Development Program Specialist
Solicitation 720-121-24-R-10002 for Development Program Specialist FSN-10 Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractor (CCN PSC).
MARKET VALUE: Basic Annual rate (in U.S. Dollars): $32,180 - $41,841
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five years with possibility of extension
BASIC FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:
The position is located in the USAID/Ukraine Program Office and serves as a member of the Ukraine Program Office team that leads project and activity design. The Program Office provides overarching strategic guidance to the Mission and programmatic advice to the Mission Front Office and technical offices. The Program Office manages the Mission’s $2.5 billion portfolio and the $1.5 billion annual program account. The Program Office provides intellectual leadership and rigor in aligning USG policies and strategies through strategic planning, project design, program budget planning, monitoring, evaluations, reporting; donor coordination; Government of Ukraine relations; and public outreach for the Mission.
Reporting to the Deputy Program Office Director or his/her designee, the Project Development Specialist is responsible for supporting Program Cycle functions across all ongoing activities. The incumbent’s primary responsibilities include support to the Program Office and all technical teams in project development, which comprises strategic planning, project design, and underlying analyses, program administration and monitoring along the entire program cycle. The incumbent will also serve as the Program Office backstop to one of the Technical Offices.
The nature of the position requires that the incumbent be highly knowledgeable in the local development context, international and regional development principles and approaches as well as USAID’s design, gender, environmental compliance, implementation, procurement and program monitoring mechanisms and procedures, and budgetary processes. The position requires that the incumbent work independently with minimal direction. Travel will be expected approximately 15% of the time for site visits and designing projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
Education: Bachelor’s degree in international development, business administration, public administration, political science, gender studies, or other relevant subjects is required.
Work Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in international development, business management and administration, or a position that requires closely related skills, such as program design, strategic design, management, and related processes is required. Experience with a government or non-government organization, the private sector, or within an international or donor organization, is required.
Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English ability for reading, speaking, and writing is required; native facility in Ukrainian (Level IV).
For further details and instructions on how to apply, please see the full version of this Announcement at: https://www.usaid.gov/ukraine/work-with-us/careers