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Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Tajikistan

Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Tajikistan Basic Education Project
World Learning seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded basic education program in Tajikistan. The M&E Manager will lead monitoring and evaluation of all program components, assess progress in reading outcomes and build the capacity of local partners to sustain their own monitoring and evaluation of education outcomes. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual and experienced professional, able to work effectively and respectfully with individuals form diverse backgrounds, and experienced in the monitoring and evaluation of teacher training and basic education programs.

Job Responsibilities:
• Develop and maintain the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (MEP), including:
• Fully adapt the proposed preliminary PMP into an operational field MEP that meets COP and USAID approval
• Establish performance targets against proposed indicators
• Manage the data collection and analysis process, including
• Develop systems and mechanisms for collecting project data on the MEP indicators
• Conduct, as necessary, research from secondary sources for direct indicator input (when indicators are sourced to secondary or official data) or for comparative analysis
• Develop and train users on data collection forms, instruments and tools
• Ensure that data comes in a timely manner and is accurately recorded (manually/electronically)
• Provide project management with regular updates on data and analysis of that data
• Ensure that the MEP and related documents and instruments are properly kept in hard and soft copy, and that files are kept up-to-date
• Provide project management with regular reports on project performance against MEP and work plan targets
• Assist in the preparation of regular reports to the client (quarterly, semi-annual, annual, EOP, etc)
• Develop presentations for explaining progress and performance
• As assigned, develop special communications (success stories, lessons learned, web cast, etc)
• Ensure exceptional data quality, including:
• Take steps to ensure that data has been accurately collected, recorded, input and stored
• Conduct routine spot checks to ensure data has been accurately collected from stakeholders
• As required, prepare for and participate in client-directed data quality assessment (DQA) and preparation of report
• Based on DQA and in collaboration with project management, make recommended changes to MEP, indicators, methods of collection and methods of data storage
• Undertake special studies and assessments as requested by USAID or as needed per changes to the technical approach or operating climate
• Build M&E capacity of staff and partners through trainings and technical assistances, development of tools, systems and instruments to collect data, and mentoring and direct assistance of stakeholders to analyze monitoring data to find ways to mete targets

Required Qualifications:
• Minimum university degree from an accredited university in a field that requires the collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data (may include the social sciences such as anthropology, sociology, economics, management or hard sciences such as agriculture or health); Master’s degree preferred
• At least 5 years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably with USAID funded programs (or other results-based management donors, such as the World Bank, CIDA, AusAid, etc.)
• Experience in training and education development programming preferred
• Experience with Microsoft Office products, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (experience with Access and MS-Project a plus), especially the ability to design and operate multi-level and linked spreadsheets
• Experience in survey design, data cleaning, analysis, interpretation and reporting.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English required. Spoken and written proficiency in Russian and/or Tajik preferred.
• Previous resident work experience in Tajikistan or Central Asia strongly preferred;
• Ability to effectively and productively work in teams, providing management support to senior management;
• Sound knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
• Ability to provide effective on-the-job and semi-formal training to staff and partners for M&E;
• Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. Please transmit: CV or resume not to exceed 3 pages; cover letter (in English) with the post title on the subject line explaining why you are best qualified for this position; and three references with current contact information (phone, mail address and email address). Qualified applicants must apply ASAP as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. To apply: Please visit our website and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please “search all.” Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Thank you.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: World Learning
  • Location: Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Office Management, Administration and Finance
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Office Management, Administration and Finance
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-11

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