ISSUANCE DATE: February 5, 2024.
CLOSING DATE/TIME: February 16, 2024. 11:59 p.m. Accra
SUBJECT: Solicitation for a Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor
(CCN PSC) – Project Management Specialist (Malaria Specialist) -Togo
(Local Compensation Plan)
Dear Prospective Offerors:
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal
services under contract as described in this solicitation.
Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1, Sections I through V of this solicitation.
Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all
offer materials for their records.
This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit
USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offers.
Any questions must be directed in writing to the Point of Contact specified in the attached
Daniel Siebert
Contracting Officer
Digitally signed by DANIEL
Date: 2024.01.19 11:58:41
1. SOLICITATION NO: 72062424R10006
2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 5, 2024
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: February 16, 2024. 11:59 p.m. Accra time
5. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Presidents Malaria Initiative)
6. MARKET VALUE: CFA 19,723,409.00– CFA 30,571,285 equivalent to FSN-11
In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of US Embassy,
Lome. Final compensation will be negotiated within the market value.
7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The period of performance is five (5) years, estimated to start
about April, 2024. The services provided under this contract are expected to be of continuing
nature executed by USAID through a series of sequential contracts, subject to availability of
funds, satisfactory job performance and need for continued services.
8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Lome -Togo with possible travel as stated in the Statement of
9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: All interested candidates eligible to work in Togo. Cooperating Country
National (CCN) is defined as an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a noncooperating
country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating
10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Regional Security Office Clearance for Facilities Access.
1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
The goal of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is to reduce malaria-related mortality by fifty
percent (50%) across a number of high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and elsewhere,
through rapid scale-up of proven and highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures,
including: insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs); indoor residual spraying (IRS); accurate
diagnosis and prompt treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs); and
intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant women (IPTp). Malaria prevention and control
remain major US foreign assistance objectives, and the PMI Strategy fully aligns with the USG vision
of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI
Strategy, the USG goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce
malaria deaths, and substantially decrease malaria morbidity, towards the long-term goal of
The USAID Project Management Specialist (Malaria Specialist) serves as a key program
management staff member within the USAID/West Africa (USAID/WA) Regional Health Office
(RHO) based in Lome, Togo. The USAID Project Management Specialist (Malaria Specialist) provides
technical leadership, management, and coordination of an array of programs/projects/activities
designed to further PMI objectives through malaria control and elimination efforts, and through
close coordination with appropriate host-country ministries and the private sector, in order to
leverage USG inputs, and to raise domestic sources of funding to manage malaria programs. The
work includes serving as a Program/Project Manager and COR/AOR for significant and targeted
interventions, service as an Activity Manager for centralized programs, providing technical
assistance to the appropriate host-country Ministry in the development of host-country policies,
and the design and management of in-country programs/projects/activities, reflecting best
practices in malaria prevention, control, and elimination. The Malaria Specialist works with the host
government and other donors to ensure a well-coordinated approach to PMI, including
complementary support with other donor inputs; and, ensures information flows on best practices
related to improving malaria prevention, control, and elimination, in order to inform other decision
making by USAID and the USG.
The Malaria Specialist works in a complex and rapidly evolving country context, requiring regular
contact and collaboration, at technical and policy levels, with counterparts and senior members in
the Togo government, with the private sector, with other donor and international organizations,
and with other USG entities.
The Malaria Specialist exercises extensive judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, in resolving
problems and conflicts, and in taking steps necessary to meet deadlines. The Malaria Specialist
serves as a COR/AOR, with a program/project/activity portfolio that has an estimated annual spend
rate at least in the US$5-10M range; or, as an Activity Manager with responsibility for activity in
the US$10-50M range.
2. Statement of Duties to be Performed.
A. Program/Project/Activity Management
The USAID Project Management Specialist (Malaria Specialist) serves as a COR/AOR and/or Activity
Manager, with full responsibility for management, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of
assigned aspects of the malaria prevention, control, and elimination portfolio. The Specialist
manages programming and activity design for all USAID activities in the sector, and serves as
primary liaison with other Health Office Specialists, and Implementing Partners (IPs) implementing
malaria activities. The Malaria Specialist advises the PMI Resident Advisor, Regional Health Office
Director, US Embassy Togo, and others on local matters of importance to the President’s Malaria
Initiative, and ongoing and planned malaria programs/projects/activities, on monitoring activities,
and providing management oversight of IP programs. The Specialist provides critical inputs to the
achievement of overall results and Mission and USG Goals and objectives, requiring Specialist to
remain current on the economic, political, and social trends of the host government, the host
country, and region, in order, to analyze trends in relation to their impact on the overall malaria
program, and to collaborate with other donors in order to assure synergy and complementarity.
