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SOLICITATION NO.: 72068519R10011
TO: Interested Candidates
ISSUANCE DATE: September 14, 2019
CLOSING DATE: October 5, 2019
POSITION TITLE:  USAID Project Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS)
MARKET VALUE: Salary equivalent to grade FSN-11 equivalent, in accordance with

AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Senegal. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:  The services provided under this contract are expected to be of a continuing nature that will be executed by USAID through a series of sequential contracts, subject to mutual agreement between the Contracting Officer and the Contractor, availability of funds, the continuing needs of the position and satisfactory job performance.




The incumbent is USAID’s technical, financial and programmatic lead on HIV/AIDS and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Senegal. S/he contributes to national results for Key Populations HIV prevention and treatment by designing and providing strategic oversight to evidence-based interventions in these areas.

Health, Population and Nutrition (HPN) office has the largest portfolio in the Mission at more than $50 million per year, and PEPFAR is its most rigorous program, requiring extensive technical analysis and reporting. The Office consists of eleven Cooperating Country Nationals Personal Services Contractors (CCNPSCs), three U.S. Personal Services Contractors (USPSCs), one Eligible Family Member (EFM), and five U.S. Direct Hires (USDHs). This portfolio also includes three Presidential Initiatives: PEPFAR, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and the Feed the Future Initiative.

The HIV prevalence in Senegal is low at 0.5 percent of the national population with the HIV epidemic largely concentrated among key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, and people who inject drugs (PWID). These high risk groups are also deterred from seeking prevention, care and treatment services because their behaviors are stigmatized and criminalized. Health care providers are often ill-equipped to address the specific and sensitive needs of these hard-to-reach groups, who are often unable to access health services. The incumbent works to produce evidence, implements innovative programs, and influences national health policies to reduce HIV infection and transmission among key populations, and links them to the full range of HIV services.

The incumbent represents USAID in coordination with other United States Government agencies, and the Government of Senegal (GoS), ensuring that USAID/Senegal’s public health programs are (1) designed, implemented, monitored and reported in accordance with USAID and PEPFAR policies and guidelines; and (2) are consistent with the health priorities and plans of the Ministry of Health, international donors, and other key development partners.

The incumbent works closely with counterparts in the Ministry of Health (MOH), the National AIDS Control Program (NACP), donors, cooperating partners, and other stakeholders in public health programs, particularly HIV/AIDS. The individual in this position will be a recognized expert in the field of HIV and key populations and will perform the full range of consultative, advisory, project management, technical support, monitoring, data collection and evaluative functions.


Program Management and Oversight (40%):

The incumbent provides close monitoring of progress of all HPN mechanisms receiving PEPFAR funds. S/he ensures achievement of the objectives of the program and conformity with extensive and complex PEPFAR technical and financial requirements.

  • Responsible for all PEPFAR reporting requirements, including the annual operational plan and budget, the quarterly PEPFAR Oversight and Accountability Review (POART), PEPFAR quarterly financial reporting requirements, Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS), PEPFAR Budget Allocation Calculator (PBAC), and Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact Monitoring (DATIM), among other PEPFAR systems.
  • Manages and monitors designated awards under USAID/Senegal’s HIV program. S/he serves as a Contracting/Agreement Officer’s Representative (C/AOR) or Activity Manager for designated activities. S/he ensures achievement of the objectives of the program description in the subject award and verifies the recipient’s activities conform to the terms and conditions of the award, and conducts financial management responsibilities.
  • Ensures all Implementing Partners receiving PEPFAR funds are in compliance with all relevant PEPFAR requirements.
  • Coordinates with West Africa Regional PEPFAR programs, reporting and analyzing data and ensuring overall harmonizing of West Africa Regional PEPFAR plans and goals.
  • Coordinates budget and data needs with relevant Health, and Mission staff and USAID/Washington staff.
  • Based on technical knowledge, personal observations, assessment reports, performance statistics, and other available data, makes programmatic recommendations.
  • Monitors progress towards results, including frequent field/site visits with Implementing Partners and other officials or staff, as appropriate, and provides all the necessary information as per USAID and PEPFAR reporting requirements.
  • Monitors budget utilization (pipeline and burn rate analysis; voucher review and approval; and accruals).
  • Makes recommendations for annual funding necessary for activities.
  • Ensures proper coordination of project activities with other related activities done by cooperating or Implementing Partners.
  • Ensures adequate integration and/or coordination with activities undertaken by the MOH at the national, provincial, and district level, as may be applicable.
  • Leads the preparation and submission of all PEPFAR-required data, financial and technical information.

Leadership (30%)

  • The incumbent is the USAID/Senegal lead on all matters related to HIV/AIDS programming in Senegal. Leads USAID/Senegal coordination with other donors and U.S. Government Agencies working on HIV/AIDS in Senegal. Represent USAID/Senegal to the PEPFAR West Africa Regional Office in Accra.
  • Advises HPN and the USAID Front Office on the overall direction of the PEPFAR portfolio in Senegal, including strategic and programmatic matters.
  • Advise the State Department Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator on strategies to advance epidemic control within the context of Senegal.

