Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 June 2019

Job Description

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan (PRESTIJ)

USAID’s Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan (PRESTIJ) seeks to support an increased and sustainable supply of certified primary school teachers in Jordan by improving the system of pre-service teacher education programming offered by Jordanian universities, centered primarily around the implementation of the adapted Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) pre-service teacher education modules. The M&E Specialist will be responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of the project’s M&E system, in close coordination with the technical staff.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Interested candidates should submit their CV or resume and cover letter (in English) to: recruitment@worldlearning.org. Please include the post title on the subject line as well as a note in the email body explaining your qualifications for the position. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

Data Management

  • Oversee the development of the project’s M&E system, MERL framework including clearly defined objectives, indicators, data collection, reporting and other data management processes;
  • Manage the process of efficiently tracking and reporting on our progress against the project’s baseline and targets;
  • Ensure data quality and accuracy through DQA and other quality assurance tools, systematically implementing it throughout the project;
  • Ensure timely reporting and warehousing of the programmatic data in World Learning’s project monitoring software;
  • Identifying innovative solutions to promoting data-based decision making among the program staff;
  • Contribute towards development of programmatic reports, conference papers and other learning materials using the evidence base of the project;
  • Working closely with the World Learning Headquarters’ MERL department to ensure the overall alignment of the project’s MERL priorities with those identified at the agency and global levels for girls’ education and other related themes.

Learning

  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s learning agenda aligned with World Learning’s thematic theories of change, integrating components of M&E, Research and Learning;
  • Oversee and manage studies and evaluations implemented throughout the project’s lifetime;
  • Build a strong and convincing evidence base on key learning priorities to demonstrate our program’s results and achievements;
  • Working with the program SMT, initiate and support implementation of programmatic reviews and other learning activities related to the CLA approach;
  • Develop and implement learning activities with partners and other like-minded stakeholders.

Capacity Building

  • Build in-house and partner capacity for implementing the MERL activities planned for this project by designing, conducting trainings, coaching, mentoring, and provision of technical support;
  • Other responsibilities that may be assigned.

Requirements

  • Masters’ degree in an area related to international development and data management, gender studies, international development, or other related field required;
  • Significant experience designing and implementing M&E systems for international donor-funded projects in Jordan or similar contexts;
  • Strong familiarity with M&E databases and data management software;
  • Demonstrated expertise in qualitative and quantitative data collection and management methods;
  • Knowledge of USAID system of indicators, results, and reporting;
  • Experience in supporting M&E for programs that promote gender equality highly desirable;
  • Ability to work across various teams with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build consensus and navigate complex operating environments;
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently to project sites around Jordan;
  • Fluency in English and Arabic required; Jordan nationals preferred;
  • Commitment to the principles of inclusive approaches to programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

About the Organization

Why World Learning

Eighty years ago, a group of young Americans sailed to Germany on a cultural exchange program. They returned home with lifelong friendships, a broader understanding of the world, and the ability to empathize with people from other cultures. This was the beginning of The Experiment in International Living. It was also the beginning of World Learning.

The Experiment in International Living is still a vibrant part of World Learning today. But as global needs have grown, World Learning has grown too. Today World Learning operates the SIT graduate school, study abroad programs, and leads international development and civic activism programs throughout the world.

In 60 countries with an annual budget of $145 million, World Learning empowers people and strengthens institutions that help people learn, grow, and thrive.

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