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USAID Project Management Specialist (Nutrition) – USAID

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USAID Project Management Specialist (Nutrition) – USAID, September 23 2022



Organization: USAID

Position: USAID Project Management Specialist (Nutrition)

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Contract

Date of Announcement: September 21 2022

Deadline: October 11 2022



Job description


1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72066321R10015

2. ISSUANCE DATE: 09/21, 2022

3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: 10/11, 2022, no later than 5:00 p.m (EAT) (close of business).

4. POINT OF CONTACTS: James Cerwinski, Supervisory EXO and Fekadu Tamirate, HR Specialist, e-mail at [email protected].

5. POSITION TITLE: USAID Project Management Specialist (Nutrition)

6. MARKET VALUE: $ 22,927 – $ 41,263 yearly i.e., equivalent to FSN – 11. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Ethiopia. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value. Salary will be paid in local currency at the exchange rate in effect when the payroll is processed.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years. The services provided under this contract are expected to be of a continuing nature through a series of sequential contracts, subject to continued need, satisfactory performance, and the availability of funds. The expected period of performance will be from 02/10/2023 – 02/09/2028.

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: US Embassy, Entoto Road, Addis Ababa, with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs). “Cooperating country national” means an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facilities access


Basic Functions

The USAID Project Management Specialist (Nutrition) serves as a technical leader and resource in strategic planning, program and activity design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Nutrition-related programs/projects/activities, including maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and Feed the Future programming.


Job Requirement


Qualifications required: Master’s degree or local equivalent from an accredited program in Nutrition, Public Health, International Development, Health, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology, Biology, Infectious Disease, Medicine, or Pharmacy.

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Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public health or international development, which a focus on nutrition in Ethiopia.

Salary Range: The salary range of the position is FSN — 11; $ 22,927 to $41,263 yearly, articulated in U.S. dollars but paid in Birr.

Location of Work: USAID/US Embassy Entoto Road



The Government may award a contract without discussions with candidates in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of candidates with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of candidates in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at
Rating factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified candidates in comparison to other candidates. Candidates must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:


EDUCATION (20 points):

Points will be given for (1) education above the minimum level and/or (2) specialized education pertinent to the position. and/or (3) specialized training pertinent to the position.

WORK EXPERIENCE (30 points): Points will be given for (1) experience above the
minimum levels required, (2) specialized experience pertinent to the position, (3) experience in pertinent development assistance activities, (4) experience in development organizations that are large and/or international.

KNOWLEDGE (30 points): In-depth professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, techniques, and practices, especially as they relate to nutrition policies, programs and activities in Ethiopia, with in-depth awareness of integration and linkages with MNCH, WASH, agriculture, and economic growth programming. Knowledge of the challenges and policies of Ethiopia from the business, political, civil society, and social perspectives. Thorough understanding of nutrition governance in the Government of Ethiopia, including policies, strategies, existing programming from the relevant ministries, and multisectoral coordination. Knowledge and understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of Ethiopia; historical development problems, current trends and strategic directions in the nutrition sector in Ethiopia (including at subnational levels); an understanding of the resources, resource constraints, and overall development prospects and priorities of Ethiopia. Knowledge of USG legislation, policy, and practices related to health and nutrition activities, of USAID programming policies, regulations, and procedures will be considered an advantage. Significant knowledge of program management strategies, and monitoring and evaluation methods. Technical knowledge in nutrition programming will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES (20 points): Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills in maternal/newborn/child health and nutrition programming. Strong skills in advocacy, communication (including public speaking and technical presentations), facilitation, negotiation, and networking. Solid experience of effective and collaborative relationships with GoE representatives, civil society organizations, other donor/development
partners, private sector, implementing partners, etc. Strong conceptual and analytical skills to be able to quickly grasp and translate new concepts into operational plans and results.
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, analyze and adapt health policy, and apply epidemiological data and trends, available statistics, and anecdotal information to strategic development of activities, policies and overall program directions. Outstanding ability to exercise flexibility to be able to accept and react to evolving activity and strategy planning and implementation in a complex, dynamic environment, with extreme time constraints, political sensitivities and pressure. Demonstrate excellent computer skills including skills with Microsoft Office, web-based databases, and electronic filing. Ability to make sound judgment. Ability to take initiatives and offer leadership in reviewing the progress of programs and projects under his/her responsibility, including performance reports, pipeline management, program implementation reviews, as well as fulfilling other USAID and USG reporting requirements. Demonstrated strategic visioning, timely decision making ability, and extensive judgment and multi-task ability in planning and carrying out tasks, using diplomacy and tact. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and
coordinate well with others.


WRITTEN TEST (50 points)

BASIS OF RATING: Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be evaluated in accordance with the Evaluation and Selection Factors. Candidates should address these factors in the offer package, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to the factors. Failure to address the Evaluation and Selection Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The highest-ranking applicants may be selected for an interview and writing test. Interviews may be conducted either in person or by telephone/video call at USAID’s


How To Apply

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Deadline for Applications: 10/11/2022
Detailed information and instructions for applying can be found at &_ Or paper copies of the solicitation may also be requested by calling USAID/HR via +251-111-30-6240.


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