FW: OFDA Information Officer
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> From: Kirk Dohne [SMTP:kdohne@...]
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 3:27 PM
> To: Emaillist
> Subject: OFDA Information Officer
> 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 INFORMATION
> OFFICER in Kosovo. This is initially a 6-month contract. This position is
> at the GS-12 equivalent level ($46,955 to $61,040 annual). The
> 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.
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> Best regards,
> Kirk Dohne
> GlobalCorps Division Manager
> A Division of XL Associates, Inc.
> Information 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-00-561
> 2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 17, 2000
> 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
> FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 3, 2000
> 4. POSITION TITLE: Information Officer
> 5. MARKET VALUE: $46,955 to $61,040 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
> FOR POSITION):
> Information Officer for the OFDA
> Program Office
> OFDA Kosovo Program
> Information Officer -
> of Work
> The contractor will be assigned by BHR/OFDA to USAID/BHR/OFDA's Kosovo
> Program Office as an Information 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.
> The position of Information Officer is established to coordinate
> information gathering and reporting activities with USG
> offices, UN, IO and NGO relief organizations, and other donor countries;
> prepare and transmit situation reports to
> OFDA/Washington; liaise with representatives from UN agencies, DOD, KFOR,
> local and international relief organizations as
> well as local authorities; and represent BHR/OFDA in meetings.
> The incumbent is the principal coordinating official within BHR/OFDA's
> Kosovo Program Office responsible on a daily and
> recurring basis for coordinating, managing and distributing composite
> information associated with international relief
> efforts in the region, in conjunction with other BHR/OFDA staff. The
> Information Officer will report to the BHR/OFDA's
> Senior Program Officer.
> In this capacity, based on a comprehensive understanding of the roles and
> objectives of the implementing agencies and the
> complex array of disaster relief and humanitarian assistance activities in
> the region, the incumbent will evaluate and
> provide up-to-date reporting on the interrelated sector activities of the
> various program components of the overall
> international effort. In addition, the incumbent will investigate and
> develop special reports on significant, timely
> issues that surface as a result of trend analysis and other analytical
> The specific duties of the Contractor shall include, but not be limited to
> the following:
> 1. Establish and maintain information contacts with representatives of
> agencies, NGOs, other donors, local
> authorities, and other USG personnel to collect needed technical
> information for situation reports based and program
> planning requirements.
> 2. Research, write, and edit periodic situation reports based on the
> analysis of information collected from the field,
> meetings, reports, and numerous other sources. Situation reports should
> include the following information:
> General situations - recent security incidents, findings from
> assessment reports, donor meetings, etc.;
> Convoy movements, obstructions, and security incidents;
> Populations at risk - numbers affected, target groups, and their
> Humanitarian assistance requirements in Kosovo by sector, (e.g.
> health, food/agriculture, shelter, water/sanitation);
> Status of OFDA and other USG-, and non-USG-funded humanitarian
> Political and military situations as they impact on relief programs;
> Contingency planning for future internal displacements of
> 3. Transmit Kosovo Program Office situation reports to OFDA/Washington.
> Establish/follow clearing process for sitreps with
> Senior Program Officer.
> 4. Write special reports on specific situations affecting humanitarian
> assistance as requested by the Senior Program
> Officer, U.S. Office Pristina, and BHR/OFDA/Washington.
> 5. Identify and collect information to define priority relief
> requirements in coordination with donor and UN
> representatives, NGOs, and local authorities.
> 6. Participate in, and report on field trips throughout Kosovo, when
> 7. Collaborate on and/or edit reports on field trips and assessments
> conducted by other USG personnel.
> 8. Attend all Kosovo Program Office planning and operational meetings to
> capture actions and issues which need to be
> relayed to decision makers in Washington.
> 9. Review all in-coming information documents for the Kosovo Program
> Office. In coordination with the local employee(s),
> establish and maintain an information management system.
> 10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Program Officer.
> 11. Prepare and submit an end of tour report.
> 1. Three years experience in humanitarian relief operations, specializing
> in information support activities.
> 2. Strong familiarity with international NGOs, their capacities, mandates,
> and operational structure.
> 3. Experience working in complex emergencies with UN agencies,
> international organizations, and multiple non-governmental
> organizations under conditions of insecurity.
> 4. Extensive information reporting experience at the field and regional
> level, including reporting on field assessments,
> synthesizing analysis of field conditions and needs, and describing relief
> community's approach and response to field
> 5. Good knowledge of basic humanitarian relief sector issues: health,
> shelter, food, water/sanitation, non-food,
> agriculture, logistics, UN organization, etc.
> 6. Excellent writing skills.
> 7. Strong team player.
> 8. Excellent interpersonal skills including communication, informational
> interviewing and collaborating with others.
> 9. Good analytical skills.
> 10. Past field experience in Kosovo required, and expertise in
> information support activities a plus.
> 11. Knowledge of and ability to operate field telecommunications equipment
> including VHF, HF, satellite telephone.
> 12. Ability and experience in operating of USG four-wheel drive vehicles,
> especially over poor roads and in inclement
> 13. Knowledge of USAID, BHR, OFDA, PRM and other USG agencies required.
> 14. Albanian or Serbian language a plus, but not a requirement.
> 15. 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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