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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

USAID Job Recruitment

USAID Vacancies:

1). Job Title: Acquisition and Assistance Specialist

  • Solicitation No.: 72062020R10022
  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.
  • Period Of Performance (Inclusive Of Options): Five (5) years renewable,
  • estimated to start o/a March 2021.
  • Eligible Offerors: Open to Cooperating Country National (Nigerians only).
  • Security Level Required: CCNPSC Clearance

Statement of Duties

  • This position is established as Acquisition and Assistance Specialist “Ladder” position, which includes positions at the FSN-9 Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (Entry Level), FSN-10 Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (Intermediate Level), and the full performance level of FSN-11 Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (Full Performance Level).

At the full performance level, the CCN PSC will perform the following general duties:

  • The Specialist (Full Performance Level/FPL) is responsible for providing professional level acquisition and assistance (A&A) support to Mission Technical Offices, DO Teams, and any designated regional clients. USAID programs are diverse and multi-sectoral. The Specialist is required to guide designated Technical Offices, and/or DO Teams, through acquisition and assistance processes to support a variety of activities. These activities are implemented through complex A&A mechanisms, including but not limited to purchase orders, competitively negotiated contracts, task orders, cooperative agreements, Interagency Agreements (IAA), and sole source or limited competition awards, requiring the Specialist to be expert with regard to the full range of USAID instruments.
  • The Specialist coordinates the development of A&A objectives for assigned portfolios, taking primary responsibility for all phases of the A&A process for complex actions. The Specialist performs complete A&A transactions for complex activities. The Specialist provides guidance and mentoring to junior-level staff, trainees, procurement technicians, and assistants on basic principles of USG and USAID acquisition, assistance, general A&A management, A&A policy direction, new/changed procurement policies, etc., as required. The Specialist is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the US, or to other Missions abroad, to participate in the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy.
  • The Specialist (FPL) must fully understand the USG laws, regulations, policies and procedures governing each type of A&A mechanism, and to apply these requirements to make recommendations to the supervisor regarding the appropriate instrument type for the situation at hand.
  • The Specialist works independently in the selection of the appropriate A&A instrument types to meet the Mission’s needs, and accurately applies United States Government (USG) A&A laws, regulations, policies, and procedures governing each type of instrument.
  • The Specialist has advanced knowledge of the procedures for acquisition of goods, for managing personal services and non-personal services contracting actions and managing and awarding assistance agreements.
  • The Specialist (FPL) performs his/her assignments independently, seeking the guidance of the Contracting/Agreement Officer (CO/AO) for the most complex activities. The Specialist works directly with technical specialists/activity managers in DO Teams throughout the Mission and/or the Region, assisting in the preparation of annual A&A plans, clear and concise statements of work/statements of objectives/program Specialists/Officers. The Specialist documentation. The Specialist provides well supported guidance to technical specialists/activity managers pertaining to their A&Arelated responsibilities and procedures.

Specific duties include:

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  • Pre-Award Duties: The Specialist assists the Technical/DO Teams with A&A planning and advises on the selection of the appropriate A&A mechanisms to achieve program objectives. The Specialist collects and analyzes data, and prepares and updates tracking tools in order to monitor pending actions; works with clients to assist in the preparation of justifications, waivers, deviations, and other necessary approvals, as needed; and, reviews GLAAS Requisitions (REQs) for completeness and clarity before endorsing them to the CO/AO.
  • The Specialist conducts pre-award activities for highly complex competitive solicitations, assisting technical personnel in the preparation of required descriptions of proposed activities, including SOWs, specifications, and program descriptions.
  • The Specialist applies a high degree of judgment and analysis when deciding among and between competing and often conflicting regulations and objectives, where the activities involved include multi-million-dollar issues, often with significant political and/or legal implications. The Specialist works with the requiring office to develop evaluation criteria and determine the extent of advertising required.
  • The Specialist prepares Requests for Proposal and Notices of Funding Opportunities for review by the CO/AO. The Specialist ensures compliance with FAR and AIDAR advertisement requirements, including publication of synopses and solicitations.
  • The Specialist responds to offeror/applicant questions during the proposal submission phase; and, determines the need for, and prepares, clarifying amendments as required for solicitation documents. As necessary, the Specialist holds pre-bid or consultative meetings with potential partners to fully explain the Agency’s needs and discusses solicitation documents.
  • The Specialist evaluates applications and offers for responsiveness to particular solicitations, guides DO Teams in the review of the applications or proposals, and obtains reports and references, ensuring that any past performance of the offeror is relevant and of a high quality.
  • The Specialist develops pre-negotiation cost objectives for approval by the CO/AO. The Specialist performs analysis of cost issues, considering economic conditions and factors of material, labor, and transportation costs; examines cost and pricing data submitted by offerors, to substantiate direct and indirect costs and profit; determines reasonableness of costs submitted; ensures data provided is consistent with USAID requirements on eligible geographic sources, and that salary structures are consistent with Agency policy; and, identifies circumstances that may require a waiver/deviation. The Specialist analyzes cost proposals and technical scores from technical evaluation committees; and, based on the analysis, makes a recommendation to the Contracting Officer/Regional Contracting Officer to establish the competitive range.
  • The Specialist negotiates with potential awardees; documents negotiations in writing; recommends the selected contractor/recipient; and, prepares contract files to include making required certifications and determinations necessary for each A&A action.
  • The Specialist leads pre-award assessment surveys of potential contractors or recipients, ensuring that offerors have adequate management, accounting, personnel, and procurement systems, and appropriate corporate leadership, resources, and quality control systems to satisfactorily carry out contracts, in order to ensure eligibility prior to an award being made.
  • The Specialist prepares award documents that accurately reflect all discussions and provisions relevant to the type of award mechanism to be implemented. The Specialist organizes and conducts orientation meetings with selected contractors, to ensure that mobilization efforts will be conducted efficiently, and that all terms and conditions of A&A instruments are clear and well understood by all parties. The Specialist provides support in debriefings to unsuccessful offerors.
  • Post-Award Duties: The Specialist monitors performance as required by the terms and conditions of the award, through reviews of performance and reviews of financial reports. The Specialist administers the awards in his/her assigned developmental portfolio, monitoring funding levels and preparing incremental funding modifications; works with CO/AO and CORs/AORs to assure targets/milestones are set and being met (or that remedial action is taken), and that the overall goals of the activity are met.
  • The Specialist ensures timely submission of technical progress reports, and works with the COR to develop Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs) that are consistent with implementation progress and performance; makes periodic visits to contractor work sites, and represents the Office at performance-related meetings; assists any client Missions to develop appropriate indicators for work plans and contract documents; ensures contractors are fully compliant with performance standards contained in the Contract, and seeks corrective action in cases of non-compliance; expedites Change Orders or revisions when circumstances require it; and, issues ‘show cause’ or ‘cure notices,’ and/or recommends termination of contracts for default or for convenience, and negotiates termination settlements.
  • The Specialist analyzes and takes action to resolve procurement system review and audit findings, such as cost items questioned or unresolved; supports recommendations with detailed analysis of each cost, category, or element as necessary; prepares necessary documents to resolve all aspects of audits, questioned or ineligible costs, and accounting issues; and, presents documentation to the CO/AO for signature.
  • Award Closeout: The Specialist reviews completed (after physical completion) contract files to determine that all contractual actions are satisfied, and that there are no pending administrative actions to be resolved; ensures that all file documents are signed, that there are no litigation actions pending, and that the contract is complete in every respect and ready to be closed; and, ensures that contracts nearing anniversaries or completion have a completed performance report from the COR/AOR, and submits reports to the Contractor for comment.
  • The Specialist conducts closeout of acquisition and assistance awards (i.e., contracts, task orders, grants, cooperative agreements) after completion. This includes ensuring contract audits are conducted in a timely manner, preparing performance documentation, and resolving outstanding issues noted in audits.

