Feb 15, 2018

USA Embassy in Ethiopia Current Job Opportunities

  • Embassy of The United States of America (US Embassy in Ethiopia) -Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time Administration/Clerical NGO/Nonprofit/Social Services

Job Description

Embassy of the United States of America in Addis Ababa

Current Job Vacancies in Ethiopia

 

1.     Food Security Coordinator (FSC) (Closes March 12, 2018 )

 

Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor (PSC)

Food Security Coordinator

USAID/Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

 SOLICITATION NO: 72066318R00009

  1. ISSUANCE DATE: February 13, 2018
  2. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: March 12, 2018 before and/or on 5:00 PM (Ethiopian local time)
  3. POSITION TITLE: Food Security Coordinator (FSC)
  4. MARKET VALUE: GS-13 ($75,628 – $98,317 per annum).  The final compensation rate 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. Please note that U.S. resident-hire PSCs are not eligible for any fringe benefits (except contributions for FICA, health insurance, and life insurance), including differentials and allowances.
  5. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (two) year, with options to extend for three (3) additional years, one year at a time. Extensions will be contingent on satisfactory performance, continued need for the services and availability of funds.  No PSC contract may exceed a five year period of performance.
  6. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: USAID/Ethiopia,  Addis Ababa
  7. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: The selected candidate must be able to obtain both the appropriate security and medical clearances within a reasonable period of time. In addition, the requirements of the position will likely require the candidate to obtain a USG Secret clearance. If such clearances are not obtained within a reasonable time or negative suitability issues are involved, any offer made may be rescinded.
  8. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: S. Citizens and US Permanent Residents with valid work authorization for Ethiopia, to include Eligible Family Members (EFMs) assigned to post.

Per AIDAR Appendix D, 1 (5), Resident Hire” means a U.S. citizen who, at the time of hire as a PSC, resides in the cooperating coutry:

A spouse of a U.S. citizen employed: (A) by a U.S. government agency; or (B) under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement; or (C) under any other contract or agreement that provides for repatriation to the United States; or for reasons other than employment: (A) with a U.S. government agency; or (B) under any U.S. government financed contract or agreements; or (C) under any other contract or employment arrangment that provides for repatriation to the United States; 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.

  1. STATEMENT OF DUTIES
  2. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
  3. Background of the Project

As a member of USAID/Ethiopia’s Assets and Livelihoods Transition Office (ALT), the incumbent will serve as the Food Security Coordinator (FSC) to the Mission. The FSC will coordinate USAID programs supporting the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (GFDRE)’s programs in food security and ensure that USAID activities support the Mission’s strategic development objectives and the overall Mission strategy, the Global Food Security Strategy, the Feed the Future Initiative, and USAID objectives in Ethiopia to build the resilience of vulnerable populations.  The FSC will be the primary point of contact for food security matters on the ALT team, serve as the Food Security Team Leader, and will represent USAID/Ethiopia in broader donor and government fora covering food security issues, with a particular focus on, but not limited to, the Productive Safety Net Program (PNSP).

Safety Net and Food Security Programming in Ethiopia

USAID has supported the evolution of the Ethiopian Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) since its beginning in 2005.  Currently in its fourth phase – PSNP4 – the safety net is implemented by the Government pooling resources from 11 donors and development partners along with an increasing amount of resources from the Ethiopian government. The PSNP provides regular cash or food transfers to 8 million chronically food insecure people across Ethiopia. The food/cash-for-work component supports public works programs related to landscape restoration, irrigation, and agro-forestry. The PSNP has demonstrated that safety nets – when provided in a predictable, regular manner – can protect households from the negative impacts of shocks.

The objective of the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP4) is: Resilience to shocks and livelihoods enhanced and food security and nutrition improved for rural households vulnerable to food insecurity.Originally, the PSNP was not designed to graduate households on its own.  In addition to a safety net that smooths consumption and prevents backsliding, other measures are also needed to help people build their assets and escape from poverty. Previously, these other measures were provided through the Government’s Household Asset Building program (HABP).  With strong USAID advocacy to improve coordination and link livelihoods support more directly to PSNP beneficiaries, this livelihoods support work is now supported under the Livelihoods Component of PSNP4 which includes three livelihoods pathways: on-farm, off-farm and employment. USAID livelihoods investments are aligned with these efforts.  In 2017 PSNP4 underwent a reform under the Rural Productive Safety Net Program that addressed gaps in financing for PSNP4 and set out an agenda to improve and achieve a more predictable safety net system seeking to better integrate PSNP and humanitarian assistance programing under a common operational framework to better manage the selection, administration, and payments to beneficiaries.

