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USAID Project Management Specialist (Health) (Closes January 1, 2020)
- GENERAL INFORMATION
- SOLICITATION NO.: 72066320R10001
- ISSUANCE DATE: December 18, 2019
- CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: January 01, 2020 before and/or on 5:00PM Ethiopian local time (close of business).
- POSITION TITLE: USAID Project Management Specialist (Health).
- MARKET VALUE: FSN-12, $27,642 to $49,770 annual basic salary.
In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of
[USAID/Ethiopia]. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
- 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.
- PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: US Embassy, Entoto Road, Addis Ababa with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.
- SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Regional Security Office certification.
- STATEMENT OF DUTIES
- General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
The USAID/Ethiopia Health Office is responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of all USAID-financed health activities in support of the Ethiopian Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP), and successor plans. The Health Office is currently comprised of four teams: Family Health (FH), Health Systems and Resilience (HS&R), Malaria and Infectious Disease (ID). The Health Team portfolio covers a range of program elements including, but not limited to: Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH), Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), Nutrition, Water and Sanitation (WASH), Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programming, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Health Sector Reform. The USAID Project Management Specialist (Senior Health Adviser) will be responsible for providing technical oversight and management of activities related to Preventing Maternal and Child Deaths through primary health care strengthening with a focus on the developing regional states and agro pastoralist/pastoralists parts of the agrarian regions for the FH team. The incumbent will work in collaboration with the HS&R, Malaria and ID teams and other USAID technical offices as relevant, but particularly Economic Growth and Transformation (EG&T) and Assets and Livelihoods in Transition (ALT) for nutrition and WASH programming. The USAID Project Management Specialist (Senior Child Health Adviser) will provide technical, operational and management support to the FH Team in the Health office and will be involved in the planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public health programs. The incumbent will use his/her independent judgment and initiative to provide day-to-day technical, management and administrative oversight for selected USAID programs with minimal supervision. S/he will utilize his/her technical skills and knowledge of project implementation, monitoring and evaluation to ensure programs are meeting desired results as well as identify opportunities for new initiatives. The USAID Project Management Specialist (Senior Health Adviser) will actively participate in all relevant aspects of the Health Office portfolio, other teams within USAID/Ethiopia, and the broader US Mission in Ethiopia to ensure appropriate links among programs are made. The overall function of this position is twofold: the incumbent will provide technical guidance to support primary health care service implementation using a HSS lens in emerging regions and agro-pastoralist/pastoralists parts of the agrarian regions to both Government of Ethiopia (GOE) counterparts, USAID implementing partners and key stakeholders; and will be responsible for overall technical, representational and programmatic oversight for one or more aspects of the child health portfolio, namely newborn health, management of childhood illnesses, nutrition, immunization and/or HSS aspects relevant to child health.
- Statement of Duties to be Performed
- Program Management (50%)
- Coordinates with GOE officials to establish priorities, resource inputs, expected results and implementation timeframes, taking into consideration the Mission’s Health Office objectives, GOE needs and expectations, resource constraints and the capabilities of implementing partners;
- Serves as an Agreement Officer’s Representative for certain activities after completion of AOR/COR training and a period of on-the job training;
- Monitors activity progress including identification and review of achievements and performance gaps. Initiates appropriate corrective actions in consultation with the Team Leader and/or Deputy Team Leader as well as with the Agreement Officer as appropriate;
- Reviews performance reports and work plans to ensure that partners(s) are in compliance with bilateral government agreements and with the performance expectations outlined in their agreement(s)/contract(s) with USAID. Ensures quality and timely receipt of reports, work plans, budgets etc.; and provides timely, appropriate feedback;
- Ensures implementing partners are in compliance with all relevant USAID regulations and procedures. The Senior Child Health Adviser will work with the Contracts Officer to communicate with partners regarding USAID rules and regulations as well as their obligations to USAID;
- Works with the Strategic Information Advisor to update relevant performance indicators;
- Initiates and prepares required USAID internal documentation to support program monitoring and implementation, including those required for quarterly and annual reporting;
- Conducts regular site visits to review program implementation and meet with beneficiaries. Documents and communicates relevant findings from field visits to USAID, implementing partners and GOE counterparts;
- Ensures that program achievements and lessons learned are disseminated to appropriate stakeholders;
- Coordinates with Mission financial analysts to track project expenditures and pipeline for assigned programs. Coordinates the timing of incremental funding;
- Advises Mission Financial Management Office on the liquidation of advances and ensures that the Health Office activities comply with USAID financial documentation procedures;
- Reviews and recommends approval or disallowance of project disbursements;
- Ensures the compliance with Non-Federal Audits and the closure of open audit recommendations.
