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  • Bell, Elizabeth
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    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 17, 2000
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > 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
      > 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
      > http://www.globalcorps.com/email
      >
      > Best regards,
      > Kirk Dohne
      > GlobalCorps Division Manager
      > A Division of XL Associates, Inc.
      > ---------------------------------------------
      > Solicitation
      > ---------------------------------------------
      > Information 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-00-561
      > 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
      > REQUIRED
      > FOR POSITION):
      >
      > Information Officer for the OFDA
      > Kosovo
      > Program Office
      >
      > OFDA Kosovo Program
      > Office
      > Information Officer -
      > Statement
      > 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
      > indicators.
      >
      > The specific duties of the Contractor shall include, but not be limited to
      >
      > the following:
      >
      > 1. Establish and maintain information contacts with representatives of
      > U.N.
      > 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
      > locations;
      > 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
      > programs;
      > Political and military situations as they impact on relief programs;
      > Contingency planning for future internal displacements of
      > populations.
      >
      >
      > 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
      > possible.
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > QUALIFICATIONS
      >
      > 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
      > requirements.
      >
      > 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
      > Kosovo-based
      > 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
      > weather.
      >
      > 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
      > 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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