Measurement Capacity Building Advisor

from International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

As a member of the Measurement Unit, the Measurement Capacity Building Advisor will be responsible for developing global resources and facilitating the rollout of training programs in support of our organization-wide measurement strategy, often in a highly cross-functional manner. This will include drafting instructional guidelines and policies, developing training resources and conducting in-person and virtual trainings for IRC staff across functions within our Crisis Response, Recovery & Development (CRRD) department.

The role will report to the Senior Director of Measurement and work in close coordination with subject matter experts and senior technical, programmatic, and other leaders across the organization. In particular, this role will work closely with the Regional Measurement Action Coordinators (RMACs) and Technical Unit Measurement Focal Points. The Measurement Capacity Building Advisor will support the current measurement strategy and will have the ability to influence the next iteration of IRC’s strategy.

This is a dynamic position that will require the incumbent to develop broad familiarity with the span of IRC programs and operations around the world. The role will need to be able to translate complex technical concepts for staff with a range of M&E experience and skills, presenting information in a user-friendly way. This role will need to quickly learn and understand what is in place in order to build on it and identify the gaps. It will also need to understand the needs of staff in a range of environments and develop creative training plans. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, a high level of personal initiative and the ability to work well in a complex, multicultural, dynamic environment.

Major Responsibilities:

Lead resource development to support strategic measurement initiatives

  • Conceptualize and produce guidelines, trainings and other resources that can be used to improve the M&E knowledge and skills of staff across M&E-related functions, with a particular focus on top initiatives related to our Measurement Strategy
  • Design and develop field-driven easy-to-use, compelling materials to support rollout of new initiatives
  • Strengthen measurement content across RescueNet, Box and Microsoft Teams.

Design change management and capacity-building strategies

  • Analyze M&E capacity gaps across IRC and develop annual training plans to address pressing capacity-building needs, working in partnership with the RMACs and other M&E and technical colleagues in country offices and a at headquarters.
  • Develop change management and communications strategies for the release of new resources, trainings and other policies developed by the Measurement Unit in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
  • Support and mentor colleagues in the field and elsewhere to effectively deliver trainings and other resources developed by the Measurement Unit in coordination with relevant stakeholders.

Position Reports to: Senior Director, Measurement Unit.

Staff management: Supervise interns/volunteers


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in development, communications, education or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in content development, training and/or talent management; experience with M&E in the humanitarian field is strongly preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to synthesize complex information and present information in a compelling manner
  • Demonstrated experience managing, curating and delivering internal learning and development content
  • Experience creating training programs and instruction organically; able to produce homegrown solutions to solve key knowledge deficiencies and roll out new concepts and/or initiatives
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple streams of work with attention to detail and deliver under pressure
  • Experience coaching and developing staff; experience working in culturally and linguistically diverse settings strongly preferred
  • Excellent collaborator with strong interpersonal skills; able to build relationships with leaders and staff across different departments
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, file sharing
  • Able to work independently and productively in a dynamic environment
  • Willingness to travel

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in humanitarian setting or development contexts; some field experience in low resource or emergency contexts is a plus
  • Familiarity working with mobile data collection and other data management tools such as Ona, CommCare, Kobocat, OpenEMIS, DHS2, Power BI
  • Experience/familiarity with NGO professional setting
  • Knowledge of French or Arabic strongly preferred, other languages will be an advantage

Working Environment:

  • Standard office environment
  • Travel up to 25% of the time, including possible travel to high-risk environments to support IRC’s field teams
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