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Senior Evaluation Specialist

Position: Senior Evaluation Specialist

Location: Bogotá, Colombia

Position Status: Full-time employee

Apply by: April 10, 2024

About LINC

LINC is a mission-driven US-based small business committed to supporting local organizations leading their own development. We do this by implementing programs and delivering consulting and training in the areas of systems thinking, monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL), capacity-strengthening, and collective action. The recipient of USAID’s Small Business of the Year award in 2017, we are a team of reflective and passionate development professionals. Our country experience spans Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. For more information on LINC, please visit www.linclocal.org.

Position Description

LINC is seeking a Senior Evaluation Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Compass – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity in Colombia. Compass will provide USAID/Colombia with technical and advisory services related to the monitoring, evaluation, and learning of USAID/Colombia’s strategy and activities. This includes providing monitoring support services; designing and implementing rigorous baseline, performance and impact evaluations, as well as other studies and assessments, and supporting their use and dissemination; developing collaborating, learning and adapting initiatives, and providing data management services. These efforts will inform the Mission’s strategy, learning, programmatic designs, decision-making, and adaptation, and will enable USAID/Colombia to comply with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) 201.

The Senior Evaluation Specialist will provide targeted technical support to USAID/Colombia and implementing partners and oversee all analytical activities including evaluations, assessments, and research studies.

This is a full-time position contingent upon USAID award.

Colombian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply


  • Oversee the design, implementation, resourcing, and quality assurance of all assessments, performance and impact evaluations.
  • Design evaluation methodology, data collection methods, instruments, and protocols for evaluations.
  • Oversee data collection and analysis ensuring rigor and quality assurance.
  • Draft technical scopes of work for and supervise the performance of consultants and subcontractors supporting analytical activities.
  • Disseminate and present evaluation findings and key learnings in reports and workshops, meetings, conferences, and seminars.
  • Ensure learnings from evaluations and assessments inform adaptive management by USAID and implementation partners.

Skills and Qualifications

A successful candidate should have:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, economics, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, or a related field.
  • Minimum eight years of demonstrated experience research, evaluation, statistics and/or monitoring projects related to development, USAID experience preferred.
  • At least five years of experience in design, implementation, management, and analysis of performance and impact evaluation of development projects.
  • Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methods, familiarity with innovative MEL approaches a plus.
  • Familiarity with USAID policies related to evaluation and performance management.
  • Experience with statistical packages such as SPSS or STATA.
  • Excellent collaboration, management, and communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish.
  • Prior experience working in Colombia or Latin America required.
  • Understanding of USAID regulations and policies, including but not limited to the Automated Directives System 201, the Evaluation Policy, and the Local Capacity Strengthening Policy.

Application Instructions

Please send your resume/CV to jobs@linclocal.org with the subject line “Senior Evaluation Specialist Colombia”. All applications will be reviewed, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.