USPSC Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Multiple Positions)

USPSC Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Multiple Positions)

USPSC Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Multiple Positions)

USPSC Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Multiple Positions)

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USAID / BHA
Published
August 31, 2022
Location
Washington, D.C.
Position type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
High School
Travel required?
Not specified
Base salary (minimum)
$60,000 - 70,000

Description

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720BHA22R00059

ISSUANCE DATE: August 31, 2022
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: October 14, 2022, 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, the Office of Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean (ALAC), or the Office of the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe (MENAE) is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal service as a Humanitarian Assistance Officer (HAO) under the 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) Offerors must notate on their resume what GS level equivalent is being applied for. Applicants
may list more than one GS level on their resume.
(b) 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 experiences 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.
(c) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
(d) 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.
(e) U.S. Citizenship
(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (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. Offerors must specify clearly in their offer materials whether they would like to be
considered for the GS-9, GS-11, GS-12 or GS-13 level. Offerors who would like to be considered for
multiple grade levels must submit separate offers specifying which grade level in the submission.
Offerors will only be considered for the grade level specified in the submission. Offerors who do
not specify the grade level will not be considered. Offerors who are unsure of which grade level
they meet the minimum qualifications for should submit separate offers for multiple grade levels.
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.

3. Specialized Experience Requirement Verification. Offerors are required to complete the
Specialized Experience Requirement Verification form in order to be considered. Please download,
complete and submit with the application package:
https://bhajobs.net/portal/application/process.aspx

NOTE REGARDING ENSURING ADEQUATE COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS

The contractor will be required to show proof that the contractor is fully vaccinated against
COVID-19 on or before the first date of onboarding, or submit an approved reasonable accommodation to the CO. If the contractor does not meet this requirement the contract may be terminated.

NOTE REGARDING UNIQUE ENTITY IDENTIFIER (UEI) NUMBER AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Unique Entity
Identifier (UEI) 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
UEI 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/gsafsd_sp

Instructions to obtain a UEI can be found via the SAM.gov

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.

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:

OA, MENAE, ALAC Recruitment Team
E-Mail Address: BHA.ALACRecruitment@usaid.gov Website: www.BHAjobs.net

 

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to the OA, MENAE and ALAC Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

 

Sonja Stroud-Gooden Contracting Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720BHA22R00059

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 31, 2022

3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: October 14, 2022 12:00 P.M.
Eastern Time

4. POINT OF CONTACT: OA, MENAE, and ALAC Recruitment Team, BHA.ALACRecruitment@usaid.gov

5. POSITION TITLE: Humanitarian Assistance Officer (Multiple Positions)

6. MARKET VALUE: Depending on the qualifications of the offeror, this position can be filled at
either the GS-9 ($61,947 - $80,532), GS-11 ($74,950 - $97,430), GS-12 ($89,834 - $116,788) or GS-13 ($106,823 - $138,868) equivalent level, including Washington, D.C. 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 when remote work is authorized if approved for remote work.

Note: Offerors must specify in their offer materials whether they would like to be considered for
the GS-9, GS-11, GS-12 or GS-13 level(s). Offerors will only be considered for the grade level(s)
specified in the submission. Offerors who do not specify the grade level(s) will not be considered.
Offerors who are unsure of which grade level they meet the minimum qualifications for should submit separate offers for multiple grade levels.

Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-9 will be considered for the GS-9 level
positions. Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-11 will be considered for the
GS-11 level only. Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-12 will be considered for
the GS-12 level only. Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-13 will be considered
for the GS-13 level only.

Candidates selected at the GS-9 may have an opportunity for advancement to the GS-11 equivalent
after at least two years at the GS-9 level, if the individual receives a recommendation from the
supervisor for advancement along with an Exceeds Fully Successful performance evaluation.
Advancement to the GS-11 level is not guaranteed. Candidates selected at the GS-11 may have an
opportunity for advancement to the GS-12 equivalent after at least two years at the GS-11 level, if
the individual receives a recommendation from the supervisor for advancement along with an Exceeds Fully Successful performance evaluation. Advancement to the GS-12 level is not guaranteed. Candidates selected at the GS-12 may have an opportunity for advancement to the GS-
13 equivalent after at least two years at the GS-12 level, if the individual receives a
recommendation from the supervisor for advancement along with an Exceeds Fully Successful
performance evaluation. Advancement to the GS-13 level is not guaranteed.

