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Consortia Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Freetown (Sierra Leone)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Freetown (Sierra Leone)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Managerial positions
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Requisition ID: req8384

Job Title: Consortia Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job Description

Background
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC delivers education programs in 22 conflict-affected or post-conflict countries around the world.
Present in Sierra Leone since 1999, IRC supports the Sierra Leonean institutions – government, civil society, community-based organizations and private sector – to provide improved social services.  The IRC does this through programs and partnerships designed to improve the life of women, youth and children by implementing Health, Education, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment programming. 

Scope of work
Building on this work over the years, the IRC in Sierra Leone has developed a new program framework, strategy and vision for 2016 – 2020. The country program has committed to ensuring that children, both in and out of school, have appropriate literacy, numeracy, social-emotional skills, and will work towards the reduction and elimination of barriers to ensure that girls are equally skilled and safe as boys.  In line with this commitment, and in partnership with Concern International, Restless Development and BBC Media Action, the IRC is implementing the four-year Leave No Girl behind project which targets 32,500 out-of-school girls (aged 13-17) and aims to ensure they have significantly improved learning outcomes and transition to education, training or employment. Upon completion of the learning programme, girls will receive one-on-one mentorship to develop their individual transition plans.

Job Overview/Summary
The IRC is recruiting for a Consortium Senior Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager for the LNGB programme in Sierra Leone who will support the MEALR (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning and Research) Coordinator on programme monitoring, evaluation and learning and will be responsible for data collection and management.
The Consortium Senior M&E Manager will work under the oversight of the Consortium MEALR Coordinator.


Areas of Responsibility

  • Support the MEALR coordinator in the design and implementation of the baseline, midline and endline assessment for the programme. 
  • Support the implementation of the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) framework for the programme, ensuring that data systems established can measure progress against the programme logframe indicators.
  • Maintain the monitoring calendar for the programme for field visits.
  • Ensure the consolidation of monitoring data for reporting against the logframe and performance indicators for donor reporting and internal programme review.
  • Provide M&E support to the Consortium MEALR Coordinator for the compilation and completion of donor reports.
  • Check and verify partner data submitted for reporting.
  • Maintain programme databases (including data entry, validation, merging, cleaning and storage).
  • Support field monitoring visits to ensure data quality and compliance against reporting.
  • Facilitate and participate regional meetings with implementing partners to review data and discuss lessons learned.
  • Prepare monthly programme data reports for dissemination.
  • Develop internal reporting schedules and templates with special focus on ensuring that logframe indicators and milestones are being achieved.
  • Maintain an action tracker for the project while ensuring that actions agreed upon from debrief meetings with programme teams are actioned.
  • Take an active role in ensuring M&E staff across the consortium are compliant in uploading data into necessary app systems and maintain such database systems.
  • S/he also will work closely with the Consortium MEALR Coordinator on technical matters.
  • Track progress against monitoring work plans, project internal reporting schedules.
  • Document and share challenges with Senior Team Leader and the MEALR Coordinator and propose design strategy to address challenges.
  • Update project M&E plan timely and provide feedback to programme staff on status and quality of implementation.
  • Maintaining a tracking spreadsheet for M&E activities and events – baselines, assessments, reviews, evaluations – tracking trends and recommendations, progressing their implementation where appropriate.

Qualifications

Requirement

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree related to statistics/biometry/research
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in education in a low resource setting, with a focus on programme monitoring and evaluation. Previous experience in managing large scale programme or consortia level M&E systems essential.
  • Demonstrated data management and analytical skills, with demonstrated experience in managing large data systems.
  • Excellent skills in information/data analysis, including consolidation and analysis of highly diverse data, and report writing.
  • Previous experience in survey/baseline and endline design, collection and analysis.
  • Confident and proficient use in MS Excel, and some experience in the use of mobile technology for data collection.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple partners and stakeholders.
  • Excellent English speaking/writing skills required.


 

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