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Job Title:Director (Country Team Leader) - Morocco, MC-301-3a

Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MCC-834035-13-021-DCO-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$115,000.00 to $158,000.00 / Per Year


Thursday, February 07, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013




Full Time - Term NTE two years




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


United States Citizens


If you are looking to be a part of a dynamic team environment then MCC is the place for you! Visit our WEBSITE at  to see the life changing projects our staff are undertaking.

MCC’s mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth. Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC’s values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.

This position is located in the West Africa Region of the Department of Compact Operations (DCO), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Muust obtain and maintain a federal security clearance and pass a drug test
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days
  • Frequent domestic and international travel may be required


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The incumbent of this position provides leadership and guidance to country teams on compact development and appraisal of a compact consistent with MCC Compact development guidelines, MCC corporate priorities as well as relevant DCO goals - and with input from a comprehensive set of government, public and private sector stakeholders both in the United States and in the partner country.  This includes providing guidance and performance input for key MCC team members, managing the compact development as well as travel budget and ensuring timely completion of compact development milestones. Specific duties will include:

  • Providing overall leadership of the  MCC compact development process and of a multi-disciplinary compact development team;
  • Serving as the principal liaison and lead negotiator vis-à-vis the partner country government  -- and is responsible for managing relevant aspects of external relations with US Embassy, other USG agencies, MCC board representatives, other multilateral and bilateral donors, and program stakeholders;
  • Serving as the point-of-contact within MCC on all matters pertaining to the compact development process of the country;
  • Establishing timelines for the overall process and each component piece and ensuring team members are working to schedule;
  • Ensuring quality, completeness, consistency, and accuracy of major internal documents related to compact, external documents (e.g. press releases, fact sheets, CNs, etc.) and legal agreements (e.g. Compact, 609(g) agreement, etc.); 
  • Guiding the development and implementation of 609(g) agreements (project preparation funding agreements) and due diligence plan and budgets to ensure judicious and timely use of those resources;
  • Staying current on partner country context of relevance to the compact development and implementation process including sector policy, development indicators, private sector and donor activity as well as security;
  • Reviewing all team work products and providing final quality control and clearance before vetting with senior management;
  • Developing annual travel plan and budget, and coordinating and approving the travel of all country team members and consultants;
  • Briefing senior management on the progress of the team and programmatic issues, as requested;
  • Chairing periodic Country Team meetings, including resolving issues and keeping members on-track;
  • Raising to senior management any issues requiring management intervention, including guidance on or resolution of programmatic or personnel matters;
  • Supervising  country relations staff working on the transaction;
  • Providing performance feedback, as requested, on team members to their respective supervisor;
  • Consistent with the MCC Approvals Matrix and Standards of Clearance, approving or leading the approval process of key decisions and/or documents.


Highly desirables:

  • Experience working in transitioning or developing countries, in particular any prior work experience in North Africa, and in particular Morocco. 
  • An advanced degree in finance, economics, international development, business, or a related discipline.
  • Fluency in Arabic.


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Selective Factors (Screen Outs): (If you do not meet the following qualification requirements, your application will not be considered for this position). 

  1. Experience working on the development, appraisal or implementation of medium to large-scale (budget of $10 million or more) infrastructure project or poverty reduction program in a developing country in Africa.
  2. You must be fluent (spoken and written) in French. (You must include level of proficiency in your resume).


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: For Pay Band 3a, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (Pay Band 3b or GS-14) in the Federal service or equivalent experience.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position.  For this position, specialized experience is experience leading and managing the development, implementation and appraisal process for medium  to large-scale (budget of $10 million or more) international development projects including: developing detailed project implementation plans; developing strategies regarding policy and institutional reform; managing a multi-disciplinary team and project budgets; implementing complex projects with a limited timeline and budget; and analyzing and advising high-level government officials and other stakeholders on development challenges and technical assistance programs to address these challenges.




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.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as:

  1. Knowledge of poverty reduction and economic growth projects in developing countries.
  2. Knowledge of complex political economies of developing countries.
  3. Ability to successfully develop and implement medium and/or large-scale (budgets of $10 million or more) international development programs, using problem tree analysis.
  4. Ability to utilize project management tools sufficiently to manage medium to large-scale (budget of $10 million or more) infrastructure projects or technical assistance programs.
  5. Ability to collaborate effectively with high-level government officials, non-governmental and private sector stakeholders on developing and implementing international development projects.
  6. Ability to analyze,  interpret and speak proficiently on a country-level economic growth diagnostic study.
  7. Skills to effectively manage a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
  8. Ability to present information orally and in written form in a persuasive, clear, succinct, and diplomatic manner.

Your resume must specifically and clearly show how you meet the qualifications required and your possession of the required KSAs/competencies. You will be evaluated based on Category Rating procedures. 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. 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 experience.



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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 full-time, term position not-to-exceed two years (24 months). (The MCC has the option of extending this appointment for one year – not to exceed 36 months).
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • Selectee must complete an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
  • Probationary Period:  You may be required to serve a one-year probationary/trial period.
  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.   To receive credit, you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.
  • Veterans' Preference:   If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preferenceor VEOA eligibility (separated under honorable conditions after 3 years of more of continuous service), 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.
  • If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veteran, individualswith disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of approved supporting documentation and declaration of eligible Special Appointment, etc., requires submission of approved supporting documentation and declaration of eligible Special Appointment. For more information visit: 
  • 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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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 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, March 01, 2013.

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  834035.  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.
  • If qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your college transcript OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grades received to verify education. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted. Prior to appointment, an official transcript will be required.
  • If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veteran, individualswith disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of approved supporting documentation and declaration of eligible Special Appointment.For more information visit:,,
  • 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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