Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 31 Aug 2013
POSITION VACANCY NOTICE
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Education for Development Division
Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 27 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.
Creative Associates International (Creative) is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M&E Specialist) for an anticipated USAID-funded education project in Ethiopia. Based in Addis Ababa the project seeks to support the development and roll-out of community-based media and awareness raising campaigns and co-curricular activities in reading and writing, and promote parental involvement in children’s reading development.
Project Duration: 4 years
Position Start Date: Anticipated Fall 2013
The M&E Specialist will be will be responsible for creating and maintaining an efficient data collection system and database of the results and progress of project activities. S/he will also be responsible for regular data collection in the field, and the timely and accurate reporting of results of the common, custom and performance indicators within the project narrative reports. In addition, the M&E Specialist will be responsible for the baseline and other studies of the project and for the ongoing auto-evaluation of the project.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist reports to the Chief of Party
•Develops the project Impact Assessment and Performance Based Management Plan, including results framework, indicators, baseline and target values, and data collection plan.
•Puts in place and implements data collection and reporting system, including instruments, forms, procedures, database, data quality assurance, etc.
•Conducts data analysis and prepare reports
•Supervises M&E unit and train personnel
•Develops reporting plan and formats
•Designs, supervises and/or conducts special studies and inquiries
•Works with USAID, implementing partners and stakeholders on data requirements and data use
Required Skills & Qualifications:
•Minimum of a graduate degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), Statistics, Education evaluation or related field;
•Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the area of project monitoring and evaluation, preferably working with donor-funded programs and/or international NGOs.
•Experience in implementing and managing education improvement programs in developing countries
•Knowledge and experience in development in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Ethiopia, is strongly desired
•Experience managing databases and knowledge of SPSS or other data analysis software
•Organizational acumen and cultural sensitivity;
•Demonstrate exemplary diplomatic, communication and interpersonal skills;
•Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures;
•Excellent written and spoken English language skills; familiarity with Amharic and at least one other local language preferred.
Creative Associates International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D . Applicants can apply by visiting the careers section of our website: www.creativeassociatesinternational.com.
How to apply:
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