and minimum five (5) years of relevant experience working in journalism and/or international affairs, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, or development, with a specific focus on crisis communications and media/public outreach.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

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

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

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

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

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants.) The factors below are of equal value.

QRF #1 Proven experience in handling multiple crisis communications situations and leading an organization through communications crises and/or breaking news events. Demonstrated experience and ability to foster relationships with the press and work closely with them to shape stories to meet an organization’s strategic objectives. Describe specific communications crises that you worked on; describe the solutions you came up with; explain how you handled the situation by working with the media; and state the outcome;

QRF #2 Proven experience managing or co-managing a team to successfully meet strategic communications objectives. Proven ability to lead and nurture diverse team members, ensuring they are able to multi-task and consistently and independently perform in a high-visibility, high-pressure environment. Demonstrated ability to help team members through high-stress situations and difficult assignments. Provide specific examples for each demonstrated area;

QRF #3 Demonstrated experience to produce clear, concise, and factually accurate communications products under tight deadlines, including speeches, press releases, talking points, stories, and blogs. Demonstrated experience working with a team to create—or oversee a team’s creation of—a wide variety of public information products, including videos, social media content, infographics, blogs, etc. Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop, and handle communications projects. Provide specific examples for each demonstrated area;

QRF #4 Demonstrated experience to perform communications-related tasks in a high-visibility, high-pressure environment—including on site at a breaking news/sudden-onset disaster event or during fast-breaking crisis communications situations—while simultaneously managing multiple projects and maintaining an attention to detail. Provide specific examples; and

QRF #5 Proven ability to provide effective communications guidance to leadership and key stakeholders. Proven experience in briefing and preparing leadership for communications-related events, including media interviews, speeches, panel discussions, and other public events. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills, especially in representing an organization’s strategic communications objectives and goals. Provide specific examples for each demonstrated area.

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the QRF responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each of the QRFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, and/or education they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, and/or training.

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

The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 5 points

QRF #2 – 5 points

QRF #3 – 5 points

QRF #4 – 5 points

QRF #5 – 5 points

First Round Interview – 10 points

Second Round Interview – 25 points

Writing Test – 25 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 15 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

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

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

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 Republic of Tanzania: Chargé.e de mission énergie & infrastructures – Dar Es Salam

Organization: AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

La Tanzanie connaît depuis plus de 10 ans une croissance dynamique (7% par an) et une stabilité macroéconomique et politique. Le pays reste toutefois confronté à de nombreux défis pour réduire le niveau de pauvreté encore élevé et devenir un pays à revenu intermédiaire.
L’AFD intervient en Tanzanie en faveur de la promotion d’une croissance durable et de la réduction de la pauvreté, en mobilisant un volume croissant de financements (objectif de 100 M EUR de nouveaux engagements par an), souverains et non souverains, dans les secteurs de l’eau et l’assainissement, l’énergie et les transports, en concertation avec les autres bailleurs de fonds.
Le Bureau de l’AFD à Dar Es Salam, composé de 7 personnes, renforce son équipe pour poursuivre le développement de l’activité, en particulier dans le secteur de l’énergie et des transports.
Mission(s) principale(s) :

  • Identification d’opérations de développement dans les secteurs de l’énergie (production d’énergie renouvelable, transmission d’électricité en Tanzanie et dans la région, distribution d’électricité en zone péri-urbaine et rurale) et des transports (infrastructures aéroportuaires, transport urbain)
  • Suivi de l’instruction et de la mise en œuvre des concours souverains et non souverains dans les secteurs concernés en relation avec les contreparties tanzaniennes et les départements techniques de l’AFD.
  • Participation au groupe des bailleurs de fonds des secteurs de l’énergie et des transports
  • Intérim et contribution à la gestion du Bureau de Dar es Salaam

Profil

  • Anglais opérationnel exigé
  • Expérience de chef de projet/chargé de mission dans le secteur des infrastructures. Une connaissance du secteur de l’énergie serait appréciée ;
  • Capacité à développer un portefeuille de projets d’infrastructures et à animer la réflexion sectorielle avec les partenaires nationaux et les bailleurs de fonds
  • Dynamisme

How to apply:

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Uganda: International Technical Assistant – Health Financing Expert

Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

In view of the further development of its activities BTC is currently looking for a (m/f):

International Technical Assistant – Health Financing Expert

UGANDA

UGA/16/036-1B

Location: Kampala (Uganda) with regular field visits

Duration of the contract: 21 months

Probable starting date: as soon as possible

Monthly salary package: (cat B417) between 5.288,32 euro and 7.524,32 euro (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.

