I. GENERAL INFORMATION
1. ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER/ SOLICITATION NO.: 72044022R10007
2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 28, 2022
3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: March 28, 2022, 17:00 Hanoi time
4. POINT OF CONTACT: Quyen Hoang, Supervisory Human Resources Specialist at Vietnam-Hanoi USAID-HR-Recruitment@usaid.gov
5. POSITION TITLE: Development Program Specialist (Program and Budget Team Lead), FSN-11
6. MARKET VALUE (Gross): US$32,908.00 – US$49,380.00 (Basic Salary), equivalent to FSN-11 supplemented by benefits and allowances as detailed in the Item 17, which add up to a total of US$40,954.00 – US$59,952.00
In accordance with USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR) Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of the United States Embassy in Vietnam, final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE/LENGTH OF THE CONTRACT:
Subject to successful completion of 2-month probationary period in accordance with the Vietnamese Local Labor Law, the length of the contract is definite term which includes two (2) base year with option year up to three (3) years.
Base Period (two year): To be defined, as soon as the Mission can complete the recruitment process
Option Period 1 (up to 3 years): To be defined, after the completion of the Base Period and upon the successful performance of the Contractor, Agency needs and the available of fund
USAID expects the services under this contract to be continuing in nature for the contractor to perform under a series of sequential contracts, subject to the availability of fund.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday (40 hours per week).
8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE/LOCATION:
USAID/Vietnam, Tung Shing Square, 2 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi, Vietnam with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.
9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS/AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Cooperating Country National
Cooperating country national (CCN) means an individual who is citizen of Vietnam or a lawfully admitted permanent residence in Vietnam. Please note that USAID is not able to sponsor candidates for Vietnamese residency permit.
10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Selected offeror must be able to obtain a favorable Security Certification for employment authorization from the U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Office.
11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
1. BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
The position is located within the Program Office (PRO) of USAID/Vietnam in Hanoi. S/he plays a leading role in the development of the five-year Country Development Strategy (CDCS), annual Mission Resource Requests, annual Operational Plans and Performance and Plan Reports (PPR), Portfolio Review Management Reports, project and activity designs, Congressional Notifications (CNs), and official program-related correspondence with the Government of Vietnam (GVN), donors and Washington. S/he ensures the highest quality control for all budget-related documentation, and exercises discipline and conformity to Agency rules and procedures and statutory and pre-obligation requirements prior to recommending all new obligations. S/he also provides a wide range of programming, budgeting and financial support, and back-stopping functions for four technical offices and the Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City. S/he plays a key role in coordinating reports the reports and budget processes that affect all congressionally appropriated program activities in Vietnam, including those managed by the State Department. As appropriate, s/he liaises with the GVN, USAID/Washington, D.C., and regional and other internal and external counterparts, as well as implementing partners (IP).
2. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Development Objectives Backstop (30%)
a. Serves as the Program backstop officer for all Mission Development Objectives (DO), ensuring the entire mission portfolio, including bilateral and Washington, D.C. field support activities, is consistent with the Standardized Program Structure and Definitions (F- Framework), and relevant USG budget regulations and requirements.
b. Provides a wide range of consultative, advisory, planning, design, implementation and monitoring services to Technical Offices (TO). Ensures USAID program activities are designed and implemented in accordance with applicable USG laws, Agency regulations, and policies in order to achieve DO and Mission objectives in a timely manner.
2. Budget Development and Resource Allocation (35%)
a. Formulates the long-term resource requirement section of the Mission’s CDCS. Prepares the Mission’s Annual Report, and Congressional Budget Justification for submission to USAID/Washington, D.C.; assures these documents contain correct financial data and are consistent with USAID policies, guidelines and approved program levels, and the budget allocations. Prepares justifications and rationales for the requested resources for submission to USAID/Washington, D.C., State and OMB; prepares reclamas to assure that the Mission receives adequate allocation of funds to implement its program; and provides arguments to justify and defend the requested resource levels.
II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified or the application is incomplete.
Possession of a Bachelor ‘s degree in Commerce/Finance/Economics/Law or other science is required.
Prior Work Experience:
Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in financial management in the public and/ or private sector, at least three years of which should have been working in the relevant position with or for a foreign government, international NGO, foreign donor agency, or foreign company. Previous experience should include having responsibility for exercising judgment and providing solid analysis leading to sound financial decision making on development assistance projects. Experience creating and maintaining budget spreadsheets and working with relevant computer software is also required.
Language Proficiency: Must have:
- Level 4 (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English (this will be tested).
- Level 4 (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese.
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