Organization: CHF International
Closing date: 29-Feb-2012
Job Level: Mid-level
CHF International’s mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.
CHF International is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant to support two ongoing programs through to the end, UNDP Rubble Removal and USAID/OFDA funded KATYE – Neighborhood Revitalization Programs. The duration of this assignment will be approximately 6-8 weeks.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensures effective reporting, data collection, and monitoring systems are in place.
- Prepares materials and facilitates training on general design, M&E concepts, skills, and tools.
- Ensures M&E quality and standards adhere to guidelines and industry standard good practices. Recommends adjustment of policies and strategies where required.
- Monitors changing needs of target population, identifies opportunities in line with CHF mission and country strategy and monitors international best practices and development trends.
- Coordinates with program teams to develop and update the Programs’ Performance Monitoring Plans and continuously work with the USAID on its implementation and updating.
- Evaluates the integration of project design with program strategy, and the impact of business and technical processes to the program.
- Conducts qualitative and quantitative program impact surveys to ensure project goals are being met and that the team is able to constantly improve program implementation quality.
Responsible for all communication and reporting needs for the program.
- Supports the design and management of information flows.
- Acts as a focal point for co-ordination of joint assessments and evaluations.
- Documents programmatic best practices, lessons learned, and tools developed. Ensures that lessons learned influence future program selection, design and implementation.
- Prepares and ensures timely input, as required, for weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports and any other required reports.
- Provides editorial support to the maintenance of the CHF website, and other external/PR materials, including the quarterly newsletter. Ensures regular collection of human impact stories, media coverage and quality photographic records.
Leads the work of assigned group.
- Allocates and coordinates the flow of work.
- Trains, guides, and advises staff.
- Checks work of staff for accuracy and timeliness, and ensure that established policies, procedures, and schedules are met.
- Resolves problems as they arise and refers more complex ones to supervisor.
- Makes suggestions to improve operations and implements changes as approved.
Undertakes all other duties and projects as may be assigned from time to time.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Excellent knowledge of advanced statistics and research methodology, including quantitative and qualitative research methods, tools, techniques.
- Strong written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner, in a range of styles for different audiences including press, policymakers, corporations, technical experts, funders, and the general public. Proven impeccable editing skills.
- Strong analytical skills, including ability to gather and analyze a variety of information pertaining to issues and to develop appropriate recommendations for action.
- Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment.
- Strong presentation skills, including experience in the design and facilitation of short- and long-term training programs.
- Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressure.
- Advanced working knowledge of MicroSoft software and other data bases programs. Ability to use statistical analysis software.
- Fluency in English, written and oral. Abilities in a second language preferred.
- Ability to live in and travel to high-security locations.
- Accuracy, attention to detail.
- Ability to read and interpret documents and ability to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in international development, sociology, or related field.
- Minimum of five years of experience in international development including successful report and document writing, process planning, and monitoring and evaluation. Experience with program/project evaluations and change management and in design and facilitation of short- and long-term training programs. Experience working in post-conflict environments
- Equivalent combination of education and experience
- Fluency in English and French (written and oral); Haitian Creole a plus.