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The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is part of the Department of State’s (DOS) multi-faceted response to transnational crime. Dedicated to strengthening criminal justice systems, impeding the movement of illegal narcotics, addressing corruption, and building capacity to counter many types of transnational crime, INL’s Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP) plays a key role in leading the development and synchronization of U.S. foreign assistance in the region. INL/WHP’s support is tailored to bolster the capacity of partner countries through regional and country-specific programs. Monitoring and evaluating (M&E) foreign assistance programs is imperative to the efficient administration of effective assistance and accountable reporting to Congress and others in the oversight community.
INL/WHP requires the services of an M&E contractor to develop M&E policies and procedures; create realistic and feasible performance measures; support, manage, and conduct data collection efforts across the hemisphere; and develop and maintain an M&E data management, analysis, and reporting system and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This contract will help INL/WHP comply with the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2016 (FATAA), which codifies reporting on the performance of U. S. foreign assistance and its contribution to the policies and priorities undertaken by the Federal Government
The Program Manger shall oversee all M&E specialists based in both the United States and overseas. This individual will provide technical direction and overall guidance for all activities under this task order and supervise the work of all contractor’s staff.
The Program Manager shall serve as the primary contact between INL/WHP and all other contract employees regarding strategic, country, and required measure development and reporting; shall attend weekly meetings with INL/WHP; prepare weekly, quarterly, and year end progress reports on project progress, burn rates, and expected expenditures; and shall ensure consistency of staffing and level of effort. This individual may be asked to prepare reports and briefs on project progress and should be accessible to INL/WHP staff.
This position may require travel throughout the Western Hemisphere.
- A Master’s Degree or equivalent
- At least 10 years of experience in Monitoring and evaluation, with 7 years of supervisory experience managing other staff
- Proven organizational and technical skills to manage the budget resources (dollars and staff) for this project and support the team with field logistics
- Experience supporting the Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, or USAID
- Experience or knowledge with international narcotics and law enforcement
- High level of competency with statistical analysis and statistical programs like SPSS or STATA preferred
- Fluency in English required, with Spanish, French, or Dutch language skills preferred