Director of Research, Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 June 2020
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Closing on 18 July 2020
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Job Description

Introduction:

Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities in Conflict Task Order 1 (BRICC) is a new 5-year USAID-funded program. The objective of the program is to foster resilience and stability in conflict-affected communities in Northeast Syria by restoring essential services, promoting good governance and restoring livelihoods and local economies. The program uses an integrated, multi-sectoral, conflict-sensitive approach and has a special focus on religious and ethnic minorities, women and girls, persons with disabilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable groups.

BRICC is a remote management program, based in Amman, Jordan and delivered through coordinators, partners and grantees living and working inside Syria. Travel to Syria is not expected or required for this role.

The Director of Research, Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (RAMEL) will lead all activities related to M&E, research, analysis and learning. The Director of RAMEL reports directly to the Chief of Party.

Essential Job Functions

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • BRICC performance monitoring and reporting. The Director will manage and ensure the quality of the entire system by which BRICC and the donor monitor program performance. This includes activities such as:
  • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and target
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP) and performance management plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
  • Develop and oversee data flow pattern for the project, to ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate
  • Research management. BRICC conducts mixed-methodology semiannual research studies, sector assessments and periodic ad hoc studies on various research topics within its scope of work. The Director is responsible for managing internal and external research and ensuring all work is done on time and to high quality. This includes SOW development, methodology development, review/design of data collection tools, data collection work planning, and data cleaning and management
  • Research and reporting deliverables The director RAMEL is responsible for the overall quality of all research related deliverables including research assessment, and ad hoc reports as well as any internal or external evaluations
  • Data utilization and learning Leads strategic collaboration activities with BRICC senior management and technical teams to learn from project data and adapt interventions as appropriate
  • Verification of grant milestones. The Director will supervise the system by which staff in Amman and in Syria ensure that the work done by grantees matches milestones specified in grant agreements. This work is done in close coordination with technical teams and the grants team.
  • Work planning. The RAMEL unit coordinates the process of Quarterly Work Planning by all technical teams and ensures overall quality. The Director leads the process under the supervision of the Chief of Party, working closely with all technical teams.
  • Periodic reporting. The RAMEL Director is responsible for ensuring delivery of Weekly reports, Quarterly Performance Reports and other reports as required by the BRICC contract or agreed with the client.
  • Communications. The RAMEL Director is responsible for overseeing BRICC’s external communications work including the production of success stories, videos, blog posts, and social media outreach, in line with specific USAID standards and requirements
  • Team management. The RAMEL Director is responsible for managing the RAMEL team in Amman and in Syria. With the support of HR, the Director is responsible for ensuring that the team is fully staffed and for ensuring staff performance.
  • Stakeholder coordination: In close consultation with the Chief of Party the RAMEL director will responsible for coordinating with any USAID funded third-party monitoring programs in NES.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Required Education & Experience

The successful candidate should have

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of work experience in research, analysis, Monitoring & Evaluation and related fields, including demonstrated experience in a managerial role
  • Strong country experience in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; experience of conflict-affected countries is particularly valuable; experience of Syria is preferred.
  • Track record of working on Monitoring & Evaluation for USAID-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing research programs and projects in the MENA region.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated experience of designing and/or managing M&E in at least one of the following sectors

  • Governance and capacity development programming
  • Livelihoods, economic growth and economic recovery
  • Stabilization, peace-building or early recovery
  • A Masters’ degree in a relevant topic, e.g. Public Administration, Public Policy, International Development, International Relations, Conflict Studies, Security and Development is required.

SuccessFactors

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen to and respect colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment.
  • Demonstrated strong communication and problem-solving skills, results-oriented, flexible.
  • Create supportive working relationship among all program components.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.

Travel Requirements:

  • None

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal office conditions

About the Organization

Blumont is a global organization working in concert with local communities to design and implement innovative approaches to build infrastructure, deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance, and foster opportunities for long-term stability and development. With two decades of experience working in the world’s most challenging environments, we have the capacity to effectively operate in nearly any conditions. Blumont serves refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of conflict, and other underserved populations through programming tailored to local contexts and needs in order to empower communities from relief and recovery to sustainable resilience.

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