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USAID and Peace Corps Job Opportunities

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72066321R00021

2. ISSUANCED ATE: July 28, 2021

3. CLOSINGDATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: August 27, 2021 (5:00pm EAT)

4. POINT OF CONTACT: James Cerwinski, A/Supervisory EXO and Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist, e-mail at addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.

5. POSITION TITLE: Senior Education Advisor (Office Director – Education and Youth Office/EYO).

6. MARKET VALUE: $ $93,907 to $122,077 equivalent to GS-14. The final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based on the successful candidate’s salary history, work experience, and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year, with no option to extend. Estimated to start on 12/28/2021.

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: U.S. Citizens, and Resident Aliens

A USPSC:

· Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (“green card holder”).

· U.S. resident alien means a non-U.S. citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

· Submit a complete application as outlined in the solicitation section titled SUBMITTING AN OFFER.

· Be able to obtain facility access authorization.

· Be able to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

· Be willing to travel to work sites and other offices as/when requested.

· Employment is subject to funds availability and all the required approvals obtained.

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facility Access. The final selected candidates must obtain both the appropriate security and medical clearances within a reasonable period. If such clearances are not obtained within a reasonable time or negative suitability issues are involved, any offer made may be rescinded.

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract:

The Senior Education Advisor serves as Office Director of the Education and Youth Office (EYO) and provides project management and administrative oversight to EYO. The Senior Education Advisor will assist the Education and Youth Office(EYO) to oversee programmatic, administrative and financial aspects of education activities in the current portfolio to ensure that Agency results are being effectively accomplished within USAID programmatic and financial guidelines and regulations. In this capacity, the Senior Education Advisor is responsible for a roughly $20 million/per year portfolio valued at approximately $100 million during the 2020 to 2025 strategy period. The Senior Education Advisor will provide EYO with technical expertise and have specific project management responsibility for activities dealing generally with supporting the Government of Ethiopia in education in emergencies, early childhood education, English language instruction, and youth empowerment. The Senior Education Advisor works with the EYO Deputy Director on aspects of contract/grant management for assigned activities, including performance of grantees and contractors according to approved work plans, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting on specific results and impact.

The Senior Education Advisor will be responsible for supervising and building other EYO team members (except the Deputy Office Director) administrative and project management skills and mentoring them appropriately. The Senior Education Advisor will lead the quarterly and annual reporting processes including Accruals, Quarterly Financial Reports, and Portfolio Reviews. The Senior Education Advisor will also be responsible for ensuring that the EYO Team’s Training Plan is current and complete.

The Senior Education Advisor will also coordinate with other USAID Technical Offices and support offices (Program, Finance, EXO and Acquisition and Assistance) to ensure synergy between other sector activities. The Senior Education Advisor will function as the liaison between the EYO and the Development Objective teams per the 2020-2025 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) to ensure unity of effort, integration, sustainability and the achievement of Agency results.

The Senior Education Advisor is required to exercise professional judgment and expertise in planning and carrying out tasks, including the specific approach to be taken, the resolution of challenges and conflicts, and the meeting of deadlines. The incumbent is required to work with minimum supervision and in collaboration with other professional staff internal and external to the Mission and Agency.

2. Statement of Duties to be Performed

1. Portfolio Activity Programmatic Management (50% of time)

The Senior Education Advisor assists in the oversight and management of the USAID/Ethiopia Education and Youth Portfolio. This includes the following areas:

§ Oversee project management of EYO Office Contracts and Agreements to ensure that activity objectives are being effectively met within USAID guidelines and regulations. Maintain certification as a project manager in USG and USAID systems (FAITAS).

§ Participate and lead in the design and development of new education activities and initiatives. To support this, analyze and coordinate access to human resources available from technical experts, internal and external to the Mission and Agency.

§ Oversee, monitor and report on performance of Implementing Partners’ field activities through review of project documentation, communications, and periodic field visits. Manage review and approval process of annual work plans and planned activities. Evaluate and analyze Implementers’ data to ensure accuracy and effectiveness of development activities.

§ Assist the EYO team in preparation and presentation of key reviews and documentation, including semi-annual portfolio reviews, annual report narratives, activity approval documents, GLAAS software actions, correspondence and others as required.

§ Initiate and coordinate processing of amendments or modifications to existing contracts or grants.

§ Contribute to EYO strategic planning, performance monitoring, and major program decisions.

§ Demonstrate independent action in setting work priorities, deciding on activity implementation matters, problem identification, and problem solving.

2. Stakeholder and Customer Relations (30% of time)

§ Serve as liaison with representatives of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education, Regional Education Bureaus, private sector partners, civil society, education sector partners, development partners, and the media.

§ Act as liaison between EYO and other Offices to ensure that cross cutting objectives are met. Proactively participate in team and Mission processes and activities.

§ Provide briefings to visitors, short-term consultants, and other program-related guests of USAID (e.g., congressional delegations, senior-level USAID officials).

§ Serve as a resource person for USAID, US Embassy inter-agency and other personnel by addressing requests for technical and programmatic information, and providing guidance related to Agency goals and initiatives.

§ Represent EYO at internal and external events, receptions, conferences and workshops.

§ Provide direction and supervision to non USDH EYO staff.

