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Notice Date
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
Contracting Office
Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions, Nigeria USAID-Africa, Dept. of State, Washington, DC, 20521-8320
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Clementina Edereka, Personnel Assistant, Phone 234-9-413-8374, Fax 234-9-234-3761, - Don Brady, Executive Officer, Phone 234-9-234-2175, Fax 234-9-2342930,
E-Mail Address
cedereka@usaid.gov, dbrady@usaid.gov
Subject: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC) for Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS Program Advisor - USAID/Nigeria SOLICITATION NO.:620-03-00226 ISSUANCE DATE: August 25, 2003 CLOSING DATE: September 24, 2003 Gentlemen/Ladies: SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC) No. 620-03-00226 USAID/Nigeria The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking proposals (Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612 only) from U.S. citizens, eligible U.S. ?Green Card? holders and eligible third Country Nationals (TCNs) interested in providing PSC services described in the attached solicitation. Submission shall be in accordance with the attached information and required forms at the place and time specified. Any questions may be directed to Josephine Udomi, Personnel Assistant, who may be reached at Fax No. 234-9-2342930 or email: per.abuja@usaid.gov. Offerors should retain for their record copies of all enclosures which accompany their proposals. Sincerely, Don J. Brady, Contracting Officer ATTACHMENT TO SOLITATION NUMBER.: 620-03-00226 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: 620-03-00226 2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 21, 2003 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 20, 2003 4. POSITION TITLE: HIV/AIDS Program Advisor 5. MARKET VALUE: $61,251 - $79,629 Per Annum (GS 13 Equivalent). 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two years (renewable) 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Abuja, Nigeria, West Africa. 8. JOB DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT OF WORK: A. POSITION TITLE: HIV/AIDS Program Advisor. B. ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: General Development Office, USAID/Nigeria, Africa Bureau, Abuja, Nigeria C. DIRECT SUPERVISOR: USDH HIV/AIDS Officer D. SUPERVISION: The HIV/AIDS Program Advisor shall report directly to the USDH HIV/AID Officer and shall be expected to work independently with limited supervision over day-day activities. A) BACKGROUND The incumbent serves as the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Program Advisor in the HIV/AIDS Office for USAID/Nigeria with special focus on community-based interventions as well as work with PLWHAs and orphans. He/she will be an advisor to the USDH HIV/AIDS officer, Health and Population Officer, the General Development Officer and the Mission Director and the SO 14 team on community-based PMTCT activities in the country. He/she is responsible for implementation of community-based components of the expanded PMTCT response in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners, and the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NEPWHA) and other implementing partners. She/he draws upon other mission elements and AID/W for technical and administrative support and assistance as well as providing technical assistance to other members of the Mission in his/her area of expertise. Nigeria is a priority country for the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) and is one of the countries designated as part of the Presidential Initiative, which includes PMTCT. Approved HIV/AIDS funding levels for USAID/Nigeria have increased dramatically to $25.5 million in FY 03. B. General Responsibilities The incumbent will be expected to play a leading role in USAID/Nigeria?s HIV/AIDS program and its PMTCT and PLWA and orphans activities. Under the direct supervision of a USDH HIV/AIDS Officer and the USDH General Development Officer, the PSC will provide technical expertise in the design, implementation and management of the Mission?s community-based PMTCT activities; provide analysis and advise the Mission on HIV/AIDS policy with particular reference to PLWHAs and orphans; and track the USAID/Nigeria community-based PMTCT, PLWHA and orphans program implementation, performance and results. C. Specific Responsibilities 1. Provide programmatic leadership for the Mission?s community-based PMTCT, PLWHA and orphan activities utilizing innovative, effective and sustainable development strategies. 2. Relate AID?s priorities and capabilities to those of other donors in assessing overall requirements in the sector. Stimulate contacts and collaborative arrangements among donor agencies and host country organizations best suited to assist with particular development needs related to community-based PMTCT, PLWHAs and orphans. 3. Keep abreast of analyses and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS planning, management and training within the region and with similar research in the United States and elsewhere as it relates to PMTCT, PLWHA and orphans. 4. The community-based PMTCT Program Advisor is responsible for implementation of community-based PMTCT activities as well as activities that relate to PLWHAs and orphans. This includes overseeing analysis and monitoring of the activities. The candidate is also responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating programs that are scientifically sound and incorporate USAID policies and lessons learned. 5. The community-based PMTCT Program Advisor is responsible for liaising with the GON, other donors and NGOs who are implementing similar programs to ensure good coordination and sharing of lessons learned. 6. In conjunction with the USDH HIV/AIDS Officer and TAACs Advisor responsible for PMTCT and Treatment Initiatives, supervises ongoing evaluation of projects, including the performance of project implementation personnel, project appraisals and contractor performance reports. IV. General Qualifications and Experience  Masters level or equivalent degree in, public health, epidemiology, management, law, sociology or related field.  Minimum of 5 years experience with HIV/AIDS programs and demonstrated broad programmatic knowledge and experience in analysis and planning, and in the planning and management of programs in developing countries. Experience with USAID programming a plus.  Demonstrated leadership, analytical and managerial skills within the context of developing countries.  Knowledge of other relevant programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, and programmatic knowledge of different methods, models and approaches. Programmatic Knowledge:  Management of HIV/AIDS programs in a Sub-Saharan setting. This includes work with government and/or non-government organizations responsible for HIV/AIDS programs. Experience in working with partner organizations including bilateral and multilateral donors as well as NGOs to ensure coordination.  