Deputy Vice President, Development Policy

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Washington, D.C
May 01, 2021
May 09, 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


Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level). 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.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).


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: .

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
  • OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities
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-DE-11097041 using Delegated Examining (DE) 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.

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, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Compliance
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
  • Program Planning and Resource Development and Management

You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at:

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
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • 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.)