  1. Organizational Location of Position:

The position title is the Food Security Coordinator (FSC).  The FSC will be a part of the USAID/Ethiopia’s ALT team and will work with all appropriate Mission development objectives (DO) teams to better serve vulnerable food insecure populations with food security and resilience oriented strategies and programming.  The FSC will contribute to related crosscutting  activities such as nutrition, gender, and youth.  Within ALT, across USAID, and in conjunction with USAID implementing partners and other partners such as other donors and the Government of Ethiopia, the FSC will support ALT’s agenda for Collaboration, Learning and Adapting.  The FSC will directly support senior Mission management as well as relevant offices in the Embassy in formulating and articulating appropriate food security strategy policy and activities to address vulnerability among the chronically food insecure, including the coordination of USAID’s support to the PSNP and support for an improved continuum of response across safety net and humanitarian beneficiaries.

The FSC will contribute to the Mission’s work under the U.S. Global Food Security Strategy for Ethiopia, including Feed the Future and Food for Peace Title II supported programming targeted at chronically food insecure populations.  The FSC will have an important role in supporting the operationalization of the PSNP4 livelihoods component of PSNP4 supported by USAID and other donors in collaboration with the Food Security Coordination Directorate at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  1. Statement of Duties to be Performed

Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

Technical Expertise (30%)

  1. Stay abreast of current GFDRE and donor thinking with regard to chronic and transitory food insecurity and social protection in Ethiopia, including overall policy, strategy and programs.
  2. Lead the ALT Office Food Security Team and provide technical guidance on activities managed by the Team to ensure strategic coherence and programmatic coordination with important USG initiatives and requirements, including the Global Food Security Strategy and Feed the Future, Food for Peace Guidance, and Mission strategies around resilience and nutrition.
  3. The FSC is expected to remain generally informed of the latest research and trends in food security, social protection, and resilience literature, specifically as in regards to safety nets. Familiarity with policy and program discussions on Disaster Risk Management, Social Protection and Climate Change, and the relationship between the three agendas and the ability to program these agendas is essential.
  4. Support the design and procurement of USAID food security and resilience oriented programming to reduce chronic poverty and address the needs of food insecure populations.
  5. As required, the FSC will analyze and draft briefing documents, program descriptions, scopes of work, reports, speeches, responses to queries, inputs for annual reporting and progress updates etc. on USAID programs and progress in the sector.

Coordination and Representation (50%)

  1. Serve as the primary technical USAID representative to the PSNP Donor Working Group and fully participate and represent USAID in technical working groups and other coordination meetings. During the U.S. Chair of the Donor Working Group, undertake chairing and leadership responsibilities, as needed. The FSC will keep the ALT Office Chief and Deputy Chief apprised of all developments within the donor community and GFDRE.
  2. As required, lead discussions and negotiations with the host nation, on behalf of the entire PSNP Donor Working Group to ensure common approaches, identify issues, set the policy agenda, and propose recommended solutions acceptable to key stakeholders. These tasks will require senior-level relationships with both the GFDRE and donor community, and demand from the incumbent, a willingness to be flexible and to act in the best interests of the program and other donors.
  3. Represent USAID at workshops, forums and meetings advocating for USAID food security related objectives and programming. The incumbent will represent USAID/Ethiopia at food security forums, including but not limited to the PSNP Donor Working Group, technical working groups, and in Joint Review and Implementation Support (JRIS) and other assessments. The FSC will take a lead role in supporting the implementation of PSNP through regular coordination meetings and participation in dialogue, decision-making, and follow-up with the GFDRE and other donors.
  4. The FSC will participate fully in and, as necessary, provide guidance to USAID projects that contribute to Ethiopia’s Safety Net, and associated programs and activities programmed under USAID/Ethiopia’s CDCS. This will include providing strategic guidance to the Mission’s Title II development food assistance programs and Mission-funded livelihood support activities.
  5. The FSC will identify, support, and provide technical support to learning and programming opportunities across the ALT Office and broader Mission including support for ALT’s joint learning agenda. The FSC is expected to liaise with other ALT teams, including the Program and Resource Management Team, The DREMR Team, and the Program Management and Monitoring Team, to support ALT’s and the broader Mission’s efforts in collaboration, learning and adaptation as they relate to the food security portfolio. The FSC will seek to share USAID lessons learned and assimilate lessons from other donors through engaging with partners under the PSNP Donor Working Group.

Administrative Management and Supervision (20%)

  1. The FSC is responsible for supervising the Food Security Team of three senior Foreign Service Nationals (FSN) and oversees all related administrative processes for the members of FS Team. This includes day to day management of the staff and completion of annual performance reviews, reviews of position descriptions, professional development plans and leave requests.  The incumbent will also advise, consult, and notify ALT Office management on personnel matters relevant to the team that require action.
  2. The FSC is responsible for monitoring Food Security Team budgets. This includes reviewing budget requests for appropriateness, monitoring use of funds and burn rates to ensure timely spending, reviewing quarterly pipeline reviews/budget status reports, following up on irregular audit findings, providing advice for realignments of budgets, and reviewing accruals.
  3. As necessary, the incumbent prepares progress reports on Food Security Team activities. These include the annual USAID Operational Plan and the Annual Performance Report.
  4. The FSC will be responsible for understanding and incorporating USAID core values and USAID Ethiopia’s Leadership Behavior Charter in all aspects of his/her work.
  5. Supervision Received

The FSC will report to the Deputy Chief of the ALT Office at USAID/Ethiopia.  As required, s/he will provide in-depth briefings on food security issues including the PSNP, aspects of Feed the Future and resilience programming for the Mission Director and Ambassador, as well as Mission staff.  S/he may receive guidance from senior Mission management as the situation warrants.  The FSC will be expected to show strong independent initiative and work with minimal supervision.

