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About the Position
Dexis has been contracted by the USAID Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS) to provide institutional staffing support in the Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention (CPS/CVP). As part of this contract, the CPS/CVP requires a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist to track, report, analyze, and present data and metrics to influence strategy, programming and evaluation.
CPS/CVP provides technical advice and analysis that respond to the causes and consequences of conflict, fragility, and violence to all parts of the Agency, other USG departments and agencies and international partners including other donors and civil society. CPS/CVP provides technical assistance to USAID Missions and other operating units, applied research and analysis, training and information dissemination, and partner engagement. The office links rigorous conflict and violence analysis to strategy development; activity design and implementation; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
The Leadership and Learning Division (LLD) provides analysis, evidence and learning, technical leadership, and training to USAID Missions and other field-focused operating units. LLD’s two technical teams–Analysis and Evidence (A&E) and Integration and Education (I&E) provide a suite of user-friendly products and services to assist USAID staff to prevent armed conflict and violence and to promote peace and stability. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist will serve on the Analysis and Evidence Team (A&E). A&E provides technical leadership on analysis, monitoring, evaluation, and learning for conflict and violence prevention.
The full-time position is located in the Washington, D.C. area and will be required to be in office at least three (3) days a week with two (2) days of possible telework, subject to change if requirements shift.
This position requires a candidate obtain and keep a SECRET clearance, and the start date is immediate.
- Support the implementation of CVP’s learning strategy, including creation of an evidence base for CVP’s programming around the various technical/learning themes (conflict sensitivity and conflict integration; climate security; preventing or countering violent extremism [P/CVE]; inclusive peacebuilding; atrocity prevention; and digital ecosystem) across USAID’s key sectors.
- In consultation with CVP fund managers, establish, support and maintain MEL systems for CVP-managed funds, including the Complex Crises Fund (CCF), Reconciliation fund Program (RfP), and Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Incentive Fund, and contracting mechanisms.
- Provide support on complexity-aware, conflict-sensitive MEL around the program cycle to USAID Missions and Washington-based Operating Units (OUs)
- Develop technical products and training materials on MEL for conflict and violence prevention programming.
- Provide assistance/advice on MEL for CVP’s gender, equity and social inclusion strategies/approaches and programming.
- Contribute to CPS’ capacity to disseminate succinct, digestible information in various formats regarding the impact of CPS efforts to senior Agency decision-makers, and other stakeholders.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must be eligible to receive and maintain a SECRET clearance.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
- 3+ years of relevant work experience in applying monitoring, evaluation and learning theories, policies and practices in complex and dynamic contexts.
- Outstanding problem-solving, decision-making, and good judgment skills required.
- Demonstrated ability to lead, plan and implement monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Master’s Degree or higher in relevant program.
- 7 years or more Experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning for conflict and violence prevention, peacebuilding, countering violent extremism, stabilization and/or related programming.
- Mastery of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of programs and organizations, including working with data analytics.
- Experience with modern analysis software programs such as Stata, R, or Python.
- Experience working in a complex context affected by conflict and/or violence.
- Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team player who can positively and productively contribute to both strategic and tactical initiatives.
- Demonstrated ability to advise across multiple offices/divisions and coordinate a diverse group of teams and projects.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize information and present complex issues clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
- Knowledge of MS Office Suite programs (including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) as well as Google Workplace applications.
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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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