Save the Children is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Lead for an anticipated three-year USAID/Office of Food for Peace (FFP) funded Multi-Year Emergency Food Assistance Activity in South Sudan. The program will seek to add value to existing cash, voucher, and commodity resource pipelines through food security activities that increase the impact of FFP-supported famine prevention and food security efforts in the country. Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the project and USAID approval of the candidate.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
The proposed program will be an integrated, multi-sectoral food and nutrition security intervention. The M&E Lead will provide technical expertise and leadership to generate and analyze quality evidence and data through monitoring, evaluations, and research. The M&E Lead will supervise the program’s monitoring and evaluation team, and will coordinate with program learning and management processes to ensure effective feedback loops that contribute to the achievement of desired outcomes.
- Develop and manage the implementation of a sound program M&E Plan.
- Lead on the selection, definition, target-setting, and monitoring of indicators that measure the programs’ key outputs and outcomes.
- Build, manage, and continuously strengthen the program’s M&E system, ensuring that this system is developed in a consultative fashion and provides timely and accurate data regarding the program’s progress towards food and nutrition security and resilience outcomes.
- Supervise the development of a program M&E Information System (MIS), with an emphasis on cutting-edge digital M&E platforms.
- Lead the program’s qualitative and quantitative analysis, survey and sample design.
- Manage routine monitoring and annual monitoring survey processes, leading the contracting of external support (consultants, firms) as needed. Coordinate with donor processes for program baseline and final evaluations, and for ad hoc assessments or evaluations as needed. Ensure that all deliverables are of high quality.
- Lead data quality assurance mechanisms throughout the life of the award.
- Contribute to the design, adjustment, and management of the program’s Theory of Change (ToC), ensuring coherence between the ToC and M&E systems and alignment with relevant country frameworks (including PfRR)
- Promote evidence-based decision making among the program’s senior management team, ensuring that evidence from the program’s M&E system is used in collaborating, learning and adapting processes.
- Supervise the program’s M&E team, providing training, mentoring and coaching to team members throughout the program while ensuring high performance.
- Contribute to the program’s overall targeting strategies and community consultation approaches.
- Play an important role in completion of the annual results report, while leading or contributing to M&E components of routine and ad hoc program reports.
A Master’s degree in a quantitative field (economics, statistics, public health, applied sociology, etc.) with significant training in quantitative methods plus eight years of relevant work experience; or, a PhD in a quantitative field plus six years of relevant work experience
- Specific technical expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and learning as it pertains to emergency food and nutrition security, DRR or resilience programming.
- Demonstrated experience in leading M&E for a large award, including developing and managing the M&E plan and strategy for such an award.
- Demonstrated experience collecting and analyzing key food and nutrition security indicators, integrating gender into M&E frameworks, and strong conceptual knowledge about Theory of Change.
- Experience using mobile data collection platforms, preferably KoBo or ODK.
- Experience working with USAID Food for Peace or OFDA programs preferred.
- Ability and willingness to travel frequently.
- Excellent written communication and presentation skills in English.
- Strong training and coaching skills.
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