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M&E Reporting Specialist, USAID PROJUST, Mexico

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M&E Reporting Specialist, USAID PROJUST, Mexico

Company Profile: 

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary: 

The Promoting Justice Project (PROJUST) financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports the implementation and consolidation of the Mexican criminal accusatorial system within the judicial sector with involvement from civil society. The Promoting Justice Project also provides customized direct or indirect support at the state and federal level for the final push towards the 2016 Constitutional reform deadlines and therefore contributes to mitigate conflict, reduce impunity, and promote a more transparent and efficient justice system.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will be responsible for managing the reporting process and contributing to the team’s various monitoring and evaluation tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the report process including collection and translation of information; data analysis; writing and editing weekly, monthly, quarterly reports; and writing and editing final report in English for the Mission.
  • Coordinate with the M&E database manager, the technical leaders and their assistants for the collection of information for report writing.
  • Analyze information obtained and ensure it is sufficient to produce reports that meet USAID requirements and templates as well as relevant for the achievement of Program results as per PROJUST’s the Results Framework.
  • Contribute to the production of program reports.
  • Contribute to the planning, data gathering, and analysis of the M&E team’s various tasks.
  • Assist the M&E director in preparing briefings and urgent reporting requests from the Mission (to include fact sheets and state briefings).
  • Assist the director of planning and M&E to prepare, update, and amend work plans.
  • Assist in the organization, reporting, and the writing of program success stories.
  • Review reports and background information from MSI-USAID sub-contractors or sub-grantees, partners from the government and judicial sector, and civil society organizations in order to be better informed on program results for better reporting.
  • Make recommendations for additional analysis, data, or relevant information to be included in the reports and other M&E products.
  • Write in a concise and clear manner a summary of each activity conducted during the week (for weekly reports only), and connect it with the program results framework to ensure it is relevant.
  • Monitor program activities to ensure that they are carried out within a set timeframe and that expected outputs are completed according to program quality-standards.
  • Monitor the indicators of the program’s M&E plan to ensure targets are met.  
  • Any other related task assigned by the M&E director.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in international relations, development studies, communications or a related area; master’s level preferred.
  • Comfortable with and experienced in editing and reviewing the writing of peers. 
  • Experience writing reports in a concise, clear manner, though incorporating high impact language to convey a compelling story of how project activities are having an impact on beneficiaries and institutions.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft applications, in particular Word (the main program used in our reporting). 
  • Ability to operate under pressure and cooperate with colleagues to accomplish deadlines.
  • Ability to receive construct feedback in a positive light, in particular related to drafted reporting.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Native English speaker or someone with full fluency in English (nearly native).
  • Full command of the Spanish language.
  • Experience with translating material from Spanish to English.
  • Superior writing skills (in the English language). 

                                          Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

 

 

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