Regional Measurement Coordinator
Mexico City (Mexico)
The IRC recognized several years ago that while our focus on impact evaluations and research had put us at the cutting edge among NGOs for assessing contribution to impact, support to country programs on routine monitoring and use of data for decision making still needed to be enhanced. IRC developed a strategy to address these challenges through 2020 that provides a cohesive vision and tactical plan to ensure we generate and use the right data across IRC. The strategy focused on four pillars:
1) Ensure programs measure and collect the right data
2) Enable IRC to manage the flow of data from field to HQ
3) Build the capacity, processes and resources to conduct measurement activities
4) Ensure data is used to inform decisions across IRC.
This interim role sits within the Latin America Regional Unit reporting to the Regional Director with a technical report to the Senior Advisor Measurement Action, and covers six countries Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and Venezuela.
It is an interim position until a full M&E position is filled at the Latin America Regional Unit
The overarching goal of the position is:
1.To foster monitoring, evaluation and learning excellence in country programs – ensuring countries have the technical guidance, systems, structures and competencies to produce relevant, timely, and accurate data & other measurement products to enhance program impact for our client; generate sound donor reports and support strategic & programmatic decision making
Below are the key responsibilities under the overarching goals:
•Provide hands-on technical assistance to support country programs to deliver on their measurement commitments by working closely with in-country measurement staff, country management and headquarters Measurement Unit. This includes:
oCoordinate the M&E in the region, ensuring consistency of approach is used that enables cross-cutting consolidation, analysis, learning and reporting of M&E results to all stakeholders involved.(this is a key component of this 3 month consultancy)
oEstablishing and following processes and procedures that are conducive to continuous improvements in data quality and support IRC’s management in their efforts to use measurement data for decision making. (this is a key component of this 3 month consultancy)
oFoster the prioritization of data use and measurement by the senior management team within country program and regional offices;
oProviding support in the review of proposals, with a focus on ensuring sound logframe, target, M&E plan and budget. Ensuring use of the Indicator Selection Tool and where possible, selection of IRC core indicators within and across countries in the region, leading to meaningful aggregations and potential benchmarking opportunities;
oProviding support for routine and ad-hoc measurement activities throughout the program cycle in accordance with the relevant MFA, G&G and PCM guidelines and including the Annual Statistic and Beneficiary Counting efforts.
oSupporting countries with assessment, baseline, midline, endline as well as evaluation, review and lessons learned.
•Support in-country DDPs and senior measurement and learning staff in the hiring, onboarding and continuous mentoring, capacity building and professional development of measurement staff; as well as advising Country Office on recommended staff structure, software and hardware for effective measurement.
•Support the success of IRC Country, Regional and Global measurement initiatives; foster collaboration with country program teams, and channel the countries’ perspectives to the Measurement Unit;
Position reports to: Regional Director Latin America
Technically report to: Senior Advisor Measurement Action
Position directly supervises: None
Technically coordinates: Country M&E focal points
Other Internal and/or external contacts: Country Directors, Deputy Directors of Programs, other Regional Measurement Coordinators, and Technical Advisors, IT team, ICT4P Team, Awards Management Unit, Global Partnerships and Philanthropy, Research, Evaluation and Learning team.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
•Advanced degree in relevant field such as economics, statistics, international development, public policy, or other social sciences, or relevant work experience
•Minimum five years of experience designing, implementing, and supporting M&E frameworks and results, with extensive experience supporting field-based M&E design and reporting, as well as working with major international donors on M&E related aspects.
•Strength in developing baseline research, logic models, data collection and analysis of data sets, mid-term evaluations, outcome evaluations, and in mentoring and teaching-by-doing other M&E staff.
•Experience with the challenges of effective monitoring in the field, including cultural, gender, and access considerations with the aim of enhancing project learning, quality, and data-driven decision making.
•Good understanding of basic ICT principles and the logic of data collection and management systems.
•Strong computer skills: proficiency with MS Office – especially MS Excel. Knowledge of ArcGIS, Kobo ToolBox, CommCare, MS PowerBI, as well as other software used in qualitative and quantitative M&E would be solid assets.
•Excellent communication skills, including solid writing skills and the ability to plan for and prepare strategic communications.
•Proficient in both English and Spanish
•Experience with direct program implementation in emergency and low-resource contexts.
•Experience rolling out organizational initiatives, particularly related to monitoring and evaluation
•Team player able to work with multi-cultural teams and under tight deadlines
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
El IRC y sus empleados deben adherirse a los valores y principios descritos en el IRC Way - Estándares de conducta profesional. Estos son Integridad, Servicio, Responsabilidad e Igualdad. De acuerdo con estos valores, el IRC opera y aplique las políticas sobre protección de los beneficiarios contra la explotación y el abuso, la protección de los niños, la lucha contra el acoso en el lugar de trabajo, la integridad fiscal y las represalias.