Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad Program

Job Type

Full Time




Minimum: $24,000
Maximum: $29,000



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Application Deadline



1424 K Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Partners of the Americas (Partners) seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant for the U.S. Department of State-supported Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad program. The M&E Consultant will help identify and evaluate the effectiveness of the models, activities and practices that resulted from the pilot programs implemented by U.S.-based higher education institutions (HEIs) to expand and/or create diversity in study abroad on their campus. Partners is seeking a qualified professional to lead the assessment of projects implemented by HEIs in this grant program. The M&E Consultant will be responsible for determining whether or not the projects administered by HEIs directly affected their capacity and ability to increase diversity in its study abroad offerings as it relates to the Department of State’s Diversity Goals. As a result of the consultancy, Partners should have a comprehensive assessment report of the impact of the Capacity Building Grants program, and recommendations to providing a more effective, accurate, and user friendly M&E system that can be used by Partners to share impact and effective practices to HEIs and other stakeholders.


This U.S. Department of State-funded Capacity Building Grants program seeks to award U.S.-based HEIs seeking to create or expand on study abroad programs that emphasize diversity. This includes broadening the student population who studies abroad and/or the destinations and disciplines in which they study. HEIs are awarded through a grant competition, administered by Partners, and are entered into the Capacity Building Grants program for the duration of the grant period. These grants are also intended to allow HEIs to collaborate with and help expand the capacity of overseas HEIs to provide academic programs for U.S. undergraduate students.


Bachelor’s degree required. The candidate must have a minimum of five-year’s professional experience in evaluation, program design, and management in the areas of higher education and international education, ideally in study abroad. Have assessed, designed, developed, and implemented M&E projects previously. Candidate must demonstrate excellent communication skills and should possess strong computer skills, including MS Word and Excel. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to work independently and be a team player; have excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented; be able to manage time, set priorities, and meet deadlines; be enthusiastic and energetic. The anticipated timeframe for this consultancy is four months with availability from August – November 2018.



  • Produce comprehensive report on models implemented, lessons learned and effective practices in study abroad as a result of the Capacity Building Grant program;
  • Conduct site visits and interviews to selected U.S.-based HEIs that have received Capacity Building Grants funding to evaluate capacity and ability to increase diversity in study abroad;
  • Conduct interviews with stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of the study abroad model, activities and/or practices;
  • Identify and report on successful models, effective practices, and challenges to diversifying study abroad

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree