MEL Advisor

Washington, DC
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Program & Project Management
  • Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Clearance: SECRET
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: TUV02788

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Tuvli, an Akima Company, is dedicated to providing our customers with superior, integrated technology and program support services and solutions. Our systems engineering, information technology, information assurance, program support and project management staff work closely with customers to ensure that our solutions are directly aligned with their business processes and desired program outcomes. We emphasize affordability, and delivering the best value for technology investments. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Job Responsibilities:

This position is to provide support for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO).

  • Consistent with written interagency Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) guidance for U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability (SPCPS), and in coordination with Secretariat leadership and members:

  • Plays a leading role to develop and implement plans to monitor impact, outcomes (including negative/unexpected outcomes) and implementation of Provide strategic guidance to management on progress and challenges – present solutions.

  • Provide strategic guidance on the analysis and use of monitoring data and information to improve the Strategy, its implementation, and effectiveness, including how diplomatic engagement and public diplomacy have contributed to the effectiveness of foreign assistance.

  • Serve as an authoritative resource for designing, planning, resourcing, and implementation of evaluations of questions spanning two or more of the prioritized countries/regions, to inform improvements to the Strategy, its implementation and effectiveness. Ensure these are coordinated with related evaluations managed by Posts and other relevant actors.

  • Advocate, monitor and guide the implementation of evaluation recommendations.

  • Develop substantive content and lead working groups involved in planning and developing strategies to broaden effectiveness of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) at strategic and country levels.

  • Lead the development and delivery of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) training for working groups and/or country teams.

  • Develop and guide implementation of prioritized strategic learning agenda, in coordination with post-specific learning agendas. Advocate, monitor and guide use of learning products.

  • Play a leading role to ensure that the 10-year plans are synced with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plans for foreign assistance, and global lessons learned are shared.

  • Coordinate and provide strategic guidance to country-based MEL advisors and National Capital Region-based Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) specialists.

  • Advocate centrally for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) resources and reforms.

  • Lead coordination efforts with other major strategic monitoring efforts (e.g., Stabilization Assistance Review; Women, Peace, and Security; Atrocity Prevention; Performance Plan and Reports; Joint Regional Strategy).

  • Liaise with National Capital Region-based and global U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability (SPCPS) stakeholders (civil society, private sector, multilaterals).

  • Develop and maintain key partnerships that are essential to the implementation of the Strategy.

  • Guide creation and support of centralized interagency online data and knowledge management system. Ensure that user feedback informs improvements.

  • Conduct briefings on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) findings and recommendations and prepare senior leaders to do so. Identify opportunities for high-level meetings and briefings.

  • Travel to U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability (SPCPS) Posts or to meet with international partners (including host nation, other donors, and civil society organizations) as necessary in support of these tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A or M.S. (preferably in Social Science; Ph.D. and field experience preferred)

  • Mastery of the theories, policies, and practices of conflict prevention and stabilization in fragile states, and the major relevant bilateral, multilateral, and nongovernmental partners of the USG.

  • Knowledge of U.S foreign assistance processes, policies, and programs.

  • Expert knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) suitable to conflict prevention, stabilization, and fragile states.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, plan, and implement Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) for multi-country strategies.

  • Experience leading and/or conducting five or more evaluations, including of conflict interventions and in fragile states.

  • Significant experience with advocating, monitoring, and guiding implementation of recommendations from Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) products.

  • Experience developing online data and knowledge management systems.

  • Skill at advocating for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) resources and reforms in USG.

  • Experience working in or with the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and Department of Defense.

  • Skill in briefing senior leaders on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and preparing senior leaders to do so.

  • Ability and availability to travel to fragile and conflict-affected states.

  • Active Secret Clearance.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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