  1. Supervision Exercised

The FSC will directly manage a team of at least three FSNs.

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: S. Citizens and US Permanent Residents with valid work authorization for Ethiopia, to include Eligible Family Members (EFMs) assigned to post.
  2. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
  3. POINT OF CONTACT: Shelby Hunt, S/EXO, and/or Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist, email at addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.
  4. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

This position requires a combination of high-level technical, analytical, communication and managerial skills combined with senior-level public diplomacy skills.  The following specific qualifications are necessary:

EDUCATION: REQUIRED: A master’s degree in international development assistance, public administration, business administration, agriculture, social protection, food security and nutrition or another related field is required.  A master’s degree can be substituted with an additional three years of relevant development experience.

WORK EXPERIENCE: REQUIRED: A minimum of seven years related development experience including social protection, rural development, agricultural development, food aid assistance, poverty reduction or other resilience related development activities is required.  Experience in the support of donor-government relations will be given extra weight, as will experience working with USAID.  Experience designing and implementing safety net food security, poverty reduction, livelihoods diversification, or resilience related programming  is a considered a plus.

LANGUAGE: Fluent English speaking, reading and writing are required. Amharic language skill at the conversational level is considered an advantage.

  • EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS
  1. SELECTION PROCESS AND INSTRUCTIONS

After the closing date for receipt of applications, a committee will convene to review applications that meet the minimum requirements and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria. Applications from candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be scored. As part of the selection process, finalist candidates will be interviewed. Reference checks will be made only for applicants considered as finalists. The applicant’s references must be able to provide substantive information about his/her past performance and abilities. If an applicant does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the applicant’s cover letter; USAID will delay such reference checks pending the applicant’s concurrence.

Those applicants who meet the minimum education and experience qualifications will be evaluated based on the content of their application as well as on the applicant’s writing, presentation, and communication skills. To be considered for this position, applicants are required to address each of the Selection Criteria on a separate sheet, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education, and/or awards or recognition they have received relevant to each criteria described below, citing specific, illustrative examples to address each factor.  Responses are limited to 1,000 words per factor, Times New Roman font, 12-font size, and 1” margins. Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each additional page.

  1. EVALUATION FACTORS

Selection will be based on the following criteria (Maximum of 100 Points Available):

FACTOR #1: TECHNICAL EXPERTISE (20 points)

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working on strategy, policy and programs related to food security, resilience, poverty reduction, livelihoods support, linking the poor to markets, social protection, and/or safety nets in a developing country context.

FACTOR #2: PROGRAM COORDINATION (20 points)

Demonstrated experience in operating effectively in cross-cultural environments and working with host country government officials and other donors and development partners. This includes experience in donor coordination, and/or ability to to design, develop and manage programs, coordinate the work of multiple implementing partners, align programs with host country policies and programs, and/or support collaboration, learning and adapting among staff, implementing partners and host government officials.

FACTOR #3: COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH (20 points)

Demonstrated experience in chairing and facilitating meetings and/or public speaking and presentation experience.  Highlight relationship development, negotiation, advocacy, and consensus building experience with donors, development partners, and host government officials.

The Evaluation Factors listed will be the basis for evaluating and ranking applicants for the position. Applicants will be scored based on the documentation submitted within the application. Only the highest-ranked applicants will be interviewed.

  1. BASIS OF RATING

Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience requirements and basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of their Evaluation Factor responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked will also be evaluated on their interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks. The Applicant Rating System is as follows:

Evaluation Factors: 60 points

Factor #1 20 points

Factor #2 20 points

Factor #3 20 points

Interview Performance: 40 points

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

Total Possible Points: 100

  1. APPLYING

Applicants must provide at least three references with current contact information, preferably both an e-mail address and a telephone number.  (The Selection Committee will conduct reference checks of the highest ranked applicants). References will be asked to complete a questionnaire that assesses the applicant’s technical knowledge, work performance, communication skills, and group dynamics, using the above specific criteria. The references will be asked to provide a general assessment of the applicant’s suitability for the position.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure submitted references are available to provide a written or verbal reference in a timely manner.

All applicants must complete the attached Application for Employment (AID 302-3) and submit a cover letter outlining their relevant qualification and experience for the position.  Family Members who fulfil the minimum requirements will be considered.

Only applicants who meet or exceed the stated position requirements will be considered.  All applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration (please make sure to submit all documentation that certify your eligibility to work in the country).Eligible Family Members (EFMs) should provide a copy of the assignment cable.

