USAID Project Management Specialist (DSFA Monitor) 11 applications
- Salary Offer 50.000 Br ~ 100.000 Br
- Experience Level Senior
- Total Years Experience 5
- Date Posted January 5, 2020
- Deadline Date January 16, 2020
General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
The Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Monitor will fill a key staffing position in USAID/Ethiopia’s Office of Assets and Livelihoods in Transition (ALT), which in FY19 has an annual portfolio of: $230 million in Title II Food For Peace resources; $110.5m in Food for Peace emergency resources; approximately $120 million in Food for Peace development assistance funds; and, programs ranging from $50 to $500 million in emergency food assistance and other resilience programming. The Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Monitor will report to the Monitoring and Assessment Team Leader who, in turn, will report to the Deputy Director of the ALT Office. The Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Monitor is not a supervisory position.
The Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Monitor will serve as the lead field monitor for Title II (both IDA, and development assistance funds) for multiple awards estimated to be valued at $461 million in US Government (USG) resources linking food security interventions to long term development programs. Additionally, the Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Monitor will monitor ALT’s emergency programming (JEOP) in applicable DFSA woredas. The Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Monitor will contribute to the verification of emergency food needs, monitor all aspects of emergency and non-emergency warehouse management, monitor food transfer and use, and monitor all DFSA activity implementation. These efforts will include, but not be limited to, DFSA/PSNP Public Work activities (diverse and multi-sectoral), DFSA/PSNP Livelihood activities, DFSA/PSNP Nutrition, WASH and capacity building activities. The Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Monitor will represent USAID in regional meetings with other donors, senior Government of Ethiopia (GOE) officials, and NGO implementing partners. It is anticipated that each Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Monitor will spend 65% of his/her time in the field monitoring and 35% of their time in Addis Ababa.
The Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Monitor is responsible for planning monitoring activities and trips in coordination with respective Activity Managers (AM) of Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) interventions implemented by NGO partners. The PSNP, which is a GOE program, is supported by USAID through Title II resources at a level of $120 million annually and is a major component of ALT Office activities. USAID supports approximately one third of the total 7.4 million beneficiary caseload with food and transfers to beneficiaries in exchange for public works labor. The incumbent will advise the ALT Monitoring and Assessment Team Lead, Food Security Team Lead, and various other staff on challenges facing implementing partners, quality of public works, commodity management and transfer status, progression of beneficiaries into food security, and lessons learned concerning best practices. The incumbent will also look for linkages to other USAID programs operating in the same geographical regions.
The incumbent supports the ALT office and is under the direct supervision of the ALT Monitoring and Assessment Team Lead. The incumbent will represent USAID in the larger multi-donor team by participating in the PSNP semi-annual regional review missions and rapid response team missions. The incumbent will also participate and represent USAID in seasonal food security assessments/ analyses and use Household Economy Analysis (HEA) to determine potential needs of humanitarian assistance and possible interventions.
The incumbent will work with implementing partners to measure the performance, quality and effectiveness of using USG Title II resources in accordance to Mission reporting guidelines, assist in establishing the DFSAs’ annual work plans and resource reviews, and work closely with Activity Managers, USAID/FFP Washington team members, and implementing partners to provide technical direction on program implementation as needed.
The incumbent will represent USAID and the interests of highly vulnerable and food insecure populations in regional meetings with other donors, senior GOE officials, and NGO implementing partners, and will make policy recommendations to ALT.
Statement of Duties to be Performed
- Maintains a regular schedule of visits to monitor USAID-supported implementing partners’ activities at both headquarters and in the field, provides concise and actionable reporting on each trip, and, as appropriate, makes recommendations for adjusting the organizational capacity of development program/project activities.
- Regularly monitors beneficiary and implementing partner participation in selecting the types, priority, and locations of Public Works projects and, as appropriate, works with implementing partners and the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) to actively increase beneficiary involvement in the process.
- Tracks the timeliness of payments and transfer of resources on a regular basis in the field and reports on findings to Activity Managers and Team Leads, and, in the instance of a late payment, works to develop solutions addressing issues related to timeliness.
- Maintains an extensive knowledge of all relevant USAID and Title II regulations to evaluate interventions and ensure that performance monitoring systems are in place and that periodic, reliable measures of impact indicators are established in line with Title II and Mission requirements.
- Contributes to the development of annual Pipeline and Resource Estimate Proposals (PREPs) and reviews performance reports to ensure that implementing partners are in compliance with host-government agreements and the performance expectations outlined in both their work plans and in their contract/agreement with the USAID ALT Food Security Team.
- Contributes to annual work plans and regularly reviews reports from implementing partners, in conjunction with respective Activity Managers, to track progress towards achieving agreed upon outcomes and, as necessary, provides recommendations to increase the likelihood that agreed upon outcomes will be achieved.
- Works closely with implementing partners to gauge program achievements and to disseminate lessons learned to sector representatives.
- Assists in the preparation of the mission CDCS and prepares technical and program assistance documentation, such as annual performance reports, briefing materials, cables, and success stories as needed and delegated.
- Works with other Mission teams to conduct joint site visits in order to develop and implement effective outreach and linkage strategies to leverage and maximize USG programming.
Technical Advisor and Subject Area Expert (35%)
- Contributes to ALT technical reviews related to food security and vulnerable populations.
- Provides technical assistance to develop new projects and new requests for proposals for the ALT Office and other technical offices as requested.
- Collaborates with designated members of the ALT Team and may provide technical assistance concerning multi-sectoral programming, as relating to food security, agricultural interventions, economic and livelihood interventions and meeting the needs of vulnerable populations.
- Participates in inter-agency technical working groups as requested.
- Collects and shares lessons learned concerning safety nets, food and nutrition programming and selected livelihood projects/activities to further strengthen and expand interventions to achieve Government of Ethiopia goals.
- Contributes to DFSAs’ annual plans and result report reviews.
- Advises on policy considerations related to ALT focus areas including food security, livelihoods, safety nets, and meeting the needs of vulnerable populations.
he 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.
The employee will work under the direct supervision of the ALT Monitoring and Assessment Team Lead, or the designee. The DFSA Monitor should require little 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 None.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
- EDUCATION: Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Social Science Education, Agricultural Sciences, Nutrition or a related field is required.
- PRIOR EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in business management, livelihood development, program implementation or programming for vulnerable populations. Also, experience working with the Ethiopian government, USG development agencies, and/ or USAID implementing partners is required.
- LANGUAGE: Fluent in English (Level IV), written and oral, and fluency in at least one Ethiopian language
BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES
- As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:
- BENEFITS:Group life insurance, medical coverage, annual leave and sick leave.
- ALLOWANCES (as applicable):Meal allowance and miscellaneous benefit allowance.
MARKET VALUE: FSN -10, $18,740 to $33,728 annual basic salar In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: US Embassy, Entoto Road, Addis Ababa
with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.
ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: All CCN interested applicants. 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.
SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Regional Security Office certification.
How to Apply
CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: January 16, 2020 before and/or on 5:00PM Ethiopian local time (close of business).
SUBMITTING AN OFFER
- Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form 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/; or https://www.usaid.gov/ethiopia/work-with-us/careers/ds-form-174-ccn-application.
- Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.
- Application must be submitted ONLY via [email protected] and the email subject must say– solicitation 72066320R10002 – USAID Project Management Specialist (DFSA Monitor). Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each page.
- 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).
LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARD
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)
- Fingerprint Card (FD-258)
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