QED is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the USAID/Honduras Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) and Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Activity. The M&E Specialist will provide a variety of technical support to USAID/Honduras and its implementing partners that will enhance M&E systems.
This anticipated project will assist USAID/Honduras with project and activity evaluation, performance monitoring, knowledge management, communications, and performance management support services in alignment with the USAID Automated Direct System (ADS) 201, USAID’s Evaluation Policy, and the Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR). This activity will inform monitoring, evaluation, and learning throughout all stages of the Program Cycle, supporting USAID’s focus on adaptive management to increase developmental effectiveness, and emphasizing CLA approaches to ensure that programs are coordinated with others, grounded in a strong evidence base, and iteratively adapted to remain relevant throughout implementation.
This position is contingent on QED being awarded this project.
- Oversee monitoring and evaluation, analyses, and assessments throughout the life of the project, including the data quality assessments, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data quality verification techniques.
- Responsible for the design, quality development and production of all data quality assessment reports, assist in the production of evaluations reports and any assessments, population-based surveys and studies including the testing of the development hypotheses.
- Responsible for design of the evaluation methodology and participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations.
- Support the maintenance of the Mission’s PMP and the development and maintenance of implementing partners’ M&E Plans.
- Other responsibilities include assisting the Chief of Party and M&E Director with outreach and engagement with the private sector, universities, NGOs, the Government of [country] and other donors, as required.
- A graduate degree in a relevant field, such as education, international development, non-profit management, with focus on evaluation methodologies OR a bachelor’s degree and two years of work experience (in addition to the five years of experience required below)
- Five years of relevant experience in designing and implementing M&E and learning systems, preferably within education, livelihoods, or private sector development programs in Honduras
- Experience in relevant technical areas, such as survey and research tool design, data collection, statistical analysis, qualitative research, and dissemination of results
- Demonstrated commitment to collaborating, learning, and adaptive management
- Strong understanding of multi-sectoral development theory and thorough working knowledge of USG operations, regulations, policies, procedures and programs desirable
- Strong understanding of the Honduran country context preferred
- Required fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English