Deputy Vice President, Development Policy

Washington, D.C
May 01, 2021
May 07, 2021
Full Time


This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Development Policy (ODP). As the Deputy Vice President, you will serve as a member of DFC's Senior Staff and key consultant and adviser to the Vice President for Development Policy.
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Manages the growth and success of the office, as required by the Vice President (VP). This includes, but is not limited to, the management of resources and relationships across the Agency in order to achieve office objectives.

With direction from the VP, manages day-to-day operations of the Office of Development Policy (ODP). This includes, but is not limited to, supporting the VP in establishing policies and procedures; setting annual goals and objectives; ensuring successful implementation of office work plans; establishing office budgets; developing new programs; managing the day-to-day human resources, financial management, and information technology requirements of the office; and engaging with external stakeholders such as auditors, representatives of civil society, members of DFC's Board, Congress, Interagency counterparts, and experts in other Development Finance Institutions.

Responsible for ensuring the application of best practices with respect to the Agency's approach to measuring, managing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the impacts of DFC-supported investments, within the available resources of the Agency.

Manages ODP interactions with DFC's Information Technology systems, including ensuring development of systems that efficiently and effectively support the work of ODP's analysts and improve Agency external reporting capabilities with respect to project development impacts, reporting requirements, and compliance review.

Oversees the data collection and verification efforts for DFC Annual Report and other reporting requirements.

Supervises ODP staff directly or through subordinate directors. In the absence of the VP, approves policy papers, makes informed policy decisions, and performs all the necessary administrative functions to ensure the continued smooth functioning of the ODP.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service that includes:
  • experience in development finance and/or development economics applying methodologies and practices for the monitoring and evaluation of impacts of international development projects, and the application of such methodologies and practices to development finance support for private sector investment;
  • experience with a range of environmental, social, labor and human rights issues, as they relate to investment projects in developing and emerging markets;
  • experience developing and driving data collection and validation efforts on an agency/organization-wide portfolio basis to satisfy reporting requirements and inform management decision making;
  • experience developing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) programs and the infrastructure to support those programs to measure organizational developmental impacts; and
  • experience supervising and leading employees and overseeing the day-to-day administrative operations of a diverse team of technical and policy experts including hiring/staffing, procurement activities, budget, etc.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and
3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
For more information: .

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: .

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).
Telework Suitability : The duties of this position are suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment : Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule : This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement 21-ODP-ST-11097057 using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet DE requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Leadership
  • Program Planning and Resource Development and Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Compliance
  • Decision Making
You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at:

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Your responses to the job questionnaire:
3. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)