REO Project Management Specialist (Environment, Energy and Climate) – USAID

REO Project Management Specialist (Environment, Energy and Climate) – USAID

REO Project Management Specialist (Environment, Energy and Climate) – USAID

SOLICITATION NO.: 72048623R10011

ISSUANCE DATE: May 9, 2023

CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: June 7, 2023/11:59PM Bangkok, Thailand
local time

POINT OF CONTACT: Kevarin Phirakansakun/ RDMA Human Resources Assistant, e-mail:
[email protected]

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POSITION TITLE: REO Project Management Specialist (Environment, Energy and Climate),

MARKET VALUE: THB 1,340,075 – 2,345,127 per annum equivalent to FSN-11 in
accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/RDMA. Final
compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years initial contract. 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 continued need of the position and
availability of funds.

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: The United States Agency for International
Development/Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA), Bangkok, Thailand
with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.

ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: This position is opened to Cooperating Country National (CCN). Thai
citizen or other country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent Thai residence is eligible
to apply. Please note that USAID is not able to sponsor offerors for a Thai residency permit.

SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: The successful candidate shall be required to obtain a
Security Certification for Employment from Regional Security Office.

11.1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
The USAID Project Management Specialist (Environment, Energy and Climate) serves as a
member of the Regional Environment Office (REO), United States Agency for International
Development/Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA). The position is
responsible for coordinating program activities with USAID/RDMA and its client missions’
staff to ensure effective program implementation and compliance with USAID policies and
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3. Procedures. The incumbent is also responsible for planning, developing, managing,
monitoring, and reporting on environmental activities and programs, consistent with
USAID/RDMA’s Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS), and other U.S.
Government (USG) and USAID priorities, strategies, and policies. A primary focus area for
this position is to strengthen environmental governance in the REO portfolio and promote
USAID’s leadership on energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies
across activities in Asia. S/he will also guide and/or supervise contractors and grantees to
increase program impact, enhance sustainability, and ensure compliance with USAID
policies. The incumbent also develops and maintains productive working relationships
with key partners, including USAID Missions, U.S. Government agencies, national
ministries, local governments, international development agencies, donors, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), and private sector firms.

11.2. Statement of Duties to be Performed
● Serves as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), or Agreement Officer’s
Representative (AOR) for assigned contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants, and
fulfills all AOR/COR responsibilities as described in the delegation letter from the
Agreements Officer or Contracting Officer including the responsibility for accuracy,
completeness and timeliness of official AOR/COR files.
● Provides strategic direction to contractors and grantees to ensure their activities
support RDMA’s development objectives and are consistent with the U.S.
Government’s strategy and priorities.
● Facilitates the development of work plans and monitoring, evaluation and learning
plans by advising contractors and grantees on expected program performance
indicators, targets, and results, and contributing to data collection and synthesis as
well as ensuring that program implementation achieves planned results, and
developmental impacts are well-documented and reported.
● Guides and monitors activities to ensure compliance with the terms of their contracts
and agreements as well as with established USAID guidelines, policies and procedures,
including USAID’s environmental compliance requirements. Resolves any
implementation issues in an efficient and professional manner.
● Reviews and responds to regular performance reports from implementing partners to
ensure that activity implementation and performance is on track and able to increase
outcomes and impacts as well as enhance sustainability.
● Maintains up-to-date records of the financial contracts, cooperative agreements, and
grants assigned to the incumbent and reports this information upon request to RDMA
Management and USAID/Washington.
● Coordinates financial tracking and reporting including preparing accruals reports, in
collaboration with other RDMA units and USAID/Washington.
● Drafts and reviews official USAID documents required for procurement, monitoring,
evaluation and reporting actions.
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● Prepares and disseminates on a regular basis to RDMA Mission staff and program
partners information on issues, accomplishments, and worldwide best practices in the
focus program areas. Contributes program updates to the REO weekly reports, as well
as USAID and U.S. State Department briefing reports.
● Coordinates activities with appropriate personnel at the RDMA, USAID/Washington,
and bilateral USAID Missions and U.S. Embassies in the Asia region. Wherever possible,
ensure USAID’s regional initiatives complement bilateral USAID Mission activities.
● Develops, maintains, and strengthens working relationships with key partners,
including national ministries, local governments, international organizations and other
donors, private sector, NGOs, universities, and the media to identify and implement
efforts to increase synergy among the key stakeholders and leverage
resources. Oversees the organization of meetings and workshops to facilitate regional
cooperation and dialogue on priority issues related to focus program areas. Identifies
appropriate participants and facilitators, develops agendas, plans and facilitates
working group breakout sessions, documents proceedings and results, and follows up
on recommended action steps.

