Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Associate

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 22 December 2020
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Job Description

Overview

  • Work Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Application Close Date: January 25, 2021
  • Estimated Start date: February 15, 2021
  • Department: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning
  • Reports to: Hub Director (collaborates with Global MERL Manager)
  • Travel: Up to 30% within the region
  • Contract Terms: Full time. Only candidates from the region will be considered

About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goal. As the world’s preeminent participatory mapping NGO, HOT has fostered a global mapping community composed of more than 280,000 people with ground operations in six countries. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies this global network to create the maps and data that enable responders to reach those in need. Leveraging field expertise we’ve built over the past 5+ years, HOT continues to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction and local community support to increase support for Missing Maps and humanitarian partners including the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, World Bank, and UN OCHA, among others.

About You

HOT is looking for someone passionate about, and experienced in, measuring the impact of digital development and humanitarian action projects. You should be able to work within a fast-paced, international organization responding to urgent crises and persistent development issues. You should be excited about implementing M&E systems in the region that contribute to global outcomes and impact. You will have experience in M&E within at least 3 of the sectors in which HOT works (health, education, gender equity, disaster response, DRR, ICT4D and more). You should be familiar with the SDGs and measuring the outputs, outcomes and impact of digital projects in a global environment. You will enjoy training implementation teams on the collection of high quality data. You will have experience working within the international space.

About the Position

  • Collaborate with the Global Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) team to create a global system to define, track, and analyze metrics with the Asia region, contributing to global objectives.
  • Participate in the development of data collection tools and trackers which can be operationalized in low-resource settings.
  • Create and adapt policies, toolkits and training materials for MERL in the Asia region.
  • Train colleagues on tenets of M&E, including importance of collecting data, data quality, definition of indicators, usage of data collection tools, analysis and reporting.
  • Provide ongoing support to OpenStreetMap communities in the Asia region through trainings on M&E, compliance on data reporting, and troubleshooting.
    • Travel to OSM communities to carry out trainings and compliance checks.
  • Support data collection and analysis for ad hoc field projects in the Asia region alongside the Humanitarian Data team.
  • Provide thought leadership on measuring the impact of data interventions in the humanitarian and development context.
  • Participate in meetings and strategy discussions with the global MERL team to optimize the effectiveness of data collection and use of data in strategic decision making across HOT and OSM communities.
  • Carry out ongoing data & statistical analysis.
  • Support the development and implementation of evaluations as they arise, as guided by the global MERL team.
  • Increase focus on learning, including documenting and sharing lessons learned from across project and programme implementation.
  • MERL support on ad hoc projects, including a 2-year USAID-funded project

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, data science, GIS, or similar field
  • At least 5 years of experience in monitoring & evaluation in the Asia region, with thematic areas of ICT4D/digital development/humanitarian information strongly preferred.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing an international MERL team across international projects or programmes
  • Proven experience training teams on: data collection, data quality, implementation of tools, analysis and reporting; especially in low resource environments
  • Familiarity with GIS and OpenStreetMap
  • Knowledge of gender mainstreaming
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff
  • Care deeply about the mission: passionate about humanitarian & development work demonstrated through prior professional experiences
  • A good sense of humour and willingness to learn

Preferred

  • Skills and work experience in statistical analysis and software, such as SPSS, SAS, R, STATA, etc.
  • Knowledge of at least one other language spoken in the region
  • Lived or worked internationally a plus


Compensation & Benefits

All HOT salaries globally are set according to a framework detailed on our website. HOT offers a work-from-anywhere culture, flexible working arrangements, a variety of health care options, 401k retirement savings plans, and 24 days of annual leave for all full-time employees, in addition to 12 paid holidays.

Equal Opportunity

We seek to recruit persons that reflect the diversity of the communities we work with and further, to support their retention and advancement within the organization. HOT does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. Our staff includes people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives on the world. HOT is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to live our values and promote inclusivity in all locations. All of our staff work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of all is valued and respected.

To Apply

Please complete the application by January 25, 2021. Your CV/resume should not exceed 2 pages. In addition, please upload a recent summary report (max 2 pages) that demonstrates your knowledge in measuring impact of humanitarian or development data interventions or measuring impact of H2H (humanitarian to humanitarian) organizations.

About the Organization

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goal. As the world’s preeminent participatory mapping NGO, HOT has fostered a global mapping community composed of more than 280,000 people with ground operations in six countries. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies this global network to create the maps and data that enable responders to reach those in need. Leveraging field expertise we’ve built over the past 5+ years, HOT continues to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction and local community support to increase support for Missing Maps and humanitarian partners including the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, World Bank, and UN OCHA, among others.

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