Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions)* is accepting curricula vitae (CVs) from mid- to senior-level monitoring and evaluation specialists who are available and interested in six-month postings (with a possibility of extension until September 2019) to provide specialized evaluation and monitoring services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This is an exciting opportunity with a competitive package, to be directly involved in building the capacity of USAID to strengthen the discipline of development and improve development outcomes. Placements may be in our core office, an operating unit (OU) in USAID/Washington or one of the USAID overseas missions. Fellows will complete a DC-rotation regardless of their final placement.
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Fellows will be members of a technical assistance (TA) team providing support and advisory services to USAID’s Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL). This TA team manages the Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities task order (MECap).
MECap bolsters capacity in USAID missions and OUs to plan for, undertake, and use high quality M&E to achieve better development outcomes. It does this by providing technical expertise and support that strengthens the capacity of USAID staff in to implement the USAID Program Cycle, extends PPL's ability to communicate and collaborate with USAID staff, and provides the Agency with improved access and capabilities to apply state-of-the-art practices. MECAP coordinates closely with other PPL and Agency awards and utilizes a facilitating and mentoring approach in all of its work.
MEL Fellows will serve in an advisory and capacity-building role based in Washington DC and/or in an overseas USAID regional or bilateral mission. Fellows will bring much needed M&E expertise to supplement rather than substitute for existing Agency capacity. They will fill a critical gap by working collaboratively with USAID teams to develop high quality products that will serve as solid examples for future application and adaptation. Fellows will also help put in place systems and structures designed to be self-sustaining after the completion of their posting. M&E Fellows may be evaluators, M&E generalists, or sector-specific M&E experts, depending on the needs of the operating unit requesting the Fellow. The specific tasks to be accomplished by the Fellow will be determined to some extent by the needs of a specific operating unit. Most likely, Fellows will:
*Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a research and evaluation consulting firm dedicated to improving the welfare of underserved populations worldwide. As the prime contractor for MECAP, Social Solutions manages a team of core staff and subcontractors, including CAMRIS International, IMPAQ International, and Iris Group, Inc.
Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.