Summary: The Program Monitor provides authoritative advice, consultation and technical assistance on the implementation, and coordination of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Unaccompanied Children Program. The Program Monitor develops and administers plans to ensure ORR-funded programs serving Unaccompanied Children (UC) comply with the Homeland Security Act of 2002 Section 462; the Flores Agreement in 1997; the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and its reauthorization acts; the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2005 and 2008; the Perez-Olano Settlement; and ORR/DCS policies and procedures.
- Conducts on-site monitoring on the programmatic and technical aspects of assigned applications, contracts, and grantsIdentifies care providers’ possible compliance and logistical issuesAssesses quality of services and safety of unaccompanied children (UC) at the Care ProviderIdentifies technical assistance needsIdentifies successful and innovative program implementation/administration techniques Assesses care providers’ oversight responsibilities of the federal grant funds awardedReviews financial records and equipment and property inventory;Conducts entrance and exit meetings with the care providers to discuss program challenges, the monitoring process and the mechanism for feedbackConducts interviews with care providers’ staff, UC, and external stakeholders to obtain information about program administration, operations, and quality of service providedReviews program documentation and program files including UC case files, Personnel files, etc. to ensure all mandated complianceIssues a final monitoring report within 30 business days of the monitoring visitMaintains a historical record of all notes/documents/records of monitoring trip on the DCS digital share driveProvides technical assistance, and guidance on child welfare best practices and policies and procedures to care provider staff, field staff, and other stakeholders.
- Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.
- Requires 5-8 years of related experience
- Proven experience in monitoring grantees that provide services to underserved populations
- Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
- High attention to detail
- Ability to travel nationwide 6-10 times per year