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Job Title:Resident Country Director (Namibia), MC-301-2d

Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MCC-761563-12-081-DCO

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$125,000.00 to $165,000.00 / Per Year


Thursday, October 04, 2012 to Friday, October 19, 2012




Full Time - Term NTE 3 years


1 vacancy in the following location:
Windhoek NamibiaView Map


United States Citizens


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The Resident Country Director (RCD) position is administratively housed within the Department of Compact Operations, with direct report to the Deputy Vice President for East & Southern Africa (EASA). The RCD will be physically based in Windhoek, Namibia.  As an official U.S. Government employee (USG), the RCD will be part of the USG country team and must collaborate closely with the U.S. embassy.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background Investigation or Security Clearance
  • Relocation expenses will be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days
  • Some domestic and international travel is required
  • AMENDED: The closing date of this announcment is 10/19/2012


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The RCD will provide on-going guidance, advice, technical feedback, and support to the Millennium Challenge Account country in 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 implementation of the compact program. 
  • Coordinating the management, oversight and support activities of a multidisciplinary country team based in Washington, to assist the 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.
  • Serving as an observer on the MCA-Namibia Board of Directors and exercising MCC’s rights and authorities as designated in the compact and any supplemental agreements.
  • 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 the U.S. Chief of Mission (COM) informed regarding MCC activities and developments in country, and attending and participating in USG country team meetings as well as classified security, Congressional Delegation (CODEL) and other briefings for senior USG officials. 
  • Organizing public outreach and representational events related to the implementation of compact activities in Namibia, 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 the MCC in meetings with other donors and in other settings where various country strategies may be formulated and discussed or USG policies represented.
  • Preparing and providing clearances on briefing papers, speeches, talking points, and reports on compact implementation and issues related to MCC activities and approaches. 
  • Providing day-to-day management and supervision of the local MCC staff, office, and budget in close coordination with relevant staff at the U.S. Embassy and/or MCC headquarters. 
  • Liaising with the Office of the Inspector General and Government Accountability office on all reviews of the compact program. 
  • Managing, supervising, and reporting on MCC’s in-country presence, including procurement, staffing, budgeting, and financial and asset management needs.


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Qualifying experience for the MC-2d level includes 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 analyzing international development programs and designing large-scale infrastructure and/or technical assistance programs (over $10 million) to address these challenges or investment projects in the context of these challenges; (2) experience as a team leader or project manager managing medium- to large-scale infrastructure rehabilitation or construction programs in developing or emerging markets; (3) developing, negotiating and managing complex international projects with multimillion dollar annual budgets in a multidisciplinary team environment; and (4) senior management-level experience in the private sector, a bilateral or multilateral development organization, an international NGO, or an international commercial bank.  NOTE:  This experience must be well documented in your resume.

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 is required. Electronic communication is the most common method with MCC headquarters, and candidates should note their level of proficiency in specific software packages and internet uses. MCC expects both verbal and written communications in to be clear, accurate, and articulate.




HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:  You will be evaluated and deemed either eligible or ineligible based on the relevance and quality of your experience on the desired knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies described below. All eligible applicants will be further evaluated by subject-matter experts.



  • Experience in developing and implementing large-scale international economic development projects (over $10 million)
  • Cross-functional project management
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary teams
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and international perspectives
  • Representational capabilities at senior levels, including corporate, NGO, foreign government and U.S. government officials, as well as with community-level stakeholders
  • Financial management capabilities
  • International experience in infrastructure development generally, Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • An advanced degree in finance, economics, international development, business, civil engineering, law, or a related discipline.
  • Experience living and working in developing countries at a senior program management level, particularly in east and southern Africa.
  • Demonstrated international experience in managing/supervising large, multi-sector investment programs (e.g. over $10 million), including preparation, supervision and execution of workplans and budgets.
  • International experience developing and/or implementing projects in the education, agriculture or tourism sectors.

Demonstration of work supporting the qualifications and KSAs MUST be documented and reflected in the resume.  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.


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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


  • 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.
  • Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and granting of a federal “Top Secret” security clearance and passage of a drug test.
  • 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/trial period.
  • This is a full-time, term position not-to-exceed three years (36 months). (The MCC has the option of extending a term appointment.)
  • This position is in the Excepted Service.
  • 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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Candidates who do not submit complete a complete application as indicated below will not be considered. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.Your Résumé - 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, October 19, 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  761563.  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.


  • Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.
  • 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 applicable.
  • 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.
  • 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 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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