Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialsit Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program

Nouakchott

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Summary:

Counterpart International seeks an M&E Specialist for an anticipated an anticipated US Department of Agriculture (USDA) McGovern-Dole Food for Education project in Mauritania. The proposed objective of the project is to increase literacy and quality education, reduce hunger and improve nutrition among primary school-aged students, especially girls in southern Mauritania. The M&E Specialist will be responsible for implementing and managing the M&E team and activities, including the coordination of an externally conducted impact evaluation, delivering a Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMEP) for a high-quality, results-oriented project focused on improving literacy and nutrition, and the reduction of hunger among primary school-aged students, especially girls in southern Mauritania.

The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The M&E Specialist will oversee the implementation of the program’s M&E activities and data reporting requirements. S/he will also serve as the liaison and point of contact with USDA and any external evaluation contractors throughout the life of the project. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation, including mobile and web-based technologies, and experimental and quasi experimental evaluations in systems for monitoring performance toward specific goals and objectives;
  • Oversee implementation of a baseline study on the indicators of the activity, including review of tools and survey methodology; training of enumerators and review of data quality and analysis;
  • Collaborate and liaise with the external evaluation contractor to design and carry out mid-term and end-term evaluations;
  • Conduct a baseline survey;
  • Design and implement a PMEP in coordination with USDA, including selection and tracking of specific indicators, developing strategies for data collection and regular reporting on approved indicators;
  • Develop criteria for beneficiary selection and tracking;
  • Handle the day-to-day tracking, and reporting on activities under the award;
  • Design data collection instruments, schedules, analysis methods, and applied technologies;
  • Monitor the results of the program’s activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments; contribute to the analysis and dissemination of results to internal and external audiences;
  • Contribute to research design and methodology for project-related research (separate from baseline survey);
  • Contribute extensively to quarterly and annual reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master’s level degree required, in social sciences, such as statistics, public policy, economics or a related field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation. Alternatively, a Bachelor’s level degree with five years of relevant work experience beyond the degree.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in the monitoring & evaluation of donor-funded international development projects; at least three of which were at a manager level. Part of this experience should have been obtained working on education programs.
  • Knowledge of USG reporting requirements, including experience designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans, rigorous impact evaluation design, and working with external consultants for third party evaluations.
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both languages (English and French)
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet (preferably Microsoft Access and Excel), and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint). Preferred:

  • Understanding of national level MIS approaches and existing government databases/data collection preferred.

  • Familiarity with database and statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS or STATA.

All qualified candidates should apply with an updated resume and three professional references to stesfagiorgis@counterpart.org with "M&E Specialist" in the subject line. No calls or emails please.

Counterpart International is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of Counterpart International to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Counterpart International
  • Location: Nouakchott
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Social studies
    • Social studies
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Nutrition
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2017-01-06

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