Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Organization: Bureau for Inclusive Growth, Partnerships, and Innovation, Private Sector Engagement Hub (IPI/PSE Hub)
Position Title/Grade/Series: General Development Officer, FL-301-02
Location of Position: Washington, DC
Telework: Four days per pay period (two days per week)
Remote: The position is not remote eligible.
Open Period: November 6, 2023 – November 30, 2023
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not-to-exceed two years and two months with the potential for two two-year extensions.
Salary: $126,164 – $183,500/per year; 2023 Foreign Service Base Salary Schedule
Number of Vacancies: One
Description of Organization: IPI integrates technical expertise with values-driven, cross-cutting priorities and modern approaches to the way USAID performs its work. It provides client-centered technical services to USAID’s Missions worldwide, supports programming to innovate, learn and address emerging issues, and provides technical leadership within the Agency and externally to enhance development impact.
The PSE Hub supports the Agency in advancing the use of market-based approaches and PSE to deliver development and humanitarian results across all sectors. The PSE Hub spearheads USAID’s efforts to foster a major cultural and operational transformation in the way we conceive, design, and deliver our assistance in partnership with the private sector. The PSE Hub helps to create the internal and external conditions for impactful, evidence-informed engagement with the private sector at scale. The PSE Hub is structured around four strategic goals (make PSE easier for staff, improve the partner experience, improve the use of evidence, and expand USAID’s toolkit for PSE) and work streams for Program and Operations, and Communications to support the PSE Hub’s mission.
Duties and Responsibilities: The General Development Officer will serve as the Future Workforce Managing Director (Team Lead) in the PSE Hub and will play a pivotal role in managing and leading various aspects of the Future Workforce team’s portfolio. The team leads workforce related activities to modernize private sector engagement across USAID. This role is crucial for attracting, developing, and retaining a talented workforce with the skills and competencies needed for Agency staff to work with the private sector. This position offers a unique opportunity to lead a dynamic team while shaping USAID’s approach to PSE, human resources (HR) management, and technical leadership.
As the General Development Officer, you will:
- Collaborate with Division Chiefs and the Program Team to lead team work planning, which includes the development of deliverables, program contributions, and budget inputs;
- Serve as the primary communicator for the team, addressing questions and concerns regarding the PSE Hub's activities;
- Provide guidance on the implementation of activities for recruitment and outreach from the private sector, merit promotion activities, retention, workforce planning, employee development and recognition based on PSE competencies;
- Design and implement retention strategies to create a positive work environment that encourages long-term commitment; and
- Plan and manage the workforce to meet organizational goals, analyzing staffing needs and developing strategies to address them.
Specialized Experience: To qualify for the position of General Development Officer (Democracy Officer) FL-0301-02, you must possess the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to. For the FL-02, you must have one year of specialized experience at the FL-03 (GS-13) grade level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as:
- Serving as mentor, coach and feedback provider to team members, focusing on technical skills, competencies and professional growth;
- Developing and executing strategies to attract talent from the private sector, including outreach programs and recruitment initiatives;
- Overseeing and ensuring fair and merit-based promotion activities within the organization; and
- Developing and implementing employee development programs and identifying training opportunities to enhance workforce capabilities.
- Must be a U.S. citizen;
- Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret-level security clearance; and
- The preferred candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Demonstrated experience in HR management, especially in the context of private sector engagement;
- Proven leadership and team management skills;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
- Knowledge of workforce planning and talent management best practices;
- Familiarity with knowledge management systems; and
- Ability to balance technical and people leadership.
Interested candidates should submit the following:
- A resume/CV (candidates must include month, year and the number of hours worked per week for each position listed);
- A short written statement of interest;
- Documentation if claiming Veterans Preference (DD-214, Service Disability Letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, etc.); and
- Documentation if serving as a current/former political appointee must submit all appropriate documentation (SF-50s, appointment letter, etc.).
Please submit your application package to DDIFSLJobs@usaid.gov. Please use the subject line: “FSL APPLICATION PACKAGE: Announcement No. IPI_367/32709 General Development Officer- FSL-02-IPI/PSE." Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. EST, November 30, 2023. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration. This notice may be used to fill additional vacancies, as the workforce needs of the Bureau may change.
USAID Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Commitment
USAID envisions a world where all individuals are valued, have equitable access to opportunities, and are included, respected, and safe in their societies. USAID embraces diversity as outlined in USAID’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement. We seek to elevate and include the voices of the USAID workforce, recognizing and valuing the unique contributions of all stakeholders. USAID also strives to improve equity for underrepresented communities that have historically been denied fair and just treatment and improve accessibility in all facets at USAID.
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Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to:
-- Kathryn Garcia, IPI/PSE Hub, (202) 712-1388, email@example.com