Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 November 2019

Job Description

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the M&E Lead will provide technical expertise and leadership to generate and analyze quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. S/he will work to design, manage, strengthen and provide strategic direction to the Mali DFSA’s M&E system. The M&E Lead will build or strengthen monitoring systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, survey and sample design and effectively promote evidence-based program management. S/he will coordinate and supervise M&E activities and staff, working closely with CRS program teams and partner staff to develop high quality monitoring systems and tools that address indicators set out in the project proposal.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and operationalize a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan; familiarity with FFP M&E and Reporting Policy and Guidance for the components of an M&E plan.
  • Build or strengthen monitoring systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, survey and sample design and effectively promoting evidence-based program management.
  • Develop data quality assurance strategies, data management and data visualization; including proficiency in database development/management, SPSS, Stata, EPI-Info, Access, Excel and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to various stakeholders.
  • Facilitate, strengthen and build the capacity and partnership through formal and informal training, with the capacity to empower staff through opportunities for professional growth and development.

Basic Qualifications (BQs)

  • A master’s degree in a quantitative field (preferably statistics; or economics, agricultural/development economics, bio-statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject) with significant training in quantitative methods.
  • Eight years relevant work experience, or a PhD, with at least six years of experience in a development setting, preferably the Sahel, with progressively increasing ME responsibility and at least two years of experience as a supervisor.
  • Excellent English and French language oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to travel for field missions for 25% level of effort as needed.
  • Experience working with large donors, USAID/FFP and/or USAID/FTF preferred.
  • Strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change (TOC), logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plan, data quality assurance, data utilization and gender integration into M&E.
  • Detail-oriented and excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and deliver required results in a timely and quality manner.
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience, flexibility and ability to work well in a multi-sectoral and multi-cultural team and to work closely, understand and support local Church partners.
  • Ability to work in a challenging and stressful environment with unexpected challenges.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook required
  • Experience conducting M&E activities in conflict and non-permissive environments is highly desirable.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Will supervise 2 to 3 DFSA M&E team members

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

About the Organization

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States. Our mission is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering, promote development of all people, and to foster charity and justice throughout the world. Working through local offices and an extensive network of partners, CRS operates on five continents and in 98 countries. We aid the poor by first providing direct assistance where needed, then encouraging people to help with their own development. Together, these approaches foster secure, productive, just communities that enable people to realize their potential. As the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic community, CRS is also committed to educating the people of the United States to fulfill their moral responsibilities toward our global brothers and sisters by helping the poor, working to remove the causes of poverty, and promoting social justice.

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