USPSC Senior Humanitarian Advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

USAID/BHA
  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-11-2021
  • Posted
    Apr 20

Position description

SOLICITATION NUMBER:             720BHA21R00033                         

 

ISSUANCE DATE:                          April 20, 2021                 

CLOSING DATE AND TIME:       May 11, 2021, 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 Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communication (G3PC), is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal service as a Senior Humanitarian Advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) 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. 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. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification.

(d) U.S. Citizenship

(e) Optional:  How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.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. 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. 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) NUMBERSAND 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 must be emailed to:

            G3PC Recruitment Team

            E-Mail Address: [email protected]

            Website: www.BHAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to the G3PC Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

 

                                                            Sincerely,

 

 

 

Sonja Stroud-Gooden

Contracting Officer

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Humanitarian Advisor to HHS/CDC will provide guidance and direction to HHS/CDC leadership on BHA humanitarian and coordination issues; manage critical issues with HHS/CDC on behalf of BHA, as tasked; and serve as a focal point for institutional engagements between BHA and HHS/CDC. He/She will initiate creative new approaches to partnership and serve as a key source of information to HHS/CDC on BHA policies and programs.

The Senior Humanitarian Advisor to HHS/CDC must have the ability to both multi-task and be very detail oriented and results oriented. The assignment requires providing expert analytical and advisory support to HHS/CDC on a wide range of humanitarian issues for planning, programming, operations and policy discussions.

The Senior Humanitarian Advisor to HHS/CDC’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Build working level relationships across HHS/CDC to strengthen USAID/BHA’s overall partnership with HHS/CDC.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for HHS/CDC tasks/actions related to USAID/BHA and HHS/CDC inquiries regarding USAID/BHA response and preparedness activities.
  • Participate in HHS/CDC meetings and provide reports and readouts for USAID/BHA leadership’s situational awareness. Reports should focus on USAID/BHA and HHS/CDC interactions and potential collaboration opportunities.
  • Provide briefings on USAID/BHA to HHS/CDC, as appropriate, and facilitate HHS/CDC briefings to USAID/BHA.
  • Provide input on behalf of USAID/BHA to HHS/CDC for training and planning related to international humanitarian assistance efforts and provide USAID/BHA input when requested by HHS/CDC.
  • Serve as a resource to USAID/BHA on HHS/CDC-related development.
  • Identify training needs and facilitate training opportunities for USAID/BHA and HHS/CDC staff, in accordance with the USAID/BHA Memorandum of Understanding and consultation with USAID/BHA training teams and technical teams.
  • In consultation with various USAID/BHA offices, facilitate regular meetings between USAID/BHA and HHS/CDC staff on policies, planning, and programming related to international humanitarian preparedness and response.
  • Initiate and maintain strong working relationships across HHS/CDC to coordinate USAID/BHA and HHS/CDC international humanitarian assistance efforts.
  • Provide expertise on international humanitarian assistance, including best practices and USG policy positions, to HHS/CDC.
  • Represent USAID/BHA at meetings with HHS/CDC centers and provide guidance and advice on how USAID/BHA may work with HHS/CDC, in consultation with USAID/BHA headquarters.
  • Coordinate with USAID/BHA Offices to provide HHS/CDC with clear guidance on USAID/BHA policies, planning, programs and operational processes, as well as USAID/BHA policy positions and engagements with other humanitarian donors.
  • Provide USAID/BHA input to HHS/CDC after action reports, as relevant to interagency engagements. Facilitate inclusion of HHS/CDC input and participation in USAID/BHA after action reviews and reports, when relevant.
  • Develop recommendations for USAID/BHA leadership regarding coordination and collaboration with HHS/CDC.
  • Upon activation of a Response Management Team (RMT), serve as a liaison to HHS/CDC as deemed appropriate by RMT leaderships.
  • Upon transition from RMT to augmented response structure, remain the liaison to HHS/CDC role as deemed appropriate by USAID/BHA leadership and geographic office;
  • Participate in relevant CDC response operation centers and teams, providing USAID/BHA perspective and position as needed; sharing humanitarian information for HHS/CDC audience.
  • Sign-up for and serve as needed multiple times throughout the year on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART) deployed in response to international disasters.  The duties on RMTs will be varied.
  • Sign up for and serve as needed on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provide services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will vary.
  • As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time
  • As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities and will be directly related to the scope of work provided.
  • Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (i.e. work plans, annual reports, month status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor performance evaluation in Contract/Assistance Performance Assessment Review System (CPARS/APARS). They prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract/agreement, the FAR, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related requirements in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and report to the Team Leader, U.S. Policy, Strategy, and Interagency Coordination Team or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions.  The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work.  Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change. 

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

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

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

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, public health, international relations, disaster management, or a related field) plus minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and on humanitarian policy and/or operational issues, with a focus on public health. Offerors must demonstrate work experience with a humanitarian organization, such as a USG foreign assistance agency, UN, IO, or international humanitarian NGO.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, public health, international relations, disaster management, or a related field) plus minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and on humanitarian policy and/or operational issues, with a focus on public health. Offerors must demonstrate work experience with a humanitarian organization, such as a USG foreign assistance agency, UN, IO, or international humanitarian NGO.

Application instructions

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. 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. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification.

(d) U.S. Citizenship

(e) Optional:  How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.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. 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. 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. 

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]