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Supervisory USAID Development Assistance Specialist 524 views1 application
- Salary Offer 50.000 Br ~ 100.000 Br
- Experience Level Senior
- Total Years Experience 10
- Date Posted November 24, 2019
- Deadline Date December 4, 2019
General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
The Supervisory USAID Development Assistance Specialist serves as Co-Deputy Director of the USAID/Ethiopia Health Office, which has an annual operating budget of US$151 million, the largest budget of any Office in the USAID Ethiopia. The Specialist is an experienced cooperating country national, with exceptional leadership, management, organizational, technical, writing/editing, diplomatic, and interpersonal skills.
The Specialist works closely with the Office Director and the second Co-Deputy Director to manage a 54- person office of five (5) US Direct Hires, 42 cooperating country nationals (CCNs/FSNs, six (6) US/TCN Personal Services Contractors, and one (1) seconded staff from the Centers for Disease Control. The Specialist provides critical managerial support to a large and vibrant portfolio that includes maternal and child health, polio, family planning, nutrition, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, global health security, malaria, and health systems strengthening – across five teams.
The Specialist has a lead role in engaging with the Government of Ethiopia, the Ministry of Health and other high-level ministerial officials at both the national and regional levels to ensure success for USAID’s new development strategy. S/he will also represent the Office of Health and the Mission with bilateral donors, UN organizations, NGOs, the private sector, and other pertinent agencies and organizations.
The Specialist oversees implementation of the Office’s strategic projects, to ensure achievement of the intended results, and will serve as Agreement Officer Representative/Contract Officer Representative (AOR/COR) or alternate for collaborative high-level integrated activities across technical offices within the Mission.
The Co-Deputy Office Director is also be responsible and accountable for the work of the Health Systems and Resilience team and the Program and Administrative Cluster, as well as providing oversight to some responsibilities of the Operations team. Together, these Units manage the Health Office strategy and planning functions; budgeting and accounting; monitoring, evaluation and learning; communications; supply chain and data analytics; and overall program and administrative support for the entire portfolio. The Specialist manages up to 25 professionals, directly and through a subordinate supervisor, provides day-to-day guidance to five Program and Administrative Assistants. The Specialist reports directly to the Director of the Office of Health.
Statement of Duties to be Performed
Leadership, Supervision and Management (35%)
- Continuously scans the Mission and the local Ethiopian environment to ensure that projects and activities are aligned with USG priorities, and support Government of Ethiopia (GoE) health-related goals and objectives.
- Assists the Office Director to lead and manage an office of 54 professional and support staff, including direct management of the Health Systems and Resilience (HS&R) team, and the Program and Administrative Cluster, as well as providing oversight of some Operations (Ops) Team activities. The Specialist directly supervises the HS&R Team Leader, and five Program and Administrative Assistants.
- Leads Health Office strategic planning, reporting, budgeting, accounting, monitoring, evaluation and learning, communications, supply chain and data analysis functions, in collaboration with the Office Director and the second Co-Deputy Director.
- Manages a complex obligation process that includes six separate funding sources for the Office: i.e., PEPFAR; Tuberculosis; Malaria; Maternal and Child Health; Family Planning and Reproductive Health; and Water Supply and Sanitation. Tracks Agency operational planning, budget allocations, and approval processes; congressional notifications; an internal Office of Health operational planning and budget control levels process, that looks at each activities’ pipeline and expenditure rates, and ends with allocating budgets to implementing partners (IPs) in collaboration with the Mission’s Program and Acquisition and Assistance Offices, after Office of Management and Budget approval, DOAG signature, and sub-obligations, in coordination with the Office Director and Co-Deputy Director.
- Coordinates Office implementation of Office-wide reporting requirements and other program tasks.
- Ensures the Health Systems and Resilience Team is engaging key local and international stakeholders, such as the GoE, the private sector, other donors, and the World Bank.
- Ensures the Program and Administrative Cluster is effectively providing support to the Front Office, Operations Team, and four technical teams.
- Ensures Teams/Clusters are fully staffed and operational, taking or delegating responsibility for recruitment, supervision, and performance evaluations.
- Mentors junior- and mid-level staff, Fellows, and interns, as needed, and coaches senior-level staff to improve performance and leadership in the Office.
- Periodically serves as “Acting” Office Director and, as such, productively engages with the Mission Director and Deputy Directors, participates in senior leadership meetings and discussions, and represent the Office of Health in external meetings and functions.
Technical and Programmatic (35%)
- Provides technical and programmatic oversight of all programs in the Health Systems and Resilience Team in areas including, but not limited to, logistics and supply chain, digital health information systems, human resources for health, and health financing.
- Keeps appraised of other technical and programmatic work across the Office in the areas of maternal and child health, family planning, tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.
