Recrutements au Sénégal

L’USAID recrute 01 Regional Learning and Mapping Analyst

L’USAID recrute 01 Regional Learning and Mapping Analyst

Entreprise/Structure: USAID/Senegal
Ville, Pays: Sénégal
Référence cDiscussion: 1020191
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Non précisé
Expériences professionnelles demandées: 5 ans
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 24-03-2017
Publié le 13/03/2017 à 15h02min41s
Email de réception des candidatures : Non précisé

Détails de l’offre:

                   JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
                   US PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTOR (USPSC) – LOCAL HIRE REGIONAL
                        LEARNING AND MAPPING ANALYST
1.  Solicitation Number: SOL-625-17-000001
2. Issuance date: 03/10/2017
3. Closing date/time at USAID/Senegal:  03/24/2017 at 17:00 pm (Senegal Time)
4. Position title:     REGIONAL LEARNING AND MAPPING        ANALYST
5. Market value:     (GS 13 ($74,584 – 96,958)  The market value of this position is equivalent to GS-13.  Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary history, work experience and educational background.
6. Organization Location of Position:  Dakar, Senegal
7. Direct Supervisor:                Sahel Regional Office Program Office Director
8. Supervisory Control:    None
9. Period of Performance:   Immediate upon receipt of security/medical Clearances. (The duration of the US Personal Services Contract will be for One (01) Year), with options of extensions up to five (5) years, subject to satisfactory performances, availability of funds and need of employment).
10. Place of Performance:    Dakar, Senegal
11. Security Access:    Employment Authorization
12. Area of Consideration:    U.S. Citizens (Locally Hired)        A U.S. citizen for purposes of this definition also includes persons who at the time of  contracting are lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.
13. Work Schedule:     40 Hours Workweek
BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
USAID/Senegal’s Sahel Regional Office (SRO) is seeking a highly experienced Regional Learning and Mapping Analyst with skills in social scientific research methods, geospatial mapping, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and analysis of large amounts of social scientific research related to development challenges – specifically as these relate to USAID programming in the Sahel.  The Regional Learning and Mapping Analyst will be a core member of the Sahel Regional Program Office of the SRO and will report directly to the Supervisory Program Officer. The incumbent will work closely with the Sahel Regional Technical team based in Dakar, and the USAID staff in the limited presence country offices in Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania. The incumbent will be expected to establish solid work relationships with USAID’s Center for Resilience in Washington, the Sahel Regional Technical Office, and the Field Offices in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad.
The SRO is composed of a mixed group locally hired staff, US Direct Hire, and Personal Services Contractors (PSC) with diverse technical and programmatic backgrounds.  The key function of the SRO is to provide technical and programmatic support to USAID staff throughout the Sahel region in order to promote USAID’s resilience agenda and to support other key foreign policy and development assistance priorities in the region (i.e., promoting good governance, improving health and nutrition, strengthening livelihoods, and reducing vulnerability to violent extremism, etc.). The SRO is led and coordinated by the USAID/Senegal Deputy Mission Director in Dakar, and receives guidance and support from USAID/Washington as needed.
The SRO’s portfolio includes oversight and management of USAID’s resilience initiative in the Sahel- Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE), bilateral programming in Mauritania focused on promoting socio-economic opportunities for at-risk youth, and bilateral programming in Niger and Burkina Faso focused on promoting good governance and free and fair elections, combating malaria, and enhancing the role of civil society organizations in achieving development objectives. The SRO’s program office provides programmatic support to field offices including budget management, monitoring and evaluation services, strategic communications, and guidance and oversight on strategy and new project design. In addition, the SRO provides a wide-array of technical support to field offices including environmental management training and monitoring, and as subject experts in areas, such as NRM, climate change, health, governance, private sector engagement, and partnership building. Both program and technical offices are responsible for annual portfolio reviews, adaptive management and programming to incorporate lessons learned, and serve as liaison function with counterparts at USAID/Washington and other regional donors and organizations in Dakar and the West Africa region.
The role of the Regional Learning and Mapping Analyst will require excellent communication skills as well as technical and analytical capabilities to process and make sense of large amounts of quantitative data, development policy and coordination maps, development hypotheses and theories of change, and other qualitative findings. The incumbent will be required to travel as necessary to provide technical support to the limited presence country offices in Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Mauritania. This position requires refined knowledge of social and political sciences and analytical abilities. The candidate must be an extremely skilled, creative and efficient worker with significant experience in the development sector.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1) Learning and Knowledge Management      (40%)
a) Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) – A key function of this position will be to serve as the SRO’s CLA focal point. CLA is USAID’s approach to adaptive management of development assistance programming that prioritizes collaborative efforts aimed at learning through implementation and programmatic adaptations to achieve maximum impact. The incumbent will be responsible for overall CLA efforts related to both resilience programming as well as other bilateral portfolios. This effort includes organizing monthly CLA discussions, data management, facilitating collaboration between internal and external partners on learning, and advising on programmatic adaptations based on learning. The CLA function also includes engaging with other key actors in the NGO and donor community involved in resilience programming to facilitate best practices and progressive adaptations. The incumbent may serve as a Contracting/ Agreement Officer Representative in his/her role as CLA focal point on learning related contracts and/or grants.
b) Data and Research Findings Storage- The incumbent will create and actively manage a knowledge management system for all internal and external data generated through programmatic efforts. The data storage effort will ensure data integrity and reliability, and will be stored in a format that is easily accessible and shareable with USAID colleagues and external partners. The data storage function of the knowledge management component includes significant amounts of quantitative and qualitative data generated through USAID’s resilience program, which requires regular aggregations, data quality assessments, and indicator management. The data stored herein will also be used to respond to requests for information from USAID/Washington and other reporting requirements.
c) Data Analysis- Acquire, analyze, manage, and share related development research and technical findings with SRO and limited presence country office colleagues in Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Mauritania. The incumbent will support technical officers to analyze complex quantitative and qualitative data sets, including mapping data, to generate summary conclusions, outline programmatic recommendations/ adaptations, and to better understand macro-trends in results based on program implementation.
d) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Support- The incumbent will provide M&E support to the SRO’s M&E Specialist with regards to programming in Mauritania, Niger, and Burkina Faso. Together with the M&E specialist, the incumbent will form an M&E unit responsible for tracking the evolution of SRO programs and evaluating impact. Other support includes annual results reporting, indicator data setting and aggregating, evaluation drafting and reviewing, data analysis and processing, support to technical teams on portfolio review preparations, and technical support to M&E specialists from
USAID implementing partners. The incumbent may serve as a Contracting/ Agreement Officer Representative in his/her role as M&E support on learning related contracts and/or grants.
2) Coordination and Data Mapping       (40%)
a) Coordination Mapping- The incumbent will be expected to periodically create programmatic coordination maps to facilitate better coordination between implementation partners, including both development and humanitarian actors. Coordination maps will serve to facilitate strategic planning, partner collaboration, and monitoring and evaluation of programmatic performance. Coordination maps will be requested on an ad hoc basis and updated regularly. The incumbent may serve as an activity manager for an external mapping consultant.
b) Data Mapping- The incumbent will support the SRO and regional country offices with various data mapping tools to better support strategic thinking and analytical processes. Data mapping could include the creation of vulnerability maps that demonstrate “structural vulnerability” of local populations to negative well-being outcomes when faced with shocks and stresses. Data mapping may also take the form of more basic tables, charts, graphs, etc. depending on the needs of the SRO.
3) Miscellaneous Technical and Analytical Support (20%)
a) Technical Support- The incumbent will provide technical support on program implementation, project and strategy design, and in portfolio reviews on an as needed basis. Technical sectors may include agriculture and food security, natural resources management, democracy and governance, health system strengthening and policies, resilience-building, nutrition, and systems-thinking etc.
b) Analytical Support- The incumbent will provide additional analytical support to the SRO technical team on an as needed basis as related to resilience programming as well as bilateral initiatives in the Sahel.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND LEVEL OF EFFORT
 Education/Experience – A minimum Master’s degree and appropriate graduate level studies in related social science fields.
 Prior Work Experience – The incumbent must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience working in international development and/or social scientific research, including experience with managing research agendas, knowledge management, geographic information system and data analysis. Previous experience with USAID or other USG agencies implementing development assistance programming are highly desirable.  Experience working in the Sahel is highly recommended.
  Language Proficiency – Superior English speaking and writing skills are essential.  Strong French language skills (speaking and reading) highly desirable and preferred.
 Knowledge and Skills
– 1) The incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of development approaches; and methods of empirical data collection, analysis, and reporting on program monitoring and impact evaluation in order to (a) advise SRO and field offices on effective approaches, and (b) to write effective analyses of country program or project-specific monitoring and evaluation issues.
2) The incumbent must have expert skills, knowledge, and experience in the use of multiple data analysis packages such as ArcGIS 10, SPSS, Stata, SASS, and R. In addition, s/he must be proficient in database development and data warehousing using MS Office products and non-proprietary platforms.
3) Excellent analytic abilities, creativity and innovation, research skills and the ability to work in a fast paced highly productive/efficient manner are a must.
4) The incumbent must also have excellent interpersonal skills.  S/he must be able to work in multidisciplinary teams and in an environment in which there may be team members with varying backgrounds and skill levels.
