1064FW: OFDA Field Officer - Kosovo
- Feb 17, 2000you'll never geuss.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kirk Dohne [SMTP:kdohne@...]
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 3:27 PM
> To: Emaillist
> Subject: OFDA Field Officer - Kosovo
> You are receiving this email because you have, in the past, shown an
> interest in working for U.S. Agency for International Development.
> OFDA currently has a need for ONE person for the position of FIELD OFFICER
> in Kosovo. This is initially a 6-month contract. This position is at the
> GS-13 equivalent level ($55,837 to $72,586 annual). The solicitation
> March 3, 2000.
> If you are interested in this position and consider yourself suitable to
> the tasks and qualifications of the position please contact XL Associates
> by replying to this email or calling Kirk Dohne (extension 37) or Jesse
> Freese (extension 27) at (301) 770-0632. The full solicitation can be seen
> below. You can view the complete solicitation and get more information on
> how to apply at http://www.globalcorps.com
> Referrals of qualified candidates are welcome and encouraged.
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> Best regards,
> Kirk Dohne
> GlobalCorps Division Manager
> A Division of XL Associates, Inc.
> Field Officer for the OFDA Kosovo Program Office
> ISSUANCE DATE: February 17, 2000
> CLOSING DATE: March 3, 2000
> SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC)
> The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for
> International Development (USAID), Bureau for Humanitarian
> Response (BHR), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is seeking
> applications (Standard Form 171 or OF 612) from
> persons interested in providing the PSC services described in the
> Submissions shall be in accordance with the
> attached information at the place and time specified.
> Questions may be directed to Kirk Dohne or Jesse Freese, GlobalCorps (a
> division of XL Associates), who may be reached at
> Phone No. (301) 770-0632 or Fax at (301) 770-2354 or via e-mail at
> ofda@.... Applicants should retain copies of
> all enclosures that accompany their proposals.
> Michael Walsh
> Contracting Officer
> 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: M/OP-00-560
> 2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 17, 2000
> 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
> FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 3, 2000
> 4. POSITION TITLE: Field Officer
> 5. MARKET VALUE: $55,837 to $72,586 Per Year
> 6. INITIAL PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:
> Approx. March 30, 2000 to September 30,
> 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Pristina, Kosovo
> 8. JOB DESCRIPTION (TO INCLUDE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
> FOR POSITION):
> Field Officer for Kosovo
> OFDA Kosovo Program
> Field Officer - Statement
> The Contractor will be assigned by BHR/OFDA to USAID/BHR/OFDA's Kosovo
> Program Office as a Field Officer on a
> basis. The term of this temporary duty assignment is initially for a
> six-month period but could be extended contingent upon
> program needs and a review of the employee's performance after three
> months. From the base of operations in Pristina, the
> Field Officer will travel throughout the region.
> In this capacity the incumbent will be responsible for assessing
> humanitarian needs at the field level, monitoring and
> evaluating BHR/OFDA humanitarian programs, and coordinating USAID/BHR/OFDA
> humanitarian assistance activities with
> NGOs, UN
> operational agencies, KFOR field personnel, UNMIK municipal
> administrators/field staff, and other bilateral donors. In
> close cooperation with the Senior Program Officer or his/her designee, the
> contractor will provide guidance on areas of
> focus for BHR/OFDA
> and other U.S. Government efforts for the at-risk populations in Kosovo.
> The Field Officer will report to the Senior
> Program Officer.
> The specific duties of the Contractor shall include but not be limited to
> the following:
> 1. Identify and assess the humanitarian assistance requirements at the
> and village level throughout Kosovo, including
> target groups, their locations, existing relief programs and the types of
> interventions necessary.
> 2. Monitor field-level food, logistics, infrastructure, health, water,
> sanitation, NGO and local organizational capacities,
> and the role of the United Nations in providing humanitarian assistance to
> 3. Provide regular reports and recommendations to the USAID/BHR/OFDA
> Program Office on the following:
> Capacity, ability, and level of activity of existing indigenous
> structures to respond to relief needs.
> Capacity and ability of UN and other donor governments to carry out
> Capacity and ability of NGOs/PVOs to carry out programs.
> Capacity of the logistics infrastructure to support the programs.
> Security situation of personnel, convoys, and relief operations in
> general and often in regard to a specific area.
> Localized contributions by other donors, activities of NGOs, UN,
> and other relief agencies, problems arising on
> implementation of the relief program, and any other issues that
> require attention of BHR/OFDA.
> 4. Review and monitor distribution plans and activities of relief
> organizations and report on the overall coordination and
> command structure, its effectiveness, and recommendations for change.
> 5. Establish and maintain regular communication and coordination with
> personnel from relief organizations at the field
> office level.
> 6. Provide advice and guidance to Senior Program Officer on relief needs
> at the local level to assist Kosovo Program
> Office in recommending additional activities or initiatives to
> BHR/OFDA/Washington. Participate with Senior Program
> Officer in reviewing and recommending NGO/PVO grant proposals. Provide
> guidance at the field office level to NGO/PVOs on
> proposals that the USG would consider funding.
> 7. With the Senior Program Officer/designee, coordinate with UNMIK, KFOR,
> UNHCR, NGOs, and local authorities at the
> municipal/field office level to facilitate U.S emergency humanitarian
> relief activities.
> 8. In coordination with appropriate staff from UN agencies and NGO field
> offices, monitor contingency planning for
> relocation of refugee/displaced persons to specific areas within Kosovo as
> well as future displacements of populations and
> mitigation issues.
> 9. Work with other donors to foster and encourage their emergency funding
> of humanitarian grants and projects in the
> 10. Monitor the work of BHR/OFDA-funded PVOs at the field level to ensure
> that identified needs are met, reports are made,
> and problems or required changes in program implementation are addressed.
