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Solicitation No. 72049219R00003: Resident-Hire USPSC Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) Writer

The DOC Writer coordinates with USAID/Philippines, Pacific Islands and Mongolia’s Front Office, Program Resources Management (PRM) Office, technical offices, USAID/Asia Bureau’s Outreach Team, USAID’s Legislative and Public Affairs Bureau, USAID implementing partners, and Public Affairs Sections at U.S. Embassies in the Philippines, Pacific Islands, and Mongolia to develop and disseminate external communications products. The DOC Writer is a key member of the mission DOC Team and a contributor to the mission’s Outreach and Communication’s strategy purpose, which is: “Enhanced recognition by key audiences about how USAID advances prosperity, security and self-reliance, by using effective and efficient approaches.”

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To be considered for this position candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • 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.)

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field. Relevant fields include: communications, journalism, public relations or affairs, international development, international affairs, advertising or marketing.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of five years of relevant experience. Relevant experience is defined as work in communications, journalism, international development, public relations or public affairs, international relations or social studies. Experience working in a developing country context preferred.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of two years’ experience writing and editing in English, including but not limited to: stories, press releases, speeches, fact sheets, social media content and articles.
  • The candidate must be a native English speaker, with fluency in both written and spoken English. Familiarity with American English preferred. Proficiency in Philippine languages is a plus.


Offers must be received on or before the closing date and time specified in the cover letter via email to: aidmnlhr@usaid.gov and cc: rsalud@usaid.gov

Eligible offerors are required to submit:

  • Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals,” available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed and scanned. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
  • Complete, current resume.
  • Two to three writing samples of any of the following for which the candidate was the lead author: stories, press releases, speeches, fact sheets, social media content and articles. If possible, at least one of the writing samples should be on a development-related topic.
  • Two to three professional references (Name, position, organization, relationship to the candidate, e-mail, phone-number). References should be able speak to the candidate’s interpersonal skills, ability to work in a cross-cultural team, editing capabilities and political astuteness.
  • (Optional) The candidate may include a communications strategy to which s/he was a key contributor.

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number (SOL No. 72049219R00003) in the offer submission.

Last updated: October 02, 2019

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