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  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72066321R10012

 

  1. ISSUANCE DATE: 10/17, 2021

 

  1. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: 10/31, 2021, no later than 5:00 p.m (EAT) (close of business).

 

  1. POINT OF CONTACTS: Linda Gregory, Supervisory EXO and Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist, e-mail at addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.

 

  1. POSITION TITLE: USAID Project Management Specialist (Deputy Operations Team Leader)

 

  1. MARKET VALUE: $27,642 – $49,770 yearly e., equivalent to FSN – 12. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.  Salary will be paid in local currency at the exchange rate in effect when the payroll is processed.

 

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years. The services provided under this contract are expected to be of a continuing nature through a series of sequential contracts, subject to continued need, satisfactory performance, and the availability of funds. 

 

The expected period of performance will be from 03/01/2022 – 02/28/2027.

 

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

 

  1. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs). “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.

 

  1. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facilities access.

 

  1. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

 

  1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

 

The USAID Project Management Specialist (Deputy Operations Team Leader) is a highly qualified and recognized expert in administering the full scope of a complex, multi-sectoral Health Development program. The incumbent applies a highly technical body of knowledge of applicable USAID laws, regulations, policies, and business processes to lead the planning, management, evaluation, and reporting of Health activities funded under all accounts including PEPFAR (HIV/AIDS), PMI (malaria), MCH, FP/RH, TB and GHSA in Ethiopia.

The USAID Project Management Specialist (Deputy Operations Team Leader) will work with the Operations Team Lead to think creatively and generate original ideas or solutions to program planning, management, and performance issues for which there may not be precedence. In particular, the incumbent leads experts from within USAID/Ethiopia to collect, synthesize, analyze, and present complex financial and program performance data for demanding resource planning and reporting requirements. The USAID Project Management Specialist (Deputy Operations Team Leader) directly supervises three Foreign Service National (FSN) employees: two staff in the “Budget Cluster” and two staff in the “Program Cluster” and helps oversee the whole team of 8 subordinate staff. The incumbent exercises independent judgment in managing budget, program, personnel, reporting and MEL activities for the office. Based on such judgment as well as demonstrated professional acumen, the Deputy OPS Team Leader provides advice on important, and at times extremely sensitive, matters to team leads, fund managers, and the Health Office Director.

 

While reporting to the Operations Team Leader, the USAID Project Management Specialist (Deputy OPS Team Leader) works largely independent of supervision. The incumbent develops and maintains an extensive range of important contacts with senior-level government officials as well as business and civil society leaders. These contacts include critical oral and written communication involving highly complex concepts and ideas and highly demanding negotiations with senior officials from the Ethiopian Government, executives from large corporations, and leaders from non-governmental organizations. The USAID Project Management Specialist (Deputy OPS Team Leader) represents USAID to the Program Office, is a member of the Health Office Management Team and the interagency PEPFAR team, and frequently engages with senior-level staff from USAID/Washington and the State Department’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC). The incumbent will also represent the Health Office’s programmatic interests within USAID/Ethiopia, such as to the Executive Office, Office of Financial Management, and the front office.

 

  1. Statement of Duties to be Performed

 

Major duties and responsibilities of the USAID Project Management Specialist (Deputy Operations Team Leader) include the following:

 

  1. Resource Management (50%)
    • Leads the office budgeting team, which includes supporting the preparation of the Country Operational Plan and Operational Plan aligning it with the 5-year budget proposed allocation and independent government cost estimates for activities.
    • Ensures optimal resource allocation across program/activity areas. Ensures that the 5-year budget outlook is maintained, and a budget change process is in place.
    • Leads efforts in efficient, transparent financial management, which includes accurate and timely tracking of commitments, obligations, disbursements, and accruals for program activities and team operations. Maintains a financial management system.
    • Prepares for quarterly pipeline reviews with the Office of Financial Management. o Ensures appropriate and timely incremental funding of activities.
    • Ensures complete and timely de-obligation of funds for reprogramming. o Reports financial discrepancies to the Office Director or Deputy.
    • Responds to requests for information within the scope of financial audits. Ensures closure of recommendations from financial audits. o Supports PEPFAR budgeting during the COP season, working within the PEPFAR interagency (CDC, DOD, State) to do so.
    • Serves as a GLAAS approver.
    • Leads technical team efforts in efficient, transparent procurement, which includes judicious and timely planning and execution of procurement actions.
    • Maintains a procurement tracking system. Prepares for reviews with the Office of Acquisition and Assistance.
    • Serves as a Program Manager in the USAID Global Acquisition and Assistance System to review requisitions for approval/disapproval.
    • Leads efforts in asset management, which includes accurate and timely tracking of implementing partner physical assets for appropriate use and intended disposition. Maintains an asset management system for quarterly end-use checks.
    • Assists the Operations Team Lead and Health Office Director in short, medium, and long-term staffing pattern management, and that staff receive their required training in a timely manner.

