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 At-Large Senior M&E Specialist to work with INL/WHP program officers, M&E Coordinator, Posts, implementers, and in-country M&E Specialists to augment the work of both in-country and DC-based M&E Specialists. This position will be responsible for supporting the development of both country plan measures and implementing mechanism measures, managing reporting cycles, and data collection. The countries and implementing agreements under this position’s purview will be determined as the project progresses based on changing requirements and workload of other M&E Specialists.
This position will be full-time (defined as at least 40-hour work week) for one (1) year with four (4) optional years.
*This position is contingent upon award. *
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Maintain relationships and stay up to date on INL-related issues and programming in all western hemisphere posts that do not have a permanent M&E Specialist, such as Argentina and Brazil. Responsible for all implementing agreements in these countries.
- This person will need to be able to quickly develop subject matter expertise in any INL programmatic area as well as any country context.
- Conduct all requirements of both in-country and DC based M&E Specialists across the entire hemisphere as needed.
- Work with their in-country counterparts, implementers, and Post to determine how the data will be collected, displayed, and reported.
- Oversee ensuring all measures are recorded accurately in Performance Management Definition Forms (PMDFs)
- Oversee managing the overall reporting cycle and data collection for all measures in their portfolio and producing analysis and reports of findings to INL/WHP and other stakeholders.
- 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.
- Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Portuguese, French, or Dutch language skills
- Experience with technical writing or report production
- Knowledge or experience with international narcotics and law enforcement-related programs
- Experience supporting the U.S. Department of State, Department of Justice, USAID or other similar government partners
- Experience in survey design and implementation and/or qualitative in-person interviews
- 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
- At least seven (7) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/or performance management
- U.S. Citizen or Third Country National
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) certification
- FSI Level 4/4 English or equivalent
- FSI Level 4/4 Spanish or equivalent
- Ability to conduct research in both English and Spanish
- At least three (3) years of supervisory experience managing other staff
- Proven ability to deliver a quality written product and presentations
- Proven knowledge and experience working in the Western Hemisphere
- In-depth knowledge and/or experience with criminal justice and/or law enforcement
- Ability and experience presenting results in presentations and written reports
- Experience working managing complex relationships and negotiating with government partners
- A high level of experience and competency with data analysis and producing quality descriptive data visualizations
- Moderate knowledge of statistical analysis and software such as SPSS
- Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Education: Master’s Degree in Statistics, International Development, or related field. In lieu of a Master’s Degree, the candidate much have five additional years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance and/or performance management.
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 may have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.
Work Authorization: Must be authorized to work in the U.S.A. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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.
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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.