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Job Title:Program Analyst/Program Officer, MC-301-5/4c

Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MCC-1141761-14-057-DCO-DE

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$48,000.00 to $91,910.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 16, 2014 to Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

MC-0301-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE four years

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

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 is undertaking.  If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the Millennium Challenge Corporation!

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 is undertaking.  If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the Millennium Challenge Corporation!
This entry-level position is located within the Africa Region of MCC’s Department of Compact Operations (DCO) which oversees Compact development and implementation in MCC’s partner countries in Africa.  DCO-Africa includes country teams (CTs) working on Compacts in the Implementation Phase in Cape Verde, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, and Senegal as well as Compacts in the Development Phase in Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Morocco, Niger, Tanzania, Benin and Sierra Leone.  The CTs for compact in development are led by a country transaction lead based on Washington D.C. and the compacts in implementation are led by locally-based Resident Country Mission (RCM) that includes Director and Deputy Director.  CTs also include DC-based sector specialists (infrastructure, environmental and social assessment, gender and social assessment, private sector development, agriculture, etc.) -- and are supported by Program Officers (POs) and Program Analysts (PAs). 

MCC’s 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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

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

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 within 90 days

DUTIES:

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As a Program Analyst/ Program Officer, you will: 

  • Support the Country Team for the assigned country program(s) with responsibility for coordinating and supporting activities in cooperation with Resident Country Mission and multidisciplinary team members and consultants.
  • Coordinate with Country Team members to ensure timely completion of key internal management and reporting processes such as the quarterly disbursement request, the quarterly portfolio review, the quarterly result report and the quarterly status report.
  • Contribute to MCC information management and knowledge sharing by designing, developing and implementing systems (and databases) to organize, consolidate and share data used routinely to fulfill internal as well as external reporting requirements- and maintain a library of documents specific to country projects.
  • Assist in coordinating, facilitating, scheduling key Compact milestones (tracked in MS Project work plans), promoting cross sector collaboration and teamwork as well as providing travel and logistical support pertaining to missions, country team meetings, management reviews, or special events with other MCC divisions or country counterparts as needed to support Compact operations.
  • Perform a variety of special projects to address program needs (e.g. quarterly disbursement request packages, technical data management, travel authorizations, action memorandum approvals, tracking procurements and financial data, monitor and track Compact progress towards established goal(s), and provide status reports.
  • Compile and prepare necessary information from country teams and RCMs; prepare and develop budgets, reports, and narrative and statistical materials needed for on-going organizational planning and program monitoring as well to meet reporting requirements. 
  • Develop, consolidate, and/or prepare briefing papers, talking points and background materials on country- and project-related issues and topics. 
  • Ensure that data requests are tracked and completed and that documentation is published, updated, organized and distributed as required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Selective Placement Factor (Screen Out):  Language Requirement:  Applicants must be fluent (spoken or written) in French.  You must include level of proficiency in your resume.  (If you do not meet this requirement, your application will not receive further consideration).

For Pay Band 5:  Applicants must have have had one year of specialized experience equivalent to MCC Pay Band 5 or GS-7 level (or equivalent nonfederal work experience) that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience are researching, analyzing and presenting international policy, economic and institutional issues; acting as liaison with individuals and groups both inside and outside an organization, particularly with foreign governments, international non-governmental organizations or international businesses; and preparing a variety of written documents, such as project summaries, status reports, briefing papers, presentations, and meeting minutes. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application).

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for Pay Band 05 may be met by a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.  Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.
  

FOR Pay Band 4c:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to MCC Pay Band 5 or GS-9 level, that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience are researching, analyzing and presenting policy, economic and international institutional issues; acting as liaison with individuals and groups both inside and outside an organization, particularly with foreign governments and international non-governmental organizations and businesses, regarding administrative and/or organizational matters; and preparing a variety of written documents, such as project summaries, budgets, status reports and statistical materials. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).

OR

have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.
OR

have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.
OR

have a LL.M., if related to the duties of this position.

 

Desirable:  Knowledge of economic and social development challenges in Africa gained through experience living or working in a developing country, especially an African country.  


 

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 international development topics in areas such as economics, finance, private sector development, agriculture, health, education, gender, political sciences, poverty alleviation, human rights, property and land rights, resource management or sustainability gained through academic coursework or through working in an international NGO, international finance organization, multilateral organization, or global business especially related to  Africa.
  2. Knowledge of economic and social development challenges in Africa gained through experience living or working in a developing country, especially an African country.
  3. Knowledge of practical constraints and challenges associated with activities related to the development and/or implementation of investment programs in a developing country context.
  4. Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel PowerPoint, MS Project, and Web-based management information systems (e.g. SharePoint).
  5. Ability to create, monitor and manage organizational and project budgets.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills including analytical assessment, document preparation, and editing in a professional office environment..

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

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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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: 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:

  • This is a term appointment not-to-exceed four years.  MCC has the option of extending a term appointment.
  • This position may be filled at the MC-5 or MC-4c level. If selection is made at the MC-5 or 4c 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. 
  • 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 must complete an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
  • 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.
  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit, you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.
  • Government Travel Card – You must be able to obtain and maintain a government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business. 
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE/ 450).
  • Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one-year trial period.



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. 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?v=8YX7o1PBoFk[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 Tuesday, June 24, 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 1141761

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 http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be received by the closing date  Tuesday, June 24, 2014 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/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/
  • 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).

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MCC-HR Applications
Phone: (202)772-6810
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: HRAPPLICATIONS@MCC.GOV
Agency Information:
MCC Department of Compact Operations
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-1141761-14-057-DCO-DE

Control Number:

372901000