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● Assesses priority environmental problems and issues relating to clean energy, climate
change, and related environmental areas, including human and institutional capacity
needs and the enabling policy conditions. Analyzes and promotes policy options aimed
at strengthening regional institutions, including civil society, capability in critical areas,
including the sound governance of natural resources.
● Identifies key opportunities and challenges in the environment, energy and climate
sectors at the regional and national levels in Asia. Advises Mission staff on proposed
actions to respond to these challenges and opportunities.
● Formulates RDMA’s strategies in the focus program areas, including goals, objectives
and activities required to accomplish results in the RDMA Development Objectives.
● Operationalizes strategies by developing new initiatives and innovative program
activities, and leads efforts to reach consensus on an implementation
approach. Ensures new initiatives are consistent with the strategic objectives of RDMA.
● Prepares studies, concept papers, statements of work, USAID project and activity
design documents as well as bilateral and multilateral agreements related to the design
of environmental programs. Ensures that there is no conflict or duplication between
planned USAID assistance and that of other donors.

● Provides technical support services to USAID bilateral missions as requested.
● Conducts research, identifies trends, key issues and opportunities in the areas of
environmental governance and climate as well as providing technical advice to address
these issues.
● Represents the RDMA at meetings, workshops, and conferences organized by various
organizations, including the interagency, other donors and international
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5. Organizations. Prepares and delivers presentations on relevant environmental topics
and on USAID’s programs at national, regional, and international workshops and
● Advises RDMA Project Design Teams, RDMA Senior Management (as needed) as well
as other bilateral missions in the region on environmental issues, particularly on
natural resource management, environmental governance and climate change
mitigation and adaptation.
● Provides briefings to visitors to RDMA and prepares materials for the press on relevant
environmental topics and on USAID’s programs.
The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions
abroad, to participate in the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in accordance
with USAID policy.

11.3. Supervisory Relationship
The incumbent reports to the Sustainable Energy and Safeguards Team Lead or his/her
11.4. Supervisory Controls
Full supervision of other USAID staff is not contemplated.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: REO Project Management Specialist (Environment, Energy and Climate) – USAID

Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental
engineering, energy sciences, earth sciences, climate change, natural resource
management, public policy, or related field is required.

Experience: At least five (5) years of experience in program or project management in
addressing environmental issues is required.

Language: Level IV – Fluent in Thai and English with a valid TOEIC score of 855.
The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors 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 offerors 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 offerors in the competitive range
to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated
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6. Offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at
Application Rating System
The application rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified
offerors in comparison to other offerors. offerors must demonstrate the rating factors outlined
below within their application and/or resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information
provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Experience (30 points):
Additional points will be given for relevant experience above the minimum requirement
which may include relevant experience in USAID, other U.S. Government agencies, other
development agencies and/or international organizations.

Knowledge (40 points):
● Demonstrates knowledge of environment, energy and climate issues in Asia, especially in
Southeast Asia.
● Demonstrates knowledge of viable approaches for identifying critical environmental
governance challenges in the areas of transparency, participation, access to justice and
accountability; and opportunities for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Asia.
This required knowledge includes analyzing regulatory policy, climate finance, and related
development policy.
● Demonstrates an understanding of proven approaches for promoting greenhouse gas
mitigation and climate adaptation strategies and measures through more transparent,
participatory, and accountable practices and policies at national and local levels of
● Demonstrates an understanding of opportunities for introducing more sustainable
technologies and practices into natural resource management and environmental
programs as viable approaches for addressing climate change threats.
● Demonstrates an understanding of the interrelationships between civil society, private
sector, development partners and other stakeholders, as well as economic, social, health,
environment and gender issues and effective approaches in ensuring the sustainability of
development efforts.
● Demonstrates solid knowledge of the countries in Asia in which USAID operates, along with
the region and social-political landscapes respective to the region as well as knowledge of
the critical environmental threats facing Asia and individual countries.