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. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, D.C.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: U.S. Citizens

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret
(A Top Secret or Compartmented level clearance may be required at a later stage depending on the
assigned portfolio)

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance
(BHA) is the U.S. Government s lead for international disaster assistance, reaching tens of
millions of people around the world each year with life-saving aid. BHA is responsible for
planning, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating international humanitarian assistance in two
conceptual areas: 1) Humanitarian Response during emergencies and 2) Early Recovery, Risk
Reduction, and Resilience activities to address longer-term recovery after emergencies. You can
learn more about BHA on our website

BHA comprises seven offices, including three Geographic Offices: the Office of Africa (OA), the
Office of Middle East, North Africa, and Europe (MENAE), and the Office of Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean (ALAC). The Geographic Offices respond to humanitarian needs, build resilience, mitigate disasters, and help communities transition from crisis through grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with non-governmental organizations (NGOs); international
organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies; and other partners.

OA consists of five (5) geographic divisions: East Africa; Central Africa; Sudans; West Africa; and
Southern Africa. MENAE consists of three (3) geographic divisions: Europe and North Africa; Middle East Arabian Peninsula and Iran; and Middle East and the Levant.
ALAC consists of three (3) geographic divisions: Latin America and the Caribbean; East Asia and the Pacific; and South and Central Asia

POSITION SUMMARY

The Humanitarian Assistance Officer (HAO) supports the work of the Bureau for Humanitarian
Assistance (BHA) and works closely with program, technical, and policy units in BHA/Washington and overseas to plan, implement, oversee, and analyze BHA humanitarian programs. As an HAO, you will be based in Washington, D.C. and may occasionally travel to other assigned regions.

This position is located within three geographical offices: the Office of Africa, Office of Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean (ALAC), or the Office of the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe (MENAE). Each Office manages the programming done in those regions of the world.
You will be placed on a regional team based on experience and BHA needs and will report to the Team Lead or Deputy Team Lead.

Your Uniqueness is Welcome Here!

It takes talented people with unique experiences to carry out BHA's mission. We are committed
to having a workforce that reflects the global communities we serve. We strive to create an
inclusive workplace, where everyone brings their authentic selves to work. We invite you to join us
in providing humanitarian assistance to save lives and alleviate the suffering around the world.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

At the GS-9 equivalent level

Contextual Knowledge and Learning:
Monitor humanitarian context for assigned country/team, tracking emerging disasters and crises;
changes in engagement with host country governments, partners, and other donors; and opportunities for transitions to resilience programs.

Manage and Administer Emergency and/or Early Recovery, Risk Reduction, or Resilience- related
Grants:
With support from senior team members, coordinate the entire award cycle with external partners,
including UN agencies and NGOs.

Input award data, including proposals, feedback to partners, financial data, and program reports,
into administrative and financial tracking systems.

Review grant applications for completeness, alignment with BHA funding priorities and technical
guidance, and suitability to the country context.

Identify trends and challenges in award implementation.

Track and process all post-award management issues to ensure timely response to partner requests.

Ensure award administration complies with Agency and Bureau guidance (e.g. USAID Automated Directives Systems (ADS), USAID policies, US Code of Federal Regulations, BHA Emergency Application Guidelines). Participate in the award evaluation process. Monitor awards for compliance with the terms of the contracts or grants and address irregularities
according to USAID guidance.

Award Problem Solving:

Working with senior team members, troubleshoot award processing and management issues using a variety of sources, including USAID and BHA policies and regulations.

Coordinate Portfolio Activities:
Maintain ongoing communication with partners to monitor implementation progress. Provide
time-sensitive updates or responses to requests for information on portfolio activities to the
Deputy Team Lead or Team Lead.
Participate in program-related planning efforts, such as country strategies, budget
development/planning, or scenario-based contingency planning. Ensure filing systems are maintained and updated. Occasionally travel to regions in the assigned portfolio to meet with partners and monitor award implementation.

Frequently used Written and Oral Communication:
Draft official USG communications related to requests for assistance for disaster response. Use
written and oral communication to coordinate within BHA and USAID, and with other USG agencies, and external partners.

Regularly attend and participate in team, division, bureau and other USAID meetings, and meetings
with external stakeholders.

Provide written or verbal program or award updates to stakeholders.

Provide written input on reports, award applications, disaster declarations, memos, and other
pertinent documents.

Use Google Suite and Microsoft Office, as well as other USAID-specific systems.

Financial Management:
Initiate funding requests in USAID financial management software, track and manage award financial information, and provide financial information to various requestors as needed.

