Minimum of bachelor’s degree in social science, economics, statistics, project management, law, health sciences, public administration, political science, business, international development is required.
- Knowledge: 10 points
- Skills and Abilities: 10 points
- Communication and Language skills: 10 points
- Interview Performance: 70 points
Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.
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.
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Prior Work Experience: Minimum three (3) years of progressive responsibilities in project and activity design, implementation, and/or reporting is required.
Job Knowledge: The PDS must have a good understanding of USAID or similar project and activity design requirements. Sound knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of development assistance is required. Knowledge of host-country economic, social, cultural, and political characteristics is required. The PDS will be required to be proactive in keeping abreast of evolving USAID guidelines and policies which affect Mission activities within the ADS, Mission Orders, Mission Notices, USG Procurement regulations, Operational Plan, Foreign Assistance guidance, and USAID Program Strategy and Policy Documents.
Skills and Abilities: The PDS must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills in order to: 1) facilitate productive professional relationships within USAID's culturally diverse team environment; 2) work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure; 3) demonstrate extraordinary flexibility; and 4) effectively manage multiple tasks at the same time. Customer service skills and the ability to explain complex guidance in a manner that empowers others is required, as well as demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with other team members and units. The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is necessary. The ability to obtain, evaluate, and interpret factual data and to prepare precise, accurate, and complete reports is necessary. The ability to recognize significant developments and trends reflected from collected data and bring it to the attention of supervisors is required.
Proficiency in computer skills and database management is required to effectively operate in this position. The PDS must be able to draft clear reports and briefing documents in English under short deadlines. A high level of analytical skill and sound judgment is required. Must be capable of supervising and training Accounting Technicians. Must be able to maintain effective working relations with American and CCN personnel in USAID and other USG Agencies at post and local business organizations. Must be able to carry out all duties and responsibilities with minimum supervision.
Language Proficiency: Level IV English language proficiency, reading, speaking, and writing, is required.