Established in 1946, with headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, AIR is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance and capacity building services domestically and internationally in health, social development, education, and workforce to a growing roster of clients and partners. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.
IMPAQ International (an AIR affliate) is actively seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity in El Salvador. The Activity will holistically support continued performance monitoring and verification to measure program impact, results and achievements. In addition, the mechanism will be used to contract individual evaluations or longitudinal studies, assessments, surveys or other related services relevant to bilateral and regional programs. The expected result of this contract are to enhance the Mission’s MEL capabilities and to ensure empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting. The contractor will also provide regular support to encourage and facilitate intentional collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) use among USAID internal and external stakeholders.
The is a full-time, ex-patriot position based in San Salvador, El Salvador with regular travel throughout the country.
The DCOP will play a key technical role in the implementation of demand driven evaluations (performance and impact), assessments and research (quantitative and qualitative), and ongoing context and performance monitoring activities to support evidence-based decision making throughout all stages of the program cycle; the strategic use of CLA for adaptive management at the strategy, project, and activity levels; and the design and delivery of MEL and CLA capacity building activities for USAID staff, implementing partners, local organizations, government counterparts, private sector, and academia. The DCOP will lead and collaborate with USAID, project staff, USAID implementing partners, and local actors across the full range of MEL services, and ultimately contribute to strengthening El Salvador’s MEL community of practice. S/he will ensure innovate and participatory methods across the anticipated components ranging from evaluation, assessment, research, and performance monitoring; the facilitation and intentional use of CLA; and efforts to measurably increase MEL capacity at the Mission, implementing partner, and local institution levels. The DCOP will develop important professional relationships with Activity staff, USAID Mission Staff, implementing partner staff, and some of the country’s most reputable social scientists and development professionals, in support of MEL efforts. Additionally, the DCOP will oversee production and ensure quality of all technical deliverables, including MEL plans, results frameworks, theories of change, evaluation and assessment scopes of work, MEL training curricula, progress reports, and presentations. The DCOP, in collaboration with the Chief of Party (COP), will supervise a team that includes both long-term and short-term MEL staff and subject matters experts.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.