USAID Job Opening
TITLE: Emergency Disaster Response Coordinator for Burundi
ISSUANCE DATE: June 22, 2001
CLOSING DATE:† July 9, 2001
SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC)
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Humanitarian Response (BHR), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is seeking applications (Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612) from persons interested in providing the PSC services described in the attached. Submissions shall be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified.
Questions may be directed to Kirk Dohne (202) 661-9369 or Jesse C. Freese (202) 661-9366, or Fax at (240) 465-0244 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Applicants should retain copies of all enclosures that accompany their proposals.
1. SOLICITATION NUMBER:†††††††† M/OP-01-1133
2. ISSUANCE DATE:††††† June 22, 2001††††††††
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:††† July 9, 2001
4. POSITION TITLE:†††† Emergency Disaster Response Coordinator for Burundi
5. MARKET VALUE:†††††† $67,765 to $88,096
6. INITIAL PERIOD
OF PERFORMANCE:††††††† Approx. Aug 20, 2001 to Aug 19, 2002
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:†††††† Bujumbura, Burundi
8. JOB DESCRIPTION (TO INCLUDE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION):
Emergency Disaster Response Coordinator for Burundi
BHR/OFDA Emergency Disaster Relief Coordinators (EDRCs) are the primary points of contact for BHR/OFDA in the field in specific countries.† They are responsible for reporting on the humanitarian situation, developing strategies and plans, reviewing proposals, monitoring grants, and liasing with grantees and other members of the humanitarian community.
BHR/OFDA currently has an EDRC position open for Burundi.
The position will be based in Bujumbura.† The EDRC will travel, as security permits, to other areas of Burundi to assess the humanitarian situation and monitor programs.
The EDRC will be supervised by BHR/OFDA's Regional Coordinator for East and Central Africa.† The majority of the EDRCís contacts with BHR/OFDA will be with the Washington-based Disaster Operations Specialist (DOS) covering Burundi.† The EDRC will work collaboratively with the DOS, maintaining daily contact to report on the situation and manage the grant portfolio.† The EDRC will also keep the Regional Coordinator and Senior Regional Advisor (who manages OFDAís Africa Regional Office) appraised of important issues.† In addition, the EDRC will work very closely with the U.S. Embassy.
The EDRC's responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
∑ In-country presence.† Serves as the principle contact point for BHR/OFDA in Burundi.† Maintains regular contact with BHR/OFDA grantees, as well as other UN agencies, International Organizations (IOs), and NGOs.† Meets with U.S. government personnel, donors and others on humanitarian issues.
∑ Reporting.† Collects information and reports regularly, through official cables and other means, on issues related to the humanitarian situation.† Provides overviews of patterns and trends in the humanitarian situation.† Conducts and reports on humanitarian assessment missions.† Provides regular reports on site visits, meetings, general atmospherics and other issues that impact humanitarian relief efforts.
∑ Strategy implementation and planning.† Participates in development and implementation of BHR/OFDA strategy and contingency plans for Burundi.
∑ Program development.† Works with NGOs, IOs, and UN agencies who are developing proposals (to include grant amendments and extensions) for BHR/OFDA, ensures their compliance with "OFDA's Guidelines for Grant Proposals and Reporting," reviews concept papers and proposals, and provides recommendations/comments to BHR/OFDA for final funding determination.
∑ Program management.† Monitors and evaluates BHR/OFDA-funded programs.† Visits BHR/OFDA-funded projects on a regular basis, as security permits.† Reports to BHR/OFDA on the quality of the granteeís work, noting deficiencies, attributes and evolving operational conditions.† Following discussions with BHR/OFDA, recommends to the grantee corrective actions.
∑ Coordination and representation.† Coordinates with the donor community to develop integrated, nonduplicative programs, and with the U.S. government (USG) on policy issues affecting humanitarian operations.† Represents USG humanitarian interests at national and international meetings and conferences.† Facilitates, as requested, travel and briefings for official USG visitors interested in humanitarian issues.
BASIS OF RATING:† Applicants who meet the basic qualifications and selective factor(s) will be further evaluated based on the quality ranking factors listed below.† Applicants are strongly encouraged to address each of the factors on a separate sheet describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education, and/or awards you have received that are relevant to each factor.† Be sure to include your name, social security number, and the announcement number at the top of each additional page.† Failure to address the selective and/or quality ranking factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
BASIC QUALIFICATION AND SELECTIVE FACTORS: (Determines basic eligibility for the position, candidates not meeting the basic qualifications and selective factors are considered NOT qualified for the position)
∑ Bachelor's degree and graduate degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) and 3 years experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance
Bachelorís degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) and five years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance.
∑ French language proficiency (3/3 level).
∑ US citizen.
QUALITY RANKING FACTORS: (Determines the ranking of qualified candidates in comparison to other applicants)
∑ Additional experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance.
∑ Experience in working for or with humanitarian organizations in areas of civil strife.†
∑ Great Lakes experience, especially that in Burundi.
∑ Experience in working with US Government humanitarian agencies, international organizations, and NGOs.