5) The incumbent must have excellent communication skills – both writing and speaking, especially in being able to communicate technical subjects to clients with non-technical background.  S/he maintains program/activity reporting documentation in English. S/he must be able to design and deliver formal trainings in data collection, validation, retention, and analysis for both USAID staff and implementing partners.
POSITION ELEMENTS
 Authority to Make Commitments – Contractor shall not make any unauthorized commitments on behalf of the USG.
 Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts – The successful applicant is expected to establish and maintain solid working relationships with all levels of mission personnel at USAID/Senegal and the Field Offices in Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania.
SUPERVISION RELATIONSHIPS & CONTROLS
The Learning and Mapping Analyst will report to the USAID/Senegal SRO program office Director. The Supervisor will set overall objectives. The employee and the supervisor together will develop deadlines, projects, and work to be accomplished. The incumbent is expected to take substantial initiative, act independently, and manage his/her tasks with minimal supervision.
SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Education (20 points)
a) Master’s degree and relevant graduate level studies in related social science fields.
2. Prior Work Experience (30 points)
a) A minimum of (5) years of work experience related to international development and/or social scientific research, including experience with managing research agendas, knowledge management, geographic information system and data analysis.
b) Direct work experience with USAID or other USG agency recommended
c) Direct work experience relating to resilience and vulnerability, democracy and governance, and health within the Sahel highly recommended
d) Direct work experience working in West Africa highly recommended
3. Language Proficiency  (20 points)
a) Superior English speaking and writing skill are essential
b) Strong French language skills preferred for this position
4. Knowledge and Skills (30 points)
a) The incumbent must have expert skills, knowledge, and experience in the use of multiple data analysis packages such as ArcGIS 10, SPSS, Stata, SASS, and R. In addition, s/he must be proficient in database development and data warehousing using MS Office products and non-proprietary platforms.
b) Excellent analytic abilities, creativity and innovation, research skills and the ability to work in a fast paced highly productive/efficient manner are a must.
c) The incumbent must have excellent communication skills – both writing and speaking, especially in being able to communicate technical subjects to clients with non-technical background.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates MUST submit a complete application package which includes:
a. A cover letter of not more than three (3) pages describing how the incumbent’s skills and experience fit the requirements of the position.
b. Complete an AID 302-3 form found directly on the following web site:
https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1866/a302-3.doc    
c. Curriculum Vitae or resume;
d.  Include copies of diplomas, certificate or relevant degrees to corroborate the curriculum/resume.
e. Applicants must provide their full mailing address with telephone, facsimile numbers (if available) and email address and should retain for their records copies of all enclosures that accompany their submission.
Application letters and Form a302-3 must be signed. Incomplete and unsigned applications/forms will not be considered.
All the above mentioned documents are REQUIRED and must be prepared in English and should be addressed to:
 Attn.:  Scott Spencer
Deputy Executive Officer
USAID/Senegal
To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number in the application, and as the subject line in any cover letter and/or email, as well as using the address/delivery point specified in this solicitation.
Email subject MUST be:  SOL-625-17-000001 – USPSC – Regional Learning and   Mapping Position
I. CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSTION:  March 24, 2017
The position will be filled subject to availability of funds.
List of REQUIRED Forms   The following forms shall be completed only upon the advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job. A prerequisite for employment is a medical clearance and completed background investigation that reflects one’s qualification for employment authorization.
 Medical History and Examination (08-1843).
 Questionnaire for sensitive Positions (for National security) (SF-86); or
 Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85).
 Finger Print Card (FD-258).
References:
Three (3) to five (5) references, who are not family members or relatives with working telephone and e-mail contacts, are required. The references must be able to provide substantive information about an applicant’s past performance and abilities.  USAID reserves the right to obtain past performance information from any source. If an applicant does not wish for the current employer to be contacted as a reference check, this should be stated in the applicant’s cover letter and AID 302-3.  Reference checks will be made only for applicants considered highly rated.
As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a USPSC is normally authorized the benefits and allowances listed in this section.  [NOTE: A contractor meeting the definition of a U.S. Resident Hire PSC, shall be subject to U.S. Federal Income Tax, but shall not be eligible for any fringe benefits (except contributions for FICA, health insurance, and life insurance), including differentials and allowances].
A.  Benefits:
(1) Employee’s FICA Contribution
(2) Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
(3) Vacation & Sick leave (only earned for actual work days)
B.  Federal Taxes: US PSCs are not exempt from payment of Federal Income taxes.
C.  Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPD) and Contract Information  Bulletins (CIBs) pertaining to PSCs.
Please refer to the web site below to find the AAPDs and CIBs that apply to this contract. At the home page, please click on Personal Services Contracts. http://www.usaid.gov/business/business_opportunities/cib/subtect.html
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The US Mission in Senegal provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. USAID/Senegal also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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