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Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Monitoring & Evaluation Support Services (ESC-MESS)

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Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Monitoring & Evaluation Support Services (ESC-MESS)

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.

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in monitoring & evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Project Summary: 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted IBTCI and MSI to provide technical and advisory services to assist the USAID Mission in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) in monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting of results during the implementation of the Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS). The total estimated period of performance for this Task Order is 60 months, starting from May 2, 2017, through May 1, 2022, inclusive of the additional optional year.

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for supporting the development and completion of the following deliverables: M&E plan, quarterly progress reports, and provide assistance to chief of party (COP) with writing of the annual performance report.
  • Prepare graphic and PowerPoint presentations of quantitative and qualitative data with state-of-the-art data visualization techniques.
  • Address questions and comments on the deliverables outlined above.
  • Assist with conducting briefings with USAID and other stakeholders, when necessary.
  • Participate with other team members in tasks such as data triangulation, presentations, and report writing.
  • Develop evaluation and research timelines and budgets.
  • Capture, analyze, and visualize data from research studies, assessments, and evaluations.
  • Provide assistance to COP for activities under Task 2, 3, and 4 as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by COP.
  • Adhere to USAID, IBTCI, and local rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures (including USAID FARS and ADS).
  • Adhere to IBTCI project communication protocol. 

Responsibilities:

Task 1: Performance Monitoring:

  • Assist with the review of activity level M&E plans, when necessary, and support such technical work as reviewing reporting methods, carrying out training needs assessments, designing reporting tools under the supervision of COP.
  • Prepare annual data collection plan and calendar for IP-collected indicator data, and ESC MESS-collected indicator data.
  • Coordinate the data collection and entry of monitoring data into the Mission’s data management tool.
  • Aggregate, analyze, and visualize monitoring data by award; by DO; by country; and across the Mission portfolio for cross-cutting issues such as gender, age, urban/rural populations.  

Task 2: Capacity Building and Knowledge Management:

  • Assist with conducting annual reviews of training effectiveness and needs assessments.
  • Develop an annual training plan and schedule, which includes training methods (in-person training, virtual training, or on-the-job coaching and mentoring, or “Friday Morning Clinics”), audiences (by award, by DO, or by trainees’ staff positions).
  • When requested deliver various capacity building trainings other than the ones mentioned above.
  • Establish ICT mechanisms for virtual and on-the-job trainings.
  • Develop training content and materials and effectiveness measures and tools.
  • Hold demand-driven trainings and respond to e-mail M&E “hotline” for USAID and IP M&E Practitioners.
  • Assist with knowledge management by distilling results from surveys, assessments, evaluations, and monitoring data into Infographics, illustrations, graphs, and tables. When requested by COP or HO, prepare presentations of these results.
  • Engage in other tasks as assigned under the knowledge management component.  

Tasks 3 and 4: Surveys, Assessments, Other Studies and Evaluations:

  • Provide assistance with the development of evaluation design, methodology, sampling strategy, and data collection instruments performance evaluations, assessments, surveys, and special studies.
  • Assist with the coordination of evaluation and survey activities, including training of data collectors, data collection implementation, data management, quality assurance, and other related tasks.
  • Provide technical expertise in development of data analysis plans.
  • Assist with conducting qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis, as required.  

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in economics, public policy, statistics, political science, or other relevant field.
  • Thorough understanding of monitoring and evaluation on international development projects, USAID-funded in particular.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing performance monitoring plans.
  • Experience implementing detailed, organized, timely, accurate M&E programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to design performance evaluations.
  • Experience leveraging performance monitoring data for improving ongoing project management.
  • Experience in designing and field-testing surveys and other data collection instruments.
  • Familiarity with USAID and/or other international development donors. 

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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