Quantitative Methods Expert – Victims Institutional Strengthening Program (VISP)
USAID/Colombia Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL),
The Colombia Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity provides USAID/Colombia with technical and advisory services related to the MEL of USAID/Colombia projects and activities. To support this purpose, Panagora Group and its subcontractor Management Systems International (MSI) will provide technical advisory MEL services to the USAID/Colombia Mission. These include monitoring support services, performance and impact evaluations, studies, and assessments. These efforts will facilitate informed program management choices, shape the long-term strategic direction of programs and decision-making within the Mission.
MEL will conduct a conduct a final performance evaluation of the Victims Institutional Strengthening (VISP). The purpose of this final performance evaluation is to assess whether the VISP's interventions, deliverables, outcomes, and results have been accomplished according to its theory of change and results framework. Additionally, this evaluation intends to consider the socio-political context and the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, the results of this evaluation will support USAID/Colombia in making informed conclusions about the design and management of upcoming programming decisions.
**Please note: Only Colombian citizens are eligible for this position**
The Quantitative Methods Expert will support the evaluation design, implementation, and reporting activities for the evaluation. The key role of the Institutional Strengthening Expert is to assure the methodological design and implementation of the evaluation, focusing on the quantitative portions of the evaluation, including design, instruments, data collection, analysis and reporting of the evaluation deliverables. The Institutional Strengthening Expert will work closely with the evaluation team and will receive support from the MEL activity leads. The period of performance of this assignment will be 12 months from its initiation, which is anticipated in September 2021, with a part-time dedication.
- Support the Team Leader with the evaluation design including the construction of indicators, data collection methods for quantitative information, and analysis plan.
- Support sampling strategy and design of the instruments for the primary data collection, as relevant, focusing on evaluation questions employing quantitative data.
- Participate in the data collection from secondary sources as GoC and CSOs administrative records.
- Assure the quality of quantitative data collection for the evaluation throughout the evaluation design, implementation, and examination phases.
- Perform quantitative analysis for the final evaluation report.
- Support the Team Leader in other evaluation activities as requested, such as preparing reports and presentations for USAID and the Implementing Partner.
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, and related fields required; Graduate degree in related fields preferred.
- At minimum of five years of experience conducting quantitative research and analysis.
- Experience and knowledge in designing indicators and quantitative data collection tools.
- Demonstrated experience working with information on victims and social services preferred.
- Experience and knowledge of data study and data management techniques.
- Experience with USAID evaluations preferred but not required.
- Intermediate or advanced knowledge of written and oral English required.
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