Project

This Strategic Purchasing of Health Services in Uganda (SPHU) programme is part of the Indicative Programme of Cooperation (ICP) 2012-2016 negotiated between Uganda and Belgium. The Belgian contribution is 6,000,000 €. The Specific Agreement will be for a duration of 42 months. The duration of the actual implementation phase is set at 30 months. This SPHU will, through a programme approach, integrate the current interventions of the bilateral Belgian Cooperation in the health sector (ICB II and PNFP) and consolidate them. This will be done in view of supporting the scaling up the Result Based Financing (RBF) experience in the Rwenzori and West-Nile regions towards a sustainable national RBF strategy, rolled out in other regions of the country, under Ministry of Health (MoH) leadership and in collaboration with other Development Partners supporting RBF. This experience will also feed the longer-term reflection on strategic health financing and more specifically the development of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Function

Contribute to the expected results of the health Programme in Uganda by executing activities with stakeholders, ensure continuous quality improvement and ensure knowledge building and knowledge management of the Programme/intervention.

Main Responsibilities

  • As Expert: Contribute to the implementation of the health Programme by providing inputs for planning, execution, coordination, follow-up and monitoring, evaluation and capitalisation of activities in order to ensure that the results of the Programme (outputs – outcomes) are achieved within the set execution deadline.

  • As Advisor: Provide the authorities with all inputs required for the cooperation Programme in the field of health, in particular related to strategic health financing in order to promote a strategic cooperation Programme that is highly relevant, consistent and sustainable

  • As Facilitator:

  • Organise knowledge building and knowledge management in the field of public health/strategic financing in order to create an inclusive, informed climate of trust within the Programme

  • Capacity development of partner entities (selected health facilities, districts, regions, Planning Department MoH – RBF Unit) in order to contribute to the improvement of their organisation, processes and systems and of their staff’s competencies.

Profile:

Qualifications and required experience

  • Master’s Diploma in Medicine with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health and/or Health Economy or a

  • Master’s Diploma in Economy with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health (and eventually Health Economy)

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in the sector or thematic domain

  • At least 3 years of relevant international experience in development cooperation

  • Experience in institutional support and work at a ministry’s level.

  • Previous experience of coordination and leadership in a similar context

  • Experience with RBF or strategic financing

  • Experience with health insurance is an asset

  • Proven experience with drawing up policy papers, strategies, evidence-based papers

  • Proven experience with giving presentations at seminars and international conferences

  • Experience in dealing with crosscutting issues (gender, SRHR, HIV, Human rights) is an asset

  • Experience in action-research and capitalisation exercises is an asset

  • Knowledge on complexity concepts and management in complex environments is an asset

  • Experience in the country of assignment is an asset

Required technical competences

  • Familiar with results-based management

  • Technology-savvy

  • Knowledgeable about change theories

  • Knowledgeable about health system approaches

  • Expert in knowledge management and knowledge building

  • Expert in writing evidence-based papers (and eventually writing of scientific articles)

  • Expert in capacity development.

Required personal competences

  • Analytical skills

  • Leadership and coaching skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Good communication skills (negotiation, moderation, representation, presentation of results)

  • Very good oral and writing skills in English

Interested?

Please apply no later than October 15th 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:

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Switzerland: USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor for the United States Mission to the United Nations, Geneva

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 11 Oct 2017

Position Title: Senior Humanitarian Advisor for the United States Mission to the United Nations, Geneva

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-17-000072

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

Issuance Date: September 20, 2017

Closing Date: October 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 Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SHA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) U.S. Citizenship

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

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

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

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

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

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

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

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

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

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

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000072

2. ISSUANCE DATE: September 20, 2017

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

4. POSITION TITLE: Senior 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: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Geneva, Switzerland.

