USPSC Gender, Age and Social Inclusion (GASI) Team Lead
USAID , Washington, United States
SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA20B00085
ISSUANCE DATE: January 26, 2021
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: February 23, 2021, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
SUBJECT: Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC)
Dear Prospective Offerors:
The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Technical and Program Quality (TPQ), is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Gender, Age and Social Inclusion (GASI) Team Lead under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the solicitation.
Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Offerors interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:
1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, your resume must include:
(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
(c) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.
(d) U.S. Citizenship
(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.SAM.gov, BHA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).
Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this. This information must be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.
2. USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at
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 award. 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 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:
Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when offer materials have been received. Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their offers. Your complete resume must be emailed to:
TPQ Recruitment Team
E-Mail Address: BHA.TPQRecruitment@usaid.gov
Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to the TPQ Recruitment Team via the information provided above.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Gender, Age, and Social Inclusion Team Lead’s main role will be to supervise the Gender, Age, and Social Inclusion Team and coordinate the teams’ work on gender, age, diversity, and social inclusion. The position involves providing expert analytical and advisory support for the planning, development, and execution of USAID programs and policies relating to gender, age, disability, and social inclusion, in humanitarian and transition contexts. As part of this effort, the Gender, Age, and Social Inclusion Team Lead must be able to rapidly identify and anticipate problem issues, help formulate strategic and programming approaches, and write under tight deadlines to produce products that represent assessments of complex issues. The work requires extremely strong writing and verbal communication skills. The position will involve extensive collaboration and coordination with other Teams/Offices/Bureaus and agencies within and outside of the USG for the purposes of integrating technical rigor into program planning and policy implementation efforts.
Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the Protection and Community Capacities Division Chief, the Gender, Age, and Social Inclusion Team Lead will:
● Supervise and manage the Gender, Age, and Social Inclusion Team.
● Coordinate proposal reviews for humanitarian programming, lead team engagement throughout the Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) program cycle, coordinate technical support and monitoring through field deployments, operational research, and budgetary oversight over the project budget.
● Provide direction for BHA on new and cutting-edge methodologies and coordinate team engagement on gender, empowerment, and inclusion across BHA’s programming mandate - in humanitarian crises through development contexts.
● Serve as a senior, expert source of information on and analysis of gender, age, disability, and social inclusion issues as they relate to humanitarian and transition planning and programming for BHA.
● Provide technical advice for country portfolios, regional portfolios, global initiatives, or for specific awards.
● Advise regional teams and BHA partners on appropriate strategies and activities to ensure gender, empowerment, and inclusion principles and best practices are elevated and mainstreamed in emergency response, early recovery, and disaster risk reduction programming (including integration of positive youth development, age, and disability considerations).
● Support assessment and monitoring of activities through technical data review, the development of monitoring tools, field visits, and communication with field staff and implementing partners.
● Lead the development of new systems, guidelines, tools, and staff resources to frame the design and implementation of programming in regards to gender, age, disability, and social inclusion.
● Coordinate with other PCC teams, TPQ and G3PC on the development and implementation of clear and concise policies, positions, and communications materials on gender, age and social inclusion issues for BHA and USAID in general.
● Prepare TPQ senior management and BHA senior leadership, when necessary, to speak on gender, age, disability and social inclusion issues before UN bodies, NGOs, Congress, the interagency, media, and academic institutions.
● Represent BHA at donor and coordination meetings covering a broad range of humanitarian gender and inclusion issues.
● Coordinate with the various USAID bureaus, including the Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization, and the future Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation on gender, age, disability, and social inclusion issues.
● Respond to relevant congressional and public inquiries and speak to various visiting groups about gender, age, disability, and social inclusion considerations among disaster affected populations.
● Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (i.e. work plans, annual reports, month status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor performance evaluation in Contract/Assistance Performance Assessment Review System (CPARS/APARS). They prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract/agreement, the FAR, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related requirements set forth in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter,
● Sign up for and serve as needed on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provide services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will vary.
● Serve as the BHA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis for approximately one week every six months.
● As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.
● As needed, may serve on temporary detail within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities and will be directly related to the scope of work provided.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)
A Bachelor’s degree with significant study in, but not limited to, sociology, international law, disaster management, social work, anthropology, public health, education, conflict, humanitarian affairs, gender, international studies, or a related field plus a minimum of nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which three (3) years must be related to international gender, age, disability, and social inclusion in humanitarian or transition settings.
A Master’s degree with significant study in, but not limited to, sociology, international law, disaster management, social work, anthropology, public health, education, conflict, humanitarian affairs, gender, international studies, or a related field plus even (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance and/or international development, of which three (3) years must be related to international gender, age, disability, and social inclusion in humanitarian or transition settings.
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)
● Offeror is a U.S. Citizen.
● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
● USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.
● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.**
● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).**
Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.
BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Offeror Rating System. Those offerors determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.
Offerors are required to address each factor of the Offeror Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education, and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Offeror Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.
The most qualified offerors may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. BHA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. BHA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.