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Washington D.C. (United States of America)

CARE is seeking an Advocacy Measurement, Evaluation and Learning Program Officer who will support CARE’s Policy and Advocacy department, including Country Offices and regional units we support, to quantify the contributions made toward reaching our advocacy goals. The Officer would seek data that demonstrates this impact and could help visualize it for various audiences in an effort to articulate the policy change we want to see. S/he must be interested in working in a matrix and geographically-dispersed organization, with the ability to self-start and carry projects forward with input from multiple teams.


  • Responsible for creating, overseeing and updating the Policy and Advocacy Department’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) tools including the management dashboard, scorecards and other existing tools to measure our contribution to policy change at the national, regional, and global level.
  • Coordinating with MEL colleagues to ensure these tools align with the broader CARE MEL framework for CARE’s global indicators and the Impact Growth Strategies.
  • Work to visualize the data in ways that articulate the change we seek to make, and to articulate our advocacy efforts both quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Participate in advocacy issue team meetings and MEL working group meetings to glean the analytical information that will contribute to evaluation and learning and collect data on meaningful indicators of progress.
  • Collaborate with advocacy colleagues at the global, regional, and national level to collect data.
  • Actively participate in advocacy evaluation forums, positioning CARE as a thought leader and learning new ways to advance our own MEL systems.
  • Collaborate with the Knowledge Manager and other colleagues to draw best practices and learning from the data collected in support of a learning culture across the advocacy community.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience, preferably international development, data analytics, or similar;
  • 2 years of previous professional experience in a similar position or an equivalent combination of work, study, and volunteer experience that has included responsibility for activities or outcomes other than academic assignments;
  • 1 or more years of professional experience in a similar position, possibly within CARE or another international development organization addressing issues related to poverty, impact, and knowledge management;
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative skills, preferably as they relate to advocacy work;
  • Experience developing and implementing impact measurement activities;
  • Ability to function in complex, changing environments, and to work with diverse groups as well as work independently;
  • Analytical expertise;
  • Project management;
  • Solid writing, oral communication, digital skills.

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The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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  • Organization: CARE - USA
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2016-09-15

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