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

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

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

Currently, OFDA operates a small office in Geneva, Switzerland which is responsible for working closely with United Nations (UN) agencies, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), nongovernmental organization (NGO) fora, and donors on a range of humanitarian issues. As one of the critical “humanitarian capitals of the world,” Geneva is the venue for key discussions on policy issues directly related to OFDA’s activities, such as reform of the international humanitarian system, best practices in financing humanitarian programs and disaster management as well as for donor initiatives on improving the effectiveness of humanitarian aid. USAID/OFDA is seen within the Geneva-based international community as a leader in the field of humanitarian affairs based on its expertise in policy and delivery of assistance, an extensive field network, large humanitarian budget, and its engagement with a wide variety of international and local partners.

The Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SHA) for USUN in Geneva will focus on cultivating relationships with the UN, Public International Organization (PIO), NGO and Donor stakeholders within the Geneva community. He/she serves as an authoritative source of information on humanitarian issues and humanitarian policy for the USUN Ambassador and staff. The SHA is expected to represent USAID/OFDA at senior levels within the UN and USG and will also raise critical issues with the UN on behalf of USAID and other USG agencies. He/she will help plan USUN strategies and responses to humanitarian crises, actively work with UN agencies on U.S. positions on humanitarian issues, and anticipate and prepare documents, briefing memos and statements for the USUN Ambassador for important meetings and events. This position is critical to ensuring that USAID/OFDA and humanitarian priorities are represented and effectively communicated within the international Geneva community.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Senior Humanitarian Advisor based at USUN in Geneva, Switzerland to provide support to USUN and ensure that USAID objectives for disaster assistance, strategic reporting on humanitarian issues and situational analysis on humanitarian policy issues are met and coordinated closely.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Humanitarian Advisor serves as a key source of information on humanitarian issues and humanitarian policy for USUN Geneva. He/She will help plan USUN strategies and responses to humanitarian crises, actively lobby members of UN delegations on U.S. positions on humanitarian issues, provide effective liaison with the UN offices in Geneva, 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 SHA 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 Advisor may be called upon to explain and defend U.S. positions on humanitarian issues.

The Senior Humanitarian Advisor will work out of the USUN Mission in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to OFDA’s Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement team in OFDA/Washington as well as work very closely with the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) and the Office of Refugees and Migration Affairs (RMA) Counselor in Geneva. The Senior Humanitarian Advisor will serve as USAID’s principal in-country point of contact for humanitarian issues in Geneva. The SHA’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

· Provide leadership for the identification, research, analysis and development of recommendations on all issues and matters relating to humanitarian affairs and anticipate the need for such policy analysis.

· Represent 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 an interagency team working on humanitarian issues in the RMA Section at USUN Geneva, interact with State Department colleagues on developing strategies and policies toward UN agencies and issues.

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

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

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

· Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with other USUN components and relevant USG offices and serve as an expert point of contact for these groups in the area of humanitarian affairs. Typical contacts are the Chief of Mission, high level officials of the UN agencies and senior representatives of foreign governments. The incumbent will influence policy.

· Represent DCHA on specific humanitarian issues of concern with UN agencies in Geneva 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 provides guidance and advice on USG positions, negotiating strategies, and, in consultation with USAID/Washington, conducts negotiations with the donor community and make recommendations to the appropriate officials in USAID.

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

· Disseminate relevant USAID/OFDA guidelines and information and act as OFDA’s general point of contact for international donor appeals and other documentation from the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Federation of the Red Cross and other agencies based in Geneva. Respond to inquiries and be familiar with their operational procedures.

· 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.

· Serve on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) and represent USAID in field visits and assessments as appropriate and when requested by USAID/OFDA.

· Act as a liaison between the USUN Mission and other offices within DCHA including the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on food security and maternal child health nutrition issues for emergency, non-emergency and developmental relief activities.

· Provide informational updates and analysis as necessary on activities undertaken by WHO, OCHA, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and ICRC on issues which have a humanitarian focus that will drive policy debates in the USG interagency arena.

· Supervise designated administrative staff on issues related to humanitarian events and daily tasks.

