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Performance Measurement Specialist III, Washington, DC, US ID# 17008


Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions (CNMS) is committed to delivering innovative solutions to solve its clients’ toughest problems, whether it be in the next state or around the world. CNMS utilizes the most qualified teams to support each client’s mission, providing responsive, strategic and innovative paths forward. CNMS makes it a priority to build personal, business relationships with each client and to consistently go above and beyond their expectations.

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Job Description:

The Performance Measurement Specialist provides technical and subject matter expertise to the TIP Office’s International Programs (IP) Section and to other TIP Office Sections and Department of State bureaus and offices as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports on program outcomes, impacts, challenges, success stories, and lessons learned for Department and office reports and communications products,
  • Coordinates and drafts responses to data calls on J/TIP Office supported programs, funding information, program accomplishments and trends, and strategic planning,
  • Works with the State Award Management System team to develop and refine automated reports.
  • Designs performance management systems and processes that help measure the J/TIP Office’s programmatic impact on trafficking in persons,
  • Develops performance measurement plans linking programming strategies and logical frameworks to monitoring and evaluation,
  • Develops and updates standardized logic framework templates for grant awards, and reviews and standardizes logic frameworks for all new awards,
  • Develops and updates common performance indicators with other bureau and office stakeholders,
  • Works with the Bureau Planner to develop the annual Operational Plan, Performance Plan and Report (PPR), and other planning products through Director of Foreign Assistance (F) processes,
  • Implements performance measurement systems, processes, and plans to facilitate accurate and reliable data collection, analysis, and reporting,
  • Facilitates and conducts monitoring visits to promote collection of data supporting the J/TIP Office’s common performance indicators,
  • Works with the Bureau Evaluator to develop plans and solicitations for independent evaluations,
  • Supports the Bureau Evaluator in overseeing the implementation of third-party evaluations of J/TIP Office supported programs and projects,
  • With the J/TIP Office’s Evaluation Coordinator, participates in F Bureau processes supporting M&E priorities and activities,
  • Provides technical assistance to IP staff to ensure project performance is systematically monitored and that data are collected, analyzed, and reported,
  • Designs and implements performance measurement training as required for grantees,
  • Promotes organizational learning by analyzing data to support evidence-based decision making, identify lessons learned and good practices, and facilitate independent evaluations,
  • Participates in Department and interagency learning activities, including trainings and communities of practice, related to performance measurement,
  • Supports special projects related to J/TIP Office funded programs, including grants management, research, and learning.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing,
  • Ability to liaise within the J/TIP Office and with other Department bureaus and offices as well as external organizations,
  • Demonstrated experience related to performance management, monitoring and evaluation, and/or data analysis; experience in anti-human trafficking, criminal justice, rule of law, or international affairs desired.

Supervisory/Management Authority:


Education and/or Experience:

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel and throughout the rest of the Microsoft Suite,
  • Prior knowledge of U.S. government programs and grants processes desired,
  •  Master of Arts/Master of Science,
  • 5 years of experience related to performance management and/or monitoring and evaluation; experience in anti-human trafficking, criminal justice, rule of law, or international affairs desired. Experience and education in the field of data analysis,
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.

Work Environment:        

Controlled climate office environment

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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