Monday, January 25, 2016


DAI, an international development company based in Bethesda, MD, has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.
Summary of Primary Duties
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will lead the M&E team with drafting, monitoring, and reporting on the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMEP) and progress against each activity; in monitoring/facilitating sub-activities, ensures technical support to each activity area is effective and efficient.
Essential Duties
  • Track activities’ progress, signaling significant (+/- 10 percent) variance in achieving results and providing information for adjustments
  • Oversee and manage the monitoring and evaluation system, including implementing the PMEP, developing data collection methodology and tools, and leading complex statistical analyses and M&E reporting
  • Manage the implementation of baseline surveys, program indicators and targets, and gather qualitative and quantitative data related to those indicators and targets.
  • Provide performance monitoring and evaluation to include developing appropriate indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data, and recommending changes to performance monitoring and work plans
  • Provide training on tools and methodologies to staff and local partners as needed.
  • Ensure data inputs in both internal and external databases, including the Feed the Future Management System (FTF MS) and the Performance based system on a quarterly basis.
  • Ensure timely preparation of M&E related progress reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Provide technical assistance and training on tools and methodology to staff and local partners and liaise with client in M&E design, modification and reporting
  • Provide support to local partners to develop and test theories of change, and create forums for information sharing and learning
  • Provide data analysis in support with periodic reporting, success stories in collaboration with the Communications Specialist
  • Conduct internal and grantee data quality assessments to test the validity and reliability of data used to measure program impact
  • Serve as day-to-day interlocutor with independent country teams that will be assigned to evaluate the program
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party
  • 7-10 years of mid – to senior – level experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Advance degree required including applied mathematics, statistics, epidemiology, agricultural economics (quantitative) or another relevant field
  • Substantial experience with baseline survey design, supervision and analysis
  • Experience training local partners and staff in M&E and knowledge management initiatives
  • Experience with USAID and Feed the Future data reporting
  • Proficiency in database management and data analysis
  • Background in statistics required
  • Strong writing abilities
  • Fluency in English is required
Additional information on scopes of work, required qualifications, and to apply, please visit the website listed under each position. Candidates will be required to upload their CVs and cover letters to the online application form. Only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
No email inquiries please.
The deadline for applications is 29 January 2016.
To apply for this job please visit the following URL: 


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