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Job Title:  Associate Director (Social and Gender Assessment), MC-301-3b
Agency:  Millennium Challenge Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  MCC-885793-13-040-DCO-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$83,000.00 to $138,000.00 / Per Year
Thursday, May 02, 2013 to Friday, June 14, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
2 vacancies 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 WWW.MCC.GOV   to see the life changing projects our staffs 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 Technical Services Division, Department of Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). 




  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur
  • U.S. citizenship required


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You will participate in work associated with MCC's social and gender assessment functions including the integration of social and gender analysis in detailed project design and monitoring and oversight of social and gender impacts of projects funded by the MCC. As an Associate Director (Social and Gender Assessment) you will:

  • Work as part of a practice team led by the Senior Director for Social and Gender Assessment to strengthen MCC's engagement across sectors in current thinking, approaches, strategies and tools related to social inclusion and gender equality  in large-scale international development programs.
  • Provide project-level technical leadership on gender and other social issues related to design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of international development projects.
  • Conduct policy-level and other reviews of opportunities and constraints to address social inclusion in various development sectors.
  • Evaluate the technical adequacy of project-specific social and gender analyses and plans including design documents, social and gender assessments, environmental and social management plans, and social and gender integration plans.
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of guidance documents, operational procedures, performance standards and other social/gender practice-related priorities including documentation of best practices and other technical reports.
  • Write and review terms of reference, develop budgets, timelines and cost estimates, manage contractors and conduct evaluations for procurement actions.
  • Contribute to training and capacity-building activities for colleagues and country partners.


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

Have at least one year of specialized experience comparable to the MCC 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.  This experience must include activities such as: 
experience conducting social and gender assessments including analyzing relevant policy, institutional and socio-cultural factors that can influence project design and impacts,providing recommendations to integrate social and gender assessment findings into detailed project design, and managing or providing oversight of social and gender dimensions of international development projects.  (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).

Desirable: Please include in your resume any proficiency in foreign languages. Include reference to level of proficiency for reading, writing and oral communications, especially in French.



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. Skill in applying advanced internationally accepted social and gender analytical concepts, frameworks, and methodologies for the design, assessment, monitoring and evaluation of poverty reduction projects.
  2. Skill in conducting, coordinating and managing complex social (including gender) quantitative and qualitative research activities including social and gender assessment, due diligence of proposed projects, and evaluation research.
  3. Knowledge of training and other capacity-building methods and tools for increasing the social and gender competency of development professionals in both the donor and recipient countries.
  4. Skill in providing guidance and undertaking technical analyses of social (including gender) issues, and integrating the results of social and gender analyses including social/gender risk management measures into detailed project designs.
  5. Skill in the assessment and documentation of best practices related to social and gender outcomes of development projects in a variety of sectors including (but not limited to) agriculture, infrastructure, health, education and finance.

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.


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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.


  • If selected for an interview you will be required to provide a five page writing sample.  Please note that the writing sample is not required during the application process
  • 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.
  • Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE/ 450).
  • Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one-year probationary/trial period.


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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. 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) onFriday, June 14, 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 at www.usajobs, 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 885793. 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, individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of supporting documentation.  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


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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