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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    ... From: Kirk Dohne [mailto:kdohne@globalcorps.com] Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 10:35 PM To: Emaillist Subject: OFDA Emer Disaster Response Coordinator -
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7 4:38 AM
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Kirk Dohne [mailto:kdohne@...]
      Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 10:35 PM
      To: Emaillist
      Subject: OFDA Emer Disaster Response Coordinator - Congo/Kenya


      OFDA currently has a need for ONE person for the position of Emergency
      Disaster Response Coordinator (EDRC) For Eastern DROC in Kenya. This is
      initially a 1-YEAR contract. This position is at the GS-13 equivalent level
      ($55,837 - $72,586 annual). The solicitation closes April 19, 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.
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      Solicitation
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      Emergency Disaster Response Coordinator
      (EDRC) For Eastern DROC

      ISSUANCE DATE: April 5, 2000
      CLOSING DATE: April 19, 2000

      Gentlemen/Ladies:

      SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Positions

      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-00-840
      2. ISSUANCE DATE: April 5, 2000
      3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
      FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: April 19, 2000
      4. POSITION TITLE: Emergency Disaster Response Coordinator
      (EDRC) For Eastern DROC
      5. MARKET VALUE: $55,837 - $72,586 (GS-13 Equivalent)
      6. INITIAL PERIOD
      OF PERFORMANCE: Approx. May 15, 2000 to May 15, 2001
      7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya
      8. JOB DESCRIPTION (TO INCLUDE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
      FOR POSITION):

      Scope of Work for

      Emergency Disaster Response Coordinator (EDRC) For Eastern DROC

      The BHR/OFDA-funded Emergency Disaster Relief Coordinator (EDRC) for
      eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DROC) assists in the monitoring of
      the humanitarian situation and management of BHR/OFDA-relief programs in
      eastern DROC. Primary duties include reporting, developing strategies and
      plans, program development and management, and coordination.

      The EDRC will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, where he/she will work out of the
      office of OFDA's Africa Regional Office, and maintain a residence. The
      EDRC will travel, as security permits, extensively in eastern DROC to
      assess, evaluate and monitor emergency conditions, particularly at BHR/OFDA
      project sites, and make recommendations for interventions.

      The EDRC will report directly to OFDA's Regional Coordinator for the East,
      Central, and Southern Africa regional team. In addition, the EDRC will keep
      the Senior Regional Advisor (head of the ARO) appraised of all major
      issues, maintain regular contact with the American Ambassador and Mission
      Director in DROC, and work closely and collaboratively with OFDA's Disaster
      Operations Specialist for DROC in Washington on all aspects of the
      portfolios.

      The EDRC's responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the
      following:

      * In-country presence. Serves as the principle contact point for BHR/OFDA
      in eastern DROC. Maintains regular contact with the grantees, as well as
      other UN agencies, international organizations, and NGOs. Develops
      relationship with the local authorities and monitors its policies regarding
      humanitarian assistance and its relationship with the relief organizations.
      Meets with U.S. government personnel, Congolose governmental officials,
      other foreign diplomats serving in eastern DROC, and other donor
      representatives on humanitarian issues. Monitors security situation, and
      provides input into a strategy for responding to new emergency needs.

      * Reporting. Collects information and reports regularly, through official
      cables and other means, on humanitarian related issues such as the
      humanitarian situation and the ability of local communities, local
      organizations, the host government, relief agencies and donor countries to
      address that situation, whether natural or human caused. When political or
      military events affect humanitarian or relief efforts, EDRC will report
      those events only to the extent required to inform OFDA/W of their
      impact. Reporting should also provide insights into the environment
      confronting the humanitarian community and identify numbers of affected
      people, including IDPs, refugees, or vulnerable groups and the nature and
      cause of their vulnerabilities and capacities. Provides regular reports on
      site visits, meetings, general atmospherics and other observations that may
      impact the humanitarian relief efforts.

      * Strategy implementation and planning. Implements BHR/OFDA strategy for
      eastern DROC, and in conjunction with OFDA/W and ARO participates in
      contingency planning efforts.

      * Program development. Works with NGOs, IOs, and UN agencies who are
      developing proposals (to include grant amendments and extensions) for OFDA,
      ensures their compliance with "OFDA's Guidelines for Grant Proposals and
      Reporting," reviews concept papers and proposals, and provides
      recommendations/comments to OFDA for final funding determination.

      * Program management. Monitors and evaluates BHR/OFDA-funded
      programs. Visits BHR/OFDA-funded projects on a regular basis, as security
      permits. Reports to BHR/OFDA on the quality of the NGOs' work, noting
      deficiencies, attributes and evolving operational conditions. Following
      discussions with BHR/OFDA, recommends to the grantee corrective
      actions. Ensures that grantee provides progress and financial reports on a
      timely basis to BHR/OFDA.

      * Coordination and representation. Coordinates with the donor community
      to develop integrated, nonduplicative programs, and with USG on policy
      issues affecting humanitarian operations. Represents the USG humanitarian
      interests at national and international meetings and
      conferences. Facilitates, as requested, travel and briefings for official
      USG visitors to eastern DROC interested in humanitarian issues.

      * Wrap-up. Prepares a final report summarizing activities and assessing
      accomplishments made during the contract period.

      QUALIFICATION FACTORS

      Bachelor's degree with advanced training in international relations,
      economics, and food policy or related field.

      Speaks French at 3,3 level.

      Experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance for minimally
      three years.

      Experience in overseas project management with special emphasis in working
      under civil strife situations.

      Experience in working with international organizations, USG agencies and
      NGOs.

      Basic computer skills and demonstrated writing capability.

      Operate communications and data processing equipment, including cellular
      type mobile phones, hand held R&R radios, and word-processing computer
      software. Operate a 4-wheel drive, standard shift vehicle in cross-country
      conditions.

      Security clearance as provided by USAID.

      US Citizen.

      One year contract.

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
      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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