DAI is seeking a Manager for an anticipated IQC (Indefinite Quantity Contract), “Pakistan Policy and Performance Support Mechanism (3PSM) funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of this program is to build capacity within Government of Pakistan (GoP) institutions at the federal, provincial, and local level and other relevant stakeholder organizations; provide advisory services to help structure public-private partnerships; and support collaboration between the GoP and the private sector in order to develop, implement, and reform policies supporting USAID’s civilian assistance program in Pakistan. USAID/Pakistan intends to issue one Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract which will include up to five awardees for the provision of these services. The Pakistan Policy Performance and Support Mechanism (3PSM) will also aim to set aside a small number of awards for U.S. small businesses and possibly include a grants under contract component to support adaptive management and USAID/Pakistan’s co-creation and private sector engagement goals. The period of performance under this award will be five years with an estimated award ceiling range between $80-90 million.
The IQC Manager will be based in DAI’s home office in Bethesda, MD, and will provide strategic, management and operational support for all task orders. In addition, the IQC Manager will represent DAI to USAID and to international and domestic counterparts.
- Serve as the DAI primary point of contact with the USAID Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and Contracting Officer (CO) for the 3PSM IQC.
- Responsible for the administration, management and coordination of the 3PSM IQC, including oversight of reporting across Task Orders under the IQC, relationship management with consortia members and subcontractors, and quality control and timeliness of deliverables.
- Handle required IQC- level technical and financial reporting.
- Lead DAI’s 3PSM IQC strategy and document lessons learned, best practices, and knowledge management.
- Interface with technical staff across all divisions of DAI.
- Advanced degree international development, public policy, social science, business administration, economics, or related fields;
- A minimum of 12 (twelve) years of professional experience, which shall include a minimum of 8 (eight) years of senior-level experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating, and managing USG projects, and a minimum of 8 (eight) years of experience working in international development programming.
- Experience in managing USAID-funded IQCs or contracts and knowledge of USAID policies and regulations;
- Hands-on experience with one or more of the following programming areas required: Business Enabling environment reform; public-private partnerships; economic growth; public policy, or municipal governances
- Overseas field experience working in development contexts strongly preferred;
- Supervisory experience (including but not limited to) mentoring, training, and guiding staff strongly desired;
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation, impact assessments, and research tied to governance preferred;
- Excellent English verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and leadership skills.