The position of Engagement and Partnership Specialist will be expected to lead and build strategic relations with the host government, regional and local policy bodies, regional and local civil and non governmental agencies and support the anticipated Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), cooperative agreement.
- Ensure donors technical approaches and strategies are known by the NO leaders and influence NOs strategies.
- Ensure technical approaches and modules (as per LEAP 3) are designed to meet WV’s ministry goals as well as donors sector strategies. Work with programme and GAM Leads to utilize evidence from technical approaches/experiences to influence internal and external stakeholders.
- Participate in or lead NGOs technical or sector specific working groups at national and regional levels to influence national government and donor development strategies.
- Provide leadership and coordination in the development, dissemination and promotion of grant strategies, standards and tools in the technical area.
- Provide technical expertise to grant staff and stakeholders, including needs assessments, program design, start-up, phase-in, phase-out, communications, reporting, monitoring and evaluation activities and needs.
- Develop reporting and evaluation processes for performance management of grant.
- Ensure grant implementation standards meet or exceed donor expectations.
- Provide expertise for the program development, if required.
- Lead, participate in, or facilitate assessments, surveys or evaluations as necessary for risk management, standards setting, policy formation and program development, and achievement of programme objectives.
- Conducts occasional field visits in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan and in coordination with other Grants program team officers.
- Contributing to the implementation and review of effective monitoring, review and activities for program against agreed project deliverables.
- Ensures the application of results-based management (RBM) standards and agreed upon indicators.
- Collaborate with SO IPG teams and Regional and National Offices to develop and conduct training in program methodologies and concepts, including program design, monitoring and evaluation, if required.
- Encourage and facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned, directed toward multiple audiences, to influence policy formation, develop capacity and foster professionalism.
- Identify and communicate program quality concerns early to ensure swift resolution; escalate program quality concerns appropriately to CoP and other key stakeholders.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
Minimum of five years of professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.
- Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
- Experience designing and managing gender disaggregated beneficiary monitoring and database systems
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or Bachelor’s plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.
- Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans.
- Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
- Experience in planning and managing surveys and gender-related analysis.
- Experience developing and refining data collection tools and analyzing data.
- Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers and/or subgrantees.
- Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
- Understanding of gender mainstreaming and development of indicators of adolescent girls and women’s economic empowerment is preferred.
- Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.
- Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
- Must be directly hired by the recipient, not a subrecipient.
- Must devote at least 90 percent level of effort to the Project
- Experience and familiarity with [DONOR] reporting requirements
- Broad 3-5 year experience in the technical area/s
- Demonstrated successful experience implementing grant-funded programs
- Field-based international NGO work experience in [SECTOR] project or program leadership, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years total development experience.