Employment: USAID DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST, FSN-4005 – (Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – M&E Specialist)

1    Position:                USAID DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST,  FSN-4005 – (Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – M&E Specialist)   

    Vacancy no.:        FSN/2016/03

    Open to:                Open to All Qualified Candidates

    Opening Date:    March 31, 2016

    Closing Date:      April 19, 2016

   Work Hours:         Full time position – 40 hours/week

   Grade:                       FSN-11 (with the possibility of hiring the employee at the trainee level)

Note:  Due to the number of applications we receive, only applicants who have been short listed will be contacted by USAID.


The Development Assistance Specialist (M&E Specialist) Serves as principal advisor to USAID/Senegal management, its partners, and customers on systems for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on USAID development impact.  The position is critical to the USAID commitment to “manage for results” and to meet the requirements of the Government Performance Reporting Act and ADS series 203.


  • Education: A university postgraduate degree is required, with a major in statistics, economics, demographics, social sciences or related field highly desirable.
  • Prior Work Experience: Five to seven years in program monitoring and evaluation in West Africa.  Work Experience involving quantitative skills such as statistics, econometrics is desirable
  • Language Proficiency: Written and Spoken level IV French and English is required.
  • Knowledge: The incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of development approaches; and methods of empirical data collection, analysis, and reporting on program monitoring and impact evaluation in order to (a) advise USAID/Senegal and customers on effective approaches, and (b) to write effective analyses of country program or project-specific monitoring and evaluation issues. S/he must also have an excellent knowledge of analytical, and monitoring and evaluation capacities of Senegalese institutions.  S/he must be willing to learn relevant USAID procedures and regulations.
  • Skills and Abilities: The incumbent plans, organizes and executes complex monitoring and evaluation activities.
    • Originality and creative thinking in planning and managing monitoring and evaluation issues is required. The incumbent issues precise and accurate factual reports using rigorous analytical and interpretive skills. S/he maintains program/activity reporting documentation in English. Substantial computer skills are required. Apart from the usual word processing and spreadsheet programs, the incumbent must be able to use at least one statistical software package (e.g. SPSS or SAS), including doing own data entry. The incumbent must also have excellent interpersonal skills.  S/he must be able to work in multidisciplinary teams and in an environment in which there may be team members with varying backgrounds and skill levels.
    • The incumbent must have excellent communication skills – both writing and speaking, especially in being able to communicate technical subjects to clients with non-technical background. S/he must be able to design and deliver formal trainings in monitoring and evaluation to USAID partners

Copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in USAID website http://usaid.gov/senegal or in the USAID HR section.

Interested applicants should submit applications to:  usaiddakar-hr@usaid.gov