Data Analyst and Reporting Officer
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.’
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.
Pact is recruiting for a Data Analysis and Reporting Officer for the USAID/ Colombia-funded Venezuelan Migrant Human Rights Activity, Conectando Caminos por los Derechos (CCD). The purpose of the Activity is to improve citizen security and community cohesion in migrant receptor communities, with focus on supporting a transition from short-term humanitarian assistance for migrants to long-term development assistance for migrants, Colombian returnees, and receptor communities. To achieve its goals, the Activity works through four inter-related objectives: 1) prevention of human rights violations, 2) strengthening of human rights protection systems, 3) responding to human rights violations, and 4) rapidly responding to changing human rights circumstances and needs in the context of migration flows and unexpected shocks, such as COVID-19.
Conectando Caminos por los Derechos focuses on strengthening local systems, processes, and the capacity of the Government of Colombia (GOC) and non-state actors, such as those in civil society, academia, the media, and the private sector. The Activity prioritizes certain human rights violations, including sexual exploitation, forced recruitment, human trafficking, forced disappearance, gender-based violence (GBV), as well as labor rights, which are of particular importance to migrants in Colombia.
The Data Analysis and Reporting Officer will be responsible will support the MEL Manager in the implementation by providing with programmatic oversight, technical advice and reports development, regarding program goals and activities through data analysis, in coordination with other program staff. The Data Analysis and Reporting Officer is responsible for working closely with the MEL Manager and MEL Officer in contributing data and analysis to CCD reports and serves as an advisory resource on Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) matters under the MEL umbrella. This will include holding and analyzing project data, identifying and sharing of key insights and trends that may inform how the project adapts activities, and reporting this information in a digestible manner (graphics and concise narrative reports). The Data Analysis and Reporting Officer will be responsible for facilitating reflection sessions based on data and reporting on program progress and performance.
The position will work closely with the Program Team to ensure compliance with program requirements and the annual implementation plan. S/he will work closely with CCD’s MEL team as well as implementing partners, the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), Internews, and Freedom House, to ensure that data feeds into internal review and reflection processes.
60% CLA responsibilities
- Work in close collaboration with CCD’s MEL Manager and MEL Officer to ensure close alignment and coordination of CLA/MEL efforts across the Activity.
- Develop and implement processes for all elements of data management.
- Train staff and local partners in CLA tools and adaptive management approaches as well as data visualization and reporting.
- Contribute to MEL learning agenda and reports including tools for data analysis and visualization.
- Provide technical advice and support to counterparts, project leadership and donors, regarding program goals and activities, through data analysis.
- Provide technical assistance to CCD staff and local partners for the design and facilitation of shared spaces for collaboration, learning and adaptation.
- Contribute to ensuring that the voice of migrant populations is heard throughout activity design and program implementation.
40% Technical writing responsibilities
- Support production and ensure quality of inception period and implementation reports, studies and evaluations.
- Update, compile and maintain complete records (both manual and electronic) of project reports/materials and outputs.
- Draft, review and edit preliminary and final versions of project documents including, but not limited to, performance reports, success stories, Annual Implementation Plans and other documents requested by the donor.
- Provide guidelines to project staff and local partners to define key messages for program reports.
- Other responsibilities, as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in the field of international cooperation or a related technical field
- At least 3 years of experience working with donor-funded programs, preferably with State Department or USAID programs
- Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills (familiarity with methods and data analysis, visualization and interpretation)
- Advanced computer skills in MS Word and Excel
- Native or advanced proficiency in English (verbal and written) and advanced level of written and spoken Spanish.
- Interest in the justice sector and the rule of law and/or democracy and human rights
- Familiarity with collaboration, learning and adaptation framework and methodologies, including strategies for design and facilitation of learning or participatory methodologies to create shared spaces for collaboration, knowledge management, co-creation and community feedback mechanisms.
- Demonstrated experience in writing, editing and correcting documents in English
- Experience working with justice sector institutions and/or civil society organizations in Colombia on human rights, access to justice, governance and related litigation
- Experience with knowledge and learning methodologies to facilitate adaptive management approaches.
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Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
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