3. Financial Oversight (20% of time)

§ Maintain, analyze and report on information regarding the financial status of education

portfolio obligations, expenditure, pipelines, and resource requirements. Coordinate closely with the Program (PRO), Finance (FMO), and Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) Offices to analyze budget, expenditure and pipeline trends and challenges.

§ Manage the quarterly process of presenting financial accruals of EYO activities.

§ Participate as a technical advisor in financial assessments of EYO partners.

§ Assure that all activities are carried out in a technically sound, cost-effective, and ethical manner, in accordance with Mission and Agency requirements and regulations.

3. Supervisory Relationship

The incumbent is supervised by the Deputy Mission Director.

4. Supervisory Controls: about 1-3 non-USDH employees.

12. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Note: No in-person appointments or telephone calls will be entertained unless you are required to have more information about this solicitation.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

Applications will be initially screened by the Human Resources Office to determine whether they have met the minimum qualifications listed below. A list of qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring office for further consideration and screening.

EDUCATION: A minimum of a master’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, International Development Management, or similar degrees.

WORK EXPERIENCE: At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the education and/or youth sectors in an international organization. Demonstrated track record of strong supervision, customer service, strategy formulation and project management.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

EVALUATION FACTORS

Education (10 points): A minimum of a master’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, International Development Management, or similar degrees.

Experience (30 points): At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the education and/or youth sectors in an international organization. Demonstrated track record of strong supervision, customer service, strategy formulation and project management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (60 points): Knowledge of US government basic financial principles and USAID program development cycle is essential. Ability to coordinate and multi-task. Proficiency in computer software programs including but not limited to: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to interact effectively in a cross-cultural environment with a broad range of diverse counterparts. Ability to perform budget and financial management support and administrative tasks. Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve complex issues in a fast-paced environment. Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

BASIS OF RATING: The initial evaluation of applications will be based on the weight assigned for education and experience that will be out of 40 points. The weight assigned for education and experience will be used to set a competitive range. Those candidates in the competitive range will be contacted for the interview (60 points). The overall assessment based on weight assigned for the evaluation criteria during the initial evaluation and the interview will determine the final candidate. Therefore, the final rating and ranking for the offerors will be based on the initial evaluation of applications and the interview.

The Offeror Rating System is as Follows:

· Education – 10 points

· Experience – 30 points

· Knowledge, Skill and Ability – 60 points

Total possible points: 100 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – Pass/Fail (no points assigned)

IV. SUBMITTING AN OFFER

For your application to be considered, the following documents must be submitted:

1. Eligible offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals, “available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

2. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I.

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

4. Letter of Application and current resume.

5. Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov and the email subject must say –: 72066321R00021 – Senior Education Advisor. Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each page.

6. Please submit the application only once; and

7. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered; the application must be submitted before or on the closing date at local Ethiopia time 5 p.m. (Local Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Time).

V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARD

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.

1. Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)

2. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions for National Security (SF-86),or

3. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)

4. Finger Print Card (FD-258)

VI. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)

(e) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(f) Annual and Sick Leave

2. ALLOWANCES (if applicable):

Section numbers refer to rules from the Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas)

(a) Temporary Quarter Subsistence Allowance (Section 120)

(b) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130)

(c) Cost-of-Living Allowance (Chapter 210)

(d) Post Allowance (Section 220)

(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 Allowance (Section 650)

VII. TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable state income taxes.

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

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC a wards are available at these sources:

1. USAID Acquisition Regulation(AIDAR),Appendix D, “Direct USAID Contracts with a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” includingcontractclause“GeneralProvisions,”available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf.

2. Contract Cover Page form AID309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms.

LINE ITEMS

ITEM NO

(A)

SUPPLIES/SERVICES (DESCRIPTION)

(B)

QUANTITY

(C)

UNIT

(D)

UNIT PRICE

(E)

AMOUNT

(F)

0001 Compensation, Fringe Benefits and Other Direct Costs (ODCs) – Award Type: Cost – Product Service Code: [e.g. R497] – Accounting Info: [insert one or more citation(s) from Phoenix/GLAAS] 1 LOT $ _TBD__ $_TBD at Award after negotiations with Contractor_

 

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

4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5CFR2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations.

5. PSC Ombudsman: PSC Ombudsman The PSC Ombudsman serves as a resource for any Personal Services Contractor who has entered into a contract with the United States Agency for International Development and is available to provide

clarity on their specific contract with the agency. Please visit our page for additional information: https://www.usaid.gov/workusaid/personal-service-contracts-ombudsman 7 The PSC Ombudsman may be contacted via: PSCOmbudsman@usaid.gov.

END OF SOLICITATION

 

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72066321R10007

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 22, 2021

3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: August 5, 2021 before and/or on 5:00PM Ethiopian local time (close of business).

4. POINT OF CONTACT: James Cerwinski, Executive Officer and Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist, e-mail at addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.

5. POSITION TITLE: USAID Project Management Assistant (Education)

6. MARKET VALUE: USD 12,133 – 21,829 per annum i.e., equivalent to FSN-8. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years. The services provided under this contract are expected to be of a continuing nature that will be executed by USAID through a series of sequential contracts, subject to the availability of funds.

The base period will be from 11/21/2021 – 11/20/2026, estimated to start on 11/21/2021.

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: US Embassy, Entoto Road, Addis Ababa with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCNPSC). Cooperating country national means an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Regional Security Office certification.

