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USAID

JOB TITLE: A.I.D. Development Program Specialist
OPEN TO: Unlimited

Job Description:
- Serves as the principal Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) assistant to
the Program Officer and provides advice to the Program Officer and the
Mission on overall monitoring and evaluation matters.
- Takes the lead in the development, modification and oversight of the
Mission Performance Monitoring Plan; ensures that the Mission is using
good practices in program monitoring and the collection and analysis of
data; works to improve the reliability of the data that comes to the
Program Office for planning purposes.
- Identifies monitoring and evaluation issues.
- Maintains a schedule of Mission monitoring and evaluation activities.
- Works with implementing partners; assists partners in developing
monitoring and evaluation plans.
- Advises SO team members of monitoring and evaluation requirements in
the development, revision, and writing of the Strategic Plan; reviews
results frameworks to ensure validity of the development hypothesis and
recommends modifications as appropriate.
- Participates in periodic performance reviews and ensures assessment of
program inputs and outputs.
- Assists teams in preparing their contributions to the Annual Report;
serves as coordination point for the evaluation of Mission program
activities.
- Serves as Project Manager and Cognizant Technical Officer for the
American University of Armenia project.
- Receives and reviews periodic reports to ensure that benchmarks and
goals are being met; evaluates implementation progress and prepares mid
term reports for submission to USAID/W.
- Serves as Coordinator of the Education program across the Mission
portfolio.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Education: 10%
Possession of a Master's Degree or the host-country equivalent formal
education in a field relevant to development assistance, such as public
or business administration, education, economics, international
relations; training in statistics.
- Prior WorkExperience: 10%
Three to five years of progressively responsible work experience in
project design, program planning, and monitoring and evaluation, and in
the analysis and interpretation of data and presentation of findings in
written form. Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis of
development programs; data base development and management, and
analytical software. At least two years of this experience should have
been with a U.S Government agency.
- Language Proficiency: 20%
Level IV (fluent) English is required. Fluency in Russian is highly
desirable.
- Knowledge: 30%
Must have a thorough knowledge of USAID policies, goals, procedures and
regulations and of program monitoring and evaluation techniques for
development programs in various sectors. A very good knowledge of
Armenia's economic, social cultural and political characteristics. A
sound theoretical knowledge of socio-economic development issues is
highly desirable.
- Abilities and Skills: 30%
Must be able to analyze complex data and relationships and to prepare
complete, precise and accurate factual and analytical reports; to render
advice with detachment and objectivity; to manage various activities
simultaneously; to develop and maintain an extensive network of mid- to
senior level contacts with host government officials, other associated
agencies, donor and private sector personnel; to operate efficiently and
effectively in a multi cultural organization; and to work under pressure
to meet tight deadlines.

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

REMUNERATION: FSN-11 (In case a successful applicant does not meet the
full education and/or experience requirements as stated, the position
will be filled below the full performance grade level, at FSN-10 Trainee
Level)

NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK
AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING WORK IN COUNTRY BEFORE BEING ABLE TO
APPLY.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Complete Standard Form, SF 171 (Application
for Federal Employment) or Optional Form, OF 612 (Optional Application
for Federal Employment). Applicants may also attach a resume or CV.
Application forms are available in the Main Entrance, Reception Area of
the U.S. Embassy. Completed application forms must be deposited in the
USAID Application Box located at the U.S. Embassy, 18 Marshall
Baghramyan Ave., Yerevan, not later than close of business May 12, 2003.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 12, 2003
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