USPSC Assessment, Analytics and Coordination Advisor

USPSC Assessment, Analytics and Coordination Advisor

USPSC Assessment, Analytics and Coordination Advisor

USPSC Assessment, Analytics and Coordination Advisor

Published
February 21, 2023
Location
Washington, D.C.
Position type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
High School
Travel required?
Not specified
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified

Description

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720BHA23R00013

ISSUANCE DATE: February 21, 2023

CLOSING DATE AND TIME: March 15, 2024, 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) is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation. Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1 of this solicitation. Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records. USAID will evaluate all offerors based on stated evaluation criteria. USAID encourages all individuals, including those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups, to respond to the solicitation. This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offer. Any questions must be directed in writing to the Point of Contact specified in Attachment 1.

Sincerely,

Joy Burriss - Contracting Officer U.S. Agency for International Development

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720BHA23R00013

2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 21, 2023

3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: March 15, 2024, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time This solicitation is open and continuous until March 15, 2024. The following are the closing dates for each review period: March 24, 2023, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time July 21, 2023, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time November 17, 2023, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time March 15, 2024, 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 canceled at Contracting Officer’s discretion.

4. POINT OF CONTACT: TPQ Recruitment Team, BHA.TPQRecruitment@usaid.gov

5. POSITION TITLE: Assessment, Analytics and Coordination Advisor (Multiple Positions)

6. MARKET VALUE: Depending on the qualifications of the offeror, this position can be filled at either the GS-11 ($78,592 - $102,166) or GS-13 ($112,015 - $145,617 equivalent level, including locality pay. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value and will include Locality Pay for domestic USPSCs based on the location of the Official USAID Worksite, or the approved alternative worksite if approved for remote work. USPSCs performing overseas are not entitled to Locality Pay. Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-11 will be considered for the GS-11 level positions. Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-13 will be considered for the GS-13 level only. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. If the position is for a Washington based PSC, offerors who live outside the Washington, D.C. area will be considered for employment, but no relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: USAID/Washington

8. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years, tentatively 145 day estimated start date from closing

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: U.S. Citizens Only

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret If there is a change in circumstances requiring access to National Security information classified at the Top-Secret level, the offeror may be asked to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES GENERAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE OF THE CONTRACT The Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) requires the services of an Assessment, Analytics and Coordination Advisor to meet its objectives to improve the quality of humanitarian response strategies at BHA, and in the humanitarian community, through the application of data, analytics, assessment and coordination methods and procedures to support key humanitarian decisions. BHA seeks an experienced professional driven to achieve organization and system-wide improvements through consistent guidance, capacity building, and direct response support.

STATEMENT OF DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED At the GS-11 equivalent level: BHA Internal Technical Advising

● Assist in coordinating and delivering technical advising services, in coordination with other Disaster Data, Assessments, and Information Management (DDAIM) advisors, to BHA geographic teams in an assigned portfolio of BHA priority countries, as well as to other headquarters (HQ) teams.

● Assist in advising BHA field and HQ teams, in coordination with other DDAIM advisors, on their investment in data, information management, coordination, and technology projects related to DDAIM’s areas of responsibility to improve the strategic nature of these portfolios.

● Conduct a technical review, in coordination with other DDAIM advisors, of proposals related to DDAIM areas of responsibility for the assigned geographic portfolio.

● Advise on the use of needs assessment and other data assets.

● Discover and document data decision support requirements from BHA field and HQ teams and serve as a subject matter expert for developers building dashboards and other decision support tools to meet documented requirements.

● Promote BHA and DDAIM policy objectives through engagement with field teams.

● Travel to the field, sometimes at short notice and for extended periods of time, to advise regional and country teams on DDAIM areas of responsibility (example needs assessment, humanitarian data, humanitarian digital programing, etc.).

● Ensure a client centered approach to the implementation of DDAIM advising services. DDAIM Programming Activity Manager

● Assist in serving as the activity manager for a portfolio of DDAIM-funded global projects. This includes supporting communicating with partners, monitoring activities throughout the award lifecycle, planning budget allocations and providing technical review of proposals and reports.

● Coordinate closely with the Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR), Agreement Officer (AO) and other program staff to ensure DDAIM programming is compliant and well planned and implemented.

● Support the drafting and coordination of DDAIM competitive award making processes.

● Serve on Technical Evaluation Committees for BHA competitive award making process.

● Support in identifying new areas, relationships, or potential programs for BHA investment to improve humanitarian response.

● Support the annual budget planning processes. Guidance and Capacity Building

● Contribute to the design of BHA policy, guidance and training related to DDAIM areas of responsibility.

● Contribute to the creation of templates, guides, job aides, and check lists to assist BHA staff and partners in adopting modern ways of working with assessments, data, and technology.

● Track the implementation of new policies and guidance to ensure that BHA has integrated them into international humanitarian disaster response.

● Increase the capacity of BHA staff to understand assessment, data, and analytics principles and best practices through training and related activities.

● Support delivering portions of DDAIM sponsored training and contribute to the periodic revision of DDAIM sponsored training curriculum.

● Contribute to DDAIM team strategies, communication material and procedural documentation.

● Support the strategic introduction of assessment, data, and analytics into BHA’s response systems, policies, practices, and culture. Humanitarian Support

● Remain abreast of latest industry trends related to DDAIM’s areas of responsibility.

● May serve as needed on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provide services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (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. 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). 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.

