Support Relief Group Public Health Advisor

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USAID/BHA
Published
April 25, 2021
Location
Washington, D.C.
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Master's
Travel Required?
Not specified
Base Salary
Not specified

Description

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720BHA21R00016

ISSUANCE DATE: March 24, 2021
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: June 25, 2021 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

SUBJECT: Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC)

Dear Prospective Offerors:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Field and Response Operations (FARO), is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal service as a Support Relief Group (SRG) Public Health Advisor under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Offerors interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification.
(d) U.S. Citizenship
(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.SAM.gov, BHA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link: https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b& sysparm_search=kb0013183

Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when offer materials have been received. Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their offers. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

FARO Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: BHA.FARORecruitment@usaid.gov Website: www.BHAjobs.net
Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to the FARO Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Digitally signed by Sonja Stroud-Gooden Date: 2021.03.09
17:19:01 -05'00'

Sonja Stroud-Gooden Contracting Officer

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720BHA21R00016

2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 24, 2021

3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: This solicitation is open and continuous until June 25, 2021. The following are the closing dates for each review period:
                      April 23, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
                      May 25, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
                      June 25, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Offerors not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered for positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be cancelled at FARO’s discretion.

4. POINT OF CONTACT: FARO Recruitment Team, BHA.FARORecruitment@usaid.gov

5. POSITION TITLE: Support Relief Group Public Health Advisor (Multiple Positions)

6. MARKET VALUE: Depending on the qualifications of the offeror, this position can be filled at either the GS-13 ($79,468 - $103,309) or GS-14 ($93,907 - $122,077) equivalent levels, not eligible for locality pay.

Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-13 will be considered for the GS-13 level positions. Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-14 will be considered for the GS-14 level only.

Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year, with four (4) one-year options

STATEMENT OF LIMITATIONS ON PERIOD AND PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:

The purpose of this contract is to establish an employee/employer relationship with the contractor to perform services on a temporary, on-call, basis as part of the SRG. BHA intends to contract for these services for a maximum of 250 days per calendar year. Activation days vary but will not exceed 250 days during each contract year.

The level of effort anticipated under this contract will be provided within the terms of this contract at times mutually agreed to by BHA and the contractor. Upon identification of a temporary need within the scope of work, BHA will contact the contractor and provide the following information:

1. Date contractor is needed to report to BHA or assignment in the field

2. Duration of Assignment
3. Place of Performance

The contractor will notify BHA within 24 hours of availability. At the time the contractor accepts the assignment, he/she is expected to commit for the duration of the assignment. While the contractor will be required to commit to a certain time period, it is understood that the exigencies of a disaster may require the assignment to be extended (not to exceed 250 days). The contractor shall notify BHA at the time of commitment if their existing schedule would preclude an extension. Notification of schedule conflicts shall not necessarily disqualify the contractor from the assignment but will simply assist BHA in recruiting a replacement. Subsequently, if the contractor agrees to an extension of the duration of a particular assignment, thereafter, the contractor will be required to give BHA 10 days’ notice for release from the assignment.

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Worldwide

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: U.S. Citizens

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) is responsible for facilitating and coordinating U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian assistance overseas in response to all types of international disasters, including slow- onset disasters such as droughts or famine, natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods, or man- made disasters such as conflict or war. BHA is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, achieving, monitoring, and evaluating international humanitarian assistance falling into two conceptual areas:
Humanitarian Response activities comprise needs-based humanitarian assistance provided to save lives, alleviate suffering, and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies. Humanitarian assistance is grounded in humanitarian principles and is directed toward the most vulnerable populations.

Early Recovery, Risk Reduction, and Resilience (ER4) activities will set the initial foundations for longer-term recovery as appropriate, and will work in close conjunction with humanitarian assistance. Early recovery is an approach that supports communities impacted by crises to protect and restore basic systems and service delivery. Early recovery builds on humanitarian response efforts and establishes the initial foundations of long-term recovery. Early recovery activities are implemented for a specified, appropriate timeframe that assists populations recovering from an identifiable shock. Risk reduction is the prevention of new and reduction of existing disaster risk and management of residual risk, which contributes to strengthening resilience and to the achievement of sustainable development. Resilience is the ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.

