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Bethesda, MD
Expired: May 29, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Evaluation and Learning Support Activity (GH EvaLS) is a five-year USAID Bureau for Global Health Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a $39 million ceiling. GH EvaLS provides evaluation, assessment, and learning support for health-related projects and activities at USAID/Washington and USAID Missions. Projects within the USAID Bureau for Global Health's portfolio support the U.S. Government's goals to improve global health through preventing child and maternal deaths; controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and combating infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.

GH EvaLS provides assessments, performance and impact evaluations, and learning and adaptive management services that are transparent, based on the best methods, and oriented towards reinforcing local ownership. This includes four types of evaluations of President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programs: process, outcome, economic, and impact. PEPFAR is a U.S. governmental initiative to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

GH EvaLS is seeking an experienced Evaluations Project Manager who can work independently to manage a medium-size portfolio of complex multi-member evaluation teams, and to assist with project development and adaptation of new GH EvaLS procedures and processes. S/he will assist with managing junior project staff. The PM is responsible for all aspects of an assignment management, including assignment planning, recruitment, budget development and management, implementation, and close-out. The role involves managing client relationships; high quality management of high-profile assignments, including budget, consultant oversight, ensuring contractual compliance, and eventually mentoring junior staff. Strong communication skills are essential as the role involves direct client relationships and routine coordination with GH EvaLS consultants. GH EvaLS seeks candidates who are able to multi-task, problem-solve, work independently, and ensure high quality assignment management and activity implementation.

The position is be based in the ME&A GH EvaLS project office in Bethesda, MD and does not include travel. GH EvaLS is a five-year program that began in June of 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, EvaLS staff are expected to work from home until the situation dictates otherwise.


The experienced Evaluation Manager will manage GH EvaLS complex, multi-member GH EvaLS assignments. In addition, s/he will be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the assignment, including consultant recruitment and management, task and deliverable management, learning activities and other contract tasks and related deliverables. Specifically, the experienced Evaluation Manager assumes primary responsibility for the following tasks and activities:

1. Assignment Preparation
  • Development of the cost estimates for assignments
  • Oversees the recruitment of short- and medium-term consultants (CCNs, TCNs, Expats)
  • Oversees works with consultants to ensure completion of financial forms and other paperwork

2. Implementation
  • Manages the assignment implementation, in coordination with the Technical Director/Sr. Evaluation Advisor, and Project Director
  • Assists with Team Planning Meetings and other team meetings
  • Collects and distributes activity background materials and other supporting document/materials for team members
  • Oversees logistics and coordination support to the consultancy teams during the entire assignment implementation
  • Monitors and tracks assignment progress
  • Carefully monitors assignment costs to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of resource use
  • Identifies issues and problems related to assignment implementation in a timely manner and recommends and carries out appropriate adjustments, in coordination with the Technical Director/Sr Evaluation Advisor and the Project Director
  • Serves as GH EvaLS assignment coordinator for high profile client work and coordination on behalf of the GH EvaLS Project Director or Technical Director/Sr Evaluation Advisor
  • Serves as liaison to USAID clients, implementing partners, host country governments, project stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors if necessary
  • Provides initial review of consultant forms and invoices
  • Maintains routine communications with consultants and clients to ensure that consultants are supported throughout the course of their assignments, and that the client is kept abreast of progress and obstacles, and to ensure smooth implementation
  • Works with the Technical Director/Sr Evaluation Advisor to ensure the provision of technical input for select contract deliverables, including ensuring quality control and oversight for assignment report content, editing/formatting and production
  • Ensures all deliverables are submitted on time, meets USAID branding and marking requirements, and are of quality meeting the needs of the SOW and the client

3. Close-out
  • Implements clerical close-out of assignment files
  • Supports timely and orderly assignment-related closeout, including ensuring satisfactory completion of the activity and completion of performance evaluation forms from both clients and employees
  • Ensures completion of activity and consultant performance evaluation forms

4. Other Responsibilities
  • Serves as manager and trainer for potentially orienting new Project Coordinators, and other staff to GH EvaLS procedures and processes
  • Assists with development of EvaLS deliverables including Quarterly and Annual Reports, and other reports as requested by the Project Director and/or the Technical Director/Sr Evaluation Advisor
  • Provides logistical support for workshops, meetings, trainings, and USAID-sponsored conferences and other events
  • Responds to other requests as directed by the Project Director and/or the Technical Director/Sr Evaluation Advisor
  • Participates in team-wide meetings and initiatives; and chairs team-wide meetings as requested by the Project Director and/or Technical Director/Sr Evaluation Advisor
  • Promotes integration and cross-fertilization of ideas, learning, knowledge management, and information across and among GH EvaLS assignments

Minimum Requirements:
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH) or MA or similar degree in M&E and/or international development and/or health, required
  • 4-5 years of USAID project management experience, required
  • 2-5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Must be a team player and work well in groups
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Well-organized, attentive to detail, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Works well with minimal supervision
  • Flexibility and adaptability, required
  • Pro-active in anticipating work requirements and problem-solving
  • Excellent skills in teamwork and interpersonal communication
  • Mastery of word processing, spreadsheets, database use, and presentation software (Microsoft Office); and experience with using and researching on the Internet

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience managing complex, multi-member field teams, highly desirable
  • Knowledge of international public health and development issues, with 1-2 years of overseas experience, desirable
  • Foreign language proficiency in French and/or Spanish, or other desirable but not required
  • Mastery of qualitative and/or quantitative analysis software, desirable but not required

All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.

ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For our EEO Policy Statement and a copy of our EEO Policy Statement and information on your EEO rights under the law.

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Bethesda, MD
20814 USA



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