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

  1. Letter of application/cover letter.
  2. Eligible offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 302-3, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts,” available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms. In addition, please complete the attached cover letter.
  3. Current resume/CV.
  4. 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 13.

  1. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer
  2. Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov and the email subject must say –: 72066318R00009 Food Security Coordinator
  3. Please submit the application only once.
  4. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered; the application must be submitted before or on the closing date at local Ethiopian time 5 p.m.
  5.  LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

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)
  5. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES

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

  1. BENEFITS:
  • Employer’s FICA Contribution
  • Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
  1. ALLOWANCES:

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

U.S. resident-hire PSCs are not eligible for any fringe benefits (except contributions for FICA, health insurance, and life insurance), including differentials and allowances.

  • TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.

  • USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

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

  1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix D, “Direct USAID Contracts with a S. Citizen or a U.S. Resident Alien 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.
  2. 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 .
  3. 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

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission in Ethiopia 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. USAID/Ethiopia 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.

 

 

2.     Education Technical Trainer (Open til filled)

 

Peace Corps Ethiopia is seeking to employ an educational technical trainer, please find the specification for the job attached on the vacancy announcement.

POSITION TITLE:               Education Technical Trainer

OPENING DATE:               January 24, 2018

CLOSING DATE:                 Open till filled

WORK HOURS:                 Full-time 40 hours/week

LOCATION:                         Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ELIGIBILITY:                        U.S. Citizens and Ethiopian Nationals are eligible to apply

SALARY:                       Annual Salary range:  $23,000– 30,000, depending upon experience. Benefits include:  Housing.

Position Summary:

The Education Technical Trainer leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of a professional training sequence of integrated technical learning activities designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for Peace Corps Volunteers to work effectively as English Teachers in rural high schools across four regions of Ethiopia.  The Education Project is a TEFL certification program whereby Volunteers undergo comprehensive TEFL training and assessment during their service, with the expectation that they will qualify to be TEFL certified by the end of their two years of service.   This position reports to the Education Program Manager and works under the supervision of the Training Manager during Pre Service Training. The Director of Programming and Training is the evaluator for the position.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in TESOL, TEFL, English language learning, or linguistics, plus teaching certification (if candidate does not have teaching certification, 5 years of demonstrated professional teaching experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is required)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience teaching English in the classroom setting (primary or secondary level).
  • At least two years’ experience designing and facilitating training utilizing participatory and non-formal adult education techniques.
  • Specialized knowledge or experience in all or most of the following:
    • Supporting the professional development of English teachers in their English proficiency and student-centered teaching techniques
    • Working knowledge of language learning theories and philosophies and experience adapting and designing interactive language teaching methodologies
    • Creating teaching materials
    • Reviewing, adapting and training from a formal curriculum such as textbooks and syllabi
    • Developing classroom-based and general communication skill assessments
    • Communicative learning techniques
    • Developing afterschool and summer youth programs focused on English proficiency
    • Using on line learning modules for technical training and communities of practice
    • The certification process and requirements for TEFL or TESOL
  • Native fluency level in reading, writing and speaking English required.
  • Advanced computer skills, including database management and Microsoft Office software skills (Excel, Word, Access, Publisher, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to live in community-based training site for duration of Pre-Service Training (3 months a year).
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and in a fast-paced and high-stress work environment.
  • Experience working in multicultural setting with U.S. Americans.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in English, TEFL, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or education related field.
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer status is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with Ethiopian education system and English language curriculum.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching others with emphasis on the cross cultural adjustment process.
  • Familiarity with Ethiopian culture, language, communities, and geographical regions.

To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter, maximum 2 pages, demonstrating how the applicant meets minimum required qualifications and the applicant’s commitment to living and working in Ethiopia.
  2. A current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes 3 professional references.
  3. Optional: Any other succinct documentation that supports your candidacy.

Submit as follows:

Nancy Yuill

Director of Programming and Training

Peace Corps Ethiopia

Via Emailrecruitment@et.peacecorps.gov

Via Post:  Peace Corps, Nancy Yuill, P.O. Box 7788, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

*Only select one delivery method. Please do not send to both.*

 

 

3.     Secretary (Closes February 22, 2018 )

 

Solicitation for Cooperating Country National (CCN)

Personal Services Contract (PSC)

Secretary

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION
  2. SOLICITATION NO.:                         01/18
  3. ISSUANCE DATE:                                     February 8, 2018
  4. CLOSING DATE/TIME

FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:         February 22, 2018 before and/or on 5:00

                                                                         PM Eth. Time (Close of Business)

  1. POSITION TITLE:                                     Secretary
  2. MARKET VALUE:             FSN-7, $10,721 – $19,301 per annum

In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/ Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:                  5 Years
  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:                    US Embassy,  Entoto Road
  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED:               RSO Certification
  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

 

  1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The Secretary is located in USAID/Ethiopia, Office of Health, AIDS, Population and Nutrition (HAPN), and serves as the principal administrative support person for the HIV Team, operating independently of any other position to ensure that administrative functions are performed effectively, efficiently, and in a manner that promotes harmony and problem-solving, so that other Office staff members may be more effective. The Secretary is the primary contact person responsible for Office customer service to internal and external partners and other stakeholders, including Mission staff, contractors, Implementing Partners (IPs) and grantees, host-government officials, the Embassy, USAID/Washington, and other customers. In this capacity, the Secretary is responsible for coordinating information about the Office, and making sure that information gets to customers on a timely basis and in a professional manner.