 

  1. Management of Health Program (30%)
    • Together with the Operations Team Lead, represents the Health Office to the program office, in all required planning, reporting and taskers from there.
    • Supports all AOR/COR in the Office in the management of their activities including planning, budgeting, and reporting.
    • Leads the office’s program for Regional Health Bureau Representation
    • Leads USAID/Ethiopia’s preparation and participation in the quarterly management reviews, portfolio reviews, Performance Progress Report, Operational Plan, as well as PEPFAR-specific reviews with S/GAC and the Ethiopian Government.
    • Leads USAID/Ethiopia’s response to taskers and requests for information from USAID/Washington, S/GAC, other United States Government agencies, stakeholders, and the general public.
    • Oversees the budgeting, financial management, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting for all HIV and AIDS (PEFPAR) activities.
    • Supports the Health Office geographic strategic planning – including the implementation, tracking and evaluation of DO4 integrated programming, and the Mission’s Alternate Growth Poles Strategy – ensuring that activities in the portfolio are aligned with these and report appropriately.
    • Participates on the DO4 team to support operational needs including MEL, GIS, or other program support functions and helps ensure that DO4 requirements are met within new activity designs.
    • Leads the Operations Team in the absence of the Operations Team Leader.

 

  1. Knowledge Management (20%)
    • Together with the OPS Team Lead, ensures the development and implementation of the office MEL plan, and support office AOR/COR in their MEL/CLA needs. Ensures Health Office representation on Mission CLA working groups/teams.
    • Oversees the management of highly complex program performance data in sophisticated information systems (e.g., Data for, Transparency, Accountability and Impact (DATIM) System, AID Tracker Plus, and DIS).
    • Liaises with subject matter experts in the design and management of high-quality evaluations as needed; Together with the program office, oversees the implementation of Health Office PD&L funding to ensure that all office needs are met.
    • Oversees the preparation of the Health Office Highlights weekly document to share with internal and external stakeholders – ensuring its quality.

 

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

 

  1. Supervisory Relationship

 

The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Operations Team Leader. The incumbent requires little supervision in carrying out routine responsibilities and only general guidance for most tasks. The scope and flexibility of the duties demand initiative to identify and apply innovative solutions to complex problems and abilities to work independently and with teams.

 

  1. Supervisory Controls

The incumbent directly supervises three FSN employees: one Budget Analyst, and two Program Assistants. The incumbent may supervise short-term staff as needed.

 

  1. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

 

  1. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

 

  1. Education: Minimum of master’s degree in international development, statistics, management, business administration, finance, public administration, accounting, public health or a similar field.

 

  1. Prior Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in administering the full scope of a complex public health program in a developing.

 

  1. Language: Fluent in spoken and written English (IV).

 

 

  • EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

 

The Government may award a contract without discussions with candidates 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 candidates 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 candidates 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.

 

Rating factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified candidates in comparison to other candidates. Candidates 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:

 

EVALUATION FACTORS

 

EDUCATION (10 points):  Points will be given for (1) education above the minimum level and/or (2) specialized education pertinent to the position. and/or (3) specialized training pertinent to the position.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE (35 points): Points will be given for (1) experience above the minimum levels required, (2) specialized experience pertinent to the position, (3) experience in pertinent development assistance activities, (4) experience in development organizations that are large and/or international.

