The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director for a forthcoming USG-funded project focused on combating labor exploitation and forced labor in Brazil. This multi-year, multi-faceted project will work closely with local partners to implement prosecution, protection, and prevention activities to combat forced labor, promote industry adherence to Brazilian and international labor standards and to support significant research. The Brazil-based MEL Director will lead the establishment of monitoring and evaluation processes to measure program effectiveness and inform the design and implementation of evidence-based interventions including project baseline, mid-term and final assessments. The MEL director will also play substantive role in supporting the design and execution of rigorous prevalence surveys focused on forced labor in Brazil.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
- Lead development of the MEL plan and relevant capacities across of a team of experts, advisors, partners, and staff
- Design, develop and deploy tools, protocols and procedures for data collection and performance monitoring, as well as baseline, midline, and endline assessments, as needed
- Collaborate closely with Principal Investigator and Research partners in design and execution of Forced Labor Prevalence Survey instruments
- Develop systems to establish, document, and monitor benchmarks, performance goals and indicators across program activities
- Support grantees in designing program log frames, indicators, and data collection methods, monitoring field-level grantee activities and training grantees in monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
- Coordinate MEL activities according to the approved plan and in consultation with State Department and key stakeholders, including data quality assessments and mid-term and final assessments
- Oversee an iterative cycle of learning practices, including multiple feedback loops, modules, pause and reflect sessions, and collaborative learning
- Lead high-quality report preparation, capturing results of key activities and indicators to ensure that information is complete and verified for timely submission to the donor
- Travel to areas of intervention within Brazil and to PADF headquarters in Washington as needed and as international public health conditions allow;
- Perform other duties as required.
Education, Experience and Other Qualifications:
- Eight (8) years of experience in the implementation of MEL systems for programs financed by the United States Government. Experience with Trafficking in Persons projects strongly preferred
- Four (4) years of experience in the development or implementation of MEL plans, preferably with substantial research component
- Experience developing and managing MEL plans and data collection systems from program startup to closeout
- Experience managing performance indicator tracking tables, writing reports, and documenting lessons learned
- Experience deploying MEL tools and providing training and technical assistance to program staff and local organizations
- Skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, experience with data analysis program, such as SPSS or SAS, preferred
- Experience integrating cross-cutting considerations, such as gender and marginalized groups, into MEL systems preferred.
- Fluency in spoken and written Portuguese, English proficiency preferred
- Degree in a relevant field, higher-level preferred
When applying for this position, please include a cover letter and compensation requirements.
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About the Organization
The mission of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is to create a hemisphere of opportunity, for all. We work across Latin America and the Caribbean to make our region stronger–-more healthy, peaceful, just, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable for current and future generations. For nearly 60 years, we have served the most vulnerable communities, investing resources throughout the hemisphere. We partner with and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the region.