25JUN - Director (Country Team Leader), Philippines, Millennium Challenge Corporation - Deadline: 27SEPT



Organization Description

Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support, MCC is changing the conversation on how best to deliver smart U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results.  MCC is advancing American values and interests by reducing global poverty through economic growth. The MCC model fulfills this mission by focusing on policy reforms, economic growth opportunities that deliver tangible results and shared learning on what is and is not working. This approach makes development assistance more effective, improves the lives of the world’s poor and creates the markets of the future, with whom companies can do business and trade.  Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC's values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.



875 15th Street NW

Washington, DC 20005

Job Description

MCC is currently searching for CTLs for the Philippines and Mongolia.  These CTL positions will reside in DCO's Europe, Asia, Latin America (EAPLA) division, which is one of DCO's two regional divisions (the other being the Africa division).  This position is located in the Department of Compact Operations (DCO) of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). DCO oversees compact development and implementation in MCC's partner countries.  DCO includes country teams working to develop new compact programs; each such team is led by a country team leader (CTL) who is based in Washington D.C.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the MCC compact development team for a designated country; the team is an inter-departmental team of approximately twenty staff, with direct responsibility for compact development and investment appraisal with respect to the MCC partner country.

  • Manages MCC's day-to-day operational relations with partner countries.

  • Manages the annual administrative budget allocated to compact development, including travel.

  • Provides guidance to government officials and other stakeholders on MCC’s investment criteria, processes and procedures to ensure the development and effective implementation of economically viable investments to reduce poverty through economic growth.

  • Ensures the preparation of high quality, timely materials to be presented to DCO management and MCC's Investment Management Committee and Board of Directors.

  • Provides leadership and guidance to the country team and participates in senior level discussions on compact development.

  • Monitors key strategy and policy issues relating to the assigned country and provides the relevant Regional Deputy Vice President (and other senior staff, as appropriate) and senior management with concise analysis of these issues, along with considered judgments and recommendations.

  • Maintains regular contact and relations with counterparts/partners in United States Government agencies, partner countries and other entities. Represents the agency to governments, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), academia, and civil society.

  • Prepares background, analysis and recommendations for senior management use at meetings, external events.

  • Assists in the coordination of other MCC activities and representing MCC with governments, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, academia and civil society.

  • Provides authoritative advice and guidance on highly complex operational issues affiliated with the development and implementation of long-term international assistance programs for developing countries.

  • Maintains awareness of all appropriate regulatory considerations, whether explicit in law or regulation.


Job Requirements

  • Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3b (GS-14) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as experience leading and managing the development, implementation and appraisal process for medium to large-scale (budget of $10 million or more) international development projects; analyzing and advising high-level government officials and other stakeholders on development challenges and technical assistance programs to address these challenges; and, experience as a project manager managing medium to large-scale infrastructure projects or technical assistance programs (budget $10 million or more).  Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance

  • Must be able to pass a drug test

  • Some domestic/international travel is required

  • Experience working in or on a program in Asia is highly desired


How to Apply

Please visit the USA Jobs site: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400087300


Deadline -  The first cut-off for submission of qualified applications will be 04 /27/2015.  Applications received by the initial cut-off date will be referred first.  If no selection is made, Applications of qualified applicants received after the initial cut-off will be referred to the selecting official every three weeks until the position is filled.