 

KNOWLEDGE (35 points): A highly complex body of knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies, and business processes is required to lead the planning, management, and evaluation of the Health Portfolio and its associated earmarks for PEPFAR, PMI, TB, MCH, and FP/RH. including:

  • Relevant legislation, strategies, and policies of Ethiopia and the United States as it relates to international development programs and the Health sector;
  • Approaches to developing highly complex operational and program budgets for activity areas, staffing (including salaries), equipment and supplies, and other line items;
  • Sophisticated analytical methods in financial management decision-making, including accruals-based accounting and cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness ratio analyses; and
  • Extensive program/project management experience, directly or indirectly, with USG health programs.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES (20 points): The incumbent must: o Maintain databases for and analyze data from highly complex financial and program performance datasets with information technology applications (ability to use Microsoft Access and Excel and Google Sheets is essential);

  • Prepare analytical reports and presentations with information technology applications (ability to use Microsoft PowerPoint and Word; Google Documents and Slides);
  • Think creatively and generate original ideas or solutions to program planning, management, and performance issues for which little or no precedence exists;
  • Interrelate highly complex financial and program performance data with the broader spectrum of metrics to understand contributions to and progress against health targets;
  • Exercise sound independent judgment in projecting future trends affecting the Health Office investments in Ethiopia relative to other countries;
  • Exercise sound professional acumen and judgment to prioritize and delegate tasks and to provide advice on important, and at times extremely sensitive, matters;
  • Produce high-quality work and maintain professional conduct, often under time pressure and in complex situations;
  • Demonstrate superior inclusive leadership to lead complex, intense program planning, management, and evaluation efforts across multiple technical groups;
  • Foster the integration of diverse experience and perspectives of individuals in the work environment; and
  • Treat all employees fairly, ensuring that their talents are fully utilized and that they receive full consideration for career-enhancing assignments.

 

INTERVIEW PERFORMANCE (100 points)

BASIS OF RATING: Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be evaluated in accordance with the Evaluation and Selection Factors.

Candidates should address these factors in the offer package, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to the factors. Failure to address the Evaluation and Selection Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The highest-ranking applicants may be selected for an interview and writing test. Interviews may be conducted either in person or by telephone/video call at USAID’s discretion. Final rating and ranking for the candidates will be based on the initial evaluation of the applications, interview performance, and writing test. USAID/Ethiopia will not pay for any expenses associated with interviews.

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

Reference checks will be conducted for the highest-ranking candidates.  Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the candidate’s cover letter, and USAID will not contact those references without contacting the candidate.

 

 

  1. SUBMITTING AN OFFER

 

Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit

 

  1.  the offer form DS-174 (Application for U.S. Federal employment) along with a cover letter 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.  a resume in English
  3. a written statement that responds to the requirements of the position (Section III: Evaluation and Selection Factors), and
  4. contact information for a minimum of three and a maximum of five references, including at least two references with direct knowledge of the offeror’s past performance.

 

Further Guidance:

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

 

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation Number in the offer submission.

 

Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov and the email subject must say– solicitation 72066321R10012, USAID Project Management Specialist (Deputy Operations Team Leader). Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each page.

 

Please do not submit more than one application; and

 

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, or EAT).

 

  1. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARD

 

The Contracting Candidates 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)

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. ALLOWANCES (as applicable):

Meal allowance and miscellaneous benefit allowance.

 

  • TAXES

 

Cooperating Country Nationals are expected to comply with all relevant Ethiopian laws and regulations.

 

  • 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

 

  1. 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_

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72066321R10010

 

  1. ISSUANCE DATE: 10/17/ 2021

 

  1. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: 11/01/2021, no later than 5:00 m (EAT) (close of business).

 

  1. POINT OF CONTACTS: Linda Gregory, Supervisory EXO and Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist, e-mail at addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.

 

  1. POSITION TITLE: USAID Project Development Specialist

 

  1. MARKET VALUE: $27,642 – $49,770 yearly e., equivalent to FSN – 12. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.  Salary will be paid in local currency at the exchange rate in effect when the payroll is processed.

 

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years. The services provided under this contract are expected to be of a continuing nature through a series of sequential contracts, subject to continued need, satisfactory performance, and the availability of funds. 

 

The expected period of performance will be from 03/01/2022 – 02/28/2027.

 

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

 

  1. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs). “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.

 

  1. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facilities access.

