FW: OFDA - Africa Regl Advisor Position Open
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From: Kirk Dohne [mailto:kdohne@...]
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 1:55 PM
Subject: OFDA - Africa Regl Advisor Position Open
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 Africa
Regional Advisor in Nairobi, Kenya. This is initially a 2-YEAR contract.
This position is at the GS-13 equivalent level ($55,837 - $72,586 annual).
The solicitation closes August 16, 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 or Jesse Freese 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
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GlobalCorps Division Manager
A Division of XL Associates, Inc.
Africa Regional Advisor
SOLICITATION NUMBER: M/OP-00-1572
ISSUANCE DATE: August 2, 2000
CLOSING DATE: August 16, 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 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 C. Freese, GlobalCorps (a
division of XL Associates), who may be reached at Phone No. (301) 770-0632
or Fax at (240) 465-0244 or via e-mail at ofda@.... Applicants
should retain copies of all enclosures that accompany their proposals.
1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: M/OP-00-1572
2. ISSH/UANCE DATE: August 2, 2000
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: August 16, 2000
4. POSITION TITLE: Africa Regional Advisor
5. MARKET VALUE: $55,837 - $72,586 (GS-13 equivalent)
6. INITIAL PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Approx. September 1, 2000 to August 31,
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya
8. JOB DESCRIPTION (TO INCLUDE
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION):
Duties and Responsibilities
The BHR/OFDA Africa Regional Advisor works under the supervision of and
reports directly to the Director, BHR/OFDA Africa Regional Office. The
contractor is responsible for coordinating disaster response activities and
for the identification and formulation of disaster preparedness, mitigation
and training programs. The contractor will actively develop and coordinate
preparedness, mitigation and training programs to increase the capability
of host governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental
organizations to respond and prepare for disasters in the affected region.
The BHR/OFDA Africa Regional Advisor is responsible for the following:
1) Disaster Response, including:
a) travel to the scene of a disaster or potential disaster and conduct
initial assessments of damages and needs;
b) recommend appropriate relief assistance and emergency interventions;
c) coordinate and maintain close liaison with representatives of host
government, donor governments, international organizations, nongovernmental
organizations to ensure efficient and coordinated disaster response
d) manage and monitor BHR/OFDA funded activities;
e) coordinate the requests, receipt, distribution, tracking, and accounting
of relief supplies provided by OFDA;
f) facilitate and coordinate the arrival and departure of DARTs with the US
Mission and, as required, serve on DARTs for short periods of time;
g) while on travel, maintain communications with the Africa Regional
Office, (ARO). Under the guidance and supervision of the Director, ARO,
coordUinate with OFDA/Washington and prepare information requirements and
2) Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation
OFDA encourages disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness activities
both in the cause of implementing a disaster response and as a strategy to
reduce disaster impacts in areas at risk. Working closely with
OFDA/Washington and drawing on the skills and technical expertise within
the office and available through inter and intra agency agreements, the
contractor will assist representatives of host government organizations,
international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations in the
development of strong emergency and disaster preparedness/mitigation
a) assist with the design, development, and implementation of strategies
and integrated disaster assistance;
b) advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other
USAID officials on mitigation efforts including the review of sector
disaster response and miatigation plans;
c) provide support as required for other mitigation initiatives in east
and central Africa as identified by the Africa Regional Office. Support
may include assessment visits, project design/evaluation exercises and
hazards/ vulnerability/risk analysis;
- five years relevant overseas work experience with the U.S. Government, an
international organization or a non-governmental organization
- three years in disaster management or a related field;
- three years work experience in Africa is preferred;
- demonstrated ability to work with a wide array of organizations involved
in disaster response/mitigation and humanitarian assistance, including U.S.
Government agencies (e.g., USAID, State, Defense, CDC, NOAA, USGS),
international organizations (e.g., IFRC, ICRC), non-governmental
organizations, UN agencies, and host governments;
- demonstrated leadership and management abilities, verbal and written
communications skills, and interpiersonal skills;
- must be able to obtain an USAID secret security clearance; and
- US citizen.
Please forward all application materials and questions to:
Kirk Dohne or Jesse C. Freese
GlobalCorps, A Division of XL Associates
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 709
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone (301) 770-0632
Fax (240) 465-0244
AS A MATTER OF POLICY, AND AS APPROPRIATE, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED THE
Employee's FICA Contribution
Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
Pay Comparability Adjustment
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 (Sectiont 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
CCNs and TCNs Subject to the Local Compensation Plan, and for
Contracts of $250,000 eor Less
97-11 (Corrected) 1997 FICA & Medicate Tax Rates for Personal Services
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
94-9 Sunday Pay for U.S. Personal Services Contractors (PSCs)
93-17 Financial Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services
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
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