JOBS AT USAID/ZAMBIA - 2/24/2016


OPEN TO:   All Americans who currently reside in Zambia and Eligible Family Members
SOLICITATION NUMBER:   AID-001-16
ISSUANCE DATE: February 16, 2016
CLOSING DATE: February 26, 2016
POSITION TITLE:   Democracy Rights Governance Cross-Sector Specialist
 
GRADE:  GS-13 ($ 73,846 – 96,004)
MARKET VALUE:   The final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based on the successful candidate’s salary history, work experience, and educational background.  Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated. 
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:   United States Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia
 
SECURITY ACCESS:   FSN/LES basic security clearance
 
A. BASIC FUNCTIONS
 
The Democracy Rights and Governance (DRG) Cross-Sector Specialist provides programmatic support and advice to the DRG team in areas that intersect with other technical sectors and manages USAID/Zambia’s suite of cross-sector DRG activities.  S/he reports to the DRG Team leader and serves as the working-level liaison between the DRG technical team and other USAID technical offices including the Education, Economic Development, Health, and Interagency PEPFAR teams.  S/he identifies and advances opportunities for cross-sector DRG integration and funding and serves as activity manager or A/COR of specific cross-sector activities.  S/he also contributes to other areas of DRG activity management and reporting as in support of the USAID/Zambia’s DRG strategy more broadly.  Responsibilities include:
A. BASIC FUNCTIONS
 
The Democracy Rights and Governance (DRG) Cross-Sector Specialist provides programmatic support and advice to the DRG team in areas that intersect with other technical sectors and manages USAID/Zambia’s suite of cross-sector DRG activities.  S/he reports to the DRG Team leader and serves as the working-level liaison between the DRG technical team and other USAID technical offices including the Education, Economic Development, Health, and Interagency PEPFAR teams.  S/he identifies and advances opportunities for cross-sector DRG integration and funding and serves as activity manager or A/COR of specific cross-sector activities.  S/he also contributes to other areas of DRG activity management and reporting as in support of the USAID/Zambia’s DRG strategy more broadly.  Responsibilities include:
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinate the design and procurement of cross-sector DRG activities including, but not limited to, Accountable Governance for Improved Service Delivery (AGIS) and Community Monitoring for Improved Health Services.
2. Serve as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (C/AOR) for cross-sector DRG activities, ensuring that activities achieve the shared development goals of various sectors.
3. Work across technical sectors and with the Program Office to develop mutually beneficial performance monitoring and evaluation plans for cross-sector activities, including ambitious, realistic indicators and measures of success.
4. Maintain budget and expenditure analyses for USAID/Zambia’s cross-sector DRG activities to satisfy the diverse budgetary and reporting needs of various technical teams and funding sources. 
5. Serve as a technical DRG resource to the health, education, and economic development teams to help these teams identify how DRG issues influence activities across sectors and advise the teams as to programmatic needs to support mutual development objectives.
6. Coordinate with the Civil Society Specialist in the area of democratic governance. Ensure coordination and complementarity between USAID/Zambia’s civil society and governance programs.
7. Work with the Department of State’s Political Economic Section and the Millennium Challenge Corporation on policy issues related to fiscal transparency, corruption, and good governance.
8. Participate in the design and management of other activities intended to achieve USAID objectives in DRG including human rights and political process activities.
9. Undertake technical review of project and/or grant proposals (solicited or unsolicited) submitted to USAID in the area of DRG, including development of evaluation criteria and the review process in coordination with OAA and members of the DRG technical team.
10. Coordinate assistance with other bilateral and multilateral organizations in Zambia, including but not limited to, the United Nations, the World Bank, and other public and private donors to ensure USAID/Zambia programs are complementary and consistent.  Participate as required in donor working groups.
11. Provide support to USAID/Zambia’s DRG team in other areas as necessary.

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