USAID Project Management Specialist (Justice and Rule of Law)

Job Description

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72011721R01

2. ISSUANCE DATE: 12/07/2020

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: 01/15/2021 at 11:59 p.m. Chisinau Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Justice and Rule of Law)

5. MARKET VALUE: Basic Annual rate (in U.S. Dollars): $34,291 to $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.

6. 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.

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Chisinau, Moldova.

8. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Foreign Service National Security Certification


The Project Management Specialist (“the Specialist”) position is located in the Democracy and Governance Office (DG) of the Mission. The DG Office manages a large and dynamic portfolio of projects with an annual team budget of $17.3M that focuses on advancing the capacity of citizens to effectively engage and partner with governing entities, leading to more inclusive and democratic institutions that are responsive to citizens’ concerns and resistant to malign influences. The Specialist will be part of a team which works to promote participatory democracy through reducing corruption, improving service delivery, strengthening justice and rule of law, supporting the roles of media and civil society for oversight, and engaging in community development and shared problem-solving. The DG Office actively coordinates on cross-cutting goals with the Economic Growth team related to anticorruption, anti-money laundering and fiscal transparency, and digital transformation.

The Specialist will work in the DG Office under the supervision of the Office Director or his/her designee. The principal role of the Specialist is to lead the design, management, and implementation of DG’s foreign assistance activities. As a Specialist, the incumbent will serve as the Contracting or Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) on one or more DG activities and may serve as the alternate AOR/COR for one or more activities.


Education: This position requires at least a Master’s degree (e.g. MA, MS, JD, MPA, or similar in law, political science, public administration, or other similar field.

Prior Work Experience: This position requires at least five years of progressively responsible experience in development assistance, program management, or justice and rule of law issues.

Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English ability for reading, speaking and writing is required; fluency in Romanian is also required for reading, speaking, and writing.

Only offerors clearly meeting the above minimum qualifications will be considered for further evaluation.

About the Organization

The United States has a long history of extending a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country. It is this caring that stands as a hallmark of the United States around the world — and shows the world our true character as a nation. U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America’s foreign policy interests in expanding democracy and free markets while improving the lives of the citizens of the developing world. Spending less than one-half of 1 percent of the federal budget, USAID works around the world to achieve these goals. USAID’s history goes back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration’s Point Four Program. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed the Foreign Assistance Act into law and created by executive order USAID. Since that time, USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Our Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting: * economic growth, agriculture and trade; * global health; and, * democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance. USAID’s Strategy in Senegal Senegal has progressed significantly in the past decade both politically and economically. This progress has led to the country achieving eligibility status for the Millennium Challenge Account, due primarily to its strong commitment to ruling justly, investing in people, and promoting economic freedom. A democratic, predominantly Muslim but secular country, Senegal is a moderating voice in the Islamic and African worlds. USAID assists Senegal to enhance the productivity of its people and, in so doing, create jobs for unemployed youth, improve access to education and health care and further institutionalize democracy.

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