 

  1. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

 

  1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

 As Deputy Team Lead for the Strategic Planning and Design Unit, this position is located in the Program Office (PRO) of USAID/Ethiopia and serves as the principal FSN in the Mission to provide advice to the PRO Director and Mission Management on program strategic planning, program development, and policy analysis.  The incumbent advises senior USAID officials on policy issues associated with the implementation and management of the USAID strategy. The incumbent also provides an Ethiopian perspective, analysis, and strategic, and tactical input to all USAID perspective, analysis, and strategic, and tactical input to all USIAD projects and activities, and to any other programmatic issues that may arise. This position also serves as the key interface on requests from USAID/Washington. As a Senior FSN, this position will also supervise 3-4 other staff serving both as a supervisor and mentor.  This position will also manage Mission special projects such as the Donor Pool Fund, implemented by UNDP.  They will also be the COR of the mission-wide Organizational Design Activity which provides support to design and development activities across the mission. An emphasis of this position will be placed on providing programmatic support to the entire Mission portfolio. The Program Office is a “central clearing-house” for Mission information. Program Office staff are required to understand the internal operations of the USAID mission and programs, regional US Government initiatives and programs, and USAID Washington requirements, as well as understand the Ethiopian political and policy environment in which we operate. In FY2020 the USAID Mission received approximately $920 million to address a variety of development objectives within Ethiopia. As such, the Senior Project Development Specialist is responsible for work assigned through the Program Office requiring quality outputs, rapid turn around, and ability to work with minimal supervision. The incumbent may be responsible for briefing USAID senior management and senior Government of Ethiopia (GOE) officials on issues as necessary and leading Program Office initiatives or requirements. This position is expected to have strong communications skills and be able to respond to customers, both internal to USAID and external, in a customer-service oriented office.

 

The Senior Project Development Specialist will liaise with USAID technical and support offices to gather information on performance, successes, and procurement planning. As Senior FSN, the incumbent guide their team to provide coordinated support across the entire mission portfolio and offices.  He/she will be required to act and make decisions independently, while serving as an essential part of the Program Office Team. The Senior Project Development Specialist will attend internal and external meetings representing USAID on issues related to policy formation, USAID activities, and reporting and planning requirements. Meetings may include senior USG staff, Government of Ethiopia officials, senior representatives from donor agencies and key NGO representatives. The incumbent is also responsible for regular duties of the Program Office, which may include the following: serve as Contract or Agreement Officer’s Representative (COR/AOR) for programs managed by the Program Office; assist with annual reporting and planning processes; develop and draft Mission Orders; and develop procedures and tools that will assist the technical offices in improving work flow, efficiency and effectiveness. The incumbent may also manage the Global Development Alliance portfolio and draft or contribute to Mission strategy documents, scopes of work, memoranda of understanding, action memos, program descriptions and other documents as required.

  1. Statement of Duties to be Performed

Management and Supervision:                                                                                35%

  1. Assists in managing the Office, serves as Deputy Strategic Planning and Design Unit Team Lead and serves as Acting Team Leader in their absence.
  2. Supports the management of the annual reporting requirements, including the development of the operational plan and Performance Plan and Report (PPR)
  3. The incumbent may also serve as acting PRO Office Director. This would include managing all three sub-teams, including the Project Design Team, the Learning Team, and the Budget Team.
  4. The Senior Project Development Specialist will supervise up to three Program Office staff at least two FSNs (FS-11 Gender Advisor and FSN-10 Project Development Specialist) and 1 local hire USPSC Program Officer (GS-13). These staff will also serve as FSN backstops within their team. These backstops provide direct support to technical offices.
  5. They will also manage special ad hoc projects, such as mid-CDCS stock-taking exercises and the design of new mission activities.
  6. Serve as COR to Organizational Design Activity
  7. They will also assist Senior Mission Management in donor coordination efforts. This includes support for the annual Project Contribution to the UNDP.  This activity supports donor coordination with the GOE across Ethiopia.

