The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Latin America and Caribbean Programs manages all data collection, organization, and monitoring and evaluation processes for a portfolio of grants, and assists with program design.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND EXPECTATIONS:
- Provide detailed technical guidance and assistance in the creation and implementation of project-specific design, monitoring, and evaluation systems (e.g. developing project theories of change, logic models, performance indicators, monitoring and evaluation plans, data collection tools, reporting templates, reflection/learning processes) for the Latin America and Caribbean program team
- Manage the M&E data management system, including conducting data analysis for quarterly and final reporting, track and document program activities and its impact to ensure that all grant objectives are met
- Train and provide ongoing coaching to staff and local partners in DME principles and practice
- Assist with project design processes and contribute to proposal development
- Provide input into effective data collection procedures that meet best practice standards, including in insecure environments or with vulnerable populations
- Participate in periodic internal evaluations and manage external evaluations
- Contribute to project ideas, as the well as the design and development of program concepts for proposals
- Maintain program files, folders, and databases for secure and easy access and retrieval
- Create and/or contribute to institutional learning and knowledge management processes
- Perform other duties, as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, research methods, international affairs, international development, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
- Minimum 2-5 years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing DME activities for an international organization (or a combination of education, training, and professional experience)
- Familiarity with US government and international funding agencies’ evaluation policies
Key Competencies and attributes:
- Project design and proposal experience, including crafting theories of change, logical and results frameworks, and monitoring and evaluation plans.
- Experience or significant training in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods
- Knowledge of and ability to apply different evaluation approaches and methodologies.
- Strong knowledge of Latin America
- Self-motivated and capable of taking initiative, as well as the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team
- Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and employ creative problem-solving
- Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
- Experience as a trainer or educator, preferably in DME skills
- Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time
- Proficiency with one or more data management and data analysis software platforms
- Strong proficiency in written and spoken Spanish
- Commitment to Freedom House’s mission
- Sense of humor
- Work as an effective team member, successfully balance individual and team responsibilities
General Working Conditions:
- General working office environment
- Some evening and weekend hours to complete tasks or attend events
- Travel to work or vendor sites less than 10% of the time, as required
- May involve work in regions that are remote and lack basic modern infrastructure, and in countries under U.S. travel advisory due to threats of terrorist attacks, civil unrest, kidnappings, disease outbreaks, etc.
- Sedentary, regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; constantly talk, hear and understand speech at normal levels using a telephone. Occasionally required to stand, walk, and bend over, reach overhead, use hands, wrists and fingers, to grasp, push, pull, move, handle, feel, and type. Constantly required to use close vision and distance vision for regular computer work. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. to waist height.