UMCOR Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, International Development

PURPOSE: Working under the Executive Secretaries of Monitoring and Evaluation for UMCOR and Global Ministries, the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will focus on M&E for UMCOR’s international programs in health, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and food security, emergency response, and social and community development. The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will identify program evaluation needs and priorities, establish protocols, analyze and interpret results, and communicate results to international programs teams and donors. The M&E manager will provide technical leadership as well as management leadership to field staff to ensure M&E procedures are followed appropriately.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Acting as primary point of contact for HQ M&E technical assistance including providing in-country support on country or program specific M&E needs and ongoing remote support. • Assisting the field in the identification of evaluation needs and supporting the design and implementation of practical tools. Aligning this support and tool development with agency-wide efforts in M&E and Performance Management. • Providing support to proposal development, particularly during the logframe and design discussions. • Design and manage a process for collection of comprehensive data from baseline, mid-term and conclusion of projects to provide clear monitoring of progress to achieving goals and objectives. • Develop and maintain systems to analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact of the program with efficient feedback loops. • Responsible for developing and tracking appropriate indicators for program interventions and identifying indicators for substantive accomplishments and relevant milestones. • Communicate to all technical staff and partners the process for collection and reporting of monitoring data, explain the roles of each, and train them on the indicator definitions and the data collection process and systems. • Responsible for ensuring that staff are adequately trained to conduct M&E activities accurately; • Monitor data collection processes for quality assurance purposes. • Travel periodically to the field to check the quality of the monitoring data by seeing the collection process at work and reviewing the key concepts in the indicators. • Oversee evaluation activities, including some evaluations that will employ methods such as random assignment, quasi-experimental, regression-based methods, and surveys. • Ensure compliance with donor’s evaluation policies when applicable. • Designing e-learning courses and reference materials on how to operationalize monitoring systems.
• Masters in public health, international development, or other relevant social science preferred. • Expertise in monitoring and evaluation of development programming including impact evaluation methodology and research methodology. • Field experience in relevant program areas such as health, sanitation, poverty reduction, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, or food security. • Background in overseeing surveys or related quantitative methods. • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage staff, and budgeting of M&E activities. • Ability to travel up to 40% including to very low-resource settings. • Proficiency in French preferred.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES: • Familiarity with an array of evaluation tools and methodologies. • Experience using program logic modeling, surveying, or other M&E software as well as data analysis programs such as a SAS, Stata, R, or GIS. • Field experience in designing and implementing practical monitoring systems. • Proven experience in designing and implementing M&E activities and indicators, as well as analyzing the data collected. • Ability to determine appropriate locations for control or comparison areas/groups. • Knowledge of incorporating gender analyses into health and development work. • Ability to work closely with staff to explain M&E processes and how those processes relate to the work of the project. • Ability to assure that individuals and teams adhere to the highest standards of quality, relevance, and timeliness. • Knowledge of change management to facilitate dissemination and application of lessons learned. • Ability to motivate and provide leadership within the team. • Experience at cross-cultural communication techniques. • Be a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
How to apply:
If you meet the minimum requirements, submit your cover letter, resume and complete the position related questions on our website at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GBGM&cws=1&.... Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received by February 28, 2013 will receive immediate review. All others will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with hiring at the earliest possible date, with the likelihood of moving into the interview stage by early March, 2013. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This job will remain open until filled. No phone calls please. We appreciate your interest in the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
The General Board of Global Ministries is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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