B. Provides Technical Assistance in Prevention, Control, and Elimination of Malaria
The Malaria Specialist coordinates with other USG agencies to ensure the delivery of systematic
and consistent technical assistance to the host government and to NGO partners and IPs in the
areas of PMI, and other health-related issues involving malaria prevention, control, and
elimination. In addition, the Specialist provides strategic input on all programs with PMI or other
malaria-related components; serves as a key liaison for strategic PMI issues; identifies short-, mid-
, and long-range achievable and sustainable strategies for improving malaria prevention, control,
and elimination activities, and other malaria-related programs within the host-country health
sector, with a focus on decentralized areas; and, represents USAID, the USG, and the broader
USAID health program at high-level meetings, and at seminars and conferences on malaria-related
topics. The Specialist keeps informed of and collaborates with other donors on malaria-related
activities; works with the host government to develop policies that result in improved malaria
prevention, control, and elimination; works to harmonize Health Office, USAID, and USG malaria
activities to ensure consistency with host government policy; and, ensures that
programs/projects/activities are consistent with internationally accepted best practices, and that
they are relevant in the host-country context.
C. Data Collection and Analysis
As COR/AOR and/or Activity Manager, the Malaria Specialist monitors and reports on
developments in the PMI and other health sectors, especially as they relate to successful
implementation of malaria-related activities; and, monitors, analyzes, and reports on relevant
aspects of Togo government policy, regulation, and programming, and on malaria-related and
other health and development issues, based on an in-depth understanding of USAID and USG policy
and program objectives and priorities. The Malaria Specialist prepares technical and policy
analyses, evaluates sectoral issues, and provides input to Mission activities with respect to malaria
and related sectors; summarizes information and conclusions in written and oral form for
presentation to senior USG, and other, decision makers, and for incorporating into other activity
documents as appropriate; organizes field trips, conferences, and seminars to ensure maximum
exposure to emerging trends and various points of view, and for monitoring assigned malariarelated
activities, providing translation as needed; and, prepares written reports that reflect a
sound understanding of assigned areas of responsibility, and that clearly document that a wide
variety of sources and points of view have been consulted in undertaking analyses, and in drawing
conclusions. The Malaria Specialist prepares oral and written briefings for the supervisor, the Office
Chief, the Mission Director and/or Deputy Mission Director, Embassy staff, and others, on request.
D. Performance Monitoring
The Malaria Specialist ensures that performance monitoring systems are in place, and that
periodic, reliable measures and indicators of portfolio impact are established; and, collects and
monitors performance data on an ongoing basis, and prepares reports of program/project/activity
progress for use within the Office, the Mission, the USG at Post, and for USAID/Washington and
others. The Specialist assesses progress in achieving results for malaria-related activities, and
evaluates and assesses activities as needed; and, continually strives to enhance the achievement
of results by periodically reviewing the development context, results indicators, and activity
implementation progress, identifying problem areas and suggesting solutions.
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.
i. Supervision Received: The USAID Project Management Specialist (PMI) works under the very
general supervision of the Health Office Chief, and the closer but general supervision of a lowerlevel
supervisor. The supervisor makes assignments in terms of overall objectives and resources
available. Completed work is reviewed in terms of achievement of program/project/activity goals,
effectiveness in meeting host-country and USAID objectives, and integration with other initiatives
in the Office and Mission portfolio. Some technical direction may come from other professionals
in the Office; in general, however, the Specialist will be expected to exercise considerable
autonomy and best judgment in discharging the duties of the assignment
ii. Supervision Exercised: Continuing supervision of other Health Office and/or Mission
staff is not contemplated.
12. PHYSICAL DEMANDS : The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
In order to be considered for the position, a candidate must meet the Minimum qualifications.
Applications will be pre-screened and only those that meet the Minimum Qualifications will be
These are the minimum qualifications necessary to be considered for the position:
a. Education: The work requires a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), or Master’s in Nursing degree, or
a degree as a Public Health Physician in a field involving and/or related to clinical and/or field work in
b. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible experience
in the field of public health, with a focus on clinical and/or field work in public health involving malaria
is required. This experience must demonstrate that the Malaria Specialist has strong medical/clinical
skills in the field. The Specialist must have demonstrated technical leadership in malaria prevention
and control, program management, strategic planning, policy experience, and problem-solving skills
while working on complex programs/projects/activities in a highly sensitive environment.
c. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluency) proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
Proficiency of spoken and written French is also required.