Physical Demands:

  • The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Minimum Qualifications Required For This Position
Full Performance Level (FSN-11):

  • Education: Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree or the equivalent of a four-year US college/university (or equivalency accreditation if a non-US institution) degree is required. Note: Additional education will NOT be substituted for Experience.
  • Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in acquisition and assistance, development assistance, or a position that requires closely related skills, such as program management, law, or financial management, is required. One year of this experience must have been gained working in a position equivalent to no less than the next lower level of FSN responsibility in this or an occupation that requires similar skills, within a USG organization, the Host Government, the private sector, or within an international or donor organization. Note: Additional experience will NOT be substituted for Education.
  • Language Proficiency: ADS 438 and Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 4 (advanced professional proficiency, speaking and reading; English and local language proficiency (if appropriate), both oral and written, is required.
  • Job Knowledge: Knowledge of public and/or private-sector business processes is required. Professional level knowledge of USG A&A regulations and policies, and/or knowledge and understanding of how to execute and administer a complex acquisition and assistance portfolio is required, particularly as it relates to acquisition through methods of negotiation, sealed bidding, simplified acquisition procedures, and that result in standard and established contract types. A professional level of knowledge of host-country and regional markets pertaining to program/project/activity requirements for services and commodities, and a good knowledge and understanding of US/local market and pricing methods is required.
  • Skills and Abilities: The ability to independently plan and administer complex A&A activities and provide A&A support for Agency programs and projects in a timely manner, is required. The ability to apply contracting and assistance regulations, procedures, and policies to complex acquisition and assistance programs, is required. Ability to manage the competition phase of new agreements and contracts and to perform cost or price analysis in both a competitive and non-competitive environment is required. Skill in solving practical problems relating to A&A is required. An ability to deal effectively with mid- to high-level representatives of the US, local, and Regional business community, and with colleagues in USAID Missions and/or host governments throughout the Region, is required. Skill in the use of most elements of the Microsoft Business suite is required. Good analytical, negotiating, and time management skills, along with strong proofreading skills and attention to detail, are required. The ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure is essential, as well as the ability to maintain strict CONFIDENTIALITY, and meet all STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/ETHICS STANDARDS in accordance with US law throughout all phases of the A&A process, is required.

Intermediate Performance Level (FSN- 10):

  • Education: Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree or the equivalent of a four-year US college/university (or equivalency accreditation if a non-US institution) degree is required. Note: Additional education will NOT be substituted for Experience.
  • Prior Work Experience: A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in acquisition and assistance, development assistance, or a position that requires closely related skills, such as program management, law, or financial management, is required. One year of this experience must have been gained working at a Fully Successful level in a position equivalent to no less than the next lower level of FSN responsibility in this or an occupation that requires similar skills, within a USG organization, the Host Government, the private sector, or within an international or donor organization. Note: Additional experience will NOT be substituted for Education.
  • Language Proficiency: ADS 438 and Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 4 (advanced professional proficiency, speaking and reading; English and local language proficiency (if appropriate), both oral and written, is required.
  • Job Knowledge: Knowledge of public and/or private-sector business processes is required. An understanding of USG A&A regulations and policies, and/or knowledge and understanding of how to execute and administer a moderately complex acquisition and assistance portfolio, is required, particularly as it relates to acquisition through methods of negotiation, sealed bidding, simplified acquisition procedures, and that result in standard and established contract types. A good knowledge of host-country and regional markets pertaining to activity requirements for services and commodities, and a good knowledge and understanding of US/local market and pricing methods, is required.
  • Skills and Abilities: The ability to semi-independently plan and administer A&A activities and provide A&A support for Agency programs and projects in a timely manner, is required. The ability to apply contracting and assistance regulations, procedures, and policies to acquisition and assistance programs involving moderate complexities, is required. The ability to manage the competition phase of new agreements and contracts of moderate complexity, and to perform cost or price analysis in both a competitive and non-competitive environment, is required. Skill in solving practical problems relating to A&A is required. An ability to deal effectively with mid- to high-level representatives of the US, local, and Regional business community, and with colleagues in USAID Missions and/or host governments throughout the Region, is required. Skill in the use of most elements of the Microsoft Business suite is required. Good analytical, negotiating, and time management skills, along with strong proofreading skills and attention to detail, are required. The ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure is essential, as well as the ability to maintain strict CONFIDENTIALITY, and meet all STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/ETHICS STANDARDS in accordance with US law throughout all phases of the A&A process, is required.

