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Planning/Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant

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Macfadden
Location: Washington, D.C., but will involve travel to Russia
Last Date: June 26, 2011
 

 

Planning/Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant

Start Date: Immediate
Salary Range: Negotiable, Commensurate with Experience
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
Security Clearance: Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance required

Classification: Consultant/Part-Time

Macfadden is seeking a Planning and Evaluation Consultant who will work with USG agencies and offices that implement democracy programs in Russia to strengthen their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. In addition to M&E capacity building assistance, the individual will help design, commission and manage multi-agency evaluations of USG democracy promotion programs in Russia. The position will be based in Washington, D.C., but will involve travel to Russia to work with USG staff at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Responsibilities:
Provide short-term program analysis including but not limited to conducting research and evaluation, strategic planning, performance management, event planning, and other program and budget assistance work.
Develop a detailed work plan for all aspects of the evaluation; clearly define and focus on questions and issues the evaluation would explore; conduct a desk study; develop instruments and methodologies to be used for the evaluation; and report the results of the evaluation including a description of the evaluation objectives, methodologies and rationale (for chosen methodology), evaluation finding, and recommendations.
Evaluate information regarding existing policy, including recommending changes, new policy, or guidance.
Review systemic factors related to program effectiveness.
Compile and analyze program execution and policy implementation through on-site visits and inspections.
Evaluate programs and recommend modifications to improve program effectiveness based o analyses.
Assess program to determine funding appropriate requirements.
Present final report regarding program effectiveness to senior officers.

Required Skills and Experience:
Must possess knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy objectives and Sate Department goals, programs, and relationships to provide analyses that are responsive to the specialized requirements of the Department.
Knowledge of the geographic or functional specialty areas, a plus.
Must be able to plan, initiate, organize, and coordinate activities to accomplish assigned responsibilities through the effective and efficient use of available resources; establish liaison to promote the exchange of information.
Skilled in oral and written communications to prepare and present analyses, to provide advice and guidance, and to solicit information.

For immediate consideration, all interested parties, please apply online at http://www.macf.com/careers/careers.html or email recruiting@macf.com.

Macfadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

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