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The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is part of the Department of State’s (DOS) multi-faceted response to transnational crime. Dedicated to strengthening criminal justice systems, impeding the movement of illegal narcotics, addressing corruption, and building capacity to counter many types of transnational crime, INL’s Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP) plays a key role in leading the development and synchronization of U.S. foreign assistance in the region. INL/WHP’s support is tailored to bolster the capacity of partner countries through regional and country-specific programs. Monitoring and evaluating (M&E) foreign assistance programs is imperative to the efficient administration of effective assistance and accountable reporting to Congress and others in the oversight community.
INL/WHP requires the services of an M&E contractor to develop M&E policies and procedures; create realistic and feasible performance measures; support, manage, and conduct data collection efforts across the hemisphere; and develop and maintain an M&E data management, analysis, and reporting system and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This contract will help INL/WHP comply with the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2016 (FATAA), which codifies reporting on the performance of U. S. foreign assistance and its contribution to the policies and priorities undertaken by the Federal Government.
The Deputy Program Manager shall work with the Program Manager, M&E Specialists, and INL/WHP in order to oversee the development of effective M&E of implementing mechanisms. They shall advise in-country M&E Specialists on how best to work with their M&E Coordinator, Posts, implementers, and host country partners to determine appropriate performance indicators for grants, contracts, interagency agreements, and other implementing mechanisms.
This person shall become a subject matter expert in all INL/WHP’s implementing agreements and processes, effectively manage relationships with INL implementers, and serve as an expert on INL/WHP’s implementing mechanism M&E processes. They shall oversee ensuring all implementer reporting agreements and reports meet INL/WHP’s standards and administering Partner National Capability Assessment Checklist, if requested.
This individual shall oversee managing the overall reporting cycle and data collection for all measures in their portfolio and producing analysis and reports of findings to INL/WHP and other stakeholders.
This individual shall be responsible for briefing decision-makers, providing technical assistance, and designing trainings when requested and will ensure continuity of operations by guaranteeing the transfer of all data, standard operating procedures, and knowledge are transferred to the appropriate INL/WHP staff upon completion of the contract.
This individual may be called on to help with other duties as assigned.
- A Master’s Degree
- At lease 7 years of experience in Monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/or performance management, with 3 years of supervisory experience managing other staff
- Fluency in English and Spanish required, with capability to conduct research in both
- Proven ability to deliver high-quality written products and presentations
- In depth knowledge and experience with criminal justice and/or law enforcement, with regional knowledge and experience in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America
- Proven organizational and technical skills to manage the budget resources (dollars and staff) for this project and support the team with field logistics
- Experience supporting the Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, or USAID
- High level of competency with statistical analysis and statistical programs like SPSS or STATA preferred