DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with 35 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management. The Data Analyst will work on the new USAID Analytics, Data, Visualization, and Information Services (ADVISE) project. ADVISE’s main purpose is to improve the usage of USAID data and information, so that the Agency continues to ensure its development outcomes are supported by evidence.
The Data Analyst primarily supports the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment’s implementation of the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018 (WEEE, https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3247). The WEEE Act became law on January 9, 2019. Section 4 of said Act makes several changes to the Microenterprise Results Accountability Act of 2004 (MRAA) and the corresponding sections of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA). The new law incorporates evidence gathered through implementation of the MRAA and provides flexibility to evolve with new evidence and report to Congress accordingly.
The Senior Data Analyst will assist USAID in reaching an agreement on a reasonable set of Congressional reporting requirements for compliance with the WEEE Act; develop a streamlined data collection process which will provide the data required by the Act but minimize the management burden to USAID; and improve USAID staff capacity to design and implement programs aligned with the WEEE Act.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the development and preparation of input materials to assist USAID in reaching an agreement on a set of Congressional reporting requirements, including identification of current processes, identification of the impact of proposed changes, and identification of how these changes would be implemented;
- Support with data collection and data transmission process development;
- Develop guidance and processes to ensure the WEEE Act is effectively implemented;
- Utilize principles of adaptive management including continuous monitoring for performance assessment, conduct milestone reviews, and collaborate within the Agency.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred;
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in performing data-driven analyses relating to performance monitoring, research and evaluation of international development programs;
- Experience working with USAID and knowledge of USAID programming, monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes;
- Experience in doing research, evaluation, or project management work on gender equality and women’s empowerment preferred;
- Proven oral and written communication skills.
The candidate must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for the required U.S. government security clearance for this project.
NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.