EverWatch

INL/KM Social Scientist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/31/2022 12:02 PM)
ID
2022-2458
# of Openings
1
Category
Other

Job Title

INL/KM Social Scientist

Overview

EverWatch is a government solutions company providing advanced defense, intelligence, and deployed support to our country’s most critical missions.  We are a full-service government solutions company. Harnessing the most advanced technology and solutions, we strengthen defenses and control environments to preserve continuity and ensure mission success.

 

EverWatch is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, citizenship or immigration status, and veteran status or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.

Responsibilities

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES


• Design, conduct, and present independent research, orally and in writing, to assess effects
of INL programs using qualitative and quantitative methods from the social sciences, as
appropriate. Data sources will include internal INL project performance data, publicly
available datasets, data and reports available for purchase, and new data collected for a
given research project;
• Analyze INL project performance data (statistical and textual) to identify strengths and
weaknesses of the data needed for assessing project effectiveness, and advise accordingly
to improve Bureau policies on design, monitoring, and evaluation, including drafting
documents, and conducting analyses, feasibility studies, and strategy options;
• Design and supervise evaluations of INL programs in accordance with INL evaluation
standards, including:
o Design and/or review of research questions, in collaboration with INL program
staff and/or project implementers;
o Design and/or review of research strategies, including data collection and
methods;
o Design and/or review of survey questionnaires, focus group discussion guides,
and sampling plans;
o Supervision and monitoring of data collection, potentially including field visits
o Rigorous review and quality control of analysis provided by project implementers
o Independent cleaning and analysis of monitoring and evaluation data; and
o Written and oral reporting, including visualization of findings and
recommendations for future projects, primarily aimed at a general audience of
policymakers, but with preparation for engaging technical specialists as well.
• Conduct market research, develop inputs for government cost estimates, draft statements
of work and other pre-award documents, prepare technical evaluations and associated
documentation, participate as a technical advisor to a source selection board or as a
nonvoting member of a source selection evaluation board, assist in the evaluation of a
contractor’s performance, and work in a situation that might permit access to confidential
business information;
• Design performance monitoring plans in collaboration with INL program staff and in
accordance with INL project design and monitoring standards, and monitor data
collection, modifying plans as needed to ensure best performance;
• Develop curriculum and teach project design, monitoring, and evaluation techniques to
non-experts;
• Participate in and contribute to INL’s Monitoring and Evaluation Community of Practice
and other forums related to project design, monitoring, and evaluation, potentially
involving participation in situations where it might be assumed that participants are
agency employees or representatives; and
• Support broader project design, monitoring, and evaluation efforts as needed.

 

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


• U.S. Citizen;
• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
• A PhD in political science, economics, sociology, criminology, monitoring and
evaluation, or a related field;
• Two to four years’ experience in relevant field; however, strong preference will be given
to candidates that possess six to ten years’ experience in relevant field;
• Demonstrated knowledge of Federal regulations in regard to area of specific need;
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite;
• Demonstrated experience facilitating organizational change;
• Demonstrated ability to work on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines;
• Demonstrated skilled in oral and written communication, sufficient to draft action and
info memos, congressional testimony, press guidance and congressional and general
correspondence;
• Demonstrated knowledge of international narcotics and law enforcement issues;
• Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to development, foreign assistance, politics
and economy, sociology, anthropology, organizational development, and/or narcotics and
law enforcement;
• Demonstrated experience conducting mixed-methods research and analysis, including the
development of research questions and design of measurement strategies;
• Demonstrated experience teaching or collaborating with non-experts on the development
of research questions and quantitative metrics; and
• Demonstrated ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation with regard to the
interpretation and application of social science analysis.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


• Active full or interim security clearance or an active full or interim security clearance
within the last 12 months from date of solicitation.
• Demonstrated experience working in foreign assistance and/or social science research in
developing countries; and
• Demonstrated experience using R, Python, or other statistical software for data analysis
and visualization.

Clearance Level

Secret

Job Locations

US-DC-Washington

Skills

Microsoft, Python

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