Senior Policy Advisor, MC-301-3b/3a


Vacancy ID: 733838   Announcement Number: MCC-733838-12-075-DPE-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 324901800

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1. Title of Job

Senior Policy Advisor, MC-301-3b/3a
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110010001 Washington DC, DC

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

From the statements below, select the response that best describes your experience as it pertains to performing qualifying duties as Senior Policy Advisor, MC-301-3b/3a. Failure to respond will result in an ineligible rating.

1. Pay Band 3b: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the MCC Pay Band 3b or GS-13 (or equivalent non-federal work experience). For this position, examples of specialized experience include: experience leading or coordinating  development policy reform initiatives and studies and analysis of program operations; experience monitoring policy, institutional and legal reform issues and governance trends in the countries; experience representing an organization to  U.S. Government agencies, multi-lateral development institutions, and non-governmental organizations; and,  experience preparing briefing papers, policy papers, background information and performance metrics on program objectives.

 

(NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).

A. I meet the specialized experience requirements.
B. I do not meet the experience requirements.

2. Pay Band 3a: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the MCC Pay Band 3b or GS-14 (or equivalent non-federal work experience). For this position, examples of specialized experience include: experience managing threshold program initiatives and coordinating studies and analysis of program operations; experience monitoring policy, institutional and legal reforms issues and governance trends in the countries; experience representing an organization to  U.S. Government agencies, multi-lateral development institutions, and non-governmental organizations; and,  experience preparing briefing papers, policy papers, background information and performance metrics on program objectives.

(NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).

A. I meet the experience requirements described above.
B. I do not meet the experience requirements.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Knowledge of global development and policy initiatives sufficient to conduct studies and analysis of program operations to assess and evaluate their effectiveness in meeting corporate goals and objectives.

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4. Develop guidance for the management and oversight of Global Development programs and initiatives.

5. Monitor and analyze country policy performance and make recommendations on policy improvement.

6. Experience with policy reform initiatives.

7. Coordinate studies and analysis of program operations to assess and evaluate their effectiveness in goals and objectives.

8. Lead the development and documentation of long- and short-range planning efforts.

9. Manage and develop relationships with partners to achieve performance measures.

10. Ability to identify and promote the design, evaluation and implementation of development projects; recommend new policy or program initiatives; and evaluate the results of program and policy approaches.

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11. Work with multidisciplinary teams.

12. Knowledge of strategic planning processes and budget-setting exercises.

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13. Prepare briefing papers, policy papers/guidance, and background information related program objectives.

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14. Communicate concepts effectively to staff, stakeholders, and counterparts.

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15. Document and promote best practice in policy reform.

16. Represent an organization to U.S. Government agencies, multi-lateral development institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

17. Work with multidisciplinary teams.

18. Knowledge of data analysis and budget management  process.

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19. Experience performing data analysis reviews and making recommendations to senior management.

20. Experience utilizing budget management processes in achieving corporate goals.