1904 3rd Avenue
Report to: Global Partnership Director
We enable knowledge sharing with the world’s hardest-to-reach communities, empowering them to improve their health, income, and quality of life. We do this by amplifying the reach of local partners through the use of our Talking Book audio devices, which serve people who are often missed due to illiteracy or living in remote areas. We support these partners with the technology, the creation of engaging audio interviews, songs, and dramas, and the analysis of user feedback recordings and usage statistics to better understand user needs.
We have worked with partners like CARE, UNICEF, and WHO to reach nearly 500,000 people in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. With the right Learning and Development Manager, we can grow this program to reach millions more in many more countries over the next few years.
We seek a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our team and manage our monitoring and evaluation portfolio. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in facilitation, development of M&E materials, and management of M&E systems.
Amplio Network is seeking an individual to join as a Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor. This position will benefit from exposure to a broad range of international development fields--including economic growth, agriculture, recovery, child protection, health, gender, hygiene/sanitation, environment, and climate change--in support of programming around the world. Some of the responsibilities will be to provide high quality technical assistance to projects in the field with data collection and analysis, tracking project indicators, results framework development, theory of change drafting, and launching M&E learning activities.
The successful candidate will draw on global good practice as well as practical experience of our partner in Kenya and Ghana to establish clear monitoring and evaluation protocols and practices for our Talking Book Program. They will be actively involved in supporting the Ghana team and US team by drafting Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans. In addition, the incumbent will also support strategic planning and business development initiatives, including building internal M&E capacity and capabilities of staff through direct mentorship and training, and refining and implementing robust oversight frameworks.
This position will support the Global Partnership Director in ensuring that Amplio Network is developing, implementing and maintaining high quality performance monitoring and evaluation systems, compliant with client requirements and serving program management needs.
M&E Technical Support to projects
· Develop evaluation plan, including knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) survey for a USAID-funded project in Ghana
· Lead annual M&E survey for a UN project in Ghana, including developing methodology, analyzing data and report writing
· Conduct field visits to design performance monitoring/management plans
· Provide on-going support to field projects as needed, including conducting internal reviews, mentoring local M&E staff, launching data collection, analyzing data collected, planning and executing learning events in the field
· Translate program-level learning and tested approaches that are disseminated at the HO and applied to future programming
Internal M&E & Capacity Building
· Finalize internal oversight mechanisms and tools for monitoring sub-contractors and in-partner network affiliates
· Provide regular trainings, ensuring all staff understand, comply with, and integrate their projects with life cycle management processes
· Support field teams in creating a culture of learning that results in improved program management
· Manage M&E informational resources; ensure M&E information and resources are current, available for staff, and widely disseminated
· Help develop systems that link field M&E staff in different projects/countries to promote information sharing and learning
· Advanced degree in international development, project evaluation or any other related field
· At least 8+ years of experience conducting project monitoring and evaluation activities in the field and/or supporting global M&E work of an organization, including working with and managing M&E specialists in the field
· At least 3 years of experience in USAID M&E procedures and theory
· At least 3 years of proposal development experience for USAID funded projects
· Strong analytical skills, including familiarity with data analysis technologies
· Knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative methods is desirable
· Strong written and oral communication skills
· Proactive, self-starter
· Work well independently and in teams
· Creative approach to problem solving
· Experience with complexity-aware monitoring is desirable
· Build effective relationships with colleagues at all levels and across all practice areas through open communications and constructive feedback
· Actively support the development of individuals and the team by organizing, contributing to, and executing professional development opportunities
· Demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity
HOURS: Contract position for $40 to $50 per hour based on experience. position, typically Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, with additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines. Flexible schedule is available. Candidate must be available for regular early morning calls with Europe/Africa/Asia, which can be done from home.
LOCATION AND TRAVEL: This position is based in Seattle and requires travel four times per year for two to three weeks at a time to remote, rural areas in low resource countries.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
APPLICATION: Please send your CV/résumé and a cover letter.
Your cover letter should include specific examples of how your experience relates to this role.
CLOSING DATE: Priority will be given to applications received by August 20th, 2018.