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USAID 2019/14 HIV Key Populations Specialist

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Organization : USAID
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 30 Apr 2019
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Deadline : 20 / May / 2019

Please follow the check lists and submission guidelines, posted on the official website:https://th.usembassy.gov/

 

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.:  USAID 2019/14

2. ISSUANCE DATE:  April 30, 2019 

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS:  May 20, 2019/ 11:59PM Bangkok, Thailand local time

4. POSITION TITLE:  HIV Key Populations Specialist 

5. MARKET VALUE:  THB 924,881– 1 ,618,549 per annum equivalent to FSN-10

In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/RDMA. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value. 

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:  Five (5) years initial contract.The services provided under this contract are expected to be of a continuing nature that will be executed by USAID through a series of sequential contracts, subject to continued need of the position and availability of funds.

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:  USAID/RDMA, Bangkok, Thailand with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work. 

8. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED:  The successful candidate shall be required to obtain a Security Certification for Employment from Regional Security Office. 

9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES 

9.1.   General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The HIV Key Populations Specialist serves as a member of the Office of Public Health (OPH) HIV Team assisting in the performance of a full range of advisory, planning, design, development, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, administrative and financial management functions critical to the mitigation of public health threats with a focus on HIV in key populations. S/he serves as the Agreement/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) for direct agreements and contracts in the HIV and AIDS field and as the Activity Manager for centrally managed projects being implemented by USAID/Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA).  The incumbent serves as a source of expertise in OPH for: the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); men who have sex with men, transgender women, and other key populations; and the operationalization of new PEPFAR requirements.  S/he is responsible for determining the procurement planning for HIV activities; and tracking HIV commodities procurement and logistics.  The position is supervised by the HIV Team Lead. 

9.2.   Statement of Duties to be Performed

A. Activity and Financial Management: 35%

  1. AOR/COR Duties.  The HIV Key Populations Specialist serves as AOR/COR or independent activity manager. In addition, the incumbent monitors OPH’s agreements and contracts related to HIV and AIDS; performs site visits to gather information on implementation progress and providing recommendations to the HIV Team Lead, Regional Advisor for HIV and TB, and OPH Director on changes to improve performance.  Review and sign vouchers, or recommend approval of the same to OPH staff.  Assure timely receipt of all deliverables – reports, attainment of milestones, etc.  Responsible for bringing any problems in performance to the attention of the agreement/contract officer and OPH staff and for ensuring that remedial action is taken.  Maintain records of performance and AOR/COR actions.  Participate in agreement/contract closeout actions ensuring that all performance has been completed satisfactorily and all property accounted for. 
  2. Prepare the HIV and AIDS budget portion of the Annual Report and coordinate with the Program Office to ensure that budget is sent to USAID/Washington on a timely basis.  Finalize budget request according to USAID/Washington and RDMA guidelines and instructions. 
  3. Review and monitor project and Personal Service Contract budgets, identifying bottlenecks and making recommendations to resolve issues.  Prepare quarterly financial status reports on the various agreements and contracts.  Closely monitor financial records including earmarks, commitments, de-obligations, re-obligations, etc. in coordination with the operations management unit within OPH. 
  4. Collect data for and complete project accruals on a quarterly basis. 

B. Design and Implementation Documentation: 25%

  1. Prepare the ground work (including identification and review of background documents) leading to the planning, design, and preparation of new partnerships and initiatives and other activities under the strategic objective and PEPFAR.  Prepare design and activity packages, draft performance-based statements of work for contracts with local or expatriate firms or individuals for pre-design technical analyses and define and arrange for technical and/or financial assistance and logistical support from within RDMA, from other countries in the region and from USAID/Washington. 
  2. Prepare and/or assist with the preparation and track the clearance process for program and administrative documents such as pre-obligation documents, accruals, and other acquisition documents which earmark funds for the strategic/development objective and other HIV proposed services. 
  3. Participate in the quality control process within OPH and PEPFAR Asia Regional Program, including the review of documents such as Regional Operational Plans (ROPs), Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS), work plans, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), grant agreements, contracts, waivers, etc. for clarity, conciseness and conformance with USAID rules and regulations. 

C. Representation: 20%

  1. Represent USAID in meetings with local partners and government counterparts.  Establish and maintain working relationships with key Thai government ministries and departments, including the Bureau for AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (BATS), Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Department of Disease Control, and National AIDS Management Center (NAMC), as well as the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (USCDC). 
  2. Represent USAID in HIV technical working group meetings and advocate for the implementation of new and cutting edge approaches to improving the HIV care cascade, or HIV prevention, testing, treatment, care and support. 
  3. Forge strong partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders within the government, civil society and donor community.  Advocate among this group for the implementation of new and cutting edge approaches to improving the HIV cascade. 

D. Procurement and Logistics: 10%

  1. Procurement Planning:  The incumbent is responsible for determining, in consultation with other staff in the OPH, the Agreement/Contracting Officers and health and program staff in USAID/Washington the type and timing of procurement, including field support, needed to achieve the HIV and AIDS Team objectives.  Develop procurement plans covering goods and services and includes a reasonable timetable to put instrument(s) in place on time.
  2. Commodities Procurement and Logistics:  Review all HIV and AIDS commodities procurement plans prepared by the implementing partners and discuss the contents with technical advisors in OPH.  Take the lead in forecasting and placing new orders for condoms, antiretroviral drugs and other commodities critical to achieving the strategic/development objective. Coordinate quality control of commodities with USAID/Washington, implementing partners and beneficiaries in the region and ensure that defective products are promptly destroyed and that reports on the destruction are prepared and sent to USAID/Washington. Travel within the region and assess the commodities logistics management systems in place, draft reports and make recommendations for the improvement of the systems if necessary and ensure that best practices are shared within the region. 
  3. Personal Services Procurement:  Responsible for preparing position classification documents including drafting statements of work and other USAID documents for recruiting and reclassifying existing personal service contractors’ positions under the HIV portfolio.
  4. Technical Evaluation for Competitive Procurement:  Maintain lists of appropriate reviewers and identify appropriate members.  Participate in meetings and ensure that evaluation is done in accordance with established evaluation criteria.  Utilize all available sources to verify past performance references of contractors putting together information that could be used in decision-making.  Document and provide the results of evaluations to the contracting and personnel officers.

E. Reporting/Communications: 10%

In accordance with specific instructions, prepare a series of factual and analytical background reports and HIV and AIDS program fact sheets in an assigned subject-matter.  Participate in the preparation of PEPFAR reports, activity reports and special briefing papers.  

The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions abroad, to participate in the "Foreign Service National" Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy. 

9.3.   Supervisory Relationship

The incumbent reports to HIV Team Lead.     

9.4.   Supervisory Controls

Full supervision of other USAID staff is not contemplated. 

10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  This position is open to Cooperating Country National (CCN). Thai citizen or other country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent Thai residence is eligible to apply. Please note that USAID is not able to sponsor candidates for a Thai residency permit. 

11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

12. POINT OF CONTACT:  Benjamaporn/RDMA HR Assistant.

 

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION 

  1. Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in the field of social work, education, public health, public or business administration or a related field is required. 
  1. Experience:  A minimum of five years (5) of professional and progressively more responsible experience in the field of public health, HIV, or development assistance is required.  At least three (3) or more years of this experience with an U.S. Government agency or other international/local organization or donor is required.  Prior experience in project management and budget formulation and tracking is required.  Prior experience working in HIV programming with men who have sex with men, transgender women and other key populations is required. 

 IIIEVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS 

  1. Experience (30 points):   Progressively responsible experience in the field of public health, HIV, or development assistance is required.  At least three (3) or more years of this experience with an U.S. Government agency or other international/local organization or donor is required.  Prior experience in project management and budget formulation and tracking is required.  Prior experience working in HIV programming with men who have sex with men, transgender women and other key populations is required. 
  1. Knowledge (40 points): A broad general knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques and practices of development program and project assistance and budgeting is required. The incumbent must also have demonstrated potential to acquire knowledge of U.S. Government legislation relating to PEPFAR and Development Assistance; USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation; and a thorough understanding of the objectives, methodology, and status of the USAID’s overall Development Objectives and HIV and AIDS goals. 
  1. Skills and Abilities (30 points):

The incumbent is required to be able to:

  • Obtain, analyze, and evaluate a variety of data;
  • Organize and present information in concise written and oral form;
  • Participate fully in the planning, development, management and evaluation of projects;
  • Follow oral instructions, and organize, prioritize and follow through on all assignments with minimal oversight;
  • Edit documents;
  • Focus on details; and
  • Demonstrate proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Excel, ACCESS, OUTLOOK, SharePoint, PowerPoint, etc.).  

The incumbent must also have the ability to establish and maintain contacts at levels of the host government(s) and private sector from the community level to the low senior level and with stakeholders in the non-governmental arena in order to explain USAID health specific project/program policies, objectives and procedures. The incumbent must have excellent interpersonal skills and be a self-starter. 

Language: Level IV – Fluent in English with a valid TOEIC score of 855 is required.Level V (Native Speaker) in Thai is also required

SELECTION PROCESS:

To be considered for candidacy, applicants must address each criterion in their application as to how they meet the minimum qualifications required for the position mentioned in Section II, Item 1-2. If the application submitted fails to demonstrate eligibility, the application will be marked unqualified. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide all pertinent information.

Applications will be initially screened and scored for eligibility in accordance with the evaluation factors and points mentioned in Section III, item 1-3. Top-ranked candidates who meet the minimum qualification will be given a recruitment test. Applicants with passing marks from the recruitment test and with a valid TOEIC score mentioned in Section III, item 4 will be invited for an interview. Only shortlisted candidates for final interview will be notified of the selection result. The recruitment test and the interview will be structured around the evaluation factors mentioned above and will be conducted in USAID/RDMA Bangkok, Thailand. Reference checks will be conducted once the applicant pool is narrowed down to the top candidate(s). References may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant.

USAID/RDMA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

IV. TO APPLY

Please follow the check lists and submission guidelines, posted on the official website:https://th.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/jobs/usaid-job-vacancies/ carefully and submit complete application package thru RDMArecruitment@usaid.gov before the deadline.

  Failure to follow the instructions will invalidate your application.

Contact : RDMArecruitment@usaid.gov

ผู้จัดการโปรเจค / Project manager

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