US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Support Relief Group Economic Recovery and Market Systems Technical Advisor (Multiple Positions)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Job Description

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720BHA21R00020 ISSUANCE DATE: March 4, 2021 CLOSING DATE AND TIME: May 31, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time SUBJECT: Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC) Dear Prospective Offerors: The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Field and Response Operations (FARO) is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal service for a Support Relief Group (SRG) Economic Recovery and Market Systems (ERMS) Technical Advisor under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Offerors interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:
  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:
(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related Training Courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification.

(d) U.S. Citizenship (e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.SAM.gov, BHA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation for each grade level for which you are applying. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.
NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity Administrator for the entity associated with the DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link: https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b& sysparm_search=kb0013183 Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when offer materials have been received. Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their offers. Your complete resume must be emailed to: FARO Recruitment Team E-Mail Address: BHA.FARORecruitment@usaid.gov Website: www.BHAjobs.net Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to the FARO Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely, Sonja Stroud-Gooden Contracting Officer I. GENERAL INFORMATION
  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720BHA21R00020
  2. ISSUANCE DATE:March 4, 2021
  3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: This solicitation is open and continuous until May 31, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time. The following are the closing dates for each review period: April 3, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time May 31, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time Offerors not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered for positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be cancelled at HBMO’s discretion.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES POSITION DESCRIPTION BACKGROUND The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) is responsible for facilitating and coordinating U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian assistance overseas in response to all types of international disasters, including slow-onset disasters such as droughts or famine, natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods, or man-made disasters such as conflict or war. BHA is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, achieving, monitoring, and evaluating international humanitarian assistance falling into two conceptual areas: ● Humanitarian Response activities comprise needs-based humanitarian assistance provided to save lives, alleviate suffering, and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies. Humanitarian assistance is grounded in humanitarian principles and is directed toward the most vulnerable populations.

● Early Recovery, Risk Reduction, and Resilience (ER4) activities will set the initial foundations for longer-term recovery as appropriate, and will work in close conjunction with humanitarian assistance. Early recovery is an approach that supports communities impacted by crises to protect and restore basic systems and service delivery. Early recovery builds on humanitarian response efforts and establishes the initial foundations of long-term recovery. Early recovery activities are implemented for a specified, appropriate timeframe that assists populations recovering from an identifiable shock. Risk reduction is the prevention of new and reduction of existing disaster risk and management of residual risk, which contributes to strengthening resilience and to the achievement of sustainable development. Resilience is the ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.

BHA has seven offices, as follows: The Bureau’s three geographic offices are: (1) Office of Africa; (2) Office of Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean; and (3) the Office of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Each geographic office designs, provides, and assesses humanitarian assistance for their respective regions, including assistance related to responding to, recovering from, and reducing the risk of man-made and natural disasters, while linking with other USAID investments that build resilience.

The Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications (G3PC) shapes and influences USAID’s role within the international humanitarian system; leads engagement on a range of policy, programmatic, and operational issues; and positions the Agency to influence collective response to emergency needs across the globe.

The Office of Technical and Program Quality (TPQ) leads the Bureau's efforts to provide high-quality programmatic and technical leadership, oversight, and guidance. In addition, TPQ leads the Bureau’s external engagement with academia and coordinates research to advance the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of humanitarian and multi-year programming.

The Office of Humanitarian Business and Management Operations (HBMO) is responsible for maintaining 24/7 operability by providing leadership, planning, quality assurance, technical expertise, and process management. HBMO ensures effective stewardship of the Bureau’s support services, including workforce planning, staffing, financial management, internal controls, facilities operations and infrastructure.

The Office of Field and Response Operations (FARO) leads and manages operational assistance and the purchase and delivery of goods and services in response to declared foreign disasters and international humanitarian needs in key functional areas, including supply-chain management, procurement, logistics, oversight, and operational Coordination with the U.S. military.

FARO VALUES FARO team members ensure that the following division values are incorporated into all aspects of work:
  1. Spiritus Operandi/Espirit De Ops ● Demonstrating trust and openness among staff by assuming the best regarding our colleagues’ intentions and efforts.

    ● Acting with eagerness and willingness to support one another and work together on tasks.

    ● Maintaining top-down and bottom-up transparency while promoting a strong work ethic as paramount.

    ● Demonstrating that optimism, humor, and perspective are powerful components of success, even in crisis-driven work.
  2. Positive Interactions ● Owning how FARO is perceived by others to ensure people maintain a positive impression of the division by treating everyone, regardless of seniority or organizational affiliation, in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner.