Entry Level (FSN- 9):

  • Education: Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree or the equivalent of a four-year US college/university (or equivalency accreditation if a non-US institution) degree is required. Note: Additional education will NOT be substituted for Experience.
  • Prior Work Experience: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in acquisition and assistance, development assistance, or a position that requires closely related skills, such as program management, law, or financial management, is required. One year of this experience must have been gained working in a position equivalent to no less than the next lower level of FSN responsibility in this or an occupation that requires similar skills, within a USG organization, the Host Government, the private sector, or within an international or donor organization. Note: Additional experience will NOT be substituted for Education.
  • Language Proficiency: ADS 438 and Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 4 (advanced professional proficiency, speaking and reading; English and local language proficiency (if appropriate), both oral and written, is required.
  • Job Knowledge: Knowledge of public and/or private-sector business processes, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge, is required. An understanding of USG A&A regulations and policies, and/or knowledge and understanding of how to execute and administer a complex acquisition and assistance portfolio, and/or the ability to quickly gain such understanding, is required, particularly as it relates to acquisition through methods of negotiation, sealed bidding, simplified acquisition procedures, and that result in standard and established contract types.
  • Skills and Abilities: The ability to plan and administer simple A&A activities and provide A&A support for Agency programs and projects in a timely manner, is required. The ability to apply contracting and assistance regulations, procedures, and policies to acquisition and assistance programs involving few complexities, is required. Skill in solving practical problems relating to A&A is required. An ability to deal effectively with mid-to high-level representatives of the US, local, and regional business community, and with colleagues in USAID Missions and/or host governments throughout the region, is required. Skill in the use of most elements of the Microsoft Office suite is required. Good analytical, negotiating, and time management skills, along with strong proofreading skills and attention to detail, are required. The ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure is essential, as well as the ability to maintain strict CONFIDENTIALITY, and meet all STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/ETHICS STANDARDS in accordance with US law throughout all phases of the A&A process, is required

Evaluation and Selection Factors

  • Offerors seeking consideration for the full performance level will be considered in isolation first, and only if no acceptable offeror is found at that level, the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) will proceed to review offerors at the lower levels.
  • The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far:
    • Education (as stated above) 10 points
    • Prior Work Experience (as stated above) 20 points
    • Job Knowledge (as stated above) 30 points
    • Language Proficiency (as stated above) 10 points
    • Skills and abilities (as stated above) 30 points
  • After the closing date for receipt of applications, all applications will initially be screened for conformity with minimum requirements and a shortlist of applicants developed. Applications from candidates which do not meet the required selection criteria will not be considered.
  • A committee will be convened to review the shortlisted applications and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria as stated above. The TEC will consider all offerors below the full performance level on an equal basis for their demonstrated potential to rise to the full performance level. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.
  • USAID reserves the right to interview only the highest-ranked applicants in person or by phone OR not to interview any candidate.
  • Reference checks will be made only for the successful candidate. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the application letter.

List of Required Forms Prior to Award
Once the CO) informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms:

  • Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
  • RSO Security Questionnaire
  • BI Guide Questionnaire
  • THOR Enrollment Intake Form

Market Value

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  • The full performance level of this position is equivalent to FSN-11, which is between N15,890,203 to N23,931,775 [Nigerian Naira]. However, if USAID’s evaluation does not result in an award at the full performance level, USAID may make an award to a CCN at a lower level with contract options to place the contractor at each progressive level until the full performance level is reached.
  • The entry level of this position is equivalent to FSN-9 which is between N10,908.677 to N16,245,071 [Nigerian Naira] and the intermediate level of this position is equivalent to FSN-10, which is between N12,772,559 to 19,256,113 [Nigerian Naira]
  • In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of [USAID/Nigeria] final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value of the performance level for which the CCNPSC is selected.

Benefits And Allowances
As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a CCNPSC is normally authorized the following
benefits and allowances:

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Salary Increase (if applicable)
  • Annual and Sick leave
  • Annual Bonus

Allowances (as applicable):

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  • Transportation Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Miscellaneous Allowance
  • Housing Allowance

Taxes:

  • The Mission emphasize to its employees of the fact that they are obliged to observe Nigerian Laws, including those concerning income and related tax obligations. Payment of such taxes is a matter between the individual employee and the Nigerian Government. In the absence of a specific international agreement, the U.S. Government will not withhold local taxes from an employee’s salary.

Application Closing Date
6th October, 2020 at 4.30pm Nigerian time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to complete and submit the offer Form AID 309-2 . (Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals); or a current Resume that provides the same information as “AID 309-2 Form” to:
[email protected]
 
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Note

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  • Application must be received by the closing date and time specified above
  • Candidates submission must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.
  • All documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. certificates of education (degree), NYSC certificate/exemption etc.) MUST be attached to the application.
  • A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised.
  • Limit all electronic (e-mail) submission to one entry / email not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

2). Job Title: Financial Analyst

  • Solicitation No.: 72062020R10021
  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties
  • Period of Performance: Five (5) years renewable, estimated to start o/a February 2021.
  • Eligible Offerors: Open to Cooperating Country National (Nigerians only).
  • Security Level Required: CCNPSC Clearance

General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

  • The Financial Analyst (FA) performs reviews of financial terms and conditions on project agreements, project implementation orders, requisitions, contracts, purchase and delivery orders, and lease and grant agreements for compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and procedures relating to accounting and fund controls.
  • The FA provides professional financial guidance to USAID/Nigeria on a range of issues related to the financial management aspects of proposed activities; participates as a key member of the technical teams throughout the Program Cycle in activities such as periodic portfolio and/or project implementation reviews and procurement planning exercises.
  • The FA participates in the performance of various types of audits, financial reviews, pre-award assessments, control environment and risk assessments, cost effectiveness assessments, and closeout reviews.
  • The FA is responsible for conducting the annual review of the Mission’s internal control systems as required by the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) and participates in the assessment of partner country public financial management and procurement systems. He/she is required to perform work related travels.

Statement of Duties to be Performed
Financial Analysis and Advisory Services (50%):

  • The Financial Analyst: o Provides professional financial advice on a range of issues related to the financial management aspects of proposed activities, such as estimated costs and required budgets; internal controls; fiduciary risk management and compliance; and other issues. Contributes to USAID’s decision and policy making process by providing recommendations and suggestions for improving operational efficiencies, financial management practices, and the accuracy of financial reporting. Provides technical guidance on USG and USAID rules and regulations to the technical teams and implementing partners. Prepares the financial aspects of project design and procurement planning documents, such as budgets and financial plans for Implementation Letters, Grant Agreements, and other relevant implementing mechanisms. Assists activity managers in development of appropriate payment procedures in accordance with project implementation requirements.
  • Performs reviews of financial terms and conditions on project agreements, project implementation orders, GLAAS requisitions, contracts, purchase and delivery orders, and lease and grant agreements for compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and procedures relating to accounting and fund controls. S/he will monitor the execution of such documents to ensure compliance with financial plans and report on the financial status of those instruments to the Controller and other Technical Office Directors or Team Leaders.
  • Participates as a key member of the technical teams throughout the Program Cycle in activities such as periodic portfolio and/or project implementation reviews, procurement planning exercises and other such activities. Performs the quarterly project accounting analyses and supports the Technical Teams in development of accrual estimates. Identifies and recommends adjusting entries to the accounts to bring the project/program pipelines into accurate levels. Investigates any variances between projections and actual disbursements or accrued expenditure and provides the results to Activity Managers.
  • Performs continuous and specific quarterly 1311 reviews for Mission’s activities to fully support outstanding Commitments, Obligations, Sub-Commitments and Sub-Obligations to provide support for the Controller’s 1311 Certification; conducts special analysis of historical accounting data and recommends management actions or alternatives which can be taken when the data discloses unfavorable trends, situations, and/or deviations from budget plans.

