Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Honduras

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 17 September 2019

Job Description

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Are you passionate about driving programs focused on foreign assistance? Do you want to be part of an organization that offers meaningful assignments and opportunities to expand your skills and expertise? At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

Dexis is seeking an experienced Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) technical services for the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (WHP).

About the Position

The Honduras M&E Specialist will become a subject matter expert in all INL/WHP programs in Honduras and coordinate with the D.C.-based team in order to ensure the measures being developed are as standardized as possible across the region. The M&E Specialist works 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 is in charge of collecting all data that originates from entities within Honduras, ensuring it is in compliance with the INL/WHP reporting cycle. This position also ensures all data, knowledge, documents, and systems are properly turned over to their INL/WHP-Post counterpart(s) and that those counterpart(s) are adequately trained on all indicators, data collection methods, and sources in order to ensure their counterpart(s) are able to continue collection and reporting.

This will be a full time (defined as at least 40-hour work week) position through March 2020, with the possibility of extension. This position will be based in a U.S. Embassy facility, however, the offeror shall provide an office space and equipment for the M&E specialist in or near Tegucigalpa until they are able to transition to Embassy facilities, which is dependent on the individual’s ability to obtain and hold RSO vetting approval as well as the availability of space in Embassy facilities.

  • Design measures and collect the data for smaller and more local projects, which will be done in coordination with the D.C.-based team, their local INL counterparts and via researching open source data, working with private entities, and designing and implementing surveys, interviews, or statistical modeling.
  • Draft Performance Measure Definition Forms (PMDFs) and Variable Definition Forms (VDFs) for selected indicators and work with their D.C.-based counterparts, implementers, and Post in order to determine how the data will be collected, displayed, and reported.
  • Collect all performance measure data in these countries in compliance with the INL/WHP reporting cycle, to include submitting data requests to host governments, partnering with NGOs or other government partners, or identifying other reliable data sources.
  • Produce written and oral reports and presentations on Honduran performance measures when requested.
  • Ensure all data, knowledge, documents, and systems are properly shared with and turned over to their INL/ WHP-Post counterpart(s) and that those counterpart(s) are adequately trained on all measures, data collection methods, and sources in order to ensure their counterpart(s) are able to continue collection and reporting.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least two (2) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/or performance management
  • Ability to obtain successful RSO security check
  • 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
  • Be based in Tegucigalpa and able to attend meetings at the S. Embassy and other INL/WHP-partners in Tegucigalpa
  • High level of knowledge of Honduran laws, customs, current events, and government
  • Experience in a customer-facing position, with the ability to interact with government officials
  • Ability to travel to D.C. or other places within Honduras, such as San Pedro de Sula
  • 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 or STATA
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Master’s Degree or 2 years of post-graduate education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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,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
  • Local Honduran nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

Are you looking for a company that offers meaningful program assignments and opportunities to develop professional skills and expertise? At Dexis, staff are empowered to be part of the decision-making process and collaborate with colleagues and management across the company to satisfy our clients. We create transparency in our operations with our clients and employees; and we offer our people opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. Dexis follows a “find a way or make a way” business directive, and we’re paving the way for innovative management solutions in the global development and security assistance arenas worldwide. As a Dexis employee you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. That’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you?

If you are passionate about this opportunity, submit your application by clicking the apply for this job online button.

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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