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Job Title:  Program Officer/Senior Program Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation), MCC-0301-4b/4a
Agency:  Millennium Challenge Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  MCC-1067391-14-039-DPE-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$58,000.00 to $117,160.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 10, 2014 to Friday, March 21, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens


Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, visit our Website at 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.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background Investigation or Security Clearance required
  • Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
  • More than one job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 day


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As a Program Officer/Senior Program Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation), you will:  

  • Assist with the management of DPE's programs, information systems and operation.
  • Conduct outreach with government officials on techniques for measuring and evaluating program implementation, with particular emphasis on the Middle East and Francophone Africa.
  • Monitor trends and best practices in development research and practice.
  • Develop and manage independent evaluation contracts.
  • Support the use of appropriate evaluation methods to enhance MCC's ability to improve implementation, document impacts, and learn what broader lessons should be drawn from the experience;
  • Ensure consistency in MCC's overall monitoring and reporting strategy vis-à-vis MCC's senior management, Board, and USG partners.
  • Provide technical support, advice and guidance to country teams on issues related to the definition, measurement, and quality control of project performance indicators;


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To qualify for pay band 4b  level you must meet the following:


Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the MCC Pay Band 4c or GS-11 (or equivalent non-federal work experience). For this position, examples of specialized experience include: monitoring and evaluating international development program/projects; constructing and managing databases of information related to tracking the results of development projects; conducting research involving program/project issues and preparing summaries; acting as liaison with individuals and groups both inside and outside an organization regarding program and organizational matters; and preparing a variety of written documents, such as staff papers, status reports, or policy recommendations.  (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application).
To qualify for pay band 4a level you must meet the following:


Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the MCC Pay Band 4b or GS-12 (or equivalent non-federal work experience). For this position, examples of specialized experience include: Experience with monitoring and evaluating international development program/projects, or other similar activities; conducting analytical research involving program/project issues and preparing analyses; acting as liaison with individuals and groups both inside and outside an organization regarding program and organizational matters; and preparing reports and analyses to present findings and recommendations. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application).





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 and experience with standard data collection and analysis systems, particularly statistical analysis software, such as STATA or SAS, and cooperative work sharing software, such as Sharepoint.
  2. Knowledge of methods to develop and improve monitoring and evaluation strategies for international economic development programs. 
  3. Knowledge of macroeconomics and microeconomics, as applied to international development. 
  4. Knowledge of data collection methodologies/surveys.
  5. Oral and written skills to work effectively with institutions in partner countries to develop their monitoring and evaluation strategies.

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.


  • This position may be filled at the MC-4b or MC-4a level. If selection is made at the MC-4b level, promotion to the MC-4a level may occur without further competition. Positions with known promotion potential do not guarantee promotion, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
  • 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.
  • Government Travel Card – You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business.


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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. For tips on preparing your resume view the following resume writing video:[MG(1]
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, March 21, 2014.

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.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1067391. 

Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


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 of this position.


If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentations to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


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:


MCC-HR Applications
Phone: (202)772-6810
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
MCC Department of Policy and Evaluation
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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