Audits, Pre-award assessments, Financial and Compliance Reviews, Internal Control Assessment (40 %)
The Financial Analyst:

  • Is responsible for ensuring compliance with USAID audit requirements for all contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. He/she prepares and maintains the Mission’s audit inventory, which includes following-up on the receipt of audits from contracted audit firms, and also involves tracking the progress of open recommendations, and developing the annual audit management plan.
  • Establishes and monitors the non-federal audit program for IPs based outside the United States. When required, requests and reviews copies of those audit reports evaluating any findings that may have an impact on the implementation of technical teams’ activities.
  • Follows up on the audit process until the final audit report is accepted and issued by RIG/Pretoria. This involves working closely with implementing partners, auditors and RIG/Pretoria to provide required support and guidance. This also entails drafting the scopes of work and reviewing final reports for each audit. He/she updates aid recipients on OIG approved eligible audit firms and provides new guidance on audit requirements to recipients and the firms that audit them.
  • Updates the Mission on the status of audits and recommendations. He/she notifies all relevant parties inside and outside the Mission of the initiation and completion of required audits to ensure proper participation in entrance and exit conferences.
  • Serves as the Mission contact and subject matter expert on technical questions arising in the course of audits regarding USAID regulations and procedures. This includes attending entrance, mid-term and exit conferences with all parties related to audits.
  • Coordinates correspondence with all stakeholders inside and outside the Mission, including senior management in the Mission and at Agency Headquarters in Washington, regarding all aspects of audit procedures from initiation to closure.
  • Reviews audits for adequacy and compliance with requirements as specified in OMB-Circulars. Ensures that audit recommendations receive appropriate and timely management decisions from Mission Senior Staff and that the final actions on audit recommendations are achieved within required timeframes. This involves working closely with the COR/AORs, Activity Managers, Agreement Officer and implementing partners to coordinate the formulation, implementation and follow-up of management decisions as well as closure of open audit recommendations.
  • Serves jointly as USAID/Nigeria’s Audit Management and Resolution Officer, responsible for all financial and performance audits, and the preparation and monitoring of the Mission’s annual audit plan. He/she will be responsible for preparation and/or review of Mission responses to the Regional Inspector General’s audit report recommendations, and for closing out audit recommendations with USAID/Washington’s Chief Financial Office; and will liaise with Inspector General’s office, and advise the Controller and the Mission Director on the status of audits.
  • Participates in the performance of various types of audits, financial reviews, pre-award assessments, and compliance reviews. These include control environment and risk assessments, cost-effectiveness assessments, disbursement reviews, indirect cost rate reviews, pre-closeout and closeout reviews on USAID-funded organizations to determine the levels of accountability and adequacy of control environments within those entities.
  • Oversees the OFM Annual Financial Review Plan for the technical teams and actively leads/participates in the performance of financial reviews, internal control assessments and financial management training for implementing partners. Incumbent also will establish and implement annual plans for performing financial management reviews of the Mission’s implementing partners in Nigeria; review the performance of implementing partners/agencies; prepare site visit reports to detail findings and recommendations; and track and follow up on implementation of recommendations. When a review or an assessment is outsourced, He/she will be the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for this award.
  • Serves as the coordinator for all Management Council on Risk and Internal Control (MCRIC) related issues and findings by tracking and monitoring actions required to strengthen internal controls in the Mission. He/she is responsible for conducting the annual review of the Mission’s internal control systems as required by the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA); guides and advises Mission staff on their responsibilities for maintaining effective internal control, operating systems and procedures; proposes recommended courses of action to correct management deficiencies and reported material control weaknesses, and takes responsibility for tracking the Mission’s progress in addressing progress made to remedy deficiencies/weaknesses.

Public Financial Management and Capacity Building (10%)
The Financial Analyst:

  • Participates in (a) rapid appraisals of host country systems; (b) assessments on public financial management and procurement systems; (c) host country contracting and/or financial management capability assessments as a precondition to award approvals and contracting capability certifications; (d) Host country and donor discussions on public financial management, procurement and other related forums.
  • Advises Mission management on the reliability of host country systems, and the effectiveness of the underlying internal control; advise Mission management on weaknesses and possible recommendations. He/she identifies or coordinates the capacity building needs endorsed and/or determined from assessments conducted on the Host Government Agencies, both at the National and Local Levels, develops an Action Plan or a SOW to address those, and oversees implementation.
  • Participates, in conjunction with assessments conducted, in the conduct of relevant FM training and technical assistance to the Host Country entity, aimed at strengthening internal controls and management systems; and at building the capacity of NGOs and Host Country Government Implementing Agencies:
    • Supervisory Relationship: The incumbent, relying on his/her high level of professional judgment, technical ability and managerial skills, works independently or as part of a team, and reports to the Supervisory Financial Analyst.
    • Supervisory Controls: The incumbent will not directly supervise staff. However, on audits, financial reviews and other engagements performed by CPA firms or consultants under contract with USAID/Nigeria OFM, the incumbent may be assigned to manage the engagements, including providing oversight of contractors.

