Amentum Field Monitoring Specialist (Ukraine) in Arlington, Virginia
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Field Monitoring Specialist (Ukraine)
Field Monitoring Specialist - Ukraine
Macfadden, an Amentum Company is currently seeking a qualified consultant to serve as a Field Monitoring Specialist (FMS) in Ukraine. This position will be responsible for conducting field visits in areas where the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) has partners providing humanitarian assistance within the country. The objective of each field visit will either be to monitor the work of a USAID/BHA humanitarian partner or to assess the humanitarian needs in a defined area.
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT:
This is a position will be full-time for a period of six (6) months from the project start date.
ASSIGNMENT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop a Contextual Understanding and Conduct Context Monitoring : The Consultant will develop an understanding of humanitarian developments within Ukraine, while also maintaining knowledge of USAID/BHA’s humanitarian portfolio and response priorities. The Consultant will need to stay abreast of new humanitarian developments at a localized level and provide regular verbal and written reporting to USAID’s Ukraine Crisis Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and other entities on issues related to the humanitarian situation. This will include providing regular reports on site visits, attending meetings, context, and other issues that impact humanitarian relief efforts.
Monitor Humanitarian Programs : The Consultant will maintain regular contact with USAID/BHA grantees. They will travel to partner implementation sites to verify project activities and document progress and challenges (including access issues) against approved project scopes.
Perform Needs Assessments : The Consultant will independently travel to locations where BHA staff cannot access that are experiencing new and evolving crises to assess humanitarian needs.
Assist BHA Staff in Conducting Remote Site Visits: The Consultant will assist BHA staff in implementing virtual or remote site visits to areas where BHA staff cannot travel. The Consultant will work with BHA staff, including technical specialists, and BHA implementing partners to plan and conduct these remote site visits.
Link to USAID/BHA’s Technical Standards : Where feasible, the consultant will use USAID/BHA technical standards for monitoring and assessment; guidance on these techniques will be provided by BHA field and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) staff.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong understanding of humanitarian aid and at least three years’ experience implementing or monitoring humanitarian or development programs
Experience working in conflict-affected zones
English AND Ukrainian language proficiency; Comfortable communicating in Ukrainian language with the community
Ability to obtain Ukrainian long-term visa, work permit, and/or residency
Ability to travel 50-75% of the time within Ukraine
Experience working in Ukraine
Experience in field monitoring
Russian language proficiency
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