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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    ... From: Kirk Dohne [mailto:kdohne@globalcorps.com] Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 1:55 PM To: Emaillist Subject: OFDA - Africa Regl Advisor Position Open You
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      From: Kirk Dohne [mailto:kdohne@...]
      Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 1:55 PM
      To: Emaillist
      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
      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
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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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      Africa Regional Advisor
      SOLICITATION NUMBER: M/OP-00-1572

      ISSUANCE DATE: August 2, 2000
      CLOSING DATE: August 16, 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 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.

      Sincerely,

      Mercedes Eugenia
      Contracting Officer

      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,
      2002
      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
      activities;
      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
      reports.

      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
      programs.

      Specifically:

      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;

      POSITION REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

      - 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
      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 (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
      Locally with
      CCNs and TCNs Subject to the Local Compensation Plan, and for
      Overseas
      Contracts of $250,000 eor 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
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      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.
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      * 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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