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), 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
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
  • Some domestic and international travel maybe 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).

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.


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 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.
  • Promotion Potential: If the position is advertised with promotion potential, the selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition. 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.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a probationary/trial period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your application and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the position and to ensure that you have been placed in the appropriate quality category. 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

You will be evaluated based on Category Rating procedures. Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be placed in 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 and may be called for an interview.

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.

Application of veteran's Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. http://

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, prior to your appointment, an official transcript will be required.
  • If you are displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. See . To be considered eligible under ICTAP or CTAP, you must be placed in the "well-qualified" category for this position, as described above.
  • 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) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: .
  • If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veteran, individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of supporting documentation. For more information visit:,

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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