Technical Assistance (30%):

The incumbent provides technical leadership in the areas of key populations and HIV. The individual in this position ensures the successful technical implementation of activities across the HIV portfolio related to key populations programming. The incumbent provides recommendations to the USAID Health Office regarding services, focusing on current and future programming, including the design and modification of program activities, determination of program direction, monitoring and evaluation and corrective action(s). S/he leads external outreach on KP HIV activities, representing the Mission to relevant GoS ministries and officials, other donors and development actors, civil society, academia and media. S/he reports on Key Populations (KP) HIV activities in quarterly data calls and annual reports, the PEPFAR Regional Operational Plan, annual portfolio reviews and other data requests from USAID/Washington and State Department. S/he works with individuals from USAID/Washington and the State Department in answering questions and inquiries related to KP and HIV. The individual in this position provides technical guidance and coordination to USAID funded partners in the area of HIV.

  • Provides expert technical assistance to GoS and non-governmental entities implementing HIV/AIDS programs in Senegal. Advocates for, and ensures best practices in reaching Key Populations with HIV activities in Senegal.
  • Coordinates USAID/Senegal’s HIV portfolio with the GoS, implementing and cooperating partners and related stakeholders.
  • Establishes and works closely with counterparts in the Ministry of Health, cooperating partners, and related stakeholders to advance key populations HIV services portfolio in the country, as per key national and PEPFAR strategies, policies, and guidelines.
  • Represents the Health Team and provides key technical input at key forums, working groups, and steering committees.
  • Coordinates closely with other health team colleagues to avoid duplication of efforts, find synergies in the activities undertaken, and promote efficiencies in program planning and implementation.
  • Participates in the regular monitoring, periodic evaluations, and reviews of USAID-funded health projects, including program analysis and strategic planning for public health.

Supervision Received: The incumbent reports directly to Technical Deputy Health Office Director.

Supervision Exercised: The incumbent does not have supervisory responsibilities.


USAID policy is that the use of CCNPSCs is preferred over the use of TCNPSCs in order to integrate the foreign assistance effort into the community, enhance the skills of the cooperating country’s population, and contribute to the local economy. USPSCs are also preferred over TCNPSCs with equivalent qualifications.


The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.


Education: A University degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Health Management, Health Sciences, or Health Policy, is required.

Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in public health program activities, including previous work in key populations and HIV (planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating such as HIV public health programs) is required.

Post Entry Training: Post entry training will include coverage of USAID established policies, procedures and regulations that govern: specific activity management, including monitoring and program assessment/evaluation and procurement systems. Necessary post-entry training will be provided on-site or at regionally based facilities.

Language Proficiency (level and specialization): Level IV (fluent) written and oral English and French proficiency is required. Will be tested.

Job Knowledge: An in-depth knowledge of the Government of Senegal’s HIV strategy, policies and approach is required. A thorough knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of public health and infectious diseases particularly HIV is required. Demonstrated strategic planning and management experience in managing public health programs in general. Strong negotiation and diplomatic skills and ability to facilitate agreement among various partners to promote the infectious disease agenda. S/he is required to understand and appreciate USAID’s strategic direction, its principal accomplishments and challenges in order to articulate the agency’s objectives.

Skills and Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain an extensive range of contacts with ministerial and host government officials, including those in a leadership role at the national, provincial, and district levels. Ability to positively interact with influential persons in the public and private sectors is required in order to represent USAID and U.S. Government development policies and programs and explain/interpret host-country attitudes. Ability to work with donors and different cadres of Senegalese Government counterparts in a collaborative manner; demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and work effectively as part of a multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary team. Ability to work in a team; strong representational and interpersonal skills. This position requires excellent communication and analytical skills, attention to detail, commitment to teamwork and transparency, and a high ability to exercise good judgment, discretion and patience. The individual in this role will be flexible and possess the ability to accept and react to changing policy direction with professionalism and poise. In addition, s/he has the ability to manage fast-paced and demanding requirements.


  Written Application (70 points) Interview (130 points)
Education Extent to which education is relevant to requirements described in the position description (10 points) Extent to which education is relevant to requirements described in the position description (10 points)
Prior Work Experience Extent to which the applicant’s prior work experience matches the specific responsibilities in the Position Description above (30 points) Extent to which the applicant’s prior work experience matches the specific responsibilities in the Position Description above (30 points)


Extent to which the applicant’s interview and written test demonstrate the knowledge required in the position description (35 points)
Language proficiency n/a Extent to which applicant clearly articulates his or her ideas verbally in English and French. (20 points)
Skills and abilities Extent to which written application demonstrates the skills and abilities described in the Position Description above (30 points) Extent to which the interview and written test demonstrate the skills and abilities described in the Position Description above (35 points)



To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 4 and submitted electronically to: with the Solicitation Number and Position Title in the application submission Subject Line.

Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit a complete application package which includes:

  1. AID 309-2 form (
  2. Detailed Resume plus three (3) to five (5) references
  3. A Cover Letter
  4. Copies of relevant degrees
  5. Two writing samples, one in English and one in French, demonstrating strong writing and analytical skills.

Offers must be received by October 5, 2019 and submitted in

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission and as the subject line in any cover letter. The highest ranking applicants may be selected for an interview.


NOTE: This position requires the submission of complete forms and/or supplemental materials as described above. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in the applicant not being considered for employment.


Once the Contracting Officer (CO) informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the required forms.


As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the benefits and allowances in accordance with Mission policy and Local labor laws in Senegal.


In accordance with Mission policy and local labor laws.


USAID regulations and policies governing CCN/TCN PSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad’’, including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at
  1. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at
  1. Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at 
  1. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635.  See