The QED Group, LLC

  • MEL Specialist (Colombia)

    Job Locations CO
    Category
    Monitoring and Evaluation
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    7/31/2018
  • Overview

    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

    • Work with the COR and other USAID technical staff to develop the methodologies necessary to meet the deliverables required in the SOWs for evaluation tasks.
    • Lead analyst for interpreting the results of surveys and other field data and responsible for report preparation.
    • Assist in the assessment of impact evaluations and performance monitoring.
    • Develop M&E plans, define project indicators, and collect and review monitoring data.
    • Contribute to performance and impact evaluations through questionnaire development, key informant in-depth interviewing, managing survey data collection, reviewing data, preparing datasets, analyzing quantitative or qualitative data, and report writing.
    • Interpret outcomes of implementation through data or other evidenced-based sources and provide program recommendations as needed.
    • Assist in the management of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, environmental compliance, and management of information systems.
    • Provide quality assurance/quality control for local subcontractors.
    • Collect and verify data on technical implementation, coordinate with both technical and operation staff and contribute to overall project reporting requirements as per contractual agreements. This might entail, but not limited to, quarterly and weekly reports, evaluation and case studies, success stories, etc.
    • Work closely with project leadership and manage directly project efforts to effectively design and implement dissemination strategies and activities to communicate analytical products developed under the project as part of learning and/or strategic communications and public outreach agenda.
    • The successful candidate will take the lead in supporting learning agendas, collaboration, learning and adapting, and knowledge management activities; all aimed at facilitating effective collaboration and promote learning and sharing among stakeholders.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as applied social sciences, development economics, or monitoring and evaluation.
    • A minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility working in M&E for donor­ funded development programs. USAID experience is a plus.
    • Experience in developing performance management plans (PMPs) and conducting data quality assessments (DQAs); analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data; using online M&E databases to collect performance indicators; conducting routine monitoring of data for a donor-funded project; and conducting participatory or impact evaluations.
    • Experience writing findings and recommendations in assessment or evaluation reports.
    • Experience in report writing, especially under USAID contracts, and development of dissemination; knowledge management and communication strategies.
    • Strong organizational, writing and communication skills.
    • Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
    • Ability to coordinate well with personnel within and outside the project, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision.
    • Computer literacy, with ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish.

    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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