Contexte et mission :
STATEMENT OF DUTIES 1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract The USAID Project Management Specialist (CARPE) is assigned to the USAID Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), a regional program based in USAID/DRoC. USAID/CARPE is an independent Operating Unit (OU), reporting to the USAID/DRoC Mission Director. The CARPE OYB is appropriated separately by the US Congress, with special requirements and mandates related to biodiversity, the environment, and climate change. The CARPE program is based on the USAID Central Africa Regional Development Strategy (RCDS) approved in December 2020. The CARPE 5-year program portfolio is under the RCDS and is estimated at USD 237M.
CARPE’s objectives are to reduce forest degradation and conserve biodiversity in the Central African countries, working through a large number of implementing partners (IPs), including NGOs, national governments, inter-governmental regional organizations, and other donors. Currently the CARPE program is implemented in four Central African countries, working under bi-lateral and/or regional arrangements. In addition, CARPE supports two regional organizations (OSFAC and COMIFAC). CARPE works with a large number of IPs, six USG Agencies, and with Academic Institutions and collaborating donors. The large number of IPs and donors adds to the complexity of program management, coordination, and reporting responsibilities. The Specialist is responsible for the full range of program management functions, including managing the program database; tracking results and PMPs; planning procurements, both new and extensions; initiating GLAAS actions; tracking budgets, obligations, expenditures, accruals, and pipelines; tracking program deliverables by IPs; preparing and/or providing inputs to procurement SOWs; and, supporting CARPE management and technical staff. The Specialist works under the overall supervision of the CARPE Director or his/her designee. The Specialist closely liaises with the USAID/DRoC EXO, Financial Management, and Procurement Offices, the Office of the Mission Director, and the Embassy JAO Administrative staff. The Specialist keeps regular and frequent contact with the wide range of IPs and collaborating donors. The Specialist must have a thorough understanding of program management functions, and possess well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills, be able to make independent decisions, and to direct actions, inquiries, and information requests to appropriate CARPE staff, while working with minimum supervision. 2. Statement of Duties to be Performed The USAID Project Management Specialist (CARPE) provides program planning, policy, implementation documentation, and meets reporting requirements, requiring knowledge and understanding of USAID and USG guidance and directives, development principles and approaches, principles of acquisition and assistance, regional development priorities and requirements, as well as timely decision making, judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, and strong interpersonal, organizational, and teamwork skills.
Profil recherché :
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work requested does not involve undue physical demands. II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION Determines minimum qualifications required for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education, experience and language factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. a. Education: Minimum of Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree, or the local equivalent, in Economics, Statistics, or Management is required. b. Prior Work Experience: At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in international development, with the GDRC, or elsewhere in the public or private sector is required. Experience should include the design and development of an experience in the management of programs in developing country environments, experience in program budgeting and implementation documentation, acquisition and assistance documentation, and accountability systems. Professional accounting experience is required. Experience in working in an environment team and in a multi-ethnic and English-language workplace is required. c. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English and French language proficiency, in speaking and in writing, is required.