• Program Monitoring Director (Colombia)

    Job Locations CO
    Category
    Business Development
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    7/31/2018
  • Overview

    The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

     

    The QED Group is preparing a proposal to USAID for an upcoming opportunity to assist the USAID/Colombia Mission with monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities. The primary objectives of the five-year MEL Activity are to provide the USAID/Colombia Mission with technical and advisory services for evaluation activities; design and implement quantitative and qualitative evaluation studies and assessments; and provide evaluation technical assistance for program development.

     

    This mechanism will provide the Mission with a set of performance and impact evaluations for varied activities which contribute to the CDCS, thematic regional assessments and studies, and learning activities that have supported Mission programming. This position will be full time and based in Colombia.

    Responsibilities

    The Program Monitoring Director will lead the technical oversight of the design and implementation of all monitoring related tasks including:

    • Collaborating closely with other activity staff from the Evaluation, CLA, and GIS Teams.
    • Working with USAID staff in the Program Office and Technical offices to identify, meet, and exceed Mission needs and expectations.
    • Ensuring that all products and services meet USAID and QED quality expectations.
    • Managing project staff and technical sub-contractors to guarantee timely delivery of products and services.

    Qualifications

    • A Master’s Degree in social sciences, statistics, or related fields;
    • At least eight years of progressive experience in designing, implementing, managing, and analyzing monitoring related tasks for development projects, including the development of context and complementary indicators or similar monitoring approaches at the Mission-level;
    • At least three years of experience in Latin America is strongly preferred;
    • Field experience that includes at least some but not necessarily all of the following:
      • Survey research experience, including development of structured and semi-structured interviews;
      • Structured or semi-structured group interviews and/or focus groups, including the creation of written instruments and transcripts for same; content analysis and other techniques for coding and transforming group/open-ended data into analyzed information;.
      • Applied experience with non-experimental theory testing techniques for examining program/project effects (baseline reconstruction, outcome mapping, outcome harvesting, general elimination method (modus operandi), contribution analysis, lagged regressions and/or others).
    • At least five years of experience leading research teams;
    • Excellent team management and interpersonal skills, including some workshop facilitation skills; and
    • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish;

     
    Position contingent upon contract award

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. Attach your resume.
    3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
    4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

    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.

     

    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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