SOLICITATION NUMBER: 72052220R10002
ISSUANCE DATE: September 7, 2020
CLOSING DATE / TIME: September 25, 2020 / 1700 Local time
POINT OF CONTACT:
Department of State - Human Resources Office: TGGUSAID@state.gov
USAID/Honduras – Human Resources Office: TEGUCIGALPAHR@usaid.gov
POSITION TITLE: USAID Project Management Specialist (M&E and Learning)
MARKET VALUE: L.776,178.00 – L.1,319,491.00 equivalent to FSN- 11. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan ofUSAID/Honduras. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
Basic Function of Position: The USAID Project Management Specialist (M&E and Learning) is located in the Education Office and will provide management and technical support to the education team and directly reports to the Education Office Chief. The incumbent shall work closely with the Office Chief to manage the Mission’s program objectives in basic education, violence prevention in schools and institutes and workforce development. With an annual budget of approximately $13 to $17 million in Basic Education funds (and additional CARSI funding of $5-7 million per year), USAID’s education program focuses on promoting the quality of education systems, to improve teaching, increase relevance of materials, create safe learning environments, promote community engagement for education, improve student assessments systems and increase employment for the most vulnerable youth.
The USAID Project Management Specialist (M&E and Learning) will provide support to the team in the areas of monitoring, evaluation and learning. This may include support in developing Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Plans (MELPs), Scopes of Work for evaluations, assessments, sector specific research, guidance on use of indicators, and analyses of performance and technical reports. The incumbent will serve as a senior manager and technical advisor for all monitoring, evaluation, learning and training aspects of the Mission’s education program, supporting the Office Director in ensuring that the USAID meets the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, and quality in working with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Security, municipalities, communities, and other donors to achieve planned results.
Education: A University degree in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation and/or Psychometrics in Education, areas related to Social Sciences, Project Management, Administration, Social Work or related field is required.Applicants possessing higher level degrees are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience managing bilateral/multilateral international development programs in basic education/international educational development is required, out of these five years, a minimum of two (2) years of experience working in the area of monitoring and evaluation is required. This must also include experience in formative, summative, and impact evaluations; sector assessments; monitoring systems development, applied research; and program/project monitoring and evaluation is required. Expertise and technical knowledge of education systems and policy reform is required.Those candidates with additional professional experience relevant to the position are strongly encouraged to apply.
Language Proficiency: Level IV (Fluent) in both English and Spanish is required.
Job Knowledge: Knowledge of education issues specific to Honduras is required. Knowledge of international commitments such as the Millennium Development Goals, Education for All and of sector-wide approaches including multi-donor sector investment programs is required. The incumbent is required to bring state-of-the-art knowledge of international best practices in the area of monitoring and evaluation of education systems and programs, to include student and teacher assessment, cost-benefit analyses, and sector-wide performance. Knowledge and/or previous experience with the focal technical areas of Honduras’ basic education program: education system decentralization, education sector planning and management, capacity-building, pre-service and in-service teacher training, use of radio and/or other technologies to improve education, student assessment, community participation in education, school based violence prevention, and youth workforce development is required. Must have robust knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection and data analysis techniques for social sciences.
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to work in a team, with excellent management and technical skills, is required. Strong communication skills are required. Advanced research and evaluation design, indicator development, and statistical analysis skills are required. Strong analytical skills and the ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner. Excellent organizational skills are required to plan, supervise and evaluate complex activities. Demonstrated ability to establish realistic team and program workloads, benchmarks, and short- and long-term objectives is desirable. Skill in conceptualizing programs, policies, plans and developing strategies for their management and implementation is required. Knowledge and use of statistical and data analysis software is required. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and Google applications are required as well as the ability to learn proper management of other software. Good information management skills, excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills are required to ensure smooth and effective flow of information.
Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the following:
b)Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member, which may be found in this website: https://hn.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/;
c)A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the form DS-174; plus
d)Any other documentation such as diplomas or proof of the education requirement listed above
Ingresar al sitio web: https://hn.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/. Leer las instrucciones y enviar documentación requerida a TGGUSAID@STATE.GOV y TEGUCIGALPAHR@USAID.GOV