Creative Associates International, Inc. (Creative) is a Washington, DC based company that since its inception in 1977 has provided assistance to communities, non-governmental organizations and private companies worldwide in leadership and change management processes. Creative specializes in international development in areas of economic development, education, democratic transitions, and stabilization in fragile or post-conflict settings. Creative has a presence in 25 countries around the world with a diverse portfolio that includes contracts with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State and the United States Department of Defense, the Millennium Challenge Account, and other international donors and development agencies.
Description of the position: He will be in charge of designing and implementing the Project's monitoring and evaluation system. He will lead all activities related to Monitoring and Evaluation, including the execution of the M&E Plan. She will be responsible for the design and review of project performance indicators, the definition of data collection methods and the establishment of strategies to ensure data quality. In addition, it will develop an adequate information system to store, retrieve, manage, add, analyze and report the collected data. He will be responsible for preparing performance reports with the periodicity required by INVEST-H. Likewise, it will coordinate with third parties the impact evaluation of the Project.
- Develop and update AMELP, including review of its theory of change, results framework, identification of indicators, relevant and applicable benchmark data collection strategies and methodologies, and the financial and human resources necessary to successfully implement the MEL strategy;
- Develop tools for data collection and protocols for performance monitoring, as well as baseline, midline, and final assessments and other assessments as needed;
- Ensure that the data collected, stored and analyzed on the webCreative-based platform, MEDAL;
- Analyze ongoing quantitative / qualitative data at different points in the program leading to specific program / contract outcomes;
- Conduct field visits, as necessary, to develop performance monitoring / management plans with and train technical teams;
- Periodically review work plans to ensure timely achievement of results
- Prepare annual plans related to the MEL component, as well as budgets for relevant activities;
- Ensure regular communication of MEL activities to all key stakeholders and contribute to the annual quarterly report and project reporting to the IDB.
- Collaborate with the technical team to monitor the progress of the program in terms of the requirements for compliance with the project results and indicators.
- Work closely with technical staff and institutional partners to explain MEL processes and understand how these processes relate to technical project work, and to promote M&E related training as needed;
- Manage MEL resources and ensure that M&E information and resources are current, available to staff, and widely disseminated; and
- Other assigned related duties.
Required skills and qualifications:
- A master's degree in international development, education, statistics, social sciences or other related fields or bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience is required
- Minimum of seven years of experience in the international development of monitoring and evaluation program, including five years of implementation of M&E systems for projects financed by the USG and other development agencies in the sectors of Economic Growth, Food for the Future and Life;
- Strong quantitative skills and ability and demonstrated experience in data analysis, data collection; statistic analysis; and reporting; Experience with statistical packages and computer-based databases (Epi Info, ACCESS, SPSS, etc.) is required;
- Experience in the design and implementation of M&E training / capacity building programs for required international organizations;
- Experience in the development and leadership of CLA activities;
- Experience working with international donors, as well as counterparts and beneficiaries (eg international and local NGOs and government representatives); Knowledge of the M&E approach of other donors or non-US agencies);
- Experience in conducting required field investigations; Including qualitative use and quantitative techniques;
- Experience with the IDB's required rules and regulations;
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
- Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines and initiate and implement activities with minimal, necessary supervision and oversight;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork. Effective communication skills, able to make formal and informal presentations both orally and in writing, and produces professional and analytical reports and program documents;
- The ability and willingness to travel is required;
- The experience of working with an international development organization and knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines and tools for monitoring and evaluation, especially impact assessment, and a strong understanding of the requirements of IDB reporting is a bonus; and
- Written and spoken Spanish proficiency is required, written and spoken English proficiency preferred.