BHA has seven offices, as follows:

The Bureau’s three geographic offices are: (1) Office of Africa; (2) Office of Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean; and (3) the Office of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Each geographic office designs, provides, and assesses humanitarian assistance for their respective regions, including assistance related to responding to, recovering from, and reducing the risk of man-made and natural disasters, while linking with other USAID investments that build resilience.

The Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications (G3PC) shapes and influences USAID’s role within the international humanitarian system; leads engagement on a range of policy, programmatic, and operational issues; and positions the Agency to influence collective response to emergency needs across the globe.

The Office of Technical and Program Quality (TPQ) leads the Bureau's efforts to provide high- quality programmatic and technical leadership, oversight, and guidance. In addition, TPQ leads the Bureau’s external engagement with academia and coordinates research to advance the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of humanitarian and multi-year programming.

The Office of Humanitarian Business and Management Operations (HBMO) is responsible for maintaining 24/7 operability by providing leadership, planning, quality assurance, technical expertise, and process management. HBMO ensures effective stewardship of the Bureau’s support services, including workforce planning, staffing, financial management, internal controls, facilities operations and infrastructure.

The Office of Field and Response Operations (FARO) leads and manages operational assistance and the purchase and delivery of goods and services in response to declared foreign disasters and international humanitarian needs in key functional areas, including supply-chain management, procurement, logistics, oversight, and operational coordination with the U.S. military.

FARO VALUES

FARO team members ensure that the following division values are incorporated into all aspects of work:

1. Spiritus Operandi/Espirit De Ops
● Demonstrating trust and openness among staff by assuming the best regarding our colleagues’ intentions and efforts.
● Acting with eagerness and willingness to support one another and work together on tasks.
● Maintaining top-down and bottom-up transparency while promoting a strong work ethic as paramount.

● Demonstrating that optimism, humor, and perspective are powerful components of success, even in crisis-driven work.

2. Positive Interactions
● Owning how FARO is perceived by others to ensure people maintain a positive impression of the division by treating everyone, regardless of seniority or organizational affiliation, in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner.
● Building a reputation that when FARO is on an issue, it’s going to get addressed.
● Doing our jobs consistently, competently, and effectively, with a focus on results.
● Paying attention and listening mindfully to others, with the intent to really understand how they view a situation and what issue they are trying to address.
● Exhibiting partnership and enthusiasm in helping others solve problems; including delivering hard messages with a smile.

3. Competency
● Adopting flexible and creative solutions to provide partners and beneficiaries with quality, effective, consistent, and timely results.
● Maintaining proficiency and leadership in our areas of expertise, through engagement, training, field deployments, and exposure to other communities of thought.
● Holding a long-term strategic perspective in the face of current crises.
● Maintaining a global and functional focus for the office.

4. Resourcefulness
● Using innovating contracting, engagement, administrative, and programmatic approaches to meeting emerging requirements, while being flexible to changing needs.
● Reaching out within the office, agency, interagency, and community beyond to seek innovative and creative solutions.
● Proactively seeking and embracing positive change in order to provide and better service to our customers and stakeholders.
● Viewing challenges as opportunities and focusing on finding a solution rather than just highlighting complications or issues.

5. Staff Depth and Sustainability
● Cultivating a breadth of experience and expertise by hiring individuals from diverse professional, cultural, and experiential backgrounds.
● Proactively developing relationships with other industries and communities in order to learn and innovate.
● Encouraging staff to service in a variety of roles, through staff rotations, shadowing, mentoring, and FARO liaison positions.
● Continuing to support and staff responses through a variety of hiring mechanisms and resources.
● Achieving response readiness while prioritizing personal life for both self and team members.
● Bolstering staff wellness by incorporating flexible work schedules, leading to increased staff dedication, high-quality work, and flexibility.

6. Commitment to Safety and Security
● Recognizing that staff safety and security is everyone’s responsibility and enables BHA access in the field.
● Holding as a hallmark an underlying orientation towards managing risk for staff.
● Preparing staff through training, mentoring, standard operating procedures, and provision of contextual knowledge.
● Displaying professional conduct and integrity during crisis response operations.
● Advocating for professional assessments of security risks prior to deployment of staff.

INTRODUCTION

The Support Relief Group (SRG) is a program developed by BHA to satisfy its growing need for surge capacity. In response to numerous disasters worldwide, it became clear that BHA could not find, in a timely manner, adequate staff to cover all positions in the field and in Washington, and to backfill for permanent staff deploying to the field. The SRG program brings on board select candidates who could work on a part-time intermittent basis, for no more than 250 days per calendar year, and who can be deployed within hours to facilitate BHA’s response to disasters, or to backfill staff in Washington and other locations. SRG positions are contracted for an initial period of one year with the option to extend up to four years.

