This M&E Specialist shall work with the M&E Coordinators, WHP, Posts, 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 the Dominican Republic. Data collection effort 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 person shall become a subject matter expert in all INL/WHP programs in their respective countries 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 VDFs, PMDFs, data collection tools 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. This person 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 work plans, implementer QRTs, 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 individual shall oversee collecting all performance measure data in these countries in compliance with the INL/WHP reporting cycle.
This position shall ensure all data, knowledge, documents, and systems are properly turned over to their 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.
This will be a full-time (defined as at least 40-hour work week) for one (1) year with three (3) option years. This position is open to U.S. Citizens, Third Country Nationals, or Local Nationals. This position may ultimately be based in a U.S. Embassy facility; however, the contractor shall provide an office space and equipment for the M&E specialist in or near Santo Domingo until they are able to transition to Embassy facilities, which is dependent on the individual’s ability to obtain and hold either a MRPT certification or RSO vetting approval as well as the availability of space in Embassy facilities. If the M&E Specialist is unable to transition into Embassy Facilities for any reason, the contractor shall provide an office space and equipment until the end of the contract. All in-country personnel will follow Embassy hours of operation.
- At least three (3) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/ or performance management
- U. S. Citizen, Third Country National, or Local National
- Ability to obtain MRPT certification (if U. S. Citizen or Third Country National)
- Ability to obtain successful RSO vetting approval, if Local National
- At least two (2) years of experience with data collection and management
- FSI Level 4/4 English and Spanish or equivalent
- Proven ability to deliver a quality written product and presentations in English
- Be based in Santo Domingo and able to attend meetings at the U.S. Embassy and other INL/WHP-partners in their respective countries
High level of knowledge of Dominican laws, customs, current events, and governmental institutions.
Experience in a customer-facing position, with the ability to interact with government officials
- Be able to travel to D.C. and to any required city within their respective countries
Ability and experience presenting results in presentations and written reports
- A moderate level of 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
- Master’s Degree or two (2) years of post-graduate education
- Experience with technical writing or report production
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 supporting Non-governmental Organizations