Leads Project Design Implementation:                                                                  35%

  1. Functions as Senior FSN in the Mission for overall policy analysis and program development. Prepares policy analyses on the Mission portfolio and makes recommendations to the Mission Management (Director, Deputy Directors, OAA and PRO Directors) on programmatic strategy. Ensures high quality substance and direction for the Mission portfolio.
  2. Provides guidance on new project designs, including managing design processes, drafting key sections of project documentation, ensuring adequate technical, economic, financial, environmental, and social analyses and fulfillment of the pre-obligation requirements, notifying USAID/W and Congress, and negotiating with counterpart institutions (at both technical and directorial levels) in mattes related to the design process.
  3. Drafts and edits documents relating to the authorization, obligation, implementation, and reporting for the bilateral portfolio and manages Mission processes (in coordination with technical and staff offices) to ensure their timely approval.
  4. Advises in the preparation of scopes of works for contracts and program descriptions for assistance -related to the design, implementation, and evaluation of projects and activities, and (in coordination with technical offices) decides on the acceptability of proposals.
  5. In collaboration with technical offices, initiates contacts and participates in negotiations with counterpart and other donor officials (at Ministerial, Vice-Ministerial, Directorial, and technical levels) relating to the implementation and presentation of USAID’s portfolio in assigned strategic area(s).
  6. Ensures compliance with USAID regulations and Mission procedures in areas such as quality control of documentation, counterpart reporting, compliance with conditions precedent, and review of work plans in assigned strategic areas. This requires coordination the activities of project managers, counterparts, and other support offices, identifying problem-solving measures, and briefing senior Mission management.
  7. Coordinated and manages major reporting and monitoring tasks such as Portfolio Reviews, the Operational Plan, the Performance Plan and Report, and USAID’s Portion of the Embassy’s Mission Strategic Plan and Integrated Country Strategy. This includes setting the agenda, tracking follow-up actions, and advising the PRO Director and/or Mission management of any concerns.

Strategy Development/Programming/Analysis                                                      15%

  1. Based on knowledge of Ethiopia, assists Mission management in the identification of options/strategies to promote broad-based, sustainable development.
  2. Ensures the cross-sectoral consistency of strategies in assigned areas by coordinating input from relevant offices and consulting with Mission Management/counterparts.
  3. As a Senior member of the PRO Office, provides input into the development of policy agenda, evaluation plans, and performance management systems.
  4. Advisees Office Chief(s) in assigned sector(s) on programming of USAID resources and budget analysis of projects activities within the sector(s).
  5. Analyzes and prepares precise, accurate, factual, and analytical reports and indicators dealing with major developmental issues which affect USAID strategy and objectives. Prepares or supervises the preparation of these into presentations of political and social-economic developments in Ethiopia.

Cross-Sectoral Support                                                                                            15%

Actions/issues that are cross-sectoral in nature, and therefore are not the responsibility of any one technical office, will be assigned as appropriate.  Below are examples of such responsibilities.

  1. Maintains relationships with GOE officials responsible for monitoring donor and counterpart contributions.
  2. With the Financial Management Office, may track compliance with audit findings across the Mission’s portfolio.
  3. Acts as primary Mission policy advisor on the ADS as relates to program design, implementation, and funds obligation.
  4. Participates in and manages cross-sectoral analyses (e.g. youth) in conjunction with technical offices and counterparts.
  5. As necessary, drafts and reviews Mission Orders, Automated Directive System chapters, and other relevant guidance.

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

  1. Supervisory Relationship

As their Deputy, the incumbent will report to the Strategic Planning and Design Unit Team Lead in the Program Office.  It is expected that he/she will consult with the Officer on USAID requirements, Program Office responsibilities and assigned duties, but that he/she will independently perform the duties and responsibilities in a manner which is highly collaborative with and supportive of the technical teams.

  1. Supervisory Controls

The Senior Project Development Specialist will supervise up to three Program Office staff at least two FSNs (FS-11 Gender Advisor and FSN-10 Project Development Specialist) and 1 local hire USPSC Program Officer (GS-13).

  1. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

 

  1. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

 

  1. Education: A Minimum of master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, International Public Administration, Evaluation, or other discipline related to host country economic, social, and/or democratic development.

 

  1. Prior Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in program planning, design implementation, administration of private and/or public sector development projects/programs, financial and policy analysis, economics, or a related field.
  2. Language: Level IV (fluent) in English and Amharic. The ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English.

 

  • EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with candidates 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 candidates 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 candidates 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.

 Rating factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified offerors in comparison to other offerors. Offerors 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:

 EVALUATION FACTORS

  

EDUCATION (10 points):  Points will be given for (1) education above the minimum level and/or (2) specialized education pertinent to the position. and/or (3) specialized training pertinent to the position.

