Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (USAID)



Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (USAID)

Summary
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This position is located in the Washington, DC Commuting Area in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, Center for Resilience, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Duties
Analyzes and evaluates quantitatively and qualitatively the effectiveness of line program operations in meeting established goals and objectives and makes recommendations based on findings.
Analyzes, evaluates, and/or develops new or modified program policies, regulations, processes, and procedures, regulations, goals, and objectives.
Researches operational proposals for improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency of programs.
Conducts complex studies of employee/organizational efficiency and productivity and recommends changes or improvements in staffing, work methods, and/or procedures.
Conducts cost benefit analysis to determine the potential benefits of automation as well as state of the art technical advances in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of highly complex program operations.
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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
United States Citizenship is required.
Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Qualifications
Specialized Experience:

GS-12: You MUST have one year of specialized experience is required that is equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position include: a) Demonstrated expertise in diverse skill areas related to monitoring, evaluation and learning, particularly for resilience and/or climate adaptation programming; (b) A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal and partnership skills required to effectively represent the Center for Resilience with diverse fora of USAID bureaus and external stakeholders; and (c) Proficient in computer applications, particularly database and statistical programs.

GS-13: You MUST have one year of specialized experience is required that is equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position include: a) Demonstrated expertise in diverse skill areas related to monitoring, evaluation and learning, particularly for resilience and/or climate adaptation programming; (b) A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal and partnership skills required to effectively represent the Center for Resilience with diverse fora of USAID bureaus and external stakeholders; (c) Proficient in computer applications, particularly database and statistical programs; and (d) Experienced in providing analyzes and quantitative and qualitative evaluation of program effectiveness.

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Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned to the Silver Category or higher Category; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

Education
This position does not have a positive education requirement, therefore, transcripts are not required.

Additional information
USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries worldwide, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes, when rights are repressed, when hunger, disease, and poverty rob people of opportunity, USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world’s most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse, and adhere to USAID’s Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.


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