Program Officer/Senior Program Officer (Energy)

Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    May-27-2020
  • Posted
    May 13

Position description

This position is located in the Infrastructure, Environment and Private Sector (IEPS) Division, Department of Compact Operations (DCO), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

Although the position is advertised equivalent to GS-12/13, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band4b/4a which is generally equal to GS-12/13.

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Responsibilities

 

  • Performs a variety of recurring assignments associated with the management and oversight of the design, development, and implementation of energy sector programs and projects in MCC Compacts. As required, prepares or Assists in the development of plans for energy sector programs and projects in compact development and in implementation including overall power sector analysis, project scheduling, budgeting, change management, contract administration, and project controls.
  • Provides support as the energy sector lead for the assigned multi-disciplinary country team consisting of a combination of MCC staff, consultants and contractors overseeing country programs involving energy projects. Works on multiple countries concurrently.
  • Participates in projects in context of political-economy, environmental, social, and health and safety contexts or other variables and unknowns affecting planning, design and operational criteria and often- present critical challenges with respect to costs and economics.
  • Participates in the design and development of Compacts, including, but not limited to: sectoral assessment of constraints analyses, concept papers, and proposals; collection and analysis of data and information to finalize proposals; coordination with consultants on feasibility assessments and on project appraisal; drafting portions of the internal investment memorandum and other decision documents, supporting such inputs with appropriate analyses and supporting studies.
  • Uses appropriate project management tools and tracks implementation progress, anticipating and identifying issues as they arise and concurrently developing optimal solutions with a view of sustainability.
  • Prepares relevant documentation and reports, maintains the required databases during implementation of projects. Uses appropriate project management tools and tracks implementation progress, Develops, consolidates, and/or prepares briefing and background materials on energy sector projects, issues and topics.
  • Provides analytical support on a variety of energy sector matters in support of EPG goals, preparation of conference presentations, briefers, and other such quick- turnaround activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

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 is 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 specialized experience are: experience with electric utility operations, energy sector infrastructure project and program design, development and implementation issues; experience with power sector reform projects covering policy, legal, regulatory and market structures; experience participating in the development of project plans particularly in international development context; andexperience developing, consolidating and preparing reports, briefing and background materials on projects, issues and topics. 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, examples of specialized experience are: experience with electric utility operations, energy sector infrastructure project and program design, development and implementation issues; experience with power sector reform projects covering policy, legal, regulatory and market structures; experience participating in the development of project plans including scheduling, budgeting, contract administration, and project controls, particularly in international development context; and experience developing, consolidating and preparing reports, briefing and background materials on projects, issues and topics. This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE:
Project management training and certification (e.g., Project Management Institute (PMI) certification)
Fluency in French. Please include language and level of proficiency in your resume.
Experience in emerging and developing countries, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa and/or South Asia


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.

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