Team Leader/Sr. Evaluation Advisor Consultant, DOS Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

  • Posted on 8 May 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Mexico City, Mexico
  • Closing on 29 July 2020

Job Description

About Us

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 Consulting Group (Dexis) is seeking a Team Leader/Senior Evaluation Advisor Consultant to provide overall leadership and management for an evaluation of the DOS/Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Mexico Prison Program. This is a consultant position contingent upon contract award.

  • Manage all members on the evaluation team, including DC-based team members and remote data collectors/enumerators/coordinators in the field.
  • Ensure that the team members strictly adhere to the evaluation timeline.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity particularly when interacting with stakeholders.
  • Guarantee complete independence and integrity of the evaluation.
  • Finalize the evaluation design, coordinate field activities, provide regular field progress reports (oral or written), arrange periodic meetings, consolidate individual input from the evaluation team, and coordinate the process of assembling the findings and recommendations
  • Develop the draft evaluation report including, but not limited to, sections on evaluation methodology, limitations, fieldwork operation, challenges, findings and recommendations.
  • Incorporate any feedback provided by Dexis or the client into the final evaluation report.
  • Prepare a presentation outlining key findings and recommendations.
  • Present the findings to DOS and other stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree and 10 years of experience or PhD and 8 years of relevant work experience
  • At least 10 years of experience in evaluating projects with focus on law enforcement, criminal justice systems, correctional/penitentiary systems or relevant areas.
  • Knowledge of DOS evaluation guidance/policy.
  • Excellent knowledge of evaluation approaches, specifically expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Experience using qualitative and quantitative data analysis tools and software.
  • Significant experience in designing questionnaires, focus group discussion guides and interview protocols.
  • Significant experience in administrating questionnaires and/or supervising data collection teams in the field, facilitating focus groups discussions and conducting interviews.
  • Excellent organizational and team building skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills for examining key issues and formulating concrete recommendations based on the evaluation results.
  • Fluency in Spanish (oral and written).
  • Relevant experience in Mexico and/or Latin America

Preferred Requirements:

  • Work experience with Mexico’s federal and state penitentiary systems.
  • Experience working with Mexican government officials, especially in the criminal justice sector.

About the Organization

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?

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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