Job Title: Senior Country CoordinatorJob Announcement Number: 13-0033-ML
Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to
Friday, December 21, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-time appointment in the Competitive Service. This position is not in the bargaining unit. -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
USAID employees in current, permanent, competitive service positions, including those eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), or under certain Foreign Service eligibilities.
This USAID position is deployed from USAID's Bureau for Foreign Assistance (FA), to be located in the Department of State's Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (F). F is charged with developing and implementing a coordinated United States Government (USG) foreign assistance strategy and operational plans. F creates and directs consolidated policy, planning, budget and implementation mechanisms to provide leadership, coordination and guidance to maximize the impact of U.S. foreign assistance.
USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.
- U.S. Citizen or national
- Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
- Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
- Direct Deposit/Electric Funds Transfer is required
DUTIES:Back to top
As the Senior Country Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa, the incumbent plans, organizes, and carries out analytical studies involving the planning, development, and implementation of major agency programs of national scope and impact and which cover the most sensitive issues of the region. Analyzes, formulates, and develops ideas, concepts, and methodology for new or revised policies, procedures, and systems for designing, implementing, and evaluating country-specific and/or region-wide programs related to foreign assistance. Serves as key liaison with the field as well as for the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and key counterparts at the National Security Council (NSC) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to help develop the foreign assistance strategy to reinforce policy goals in the country or region of responsibility. Serves as an agency expert and coordinator in providing intellectual leadership and focus to initiate dialogue for foreign assistance programs in the assigned country and/or region. Serves as the principal representative on foreign affairs issues in the region, often as the senior State official and spokesperson for U.S. foreign policy in the region.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: Organizes, coordinates and oversees the Operational Plan process for the region. Analyzing, formulating, and developing ideas, concepts, and methodology for new or revised policies, procedures, and systems for designing, implementing, and evaluating country-specific and/or region-wide programs related to foreign assistance.
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement.
Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 before veteran’s preference points are applied (if applicable). You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidences by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities or competencies listed on this vacancy announcement. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checked from previous employers may be disqualified.
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOC's) by the closing date of this announcement:
- Knowledge of the regional budget recommendation process consistent with State Department and USAID criteria and the U.S. foreign policies for management of programs, policies, and activities.
- Knowledge of a wide range of methods for the assessment and improvement of complex programs, processes and systems.
- Skill to plan, organize, and coordinate programs, plans, and proposals involving substantial agency resources, or that require extensive changes in established procedures.
- Knowledge of laws, policies, and regulations related to foreign assistance and ability to make decisions or recommendations for major programs.
Please be advised that a narrative is not required, but the KSAOC's must be displayed within your resume.
You will also be evaluated on the following competencies:
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- Financial Management
- Problem Solving
- Foreign Policy/International Development/Foreign Assistance Knowledge and Experience
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Planning and Evaluating
- Interpersonal Skills
- Customer Service