USAID new job vacancy

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Job Title: USAID Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information Cluster Lead)

Organization: USAID Ethiopia

Salary Range: $29,075 – $52,355 per year

I. General Information

  1. Solicitation No.: 72066323R10006
  2. Issuance Date: June 14, 2023
  3. Closing Date and Time for Receipt of Offers: June 28, 2023, no later than 5:00 p.m (EAT) (close of business).
  4. Point of Contacts: James Cerwinski, Supervisory EXO and Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist, email at addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov.
  5. Position Title: USAID Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information Cluster Lead)
  6. Market Value: $29,075 – $52,355 yearly, equivalent to FSN-12, in accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value. Salary will be paid in local currency at the exchange rate in effect when the payroll is processed.
  7. Period of Performance: Five (5) years, from September 29, 2023 – September 28, 2028. The services provided under this contract are expected to be of a continuing nature through a series of sequential contracts, subject to continued need, satisfactory performance, and the availability of funds.
  8. Place of Performance: U.S. Embassy, Entoto Road, Addis Ababa, with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.
  9. Eligible Offerors: Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs). A cooperating country national means an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.
  10. Security Level Required: Facilities access.
  11. Statement of Duties:

1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The USAID Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information Cluster Lead/Senior Strategic Information Advisor) is located in the Health Office, Operations Team. The incumbent serves as the team’s senior advisor on strategic information and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (SI/MEL) and ensures that the Mission has the necessary strategic, technical, and management expertise to handle and successfully implement M&E in its Health activities.

2. Statement of Duties to be Performed

Technical and Strategic Leadership (40%)

  • Provides senior/high level technical guidance to Health Office, Mission staff, IPs, and other USG agencies on MEL concepts, processes, design, training, and best practices.
  • Provides senior/high level technical oversight to the USAID mission on USAID-managed SI/M&E activities in the Health Office.
  • Provides expert direction and technical guidance in the implementation of the Health Office portions of the Mission Performance Management Plan (PMP), and Health Office responsibilities from Mission PMP; and, MEL services and support to IPs in the development and implementation of program/project/activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plans.
  • Provides technical and programmatic leadership on strategic information analysis and evaluation methodologies.
  • Provides Technical Assistance as requested to USAID/Ethiopia and PEPFAR Programs, specifically during the Country Operational Plan (COP) with routine COP preparation tasks.
  • Liaises with middle/senior level officials of the Government of Ethiopia (GOE), NGOs, the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM), multi/bilateral agencies, and other implementing agencies.
  • Facilitates the effective implementation of service standards at the national and facility level through effective monitoring and use of SI including data quality assurance.
  • Coordinates quality improvement interventions, as well as measurements of quality in Health programs.
  • Coordinates SI support to Health Teams, including regional mapping, data collection, analysis, and dissemination.
  • Provides technical leadership to C/AORs and IPs to ensure activity work plans and monitoring plans include relevant and effective performance measures.
  • Leads, designs, and performs assessments/studies/research requiring independent analysis and interpretation, on a regular and recurring basis.
  • Provides technical guidance and leadership to ensure evaluations are properly planned and carried out in a high-quality and professional manner.
  • Leads a team in the development and execution of an evaluation plan that ensures compliance with USAID Evaluation Policy.
  • Provides technical guidance and leadership to other USG agencies in the development, preparation, and dissemination of results of Public Health evaluations, Demographic Health Surveys, etc.
  • Manages the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) component of Health Office activities.
  • Organizes and leads roundtables and consultations with Health Office staff, IPs, and other stakeholders to develop a Learning Agenda for Health interventions.
  • Provides technical

This job posting describes a position for a USAID Project Management Specialist with responsibilities in the areas of project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation; representation and coordination; and supervision, coaching/mentoring and staff support. The specialist will be required to ensure compliance of partner(s) with bilateral government agreements and USAID regulations and procedures, provide technical input on reporting and work plans, and provide expert guidance to technical staff. Additionally, the specialist will represent USAID at national and international meetings, organize site visits, establish strategic relationships, and prepare reports and responses. The specialist will also supervise up to five SI/M&E staff members and identify appropriate training opportunities. The employee will work under the direct supervision of the Health Office Director or his/her designee and will require little supervision in carrying out routine responsibilities. Cooperating Country Nationals are expected to comply with all relevant Ethiopian laws and regulations. The position is eligible for benefits such as group life insurance, medical coverage, annual leave, and sick leave.

USAID Project Management Specialist Position

The USAID Project Management Specialist Position requires an individual who can manage projects, monitor and evaluate them, supervise staff members, and maintain compliance with bilateral government agreements and USAID regulations. This position also involves representing USAID at national and international meetings, organizing site visits, and developing strategic relationships. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in public health, Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Demography/Population Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, or related fields, and a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible technical experience managing health management information systems, data management for health programs, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). This experience should include project design, performance monitoring, and the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data. The employee will work under the direct supervision of the Health Office Director or his/her designee and will require little supervision in carrying out routine responsibilities. Cooperating Country Nationals are expected to comply with all relevant Ethiopian laws and regulations.

Contact Information

The PSC Ombudsman may be contacted via email: PSCOmbudsman@usaid.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The U.S. Mission in Ethiopia provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. USAID/Ethiopia also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations. The EEO complaint procedure is available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications Required for This Position

  • Education: Minimum of master’s degree in public health, Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Demography/Population Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, or related fields.
  • Prior Experience: Minimum of 7 (Seven) years of progressively responsible technical experience in health management information systems, data management for health programs, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL).
  • Language: English and Amharic at Level IV. Fluency in one other Ethiopian language is preferred.

Evaluation and Selection Factors

The Evaluation and Selection Factors are:

  • Education (10 points)
  • Work Experience (25 points)
  • Knowledge (20 points)
  • Skills and Abilities (15 points)
  • Interview Performance (90 points)
  • Written Test (40 points)

Candidates must address these factors in their application package. The highest-ranking applicants may be selected for an interview and writing test. Final TEC recommendations for the candidates will be based on the initial evaluation of the applications, interview performance, and written test. USAID/Ethiopia will not pay for any expenses associated with interviews.

How to Apply

Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit:

  1. The offer form DS-174 (Application for U.S. Federal employment) which can be found in the U.S. embassy website 
  1. A resume in English
  2. Letter of application (cover letter) that describes your experience with the evaluation criteria
  3. Contact information for a minimum of three and a maximum of five references, including at least two references with direct knowledge of the offeror’s past performance.

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation Number in the offer submission. The application must be submitted before or on the closing date at local Ethiopia time 5 p.m. (Local Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Time, or EAT). Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. Application must be submitted ONLY via addisusaidjobs@usaid.gov, and the email subject must say– solicitation 72066323R10006, USAID Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information Cluster Lead). Be sure to include your name and the solicitation number at the top of each page.

Additional Guidance

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – Pass/Fail (no points assigned). Reference checks will be conducted only for the first-ranked candidate. Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the candidate’s cover letter, and USAID will not contact those references without contacting the candidate.




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