OBJECTIVE

BHA needs to maintain a roster of SRG personnel to meet its surge capacity objectives. Each SRG is deployable to backfill Washington positions, to be assigned to field offices for staff enhancement, to serve various response teams, both domestically and overseas as disaster response demands, and to assess critical situations as warranted.

Activation of the Public Health Advisor will be coordinated with BHA/TPQ. USAID/BHA activities are intended to minimize the adverse impacts of public health risks or potential public health risks to populations by reducing vulnerability to public health disasters, increasing regional, national and local capacity to prepare for and respond to public health disasters, and enhancing the resilience of vulnerable groups and communities in recovering from public health crises.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

At the GS-13 equivalent level

At this grade level the SRG Public Health Advisor will demonstrate expert competence in the duties and responsibilities described below. He/She will perform these duties and responsibilities with direction from the technical Team Leader or his/her designee.

● Provide technical support for public health interventions for disaster response to USAID/BHA staff based in Washington, D.C. or in field offices, in line with Humanitarian Principles.
● Facilitate and coordinate USG emergency technical response activities with USAID/Global Health (GH) and other Bureaus, and the interagency, including Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS/ASPR), Office of Global Affairs (OGA), and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
● Actively represent USAID/BHA in emergency public health discussions and activities, serve as a USG humanitarian health sector person, and provide technical and organizational recommendations in sectoral activity as a resource person for emergency health interventions as part of the USAID/BHA Health Team for emergency health interventions.
● Guide BHA thinking on health activities, and formulate sector strategies and recommendations, both for response and disaster risk reduction, and provide technical support for BHA field offices, other offices within USAID, and to TPQ.
● Interact with non-governmental organizations (NGO) partners, other donor agencies, the international humanitarian community, and other USAID staff working in the various public health and / or sectors, and attend meetings and other events and forums, such as the health cluster.
● Assist with making linkages between USAID/GH and BHA for humanitarian health and / or nutrition and develop strategies for transition in BHA supported contexts when there is and there is not a USAID Mission.
● Contribute to technical review of proposals submitted by NGO and United Nations (UN) partners for humanitarian health response, ensuring integration and linkages with nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and disaster risk reduction. Apply new developments in the emergency health sectors to BHA programming.
● Coordinate, plan, implement, evaluate and prioritize emergency health activities to ensure that efforts in assigned program areas are meeting the needs of affected populations and satisfy goals and objectives of the response program.
● Liaise with response actors to determine the capacity of the affected community and ensure that adequate resources are available to the international response effort. Brief host governments, the U.S. Military, U.S. Embassy and USAID Mission.
● Identify emergency public health risk reduction and prevention measures that could be linked to disaster response activities.
● Assist with the development of various types of health country/regional strategies for field offices, Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) and assessment teams. Provide briefings and written reports.
● Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will vary.
● As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.
● As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed three months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.
● Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (i.e. work plans, annual reports, month status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor performance evaluation in Contract/Assistance Performance Assessment Review System (CPARS/APARS). They prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract/agreement, the FAR, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related requirements set forth in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter.

At the GS-14 equivalent level

At this grade level, the SRG Public Health Advisor will demonstrate expert competence in the duties and responsibilities described below. He/She will perform these duties and responsibilities with little to no guidance and minimal supervisory direction from the technical Team Leader or his/her designee.

