USAID Food for Peace Officer for the Syria Regional Crisis

full-time job  Syria
Closes: Jun 18, 2018

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FFP predicts, prevents, and responds to hunger overseas.

The United States Government (USG) has allocated significant resources in humanitarian assistance to Syria since the conflict began in early 2011, including more than $5 billion in humanitarian assistance to support conflict-affected Syrians, both those within Syria and refugees who have fled to neighboring countries.

FFP, the lead USG office for international food assistance, has been responding to emergency food needs in Syria and five neighboring countries since February 2012, providing approximately $1.9 billion in emergency food assistance for conflict-affected Syrians to date through the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). To support these efforts, USAID has a DART in three locations in the field – in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq – with additional satellite staff in the region and a Response Management Team in Washington, DC.

During 2018, FFP will continue to play a major role in supporting emergency food programs in response to the Syria crisis, in Syria and in neighboring countries, including Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt. The FFP Officer (FFPO) serves as an emergency food assistance officer on the USAID DART, which will be based in Jordan (Amman) or Turkey (Adana or Ankara), but location is subject to change as the situation evolves.

The incumbent will manage and monitor FFP’s food assistance programs for the Syria crisis, which are based throughout the region. The incumbent may be required to travel to neighboring countries, including potentially Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt, to attend FFP-funded activities, subject to approvals from U.S. Embassies, USAID Missions, and in coordination with the DART.

The incumbent will ensure the effective management of FFP resources provided for the Syria response. The primary responsibility of the incumbent, working as a member of the DART, is to coordinate and monitor ongoing FFP-funded emergency food assistance programs and report on their implementation to FFP/Washington, the U.S. Embassy in Turkey or Jordan, and USAID Missions and Embassies in neighboring countries as appropriate. FFP-funded food assistance programs devoted to the Syria crisis in the region are primarily implemented by WFP and NGOs.

The full range of specific duties, some of which are in direct support of FFP-funded programs and some in support of general FFP office responsibilities, will include the following:

At the GS-13 Equivalent level:
  • Serve within the DART, insofar as a DART continues to be present in-country (Jordan/Turkey);
  • Serve as point of contact for all issues pertaining to FFP food assistance for implementing partners (WFP, NGOs, and other international organizations), USAID Missions, Embassies, USAID/Washington, other parts of the USG, host nation government ministries and agencies (as determined appropriate by USAID Missions and Embassies), and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP programs, including progress and problems encountered by implementing partners;
  • Report on all food security issues, including changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements inside Syria and in neighboring countries for Syrian refugees, government policies, and actions affecting food assistance programs, including donor pledges and programs;
  • Coordinate with the country team (U.S. Embassy, DART, Department of Defense (DOD), and/or other USG in-country staff), host government, implementing partners, donors, and others to address issues impacting FFP-funded food assistance;
  • Undertake and report on assessments to inform FFP-funded food assistance funding decisions or modifications to ongoing programs;
  • Work with other parts of the USG and other donors to promote integration of food assistance with other programs, to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall; and
  • Provide information and guidance to FFP assistance award recipients on related regulations, policies, and procedures.

At the GS-14 Equivalent level:
  • Serve within the DART, insofar as a DART continues to be present in-country (Jordan/Turkey);
  • Serve as point of contact for all issues pertaining to FFP food assistance for implementing partners (WFP, NGOs and other international organizations), USAID Missions, Embassies, USAID/Washington, other parts of the USG, host nation government ministries and agencies (as determined appropriate by USAID Missions and Embassies), and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP programs, including progress and problems encountered by implementing partners;
  • Report on all food security issues, including changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements inside Syria and in neighboring countries for Syrian refugees, government policies and actions affecting food assistance programs, including donor pledges and programs;
  • Coordinate with the country team (U.S. Embassy, DART, DOD, and/or other USG in-country staff), host government, implementing partners, donors, and others to address issues impacting FFP-funded food assistance;
  • Undertake and report on assessments to inform FFP-funded food assistance funding decisions or modifications to ongoing programs;
  • Work with other parts of the USG and other donors to promote integration of food assistance with other programs, to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall;
  • Provide information and guidance to FFP assistance award recipients on related regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • As requested by the DART and (where relevant) USAID Mission, provide support for the execution of programs that support the overall USG humanitarian assistance objectives responding to the Syrian crises; and
  • Supervise other FFP staff on the DARTs as needed.

Where and How to Apply

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter via email: ffprecruitmentteam@usaid.gov.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:
Complete, current resume. See cover page for resume requirements.
Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.
USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed and scanned. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated.

False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number and the position you are applying for on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

NOTE: If the full security application is not submitted within 30 days after the Office of Security determines eligibility, the offer may be rescinded. If a Secret security clearance is not obtained within nine months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded.

NOTE: If the full medical clearance package is not submitted within two months after offer is acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If a Department of State medical clearance is not obtained within six months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded.

NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATION

This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an offer. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://ww.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b& sysparm_search=kb0013183

For general information about DUNS Numbers, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System Number at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html and FAR 52.204-7 , System for Award Management at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html or www.sam.gov.

Interested applicants are highly encouraged to initiate the registration process early in the application stage to avoid any delays during contract award.


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