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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, USAID/Honduras Monitoring & Evaluation Support for Collaborative Learning & Adapting (MESCLA) 2.0 Activity

 

Who we are

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health, education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Project Objective

The USAID/Honduras’ Monitoring and Evaluation Support for Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (MESCLA) 2.0 Contract (hereinafter referred as “MESCLA 2.0”) will provide USAID/Honduras with the technical and advisory services needed to complete Monitoring, Evaluation and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting under the Mission´s new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) 2020-2025 and onward. MESCLA 2.0 will provide USAID/Honduras with project and activity evaluation, performance monitoring, learning, assistance in strategy development, activity design, and performance management support services aligned with the USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) 201, USAID’s Evaluation Policy, and the Journey to Self-Reliance and the Development Information Solutions system. Through context and performance monitoring and evaluation, MESCLA 2.0 will track and analyze migration flows and their determinants to respond to USG foreign policy priorities as they arise.

Position Description

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will support the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) in implementing Component 1 activities. The M&E Specialist will assist in conducting, supporting, and providing quality assurance to evaluations, surveys, assessments, and other studies. Additionally, the M&E Specialist willl assist in providing technical guidance to  USAID  in  developing  activity TORs,  provide  training  to  Implementing  Partners  on  MEL,  and provide direct oversight of data collection activities. The M&E Specialist will also support MESCLA 2.0’s performance monitoring and reporting and coordinate daily operations in monitoring, reporting, and data collection.

Responsibilities

  • Participate on evaluation, survey, assessment and study teams as a technical team member
  • Provide support and quality assurance to evaluations, surveys, assessments, and other studies
  • Manage and provide support to analysis of quantitative and qualitative data using software such as STATA and Dedoose
  • Conduct data quality assurance duing data collection and data cleaning of quantitative data sets
  • Assist in providing technical guidance to USAID in developing activity TORs
  • Support MEL-related trainings for staff and Implementing Partners (IP)
  • Contribute to the design and field testing of evaluation and analytical tasks
  • Provide supervision and guidance to Transition Awardees
  • Overall management and functioning of all performance monitoring and related cross-cutting activities
  • Create effective monitoring indicators, plans, processes, and systems
  • Overseeing coordination of all day-to-day operations in monitoring, reporting and data collection
  • Coordinate with the GIS & Data Analysis Specialist as relates to monitoring and data management for relevant activities
  • Supporting the development of customized approaches to M&E services, using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, focused on results of activities
  • Developing/supporting development of efficient and high-quality data collection tools needed for M&E activities
  • Support the compiling and processing of quantitative, geographical, and qualitative data into impactful reports
  • Developing program recommendations based on data
  • Supporting the integration of M&E into learning and continuous quality improvement efforts
  • Support the MESCLA management team with planning, managing, and tracking MESCLA’s activities
  • Any other tasks requested by the supervisor

**Please note: This is a local position. Only citizens of Honduras will be considered. **

Position requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in developing M&E systems and processes and data collection tools, providing program recommendations based on data, and integrating M&E into continuous learning
  • Experience developing M&E systems and processes and data collection tools, providing program recommendations based on data, and integraing M&E into continuous learning
  • Experience managing data and coducting data analysis with both quantitative and qualitative data using software such as STATA and Dedoose
  • Familiarity with USAID project planning and procedures
  • Ability to liaise with multiple agencies/clients
  • Proven experience and ability to effectively manage a varied workload, meeting tight deadlines and schedules
  • Good interpersonal communication and good team player
  • Excellent computer skills particularly, Microsoft office applications, including Excel, required.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel to multiple areas/hardship zones.
  • Fluency in English required.

 

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Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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