Project Guidance and Support Assist country office teams in an ongoing manner, to develop and implement project M&E systems that meet ACDI/VOCA and donor standards. Support country offices to develop and implement Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plans. Support country offices to develop and implement data quality and data management plans. Provide specific mentoring guidance throughout the project lifecycle, from startup (days 1-90), initial implementation (days 91-180), mid-term, through final evaluations. Review all M&E related deliverables of the supported projects and ensure timely performance. Build staff capacity to ensure data quality and mitigating data risk, help staff develop data quality standards, implement standard operating procedures, and conduct internal data quality audits of project M&E systems. Prepare project teams selected for external data quality audits. Maintain a rigorous quality assurance program through regular quality assessments and review of project quarterly, annual, and special reporting and provide feedback and guidance to improve and elevate use of M&E data in narrative reports. Ensure each project has an effective and efficient evaluation system/approach in place that allows the project to determine outcome and impact level results in context and maximizes project learning. Coordinate and provide staff training to projects in a broad range of program monitoring and evaluation issues/methods/tools.
ACDI/VOCA Global Participation Assist in developing global strategic direction for MERL at ACDI/VOCA. Review program M&E status (across countries) and provide feedback on needs, trends, best practices, and priorities to help establish effective support to address any identified gaps and challenges in a timely manner. Participate in M&E reconnaissance and in specific proposal development. Collaborate in preparation of ACDI/VOCA’s global research agenda and or case studies. Assist in the design and implementation of knowledge management systems that ensures up-to-date information on impact, effectiveness, outputs, and inputs to programs. Remain informed of new developments in M&E and in donor regulations regarding M&E. May Represent ACDI/VOCA on external M&E-related working groups, task forces, conferences, publications, and panels. Contribute to knowledge sharing through the MERL Newsletter, webinars, and communities of practice. Perform other duties as required.
Minimum of eight years of experience with monitoring and evaluating international development programs. Experience in Agriculture, Title II programs, Food for Peace, and or Feed the Future programs is helpful. A Master’s degree in the fields of M&E, social sciences, demography, agriculture economics or other related field is required. Solid experience in the design and implementation of M&E systems for development projects. Demonstrated experience in designing surveys, data collection; statistical analysis; and reporting; including experience with computer-based statistical packages and databases (R, SQL, PowerBI, ACCESS, EXCEL, SPSS, etc.). Familiarity with USG publications on monitoring and evaluation of development assistance, as well as the OMB Guidance on collection of foreign assistance data. Experience working with international donors, as well as counterparts and beneficiaries (e.g., international and local NGOs and government representatives). Excellent communications and coordination skills, and cultural sensibility. Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations preferred. Experience conducting field research preferred. Proficiency in spoken and written English required and working knowledge of French will be an added advantage. Ability and willingness to travel is important, particularly on short-term assignments worldwide, where ACDI/VOCA has projects.
While the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please apply online at http//www.acdivoca.org/work-with-us/. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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