Director, Office of Accountability

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
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Where to Apply
Full-time, Remote

Agency Information: Become part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)! DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Accountability (OOA) is tasked with independently responding to community concerns related to DFC-sponsored projects and reviewing and evaluating the Corporation’s compliance with its governing statutes, policies and procedures related to environmental protection, social impacts, worker rights and human rights. The incumbent reports directly to the DFC’s Board of Directors and assists with the formulation and implementation of policies and initiatives at the guidance of the Board and senior Corporation management.


As the Director of the Office of Accountability, you will:

Annually evaluate and report to the Board and Congress regarding compliance with environmental, social, labor, human rights, and transparency standards, consistent with Corporation statutory mandates.
Provide a forum for resolving concerns regarding the impacts of specific Corporation-supported projects with respect to such standards.
Provide advice regarding Corporation projects, policies, and practices.
Receive and evaluate compliance issues emerging from DFC projects, help resolve issues raised by complainants about the environmental, social, worker rights and human rights impacts of DFC-supported projects and helping reach resolutions that meet the interests of all parties.
Independently review and report on DFC’s compliance with its environmental, social, and worker and human rights policies where a complainant has alleged non-compliance, as well as provide recommendations to DFC senior management.
Maximize transparency and information disclosure of the compliance review process.
Establish and maintain the process and procedures of the OOA, which are subject to public consultation and require approval by the Board.
Build and maintain a strong dialogue with non-governmental organizations and civil society, by ensuring that project-affected stakeholders have information about how to access the OOA’s services and complaint process.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Highly developed communication skills to be able to share views effectively with project-affected communities, project sponsors, civil society organizations, host country governments and other international organizations.
Skill in applying multidisciplinary principles and practices of environmental and social impact assessment.
Demonstrated working knowledge of environmental and social safeguard policies and best practices of the international financial institutions.
Strong diplomatic, negotiating, and mediation skills as well as an ability to build consensus.
Highly strategic, creative, pro-active, and energetic.
Highly organized, productive, and comfortable in multi-tasking.
Demonstrated integrity and ability to remain independent in the exercise of duties.

Conditions of Employment:

The position is in the excepted service.
Must be a U.S. Citizen, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. is required
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
The incumbent will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-450).
Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
Selection may require completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless met during prior Federal service.
Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on commercial aircraft.


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements at the time of submitting their application.

Specialized Experience: You may qualify if you have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in all of the following:

Experience reviewing and evaluating a corporation’s compliance with its governing statutes, policies and/or procedures related to environmental protection, social impacts, worker rights, or human rights.
Experience evaluating concerns, complaints, or conflicts about social, environmental, economic, and other development-related areas with respect to international financial transactions and investments in developing countries.

Additional Information:

This position is eligible to be 100% remote. The duty location may be negotiable upon selection, but must reside within the U.S. The option to work out of the DFC’s Headquarters office in downtown Washington, DC is available to candidates who are interested. If applicants select Washington, DC as their preferred duty station, the selectee will be expected to report to the office and follow the agency’s telework policy.
Telework Suitability: The duty of this position is suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.
This is not a Bargaining unit position.
Work Schedule: This position allows for a flexible work schedule.
DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies at DFC.
Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.
The incumbent will earn 8 hours of annual leave per pay period (80 hours) and 4 hours of sick leave per pay period (80 hours).
You may be removed from this appointment without regard to title 5, United States Code. A person appointed under this authority at any level serves at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer and may be terminated at any time. This appointment shall be terminated when it is decided that the services of the AD employee are no longer required. If removal is for cause, either because of misconduct or poor performance, all fallback rights, if applicable, are forfeited.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.

2. Referral: Since this is an Excepted Service position, a non-rated method of evaluation will be used. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements. Although competitive examining rules for rating and ranking and veterans’ preference do not apply, veteran’s preference will be considered as a positive factor. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify their veteran preference on their resume. Candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

Required Documents:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc. If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content (e.g. SSN or DOB), your resume will not be used to make a qualifications determination and it will not be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration.