Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 12 Feb 2018
SUBJECT: Solicitation for a Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCN PSC)
Dear Prospective Offerors:
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.
Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1, Sections I through V of this solicitation. Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records.
This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offers.
Any questions must be directed in writing to the Point of Contact specified in the attached information.
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
1. SOLICITATION NO.: AID-18-02
2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 22, 2018
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: February 12, 2018 at 17.00 Kinshasa time
4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist ( Climate Change)
5. MARKET VALUE: FSN-11
In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of
[USAID/Democratic Republic of the Congo]
Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 5 years renewable depending on funds availability
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
8. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Work authorization/certification of employment
9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES
A. Basic functions of the position
The incumbent is a Senior Foreign Service National (FSN) and the Mission’s in-house Climate Change expert who serves as a technical specialist within USAID/Central Africa Regional Program for Environment (CARPE) Office. In this capacity, the incumbent manages projects and activities in support of CARPE in the DRC, Republic of the Congo and other regional countries as appropriate. The incumbent is responsible for the overall direction of all climate change activities aimed at addressing climate change impacts related to land and water management practices. The incumbent provides a full range of expert climate change advice and analytical and technical support to the CARPE Office; supports program priorities that strengthen local resiliency to climate change and forest protection; and liaises with other Mission programs to identify synergies in programs. S/he develops internal Mission documentation supporting project planning and implementation, such as Action Memoranda, Operational Plan, Performance Reports, and others. S/he also monitors, manages, and ensures that deliverables are received from project contractors. The Specialist reports to the CARPE Office Director.
B. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides advisory services on Climate Change, (40%)
Serves as Agreements/Contracting Officer Technical Representative (AOR/COR) and/or Activity Manager for assigned contracts, cooperative agreements, and/or grants, (40%)
Performs other responsibilities including but not limited to: drafting project implementation letters, preparing action memoranda and reports, estimating expenditures, reviewing payment vouchers, responding to audits, assessing claims, and performing other related activities.
Act as primary Climate Change expert with USAID leadership and other partners, (20%)
10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All interested candidates
11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
12. POINT OF CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Climate Change, environmental impact assessment, economics, Forestry, or closely related field.
b. Prior Work Experience:
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional-level experience in an area (s) related to strategy and policy development, program design and management, especially in environmental compliance, forestry, climate change related field and natural resource management, which includes supervisory and coordination experiences.
Level IV (Fluent) English and French fluency are required.
III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS
· Education and training in relevant field(s) (20 points);
· Relevant experience in climate change related field and natural resource management, forestry, environmental compliance with a strong emphasis on Africa and especially central Africa (35 points);
· International technical assistance experience including knowledge of donor programs, in general, and USAID and US government programs, in particular (20 points);
· Interpersonal, negotiation, communication (including fluency in English and French language), organizational, managerial and computer skills (25 points) **
How to apply:
I. PRESENTING AN OFFER
The DS-174 Application form can be found in the US embassy website https://cd.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/job-opportunities/
II. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES
Once the Contracting Officer informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms:
The incumbent will benefit from following benefits and allowances: Housing, Transportation,
Meals, Family, and Miscellaneous; 13th and 14th month bonuses; annual and sick leave and medical coverage
The employees are responsible for calculating and paying local income taxes. The U.S. Mission does not withhold or make local income tax payments.
V. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs
USAID regulations and policies governing CCN/TCN PSC awards are available at these sources: