Job Overview


This position is located in the Office of Learning, Evaluation, and Research, in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL/LER), and reports to the Office Director.  The specialist is a highly technical analyst with sufficient skills and experience to provide leadership in building Agency capacity in performance monitoring and evaluation. The Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research (PPL/LER) has leadership responsibility for USAID efforts to promote learning through evaluation, performance monitoring, knowledge management and research. 

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.  With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world.  Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance.  We operate in four regions of the world:  Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.  USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct.  For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit

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As an Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, you will coordinate the work efforts of technical personnel to implement the USAID Evaluation Policy for conducting evaluations or conceptual systems analyses of highly unstructured and interconnected international development problems involving controversial and complex programmatic issues and problems. These evaluations, assessments, and monitoring systems serve as the basis for substantive changes in the design and management of programs in the 80 plus countries in which USAID has programs. 

Coordinates with colleagues at Department of State and interacts with OMB in order to make recommendations that often serve as the basis for new policies, systems, regulations, or programs. Drafts supplementary guidance on monitoring, evaluation and learning that interprets and expands on formal guidance in the ADS. Researches, analyzes, and provides expert technical advice and assistance on complex program issues, such as issues or problems which impact substantive, mission-oriented programs. Serves as a technical expert, providing advice and guidance to USAID field missions and the Agency, in areas that require extensive interpretation for many different and unrelated program processes and methods.