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Monitoring And Evaluation Specialist, El Salvador, DOS INL/WHP

San Salvador

  • Organization: Dexis
  • Location: San Salvador
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: Closed


The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is part of the Department of State's (DOS) multi-faceted response to transnational crime. Dedicated to strengthening criminal justice systems, impeding the movement of illegal narcotics, capacity building, minimizing corruption, and working to counter many types of transnational crime, INL's Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP) plays a key role in leading the development and synchronization of U.S. foreign assistance in the region. INL/WHP's support is tailored to bolster the capacity of partner countries through multilateral, regional, and country-specific programs. 

Dexis' Performance Measurement, Management, and Analysis Support contract with INL/WHP entails developing M&E policies and procedures; creating defensible performance measures; supporting, managing, and conducting data collection efforts across the hemisphere; and developing an M&E data management, analysis, and reporting system and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

The El Salvador Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist shall work with the M&E Coordinators, WHP, Posts, implementers, and all other relevant partners to determine the most effective and efficient data collection methodology for selected indicators and shall be in charge of collecting all data that originates from entities within El Salvador. Data collection efforts may include (but are not limited to), submitting data requests to host governments, partnering with NGOs or other government partners, researching open source data, working with private entities, or designing and implementing surveys, interviews, or statistical modeling.

This will be a full-time position and based in a U.S. Embassy facility. This person must be based in or near San Salvador until they are able to transition to Embassy facilities, which is dependent on the individual’s ability to obtain and hold either a MRPT or RSO security clearance as well as the availability of space in Embassy facilities.


  • The El Salvador M&E Specialist will become a subject matter expert in all INL/WHP programs in El Salvador and coordinate with the D.C.-based team in order to ensure the measures being developed are as standardized as possible across the Region.
  • Draft VDFs, PMDFs, and DCTs for selected indicators and work with their D. C.-based counterparts, implementers, and Post in order to determine how the data will be collected, displayed, and reported.
  • Design measures and collect the data for smaller and more local projects, which will be done in coordination with the D. C.-based team and will help ensure workplans, implementer DCTs, and other strategic documents meet WHP requirements and standards.
  • Respond to data calls and produce written and oral reports and presentations on Salvadorean performance measures when requested.
  • Brief decision-makers when requested and will ensure continuity of operations by guaranteeing the transfer of all data, standard operating procedures, and knowledge are transferred to the appropriate INL/WHP staff upon completion of the contract.
  • Oversee collection of all performance measure data in El Salvador in compliance with the INL/WHP reporting cycle.
  • Ensure all data, knowledge, documents, and systems are properly turned over to their INL/WHP-Post counterpart(s) and that those counterpart(s) are adequately trained on all indicators, data collection methods, and sources in order to ensure their counterpart(s) are able to continue collection and reporting.


  • Master’s Degree or two (2) years of post-graduate education.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/or performance management.
  • Ability to obtain MRPT certification (if U. S. Citizen or Third Country National).
  • Ability to obtain successful RSO vetting approval, if Local National.
  • At least two (2) years of experience with data collection and management.
  • FSI Level 4/4 English, French and Haitian Creole or equivalent.
  • Proven ability to deliver a quality written product and presentations in English.
  • Be based in San Salvador and able to attend meetings at the U.S. Embassy and other INL/WHP-partners in El Salvador.
  • High level of knowledge of Salvadorean laws, customs, current events, and governmental institutions.
  • Experience in a customer-facing position, with the ability to interact with government officials.
  • Ability to travel to D.C. or other places within El Salvador.
  • Ability and experience presenting results in presentations and written reports.
  • A moderate level of experience and competency with data analysis and producing quality descriptive data visualizations.
  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis and software such as SPSS.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with technical writing or report production.
  • Knowledge or experience with international narcotics and law enforcement-related programs.
  • Experience supporting the Government Accountability Office, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of State, Department of Justice, USAID or other similar government partners.
  • Experience with Tableau, Power BI, or other similar business intelligence software.
  • High level of competency with statistical analysis and statistical programs such as SPSS or STATA.
  • Experience supporting Non-Governmental Organizations or U.S. Government agencies abroad.
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