This position is located in the Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT), Division of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL), in Washington DC.
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- Additional selections may be made from this announcement.
Language Requirement - Ability to speak and read Spanish in all styles and forms of the language pertinent to the duties of the position.
There are 2 positions available, one position will be filled by a Spanish fluent speaking applicant, the other position may be filled with either a Spanish, French, or Portuguese fluent speaking applicant.
The announcements that are open to fill these vacancies are as follows:
MS-21-PHIL-ILAB-0010 (this announcement) - Open to Spanish speaking eligibles ONLY
DE-21-PHIL-ILAB-0006- Open to Spanish speaking eligibles ONLY
DE-21-PHIL-ILAB-0001 - Open to Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese speaking applicants.
MS-21-PHIL-ILAB-0004- Open to Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese speaking applicants.
Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:
- Drafts and provides written feedback on documents, as assigned, including analytical assessments, concept notes on proposed technical assistance projects (grants and contracts), monitoring and evaluation documents, and implementation evaluation documents.
- Organizes and conducts extensive research and support activities for programs, initiatives, or international organizations assigned and prepares recommendations, reports, and briefings.
- Ensures that key evaluation and audit findings, results of performance monitoring data analysis and other lessons, findings, and outcomes produced by technical assistance and monitoring and evaluation and audit activities are shared with relevant stakeholders and are applied to ILAB and OCFT’s work, as applicable.
- Engages with a range of actors and entities to develop and/or strengthen OCFT and ILAB strategic relationships and information exchanges.
- Plans, develops, oversees, provides technical support for monitoring and evaluation activities and uses qualitative and/or quantitative methods to measure results and assess and improve program effectiveness and/or projects or systems.
- Provides comprehensive and rigorous technical oversight of key monitoring and evaluation activities, as assigned, to ensure that high-quality data, analysis and lessons learned are produced to systematically measure achievement of project objectives.
- Develops and prepares in-depth analysis of assigned issues at national, regional and global levels to provide inputs for reports, assessments, and other monitoring and evaluation-related documents
- Prepares relevant reports, guidance documents, talking points, briefing books, memos, letters, proposals and background papers for managers and senior staff as directed.
- Consistently writes clear, concise, organized, high-quality products.
- Presents information to a variety of audiences, including senior management, in a clear and effective manner.
- Collects and compiles qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources for analysis.
- Reviews grantee performance data submissions and ensures data are meaningful, complete, standardized, and consistent.
- Conducts oversight activities to ensure effective implementation of cooperative agreements and contracts on child labor and forced labor-related topics
- Tracks adherence and compliance with provisions of contracts and cooperative agreements.
- Represents ILAB on international, interagency, and intra-agency working groups, committees, international meetings and conferences
- Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.
The duties describe above are at the full performance level (GS-13). If selected at the lower level (GS-12), selectee will perform similar duties with varying levels of supervision.
25% or less - Occasional travel may be required.
13 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.
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Conditions Of Employment
- Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
- Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
- Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
- Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
- Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.
Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.
Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
Language Requirement- Ability to speak and read Spanish in all styles and forms of the language pertinent to the duties of the position.
THIS POSITION HAS A BASIC REQUIREMENT. ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THIS REQUIREMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.
Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Experience: four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
GS-12: In addition to the meeting the basic requirements of this position, applicants must also possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service. Your experience must demonstrate extensive knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Systems. Specialized experience is experience: (1) developing or facilitating the development of monitoring and evaluation systems for international development or human rights-related projects/programs, (2) developing or reviewing project/program evaluation plans, methodologies, and reports to ensure they are appropriate for/meet evaluation objectives, and (3) utilizing qualitative and/or quantitative analysis to measure results and improve programs, projects, and/or systems effectiveness.
GS-13: In addition to the meeting the basic requirements of this position, applicants must also possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service. Your experience must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Systems. Specialized experience is experience: (1) developing or facilitating the development of monitoring and evaluation systems for international development or human rights-related projects/programs, (2) developing or reviewing project/program evaluation plans, methodologies, and reports to ensure they are appropriate for/meet evaluation objectives, (3) utilizing qualitative and/or quantitative analysis to measure results and improve programs, projects, and/or systems effectiveness, AND (4) providing technical oversight for monitoring and evaluation-related grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts.
You may not use education to substitute for specialized experience.
Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.
If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.
Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor’s Telework Program.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
Research, Analysis, and Communication: Effectively applies knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods to conduct systematic and objective inquiry and analysis, particularly to further OCFT’s learning from its Congressionally-mandated research and its technical assistance project performance information
Technical Oversight and Facilitation (Monitoring and Evaluation): Coordinates, facilitates, and provides rigorous technical oversight of OCFT project monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure that high-quality data, analysis, and evaluations are produced to measure achievement of project objectives. Applies knowledge of the principles and methods for evaluating program or organizational performance, including identification of evaluation factors, metrics, and outcomes.
Oversight/Management of Grants and Cooperative Agreements: Knowledge of requirements, practices, and procedures for soliciting and awarding proposals and administering and providing technical oversight of grants and contracts
Coordination with External Entities/Organizations: Effectively coordinates between elements of the Department, US Government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and regional and international organizations for the purpose of accomplishing an objective
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc.). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.
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The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.
The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):
ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action” which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.
*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.
- Resume are required to provide a resume by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of your choosing. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list month, year, and the number of work hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the vacancy questionnaire.
- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.
- Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here.
The following documents are required if applicable:
- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)
- Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements): (a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A) (b) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR AmeriCorps VISTA OR Current/Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE) (c) Military Spouses (MISP)
- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.
– Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.
You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.
OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the “Education Section” for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.
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
To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.
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STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.
STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS) Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement. Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.
STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL) On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”. Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.
STEP 4 – On the “Review and Submit” step, click “Submit Application” The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.
STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.
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