Attend Required Trainings:
This role requires mandatory training by USAID to meet federal and agency requirements. Training
for USAID and BHA systems is provided. HAOs must ensure all training and certifications remain
current.

Responsibility and Decision-making:
Consults with senior team members, including Deputy Team Lead or Team Lead, for direction and
priority setting.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is expected to be able to routinely serve on disaster/humanitarian responses in
Washington, DC, or in the disaster area. These can be Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) and/or Response Management Teams (RMTs). DARTs are deployed to the field in response to disasters and operate in the field, providing staff an opportunity to deploy overseas for an extended period of time (e.g. 6-8 weeks). RMTs are based in Washington, DC, and provide services to support DARTs, such as communications, planning, logistics, travel coordination, or other similar duties (depending on the RMT role). HAOs are required to be on-call for a two-week period, once a year to potentially serve on RMTs or DARTs.

The PSC will be expected to obtain an Agreement Officer's Representative (AOR) or Contracting
Officer's Representative (COR) certification. The AOR/COR oversees agreements and/or contracts.
This includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, approvals, program/project deliverables
(i.e. work plans, annual reports, month status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests,
financial/budget reports, contractor performance evaluations, and compliance. More information
about the AOR/COR responsibilities and related requirements can be found in the COR designation
letter and the AOR designation letter. In the event that this role requires an AOR/COR
certification, mandatory training will be provided.

As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the Bureau. Duties performed while on directly related to the statement of duties provided.
As needed, staff is expected to support BHA's recruitment efforts and serve on hiring committees. Training will be provided.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

At the GS-11 equivalent level

The GS-11 level includes all responsibilities in the GS-9 level (above), with the addition of:

Contextual Knowledge and Learning:
Assist in identifying issues, lessons learned, and opportunities for new programming across the
humanitarian-resilience spectrum.

Review and monitor national and international disaster risk reduction, disaster management, and
resilience strategies, plans, and programs in the area of responsibility.

Communicate and coordinate with BHA teams overseas to maintain current understanding of existing and impending humanitarian crises.

Manage and Administer Emergency and/or Early Recovery, Risk Reduction, or Resilience- related Grants:
Review grant applications for alignment with BHA country strategies and technical requirements and for budget feasibility.
Ensure current programming aligns with BHA country strategies.

Coordinate review and feedback of partner program reports to make sure program objectives have been achieved and identify issues with partner performance.

Share trends in program progress with country team members, and Deputy Team Lead and Team Lead, as appropriate.

Monitor and track risk mitigation plans and reports of diversion, waste, fraud, or abuse, including
coordination across BHA and advising team members on required processes, as required.

Award Problem Solving:

Develop fluency in USAID rules and regulations and award management processes to be able to propose or provide input to solutions to address award management issues.

Coordinate Portfolio Activities:
Coordinating closely with BHA teams overseas, regularly analyze partner performance.

Frequently use Written and Oral Communication:
Represent BHA in meetings with implementing partners, other USAID Bureaus, the interagency, and external organizations to discuss program implementation and strategies. Coordinate responses to requests for assistance to respond to disasters, including drafting official USG communications and leading coordination meetings.
Provide written and oral responses for assistance to respond to disaster area of responsibility for internal and external audiences. This may include briefing papers, memoranda, talking points, formal presentations, and informal briefings.

Financial Management:
Make recommendations in support of strategic decisions about financial and budgetary factors in
programming.

Responsibility and Decision-making:
Under direction of a supervisor, perform with a moderate level of independent judgment, discretion, and personal responsibility.

Provide input on planning, designing, and carrying out projects and programs.
Provide input on the development of procedures and processes for the assigned team; may provide
input into Office and BHA procedures.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

At the GS-12 equivalent level

The GS-12 level includes everything in the GS-11 level (above), with the addition of:

Contextual Knowledge and Learning
Serve as a primary point of contact/specialist in the area of responsibility for BHA team
leadership.

Manage and Administer Emergency and/or Early Recovery, Risk Reduction, or Resilience- related Grants and/or Contracts:
In close coordination with BHA teams overseas, ensure a timely and appropriate response to the
requests for BHA assistance to respond to disasters and crises. This includes reviewing USAID
Mission and U.S. Embassy recommendations for assistance and providing guidance on resources and strategies to respond to the disaster. Research or provide input into solutions to address award management problems. Will serve as AOR for BHA grants and, with the support of the Team Lead, may serve as COR for contracts, reviewing, and coordinating approvals for contract staffing, work plans, deliverables, and financial management.

