Request for Personal Service Contractor
United States Agency for International Development
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance
Office of Food for Peace
Position Title: Nutritionist
Solicitation Number: 72DFFP18R00011
Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: ($96,970-$126,062)
(Includes Washington, D.C. locality pay)
Issuance Date: June 5, 2018
Closing Date: June 26, 2018
Closing Time: 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Dear Prospective Applicants:
The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Nutritionist under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.
Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:
1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include: (See sample resume on www.ffpjobs.com website)
(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work. (c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference. (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. (e) U.S. Citizenship
Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.
2. Responses to the Quality Ranking Factors: Each applicant’s supplemental document must address the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.
3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3: Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed and scanned. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an offer. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. Registration information is available at www.sam.gov and further guidance will be provided to the selectee regarding DUNS and SAM registration.
Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. FFP reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process. Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume, scanned AID 302-2 form, and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs must be emailed to:
FFP PSC Recruitment Team
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to FFP PSC Recruitment Team via the information provided above. Further guidance on applying, including a sample resume, can be found at www.ffpjobs.com.
This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the application.
The incumbent will have strong applied nutrition program implementation experience, including but not limited to, demonstrated technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: maternal and child health, nutrition in emergencies, infant and young child feeding, maternal nutrition, ration design, monitoring & evaluation, research and/or nutrition-sensitive agriculture. The incumbent will be able to provide technical and programmatic guidance to FFP staff both in Washington and the field, participating as a member of the Nutrition Security Team within the Technical Learning and Planning Division of the office. The incumbent will be responsible for proposal review, technical policy, guidance development, and implementation of improvements to the nutritional impact of food assistance programs. This will require a close collaboration with Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), the U.N. World Food Program (WFP), the U.S. Government (USG) Interagency, and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The incumbent will serve as a technical coordinator and advisor in the following technical areas:
Nutrition in emergencies;
Public health nutrition (with expertise in reproductive, maternal and child health);
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) (with expertise in survey design and implementation);
Food safety and quality monitoring and auditing;
Food product specifications and compliance;
Packaging, warehousing and supply chain management; and
Food product development, manufacturing and research
The overall role of the incumbent is to work with other FFP staff and implementing partners to realize the goals of improving nutrition programming.
About the Organization
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) in the U.S. Agency for International Development Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) is the largest provider of food assistance in the world. FFP annually provides close to $2.5 billion of food assistance, including some 1.5 million tons or more of in-kind Title II food assistance valued at more than $1.6 billion and reaching 46 million beneficiaries in 48 countries. Since 2010, FFP has complemented its provision of Title II in-kind food assistance with an Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) utilizing at least $300 million in International Disaster Assistance (IDA) funds annually, which allows for local and regional purchase of food outside of the United States and closer to the emergency setting, as well as market based approaches such as cash transfer or food voucher programs that facilitate access to food.
In addition to emergency response, FFP provides support for development food assistance programs which aim to address the underlying causes of food security. Taken together, the in-kind and cash-based programs provide an impressive array of tools to combat hunger and malnutrition overseas. Programming is facilitated by state of the art early warning systems, a changing in-kind food assistance basket that includes more nutritious products, and a modern supply chain management system that allows for rapid movement of commodities. Programming approaches are evolving to focus increasingly on building the resilience of chronically vulnerable populations, especially those in arid lands who face increasing cycles of drought, and improving nutrition with a special focus on women and children under two.
Food for Peace works closely with many other parts of USAID, especially the Bureau for Food Security, which plays a key role in implementing the President’s Feed the Future initiative, and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, which leads on disaster response around the world. Food for Peace employs a staff of over 100 in Washington and also has officers posted abroad.
More Information on FFP is available at: https://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/bureaus/bureau-democracy-conflict-andhumanitarian-assistance/office-food