Evaluation and Performance Monitoring Training Specialist

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 August 2019

Job Description

  • Lead expert in training and other M&E capacity building.
  • Responsible for planning, conducting and reporting trainings to USAID staff and/or USAID-supported implementing partners, including in-person (classroom) MEL training workshops, online learning and other training activities on monitoring and evaluation topics, for adult learners.
  • Identify and recruit experts for specialized content delivery and contribute to development and modifications of training curriculum designs and courses as required and ensure knowledge management, record keeping and electronic filing of final course materials, including PowerPoint and/or other presentation materials, handouts, facilitator guide, and participant notebook.
  • Manage and coordinate all M&E training and skills development activities and maintain training, workshop and event calendars, procedures and tools; communicate with training participants and instructors as needed.
  • Identifying monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning knowledge and skills gaps among USAID Field Office staff and/or USAID-supported implementing partners and making recommendations to address those gaps.
  • Transfer knowledge to MEL teams and USAID staff through side-by-side implementation of activities when required.


  • Senior-level: Must have a PhD and eight years of experience, or a JD/ABD and 10 years of experience, or a MS/MA/MB and 12 years of experience.
  • Mid-level: Must have a PhD degree and four years of experience, or a MS/MA/MB degree and six years of relevant experience.
  • A graduate degree in international development, monitoring and evaluation, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with the USAID program cycle, applicable USAID policies, and relevant information systems.
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods.
  • Available for either STTA or LTTA assignments, depending on proposal requirements.
  • Excellent team-playing, time-management, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong cross-cultural and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Fluent English language skills required.

About the Organization

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in over 90 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

The QED Group, LLC is seeking Evaluation and Performance Monitoring Training Specialists for short- and long-term opportunities under the upcoming rebid of the USAID PPL Monitoring Evaluation and Learning IDIQ (EVAL-ME). The purpose of this IDIQ will be to provide USAID with technical and advisory services for evaluation, evaluation capacity building, and performance monitoring activities worldwide, at the Mission (operating unit), Bureau, and Agency-wide levels.

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