Afghanistan and Pakistan Analyst

Project Title Afghanistan and Pakistan Analyst
Project Summary Support Monitoring, Evaluation and Strategy for USAID Afghanistan and Pakistan programs
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The OAPA Program Office seeks an intern to research best practices in strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning to inform programming within Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Specific duties include:
-Conduct a literature review of past reports and open source data on various topics within Pakistan and Afghanistan.
-Assist the Monitoring and Evaluation team with researching how to increase the utility, transparency and quality of evaluations within the Pakistan and Afghanistan Missions; this may include: reviewing scopes of work for evaluations; reviewing draft evaluation reports; and summarizing evaluation reports and assessments of programs.
-Create/update spreadsheets used to track monitoring and evaluation activities in Afghanistan, and visualize the data through graphs and tables, as needed.
-Research best practices in collaborating, learning and adapting and other topics to inform program management within Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

On August 16, 2010, the USAID Administrator approved the establishment of the independent Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA) to support USAID programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan and to represent USAID in inter-agency committees, to the public, to Congress, and to other governments and partners. As the principal agency responsible for US Government (USG) development assistance in Afghanistan and Pakistan, USAID operates in a complex interagency structure, requiring close coordination with the Departments of State, Agriculture, and Treasury, and the U.S. military.

OAPA’s Program Office provides leadership in strategic planning, budget planning and execution, congressional affairs and communications, audit coordination, and monitoring and evaluation, as well as corresponding technical support to USAID missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan.