ORBIS International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving sight
worldwide. We provide the tools, training and technology necessary for local
partners to assess their needs and develop workable and lasting solutions to the
tragedy of unnecessary blindness.
Director of Monitoring and Evaluation
a senior member of ORBIS program team, the Director, Monitoring & Evaluation
provides organizational leadership and mobilizes the necessary technical
assistance to develop and maintain an effective monitoring and evaluation system
throughout ORBIS and its affiliates. She/he ensures that the information and
analysis needs of various ORBIS departments and offices, the ORBIS International
Board and the donors are met effectively by measuring the effectiveness and
impact of all programs. This includes in-country programs, the Flying Eye
Hospital (FEH), Cyber-Sight, and the Hospital-based Programs (HBP). To ensure
that ORBISís M&E program is consistently implemented across the globe, she/he
frequent travels to ORBISís regional and country offices.
REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
The Director, Monitoring & Evaluation reports to the Chief of Program, works in
close coordination with HQ and regional directors as well as ORBISís technical
and clinical staff and supervises the New York-based Monitoring & Evaluation
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
M&E Framework and Strategies:
Leads, designs and implements efficient organizational performance measurement
systems that allow accurate, reliable information collection and reporting;
Develops overall organizational performance measurement framework, linking
conceptual models to program monitoring and evaluation and identifying
strategies and models for replication;
Ensures timely monitoring and that measurement of changes in program conditions
are taken into consideration in planning, assessing impact and reporting on
Ensures that the M&E team evolves and works effectively, setting and meeting its
Informs the M&E team about new information, expectations, requests and
instructions from the ORBIS Executive, Finance and Development departments;
Provides technical guidance and support to ensure regional/country office
performance is systematically monitored and data for key indicators are
collected, analyzed and reported;
Builds core competencies of the monitoring & evaluation field staff and project
managers through training and technical assistance for accurate data collection
Leads guidance to regional, country program staff and partner staff in the
design and implementation of outcome and impact studies.
Guides, supervises and participates in joint evaluations. Oversees technical
assistance for evaluation activities within regional /country programs and
advises the Chief of Program on M&E-related procedures and policies for ORBIS;
Coordinates submission of electronic copies of all evaluations to ORBIS HQ
intranet for sharing organization-wide;
Ensures management responses to findings and recommendations of evaluations and
audits are recorded and monitored for follow-up implementation;
Coordinates effective dissemination of findings, conclusions, recommendations
and lessons learned from evaluations, to intended audience as described in TOR,
with a view to improving the program design policy and strategy and contributing
to wider learning.
Reviews TORs from the field, and maintains or has access to a database of
consultants in various areas of specialty.
Leads assistance in monitoring & evaluation for the FEH, HPB and Cyber-Sight
units in the program department, to report their contribution to organization
Participates in the organizationís strategic planning process, specifically
regarding program planning.
Collaborates with IT to review and alter our current data and reporting system
as needed and to execute the Software Consultantsí agreements.
Participates in special projects and performs additional tasks assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Preferred candidates have Masterís Degree in International Development, Public
Health or Epidemiology or related area; minimum of 15 years work experience in
international development and/or health care programming, with at least 10 years
management and supervisory experience; previous M&E experience in a non-profit,
consulting, or government agency; preferably in a leadership role, and a
successful track record in designing effective M&E strategies and systems, and
following-up with quality implementation;
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
The ideal candidate possesses excellent planning, research, and analytical
skills, attention to detail and the ability to work cost-effectively and
efficiently; strong written and oral communication and presentation skills;
Proven leadership ability and collaborative approach to finding solutions,
achieving quality work, and delivering outcomes and materials on time in a
changing, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; the ability to develop and
maintain positive relationships with professional contacts, resources and/or
networks and relate to people with sensitivity, tact, discretion and
professionalism; Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical
software. She/he is also able to travel 50% of the time, including international
travel to developing countries.
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