International Rescue Committee Vacancy: Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator Based in Yangon - Myanmar

The D,M&E Coordinator works closely with the Country Director (CD) and Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) to ensure appropriately d... thumbnail 1 summary
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International Rescue Committee Vacancy: Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator Based in Yangon - Myanmar
The D,M&E Coordinator works closely with the Country Director (CD) and Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) to ensure appropriately designed programs, quality funding applications and the M&E strategy implementation, assuring good project cycle management with robust and common monitoring & evaluation systems used across the country program portfolio. The D,M&E Coordinator ensures that the cross-cutting issues and learning and accountability to beneficiaries are addressed in monitoring & evaluation plans.

The D,M&E Coordinator will work closely with sector technical coordinators, Grants Manager as well as HQ based TU staff, specifically the Business Development Unit. The D,M&E Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) and supervises the M&E team and Grants Manager and Program Fellow.

Main tasks and duties:
Program Design & Proposal Development:
  • Lead proposal development initiatives in close collaboration with technical staff, DDP, and Grants Manager. Serve as writer for key proposals (writing to be shared on case by case basis with DDP and Grants Manager) in accordance with the country program’s BD plans , ensuring that IRC’s Program Framework, Strategic Planning goals, and DM&E guidelines are incorporated; 
  • Lead/Support the design and implementation of comprehensive and appropriate contextual analysis and needs assessments/data collection as necessary to feed into project designs; 
  • Lead/Support the development of strong data collection and monitoring & evaluation plans within each program and proposal. This includes ensuring that logical frameworks are developed using appropriate, realistic and measurable indicators with technical input from program staff; 
  • Monitor major donor trends (policies, strategic directions, etc.) and funding opportunities through regular research and monitoring of information on relevant websites and/or other sources; 
  • Support growth of country program into new sectors (ie protection, WPE, governance, etc) by liaising and collaborating with respective TUs on program design, including researching context, gaps, needs assessments, etc.
Monitoring & Evaluation:
  • Build capacity of the country program for improved M&E, including supervision and growth of the M&E department. With the M&E team: 
  • Lead M&E capacity development processes including identifying capacity-building needs and providing/facilitating training and other capacity building activities to staff and partners, working with technical advisors and department heads; 
  • Ensure robust, country-wide consistent M& amp;E systems are put in place and implemented by program teams and all staff. Collaborate with technical managers/coordinators and DDP to refine common approaches and tools for monitoring and evaluation of program implementation. Highlight the importance of streamlined systems that inform program quality improvement and meaningful reporting; 
  • Provide M&E technical support to IRC teams. Ensure efficient systems in place for program staff to collect and compile relevant and concise information for routine project reports and occasional special reports as required; 
  • Support program teams in analyzing and interpreting M&E data; 
  • Support program teams to document lessons learnt and its incorporation in current and new programs and projects; 
  • Work with and oversee GM in preparation of consolidated reports including concise narratives and relevant tables and/or graphs that capture progress against indicators and provide both management and d onors with accurate and user-friendly information; 
  • Contribute to a cultural change of the Country Office in terms of being results-oriented and better equipped to achieve, measure and report meaningful results. 
  • Identify M&E findings that can contribute to advocacy to donors, government, etc about best practice, lessons learned, to inform donor policy, donor trends and funding mechanisms.
Accountability:
  • Work with various focal points/colleagues with Myanmar (ie 3MDG, CARE M&E Team, LNGO working group on MEAL, HAP working group, etc) and within IRC (REL, GnR, etc) to help IRC Myanmar develop better standards/practice of accountability; 
  • Actively seek opportunities to influence/help shape IRC’s global accountability framework using IRC Myanmar as evidence/case studies.
Research & Advocacy:
  • Ensure that research is accurately and meaningfully reported; 
  • Support development of key advocacy and evidence-based position papers for targeted publication/dissemination;
Staff management:
  • Supervise the Grants Manager; 
  • Supervise M&E team (composition TBD) 
  • Supervise Program Fellow
Requirements
  • Masters degree in related field; 
  • 3-5 years programming experience in humanitarian and development context, with a specific focus on M&E; 
  • Demonstrated understanding of project design, management and implementation processes and proposal development experience; 
  • Proven experience in development of M&E systems and tools for large scale programs; 
  • Highly developed analytical and communication skills, including excellent oral and written English communication skills; 
  • Proven experience in training and capacity-building of staff; 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning, team building and facilitating skills. 
  • Competence in using information technology including experience with word-processing, spreadsheets and database software; 
  • Interest in sharing professional skills as well as learning from others; 
  • Willingness and capacity to work and travel in Myanmar; 
  • Proven track record of quality performance in highly pressured environments; 
  • A good sense of humor.
How to apply:
Please follow this link to apply: HERE

Closing Date: 27 Aug 2014
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