WORK EXPERIENCE (40 points): Points will be given for (1) experience above the minimum levels required, (2) specialized experience pertinent to the position, (3) experience in pertinent development assistance activities, (4) experience in development organizations that are large and/or international. At least 60% of qualifying work experience should have occurred in Ethiopia is required.

KNOWLEDGE (25 points): The incumbent should possess detailed knowledge of the concepts and techniques associated with the design and implementation of development projects, as well as understanding of USG and GOE policies, relevant US legislation and foreign policy priorities, and the development needs of Ethiopia

SKILLS AND ABILITIES (25 points): The incumbent should have the skills necessary to analyze cross-sectoral issues relevant to the Mission’s strategic objectives, communicate with technical offices, and assess the validity of development interventions.  Strong organizational and management skills, analytical and research skills, and good social and professional judgment are essential skills to this position. Strong interpersonal skills in cross-cultural and multi-level settings are essential with the ability to work with senior level governmental officials and maintain collaborative working relationships within a team structure.  Excellent written and communications skills are essential with the ability to edit text and Mission reporting. Strong computer skills are required, and the incumbent should be a self-starter.

INTERVIEW PERFORMANCE (100 points)

BASIS OF RATING: Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be evaluated in accordance with the Evaluation and Selection Factors.

Candidates should address these factors in the offer package, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to the factors. Failure to address the Evaluation and Selection Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The highest-ranking applicants may be selected for an interview and writing test. Interviews may be conducted either in person or by telephone/video call at USAID’s discretion. Final rating and ranking for the candidates will be based on the initial evaluation of the applications, interview performance, and writing test. USAID/Ethiopia will not pay for any expenses associated with interviews.

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

Reference checks will be conducted for the highest-ranking candidates.  Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the candidate’s cover letter, and USAID will not contact those references without contacting the candidate.

  1. SUBMITTING AN OFFER

 Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit

  1.  the offer form DS-174 (Application for U.S. Federal employment) along with a cover letter 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.  a resume in English
  3. a written statement that responds to the requirements of the position (Section III: Evaluation and Selection Factors), and
  4. contact information for a minimum of three and a maximum of five references, including at least two references with direct knowledge of the offeror’s past performance.

Further Guidance:

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

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation Number in the offer submission.

Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov and the email subject must say– solicitation 72066321R10010, USAID Senior Project Management Specialist. Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each page.

 Please do not submit more than one application; and

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, or EAT).

 

  1. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARD

The Contracting Candidates 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)

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. ALLOWANCES (as applicable):

Meal allowance and miscellaneous benefit allowance.

  • TAXES

 

Cooperating Country Nationals are expected to comply with all relevant Ethiopian laws and regulations.

 

  • 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

 

  1. 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_

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72066321R10011

 

  1. ISSUANCE DATE: 10/17, 2021

 

  1. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: 10/31, 2021, no later than 5:00 p.m (EAT) (close of business).

 

  1. POINT OF CONTACTS: Linda Gregory, Supervisory EXO and Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist, e-mail at addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.

 

  1. POSITION TITLE: USAID Project Management Specialist (Operations Team Leader)

 

  1. MARKET VALUE: $27,642 – $49,770 yearly e., equivalent to FSN – 12. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.  Salary will be paid in local currency at the exchange rate in effect when the payroll is processed.

 

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years. The services provided under this contract are expected to be of a continuing nature through a series of sequential contracts, subject to continued need, satisfactory performance, and the availability of funds. 

 

The expected period of performance will be from 03/31/2022 – 02/28/2027.

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

 

  1. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs). “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.

 

  1. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facilities access.

 

  1. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

 

  1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

 The Operations Team Leader (OPS TL) is a highly qualified and development program specialist who is responsible for providing key high-level strategic leadership to a wide range of highly complex and sensitive USAID operational priorities including planning, communications and knowledge management, budgeting, reporting and evaluation processes applying an in-depth knowledge of USAID programing rules, regulations and policies for a diverse health portfolio. S/he will be expected to collect, synthesize, analyze, and present complex financial and program performance data for demanding internal and external resource planning and reporting requirements. The OPS TL reports to the Health Office Director or delegee and supports the Director and two Deputy Directors to oversee the breadth of the $160 million health portfolio with minimal supervision and guidance from supervisors. S/he leads a team of 9 people and directly supervises at least two local-hire staff. S/he is the key counterpart to the Mission’s Program Office, and provides key strategic and technical leadership and supervision of the office’s program operations. The OPS TL takes a leading role in drafting and/or revising components of USAID/Ethiopia’s Operational Plan, Performance Management Plan, Performance Plan and Report, and other programmatic documents, as necessary. The OPS TL must have demonstrated ability to exercise significant, independent professional judgment to anticipate and address both systemic and ad hoc and often complex challenges related to program and activity design, budgeting, and implementation as well as organized administrative management of a large public health operation. Strong interpersonal skills, including strong oral and written communication are required to establish and maintain collaborative relations with counterparts, both inside and outside of USAID. The Mission is seeking an organized self-starter who will be responsive to client needs, has the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, is a quintessential team player, and can be easily integrated into the existing management team. Travel is expected up to 15% of the time.

