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ICITAP Trafficking in Wildlife MEL Consultant (Short-Term) - Bangladesh

Government and Military

Biologist, Wildlife


Washington, Washington DC, United States

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ICITAP Trafficking in Wildlife MEL Consultant (Short-Term) - Bangladesh

Amentum is a premier global services partner supporting critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment. Amentum draws from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., Amentum employs more than 50,000 people on all seven continents.

Amentum is supporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in providing specialized training, advisory and mentoring services to host nations under the Criminal Division’s International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP).  

ICITAP is a cornerstone of America’s global strategy for combating transnational crime, terrorism, countering trafficking in persons, establishing rule of law and enhancing human rights in developing countries.  Amentum is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs. 

Please Note: This is an Independent Contractor position with Amentum, it should not be considered an employment relationship with Amentum.


Amentum is currently seeking a qualified candidate to serve a short-term consultancy as a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan Reviewer for the Bangladesh Counter Wildlife Trafficking Program. The position can either be coordinated remotely or at post in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The position will require the candidate to review the existing MEL Framework Design, sampling strategies, data collection processes, metrics, and reporting values and offer a comprehensive analysis as to the legitimacy and validity of the reporting with recommendations for improvements in process where required.


  • Review the MEL infrastructure of ICITAPs, USAID-funded Wildlife Protection Agreement activity in Dhaka Bangladesh.
  • Work directly with the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor (CWT) and associated project staff to understand existing processes, procedures, and justifications for indicator and sub-indicator reporting to the donor.
  • Review data collection, data management, and data reporting processes to ensure the integrity of reporting and adherence to data protection protocols.
  • Review the theory of change, project objectives, and target indicators to ensure alignment and enable project effectiveness to be measured.
  • Compile a comprehensive review and recommendations report concerning the existing MEL infrastructure and plan.
  • Develop a step-by-step plan to address the implementation of recommendations.


  • Extensive experience working within international development, international affairs, public policy, or the consultancy sector
  • Successful track record of delivering research studies, evaluations, and Theory of Change support in a developing country context
  • Solid understanding of quantitative or qualitative research methods, and of commonly used theory-based or participatory evaluation approaches
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to condense, refine, and tailor large amounts of qualitative and quantitative data for external audiences
  • Exceptional written and spoken English skills, and an ability to communicate in a clear, professional, and constructive manner
  • Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Experience preparing and delivering briefings to senior officials
  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Experience working in designing metrics for measuring outcomes, intermediate outcomes, and outputs
  • Experience working with USAID MEL requirements
  • In-depth knowledge of wildlife trafficking activity globally and specifically within the South Asia Region
  • Experience working within law enforcement agencies with an environmental focus
  • Direct experience working in Bangladesh Trafficking in Wildlife is desirable

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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