We are looking for Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
The proposed Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will have responsibility for all monitoring,
evaluation, and research activities associated with the project:
A Master’s degree in public health, demography, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field is required;
Minimum of five years of work experience managing data intensive programs in designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies is highly desirable;
Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators, is desirable;
Knowledge of M&E issues with respect to service delivery and support related to Education, Health, and HIV and/or capacity development is desirable;
Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable;
Demonstrated Education and/or HIV experience and knowledge to provide support and guidance to project staff on design, monitoring, and evaluation is desirable;
Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming is desirable;
Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and GOR monitoring and evaluation processes and systems is desirable;
Develop the overall framework for project M&E in accordance to the project and document M&E plan.
Identify the core information needs of central project management, partners, government stakeholders and the donor
Contribute to the development of the annual work plan, ensuring alignment with project strategy, agreement on annual targets and inclusion of M&E activates in the work plan.
Oversee and execute M&E activities included in the Annual Work Plan, with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learning
Based on the annual work plan and in particular the programs budgets, design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities.
Assist in the development of project reports. Guide staff and executing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, inception reports, and ad-hoc technical reports.
Prepare consolidation progress reports for project management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations.
Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
Monitor the follow up of evaluation recommendations
Organize (and provide) refresher training in M&E for project and implementing partner staff, local organizations and primary stakeholders with view of developing local M&E capacity.
Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned.
Consolidate a culture of lessons learning involving all project staff and allocate specific responsibilities.
Facilitate exchange of experiences by supporting and coordinating participation in government, donor, and project coordination and technical forums