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  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Colombia
  • Grade: FG I, Function Group 1, Contract Agent - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-31

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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

Colombia (Colombia)

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 Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department

Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Project Director, the M&E Officer will lead the design, implementation, and operation of M&E systems from project initiation to closeout. She/he will oversee the monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results, providing regular project reports to USDOL-ILAB. She/he will provide technical leadership and supervise staff experts and oversee data management on gender-related analysis, and ongoing training to M&E field officers and/or subgrantees. She/he will conduct regular project data analysis and identify methods to use results for program improvement. S/he will lead activity efforts to strengthen monitoring and evaluation and performance reporting within the geographic area of Activity. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Project Director with development of the M&E Plan for the project, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans.
  • Lead role in overseeing data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting, ensuring that data is of high quality and audit worthy.
  • Responsible for supporting the preparation and review of program reports in collaboration with program staff.
  • Manage research activities and ensure outcomes and lessons learned are integrated into the project and shared with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide training and mentoring to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems.
  • Design and manage gender-disaggregated beneficiary monitoring and database systems.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or Bachelor’s plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.
  • Minimum of six years of professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities on international development projects.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
  • Applicant must be national/local - must devote a minimum of 90 percent of the time to project activities to achieve expected outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with working with the USG.
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience with data quality assessments and oversight, developing and refining data collection tools and analyzing data, and managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers and/or subgrantees.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys and gender-related analysis.

Pact provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please apply here at https://careers-pactworld.icims.com/jobs/1248/monitoring-and-evaluation-%28m%26e%29-officer/job

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