72048622R00009 - Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor, GS-14

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  1. GENERAL INFORMATION
  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72048622R00009                                                                                                                                                                                          
  2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 4, 2022
  3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: September 2, 2022, at 11:59 PM Bangkok Time
  4. POINT OF CONTACT: RDMArecruitment@usaid.gov
  5. POSITION TITLE:  Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor
  6. MARKET VALUE OF POSITION (Base Pay):  $95,973 - $124,764 equivalent to GS-14

Final compensation to be negotiated only within the market value of the position and will depend on experience, qualifications, and salary history.

The standard compensation package also includes a contribution for life and health insurance and a contribution to FICA.  An offeror hired from off-shore will be entitled to established off-shore benefits (housing, transportation, shipment benefits, and other applicable allowances.). 

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:  The base period will be two years, estimated to start in December 2022. Based on Agency need, availability of funds and satisfactory performance, the Contracting Officer may exercise additional option periods of up to three years as follows:        

Base Period

o/a December 2022 – November 2024

Option Period 1

o/a December 2024 – November 2025

Option Period 2

o/a December 2025 – November 2026

Option Period 3

o/a December 2026 – November 2027

  1. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:  Bangkok, Thailand
  1. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS:
  • Must be U.S. Citizens;
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain a Secret level security clearance;
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance;
  • Must have the ability to obtain a permit to stay and work under U.S. Mission Thailand;
  • Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).
  1. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED:  Secret Clearance Level
  1. WORK HOURS:  40 hours/week
  1. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

A. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND:

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) operates 12 bilateral missions in Asia: Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. USAID also operates three regional missions in Asia: the Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) in Bangkok, Thailand, which manages regional programming and development programs in countries without missions; the Pacific Islands Regional Office located in Papua New Guinea, which covers 12 countries in the Pacific and is managed by the Philippines Mission; and the Central Asia Regional office based in Kazakhstan, which oversees development programs in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan and Pakistan are associated Asia missions.

RDMA navigates one of the most complex and diverse development environments in the world. From its base in Bangkok, Thailand, RDMA supports and/or covers 28 Asian countries providing the largest geographic coverage — from Kazakhstan to Fiji — of any USAID regional platform globally. With 226 approved staff and a Fiscal Year 2021 program budget of approximately $60 million, RDMA directly programs activities in two non-presence countries (Thailand and China) and oversees USAID programming with ASEAN. RDMA also hosts the regional offices of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Office of Inspector General, Office of Transition Initiatives, and the Indo-Pacific Hub for East Asia and the Pacific.

In order to advance gender equitable and socially inclusive results in all USAID programming in Asia and the Pacific region, the Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor is the anchor for building Gender and Inclusive Development capacity in the region, implementing Collaboration, Learning and Adapting activities, and supporting USAID's strategic, programmatic and institutional efforts to implement USAID’s Gender and Inclusive Development priorities.  The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor is a recognized expert in social inclusion, including in gender equality, female empowerment, LGBTI+ issues, and programming affecting youth, indigenous people, and other groups. The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor for Asia and the Pacific will be based at USAID/RDMA in Bangkok, Thailand, with temporary duty assignments throughout the Asia and Pacific region.

The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor, in coordination with the Bureau for Asia’s Gender Advisor, the Asia Bureau Strategic Planning Office (ASIA/SPO), RDMA’s Mission Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor, and other gender experts in Washington DC and the field, will provide technical support to interested USAID client missions in the Asia and Pacific region (including RDMA) to build the capacity of Gender Advisors in the region and technical teams, support Collaboration Learning and Adapting, and on an as-needed basis help improve strategies, program design and evaluations.  The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor will lead efforts of technical skill and capacity development, learning and networking for the regional architecture of gender advisors, points of contact and enthusiasts in USAID missions across Asia and the Pacific, guide all USAID mission staff in its mandate to ensure that all programs promote gender equity, and advise USAID’s mission(s) leadership and Washington Colleagues.

