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Canadian Hunger Foundation
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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Category: Management
Description:
* Barbados
  • Implementing the overall M&E strategy and related activities within the project and to provide timely and relevant information and support to project stakeholders.
  • Close coordination with all stakeholders involved in M&E design, data collection, data analysis, and project implementation. 
  • M&E Specialist reports directly to the PD s/he will be supported on technical matters by CHF’s HQ‐based M&E Specialist.  
  • Review the quality of relevant social and economic data in the project areas, methods of collecting it and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluations;  
  • Oversee and take responsibility for implementation of the Performance Measurement Framework (PMF);
  • In collaboration with the CHF HQ M&E Specialist, guide the process of developing performance questions, indicators and parameters for monitoring project performance and comparing it to targets. Design the formats for performance surveys and reports incollaboration with the project team; Develop data collection tools ( quantitative and qualitative);
  • Undertake and support baseline data collection for the Project and regular monitoring of indicators;
  • Coordinate and provide training to field staff in results‐based management (RBM), participatory monitoring and evaluation techniques;
  • Develop control measures and protocols to ensure quality of data;  
  • If pertinent, support Geographic information Systems set up and use;  
  • Communicate regularly with CHF M&E Specialist and CHF MIS/GIS specialist via skype/email/phone to ensure smooth functioning of M&E systems;  
  • Participate in creation of databases (in collaboration with CHF staff);
  • Ensure that an effective and participatory M&E system is established;
  • Provide advice and insight into M&E manuals, including processes and procedures for staff; 
  • Support the development of annual work plans and budgets, including annual milestones;
  • Coordinate data gathering from partner organizations and establish feed‐back mechanisms;  
  • Recruit, guide, and supervise other organizations/consultants that are contracted to conduct surveys, baseline surveys etc. for the project;
  • Review monitoring reports, identify challenges and potential bottlenecks in implementation and feed learning back to project management;
  • Support development of case studies to draw out lessons learned and success stories;
  • Ensure that staff are inputting accurate and timely data in the MIS and provide regular analysis at the output level to monitor implementation according to the work plan; and
  • Support staff in preparing progress reports to ensure timely, high quality reporting to CIDA and other project stakeholders.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in a relevant field such as applied social science, statistics, international development, etc.
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in international development, with at least 3 specifically in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative research/survey methodology.
  • Experience building capacity of staff, partners and counterparts in M&E, in both formal and informal settings
  • Must have working knowledge of development programming, processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support in M&E to staff working at various levels and in various locations.
  • Strong knowledge of results based management and international donor projects;
  • Knowledge of CIDA’s RBM tools for management and reporting highly desired.
  • Must have experience in designing and implementing monitoring systems and tools for effective management of outcomes and results.
  • Strong technical skills in data management, statistical analysis, GIS mapping, and/or assessment tools desirable.
  • Ability to lead and actively participate as an effective member of a team.
  • Must have excellent facilitation, presentation and training skills and experience, paired with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have strong skills in analytical thinking and interpretation of data to deduce solutions for decision making.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.
  • High level proficiency in MS Office applications, particularly MS Excel and Access.
  • This position may require up to 25% international travel within the Caribbean region.
NB: Submit your cover letter, CV, and the name and contact information of 3 professional references
Deadline: January 11, 2013

Contact Information
Name: N/A
Address: CHF Caribbean
“Westray”
Welches, Christ Church
Barbados, W.I.
Email: CHF.Caribbean@chf.ca.
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2012-12-18

 

 

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