USAID Project Management Specialist (Election)
- Salary Offer 20.000 Br ~ 50.000 Br
- Experience Level Senior
- Total Years Experience 5
- Date Posted November 24, 2019
- Deadline Date December 11, 2019
General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
The incumbent serves as an FSN AID Program Management Specialist – (Elections Specialist) to provide technical expertise to the Democracy and Governance Office on elections, social accountability, good governance and natural resource management at the community level. S/he reports on, analyses and offers conclusions, advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to 1) social accountability and community development at the Federal, Regional State and local level; 2) policy development affecting communities within the executive branch, and 3) the interests and positions of concerned and relevant stakeholders, relating to new legislation or policy, inside and outside of government; 4) institutional strengthening, capacity building and reform needs and strategies for civil society organizations who provide services; 5) donor strategies and activities that support social accountability and good governance; and 8) social accountability incorporation within natural resources management to promote inclusive dialogue and consensus building. On this basis, s/he develops, monitors, and evaluates the social accountability and good governance-related programs for the Mission through timely advice on policy developments, capacity building and program activities.
The incumbent serves as the Election Specialist to the DG office in order to provide up-to-date information on elections, community involvement, conflict, and governance-related matters and identifies implications for broader USAID development interests in Ethiopia. S/he assesses and advises on community development matters relating to the Embassy Mission Performance Plan, the USAID’s Strategy Statement, USAID sector strategies and the strategies and plans of other major donors to Ethiopia, including the multilateral institutions. S/he is responsible for making contributions to the formulation of the Mission’s community cooperation and good governance agenda and coordinating it with proposed activities funded by other donors, the government of Ethiopia and civil society. S/he works with or relates to numerous GOE ministries/agencies, as well as all multilateral and bilateral donors. S/he primarily deals with technical counterparts in the GOE and from foreign donor agencies.
S/he liaises with other Mission offices to ensure synergies between the social accountability and good governance related strategies and activities and those of other sectors and also provides guidance and support assistance as other Mission offices establish and sustain relationships with bilateral partners and other donors. Incumbent reports to the USDH FS-02 Deputy Democracy and Governance Office Chief.
Statement of Duties to be Performed
Advises the Democracy and Governance Office and other Mission staff on elections, community development, social accountability, conflict, and good governance issues as they relate to major program design, evaluation, negotiations and implementation. Advice is based on tracking issues, trends and developments, review of original or secondary data sources and analyses that have or promise to have a bearing on USAID’s program design, direction and implementation processes.
The duties and responsibilities listed below in numbers 1 through 8 can be carried out at different levels of competency, involving progressively more sophisticated skills.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- LEGISLATIVE and POLICY IMPACT ON USAID. 20%
Drafts analyses and reports on legislative and policy reforms to keep the Mission abreast of issues, trends and developments and electoral and civil society strategies that impact conflict, democratic community development, social accountability and governance that may affect the USAID program. These include analyses and reports on:
- Issues that become the focus of a) wide public debate, b) policy development within the executive branch and c) new legislation in the House of People’s Representatives and Regional State Councils, and the interests and positions of concerned and relevant stakeholders inside and outside of government;
- Relations and interactions between different branches of government and between the ruling and opposition parties in and outside of Parliament and the Regional Councils;
- Institutional strengthening, capacity building and reform needs and strategies for local communities and civil society organizations;
- Government, political party, civil society and donor strategies and activities that either further or hinder social accountability and good governance implementation;
- Points of likely common ground that could offer opportunities for social accountability, good governance and constructive, informed and inclusive dialogue and consensus building.
- USAID PROGRAMMING: 50%
- Coordinates and manages, or contributes to:
- The design, implementation, modification, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on USAID elections, conflict, community development, social accountability and good governance activities;
- Semi-annual Portfolio Reviews;
- Development of performance monitoring and reporting documents;
- Preparation and oral presentation of briefing books and other information materials for visiting USG officials;
- Assessment, monitoring, and evaluation field visits;
- Developing the terms of reference for and undertaking studies and assessments to prepare and update the USAID strategy statement related to community development, good governance and social accountability to inform program and activity design.
- EXTERNAL CONTACTS: 10%
Maintains an extensive range of contacts with officials of the Ethiopia Government, international organizations, multilateral and bilateral donors, civil society organizations, the private sector, university and other “think tank” research institutes, and professional associations, as is required to make use of and project USAID influence with these organizations. The incumbent will monitor Government of Ethiopia proclamations and policy documents. He or she will then make recommendations or provide advice to the DG office, political office and other donors on the potential impacts of the proclamations on donor programs.
- EMBASSY ASSISTANCE: 10%
Under the supervision of the DG Office Chief or designee, assists in developing the Embassy Country Mission Performance Plan and may draft sections of the plan that deal with rule of law and good governance issues. Participates in developing annual reporting plan and drafts or assists drafting sections related to rule of law, social accountability and governance.
- OUTSIDE MEETINGS, PRESENTATION AND ADVICE:10%
Represents USAID, in coordination with senior Mission management and the Embassy, at official meetings, workshops and seminars organized by government, donors and non-governmental organizations, and review, and reports back to USAID on the discussions. May be responsible for presenting USAID policy positions and activities at such meetings, in consultation with the DG Office Chief or designee. Presents the results of community development, social accountability and good governance analyses to senior Mission management and advises on related developments and their relation to USAID Programs.
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 immediate supervisor will be the USDH Chief in the DG Office or designee. S/He will assist to define elections, rule of law, and good governance assignments, priorities and deadlines against an annual work plan that will be developed in collaboration with the Office Chief and Deputy Office Chief or designee. Upon acceptance of this annual work plan, the incumbent will be expected to plan and execute the tasks. The supervisor will review the incumbent’s completed assignments for adherence to broad policies. On a quarterly basis the incumbent and the supervisor will meet to review priorities and make adjustments to the plan as appropriate.
Supervisory Controls: Incumbent will be expected to exercise cognizant technical officer responsibilities over implementing partner programs.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All 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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
- EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Political Science; International Development; Good Governance; Human Services; Community Development; Rural Development; Natural Resources Management; or Law.
- PRIOR EXPERIENCE: At least five years of progressively responsible experience in political analysis, design and management of development and/or humanitarian programs, at least three of which have included specific and extensive involvement in political analysis, elections, rule of law, or good governance activities.
- LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) in English; fluency in Afaan Oromo and Amharic
MARKET VALUE: FSN-11, $22,927 to $41,263 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. With annual options/extensions for the full five years, and the option to renew. Prior to exercising any 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 11, 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 72066319R100025 – USAID Project Management Specialist (Election). This solicitation is also available at https://www.usaid.gov/ethiopia/vacancy-announcement/fsn-private-sector-advisor-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)
POINT OF CONTACT: [email protected]; Fekadu Tamirate.
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