The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor will work closely with RDMA’s Mission Gender and  Inclusive Development Advisor: the two may interchange roles and responsibilities to provide necessary coverage and support. When serving in this capacity, the Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor will maintain and track gender and inclusive development-related documentation, provide clearances to activity and project designs, track and report on Mission performance data on gender and social inclusion, and oversee implementation of the Mission Order on Gender and Inclusive Development. The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor will help to catalyze field-level programming and results and provide technical leadership to advance USAID’s gender equality learning and research agenda, guide skill and capacity development of USAID colleagues, and conduct program and policy dialogue with international donors, multilaterals, the private sector and others.

B. MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor will be a senior technical voice for building the capacity of USAID staff in the region to ensure that gender constraints and opportunities with USAID-funded activities are identified, considered and addressed strategically in activity design, implementation, and evaluation. The Incumbent may also serve as one of the co-chairs of RDMA’s Gender and Inclusive Development Working Group.

The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor will also analyze issues and recommend programming and policy positions to be adopted with regards to innovative gender issues and opportunities, e.g., investing with a gender lens. The Incumbent will participate in interagency and international forums, ensuring USAID’s development interests and expertise is represented. S/he will actively engage in developing regional networks with gender experts at other donors, multilateral, and other relevant organizations and enterprises.

The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor will actively participate in the selection of other development priorities to ensure gender equality, female empowerment, and social inclusion perspectives are represented and advanced. S/he will ensure robust external communication of USAID’s expertise in advancing gender equality and female empowerment programming by preparing and sharing written analyses, speaking at events, and mobilizing USAID’s social media platforms.

The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor also will act as a principal liaison on gender and inclusive development issues with other key stakeholders. For example, s/he will be the primary interlocutor with USAID/Washington’s Gender and Development Office and USAID Gender Advisors at USAID missions  in the Asia region. The Incumbent proactively identifies information, training resources and best practices for all USAID mission staff, including serving in the role of trainer or coach. The Incumbent will also work closely with the RDMA Mission Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor and the Gender and Inclusive Development Working Group to develop RDMA staff competencies, USAID mission systems, and programming as a model for other Country missions.

The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor will also, when providing coverage, act as RDMA’s Mission and Inclusive Development Advisor. In this position, s/he will be responsible for maintaining and tracking gender and inclusive development-related documentation, integrating gender equality, female empowerment, and inclusive development into project and activity design documents, conducting or reviewing gender and social inclusion analyses, tracking and reporting on Mission performance data on gender and social inclusion, and overseeing implementation of the Mission Order on Gender and Inclusive Development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Regional Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor will carry out the following specific duties as listed

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning/Collaboration Learning and Adapting (40%)

The incumbent is expected to advise on and implement Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, Collaborating and Adapting activities related to Gender and Inclusive Development.

  • Provide guidance to Mission Gender Advisors or Points of Contact (POCs) in Asia on indicators, performance monitoring plans, and work plans related to inclusive development and gender, as required by agency and Mission policies and requirements. Conduct analysis on available gender and inclusive development data, and identify data and evaluation gaps in Asia.
  • Design and implement Gender and Inclusive Development focused Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) events for regional stakeholders.
  • Advise on new developments in the region and their implications for USAID programming. This may include hosting policy talks, brown bag discussions, and other formal and informal collaboration and learning opportunities.
  • Contribute to RMDA’s support and thought leadership mandate by documenting best practices and lessons learned in the Asia region on gender, LGBTI, ethnic/religious minorities, and persons with disabilities (PWD) integration; female empowerment programming; inclusive development mainstreaming; and monitoring and evaluation.  Disseminate these best practices and lessons learned to USAID missions in Asia, Asia Bureau and USAID/Washington staff, and USAID partner governments and other program partners, including regional and multilateral organizations.

