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Job Title:  Deputy Resident Country Director (Senegal), MC-301-3b
Agency:  Millennium Challenge Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  MCC-991253-14-018-DCO-D

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, November 07, 2013 to Friday, November 22, 2013
Full Time - Term NTE three years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Dakar, SenegalView 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 Department of Compact Operations (DCO), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).


  • Occasional Travel
  • Required international travel may be as low as 15% of the time, but travel in country may be as high as 50% of


  • No


  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses to post may be authorized
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days
  • Some domestic and international travel is required


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This position serves as the Deputy Resident Country Director (DRCD) and reports to the Resident Country Director (RCD) who reports to the Deputy Vice President for Africa. As an official government employee, the DRCD is part of the U.S. country team at the U.S. Embassy, and must collaborate closely with various elements of the U.S. Embassy.   The RCD will be physically based in Dakar, Senegal.
The DRCD assists the RCD in providing ongoing guidance, advice, technical feedback, and support to the Millennium Challenge Account compact country in implementation.  Specifically, the DRCD plays a critical role in the Compact’s success by:

  • assisting the RCD to provide ongoing guidance, advice, technical feedback and support to the MCA, MCC’s accountable entity on implementation; 
  • developing and making use of information sources, contacts and analytical material to assist the RCD in regular monitoring and reporting to MCC Washington on Compact implementation; 
  • assisting with coordination between MCA, the Government, and the MCC Resident Mission, and MCC Washington on technical implementation issues; 
  • providing  oversight of  activities in education, coordinating technical inputs, comments and advice; 
  • anticipating and troubleshooting potential problems (including substantive or administrative issues); tracking milestones and concrete progress on Compact implementation; proactively suggesting appropriate action such as program modification; and engaging on monitoring and evaluation and impact evaluations; 
  • assisting the RCD to coordinate with MCA and MCC Washington to achieve the timely delivery of such reports, plans, approvals and agreements as may be required for program implementation; 
  • assisting the RCD in day-to-day management of locally engaged staff, and of the MCC office in-country; assisting the RCD to manage, supervise and report on MCC’s in-country presence, including procurement, staffing, budgeting, financial and asset management needs; and coordinating in-country visits by MCC staff, technical advisors and US government officials;
  • assisting in responding to inquiries from the  MCC Washington, OIG, Congress, other U.S. Government agencies, and MCC stakeholders in-country; preparing briefing papers, speeches, talking points and reports on Compact implementation and issues related to MCC activities; and 
  • assisting with organizing public outreach and representational events in-country relating to MCC activities and compact implementation, including helping to represent MCC in interactions with congressional delegations, other donors, representatives of local business community and civil society, and other interested parties in-country.


Selective Factors (Screen Outs): (If you do not meet the following qualification requirements, your application will not be considered for this position).  Strong proficiency (spoken and written) in French. (You must include level of proficiency in your resume).


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Qualifying experience for the MC-3 level includes 5 years of relevant experience in or with transitioning or developing countries, either in the private sector or with an international financial institution, multilateral organization, international or local non government organization (NGO), the U.S. Government or other internationally-focused entity.
Examples of specialized experience include (1) experience analyzing international development challenges and designing and implementing large-scale infrastructure and/or technical assistance programs to address these challenges or investment projects in the context of these challenges; (2) experience as a team leader or project manager managing small, medium, or large-scale infrastructure or construction programs or technical assistance programs (e.g. education, health, microfinance, sustainable tourism, etc.) providing assistance to local communities or grassroots organizations in emerging or developing countries; (3) developing, negotiating and overseeing complex international project activities with multimillion dollar annual budgets in a team environment; (4) experience working on government institution strengthening projects; and (5) experience working at a senior management level in the private sector, a development organization such as World Bank, an international NGO, an international commercial bank, or the U.S. Foreign Service (including the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, USAID or similar international development agency).

NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application.



HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:  Candidates will be rated based on the degree to which they possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies.

  • Experience in developing and implementing medium- and large-scale international development projects 
  • Cross-functional project management
  • Experience leading and managing multidisciplinary teams 
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and international perspectives
  • Representational capabilities at senior levels, including corporate, NGO, foreign government and U.S. government officials, as    well as with community-level stakeholders
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in French


  • Experience working in developing countries, particularly in Senegal.
  • Technical experience in managing complex infrastructure or technical assistance projects in West Africa at a senior level.
  • Experience managing budgets and personnel.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of multifaceted international development programs.
  • Demonstrated international experience in managing/supervising large, multi-sector investment programs (over $10 million), including preparation, supervision and execution of workplans and budgets.
  • An advanced degree in finance, economics, education, public health, international development, business, public policy, civil engineering, law, or a related discipline.

Candidates will be rated based on their qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training they report relative to this position and the degree to which they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies listed on this vacancy announcement.

Note: We recommend that your application specifically and clearly show your possession of the specialized experience qualification requirements and possession of the KSAs/ competencies listed above.


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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 Excepted Service TERM POSITION not-to-exceed 3 years. (The MCC has the option of extending a term appointment.)
  • 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).
  • Government Travel Card – You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business.
  • 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.
  • You may be required to complete a probationary/trial period.
  • More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
  • Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and granting of a federal “Top Secret” security clearance and passage of a drug test.
  • Required international travel may be as low as 15% of the time, but travel in country may be as high as 50% of the time.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service
  • Relocation expenses to post will be authorized.


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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:

We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.
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)
  • Salary
  • 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 Friday, November 22, 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 Vacancy ID 991253. 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.




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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