USPSC OTI Country Representative - Cameroon

USPSC OTI Country Representative - Cameroon(Expired)

Dates

Bid Notification started - 30 Aug, 2017 (14 months ago) - USPSC OTI Country Representative - Cameroon

Start Date

30 Aug, 2017 (14 months ago)
Bid Notification due - 30 Aug, 2017 (14 months ago) - USPSC OTI Country Representative - Cameroon

Due Date

07 Sep, 2017 (14 months ago)
Bid Notification - USPSC OTI Country Representative - Cameroon

Opportunity Type

Bid Notification
SOL-OTI-17-000051COMBINE - USPSC OTI Country Representative - Cameroon

Opportunity Identifier

SOL-OTI-17-000051COMBINE
Bid Notification Agency for International Development - USPSC OTI Country Representative - Cameroon

Customer / Agency

Agency for International Development
Bid Notification USAID/Washington - USPSC OTI Country Representative - Cameroon

Location

USAID/Washington
From: Federal Government(Federal)
NOTE: The purpose of this amendment is to extend the closing date for applications.  There are no other changes to the solicitation.Request for Personal Services ContractorUSAID Office of Transition InitiativesPosition Title: OTI Country Representative - CameroonSolicitation Number: SOL-OTI-17-000051Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $88,136 - $114,578Issuance Date: August 16, 2017Closing Date: September 7, 2017 (Deadline Extended)Closing Time: 1:00 P.M. Eastern TimeDear Prospective Applicants:The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Country Representative - Cameroon under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation.Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.(c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s).(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.(e) U.S. Citizenship.Note: Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.2. Supplemental document specifically addressing:Each of the three (3) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored.NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 45 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor.3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete and sign the form. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the EFs must be mailed or emailed to:Office of Transition Initiatives529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300Washington, DC 20045E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.govApplicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Applicant resources are available at www.otijobs.net/#!guidance-for-applying/c1ggu. Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to:OTI Recruitment TeamTelephone Number: (202) 836-7487E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.govWebsite: www.OTIjobs.netSincerely,Cristina SylviaContracting OfficerATTACHMENT 1Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Country Representative - CameroonI. GENERAL INFORMATION1. SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OTI-17-0000512. ISSUANCE DATE: August 16, 20173. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 7, 2017, 1:00 pm Eastern Time (Deadline Extended)4. POSITION TITLE: Country Representative - Cameroon5. MARKET VALUE: This position has been designated at the GS-14 equivalent level, non-locality pay ($88,136 - $114,578 per annum). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon qualifications, previous relevant experience and work history, salary and educational background. Salaries over and above the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year, with three one-year option periodsSTART DATE: Within 45 days of receiving notification that required security and medical clearances have been obtained.7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Cameroon8. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret9. STATEMENT OF DUTIESPOSITION DESCRIPTIONBACKGROUNDUSAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support rapid international transition programs for priority conflict-prone countries. Created in 1994 as a distinct operating unit within USAID, OTI helps local partners advance peace and democracy in politically-transitioning countries. In support of U.S. foreign policy, OTI seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming.Countries experiencing a significant political transition in the midst of a disaster or emerging from civil conflict have unique needs that cannot be fully addressed by traditional disaster relief. Timely and effective assistance to promote and consolidate peaceful, democratic advances can make the difference between a successful or a failed transition. OTI assists in securing peace by aiding indigenous, mostly non-governmental, civil society and media organizations. OTI uses such mechanisms as support for re-integration of ex-combatants into civilian society; development of initiatives to promote national reconciliation; identification of quick-impact community self-help projects to meet urgent economic needs; and aid to independent media outlets and community-based organizations to help promote informed debate and broaden public participation.To respond quickly and effectively and meet its program objectives and mandate OTI retains a group of high level professionals and experts under U.S. Personal Services Contracts (USPSCs). These knowledgeable and skilled professionals make up the vast majority of the OTI work force and are at its forefront implementing and achieving the office's programmatic goals and objectives. There are several benefits that USPSCs may participate in, such as partial reimbursement for health and life insurance costs, as well as full coverage of workers' compensation, among other benefits. For more complete information on USPSC benefits, please see Section VI of this solicitation.For more information about OTI and its country programs please see:http://www.usaid.gov/political-transition-initiativesINTRODUCTIONIn line with U.S. foreign policy objectives, the USAID/OTI Cameroon program works to decrease the impacts of Boko Haram/Islamic State's West Africa (ISIS-WA) in northern Cameroon. Boko Haram/ISWAP threatens to further destabilize the Sahel, West and Central Africa