Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Colombia Anda

  • Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 May 2021

Job Description

This position will be Part-Time.

Responsibilities
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will report directly to the Headquarters-based Senior Program Manager and will serve as the primary point of contact and oversight for activities related to the Colombia Resilience Program (Anda) impact evaluation. The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for coordinating communications and performing technical oversight of the local entities who are carrying out the evaluation activities in country.

Specific Responsibilities include:
• Sign legal documents on behalf of Global Communities
• Liaise between Headquarters Senior Program Manager, MELKM team, and local entities’ in-country representatives;
• Communicate with local entities on matters relating to the evaluation and respond to questions, including providing programmatic information on program objectives, technical approach, monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies developed during the course of the program;

• Review deliverables for technical quality, including inception report, templates/instruments used to collect information, and reports;
• Provide technical advice and guidance to HQ-based Senior Program Manager upon review of deliverables
• Knowledge of Anda program objectives, technical approach and program history;
• Experience with Anda program Monitoring & Evaluation tools and methodologies ;
• Knowledge of Global Communities Monitoring and Evaluation standard procedures.

Qualifications
• University degree in social sciences, development studies, statistics, economics or related field
• At least 15 years work experience in overseeing and coordinating monitoring and evaluation systems of development programs;
• Experience in designing and applying analytical tools and methodologies that measure organizational capacities and socioeconomic development;
• Experience in application of quality assurance concepts and mechanisms
• Knowledge of and experience with rigorous qualitative research methods, tools, and techniques
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with various actors
• Fluency in Spanish (English not required).
• Colombian residency required.

This is a local position.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities seeks an experienced Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Bogota, Colombia. From 2013 to 2019 Global Communities implemented the Anda Program to reduce poverty and increase the resilience of vulnerable population groups in 43 rural communities and six municipalities in the department of Córdoba and in the municipalities of Cartagena and Montería. Through a concentrated and integrated development approach, the program addressed the root causes of poverty and facilitated opportunities for families to break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient.

Global Communities has contracted a local consulting firm to perform annual check-ins and implement a comprehensive impact evaluation 2-5 years after formal program activities cease. The consulting firm will measure socioeconomic development indicators and environmental resilience indicators, under the program's Community Development Objective and the cross-cutting Environmental Resilience Objective in a sample of the 43 rural communities and of the municipalities in Córdoba. Annual check-ins will track how a select number of communities and municipalities maintain practices and continue towards development. The final impact evaluation will measure sustainability and the extent to which beneficiaries have retained knowledge, attitudes and practices they adopted over the course of the program. The evaluation will provide an additional opportunity for beneficiaries to reflect upon the continued changes in their communities and opine on how they have contributed to their own

development.

Global Communities is also partnering with a local organization to perform a monitoring of their environmental resilience activities with beneficiaries in Cartagena under the program's Income Generation Objective. The organization will design and implement targeted workshops to further build capacity in environmental resilience for beneficiaries based on these findings and will then undertake an additional monitoring two years later to measure the extent to which beneficiaries have retained knowledge, attitudes and practices they adopted over the course of the program.

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