• Deputy Team Leader

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Category
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    Type
    Contract
    Close Date
    6/30/2018
  • Overview

    The QED Group LLC is looking for a M&E Deputy Team Leader to work at the Department of State. This position is to start in March 2018 or as soon as possible.  The M&E Specialist will be working full-time on site at the State Department (“full time” is defined as at least a 40-hour work week) through the end of September 2018.

     

    The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to delivering data driven insights that create simplified and sustainable solutions for a complex world. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public.

     

    The M&E Specialist will support monitoring and evaluation (M&E) functions in Washington, DC, at the Department of State Bureau for Political-Military Affairs, Office of Security Assistance (PM/SA) for targeted performance evaluations of security assistance program activities.  PM/SA as three core functions: (1) managing State Department Title 22 military grant assistance; (2) managing concurrence and coordination on various Department of Defense (DoD) Title 10 authorities, including joint planning and development of section 333; and (3) participating in, and coordinating State Department input into DoD planning efforts.

    Responsibilities

    Core tasks will include:

     

    1. Supporting the Team Leader in the creation and dissemination of analytical products, including trend analysis, for the Department of State PM/SA.
    2. As directed, perform feasibility assessments for targeted evaluations of State-funded military grant assistance programs;
    3. Advance, validate, coordinate collection of, analyze, and report on a comprehensive monitoring framework for military assistance;
    4. Respond to data requests related to M&E of security assistance (to include information requests from State officials, other agencies within the U.S. government, program stakeholders, Congressional staffers, etc.), produce regular data reports, and lead efforts to address formal reporting requirements within the U.S. government;
    5. Collaborate with the relevant State regional and functional bureaus as well as interagency personnel supporting other security-related foreign assistance programs on monitoring and evaluation and security assistance issues;
    6. Conduct other monitoring and evaluation related support activities as directed.

    Qualifications

    The Deputy Team Leader must have:

    • Secret-Level Security Clearance.
    • Specialization in evaluation, including at least 5 years of experience in designing and conducting large-scale evaluations, preferably for security cooperation or security assistance initiatives.
    • A Bachelor’s degree.
    • Proven ability to deliver quality written and oral products.
    • Experience working in Excel with complex datasets from the Departments of State and Defense.
    • Awareness of monitoring and evaluation policies of the Department of State.
    • Military experience with staff officer training preferred.

     

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