Physical Demands:

  • The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Minimum Qualifications Required for this Position

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  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree or local equivalent in Accounting, Auditing, Finance, or Business Administration is required. In addition, one of the following professional certifications is required: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) or Certified National Accountant (CNA) is required.
  • Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing, or financial management is required. Experience must include at least three years of audit experience with an accounting firm is required.
  • Language Proficiency: Level 4 English ability in speaking, reading, and writing is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology (private sector, governmental, and non-profit) is required. Thorough knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS); principles and accepted practices of Nigeria governmental and business institutions with regards to finance, accounting, budgeting and reporting; as well as governmental and not-for-profit accounting, budgeting and reporting are required.
  • The incumbent will be expected to gain a thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures associated with U.S. government financial management project design, management project design, management and evaluation

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as the incumbent will frequently be working with the officials and staff of IPs and others who may be unfamiliar with U.S. government’s programming and budgeting process. The incumbent must have solid verbal communication skills. Excellent writing skills are required in order to prepare regular audit reports to the Regional Inspector General of USAID. The ability to work effectively in a team environment, and to achieve consensus on policy, program/project, and administrative matters is required. Have an ability to master the use of Agency-specific accounting and reporting software effectively understand and process the systems and data that form the heart of the task performed in this position.

Evaluation and Selection Factors

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  • The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.
    • Education (as stated above) 10 points
    • Prior Work Experience (as stated above) 20 points
    • Job Knowledge (as stated above) 30 points
    • Language Proficiency (as stated above) 10 points
    • Skills and abilities (as stated above) 30 points
  • After the closing date for receipt of applications, all applications will initially be screened for conformity with minimum requirements and a shortlist of applicants developed. Applications from candidates who do not meet the required selection criteria will not be considered.
  • A committee will be convened to review the shortlisted applications and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria as stated above. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.
  • USAID reserves the right to interview only the highest-ranked applicants in person or by phone OR not to interview any candidate.
  • Reference checks will be made only for the successful candidate. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the application letter.

List of Required Forms for Psc Hires
The CO will provide instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms after an offeror is selected for the contract award.

  • Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
  • RSO Security Questionnaire
  • BI Guide Questionnaire
  • THOR Enrollment Intake Form

Market Value
N15,890,203 to N23,931,775 equivalent to FSN-11; 40 Hours per week in accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of United States Mission, Nigeria (Effective August 30, 2020). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

Benefits / Allowances
As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Salary Increase (if applicable)
  • Annual and Sick leave
  • Annual Bonus

Allowances (as applicable):

  • Transportation Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Miscellaneous Allowance
  • Housing Allowance

Taxes

  • The Mission emphasize to its employees of the fact that they are obliged to observe Nigerian Laws, including those concerning income and related tax obligations. Payment of such taxes is a matter between the individual employee and the Nigerian Government. In the absence of a specific international agreement, the U.S. Government will not withhold local taxes from an employee’s salary.

Application Closing Date
29th September, 2020 at 4.30pm Nigerian time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to complete and submit the offer Form AID 309-2 . (Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals); or a current Resume that provides the same information as “AID 309-2 Form” to:
[email protected]
 
Click Here to download Offer Form AID 309-2 – MS Word (Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals).

Click here for more Information (PDF)

Note

  • Application must be received by the closing date and time specified above
  • Candidates submission must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.
  • All documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. certificates of education (degree), NYSC certificate/exemption etc.) MUST be attached to the application.
  • A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised.
  • Limit all electronic (e-mail) submission to one entry / email not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

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3). Job Title: USAID Project Management Specialist – President’s Malaria Initiative

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  • Solicitation No.: 72062020R10020
  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria with possible travel as stated in the
  • Statement of Duties
  • Period of Performance: Five (5) years renewable, estimated to start o/a
  • December 2020.
  • Eligible Offerors: Open to Cooperating Country National (Nigerians only).
  • Security Level Required: CCNPSC Clearance

General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

  • The goal of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is to reduce malaria-related mortality by fifty percent (50%) across a number of high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and elsewhere, through rapid scale-up of proven and highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures, including: insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs); indoor residual spraying (IRS); accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs); and intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant women (IPTp). Malaria prevention and control remain major US foreign assistance objectives, and the PMI Strategy fully aligns with the USG vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy, the USG goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths, and substantially decrease malaria morbidity, towards the long-term goal of elimination.
  • The USAID Project Management Specialist (President’s Malaria Initiative) provides technical leadership, management, and coordination of an array of programs/projects/activities designed to further PMI objectives through malaria control and elimination efforts, and through close coordination with appropriate host-country ministries and the private sector, in order to leverage USG inputs, and to raise domestic sources of funding to manage malaria programs. The work includes serving as a Program/Project Manager and COR/AOR for significant and targeted interventions, service as an Activity Manager for centralized programs, providing technical assistance to the appropriate host-country Ministry in the development of host-country policies, and the design and management of in-country programs/projects/activities, reflecting best practices in malaria prevention, control, and elimination.
  • The Specialist works with the host government and other donors to ensure a well-coordinated approach to PMI, including complementary support with other donor inputs; and, ensures information flows on best practices related to improving malaria prevention, control, and elimination, in order to inform other decision making by USAID and the USG.
  • The Specialist works in a complex and rapidly evolving country context, requiring regular contact and collaboration, at technical and policy levels, with counterparts and senior members in the host government, with the private sector, with other donor and international organizations, and with other USG entities.
  • The Specialist exercises extensive judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, in resolving problems and conflicts, and in taking steps necessary to meet deadlines.
  • The Specialist serves as a COR/AOR, with a program/project/activity portfolio that has an estimated annual burn rate at least in the US$5-10M range; or, as an Activity Manager with responsibility for activity in the US$10-50M range.

Statement of Duties to be Performed
Program/Project/Activity Management:

  • The USAID Project Management Specialist (PMI) serves as a COR/AOR and/or Activity Manager, with full responsibility for management, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of assigned aspects of the malaria prevention, control, and elimination portfolio. The Specialist manages programming and activity design for all USAID activities in the sector and serves as primary liaison with other Health Office Specialists, and Implementing Partners (IPs) implementing malaria activities.
  • The Specialist advises the supervisor, Office Chief, Mission Director and Deputy Mission Director, and others on local matters of importance to the President’s Malaria Initiative, and ongoing and planned malaria programs/projects/activities, on monitoring activities, and providing management oversight of IP programs. The Specialist provides critical inputs to the achievement of overall results and Mission and USG Goals and objectives, requiring the Specialist to remain current on the economic, political, and social trends of the host government, the host country, and the region, in order, to analyze trends in relation to their impact on the overall malaria program, and to collaborate with other donors in order to assure synergy and complementarity.