  1. Statement of Duties to be Performed
  2. The Secretary receives and places phone calls, sends and receives e-mails and faxes, and sets up meetings and makes appointments at the request of the supervisor and other Office staff within the Mission, the Host Government, donor, IP, NGO, private-sector, and other contacts; arranges transportation as needed; and, takes minutes at meetings when requested. The Secretary schedules appointments based on a good knowledge of the supervisor’s commitments, and maintains the Office calendar, reminding the supervisor and others of meetings and appointments. The Secretary takes messages in the absence of the supervisor and other staff, directing callers to other staff members, or answering questions personally; receives and assists visitors, answers questions, or directs them to a staff member who can assist them; schedules meetings for the supervisor, and ensures that attendees are briefed or provided proper background material for meetings; and, participates in maintaining conference room schedules, in coordination with the Secretary to the Mission Director, other Office Secretaries, and with other Mission administrative staff, arranging for conference room space as required by the size of the group. The Secretary meets with other Mission support staff on a regular and recurring basis. 60%
  3. The Secretary maintains control of all correspondence for the Office, including program/project/activity files provided by CORs/AORs, establishing and maintaining computerized tracking systems to track Office actions, providing weekly reports to the supervisor, receiving and screening Office mail not addressed to a particular individual, drafting non-technical responses to routine correspondence and letters in English and the Host-Country language, distributing incoming official mail to Office personnel and attaching pertinent background material, and searching files and records to assemble background information for correspondence and other pending actions. The Secretary reviews outgoing mail for proper address, routing, attachments, etc., prior to dispatch, reviewing outgoing correspondence for accuracy and conformance with Mission formatting procedures and special instructions. The Secretary distributes internal policies and procedures and, as necessary, maintains a record of when staff received new policies and/or procedures. 20%
  4. The Secretary uses PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, and charting software in the performance of a variety of assignments, types a variety of correspondence, creates electronic tables, develops charts, and prepares other documents in draft and final form, proof-reading for format and consistency with standard formatting requirements prior to submitting for signature. As required, the Secretary locates documents routed for clearance, and obtains and tracks clearances and signatures. 10%
  5. The Secretary establishes and maintains files according to standards set by the Mission C&R Technician/Supervisor in EXO, and by USAID/Washington; and, marks correspondence and other documents for filing, and files accordingly. Reviews all correspondence prepared in the Office or elsewhere in advance of the supervisor’s signature, corrects errors by drafters and edits correspondence, and assures that responding correspondence fully meets the requirements posed by incoming correspondence to which it pertains. The Secretary maintains and updates Office Handbooks and other documents, such as visitors’ lists, telephone listings, personnel rosters, vacation schedules, etc. 10%

Supervisory relationship: The Secretary is supervised by the Office Chief, and/or his/her designee. Most work occurs as a result of normal Office operations, but special activities may be assigned at any time. The Secretary independently plans and carries out assignments, and is responsible for the accuracy of their personal work; work is normally reviewed in terms of results achieved and in meeting Office objectives.

Supervisory Controls: The Secretary will not directly supervise any one.

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: S. Government Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs) applicants. 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.
  2. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
  3. POINT OF CONTACT: addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov ; Fekadu Tamirate  at Ftamirate@usaid.gov.

 

  1. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

EDUCATION: Completion of Secondary Schooling and two or more years of post-secondary schooling in Secretarial Science or Business Administration, equivalent to a US junior college or community college diploma, is required.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience, of which two years should be in related work with USAID, the USG, NGOs, other donor organizations, or host-government organizations. Experience in an English-language work environment is required.               

LANGUAGELevel IV (fluent) oral and writing ability in English and Amharic language is required.

  • EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants must submit a completed form {Universal Application for Employment (DS-174)} along with the credential documents to USAID/Ethiopia, Human Resources Office via the email address addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.  Each applicant must fully explain his/her job-related duties and qualifications on the application form in order to provide for an accurate evaluation of his/her education, training, and experience. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, or membership in an employee organization. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please notify the Agency. Applicants who are not contacted within thirty days after the final filing date are to assume that their applications were not accepted.

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

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter;
  • Completed and Signed Application for Employment Official Form–DS-174 found here https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/;
  • Current Resume/CV;
  • Copies of credential documents (i.e., degree, training certificates, etc.);
  • Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov and the email subject must say–solicitation 01/18 Secretary.
  • 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 local Ethiopian time 5 p.m.

Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov Section I, item 12.

EVALUATION FACTORS

Those applicants who meet the minimum education and experience qualifications will be evaluated based on the content of their application as well as on the applicant’s writing, presentation, and communication skills. On a supplemental document included with the application package, applicants should cite specific, illustrative examples to address each factor. Responses are limited to 1,000 characters per factor, Times New Roman font, 12-font size, and 1” margins. Applicants should describe specifically and accurately the experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to the factor. Applicants should include their name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to specifically address the Evaluation Factors will result in the applicant not receiving full credit. The Evaluation Factors listed will be the basis for evaluating and ranking applicants for the position. Applicants will be scored based on the documentation submitted within the application. Applicants must submit a supplemental document outlining their responses to the evaluation factors in order to be considered. Only the highest-ranked applicants will be interviewed.

FACTOR #1:

Describe your experience in working with diverse teams of people.

FACTOR #2:

Describe your experience in creating or improving office processes to improve efficiency or quality of work.

FACTOR #3:

Discuss the key challenges and opportunities associated with working in a fast-paced environment and working under very tight deadlines.

BASIS OF RATING

Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience requirements and basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of their Evaluation Factor responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked will also be evaluated on their interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks. The Applicant Rating System is as follows:

Evaluation Factors: 40 points

Factor #1 15 points

Factor #2 15 points

Factor #3 10points

Interview Performance: 60 points

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

Total Points: 100

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, Applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number and signed in the application form before submission.

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. Final selection of candidates will be made and those selected will be invited to an interview in order to select the best-qualified candidate.

The USAID Mission assumes no liability for the loss or mishandling of applications. For additional information about the position and/or the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 011 130 6002 ext. 6031, 6035 or 6043.

NOTE: THE APPLICATION FORM IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE UPON REQUEST AND ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM THE INTERNET https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/. THE FINAL SELECTION OF A CANDIDATE IS BASED SOLELY ON THE ADVERTISED QUALIFICATION IN A COMPETITIVE PROCESS.  INDIVIDUALS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

  1. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

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

  1. Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
  2. Finger Print Card (FD-258)

 

  1. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized in accordance with Mission policy and local labor law.

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

USAID regulations and policies governing CCN 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 302-4 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms .
  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 .

 

 

4.     USAID Project Management Assistant (Health Commodities & Logistics) (Closes February 29, 2018 )

 

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  1. SOLICITATION NO.:                         02/18
  2. ISSUANCE DATE:                                     February 15, 2018
  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME

FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:         February 29, 2018 before and/or on 5:00

                                                                         PM (Close of Business)

  1. POSITION TITLE:                                     USAID Project Management Assistant

(Health Commodities & Logistics)

  1. MARKET VALUE:             FSN 9 – $14,033- $25,253 per annum

In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/ Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:                  5 Years
  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:                    US Embassy, Entoto Road
  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED:               RSO Certification
  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

General Statement of Purpose of the Contract: The USAID Program Management Assistant (Health Commodity and Logistics) will provide technical, management, and coordination services in support of USAID/Ethiopia’s Health program. The USAID Health, AIDS, Population and Nutrition (HAPN) Health Commodity Warehouse Operations and Distribution Logistics Assistant will be part of the USAID cross-cutting Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) team and will report to the Senior Logistics and Commodities Advisor in the Logistics sub-cluster of the HSS team. The Adviser will be responsible for a broad range of planning, monitoring, coordination, capacity building, and implementation of tasks related to health commodity logistics management in Ethiopia. The Health Commodity Warehouse Operations and Distribution Logistics Assistant will focus on commodity logistics systems and policy issues within the context of the (HAPN) Office portfolio. Specifically, the Assistant will provide support through technical assistance in warehousing, distribution, waste management, drug storage and other related initiatives to The Pharmaceutical Funds Supply Agency (PFSA) and the National Food, Medicine, and Health Care Administration and Control Authority (FMHACA) as well as the Ministry of Health. In addition, the Assistant will assist the Senior Logistics and Commodities Adviser to further integrate and align Health supply chain program activities in pharmaceutical logistics and commodity management with other bilateral and multi-lateral donor programs, including UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank. The Assistant will be responsible for coordinating various HAPN Technical Working Group (TWG), procurement strategies and following up on their implementation. The Health Commodity Warehouse Operations and Distribution Logistics Assistant will be delegated all authorities and responsibilities commensurate with an Agreement Technical Officer Representative (AOR) or Contracting Technical Officer Representative (COR) for programs involving pharmaceutical logistics and commodity management. Additionally, s/he will work closely with other technical Assistants on the development and implementation of activities as well as interact with counterparts at the PEPFAR interagency level, USAID HAPN team, and national and federal levels to support Ethiopia to improve pharmaceutical and lab commodity logistics, security and management. The Health, AIDS, Population and Nutrition (HAPN) Office is the primary source of technical and managerial expertise for the USAID/Ethiopia Mission on public and clinical health. The HAPN Office is divided into four (4) functional Teams: the HIV/AIDS [PEPFAR] team, the President’s Malaria Initiative [PMI] team, the Family Health & Infectious Disease team, and the cross-cutting Health Sector Strengthening (HSS) team. Within HAPN, the Health System Strengthening team provides leadership and donor coordination for all health system strengthening sector activities. Health System Strengthening programs are implemented through field support to USAID/Washington central contracts, cooperative agreements and grants; bilateral support to the Government of Ethiopia; and direct agreements with a variety of implementing partners. The Health Systems Strengthening portfolio includes: Health systems, planning and policy; Health Sector Finance Reform; Health Management Information Systems; Human Resources for Health; Use of strategic information, including the Demographic and Health Surveys, Health Management Information Systems, Logistics Master Plan and other monitoring and evaluation activities; and Logistics and procurement systems (drugs and commodities). The supply chain cluster leverages resources from multiple USAID funding streams and must plan, implement, monitor and report according to the guidelines for each. The team will manage approximately 50 million USD for FY18 and is projected to manage the same level of funding over the next several years.

