Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Ecuador, DOS INL/WHP

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 29 January 2020

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.

About the Position

Dexis is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to provide technical services for a contract with the Department of State (DOS) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (WHP). This position is contingent upon award and will be based in Quito, Ecuador.


This M&E Specialist shall 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 Ecuador. 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 producing statistical outputs for analysis and reporting.

This person will become a subject matter expert in all INL/WHP programs in Ecuador and coordinate with the D. C.-based team in or- der to ensure the measures being developed are as standardized as possible across the Region. They will draft VDFs, PMDFs, and DCTs 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.

This person will be called upon to design measures and collect the data for smaller and more local projects, which will be done in co- ordination with the D. C.-based team and will help ensure workplans, implementer DCTs, and other strategic documents meet WHP requirements and standards.

They will respond to data calls and produce written and oral reports and presentations on South American performance measures when requested. This individual will brief decision-makers when requested and will ensure continuity of operations by guaranteeing the transfer of all data, standard operating procedures, and knowledge are transferred to the appropriate INL/WHP staff upon completion of the contract.

This individual will oversee collecting all performance measure data in compliance with the INL/WHP reporting cycle. This position will ensure 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 counter- part(s) are able to continue collection and reporting.

This will be a full-time (defined as at least 40-hour work week) for one (1) year with four (4) option years. This position is open to U.S. Citizens, Third Country Nationals or Local Nationals. This position may ultimately be based in a U. S. Embassy facility, however, the contractor must provide an office space and equipment for the M&E specialist in or near Quito until they are able to transition to Embassy facilities, which is dependent on the individual’s ability to obtain and hold either a MRPT or RSO security clearance as well as the availability of space in Embassy facilities. If the M&E Specialist is unable to transition into Embassy Facilities for any reason, the contractor shall provide an office space and equipment until the end of the contract.



  • At least three (3) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/or performance management
  • At least two (2) years of experience with data collection and management
  • U. S. Citizen, Third Country National or Local National
  • Ability to obtain MRPT certification (if U. S. Citizen or Third Country National)
  • Ability to obtain successful RSO vetting approval, if Local National
  • FSI Level 4/4 English and Spanish or equivalent
  • Proven ability to deliver a quality written product and presentations in English
  • Be based in Quito and able to attend meetings at the U.S. Embassy and other INL/WHP-partners in Quito
  • High level of knowledge of Ecuadorian 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. and within South America
  • 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
  • Master’s Degree or two (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, 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

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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