Subject Matter Specialist

Management Systems International, Colombia

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 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 Transitional Justice, Truth, Repair, and Non-Repetition Specialist with substantial experience in Truth Commissions. 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 subject Matter Specialist supports the design of the methodology and instruments for the baselines and performance evaluations. The period of performance of this assignment will be from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, with 65 days of LOE.


  • Support the design of the methodology and instruments to assess changes in knowledge, attitudes, and practices of beneficiaries in the targeted municipalities receiving interventions
  • Review of primary and secondary sources of information
  • Contribute to the analysis of data for the performance evaluation, with ownership of the analysis of the process of social appropriation of the CEV's legacy
  • Support the Evaluation Director in preparing reports and presentations for USAID and the CEV


  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences or other relevant fields; Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum seven years of relevant experience
  • At least two years of experience in Transitional Justice, Truth, Repair, and/or Non-Repetition research
  • Experience in working with Truth Commissions is desirable
  • Proven ability to deliver a quality analysis, tables, and written products and explanations
  • Experience with USAID evaluations preferred but not required
  • Intermediate or advance knowledge of written and spoken English and Spanish


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