International Economist (Senior Evaluation Officer)

Organization
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Location
Washington, DC
Job Type
Full-time, permanent
Deadline for Applications
05/21/2024
How to Apply
Applications for this position are only accepted through USAJOBS and must be received by 11:59 pm (ET) on May 21.
Where to Apply
https://dfc.usajobs.gov/job/789355300
Tags
Full-time

This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Development Policy (ODP), Development Impact Division, Evaluation & Collaborative Learning Unit. The Senior Evaluation Officer serves as an economic expert and technical authority in conducting thematic portfolio and individual project evaluation activities to assess the development effectiveness of DFC’s investments and facilitate rapid feedback and learning throughout the Agency.

Major Duties:

Leads thematic portfolio and project evaluations, which includes tasks such as: convening and leading DFC’s internal multidisciplinary evaluation steering committees; developing the evaluation scope and selecting projects for evaluation; developing a preliminary evaluation design that applies appropriate statistical sampling, analysis, and data collection methods; leading evaluation learning exercises and dissemination; preparing evaluation materials for publication; and guiding junior evaluation analysts and/or external consultants
Analyzes and interprets financial, economic, and developmental information collected from a variety of sources; analyzes the microeconomic effects and the sectoral and macroeconomic impacts of projects
Communicates evaluation learnings to internal and external stakeholders
Develops action plans to respond to lessons learned in collaboration with relevant DFC department staff members
Provides guidance and mentorship to junior staff by providing quality-assurance on deliverables and advice on conducting evaluations

Please Note: This is a Bargaining unit position represented by AFGE, local 1534.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
This position will require foreign travel to developing countries

Qualifications:

Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

BASIC REQUIREMENT

Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. or
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

In addition to the Basic Requirement listed above, you must meet the required specialized experience listed below.

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to 1) conduct thematic portfolio evaluations and/or individual project evaluations that assess the development effectiveness of private-sector investments in emerging markets; AND 2) synthesize findings and communicate evaluation results to stakeholders through written and oral reports.

Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.

Please Note: Applicants may be asked to produce a writing sample during the interview stage.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

This announcement may be used to fill similar positions, if additional vacancies occur.

Education:

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?

You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION:

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional Information:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/verify/).

Telework Suitability: The duties of this position are 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.

Stipulations of Employment: Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule: This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: 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 https://www.e-verify.gov/.

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.