Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The Construction for Change M&E Specialist is a member of the Development office and provides technical assistance in general program monitoring and evaluation; developing indicators for monitoring internal and external performance; supporting project design; producing annual reports on impact and performance; and supporting CFC in continual process improvement based on monitoring and evaluation data.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Monitoring and Evaluation Provide leadership in establishing performance frameworks and measures, collecting and analyzing performance information, analyze data and provide recommendations for future programming and organizational learning.

1.Continue the maturation of current M&E frameworks and data collection strategies.

2.Provide input into the design, implementation and dissemination of evaluations, special studies and assessments.

3.Coordinate the creation of a Mission Performance Monitoring Plan including assessing the validity of the information and indicators that contribute to that plan.

4.Assist the CFC Leadership team to develop an annual budget for all M&E activities and resource needs.

5.Develop a global strategy for data collection methods and adequate monitoring and evaluation of Project Partners’ performance and CFC’s construction program. Assisting partners and Project Managers in reviewing these methods and results and making needed improvements

6.Encourage the use of performance information in resource allocation.

7.Seek ways to streamline the process and increase efficiency in gathering and using performance information.

8.Work as a Point of Contact for Evaluation for CFC and communicate with the respective members and partners of the CFC Alliance as appropriate related to monitoring and evaluation.

9.Manage all contract and agreements related to evaluation.

B. Development Team

Representative As a member of the Development team this role will support the planning, design,and effective communication of impact data to key stakeholders internally and externally.

1.Collaborate with Development Manager to develop strategies to effectively integrate monitoring & evaluation concepts, information and impact results across the organization.

2.Work with Marketing and Communications Manager to design and develop collateral to effectively communicate impact data and lessons learned to key stakeholders.

3.Support the preparation of all reports such as Annual Reports, Grant Proposals, Performance Plans and Reports.

C. Other Duties as Assigned by Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a development field, social science, economics, or relevant discipline.

Prior Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in a performance monitoring and/or evaluation role with a development organization.

Ongoing Education:Specialized courses in management, leadership, ethics, monitoring and evaluation and various specialized databases and computer programs preferred and encouraged.

Language Proficiency: English as well as Spanish, French & others preferred.

Job Knowledge: Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring, and evaluation of development activities. Ability to develop results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design is required. Experience developing and/or using performance management plans or similar tools is required. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs including indicator development, study design, and data analysis—in multiple sectors. Experience using knowledge management software or database is highly desired. Experience managing grants is also highly desired.

Skills and Abilities:

•Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner

•Excellent research and data collection methodology skills

•Ability to create annual M&E work plan based on higher-level organizational goals

•Skills in supporting and orienting staff & partners with a M&E concepts and frameworks

•Strong organizational skills in order to balance competing priorities

•Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines

•Strong interpersonal skills

•Oral and written communication skills to deal effectively with mid and high-level partner contacts, and local communities

•Ability to apply organizational regulations and procedures to daily work requirements

•Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet programs and data base management

Living out CFC’s Organizational Values:

•Collaborative

•Strategic

•Mission-Focused

•Resourceful

•Respectful

•Transparent Benefits and Expectations

This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position based out of Construction for Changes’ Seattle WA office. This position will require some weekend and evening hours to attend meetings and events. Salary will be determined on experience and academic background. Vacation expectations are 2 weeks of paid vacation10 paid holidays, sick and personal days (negotiable). Benefits may include a partial stipend for health insurance. We are an equal opportunity employer.

If you are interested in applying for the role please send a cover letter with your resume to Alexandra Cantle at alexandra@constructionforchange.org

 

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