Skills and Abilities (30 points):
● Demonstrates project management capability which includes design, implementation
and monitoring of environment programs in a development context as well as
collaboration with diverse stakeholders and partners.
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● Demonstrates excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), strong
presentation skills, and the ability to persuade and mobilize stakeholders to support
efforts to improve the use of appropriate technologies, institutions, and policies.
● Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, and the ability to develop
and maintain strong working relationships with a broad range of development partners
and program stakeholders.
● Demonstrates excellent computer skills to use office software such as Microsoft Word,
Excel, Power Point, e-mail and Google applications.
● Demonstrates an ability to prepare professional quality reports and presentations.
● Demonstrate an ability to acquire knowledge of USAID programming policies,
regulations, procedures, and documentation.
Total Application Rating: 100
Recruitment Test: 100
Interview Performance: 100
Total Possible Points: 300

SELECTION PROCESS: REO Project Management Specialist (Environment, Energy and Climate) – USAID

To be considered for candidacy, offerors must address each criterion in their application as to
how they meet the minimum qualifications required for the position mentioned in Section II,
Item 1-2. If the application submitted fails to demonstrate eligibility, the application will be
marked unqualified. It is the responsibility of the offeror to provide all pertinent information.
Applications will be initially screened and scored in accordance with evaluation factors and
points mentioned in Section III, item 1-3. Offerors in a competitive range will be given a
recruitment test. Offerors with passing marks from the recruitment test and a valid TOEIC
score mentioned in Section II, item 3, will be invited for an interview. The recruitment test
and the interview will be structured around the evaluation factors mentioned above. The
successful offeror will be selected based on a review of his/her qualifications, work experience,
knowledge, skills and abilities; a written test; an interview; and the results of reference checks.
References may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones
provided by an offeror.
Only offerors within a competitive range will be contacted. No response will be sent to
unsuccessful offerors.
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8. PRESENTING AN OFFER: REO Project Management Specialist (Environment, Energy and Climate) – USAID

Interested offerors must submit the following:

Eligible offerors are required to complete and submit the AID 309-2 (Offeror Information
For Personal Services Contracts With Individuals) form. The AID 309-2 Application form
can be found on the USAID website Continuous
Pages are required if your work experience description goes beyond Section C – Additional
Work Experience in AID 309-2. Continuous Pages can be found on the U.S. Embassy

A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) without photo.

A copy of transcript.

A copy of Thai ID card or valid Thai Residency Permit to verify eligibility to work in
Thailand. Please note that USAID is not able to sponsor offerors for the permit (check with
Thai Immigration Bureau website for the information of
Thai Residency Permit).

A cover letter (optional), a certified copy for name change (if any), and a valid TOEIC score
(if invited for the interview).

All required documents must be scanned and submitted via email only. Please ensure
documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF formats. Please do not submit
documents in zip files or web links.

Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and
submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I, item 4.

To ensure consideration of application for the intended position, the offeror submissions
must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents. The
email subject should read: First name Last name – USAID 72048623R10011 REO Project
Management Specialist (Environment, Energy and Climate), FSN-11
By submitting application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached
to the application is true. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your
application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position or being
terminated after award.
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The CO will provide instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms
after an offeror is selected for the contract award:
● Medical Clearance: Prior to signing a contract, the selected individual will be required
to obtain a medical clearance.
● Security Clearance: Prior to signing a contract, the selected individual will be required
to obtain a Security Certification. Temporary clearances may be requested while a
personal background investigation is conducted.

Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors – Please be
advised that, upon award, the contractor will be required to follow the Mission policies
and/or directives from the U.S. Department of State regarding COVID-19 requirements.

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As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a CCN PSC is normally authorized the following
benefits and allowances:

Annual bonus

Annual leave plan

Health benefit plan

Severance pay plan

Retirement plan

Life insurance program

Premium compensation – Overtime and Holiday pay

The U.S. Mission does not make deductions for income tax to local governments. The U.S.
Mission expects its employees to fulfill their fiscal obligations required under their country’s
laws, including paying income taxes. Paying these taxes is a matter strictly between the
employees and the Thai government.
Employees holding American citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien (Green Card holder)
status must report to HR at first hire or when there is a change in nationality status. A copy of
the Social Security or resident alien card must be submitted to HR together with completed
W-4 Form to initiate U.S. Federal tax/FICA withholding.
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USAID regulations and policies governing CCN PSC awards are available at these sources:

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

Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at

Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for
Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at

Ethical Conduct: REO Project Management Specialist (Environment, Energy and Climate) – USAID

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

PSC Ombudsman
The PSC Ombudsman serves as a resource for any Personal Services Contractor who has
entered into a contract with the United States Agency for International Development and
is available to provide clarity on their specific contract with the agency. Please visit our
page for additional information:
The PSC Ombudsman may be contacted via: [email protected].
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: USAID/RDMA provides equal opportunity in
employment to all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. Management
may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of
interest, budget, and residency status.






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