USPSC Venezuela Disaster Assistance Response Team Program Officer

USAID/OFDA
  • Location
    Worldwide, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jan-07-2020
  • Posted
    Oct 29

Position description

SOLICITATION NUMBER:          720FDA19B00074                         

ISSUANCE DATE:                          October 29, 2019                 

CLOSING DATE AND TIME:      January 7, 2020, 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 U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Venezuela Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Program Officer under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached 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? (FedBizOpps, OFDA 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. 

 

  1. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

 

  1. 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.

 

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 and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs must be emailed to:

 

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

 

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

 

 

Sincerely,

                                                           

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Venezuela DART Program Officer will manage response planning, assessing, reporting, personnel tracking, information analysis, and documentation activities and make recommendations based on an analysis of information. Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Program Coordinator or his or her designee, the Program Officer will:

Contextual Specialty

  • Develop and maintain specialized understanding of humanitarian developments within Venezuela to include political, social, and operational issues impacting humanitarian efforts.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of USAID, USG, and U.S. humanitarian priorities and strategies within Venezuela and of OFDA’s contributions to those efforts.
  • Provide regular reporting, through official cables and other means, on issues related to the humanitarian situation. Provide regular reports on site visits, meetings, general atmospherics, and other issues that impact humanitarian relief efforts.
  • Provide overviews of patterns and trends in the humanitarian situation and keep the Program Coordinator and other program staff current on response issues. Prepare briefing papers, notes and presentations on OFDA programming for official USG visitors interested in humanitarian issues.

Portfolio Management

  • Work with OFDA’s program staff based in Washington, D.C. and in regional countries in developing OFDA’s programs for humanitarian assistance in Venezuela and the region.
  • Support team efforts to continually assess emergency response needs in order to ensure that OFDA’s programs are appropriately responsive.
  • In close coordination with the DART Team Leader, Program Coordinator, and RMT Programming/Planning Team, work with NGOs, IOs, and UN agencies that are developing proposals for OFDA (including grant amendments and extensions); ensure that draft proposals are in compliance with “OFDA's Guidelines for Unsolicited Proposals and Reporting.”
  • Review concept papers and proposals, and provide recommendations/comments to OFDA for final funding determination.
  • Assist designated Agreement Officer’s Representatives in managing humanitarian awards by providing field-based insights, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Travel as permitted to support team efforts to assess, evaluate and monitor humanitarian conditions, and make strategic recommendations for appropriate interventions.

Representation

  • Support the Program Coordinator and DART Team Leader in maintaining relations with the humanitarian community working on the response to Venezuela in representing USAID and OFDA on humanitarian issues. This will include, but not limited to, UN agencies, IOs, NGOs, USG personnel, donors, and host government authorities.
  • Participate in, and report on, joint donor humanitarian evaluations and UN-led assessments, and actively participate in the international community response structures.
  • With guidance from the Program Coordinator and DART Team Leader, coordinate with the donor community on policy issues affecting humanitarian operations, and develop integrated, non-duplicative programs.
  • Maintain regular contact with OFDA grantees, as well as other UN agencies, IOs, and NGOs. As requested by the Program Coordinator, meet regularly with donors, host government officials, USG agencies, and others on humanitarian issues in order to explain, advocate for, and advance OFDA’s priorities and to help coordinate USG and international humanitarian activities.

Leadership

  • Participate, as assigned, in office-wide discussions on initiatives that impact program implementation to provide field-based perspectives.

General Duties

  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams, or to provide coverage for field offices within and outside the region.
  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters, for up to 45 days. The duties on RMTs will vary.

As needed, may serve on temporary detail 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

 

Qualifications

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 significant study in, or pertinent to, a specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance, which must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground international field experience working in humanitarian assistance. This experience must include one or more of the following: emergency relief operations, monitoring and evaluating humanitarian programs, or needs assessment and analysis. Professional working proficiency in Spanish required.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, a specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy or a related field) and a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance, which must include at least one (1) year of on-the-ground international field experience working in humanitarian assistance. This experience must include one or more of the following: emergency relief operations, monitoring and evaluating humanitarian programs, or needs assessment and analysis. Professional working proficiency in Spanish required.

 

Application instructions

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? (FedBizOpps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation.  This information should 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. 

  1. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

 

  1. 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.

 

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: [email protected]

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