Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist for the anticipated USAID Cambodia Social and Behavioral Change (SBC) opportunity based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
About the opportunity:
USAID/Cambodia seeks to make a five-year award to achieve the purpose of improved health and child protection behaviors among Cambodians, in support of the Mission’s health sector goal of ensuring that Cambodians seek and receive high-quality health and social services at decreased financial hardship through sustainable systems. The Activity will accomplish this result through two specific objectives: 1) strengthened public sector systems for oversight and coordination of social behavior change (SBC) at the national and provincial levels; and 2) improved ability of individuals to adopt healthy behaviors.
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist will design and oversee the monitoring and evaluation framework for the program, identifying cost- effective means to monitor the impact of SBC demonstration activities. S/he will support all project and partner staff in developing, training, and applying new and proven approaches to monitoring, learning, and quality assurance/continuous quality improvement. S/he will be responsible for designing and carrying out base- and end-line evaluations, as well as potentially working with local SBC organizations subcontracted to conduct specific impact evaluations. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that all technical, research inputs are strategic, consistent and coordinated, and that quality reports are delivered as per the indicated schedule.
The MEL Specialist will support the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked researchProvide technical guidance by designing and developing M&E systems and procedures as per the USAID guidelines. This includes establishing key components of an M&E system including data collection, analysis, and reporting on key output, outcome and impact indicators for the program. Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions.
Availability of this position is contingent upon release of a solicitation by USAID and recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate.