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Program Advisor (Resident Hire) (Re-advertized)


District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Federal
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1. Position Title: Program Advisor Hire) 2. Market Value: GS-13 - $75,628 to ******** Final compensation will be based upon the ********* past salary and work experience, and ********** of the successful *********. over and above the top of the GS13 pay range will not be entertained or 3. Place of Performance: Kampala, Uganda 4. Period of Performance: Initial two year contract from date of appointment with option to extend for three one-year periods.  Exercising the options to extend will depend on continuing need of services, availability of funds, and satisfactory or better performance.  5. USAID/Uganda seeks to employ a U.S. (U.S. and Resident Aliens) resident in Uganda Personal Services Contractor to serve as the Program Advisor (PA).  The PA must have in-depth experience program USG foreign assistance to support a variety of Mission needs over the next two-year period. The PA is expected to support Mission functions including but not limited to: taking a leadership role in developing and completing new activity designs, scopes of work, and supporting monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) needs. S/he may assist with project and activity monitoring in the field, take on special projects, and provide in-depth analysis of issues and trends on an as-needed basis to members of Mission leadership, expanding USAID/Uganda’s ability to effectively manage its portfolio. 6. Education: A university degree in international development/relations, management, economics, business, or a related field is required; Master’s degree preferred; and Training in the areas of program management, project or activity design and MEL is a plus. 7. Work Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in areas such as strategy development, budgeting, project and activity design and management, MEL, or managing international development programs or activities. Demonstrated experience and expertise with activity design and implementation processes is highly preferred.  Additional evaluation points will be given to offerors with demonstrated project and/or activity design experience. 8. Job Knowledge: Knowledge of project management is required;  Knowledge of project management as it relates to international development and/or humanitarian assistance programs is highly preferred; Knowledge of international development theory and of one or technical sectors (i.e. health, education, economic growth) is highly preferred; 9. Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to work independently within agreed-upon parameters with minimal supervision or guidance, while exercising sound judgment. Facilitation, coordination, interpersonal, consensus building and problem-solving skills are desired. Ability to work in a cross-cultural context and within team settings, and maintain a customer service-orientation is necessary. 10. Communications:  Outstanding written and oral communication skills and analytical skills are required for this position. The ********* must demonstrate the ability to communicate diplomatically, clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing, including the ability to draft high-quality technical reports, presentations and briefings. 11. Evaluation Criteria:  Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) - *********s must address and will be scored and ranked based on the following QRF: 1. Job Knowledge: (total 40 points) Knowledge of project management is required; (20 points) Knowledge of project management as it relates to international development and/or humanitarian assistance programs is highly preferred; (10 points) Knowledge of international development theory and of one or technical sectors (i.e. health, education, economic growth) is highly preferred; (10 points) 2. Work Experience: (total 35 points) Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in areas such as strategy development, budgeting, project and activity design and management, MEL, or managing international development programs or activities. (25 points) Demonstrat...

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