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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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Pact
Location: Myanmar
Last Date: June 10, 2011

Position Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for overseeing all program monitoring activities for an anticipated five-year, USAID-funded project to implement humanitarian assistance activities to people in Central Myanmar. S/he will help to design, create and implement a Performance Management Plan (PMP) that ensures comprehensive and accurate data collection, proper database development, and analysis of results to report on project implementation. A successful candidate will have extensive experience working on humanitarian or similar development assistance projects funded by the US Government or other major international donors.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead the design and development of the Performance Monitoring Plan, as well as Monitoring and Evaluation plans at Pact and partner levels as needed.
• Responsible for the development of qualitative, quantitative, output, outcome performance indicators with targets for a 5-year program. Develops relevant M&E tools, formats and the leads the provision of M&E specific technical training.
• Responsible for collecting and analyzing baseline and process indicator data and performance reporting.
• Coordinates or leads regular program monitoring visits to ensure the production of consolidated reports and agreed action plan for follow up response (inclusive of program, finance, grants).
• Monitor data collection, collation, storage, analysis and reporting ensuring that data is audit worthy. Where problems exist support the identification of solutions to challenges faced.
• Monitor data entry process and ensure program is utilizing Pact’s database.
• Responsible for reviewing regular program reports prepared by program staff for submission to USAID.
• Ensure program staff and senior management are using data collected to make informed and timely decisions related to program implementation.
• Support program staff to implement their learning agenda (baseline, mid-term, final evaluations, etc.) This may include the identification of appropriate consultants to provide technical support.
• Contribute to program management through ongoing integration of M&E findings into program activities.
• Oversees staff conducting in-depth assessments for reporting on program activities.

Qualifications:

• BS in related field, Masters preferred in social sciences with practical experience in developing and implementing, monitoring and evaluation activities in humanitarian or development assistance.
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience. Experience with evaluation and research design, data collection and analyses, indicator construction, GIS, curriculum development and computer software i.e. MS Office and database programs.
• Experience with humanitarian assistance sector required; experience in M&E for maternal child health/family planning, livelihoods/food security, and/or water/sanitation/hygiene programs preferred.
• Demonstrated leadership or managerial position in M&E. Experience with evaluation and impact reporting to donors and to project managers demonstrating both analytical rigor and practicality.
• Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently.
• A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast-paced environment.
• Ability to communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively.
• Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through training and mentoring.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects effectively, think analytically and take initiative in solving problems.
• Demonstrated skills in working with multinational groups and fostering collaborative relationships across multiple organizations.
• Fluency in English and Burmese required.
• Experience in SE Asia preferred.

Please go to www.pactworld.org  and complete an online application.


Disclaimer: This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary ”at will” relationship.

 

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