Dexis Consulting Group

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Ecuador

Posted Date 1 month ago(4/14/2021 11:02 AM)
Job ID
2021-2511
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
EC
Job Area
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Clearance Level
Not applicable
Type
Full-Time

About Us

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world.

Dexis embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build and maintain a safe environment where we celebrate diverse backgrounds, treat everyone with respect, and value the unique lived experiences each person brings based on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, age, marital status or family status and related conditions.

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

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is part of the Department of State’s (DOS) multi-faceted response to transnational crime. Dedicated to strengthening criminal justice systems, impeding the movement of illegal narcotics, addressing corruption, and building capacity to counter many types of transnational crime, INL’s Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP) plays a key role in leading the development and synchronization of U.S. foreign assistance in the region.

 

INL/WHP has contracted Dexis Consulting Group to develop monitoring and evaluation (M&E) policies and procedures; create realistic and feasible performance measures; support, manage, and conduct data collection efforts across the hemisphere; and develop and maintain an M&E data management, analysis, and reporting system and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

 

The Ecuador M&E Specialist will 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 Ecuador. 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; designing and implementing surveys and interviews; and producing statistical outputs for analysis and reporting.

 

This will be a full-time (defined as at least 40-hour work week) position. This position may ultimately be based in a U. S. Embassy facility, however, this individual will work remotely in or near Quito until they are able to transition to Embassy facilities, which is dependent on the individual’s ability to obtain and hold either a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or Regional Security Office (RSO) security clearance as well as the availability of space in Embassy facilities. This individual will follow Embassy hours of operation.

 

Responsibilities

This person will become a subject matter expert in all INL/WHP programs in Ecuador 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 will draft variable definition forms (VDFs), performance measure definition forms (PMDFs), and 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 will 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 quarterly reporting templates (QRTs), and other strategic documents meet WHP requirements and standards. They will respond to data calls and produce written and oral reports and presentations on South American performance measures when requested. This individual will brief decision-makers when requested and will ensure continuity of operations by guaranteeing the transfer of all data, SOPs, and knowledge are transferred to the appropriate INL/WHP staff upon completion of the contract.

 

This individual will oversee collecting all performance measure data in compliance with the INL/WHP reporting cycle. This position will 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.

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least three (3) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/or
    performance management
  • At least two (2) years of experience with data collection and management
  • Ability to obtain MRPT certification (if U. S. Citizen or Third Country National) or successful RSO vetting approval (if Local National)
  • FSI Level 4/4 English and Spanish or equivalent
  • Proven ability to deliver a quality written product and presentations in English
  • Be based in Quito and able to attend meetings at the U.S. Embassy and other INL/WHP-partners in Quito
  • High level of knowledge of Ecuadorian laws, customs, current events, and governmental institutions
  • Experience in a customer-facing position, with the ability to interact with government officials
  • Ability to travel to D.C. and within South America
  • 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

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • 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

 

Dexis is on a mission to help solve today’s most pressing global political, social, and economic challenges and create a world where all people are safe and prosperous. As a Dexis employee, you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. Our motto is “find a way or make a way” — that’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you? 

If you are passionate about this opportunity, apply now!

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, age, genetic information, military service, veteran status, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, childbirth and related medical conditions, including lactation, or any other protected class under applicable law.

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