Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

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.

This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC., in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA).

If you are interested in applying, please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety and follow the instructions listed under "HOW TO APPLY".

Duties

You will contribute to providing program monitoring and evaluation products, services and reporting in support of USAID Pakistan and Afghanistan. Keep abreast with Agency guidance pertaining to Monitoring and Evaluation and ensure that OAPA and Mission staff are trained and up-to-date on these procedures. Assist in the development of key evaluation documents including but not limited to Results Frameworks, Performance Management Plans, Log Frames, and Evaluation Plans. Facilitate the development of performance measures that are direct, precise, reliable, valid, and practical. Track and ensure compliance with Data Quality Assessment requirements. Ensure that Missions are conducting evidence-based performance and impact evaluations in accordance with Agency guidelines and that recommendations from these evaluations are being fully considered in decision-making and program adjustments. Promote and utilize a wide range of evaluation techniques and methods including quantitative, qualitative, spatial (GIS), qualitative, experimental and quasi-experimental methods. Provide expert evaluation advice and guidance to USAID’s Pakistan and Afghanistan missions, in areas that require extensive interpretation for many different and sometimes unrelated program evaluation processes and methods. 

You will help resolve critical program-related issues and problems related to monitoring and evaluating USAID development programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Provide office leadership on developing evidence based plans, goals, and objectives for the evaluation of major agency programs and contribute to the implementation of the Agency’s evaluation policy. Oversee and edit as necessary the evaluation content of Mission and OAPA budget request and performance reporting documents including but not limited to The Performance Plan and Report, the Operational Plan, the Congressional Budget Justification, Congressional Notifications, Mission Resource Requests and the Bureau (Office) Resource Request. Provide expert evaluation advice to the Agency in areas that require extensive interpretation for many different and sometimes unrelated program evaluation processes and methods. Prepare monitoring and evaluation related correspondence, briefing materials, reporting documents and other documents for a variety of audiences. Represent OAPA in Agency and interagency evaluation working groups.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Must be able and willing to travel within the throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the surrounding regions.

Relocation Authorized

  • No