Director, Office of Development Results and Accountability

District of Columbia, D.C
Nov 09, 2019
Nov 17, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


The Director, Office of Development Results & Accountability advises, shares responsibility and participates with the Deputy Assistant Secretary, (International Development Finance & Policy) in overseeing the interagency review of all operations and country assistance strategies. Implement legislative mandates and Treasury voting policies and directives, including review of their relevance, effectiveness, and applicability.

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  • The principal advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Finance and Policy on matters concerning the over agency review of all operations and country assistance strategies.
  • Implement legislative mandates and Treasury voting policies and directives, including review of their relevance, effectiveness, and applicability.
  • Enhance efforts to scrutinize the development impact of MDB programs and projects, including their financial and development additionally.
  • Strengthen the linkages between the loan review process and US Government development priorities.
  • Prepare timely and well-written congressional reports related to legislative mandates.
  • Working with legislative affairs, advocate for legislative mandate/policy changes as needed, making compelling case through pithy written materials and oral presentations.
  • Develop and implement Treasury voting guidelines on country specific and crosscutting issues (e.g., Argentina, coal, extractive industries).
  • Proactively identify programs and projects that are likely to be problematic and/or controversial. Effectively participate in process for arriving at a decision on such operations.
  • Liaise with non-governmental organization (NGO) community, including serving as the lead on the Tuesday Group meetings, business community, and Congressional staff to inform them of major/controversial/potentially problematic upcoming MDB operations, gather feedback, and explain Treasury's rationale for voting decisions as appropriate decisions.
  • Resolve differences and conflicts on voting decisions within the interagency as they occur and help drive to consensus decisions.
  • Identify problems and opportunities in MDB programs and projects that require policy attention.
  • Annually report to International Affairs (IA) leadership on the US Government's voting record at the MDBs and provide assessment of MDB specific and crosscutting trends.
  • The Director is fully responsible for managerial, supervisory and administrative functions of the Office of Development Results and Accountability. This includes:
  • Supervisory work;
  • Evaluating employee performance;
  • Recommending promotions and other personnel actions;
  • Career development; and
  • Recruitment and initial evaluation of applicant for professional and administrative positions.

  • Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional travel is required.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

    • All groups of qualified individuals.
    • Initial appointments are required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
    • Financial disclosure is required.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.



    To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must possess specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described above; including progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience demonstrating ability to manage people and resources. Candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) separately. Candidates who choose not to address both the ECQ's and MTQ's separately will not be disqualified; but must ensure their resume addresses each sufficient for evaluation. Your responses and/or resume must demonstrate possession of these qualifications; typically acquired through education, experience or training, and reflect progressive development and achievement in managing the business operations of a large organization. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service (SES) and are in addition to the specific mandatory technical qualifications listed below. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at ECQs . Your response must be limited to two pages for each ECQ.

    ECQ 1 - Leading Change - The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.

    ECQ 2 - Leading People - The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.

    ECQ 3 - Results Driven - The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.

    ECQ 4 - Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management.

    ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions - The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: Partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating.

    MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): The MTQs describe the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the required professional and technical qualifications and core qualification set forth below. Your response must be limited to two pages for each MTQ.

    MTQ 1- Broad knowledge and demonstrated understanding of Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) financial and lending policies and the U.S. Government's policy point of view in international development finance. Broad knowledge and have demonstrated understanding of the broad range of U.S. economic policy objectives and legislative mandates at the MDBs to support priority countries and regions and strengthen development effectiveness and accountability to achieve inclusive growth and reduce poverty. Ability to represent the Treasury position on MDB operations and country assistance strategies to counterparts in the federal interagency, MDBs, NGO community, and Congressional stakeholders.

    MTQ 2- Possesses proficiency with macroeconomics, with specialty in concessional finance, in areas related to stabilization of monetary, fiscal and balance of payments conditions, and understanding of how to optimize MDB balance sheets.

    MTQ 3 - Extensive experience coordinating and managing a complex interagency process. Diverse experience representing and negotiating USG views within the interagency and communicating complex issues and ideas to senior government officials and external stakeholders. Displays ability to convey observations and recommendations related to international macroeconomic, financial and political economy issues, providing context for major economic and financial objectives in foreign country economies.

    MTQ 4- Experience in managing multiple offices/personnel, and taking initiative

    Please upload your responses to the ECQs and MTQs in the document section.


    Additional information

    EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
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    Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
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    Financial Disclosure: All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Upon hire, and on an annual basis thereafter, the incumbent of this position will be required to file a public financial disclosure report. The incumbent may be prohibited from holding certain financial interests.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be evaluated on the basis of your resume and narrative statements reflecting the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the technical and executive qualifications described above. While you are NOT required to provide a narrative statement addressing the Technical Qualifications, candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Technical Qualification in separate statements. Candidates who choose not to address the technical qualifications separately will not be automatically disqualified. Candidates are NOT required to provide narrative response statements to address the Executive Core Qualifications when applying for this vacancy. However, the selectee will be required to address the ECQs before being appointed. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available.
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    If you are a current, retired or former Federal employee, please provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify your status. If you have successfully completed the SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) please provide a copy of your certificate. These documents may be required during the recruitment process.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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