  1. Statement of Duties to be Performed

Technical Leadership and Expertise on Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation of USAID health programs (45%)

  • Works with Program Office in leading the Health Offices planning processes: Operational Plan (OP) for MCH, FP/RH, WASH, TB and Nutrition programs, Country Operational Plan (COP) for PEPFAR programs, and Malaria Operational Plan (MOP) for all malaria programs.
  • Leads the Health Office’s work on all internal and external reporting processes: quarterly management reviews, portfolio reviews, quarterly, semi-annual and annual Performance Progress Report as well as PEPFAR-specific reviews with S/GAC and the Ethiopian Government.
  • Monitor, analyze and evaluate the implementation, results, and accomplishments of projects and activities to assess their effectiveness, efficiency, and significance.
  • Provide leadership for the design and development of the Mission’s knowledge management and performance monitoring systems. Ensure lessons learned are used to adapt programming in a timely manner.
  • Guide the Health Office’s communications and outreach efforts, including updating and developing materials for public outreach and communication, coordinating a variety of public events and visits, and organizing internal workshops and retreats.
  • Make site visits as necessary to observe program results and to interface with project implementation partners.

Management of the Operations Team in the Health Office (40%)

  • Lead a team of professionals working on learning, monitoring and evaluation, finance and budget, program support, knowledge management and communications in alignment with Mission guidance and timelines and ensure their professional learning (training). Mentor and coach subordinates. Provide direct feedback (both positive and constructive) to staff on a regular basis to improve individual and team performance.
  • Ensures full staffing of the Operations Team within the office, hiring and recruiting as necessary to fill vacancies in collaboration with the Health Office Management Team. Manages staff development, promotions and support as required for current team members.
  • Lead the Health Office’s relationship with the program office to ensure that the front office complies with Program Office initiatives, taskers, processes and deadlines.
  • Apply strong knowledge of U.S. Government and USAID policies, regulations and procedures to the development and management of USAID/Ethiopia health programs based on a comprehensive understanding of U.S., national and regional development needs and objectives, and support office AOR/CORs in their understanding of these regulations.
  • Help lead program and budget planning – including the design, development, documentation, and amending (as needed) of the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy, Performance Management Plan, and new projects, and coordinate related approval processes. Coordinate and recommend to the Health Office Management Team on program budget resource requests and ensure alignment with strategic priorities.
  • Direct the development and preparation of Agency and congressionally required Health Office reports, and budgets for submission to, and approval by, USAID/Washington, including the annual Operational Plan (OP), Congressional Budget Justification, Performance Plan and Report (PPR), and Congressional Notifications (CN).

Support Office oversight processes such as site visit trackers and tools, and Regional representation. Representation (15%)

  • Serve as a key member of the Health Office Management Team, Mission CLA working group, and other cross-office/cross-mission teams as needed. Serves as the key POC of the Health office to the Program Office.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong collaborative relations with key external stakeholders within key GOE Ministries and institutions, USAID /Washington/GH, O/GAC and the PEFPAR interagency, and other donors as needed.
  • Flexibly support the Health Office and Mission through a variety of other assigned tasks. Responds to urgent, complex information requests and action items as needed.
  • Guide the Health Office staff on their GoE regional representation roles for effective partnership and relationship building between USAID Health Office and Regional Health Bureaus.

 

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

  1. Supervisory Relationship

The Operations TL will be supervised by the Health Office Director or his/her designee. S/he should require minimal supervision in carrying out routine responsibilities and expect only general guidance for most tasks. The scope and flexibility of the duties will demand a great deal of initiative to identify and test innovative approaches and solutions in complex situations and requires the ability to work independently.

