The QED Group, LLC

  • Technical Advisor/M&E Team Lead

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Category
    Global Health Solutions
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    3/31/2019
  • 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 could increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management. 

     

    QED is preparing for a proposal with the Global Health Bureau. This project is a five-year project and provides the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health, Regional Bureaus, and Missions with ready access to high-quality, external technical expertise to design, support, and evaluate programs contributing to the achievement of U.S. Government (USG) Global Health Initiative (GHI) targets. The project is comprised of five components: program and project evaluation, technical assistance, mission support, GH program and research management, and logistical support for meetings/conferences. 

     

    The project spans multiple health technical areas, including HIV/AIDS, Family Planning, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), Infectious Diseases, and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), as well as cross-cutting health issues, such as Gender, Health Financing, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS), public-private partnerships, and science and technology.  

     

    This project provides USAID operating units working on health-related activities in headquarters and the field with the short- and medium-term technical services of consultants with expertise pertaining to the GHI principles and USAID objectives to support partners to become self-reliant. Under the current project, about 700 assignments have been undertaken in about 60 countries.

    Responsibilities

    The Technical Advisor will provide input and oversight on technical aspects of the project’s assignments and will oversee monitoring and evaluation (M&E) project activities, in collaboration with the Project Director. Responsibilities will include: 

    • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to project staff and consultants on a wide range of topics, including evaluation/assessment methods and workplans; 
    • Develop and revise assignment scopes of work (SOWs), including those for evaluations, assessments and project/program design; 
    • Provide oversight to evaluation/assessment assignments; 
    • Aid consultants once they are in the field, as needed; 
    • Review/edits technical reports; 
    • Assure evaluation/assessment reports are supported by sound evidence; 
    • Work closely with project Program Managers to ensure recruitment of qualified consultants; 
    • Work closely with project Editor to ensure quality reports; 
    • Liaise with USAID on evaluations, assessments and program/project design, as needed; 
    • Coordinate project’s routine M&E metrics and reporting.

    Qualifications

    • A Master’s degree or higher in public health, or a related topic; 
    • Knowledge of a wide range of public health topics and cross-cutting issues of importance to countries where USAID works, including FP/RH, MNCH, HIV, malaria, TB, nutrition, health systems strengthening, etc.; 
    • Experience conducting and reporting on evaluations and/or assessments on USAID projects/programs; 
    • At least 10 years of experience in USAID M&E procedures and implementation; 
    • At least 5 years managing M&E, including evaluations and/or assessments; 
    • Experience in design and implementation of evaluations and/or assessments; 
    • Strong knowledge, skills, and experience in qualitative and quantitative analytic tools; 
    • Experience implementing and coordinating others to implement surveys, key informant interviews, focus groups, observations and other evaluation/assessment methods that assure data quality; 
    • Experience in data management; 
    • Ability to analyze quantitative data, which will be primarily descriptive statistics and cross-tabulations; 
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; 
    • Experience supporting technical teams remotely; 
    • Experience writing and editing technical reports, particularly evaluation and/or assessment reports that include findings supported by evidence (qualitative and quantitative); 
    • Familiarity with USAID, PEPFAR and PMI, including M&E policies and practices; 
    • Knowledge of MS Office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint, including creating/editing tables, graphs, charts, etc.; 
    • Written and verbal fluency in English required; other foreign languages fluency is desirable.

    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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