Training and Capacity Development (35%)

The incumbent is expected to support training and capacity development in support of Gender and Inclusive Development in the region.

This includes:

  • Assess Gender and Inclusive Development training and capacity development needs and priorities among USAID/RDMA and regional Missions, and develop action plans, training programs, and other support to address them.
  • Using a range of methods, including formal and informal learning opportunities, field visits, and consultation, to build the capacity of Mission Gender and Inclusive Development Advisors and other Mission staff to implement Gender and Inclusive Development policies and priorities.
  • Work strategically to enhance the awareness, knowledge, and overall capacity of Mission staff and key partners on gender inequality, human rights, counter trafficking in persons, and other issues central to inclusive development.
  • Train and mentor RDMA and its client mission staff to ensure that they have received sufficient training to successfully assume regular Agreement/Contracting Officer’s Representative (A/COR) responsibilities to monitor and manage any mission grants and contracts in support of inclusive development.

Program Management and Oversight (10%)

The incumbent will play a supporting role for Missions in the region  related to the conceptualization, design, documentation, and/or management of programs and/or projects:

  • Provide technical support to interested client missions in Asia to help improve program design, implementation, and evaluation (e.g., through support for the CDCS process, review of project and activity designs or scopes of work for evaluations, training and mentoring) with a deeper understanding of and focus on inclusive development, the rights of LGBTI+ and indigenous peoples, PWD and ethnic and religious minorities, gender equality, and female empowerment.
  • Support and advise Mission Gender and Inclusive Development Advisors on project and activity design, gender and inclusive development analyses and implementation of projects and activities.
  • Advise Missions on key issues and constraints to project and activity development. Advise on critical and sensitive issues affecting regional engagement programs.

Communications and Reporting (15%)

The incumbent will play a key role related to communications and reporting:

  • Serve as RDMA’s donor coordination representative on gender and inclusive development to facilitate increased engagement and ability to influence donor and host government policy issues and enhance aid effectiveness with regard to inclusive development, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.
  • Stay abreast of inclusive development issues relevant to USAID's portfolio and participate in events in the Asia and Pacific region, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere which highlight inclusive development issues.
  • Serve as USAID's representative for delegations related to inclusive development and gender and serve as a liaison and main briefer for high profile delegation visits to RDMA programs, including arranging events, meetings and site visits.
  • Prepare frequent updates, including those from various committees and working groups, and respond quickly and effectively to ad hoc requests for information from Mission leadership as well as frequent and regular reporting, including pieces for distribution to Congress and other stakeholders as well as posting on the Mission’s website.  This requires working closely with all relevant sectors and technical teams to ensure timely progress reports, vignettes and photographs – including success stories to best capture USAID progress on these important issues.

C. POSITION ELEMENTS:

  1. Degree of responsibility for decision-making assigned to the position:

The Program Office Director, or his/her designee, will provide formal supervision. However, the incumbent is expected to work independently under broad guidance and policy direction. In collaboration with the incumbent, the supervisor will establish annual work objectives and review work outputs and accomplishments to ensure compliance with Agency policies. The incumbent is expected to establish priorities, adhere to and meet established deadlines, and perform responsibilities and duties with minimal guidance. The incumbent must be proactive as well as self-motivated and self-directed.

The incumbent will often be expected to use his or her own personal, well-informed judgment in devising innovative approaches to resolving technical, administrative, managerial and/or policy problems. Excellent (balanced) judgment must be exercised in setting priorities. The use of initiative, discretion, and patience is expected from the incumbent in dealing with USAID/RDMA office personnel as well as representatives from other donor organizations to resolve problems that arise during the course of work for which there is often no clear or immediate solution. The incumbent will also be required to follow and adhere to USAID's Code of Ethics and Conduct.