    ● Building a reputation that when FARO is on an issue, it’s going to get addressed.

    ● Doing our jobs consistently, competently, and effectively, with a focus on results.

    ● Paying attention and listening mindfully to others, with the intent to really understand how they view a situation and what issue they are trying to address.

    ● Exhibiting partnership and enthusiasm in helping others solve problems; including delivering hard messages with a smile.
  3. Competency ● Adopting flexible and creative solutions to provide partners and beneficiaries with quality, effective, consistent, and timely results.

    ● Maintaining proficiency and leadership in our areas of expertise, through engagement, training, field deployments, and exposure to other communities of thought.

    ● Holding a long-term strategic perspective in the face of current crises.

    ● Maintaining a global and functional focus for the office.
  4. Resourcefulness ● Using innovating contracting, engagement, administrative, and programmatic approaches to meeting emerging requirements, while being flexible to changing needs.

    ● Reaching out within the office, agency, interagency, and community beyond to seek innovative and creative solutions.

    ● Proactively seeking and embracing positive change in order to provide and better service to our customers and stakeholders.

    ● Viewing challenges as opportunities and focusing on finding a solution rather than just highlighting complications or issues.
  5. Staff Depth and Sustainability ● Cultivating a breadth of experience and expertise by hiring individuals from diverse professional, cultural, and experiential backgrounds.

    ● Proactively developing relationships with other industries and communities in order to learn and innovate.

    ● Encouraging staff to service in a variety of roles, through staff rotations, shadowing, mentoring, and FARO liaison positions.

    ● Continuing to support and staff responses through a variety of hiring mechanisms and resources.

    ● Achieving response readiness while prioritizing personal life for both self and team members.

    ● Bolstering staff wellness by incorporating flexible work schedules, leading to increased staff dedication, high-quality work, and flexibility.
  6. Commitment to Safety and Security ● Recognizing that staff safety and security is everyone’s responsibility and enables BHA access in the field.

    ● Holding as a hallmark an underlying orientation towards managing risk for staff.

    ● Preparing staff through training, mentoring, standard operating procedures, and provision of contextual knowledge.

    ● Displaying professional conduct and integrity during crisis response operations.

    ● Advocating for professional assessments of security risks prior to deployment of staff.
INTRODUCTION The Support Relief Group (SRG) is a program developed by BHA to satisfy its growing need for surge capacity. In response to numerous disasters worldwide, it became clear that BHA could not find, in a timely manner, adequate staff to cover all positions in the field and in Washington, D.C. and to backfill for permanent staff deploying to the field. The SRG program brings on board select candidates who could work on a part-time intermittent basis, for no more than 250 days per calendar year, and who can be deployed within hours to facilitate BHA’s response to disasters, or to backfill staff in Washington and other locations. SRG positions are contracted for an initial period of one year with the option to extend up to five years.

Activation of the SRG Economic Recovery and Market Systems (ERMS) Technical Advisor will be coordinated with BHA/TPQ. The ERMS Technical Advisor is an integral part of the Markets Team in the Food Security and Livelihoods Division of the Office of Technical and Program Quality. The Markets Team currently comprises up to nine advisors plus a team leader, including the ERMS Technical Advisor.

The Markets Team is responsible for coverage of a number of technical areas including development and restoration of off-farm and non-farm livelihoods, financial services, market strengthening, temporary employment, food assistance, and multi-purpose cash. The Markets Team also provides technical guidance, support, and oversight on cash and voucher assistance (CVA) for all sectors, in-kind food distribution, and private sector engagement programming. While the majority of BHA’s programming is prioritized for crisis response, the Markets Team also provides support to BHA’s early recovery, risk reduction, and resilience programming. Given the number of technical areas covered, all team members are expected to be conversant on the full range of topics and to have specialized expertise in a sub-set of them.

Natural disasters and Complex Emergencies deplete individuals’ and households’ ability to meet their Basic Needs for food and other essentials, often forcing household members to resort to negative coping strategies to survive. Crises also adversely affect local economies by destroying homes and businesses, damaging assets, and disrupting transportation and markets. To help households meet immediate needs through market-sensitive and ideally market-supportive means, BHA supports interventions that provide immediate relief through food assistance, multi-purpose cash, and temporary employment interventions. At the same time, BHA also strives to support communities to resume economic activity and rebuild their livelihoods. USAID/BHA supports ERMS activities in disaster-affected communities, as well as interventions that build the capacity of people to prepare for and respond to future disasters. ERMS interventions strengthen key market systems and help populations restore livelihoods and purchasing power. USAID/BHA-supported economic recovery programs complement individual and community efforts to recover from a disaster and help to avoid reliance on continued humanitarian aid.

