Solicitation for a Democracy and Governance Advisor, GS-14, U.S. Personal Services Contractor (USPSC), USAID/Moldova
CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: November 14, 2021 (11:59 p.m. Chisinau Time)
POSITION TITLE: Democracy and Governance Advisor
MARKET VALUE: $93,907 - $122,077 equivalent to GS-14
Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: one (1) year, with four (4) option years. Options may be exercised based upon satisfactory contractor performance, mutual agreement between the Contractor and USG, continued Mission requirements and the continued availability of funds.
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Chisinau, Moldova
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
Democracy and Governance Advisor (“Advisor”) will work in the DG Office under the supervision of the Office Director or his/her designee. The Office staff of eight consists of two U.S. Direct Hires, five Foreign Service Nationals, and the position that is the subject of this announcement. The team manages a large and dynamic portfolio of projects that focuses on advancing the capacity of citizens to effectively engage and partner with governing entities,
leading to more inclusive and democratic institutions that are responsive to citizens’ concerns and resistant to malign influences. The DG Office actively coordinates on cross-cutting goals with the Economic Growth team related to anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and fiscal transparency, and digital transformation.
The Advisor will actively participate in the conceptualization, design, monitoring and evaluation, and overall management of USAID/Moldova’s DG portfolio. The incumbent serves as a technical advisor in support of the full breadth of the Democracy and Governance (DG) portfolio and subject matter expert on select issues. The incumbent will actively coordinate on cross-cutting goals and themes identified in the Country Development Strategy with members of the Embassy Country team and the Assistance Working Group (AWG) to ensure a whole-of-Government approach and maximize the effectiveness of USAID and broader USG initiatives in/around the development sphere. The incumbent will also help to coordinate activities at the regional level and may serve as a Mission Point of Contact for some activities centrally managed in DC.
The incumbent is expected to provide mentorship and coaching to USAID/Moldova staff in his/her areas of expertise.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION:
Education: Master’s degree in development studies, law, political or other social science, public administration, business administration, public policy, or other relevant field is required.
Prior Work Experience: A minimum of seven years of experience in providing technical assistance, implementing, managing, analyzing and/or evaluating democracy and governance programs in developing countries is required.
Only offerors clearly meeting the above minimum qualifications will be considered for further evaluation.
For further details and instructions on how to apply, please see the full version of this Announcement at: https://www.usaid.gov/moldova/work-with-us/careers
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