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Job Title:Associate Director/Director (Monitoring and Evaluation), MC-0301-3b/3a

Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MCC-882331-13-038-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:

Thursday, April 25, 2013 to Friday, May 10, 2013

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!

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 Department of Policy and Evaluation. The mission of the Policy and Evaluation Department is to provide management oversight for the development and implementation of policy and best practices related to country eligibility, economic analysis and monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and policy reform. DPE manages the MCC's Threshold Program and formulates strategies that leverage MCC impact with foundations; international donors and other U.S. Government agencies.

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

DUTIES:

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As Associate Director/Director (Monitoring and Evaluation), you will:

  • Assist with establishing implementation strategy through the development of impact evaluation policies, processes, guidelines, procedures, tools and training initiatives.
  • Assist with monitoring, evaluation and other studies/analysis are planned and undertaken using appropriately rigorous methodology and taking into account project design features and implementation strategies.
  • Assist with the capture, reporting, and analysis of data relating to organizational operations to improve the effectiveness of MCC's implementation of Compacts through the introduction of methodological innovations; application of results-based management; and, by promoting the dissemination and use of M&E findings, lessons and recommendations.
  • Assist with establishing and promoting cooperation with other donors and stakeholders by sharing impact analysis and M&E results, and supporting joint or external evaluations.   Coordinate with other donors on broader M&E initiatives and participates in other professional activities to maintain expertise of M&E related programs and activities.
  • Monitor compact monitoring and evaluation activities within the Department of Compact Operations.   Provide technical advice and guidance to local country teams (e.g., targets, indicators, baseline surveys, and impact evaluations).   Review indicator tracking tables for accuracy and timeliness and to determine whether targets have been met, and ensuring that data quality reviews are implemented.
  • Perform site visits and reports on compact monitoring and evaluation progress and efforts.   Report to the MD to discuss concerns or potential problems and possible solutions and to inform progress and milestones achieved.
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot potential problems (including substantive technical or administrative issues); track milestones and progress on compact implementation; and suggest appropriate action such as program modifications.
  • Strategically manage, budgets, and utilize the Department's human and administrative services resources.   Ensure that the workplace fosters the development of staff, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and support constructive conflict resolution.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for pay band 3b level you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience comparable to the Pay Band 4a or GS-13 or an equivalent level, which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.  For this position, specialized experience is experience leading programs and resources related to the monitoring and evaluation of long-term international assistance programs in developing countries; and/or experience formulating and implementing plans to improve monitoring and evaluation policies, practices, methods, as they relate to economic development in developing countries; and, experience representing an organization in various forums to present information and negotiate issues. NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).

To qualify for pay band 3a level you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience comparable to the Pay Band 3b or GS-14 or an equivalent level, which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.  For this position, specialized experience is experience leading and managing programs and resources related to the monitoring and evaluation of long-term international assistance programs in developing countries; and/or experience formulating, implementing and overseeing plans to improve monitoring and evaluation policies, practices, methods, as they relate to economic development in developing countries; and, experience representing an organization in various forums to present information and negotiate issues. NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category.   The categories are defined as follows:

Best Qualified – Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
Well Qualified – Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.
Qualified – Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  1. Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes; survey and sampling methods; and survey design, fielding and analysis; in order to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the results of policy and program evaluation studies and analyses.
  2. Skill in applying new theories and developments to resolve problems that are not easily resolved using accepted evaluation criteria and methods. 
  3. Skill in working collaboratively and effectively in multidisciplinary teams, and with staff of other USG agencies, counterpart country institutions, and/or multi-lateral development institutions.
  4. Skill in oral and written communication in order to present monitoring and evaluation techniques and concepts in an international context, to U.S. Government and counterpart country staff.
  5. Skill in managing, directing and supervising the activities of a subordinate staff of employees.

Application of veteran’s Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran’s preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Include link for professional positions

 

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.


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 may 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.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant you may apply for special selection consideration.  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

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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: The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
  1. Your Résumé showing relevant 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, May 10, 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID  882331. 

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.
  • 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, http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.
  • 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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
  • 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, individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of supporting documentation.  For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities, http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/individualswithdisabilities.asp,http://www.opm.gov/disability.
  • 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:

Upon receipt of the online questionnaire, 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.  Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  If a selection is made, a tentative job offer will be extended, and a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted.  A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.  Once this process is completed, generally within 4—6 weeks, you will receive a notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process. 

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Job Announcement Number:

MCC-882331-13-038-DPE-DE

Control Number:

342422600