FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring & Evaluation Director for an anticipated basic education project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
FHI 360 is seeking qualified Monitoring & Evaluation Director candidates for an anticipated USAID project to focus on increasing the quality of basic education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director will provide technical leadership to capture program intervention activities and results, ensure high-quality, timely, valid and verifiable data collection and analysis, and develop and implement a learning agenda to inform policy makers and other stakeholders of the lessons learned. This individual shall be responsible for the knowledge management aspect of the project. The M&E Director will provide technical guidance by designing and implementing the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan. This includes establishing key components of the M&E system including indicator definition and target setting, data collection, analysis, and reporting on all output and outcome indicators for the program.
This position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding and will be based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Lead development and implementation of project Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, including indicator selection and definition, target setting for all indicators, planning of all necessary data collection and analysis;
- Oversee and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to improve ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data that track tangible, measurable progress toward project results;
- Develop and support the design and implementation of end of project evaluations, surveys and other components of the program M&E system;
- Lead a team of M&E officers and provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations;
- Contribute to collaborative, learning and adaptive approach throughout the entire project; design program learning plan, ensure that findings from all monitoring, assessment and survey activities are fed back into the project and disseminated to stakeholders and consortium partners for continuous program adjustments;
- Provide ongoing oversight and technical assistance to consortium partners in implementing monitoring and evaluation system, ensuring data and analysis are of high quality; and
- Provide high quality and timely submission of all required project reports, including documentation of success stories, analysis of data for indicator calculation, summary of qualitative findings, etc.
- Master’s degree or higher in international development, social sciences or related field with strong grounding in quantitative and qualitative research methods required;
- Knowledge of statistical methods required; knowledge of SPSS and/or Stata;
- At least 5-8 years working experience (although 10 years is preferred) including prior experience leading monitoring and evaluation teams in large international programs; and experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research in field-based positions;
- Minimum three years’ experience in developing countries, including in conflict-affected environments, and experience in sub-Saharan Africa;
- Demonstrated ability to use monitoring and evaluation findings to inform adjustments to program in order to maximize project effectiveness;
- Have all necessary computer, database, statistical software, and analytical skills, particularly in issues related to monitoring and evaluation;
- Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting;
- Strong attention to detail and a self-starter attitude;
- Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders;
- Strong presentation and training facilitation skills; and
- Fluency in French and English required.