USAID/OTI Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Fully Remote Fully Remote

Nickol Global Solutions (NGS) seeks to engage a technical assistance M&E Advisor (consultant) under a support contract with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) within the Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS). As part of USAID, OTI supports U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy. OTI provides fast, flexible, short-term assistance targeted at key political transition and stabilization needs. Specifically, NGS provides staff for OTI’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team. NGS is currently recruiting for a technical assistance M&E Advisor (consultant) to support the OTI M&E team. 

M&E Advisors serve in senior consultative roles to OTI field team and Washington-based regional team leadership on all aspects of monitoring and evaluation for the assigned OTI country programs. This includes working at all levels of OTI programs and with a wide variety of counterparts to include both OTI staff and implementing partner staff based in the country or region where OTI is programming. The Advisor delivers technical expertise, consulting, training and development, and other services based on the specific needs of the given OTI program, at the direction of the OTI field team (Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative), and aligned with OTI’s M&E approaches, requirements and expectations. As a consultant position, work under this contract is not guaranteed and the level of effort will vary week to week based on program needs. 



M&E Advisors may:  

  • Support strategic design, program implementation and evaluation through the provision of remote and/or in-person MEL technical assistance, guidance, and training for OTI, implementing partner, and local partner staff;  
  • Design and facilitate participatory learning exercises and sessions;  
  • Serve as a developmental evaluator, supporting a program’s learning and adaptation on an ongoing basis; 
  • Design and deliver training and mentoring on key monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) concepts or skills for diverse audiences, including but not limited to OTI, implementing partners, and local partners;  
  • Lead and/or participate in evaluative efforts of OTI country programs and interventions;  
  • Contribute to ongoing initiatives to improve evaluation design, process and utilization;  
  • Serve as an active member of OTI’s M&E Team by contributing to knowledge management, coordination, and learning;  
  • Provide technical assistance based on research and personal field experience to enable OTI country programs to develop cutting-edge program monitoring and evaluation systems, and continually refine and improve them;  
  • Design, lead or participate in other special research initiatives and projects;  
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders to routinely conceptualize, update and revise OTI guidance related to action learning, monitoring and evaluation, and program performance management processes; and  
  • Participate in OTI events and meetings to stay abreast of current issues influencing M&E in different programs;  
  • Coordinate across OTI technical support teams to provide comprehensive and consistent support and guidance to programs. 
  • M&E Advisor may travel to OTI country program locations and locations for OTI events.  
  • M&E Advisor will primarily book travel and arrange visas through NGS’s travel agent to ensure compliance with applicable laws.  
  • M&E Advisor will be given detailed instructions about which programs require support and when based on OTI’s needs. 
  • Support to OTI field programs will be provided in consultation with relevant members of OTI leadership. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field 
  • At least five years of relevant work experience (which includes but is not limited to experience designing, implementing, and managing monitoring and evaluation efforts of international development programs)  
  • Two years of subject matter experience in the areas of conflict/post-conflict, political transitions, countering violent extremism, or stabilization programs. 
  • At least two years of experience providing the above technical services in a developing country. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a USAID facilities access clearance. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Spanish, French, Arabic, or Russian at a level of sufficient fluency to explain M&E topics and provide training and mentorship to local national staff in the target language;   
  • Sectoral experience implementing or evaluating programming in governance, civil society support, transitional justice, and related topics. 

This is a remote position. The successful candidate must have the ability to pass a background check and obtain and maintain the necessary facility and employee security clearance. Candidates with an active security clearance are preferred. Recruitment will be done on a rolling basis for this position. 

About NGS: 

Nickol Global Solutions (NGS) provides a wide range of management consulting and advisory services designed to fortify stakeholder capacity and effectiveness, including in public institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector firms. In the U.S. and overseas, NGS helps public and private sector clients assess and develop capacity; optimize performance and quality objectives; enhance transparency and accountability; measure success; and communicate about their work—all with the aim of advancing development objectives even in the most complex operating environments. For more information, please visit 

NGS is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.