Statement of Duties to be Performed:

Technical Leadership in Health, AIDS, Population and Nutrition (HAPN) Office for Supply Chain Logistics (30%)

  • Interpret USG HAPN supply chain management policy and furnish related analysis and Assistant assistance to the Senior Assistant and technical teams. Illustrative policy areas include; supply chain integrity (security), warehousing management and operations, direct delivery systems and customs and clearance requirements for all HAPN program components, HIV, Malaria, MCH, TB and Family Planning.
  • Identifying and applying innovative approaches and best practices to achieve supply chain management goals.
  • Work with the Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA), Regional and District Health Management Teams, and individual facility managers to strengthen management of their procurement, distribution and storage capacity.
  • Represent the USAID HAPN team in supply chain logistics technical and coordinating meetings with the GOE, other donors and international non-government and private sector organizations.
  • Collaborate with the USAID Pharmaceutical Assistant to coordinate Supply Chain activities, leverage resources and provide warehousing management and operational support for supply chain services in support of prioritized health sector activities.
  • Contribute technical and management expertise and rigor to USG thematic groups and to producing relevant portions of the Operating Plan.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, COORDINATION AND ASSISTANTY (30%)

  • S/he is the designated AOTR/COTR/activity manager for projects providing Supply Chain Logistics management activities. S/he conducts day-to-day management of the HAPN logistics portfolio, and provides technical input to partners’ annual work plans and budgets for the programs/activities.
  • Ensures that performance-monitoring systems are in place, and that periodic, reliable measures and indicators of portfolio impact are established. Collects and monitors performance data on an ongoing basis, and prepares reports of program/project progress for use within the HAPN teams, the USAID Mission and for USAID/Washington and Office of the U.S. Global Health.
  • Assesses progress in achieving results for Supply Chain logistics management activities through evaluations and assessments as needed.
  • Continually strives to enhance the achievement, outcomes and results by periodically reviewing the development context, results, indicators, and activity implementation progress reports with identified problem areas and suggested solutions.
  • Prepares technical and program assistance documentation, such as drafting briefing papers and memos for information and action for supply chain logistic management activities.
  • Programmatic documentation includes, Program Statements for acquisition and assistance actions, including new agreements, amendments, and incremental funding; drafts statements of work and illustrative budgets; and, quarterly accrual estimates and tracking funds for activities implemented by partner organizations related to the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Reviews performance reports to ensure that Implementing Partners (IPs) are in compliance with host-government agreements and the performance expectations outlined in their work plan and in their contract/agreement with USAID.
  • Ensures that Implementing Partners are in compliance with all relevant USAID rules, regulations and procedures. Communicates with partners regarding USAID rules and regulations, as well as their obligations to USAID. Applies a specific and in-depth knowledge of applicable USG laws, legislative directives, and regulations, particularly regarding the allowable use of USAID funds. Based on personal observations, assessment reports, performance statistics, and other available data, makes programmatic recommendations to the HAPN teams.
  • Maintains program and all relevant COTR/AOTR files, including periodic updates.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES (30%)

  • Maintains a regular schedule of project site visits at headquarters and in the field. Makes recommendations for adjustments of Supply Chain management and system strengthening program/project activities.
  • In collaboration with Implementing Partners and GOE counterparts, conducts regular site (Minimum of 1 week per month) visits to review supply chain activities at health service delivery sights. Based on the information collected during field visits, communicates findings and recommendations to the Senior Logistics Assistants, and as appropriate, implementing partners and GOE counterparts.
  • Assists the HAPN Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant in evaluating supply chain management and system strengthening activities by ensuring that performance monitoring systems are in place, and that periodic, reliable measures of impact indicators are established. Reviews and approves annual work plans and quarterly reports of implementing partners.
  • Ensures all routine and ad hoc reporting requirements reflect the full supply chain logistics management and system strengthening indicators, and reporting against approved targets.
  • Works closely with IPs to ensure program achievements and lessons learned are disseminated to sector representatives. Maintains and shares an up-to-date summary of all program technical and geographic areas.
  • Documents activities of USAID-supported IPs by establishing routine communications, conducting site visits and inspections, and maintaining up-to-date information and files on the status of partner activities, resources, and work plans.

