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Job Title:Senior Policy Advisor, MC-301-3b/3a

Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MCC-733838-12-075-DPE-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 24, 2012 to Friday, September 21, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

MC-0301-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, visit our Website at http://www.mcc.gov 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!

In this position, you will help to advance the Department of Policy and Evaluation goals of 1) fostering learning from MCC’s model in the context of the U.S. global development policy and 2) developing and contributing to policies and approaches that ensure the most effective implementation of the MCC model and principles, drawing from MCC experience, and best practices from the development community.

 

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background Investigation or Security Clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occure within 90 days
  • Travel may be required.
  • Amended: Extends closing date to 9/21/2012

DUTIES:

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As Senior Policy Advisor, you will advance the Department of Policy and Evaluation goals by contributing in two main areas that includes:

  • Fostering learning from MCC’s model in the context of enhancing internal MCC collaboration and best-practices; putting into practice the U.S. global  development policy and other Administration initiatives, contributing to the broader international development effectiveness agenda ; and 
  • assisting the Vice President in departmental strategic planning, including sound personnel and budget management in the context of the broader corporate goals exercise.
  • Assisting the DPE Vice President and other Department and MCC officials in developing and overseeing strategies for MCC engagement in a variety of development policy initiatives within the U.S. Government and the development community.
  • Capturing and analyzing MCC lessons learned and best practices in implementation of its model in the context of US and foreign aid reform efforts and global aid effectiveness practices.
  • Representing MCC and contributing to US Government efforts related to US global development policy and the US reform agenda, and help to operationalize the President’s Global Development Policy and other Administration initiatives within an MCC context.
  • Monitoring developments in the global aid effectiveness agenda, including with respect to the Paris Declaration, Accra Agenda for Action, the OECD, and inform MCC staff of relevant developments, contribute to MCC positions and approaches regarding US development policy.
  • Serving as DPE policy point of contact.  Organizing DPE review and analysis of MDD proposed policies, guidance, approaches, and investments for DPE policy issues, consistency with the model of development assistance, and best practices in the development community.
  • Conducting and/or supporting research and analysis.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Pay Band 3b: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the MCC Pay Band 34b or GS-13 (or equivalent non-federal work experience). For this position, examples of specialized experience include: experience leading or coordinating  development policy reform initiatives and studies and analysis of program operations; experience monitoring policy, institutional and legal reform issues and governance trends in the countries; experience representing an organization to  U.S. Government agencies, multi-lateral development institutions, and non-governmental organizations; and,  experience preparing briefing papers, policy papers, background information and performance metrics on program objectives.

(NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).


Pay Band 3a: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the MCC Pay Band 3b or GS-14 (or equivalent non-federal work experience). For this position, examples of specialized experience include: experience  leading or coordinating global development policy reform program initiatives and coordinating studies and analysis of program operations; experience monitoring policy, institutional and legal reform issues and governance trends in the countries; experience representing an organization to  U.S. Government agencies, multi-lateral development institutions, and non-governmental organizations; and,  experience preparing policy guidance, briefing papers, background information and performance metrics on program objectives.

(NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).


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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 occupational questionnaire.  Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position. 

 

  1. Knowledge of global development and policy initiatives sufficient to conduct studies and analysis of program operations to assess and evaluate their effectiveness in meeting corporate goals and objectives.
  2. Ability to identify and promote the design, evaluation and implementation of development projects; recommend new policy or program initiatives; and evaluate the results of program and policy approaches.
  3. Knowledge of strategic planning processes and budget-setting exercises.
  4. Written communication skills.
  5. Oral communication skills.  
  6. Knowledge of data analysis and budget management  process.

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 non-veterans 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.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc. 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.


OTHER INFORMATION:

  • 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.
  • Selectee must complete an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
  • Selectee will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • All qualification requirements must be met by closing date of the announcement.
  • You may be required to complete a probationary period.
  • Travel Requirements: Some travel may be required.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  1. Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week,
    starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.
  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 21, 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID  733838. 

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 http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents (if applicable) 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.
  • If you are claiming Veterans Preference (documentation includes DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate).
  • If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant, 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.
  • 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).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MCC-HR Applications
Phone: (202)772-6810
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: HRAPPLICATIONS@MCC.GOV
Agency Information:
MCC Department of Policy and Evaluation
875 15th St NW
Washington, DC
20005 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  We will review your résumé 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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Job Announcement Number:

MCC-733838-12-075-DPE-DE

Control Number:

324901800