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USPSC Support Relief Group Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

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SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720FDA20B00035

ISSUANCE DATE: March 26, 2020

CLOSING DATE AND TIME: February 10, 2022, 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 U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Support Relief Group (SRG) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (HAA/M) 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. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. 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, OFDA 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 solicitation. 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.

  1. 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 http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

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 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://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

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:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SRG HAA/M will provide support for various operational aspects of MLT and may include all or some of the following:

  • Coordinate with the humanitarian community to achieve the best use of military assets by reducing redundant or counterproductive military activities.

  • Assist the military in defining and reconciling its role with that of the greater humanitarian relief community.

  • Seek out methods to most effectively utilize DoD strengths.

  • Represent OFDA in appropriate DoD training and planning exercises with subsequent reporting to OFDA divisions on activities, lessons learned, success and future activities as a result of OFDA participation.

  • Represent OFDA in DoD conferences in the context of priorities set forth by the OPS Division Chief, such as, participate in After-action Reviews, humanitarian exercises sponsored at the Combatant Command level and at operational level and strategic planning exercises normally conducted through Pentagon auspices to interact with policy makers.

  • Assist OFDA management in defining a strategy for military coordination which will include guidelines for determining OFDA participation in DoD operations when specific requests are made and where OFDA should request activities and participation.

  • Determine whether OFDA participation in DoD humanitarian activities is necessary and useful.

  • Provide OFDA briefings and training to uniformed military officers at various DoD educational institutions (War Colleges, National Defense University, Navy Postgraduate School, etc.) and other units. Training includes OFDA’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course.

  • Coordinate with DoD and the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to provide OFDA staff with briefings on military procedures, assets, roles, capabilities, culture, chain-of-command and humanitarian-related activities and circulate status reports which summarize DoD activities in which OFDA personnel are involved.

  • Deploy with DoD forces in humanitarian emergencies.

  • Provide reports, debriefs and evaluations to the MLT Team Leader and other appropriate OFDA staff of all planning, exercises and deployments.

  • Assist in the identification of OFDA’s deployment needs in designated "at risk" countries where DARTs may deploy; work with other teams within OFDA to determine appropriate DART needs as a basis for contingency planning for personnel and resources.

  • Deploy to the field as a DART member, as necessary.

  • Assist the MLT in providing classified USG information support to OFDA as requested and to selected DARTs and RMTs on an as-needed basis.

  • Assist regional COCOMs in developing the humanitarian assistance aspect of their strategic operations and crisis action planning products.

  • Liaise with the DoD and other elements of the USG in an effort to help the military coordinate with the humanitarian community.

  • Support deliberate planning within USAID/OFDA and serve as an expert in contingency, operational, and forward planning across all humanitarian sectors, with a civil-military focus.

  • Provide critical monitoring and planning expertise surrounding incipient disasters, disaster response and early recovery. Monitor regional or country based field situations to advise the Military Planning Process, based on changing field circumstances such as the sudden on-set of natural or manmade disaster or the evolution of a slow on-set disaster or crisis.

  • Recommend short- and long-range humanitarian assistance goals for OFDA during disasters with a civil-military context, develop detailed plans for implementing them, and oversee implementation at the Washington, D.C., COCOM, and field level.

  • Provide gap analysis during disaster responses and recommend appropriate missions and tasks for DoD to support the USG response.

  • May serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

  • May 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, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as 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.)

Bachelor's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and seven (7) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training, humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning.

OR

Master's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and five (5) years of relevant work experience. Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training, humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning.

SELECTION FACTORS

(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.

  • Professional experience planning for or responding to a CBRNE event.

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. OFDA 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. OFDA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov