USPSC Syria Response Team Leader (Multiple Positions)

USAID/OFDA
  • Location
    Ankara, Turkey
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-14-2020
  • Posted
    Nov 01

Position description

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA19B00070
ISSUANCE DATE: October 31, 2019
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: Open and continuous through May 14, 2020 with three (3) Review Periods closing on:
November 27, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
February 20, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
May 14, 2020 at 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 Syria Response Team Leader 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? (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.

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.

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 must 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

Syria Response Team Leaders must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to adhere strictly to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

Syria Response Team Leaders will also provide ongoing leadership, management, and oversight of OFDA programs and staff to ensure full coordination and cooperation with all other non-humanitarian elements USG response to Syria within the scope of their country-based team’s objectives and goals. Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Team Leader (or his/her designee), the USPSC shall:

• Serve as the liaison and engage in substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the host government, other USG agencies, U.S. Military, UN, Non- NGOs, IOs, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), other assisting countries, and with the Syrian Opposition Assistance Coordination Unit, which requires a highly collaborative work style.
• Maintain close communication with senior embassy officials. Foster open communications with embassy staff to ensure continued support of humanitarian programs.
• Promote coordination among UN/PVOs/NGOs/IOs and the donor community.
• Ensure that the OFDA programs based in Jordan or Turkey are appropriate for the humanitarian responses in accessible areas of Syria by monitoring events and maintaining regular contact with OFDA’s funded partners.
• Ensure the development and implementation of strategic decisions.
• Conduct regular analysis of all team functions for effectiveness, validity of priorities, soundness of objectives, and ability of team members to carry out assignments. Institute changes as necessary.
• Lead frequent reviews and discussions on policy, logistic, administrative, coordination, safety, and security issues with team members.
• Ensure that timely and appropriate information is reported out policy, logistic, administrative, coordination their team via a range of information products, and other communication mediums.
• Travel frequently within the region (domestic and international), on short notice and for extended periods of time, as required, in order to fulfill duties.
• Keep OFDA management apprised of the current situation, work progress, problems, planned actions, effectiveness of response, evolving programmatic and operational conditions and performance of team members.
• Organize and lead high-level USG visits or briefings in Jordan or Turkey.
• Regularly liaise with high-ranking officials outside of USAID in both structured and unstructured settings in order to negotiate serious and complex issues of considerable consequences related to humanitarian principles, access, and program objectives in Syria.
• Supervise relevant USPSCs, eligible family members and foreign national staff in assigned program offices.
• As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the office, 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.

 

Qualifications

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 the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field), plus nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction, and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including but not limited to overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term or long term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Three (3) years of this experience must have been obtained overseas.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related
field), plus seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction, and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including but not limited to overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term or long term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Three (3) years of this experience must have been obtained overseas.

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.
  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.

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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