 

  1. Supervisory Controls

The incumbent will directly supervise at least two local hires.

 

  1. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

 

  1. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

 

  1. Education: A minimum of master’s degree in international development, management, economics, business, or a similar field.

 

  1. Prior Experience: Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in strategy development and managing international development programs with large international organizations of which two years must be as a supervisor or team leader and at least two years must involve monitoring and evaluation.

 

  1. Language: Fluent in spoken and written English (IV) and Amharic (IV).

 

  • EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with candidates 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 candidates 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 candidates 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.

 Rating factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified candidates in comparison to other candidates. Candidates 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:

 EVALUATION FACTORS

EDUCATION (10 points):  Points will be given for (1) education above the minimum level and/or (2) specialized education pertinent to the position. and/or (3) specialized training pertinent to the position.

WORK EXPERIENCE (35 points): Points will be given for (1) experience above the minimum levels required, (2) specialized experience pertinent to the position, (3) experience in pertinent development assistance activities, (4) experience in development organizations that are large and/or international.

KNOWLEDGE (35 points): Extensive knowledge of international development program management, including budget planning and oversight. Ability to master understanding of the Program Cycle ,  Knowledge of leadership concepts and management principles, and an understanding of USAID’s mission and priorities. Knowledge about Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation principles.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES (20 points): Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, communication (written and oral), and management skills. Excellent organizational and coordination skills. Ability and experience to mentor, coach and supervise staff, and delegate appropriately. Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including programmatic, demographic, and scientific information. Demonstrated ability to work independently within agreed-upon parameters with minimal supervision or guidance, while exercising sound judgment, and communicating back within the team and office context. Exceptional interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, and credibility, with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with people of varied professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds, and with the skill and art to combine public sector thinking with private sector outlooks. Capability of producing high quality work, often under time pressure and in complex situations with little direction; and excellent prioritization skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with the flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment. Ability to understand incentive structures and engage and persuade senior-level executives and other key stakeholders at all levels. Proven ability to communicate quickly, clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing, including ability to prepare technical reports, presentations and briefings. S/he should have demonstrated team building and development skills. Incumbent should also have advanced skill in computer literacy, including ease and skill in using word processing programs, spreadsheet applications, presentation software; familiarity with use of email, web-based programs like google doc, google sheet, google slide, etc.; and familiarity with the worldwide web.

 INTERVIEW PERFORMANCE (80 points)- All short-listed candidates will go through the interview process to check for knowledge. The interview will have a total weight of 80 points.

 WRITTEN TEST (20 points) – In order to check skills and abilities, short-listed candidates will go through a written test which will have a weight of 20 points.

BASIS OF RATING: Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be evaluated in accordance with the Evaluation and Selection Factors.

Candidates should address these factors in the offer package, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to the factors. Failure to address the Evaluation and Selection Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The highest-ranking applicants may be selected for an interview and writing test. Interviews may be conducted either in person or by telephone/video call at USAID’s discretion. Final rating and ranking for the candidates will be based on the initial evaluation of the applications, interview performance, and writing test. USAID/Ethiopia will not pay for any expenses associated with interviews.

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

Reference checks will be conducted for the highest-ranking candidates.  Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the candidate’s cover letter, and USAID will not contact those references without contacting the candidate.

 

  1. SUBMITTING AN OFFER

 Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit

 

  1.  the offer form DS-174 (Application for U.S. Federal employment) along with a cover letter 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.  a resume in English
  3. a written statement that responds to the requirements of the position (Section III: Evaluation and Selection Factors), and
  4. contact information for a minimum of three and a maximum of five references, including at least two references with direct knowledge of the offeror’s past performance.

 

Further Guidance:

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

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation Number in the offer submission.

Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov and the email subject must say– solicitation 72066321R10011, USAID Project Management Specialist (Operations Team Leader). Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each page.

 Please do not submit more than one application; and

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, or EAT).

  1. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARD

The Contracting Candidates 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)

 

  1. 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.

  1. ALLOWANCES (as applicable):

Meal allowance and miscellaneous benefit allowance.

  • TAXES

Cooperating Country Nationals are expected to comply with all relevant Ethiopian laws and regulations.

  • 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

 

  1. 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_

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.