Project Management Specialist (Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist-Conflict) – US Embassy

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Job Description

Hiring Agency:Embassy Khartoum
Announcement Number:Khartoum-357572-21-002
Position Title:Project Management Specialist – All Interested Applicants (Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist-Conflict)
Open Period:11/24/2020 – 12/08/2020
Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+2
Series/Grade:LE – 4005 10
Salary:USD $30,147
Work Schedule:Full-time – The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Promotion Potential:LE-10
Duty Location(s):in Khartoum, SU
Telework Eligible:No

For More Info: 

Overview

Hiring Path:

Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For definitions use URL www.usaid.gov/ads/policy/glossary

Choose one (remove others):
*  Cooperating Country National (CCN) applicants

*  All interested candidates

*  Open to Internal Candidate Only

*  Open to U.S. citizens and Third Country Nationals

Security Clearance Required:

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type

Permanent

Appointment Type Details:

Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement:

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in the following regions of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East.

For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov

Summary:

Incumbent will lead and strengthen the Mission’s monitoring and evaluation and reporting portfolio and incorporate a collaborative learning and adapting agenda. Incumbent will guide the Mission in designing a monitoring and evaluation agenda by considering state-of-the-art and appropriate evaluation approaches in Sudan, promoting learning opportunities that improve USAID’s understanding of Sudan’s development context, draw on study and evaluation results to ensure that project plans.

Supervisory Position:

No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:

No

Travel Required:

25% or less Filed Trips

Duties

Incumbent indicators and targets are grounded in evidence. Incumbent will have special expertise in conflict sensitivity issues and ensure that conflict is tracked and analyzed across all the Mission’s programs, will lead the Mission in establishing performance indicators and benchmarks, collecting, and analyzing performance information, planning, and managing evaluations and assisting Mission management in using such performance measures for decision-making and resource allocation. The M&E Specialist will coordinate the creation of a Mission Performance Monitoring Plan and hold regular program and portfolio reviews, will advise technical teams and senior management on designing and planning for evaluations, special studies and assessments.

The M&E Specialist will be located in the USAID/Sudan Program Office, which has responsibility for Mission-wide program design, approval, implementation, and reporting processes, of which monitoring and evaluation of program performance are the foundations of successful program management, will be a key Program Office team member and participate in responding to special requests from USAID/W, State Department, Congress, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum and implementing partners, will also liaise with Government of Sudan officials, major donors and other partners on monitoring and evaluation issues.

Coordination of Internal USAID/Sudan Monitoring and Evaluation Activities 50%

the incumbent shall serve as the principle coordinator within USAID/Sudan of all major reporting exercises, such as Operational Plans, Performance Management Plans, Portfolio Reviews, and Annual Reports. Under the direction of the Supervisory Program Officer, the incumbent will liaise with each of the technical offices within USAID/Sudan and with the USAID Office of Development Planning in the Africa Bureau in Washington, DC on all major reporting exercises.


The incumbent will maintain a database of the activity/program descriptions for all on-going awards, managing this database to respond to routine and special requests for information. Incumbent will prepare written briefs, talking points, and other materials for senior staff or VIP visits on USAID/Sudan programs as requested.

Coordination of External Donor and Host Government Monitoring and Evaluation Activities 35%

The incumbent will lease with other donors in Sudan on their programs. She/he will maintain up to date contacts and information on their programs, budgets, future plans and staffing. The incumbent will participate as appropriate, in major donor events such as conferences, seminars, and working groups. He/she will prepare special reports for the front office on major outcomes and agreements between donors and the Government of Sudan. He/ she will respond to requests for information on USAID programs and budgets to other donors and government officials. He/she will promote the exchange of major publications, assessments, and evaluations between donors.


The incumbent shall be the USAID liaison between Government of Sudan and USAID/Sudan officials and USAID/Sudan to facilitate discussions, meetings, and other official events. The incumbent will search and prepare material as necessary under the guidance of the Supervisory Program Officer to assist Mission officials in exchanges with government officials.

Unsolicited Proposals and Other Program Support 15%

The incumbent shall review and manage the Mission review of all incoming Unsolicited Proposals, and draft responses for each. He/she will provide technical support to the Program Office and the Mission in the overall administration and oversight of program implementation. He/she will participate as requested in reviews of technical proposals in response to Request for Proposals or Request for Assistance. He/she will provide written and oral translation and reporting services as needed.
The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions abroad, to participate in the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Post Entry Training: In-house training in USAID programming policies and processes. Computer training as appropriate. Training for preparation and posting of web-based documents. After one year of successful performance, there will be consideration for USAID/W training. Other USAID formal training will be determined by the Supervisor.

Education Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in social science, public administration, economics, international relations, English is required. 

Evaluations:

Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

Qualifications:

Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of responsible professional experience demonstrating progressive responsibility and leadership is required.

Job Knowledge: Familiarity with donor or other development assistance programs. Strong computer word processing skills are required, specifically knowledge of MIS Word. Knowledge of MS Excel, database applications, and computer graphics software. Experience in using the internet to conduct searches and collect information is important. Knowledge of economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of the country of Sudan is essential.

Skills: Excellent organizational, analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills are needed. The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work successfully, both independently and on teams, and must be flexible and be able to produce quality products under tight deadlines. Candidate must be able to exercise significant professional judgment relating to program development and monitoring regulations, and the ability to prioritize in a multi-task environment.

Language:

  • English: Level IV (Fluent, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested)
  • Arabic: Level III (Fluent, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested)

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in U.S. Mission may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

  1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf
  2. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms
  3. Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs

Ethical Conduct.  By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635.  See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations

How to Apply

How to Apply:

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the U.S. Embassy, Sudan. or ERA Application Video.

Eligible applicants are required to complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by the closing date of this announcement. 

Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date, via online , and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date. 

Required Documents:

  • University Degree
  • University Transcripts
  • Other Document (Experience Certificates)
  • Other Document 2 (Experience Certificates) 
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Passport

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email

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