PROJECT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (10%)

  • Responsible for the financial management of assigned activities which includes ensuring that obligations, expenditures, and budget pipelines conform to action plans. Ensures appropriate and timely incremental funding of activities. Actively participates in pipeline review meetings.

Supervisory relationship: The employee will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Commodities and Logistics Assistant and in his absence under the Health Systems Strengthening Team Leader. The Health Commodity Warehouse Operations and Distribution Logistics Assistant will work closely with other technical officers and should require minimal supervision in carrying out routine responsibilities, and 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 to complex situations and the ability to work independently.

Supervisory Controls: The USAID Program Management Assistant (Health Commodity and Logistics) will work closely with other technical officers and should require minimal supervision in carrying out routine responsibilities, and 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 to complex situations and the ability to work independently.

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs) applicants. 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.
  2. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
  3. POINT OF CONTACT: addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov; Fekadu Tamirate at Ftamirate@usaid.gov.

 

  1. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

EDUCATION: Completion of Secondary Schooling, and an additional two years of post-secondary studies in Management, Logistics, business operations, Pharmacy, Laboratory or related field is required.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility experience working in supply chain logistics warehousing and distribution.

LANGUAGELevel IV (fluent) spoken English and Amharic are required.

  • EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants must submit a completed form {Universal Application for Employment (DS-174)} along with the credential documents to USAID/Ethiopia, Human Resources Office via the email address addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.  Each applicant must fully explain his/her job-related duties and qualifications on the application form in order to provide for an accurate evaluation of his/her education, training, and experience. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, or membership in an employee organization. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please notify the Agency. Applicants who are not contacted within thirty days after the final filing date are to assume that their applications were not accepted.

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

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter;
  • Completed and Signed Application for Employment Official Form–DS-174 found here https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/;
  • Current Resume/CV;
  • Copies of credential documents (i.e., degree, training certificates, etc.);
  • Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov and the email subject must say–Solicitation 02/18 USAID Project Management Assistant (Health Commodities and Logistics).
  • 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 local Ethiopian time 5 p.m.

Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov Section I, item 12.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, Applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number and signed in the application form before submission.

EVALUATION FACTORS

Those applicants who meet the minimum education and experience qualifications will be evaluated based on the content of their application as well as on the applicant’s writing, presentation, and communication skills. On a supplemental document included with the application package, applicants should cite specific, illustrative examples to address each factor. Responses are limited to 1,000 characters per factor, Times New Roman font, 12-font size, and 1” margins. Applicants should describe specifically and accurately the experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to the factor. Applicants should include their name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to specifically address the Evaluation Factors will result in the applicant not receiving full credit. The Evaluation Factors listed will be the basis for evaluating and ranking applicants for the position. Applicants will be scored based on the documentation submitted within the application. Applicants must submit a supplemental document outlining their responses to the evaluation factors in order to be considered. Only the highest-ranked applicants will be interviewed.

FACTOR #1:

Describe your experience in working on health commodity logistics management with emphasis on warehousing, distribution, waste management and storage of pharmaceutical commodities.

FACTOR #2:

Describe your experience working with pharmaceuticals regulatory and inspection authorities in Ethiopia.

FACTOR #3:

Discuss the key challenges and opportunities associated with health commodity logistics management system in Ethiopia.

BASIS OF RATING

Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience requirements and basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of their Evaluation Factor responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked will also be evaluated on their interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks. The Applicant Rating System is as follows:

Evaluation Factors: 45 points

Factor #1 15 points

Factor #2 15 points

Factor #3 15 points

Interview Performance: 55 points

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

Total Points: 100

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. Final selection of candidates will be made and those selected will be invited to an interview in order to select the best-qualified candidate.

The USAID Mission assumes no liability for the loss or mishandling of applications. For additional information about the position and/or the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 011 130 6002 ext. 6031, 6035 or 6043.

NOTE: THE APPLICATION FORM IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE UPON REQUEST AND ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM THE INTERNET https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/.  THE FINAL SELECTION OF A CANDIDATE IS BASED SOLELY ON THE ADVERTISED QUALIFICATION IN A COMPETITIVE PROCESS.  INDIVIDUALS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

  1. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

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

  1. Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
  2. Finger Print Card (FD-258)

 

  1. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized in accordance with Mission policy and local labor law.

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

USAID regulations and policies governing CCN 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 302-4 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms .
  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 

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