Evaluation Planning Specialist

Management Systems International, Colombia

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st August, 2020

Job Description

Project Summary:

The Colombia Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity provides USAID/Colombia with technical and advisory services related to the MEL of USAID/Colombia projects and activities. To support this purpose, Panagora Group and its subcontractor Management Systems International (MSI) will provide technical advisory MEL services to the USAID/Colombia Mission. These include: monitoring support services; performance and impact evaluations, studies and assessments. These efforts will facilitate informed program management decisions, shape the long-term strategic direction of programs and decision-making within the Mission.

MEL will conduct a performance evaluation of the Social Dialogue of the Colombian Truth, Coexistence, and Non-recurrence Commission (CEV). The purpose of this performance evaluation is to provide useful insights into the process of the social appropriation of the CEV's legacy performed by the Social Dialog Office of CEV. This evaluation will also provide inputs to both the Commission's Final Report that will be released in November 2021 and the Committee for Following-up and Monitoring the report recommendations. The evaluation approach includes the construction of indicators for measuring the process of social appropriation of the CEV's legacy, the development of quantitative and qualitative instruments for measuring effectivity, and perception about the armed conflict and reconciliation. As part of the evaluation team, the MEL Activity seeks a Qualitative Methods Specialist. The following are some of the key responsibilities and requirements for the position.

Please note:

Only Colombian citizens living in Colombia are eligible for this position

Position Summary:

The Qualitative Methods Specialist supports the design of the methodology and instruments of the performance evaluations. The period of performance of this assignment will be from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 with 45 days of LOE


  • Support the design of the methodology and instruments to assess the process of the social appropriation of the CEV's legacy, including sampling methodology
  • Help oversee and ensure the quality of data collection for the performance evaluation
  • Contribute to the analysis of qualitative data for performance evaluation
  • Contribute the triangulation of sources of information for the performance evaluation


  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences or other relevant fields required
  • A minimum of three years of experience conducting qualitative research
  • Proven experience in collecting qualitative data
  • Strong background and training in mixed methods research
  • Experience and knowledge of qualitative data analysis and qualitative data management techniques using NVivo
  • Intermediate or advance knowledge of written and spoken English and Spanish


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