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Guatemala Fiscal and Procurement Reform Project (FPRP):Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (LTTA)

Location: Central America / Caribbean
Location: Guatemala
Job Code: 4097

Description

SCOPE OF WORK

GUATEMALA FISCAL AND PROCUREMENT REFORM PROJECT (FPRP) 

Position

Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (LTTA)

Base of Operations

Guatemala City, Guatemala

position reports to

Eunice Heredia-Ortiz, Chief of Party

  1. Project Background:

The purpose of the Guatemala Fiscal and Procurement Reform Project (FPRP) is to improve the Government of Guatemala’s ability to invest in health, education, nutrition, infrastructure and other public services through more efficient tax collection and improved public expenditure management. This project is designed to be demand driven to support on-going reforms in tax policy and tax administration, as well as improving the public procurement processes and GUATECOMPRAS. The main counterparts for the activity are the Ministry of Finance and the Tax and Customs Agency (SAT). The project provides technical assistance to enhance business processes and IT systems, policy analysis, advice and recommendations, and capacity building interventions, among other.

  1. Role’s Purpose:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert will be responsible for the design and implementation of a rigorous system to monitor, evaluate, and report on project results. He or she will develop project indicators to help inform USAID, the Chief of Party, and project stakeholders of project status and progress toward the achievement of key results outlined in annual work plans. The M&E Expert will develop the methodology for systematic data collection and analysis of project indicators, maintain an information database to serve as the project’s knowledge repository, and develop surveys and other protocols to assess the impact of project activities. He or she will work closely and continuously with the project leadership and technical teams to ensure M&E systems accurately capture and demonstrate project objectives and progress toward results. The M&E Expert will be responsible for the design and implementation of evaluations to assess project impact, and will develop communications and reports to capture this impact. The M&E Expert will provide significant writing, technical, and organizational support to project reporting in compliance with USAID requirements.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Support the writing, organization, and technical integration of project contractual deliverables

  • Support the COP and leadership team in the integration, drafting, and updates to contractual deliverables such as weekly reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, annual M&E reports, among others, in English.
  • Ensure that deliverables clearly capture the support USAID delivers to government counterparts through the project, within the project’s results framework
  • Support development of any other communications material that allow presenting activities, results and impact of project activities.

Indicators for monitoring, evaluation and learning

  • Assist the project in planning, designing, and carrying out evaluations approved as part of the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan.  
  • Support the definition and integration of project indicators and results according to M&E best practices.
  • Ensure annual activity work plans and monitoring plans include relevant and effective performance measures that provide an accurate measurement of impact and results.

Monitoring and data collection.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive methodology for systematic data collection and analysis of project indicators, including the design and implementation of any survey activities.
  • Contribute to the development of SOWs for consultants and subcontractors, and work with the local administration team and home office throughout the hiring and procurement process.
  • Monitor and collect information on the assignments contracted to short-term consultants and subcontractors to ensure they are completed on time and the products meet quality standards.
  • Assist in the development of the data collection methodology, data collection instruments, data analysis and tabulation plans, sample frameworks, and data collection plans and schedules.
  • Collect and collate project data.
  • In collaboration with project leadership, develop a project management methodology that allows proper performance monitoring tasks are completed on time and are of high quality.

Reporting

  • Draft assignment debriefs, interim and final reports, and other documents, as required, in English, for internal review.
  • Support the project team to ensure that technical reports incorporate the appropriate formats to meet with USAID’s Branding & Marking Plans

Learning

  • Participate in activities to ensure performance monitoring data and information contributes to USAID/Guatemala’s learning and adaptive processes.
  • Identify any challenges that may affect achieving results so that the project team may derive options for overcoming these challenges. Conversely, the M&E Expert may also identify successful activities which allow accelerating project results so that these may be replicated.
  • Write thematic briefs, learning summaries, newsletters, and other brief documents to effectively communicate FPRP’s technical work and promote learning.

Gender and fiscal policy

  • Support with gender and fiscal policy related activities that the project promotes

Others

  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Team Leads and the Chief of Party . 
  1. qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, international development, political science, statistics, or another related field is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • At least two years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, or related experience, preferably with donor-funded programs.
  • Proficiency in database management and data analysis, preferred.
  • Prior experience with data reporting, and demonstrated experience supporting and leading the coordination and production of project reporting, for project donors preferred.
  • Advanced level of written and oral English and Spanish is required.
  • Local candidates preferred


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