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The Project Management Assistant is responsible for providing programmatic support and management to the Education and Youth Office (EYO), which has an annual budget of approximately $20 million and 8 staff and three regionally based consultants. S/he may act as a COR/AOR for at least one activity. S/he maintains and manages filing systems, records and documents; receives and controls correspondence; obtains project data and documents; monitors the implementation of financial utilization plans of on-going projects and activities; and works with EYO AORs/CORs and Activity Managers to close-out completed programs. S/he is also responsible for handling EYO office staff

travel arrangements; organizing meetings and workshops, including budgeting for workshops; and other similar administrative matters. S/he also performs other administrative and program related activities as requested by the EYO Office Chief and Deputy Office Chief.

2. Statement of Duties to be Performed

Provide Program Management Support (60%)

· Contribute to the development of Education and Youth Office project and activity designs, performance management plans, portfolio reviews, and quarterly and annual reports and presentations;

· Serves as AOR/COR for up to two activities for projects as designated by the EYO Office Chief

· Maintain productive relationships with implementing partners (IPs) to ensure their reporting is in compliance with all relevant USAID regulations and processes, and submitted on a timely basis; and with Government of Ethiopia program level staff to ensure they understand Office of Education and Youth programs and procedures;

· Track all procurement actions;

· In coordination with CORs/AORs, manage close-out of projects with the Office of Acquisition and Assistance;

· Work with the Education and Youth staff to monitor results reported by contractors and grantees and respond to internal USAID/Ethiopia and USAID/Washington reporting requirements;

· Support cross-sector program priorities such as gender, youth, and others.

· Participate in MEL meetings associated with technical teams and the larger Office of Education and Youth PMP, and ensure follow-up to recommendations and actions; and

· Assist AORs and CORs in securing IP success stories.

Provide Financial Support (20%)

· Assist AORs/CORs monitor project budget ceilings, obligated amounts, mortgages, accrued expenditures, pipeline, and schedule of incremental funding;

· Prepares detailed procurement plans for all projects and activities and tracks all procurement actions;

· Work with budget staff to ensure IPs are submitting their financial reports on a regular basis; and

· Immediately bring to the attention of the team lead or designee any contractual and financial concerns and offer recommendations for actions to address these concerns.

Administrative (20%)

Support EYO leadership and Program Management Specialists in all aspects;

· Prepare/draft letters, memoranda and cable communications;

· Maintain and manage the filing system, records and documents;

· Facilitates travel arrangement for staff;

· Organizes meetings and workshops and prepares budgets for external workshops and meetings, including the facilitation of any necessary payments of per diems for participants;

· Facilitate the work of TDYers, including preparing country clearances, confirming in-country flight and hotel bookings; making office space ready, facilitating other requirements necessary that are necessary for the TDYers work, and providing information to TDYers on working and living conditions;

· Keeps records of staff attendance, annual leave, and sick leave;

· Works with participant training officer to manage TEAMS (Training and Exchange Automated Management System), the replacement for the TraiNet system. and

· Respond to inquiries from the public, governmental and non-governmental organizations and diplomatic missions.

The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions abroad, to participate in the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy.

3. Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the USAID Education and Youth Office Chief

4. Supervision Exercised: None

12. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

a. Education: At least two years of full-time post-secondary at a college or university in management, accounting, social sciences or related field is required.

b. Prior Work Experience: At least three years of relevant and progressive experience in program management assistance functions with an international donor agency or an international PVO/NGO

c. Language: Level IV (fluent) oral and writing ability in English and Amharic is required.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient

competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

EVALUATION FACTORS:

a. Education (10 points): At least two years of full-time post-secondary at a college or university in management, accounting, social sciences or related field is required.

b. Experience (20 points): At least three years of relevant and progressive experience in program management assistance functions with an international donor agency or an international PVO/NGO

c. Job Knowledge (30 points): Must demonstrate sound knowledge of program functions and budgeting, and related terminology; understanding of USAID health priorities and programming and the overall health development environment in Ethiopia including key donors working in-country; and in-depth knowledge of Ethiopian culture, society and values.

d. Skills, and Abilities (40 points): Must have demonstrated experience working with computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Office) to carry out program management and budgetary work. Word processing skills are essential, and spreadsheet development and analysis are also required. he must also have strong communication skills.

BASIS OF RATING: The initial evaluation of applications will be based on the weight assigned for education and experience that will be out of 30 points. The weight assigned for education and experience will be used to set a competitive range. Those candidates in the competitive range will be contacted for the interview (70 points). The overall assessment based on weight assigned for the evaluation criteria during the initial evaluation and the interview will determine the final candidate. Therefore, the final rating and ranking for the offerors will be based on the initial evaluation of applications and the interview.

The Offeror Rating System is as Follows:

Education – 10 points

Experience – 20 points

§ Initial evaluation – 30 points

Job knowledge – 30 points

Skills and abilities – 40 points

§ Interview Performance – 70 points

Total possible points: 100 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – Pass/Fail (no points assigned)

IV. SUBMITTING AN OFFER

1. Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form and submit the offer form DS-174 Application for U.S. Federal employment along with a cover letter and resume written in English. The DS-174 Application form can be found in the U.S. embassy website https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/; or https://www.usaid.gov/ethiopia/work-with-us/careers/ds-form-174-ccn-application.

2. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I.

3. Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.

4. Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov and the email subject must say– solicitation 72066321R10007, USAID Project Management Assistant (Education). This solicitation can also be accessed from USAID Ethiopia website. Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each page.

5. Please submit the application only once; and

6. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered; the application must be submitted before or on the date of filing at 5 p.m. (Close of Business).

V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARD

The CO will provide instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms after an offeror is selected for the contract award:

1. Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)

2. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)

3. Fingerprint Card (FD-258)

VI. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

1. BENEFITS:

Group life insurance, medical coverage, annual leave and sick leave.

2. ALLOWANCES (as applicable):

Meal allowance and miscellaneous benefit allowance.

VII. TAXES

Per the Mission’s policy.

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

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

1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf

2. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms. Pricing by line item is to be determined upon contract award as described below:

 

LINE ITEMS

ITEM NO

(A)

SUPPLIES/SERVICES (DESCRIPTION)

(B)

QUANTITY

(C)

UNIT

(D)

UNIT PRICE

(E)

AMOUNT

(F)

0001 Base Period – Compensation, Fringe Benefits and Other Direct Costs (ODCs)

– Award Type: Cost

– Product Service Code: [e.g. R497]

– Accounting Info: [insert one or more citation(s) from Phoenix/GLAAS]

1 LOT $ _TBD__ $_TBD at Award after negotiations with Contractor_

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

4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations.

5. PSC Ombudsman The PSC Ombudsman serves as a resource for any Personal Services Contractor who has entered into a contract with the United States Agency for International Development and is available to provide clarity on their specific contract with the agency. Please visit our page for additional information: https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/personal-service-contracts-ombudsman. The PSC Ombudsman may be contacted via: PSCOmbudsman@usaid.gov.

 

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72066321R00019

2. ISSUANCED ATE: July 1, 2021

3. CLOSINGDATE/TIMEFORRECEIPTOF OFFERS: July 30, 2021 (5:00pm Ethiopia’s local time.)

4. POINT OF CONTACT: Annmarie McGillicuddy, Supervisory EXO and Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist, e-mail at addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.

5. POSITION TITLE: Program Development Specialist, USAID / African Union

6. MARKET VALUE: $55,756 to $72,487 equivalent to GS-11. The final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based on the successful candidate’s salary history, work experience, and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. Resident-Hires USPSCs are not eligible for any fringe benefits, differentials, or allowances; and are only eligible for FICA, health insurance, and life insurance.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: For two years, with three renewable one-year option periods up to a maximum of five years. Estimated to start on 11/01/2021.

The base period will be 11/01/2021 – 10/31/2023, estimated to start on 11/01/2021. Based on Agency need, the Contracting Advisor may exercise (an) additional option period(s) for a time period for three years for the date(s) estimated as follows:

Base Period: 11/01/2021 – 10/31/2023
Option Period 1: 11/01/2023 – 10/31/2024
Option Period 2: 11/01/2024 – 10/31/2025
Option Period 3: 11/01/2025 – 10/31/2026

 

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: U.S. Resident-Hire. Resident Hire U.S. Personal Services Contractor means a U.S. citizen or resident alien who, at the time of contract award, (i) resides in the cooperating country for reasons other than U.S. government or non-U.S. government employment, or under any contract or other arrangement, that provides repatriation to the U.S.; or (ii) is a spouse or dependent of a U.S. citizen or resident alien who resides, or will reside, in the cooperating country for the purpose of U.S. government or non U.S. government employment, or under any contract or other arrangement that provides repatriation to the U.S.

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facility Access. The final selected candidates must obtain both the appropriate security and medical clearances within a reasonable period. If such clearances are not obtained within a reasonable time or negative suitability issues are involved, any offer made may be rescinded.

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract:

The incumbent will serve as the Development Program Specialist in US Mission to African Union’s USAID Office.

2. Statement of Duties to be Performed:

35% – Program Coordination and Integration

1. Support the analysis, planning, budgeting, design, approval, justification, monitoring, implementation, and evaluation of USAID/AU development programs.

2. Serve as AOR/COR for USAID/USAU grants and contracts where appropriate.

3. Apply broad knowledge of U.S. Government and USAID regulations and procedures towards program sector planning and design. Demonstrate a broad understanding of U.S., AU and African development needs and objectives, as well as how they relate to each other.

30% – Manage or Contribute to Regional Activities

1. Preparation and oral presentation of briefing books and other information materials for the Front Office, visiting USG officials or VIP visits.

2. Developing the terms of reference for and undertaking studies to prepare and update the USAID/USAU strategy, program and activity design.

3. Would potentially be the project manager for one or more projects and therefore having AOR / COR certification is preferable,

35% – Analyses and Reporting

1. EXTERNAL CONTACTS: Maintains an extensive range of contacts with senior officials of the African Union, international organizations, multilateral and bilateral donors, civil society organizations, the private sector, university and other “think tank” research institutes, and professional associations, as it is required to make use of and project USG influence with these organizations.

2. EMBASSY ASSISTANCE: Assists in developing the Embassy Country Mission Performance Plan.

3. OUTSIDE MEETINGS: Represents USAID/USAU, in coordination with senior Mission management and the Embassy, at official meetings, workshops and seminars organized by government, donors and non-governmental organizations, and reports back to USAID on the discussions. May be responsible for presenting USAID policy positions and activities at such meetings, in consultation with senior Mission management.

