USPSC Deputy Office Director Emergency Response

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USAID / OFDA
Published
December 15, 2020
Location
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
10+ Years
Education (minimum)
Bachelor's
Travel Required?
Not specified
Base Salary
Not specified

Description

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720BHA21R00006

ISSUANCE DATE: December 14, 2020
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: January 11, 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 Africa (OA), is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal service as a Deputy Office Director for Emergency Response (DDER) 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.
(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. 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.

U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20523 www.usaid.gov

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:

Africa Recruitment Team
E-Mail Address: BHA.AfricaRecruitment@usaid.gov

Website: www.BHAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to the Africa Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Digitally signed
by Sonja Stroud-
Gooden
Date: 2020.12.10
19:40:46 -05'00'

Renee Newton Contracting Officer

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720BHA21R00006

2. ISSUANCE DATE: December 14, 2020

3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: January 11, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POINT OF CONTACT: Africa Recruitment Team, BHA.AfricaRecruitment@usaid.gov

5. POSITION TITLE: Deputy Office Director for Emergency Response

6. MARKET VALUE: $109,366 - $142,180 equivalent to GS-15 (not eligible for locality pay)

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value and based upon the candidate’s established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Deputy Office Director for Emergency Response will be assigned to the place of performance.

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 slowonset disasters such as droughts or famine; natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods; or manmade disasters such as conflict or war. BHA is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, achieving, monitoring, and evaluating international humanitarian assistance focusing on the following three pillars:
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● Early Response and Disaster Relief programs are committed to responding early, protecting lives and livelihoods, reducing the impact of disasters on vulnerable populations, and helping households and communities to maintain their assets and their capacities for self-recovery.
● Early Recovery programs consist of activities that capitalize upon and protect opportunities for communities to restore and improve systems impacted by disasters, maintaining markets, service delivery and supportive social networks after a crisis has occurred.
● Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Transition programs build resilience at household, community, and national levels, catalyze and sustain development efforts, and support the advances gained on the Journey to Self-Reliance. In addition, BHA will seek to link its life-saving emergency interventions to longer-term programs that move targeted communities forward.
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.

INTRODUCTION

Ethiopia is a complex humanitarian operating environment that is highly vulnerable to a wide range of natural and man-made shocks. Historically, the vast majority of the humanitarian burden has been a result of natural disasters, such as drought, flooding, and pest infestation. However, humanitarian needs are increasingly driven by man-made causes, and conflict-induced displacement is a new but significant feature throughout Ethiopia. The 2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview for Ethiopia identified over 10 million people affected by climate and man-made humanitarian crises, of whom 8.4 million people were in need of some form of assistance. Billion-dollar appeals for humanitarian assistance are an unfortunate normal in this context, and USAID has regularly contributed $400-$500 million each year to address the multifaceted needs of Ethiopians and refugees impacted by shocks. USAID’s emergency food, water, shelter, health, sanitation and hygiene, and nutrition assistance has saved lives and livelihoods and supported the early recovery of households, communities, and systems from disaster.

USAID/Ethiopia Country Strategy
USAID’s portfolio of activities in Ethiopia addresses both immediate, lifesaving humanitarian needs and the root causes of instability, hunger, and malnutrition. Recurrent disasters exact a high human toll, threaten Ethiopia’s stability, and negatively impact the country’s development trajectory and self-reliance. The 2019-2024 Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) explicitly recognizes the interconnectedness of humanitarian and development investments, and elevates disaster risk management, resilience, and shock-responsive development programming in order to break the cycle of crisis. As one component of its CDCS Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Development Objective, USAID intends to support timely, quality, appropriate, coordinated, and ultimately government-run emergency response for crisis-affected populations. The imperative to provide assistance where it is needed will drive humanitarian decision-making, but to the greatest extent possible USAID/Ethiopia seeks to leverage and utilize its humanitarian assistance in a manner that contributes to future development, both by responding directly where systems do not function, and by building and reinforcing institutional capacity to respond to future shocks.

The humanitarian and development nexus extends beyond the strategic and/or programmatic coordination and co-location of USAID activities and extends to USAID/Ethiopia’s teams and personnel. The Mission’s humanitarian and development teams work in a cohesive and complementary manner. A Strategic Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) guides the design, procurement and implementation of shock-responsive development programming and ensures rapid programmatic pivots of development programs when shocks occur.

USAID Transformation
As of June 5, 2020, USAID officially launched its new Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). BHA brings together the resources and expertise of USAID’s legacy Office of Food for Peace and legacy Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance to lead global humanitarian assistance. BHA processes and operations, particularly as related to overseas Missions, are being refined and rolled out in a gradual and iterative manner. In Ethiopia, BHA creates an exciting opportunity to combine humanitarian resources and capabilities, better meet the multisectoral needs of communities in crisis, and create a strong, cohesive platform to link humanitarian and development aid. BHA’s portfolio in Ethiopia will run the full spectrum of the bureau’s programming: responding to disasters; supporting early recovery to restore and protect basic systems and services; reducing the risk of disasters to prevent or mitigate impacts of chronic and recurrent hazards; and building resilience of people, communities, countries, and systems in a way that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.

