The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager oversees the successful implementation of all country office monitoring and evaluation activities through implementation of established M&E strategies and guidelines. The M&E Manager will work in coordination with the Social Empowerment Manager and Economic Empowerment Manager to ensure quality data collection, analysis and reporting to Regional & HQ Programs Unit. The M&E Manager reports to the Country Director and is a member of the country office Senior Management Team.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Monitoring & Evaluation:
•Develop field level framework and schedule of implementation for all components of the M&E system, in accordance with WfWI strategies and guidelines.
•Coordinate closely with relevant program managers to facilitate the staff use of and training in all M&E forms.
•Promote a culture of “Lessons Learned” and best practices of M&E activities, ensuring that data and processes are discussed in appropriate forums and in timely fashion for effective use in field activities; and compiling newsletter of impact stories for the Country office and regular program reports.
•Manage and provide guidance to the M&E team and other country office staff in the implementation of all monitoring and evaluation activities, programs and strategy.
•Coordinate with Social Empowerment Manager and Economic Empowerment Manager to ensure that M&E data is integrated into all country planning, programming, and reporting.
•Oversee data collection including electronic data, training of staff and contractors in M&E activities and tracking of program participants and graduates.
•Coordinate special evaluations, impact studies, and community assessments as needed.
•Carry out regular field monitoring visits to oversee program activities and identify areas where adjustments are needed for better M&E reporting.
•Compile reports on key M&E activities to fulfill data/ information requests from the country office and the Global Programs Unit in HQ, and maintain accurate records of communication.
•Participate in proposal development and take lead in log frame development for new projects.
•Performance manage direct reports in line with Women for Women International’s performance management framework, including the setting of annual performance objectives, development plans, performance appraisal and regular 1:1 meetings to review progress throughout the year.
•Conduct weekly M&E departmental meetings and oversee time and attendance and work planning and scheduling of all staff in the M&E department.
•Lead in recruitment of temporary data collectors as needed
•Develop and implement a capacity building plan for the M&E department staff according to need; provide on-the-job training, coaching and support as required.
•Responsible for the efficient and effective use of the country office M&E budget.
•Ensure that expenses are reviewed and approved according to budget and need.
•Review monthly “budget vs. actual” reports to track actual expenditures against projected budget and address changes needed.
•Provide required documentation to Finance department as needed.
•Participate in new budget development and annual operational budget planning for the M&E department.
Required Skills & Minimum Qualifications:
•Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or related discipline; significant number of years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree, but minimum Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field is required.
•Minimum of 7 years work experience in relevant field, preferably within the INGO sector, of which at least 3 years at managerial level.
•Background in monitoring and evaluation or research in relevant area, including some of the following: performance measurement, indicator selection, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies, and database management.
•Demonstrated proficiency in using computers, with experience using statistical programs such as SPSS, Access etc.
•Proven experience of using participatory tools and methodologies for program identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
•Understanding and experience of gender issues and commitment to addressing gender inequalities in all areas of responsibility.
•Excellent writing and documentation skills
•Excellent analytical skills and ability to present complex data and analysis in a clear way.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well as a part of a team and to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff and participants.
•Ability to work with minimum supervision, and under pressure and to meet deadlines.
•Ability and willingness to travel around the country and internationally as required.
•High level of fluency in spoken and written English; local language skills are an added advantage.
•Excellent computer skills including working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email. Database /data entry and analysis experience is required.
•Must be a citizen of South Sudan or third country national with valid work permit.
All interested candidates should submit the following application materials: updated CV, cover letter and 3 professional references. Send application to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put (MEM) in the Subject line. Application deadline: December 5, 2014. Due to urgency of the recruitment, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis and we may offer the positions before the closing date.
We do not accept applications sent to our human resources email box or telephone inquiries. Only short listed applicants will be invited to interview.
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