Social Solutions

Sr. M&E Advisor

Job Locations US-DC-GHSI
# of Openings
GHSI - Public Health


Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.

Overview of the Position

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted Social Solutions to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:


Title: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Salary Range: GS-14 equivalent


The objective of this position is to lead the USAID Emerging Threats Division’s (ETD) Senior Monitoring and Evaluation support to ensure the successful implementation of the USAID/ETD Global Health Security (GHS) Program, which includes a number of projects and the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) initiative.  Successful completion of this objective will require working with a wide array of US Government partners, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other implementing partners. The ETD Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will design, implement, and oversee support of the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework for the Global Health Security Program, including the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) initiative.


Providing senior level strategic guidance and expertise, including assisting with the preparation and/or review of strategies and plans to address needs at the global level.

  • Oversee the overall implementation of M&E plans including developing relevant reference documentation, operational plans and timelines;
  • Develop and update program and project indicators;
  • Provide input to taskers, briefing documents, agency memos, progress reports, work plans;
  • Identify data needs and analyses and coordinate with the Data Analyst on overall program data analyses and visualization; and
  • Provide input for the development of databases and data systems.

Serving as subject matter expert to USAID and its partners.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans for Emerging Threats Division’s portfolio of activities for the Global Health Security Program projects including the GHSA;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for monitoring and evaluation for the ETD team;
  • Coordinate with the GHSA Senior Public Health Advisor on monitoring and evaluation plans for the GHSA initiative to ensure alignment with GHS projects; and
  • Assessing current health literature and international guidelines, and providing recommendations to USAID.

Contributing to the routine work, including providing technical updates, briefers and other documents that describe USAID’s activities, research and progress; preparing portfolio reviews and reports; reviewing documents such as annual reports and operational plans; and preparing responses to Q&As and other requests for information.

  • Oversee the logistical aspects of implementation including the creation of data collection tools/platforms, providing guidance on analytic plans and report development, and ensuring data quality and consistency;
  • Work closely with the ETD AORs and GHSA POCs to stay abreast of GHS/GHSA activities and requirements, and assist with completing routine and ad hoc requests for ETD, GHSA, and USAID leadership;
  • Represent the ETD and M&E WG at meetings, briefings and/or presentations, as needed;
  • Collaborate and coordinate regularly with the ETD team, relevant USAID offices, implementing partners, other USG agencies, and international partners;
  • Assisting international and local partners at the country level;
  • Providing technical advice to ensure that country programs are consistent with current practice, international standards and recommendations;
  • Contributing public health expertise and participating in working groups and task forces;
  • Lead the ETD M&E Working Group (WG) and regularly communicate the status of the M&E activities and direction to WG members, USAID offices, implementing partners, and other USG agencies.  Convene and lead relevant in-person, conference calls, and virtual meetings;
  • Reviewing and synthesizing information about USAID programs, to identify operational priorities and make recommendations;
  • Monitoring and guiding USAID’s agenda;
  • Follow global developments and provide recommendations to USAID regarding the application of this information to USAID’s technical and strategic approaches;
  • Keeping current on the latest literature, reports and international guidelines and standards;
  • Preparing and submitting papers to professional journals and meetings;
  • Provide M&E technical and troubleshooting assistance as needed; and
  • 10-25% domestic and international travel.


Qualification at the GS-14 equivalent Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor level requires a Master's degree in a related field and a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Alternately, an individual may qualify at the  GS-14 equivalent Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor level with a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience.


Other qualifications include:

  • Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills;
  • Compliance with Policy, Law and Regulation:  Employee demonstrates compliance with safety regulations, rules of conduct, other applicable laws and regulations and company policies;
  • Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers;
  • Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, meets attendance/punctuality requirements;
  • Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development;
  • Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism;
  • Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues;
  • Employee demonstrates ability to exercise good judgment and make appropriate decisions as situations arise;
  • Develops realistic plans, sets goals, aligns plans with company goals, plans for and manages resources, creates contingency plans, coordinates/cooperates with others;
  • Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, perform data analysis and visualization, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts;
  • Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere; and
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties.

In order to fully evaluate your eligibility, your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position.



Equal Employer

Social Solutions offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at

Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


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