Organization: Management Systems International
The USAID/Mexico-funded program entitled “Mexico Rule of Law III: Justice and Security Program” arises from the Merida Initiative objective to prevent and eradicate organized crime. The Program efforts seek to strengthen public transparency, accountability, and oversight, thereby reducing the transnational threats of trafficking of arms, humans, drugs and money laundering that affect both Mexico and the United States. The Program will also support Mexican implementation of criminal justice reforms, professionalization of law enforcement officials, and bring Mexico in-line with the global anti-corruption standards set forth in the U.N. Convention against Corruption and the Inter-American Convention against Corruption.
Under the general supervision of the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting the M&E Manager in planning the Program´s tasks, and for managing the reporting process. He/she will in particular:
**Please note: Locals are encouraged to apply**
1. Manage the report process, which includes: collection of information, data analysis, writing and editing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Mission.
2. Coordinate with the M&E database manager, the technical leaders and their assistants in the collection of information for report writing.
3. Analyze the information obtained and ensure it is sufficient to produce a report that meets USAID requirements and templates and is relevant for the achievement of Program results as per the Results Framework
4. Write in a concise and clear manner a summary of each activity conducted during the week (for weekly reports only), and connect it with the Program Results Framework to ensure it is relevant.
5. Assist the M&E Manager to prepare briefings and urgent requests from the Mission.
6. Review reports and background information from MSI-USAID sub-contractors or sub-grantees, partners from the government and judicial sector, civil society organizations, in order to be better informed on Program results for better reporting.
7. Make recommendations for additional analysis, data or relevant information, to be included in the reports.
Education and Experience
1. University degree, preferably in political or social sciences, law, journalism or alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant training and field experience in Mexico or in other countries;
2. Three years experience in program implementation and reporting;
3. Experience in liaising with technical teams.
1. Proven excellent writing and communication skills in English;
2. Ability to write clear and concise reports;
3. Strong strategic and analytical thinking;
4. Good knowledge of project development, monitoring and evaluation concepts;
5. Proven high level of computer literacy in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel;
6. Familiarity with the justice sector in Mexico and in general with government and legislative structures;
7. Ability to work under pressure and under tight deadlines;
8. Personal commitment, flexibility, efficiency and drive for results;
9. Ability to be a good team player.
1. Fluency in English for report writing;
2. Professional proficient-level Spanish: ability to speak and understand in order to communicate with colleagues and counterparts or partners, and to understand written legal and other technical documents related to the justice reform.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.