 

Coordinate Portfolio Activities:
Participate actively in the development of programmatic strategies for disaster responses and
disaster risk reduction efforts, providing analysis and recommendations for needs prioritization
and award mechanism options. Ensure implications of policy decisions at BHA, USAID, and interagency levels on the portfolio are understood by country or regional team leadership.

Frequently use Written and Oral Communication:

Independently serve as BHA's representative in bureau and agency meetings, and with as external partners, as assigned by the Team Leader. With guidance from the Team Leader, lead bureau-wide humanitarian coordination meetings. May review written communications from team members to ensure documents are grammatically correct, error-free, and in-line with BHA, USAID, and USG policy.

Financial Management:
Participate in and make recommendations about strategic decisions involving financial and budgetary issues.

Responsibility and Decision-making:
Share award management expertise with junior team members, through mentorship, training, and
problem-solving support.

Provide significant input or take ownership of team planning initiatives (strategy development,
work planning, etc).

Under the general direction of the supervisor, perform with a moderately high level of independent
judgment, discretion, and personal responsibility.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

At the GS-13 equivalent level

The GS-13 level includes everything in the GS-12 level (above), with the addition of:

Contextual Knowledge and Learning:
Maintain an in-depth understanding of the political and humanitarian interests of USG and other
stakeholders specific to the country or region of responsibility.

Prepare regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies and disaster
preparedness efforts.

Serve as a resource for BHA and other senior officials for program-related planning efforts to
include event and scenario-based contingency planning.

Manage and Administer Emergency and/or Early Recovery, Risk Reduction, or Resilience- related
Grants and/or Contracts:

In coordination with BHA teams overseas, work with implementing partners on concept application guidelines.

Coordinate Portfolio Activities:
Provide support to the overseas country or regional team on program monitoring, assessments, and
strategy development.

Independently manage BHA/Washington engagement and coordination with BHA overseas staff in regional or country strategy development process.

Monitor program funding and implementation against established strategies, analyze trends, and
advise the Team Leader of recommendations.

Influence programmatic policy in the area of responsibility, drawing upon expertise in humanitarian programming and principles and understanding of portfolio strategies.
Identify overarching trends and programming issues and propose new methodologies, processes, or
solutions, in coordination with other BHA offices, as necessary.

Coordinate the regional teams program efforts with field -based BHA staff, other BHA colleagues, USAID bureaus, and other humanitarian stakeholders.

Frequently use Written and Oral Communication:
Independently represent BHA interests in a wide range of senior-level gatherings across USAID, as
well as at the desk officer level within the USG interagency.
Develop and review communications to ensure they are consistently error-free, professional, and
comprehensive.

Financial Management:
Make strategic decisions about financial and budgetary factors in programming.

Responsibility and Decision-making:
Lead projects and team activities, and provide mentorship, guidance, and training to other guidelines across the area of responsibility, drawing on expertise across different types of
awards/portfolios.

Develop procedures and processes for the core team; provide input into Office and BHA procedures.
Serve as acting Deputy Team Lead or Team Lead in the absence of the permanent Team Lead.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and report to the Team Leader for the assigned region of
responsibility or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:
For positions GS-9 and GS-11: The 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-12 and GS-13: The 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 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

This position largely works in a typical office environment which often requires extensive periods
working at a desk and on a computer.

This position may require work in crisis-affected areas, which would entail occasional exposure to
dangerous environments, such as those amidst conflict or natural disasters.

This position is based in Washington, DC and will have optional telework flexibilities as
prescribed by the supervisor. More information can be found in ADS 405 Telework.

If deployed working on a disaster assistance response team (DART), the work may additionally
involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure
to severe weather conditions. Mandatory training will be provided.

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

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
Applicants must demonstrate the factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated
solely by the information provided there.

At the GS-9 level:

General Experience Requirements:
A High School Diploma or its equivalent with at least five (5) years of experience in any
combination of the following: providing administrative support, data entry/management, or
facilitating grant management processes; or of the following: providing administrative support, data entry/management, or facilitating grant
management processes; or

A Master's degree in any discipline can be substituted for all five (5) years of required
experience.

Specialized Experience Requirements:

Experience working or volunteering in government, non-governmental or private voluntary
organizations (NGOs or PVOs), nonprofit or charity organizations, or research or policy
institutions.

