Deadline: Mar 10, 2017
Languages: English, Spanish
Opportunity type: Contract - More than 1 year
Minimum work experience: From 8 years
Sectors: Monitoring & Evaluation
Expected starting date: Unknown
Organisation: ACDI/VOCA (USA)
Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 44 projects in 31 countries and total revenues of $151 million.
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director, Guatemala
We are currently seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director for the USAID-funded Guatemala Creating Economic Opportunities (CEO) Project. The objective of CEO is to reduce poverty and improve living conditions, closing gaps between Guatemala and migrant destination countries, in order to decrease unaccompanied child and irregular migration. To achieve this objective, CEO will grow businesses, and increase employment and income generating opportunities for Guatemalans through a multi-pronged approach utilizing four levers of economic development – expanding access to markets, improving workforce capacity, increasing access to financial services, and strengthening the policy and enabling environment. CEO will particularly focus on youth and indigenous persons, in select geographic areas with high levels of out migration within the Western Highlands, as well as in the Department of Guatemala.
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager will have overall responsibility for developing the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and qualitative and quantitative measurement tools of the project. The Manager will oversee a team of MEL staff across the coverage area.
- Design and implement a beneficiary tracking database system to collect, process and manage project data.
- Use M&E results of the PMP to modify the value chain work plans to ensure that the project is learning during implementation and pursuing interventions that are proven effective.
- Use M&E indicators to report on project quarterly, semiannually and annually.
- Coordinate with donor agency to document and report qualitative data to measure impact according to gender.
- Actively participate in the knowledge management system to capture relevant formal and informal information that will inform decisions, support project reporting requirements and foster learning within the project.
- Track and analyze project indicators and other useful statistics and prepare high-quality and timely reports using the recommended formats and communication channels.
- Participate in evaluations, selected research activities and baseline surveys by providing the necessary program and organizational support.
- Participate in knowledge-capture events that include staff and partner exchanges, staff-to-staff exchanges, regular regional staff meetings and regular all-staff meetings.
- Manage the process of project learning to ensure knowledge and learning is effectively shared and applied throughout the project’s offices and activities.
- Organize and facilitate regular staff meetings to share experiences and lessons, and brainstorm ways to apply new learning.
- Support and guide design of interventions to increase the flow and effectiveness (leading to behavior change) of information based on assessments allowing for ongoing shifts.
- Coordinate with ACDI/VOCA M&E headquarters team as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; Master’s preferred.
- Minimum of eight years of experience managing the monitoring and evaluation component of a donor funded project, preferably USAID
- Demonstrated understanding of the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach to management.
- Demonstrated ability to apply analytical methods practically in the complex setting of the day-to-day lives of project beneficiaries highly preferred.
- Strong verbal and writing skills.
- Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English and Spanish is required.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never solicit a payment from any applicant.