USPSC Assessments and Analytics Advisor (Multiple Positions)

USAID/OFDA
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Apr-17-2019
  • Posted
    Mar 15

Position description

Position Title:              Assessments and Analytics Advisor (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number:   720FDA19B00023

Salary Level:               GS-13 Equivalent: $96,970 - $126,062

Issuance Date:             March 13, 2019  

Closing Date:              April 17, 2019  

Closing Time:              12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

 

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 applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as an Assessments and Analytics Advisor 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 application, 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) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional:  How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, 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. USPSC Application 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

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume 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

This position could require travel up to 20 percent of the time.

Expert Technical Guidance and Assistance

  • Contribute to the strategic introduction of assessment, data, and analytics into OFDA’s response systems, policies, practices, and culture.
  • Serve as an expert source of information on and technical guidance related to assessment, data, and analytics for OFDA. 
  • Work with regional teams to develop and implement appropriate and comprehensive assessment, data, and analytics strategies, tailored to their regional context and assessment and data needs.
  • Provide technical feedback to OFDA partners on the quality, relevance, and effectiveness of the assessment, data, and analytics aspects of their programs.
  • Provide assessment, data, and analytics technical guidance for country portfolios, regional portfolios, global initiatives, or for specific awards.
  • Advise regional teams and OFDA partners on appropriate strategies and activities to ensure assessment, data, and analytics principles and best practices are mainstreamed in emergency response, early recovery, and disaster risk reduction programming.
  • Review and encourage inclusion of assessment, data, and analytics best practices in response strategies, project designs, and implementation plans, and other OFDA documents.
  • Provide technical feedback on assessment, data, and analytics aspects of grant proposals submitted to OFDA.
  • Travel to the field, sometimes at short notice and for extended periods of time, to advise regional teams on assessment, data, and analytics issues.

Policy & Capacity Building

  • Under the direction of the Team Leader and the Senior Advisor, contribute to the design of OFDA assessments and data policy and guidance.
  • Working closely with the Team Leader and Senior Advisor, oversee the introduction and implementation of OFDA assessment and data policy to all of the teams within OFDA.
  • Contribute to the creation of templates, guides, job aides, and check lists to assist OFDA staff and partners in adopting a new way of working with assessments and data.
  • Track the implementation of the new policy and guidance to ensure that OFDA has integrated it into the way in which the Office responds to disasters overseas.
  • Increase the capacity of OFDA staff to understand assessment, data, and analytics principles and best practices through leading the development and implementing of an OFDA assessment, data, and analytics training.
  • Deliver portions of the assessment & analytics training.
  • Contribute to the periodic revision of the training curriculum.

Award Management

  • Independently manage all aspects of award management throughout the award cycle.
  • Serve as the Contracting Officer’s Representative, as assigned, for OFDA awards and contracts.
  • Participate in budgeting and planning processes for PSPM actions.

General Duties:

  • Deploy, on short notice, to serve on DARTs or serve on the Washington-based RMTs, as required, with increasing levels of responsibility to include serving independently as a Team Leader, Planning Coordinator, Program Officer, or Field Officer on a DART or as a Planning Coordinator on an RMT.
  • Serve as the USAID/OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months.
  • As needed, may serve on temporary details 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 responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The USPSC will take direction from and report to the CCS Team Leader or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available; the USPSC consults with supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done.  The USPSC is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments.  The USPSC is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

10.  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).

11.  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.

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

13.  POINT OF CONTACT:  See Cover Letter.

 

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 statistics, mathematics, computer science, data analytics, engineering, international studies, political science, economics, anthropology, history, public health, sociology, mathematics, statistics, or disaster management) and minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience with the U.S. Government, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, United Nations Agencies, foundations, or private firms. Such experience must have a humanitarian, development, or transition focus. Experience must also meet the following requirements:

  • Offerors must have at least one (1) year of professional field experience outside the United States on humanitarian, development, or transition programs.
  • Offerors must have at least one (1) year of experience designing, supporting, implementing, managing, advising, or evaluating a humanitarian program.
  • Offerors must have at least two (2) years of experience directly related to assessment, analytics, or data.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to statistics, mathematics, computer science, data analytics, engineering, international studies, political science, economics, anthropology, history, public health, sociology, mathematics, statistics, or disaster management) and minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience with the U.S. Government, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, United Nations Agencies, foundations, or private firms. Such experience must have a humanitarian, development, or transition focus. Experience must also meet the following requirements:

  • Offerors must have at least one (1) year of professional field experience outside the United States on humanitarian, development, or transition programs.
  • Offerors must have at least one (1) year of experience designing, supporting, implementing, managing, advising, or evaluating a humanitarian program.

Offerors must have at least two (2) years of experience directly related to assessment, analytics, or data.

Application instructions

APPLYING:

Applications 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 application, 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) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d)  Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e)  U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional:  How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, 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. USPSC Application 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 application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application 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 applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: [email protected]

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