Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
The Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) one-year Supporting Moderate Education in Syria (SMES) will focus on increasing equitable access to educational opportunities; assist youth in overcoming fear and personal security concerns through psychosocial support; strengthen the capacity of education directorates and other education actors (including teachers) to deliver education services; promote a unified education system in Syria; support moderate, secular, inclusive and safe education; and provide safe and adequate school structures for children.
Reporting & Supervision:
This position reports to the Berlin-based Team Lead with regular coordination with the DC-based HQ M&E.
- Oversees the development of all monitoring and evaluation deliverables;
- Manages all aspects of M&E data collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators by project team members and project counterparts;
- Develops, tracks and updates the Results Monitoring Plan (RMP) to monitor the achievement of indicator targets and examine project progress towards desired outcomes and impact;
- Contributes to writing monthly technical reports to NEA and serve as point of contact on all NEA M&E requests
- Manages all inputs and changes to the Theory of Change and RMP including setting out specific quantifiable performance indicators and targets for overall objectives;
- Establishes/refines monitoring systems and tools to measure project progress;
- Develops/refines methodology for field data collection, surveys and survey instruments;
- Ensures that relevant M&E data and information is uploaded into the project Knowledge Management System and the Creative’s M&E database in a timely manner; and
- Utilizes critical inputs, feedback, and assessments from evaluation partners to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up.
Data Collection and Evaluation
- Coordinate evaluations with partners and vendors, as provided in project documents and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis;
- Work with field officers inside Syria to collect information from field based interviews and/or focus groups with beneficiaries;
- Conduct data analysis and write research reports; and
- Ensure quality of data collected through periodic verification procedures including routine data quality audits.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree—MA preferred—in social sciences, economics, international development, evaluation research, statistics, or a related field;
- At least 8 years of experience in designing, managing and implementing results-based M&E activities;
- Experience working, living and/or researching Syria desired;
- Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data;
- Experience designing and conducting key informant interviews and focus groups;
- Experience managing and designing of remote monitoring methodologies in a conflict setting, especially related to education, desired;
- Experience working with an international development organization and knowledge of reporting procedures, USG cooperative agreements and grant regulations, best practices, guidelines and tools for monitoring and evaluation, especially impact evaluation;
- Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
- Proven experience filling out Results Monitoring Plans (RMPs)
- Proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, host-country counterparts and other key stakeholders
- Excellent reporting skills, including in English
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills in English
- Arabic language required
- Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office.
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