Senior Evaluation Advisor

IDS International - Arlington, VA (30+ days ago)3.8


Why IDS?
IDS and its team of experts have built a strong reputation for their unparalleled depth of multi-disciplinary expertise in the 3Ds - defense, development, and diplomacy. We maintain an extensive network of interagency and smart power experts who have recently served in complex operations environments. Since 2001, IDS has helped develop multi-disciplinary solutions to government and private sector challenges. Our subject matter experts in civil-military operations, social science research and analysis, training and capacity building work closely with customers to create solutions that cross boundaries and reflect best practices.

The Department of State (DOS) created the Managing for Results (MfR) framework to facilitate the alignment in policy priorities, strategic responses, budget planning, and performance management. The framework supports program activity with strengthened performance management and evaluation. All work will be performed on site in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:
Provide expertise, leadership, management, and principal responsibility for designing, conducting, and managing quality control of various short- and long-term evaluations in different sectors
Ensure the integrity of the methodology, process, and comparability of evaluation findings
Responsible for leading a multidisciplinary cross-cultural team as applicable
Responsible for preparing standard deliverables, including evaluation plans, performance management plans, publishable report summaries, experience reviews, progress reports, monitoring reports, and evaluation reports
Coordinate the process of assembling findings and recommendations into a high-quality analytical document

General Qualifications:
Must be a U.S. Citizen
University Degree in a related field such as International Relations, Development Studies, Telecommunications, Computer Science or Political Science, is required; Advanced degree is preferred
Proven track record of conducting and/or contributing to the completion of government/donor-sponsored evaluations in different functional areas: Security; Diplomacy, Media and Cultural Affairs; Environment, Science, and Technology; Economics, Business, and Trade; or other Crosscutting areas.
Technical understanding of performance/progress evaluation, summative/ex-post/impact evaluation, developmental evaluation, sector or multi-country evaluation, experience/desk reviews, meta-evaluation, and organization evaluation
Previous experience in working with and knowledge of the DOS is preferred
Fluency in written and spoken English is required;
Excellent research, writing, analytical and presentation skills
Experience managing evaluation teams

Senior Level:
An expert with at least a PhD and 8 years of demonstrated experience in developing and leading an evaluation team, designing and carrying out performance/process evaluation and other types of evaluations, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, and program management skills
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.