Program Officer/Senior Program Officer (Environmental and Social Performance)

Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-26-2019
  • Posted
    May 10

Position description

Although the position is advertised equivalent to GS-12, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band 4B which is generally equal to GS-12.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The first cut-off for review and referral of applications is 5/10/2019. Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cut-off date will be referred to the selecting official until the closing date or a selection is made.

Responsibilities

You will report to MCC's Global Practice Leader for Environmental & Social Performance (ESP) and serve as a member of MCC's ESP Practice Unit. You will collaborate with MCC staff and partner country counterparts to help promote sound environmental and social performance of program activities and ensure compliance with MCC's environmental and social standards and guidelines. As a Program Officer you will:

  • Provide technical and administrative support on the evaluation and management of environmental and social risks and performance of MCC-funded activities and help to identify opportunities for enhancing project design and implementation. 
  • Engage on key program development and implementation activities to help ensure that MCC-funded activities comply with host country laws and regulations, the MCC Environmental Guidelines and the International Finance Corporation's Environmental and Social Performance Standards. 
  • Review project-related documents (concept papers, feasibility studies, environmental and social assessments and management plans, consultant terms of reference, construction bidding documents, work plans, resettlement action plans and performance monitoring plans) to ensure environmental and social considerations are properly taken into account in the design, feasibility, implementation, timing, and budgets for MCC-funded activities. 
  • Undertake occasional site visits to partner countries in support of project development and implementation oversight to ensure sound environmental and social performance. 
  • Prepare and/or review terms of reference, budgets, timelines and cost estimates for international and domestic procurements services, and assist with the management of contractors, consultants, and inter-agency agreements. 
  • Support the development and completion of ESP Practice priorities. 

 

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
  • Some domestic and international travel maybe required
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

Qualifications

To qualify for pay band 4b you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 4c (GS-11) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, examples of experience are defined as: providing technical and administrative support on the assessment of environmental and social risks/impacts and/or promoting sound environmental and social performance of development projects, such as roads, agriculture, energy and water infrastructure; and experience in environmental, social or natural sciences, natural resource management, environmental engineering, policy, planning or a related field; and experience with an international NGO, international finance organization, multilateral organization, and/or global business on international development. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

To qualify for pay band 4a you must meet the following:Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 4b (GS-12) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills , and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: assessing environmental and social risks/impacts and/or promoting sound environmental and social performance of development projects, such as roads, energy, agriculture, irrigation and municipal infrastructure; experience in environmental, social or natural sciences, natural resource management, environmental engineering, policy, planning or a related field; and experience with an international NGO, international finance organization, multilateral organization, and/or global business on international development. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application

The following qualifications are highly desirable:

  • An advanced degree in environmental, social or natural sciences, environmental engineering, planning or a related field;
  • Five (5) years of professional experience in the field of environmental and/or social assessment, management and monitoring or a related field;
  • Experience living and/or working overseas on development projects.
  • Fluency in French.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

Application instructions

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