DIRECTOR OF MONITORING & EVALUATION AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

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Posted on 11 June 2018

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DIRECTOR OF MONITORING & EVALUATION AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS FOR MCA-CI (M/F): RANK D

DEPARTMENT/BUREAU/MISSION: Millennium Challenge Account-Côte d’Ivoire (MCA-CI) l JOB NUMBER: 009/MCA-CI /

POSTING DATE: June 7, 2018 l CLOSING DATE: July 5, 2018 l COUNTRY: Côte-d’Ivoire

ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK AND REPORTING LINES

Established in 2004, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a US Government bilateral aid program for low-income countries selected on the basis of performance indicators. The purpose of the program is to implement partnerships with countries that achieve satisfactory performance in three key areas: 1) good governance in public affairs management, 2) creation of an environment conducive to private initiative and 3) commitment of the State to invest significantly in the social sector. The US Government assistance is provided to beneficiary countries as grants to implement a given country investment program known as ”Compact Country” or ”Compact”.

The Government of Côte d’Ivoire and MCC signed a Grant Agreement in Washington DC on November 7, 2017 for a total amount of US $524.74 million. Such Grant, for the Ivorian people, will allow the fulfillment of two (02) major projects:

  1. Skills for Employability and Productivity Project (US $155 million) which aims to improve the employability of Ivorians and to increase the productivity of the private sector by boosting quality and relevance as well as access to basic and technical skills needed by the private sector;
  2. Abidjan Transport Project (US $292 million) which aims to increase the competitiveness of Abidjan as the country’s growth pole by enhancing the mobility of goods and people and reducing traffic in the central corridor of the city which connects the port to the northern, eastern and western parts of the country.

Millennium Challenge Account Côte d’Ivoire (MCA-CI), created by Ordinance No. 2017-820 of December 14, 2017, is responsible for the implementation of the Compact on behalf of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, and will act as an independent management body in implementing the Compact Côte d’Ivoire Program, whose objective is to generate inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty through investments in the projects presented above.

MAIN TASKS

Under the guidance of the Executive Director of Monitoring & Evaluation, and Economic Analysis will have as main tasks to:

  • Lead the combined Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Economic Analysis (EA) Unit;
  • Produce timely, relevant, and reliable data and assessments related to the progress and quality of project implementation and the achievement of targeted results by the Côte d’Ivoire Compact;
  • Monitor and report of progress toward compact targets;
  • Supporting the independent evaluations of the Compact;
  • Update the economic analysis of the Compact;
  • Manage the compact M&E budget and MEE staff.

DUTIES

Under the guidance of the Executive Director of Monitoring & Evaluation, and Economic Analysis will have as main tasks to:

  • Lead the development and periodic updates of the Côte d’Ivoire Compact M&E Plan, in accordance with MCC Guidelines and in coordination with MCC, MCA-Côte d’Ivoire project teams, and relevant stakeholders;
  • Lead the implementation of the monitoring component of the Côte d’Ivoire M&E Plan to provide timely and relevant input to project management and external reporting;
  • Define the performance indicators to be monitored along with their baselines and targets in collaboration with project teams; ensure that monitoring indicators are relevant to project management needs and that risks and assumptions included in the M&E Plan are appropriately tracked;
  • Produce the quarterly monitoring report, including the M&E Plan Indicator Tracking Table (ITT) and an associated analysis and narrative, to be reviewed by MCA-Côte d’Ivoire and MCC to inform project management. This should include reviewing all of the ITT data on a quarterly basis, checking inconsistent values with project leads and implementers, and storing supporting documentation for all data that is reported,
  • Identify critical data gaps or data quality issues related to the M&E Plan indicators early on and design and implement a plan to resolve these issues with the party that produces the data (e.g. government entities or project implementers) or through independent data collection;
  • Oversee independent Data Quality Reviews of monitoring and/or evaluation data reported by MCA-Côte d’Ivoire and implement a plan to address any identified weaknesses;
  • Design and implement field assessments of project implementation and achievement of outputs and intermediate outcomes;
  • Facilitate good reporting protocols for field visits conducted by all MCA-Côte d’Ivoire staff, through use of standardized field checklists and review of trip reports;
  • Disseminate information from M&E systems to relevant stakeholders in Côte d’Ivoire and to MCC
  • Support the design and implementation of the evaluation component of the Côte d’Ivoire M&E Plan to promote accountability and learning;
  • Advise on the data and evidence needs of Government of Côte d’Ivoire stakeholders so that, where possible, evaluations can be designed to meet those needs;
  • Provide data and documentation required to inform the design and implementation of evaluations to MCC and independent evaluators;
  • Monitor adherence to the project design and implementation plans and report any deviations to the independent evaluator;
  • Review evaluation reports, survey instruments, and other materials produced by each of the evaluators hired by MCC to conduct independent evaluations of the Compact projects;
  • Manage local stakeholder reviews of evaluation reports and materials;
  • Contract survey firms to undertake baseline and interim data collection for independent evaluations and supervise work in coordination with the independent evaluator;
  • Organize meetings/events for the dissemination of evaluation findings for each evaluation report
  • Ensure that the Cost-Benefit Analyses and Beneficiary Analyses, including estimate of the Economic Rate of Return (ERR), are modified and updated in accordance with MCC Guidelines as improved information becomes available (updating key parameters and variables);
  • Maintain close collaboration and integration between MEE and project teams to ensure that MEE’s data and analysis is accurate, up-to-date, and supports evidence-based project design and management;
  • Maintain regular communication with MCA-CI leadership, MCC MEE staff to provide updates on the status of MEE activities and to communicate risks related to the progress of implementation or the achievement of results and offer potential solutions;
  • Manage the M&E and Economic Analysis staff and supervise their activities;
  • Manage the compact M&E budget and provide updates to MCC on commitments and disbursements on a quarterly basis;
  • Manage the procurements and contracts funded by the compact M&E budget and report progress to MCC on a quarterly basis;
  • Support the development and implementation of M&E-related components of the Social and Gender Integration Plan (SGIP).


