Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Specialist
Macfadden, an Amentum company, is seeking Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Specialist to support USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). BHA leads and coordinates the U.S. Government’s humanitarian assistance efforts overseas in response to natural disasters and protracted crises. The bureau also supports early recovery efforts that restore and protect basic systems and services and invests in risk reduction programs that prevent or reduce risks associated with chronic and recurrent hazards.
This position is fully remote.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Review monitoring approaches, indicators, and evaluation methods proposed in proposals for humanitarian response, early recovery, risk reduction, and resilience Programs.
Review semi-annual and annual results reports submitted by implementing partners; identify challenges and lessons learned, synthesize and aggregate data, and prepare summary reports.
Advise on and contribute to the development and implementation of evaluations, indicators, surveys, measurement approaches, and learning practices, including assisting with evaluation and selection of prospective monitoring and evaluation awards.
Provide technical assistance to BHA, Missions, and partners’ staff to design and implement monitoring systems for humanitarian response, early recovery, risk reduction, and resilience programs.
Develop the capacity of BHA and implementing partner staff to implement BHA monitoring and evaluation requirements and monitor BHA programs.
Develop guidance documents and organize orientation presentations for annual reporting for partner and BHA staff.
Analyze quantitative and qualitative data as tools in assessing program performance; discerning lessons learned and making recommendations for improved outcomes.
Synthesize evidence and best practices into written and oral learning products, including training materials, to build capabilities of Agency staff and partners.
Provide technical assistance to BHA contractors and partners on data analysis and presentations.
Review and edit performance data and reporting materials, submitted by BHA awardees; provide feedback to awardees or contractors as appropriate, and upload data to Feed the Future and other databases as requested by the M&E Team Lead.
Manage performance data and update the M&E database regularly; ensure that BHA contractors and awardees comply with USAID and BHA data privacy and security policy.
Track and maintain USAID’s Evaluation Registry on behalf of BHA.
Review evaluation scopes of work submitted by BHA awardees, research partners, and contractors; review proposed evaluators; design and participate in evaluations.
Coordination and Collaboration
Contribute to BHA internal and external documents, such as planning documents, BHA technical guidance, and internal guidance for humanitarian assistance officers.
Coordinate with the other members of the M&E team; DMEAL division; with geographic offices and other relevant offices such as the Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications; TPQ, for technical support, training, data utilization, knowledge capture and sharing.
Coordinate with the M&E teams in other bureaus, such as the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL); Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) Bureau for Global Health (GH); Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) and with other key USAID partners on evaluations, best practices, and harmonization of indicators.
Serve, as needed, on the Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provide services and support to Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.
As needed, may serve on temporary details within the Bureau to meet operational needs during staff shortages. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities and will be directly related to the statement of duties provided.
Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements:
Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Specialist candidates with a minimum of three years of professional experience and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is preferred. Professional experience may include internships.
Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment. One of the requirements for a US Government Secret clearance is US citizenship. Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or higher-level security clearance or who are eligible to receive a Secret security clearance will be considered for this position.
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