Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

FHI 360, Nepal

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th December, 2019

Job Description

FHI 360 is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Lead for an anticipated USAID-funded education activity. The activity outcomes will include improved early grade reading instruction, improved national and district early grade reading service delivery, and increased family and community support for early grade reading.

Position Description:

The M&E Lead will manage and lead the development of the MEL Plan. He/she develops and maintains systems to collect data and leads analysis to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the program. He/she collaborates with and oversees sub-grantees to provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyzes data reported from sub-grantees; and supports training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods. He/she collaborates with the program team to design operations research (OR) to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversees the implementation of OR projects as well as analysis, dissemination, and use. He/she shares MEL data and improvement plans and collaborates with staff and stakeholders on strategies for program improvements for greater program effects. This position will be based in Nepal.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

  • Designs and oversees the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities of the project
  • Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of project evaluation activities; this includes development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention-linked research
  • Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of monitoring of specific technical components
  • Works closely with the heads of projects to co-design monitoring tools, select indicators, and determine field monitoring responsibilities
  • Works to ensure tool compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance, and developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements
  • Focuses on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems
  • Co-develops with program staff, and leads the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation
  • Undertakes periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participates in planning M&E system strengthening actions
  • Provides guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting
  • Oversees the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other program results to ministry counterparts, donors, program partners, and other key stakeholders

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, demography, social science, economics, or other relevant discipline
  • At least 8 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on programs related to education required; experience in early grade reading research or assessment preferred
  • Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for USG-funded projects in Nepal
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with program staff and partners
  • Demonstrated statistical analysis skills and use of relevant software (SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas)
  • Fluency in English and Nepali


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