IRC is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for a USAID-funded 5-year project in El Salvador to prevent GBV, improve and expand survivors’ assistance services, and increase judicial accountability for perpetrators. Programming interventions will focus on strengthening national organizations, civil society actors, and key stakeholders to implement social behavior change strategies and, ultimately, improve their capacity to deliver grass-roots solutions that are resilient and impactful. The M&E Advisor will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s M&E Strategy, in accordance with IRC, USAID, and international best practice. The M&E Advisor will work closely with the COP and technical staff to ensure that relevant data is collected, analyzed, and used to inform management and design decision, and to provide project updates, as required This position is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding and is anticipated to begin in November 2021.
• Develop, manage and implement a monitoring and evaluation system across all project components that leverages qualitative and quantitative methods, and draws from a variety of data sources to measure progress and evaluate impact, as well as support collaboration, learning, and adaptation;
• Provide training, assistance, and consultation, as needed, on interpretation and use of performance benchmarking measures, indicators, and reports;
• Communicate information obtained through M&E activities to program staff, and external stakeholders, including USAID, to enable informed decision making;
• Develop and ensure compliance with procedures for collection and reporting of project and program performance data to provide quality, timely data;
• Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed;
• Prepare the M&E section of the annual work plans, and of review or updates of it, as needed;
• Participate and provide input to program strategy, including necessary adjustments or refinements to the work plan;
• Oversee baseline surveys and assessments and the implementation of the M&E system on a day-to-day basis;
• Conduct regular visits to project sites, as possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure proper monitoring of project activities;
• Prepare inputs for regular and ad hoc reports.
• Advanced degree (PhD or MA) from an accredited university in social science, international development, evaluation research, statistics, or a related discipline required; equivalent experience may be substituted for graduate degree;
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience in M&E for similar protection and access to justice programming. Experience with projects designed to prevent GBV, improve and expand survivors’ assistance services, and increase judicial accountability for perpetrators preferred;
• Significant previous experience carrying out M&E activities in crisis situations, preferably for USAID;
• Experience developing performance monitoring plans and associated data collection systems and methodologies
• Experience working in the Central America and/or El Salvador with related domains of protection programming, conflict sensitivity, gender integration programming, positive masculinity, and access to justice.
• Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders;
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written;
• Fluency in English and Spanish required.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.