M&E Specialist - Mexico

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 February 2020
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Job Description

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 is procuring a contract to support M&E of INL/WHP programs through the development of new indicators, the improvement of existing indicators, the development and maintenance of a data management system, and the analysis and reporting of the progress and impact of INL/WHP programs.

IBTCI is seeking an M&E Specialist to work with the M&E Coordinators, WHP, Posts, implementers, and all other relevant partners to determine the most effective and efficient data collection methodology for selected indicators and shall be in charge of collecting all data that originates from entities within Mexico. Data collection effort may include (but are not limited to), submitting data requests to host governments, partnering with NGOs or other government partners, researching open source data, working with private entities, or designing and implementing surveys, interviews, or statistical modeling.

This will be a full-time (defined as at least 40-hour work week) for one (1) year with four (4) option years.

Local applicants are encouraged to apply. *This position is contingent upon award.*

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as subject matter expert in all INL/WHP programs in Mexico and coordinate with the D. C.-based team in order to ensure the measures being developed are as standardized as possible across the Region.
  • Draft Variable Definition Forms (VDF), Performance Management Definition Forms (PMDF), and Data Collection Tools (DCT) for selected indicators
  • Work with their D. C.-based counterparts, implementers, and Post in order to determine how the data will be collected, displayed, and reported.
  • Design measures and collect the data for smaller and more local projects, which shall be done in coordination with the D. C.-based team
  • Ensure workplans, implementer DCTs, and other strategic documents meet WHP requirements and standards.
  • Respond to data calls and produce written and oral reports and presentations on Mexican performance measures when requested
  • Collaborate in the collection of performance measure data in Mexico in compliance with the INL/ WHP reporting cycle
  • May be asked to brief decision-makers when requested and will ensure continuity of operations by supporting the transfer of all data, standard operating procedures, and knowledge are transferred to the appropriate INL/WHP staff upon completion of the contract.
  • Attend meetings at the U. S. Embassy and other INL/WHP-partners in Mexico City
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with technical writing or report production
  • Knowledge or experience with international narcotics and law enforcement-related programs
  • Experience supporting the Government Accountability Office, Office of Inspector General, U. S. Department of State, Department of Justice, USAID or other similar government partners
  • Experience with Tableau, Power BI, or other similar business intelligence software
  • High level of competency with statistical analysis and statistical programs such as SPSS or STATA
  • Experience supporting Non-governmental Organizations

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least three (3) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/or performance management
  • Ability to obtain Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) certification (if U. S. Citizen or Third Country National)
  • Ability to obtain successful Regional Security Office (RSO) vetting approval, if Local National
  • At least two (2) years of experience with data collection and management
  • FSI Level 4/4 English and Spanish or equivalent
  • Proven ability to deliver a quality written product and presentations in English
  • High level of knowledge of Mexican laws, customs, current events, and governmental institutions
  • Experience in a customer-facing position, with the ability to interact with government officials
  • Ability to travel to D.C. or other places within Mexico
  • Ability and experience presenting results in presentations and written reports
  • A moderate level of experience and competency with data analysis and producing quality descriptive data visualizations
  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis and software such as SPSS
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Education: Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, International Development or related field or two (2) years of post-graduate education

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.

Work Authorization: Must have ability to get authorized to work in Mexico

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. We are an E-Verify Employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Human Resources at 703-749-0100.

About the Organization

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

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