- Technical Leadership and Representation (40%)
- Provides technical leadership within USAID/Ethiopia, GOE and other key health forums on child health and primary health care strengthening in pastoralist and semi-pastoralist areas of Ethiopia;
- Liaises with middle/senior level officials from the GOE, NGOs, Donors and other implementing agencies in the specialized areas for which the incumbent is responsible;
- Provides technical oversight, advice and direction on matters relating to strategy and policy at the highest governmental and NGO levels and among the various governmental, national, international, and non-governmental organizations;
- Provides technical and program assistance including drafting briefing papers, cables, memos, etc. for information and action. Participates in briefings and field trips for officials as required;
- Ensures that the specialized areas for which the incumbent is responsible are responsive to GOE needs and well integrated and harmonized within the overall Health portfolio as well as with other donors and stakeholders working in the same specialized areas;
- Represents USAID/Ethiopia and serves as the primary point of contact with designated directorates within the FMOH, technical working groups and national/sub-national forums (e.g. child survival TWG at regional level);
- Identifies policy or technical barriers to effective service delivery and works with the GOE at the Federal, Regional and/or local level to develop and implement corrective resolutions;
- Establishes mechanisms with GOE at the Federal, regional and/or local level, NGOs, and other bilateral and multi-lateral donors to reinforce and coordinate the respective assistance efforts;
- Keeps abreast on new developments in the literature on key technical areas for which the incumbent is responsible;
- Prepares the documentation for and participates in internal USAID management reviews;
- Fully participates in the design and finalization of the annual USAID Operations Plan (OP) and may be called upon to participate in the Operational Plan development of other technical teams (e.g. HIV/AIDS, Malaria);
- Fully participates in the semi-annual and annual program performance reviews;
- Operational Research (10%)
- Support operational research (OR) activities on Primary Health Care delivery in the emerging regions and agro pastoralist/pastoralist areas of the agrarian regions, preventing child and maternal death, and child health. As relevant, support the broader Health team as a cross-cutting area of activity;
- Conduct program evaluations and/or prepare scopes of work for independent evaluations for projects related to assigned technical areas;
- Coordinate the operational research agenda and activities with relevant implementing partners.
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.
- Supervisory Relationship
Works under the general supervision of the Health Office Director, or designate, but carries out his/her responsibilities with minimal technical direction. Incumbent is accountable for results in his/her area to the FH Team and the Mission. His/Her performance is evaluated annually, based on the achievement of work objectives and performance measures.
- Supervisory Controls
- AREA OF CONSIDERATION: 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.
- PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
- POINT OF CONTACT: email@example.com; Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist.
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
- EDUCATION: A Master of Public Health is required.
- PRIOR EXPERIENCE: A minimum of seven years of Public Health implementation experience (with a focus on the MNCH health program design, management, and evaluation), including five years of clinical experience is required. Demonstrated related work experience in at least one of the four developing regional states (Afar, Somali, Gambella, and Benishangul-Gumuz) and/or the agro-pastoralist/pastoralist parts of the agrarian regions in Ethiopia is required. Experience working with international and national donors, NGOs and the GOE is preferred. Experience managing donor funded activities is desirable.
- LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) English. The ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Amharic Level IV (Fluent) is essential and knowledge of one or more other major Ethiopian languages is desirable.
- EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS
The following evaluation factors for evaluating applications are established. The Technical Evaluation Committee will establish the competitive range/cut-off points per the evaluation factors listed below. Applicants are encouraged to provide a narrative for each selection criteria listed below in this section. This information will be used for evaluating and scoring each criterion. The TEC will conduct interviews with all offerors in the competitive range and provide the final rating and ranking of the offerors based on the interview and the CO must consider findings from the reference checks as part of the responsibility determination. Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each page.
EDUCATION (10 points): A Master of Public Health is required.
EXPERIENCE (35 points): A minimum of seven years of Public Health Implementation Experience (with a focus on the MNCH health program design, management, and evaluation), including five years of clinical experience is required. Demonstrated related work experience in at least one of the four developing regional states (Afar, Somali, Gambella, and Benishangul-Gumuz) and/or the agro pastoralist/pastoralist parts of the agrarian regions in Ethiopia is required. Experience working with international and national donors, NGOs and the GOE is preferred. Experience managing donor funded activities is desirable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES (55 points): Incumbent must have knowledge of the Ethiopian Government’s Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP), the Ethiopian health system and other donor programs related to MNCH. A solid background in one or more areas specific to child health, such as management of childhood illness, nutrition, immunization, newborn health, is required. Knowledge of public health program design, implementation and evaluation is required. Experience with a health systems strengthening approach to primary health care is desirable.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English and Amharic. Incumbent must have the technical and professional credibility to establish and maintain cordial and effective working relationships with high-level national and sub-national GOE counterparts, other donor, and key international and national health stakeholders. S/he must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills in cross-cultural settings and must work effectively in a team structure. Incumbent must be able to use relevant computer applications (e.g. word processing, excel, e-mail) to support program development and management requirements.
- PRESENTING AN OFFER
- Eligible Offerors are required to complete 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/.
- 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, item 12.
- Copies of credential documents (i.e., degree, training certificates, etc.);
- Application must be submitted ONLY via firstname.lastname@example.org and the email subject must say– solicitation, 72066320R10001 – USAID Project Management Specialist (Health). This solicitation can also be accessed by https://www.usaid.gov/ethiopia/vacancy-announcement/fsn-proj-mgt-specialist-health-dec-2019.
- Please submit the application only once; and
- 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).
- To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission.
- LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES
Once the Contracting Officer 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.
- Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
- Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)
- Finger Print Card (FD-258)
- USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs
USAID regulations and policies governing CCN/TCN PSC awards are available at these sources:
- 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
- Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms
- 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
- 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
END OF SOLICITATION
Safety and Security Assistant (January 12, 2020)
POSITION TITLE: Safety and Security Assistant
OPEN TO: Ethiopian Nationals
OPENING DATE: December 17, 2019
CLOSING DATE: January 12, 2020
WORK HOURS: Full-time: 40 hours/week
SALARY: From $12,812 to $22,508 to be paid in ETB
The role of the Safety and Security Assistant (SSA) is to provide administrative support to the safety and security program. The primary responsibilities of the SSA are assisting in the analysis, reporting and response to sexual harassment and sexual assault incidents; preparing reports, training materials and other resource materials; and maintaining up-to-date contact information for sexual harassment and sexual assault experts and authorities, local and national police, transportation, and consolidation points. In addition, the SSA will act as the back-up to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM). The Peace Corps Office of Safety and Security provides technical oversight of security related staff. The SSA reports to the SSM who manages day to day workload.
When the SSM is unavailable, the SSA may also be the contact point with the Peace Corps Safety and Security Officer (PCSSO), Regional Security Advisor (RSA), U.S. Embassy security officials, and local law enforcement agencies in carrying out the responsibilities designated below or as directed by the Country Director (CD).
Technical review, evaluation and training can be conducted by the SSM and the PCSSO.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree in law, crime, gender, adult education, management, psychology, or a minimum of four years of professional experience working in law, crime, gender, adult education, management, or psychology.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- At least two years of experience designing and facilitating training for adult learners, in both English and a local language
- Prior experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships with other organizations, including local law enforcement, sexual harassment and sexual assault experts and authorities, criminal justice, emergency management and or other NGO/development agencies
- Level IV (fluent) in reading, writing and speaking in English as measured through oral interviews and less than 3 grammatical errors in written submissions. The ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken professional English is essential and required
- Demonstrated local language fluency in Amharic, Afan Oromo or Tigrenia as measured through oral interviews.
- Experience with Peace Corps processes, training approach and systems and knowledge of Peace Corps Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Reporting (SARRR) Program is highly desirable
- Experience responding to victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault using the trauma informed care and victim centered approach
- Ability to analyze sexual harassment and sexual assault crime trends and other risks and propose mitigation strategies
- Experience with safety and security programs or law enforcement
- Experience as a primary contact, designated staff or first responder for victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault, and or experience in counseling victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault on support, reporting, care provision and / or prosecution
- Experience in training Ethiopian community members on intervention strategies to support victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault and on mitigation strategies to help reduce incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault
- Experience in representing, accompanying or advocating for victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault during medical, prosecutorial or other official appointments
- Direct experience with sexual harassment or sexual assault
- Ability to function comfortably and effectively within American and Ethiopian cultural contexts in both informal and professional settings with Trainees, Volunteers, colleagues, Host Agency Officials, Peace Corps/Washington, the American Embassy, and others
- Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite, and other basic computer knowledge
- Demonstrated experience managing tasks and time in a high-stress environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. Is proactive and self-motivated.
Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements must submit the following documents:
- Cover letter, maximum 2 pages, demonstrating how the applicant meets minimum required qualifications.
- A current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes 3 professional references.
- Optional: Any other succinct documentation that supports your candidacy.
Applications should be addressed to:
Human Resources/SSA Recruit
Peace Corps Ethiopia
Via Email: ET-Recruitment@peacecorps.gov with a subject line “Your Full Name/SSA”
Via Post: Peace Corps P.O. Box 7788, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
*Only select one delivery method. Please do not send to both.*
The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the position are welcome to apply.
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.