The first cut-off date for initial review and referral of applications is 9/6/2018. The second cut-off date for referral of applications is approximately 10/5/2018. After this, applications will be reviewed and referred until a selection is made or the closing date of this announcement..Learn more about this agency
Although the position is advertised equivalent to SES/SL in pay, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band MC-2D which is generally equal to SES/SL pay only.
The RCD leads implementation of compact investment in a partner country and provides ongoing oversight, guidance, advice, technical feedback, and support to the country's Millennium Challenge Account entity (the MCA), which undertakes the country's responsibility for compact program implementation. The RCD plays a critical role in the compact's success by:
- Providing oversight, feedback, and guidance to government counterparts with respect to the set-up and implementation of the compact program, including interfacing with high-level government stakeholders.
- Assisting the MCA and other divisions of the partner country government in ensuring that compact implementation is in accordance with MCC policies, standards, and guidelines.
- Ensuring proper implementation of MCC approvals and other internal control procedures, as well as audit and impact evaluation efforts.
- Anticipating and planning to mitigate potential problems (including substantive or administrative issues) and tracking milestones and concrete progress on Compact's entry-into-force and/or implementation and suggesting appropriate actions such as program modifications.
- Performing site visits and reporting on the progress of compact implementation to key internal and external stakeholders.
- Responding to inquiries from the MCC headquarters, the U.S. Congress, other USG agencies, and other key stakeholders.
- Keeping MCC headquarters, U.S. Chief of Mission (COM), the U.S. Congress, other USG agencies, and other key stakeholders informed regarding MCC activities and developments in country.
- Organizing public outreach and representational events related to the implementation of compact activities in Sri Lanka, including helping represent MCC in interactions with CODELs, other donors, representatives of the local business community and civil society, and other interested parties.
- Leading coordination and collaboration efforts with other donors and civil society organizations, and representing MCC in meetings with other donors and in other settings where various country strategies may be formulated and discussed or USG policies represented.
- Providing day-to-day management and supervision of the local MCC staff, including the Deputy Resident Country Director (DRCD), office, and budget, in close coordination with relevant staff at the U.S. Embassy and MCC headquarters.
- Liaising with the Office of the Inspector General and Government Accountability office on all reviews of the compact program.
Occasional travel - Required international travel may be as low as 15% of the time, but travel in country may be as high as 50% of the time.
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Conditions Of Employment
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
- More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Some domestic and international travel may be required
- Relocation expenses to post will be authorized
QualificationsTo qualify for pay band 2D:
Applicants must have ten years of relevant work experience in developing or transitioning countries , either in the private sector or with an international financial institution, multilateral organization, international or local NGO, the USG or other internationally-focused entity.
Examples of specialized experience includes:
(1) experience leading, managing, analyzing, designing, or providing advisory services for large scale (over $10 million) international development programs, particularly in the transport and land sectors, including infrastructure development and institutional reform;
(2) experience as a team leader or project manager managing large-scale infrastructure and technical assistance programs in developing or emerging markets;
(3) developing, negotiating and managing complex international projects and/or partnerships with multimillion dollar annual budgets in a multidisciplinary team environment;
(4) experience starting up new programs or businesses in developing or emerging markets; and
(5) management-level experience in the private sector, bilateral or multilateral development organizations, or an international NGO. NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.
A successful candidate for the RCD position must be able to interact effectively with others, both within the assigned country and with MCC headquarters. In-country, continuous communication with the U.S. Embassy and the host-country government, including at very senior levels, is required. Electronic communication is the most common method of communications with MCC headquarters, and candidates should note their level of proficiency in specific software packages and internet uses. MCC expects both oral and written communications to be clear, accurate, and articulate.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES (KSAs):
- Experience in developing and/or implementing large-scale, international economic development or infrastructure projects with budgets over $10 million
- Cross-functional project management experience
- Experience leading multidisciplinary teams
- Cross-cultural sensitivity and international perspectives
- Experience in representational an entity at senior levels, including with senior official in the private sector, civil society, foreign governments, and the U.S. government, as well as with community-level stakeholders
- Financial management capabilities
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Experience living and working in developing countries at a senior management level, particularly countries in South Asia.
- Demonstrated international experience in managing/supervising large, multi-sector investment programs (over $10 million), including preparation, supervision and execution of workplans and budgets.
- International experience developing and/or implementing projects in or related to the roads and land sectors.
- An advanced degree in finance, international development, education, business, engineering, law, or other relevant discipline.
- Familiarity with Sri Lankan history, politics, and culture and language proficiency in Sinhala or Tamil.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.
- This is a FULL-TIME Excepted Service TERM POSITION not-to-exceed 7 years.(MCC has the option of extending a term appointment).
- The successful candidate for the RCD position will enter into a service agreement with MCC that sets
forth the details and requirements of the service term.
- Required international travel may be as low as 15% of the time, but travel in country may be as high as 50% of the time.
- The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. "The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position."
- Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
- Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
- The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program: If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant you may apply for special selection consideration. You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., placed in the well qualified category or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire). You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel actions form with your application. More information: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
- DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
- Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
- Probationary/Trial Period: You may be required to serve a one-year probationary/trial period.
- Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
How You Will Be Evaluated
A review of your application and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the position and to ensure that you have been placed in the appropriate quality category. The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as:
- Administration and Management
- Minimum Qualifications
- Technical Competence
Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be placed in one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and may be called for an interview.
If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your category can and will be adjusted to more reflect your abilities, and you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Application of veteran's Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#GS-PROF-OCCUPATIONS
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
- Resume - Applicants MUST utilize resumes created using the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/
- Responses to Occupational Questionnaire
- Unofficial college transcripts - if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. If selected for the position, prior to your appointment, an official transcript will be required.
- If you are displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under ICTAP or CTAP, you must be placed in the "well-qualified" category for this position, as described above.
- Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
- If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veteran, individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of supporting documentation. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities, http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/individualswithdisabilities.asp,http://www.opm.gov/disability
- Form - Demographic Information on Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046. This form is available at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/upload/OMB-3046-0046.pdf (Optional).
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Candidates MUST use USAJOBS-formatted resume using Resume Builder to apply to this position and to ensure that you have submitted a complete application. For tips on preparing your resume see: (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/).
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Once your application is ready, you'll be sent from USAJOBS to the application system. Follow the prompts to complete your application and the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure that you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 10289803 .Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/21/2018.
If you cannot apply online:
- Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
- Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentations to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Agency contact information
AddressDepartment of Compact Operations - DCO
1099 14th St, NW
Washington, DC 20005
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MCC's model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC's values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.
The Resident Country Director (RCD) position resides in the Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America (EAPLA) division of MCC's Department of Compact Operations and reports to the Deputy Vice President for EAPLA. The RCD for Sri Lanka will be physically based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. As an official U.S. Government employee (USG), the RCD will be part of the USG country team and will collaborate closely with the U.S. Embassy in Colombo.
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Upon receipt of the online questionnaire, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will assess your experience and transcript(s) (if appropriate), identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interview. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications.
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- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508879100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.