Performance Monitoring Specialist

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 10 August 2020

Job Description

Assignment Title: Performance Monitoring Specialist

Department/Location: SEAD/Washington, DC

Reports To: Project Director

Type: Consultant

Classification: Consultancy


IBTCI is seeking a Performance Monitoring Specialist to assist in refining and updating the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework for the US Department of State for a whole-of-government initiative designed to help governments and the private sector in US partner countries realize the economic and social benefits of the digital economy. The initiative seeks to build secure, private-sector driven telecom and ICT infrastructure; promote open internet policy and multi-stakeholder governance; expand markets for US telecom and ICT equipment and service providers; and enhance cybersecurity capacity. Working in tandem with 1-3 other team members, the Performance Monitoring Specialist is expected to be able to work with a variety of offices and stakeholders to ensure standardization, provide feedback, and assist as needed.

The period of performance is expected to begin in October 2020 with a level of effort of an estimated 120 days. The LOE may be spread part time for one year or full time for six months. There is potential for two option year extensions. This position is contingent upon award.

Using your technical and M&E skills, perform the below tasks, which could include, but are not limited to:

Scope of Work:

  • Assist the Senior Evaluation Advisor with the review and potential revision of the M&E framework for the above initiative and ensure the monitoring plan is up to date;
  • Develop and refine standardized performance indicators across stakeholders and implementers and catalog all custom indicators;
  • Refine the logic model or project charter for each project associated with the initiative in coordination with various interagency stakeholders, to including DFC, USTDA, EXIM, State, USAID, and Commerce;
  • Work with a team to develop or refine the performance monitoring plans for various projects, to include indicators and milestones;
  • Refine performance reporting templates to capture measurable performance indicators for each program or project;
  • Develop evaluation criteria and indicators for each project and at the overall program level;
  • Support the finalization of the 2020 Performance Plan Reporting (PPR);
  • Participate in meetings and data collection efforts, including meetings with donors and implementers, and interviews/key informant interviews/focus group discussions with program beneficiaries and training providers, etc.;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

· 5+ years of experience in M&E, particularly focused on performance monitoring including designing M&E frameworks, indicator development, logic models, and related areas;

· Familiarity with ICT infrastructure, open-Internet policies, digital technology, global best practices in cybersecurity, or related fields

· Must possess an active Secret-level clearance and maintain the clearance through the duration of the activity;

· Proven technical writing skills and track record of creating compelling, clear, and succinct documents;

· Strong communication skills (oral and written) required;

· Fluency in the English language is required.

Education: Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, digital technology, social sciences, or another relevant field is required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Experience working on State Department and/or Department of Commerce evaluations is highly preferred;

· Ability to multi-task within tight deadlines and with strong attention to detail;

· Strong collaborative and relationship management skills.

Working Environment: The majority of work is performed in a typical corporate office environment and/or remotely.

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 has no supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: This position does not require travel.

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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