Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer

  • Added Date: Thursday, 12 August 2021
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 16 October 2021

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pactโ€™s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve peopleโ€™s lives.

Department

Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pactโ€™s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

The US Department of Labor (USDOL) International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a Project to Increase Collective Action to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Other Unacceptable Conditions of Work in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The objective of the project is to increase collective action to address child labor, forced labor, and other unacceptable conditions of work in all three countries. There are two outcomes that support in the achievement of the project objective: 1) increased resiliency of civil society organizations (CSOs) and workersโ€™ organizations and 2) improved enabling environment for CSOs and workersโ€™ organizations. The project will work closely with civil society actors, especially those that are led by or represent people of African descent, Garifuna, and indigenous populations, relevant government agencies and the private sector to better address issues of child labor, forced labor and other unacceptable working conditions. The award period of performance will be 4.5 years and this position is contingent upon award.

The M&E Officer provides strategic guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the program. This individual also supervises M&E staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all M&E activities as well as active collaboration with sub-awardees and USDOL. The M&E Officer oversees all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, provides technical direction and support, ensures the accurate reporting of results for program activities, and ensures the program aligns with Pactโ€™s quality standards for MERL in close coordination with Pactโ€™s Results and Measurement (R&M) Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the design and implementation of the projectโ€™s M&E system in coordination with Pactโ€™s R&M Team and the USDOL to develop key performance indicators, targets, tools, and appropriate responsibilities across the project.
  • Manage baseline assessments and support the implementation of research studies such as an initial assessment of unique needs of the most at risk and vulnerable groups.
  • Coordinate any external evaluation processes, including drafting evaluation ToR and selection of firm, in alignment with award.
  • Develop and disseminate relevant M&E tools, formats and lead the provision of M&E specific technical training.
  • Oversee data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting, ensuring that data is of high quality and audit worthy.
  • Supervise other M&E staff and oversee consortium partnersโ€™ compliance with MEL system.
  • Ensure appropriate training and supportive supervision of all partners in monitoring and evaluation procedures, data collection tools, and data management practices in alignment with the Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP)
  • Work closely with partners to establish their internal MERL systems, M&E plans, and data quality management
  • Conduct and manage Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA); ensuring implementation of corrective actions to improve data quality and accountability of staff and partners
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a comprehensive project database, ensure accurate and timely storage of electronic files.
  • Responsible for calculation and reporting of Pactโ€™s Global Indicators through imPact, Pactโ€™s instance of DHIS2, and calculation and reporting of project data into imPact.
  • Responsible for the data analysis, writing, and review of the results and learning sections of program reports in collaboration with program staff, before submission to donor and ensure consortium partnersโ€™ compliance with internal data quality requirements and timely submissions for reporting.
  • Commitment to applied learning and adaptation based on data: Lead the program team on routine reviews and interpretation of data for learning and adaptation; package and disseminate timely findings in a meaningful way and make suggestions for adaption*.*
  • Create a learning agenda and implement a system designed to identify lessons learned and disseminate timely information.
  • Produce learning products and thought leadership pieces relevant to the project intervention; present in local conferences or on webinars regarding projectโ€™s MERL successes.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelorโ€™s or Masterโ€™s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field
  • 5-8 years of professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of an international development project
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools and analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data, and packaging the findings
  • Experience in utilizing gender and social inclusion sensitive indicators and measures
  • Extensive knowledge of reporting procedures, including USDOL, best practices, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation and learning, including impact evaluation
  • Ability to work well on team and with various partner organizations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available statistical software programs
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Fluency includes speaking, listening, reading, and writing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference given to nationals from El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras.
  • Progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation of civil society strengthening program beneficiaries and program staff.
  • Experience with DHIS2 platform and mobile data collection software

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

This vacancy is archived.

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