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

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The Senior Humanitarian Advisor at USUN is part of the Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement Division and will report to the Division Director. As part of the USUN Mission, within the Office of Humanitarian Affairs, the Geneva-based Senior Humanitarian Advisor also falls under the authority of the Ambassador and the DCM or designee at USUN. For many activities, the SHA will also coordinate closely with USG personnel in Geneva. The SHA does not have the authority to commit OFDA resources without approval from OFDA/Washington.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisory controls will concurrently be through USAID/Washington and the USUN Mission, but the Senior Humanitarian Advisor is expected to act independently with minimal direction and will have wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment. The OFDA Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement Division in Washington will provide direction in terms of policy guidance, program goals and objectives to ensure consistent guidance on humanitarian issues across other USUN Missions.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics or a related field), and a minimum of nine (9) years implementing programmatic responses in humanitarian emergencies and/or immediate post-conflict environments. Experience working for the USG or with an international organization and a minimum of three (3) years of overseas on-the-ground experience in a leadership position managing emergency or crisis interventions is preferred.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics or a related field), and a minimum of seven (7) years implementing programmatic responses in humanitarian emergencies and/or immediate post-conflict environments. Experience working for the USG or with an international organization and a minimum of three (3) years of overseas on-the-ground experience in a leadership position managing emergency or crisis interventions is preferred.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

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

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

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

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

· Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

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

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors below are of equal value.

QRF #1 Proven experience in providing expert guidance in the area of humanitarian assistance with regard to the policy implications of issues, based on hands-on experience in the field of humanitarian action and a thorough on-the-ground knowledge of the international humanitarian system concepts, and issues. Knowledge of the structures, mandates, and policies of the United Nations system is needed.

QRF #2 Demonstrated ability to consistently and independently perform in a high visibility, high-pressure environment and accurately represent the USG policy positions. Strong work ethic and ability to initiate, develop and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Proven diplomatic and leadership skills. Provide examples.

QRF #3 Direct experience with U.S. operational policy and regulations for responses to natural disasters and complex emergencies, as well as experience with U.S. Government systems and structure.

QRF #4 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 U.S. Government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and host governments.

QRF #5 Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, preparing and presenting analysis, providing guidance, soliciting sensitive information, and negotiating resolutions.

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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Voluntary member for the Fleming Fund Technical Advisory Group

Organization: Government of the United Kingdom
Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Call for expressions of interest

The UK Department of Health is seeking voluntary members for a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Fleming Fund programme.

The aim of the Fleming Fund is to improve laboratory capacity and diagnosis as well as data and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low and middle income countries (LIMCs) through a One Health approach.

This approach spans work across the human, veterinary, environment and development sectors. With the right data in place not only is there a better chance that AMR becomes a part of national health policy planning with targeted investments where needed, but specific actions can be taken to lessen the impact of AMR on population health.

The TAG will support the Department of Health in its leadership of the Fleming Fund, the largest global project designed specifically to address the global threat of AMR. The Fund will ultimately support the development of national actions to tackle AMR in LMICs. The O’Neill report (2016) estimated that if left unchecked, drug-resistant infections will kill 10 million people globally a year by 2050.

The Department of Health wishes to establish this advisory group to support the implementation of the fund, until 2021-2022. This group will consist of no more than 20 members, who will be expected to provide up to a maximum of 5 days’ worth of support annually.

The Department wishes to draw on a range of expertise relevant to all aspects of implementation of the Fleming Fund, and prospective members will need to have significant experience and relevant qualifications within one or more of the following disciplines:

  1. Antimicrobial resistance;

  2. Agricultural health;

  3. Animal health including veterinary microbiology;

  4. Antimicrobial use, including antibiotic stewardship;

  5. Clinical infectious disease and microbiology;

  6. Data usage for evidence based decision making;

  7. Project evaluation for international projects;

  8. Health economics;

  9. Health policy planning in developing countries;

  10. Health system strengthening in LMICs;

  11. Health workforce development;

  12. Laboratory capacity building;

  13. Laboratory microbiology including quality control and assurance;

  14. Medicine policy and regulation, including quality of medicines;

  15. Infectious disease surveillance with experience in LMICs.

How to apply:

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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 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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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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