Opportunity in Washington, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)/Knowledge Management (KM)/ Specialist
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Power Africa
With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
CAMRIS International is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)/Knowledge Management (KM) Specialist will serve as a vital member of Power Africa’s Program Office, reporting directly to the MEL Unit Chief. The Specialist will dialogue with management at relevant Posts and in Washington on all performance-related issues, including those that may impact policy and programmatic decisions. The Specialist is responsible for assisting, advising and building the capacity of the Coordinator’s Office, the implementing partners (IPs), and other U.S. Government agencies to implement and operationalize the Power Africa MEL system. The individual must possess a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures.
The Specialist will support all data collection and reporting requirements, including the annual USAID Performance Plan and Report (PPR), the Power Africa annual report, and other reporting requirements. The Specialist will serve as a technical advisor and capacity builder on MEL issues to the DC-based team primarily as well as the Pretoria team as needed. In addition, the Specialist is involved in building upon, reinforcing and enhancing a KM system that includes but is not limited to, organizing and curating tools and resources related to MEL, establishing processes to share lessons learned and best practices across Power Africa, and building the team’s capacity to make data driven management decisions. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – in Coordination with the MEL Team Leader
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Level IV (fluent) English language proficiency, spoken and written, is required.
The incumbent works with a considerable level of independence in advancing USAID’s CLA agenda, in close collaboration with MEL team, in particular, and sometimes senior USAID managers. The incumbent uses considerable judgment in developing ideas and proposals, and in determining the appropriate analytical approach to be used for a particular analysis. The incumbent also exercises considerable judgment in determining who to involve or not involve in a particular activity, and proposes teams to accomplish the objectives and analyses agreed to.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.