Organization : USAID
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 14 May 2019
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Deadline : 10 / June / 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 2019/13
2. ISSUANCE DATE: May 14, 2019
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: June 10, 2019/11:59PM Bangkok, Thailand local time
4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Energy)
5. MARKET VALUE: THB 1,288,038 - 2,254,063 per annum equivalent to FSN-11 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.
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 incumbent serves as an Energy Project Management Specialist in the Regional Environment Office (REO), United States Agency for International Development/Regional Development Mission Asia (USAID/RDMA). The position is responsible for coordinating energy program activities with USAID/RDMA and its client missions’ staff to ensure effective program implementation and compliance with USAID policies and procedures. The incumbent is also responsible for planning, developing, managing, monitoring, and reporting energy activities and programs, consistent with the USAID/RDMA’s priorities and development objectives (DOs). A primary focus area for this position is the energy sector in Asia, improving environmental and energy governance through policy reform, institutional strengthening, and more effective enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. S/he will also guide and/or supervises contractors and grantees to increase energy program impact, enhance sustainability, and ensure compliance with USAID policies. The incumbent also develops and maintains productive working relationships with key partners, including USAID Missions, U.S. Government (USG) agencies, national ministries, local governments, international development agencies, donors, non-government organizations (NGOs), and private sector firms.
9.2. Statement of Duties to be Performed
Program, Project and Activity Management (60%)
- Serve as an activity manager, Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), or Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) for assigned contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants, and fulfill all AOR/COR responsibilities as described in the delegation letter from the Agreements Officer or Contracting Officer including the responsibility for accuracy, completeness and timeliness of official AOR/COR files.
- Provide strategic direction to contractors and grantees to ensure their activities support RDMA’s development objectives and are consistent with the U.S. Government’s strategy and priorities.
- Facilitate the development of work plans and monitoring, evaluation and learning plans by advising contractors and grantees on expected program performance indicators, targets, and results, and contributing to data collection and synthesis as well as ensuring that program implementation achieves planned results, and developmental impacts are well-documented and reported.
- Guide and monitor activities to ensure compliance with the terms of their contracts and agreements as well as with established USAID guidelines, policies and procedures, including USAID’s environmental compliance requirements. Resolve any implementation issues in an efficient and professional manner.
- Review and respond to regular performance reports from implementing partners to ensure that activities implementation and performance are on track and able to increase outcomes and impacts as well as enhance sustainability.
- Maintain up-to-date records of the financial contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants assigned to the incumbent and report this information upon request to RDMA Management and USAID/Washington.
- Coordinate financial tracking and reporting including preparing accruals reports with the REO Project Management Specialist, other RDMA units, and USAID/Washington.
- Draft and review official USAID documents required for procurement, monitoring, evaluation and reporting actions.
- Prepare and disseminate on a regular basis to RDMA Mission staff and program partners information on issues, accomplishments, and worldwide best practices in the focus program areas. Contribute program updates to the REO weekly reports, as well as USAID and U.S. State Department briefing reports.
- Coordinate activities with appropriate personnel at the RDMA, USAID/Washington, and bilateral USAID Missions and U.S. Embassies in the Asia region. Wherever possible, ensure USAID’s regional initiatives complement bilateral USAID Mission activities.
- Develop, maintain, and strengthen working relationships with key partners, including national ministries, local governments, international organizations and other donors, private sector, NGOs, universities, and the media to identify and implement efforts to increase synergy among the key stakeholders and leverage resources. Oversee the organization of meetings and workshops to facilitate regional cooperation and dialogue on priority issues related to focus program areas. Identify appropriate participants and facilitators, develop agendas, plan and facilitate working group breakout sessions, document proceedings and results, and follow up on recommended action steps.
Strategy Formulation and Program Development (20%)
- Assess priority environmental problems and issues relating to clean energy, climate change, and related environmental areas, including and institutional capacity needs and the enabling policy conditions.