At the GS-11 level:

General Experience Requirements:
A High School Diploma or its equivalent with at least eight (8) years of experience in any
combination of the following: administrative support, international policy research or analysis,
humanitarian or development assistance, or portfolio management (including, but not limited to,
grant or award administration, determining budget levels, budget oversight, or monitoring and
evaluating programs); or

Bachelors' Degree in any discipline with four (4) years experience of the following: administrative support, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian
or development assistance, or portfolio management (including, but not limited to, grant or award
administration, determining budget levels, budget oversight, or monitoring and evaluating
programs); or
A Master's degree in any discipline with two (2) years of experience in any combination of the
following: administrative support, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian
or development assistance, or portfolio management (including, but not limited to, grant or award
administration, determining budget levels, budget oversight, or monitoring and evaluating programs)

Specialized Experience Requirements:
Experience supporting grant management (proposal development, budget development or management,
grant administration or implementation, monitoring or evaluation) in a humanitarian or development
context.

At the GS-12 level:

General Experience Requirements:
A High School Diploma or its equivalent with at least nine (9) years of experience in any
combination of the following: administrative management, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian or development assistance, or portfolio management (including proposal development, grant or award administration, determining budget levels, budget oversight, or monitoring and evaluating programs); or

Bachelors' Degree in any discipline with five (5) years experience of the following: administrative management, international policy research or analysis,
humanitarian or development assistance, or portfolio management (including proposal development, grant or award administration, determining budget levels, budget oversight, or monitoring and evaluating programs); or

A Master's in any discipline with three (3) years of experience in any combination of the
following: administrative management, international policy research or analysis,
humanitarian or development assistance, or portfolio management (including proposal development, grant or award administration, determining budget levels, budget oversight, or monitoring and evaluating programs).

Specialized Experience Requirements
Responsible for managing humanitarian or development assistance awards or grants. Field experience in international humanitarian assistance.

At the GS-13 level:

General Experience Requirements:
A High School Diploma or its equivalent with at least ten (10) years of experience in any
combination of the following: administrative management, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian or development assistance, or portfolio management (including, but not limited to, managing grants or awards, selecting programs for funding, determining budget levels, or developing program strategies); or

Bachelors' Degree in any discipline with six (6) years experience of the following: administrative management, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian or development assistance, or portfolio management (including, but not limited to, managing grants or awards, selecting programs for funding, determining budget levels, or developing program strategies);

or

A Master's in any discipline with four (4) years of experience in any combination of the following:
administrative management, international policy research or analysis, humanitarian or
development assistance, or portfolio management (including, but not limited to, managing grants or
awards, selecting programs for funding, determining budget levels, or developing program
strategies).

Specialized Experience Requirements
Responsible for managing humanitarian or development assistance awards or grants. Field experience in international humanitarian assistance.
Experience in leading trainings, delivering presentations, or representing an organization in
meetings.

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.)
U.S. Citizenship.

Complete resume submitted. See the 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.

Completion of the Specialized Experience Requirement Verification Form

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 and maintain it throughout the life of
the contract. More information on medical clearance classifications can be found in 16 FAM 211.2
Clearance Classifications or the Department of State webpage on medical clearance.

Proof of COVID vaccination.

Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov). Satisfactory verification of academic credentials. Language: Working level of English.

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
evaluation of writing tests will also take into consideration the quality of written responses.
Aspects of written responses including, but not limited to typos, grammatical errors, spelling
errors, and incomplete sentences will be factored into the evaluation process. The rating factors
are as follows:

Education and Experience

Required years of experience and education

Pass or Fail

Specialized Experience

Experience in required specialized skills, industry knowledge to complete the duties/tasks

30 points

Written Assessment

Offeror Interview

Verification of ability to communicate error-free in writing
Validation of required skills and knowledge for suitability for the position.

10 points

50 points

Professional Reference Checks

Written confirmation of current or previous professional colleagues or supervisor.

10 points

Total Possible Points: 100
Offerors are required to complete the Specialized Experience Requirement Verification form in order
to be considered. Please download, complete, and submit the application package.

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 the selection package.

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.

(d) 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.
(e) U.S. Citizenship
(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (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 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.

3. Specialized Experience Requirement Verification. Offerors are required to complete the
Specialized Experience Requirement Verification form in order to be considered. Please download,
complete and submit with the application package.
https://bhajobs.net/portal/application/process.aspx

 

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.ALACRecruitment@usaid.gov

 

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