OBJECTIVE

USAID/BHA requires the services of a senior humanitarian professional, who will serve as the
Deputy Office Director for Emergency Response, for the USAID/Assets and Livelihoods in Transition (ALT) office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to ensure that BHA’s objectives for disaster assistance, risk reduction, strategic reporting, interagency coordination, and situational analysis on humanitarian issues are met.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Humanitarian Leadership, Response, and Strategy
● Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge and understanding of humanitarian issues and context changes in Ethiopia. Analyze and synthesize complex information to identify and prioritize humanitarian assistance needs, response options, and/or policy issues.
● Monitor incipient disasters and/or developments in complex crises, humanitarian response appeals and plans, and emerging and intractable humanitarian issues and challenges. Lead identification and assessment of humanitarian needs, formulation of assistance requirements, and beneficiary targeting. Apply expertise to inform USG actions.
● In partnership with the senior BHA representative at post, co-lead BHA strategy processes to determine current and future directions and resource levels of BHA’s Ethiopia portfolio.
● Develop technically sound and time-sensitive solutions in times of crisis that enable USG to respond to the multifaceted needs of targeted beneficiaries. Lead discussions and decisions on resource allocations across all sectors and modalities of assistance.
● Serve as the Mission’s lead strategic advisor on humanitarian principles, policies, and practice. Ensure programmatic and operational cohesion and excellence across the full range of USG emergency programming, including Food Assistance (both in-kind and market-based); Agriculture and Food Security; Economic Recovery and Market Systems; Health; Humanitarian Coordination and Information Management; Logistics; Nutrition; Protection; Shelter and Settlements; and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. Guide decision making and analysis of resource allocations across all modalities of humanitarian assistance, to include food aid (in-kind, cash, vouchers, mobile money, local, regional, and international procurement, International Food Relief Partnership).
● Guide and advise USAID/Ethiopia development programming to pivot or flex in response to crises and provide expert guidance to incorporate humanitarian concerns into Mission activities. Develop policy and programmatic options to support effective emergency response as part of Ethiopia’s Journey to Self-Reliance.

Coordination
● Create and nurture strategic partnerships with stakeholders, including Government of Ethiopia (GOE) ministries and officials, United Nations (UN) agencies, government ministries, donors, international and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other international and regional professionals and institutions to advance USG humanitarian and disaster risk reduction objectives.
● Support outreach, information sharing, and coordination of humanitarian actors through leadership of Mission’s Emergency Task Force (ETF) and Strategic Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). Engage with key stakeholders to jointly plan, coordinate, and execute humanitarian policies and interventions through existing and ad hoc donor and implementing partner coordination fora.
● Ensure coordination and cohesion across USAID food and non-food emergency programming (activities and teams), particularly in the context of BHA’s rollout of new systems and processes in Washington and in the field, so that USAID is best placed to meet the multifaceted needs of populations in crisis.
● Collaborate with Mission colleagues to share information, avoid duplication, and identify synergies and transition opportunities. Maintain ongoing dialogue with USG inter-agency actors and BHA Regional Offices on programmatic priorities, objectives, progress, results, challenges, and USG policies in areas with humanitarian concerns or impacts.
● Maintain ongoing dialogue and coordination with BHA/East and Central Africa Regional Office and BHA/Washington to ensure effective collaboration among all BHA entities working on the portfolio.
● Engage with NGOs, the UN, and other donors and actors to support humanitarian coordination and information management during emergencies. Support, assess, and participate in the humanitarian cluster system, where appropriate.

Representation and Advocacy
● As a leading humanitarian specialist in USAID/Ethiopia, represent BHA in-country at internal senior level meetings within the USG and humanitarian stakeholders and convey humanitarian concerns and priorities from the USAID perspective both in-person and in writing. Serve as a liaison on humanitarian issues among USAID mission staff, the U.S. Embassy and other USG agencies, military representatives, BHA/Washington and the broader humanitarian community.
● Support advocacy initiatives on humanitarian concerns and issues, such as humanitarian principles, protection of civilians, funding needs and appeals, and/or specific vulnerabilities in highly complex contexts.
● Represent USAID’s emergency assistance interests during formal and informal engagements with other principal donors and actors in the food security sector, such as the World Food Program, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), European Union, Department for International Development (DFID), and World Bank. Represent USAID in GOE and donor coordination fora.
● Prepare and deliver presentations, briefings, and ad hoc analyses to senior government officials and other stakeholders on USAID’s emergency programs and activities at local, regional and international workshops and conferences.
● Represent USG humanitarian interests at national and international meetings and conferences, and facilitate, as requested, travel and briefings for official USG visitors interested in humanitarian issues.

