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

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

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.

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.


  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.