4. PRESENTATION AND ADVICE: Presents the results of program analyses to senior Mission management, and advises on major related developments and their relation to development programs.

5. OTHER PROFESSIONAL TASKS AS MAY BE NECESSARY: Supporting visiting U.S. delegations and provide other assistance as necessary.

3. Supervisory Relationship:

The immediate supervisor will be the USDH USAID Representative to the USAU. S/He will

assist to define general assignments, priorities and deadlines against an annual work plan that will be developed in collaboration with the incumbent. Upon acceptance of this annual work plan, the incumbent will be expected to work largely independently in planning and executing the tasks. The supervisor will usually review the incumbent’s completed assignments for adherence to broad policies. On a quarterly basis the incumbent and the supervisor will meet to review priorities and make adjustments to the plan as appropriate.

4. Supervisory Controls:

Incumbent may well have direct supervision of short-term staff, consultants, and interns. No supervision responsibilities are anticipated for long term permanent employees.

12. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: U.S. Resident-Hire.

Resident-Hire. Resident Hire U.S. Personal Services Contractor means a U.S. citizen or resident alien who, at the time of hire as a PSC, resides in the cooperating country: (1) For reasons other than employment that provides repatriation to the U.S., including – (A) with a U.S. government agency; (B) under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement; or (C) under any other contract or employment arrangement. (2) As a spouse or dependent of a U.S. citizen with employment that provides for repatriation to the U.S., including – (A) with a U.S. government agency; (B) under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement; or (C) under any other contract or employment arrangement. A U.S. citizen for purposes of this definition also includes persons who at the time of contracting are lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.

13. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Note: No in-person appointments or telephone calls will be entertained unless you are required to have more information about this solicitation.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

Applications will be initially screened by the Human Resources Office to determine whether applicants have met the advertised minimum qualifications. A list of qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring office for further consideration and screening. Offerors who do not meet all the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.

EDUCATION: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field that includes coursework related to political science, conflict, governance, business, economics, agribusiness, education or human rights.

WORK EXPERIENCE: At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the design, evaluation or management of development and/or humanitarian programs after completing a Bachelor’s Degree required. At least one-year prior work or consultative experience with USAID or other bilateral or multilateral development agencies preferred.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Level IV (fluent) in English required; French language ability (Level III) is preferred. Fluency in other AU Official Languages a strong plus.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

A USAID Facility Access security clearance and Department of State medical clearance are required prior to issuance of the contract for this position.

EVALUATION FACTORS

EDUCATION (10 points): A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field that includes coursework related to political science, conflict, governance, business, economics, agribusiness, education or human rights. Additional evaluation points will be given to offerors who exceed the minimum requirement.

Work Experience 30 points: At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the design, evaluation or management of development and/or humanitarian programs after completing a Bachelor’s Degree required. At least one year prior work or consultative experience with USAID or other bilateral or multilateral development agencies preferred.

Language Proficiency 10 points: Level IV (fluent) in English required; French language ability (Level III) is preferred. Fluency in other AU Official Languages a strong plus.

Knowledge 25 points: A successful candidate must have an understanding of 1) the history, nature and dynamics of politics and governance in one or more regions of Africa, and 2) the level of development, interests and perspectives of government, political party, corporate sector and civil society stakeholders. Knowledge of USAID objectives and procedures for programming and strategy development, and of USAID policies a strong plus. S/he would preferably also have knowledge of the African Union – its operations, strategy and work plans, particularly as they relate to democracy and governance.

Abilities and Skills 25 points: Ability to develop and maintain an extensive range of senior/high level contacts in governmental, international, and private sector circles. Ability to interrelate current development issues and trends to the broader political forces and factors at work in Africa. Ability to prepare factual and interpretive reports covering complex subject matter is required. Ability to plan, organize and execute complex projects conducted independently. Proven ability to prepare precise and accurate factual and analytical reports. Demonstrated ability to effectively present in writing conclusions/ analysis through field trip reports, special reports, studies, memoranda of record to document meetings, conferences, workshops, etc. Ability to effectively represent the Mission’s policies and program objectives and/or the Mission-endorsed results of their analyses. Ability to orient, train, and supervise lower-level professional personnel, when appropriate, is required. Mastery of computer usage including Word, Excel, Power Point and other relevant computer programs.

BASIS OF RATING: The initial evaluation of applications will be based on the weight assigned for education and experience that will be out of 40 points. The weight assigned for education and experience will be used to set a competitive range. Those candidates in the competitive range will be contacted for the interview (60 points). The overall assessment based on weight assigned for the evaluation criteria during the initial evaluation and the interview will determine the final candidate. Therefore, the final rating and ranking for the offerors will be based on the initial evaluation of applications and the interview.

The Offeror Rating System is as follows:-

Evaluation Factors have been assigned the following points:-

Education – 10 points

Work experience 30 points

Initial evaluation – 40 points

Language Proficiency – 10 points

Knowledge – 25 points

Ability and skills – 25 points

Interview performance – 60 points

Total points: 100 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – Pass/Fail (no points assigned)

IV. SUBMITTING AN OFFER

For your application to be considered, the following documents must be submitted:

1. Eligible offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 309-2,“Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals, “available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms. Due to COVID-19 and limited access to equipment, we are currently accepting electronic and typed signatures on the AID 309-2 form.

2. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I.

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

4. Letter of Application and current resume.

5. Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov and the email subject must say –: 72066321R00019 USAID/AU Program Development Specialist. Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each page.

6. Please submit the application only once; and

7. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered; the application must be submitted before or on the closing date at local Ethiopia time 5 p.m. (Local Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Time (GMT+3).

V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARD

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.

 

1. Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)

2. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions for National Security (SF-86),or

3. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)

4. Finger Print Card (FD-258)

VI. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES

 

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)

(e) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(f) Annual and Sick Leave

VII. TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable state income taxes.

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

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC a wards are available at these sources:

1. USAID Acquisition Regulation(AIDAR),Appendix D, “Direct USAID Contracts a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contractclause “GeneralProvisions,”available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf.

2. Contract Cover Page form AID309-1available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms.

LINE ITEMS

ITEM NO

(A)

SUPPLIES/SERVICES (DESCRIPTION)

(B)

QUANTITY

(C)

UNIT

(D)

UNIT PRICE

(E)

AMOUNT

(F)

0001 Base Period – Compensation, Fringe Benefits and Other Direct Costs (ODCs)

– Award Type: Cost

– Product Service Code: [e.g. R497]

– Accounting Info: [insert one or more citation(s) from Phoenix/GLAAS]

1 LOT $ _TBD__ $_TBD at Award after negotiations with Contractor_
1001 Option Period 1 – Compensation, Fringe Benefits and Other Direct Costs (ODCs)

– Award Type: Cost

– Product Service Code: [e.g. R497]

– Accounting Info: [insert from Phoenix/GLAAS]

1 LOT $ _TBD__ $_TBD at Award after negotiations with Contractor_
2001 Option Period 2 – Compensation, Fringe Benefits and Other Direct Costs (ODCs)

– Award Type: Cost

– Product Service Code: [e.g. R497]

– Accounting Info: [insert from Phoenix/GLAAS]

1 LOT $ _TBD__ $_TBD at Award after negotiations with Contractor_
3001 Option Period 3 – Compensation, Fringe Benefits and Other Direct Costs (ODCs)

– Award Type: Cost

– Product Service Code: [e.g. R497]

– Accounting Info: [insert from Phoenix/GLAAS]

1 LOT $ _TBD__ $_TBD at Award after negotiations with Contractor_

 

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

4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the

U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5CFR2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations.

END OF SOLICITATION

 

 

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

 

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72066321R10006

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 16, 2021

3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: July 30, 2021 before and/or on 5:00PM Ethiopian local time (close of business). Deadline extended from the initial solicitation that was July 15 to July 30, 2021.

4. POINT OF CONTACT: Annmarie McGillicuddy, Supervisory EXO and Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist, e-mail at addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.

5. POSITION TITLE: USAID Project Management Specialist (Tuberculosis)

6. MARKET VALUE: 22,927 – 41,263 USD yearly i.e. equivalent to FSN-11. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years. The services provided under this contract are expected to be a continuing nature that will be executed by USAID through series of sequential contracts, subject to the availability of funds.

The base period will be from 11/16/2021 – 11/15/2026, estimated to start on 11/15/2021.

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: US Embassy, Entoto Road, Addis Ababa with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCNPSC). Cooperating country national means an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Regional Security Office certification.

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The primary goal the USAID Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis (TB) program is to support countries meet the global target of finding and treating 40 million TB patients, including 1.5 million drug resistant TB cases, and preventing tuberculosis in 30 million individuals by 2022. Considered the world’s most-lethal infectious disease and the ninth-leading killer, TB has infected nearly 1.8 billion people (a quarter of the global population), and caused almost two million deaths in one year. Additionally, it is estimated that over 500,000 TB cases develop multi-drug-resistant strains (MDR-TB), requiring more intensive and expensive care for diagnosis and treatment. It is estimated

that TB patients and patient households lose approximately half of their annual income because of missed work, and the costs of seeking treatment; because of this, every US$1 invested in TB care and treatment results is valued at US$43 in terms of lives saved and productivity. The USAID Global Accelerator to End TB program is designed to leverage investments/resources from host governments, the private sector, and local organizations to end the TB epidemic, while simultaneously building local capacity for self reliance. USAID TB Accelerator initiatives contribute to the global goal of ending TB by: deploying deliberate and targeted technical expertise to increase the diagnosis and treatment of TB cases and its multi-drug resistant variant; embedding TB advisors in Ministries of Health; funding local organizations, including community and faith-based groups, to assist with case-finding, treatment, follow-up, and education about the disease; raising domestic resources (through statements of partnership and multisectoral engagement) to allow USAID to accelerate the transition of funding and management of TB programs to host governments and their partners, including local organizations; and improving coordination with programs for HIV and other health conditions.

2. Statement of Duties to be Performed

The USAID Project Management Specialist (Tuberculosis) provides technical expertise in the implementation of programs/projects/activities designed to increase the detection, prevention, and treatment of TB in line with overall USG TB strategy and host country TB National Strategic Plan. The work includes serving as a technical expert and activity manager for USAID supported programs, providing technical assistance to the appropriate host-country Ministry in the development of host-country policies, and the design and management of in-country programs/projects/activities, reflecting best practices in TB prevention and treatment. The Specialist works with the host government and other technical partners to ensure a well-coordinated approach to the TB control program, and ensures information flows on best practices related to improving TB detection, prevention, and treatment in order to inform decision making by USAID and the USG.

