Job DescriptionThe Senior Manager for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning ( Research Social Science Analyst 3)•provides technical leadership in the design, management, and implementation of the Governance and Economic Development (GED) division•s adaptive management and learning systems, including monitoring, evaluation and our knowledge platform.• S/he will ensure effective solutions for project and program teams, liaise with internal and external stakeholders, and track wider M&E trends, and identifying opportunities for innovation and thought leadership.• This is a full time position based in RTI•s worldwide headquarters in the Research Triangle Park, NC, or our Washington, DC office. The position leads a team of home office and field based professionals, working across programs focused on governance, youth and economic opportunity, and stabilization, and reports to the GED Vice President.
- Manage and develop GED•s Adaptive Management System to maximize M&E and management utility, support accurate data collection and reporting, ensure adequate knowledge sharing, and capture impacts and learning across the GED portfolio;
- Develop and/or support the development of evaluable project designs, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plans and performance indicators for new proposals;
- Provide guidance to project teams in establishing performance monitoring and evaluation systems, including design or guidance on creation and/or adaptation of templates and data collection tools, with optimal data value;
- Provide comprehensive M&E technical support to projects and programs, including work plan development, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reporting, indicator selection and development, learning and study design and monitoring;
- Review client (USAID/DFAT/DFID) frameworks and guidance related to data including data collection tools, reporting forms, and data analysis and reporting, and provide guidance to project and proposal teams;
- Directly manage and co-design program evaluations, field assessments and research, as needed, including management of RTI staff, individual consultants, and firms, that implement various components of the field work, and any home office inputs required;
- Design and deliver training to build the technical capacity of RTI teams in efficient and effective data collection, reporting, analysis, quality control, and dissemination/feedback processes;
- Collaborate with project teams and other RTI units to design, pilot, evaluate and implement new methodologies, standard indicators to facilitate learning, and new primary and M&E data collection tools and technologies; and
- Serve as the division•s representative in cross-Institute working groups, and university collaborations, and international initiatives to advance the application of learning frameworks and evidence-based development.
- Master•s degree in statistics or the social sciences with emphasis on social research design and analysis, or related field;
- •Minimum of nine (9) years of work experience with a minimum of (5) years in research or evaluation/assessment design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of USAID or other donor funded governance and/or economic development programs, or a Ph.D in a related field with 6 plus years of relevant work experience.
- Strong qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation skills required, including but not limited to survey and focus group instrument design and use, data presentation, and development and communication of results;
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the application of theories of change and program logical frameworks, preferred;
- Excellent research, writing and presentation skills (written and oral), with a demonstrated track record in professional publication and conference presentation;
- Demonstrated capacity to design and conduct training;
- Significant experience with the U.S. Government•s Foreign Assistance Framework and its Indicators, with experience with DFID and DFAT frameworks, preferred;
- Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in teams;
- Ability to multi-task, work independently, and meet deadlines;
- English fluency required, with foreign language skills in French or Spanish strongly preferred; and
- Ability to travel internationally, estimated at 40 percent, occasionally under conditions of hardship.
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