Managing Director (Sector Operations), MC-301-2C

Washington, D.C
May 14, 2021
May 22, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is located in the Sector Operations Division, Department of Compact Operations (DCO) within the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Although the position is advertised equivalent to SES, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band 2C which is generally equal to SES in pay range only.

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The Managing Director (MD) is a member of the senior staff in the Department of Compact Operations, responsible for the delivery of technical services in the areas of digital and data for development, gender and social inclusion, human and community development, land and agricultural economy - and fiduciary oversight functions related to program acquisition and assistance and program financial services to advance MCC program operations. The Managing Director will:
  • Support the DVP in establishing the vision, priorities and strategy for the division to support compact and threshold programs, operationalize complementary partnerships and establish MCC as a leader in those technical and functional areas.
  • Provide direction and oversight to the Practice Leads & Senior Directors (PLSDs) for Gender and Social Inclusion; Human and Community Development, Land and Agricultural Economy; Program Acquisition and Assistance; and Program Financial Services.
  • Ensure that country teams are functionally optimized and receive high quality and timely technical support to ensure successful program development and implementation.
  • Represent MCC at external meetings, events and technical venues to share lessons learned, capture opportunities for innovation and collaboration, contribute to MCC's credibility and relevance in the development field.
  • Ensure quality control, consistency, accountability, and standards of practice across all technical disciplines.
  • Direct and manage the resolution of technical issues and conflicts, working in concert with managers across MCC divisions and departments as needed.
  • Oversee the development, implementation and administration of the Division's budget and human capital management (i.e., division staffing, staff training and professional development).
  • Manage OIG/GAO inquiries and issues and leading cross-cutting organizational issues (e.g., quality control, policy standards, business process development, etc.).
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement goals and objectives, operational plans, and implementation strategies for the division.
  • Make recommendations to senior management on program development and implementation work that can be undertaken within existing human capital and financial resource levels.
  • Exercise technical and administrative supervision of subordinates.
  • Promote diversity in all aspects of the division's work and ensure a continuing affirmative application of MCC policies concerning equal opportunity.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required


To qualify for pay band 2c you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3a or GS-15 or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is: experience with the design and implementation of a broad array of international development projects and programs, and knowledge of international best practices; experience leading or managing complex, multi-disciplinary teams and/or directing and supervising the activities of subordinate staff within a matrix structure in a fast-paced dynamic environment; experience collaborating with staff of other USG and development assistance agencies, multi-lateral development institutions, private sector, and non-governmental organizations; and experience developing, tracking and managing budgets. Note: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application.

Highly Desirable: Knowledge of written and spoken French highly desirable. (Please include level of proficiency in your resume.

Time-in-Grade: Time-in-grade requirements apply. You must have one year of Federal service equivalent to or GS- 15 to be eligible for pay band MC- 2C.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience.


Additional information

  • RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be authorized for this position. If you are not a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Recruitment bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
    If you are a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Relocation bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
    Selectee may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience.
  • The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. "The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position."
  • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
  • The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
  • Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower pay band level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
  • DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • Probationary/Trial Period: You may be required to serve a one-year probationary/trial period.
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire.The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as
  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Competence
  • Writing

Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your category can and will be adjusted to more reflect your abilities, and you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
  • Applicants MUST utilize resumes created using information in the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder (
  • Unofficial college transcripts - if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) if applying under VEOA or VRA. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: .
  • Copy of SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (such as promotion, reassignment, within-grade increase, or new appointment which shows your tenure/status, grade, salary/pay).
  • If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). Eligible ICTAP/CTAP employees within the commuting area must submit proof of eligibility. If applicable, see Other Information.
  • Persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities (e.g., service with the Government Accountability Office {GAO}, Peace Corps, etc.) should indicate the type of appointment on your application and provide supporting documentation as provided by that authority.

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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