OBJECTIVE BHA requires the services of an ERMS Technical Advisor to provide expert technical advice, assistance, and support for programs and policies that assist people and critical market systems to meet basic needs during crisis and adapt, recover, and/or strengthen livelihoods during protracted crises and following natural disasters.

The ideal candidate will be a highly effective team member; motivated, organized, and diplomatic; and able to manage stress well. The Food Security and Livelihoods team seeks candidates who are motivated to support BHA’s mission and who are committed to enhancing BHA’s ability to reduce the economic and social impact of disasters.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Candidates selected at the GS-12 may have an opportunity for advancement to the GS-13 equivalent after at least two years at the GS-12 level, if the individual receives a recommendation from the supervisor for advancement along with an Exceeds Fully Successful performance evaluation. Advancement to the GS-13 level is not guaranteed.

At the GS-12 equivalent level: Technical Duties: ● Provide technical advice on disaster response and risk reduction strategies for economic recovery, market systems, and cash/voucher programs worldwide.

● Serve as a technical advisor for topics related to the Markets Team’s portfolio, such as Cash Transfer and voucher programming, multipurpose cash, food assistance, private sector engagement, market systems strengthening, linkages to economic development and resilience (e.g. value chain development, financial services) and household livelihoods and market-related aspects of other sector interventions.

● Work effectively as part of a team, both within the Markets Team and in the capacity of supporting a country team.

● Contribute to the formulation and articulation of appropriate strategies, recommendations and policies, and provide timely information and responses to inquiries, related to Markets Team technical areas from within BHA, within USAID, and from the rest of the USG.

● Provide technical review of Markets Team technical areas in proposals and concept notes; ● Assist in monitoring the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of BHA-funded ERMS, multipurpose cash, food assistance, and related programs and provide suggestions for improving outcomes.

● Contribute to technical, thought, and organizational leadership within USAID/BHA, in markets-related forums and discussions, within the USG, and through helping to develop and represent policy and technical positions to advance USAID/BHA’s markets-related work.

● Liaise with other economic recovery/markets/livelihoods experts, and with specialists in related fields (e.g. economic development, financial inclusion, resilience) within USAID, the USG, among implementing partners, other donors, and other key entities.

● Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the Markets Team’s technical areas, related issues, and of the organizations engaged in related program activities, and apply new developments to BHA programming.

● Develop collaborative and proactive working-level relationships with BHA field and headquarter staff who oversee markets-related programs.

● With support, deliver Markets training modules for BHA staff and partners, as needed.

● As needed, travel to USAID/BHA field program locations to serve as a technical authority, including assessing needs and market conditions, advising on strategies for markets-related programming, and/or monitoring current markets-related projects.

General Duties: ● Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (i.e. work plans, annual reports, month status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor performance evaluation in Contract/Assistance Performance Assessment Review System (CPARS/APARS). They prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract/agreement, the FAR, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related requirements set forth in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter.

● Become qualified for, and serve as needed on, Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provide services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will vary.

● As needed, serve on DARTs, which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

● As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the office. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

At the GS-13 equivalent level: At this grade level, the ERMS Technical Advisor has demonstrated satisfactory competence in the duties and responsibilities described above. He/She will perform these duties and responsibilities with limited guidance and supervision from the Markets Team Leader or his/her designee.

Additionally, he/she will take on an increased level of responsibility for management and coordination in his/her area of responsibility. He/she will also take on an increased level of responsibility for contributing to policy decisions, and representing the office and its interests to other parties.

Technical Duties: ● Provide expert-level technical advice on disaster response and risk reduction strategies for economic recovery, market systems, and cash/voucher programs worldwide.

● Serve as a technical expert for topics related to the Markets Team’s portfolio, such as cash transfer and voucher programming, multipurpose cash, food assistance, private sector engagement, market systems strengthening, linkages to economic development and resilience (e.g. value chain development, financial services) and household livelihoods and market-related aspects of other sector interventions.

● Work effectively as part of a team, both within the Markets Team and in the capacity of supporting a country team.

● Formulate and articulate appropriate strategies, recommendations and policies, and provide timely information and responses to inquiries, related to the Markets Team’s technical areas from within BHA, within USAID, and from the rest of the USG.

● Provide technical review of Markets Team sectors and keywords in applications and concept notes.

● Assist in monitoring the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of BHA-funded ERMS, multipurpose cash, food assistance, and related programs and lead on developing suggestions for improving outcomes.