Provides Technical Assistance in Prevention, Control, and Elimination of Malaria:

  • The Specialist coordinates with other USG agencies to ensure the delivery of systematic and consistent technical assistance to the host government and to NGO partners and IPs in the areas of PMI, and other health-related issues involving malaria prevention, control, and elimination.
  • In addition, the Specialist provides strategic input on all programs with PMI or other malaria-related components; serves as a key liaison for strategic PMI issues; identifies short-, mid-, and long-range achievable and sustainable strategies for improving malaria prevention, control, and elimination activities, and other malaria-related programs within the host-country health sector, with a focus on decentralized areas; and, represents USAID, the USG, and the broader USAID health program at high-level meetings, and at seminars and conferences on malaria-related topics.
  • The Specialist keeps informed of and collaborates with other donors on malaria-related activities; works with the host government to develop policies that result in improved malaria prevention, control, and elimination; works to harmonize Health Office, USAID, and USG malaria activities to ensure consistency with host government policy; and, ensures that programs/projects/activities are consistent with internationally accepted best practices, and that they are relevant in the host country context.

Data Collection and Analysis:

  • As COR/AOR and/or Activity Manager, the Specialist monitors and reports on developments in the PMI and other health sectors, especially as they relate to successful implementation of malaria-related activities; and, monitors, analyzes, and reports on relevant aspects of host government policy, regulation, and programming, and on malaria-related and other health and development issues, based on an in-depth understanding of USAID and USG policy and program objectives and priorities.
  • The Specialist prepares technical and policy analyses, evaluates sectoral issues, and provides input to Mission activities with respect to malaria and related sectors; summarizes information and conclusions in written and oral form for presentation to senior USG, and other, decision-makers, and for incorporating into other activity documents as appropriate; organizes field trips, conferences, and seminars to ensure maximum exposure to emerging trends and various points of view, and for monitoring assigned malaria-related activities, providing translation as needed; and, prepares written reports that reflect a sound understanding of assigned areas of responsibility, and that clearly document that a wide variety of sources and points of view have been consulted in undertaking analyses, and in drawing conclusions.
  • The Specialist prepares oral and written briefings for the supervisor, the Office Chief, the Mission Director and/or Deputy Mission Director, Embassy staff, and others, on request.

Performance Monitoring:

  • The Specialist ensures that performance monitoring systems are in place, and that periodic, reliable measures and indicators of portfolio impact are established; and, collects and monitors performance data on an ongoing basis, and prepares reports of program/project/activity progress for use within the Office, the Mission, the USG at Post, and for USAID/Washington and others.
  • The Specialist assesses progress in achieving results for malaria-related activities, and evaluates and assesses activities as needed; and, continually strives to enhance the achievement of results by periodically reviewing the development context, results indicators,

Supervisory Relationship:

  • The USAID Project Management Specialist (PMI) works under the very general supervision of the Health Office Chief, and the closer but general supervision of a lower-level supervisor. The supervisor makes assignments in terms of overall objectives and resources available. Completed work is reviewed in terms of achievement of program/project/activity goals, effectiveness in meeting host-country and USAID objectives, and integration with other initiatives in the Office and Mission portfolio. Some technical direction may come from other professionals in the Office; in general, however, the Specialist will be expected to exercise considerable autonomy and best judgment in discharging the duties of the assignment.

Supervisory Controls:

  • Continuing supervision of other Health Office and/or Mission staff is not contemplated.

Physical Demands:

  • The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Minimum Qualifications Required For This Position
Education:

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  • The work requires a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), or Master’s in Nursing degree, or a degree as a Public Health Physician in a field involving and/or related to clinical and/or fieldwork in malaria.

Prior Work Experience:

  • A minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in the field of public health, with a focus on clinical and/or field work in public health involving malaria is required. This experience must demonstrate that the Specialist has strong medical/clinical skills in the field.
  • The Specialist must have demonstrated technical leadership in malaria prevention and control, program management, strategic planning, policy experience, and problem-solving skills while working on complex programs/projects/activities in a highly sensitive environment.
  • Experience working in an English-language work environment with USAID or USAID-funded health programs is highly desirable.

Language Proficiency:

  • Level 4 (advanced professional proficiency) English and local language proficiency (if appropriate), both oral and written, is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • The Specialist must have in-depth professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to malarial education, prevention, and treatment activities in the host country and/or region, and the problems and policies in the host country from the business, political, civil society, and social perspectives.
  • The Specialist must have knowledge and understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of the host country; development problems in the health sector in the host country and the region; an understanding of the resources, resource constraints, and overall development prospects and priorities of the host country and the region; and, knowledge of, or the potential to quickly acquire knowledge of, USG legislation, policy, and practice relating to malaria prevention and treatment assistance, of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation, and of the objectives, methodology, and status of assigned activities.
  • The Specialist must have knowledge and understanding of the organization and respective roles of the different levels of the host government, in order to enhance effective communication and to develop consensus on program/project/activity strategy and implementation.

Skills and Abilities:

  • The Specialist must have a good knowledge and demonstrated experience in the programming of malaria prevention, control, and elimination programs/projects/activities; and, the role of malaria prevention, control, and elimination with other health areas such as health systems strengthening, PEPFAR, maternal and child health, and family planning.
  • The Specialist should be able to facilitate and link culturally appropriate assessments, counseling, treatment deficits, and related issues and facilitation of linkages to food security programs, including water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion; and, be able to use this data for decision making. The Specialist must be able to provide technical leadership in malaria planning; and apply this knowledge to advanced programming in the host country and the region.

Evaluation and Selection Factors:

  • The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.
    • Education (as stated above) 10 points
    • Prior Work Experience (as stated above) 20 points
    • Job Knowledge (as stated above) 30 points
    • Language Proficiency (as stated above) 10 points
    • Skills and abilities (as stated above) 30 points
  • After the closing date for receipt of applications, all applications will initially be screened for conformity with minimum requirements and a shortlist of applicants developed. Applications from candidates which do not meet the required selection criteria will not be considered.
  • A committee will be convened to review the shortlisted applications and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria as stated above. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.
  • USAID reserves the right to interview only the highest-ranked applicants in person or by phone OR not to interview any candidate.
  • Reference checks will be made only for the successful candidate. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the application letter.