APPLICANT PROFILE

Education:

Minimum of a Master’s degree, PhD strongly preferred, in economics, statistics or a related field with a significant quantitative component and coursework in advanced economics and statistics.

Experience:

The candidate should have:

§ Ten (10) or more years of experience, seven (7) of which is in managing teams that conducted quantitative and qualitative analyses of programs, including a minimum of five (5) years of experience in M&E;§ Previous managerial experience with demonstrated ability to balance a variety of tasks and demands and to meet deadlines in a responsible and flexible manner;§ Demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring systems, including collecting, analyzing, and reporting performance data;§ Experience applying economic concepts to real-world problems, using data and analysis to reach conclusions and provide recommendations;§ Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing program evaluations involving household or business surveys;§ Demonstrated history of delivering high quality projects on time and within budget;§ Demonstrated competency in cost-benefit analysis of projects is desired;§ Experience with donors financing projects of similar nature;§ Experience conducting this type of work in Côte d’Ivoire is desired. Experience working in education or transport sectors preferred;§ Excellent team leadership and performance management skills;§ Demonstrated ability to work in a team and collaborate with individuals with diverse technical backgrounds and with external stakeholders including government entities and international agencies;§ Excellent organizational skills related to data and document management;§ Strong analytical and report writing skills;§ Demonstrated understanding of gender and social inclusion M&E approaches in large projects and experience with meeting the gender requirements of international development projects preferred;§ Strong and demonstrable skills in contract management. Linguistic & computer knowledge:§ Knowledge of statistical software (STATA, SPSS, or SAS) and strong proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;§ Written and spoken fluency in French required. Proficiency in English preferred.

APPLICATION FILE§ A detailed Resume (CV); § A dated and signed Cover Letter with salary expectations;§ Copies of diplomas;§ Three (03) professional and three (03) academic references;§ An updated criminal record not older than three (03) months.

POSITION-RELATED ENVIRONMENT AND BENEFITS§ A compensation package at the most attractive levels of compensation systems around the world;§ For very ambitious future career prospects, wide possibilities for improving knowledge and skills in all areas;§ Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with the different stakeholders. Occasional international travel may also be required.

NOTICE TO CANDIDATES

· In accordance with its Gender policy, MCC strongly encourages female applicants; · No fees will be paid to MCA-Côte d’Ivoire or any of its agents at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training fees or other);· MCE guarantees that no person complying with the requirements of the offers posted on its website and appearing in other channels may be unfairly dismissed from the recruitment process;· Only candidates with defined profiles and valid documents will be retained for interview.

If you are interested in participating in a program to reduce poverty and increase the income of more than 11,3 million Ivorians, join us by filing your application on our recruitment platform www.mce-afrique.net/recrutementmca-ci or in a sealed envelope with the indication « APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS FOR MCA-CI » at La Maison des Chefs d’Entreprise (MCE) head office located at 32 rue des Alizés-Zone 4C or at its secondary office in Plateau, Boulevard de la République, opposite of Félix Houphouët Boigny Stadium, Immeuble AVS, 2nd Floor, Door 26/27, no later than Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 6pm GMT.

For further information or in case of difficulties to apply, send an email to support-mca-ci@mce-afrique.net or contact us on + (225)21 35 17 91; GSM: + (225) 74 20 03 82 / 04 00 02 50.

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