Assessment & Monitoring Specialist, DoD Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation

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Position description

The DoD Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation (AM&E) project is a five-year effort to build a culture of AM&E and establish an AM&E program at each GCC within the ODASD Global Partnerships at DoD. The project supports reform of institutional capacity building of partner nations’ ministries of defense with a whole of government approach. This is a full-time position that is contingent upon award.

**Please note: Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this position**

Position Summary: 

The Assessment & Monitoring Specialist supports the team’s partner nation assessments and monitoring plan-related efforts, which includes contributing to research and technical writing, supporting client/partner relations, providing technical support to team members, and representing the company at professional meetings and workshops. This is a full-time position based in the following locations: Tampa, Florida, Doral, Florida, Colorado Springs, CO, Stuttgart, Germany or Honolulu, Hawaii. This position is contingent upon award.

Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct specific technical assignments related to partner nation assessments and monitoring plans.
  • Support collaboration, adaptation, and learning (CLA) activities.
    Design templates and process maps for data collection and analysis. 
  • Facilitate monitoring plan development sessions. 
  • Design and deliver training on assessment and monitoring topics. 
  • Conduct data quality assessments. 
  • Support data collection activities. 
  • Design survey questionnaires and sampling strategies.
  • Train data collectors and supervise data collection.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree international development, a social science or other AM&E related field required. M.A. preferred.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in AM&E leading or supporting foreign assistance projects is required for the position.
  • Experience supporting collaboration, adaptation, and learning (CLA) activities. Experience across several sub-specialties within assessments and monitoring. 
  • Familiarity with Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability (FATAA), and Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) supports the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) guidance and policy.
  • Familiarity with women, peace, and security issues.
  • Expertise providing technical assistance to foreign assistance implementing partners to develop AM&E plans, designing Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approaches, and developing and/or conducting AM&E training.
  • Experience developing surveys and other data collection instruments, supervising data collection in developing countries, analyzing data and writing up AM&E reports preferred. Experience with emerging AM&E practices such as Collaborating, Learning, And Adapting (CLA), complexity awareness monitoring, outcome harvesting, most significant change and other emerging methods preferred.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key organizations, working groups, and professionals in the international development AM&E sector. 
  • Eligibility for a secret security clearance.
  • English fluency is required.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work. 

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

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