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Kinshasa: Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, USAID/DRC Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) 29 vues


Save the Children is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Lead for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) in DRC. The program will seek to sustainably improve food and nutrition security and resilience among poor and chronically vulnerable households and communities in the selected regions. The estimated implementation timeframe for the RFSA is 2023-2028. Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the project and USAID approval of the candidate.

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, assessments and evaluations. 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.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties):

  • Develop, and manage the implementation of a sound program M&E plan.
  • 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 program 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.
  • Coordinate 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.
  • Lead or contribute to data quality assurance mechanisms throughout the life of the award.
  • Contribute to the adjustment and management of the program’s Theory of Change (ToC), ensuring coherence between the ToC and M&E systems.
  • Promote evidence-based decision making among the program’s senior management team, ensuring the use of evidence from the program’s M&E system in collaborating, learning and adapting processes.
  • Supervise the program’s M&E team, providing training, mentoring and coaching to team members as required while ensuring high performance.
  • Contribute to the program’s Refinement period (initial 12 – 24 months) studies, as well as the program’s overall targeting strategies and community consultation approaches.
  • Play an important role in annual results reporting, while leading or contributing to M&E components of routine and ad hoc program reports.
  • Perform regular monitoring visits in project zones of intervention.
  • Develop Scopes of Work (SOWs) for external performance evaluators and supervise their assignments.
  • Supervise all data collection for project-related studies and assessments.
  • Participate in the development of project lessons learned.

Required Background and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in a quantitative field (economics, statistics, public health, applied sociology, etc.) with significant training in qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Eight years of relevant professional experience.
  • Prior experience as an M&E/CLA Lead for USG programs.Specific technical expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and learning as it pertains to food and nutrition security and resilience programming.
  • Knowledge about TOCs, logic models, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender and youth integration into M&E.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading M&E for a large award, including developing and managing the M&E plan and strategy for such an award.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with USAID/BHA monitoring and evaluation requirements is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience with food security and nutrition indicators.
  • Demonstrated experience working in DRC or other Central African countries.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills in English and French.
  • Strong training and coaching skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with BHA’s Initial Environmental Examination (IEE).
  • Previous data collection and performance evaluation experience in the DRC.
  • Good knowledge of different provincial contexts of the DRC.
  • Familiarity with USG-funded Resilience and Food Security Activities and/or the Government of DRC.
  • Familiarity with M&E related to Social Behavior Change Communication.
  • Familiarity with the complexities of the Great Lakes Region.
  • Fluency one or more languages spoken in DRC such as Swahili, Tshiluba or Lingala.

About Save the Children:

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

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