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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Division of MCC's Department of Policy and Evaluation (DPE).

    Although the position is advertised equivalent to GS-11/12, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band 4c/4b which is generally equal to GS-11/12.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Program Officer, you will be responsible for supporting the establishment of M&E plans in coordination with partner country counterparts, working on country teams to help ensure that program implementation and evaluation remains consistent with these plans, managing independent program evaluations with support, and effectively reporting and disseminating program results to internal and external audiences. Typical work assignments include:

    • Assisting country teams and partner countries throughout the program life cycle on the development and updating of logical frameworks (theories of change) and program M&E Plans to document performance indicators, data sources, and evaluation plans.
    • Reviewing quarterly performance data for timeliness and accuracy and supporting the analysis and use of this data to inform decision-making.
    • Reviewing documents produced by MCC country teams and partner country entities to ensure alignment with the M&E Plan and adherence to the MCC M&E Policy.
    • Assisting partner country in implementing the program M&E Plan, including quarterly aggregation, verification, reporting, and analysis of monitoring data; support and oversight of evaluation-related data collection; data quality reviews; review of evaluation deliverables; contract management; and supporting the management of the program M&E budget.
    • Supporting reporting and dissemination of program results to internal and external stakeholders; Drafting or contributing to status reports and updates on country programs and issues.
    • Developing the Terms of Reference for and manages independent evaluation contracts.
    • Performing related duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    Requirements

    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
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid
    • Some domestic and international travel may be required

    Qualifications

    To qualify for pay band 4c you must meet the following

    :Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 5 (GS-9) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: experience monitoring and evaluating program/projects and reporting results. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.
    OR
    Applicants must have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
    OR
    Applicants must have a combination of experience and education: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. Such education/experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work.

    To qualify for pay band 4b you must meet the following:

    Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 4c (GS-11) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: experience monitoring and evaluating program/projects and reporting program results; and experience with program evaluation, including impact and performance evaluation methodologies and data analysis and/or survey design and data collection methods, and/or results dissemination. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

    Time-in-Grade: Time-in-grade requirements apply. You must have one year of Federal service equivalent to or GS- (9) to be eligible for pay band MC- 4c. You must have one year of Federal service equivalent to or GS- (11) to be eligible for pay band MC- 4b.


    Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience.

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    Additional information

    • RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be authorized for this position. If you are not a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Recruitment bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
      If you are a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Relocation bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
      Selectee may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience.
    • 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.
    • Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower pay band level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
    • 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

    Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire.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

    • Oral Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Technical Competence
    • Written Communication



    Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to 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.

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    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/
    • 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, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • 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) if applying under VEOA or VRA. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
    • Copy of SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (such as promotion, reassignment, within-grade increase, or new appointment which shows your tenure/status, grade, salary/pay).
    • If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). Eligible ICTAP/CTAP employees within the commuting area must submit proof of eligibility. If applicable, see Other Information.
    • Persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities (e.g., service with the Government Accountability Office {GAO}, Peace Corps, etc.) should indicate the type of appointment on your application and provide supporting documentation as provided by that authority.

    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.

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    Benefits

    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.

    https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/

    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.

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    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. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait to ensure they have cleared the virus scan.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 10907389. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/19/2020.

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/forms/opm1203fx.pdf and
    2. 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

    MCC HR-Applications

    Address

    Department of Policy Evaluation - DPE
    1099 Fourtheenth Streeth NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    US
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    Our 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.

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    Next steps

    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 have been completed. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/578040900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.