PADF seeks a Mexico City, Mexico-based Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the upcoming U.S. Department of Labor Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls (EQUAL) Project. This 4-year program will work to reduce the child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls within the agriculture sector in Mexico, focusing on the states of Veracruz and Oaxaca. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for leading the design, implementation and operation of all evaluation activities for EQUAL, including project M&E, data quality assessment activities; and the design and implementation of performance monitoring plans. Position is contingent on funding. Anticipated start date November 2019.
- Coordinate all M&E activities according to the approved work plan and in consultation with USDOL and key stakeholders;
- Design project M&E system, including development of gender-specific indicators.
- Carry out data quality analysis surveys
- Train partner organizations on project M&E system
- Facilitate and support independent external evaluations
- Liaise with USDOL, ILO, private sector partner organizations, and national, state and local governments in Mexico to support Program activities as required;
- Ensure that benchmarks, performance goals and indicators are monitored and achieved;
- Be responsible for submission of high-quality written reports in English and Spanish on program activities capturing impacts related to all activities;
- Other duties as required.
- A Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, economics, international development or related field;
- Minimum of 5 years in professional M&E experience in international donor assistance organizations.
- Prior experience with USG-funded programs in Latin America, especially Mexico, strongly preferred;
- Proven success in designing, implementing and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to close-out.
- Experience in gender-related analysis, gender mainstreaming and development of indicators of adolescent girl’s and women’s economic empowerment
- Knowledge of major evaluation methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, impact)
- Experience planning and managing surveys
- Experience developing and refining data collection tools and analyzing data
- Experience managing and training M&E field officers and/or subgrantees
- Experience with data quality assessments and oversight
- Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated leadership and team-building experience; ability to communicate effectively with program/technical staff.
- Written and spoken fluency in English and Spanish required.
About the Organization
Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is an independent, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public and private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, thereby advancing the principles of the Organization of the American States (OAS).