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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 Citizen Security M&E Specialist shall work with INL/WHP program officers, M&E Coordinator, Posts, implementers, and in country M&E Specialists to determine appropriate performance indicators for programs and projects related to citizen security and transnational crime
- This individual shall become a subject matter expert in all INL/WHP programs focused on transnational crime and research how other entities in the citizen security realm measure the impact of similar programs. They shall work with their in-country counterparts, implementers, program officers, and Post to determine how the data will be collected, displayed, and reported
- This individual shall oversee ensuring all measures are recorded accurately in PMDFs and VDFs. This individual shall oversee managing the overall reporting cycle and data collection for all citizen security measures and producing analysis and reports of findings to INL/WHP and other stakeholders
- This individual shall brief decision-makers when requested and will ensure continuity of operations by guaranteeing the transfer of all data, standard operating procedures, and knowledge to the appropriate INL/WHP staff upon completion of the contract.
- This individual may be called on to help with other duties as assigned
- This position may require travel throughout the Western Hemisphere. This position is open to U.S. Citizens or Third Country Nationals and will not be housed in INL/WHP facilities. The contractor shall provide off-site office space in the D.C.-metro area. This position may require on-site access
- Master’s Degree
- At least five (5) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/or performance management
- U. S. Citizen or Third Country National
- Ability to obtain and maintain MRPT certification
- Based in the D.C. metro area and able to attend meetings at the INL/WHP office space
- FSI Level 4/4 English or equivalent
- At least one (1) year of supervisory experience managing other staff
- Proven ability to deliver a quality written product and visual presentations
- Proven knowledge and experience working in the Western Hemisphere
- In-depth knowledge and/or experience with citizen security
- Ability and experience presenting results in presentations and written reports
- A high level of experience and competency with data analysis and producing quality descriptive data visualizations
- Moderate knowledge of statistical analysis and software such as SPSS
- Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Spanish, French, or Dutch language skills
- Experience with technical writing or report production
- Knowledge or experience with international narcotics and law enforcement-related programs.
- Experience supporting the U.S. Department of State, Department of Justice, USAID or other similar government partners
- High level of competency with statistical analysis and statistical programs such as SPSS or STATA
- Experience in survey design and implementation and/or qualitative in-person interviews
- Experience with Tableau, Power BI, or other similar business intelligence software
- Experience supporting Non-governmental Organizations