  1. Supervisory Controls:

While the incumbent will have a high degree of autonomy for engaging with Operating Units and key stakeholders across Asia, the supervisor will approve temporary duty assignments and monitor and oversee deliverables in coordination with requesting client Missions. In addition, client Missions will submit performance evaluation feedback for the incumbent on a timely basis to the supervisor. An update on the performance of the incumbent will be given to Mission management on, at a minimum, a biannual basis.

  1. Guidelines for the required work, including reporting requirements:

The incumbent will have no independent authority to commit U.S. Government (USAID/RDMA) funds on behalf of the U.S. Government. The incumbent may participate in personnel selection matters but may not be delegated authority to make a final decision on USDH personnel selections.

The incumbent may not be authorized to sign (1) grants, contracts, and other obligations that require a warrant and (2) grants to foreign governments and public international organizations.

The incumbent will possess professional level technical training and skills required to perform the duties/responsibilities required of the position. Post entry training will be focused primarily on the Agency’s established policies, procedures and regulations that govern: 1) USAID-specific Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) responsibilities/duties; 2) USAID-specific activity management and procurement systems; and 3) USAID-sponsored training in Programming Foreign Assistance and Project Design and Activity Management. In addition, the incumbent will be required to work within the existing USAID/RDMA team management office structure. Organized formal training (both internal & external) determined to be in direct support of regional activities may be provided from time to time depending on the availability of program funds. The incumbent must complete Gender 101, 102, and 103 and LGBTI 101 within six months of entry on duty. 

The incumbent will be required to be proactive in keeping abreast of evolving guidelines and policies including but not limited to the latest research and available data, the Agency’s Automated Directives System (ADS), General Notices/Mission Orders/Mission Notices, U.S. Government Procurement regulations, and USAID Program Strategy and Policy Documents.

The majority of reporting will be to client Missions and will be based on need as defined in the statement of work submitted prior to any temporary duty or virtual support; however, the incumbent will be asked to track temporary duties, virtual support and achievements for USAID/RDMA reporting.

  1. Complexity of the work environment or its potential effect on the position’s responsibilities:

The incumbent must work across multiple Operating Units simultaneously, with varying degrees of skill, size, scope and capacity. In addition, the incumbent must coordinate with USAID/RDMA, USAID/Washington and other key U.S. government entities. Also, the scope of the gender and social inclusion work may shift quickly based on the client Missions’ needs; therefore, the incumbent may be working across multiple technical sectors in different social contexts with limited resources and limited time, all while employing different methods to develop client-centered solutions. The effect of this may be to increase job-related stress and decrease performance, as even a full-time position will not be able to meet the Agency’s requirements under ADS 205. The incumbent will need to be resilient and highly organized.

  1. Scope and effect of the work performed:

While much of the scope will depend on the requested support from client Missions, the incumbent must be able to address gender equality and social inclusion gaps in every technical field in which USAID works, including foreign disaster assistance. The incumbent will be the primary RDMA regional advisor on implementation of ADS Chapter 205, the USAID Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy (2020), the LGBTI Vision for Action, and the Youth in Development Policy (2013), the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act (2018) (The WEEE Act), the Women, Peace and Security Act of 2017, and the U.S. National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality (2021). Also, the incumbent must be able to provide this support simultaneously in country contexts that are different in terms of culture, ethnicity, class structure, language, gender and social inclusion issues, urban versus rural, governance systems and development. However, when successfully completed, the incumbent’s work will assist project and activity design teams in understanding the relevant gender and social inclusion gaps and in prioritizing potential solutions. This is an essential component of foreign assistance programming. Finally, this work will fulfill Agency and other legal requirements that are mandatory prior to obligation of U.S. foreign assistance funding.

  1. Level and purpose of contacts:

The position requires working with USAID/Washington, State Department, other U.S. Government Agencies, and host government officials at the highest levels, as well as with USAID implementing partners. Level of contacts can be ranged from senior professionals/officials to leadership/senior leadership both within and outside USAID.

