SOLICITATION NO.: 72049224R10019
ISSUANCE DATE: May 08, 2024
CLOSING DATE/TIME: May 22, 2024 11:59 PM Philippine Standard Time

SUBJECT: Solicitation for a Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCN PSC)
POSITION: USAID Project Management Specialist (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning), FSN-11

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services described on the USAID website: https://www.usaid.gov/philippines/careers/usaid-project-management-specialist-monitoring-evaluation-and-learning-fsn-11
The complete vacancy announcement is also available on the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines website:
https://ph.usembassy.gov/usaid-project-management-specialist-usaid-vacancy-solicitation-no-72049224r10019/

The USAID Project Management Specialist (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning [MEL]) is located in the Health Office, HIV/AIDS PEPFAR Team, and plays a lead role in the development of effective strategic information and monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems in support of the full range of Contracting/Agreement Officer’s Representative (C/AOR) managing Mission Health programs/projects/activities.

The Specialist applies evaluation research to the monitoring of program/project/activity implementation in order to document results, and to translate MEL and other data into meaningful policy and program improvements. The Specialist serves as a subject matter expert and key contributor to strengthening the capacity of information systems, providing senior-level technical guidance to Health Office leaders, the broader USAID Mission, implementing partners (IPs) involved in program monitoring and evaluation, and within the cooperating country government. The Specialist serves as a C/AOR or Activity Manager, responsible for providing technical and programmatic guidance to assigned activities.

The Specialist is a key member of the Health Office, HIV/AIDS PEPFAR Team. The jobholder reports to the USAID Project Management Specialist (HIV Team Lead) and has no formal supervisory responsibility.

Major duties and responsibilities include: Program/Project/Activity Performance Management and Reporting (30%), Evaluation and Organizational Learning (30%), Project Management (30%) and Representation (10%).

To be considered for this position candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

1. EDUCATION (PASS/FAIL) – Master’s degree or local equivalent from an accredited program in social science, statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science, epidemiology, health informatics, public health, infectious disease, zoonotic disease, biology or other quantitative discipline, or the local equivalent, is required. Note: Additional education may NOT be substituted for experience.

2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE (PASS/FAIL) – Five (5) years of progressively responsible job-related professional-level experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) and other surveillance systems, evaluation of program/project/activity implementation, in direct program/project/activity management, or in a closely related activity is required. At least two (2) years of this experience in a development-oriented workplace, or a related field, for other donor agencies, cooperating country organizations, or private-sector institutions, and which included project design, performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data, is required. Note: Additional experience may NOT be substituted for education.

3. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY/COMMUNICATION SKILLS (20 points) – Level IV (advance professional proficiency) language proficiency in English and in Tagalog (local language) in speaking, reading, and writing is required. With this level of proficiency, the Specialist is expected to: prepare regular and ad hoc reports, project documentation, and briefing papers, develop and deliver professional quality reports and presentations, and possess the ability to translate, on occasion, when the Specialist may need to act as an interpreter.

4. JOB KNOWLEDGE (40 points) – The Specialist must have in depth, professional-level knowledge of development approaches and methods for performance analysis, data visualization, and program design, monitoring and evaluation. The Specialist must have excellent knowledge of MEL systems, public health programming, and international donor operations in the sector. The Specialist must have knowledge and understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of the cooperating country; development problems in the health sector in the cooperating country and the region; an understanding of the resources, resource constraints, and overall development prospects and priorities of the cooperating country and the region. The Specialist must have working knowledge of USG legislation, policy, and practice relating to monitoring, evaluation, and learning, and of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation, and of the objectives, methodology, and status of assigned activities.

5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES (40 points) – The Specialist must have the ability to plan, organize and execute complex MEL activities, including the ability to provide technical leadership and apply this ability to programming in the cooperating country and the region. The Specialist must have the ability to issue precise and accurate factual reports using rigorous analytical and interpretive skills. Excellent communication skills both writing and speaking, especially in being able to communicate technical subjects to individuals with nontechnical background. This role requires the ability to respond professionally and adjust in fluid situations in order to meet deadlines in the face of competing priorities and time pressures. Excellent computer and software skills including ability in Excel, SPSS, STATA, R and/or other analytical databases.

Further details on the statement of duties, evaluation, and selection factors and how to apply can be found on the USAID website:
https://www.usaid.gov/philippines/careers/usaid-project-management-specialist-monitoring-evaluation-and-learning-fsn-11

The complete vacancy announcement is also available on the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines website:
https://ph.usembassy.gov/usaid-project-management-specialist-usaid-vacancy-solicitation-no-72049224r10019/

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