Monitoring and Data Management Specialist, Monitoring & Evaluation of Global Security Contingency Funded Programs, Washington, D.C.Company Profile: MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and managing more than 70 projects worldwide. More than 30 are long-term, many in conflict-prone or fragile states that include Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, our range of technical expertise includes analytical and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, strategic planning, organizational capacity building, health and the justice sector. MSI focuses on helping our local partners foster progress, manage change and improve the effectiveness of development assistance. We expanded our global footprint in 2008 by becoming part of Coffey International Development, a leading development firm that is part of Coffey International Limited, a publicly traded company on the Australia Stock Exchange. Alongside Coffey, MSI has corporate offices in 17 countries. Together, MSI and Coffey International Development employ more than 1,400 professionals worldwide. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
The upcoming Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Task Order provides M&E services for the Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF). Through this unprecedented partnership between the Department of State (State) and Department of Defense (DoD), the agencies pool their respective resources – both funding and expertise – to provide timely and integrated security sector assistance challenges in response to emergent challenges and opportunities. Broad authorities under GSCF are available to provide assistance to countries for important 1) Security Sector Assistance, for national military forces and other national security forces and the government agencies responsible for such forces to conduct border security and maritime security, internal defense, and counterterrorism (CT) operations; and participate in or support military, stability or peace support operations consistent with U.S. foreign policy and national security interests; and 2) Justice Sector Assistance, for justice sector assistance to provide rule of law programs, and stabilization efforts in a country in cases in which the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, determines that conflict or instability in a country or region challenges the existing capability of civilian providers to deliver assistance.
The GSCF has identified initial outcome-based performance measures. GSCF seeks assistance to develop, measure, and report on program metrics and conduct comprehensive, sustained performance and impact evaluations. The purpose of this task order is to set up a monitoring and evaluation unit in Washington, DC, State Department.
Position Summary: The Senior Monitoring and Data Management Specialist will be part of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in Washington, DC, working full-time for one year, and potentially two optional follow-on years. Short periods of travel may be required under the contract to challenging environments.
• Provide technical support and assistance on data management and the IT system.
• Work with technical specialists to develop protocols for data collection.
• Facilitate data entry as well as periodic and ad hoc reporting.
• Provide support for other activities under this task order as needed.
• A Bachelor’s degree.
• At least three years of experience in designing and conducting large-scale monitoring and data management activities, preferably international.
• An active or recent Secret-level clearance or above.
• Proven track record in managing a large-scale IT monitoring system.
• Experience with centralized data collection systems (i.e. SharePoint).
• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation policies of the Department of Defense and the Department of State.
• Proven ability to deliver a quality written product.
• Ability and willingness to travel to conflict zones or challenging environments.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
How to apply:To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com