Project Assistant

IN
Category
Monitoring and Evaluation
Type
Regular Full-Time
Close Date
10/31/2017

Overview

QED’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) practice works across all levels of government and with their stakeholders to improve government performance, accountability, responsiveness, and transparency. We balance innovation and cost-effectiveness with a strong technical approach to meet clients’ interests and needs. QED helps clients such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, and U.K. Department for International Development develop best practices and lessons learned, learn from projects’ strengths and weaknesses, and improve the quality of their services.

 

Work location for this position would be New Delhi, India.

Responsibilities

Project management

  • Support long-term and short-term staff overseas; and project staff in the U.S.
  • Manage field operations of evaluation teams, including travel logistics; consultant, subcontractor, and grantee invoices; and travel expenses
  • Assist project staff in drafting program reports for donors and clients
  • Develop activity budgets and oversee financial management of project budgets
  • Review monthly project expenditures and invoices to clients

 

Contract management

  • Draft contracts for consultants, subcontractors, grantees, and service providers. Serve as primary reference point for contracting questions.
  • Lead the internal approval process for contracts for services and procurement for the MEL division
  • Review basic legal issues for employment and procurement
  • Ensure administrative and financial compliance with USG regulations, including regular review of the FAR to ensure compliance

 

MEL Activities

  • Assist with development of PMPs, program indicators, and other measurements
  • Assist with developing M&E strategy for new projects
  • Oversee qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Coordinate with project staff to administer grants under contracts, events, and other learning and knowledge management activities
  • Support new business and proposal preparation activities
  • Assist with recruitment of personnel and in-country partners
  • Research context and program implications for countries participating in programs
  • Assist with writing and production of proposals

 

Perform other duties as assigned by MEL Director

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree, required; Masters Degree in international development, international relations, business, or relevant field preferred;
  • Prefer a minimum of 2 years performing program operations for USAID and other donor-funded projects, including knowledge of USAID procurement processes and USG regulations;
  • Detail-oriented, with experience developing and managing program budgets;
  • Can-do attitude, able to think creatively to find solutions and balance numerous projects simultaneously;
  • Required interest or experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and, knowledge management,
  • Understanding or experience with knowledge and information platforms; and/or
  • Experience with event management and/or organizational development.
  • Willingness to travel to post-conflict environments;
  • English required; knowledge of additional languages, particularly French or Arabic, is a plus

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow these steps:

 

1  Complete the online application

2  Attached your resume

3  Click on the link Biodata AID1420-17 complete and attached to your application.

4  Submit your application, resume and biodata.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

 

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Accessibility Notice:  Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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