Solicitation for a Project Management Specialist (Private Sector), Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCN PSC), USAID/Moldova
CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: November 09, 2021 (11:59 p.m. Chisinau Time)
POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Private Sector)
MARKET VALUE: Basic Annual rate (in U.S. Dollars): $34,291-51,440
In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and ADS 309, the Local Compensation Plan (in effect at the time) of the U.S. Embassy to Moldova forms the basis of compensation. The LCP consists of the local salary schedule, which includes salary rates, authorized fringe benefits, and other pertinent facets of compensation. Final basic compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
This salary range is not inclusive of other benefits and allowances.
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Employment under any contract issued under this solicitation is of a continuing nature. Its duration is expected to be part of a series of sequential contracts; all contract clauses, provisions, and regulatory requirements concerning availability of funds and the specific duration of the contract shall apply. The initial CCNPSC contract will be for an initial five-year period, with possible renewal pending continued need for the position, contractor performance, and funds availability.
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Chisinau, Moldova.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
The USAID Mission to Moldova is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of USAID-funded programs operating throughout Moldova. The Mission is providing assistance to promote Moldova’s transition to a democratic, prosperous, stable, healthy country united towards Europe.
The Project Management Specialist is located in the Office of Economic Growth (OEG). OEG manages a large and dynamic portfolio of projects that promote economic growth by improving Economic Governance, Competitiveness, Agriculture, and Energy. The Specialist is responsible for managing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on OEG’s agriculture portfolio. The incumbent will serve as the Agreement or Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) on one or more OEG activities and may serve as the alternate AOR/COR for one or more activities.
The Specialist is the team lead for USAID’s work in the agriculture sector, and other economic growth sectors as needed, advising on and assisting with all aspects of the Mission’s portfolio in this sector.
He/she provides expert advice and high-quality service to support OEG in planning, implementing, managing, and monitoring the Mission’s economic growth portfolio. The incumbent will independently undertake necessary research in support of the agriculture sector portfolio and other economic growth sectors as needed, organize, and maintain databases, files and other information repositories; and maintain and develop reports, documentation and other tasks as they arise. The Specialist will support the design and implementation of agriculture, agriculture business and other initiatives across OEG’s portfolio, including working with business associations, advocacy groups, and others to improve Moldova’s agriculture business environment. The incumbent is expected to liaise with interlocutors, including other donors and multilateral institutions, and establish and maintain government relationships on behalf of the Mission.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION:
Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in business, project management, economics, finance, law, international relations, or a related field is required.
Prior Work Experience: This position requires at least five years of progressively responsible experience in program management within economic growth development assistance, agriculture, agribusiness, or similar sectors, with demonstrated project management skills. Knowledge of and experience working to improve Moldova’s agriculture sector is required.
Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English ability for reading, speaking and writing is required; fluency in Romanian required for reading, speaking, and writing; and fluency in Russian is required for speaking, reading and writing.
Only offerors clearly meeting the above minimum qualifications will be considered for further evaluation.
For further details and instructions on how to apply, please see the full version of this Announcement at: https://www.usaid.gov/moldova/work-with-us/careers
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