The Specialist works in a complex and rapidly evolving country context. The position requires regular contact and collaboration with counterparts and technical members in the host government, the private sector, other donor organizations, and international organizations, and with other USG entities at all technical levels.

The Specialist exercises extensive judgment in planning and carrying out tasks to resolve problems and conflicts, and implementing steps necessary to meet deadlines. The Specialist serves as an Activity Manager with responsibility for activity in the US$10-50M range.

A. Program/Project/Activity Management

The USAID Project Management Specialist (TB) serves as a technical expert, with full responsibility for technically guiding the implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of assigned aspects of the TB detection, prevention, and treatment portfolio. The Specialist has activity manager responsibility for USAID-funded TB projects. The Specialist works closely with and liaises with other Health Office Specialists and Implementing Partners

(IPs) conducting tuberculosis activities. The Specialist advises the supervisor, Office Chief, Mission Director, Deputy Mission Director, and others on local matters of importance to the TB Accelerator program. The Specialist provides critical inputs to the achievement of overall results and Mission/USG goals and objectives. This requires that the Specialist to remain current on the economic, political, and social trends of the host government, the host country, and the region, and analyzes trends in relation to their impact on the overall TB Accelerator program. The Specialist also collaborates with technical experts within other donor organizations to assure synergy and complementarity.

B. Provides Technical Assistance in Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis

The Specialist coordinates with other USG agencies to ensure the delivery of systematic and consistent technical assistance to the host government and to NGO partners and IPs in all areas of the TB program, and other health-related issues involving TB detection, prevention, and treatment. The Specialist works the host government to ensure that TB control activities are set up to reach country’s UNHLM and National Strategic Plan targets. In addition, the Specialist provides strategic input on all TB Accelerator programs or other tuberculosis-related components; identifies short-, mid-, and long-range achievable and sustainable strategies for improving tuberculosis detection, prevention, and treatment; and, represents USAID, the USG, and the broader USAID health program at TB technical meetings, seminars, and conferences. The Specialist keeps informed of and collaborates with technical experts in other donor agencies on tuberculosis-related activities; works with the host government to develop technical strategies and approaches that result in improved TB detection, prevention, and treatment; works with other colleagues to harmonize Health Office, USAID, and USG TB Accelerator activities to ensure consistency with host government policy. The Specialist also ensures that programs/projects/activities are consistent with internationally accepted best practices, and that they are relevant in the host-country context.

C. Data Collection and Analysis

To ensure the ongoing quality of implemented activities, the Specialist monitors and reports on developments in the TB Accelerator and other health sectors, especially as they relate to successful implementation of tuberculosis-related activities; and, monitors, analyzes, and reports on relevant aspects of host government policy, regulation, and programming, and on tuberculosis-related and other health and development issues, based on an in-depth understanding of USAID and USG policy and program objectives and priorities. The Specialist prepares technical analyses, evaluates sectoral issues, and provides input to Mission activities with respect to the TB Accelerator and related sectors; summarizes information and conclusions in written and oral form for presentation to senior USG and other decision makers, and for incorporating into other activity documents as appropriate; organizes field trips, conferences, and seminars to ensure maximum exposure to emerging trends and various points of view, and for monitoring assigned tuberculosis-related activities, providing translation as needed; and, prepares written reports that reflect a sound understanding of assigned areas of responsibility, and that clearly document that a wide variety of sources and points of view

have been consulted in undertaking analyses to draw final conclusions. The Specialist prepares oral and written briefings for the supervisor, the Office Chief, the Mission Director and/or Deputy Mission Director, Embassy staff, and others, on request.

D. Performance Monitoring:

The Specialist ensures that performance monitoring systems are in place, and that periodic, reliable measures and indicators of portfolio impact are established; and, collects and monitors performance data on an ongoing basis, and prepares reports of program/project/activity progress for use within the Office, the Mission, the USG at post, USAID/Washington and other partners/stakeholders. The Specialist assesses progress in achieving results for tuberculosis-related activities, and evaluates and assesses activities as needed; and, continually strives to enhance the achievement of results by periodically reviewing the development context, results indicators, and activity implementation progress, identifying problem areas and suggesting solutions.

The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions abroad, to participate in the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy.

3. Supervisory Relationship

The USAID Project Management Specialist (TB) works under the very general supervision of the Health Office Chief, and the closer but general supervision of a lower-level supervisor. The supervisor makes assignments in terms of overall objectives and resources available. Completed work is reviewed in terms of achievement of program/project/activity goals, effectiveness in meeting host-country and USAID objectives, and integration with other initiatives in the Office and Mission portfolio. Some technical direction may come from other professionals in the Office; in general, however, the Specialist will be expected to exercise considerable autonomy and best judgment in discharging the duties of the assignment.

4. Supervisory Controls

Continuing supervision of other Health Office and/or Mission staff is not contemplated.

12. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

a. Education: The work requires a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), with a concentration in epidemiology or infectious diseases; or a Master’s in Nursing degree; or, a degree as a Public Health Physician in a field related to clinical and/or field work in education, prevention, and treatment related to tuberculosis.

b. Prior Experience: A minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in the field of public health, with a focus on clinical and/or field work in education, prevention, and treatment related to tuberculosis and/or infectious diseases is

required. This experience must demonstrate that the Specialist has strong medical/clinical skills in the field. The Specialist must have demonstrated technical leadership in TB Accelerator related education, prevention and treatment, program management, strategic planning, policy experience, and problem-solving skills while working on complex programs/projects/activities in a highly sensitive environment.

c. Language: Level 4 (advanced professional proficiency) English and local language proficiency (if appropriate), both oral and written, is required.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

 

EVALUATION FACTORS:

a. Education (10 points): The work requires a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), with a concentration in epidemiology or infectious diseases; or a Master’s in Nursing degree; or, a degree as a Public Health Physician in a field related to clinical and/or field work in education, prevention, and treatment related to tuberculosis.

b. Experience (20 points): A minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in the field of public health, with a focus on clinical and/or field work in education, prevention, and treatment related to tuberculosis and/or infectious diseases is required. This experience must demonstrate that the Specialist has strong medical/clinical skills in the field. The Specialist must have demonstrated technical leadership in TB Acceleratorrelated education, prevention and treatment, program management, strategic planning, policy experience, and problem-solving skills while working on complex programs/projects/activities in a highly sensitive environment.

c. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (70 points): The Specialist must have in-depth professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to tuberculosis-related education, prevention, and treatment activities in the host country and/or region, and the problems and policies in the host country from the business, political, civil society, and social perspectives. The Specialist must have knowledge and understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of the host country; development problems in the health sector in the host country and the region; an understanding of the resources, resource constraints, and overall development prospects and priorities of the host country and the region; and,

knowledge of, or the potential to quickly acquire knowledge of, USG legislation, policy, and practice relating to tuberculosis prevention and treatment assistance, of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation, and of the objectives, methodology, and status of assigned activities. The Specialist must have knowledge and understanding of the organization and respective roles of the different levels of the host government, in order to enhance effective communication, and to develop consensus on program/project/activity strategy and implementation.

The Specialist must have a good knowledge and demonstrated experience in the programming of tuberculosis -related education, prevention, and treatment programs/projects/activities; and, the role of tuberculosis prevention and treatment with other health areas such as health systems strengthening, PEPFAR, maternal and child health, and family planning. The Specialist should be able to facilitate and link culturally appropriate assessments, counseling, treatment deficits, and related issues and facilitation of linkages to food security programs, including water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion; and, be able to use this data for decision making. The Specialist must be able to provide technical leadership in TB Accelerator-related planning; and, apply this knowledge to advanced programming in the host country and the region.

BASIS OF RATING: The initial evaluation of applications will be based on the weight assigned for education and experience that will be out of 30 points. The weight assigned for education and experience will be used to set a competitive range. Those candidates in the competitive range will be contacted for the interview (70 points). The overall assessment based on weight assigned for the evaluation criteria during the initial evaluation and the interview will determine the final candidate. Therefore, the final rating and ranking for the offerors will be based on the initial evaluation of applications and the interview.

The Offeror Rating System is as Follows:

Education – 10 points

Experience – 20 points

§ Initial evaluation – 30 points

Knowledge, Skill and ability – 70 points

§ Interview Performance – 70 points

Total possible points: 100 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – Pass/Fail (no points assigned)

IV. SUBMITTING AN OFFER

1. Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form and submit the offer form DS-174 Application for U.S. Federal employment along with a cover letter and resume written in English. The DS-174 Application form can be found in the U.S. embassy website https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/; or https://www.usaid.gov/ethiopia/work-with-us/careers/ds-form-174-ccn-application.

 

2. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I.

3. Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.

4. Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov and the email subject must say– solicitation 72066321R10006, USAID Project Management Specialist (Tuberculosis) – Extended. This solicitation can also be access from USAID Ethiopia website. Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each page.

5. Please submit the application only once; and

6. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered; the application must be submitted before or on the date of filing at 5 p.m. (Close of Business).

V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARD

The CO will provide instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms after an offeror is selected for the contract award:

1. Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)

2. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)

3. Fingerprint Card (FD-258)

VI. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

1. BENEFITS:

Group life insurance, medical coverage, annual leave and sick leave.

2. ALLOWANCES (as applicable):

Meal allowance and miscellaneous benefit allowance.

VII. TAXES

Per the Mission’s policy.

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

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

1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf

2. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms. Pricing by line item is to be determined upon contract award as described below:

 

LINE ITEMS

ITEM NO

(A)

SUPPLIES/SERVICES (DESCRIPTION)

(B)

QUANTITY

(C)

UNIT

(D)

UNIT PRICE

(E)

AMOUNT

(F)

0001 Base Period – Compensation, Fringe Benefits and Other Direct Costs (ODCs)

– Award Type: Cost

– Product Service Code: [e.g. R497]

– Accounting Info: [insert one or more citation(s) from Phoenix/GLAAS]

1 LOT $ _TBD__ $_TBD at Award after negotiations with Contractor_

 

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

4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations.

5. PSC Ombudsman The PSC Ombudsman serves as a resource for any Personal Services Contractor who has entered into a contract with the United States Agency for International Development and is available to provide clarity on their specific contract with the agency. Please visit our page for additional information: https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/personal-service-contracts-ombudsman. The PSC Ombudsman may be contacted via: PSCOmbudsman@usaid.gov.

 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The U.S. Government also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.