Organization: Counterpart International
Location: United States
Job Level: Mid-level
Expires On: 07-Mar-2012
Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions.
For more information visit www.Counterpart.org
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will engage directly in oversight and implementation of assessments, surveys and evaluations implemented by Counterpart International’s livelihoods, economic development, health, food security and nutrition programs. This includes program evaluations, gender assessments, mid-term and final evaluations, reports, assessments, proposals and promotional materials. The position provides technical assistance to the Field Offices in development of program monitoring and evaluation systems, and in effectively capturing and reporting on activities across multiple implementers, countries and teams. The position will help field programs prepare for and successfully complete data quality audits and programmatic reviews by funders. This individual will closely monitor field reports on progress against deliverables, conduct analysis and flag concerns for program managers. This position will also support the NHHS team and LED team in their new business development efforts by designing performance management plans and contributing to management plans on M&E systems.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support and co-design program evaluations, field assessments and research for Counterpart globally, as needed, including management of consultants and contractors, individuals and firms that implement various components of the field work, Counterpart staff involved with those field assessments, and HQ inputs required for those deliverables;
- Train field staff in the use of and effective implementation of performance management systems, including , local partner database and best practices in USAID monitoring and evaluation.
- Design and implement targeted templates and data collection tools, with maximum impact and user-friendliness;
- Lead the development of logical framework/performance management plans for project proposals and assist in revisions of the logical framework /performance management plans for ongoing projects;
- Provide technical assistance to the program development team in design and write-up of assessments, surveys, evaluations and other research initiatives.
- Provide technical assistance to Counterpart’s field offices in development and enhancement of monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure their maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
- Train Counterpart Field Office staff in monitoring and evaluation best practices as needed;
- Assist in other knowledge management and program monitoring and evaluation activities as required.
- Other duties as assigned
- Master’s degree in international development, nutrition, agriculture, business, or social sciences with emphasis on social research design and analysis, or related fields;
- At least 5 years experience in assessment design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of USAID funded programs;
- Demonstrated understanding of agriculture, SME, nutrition, health, food security and humanitarian assistance programs;
- Demonstrated capacity and experience managing partners and sub-grantees, contractors;
- Demonstrated understanding of and experience working with program logical frameworks;
- Significant experience with the U.S. Government’s Foreign Assistance Framework and its Indicators;
- Excellent research, writing and presentation skills (written and oral);
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in teams;
- Ability to multi-task, work independently, and meet deadlines are all requisite skills.
- Proficiency in Excel, Word and database management;
- Overseas experience and knowledge of current affairs as related to development strongly preferred
- Secondary language preferred
Counterpart is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.