Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist : Detail
- Company: Winrock International
- Industry: Non-Profit
- Address: Kathmandu
- 5+ years
- Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Detailed Job Description / Requirements
MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
USAID Hamro Samman Project
POSITION TITLE: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (national position)
LOCATION: Kathmandu, Nepal, with frequent visits to 12 districts in central, mid-west and far-west Nepal
REPORTS TO: Chief of Party
CONTRACT LENGTH: 12 months
Nepal is a source, transit, and destination country for sex, labor, and organ trafficking. A 2014 report estimates that 230,000 Nepalis are subject to slavery at any given time, and nearly 30 percent of the economically-active population is unemployed or underemployed.1 USAID’s Hamro Samman is a five-year program generously supported by the American people and implemented by Winrock International. It seeks to build the capacity of and facilitate coordination among the GON, civil society, and private sector to combat TIP in Nepal.
The M&E Specialist will be responsible for developing and managing M&E activities for a high-quality results-oriented counter trafficking-in-persons (TIP) program in Nepal that covers the “four Ps”: prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships.
The M&E Specialist will oversee the implementation of the program’s M&E activities and data reporting requirements. S/he will also serve as the liaison for USAID on M&E matters and any external evaluation contractors throughout the life of the project. S/he will have overall responsibility for assuring that all M&E requirements are fulfilled to achieve the best result. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Develop and steer implementation of the Hamro Samman monitoring and evaluation plan;
- Design monitoring and evaluation tools and processes;
- Ensure timely collection, verification and analysis of data for all program indicators and their timely delivery for quarterly and other required reports to USAID and other agencies as appropriate;
- Monitor project progress toward results;
- Supervise timely and accurate reporting of quantitative and qualitative data by program implementing partners, in cooperation with program staff;
- Validate data from program partners and staff, including through field monitoring visits;
- Prepare interpretation tools (e.g. tables and charts) of data extracted from the Hamro Samman database and DevResults platform as needed;
- Design/update data collection instruments, schedules, analysis methods and applied technologies;
- Develop capacity of implementing partners to institute appropriate M&E systems within their organizations;
- Identify, document and share learnings acquired as a result of M&E to inform program planning;
- Lead the collection and finalization of the Hamro Samman baseline survey
- Provide technical input into the finalization of district CTIP profiles
- Provide technical advice to program managers to identify learning gaps and learning needs and develop an associated learning plan
- Contribute to the development of a strategic action research plan
- Lead the development, implementation of the DevResults platform ensuring maximum benefit for project learning
- Coordinate and leverage Hamro Samman project results with other USAID CTIP initiatives in the Asia region, including the USAID Asia CTIP project
- Build the capacity of staff and partners to assist in data collection and M&E reporting;
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Master’s level degree in statistics, economics or a related field, specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation preferred. Alternatively, a Bachelor’s level degree with eight years of relevant work experience.
- At least five years of relevant M&E experience in international development, including experience and/or technical knowledge in the design and management of development projects.
- Previous technical experience in counter trafficking in persons, labor rights, governance, and/or research
- Experience working to strengthen civil society and government systems is preferred
- Experience working with local staff and local organizations to transfer skills and knowledge
- Experience with gender equality and/or social inclusion in development programs preferred
- Knowledge of international donor 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 national level MIS approaches and existing government databases/data collection preferred
- Strong management, communication, and negotiation skills and the ability to collect data among a number of partners
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in Nepali and English are 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 preferred
- Readiness to travel frequently
Professionalism: Strong knowledge of the relevant technical areas.
Planning & Organizing: Ability to plan work and manage conflicting priorities.
Communication: Excellent spoken and written communication skills, including the ability to liaise with technical staff and present information in a clear and concise style. Fluency in written in English.
Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Analytical skills: Ability to analyze information and solve problems with excellent attention to detail.
To apply, please submit your application by email, referencing in the subject line “Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist”, to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before June 24, 2018. Your application must include a cover letter and C.V. Hard copies of applications will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Women, people with disabilities and those belonging to discriminated groups are strongly encouraged to apply. All employees should adhere to USAID and Winrock International’s code of ethics, and specifically child safeguarding and trafficking in persons provisions covered in the project agreement.