Job Overview

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Planning and Program Management, Evaluation and Aid Effectiveness Division. The incumbent serves as a senior monitoring and evaluation specialist for one or more functional areas, providing assessments of the success of the U.S. foreign assistance programs in achieving the transformational diplomacy objectives.

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 http://www.state.gov/g/tip.  For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.

 

Duties

As a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the incumbent researches and prepares background/issues papers and desk reviews or syntheses of existing evaluation findings. Participates as a team member or leader on various field evaluations, bringing to the effort depth of relevant technical expertise, as well as data collection, research and evaluation methods skills. Provides authoritative guidance and leadership to programs impacting one or several major agency organizations. Analyzes agency-wide programs, functions, scopes of work and organizations to assess whether the programs accomplish objectives to identify lessons learned. Leads teams to conduct studies encompassing extremely large, difficult, and diverse projects for a major agency component. Establishes short- and long-term program evaluation goals, and develops detailed plans for implementing them. Coordinates the preparation of concept papers and design documents for field-based evaluations, desk reviews, and special studies; selects data collection and analyses methods; drafts evaluation scopes of work and terms of reference for contractor participation. Coordinates and directs the efforts of teams to collect, analyze and report statistical data relating to the organizations' operations. Coordinates and directs the design and execution of a wide variety of comprehensive studies and detailed analyses of complex functions and processes. Identifies and proposes solutions that are of major importance to planning program direction. Oversees the preparation of detailed analyses addressing matters of fact, regulatory and program development requirements, and problem mitigation.