Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

As a member of the Global Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Team, the M&E Specialist supports country offices in Africa, Asia, Latin American and the Caribbean with technical M&E expertise.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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JOB SUMMARY:

As a member of the Global Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Team, the M&E Specialist supports country offices in Africa, Asia, Latin American and the Caribbean with technical M&E expertise. Based in the Orbis’s NY Headquarters, they will travel globally to support monitoring and evaluation of Orbis projects and approaches. The M&E Specialist will provide Global M&E with country-specific learnings and insights to continuously improve M&E methods, strategies and interventions.

The M&E Specialist plays a key role in performing evidence-informed analysis, strategic planning of setting up project M&E frameworks, global monitoring and reporting, and learning. Aligning project frameworks to the global M&E framework, the M&E Specialist will develop indicators to measure project success and impact. They will set data-driven targets and conduct/oversee special assessments, such as Rapid Data Integrity Assessments and supporting research.

The M&E Specialist also plays a key role in project data collection and reporting to ensure implementation of clear M&E processes and collection of high-quality data. They ensure the integrity and quality of quantitative data systems and test innovative methods to capture qualitative data to present a full story of impact.

REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will report to the global Director of Monitoring and Evaluation and will participate in the Orbis Global M&E Working Group.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Coordinate country-specific operations with Global M&E processes by drafting Concept Notes; leading the build of new projects’ logic frameworks; and working on M&E project proposal with objectives, outcomes, indicators, and means of verification.
  • Provide M&E technical support by developing data collection tools; updating existing data collection tools as-needed
  • Work with country Project Managers to train partners in M&E and implementation of M&E procedures; conducting baseline data collection on new projects; leading data-driven target-setting process; conducting/overseeing special assessments; and recording project operational and M&E processes, using Orbis project-management software and offline tools.
  • Liaise with global M&E Associate and country program staff to troubleshoot project management software configurations.
  • Attend quarterly Global M&E meetings and engage in M&E group chats.
  • Support third-party project evaluations by attending mid-term and final evaluations, providing context, and writing English executive summaries of evaluation reports
  • Conduct evaluations of key Orbis technical approaches, e.g. training approaches.
  • Skilled in descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis (descriptive statics, ANOVA, multivariate regression)
  • Proficient in the use data analysis and dashboard software (e.g. SPSS, PowerBI, Tableau, ArcGIS)
  • Some knowledge of the eye health care sector
  • A pertinent second language (e.g. Spanish, Mandarin)
  • Provide M&E capacity development (mentorship, trainings) to Orbis M&E staff and program managers/coordinators
  • Assist with the preparation of global results dashboards
  • Stay apprised of international developments in M&E relevant to our work and share that knowledge with the organization
  • Represent Orbis at professional meetings as relevant and required

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Essential:

  • Masters’ in international development, public health or a social science discipline (other degree possible if candidate has extensive experience in M&E)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a full-time M&E professional
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the international development
  • Experienced in developing project M&E plans, including log frames or performance monitoring plans, selecting and developing performance indicators, and target setting
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting intervention/program evaluations
  • Skilled in developing high quality data collection tools (questionnaires, key informant and focus group discussion guides)
  • Experience in conducting qualitative data collection and analysis

Desirable:

  • Skilled in descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis (descriptive statics, ANOVA, multivariate regression)
  • Proficient in the use data analysis and dashboard software (e.g. SPSS, PowerBI, Tableau, ArcGIS)
  • Some knowledge of the eye health care sector
  • A pertinent second language (e.g. Spanish, Mandarin)

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to manage a large, diverse portfolio of projects and side-projects
  • Cross-cultural literacy
  • Time-management expertise
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to develop and present data to a wide range of audiences (novice to experts)
  • Demonstrated team-player who is also able to work independently
  • Expert MS Excel skills, knowledgeable in basic database mechanics
  • Literate in data, with a command of statistical measures
  • Excellent in-person and virtual interpersonal skills
  • Strong project manager
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking, able to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time


PLEASE APPLY BY AUGUST 20, 2019

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Orbis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a global organization, we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures who reflect the five Orbis values of Trust, Caring, Commitment, Accountability, and Excellence.