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* 1.BASIC REQUIREMENT - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have successfully completed a bachelor's or higher degree in dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science.
  2. I do not meet the requirements as described.


* 2.GS-14 - In addition to the basic requirement, choose one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing work appropriate to the position advertisedin the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not meet the requirement as described above.


* 3.Have you ever managed Nutrition For Maternal & Child Health activities that included establishing programmatic best practices in implementation, integration and evaluation?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience working with programs to address the needs of women & children in international nutrition programs?
  1. Managed programs and activities and people related to strengthening the capacity of international nutritional programs in developing countries.
  2. Monitored or developed systems to track the progress of a nutrition programming.
  3. Provided technical advice and guidance on nutrition policies and programs.
  4. None of the above.


* 5.Select the statement that best describes your experience in international nutrition program/project design in multiple developing country settings.
  1. Designed comprehensive programs in support of multiple country strategic plans.
  2. Assisted in the development of program designs for community organizations.
  3. Provided technical assistance for the development of project designs.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.Select the answers that describe your experience coordinating activities with a broad spectrum of partners in international nutrition programs.
  1. Governments
  2. International Organizations
  3. Researchers
  4. NGOs (Non-governmental organizations)
  5. Practitioners


* 7.Choose the best statement that describes your experience managing, directing, or administering an international program in nutrition.
  1. I have issued technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding strategic directions, evidence, data, and program policies relating to the program.
  2. I have set short-range objectives for the accomplishment of the program work.
  3. I have set long-range plans for a program considering the possible changes in program direction and new or emerging evidence and data.
  4. I have developed and approved program procedures and practices.
  5. None of the above.


* 8.Select the answers that describe your experience preparing written communication relative to international nutrition policies or programs.
  1. Project designs and strategies to carry out activities in international health programs
  2. Request for applications
  3. Request for proposals
  4. Evaluation design frameworks
  5. Project reports
  6. Technical updates
  7. Training modules
  8. None of the above


* 9.Have you presented technical information to national and international audiences, with varying awareness levels, to obtain buy-in on international or host government initiatives on international nutrition programs?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Select the tasks you have performed while conducting research.
  1. Using statistical techniques in analyzing data
  2. Planning data gathering and analysis functions for a project
  3. Collecting, recording, assembling, and analyzing research results
  4. Utilizing analytical software tools to perform a range of data analyses
  5. Performing literature searches
  6. None of the above


* 11.Select the types of research you have performed to stay informed about relevant technical information.
  1. Review web or printed technical resources (e.g., technical journals)
  2. Participate in related work groups
  3. Collect information about internal experience
  4. Identify and network with subject matter experts
  5. Attend relevant meetings and conferences
  6. Use web networking tools
  7. None of the above


* 12.Select the responses that apply to your experience communicating with others orally.
  1. Conducting or facilitating group discussions
  2. Conducting or facilitating formal meetings
  3. Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information
  4. Communicating results of evaluations or reviews
  5. Presenting complex, technical information to persons unfamiliar with the subject
  6. Participating in education or training programs requiring oral presentations
  7. None of the above


* 13.Choose the venues in which you have presented scientific or technical information.
  1. National or international conferences and symposia.
  2. Local chapters of professional organizations or meetings of trade associations, industry groups or labor organizations.
  3. Meetings of senior management.
  4. Teaching or training sessions with workers.
  5. None of the above.


* 14.Select the statements that describe the documents you have written.
  1. I have developed technical reports.
  2. I have developed policies.
  3. I have developed program guidance.
  4. I have developed correspondence.
  5. None of the above.


* 15.Select the audiences for whom you have developed written materials.
  1. The general public
  2. An operational staff
  3. First line supervisors
  4. Senior managers or executives
  5. Coworkers or peers
  6. Congress or other regulatory agency
  7. None of the above


* 16.Select the responses that describe your experience developing written resources that communicate technical information to a variety of audiences.
  1. I have developed training materials or PowerPoint presentations to communicate technical information.
  2. I have composed briefing materials based on research I have independently conducted.
  3. I have developed safety bulletins to communicate technical information.
  4. I have developed compliance assistance materials.
  5. None of the above.


* 17.Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience working cooperatively with others.
  1. I have worked on a team with individuals from different divisions, organizations, or offices and completed my assigned tasks.
  2. I have worked on a team with individuals from different divisions, organizations, or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  3. I have led a group with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support, resources, responsibility and recognition.
  4. None of the above.


* 18.Select the statement that best describes your experience in international health contract/grant program management.
  1. Led program and project management functions for international health programs
  2. Assisted in the management of programs.
  3. Provided administrative assistance for grants and contract management
  4. None of the above.


* 19.Have you ever managed nutrition activities, including but not limited to maternal, infant and young child nutrition and feeding; dietary diversity; nutrition supplementation; food fortification; or food security that included establishing programmatic best practices in implementation, integration, and evaluation?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.Select the statement that best describes your experience working with programs to improve human nutrition especially related to maternal and child health and survival?
  1. Managed grants, contracts, programs and activities and people related to strengthening the capacity of international nutrition programs in developing countries.
  2. Monitored or developed systems to track the progress of a nutrition program.
  3. Provided technical advice and guidance on nutrition policies and programs.
  4. None of the above.


* 21.Describe your experience in nutrition and food security which would provide a solid foundation for liaising within USAID and with external organizations on behalf of USAID/BFS.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 22.Describe your experience in assessing the nutrition and food security interventions in the context of developing countries.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 23.Describe your experience researching and disseminating best practice in nutrition and/or food security.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 24.How do you keep abreast of current research and analyses relevant to your work?
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 25.Describe your professional experience analyzing and weighing policy options and/or management processes and systems and developing recommendations for policy direction or improvements to processes and systems?
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 26.Describe your experience determining objectives and strategies, setting priorities, organizing to accomplish goals, and monitoring and evaluating progress and outcomes.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 27.As part of your regular work duties, how frequently do you interact with customers, external offices/organizations, Congress, or with other members of the public?
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 28.Describe your experience in conveying complex issues in writing in a succinct, organized, and timely manner.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.






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