The purpose of internal and external contacts will be to influence, motivate, control, or direct people or groups for the inclusion of gender/inclusive development specific outcomes, practices, and policies in programming decisions. The position requires the incumbent to maintain open and frequent lines of communication in support of Foreign Assistance issues and providing advice on quality. In addition, the incumbent will also maintain regular communication with supported missions and offices regarding the timely management of activity functions and procedures.

  1. Supervision or oversight the position has over others:

The incumbent will not have any supervisory duties.

             D. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires travel approximately 75% of the time, with the remaining regional support provided virtually.

E. SUPPORT ITEMS:

The PSC will be provided with adequate support services, equipment, and supplies necessary to perform the work.

  1. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

  1. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

Education: A Master’s degree in a relevant social science (i.e. sociology, demography, psychology, political science and economics), or one of the core technical areas in which Asia Missions conduct programming, with a focus on gender: Public Health, Economic Growth, Natural Resources Management, Global Climate Change, Democracy and Governance, and Humanitarian Assistance.  A concentration in social-equity, including gender is a strong asset;

Experience: At least ten (10) years of relevant experience in progressively responsible positions (positions in which s/he has taken on additional responsibilities over the course of her/his employment), five of which must be in a developing country. Relevant experience is defined as work related to program coordination, strategic planning, project design, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and public outreach in the field of international development. Extensive experience undertaking and leading substantive programing and research on gender and development is a strong asset.

  1. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

Rating factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified offerors in comparison to other offerors. Offerors must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided.

The rating factors are as follows:

Factor 1: Technical Knowledge and Professional Experience (35 points)

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience related to gender and development across a wide array of topics and sectors including but not limited to: gender-based violence, social inclusion of marginalized groups, women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, private sector engagement, and technical areas relevant to USAID’s programming in Asia;
  • A thorough understanding of gender-related theory (biological, sociological and psychological), as demonstrated by job experience and/or written publications or articles;
  • A thorough understanding of U.S. foreign assistance;
  • Knowledge of, and professional experience working within, the Asia region and culture;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience integrating gender and inclusive development into monitoring and evaluation processes and systems;
  • Deep knowledge of gender and social inclusion organizations, experts, research and information sources.

Factor 2: Technical Skills (35 points)

  • Demonstrated technical skills on collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) initiatives with international development organizations;
  • Demonstrated ability in coaching, mentoring, strategic planning, program coordination and implementation, especially within a developing country context;
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate gender equality, female empowerment, and inclusive development into development programming in creative and innovative ways;
  • A high degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity, and originality to interpret strategy, analyze, develop, and present work, and communicate results;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with donor-funded organizations and donor coordination;
  • A high degree of expertise in social science methodologies and analysis, both qualitative and quantitative.

Factor 3: Interpersonal, Team and Communication Skills (30 points)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; interpersonal and conflict resolution/problem solving skills; and leadership, analytical, and managerial skills;
  • Demonstrated ability in facilitating productive professional relationships with other members of the working team, and successfully working within a multicultural team;
  • Demonstrated skills and ability in providing small and large group training in gender integration and female empowerment;
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work in-person and virtually across USG agencies and cross-culturally with diverse teams; and
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Offerors who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be evaluated in accordance with the Evaluation and Selection Factors. The shortlisted offerors determined to be competitively rated on the applications may also be evaluated on a written examination prior to the interview. Only offerors who are in the competitive range will be contacted. No responses will be sent to unsuccessful offerors who are excluded or otherwise eliminated from the competitive range.

Offerors should address the Evaluation and Selection Factors in their application package, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to the factors. Failure to address the Evaluation and Selection Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The qualified offerors may be invited to be interviewed, either in person or by telephone/video call at USAID’s discretion. USAID/RDMA will not pay for any expenses associated with interviews. Reference checks will be conducted for the highly ranked offeror(s).

