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Job Title:Associate Director/Director (Social and Gender Assessment), MC-301-3b/3a

Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MCC-727288-12-073-DCO-DE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$83,000.00 to $158,000.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 to Friday, September 28, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, visit our Website at URL to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking.  If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the Millennium Challenge Corporation!

This position is located in the Technical Services Division, Department of Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).  THIS IS A PERMANENT POSITION.


Please note the closing date has been extended.



  • AMENDED: Extends closing date to 9/21/2012
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur
  • U.S. citizenship required


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You will participate in work associated with MCC's social and gender assessment functions including the integration of social and gender analysis in detailed project design and monitoring and oversight of social and gender impacts of projects funded by the MCC.   As an Associate Director/Director (Social and Gender Assessment) you will:

  • Work as part of a practice team led by the Senior Director for Social and Gender Assessment to strengthen MCC's engagement across sectors in current thinking, approaches, strategies and tools related to gender integration in large-scale international development programs.
  • Provide project-level technical leadership on gender and other social issues related to design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of international development projects.
  • Conduct policy-level and other reviews of opportunities and constraints to address gender equality issues in various development sectors.
  • Evaluate the technical adequacy of project-specific social and gender analyses and plans including design documents, social and gender assessments, environmental and social management plans, and gender integration plans.
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of guidance documents, operational procedures, performance standards and other social/gender practice-related priorities including documentation of best practices and other technical reports.
  • Write and review terms of reference, develop budgets, timelines and cost estimates, manage contractors and conduct evaluations for procurement actions.
  • Contribute to training and capacity-building activities for colleagues and country partners.


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For Pay Band 3b - applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable to the Pay Band 4a or GS-13 (or equivalent level nonfederal experience), which is directly related to work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is experience conducting social and gender assessments including analyzing relevant policy, institutional and socio-cultural factors that can influence project design and impacts,providing recommendations to integrate social and gender assessment findings into detailed project design, and managing or providing oversight of social and gender dimensions of international development projects.  (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).

For Pay Band 3a - applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable to the Pay Band 3b or GS-14 (or equivalent nonfederal experience), which is directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is experience managing,coordinating, and conducting social and gender assessments; analyzing relevant policy and socio-cultural factors, providing recommendations to integrate social and gender assessment findings into detailed project design, and experience in the oversight and/or monitoring and evaluation of international development projects. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).

Desirable: Please include in your resume any proficiency in foreign languages. Include reference to level of proficiency for reading, writing and oral communications, especially in French, Portuguese and Arabic.



We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your responses to the on-line questionnaire.  Your answers to the on-line questionnaire will be used to evaluate your competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:  

  1. Skill in applying advanced internationally accepted social and gender analytical concepts, frameworks, and methodologies for the design, assessment, monitoring and evaluation of poverty reduction projects.
  2. Skill in conducting, coordinating and managing complex social (including gender) quantitative and qualitative research activities including social and gender assessment, due diligence of proposed projects, and evaluation research.
  3. Knowledge of training and other capacity-building methods and tools for increasing the social and gender competency of development professionals in both the donor and recipient countries.
  4. Skill in providing guidance and undertaking technical analyses of social (including gender)
    issues, and integrating the results of social and gender analyses including social/gender risk management measures into detailed project designs.
  5. Skill in the assessment and documentation of best practices related to social and gender outcomes of development projects in a variety of sectors including (but not limited to) agriculture, infrastructure, health education and finance.

Your resume must specifically and clearly show how you meet the qualifications required and your possession of the required KSAs/competencies. 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. Qualified veterans are placed ahead of nonveterans within each category. Qualified veterans with a service connected disability of 10% or more are placed ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.


If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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


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MCC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. More information: Other benefits include convenient location to metro, eligibility to join State Department Federal Credit Union, flexible work schedule and free use of an on-site gym and locker room with shower facility.


This is a permanent 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.

Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one-year probationary/trial period.

Veterans' Preference:  If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable).  If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see Veteran’s Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans

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., receive a score of 85 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:


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, September 28, 2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure 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, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  727288.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  • Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.
  • Responses to Occupational Questionnaire.
  • 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).
  • Form – Demographic Information on Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046.  This form is available at (Optional).


MCC-HR Applications
Phone: (202)772-6810
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
MCC Department of Compact Operations
875 15th St NW
Washington, DC
20005 Fax: (478)757-3144


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  We will review your resume and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.  A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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