Framework Agreement Program Advisor

Location: Jerusalem and West Bank, Jerusalem and West Bank, Israel
Date Posted: 02-26-2018
Framework Agreement Program Advisor  
Jerusalem and West Bank
Frequent Travel and TDY’s
Security Clearance Eligible (Secret)
 
ATSG Corporation prides itself on our proven dedication to providing expert assistance to our government partners—without any surprises. We work hard to honor our commitment to our clients while ensuring our employees feel secure and empowered in their work. We take excellent care of our team so they may have the freedom and confidence to focus on their missions and provide nothing but the best output on the work site and at home.
The company provides a variety of services within the Intelligence Community. Our products may be diverse but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and completed with superior quality. We are experienced in areas such as Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, Data Processing, Law Enforcement Mission Support, and Acquisition Support. As an organization, we are consistently expanding our footprint in the contracting community.
 
We are presently seeking a Framework Agreement (FA) Program Advisor. The Goals and responsibilities of the Framework Agreement Advisor (FA) will include conducting assessments and making recommendations to INL/J and other USG offices as directed on how U.S. and other international assistance can best be designed and implemented to help the PA carry out infrastructure projects undertaken through the Framework Agreement. This involves assisting and advising INL/J in planning and implementing USG efforts to enhance and expand the capabilities of the PA to design, contract for, and manage all aspects of multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects.
The FA also works closely with PA counterparts in order to provide oversight of PA management of INL/J-funded infrastructure and assistance projects, and to provide related technical and policy recommendations to the INL/J Director. The CA will also serve as the coordinator for the activities of three (3) INL/J Locally Employed Staff (LES) who serve as Supervising Engineers and that have responsibilities for oversight of INL/J funded projects.               

Required—you ‘gotta have it:
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • The position is located in the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem. Frequent travel throughout the West Bank and occasionally Israel is required.
  • This position requires a Secret Security Clearance; however, the Advisor may begin work during the application period pending the clearance being granted.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Engineering, Construction Management, or another related field.
  • Proficient in the use and application of industry standard project and document control Software.
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in USG-financed development projects, with preference to Middle East or other international experience.
  • Minimum eight years’ experience in management of infrastructure projects of at least $10 million in value.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of USG Federal Acquisition Regulations and other relevant rules and regulations governing contracting requirements.
  • PREFERRED A Master of Science degree in Construction Project Management .
  • PREFERRED Knowledge of USG requirements for host country contracting procedures as prescribed by the FAA.
  • PREFERRED Ability to speak Arabic.

Responsibilities—what your days will look like:
  • Provide routine and on-going subject matter expertise to the INL/J Director regarding USG-funded engineering and construction projects carried out by the PA under the Framework Agreement; assist INL/J with the coordination and guidance of INL/J efforts to provide institutional development and related assistance to the PA to increase project management capacity; provide recommendation for modifications or revisions of the Framework Agreement.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to INL/J Supervising Engineers.
  • Provide infrastructure project management expertise, mentoring, and guidance to the leadership of the MOF, PIU, MoPWH, MOI, PASF, and AGO.
  • Advise and assist INL/J to develop and implement courses of action and programs of assistance that will help the PA enhance and expand current capacities and capabilities to manage infrastructure and related projects funded by the USG through the Framework Agreement.
  • Serve as the INL/J technical representative/subject matter expert in meetings with PA, USG, and international counterparts.
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to the INL/Director regarding authorization of release of USG funding for Framework Agreement projects.
  • Assist and facilitate the PA to implement projects undertaken through the Framework Agreement; aid in ensuring that the MOF and MoPWH) achieve host-country contracting processes consistent with the Framework Agreement, Palestinian law, internationally accepted industry standards and best practices, specific provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), and Department of State policies governing foreign assistance-financed project procurement including approval documentation, implementing documentation, and post award oversight.
  • Provide programmatic advice, mentoring, and guidance to PA counterparts regarding the management of Framework Agreement projects; assist PA entities with drafting policies, business practices, and standard operating procedures necessary to streamline and speed project implementation; review detailed project descriptions, including the nature of the project, location, and detailed cost estimates. Assist the PA to provide certification of all documents requiring official approval by INL/J or the U.S. Consulate General.
  • Provide counsel and oversight to the PIU and MoPWH on the solicitation of bids/proposals for goods, services, and contract awards financed under the Framework Agreement; assist PA counterparts to provide fiscal oversight of contracts for services, equipment, or materials and work in order to ensure proper disbursements of funds from the MOF and MoPWH to meet contract obligations; assist and mentor PA counterparts to ensure post award actions are implemented in order to comply with environmental and quality control requirements.
  • Support INL/J and other USG liaison efforts with the MOF, MoPWH, Ministry of Interior (MOI), and PASF security services; ensure that the MOF, PIU and MoPWH monitor projects in a regular and comprehensive manner through frequent site visits convening periodic project reviews to assess progress and determine courses of action to address delays or problems; advise and assist PA counterparts to identify and implement solutions.
  • Provide technical and non-technical advice and guidance to INL/J and other USG offices as directed with regard to on project implementation including monitoring and evaluating the merits of each project. Aid in evaluating and summarizing each project to include any deviation to the scope of work and cost analysis of these changes on the contract.
  • Provide advice to senior officials within the MOF, MOPWH, USG, and elsewhere on issues that are both highly technical and surrounded by an unusually high degree of political sensitivity, especially as they relate to potentially controversial, high profile Middle East peace process issues, and internal PA issues.
  • Have knowledge of advanced construction techniques such as design/build, construction management, specifications and standards, quality assurance compliance, and federal and international building standards.
  • Aid in preparing weekly or monthly progress reports (written and oral), as required by INL/J Jerusalem.
 
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above. 
 
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