13 hours
2017-11-232017-12-23

Senior Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation

Aecom
Arlington, VA
  • Job Code
    23339-1179939
Company AECOM

Job Title: Senior Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation

JobID: 23339-1179939

Location: Arlington, VA, 22204, USA

Description: **Business Line** Government

**Position Title** Senior Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation

United States of America - Virginia

Arlington

**Job Summary**

AECOM is seeking an individual to join the dynamic IDEV department serving as the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor. This position will benefit from exposure to a broad range of international development fields--including economic growth, agriculture, recovery, transition, stability, environment, infrastructure, and climate change--in support of programming around the world. Some of the responsibilities will be to provide high quality technical assistance to projects in the field with data collection and analysis, tracking project indicators, results framework development, theory of change drafting, and launching M&E learning activities. The successful candidate will be actively involved in supporting the Business Development team by drafting Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans. In addition, the incumbent will also support strategic planning and business development initiatives, including growing internal M&E capacity and capabilities through direct mentorship and training.

This position will support the Director of Performance Management in ensuring that AECOM is developing, implementing and maintaining high quality performance monitoring and evaluation systems, compliant with client requirements and serving program management needs.

**Responsibilities**

M&E Technical Support to projects

+ Conduct field visits to design performance monitoring/management plans;

+ Provide on-going support to field projects as needed, including conducting internal DQAs, mentoring local M&E staff, launching data collection, planning and executing learning events in the field;

+ Translate program-level learning and tested approaches that are disseminated at the HO and applied to future programming.

Business Development Support

+ Deconstruct Requests for Proposals/ Requests for Task Orders Proposals to identify the results framework, potential indicators, relevant and applicable baseline and routine data collection strategies and methodologies, and financial and human resources needed to successfully implement an M&E strategy;

+ Work as an integral member of proposal teams to provide guidance, direction and advice to ensure sound, client-responsive and innovative performance monitoring/ management plans;

+ Draft AMELP sections of proposals, other parts of proposals as needed, adapt and/or develop innovative tools for measurement of progress and achievement;

+ Participate with the firm’s general business development, marketing activities and new business tracking.

+ Work in partnership with BD and practice areas to develop and manage robust M&E mechanisms for effective project execution and lifecycle management

Internal M&E Capacity Building

+ Provide regular trainings, ensuring all staff understand, comply with, and integrate their projects with life cycle management processes

+ Support field teams in creating a culture of learning that results in improved program management.

+ Manage M&E informational resources; ensure M&E information and resources are current, available for staff, and widely disseminated;

+ Help develop systems that link field M&E staff to promote information sharing and learning;

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Advanced degree in international development, project evaluation or any other related field

+ At least 8+ years of experience conducting project monitoring and evaluation activities

+ At least 3 years of experience in USAID M&E procedures and theory

+ At least 3 years of proposal development experience for USAID funded projects

+ Strong analytical skills

+ Knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative methods is desirable

+ Experience working with and managing M&E specialists in the field

+ Strong written and oral communication skills

+ Work well independently and in teams

+ Experience with complexity-aware monitoring is desirable

+ Foreign language skills in French, Arabic, Spanish or any other language is desirable

+ Build effective relationships with colleagues at all levels and across all practice areas through open communications and constructive feedback

+ Actively support the development of individuals and the team by organizing, contributing to, and executing professional development opportunities

+ Willingness to travel to field sites with short notice

+ Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

+ Creative approach to problem solving

+ Demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Fluency in Arabic, French or Spanish

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:_

_Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _International Development_

**_Country_** _United States of America_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _166107BR_



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