Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (ME&L) Director

Kramatorsk, Ukraine
Apply by 20 May 2018
Posted on 20 April 2018

Job Description

FHI 360 is recruiting a Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (ME&L) for the anticipated USAID-funded Donbas Governance program. The purpose of the project is to promote inclusive civic identity and common civic values by addressing the divisive impacts of Russian aggression, Ukrainian ultra-nationalism, and the consequences of ongoing armed conflict. The activity will promote civic awareness, social and economic entrepreneurship, and improve democratic engagement between citizens and government institutions as well as improve community services in areas most affected by these divisive influences.

This position will be based in Kramatorsk and require travel in the South and East of the country, as required. This position is contingent upon award.

Job Summary:

The ME&L Director is an executive level position reporting to the Chief of Party. S/he will play a lead role in the design and implementation of a comprehensive ME&L plan with appropriate indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data, and recommending changes to annual work plans or data collection techniques as needed. S/he will also oversee the development and implementation of the FHI research and analysis agenda. S/he will train staff and partners and liaise with USAID on M&E reporting requirements, project learning strategies, and protocols for modifying the ME&L plan. S/he will work closely with staff and community stakeholders to coordinate local data collection in the field, and contribute to the development of monthly and quarterly performance reports.

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate implementation of the project ME&L plan, as well as a Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) approach.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to relevant project staff, including ME&L Officers in Kyiv, Kramatorsk, Mariupol, Severdonetsk, and other geographic areas targeted by the project.
  • Lead implementation of data quality assurance systems for the project.
  • Oversee the project’s management information system and database, ensuring that data is accurately uploaded into the system by staff and partners on a regular basis.
  • Develop the data collection tools and systems needed for the implementation of the project’s performance monitoring plan (PMP).
  • Operationalize the PMP, including data collection and verification and prepare project performance and data reports as required.
  • Ensure data collection tools and systems are being used correctly by staff and partners to collect required and accurate data for performance, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Identify ME&L technical assistance (TA) needs of partners, facilities and/or government counterparts and provide/organize TA through training, mentorship, and/or on-site supervision.
  • Participate in program monitoring visits/forums with other project staff as necessary.
  • Ensure all relevant project staff are aware of and adhere to funder and government monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and requirements.
  • Continuously review and analyze collected data and advise program management on needed program revisions.
  • Advise and promote best practices in data management and ME&L among project staff and partners.
  • Coordinate closely with the USAID Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in social science, statistics, evaluation science or other related field (advanced degree preferred);
  • A minimum of 10 years’ work experience, including at least 6 years relevant professional experience managing monitoring and evaluation for complex development activities, especially those including civil society, local governance, and social cohesion objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communities, civil society, local government representatives and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate monitoring, learning, and evaluation processes across multiple technical offices, local stakeholders and geographic regions;
  • Mastery of the design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies; experience with complexity-aware monitoring and evaluation models is desired.
  • Demonstrated data analysis and report writing skills;
  • Experience working on USAID programs required.

Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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