List of Required Forms for PSC Hires
The CO will provide instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms after an
offeror is selected for the contract award:

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  • Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
  • RSO Security Questionnaire
  • BI Guide Questionnaire
  • THOR Enrollment Intake Form

Market Value

  • N15,890,203 – N23,931,775 equivalent to FSN-11; 40 Hours per week in accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of United States Mission, Nigeria (Effective August 30, 2020). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

Benefits/Allowances
As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits
and allowances:

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Salary Increase (if applicable)
  • Annual and Sick leave
  • Annual Bonus

Allowances (as applicable):

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  • Transportation Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Miscellaneous Allowance
  • Housing Allowance

Taxes:

  • The Mission emphasize to its employees of the fact that they are obliged to observe Nigerian Laws, including those concerning income and related tax obligations. Payment of such taxes is a matter between the individual employee and the Nigerian Government. In the absence of a specific international agreement, the U.S. Government will not withhold local taxes from an employee’s salary.

Application Closing Date
25th September, 2020 at 4.30pm Nigerian time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to complete and submit the offer Form AID 309-2 . (Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals); or a current Resume that provides the same information as “AID 309-2 Form” to:
[email protected]
 
Click Here to download Offer Form AID 309-2 – MS Word (Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals).

Click here for more Information (PDF)

Note

  • Application must be received by the closing date and time specified above
  • Candidates submission must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.
  • All documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. certificates of education (degree), NYSC certificate/exemption etc.) MUST be attached to the application.
  • A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised.
  • Limit all electronic (e-mail) submission to one entry / email not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

4). Job Title: USAID Project Management Specialist – Malaria Data Management

  • Solicitation NO.: 72062020R10016
  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.
  • Period of Performance: Five (5) years renewable, estimated to start O / A December 2020.
  • Eligible Offerors: Open to Cooperating Country National (Nigerians only).
  • Security Level Required: CCNPSC Clearance.

Statement of Duty
General Statement of Purpose of the Contract:

  • The goal of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is to reduce malaria-related mortality by fifty percent (50%) across a number of high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and elsewhere, through rapid scale-up of proven and highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures.
  • Success requires participating countries, and their partners, to deploy the right resources at the right place and at the right time, through more accurate insights from existing data, and accelerating the data-to-action cycle.
  • PMI has launched a new country quarterly reporting process to ensure operational decision-making at the country level is based on timely and granular program-relevant data, through the use of the “PMI MDIVE Platform,” which includes analytic tools to facilitate the use of relevant datasets, including visualizations of epidemiological, supply chain, entomological, demographic, programmatic, and financial data.
  • As such, PMI has required all countries receiving PMI funding to add a Malaria Data Specialist to the Health staff to support surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, the strengthening of malaria-related data systems, and the building institutional capacity within Ministries of Health and National Malaria Control Programs to improve data quality and use.
  • The USAID Project Management Specialist (Malaria Data Management) (the “Specialist”) leads the effort to strengthen malaria-related data systems, and efforts to build institutional capacity within Ministries of Health and National Malaria Control Programs.
  • The Specialist provides leadership and guidance to data-related malaria control programs / projects / activities in coordination with USAID, USG, implementing partners (IPs), appropriate host-country ministries and the private sector.
  • The Specialist provides technical advice on data collection, analysis, and use, reflecting best practices designed to improve data quality and use, and ultimately advance to malaria prevention, control, and elimination.
  • The Specialist administers and monitors malaria data systems and is responsible for data collection and analysis and provides guidance and leadership in the strategic use of data for informed decision making. In addition, the Specialist serves as a Contracting / Agreement Officer’s Representative (C / AOR) or Activity Manager (AM) for malaria data systems related programs.

NB: This is a Standard Position Description (SPD), designed for use in multiple locations.

Statement of Duties to be Performed
Performance Management 35%:

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  • Leads the development and implementation of strategies to improve malaria data quality and data sharing, while establishing a culture of data-informed resource allocation within the hostcountry malaria control program in the Ministry of Health (MoH).
  • Provides technical guidance to the host-country malaria control program, in order to build capacity in the conceptualization, development, design, administration, and monitoring of various information systems necessary for malaria control, including for malaria case management, vector control, and the supply chain of malaria commodities.
  • Advises the supervisor, Office Chief, Mission Director and Deputy Mission Director, and others on local matters of importance to data quality, use, and transformation efforts, and providing oversight of IP programs.
  • Provides guidance to other Mission colleagues, USG offices, and with IPs in the areas of data collection and use, and host-country malaria data systems.
  • Provides technical expertise to other USAID / Mission Health Office staff in their performance monitoring, efforts as they relate to malaria program activities, including reviewing and providing technical feedback on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans submitted by PMIfunded IPs.
  • Liaises with PMI backstops, and with Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation (SM&E) and Data Integration Teams in USAID / Washington and at CDC / Atlanta, and Mission staff overseeing PMI activities.
  • Ensures that performance monitoring systems are in place and that periodic, reliable measures and indicators of portfolio impact are established; and, collects and monitors malaria program-related performance data on an ongoing basis.
  • Contributes to performance monitoring reviews and reports, PMI reporting requirements, Portfolio Reviews, the Annual Performance Plan and Report, as well as other reporting requirements.
  • Facilitates the negotiation of data-sharing agreements between the Mission and relevant host-government institutions, including the MoH and others.

Data Management 35%:

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  • Provides technical leadership to all areas of data management, including ensuring appropriate data collection (manual and automated), inventorying, and cataloguing in the PMI data platform, for all malaria-related datasets (e.g., financial, programmatic, epidemiological, entomological, supply chain, demographic).
  • Designs, facilitates, and promotes efficient means to collect, organize, clean, store, analyze, and share disparate, complex datasets, with attention to security and confidentiality, and with sensitivity to the country context.
  • Applies sound data science principles and methods to objectively and systematically track changes, and to measure progress towards national targets for malaria control in the host country.
  • Conducts rigorous analysis of data from a variety of sources to locate implementation obstacles and opportunities, and to employ cutting-edge approaches and tools to generate visualizations.
  • Facilitates the establishment and institutionalization of data use processes, with a focus on reducing the time in the information-to-decision cycle.
  • Conducts data quality assessments on key performance indicators included in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans for PMI-funded IPs, as required under USAID policy (ADS 200).
  • Trains and mentors the host-country and Mission colleagues in data analysis and visualization.

Program / Project / Activity Management 30%:

  • Serves as a COR / AOR or Activity Manager (AM) for malaria data systems strengthening related projects, with responsibility for providing financial and programmatic oversight to ensure contracts and grants achieve anticipated results, and are linked to and enhance attainment of the Health Office, Mission and USG objectives.
  • Conduct site visits as required in order to monitor progress, and to provide technical and programmatic recommendations to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and judicious use of USG funding.