regions, and its links with the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) pose a great threat for ungoverned spaces in the region. A strong military response, along with improved relations with Nigeria, is producing significant gains against BH/ ISIS-WA. This progress is bolstered by additional civilian initiatives to further reduce BH/ ISIS-WA's ability to recruit and operate in northern Cameroon. Nevertheless, the social fabric in northern Cameroon has been severely strained due to the conflict. Already one of Cameroon's poorest and most marginalized regions, Boko Haram has brought to the Far North increasing levels of economic distress and unemployment, increased dissatisfaction and desperation amongst the population, particularly amongst youth, and a fraying of the social fabric. USAID/OTI's Cameroon program helps bolster local efforts to strengthen community cohesion and to further undermine Boko Haram/ ISIS-WA's ability to recruit and operate in Cameroon. The program works closely with other USAID/OTI programs in the region to better connect U.S. Government efforts along the Diffa-Maiduguri-Maroua corridor.The Country Representative is a member of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Africa Regional Team, and reports to the OTI Africa Team Leader based in DC. The Country Representative's principal responsibility will be the strategy development, design, oversight and management of OTI's Cameroon program. The incumbent will be called upon to represent OTI's mission and programs to senior-level government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors, local government officials, and local beneficiaries.This post is a senior management position requiring excellent managerial and communication skills, an ability to perform in a complex and highly sensitive political environment, experience in policy formulation and negotiation at the highest levels (government and non-government organizations), and a strong interest in assisting countries in transition. The Country Representative should have extensive management experience (both project and personnel) and understand the basics of grantee and contractor/USAID relationships. The candidate should be able to communicate effectively with grassroots organizations and their constituencies, national and local government officials, U.S. Government agencies, and international organization officials. Since work may require continued changes in program direction and implementation, including frequent coordination, the individual will be someone who is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change.Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including stabilization, counterinsurgency, community-driven development, elections, subnational governance, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, and human rights. Prior work experience with U.S. Government agencies or managing program operations in civil conflicts is preferred. A strong working knowledge of French is a requirement for this position. Willingness to work alongside military colleagues (both U.S. and non-U.S.) is essential. The successful candidate will possess excellent political analysis and reporting skills and the ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility and authority in a highly stressful environment while exercising sound judgment in politically charged and challenging security environments. Experience in remote project management is highly desirable, as this position is Yaoundé-based yet will be overseeing a localized program in the Extreme North of Cameroon (Maroua).CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITYDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe work of the Country Representative requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of a highly operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Country Representative is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI.Under the direct supervision of the Washington-based DCHA/OTI Regional Team Leader for Africa or his/her designee, the Country Representative - Cameroon will perform the following duties:• Conceptualize and design program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, USAID personnel, U.S. Embassy and local civil society officials, based on political analysis and U.S. Government policy. When necessary, refine strategic objectives and advocate on behalf of new programmatic approaches in country, linked to neighboring country programs where appropriate;• As requested by embassies or USAID Missions, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI's quick-impact programming model. Support to embassies and USAID Missions may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews, and management reviews;• Communicate and coordinate in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, the U.S. Embassy, and other donor organizations;• Design staffing plans to meet overall program objectives and recruit, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate the performance of in-country OTI staff, providing regular feedback;• Monitor local and regional political developments and regularly brief OTI and partner staff on their potential programmatic impact;• Manage and provide day-to-day programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to OTI's implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees), ensuring that activities are contributing to OTI's program objectives and are within the partner's scope;• Provide recommendations to the Washington-based Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and/or the Regional Team Leader on the implementing partner's performance, budget, and appropriateness of scope in achieving OTI's country objectives, presenting modifications thereto;• Provide USAID concurrence on all implementing partner activities, including final approval of grantees for grants under contract in accordance with USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS);• Ensure that OTI programs and activities are monitored and evaluated, and that lessons learned feed into ongoing or future activities;• Analyze and report on current political developments, security concerns, and other pertinent information required to achieve OTI's program objectives;• Ensure appropriate resource allocation among OTI field offices and implementing partners;• Prepare and maintain OTI program budgets for field operations;• Serve as OTI's primary liaison with USAID personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, ambassadors, local government officials, UN organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other pertinent agencies and organizations. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs;• Prepare operational plans in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, including logistics and property use guidelines, closeout and hand-over, security procedures, contingency and evacuation plans;• Ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation;• Ensure that all OTI and partner field staff adhere to the in-country security guidelines set by the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer and other organizations such as the United Nations or host government;• Prepare and disseminate programmatic, financial and quarterly reports to the U.S. Embassy, OTI/Washington and other organizations as appropriate;• Supervise staff in conjunction with the Regional Team Leader (e.g. Deputy Country Representative, Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program Assistants, etc.). Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel and program and operations requests;• Perform other duties as determined by the supervisor to ensure successful OTI program implementation.SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:The Country Representative - Cameroon will be supervised by the Washington-based DCHA/OTI Regional Team Leader for Africa or his/her designee as part of OTI's Field Programs Division. The incumbent is expected to take initiative, act independently, and manage his/her tasks with minimal supervision. Though this is a senior field-based position, the incumbent is expected to actively and proactively collaborate with OTI/Washington leadership, and to fully utilize, embrace, and become an expert on OTI systems and processes. Failure to adequately perform the scope of work above and/or failure to take direction from the supervisor may result in corrective actions, including denial of step or grade increases, extension of contract probationary periods, performance improvement plans, and/or termination for the convenience of USAID/OTI.SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:The supervisor will provide administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The employee will independently plan, design and carry out programs, projects, studies or other work assignments. The employee's work will be considered technically authoritative and normally accepted without significant change, and will be reviewed in terms of fulfillment of program objectives, influence on the overall program, or contribution to the advancement of the objective.10. PHYSICAL DEMANDSPHYSICAL DEMANDS:While in Cameroon, the work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. However, the position also requires travel throughout the country of assignment, which may involve some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).WORK ENVIRONMENT:While in Cameroon, the work is primarily performed in an office setting. However, the position also requires travel throughout the country of assignment, which may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.11. POINT OF CONTACT:OTI Recruitment Team529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300Washington, DC 20045Telephone Number: (202) 836-7487E-Mail Address: OTIjobs@usaid.govII. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under "Applying")At a minimum, the applicant must have:(1) A Master's Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;ORA Bachelor's Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;AND(2) Six (6) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international or domestic assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in stabilization, community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis.(3) Three (3) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries undergoing political transition or conflict;(4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience (including mentoring, training, and guiding staff);(5) Demonstrated experience operating in a professional setting using French.SELECTION FACTORS:(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)• Applicant is a U.S. Citizen;• Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements;• Supplemental document specifically addressing how the candidate meets each of the Evaluation Factors submitted;• Ability to obtain a SECRET level security clearance (NOTE: Dual citizens may be asked to renounce second-country citizenship);• Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance);• Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.A USAID Secret level security clearance and Department of State medical clearance are required prior to issuance of the contract for this position.NOTE: If a full security investigation package is not submitted by the selected within 30 days after it is requested, the offer may be rescinded. If a security clearance is not able to be obtained within four months after the selected submits the initial security clearance documentation, the offer may be rescinded.NOTE: The selected must obtain Department of State medical clearance within four months after offer acceptance. If medical clearance is not obtained within this period, the offer may be rescinded.Due to anticipated program needs, individuals should be able to travel to post within 60 days after a contract is awarded.III. EVALUATION FACTORSEVALUATION FACTORS:(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.)Applicants should cite specific, illustrative examples for each factor. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored.Factor #1 Demonstrated experience in the management of political transition and/or communitycohesion programs in high-visibility, high-pressure environments.Factor #2 Demonstrated experience interacting with, and representing organizations to, U.S.Government agencies, other donors, international organizations, and U.S. and non-U.S. military counterparts.Factor #3 Demonstrated experience in contract and grant management, including overseeing andmonitoring a non-federal organization implementing an assistance activity under a federalcontract, grant or cooperative agreement, and interaction with local beneficiaries.BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who clearly meet the Education/Experience Requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factor responses. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to specifically address the Selection and/or Evaluation Factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:Evaluation Factors have been assigned the following points:Factor #1 - 15Factor #2 - 15Factor #3 - 15Total Possible - 45 PointsInterview Performance - 55 pointsSatisfactory Professional Reference Checks - Pass/Fail (no points assigned)Total Possible Points: 100The most qualified candidates may be interviewed, required to provide a writing sample, and demonstrate an ability to operate commonly used office applications. OTI will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. In addition, applications (written materials and interviews) will be evaluated based on content as well as on the applicant's writing, presentation, and communication skills. In the event that a candidate has fully demonstrated his/her qualifications and there are no other competitive applicants, OTI reserves the right to forego the interview process. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. OTI reserves the right to contact previous employers to verify employment history.IV. APPLYINGApplications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I, item 11.Qualified applicants are required to submit:1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all overseas field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.(c) Names and contact information (phone and email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s).(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.(e) U.S. Citizenship.Your resume should contain explicit information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide explicit information to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.2. Supplemental document specifically addressing:Each of the three (3) Evaluation Factors shown in the solicitation. Responses must be limited to 500 words per factor. Any additional words above the limit will neither be read nor scored.NOTE: The Evaluation Factors are worth 45 out of 100 points. Applicants are required to address each of the Evaluation Factors in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received that are relevant to each factor.3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete and sign the form. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the solicitation number in the application submission.Applicant resources are available at www.otijobs.net/#!guidance-for-applying/c1ggu.DOCUMENT SUBMITTALSVia mail: Office of Transition Initiatives, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20045Via email: OTIjobs@usaid.govPlease note in your document submittal where you heard about this position.NOTE REGARDING GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS FOR THIS SOLICITATIONThis 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 application.NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENTAll individuals contracted as US PSCs are required to have a DUNS Number. USAID will provide a generic DUNS Number.For general information about DUNS Numbers and SAM, please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management.https:/acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_200_206.html or www.sam.gov.ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.V. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRESOnce the CO informs the successful applicant about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful applicant instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms. Forms outlined below can found at http://www.usaid.gov/forms/1. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306).2. Medical History and Examination Form (DS-6561).3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85).4. Finger Print Card (FD-258).VI. BENEFITS/ALLOWANCESAs a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:1. BENEFITS:(a) Employer's FICA Contribution(b) Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment(d) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)(e) Eligibility for Worker's Compensation(f) Annual & Sick Leave2. ALLOWANCES:Section numbers refer to rules from the Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas)(a) Post Differential Chapter 500 and Tables in Chapter 900.(b) Living Quarters Allowance Section 130.(c) Temporary Lodging Allowance Section 120.(d) Post Allowance Section 220.(e) Supplemental Post Allowance Section 230.(f) Payments During Evacuation Section 600.(g) Education Allowance Section 270.(h) Separate Maintenance Allowance Section 260.(i) Danger Pay Allowance Section 650.(j) Education Travel Section 280.VII. TAXESUSPSCs are required to pay Federal Income Taxes, FICA, and MedicareVIII. ACQUISITION & ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDS) AND CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBS) PERTAINING TO PSCsAAPDs and CIBs contain changes to USAID policy and General Provisions in USAID regulations and contracts. Please refer to http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs#psc to determine which AAPDs and CIBs apply to this contract.AAPD 06-10 - PSC MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITYGeneral Provision 28, MEDICAL EXPENSE PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY(OCTOBER 2006)(a) Definitions. Terms used in this General Provision are defined in 16 FAM 116 available at http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/16fam/index.htm. Note: Personal services contractors are not eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Programs.