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Job Title Evaluation Technical Advisor
Auto req ID 14770BR
Positions Remaining 1
Full / Part Time Full-Time
Employment Type Regular
State District of Columbia
Country United States
Security Clearance Secret
Opportunity in Washington, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc., (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: Evaluation Technical Advisor
Policy, Evaluation and Communications Division, Office of
Population and Reproductive Health
United States Agency for International Development
Application Deadline: April 30, 2013
The Evaluation Technical Advisor position is designed to serve in the Policy, Evaluation and Communication (PEC) Division within the Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) in the Bureau for Global Health (BGH). The PEC Division supports improved collection, analysis, and use of data in policymaking and program planning; and promotes policies, behavior change, and community norms that result in improved health outcomes, especially family planning and reproductive health outcomes. The Division also provides technical input for evaluation efforts across the population, health and nutrition (PHN) sector.
The Evaluation Advisor will contribute to PRH’s evaluation portfolio by providing leadership and direction in the design, implementation and evaluation of improved data collection, monitoring and evaluation, analysis and data use efforts. As part of this role, the Evaluation Technical Advisor will assist in the guidance and oversight of the FP/RH aspects of the Bureau-wide MEASURE Evaluation Project. MEASURE Evaluation provides assistance in data collection, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, and data dissemination and use in the areas of family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS. The Advisor also will provide leadership and technical guidance on program monitoring and evaluation of FP/RH issues to the PRH, BGH, Regional Bureaus and Missions as appropriate. The Advisor will work closely with the Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor, and will be supervised by the Chief of the PEC Division.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Evaluation Technical Advisor will have an integral role within the PEC Division. The primary responsibilities for the Advisor are:
Office and Bureau
Serve as an M&E technical resource to PRH Office, including providing advice on FP/RH monitoring and evaluation to PRH technical advisors, GH Bureau, and Regional Bureaus and Missions, as requested. In collaboration with the Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor, lead the development of approaches to strengthen monitoring and evaluation practices within PRH, including developing M&E briefings and tools. Ensure communication and collaboration with USAID/Washington units, missions, cooperating agencies, other donors, and other organizations with regard to FP/RH M&E issues. Chair PRH’s Evaluation Process Improvement Committee (EPIC). MEASURE Program
In collaboration with the AOR, provide technical backstopping and management oversight on FP/RH issues to the MEASURE Evaluation Project, including participating in Bureau-wide management meetings; monitoring the technical and financial performance of the FP/RH portfolio; and providing guidance to the PRH Technical Priority champions on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) issues related to their program areas, as requested. In collaboration with the AOR, provide leadership and management oversight to FP/RH aspects of Bureau-wide follow-on GH Monitoring and Evaluation project. Travel (as time and budget permit) to monitor MEASURE DHS and MEASURE Evaluation field activities and to assist Missions in M&E and other data collection issues. Other Responsibilities:
Review USAID country programming documents. Prepare briefing materials. May serve as a Country Lead, an Alternate Country Lead, or participate in a country team as the PRH specialist. Travel to assist the country team’s Mission as time and budget permit. Participate in working groups or global leadership priorities.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER
EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have:
* Master’s degree in social science, demography, public health, epidemiology or closely related field required.
* Knowledge of population, family planning and reproductive health programming required.
* At least five years related experience in monitoring and evaluation, including experience providing M&E technical assistance in health projects in developing countries. · Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including indicators.
* Knowledge of and experience in project design, implementation and evaluation.
* Proficient with statistical and other software packages; e.g. STATA, SPSS, etc.
* Strong administrative management skills (workplans, budgeting, results reporting).
* Experience with USAID programming, budgeting, and evaluation functions and procedures desirable.
* Knowledge of child health, HIV/AIDS, and infectious diseases desirable.
* Excellent verbal and writing skills.
* Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
* Spanish or French language skills desirable.
* US Citizenship or Permanent Resident is required.This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Candidates meeting the requirements for the position will be required to provide a USAID 1420-17 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet to document employment and salary history.
CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity Employers EOE M/F/D/V