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Sol.No. 72049221R00004: Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) Specialist in Suva, Fiji Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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The primary responsibility of the Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) Specialist is the production and dissemination of public information regarding USAID's development portfolio. Under the supervision of the USAID Senior Development Advisor in Suva, the DOC Specialist in Suva, Fiji, works in close coordination with the Manila-based DOC Team and the DOC Specialist in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) to lead outreach efforts to coordinate, design, manage, and disseminate strategic messaging of USAID foreign assistance programs in the Pacific Islands. The Specialist works to promote communication messaging and strengthen the understanding of USAID programs for audiences in the Pacific Islands and the United States. S/He is responsible for outreach and communications in the following Pacific Islands countries (subject to change based on priorities and staffing needs): Fiji, Tuvalu, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Tonga, and Samoa.

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Sol.No. 72049221R00004: Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) Specialist in Suva, Fiji

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Offers must be received on or before 19 April 2021, 4:00 PM Philippine time and submitted at (see application details) with subject line indicating the solicitation number - 72049221R00004.
  2. Eligible offerors are required to submit:
    1. Offer form AID 309-2, "Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals," available at (please use the apply button below). Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be signed and scanned.
    2. Complete, current resume.
    3. Supplemental documentation specifically addressing the evaluation factors and qualifications shown in the solicitation (Section III. Evaluation and Selection Factors).
    4. A minimum of three and a maximum of five references, including two references who are direct supervisors who can provide information regarding the offeror's knowledge.
  3. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, offerors must prominently reference the solicitation number (SOL No. 72049221R00004) in the offer submission.



Job Attachment

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 72049221R00004

ISSUANCE DATE: March 3, 2021

CLOSING DATE AND TIME: April 19, 2021 / 4 PM

PH time

SUBJECT: Solicitation for a Resident-Hire U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC) - Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) Specialist, Suva, Fiji

Dear Prospective Offerors:

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),

is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this

solicitation.

Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1 of this solicitation. Incomplete or unsigned offers will

not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records.

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 offer.

Any questions must be directed in writing to the Point of Contact specified in Attachment 1.

Sincerely,

Lynn P. Winston

Contracting Officer

Solicitation Number: 72049221R00004

DOC Specialist - Suva, Fiji

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ATTACHMENT 1

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72049221R00004

2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 3, 2021

3. CLOSING DATE / TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: April 19, 2021, 4:00 PM (Philippine time)

4. POSITION TITLE: Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) Specialist

5. MARKET VALUE: $55,756 - $72,487 (per annum) equivalent to GS-11; Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The base period will be one year, estimated to start o/a July 2021. Based on Agency need, availability of funds and satisfactory performance, the

Contracting Officer may exercise additional option periods of up to four years as follows:

Base Period o/a July 2021 - July 2022

Option Period 1 o/a July 2022 - July 2023

Option Period 2 o/a July 2023 - July 2024

Option Period 3 o/a July 2024 - July 2025

Option Period 4 o/a July 2025 - July 2026

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Suva, Fiji. Travel to project sites in the following Pacific Islands countries (subject to change based on priorities and staffing needs): Fiji, Tuvalu, Palau,

Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Tonga, and Samoa. Travel may take

up to 15% of the incumbent's time.

8. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: U.S. citizens

9. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facility Access

10. STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The primary responsibility of the Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) Specialist is the

production and dissemination of public information regarding USAID's development portfolio. Under the supervision of the USAID Senior Development Advisor in Suva, the DOC Specialist in Suva, Fiji, works

in close coordination with the Manila-based DOC Team and the DOC Specialist in Port Moresby, Papua

New Guinea (PNG) to lead outreach efforts to coordinate, design, manage, and disseminate strategic

messaging of USAID foreign assistance programs in the Pacific Islands. The Specialist works to promote

communication messaging and strengthen the understanding of USAID programs for audiences in the

Pacific Islands and the United States. S/He is responsible for outreach and communications in the

following Pacific Islands countries (subject to change based on priorities and staffing needs): Fiji, Tuvalu,

Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Tonga, and Samoa.

The Specialist is expected to coordinate closely with the Manila-based DOC Team, relevant U.S.

Embassy Public Diplomacy Sections (PDS) in Suva, Koror, and Manila, USAID Pacific Islands staff, the

Solicitation Number: 72049221R00004

DOC Specialist - Suva, Fiji

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DOC Specialist in PNG, the USAID Pacific Islands Front Office, local news agencies, and USAID

implementing partners. S/He collaborates closely with technical staff and implementing partners,

providing oversight, advice, and guidance to implement the USAID/Pacific Islands Communication

Strategy.

The Specialist also works closely with the USAID's Deputy Mission Director for the Pacific to support USAID/Pacific Islands' strategic goals including, but not limited to, those outlined in the Mission's Strategic Approach.

The position is supervised by the USAID Senior Development Advisor in Suva. S/He works closely with

the Supervisory Regional DOC Specialist, who is the principal liaison with the Agency's Asia Bureau Outreach and Communications Team and the Agency's Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) Bureau staff in Washington regarding communications on the Philippines, Pacific Islands, and Mongolia. S/He is an

essential member of the USAID/Philippines, Pacific Islands, and Mongolia DOC Team, which includes a

Supervisory Regional DOC Specialist based in Manila, a Senior DOC Specialist based in Manila, three

mid-level DOC Specialists (based in Manila and the Pacific Islands, an online media specialist based in

Manila, and DOC writer based in Manila.

Major Duties and Responsibilities


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USAID has Missions in more than 80 countries and has programs in more than 100. We work in a variety of different technical areas, including: Agriculture, Economic Growth, Environment, Education, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Women’s Empowerment, Water and Sanitation, and Global Health. USAID also responds to humanitarian disasters. We do all this spending less than 1% of the total federal budget.We partner with a variety of different types of organizations to achieve our mission. This includes working with faith-based and community organizations, the private sector, colleges and universities, and non-governmental organizations. You can find an overview of the types of organizations that work with USAID, how they help us achieve our goals, and specific opportunities available here. years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.