Orbis International Job Vacancy: Monitoring & Evaluation Director - New York, USA

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JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Monitoring & Evaluation Director
DEPT: Global Programs
APPROVED BY: Chief of Programs
DATE: May 2016

JOB SUMMARY
Orbis International is committed to taking an evidence-centered approach to its mission of promoting eye health for all. Toward this end, the Director of Monitoring & Evaluation will cultivate an organizational culture which is attentive to the need for rigor in generating evidence; actively uses high quality evidence to inform its strategies; and contributes to global and local solutions by producing original evidence of innovative approaches to high impact eye health problems.

REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
The Director of Monitoring & Evaluation reports to the Chief of Program, and works across the whole organization. S/He supervises all global M&E staff (currently one Senior Manager). S/He closely guides and directs the work of the country M&E staff worldwide, ensuring their effectiveness in collaboration with their relevant Country Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

PROMOTES AN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE OF M&E
  • Develop approaches to embed M&E into the core of the organization across all departments and in all locations.
  • Train M&E staff in Orbis’s approach. 
  • Build capacity across all departments by collaborating with department heads to run appropriate workshops / trainings on Orbis’s approach. 
  • Lead, design and implement efficient organizational performance measurement systems that allow accurate, reliable information collection and reporting
CREATE HIGH QUALITY EVIDENCE

Reporting 
  • Provide high quality data and evidence from all departments to strengthen informed decision making by relevant committees, Boards, ELT, CoP and CEO.
  • Ensure that all departmental priorities are measurable, and work specifically with CoP to craft effective indicators for program priorities.
Global Strategic Plan 
  • Develop approaches to measure and report on Orbis’s impact
  • Lead the process to provide quality data from the Global Indicators to decision makers within the organization.
  • Participate fully in the development of Orbis’s next Global Strategic Plan, using learning from the current plan to develop new global indicators.
M&E Frameworks
  • Develop overall organizational performance measurement framework, linking conceptual models to program monitoring and evaluation and identifying strategies and models for replication;
  • Ensure timely monitoring, and take into account changes in program conditions when planning, assessing impact and reporting on progress.
Team Leadership
  • Ensure that the whole M&E team worldwide evolves and works effectively, setting and meeting its priorities;
  • Keep up to date with, and shares, trends and new approaches in M&E, and actively encourages all M&E staff to do the same
  • Ensure smooth communication within the M&E team.
Technical Support
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to all offices and all departments, especially country/ regional offices, and to the Flying Eye Hospital, Hospital Based Programs and Cybersight.
  • Oversee that data is collected, analyzed and reported worldwide
  • Build core competencies of the monitoring & evaluation field staff and project managers through training and technical assistanceLead guidance to regional, country program staff and partner staff in the design and implementation of outcome and impact studies.
Evaluation
  • Guides, supervises and participates in joint evaluations. Oversees technical assistance for evaluation activities within regional /country programs
  • Advises the Chief of Program on M&E-related procedures and policies for Orbis
  • Ensures organizational responses to findings and recommendations of evaluations and audits are recorded and monitored for follow-up implementation
  • Coordinates effective dissemination of findings, conclusions, recommendations and lessons learned from evaluations, to intended audience as described in TOR, with a view to improving the program design policy and strategy and contributing to wider learning.
  • Reviews TORs from the field, and maintains or has access to a database of consultants in various areas of specialty.
Other
  • Collaborates with IT to review and recommend changes to strengthen our current data and reporting system as needed and to execute the Software Consultants’ agreements.
  • Participates in special projects and performs additional tasks assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
  • Master’s Degree, preferably in International Development, Public Health or Epidemiology or related area.
  • Minimum of 10 years progressively work experience with international development and/or health care programming, with at least 7 years management and supervisory experience.
  • Previous M&E experience in a non-profit, consulting, or government agency in an international setting preferred.
  • Successful track record in designing effective M&E strategies and systems, and following-up with quality implementation in the field.
  • Successful leadership within a changing environment, and of working in multiple locations to deliver effective M&E in change.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Excellent planning, research, and analytical skills, attention to detail and the ability to work cost-effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to pursue big picture vision as well as detailed implementation.
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Training delivery and development of interactive workshops.
  • Proven leadership ability and collaborative approach to finding solutions, achieving quality work, and delivering outcomes and materials on time in a changing, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts, resources and/or networks and relate to people with sensitivity, tact, discretion and professionalism.
  • Committed to the highest personal and professional integrity and ethics.
  • Strong computer skills (Windows XP, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, databases and the Internet); working knowledge of statistical software.
  • Ability to travel internationally, and to travel often. Travel could be up to 50% of the time, especially in the first year.
Closing Date: 26 September 2016

Orbis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As a global organization we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
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