Trinidad and Tobago – M&E Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 February 2020
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Closing on 21 February 2020
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Job Description

Panagora Group, a small business specializing in international development, seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist focusing on Trinidad and Tobago. This is a full-time, long-term role supporting a variety of M&E functions in Trinidad and Tobago for a U.S. government agency. The position will be located in Port of Spain and is anticipated to begin in April 2020.

This M&E Specialist shall work with the M&E Coordinators, Western Hemisphere Programs (WHP), Post (Embassy and Staff), 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 Trinidad and Tobago. Data collection efforts 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 statistical modeling. This position shall ensure all data, knowledge, documents, and systems are properly turned over to their International Narcotics and Law Enforcement/ Western Hemisphere (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 counterpart(s) are able to continue collection and reporting

The candidate shall become well-versed in all INL/WHP programs in their respective country and coordinate with the D.C.-based team in order to ensure the measures being developed are as standardized as possible across the Region. They shall draft Variable Definition forms (VDFs), Performance Management Definitions Forms (PMDFs), and Data Collection Tools (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.

The candidate shall be called upon to design measures and collect the data for smaller and more local projects, which will be done in coordination with the D.C.- based team and will help ensure workplans, implementer DCTs, and other strategic documents meet WHP requirements and standards. They shall respond to data calls and produce written and oral reports and presentations on performance measures from their respective countries when requested. This individual shall 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 will be a full-time (defined as at least 40-hour work week) for one (1) year with four (4) option years. Local nationals are strongly preferred. This position may ultimately be based in a U. S. Embassy facility in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.



  • Master’s Degree or two (2) years of post-graduate education
  • At least three (3) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/or performance management
  • Have the ability work legally in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ability to obtain successful US Embassy Regional Security Officer clearance
  • At least two (2) years of experience with data collection and management
  • FSI Level 4/4 English or equivalent, with proven ability to deliver a quality written product and presentations in English
  • High level of knowledge of the laws, customs, current events, and governmental institutions in their respective countries
  • Experience in a customer-facing position, with the ability to interact with government officials
  • Ability to travel to the USA, regionally, and within Trinidad and Tobago
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 working in and with non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

About the Organization

Panagora Group is a small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our vision is to provide high-quality, high-impact social and economic development consulting, with a special focus on public-private partnerships, human and institutional capacity-building, knowledge sharing and collaborative learning, NGO/community engagement, and integrated solutions that build country capacity and independence.

Application Instructions:

Please visit our website at to apply. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

*Note: Panagora does not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

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