Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Apply by 9 May 2018
Posted on 9 April 2018

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager for an upcoming donor-funded project. The M&E Manager will be responsible for establishing and implementing an effective system to monitor progress, impacts and successes of project activities and performance at all levels. The M&E Manager will also monitor all grant activities and sub-grantees and ensure that the project complies with USAID performance reporting requirements. S/he will conduct impact assessments, baseline studies, surveys and need assessments to identify necessary changes and future project opportunities. Additionally, as the project has a strong M&E component, the M&E Manager will be providing M&E technical assistance to project beneficiaries and stakeholders specifically on situation analysis, SMART indicators (output and outcome), indicator reference sheets, data collection protocols, data use strategies, reporting and results-based management best practices.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position reports to the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Makes operational decisions and manages the various components of the program dealing with M&E;
  • Manages data collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators by project team members and project counterparts;
  • Develops the Project Management Plan setting out specific quantifiable performance indicators and targets for overall objectives and activities and establishing monitoring systems to measure project progress;
  • Leads writing of quarterly technical and financial reports; and
  • Utilizes critical inputs, feedback, and assessments from evaluation partners to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, international development, evaluation research, statistics, or a related field;
  • At least 5 years of experience in designing, managing and implementing results-based M&E activities in Burkina Faso;
  • Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Experience working with an international development organization and knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines and tools for monitoring and evaluation, especially impact evaluation;
  • Experience working in an M&E role on a governance and/or civil society program;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and relevant computer software skills with proficiency in Excel and other data management systems; and
  • Proficiency in English and French, with Fulani language skills highly desired.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

About the Organization

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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