Portfolio Management and Administrative Supervision
● Facilitate the smooth transition to BHA (in the immediate term) and provide strategic direction and guidance to ensure cohesion across high-functioning teams focused on humanitarian programming in the medium-to-long term.
● Oversee all related administrative processes for at least 12 individuals, including day to day management of the staff and completion of annual performance reviews, reviews of position descriptions and recruitment, professional development plans and leave requests. Advise, consult, and notify ALT Office management on personnel matters relevant to the team that require action.
● Work with Mission leadership to understand and mitigate the impacts of Mission-based BHA staff movements, including temporary deployments of Foreign Service Officers, PSCs, and Foreign Service Nationals to respond to emergency situations in other countries.
● Guide operationalization of BHA policies, procedures, and systems in the field. Share best practices and models for field structure to inform collaborative processes with Mission leadership in determining BHA footprint/organizational placement.
● Manage and monitor BHA budgets. This includes reviewing budget requests for appropriateness, monitoring use of funds and burn rates to ensure timely spending, reviewing quarterly pipeline reviews/budget status reports, following up on irregular audit findings, providing advice for realignments of budgets, and reviewing accruals.
● Apply expert knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidance and practice to guide appropriate and effective use of emergency resources. Work in close coordination with cognizant BHA officials to provide strategic management and oversight of the portfolio.
● Ensure effective oversight of activities by coordinating and conducting monitoring visits. Based on information collected during field visits, communicate findings and recommendations to Mission and BHA management, and, as appropriate, to partners and GOE counterparts.
● Maintain regular, close coordination and communication with the BHA Regional Office and BHA/Washington.

Global BHA Duties
● As needed, serve in a leadership role on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time;
● As needed, serve on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied;
● Ensure timely reporting of BHA’s activities the region through written cables, analyses, strategies, and other requests for written information and/or oral briefings;
● As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six 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.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:
The Deputy Office Director for Emergency Response is a member of the USAID/Ethiopia Mission and will report directly to the BHA Ethiopia Office Director. However, he/she will coordinate regularly with the BHA Regional Office in Nairobi and directly with personnel within USAID/Ethiopia, and collaborate and consult with other USAID and U.S. Embassy staff.

The USPSC will directly manage multiple teams within the ALT Office. The current staffing pattern includes two USPSC team leaders, an additional two USPSCs, and eight Cooperation Country National PSCs.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:
The Deputy Office Director for Emergency Response is expected to plan, design and carry out programs, projects, studies or other work with limited administrative direction from his/her supervisor in terms of broadly defined mission or functions. Results are considered technically authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change, reviewed in terms of fulfillment of program objectives, influence on overall program, or contribution to the advancement of the objective.

The incumbent will function as a Deputy Director within the ALT Office and work largely independently under a broad set of strategic objectives that are meant to be accomplished. His/her supervisor (ALT Chief) will provide broad feedback and participate in priority setting, but work products will be accepted as technically authoritative. S/he will have designated representational responsibilities where s/he must speak and act independently on behalf of the USAID Mission. In the event of a crisis or other acute shock, as the alter ego for the senior BHA official at post the USPSC may be delegated leadership of response planning. The USPSC is expected to plan work programs and projects with little or no guidance and as a expert he/she is expected to provide technical advice and support on emergency assistance matters to other

technical experts, the ALT Office, other USAID Ethiopia offices, BHA in Washington, BHA Regional Office in Nairobi, the GOE, international organizations, and implementing partners.

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.)

Bachelor’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, East African studies, or a related field or country, plus eleven (11) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including four (4) years of overseas humanitarian field experience.
OR

Master’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, East African studies, or a related field or country, plus nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including four (4) years of overseas humanitarian field experience.

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 (10 points):
● Experience managing humanitarian interventions in an international disaster context across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.
● Specific experience managing humanitarian interventions including needs assessment, strategy development, budget management, resource prioritization, program development, and program management.

Skill and Abilities (10 points):
● Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with host governments at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.
● Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.
● Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.
● Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to effectively achieve humanitarian objectives within the USG at senior levels, including with DOD, Embassies, Members of Congress, and senior executive branch staff in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

Leading Teams Experience (10 points):
● Demonstrated experience leading teams of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working in a constant state of complex, international humanitarian crisis.
● Experience leading a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, including senior U.S. professionals; working in a constant state of complex, international humanitarian crises.

Interview Performance (50 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 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 the 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.
(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. 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.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: BHA.AfricaRecruitment@usaid.gov

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