Hungary: USPSC Regional Advisor

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Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Hungary
Closing date: 11 Nov 2015

Position Title: Regional Advisor

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-15-000074

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Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $86,399 – $112,319

Issuance Date: October 28, 2015

Closing Date: November 11, 2015

Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. EST

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Regional Advisor under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed.**Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.**

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.
  2. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete and sign the form.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Disaster Response

· Travel to current or impending humanitarian crises to conduct assessments of humanitarian needs; and develop and refine OFDA’s strategy in consultation with OFDA/Washington and the EMCA regional office;

· Provide detailed reporting and analysis of OFDA-funded program activities, the humanitarian situation, and the overall humanitarian response to OFDA/Washington, the regional office, USAID’s Missions and U.S. Embassies;

· Coordinate and liaise with representatives of host governments, donor governments, Private PVOs, NGOs, U.S. Embassies, and USAID Missions to facilitate cooperation and coordination in humanitarian crises;

· Monitor OFDA-funded activities and report in accordance with OFDA guidelines, policies, and requirements;

· Serve as required as DART Team Leader, DART team member, or a member of the Washington-based RMT during a disaster response, either within the EMCA region or outside it, which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time;

· Demonstrate outstanding communication skills in maintaining regular contacts with the regional (and/or sub-regional) office in their area of responsibility and with OFDA/Washington;

Disaster Preparedness

· Exercise outstanding analytical skills in the design, development, and implementation of strategies, identification of hazards, disaster assistance, and response management for OFDA, local governments, and other donors/organizations as appropriate;

· Advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other USAID and/or U.S. Embassy officials on OFDA’s efforts in disaster response and management;

· Provide support for other OFDA initiatives in the assigned region as identified by the RA’s respective Regional Office and/or sub-regional team. Support may include, but is not limited to, assessment/evaluation visits, project design exercises and hazards/vulnerability/risk analysis;

· Prepare a wide range of strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy or a specific country; and nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, refugee and internally displaced person (IDP) activities, development and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, three (3) years of which must be overseas.

OR

Master’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy or a specific country; and seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience with emergency relief, refugee and IDP activities, development and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, three (3) years of which must be overseas.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

· Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

· USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete and sign the form.

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

· Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

· Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 Please demonstrate your program development, management, and/or monitoring experience in the field of humanitarian assistance, including disaster relief, complex emergencies, refugee/IDP assistance, and/or disaster risk reduction. Please specify field experience in humanitarian assistance and experience managing teams;

QRF #2 Please demonstrate your diplomatic, interpersonal, representational, and coordination skills in the field of humanitarian assistance. This may include experience with host governments, U.S. Government agencies, the United Nations, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations in providing humanitarian assistance.

QRF #3 Please demonstrate your experience tracking humanitarian crises, assessing humanitarian needs, determining appropriate response options, and developing and implementing strategic plans for humanitarian assistance and relief interventions, particularly those within complex environments;

QRF #4 Please demonstrate your experience in communicating effectively, both verbally and through writing. Please include experience communicating complex concepts and issues through the preparation and presentation of briefings, memoranda, strategic assessments on humanitarian issues, and other types of reporting.

BASIS OF RATING:Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the QRF responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each of the QRFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, and/or education they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, and/or training.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 16 points

QRF #2 – 12 points

QRF #3 – 12 points

QRF #4 – 10 points

Interview Performance – 30 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 20 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

****1.****Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

****2.****Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

****3.****USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete and sign the form.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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