∑ Demonstrated ability to work in highly political and sensitive situations.
∑ Basic computer skills and demonstrated writing capability.
WHERE TO APPLY:†
Via mail: GlobalCorps, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20004
Via facsimile: 240-465-0244
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER VACANCIES OR FOR INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF THIS VACANCY, CALL (202) 661-9369 or (202) 661-9366
PLEASE READ ATTACHED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION.† IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING HANDICAP, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.
A Voluntary Background Survey can be obtained from the above listed contacts or on-line at http://www.usaid.gov/about/employment/idi79-2.pdf . The information from this survey is used to help insure that agency personnel practices meet the requirements of Federal law. Your responses are voluntary and not required.
I. How To Apply†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
A. Submit a resume, OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment, or any other written format you choose (SF-171, Application for Federal Employment, is also acceptable).† You must include the following information regardless of which application form/format you choose:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
1)†††††††††††† The announcement number, title and grade and/or pay band of the position for which you are applying.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
2)†††††††††††† Personal Information††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††
a)†††††††††††† Full name, mailing address (including ZIP Code), home and work telephone numbers (including area code)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
b)††††††††††† Social security number AND country of citizenship††††††††††††††††††††††††††
c)††††††††††††††† Veterans' preference.
d)††††††††††††††† Competitive status.†
e)†††††††††††† Highest Federal civilian grade held, including job series and dates held.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
3)††††††††††††††† Education††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††
a)†††††††††††† High school - name, city, state and ZIP Code (if known) and date you received diploma or GED.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
b)††††††††††† Colleges and universities - name, city, state and ZIP Code (if known), major(s), type(s) of degree(s) received and date(s) received.† If you did not receive a degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours.
4)†††††††††††† Job-Related Work Experience (Paid and Nonpaid)
a)†††††††††††† Job title (include series and grade if Federal) AND salary
b)††††††††††† Starting and ending dates (month and year) AND hours per week
c)††††††††††††††† Employer's name, address, and telephone number (including area code)
d)††††††††††††††† Supervisor's name and telephone number (indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)
e)†††††††††††† Duties and accomplishments
5)†††††††††††† Other Qualifications
a)†††††††††††† Job-related training courses (title and year)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
b)††††††††††† Job-related skills (i.e., other languages, computer hardware/software, communications equipment, etc.)
c)†††††††††††† Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).
d)††††††††††† Job-related honors, awards and special accomplishments (i.e., publications, Memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.).† Give dates but do not send documents unless requested.†††††††††††††††
A. A separate application must be submitted for each announcement.††††††††††††
B. Applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date of the announcement and received no later than 3 workdays after the closing date.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
C. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.††††††††††††††††††††††††
AS A MATTER OF POLICY, AND AS APPROPRIATE, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:
Employer's FICA Contribution
Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
Pay Comparability Adjustment
Eligibility for Worker's Compensation
Annual & Sick Leave
2.† ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).
(A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120).
(B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130).
(C) Post Allowance (Section 220).
(D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230).
(E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260).
(F) Education Allowance (Section 270).
(G) Education Travel (Section 280).
(H) Post Differential (Chapter 500).
(I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and
(J) Danger Pay (Section 650).
3.† CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) PERTAINING TO PSCs
01-09 Competitive Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with U.S. Citizens for Support of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Initiatives
01-07 Clarification of the Extension/Renewal Policy Regarding Personal Service Contracts (PSCs)
00-08S Revision of Competitive Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with U.S. Citizens
00-08 Revision of Competitive Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with U.S. Citizens
00-05 Personal Service Contracts (PSCs) Annual Health Insurance Costs
00-03 2000 FICA and Medicare Tax Rates for Personal Services Contracts (PSCs)
99-7† Contractual Coverage for Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Services
98-25 Defense Base Act (DBA) Coverage and DBA Waiver List
98-24 Use of Compensatory (Comp) Time by PSCs
98-23 Guidance Regarding Classified Contract Security and Contractor Personnel Security
98-16 Annual Salary Increase for USPSCs
98-14 Change in Required Application Form for USPSCs
98-12 Advertisement of and Requirements for Evaluating Applications for PSCs
98-11 Determining a Market Value for PSCs
98-3† Class Deviation to 31.205-6(g)(3), Foreign National Severance Pay Under
††††††††††† Professional Services Contracts
97-17 PSCs with U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Aliens Recruited from the U.S.
97-16 Class Justification for Use of Other Than Full & Open Competition for Personal
††††† Services Contracts with U.S. Citizens Contracted locally with CCNs and TCNs
††††† Subject to the Local Compensation Plan, and for Overseas Contracts of $250,000
††††† or Less
97-3† New USAID Contractor Employee Physical Examination
96-23 Unauthorized Provision in Personal Services Contract
96-19 U. S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) - Leave
94-9† Sunday Pay for U.S. Personal Services Contractors (PSCs)
93-17 Financial Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services Contractor (PSC)
LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs
† 1. Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612.
**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).
NOTE: Form 5 is available from the requirements office.
* Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas).
** The forms listed
2 through 5 shall only be completed upon the advice of the Contracting Officer
that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job.
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