Supervisory Relationship:

  • The Specialist works under the very general supervision of the Health Population Nutrition Office Chief, and the closer but general supervision of a lower-level supervisor, such as the HIV / AIDS and / or Malaria Team Leader.
  • The supervisor makes assignments in terms of overall objectives and resources available. Completed work is reviewed in terms of achievement of program / project / activity goals, effectiveness in meeting host-country and USAID objectives, and integration with other initiatives in the Office and Mission portfolio.
  • Some technical direction may come from other professionals in the Office; in general, however, the Specialist will be expected to exercise considerable autonomy and best judgment in discharging the duties of the assignment.

Supervisory Controls:

  • Continuing supervision of other Health Office and/or Mission staff is not contemplated.

Physical Demands:

  • The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Minimum Qualifications Required for this Position
Education:

  • The work requires a Master’s Degree or host-country equivalent in a Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Public Health, Infectious Disease, Zoonotic Disease, Biology or other quantitative disciplines.

Prior Work Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience, with a focus on data collection and analysis in the area of malaria-related public health is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in the programming of malaria data-collection and dataquality programs / projects / activities. This experience must demonstrate that the Specialist has strong public health and applied data science skills.
  • The Specialist must have demonstrated technical leadership in data systems as they relate to malaria prevention and control, program management, planning, policy development, and problem-solving skills while working in a sensitive environment.

Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV (fluent proficiency) in English, and in the appropriate host-country business language, both written and spoken, is required. Language competence may be tested.

Job Knowledge:

  • The Specialist must have in-depth professional-level knowledge of techniques and approaches for gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and conducting surveillance of data, as well as using this information to drive decision making.
  • The Specialist must have knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to malaria prevention, control, and elimination activities in the host country and / or region, and the problems and policies in the host country from the business, political, civil society, and social perspectives.
  • The Specialist must have knowledge and understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of the host country; development problems in the health sector in the host country and the region; an understanding of the resources, resource constraints, and overall development prospects and priorities of the host country and the region.
  • Working knowledge USG legislation, policy, and practice relating to malaria assistance, of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation, and of the objectives, methodology, and status of assigned activities.
  • The Specialist must have knowledge and understanding of the organization and respective roles of the different levels of the host government, in order to enhance effective communication, and to develop consensus on program / project / activity strategy and implementation.

Skills and Abilities:

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  • The Specialist must have the ability to facilitate and link culturally appropriate malaria assessments and related issues to other health and related programs, such as food security, water, sanitation, and hygiene; and, be able to use this data for decision making.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership in malaria data collections; and, apply this ability to programming in the host country and the region.
  • The Specialist must have the ability to issue precise and accurate factual reports using rigorous analytical and interpretive skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both writing and speaking, especially in being able to communicate technical subjects to clients with the nontechnical background are required.
  • This role requires the ability to respond professionally and adjust in fluid situations in order to meet deadlines in the face of competing priorities and time pressures. Excellent computer and software skills including ability to manage large amounts of data in excel, SPSS, STATA, R and / or other analytical databases, and the ability to help others and to learn new programs quickly, is required.

Evaluation and Selection Factors

  • The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c).
  • In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at: https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far
    • Education (as stated above) 10 points
    • Prior Work Experience (as stated above) 20 points
    • Job Knowledge (as stated above) 30 points
    • Language Proficiency (as stated above) 10 points
    • Skills and abilities (as stated above) 30 points
  • After the closing date for receipt of applications, all applications will initially be screened for conformity with minimum requirements and a shortlist of applicants developed. Applications from candidates which do not meet the required selection criteria will not be considered.
  • A committee will be convened to review the shortlisted applications and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria as stated above. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.
  • USAID reserves the right to interview only the highest-ranked applicants in person or by phone OR not to interview any candidate.
  • Reference checks will be made only for the successful candidate. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the application letter.

Submitting an Offer

  • Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 309-2. (Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals); or a current resume that provides the same information as AID 309-2 form.
  • Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I.
  • Offeror submission must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.
  • All documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. certificates of education (degree), NYSC certificate / exemption etc.) MUST be attached to the application.
  • A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised.

Limit all electronic (e-mail) submission to one entry / email not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

List of Required Forms for PSC Hires
The CO will provide instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms after an offeror is selected for the contract award.

  • Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
  • RSO Security Questionnaire
  • BI Guide Questionnaire
  • THOR Enrollment Intake Form

USAID Regulations, Policies and Contract Clauses Pertaining to PSCs

  • USAID regulations and policies governing CCN PSC awards are available at these sources:
  • 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 at: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf
  • Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at: https://www.usaid.gov/forms Pricing by line item is to be determined upon contract award as described below:
    • Supplies / Services (Description) (B): Compensation, Fringe Benefits and Other Direct Costs (ODCs):
      • Award Type: CCNPSC
      • Product Service Code: R497
      • Accounting Info: SC/620-MAARD0015-3-20001/GH-C/17/18/620- M/1130007/1210601/72-1917/181031
    • Quantity (C): 1
    • Unit (D): LOT
    • Unit Price (E): $ _TBD__
    • Amount (F): $_TBD at Award after negotiations with Contractor_
  • Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives / Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs / CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at http://www.usaid.gov/workusaid/aapds-cibs
  • Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor 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 .

Market Value

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  • N15,890,203 to N23,931,775 equivalent to FSN-11; 40 Hours per week in accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of United States Mission, Nigeria (Effective August 30, 2020). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

Benefits / Allowances
As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Salary Increase (if applicable)
  • Annual and Sick leave
  • Annual Bonus

Allowances (as applicable):

  • Transportation Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Miscellaneous Allowance
  • Housing Allowance

Taxes:

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  • The Mission emphasize to its employees of the fact that they are obliged to observe Nigerian Laws, including those concerning income and related tax obligations.
  • Payment of such taxes is a matter between the individual employee and the Nigerian Government. In the absence of a specific international agreement, the U.S. Government will not withhold local taxes from an employee’s salary.

Application Closing Date
25th September, 2020 by 4.30pm Nigerian time

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to complete and submit the offer Form AID 309-2 . (Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals); or a current Resume that provides the same information as “AID 309-2 Form” to:
[email protected]
 
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Note

  • Application must be received by the closing date and time specified above
  • Candidates submission must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.
  • All documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. certificates of education (degree), NYSC certificate / exemption etc.) MUST be attached to the application.
  • A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised.
  • Limit all electronic (e-mail) submission to one entry / email not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

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