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1064FW: OFDA Field Officer - Kosovo

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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    Feb 17, 2000
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      you'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
      > closes
      > 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.
      >
      > NOTE: If you do not want to receive position announcements in the future
      > please reply to this email with the phrase "Unsubscribe" or go to
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      >
      > Best regards,
      > Kirk Dohne
      > GlobalCorps Division Manager
      > A Division of XL Associates, Inc.
      > ---------------------------------------------
      > Solicitation
      > ---------------------------------------------
      > Field Officer for the OFDA Kosovo Program Office
      >
      >
      >
      > ISSUANCE DATE: February 17, 2000
      >
      >
      > CLOSING DATE: March 3, 2000
      >
      > Gentlemen/Ladies:
      >
      > 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
      > attached.
      > 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.
      >
      > Sincerely,
      >
      > 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,
      > 2000
      > 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Pristina, Kosovo
      > 8. JOB DESCRIPTION (TO INCLUDE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
      > REQUIRED
      > FOR POSITION):
      >
      > Field Officer for Kosovo
      > Program
      > Office
      >
      > OFDA Kosovo Program
      > Office
      > Field Officer - Statement
      > of
      > Work
      >
      > The Contractor will be assigned by BHR/OFDA to USAID/BHR/OFDA's Kosovo
      > Program Office as a Field Officer on a
      > temporary
      > 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
      > city
      > 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
      >
      > Kosovo.
      >
      > 3. Provide regular reports and recommendations to the USAID/BHR/OFDA
      > Kosovo
      > 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
      > programs.
      >
      > 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,
      > KFOR
      > 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
      > field.
      >
      > 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
      > control
      > 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
      > conditions.
      >
      > 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
      > Kosovo.
      >
      > 17. Submit an end of tour report.
      >
      > 18. Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Program Officer.
      >
      > QUALIFICATIONS
      >
      > 1. Three years experience in humanitarian relief operations, with
      > expertise
      > 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
      > weather.
      >
      > 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
      > BENEFITS:
      >
      > 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
      > for
      > 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)
      > (SF-86),or
      > **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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