● Provide expert technical support for public health interventions for disaster response to USAID /BHA staff based in Washington, D.C. or in field offices in line with Humanitarian Principles.
● Facilitate and coordinate USG emergency technical response activities with USAID/Global Health and other Bureaus, and the interagency, including HHS/ASPR, OGA, and CDC.
● Actively represent USAID/BHA in emergency public health discussions and activities, serve as a USG humanitarian health sector resource person, and provide expert technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activity as part of the USAID/BHA Health Team for emergency health interventions.
● Lead BHA thinking on emergency health activities, and formulate sector strategies and recommendations, both for response and disaster risk reduction, and provide technical support for BHA field offices, other offices within USAID, and to TPQ. Exercise independent judgment and decision-making related to public health activities in headquarters and in the field.
● Lead discussions on emergency health activities with NGO partners, other donor agencies, the international humanitarian community, and other USAID staff working in the Public Health Division/Sector, and attend meetings and other events and forums such as the health cluster.
● Coordinate linkages between USAID/GH and BHA for humanitarian health and develop strategies for transition in BHA supported contexts when there is and there is not a USAID Mission.
● Provide technical review of proposals submitted by NGO and UN partners for humanitarian health response and disaster risk reduction. Apply new developments in the emergency health sector to BHA programming.
● Lead/Coordinate, plan, implement, and evaluate and prioritize emergency health activities to ensure that efforts in assigned program areas are meeting the needs of affected populations and satisfy the goals and objectives of the response program.
● Lead assessment teams and liaise with response actors to determine the capacity of the affected community and ensure that adequate resources are available to the international response effort. Brief host governments, the U.S. Military, U.S. Embassy and USAID Mission.

● Identify emergency public health risk reduction and prevention measures that could be linked to disaster response activities. Review risk reduction principles and make expert recommendations on course of action.
● Develop various types of country/regional health strategies for field offices, DARTs and assessment teams. Provide briefings and written reports.
● Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will vary.
● As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.
● As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed three months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.
● Become certified and serve as an AOR/COR, as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (i.e. work plans, annual reports, month status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor performance evaluation in CPARS/APARS. They prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract/agreement, the FAR, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related requirements set forth in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP

The SRG USPSC will take direction from and will report to the FARO/Response Resources Division (R2D) Director or his/her designee. When activated, the SRG Health Advisor will be a part of TPQ’s Division Health Team, receiving day to day guidance and onsite management from the Senior Public Health Advisor.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

At the GS-13 equivalent level
Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available. The USPSC consults with the supervisor to develop deadlines, projects, and work to be done. The USPSC is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments. The USPSC is responsible for planning approaches or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

At the GS-14 equivalent level
Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work. Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change.

12. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

13. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

14. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

At the GS-13 equivalent level

Master’s Degree in Public Health or other related degree or Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) with extensive relevant experience and training in, but not limited to: international/public health, clinical work, or epidemiology will be considered. In addition, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in humanitarian relief and response, of which at least three (3) years were obtained overseas, working in the emergency public health sector and/or nutrition, is required including time in complex emergencies.

At the GS-14 equivalent level

Master’s Degree in Public Health or other related degree or a PhD with extensive relevant experience and training in, but not limited to: international/public health, clinical work, or epidemiology will be considered. In addition, a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working in humanitarian relief and response, of which at least five (5) years were obtained overseas, working in the emergency public health sector and/or nutrition, is required including time in complex emergencies.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. FAR provisions of this solicitation are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

SELECTION FACTORS
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)
● Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.
● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
● USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.
● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.
● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).
● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

OFFEROR RATING SYSTEM
The offeror rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified offerors in comparison to other offerors. Offerors must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (15 points)
● Demonstrated experience as Public Health Advisor/implementer in field humanitarian relief settings, developing and implementing programs with NGOs, UN, IOs, and/or USG.
● Demonstrated experience in assessing, designing, and/or reviewing technical Health proposals for best practice and technical merit.
● Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with the Humanitarian field, NGO, IO, UN, and USG stakeholders including operations and practices.

Skills and Abilities (25 points)
● Demonstrated experience representing and providing technical input in a coordinating unit or technical body such as the Health Cluster or sectoral meetings.
● Demonstrated ability to interact and liaise with high ranking officials at national and international level in unstructured settings; as well as in formal settings and briefings for host nations, USG, and UN entities.
● Coordinate, plan, implement, evaluate, and prioritize emergency health activities to ensure that efforts in assigned program areas are meeting the needs of affected populations, align with humanitarian principles, as well as satisfy the goals and objectives of the response program.
● Determine the capacity of the affected community and ensure that adequate resources are available to the international response effort.
● Develop various types of country/regional strategies for field offices, headquarters staff, and assessment teams. Provide briefings and written reports.

Interview Performance (45 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (15 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Offeror Rating System. Those offerors determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.
Offerors are required to address each factor of the Offeror Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Offeror Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified offerors may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. BHA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. BHA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

IV. SUBMITTING AN OFFER

Offers must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit:
1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:
(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification.
(d) U.S. Citizenship
(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.SAM.gov, BHA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your offer materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the offer is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the offer to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your offer may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your offer, and as the subject line in any email.

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