Subject Matter Specialist - Truth Commission Evaluation, USAID/Colombia Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), Bogota, Colombia

  • Posted on 2 July 2020

Job Description

Subject Matter Specialist - Truth Commission Evaluation, USAID/Colombia Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), Bogota, Colombia

Project Summary:

The Colombia Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity provides USAID/Colombia with technical and advisory services related to the MEL of USAID/Colombia projects and activities. To support this purpose, Panagora Group and its subcontractor Management Systems International (MSI) will provide technical advisory MEL services to the USAID/Colombia Mission. These include: monitoring support services; performance and impact evaluations, studies and assessments. These efforts will facilitate informed program management decisions, shape the long-term strategic direction of programs and decision-making within the Mission.

MEL will conduct a performance evaluation of the Social Dialogue of the Colombian Truth, Coexistence, and Non-recurrence Commission (CEV). The purpose of this performance evaluation is to provide useful insights into the process of the social appropriation of the CEV’s legacy performed by the Social Dialog Office of CEV. This evaluation will also provide inputs to both the Commission’s Final Report that will be released in November 2021 and the Committee for Following-up and Monitoring the report recommendations. The evaluation approach includes the construction of indicators for measuring the process of social appropriation of the CEV’s legacy, the development of quantitative and qualitative instruments for measuring effectivity, and perception about the armed conflict and reconciliation. As part of the evaluation team, the MEL Activity seeks a Transitional Justice, Truth, Repair, and Non-Repetition Specialist with substantial experience in Truth Commissions. The following are some of the key responsibilities and requirements for the position.

**Please note: Only Colombian citizens living in Colombia are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The subject Matter Specialist supports the design of the methodology and instruments for the baselines and performance evaluations. The period of performance of this assignment will be from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, with 65 days of LOE.


  • Support the design of the methodology and instruments to assess changes in knowledge, attitudes, and practices of beneficiaries in the targeted municipalities receiving interventions
  • Review of primary and secondary sources of information
  • Contribute to the analysis of data for the performance evaluation, with ownership of the analysis of the process of social appropriation of the CEV’s legacy
  • Support the Evaluation Director in preparing reports and presentations for USAID and the CEV


  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or other relevant fields; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum seven years of relevant experience

· At least two years of experience in Transitional Justice, Truth, Repair, and/or Non-Repetition research

· Experience in working with Truth Commissions is desirable

· Proven ability to deliver a quality analysis, tables, and written products and explanations

· Experience with USAID evaluations preferred but not required

· Intermediate or advance knowledge of written and spoken English and Spanish

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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