USPSC Support Relief Group Senior Humanitarian Advisor (Multiple Positions)

USAID/BHA
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-11-2021
  • Posted
    Apr 21

Position description

SOLICITATION NUMBER:          720BHA21R00036

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 Field and Response Operations (FARO), is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal service as a Support Relief Group Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SRG SHA) 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. 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) 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 must be emailed to:

            FARO Recruitment Team

            E-Mail Address: [email protected]

            Website: www.BHAjobs.net

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

Sincerely,

Sonja Stroud-Gooden

Contracting Officer

Qualifications

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The requirement can be based either in Washington or overseas, but will be most likely utilized to backstop within the U.S.  The position is required to provide additional staff resources during times of heavy workloads within the Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications (G3PC).

The SRG Humanitarian Advisor may perform the following tasks as needed by BHA:

  • Work on senior policy issues and serve as a resource on critical issues.
  • Serve in a representational role on a range of different issues for G3PC Office.
  • Develop and conduct specialized humanitarian training on the international humanitarian architecture and executive leadership initiatives.
  • Attend various international humanitarian meetings, including meetings with United Nations (UN) agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors, and other country representatives and provide authoritative information and views to formulate humanitarian policies and coordinate strategies on policy issues for the USG.
  • Work cooperatively with relevant USG offices and serve as an expert point of contact for these groups in the area of humanitarian affairs.
  • Represent USAID at meetings with the UN, international organizations, and other donors and other conferences sponsored by members of the international community, and provides guidance and advice on USG positions, negotiating strategies, and, in consultation with USAID/Washington, conducts negotiations with the donor community and make recommendations to the appropriate officials in USAID.
  • Work with counterparts in other donor organizations at the most senior levels to exchange information, establish meetings on specific donor issues, solicit publications, and collect information on training opportunities; coordinate these activities with relevant USAID officers.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) offices and relevant USG offices and serve as an expert point of contact for these groups in the area of humanitarian affairs.
  • Coordinate with other federal agencies on international disaster responses and plan and organize regular meetings on disaster response and disaster risk reduction with the USG interagency.
  • Provide strategic oversight and planning for multi-platform, multi-stakeholder initiatives.  Establish and maintain relationships across platforms and contractors to provide a high level of coordination.  Support development of and provide significant input into strategic plan and programmatic objectives.  Oversee the formulation and preparation of the annual operating expense budget and work plan to ensure effective management and implementation.
  • Serve as the liaison to executive-level platforms that include representation from across the humanitarian sector, including the United Nations, non-governmental organization, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, as well as other donors, academia, and the private sector.  Establish strong working relationships to facilitate coordination and engagement.  Serve as the focal point for coordinating multi-stakeholder events, to include setting agendas, reviewing actions to be taken in response to feedback and recommendations, and conducting post-event follow-up as appropriate.
  • Support program design and procurement processes.  Draft detailed scopes of work for diverse requirements that align essential functions with programmatic requirements.  Review procurements for programmatic and financial soundness and reasonableness.  Advise program staff on programmatic and financial implications of agreements.  Track implementation of activities and agreements of USAID implementing partners from a financial and programmatic management point of view and advise management on financial status of programs and activities.  Review programmatic and financial reporting to ensure compliance and alignment with activity implementation.  Communicate issues as they arise to implementing partners and track to resolution.
  • Regularly review and serve as advisor to senior management as it relates to workforce planning, organizational structure, and personnel management for discrete initiatives.  Identify gaps and suggest solutions. Draft position descriptions for a variety of personnel hiring mechanisms, ensuring position requirements align with market value justifications.  Liaise with agency representatives responsible for hiring processes, participating in recruitment, onboarding, and day-to-day positional support as required. 
  • May serve as needed, on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provides services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) deployed in response to disasters.  The duties on RMTs will vary.
  • May serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.
  • The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work.
  • 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.

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]