(b) The regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 16, Chapter 520 (16 FAM 520), Responsibility for Payment of Medical Expenses, apply to this contract, except as stated below. The contractor and each eligible family member are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance that covers this assignment. Nothing in this provision supersedes or contradicts any other term or provision in this contract that pertains to insurance or medical costs, except that section (e) supplements General Provision 25. "MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES."(c) When the contractor or eligible family member is covered by health insurance, that insurance is the primary payer for medical services provided to that contractor or eligible family member(s) both in the United States and abroad. The primary insurer's liability is determined by the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the insurance policy. When the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred and the U.S. Government has no payment obligation (see paragraph (f) of this provision).(d) USAID serves as a secondary payer for medical expenses of the contractor and eligible family members who are covered by health insurance, where the following conditions are met:(1) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense is incurred, caused, or materially aggravated while the eligible individual is stationed or assigned abroad;(2) The illness, injury, or medical condition giving rise to the expense required or requires hospitalization and the expense is directly related to the treatment of such illness, injury, or medical condition, including obstetrical care; and(3) The Office of Medical Services (M/MED) or a Foreign Service medical provider (FSMP) determines that the treatment is appropriate for, and directly related to, the illness, injury, or medical condition.(e) The Mission Director may, on the advice of M/MED or an FSMP at post, authorize medical travel for the contractor or an eligible family member in accordance with the General Provision 10, Travel and Transportation Expenses (July 1993), section (i) entitled "Emergency and Irregular Travel and Transportation." In the event of a medical emergency, when time does not permit consultation, the Mission Director may issue a Travel Authorization Form or Medical Services Authorization Form DS-3067, provided that the FSMP or Post Medical Advisor (PMA) is notified as soon as possible following such an issuance. The contractor must promptly file a claim with his or her medevac insurance provider and repay to USAID any amount the medevac insurer pays for medical travel, up to the amount USAID paid under this section. The contractor must repay USAID for medical costs paid by the medevac insurer in accordance with sections (f) and (g) below. In order for medical travel to be an allowable cost under General Provision 10, the contractor must provide USAID written evidence that medevac insurance does not cover these medical travel costs.(f) If the contractor or eligible family member is not covered by primary health insurance, the contractor is the primary payer for the total amount of medical costs incurred. In the event of a medical emergency, the Medical and Health Program may authorize issuance of Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents, to secure admission to a hospital located abroad for the uninsured contractor or eligible family member. In that case, the contractor will be required to reimburse USAID in full for funds advanced by USAID pursuant to the issuance of the authorization. The contractor may reimburse USAID directly or USAID may offset the cost from the contractor's invoice payments under this contract, any other contract the individual has with the U.S. Government, or through any other available debt collection mechanism.(g) When USAID pays medical expenses (e.g., pursuant to Form DS-3067, Authorization for Medical Services for Employees and/or Dependents), repayment must be made to USAID either by insurance payment or directly by the contractor, except for the amount of such expenses USAID is obligated to pay under this provision. The Contracting Officer will determine the repayment amount in accordance with the terms of this provision and the policies and procedures for employees contained in 16 FAM 521. When USAID pays the medical expenses, including medical travel costs (see section (e) above), of an individual (either the contractor or an eligible family member) who is covered by insurance, that individual promptly must claim his or her benefits under any applicable insurance policy or policies. As soon as the individual receives the insurance payment, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the full amount that USAID paid on the individual's behalf or the repayment amount determined by the Contracting Officer in accordance with this paragraph, whichever is less. If an individual is not covered by insurance, the contractor must reimburse USAID for the entire amount of all medical expenses and any travel costs the contractor receives from his/her medevac provider.(h) In the event that the contractor or eligible family member fails to recover insurance payments or transfer the amount of such payments to USAID within 90 days, USAID will take appropriate action to collect the payments due, unless such failure is for reasons beyond the control of the USPSC/dependent.(i) Before departing post or terminating the contract, the contractor must settle all medical expense and medical travel costs. If the contractor is insured, he or she must provide proof to the Contracting Officer that those insurance claims have been submitted to the insurance carrier(s) and sign a repayment agreement to repay to USAID any amounts paid by the insurance carrier(s).Contact Information: OTIjobs OTIjobs, Phone 202-836-7455, Email otijobs@usaid.gov Office Address :1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWRoom 7.10-006 Washington DC 20523 Location: USAID/Washington Set Aside: N/A

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