Country Director (Belize), MC-301-2D

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 08, 2022
Closes
Jan 16, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Provides ongoing guidance, advice, technical feedback, and support on compact development and implementation issues to the compact country.
  • Manages MCC's day-to-day operational relations with compact countries, including providing guidance to the government officials and non-government stakeholders on MCC's investment criteria and standards, and agency processes and procedures.
  • Provides advice and guidance on complex operational issues affiliated with the development and implementation of long-term international assistance programs for developing countries.
  • Provides oversight to all Compact development and implementation activities, including capacity building, construction, policy reform and other project implementation activities.
  • Leads multidisciplinary country team(s) to design and plan economic growth projects; and leads management of the MCC Resident Country Mission upon program implementation, including supervising a Deputy Country Director (DCD).
  • Manages, supervises, and reports on MCC's in-country presence, including procurement, staffing, budgeting, financial, and asset management needs.
  • Manages the annual administrative budget allocated to compact development and implementation, including travel.
  • Advises and supports MCA on tracking, analyzing and developing budget and procurement processes, and creating systems, processes, and reports that facilitate ongoing monitoring and assessment of progress on Compact implementation.
  • Provides guidance to government officials and other stakeholders on MCC's investment criteria, processes and procedures to ensure the development and effective implementation of economically viable investments to reduce poverty through economic growth.
  • Represents the agency to governments, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), academia, and civil society.
  • Exercises supervision over subordinate staff. Ensures a continuing affirmative application of MCC policies concerning equal opportunity.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Requirements

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
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position you must meet the following:

Applicants must have ten (10) years of relevant work experience in developing countries, either in the private sector or with an international financial institution, multilateral organization, international or local NGO, the USG or other internationally- focused entity.

Examples of specialized experience includes: experience providing guidance, advice, technical feedback, and support on the development and implementation of large multi-year international development programs ; experience providing oversight to development and implementation activities of large multi-year international development programs, including capacity building, construction of infrastructure, policy reform and other project implementation activities; experience managing activities such as procurement, staffing, budgeting, financial, and asset management needs; and, experience representing an agency to governments, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), academia, and civil society. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

HIGHLY DESIRED: Experience working in developing countries, in particular any prior work experience in Latin America or the Caribbean.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

A successful candidate for the Country Director position must be able to interact effectively with others, both within the assigned country and with MCC headquarters. In-country, continuous communication with the U.S. Embassy and the host-country government, including at very senior levels, is required. Electronic communication is the most common method of communications with MCC headquarters, and candidates should note their level of proficiency in specific software packages and internet uses. MCC expects both oral and written communications to be clear, accurate, and articulate.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is operating in a state of maximum telework and most employees are teleworking full-time. Consequently, you will start your work in a temporary telework status and in a virtual environment. Your temporary telework arrangement will remain in effect until the agency informs you that MCC is open and operational for all staff. MCC will provide as much advance notice as possible before you are required to report to MCC office space.
  • This is a FULL-TIME Excepted Service TERM POSITION not-to-exceed 64 months. MCC has the option of extending this appointment.
  • The successful candidate for the position will enter into a service agreement with MCC that sets forth the details and requirements of the service term.
  • Required international travel may be as low as 15% of the time, but travel in country may be as high as 50% of the time.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • If you are a current or former political appointee (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or presidential appointee employee), you must submit a copy of a your SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent appointment (position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee, agency, beginning and ending dates of appointment, etc.).
  • 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.