Monitoring & Evaluation Associate (Liberia)
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POSITION TITLE: Monitoring & Evaluation Associate, Liberia
LOCATION: Monrovia, Liberia
GROUP: Human Rights, Education, & Empowerment (HREE)
REPORTS TO: Country Program Manager
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:
- Strengthened labor and/or criminal legal framework concerning child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking;
- Improved enforcement of the labor and/or criminal legal framework, specifically related to child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking;
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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