> 11. Monitor U.S. Government provided materials at required locations
> throughout Kosovo by visiting project sites,
> recipients of humanitarian assistance, collection centers, and camps for
> displaced persons, as well as reviewing and
> verifying information in PVO/NGO reports and monitoring end use and
> of USG/BHR/OFDA funded property.
> 12. Meet with field officers of various relief community organizations as
> required to advance USG humanitarian policy, to
> discuss on-going activities, prevent duplication of effort, and supervise
> coordination of BHR/OFDA-funded projects.
> 13. Operate BHR/OFDA communications and data processing equipment, to
> include CAPSAT, CDS, SATPHONE, CODAN,
> cellular type
> mobile phones, hand held radios, and computer software. Operate a 4-wheel
> drive, standard shift vehicle in cross-country
> 14. Escort and/or brief official visitors, including VIPs/special
> dignitaries, during travel to the field in Kosovo.
> 15. Assist U.S. Office and USAID staff with coordinating meetings, site
> visits and official delegation activities in the
> field as required.
> 16. Work without Senior Program Officer supervision for extended periods
> of time while traveling to remote areas of
> 17. Submit an end of tour report.
> 18. Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Program Officer.
> 1. Three years experience in humanitarian relief operations, with
> and specialized experience in the area of field
> coordination, situation reporting and analysis, and strategy development.
> 2. Minimum academic experience of a four-year academic degree.
> 3. Strong familiarity with international NGOs, their capacities, mandates,
> and operational structure.
> 4. Experience working in complex emergencies with UN agencies,
> international organizations, and multiple non-governmental
> organizations under conditions of insecurity.
> 5. Extensive experience at the field level, including conducting field
> assessments, interviewing and collaborating with
> local populations, analyzing field conditions and needs, predicting
> sectoral requirements.
> 6. Good knowledge of basic humanitarian relief sector issues: health,
> shelter, food, water/sanitation, non-food,
> agriculture, logistics, UN organizations, etc.
> 7. Experience in reviewing grant proposals from non-governmental
> organizations for humanitarian operations.
> 8. Good writing skills.
> 9. Strong team player.
> 10. Excellent interpersonal skills including communication, informational
> interviewing and collaborating with others.
> 11. Good analytical skills.
> 12. Past familiarity with and field experience in Kosovo required.
> 13. Knowledge of USAID, BHR, OFDA, PRM and other USG agencies required.
> 14. Knowledge of and ability to operate field telecommunications equipment
> including VHF, HF, satellite telephone.
> 15. Ability and experience in operating of USG four-wheel drive vehicles,
> especially over poor roads and in inclement
> 16. Albanian or Serbian language a plus, but not required.
> 17. US citizen.
> Send application materials to:
> Jesse Freese or Kirk Dohne
> GlobalCorps, A Division of XL Associates
> 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 709
> Rockville, MD 20852
> Phone (301) 770-0632
> Fax (301) 770-2354
> Email: ofda@...
> Web: http://www.globalcorps.com
> AS A MATTER OF POLICY, AND AS APPROPRIATE, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED
> THE FOLLOWING
> 1. BENEFITS
> Employee's FICA Contribution
> Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
> Pay Comparability Adjustment
> Annual Increase
> Eligibility for Worker's Compensation
> Annual & Sick Leave
> 2. ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).
> * (A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120).
> (B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130).
> (C) Post Allowance (Section 220).
> (D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230).
> (E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260).
> (F) Education Allowance (Section 270).
> (G) Education Travel (Section 280).
> (H) Post Differential (Chapter 500).
> (I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and
> (J) Danger Pay (Section 650).
> 3. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) PERTAINING TO PSCs _
> 98-25 Defense Base Act (DBA) Coverage and DBA Waiver List _
> 98-24 Use of Compensatory (Comp) Time by PSCs _
> 98-23 Guidance Regarding Classified Contract Security and Contractor
> Personnel Security Requirements _
> 98-16 Annual Salary Increase for USPSCs _
> 98-14 Change in Required Application Form for USPSCs _
> 98-10 Personal Services Contracts (PSCs) Annual Health Insurance Costs
> 98-5 CONTRACTUAL COVERAGE FOR MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES _
> 98-3 Class Deviation to 31.205-6(g)(3), Foreign National Severance Pay
> Under Professional Services Contracts _
> 97-16 Class Justification for Use of Other Than Full & Open Competition
> Personal Services Contracts with U.S. Citizens
> Contracted with Locally with CCNs and TCNs Subject to the Local
> Compensation Plan, and for Overseas Contracts of
> $250,000 or Less _
> 97-11 (Corrected) 1997 FICA & Medicate Tax Rates for Personal Services
> Contracts _
> 97-6 Contractual Coverage for Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Services _
> 97-3 New USAID Contractor Employee Physical Examination _
> 96-23 Unauthorized Provision in Personal Services Contract _
> 96-19 U. S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) - Leave _
> 96-11 PSC's Annual Health Insurance Costs _
> 96-8 Determining a Market Value for PSCs Hired Under Appendix D, Handbook
> 14 _
> 94-9 Sunday Pay for U.S. Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) _
> 93-17 Financial Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services
> Contractor (PSC)
> LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs
> 1. Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612.
> **2. Contractor Physical Examination (AID Form 1420-62).
> **3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security)
> **4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85).
> **5. Finger Print Card (FD-258).
> NOTE: Form 5 is available from the requirements office.
> * Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas).
> ** The forms listed 2 through 5 shall only be completed upon the advice of
> the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the
> successful candidate for the job
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