● Provide technical, thought, and organizational leadership within USAID/BHA, in markets-related forums and discussions, within the USG, and through developing and representing policy and technical positions to advance USAID/BHA’s markets-related work.

● Liaise with other economic recovery/markets/livelihoods experts, and with specialists in related fields (e.g. economic development, financial inclusion, resilience) within USAID, the USG, among implementing partners, other donors, and other key entities.

● Maintain up-to-date, expert-level knowledge of the ERMS, cash, and voucher technical areas, related issues, and of the organizations engaged in related program activities, and apply new developments to BHA programming.

● Develop collaborative and proactive working-level relationships with BHA field and HQ staff who oversee ERMS-related programs.

● Deliver Markets training modules for BHA staff and partners, as needed.

● As needed, travel to USAID/BHA field program locations to serve as an expert-level technical authority, including assessing needs and market conditions, advising on strategies for markets-related programming, and/or monitoring current markets-related projects.

General Duties: ● Become certified and serve as an AOR/COR, as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (i.e. work plans, annual reports, month status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor performance evaluation in CPARS/APARS. They prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract/agreement, the FAR, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related requirements set forth in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter.

● Become qualified for, and serve as needed on, Washington-based RMT, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will vary.

● As needed, serve on DARTs, which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

● As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the office. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: The SRG USPSC will take direction from and report to the FARO/R2D Division Director or his/her designee. When activated, the SRG USPSC will be a part of TPQ’s Markets Team, receiving day to day guidance and onsite management from the Markets Team.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: At both the GS-12 and GS-13 grade equivalent, the supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available. The USPSC consults with the supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. The USPSC is responsible for planning the approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments, and for actually carrying out these assignments.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.) For the GS-12 equivalent level: Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, economics, international development, international relations, or a related field), plus five (5) years of relevant work experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which at least two (2) years must be directly related to assessing, designing, monitoring, managing, implementing, researching, and/or evaluating economic recovery, food security, livelihoods, markets, or cash programs in fragile or disaster-affected contexts overseas.

OR Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, economics, international development, international relations, or a related field), plus four (4) years of relevant work experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which at least two (2) years must be directly related to assessing, designing, monitoring, managing, implementing, researching, and/or evaluating economic recovery, food security, livelihoods, markets, or cash programs in fragile or disaster-affected contexts overseas.

For the GS-13 equivalent level: Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, economics, international development, international relations, or a related field), plus seven (7) years of relevant work experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which at least two (2) years must be directly related to assessing, designing, monitoring, managing, implementing, researching, and/or evaluating economic recovery, food security, livelihoods, markets, or cash programs in fragile or disaster-affected contexts overseas.

OR Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, economics, international development, international relations, or a related field), plus five (5) years of relevant work experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which at least two (2) years must be directly related to assessing, designing, monitoring, managing, implementing, researching, and/or evaluating economic recovery, food security, livelihoods, markets, or cash programs in fragile or disaster-affected contexts overseas.

III. 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. FAR provisions of this solicitation are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

SELECTION FACTORS (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.) ● Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

OFFEROR RATING SYSTEM The offeror rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified offerors in comparison to other offerors. Offerors must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows: Technical Expertise (14 points) ● Demonstrated experience in livelihoods and economic recovery, humanitarian food assistance, and/or cash and voucher programming fields.

● Demonstrated experience assessing, designing, implementing, and/or reviewing livelihoods and economic recovery, humanitarian food assistance, or cash/voucher programs in fragile or disaster-affected contexts overseas.

Team Experience (8 points) ● Demonstrated success working with diverse teams and promoting an inclusive work environment.

● Demonstrated success working on multi-discipline problems as part of a team in challenging circumstances.

Programming Experience (8 points) ● Experience implementing, managing, or monitoring awards, either in a donor or implementer role.

● Experience working on Design" id="link" class="link">Program Design, proposal development, and/or proposal review.

Thought Leadership (10 points) ● Experience developing guidance, standards, policies, or strategies.

● Experience representing policy or technical positions to others.

Interview Performance (45 points) Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (15 points) Total Possible Points: 100 BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Offeror Rating System. Those offerors determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Offerors are required to address each factor of the Offeror Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Offeror Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified offerors may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. BHA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. BHA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

IV. SUBMITTING AN OFFER Offers must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. Qualified individuals are required to submit:
  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:
(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification.

(d) U.S. Citizenship (e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.SAM.gov, BHA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation for each grade level for which you are applying. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your offer materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the offer is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the offer to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your offer may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your offer, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS Via email: BHA.FARORecruitment@usaid.gov
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