USAID Job Opening
Regional Advisor — East and
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), 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.
Applicants are required to sign the certification at the end of the OF-612 or SF-171. Applications that are received without signature will not be considered for the position.
Questions may be
directed to Mr. Jesse C. Freese (202) 661-9366 or Stephanie Paul (202)
661-9369, Fax at (240) 465-0244 or via e-mail at
MARKET VALUE: $74,335 - $96,637 (GS-14).
Please see below for:
(1) Note Concerning Place of Performance
(2) Note Concerning Dual-Citizenship
(3) Important Note Concerning the Number of Contractors to be Hired and the Closing Date
Advisor — East and
Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Regional Advisor for East and Central Africa (ECA) works under the supervision of, and reports directly to, the Principal Regional Advisor, DCHA/OFDA East and Central Africa Regional Office. The contractor is responsible for strategic analysis, coordination of disaster response activities, and for the identification and formulation of disaster preparedness, mitigation and training programs primarily in an assigned African region.
This position requires an experienced practitioner in disaster response and preparedness activities. The contractor will actively develop and coordinate preparedness, mitigation and training programs to increase the capability of host governments, international organizations, and non‑governmental organizations to respond and prepare for disasters in the affected region. The DCHA/OFDA Regional Advisor for ECA is responsible for the following:
Disaster Response - Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Regional Advisor, East and Central Africa Regional Office (ECARO), the contractor will:
Travel to the scene of a disaster or potential disaster and conduct initial assessments of damages and needs
Recommend appropriate relief assistance and emergency interventions
Coordinate and maintain close liaison with representatives of host government, donor governments, international organizations, non‑governmental organizations to ensure efficient and coordinated disaster response activities
Monitor DCHA/OFDA funded activities
Coordinate the requests, receipt, distribution, tracking, and accounting of relief supplies provided by OFDA
Facilitate and coordinate the arrival and departure of DARTs with the U.S. Mission and, as required, serve on DARTs for short periods of time
While on travel, maintain communications with the East and Central Africa Regional Office, (ECARO)
Under the guidance and supervision of the Director, ECARO, coordinate with OFDA/Washington and prepare information requirements and reports
Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation - OFDA encourages disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness activities both in the cause of implementing a disaster response and as a strategy to reduce disaster impacts in areas at risk. Working closely with OFDA/Washington and drawing on the skills and technical expertise within the office and available through inter- and intra-agency agreements, the contractor will assist representatives of host government organizations, international organizations, and non‑governmental organizations in the development of strong emergency and disaster preparedness/mitigation programs.
Prepare regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries
Assist with the design, development, and implementation of strategies and integrated disaster response for OFDA, USAID, local governments, and other donors/organizations as appropriate
Advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other USAID officials on DRM efforts including the review of sector disaster response and DRM plans
Provide support as required for other DRM initiatives in the assigned region as identified by the East and Central Africa Regional Office. Support may include assessment visits, project design/evaluation exercises and hazards/vulnerability/risk analysis
In the area of mitigation, work with other agencies/organizations to identify critical disaster concerns affecting the region and countries and develop projects/activities for addressing these
Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate mitigation into appropriate programs
Basic Qualifications 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)
Quality Ranking Factors: (Determines the ranking of qualified candidates in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in the order of importance from the highest to the least.)
(1) NOTE CONCERNING PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:
The expected place of
(2) NOTE CONCERNING DUAL-CITIZENSHIP:
Dual citizens may be asked to renounce second-country citizenship.
(3) IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING THE NUMBER OF CONTRACTORS TO BE HIRED AND THE CLOSING DATE
It is OFDA’s intent to contract with two Personal Service Contractors under this Solicitation. All applications, including those previously reviewed in relation to an earlier review period, received on or before the following dates:
will be reviewed for the number of available positions on that date.
A candidate not contracted with during an earlier period need not reapply for additional positions available in subsequent review periods. Applications will be reviewed for all available positions under this solicitation subsequent to the date of receipt.
WHERE TO APPLY:
FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER VACANCIES OR FOR INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF THIS VACANCY, CALL (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.
How To Apply
Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with
01-07 Clarification of the Extension/Renewal Policy Regarding Personal Service Contracts (PSCs)
00-08S Revision of
Competitive Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with
00-08 Revision of
Competitive Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with
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 Requirements
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
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
94-9 Sunday Pay for
93-17 Financial Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services Contractor (PSC)
LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs
Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612.
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