● May serve as needed on temporary detail within the Bureau to meet operational needs during staff shortages. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities and will be 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 the 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 in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter.

● Consistently model behaviors that demonstrate a commitment to fostering a non-hostile work environment free of discrimination, bias, unfairness, exclusion, offensive behaviors and harassment of any kind.

● Actively participate in diversity and harassment training opportunities, discussion sessions or focus group discussions, and workforce diversity initiatives/activities focused on helping to improve the organizational culture.

● Demonstrate consistent accountability for adherence to and knowledge of laws, executive orders, and USAID’s policies which prohibit Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and non-EEO infringements as well as the Agency’s zero tolerance for sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse of any kind. Understand reporting criteria and report up in a timely manner.

● Ensure that conduct is not inappropriate or offensive to others by responsibly and intentionally creating a culture of civility and respect whereby both managers and employees are expected to behave professionally at all times.

● Hold self and others accountable for adhering to a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any form, bullying or any other prohibited behaviors and report objectionable conduct.

● Assists staff in understanding the value of differing perspectives, cultural norms, and gender in the work environment.

● In times of emergency humanitarian assistance, the PSC will serve on temporary details within the bureau. Duties performed while on detail will correspond to the level and market value for the position and the work specified to be performed in the Statement of Duties.

At the GS-13 equivalent level:

The USPSC will perform the following in addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined above at a GS-11 level: BHA Internal Technical Advising

● Lead the development and delivery of technical advising services to BHA geographic teams in an assigned portfolio of BHA priority counties, as well as to other HQ teams.

● Lead the development of DDAIM methods, tools and approaches to advise BHA field and HQ teams on their investment in data, information management, coordination and technology projects related to DDAIM’s areas of responsibility.

● Conduct a technical review of proposals related to DDAIM areas of responsibility for the assigned geographic portfolio and contribute to team learning resources to document common issues and approaches.

● The Assessment, Analytics and Coordination Advisor does not have supervisory responsibilities; however, the PSC may serve in an acting leadership role within the bureau in order to meet short-term staffing needs, not to exceed 120 days in a 12-month contract year. DDAIM Programming Activity Manager

● Serve as the activity manager for a portfolio of DDAIM-funded global projects. This includes supporting communicating with partners, monitoring activities throughout the award lifecycle, planning budget allocations and providing technical review of proposals and reports.

● Draft and contribute to the coordination of DDAIM competitive award making processes.

● Chair or Serve on Technical Evaluation Committees for BHA competitive award making process.

● Lead or contribute to the coordination of DDAIM competitive award making processes.

● Lead in identifying new areas, relationships, or potential programs for BHA investment to improve humanitarian response.

● Contribute to designing the team’s approach to the annual budget planning processes. Guidance and Capacity Building

● Deliver portions of DDAIM sponsored training and lead the periodic revision of DDAIM sponsored training curriculum.

● Draft DDAIM team strategies, communication material and procedural documentation. Humanitarian Support

● Represent BHA on DDAIM technical issues in external engagement with inter-agency partners, United Nations agencies and International Nongovernmental organizations

● Remain abreast of latest industry trends related to DDAIM’s areas of responsibility, contribute to knowledge sharing across the team, and serve as an expert on the subject matter.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The USPSC will take direction from the DDAIM Team Lead or their designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: For the GS-11 equivalent level: Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available and works with the USPSC to develop deadlines, work to be done, and methodology. The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations. For GS-13 equivalent levels: 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.

12. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Qualifications

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-11 Level

High School Diploma and at least seven (7) years of working experience. Such experience must include designing, managing, advising, or evaluating a humanitarian program in a humanitarian assistance or development context. Offeror must also have experience directly related to assessment, analytics, or data. Experience must include overseas work.

OR

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in international relations or humanitarian assistance or political science or food security or disaster management or other related fields and a minimum of three (3) years of work experience. Such experience must include designing, managing, advising, or evaluating a humanitarian program in a humanitarian assistance or development context. Offeror must also have experience directly related to assessment, analytics, or data. a. Experience must include at least one (1) year of overseas work.

OR

Master’s Degree with significant study in international relations or humanitarian assistance or political science or food security or disaster management or other related fields and a minimum of two (2) years of work experience. Such experience must include designing, managing, advising, or evaluating a humanitarian program in a humanitarian assistance or development context. Offeror must also have experience directly related to assessment, analytics, or data. a. Experience must include at least one (1) year of overseas work.

At the GS-13 Level

High School Diploma and at least eleven (11) years of working experience. Such experience must include designing, managing, advising, or evaluating a humanitarian program in a humanitarian assistance or development context. Offeror must include at least two (2) years experience directly related to assessment, analytics, or data. Experience must include at least one (1) year of overseas work.

OR

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in international relations or humanitarian assistance or political science or food security or disaster management or other related fields and a minimum of seven (7) years of work experience. Such experience must include designing, managing, advising, or evaluating a humanitarian program in a humanitarian assistance or development context. Offeror must include at least two (2) years experience directly related to assessment, analytics, or data. Experience must include at least one (1) year of overseas work.

OR

Master’s Degree with significant study in international relations or humanitarian assistance or political science or food security or disaster management or related fields and a minimum of five (5) years of work experience. Such experience must include designing, managing, advising, or evaluating a humanitarian program in a humanitarian assistance or development context. Offeror must include at least two (2) years experience directly related to assessment, analytics, or data. Experience must include at least one (1) year of overseas work.

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