Application Rating System are as follows;

Application Rating:       100 points

Written Examination:    100 points

Interview Performance: 100 points

Total Possible Points:    300 points

Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. If an offeror does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the offeror’s cover letter, and USAID will delay such reference check pending communication with the offe

  1. SUBMITTING AN OFFER 

Email submissions must be sent to RDMArecruitment@usaid.gov with the subject line “SOL-72048622R00009”. To ensure delivery by the due date, it is recommended that offers be sent in as email attachments.

Eligible offerors are required to submit the following:

  1. Fully completed and signed copy of the offer form AID 309-2 (use the latest version provided), “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms. Offerors should note that the salary history for the purposes of the AID 309-2 is the base salary paid, excluding benefits and allowances such as housing, travel, educational support, vehicle use, etc. The form can also be found in Attachment 2 of this solicitation.
  1. A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV);
  2. Written statement that responds to the requirements of the position (Section III: Evaluation and Selection Factors);
  3. A minimum of three and a maximum of five references, including two references which must be from direct supervisors who can provide information regarding the offeror’s past performance.

NOTE: Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete offer. This position requires the completion of all forms and supplemental materials as described in this section. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials may result in your not being considered.

Late offers may not be considered. Please note all offers must be signed (hand-signed or digitally) – unsigned offers will NOT be considered.  Please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in your email and any cover letter.

  1. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS PRIOR TO AWARD

           The CO will provide instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms after an offeror is selected for the contract award.

  1. Medical History and Examination (DS-1843)
  2. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306)
  3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or
  4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85)
  5. Finger Print Card (SF-87). (NOTE: Form is available from the requirements office.)
  1. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

           As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, an individual meeting the requirements of Offshore-Hire USPSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

  1. BENEFITS:
    1. Employer's FICA Contribution
    2. Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
    3. Pay Comparability Adjustment
    4. Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)
    5. Eligibility for Worker's Compensation
    6. Annual and Sick Leave
  1. ALLOWANCES:

          Section numbers refer to rules from the Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas), available at https://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=282&menu_id=101

  1. Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (Section 120)
  2. Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130)
  3. Cost-of-Living Allowance (Chapter 210)
  4. Post Allowance (Section 220)
  5. Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)
  6. Education Allowance (Section 270)
  7. Education Travel (Section 280)
  8. Post Differential (Chapter 500)
  9. Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and
  10. Danger Pay Allowance (Section 650)
  1. TAXES

           USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.

  1. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

           USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix D, “Direct USAID Contracts with a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at

https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf.

  1. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms.

Pricing by line item is to be determined upon contract award as described below:           

LINE ITEMS

ITEM NO

(A)

SUPPLIES/SERVICES (DESCRIPTION)

(B)

QUANTITY

(C)

UNIT

(D)

UNIT PRICE

(E)

AMOUNT

(F)

0001

Compensation and Fringe Benefits/Other Direct Costs (ODCs)
Award Type: Cost
Product Service Code: R497
Accounting Info: TBD

1

LOT

$    TBD

$    TBD

1001

Option Period (OP) 1 – Compensation and ODCs
Award Type: Cost
Product Service Code: R497
Accounting Info: TBD

1

LOT

$    TBD

$    TBD

2001

OP 2 – Compensation and ODCs
Award Type: Cost
Product Service Code: R497
Accounting Info: TBD

1

LOT

$    TBD

$    TBD

3001

OP 3 – Compensation and ODCs
Award Type: Cost
Product Service Code: R497
Accounting Info: TBD

1

LOT

$    TBD

$    TBD

 

  1. Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at

http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs.

  1. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635.

See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations.

  1. PSC Ombudsman

The PSC Ombudsman serves as a resource for any Personal Services Contractor who has entered into a contract with the United States Agency for International Development and is available to provide clarity on their specific contract with the agency. Please visit our page for additional information: https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/personal-service-contracts-ombudsman

Date 
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 8:00am

Last updated: August 05, 2022