- MONITORING & EVALUATION SPECIALIST - ECONOMIC & SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND VULNERABLE WOMEN PROJECT (EMPOWER)
PURPOSE: The M&E Specialist will lead overall EMPOWER M&E activities including the coordination of external impact evaluation and delivering a project Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMEP). S/he will also oversee the implementation of project’s M&E activities and data reporting requirements as well as serve as the liaison and point of contact with US Department of Labor and any external evaluators throughout the life of the project.
- Manage a rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation, including mobile and web-based technologies in systems for monitoring performance toward specific goals and objectives.
- Oversee implementation of a baseline study on the indicators of the activity, including review of tools and survey methodology; training of enumerators and review of data quality and analysis;
- Collaborate and liaise with the external evaluation contractor to design and carry out mid-term and end-term evaluations.
- Design and implement a PMEP in coordination with US Department of Labor (DOL), including selection and tracking of specific indicators, developing strategies for data collection and regular reporting on approved indicators.
- Develop criteria for beneficiary selection and tracking and handle the day-to-day tracking, and reporting on activities under the award.
- Design data collection instruments, schedules, analysis methods, and applied technologies;
- Ensure reporting requirements per DOL’s obligations under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA);
- Monitor the results of the program’s activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments; contribute to dissemination of results to internal and external audiences.
- Contribute to research design and methodology for project-related research (separate from baseline survey);
- Contribute extensively to quarterly and annual reports;
EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Master’s level degree (is required) in social sciences, such as statistics, public policy, economics or a related field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring and evaluation.
- Alternatively, a Bachelor’s level degree with eight years of relevant work experience beyond the
- At least five years of experience in the monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded international development projects.
- Knowledge of USG reporting requirements, including experience designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans, rigorous impact evaluation design, and working with external consultants for third party evaluations.
- Understanding of impact evaluation methodology and research methodology strongly preferred.
- Understanding of national level Management Information Systems approaches and existing government databases/data collection preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skill in English is required.
- Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet (preferably Microsoft Access and Excel), and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint).
- Familiarity with database and statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS or STATA.
Working Environment / Conditions:
- Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
- Travel: 15% Domestic/international travel is required.
Women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.