- Analyze and promote policy options aimed at strengthening national and sub-national governmental capability in critical areas.
- Identify key opportunities and challenges in energy sectors at the regional and national levels in Asia. Advise Mission staff on proposed actions to respond to these challenges and opportunities.
- Formulate the RDMA’s strategies in the focus program areas, including goals, objectives and activities required to accomplish results in the RDMA Development Objectives.
- Operationalize strategies by developing new initiatives and innovative program activities, and reaching consensus on an implementation approach. Ensure new initiatives are consistent with the strategic objectives of RDMA.
- Prepare studies, concept papers, statements of work, USAID project and activity design documents as well as bilateral and multilateral agreements related to the design of environmental programs. Ensure that there is no conflict or duplication between planned USAID assistance and that of other donors.
Advisory Services (20%)
- Provide technical support services to USAID bilateral missions as requested.
- Conduct research, identify trends, key issues and opportunities in the areas of clean energy, power trade, infrastructure, and environmental governance as well as providing technical advice to address them.
- Represent the RDMA at meetings, workshops, and conferences organized by various organizations, including other donors and international organizations. Prepare and deliver presentations on relevant environmental topics and on USAID’s programs at national, regional, and international workshops and conferences.
- Advise RDMA Development Objective Teams, RDMA Project Design Teams, RDMA Senior Management (as needed) as well as other bilateral missions in the region on environmental issues, particularly on energy and power trade sector.
- Provide briefings to visitors to the RDMA and prepare materials for the press on relevant environmental topics and on USAID’s programs.
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 a Natural Resources Officer or his/her designee.
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: Natthika Changprasert/RDMA HR Assistant.
II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
1. Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, energy sciences, earth sciences, climate change, natural resources management (specializing in energy resources), public policy, or related field is required.
2. Experience: At least five years of experience in program or project management in addressing environmental issues, primarily on clean energy, energy efficiency in industries or cities, energy infrastructure, power trade or an energy-related area is required.
III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS
1. Experience (30 points): Experience in program or project management in addressing environmental issues, primarily on clean energy, energy efficiency in industries or cities, energy infrastructure, power trade or an energy-related area is required.
2. Knowledge (40 points):
- Knowledge of viable approaches for identifying critical environmental challenges and opportunities for clean energy in Asia is required. This knowledge includes analyzing regulatory policy, grid integration, variable renewable energy, transmission, energy finance, smart technologies, trans-boundary power trading and low emissions development policy is required.
- Understanding of proven approaches for promoting greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and measures through more transparent, participatory, and accountable practices and policies at national and local levels of government is required.
- Solid knowledge of the countries in Asia in which USAID operates, along with the region and social-political landscapes respective to the region as well as knowledge of the critical threats facing Asia and individual countries due to the challenges of implementing energy plans and meeting national targets for generation and use of targeted technologies, such as variable renewable energy is required.
- Understanding of the critical threats facing Asia sustainable development and opportunities for introducing more sustainable technologies and practices in energy, industrial, and urban sectors as viable approaches for addressing these threats is required.
- Understanding of the interrelationships between energy, industrial and urban sector issues, as well as economic, social, health, environment and gender issues and effective approaches in ensuring the sustainability of development efforts is required.
3. Skills and Abilities (30 points):
- Must have the demonstrated project management capability which includes design, implement and monitor environment programs in a development context and to collaborate with diverse stakeholders and partners.
- Must possess excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), strong presentation skills, and the ability to persuade and mobilize stakeholders to support efforts to improve use of appropriate technologies, institutions, and policies.
- Must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, and the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with a broad range of development partners and program stakeholders.
- Must have excellent computer skills especially to use office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, e-mail and Google applications.
- Ability to prepare professional quality reports and presentations is required.
- Must also have demonstrated potential to acquire knowledge of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation.
4. Language: Level IV – Fluent in Thai and English with a valid TOEIC score of 855 is required .
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