USPSC Syria Response Team Leader (Multiple Positions)
SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA19B00070 **
ISSUANCE DATE: October 31, 2019
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: December 15, 2020, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
SUBJECT: Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC)
Note: The Place of Performance has been amended from “Ankara, Turkey or Amman, Jordan” to “Istanbul, Turkey or Amman, Jordan.” All other requirements remain unchanged.
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 offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Syria Response Team Leader 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.
(d) U.S. Citizenship
(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOpps, 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.
2. 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:
Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when offer materials have been received. Offerors must retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their offers. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs must be emailed to:
OFDA Recruitment Team
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Syria Response Team Leaders must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to adhere strictly to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.
Syria Response Team Leaders will also provide ongoing leadership, management, and oversight of OFDA programs and staff to ensure full coordination and cooperation with all other non-humanitarian elements USG response to Syria within the scope of their country-based team’s objectives and goals. Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Team Leader (or his/her designee), the USPSC shall:
- Serve as the liaison and engage in substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the host government, other USG agencies, U.S. Military, UN, Non- NGOs, IOs, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), other assisting countries, and with the Syrian Opposition Assistance Coordination Unit, which requires a highly collaborative work style.
- Maintain close communication with senior embassy officials. Foster open communications with embassy staff to ensure continued support of humanitarian programs.
- Promote coordination among UN/PVOs/NGOs/IOs and the donor community.
- Ensure that the OFDA programs based in Jordan or Turkey are appropriate for the humanitarian responses in accessible areas of Syria by monitoring events and maintaining regular contact with OFDA’s funded partners.
- Ensure the development and implementation of strategic decisions.
- Conduct regular analysis of all team functions for effectiveness, validity of priorities, soundness of objectives, and ability of team members to carry out assignments. Institute changes as necessary.
- Lead frequent reviews and discussions on policy, logistic, administrative, coordination, safety, and security issues with team members.
- Ensure that timely and appropriate information is reported out policy, logistic, administrative, coordination their team via a range of information products, and other communication mediums.
- Travel frequently within the region (domestic and international), on short notice and for extended periods of time, as required, in order to fulfill duties.
- Keep OFDA management apprised of the current situation, work progress, problems, planned actions, effectiveness of response, evolving programmatic and operational conditions and performance of team members.
Organize and lead high-level USG visits or briefings in Jordan or Turkey.
Regularly liaise with high-ranking officials outside of USAID in both structured and unstructured settings in order to negotiate serious and complex issues of considerable consequences related to humanitarian principles, access, and program objectives in Syria.
Supervise relevant USPSCs, eligible family members and foreign national staff in assigned program offices.
As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the office, 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.
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 international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field), plus nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction, and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including but not limited to overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term or long term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Three (3) years of this experience must have been obtained overseas.
Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, economics, public health, disaster management or a related field), plus seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction, and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including but not limited to overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term or long term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Three (3) years of this experience must have been obtained overseas.
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)
· Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.
· Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
· 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.
· Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.
· Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance. **
· Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).**
· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.**
BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Offeror Rating System. Those offerors determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.
Offerors are required to address each factor of the Offeror Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Offeror Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.
The most qualified offerors may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. OFDA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.
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