The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with F AR
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 F AR 1 5.306(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 offers. The FAR provisions referenced
above are available at
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The evaluation and selection criteria of the selected candidate will be based on the review of his/her
qualifications work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and level of language. required. The
applicants who obtain the highest score based on the criteria defined will be interviewed and may
also be required to pass a written test (depending on the TEC Chairperson’s decision). The security
clearance and medical clearance is required for the top-ranking candidate, after conducting and
receiving the positive reference checks.
a. Prior work experience (30%):
A minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in the field of public health,
with a focus on clinical and/or field work in public health involving malaria is required. This
experience must demonstrate that the Malaria Specialist has strong medical/clinical skills in the field.
The Specialist must have demonstrated technical leadership in malaria prevention and control,
program management, strategic planning, policy experience, and problem-solving skills while
working on complex programs/projects/activities in a highly sensitive environment.
b. Job Knowledge (30%):
The Malaria Specialist must have in-depth professional-level knowledge of development principles,
concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to malarial education, prevention, and treatment
activities in the host country and/or region, and the problems and policies in the host country from
the business, political, civil society, and social perspectives. The Specialist must have knowledge and
understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of the host country;
development problems in the health sector in the host country and the region; an understanding of
the resources, resource constraints, and overall development prospects and priorities of the host
country and the region; and, knowledge of, or the potential to quickly acquire knowledge of, USG
legislation, policy, and practice relating to malaria prevention and treatment assistance, of USAID
programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation, and of the objectives,
methodology, and status of assigned activities. The Specialist must have knowledge and
understanding of the organization and respective roles of the different levels of the host
government, in order to enhance effective communication, and to develop consensus on
program/project/ activity strategy and implementation.
c. Skills and Abilities (30%):
The Malaria Specialist must have a good knowledge and demonstrated experience in the
programming of malaria prevention, control, and elimination programs/projects/activities; and, the
role of malaria prevention, control, and elimination with other health areas such as health systems
strengthening, PEPFAR, maternal and child health, and family planning. The Malaria Specialist should
be able to facilitate and link culturally appropriate assessments, counseling, treatment deficits, and
related issues and facilitation of linkages to food security programs, including water, sanitation, and
hygiene promotion; and, be able to use this data for decision making. The Specialist must be able to
provide technical leadership in malaria planning; and, apply this knowledge to advanced programming
in the host country and the region.
d. Language Proficiency (10%):
Level IV (fluency) proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Proficiency of spoken and
written French is also required.
Total Possible Points: 100 points
After the closing date for receipt of applications, all applications will initially be screened for
conformity with minimum requirements and a shortlist of applicants developed. Applications from
candidates which do not meet the required selection criteria will not be scored.
A committee will be convened to review the shortlisted applications and evaluate them in accordance
with the evaluation criteria. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No response will be sent to
unsuccessful applicants.
USAID reserves the right to interview only the highest ranked applicants in person or by phone OR
not to interview any candidate.
The Agency retains the right to cancel or amend the solicitation and associated actions at any stage
of the recruitment process.
Reference checks will be conducted by Human Resources only for the successful candidate. If a
candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be
stated in the application Letter.
1. Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 309-2 (OFFEROR
the following link upload it during the application
2. Offeror must also submit a resume or CV with referees.
3. A two-page supplemental document with written responses to the Evaluation Factors listed
under Section III.
4. Relevant educational certificate (s) and work permit or residency permit.
5. Offers must be received by the closing date and time on the first page of this solicitation and
submitted via email to
6. Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted
documents which must be submitted in English.
The Contracting Officer (CO) will provide instructions about how to complete and submit the
following forms after an offeror is selected for the contract award:
1. Medical History and Examination Form (Department of State Forms)
2. Security Clearance
3. Fingerprint Card (FD-258)
As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a CCNPSC is normally authorized the following
benefits and allowances:
a. Health Insurance
b. Annual Salary Increase (if applicable)
c. Annual and Sick leave
d. Annual Bonus
e. Salary Advance (0% interest)
f. Social Security Contributions
g. Local and American Holidays
h. Social Security Contribution
2. ALLOWANCES (as applicable):
a. Miscellaneous
b. Meals Allowance
The Mission emphasizes to its employees of the fact that they are obliged to observe Togolose
Laws, including those concerning income and related tax obligations. Payment of such taxes is a
matter between the individual employee and the Togo Government. In the absence of a specific
international agreement, the U.S. Government will not withhold local taxes from an employee’s
USAID regulations and policies governing CCNPSC awards are available at these sources:
1. 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
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2. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at h ttps:// Pricing by
line item is to be determined upon contract award as described below:
0001 Compensation, Fringe Benefits
and Other Direct Costs (ODCs)
1 LOT $
$_TBD at
Award after
– Award Type: PSC-CCN
– Product Service Code: R497
– Accounting Info:
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1. Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal
Services Contracts with Individuals available at;
2. Ethical Conduct. 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
3. 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:
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