Turkey: USPSC Syria Response Team Leader

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Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 29 Oct 2015

Position Title: Syria Response Team Leader

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-16-000002

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

Issuance Date: October 15, 2015

Closing Date: October 29, 2015

Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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 Syria Response Team Leader 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

The DART Country Team Leader for Turkey is required to reside in Ankara, Turkey, as determined in consultation with the Embassy and the Mission and subject to security and programmatic considerations. The selectee must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to adhere strictly to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

The Team Leader will provide ongoing leadership for the team in Turkey; manage and oversee OFDA programs in Turkey; and ensure full coordination and cooperation with all other non-humanitarian elements of the Turkey-based USG response to Syria. Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the DART Regional Team Leader, the USPSC shall:

  • Serve as the liaison and engage in substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the host government, other USG agencies, U.S. Military, UN//NGOs/IOs/PVOs – Private Voluntary Organizations, other assisting countries, and with the Syrian Opposition Assistance Coordination Unit, which therefore requires a highly collaborative work style.
  • Maintain close communication with senior Embassy officials. Foster open communications with Embassy staff to ensure continued support of humanitarian programs.
  • Promote coordination among UN/PVOs/NGOs/IOs and the donor community.
  • Ensure the OFDA programs based in Turkey are appropriate for the humanitarian response in accessible areas of Syria by monitoring events and maintaining regular contact with OFDA’s funded partners.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of strategic decisions.
  • Conduct regular critiques of all team functions for effectiveness, validity of priorities, soundness of objectives, and ability of team members to carry out assignments. Institute changes as necessary.
  • Lead frequent reviews and discussions on programmatic, safety, and security issues with team members.
  • Ensure that timely and appropriate information is reported out from the Turkey team via a range of information means and products.
  • Travel frequently within Turkey and possibly other countries, on short notice and for extended periods of time, as required, in order to fulfill duties.
  • Keep OFDA management apprised of the current situation, work progress, problems, planned actions, effectiveness of response, and conditions and performance of team members.
  • Organize and lead high-level USG visits or briefings in Turkey.
  • Regularly liaise with high-ranking officials outside of USAID in both structured and unstructured settings in order to negotiate serious and complex issues of considerable consequences related to humanitarian principles, access, and program objectives in Syria.
  • Supervise relevant USPSCs and foreign national staff in assigned program offices.

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 significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field), plus nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction, and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including but not limited to overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Three (3) years of this experience must have been obtained overseas.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field), plus seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction, and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including but not limited to overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Three (3) years of this experience must have been obtained 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 Knowledge of and experience in dealing with foreign governments and local authorities, and in coordinating relief activities with other USG agencies (e.g. Department of State, Department of Defense, USAID missions, and Embassies), U.N., other IOs, and NGOs in providing humanitarian assistance.

QRF #2 Field experience in humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the Middle East or an environment that posed similar challenges such as remote management and monitoring.

QRF #3 Demonstrated program development and/or management experience in the field of humanitarian assistance and/or disaster relief, preparedness, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction as well as experience managing teams in complex emergencies.

QRF #4 Demonstrated experience tracking humanitarian crises, assessing humanitarian needs, determining appropriate response options, and developing strategic plans for humanitarian assistance and relief interventions.

QRF #5 Provide specific examples of verbal and written abilities. Experience must include the communication of complex concepts and issues through the preparation and presentation of briefings, memoranda, talking points, and strategic assessments on humanitarian issues.

QRF #6 Address knowledge or experience with USAID grants, particularly with Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and/or Office of Food for Peace (FFP), awards, processes, and programs.

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 – 15 points

QRF #2 – 10 points

QRF #3 – 10 points

QRF #4 – 5 points

QRF #5 – 5 points

QRF #6 – 5 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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