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MONITORING AND EVALUATION ADVISOR
(1 position, based in Vientiane Capital with frequent travel to Provinces)
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor will support an anticipated five-year USAIDfunded microenterprise project where there is a key focus on the agricultural sector accesses economic opportunities. The activities include support to microfinance institutions to improve access to financial services that are tailored to the needs of microenterprises; reduce regulatory, policy, and barriers that limited growth opportunities for microenterprises; build capacity to microenterprises to improve quality, productivity and market potential as well as increase access to new markets.
This position is based in Vientiane Capital with travel required to Provinces and Project sites.
- Develop the overall framework for the project’s M&E systems, in collaboration with USAID and senior project staff, including requirements, reporting, baseline, and evaluation surveys. Develop a strong M&E report mechanism for project technical leads and the project leadership team to systematically document project performance
- Ensure the alignment of research and M&E activities with project goal and outcomes and contribute to the development of annual work plans to identify project targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities.
- Monitor project activities and tracking these activities against the results framework.
- Conduct field visits for data validation, to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets. Coordinate data collection at project sites to monitor program development and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data. Capture and document lessons learned; champion the scaling up best practices.
- Generate monthly indicator reports and tracking progress against key indicators.
- Ensure timely and accurate submission of project activities to donor, including progress against targets set in the award agreement and annual work plan, quarterly, and annual reports.
- Provide technical leadership and support to project and collaborate staff in planning and implementing M&E systems and activities, data-based program decision-making, and results reporting.
- Supervise, mentor, and build capacity of project M&E staff
- Develop and implement effective monitoring tools and approaches to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions.
- Support the Chief of Party in coordinating the mid-term and final project evaluations.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (development studies, public health, demography, statistics, etc.) and/or minimum of six years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in M&E of donor-funded development programs. Previous experience supporting agrarian based projects in value chains and/or micro finance is highly desired.
- Strong knowledge of M&E methodology, data analysis and synthesis, performance evaluation and correction, and report writing.
- Demonstrated capacity to use project M&E to advance strategic goals and provide data for decision-making.
- Knowledge of statistical software (such as SPSS, STATA, and SAS).
- Advanced skills with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access (or similar tools) is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of USAID data collection and reporting requirements.
- Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral fluency in both Lao and English.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment;
- Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.
- Good communication skills including liaison as well as the ability to engage in networks and relationships.
- Proven experience to provide technical advice for program(s) implementation in a geographic area or in a technical and/or an integrated single stream process;
- Proven understanding of working with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) and a willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment approaches;
APPLICATION SUBMISSION Qualified candidates should submit a CV and a letter of application that address the Qualifications and Experience required to email@example.com before the deadline: 10 June 2018
CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
CARE is committed to protecting the rights of children. CARE reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.