Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Vacancy Announcement
(Announcement Number: 14-06)

USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of AID Development Program Specialist- Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the Program and Project Development Office, under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds. 

OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates
POSITION: AID Development Program Specialist- Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, FSNPSC-11
OPENING DATE: March 21, 2014
CLOSING DATE: April 4, 2014 – 5:00 P.M Kathmandu time
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week



The AID Development Program Specialist is a member of the Program and Project Development Office (PPD) and provides technical assistance in: general program monitoring and evaluation; USAID and partner staff use of a Web-based management information system; developing indicators for monitoring USAID performance; developing and maintaining the USAID Performance Management Plan and project-level monitoring and evaluation plans; supporting project design; producing annual reports on USAID performance; and supporting USAID to learn from and make decisions based on monitoring and evaluation data.


1.      EDUCATION: Master’s degree in a development field, social science, economics, or relevant discipline.

2.      PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a performance monitoring and/or evaluation role with an international development organization.

3.      KNOWLEDGE:  Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring, and evaluation of development activities.  Experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design is required.  Experience developing and/or using performance management plans or similar tools is required.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs—including indicator development, study design, and data analysis—in multiple sectors.  Experience using knowledge management software or database is highly desired.  Experience managing grants or contracts is also highly desired.

4.      LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) in English and Nepali is required.


•          Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner

•          Excellent research and data collection methodology skills

•          Ability to create organizational work plans based on higher-level goals

•          Ability to lead and coordinate multiple offices through multiple step processes without being a direct supervisor (although appropriate authority will be given)

•          Skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities

•          Strong organizational skills in order to balance competing priorities

•          Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines 

•          Strong interpersonal skills

•          Oral and written communication skills to deal effectively with mid and high level partner contacts, the host government, and the local communities.  

•          Ability to apply Agency regulations and procedures to daily work requirements

•          Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet programs and data base management


A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal website at

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume - not to exceed 3 pages - and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the full job description.  Please provide names of three references and their contact numbers and email addresses as well.  Please send your application to the attention of USAID/Nepal Human Resources Office, U.S Embassy Maharajgunj, G.P.O. Box. 295, Kathmandu, Nepal.  Applications may be sent electronically to:

Only short listed applicants will be contacted to participate in the hiring process.

USAID/Nepal is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali society.  We believe that social inclusion and diversity contribute to excellence.  Applicants from disadvantaged caste, under-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, click on the Position Description file. 

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 3:00am

Last updated: March 21, 2014