II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
a. Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in environmental management, environmental impact assessment, economics, rural development, or closely related field.
b. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional level experience in an area (s) related to strategy and policy development, program design and management, especially in environmental compliance, Bio-Diversity related field and natural resource management, which includes coordination experiences.
c. Post Entry Training: Training related to USAID’s program development and implementation, and related skills upgrading as available and appropriate. (Introduction to the Program Cycle (IPC) course, Project Design and Management (PDM) course, COR/AOR certification training; GLAAS course.)
d. Language Proficiency: Level IV (Fluent) English and Kiswahili fluency are required.
e. Job Knowledge: Must have a thorough professional knowledge of Bio-Diversity programs, policies and trends in Tanzania. Must have a thorough knowledge of sound local and international best practices in Bio-Diversity development. Knowledge of project development, design, management, performance monitoring, and reporting is required. Must have a good knowledge of host-country contacts (official and non-governmental) in the areas of Bio-Diversity.
f. Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relations with senior Government of Tanzania central, regional and district officials from a range of Ministries, donors, the private sector, and NGOs involved in similar development activities in order to obtain required information to conduct a high-quality analysis of complex issues.
Proven, demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to work calmly, tactfully and effectively under tight deadlines and heavy workload within agreed upon parameters with minimal supervision or guidance and while exercising sound judgment is required.
Strong analytical skills are required. Ability to conceptualize and present information in the most effective, easy-to-understand manner.
Must have proven ability to communicate quickly, clearly and concisely – both orally and in writing - in English. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to resolve budget, activity implementation, and administrative issues with implementing partners and team members.
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is required.
Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant software) are required to analyze, monitor, and present information, including constructing comprehensive and easy-to-follow budget tables.
III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS
Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application.
Offerors/Applicants will be required to have the minimum qualifications expressed in Section II and will be assessed based on the following factors:
2. Work Experience
3. Knowledge and Technical Skills
4. Language Proficiency
USAID/Tanzania reserves the right to interview only the highest ranked offerors/applicants in person or by phone or not to interview any candidate.
ln order to be considered for the position, a candidate must meet the Minimum Qualifications listed above. Consideration and selection will be based on a panel evaluation of the Evaluation Factors. Please note that not all offerors/applicants will be interviewed or contacted. USAID will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews unless expenses are preauthorized.
After the closing date for receipt of offers, a selection committee will be convened to review offers and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria. Offers from candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered or scored.
Reference checks will be made only for offerors/applicants considered as finalists. The applicant's references must be able to provide substantive information about his/her past performance and abilities. If an offeror/applicant does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the offeror’s/applicant’s cover letter, and USAID will delay such reference check pending communication with the offeror/applicant.
IV. PRESENTING AN OFFER
1. Eligible Offerors/Applicants are required to complete and submit the offer through the Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174) form which is available on the US Embassy website or by contacting the Point of Contact. (See “section 12” above).
2. Offers/Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item
3, and submitted only online via mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. To ensure consideration of offers/applications for the intended position, Offerors/Applicants must prominently indicate the position title in the subject line. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete offer/application.
V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES
Once the Contracting Officer (CO) informs the successful Offeror/Applicant about being selected for a contract award, the US Embassy Human Resources (HR) office will provide the successful Offeror/Applicant instructions about how to complete and submit the following form.
1. Biographical Data Form for Security (Department of State Forms)
As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a CCN PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances as per US Embassy Local Compensation Plan (LCP):
a) Retirement Benefit (Defined Contributions Fund)
b) Medical Coverage
c) Life Insurance
d) Annual and Sick Leave
2. ALLOWANCES (as applicable):
a) Miscellaneous Benefit Allowance
b) Vacation and End-of-Year Bonuses
Local Income Taxes: Contractors/Employees are responsible for calculating and paying local income taxes.
VIII. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs
USAID regulations and policies governing CCN/TCN PSC awards are available at these sources:
1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available athttps://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf
2. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms
3. Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available athttp://www.usaid.gov/workusaid/aapds-cibs
4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor/employee will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: In selecting personnel, there will be no discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, politics, marital status, physical handicap, HIV/AIDS status, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
Source: The Guardian 21 February 2018