Requisition ID: req4572
Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation & learning Advisor
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Category: Proposal
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Since its inception in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been a global leader in emergency response and providing durable solutions for conflict- and crisis-affected populations. IRC launched its Yemen program in 2012, and currently is present in 7 governorates across both the North and South of the country. In 2018, IRC Yemen reached over 800,000 beneficiaries in the areas of education, WASH, health, livelihoods, and protection.
IRC is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor for a USAID-funded five-year project in Yemen to expand equitable access and build the capacity of the Ministry of Education to manage the re-development of the education system. The MEL Advisor will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s MEL Strategy, in accordance with IRC, USAID, and international best practice. The MEL Advisor will work closely with the COP and technical staff to ensure that relevant data is collected, analyzed, and used to inform management and design decision, and to provide project updates, as required
This position will report to the Project’s Chief of Party and is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding. It is anticipated to begin in August or September 2019.
•Develop and manage a monitoring, evaluation, and learning system across all project components that leverages qualitative and quantitative methods, and draws from a variety of data sources to measure progress and evaluate impact, as well as support collaboration, learning, and adaptation;
•Communicate information obtained through M&E activities to program staff, and external stakeholders, including USAID and the MOE, to enable informed decision making;
•Ensure data collection process is functioning in all activity locations to provide quality, timely data;
•Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed;
•Conduct regular visits to project sites, as possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure proper monitoring of project activities;
•Produce M&E monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for the Chief of Party and donors, as needed and on-time;
•Advanced degree (PhD or MA) from an accredited university in M&E, education, international development, or related field;
•Minimum of five years of experience in M&E for similar education programming. Experience with projects designed to increase equitable access, build MOE capacity, and rebuilding of education systems preferred;
•Significant previous experience carrying out M&E activities in conflict or crisis situations, preferably for USAID;
•Experience working in the Middle East and/or Yemen on education programming, including capacity building of MOEs preferred.
•Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders;
•Strong communication skills, both oral and written;
•Fluency in English required; proficiency in Arabic strongly preferred.