The M&E Officer designs and conducts monitoring and evaluation (M&E) work of international fellowship and scholarship programs for IIE and external clients, including foundations, corporations, and government agencies. The Officer designs all aspects of monitoring and evaluation, including the design of an M&E plan, methodology, data collection, data analysis, and communication of findings. For internal IIE programs, the Officer liaises with other IIE Team Members to oversee M&E activities conducted across each program portfolio. The Officer also serves as an internal resource for IIE team members on evaluation questions and practices.
- Drafts program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans and technical sections of proposals; creates Logic Models to guide program M&E.
- Develops data collection instruments and conducts qualitative and quantitative data collection, including liaising with external stakeholders as necessary.
- Prepares reports and other deliverables for the IIE and external clients.
- Conducts quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
- Manages program M&E activities across IIE programs with other internal units.
- Develops REL publications (blogs, articles, etc.) to promote IIE's thought leadership and represents IIE’s evaluation activities through presentations at domestic and international events and conferences.
- Assists with special internal and external requests related to various M&E data. May be responsible for outreach to and engagement with alumni for data collection.
Education and Work Experience:
- Requires an advanced degree in order to apply in-depth knowledge of the theories and priniciples of a specialized work function, field or discipline.
- Requires at least two years of related work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Masters degree in social sciences fields with focus on research methods.
- Experience with organizational M&E capacity building.
- Knowledge of or interest in the field of international higher education and policy.
- Familiarity of complex M&E-related concepts in an effective manner.
- Experience with conceptualizing and developing logic models and theories of change.
- Experience with interpreting data, analyzing results using statistical techniques and presenting findings in reports.
- Applied knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets (Excel, Stata, SPSS, etc.).
- Knowledge of qualitative data analysis.
- Ability to successfully implement simultaneous projects and competing demands in a fast-paced work environment.
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Minimum Education Required