- Brings expertise and remains current on state-of-the-art programs and approaches in health systems capacity strengthening globally – both within USAID and elsewhere – in order to provide leadership and technical guidance to Health Systems and Resilience Team members, as well as to other teams and staff in the Office.
- Serves as a resource for the implementation of Agency, Mission, and Office programmatic strategies, while remaining aligned with USG policy, and seeking to innovate and problem-solve to achieve results.
- Lead Office-wide monitoring, evaluation and learning, or strategic information processes, and oversee the updating and maintenance of the Office performance monitoring plan, and continuous learning agenda implementation;
- Leads weekly technical working group discussions.
- Responds to technical and programmatic taskers, and urgent requests by the Front Office and the Embassy; delegates tasks to appropriate office technical experts/project managers; writes briefers and strategic documents; writes speeches for Mission and Embassy senior leadership; and, provides input into the development of new programs and projects.
Representation and Coordination (30%)
- Represents and provides strong technical leadership for the USAID/Ethiopia Health Office in various for a, including the Joint Coordination and Communication Committee, between the Ministry of Health and other donors, as well as selected other technical working groups.
- Represents the Health Office at various conferences, seminars, program launches, close-outs, and other events, including making presentations and delivering speeches.
- Ensures all speeches, talking points, VIP agendas, representational remarks, one-pagers, and other USAID health-related publicly disseminated materials are accurate, timely, approved, and appropriate to the event/representative and venue.
- Supports the Office Director to strengthen the USAID/GoE relationship around the area of health, supporting federal and regional government engagement and coordination, and keeping abreast of changes in processes and policies in order to keep the Office and Mission leadership informed,
- Remains current on and in contact with all prospective partners to USAID, including international, local, civic, private sector, foundation, and others. The Specialist represents the Office at meetings with prospective partners.
The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions abroad, to participate in the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy.
The Specialist acts independently, with little daily supervision by the Health Office Director, and/or his/her designee. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments occur in the normal course of the work, and the majority may be self-generated, but the Specialist is required to determine those that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected.
The Supervisory Specialist is responsible for a sizable workforce, comprised of mostly professional CCNs/FSNs, directly and through subordinate supervisors, performing the full range of supervisory functions and, in addition, shares supervision of the full Health Office with the USDH Office Director and USDH Co-Deputy Office Director. In this role, the Specialist provides oversight and advice to subordinate staff, monitors or participates with considerable weight in monitoring performance, and participates with considerable weight in recommending recruitment or promotion action and in the awards process. As required, the Specialist serves as the full Acting Deputy Office Director or the Acting Health Office Director.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCNPSC). Cooperating country national means an individual who is a cooperating country citizen or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
- EDUCATION: Master’s degree or the host-country equivalent formal education in a relevant field such as public health, medicine, public policy, management, or similar field is required.
- PRIOR EXPERIENCE: A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in public health or public policy development is required. At least one year of this experience must have been in a supervisory capacity. Experience must have provided the opportunity for policy work, program direction and visioning, strategic planning and design, and/or program management. A significant portion of this work experience should have been in development work, or related fields, for donor agencies, GoE organizations, or private-sector institutions. Demonstrated state-of-the-art knowledge related to priority health areas, and experience working or collaborating with other donors, governments, international organizations, the private sector, etc., is essential.
- LANGUAGE: Fluency of English and Amharic in reading/writing/speaking (Level IV) is required.
MARKET VALUE: FSN-13, $33,335 to $59,999 annual basic salary
In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of
USAID/Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year. May include annual options/extensions for the full five years, and the option to renew. Prior to exercising the annual options/extensions or renewal, the Mission undertakes a subsequent review based on personnel support, budget, and any additional hiring freeze guidance or approval requirements that may be issued in the future.
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: US Embassy, Entoto Road, Addis Ababa with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.
SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Regional Security Office certification.
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:Meal allowance and miscellaneous benefit allowance.
How to Apply
CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: December 04, 2019 before and/or on 5:00PM Ethiopian local time (close of business).
Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form DS-174 Application for U.S. Federal employment along with a cover letter and resume written in English. The DS-174 Application form can be found in the U.S. embassy website https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/;
Copies of credential documents (i.e., degree, training certificates, etc.);
Application must be submitted ONLY via [email protected] and the email subject must say– solicitation, 72066319R100024 – Supervisory USAID Development Assistance Specialist. The solicitation can also be accessed from https://www.usaid.gov/ethiopia/vacancy-announcement/supervisory-dev-assistance-specialist-nov-2019.
Please submit the application only once; and
Late and incomplete applications will not be considered; the application must be submitted before or on the date of filing at 5 p.m. (Close of Business).
To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission.
LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES
Once the Contracting Officer informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.
- Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
- Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)
- Finger Print Card (FD-258)
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