MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND LEARNING ADVISOR
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Work Location : Dem Rep of Congo – Goma Type of Post : Unaccompanied
Other Possible Location : Funding : THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL
Expected Travel : up to 40% Type of Contract :
Language Requirement : ENGLISH AND FRENCH Application Deadline : 10/23/20
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time
CARE seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Advisor for the USAID Partnership for the Development of Eastern Congo (P-DEC), a cooperative agreement that aims to strengthen the foundations for durable peace in the country with a focus on Ituri and North Kivu provinces. P-DEC will adopt cross-sectoral stabilization approaches to address drivers of conflict that gave rise to and continue to fuel the activities of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and various other armed groups and community militias.
The program will support a transition from post-Ebola humanitarian assistance to development and focus on areas where there is demonstrated political will to achieve the goals and objectives of the program. This cooperative agreement is expected to be a 5-year program between $10 million to $39.5 million, pending USAID’s confirmation of the award parameters.
This position will be based in Goma, DRC. This position is subject to project award and funding. International relocation and allowances are available.
Monitoring & Evaluation:
- Develop the overall framework for the project’s M&E systems, including requirements, reporting, baseline, and evaluation surveys. Develop and monitor the project’s PMP to systematically document project performance for project technical leads and the project leadership team.
- Ensure the alignment of and M&E and Learning activities with program goals and contribute to the development of annual work plans to identify project targets and ensure inclusion of M&E and Learning activities.
- Monitor project activities and tracking these activities against the results framework.
- Conduct field visits for data validation, to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets. Coordinate data collection at project sites to monitor program development and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data. Capture and document lessons learned; champion the scaling up best practices.
- Generate monthly indicator reports and tracking progress against key indicators.
- Ensure timely and accurate submission of project activities to donor, including progress against targets set in the award agreement and annual work plan, quarterly, and annual reports.
- Provide technical leadership and support to project and partner staff in planning and implementing M&E systems and activities, data-based program decision-making, and results reporting. Supervise, mentor, and build capacity of project M&E staff.
- Develop and implement effective monitoring tools and approaches to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions.
- Support the Chief of Party in coordinating the mid-term and final project evaluations.
- Ensure that CARE’s PSEAH (Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment) policy and safety and security policies and procedures are applied to all aspects of M&E programming.
- Ensure implementation of the feedback and complaint mechanism, training; put in place a communication loop with the community on their perception of the project and how they could influence it.
- Partner closely with P-DEC staff to promote collaboration and learning synergies with other activities in the implementation areas.
- Play a critical role in operationalizing P-DEC’s adaptive, iterative management approach using state-of-the-art collaboration, learning, and adaptation techniques.
- Develop and lead knowledge management programs, facilitate communities of practice and social networking, as well as facilitating organizational learning, change, and advancing foreign aid effectiveness.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships and productive working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
- Master’s degree in a relevant field (preferred) or additional relevant experience.
- Minimum of 8 years of M&E and Learning experience, with experience in technical areas relevant to the solicitation preferred.
- Previous experience managing M&E on USG-funded programs of a similar size and scope.
- Demonstrated track record in strategic, systems and holistic thinking, managing resistance to change, and understanding of organizational culture, learning, and change management.
- Experience with collaboration, learning, and adaptation.
- Demonstrated presentation skills that can influence decision makers and foster organizational change strategies, and experience implementing them within a complex organizational setting.
- Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender, Equity, and Inclusion, as evidenced in previous management positions and programming. Commitment to upholding CARE’s PSEAH policies.
- Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal skills.
- Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
- Fluency in English and French (spoken and written) is required
- Ability to travel within program areas of DRC as required and as security conditions allow.
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