Sol. No. 72049220R00009: DOC Specialist (Papua New Guinea), GS-12

The primary responsibility of the Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) Specialist is the production and dissemination of public information regarding USAID’s development portfolio. Under the supervision of the USAID Senior Development Advisor, the DOC Specialist in Papua New Guinea (PNG), works in close coordination with the Manila-based DOC Team and the DOC Specialist in Suva, Fiji to lead outreach efforts to coordinate, design, manage, and disseminate strategic messaging of USAID foreign assistance programs in the Pacific Islands. The Specialist works to promote communication messaging and strengthen the understanding of USAID programs for audiences in the Pacific Islands and the United States. S/He is responsible for outreach and communications in the following Pacific Islands countries (subject to change based on priorities and staffing needs): PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

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The candidate must be a resident-hire U.S. citizen.

* (Resident hire means a U.S. citizen who, at the time of hire as a PSC, resides in the cooperating country as a spouse or dependent of a U.S. citizen employed by a U.S. government agency or under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement, or for reasons other than for employment with a U.S. government agency or under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement. A U.S. citizen for purposes of this definition also includes persons who at the time of contracting are lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.)


Offers must be received on or before the closing date and time specified in the cover letter via e-mail to:, with copy to: Please indicate the Solicitation Number in the subject line.

  1. Eligible offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals,” available at Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be signed and scanned.
  2. Complete, current resume.
  3. Supplemental documentation specifically addressing the evaluation factors and qualifications shown in the solicitation (Section III. Evaluation and Selection Factors).
  4. A minimum of three and a maximum of five references, including two references who are direct supervisors who can provide information regarding the offeror’s knowledge.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number (SOL NO. 72049220R00009) in the application submission.

Last updated: September 22, 2020

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