Monitoring & Evaluation Associate (Liberia)

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Country: Liberia
Organization: Winrock International
Closing date: 15 Jan 2021

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Monitoring & Evaluation Associate, Liberia

LOCATION: Monrovia, Liberia

GROUP: Human Rights, Education, & Empowerment (HREE)

REPORTS TO: Country Program Manager

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The ATLAS (Attaining Lasting Change for Better Enforcement of Labor and Criminal Law on Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking) project is a global program funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) that aims to increase the capacity of host governments to reduce child labor through the following three outcomes:

  1. Strengthened labor and/or criminal legal framework concerning child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking;
  2. Improved enforcement of the labor and/or criminal legal framework, specifically related to child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking;
  3. Increased coordination among law enforcement and social protection entities to address child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking.

The M&E Associate will be responsible for managing and implementing the monitoring and evaluation country-level activities under the ATLAS project.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The M&E Associate will work in collaboration with the home office M&E Officer to design a project monitoring system for tracking and measuring the government’s capacity to address child labor, forced labor and human trafficking, that reflects the country contexts and meets USDOL’s standards. S/he will be responsible for overall monitoring and evaluation of project M&E activities, developing/designing M&E tools & reports, and maintaining/updating the program database. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee project M&E system, including the measurement of project indicators, designing monitoring tools, setting up the data flow system, entering data into the database, conducting data quality assurance and reporting;
  • Support design of strategies and approaches contextualized and aligned to stakeholders needs and priorities and contribute to develop activity and work plans;
  • Support country enforcement and coordination assessments and other research related to child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking;
  • Assist specific ministries staff to strengthen and maintain data systems, collect/report on investigations, prosecutions, convictions and sentencing, and assess and address systems gaps;
  • Monitor the results of the program’s activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments of specific interventions and the dissemination of results to internal and external audiences;
  • Manage M&E database, including logging project stakeholders, project trainings and meetings, attendance, policy status, and progress reports;
  • Assess the achievement of Key Performance Indicators and work with M&E Officer to design Quality Improvement strategies;
  • Facilitate and liaise with the external evaluation contractor;
  • Collaborate with the Liberia Country Program Manager to prepare all project reports;
  • Document success stories, promising practices, and lessons learned for public dissemination;
  • Hold regular video or phone calls with the M&E Officer in the home office to report on progress;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have solid experience monitoring donor-funded programs from a wide variety of stakeholders. Specific experience and specialization in at least two of the following is required: child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, legal reform, policy advocacy, child protection and referral mechanisms, and/or government capacity building.

EDUCATION:**

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field required.
  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s plus and advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.

Technical: Five years professional experience in a M&E position in development projects.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/performance monitoring plans.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys.
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Experience managing and providing ongoing training to staff and key stakeholders on data collection, M&E, etc.
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Fluency in oral and written English.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
  • Familiarity with database and statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS, or STATA, is preferred.

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EOE/AA

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should submit their CV and cover letter via the Winrock careers page at: https://www.winrock.org/join-us/careers/job-openings/?gh_jid=4999520002&gh_jid=4999520002



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