Conceptualization, design, management and coordination of activities related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support.  Provision of programmatic advice and recommendations in planning, designing and developing HIV/AIDS activities as part of a mission program or other donor relevant activities and programs.  Application of sociological, anthropological or related cultural knowledge in addressing issues in the design, implementation and/or evaluation of development or related programs/projects.  Analysis and monitoring of complex HIV/AIDS programs. V. Selection Criteria A candidate will be selected based on his/her qualifications, availability, results of reference checks and interview. The selected individual must complete all medical examinations as well as undergo required security clearance. Candidates will be reviewed according to the following evaluation criteria and scoring: Education 20 points Prior work experience 50 points General Knowledge 15 points Skills and Abilities 15 points VI. Position Elements a. Supervisory Control Over Position: The PSC Program Advisor will play a key role on the Mission?s HIV/AIDS and TB Strategic Objective Team. The Advisor will be expected to exercise initiative, resourcefulness and responsibility towards achievement of program objectives. The Advisor will provide programmatic insight in community-based PMTCT as well as PLWHAs and orphans activities for the HIV/AIDS and TB SO team. Team members include a USDH HIV/AIDS Officer, two TAACS Advisors, Nigerian HIV/AIDS Specialists, and Nigerian support staff in addition to the PSC. The PSC Advisor will develop and negotiate annual work plans with the USDH HIV/AIDS Officer who will be the Program Advisor?s direct supervisor. The Advisor?s work will be evaluated annually, based on progress towards achieving work objectives. b. Guidelines Used and Judgment Required: Guidelines include: USAID?s Automated Directive System (ADS); Mission Orders; operating procedures and systems requirements. c. Complexity: Tasks involve program analysis, advisory services, and monitoring HIV/AIDS program of the Mission. The incumbent applies a depth of expertise to advice on full range of HIV/AIDS program Management issues. He/she must continuously apply innovative thinking to solve program problems. d. Authority to Make Commitment: The HIV/AID Program Advisor is authorized to approve administrative documents in the absence of the USDH HIV/AIDS Officer. e. Supervision Exercise: The HIV/AID Program Advisor may supervise FSN staff assigned to work on HIV/AIDS Program in the General Development Office. f. Nature, Level and Purpose of Personal Contacts: The incumbent serves as the alter ego to the TAACS Advisor on PMTCT and treatment and as such supervises day-to-day activities of related HIV/AIDS Program management and interact with host government institutions, and local and international contractors/grantees. VII. Compensation: The term of the contract will be for two years from on/about September, 2003 to on/about September 2005, which period may be extended by mutual agreement subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. This position bas been classified at a U.S. Government GS-13 level. The actual salary of the successful candidate will be negotiated within the range depending on qualifications and previous salary history. In addition, the Mission has a 25% Post Differential allowance. VIII.Benefits: As a matter of policy and as appropriate, a USPSC is normally authorized the following benefits: Employee?s FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Eligible for Worker?s Compensation Annual and Sick Leave Access to Embassy medical facilities, commissary and pouch mail service Allowances (if Applicable): 1. Temporary Lodging Allowances (Section 120) 2. Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130) 3. Post Allowance (Section 220) 4. Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230) 5. Post Differential (Chapter 500) 6. Payments during evacuation/authorized departure (Section 600) 7. Danger Pay (Section 650) 8. Educational Allowance (Section 270) 9. Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260) 10. Educational Travel (Section 280) II. Applying Note: Position depends on funds availability. Qualified individuals are requested to submit a U.S. government Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612 (available at the USAID website). http://www.usaid/gov/procurement_bus_opp/procurement/forms or internet http://fillform.gsa.gov, or at Federal offices); All applications should be addressed and mailed to: The Executive Officer USAID/Nigeria 3rd Floor Metro Plaza Plot 992 Zakaria Maimalari Street Central Business District Garki Abuja, Nigeria All applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation numbers on your application and as the subject line any cover letter. The highest ranking applications may be selected for an interview. III. List of Required Forms for PSCs Forms outlined below can be found at: Http://www.usaid.gov/procurement_bus_opp/procurement/psc>solicit/ 1. Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612 2. Contractor Physical Examination (AID Form 1420-63).** 3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) SF-86, or** 4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85).** 5. Finger Print Card (FD-258).** ? Standardized regulations (government civilians foreign areas) ? ** Forms 2 through 5 shall be completed only upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job. Note: The selected individual must be eligible for a U.S. government security clearance at the Secret level and obtain a full medical clearance for service. IV. Contract Information (CIBS) Pertaining to PSCS 97-16: Class Justification for Use of Other Than Full & Open Competition for Personal Services Contracts with U.S. Citizens Contracted with Locally with CCNs and TCNs subject to the Local Compensation Plan, and for Overseas Contracts of $250,000 or Less 97-11:(Corrected) 1997 FICA & Medicare Tax Rates for Personal Services Contracts 97-6: Contractual Coverage for Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Services 97-3: New USAID Contractor Employee Physical Examination 96-23: Unauthorized Provision in Personal Services Contract 96-19: U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) ? Leave 96-11: PSC?s Annual Health Insurance Costs 96-8: Determining a Market Value for PSCs Hired Under Appendix D, Handbook 14 94-9: Sunday Pay for U.S. Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) 93-17: Financial Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services Contract (PSC)
Place of Performance
Address: USAID/Nigeria, 3rd Floor Metro Plaza, Plot 992 Zakaria Maimalari Street, Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria,
Zip Code: P.M.B. 519
Country: Abuja, Nigeria
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