Job Title:Associate Director/Director (Monitoring and Evaluation), MC-0301-3b/3a
Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation
Job Announcement Number:MCC-959569-14-005-DPE-MP
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, September 11, 2013 to
Wednesday, September 25, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) |
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. MCCs 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.
- 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:Back to top
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:Back to top
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).
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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- 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.
- Skill in applying new theories and developments to resolve problems that are not easily resolved using accepted evaluation criteria and methods.
- 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.
- 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.
- Skill in managing, directing and supervising the activities of a subordinate staff of employees.
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.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
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. IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION. We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes. For tips on preparing your resume view the following resume writing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
- Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
- Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor name and phone number
- Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
- Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
- Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and
failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 25, 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 959569.
Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
- Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
- Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
- 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.
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 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 approved supporting documentation and declaration of eligible Special Appointment. 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.
- If you are a status candidate, you must submit a copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, indicating competitive status, current or highest previous grade level held in the Federal service, tenure group, promotion potential and salary:http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp#
- 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.
- 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).
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 46 weeks, you will receive a notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process.