Office Associate-PT-Boardman

Afognak Native Corporation, Alutiiq LLC, and their subsidiaries

Office Associate-PT-Boardman

Washington, DC
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    EVALUATION SPECIALIST

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    BACKGROUND The mission of the U.S. Department of State (the Department, State, or DOS) is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just and democratic world, and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere. The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs’ Press and Public Diplomacy Office (SCA/PPD or PPI) seeks to create vibrant partnerships between the United States and the citizens of South and Central Asia to empower them to build more pluralistic, participatory, and prosperous societies throughout the regions. U.S. bilateral and multilateral assistance aims to preserve the strategic, political, and economic importance of the U.S. partnerships in the changing region.

    In compliance with the 18FAM300 Bureau Evaluation requirements, the Bureau of South and Central Asia is planning on conducting multiple program-level evaluations over the next 5 years. As such, SCA/PPD is in need of a team of evaluation specialists that fulfill the following requirements:

    Positions will range from mid- to senior-level Evaluation Specialists to support the evaluation needs of the SCA/PPD office on an as-needed basis.

    REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Responsible for the preparation of an Evaluation and Learning Plan, that addresses all requirements presented by the Program Office and/or Post.
    • Responsible for all deliverables specified in the SOW, including a section with actionable recommendations and a learning plan for implementation of those recommendations that are accepted by the Program Office and Post.
    • Coordinates with the Program Office, Program Manager, Post, and any stakeholders that have involvement with the program.
    • Conducts and/or oversees data collection to ensure data quality standards are applied and procedures are in place, data analysis, reporting on actual achievements in light of set targets, highlighting emerging patterns and offering clear reports on findings and conclusions.
    • Supervises and/or participates in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data, use scientific methods to ensure high quality of data, and design a reporting system that provides insights to decision makers on grant program performance and areas that need management’s attention.
    • Ensures that all information required for submission to PAS is collected and submitted in a valid, reliable and timely manner.
    • Assists in development of program indicators which properly represent the impact of Public Diplomacy grants.
    • Provides training and guidance to PAS staff in DC at the Embassies and Consulates as needed or as directed by higher level management or the COR.
    • Analyzes data collected and synthesizes research findings into succinct reporting for use by field staff and program office.
    • Report to the Program Manager on a regular basis by providing weekly activity report as required.
    • Work with data platforms, database, and select technologies to capture, organize, and present data.

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The Evaluation Specialist must meet, at a minimum, one of the following levels of education and professional performance listed below.

    GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    All candidates must meet the following:

    • Knowledge: Department of State procedures and regulations; possess demonstrable knowledge in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning of government projects, International Development, or Economics; Ability to collect and analyze large qualitative and quantitative data. Has knowledge of and employs industry standard of sound data collection techniques.
    • Skills: Ability to draft reports clearly outlining findings from data analysis in a way that is useful to improving programming and operations; Assists in the development of data collection tools; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders of different backgrounds; Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness and sensitivity required to interact with a broad range of stakeholders; Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
    • Demonstrated experience in Public Diplomacy.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Must have current and maintain a Secret Level Security Clearance.

    SPECIFIC EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    LEVEL I

    • Education: M.A. in relevant field (Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy/Administration, International Relations Statistics, etc.).
    • Experience: Minimum of five (5) years in international development related to MEL and program support; Experience working with Department of State grants programing preferred.

    LEVEL II

    • Education: M.A. in relevant field (Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy/Administration, International Relations Statistics, etc.).
    • Experience: Minimum of five (7) years in international development related to MEL and program support; Experience working with Department of State grants programing preferred.

    LEVEL III

    • Education: PhD in relevant field (Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy/Administration, International Relations Statistics, etc.).
    • Experience: Minimum of five (4) years in international development related to MEL and program support; Experience working with Department of State grants programing preferred.

    JOB LOCATION

    Washington, DC, Pakistan, Afghanistan, INSB, Central Asia

    POSITION TYPE

    On-Call consultancy/short-term contracts

    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications

    REQUIRED SKILLS:

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication, and listening skills.
    • Basic reading, comprehension and numerical reasoning skills.
    • Detail oriented-must be able to complete paperwork in an accurate, neat and efficient manner.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of software, and prior experience using windows-based computer programs
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Outstanding customer service skills.
    • Prior customer service experience is preferred, but not required

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • Ability to sit, stand, bend, stoop, and reach regularly.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers.
    • Ability to use vision to read documents and computer screen.
    • Ability to use hands to type information into computer.

    In order to provide equal employment and achievement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Levin Furniture will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Levin Furniture does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.