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Community Partner. Committed to co-creating and participating in partnerships that bridge and bond various assets.
Builder of Capacity.Supporting capacity development for organizations, communities, and systems through organizational development.
Catalyst, Convener, and Facilitator. Encouraging change by supporting innovative thinking, promising practices, and policy development by bringing people and organizations together.
Educator.Providing people and organizations with timely and relevant information.
Extensive experience facilitating small and large groups of diverse participants
Master’s Degree, with ten or more years of monitoring and evaluation experience
Deep experience using diverse quantitative data analysis methods (e.g., tests of significance, t-tests, ANOVA, chi-square, regression, and factor analysis, and related statistical analysis software, i.e. SPSS)
Deep experience in qualitative methods (e.g., structured focus groups, interviews, photovoice, etc.)
Strong understanding of trends in Monitoring & Evaluation, characteristics of effective programs, leading organizations and initiatives, etc.
Experience working directly with a foundation’s and implementing organization’s program (non-evaluation) staff to use data for program improvement
Strategic planning and data-driven decision-making
Managing complex relationships with multiple stakeholders
Working in an international context
Working with and designing IT data systems; able to translate measurement needs in ways that allow technologists to design, maintain and support state of the art evaluation systems.
A skilled presenter and professional with an ability to represent organizations and groups internally and at external events and conferences
A compelling writer able to distill essential information and tailor messages for a variety of audiences spanning academic publication to practitioner materials
Relationship-builder able to facilitate communication between professionals from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds and nonprofessional in a respectful and diplomatic manner
Entrepreneurial and energized by working in a fast-paced environment (including comfort with ambiguity and a willingness to be flexible in work roles and responsibilities)
Flexibility to work across multiple methods of measurement and evaluation; balancing what is most rigorous with what is most practical
Team player who enjoys coaching and developing others’ abilities
Highly self-motivated, with impeccable ethical standards, confidentiality and personal integrity
Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker
Fluency in English
Performance Monitoring Operations
Manage the inner workings of foundation’s performance monitoring system
Manage the theory of change and recommend improvements based on data
Manage logic models, metrics, data collection instruments, and reports; seeking opportunities to streamline, and simplify what partners are asked to collect
Manage foundation’s performance monitoring IT data system, working with technology staff to ensure a user-friendly, reliable, and secure interface for inputting and analyzing data
Conduct sophisticated analyses to understand outcomes and drivers
Work directly with partners to collect, analyze, and manage data
Refine, implement and communicate processes that ensure partners’ performance monitoring data is submitted on time, validated, and in the appropriate format
Conduct site visits to key partners to conduct observations as well as ensure reported data is accurate and provide on-the-ground training and oversight; train the Program Officers to integrate M&E into their programmatic oversight
Manage the ‘learning community’ of partners through coordination of gatherings, individual meetings, and online best-practice sharing
Work with the Program Officers to use data for program management
Use monitoring data to ensure that program implementation is consistent across sites and achieving results
Extract and identify implications from the measurement findings and formulate recommendations that support partners to refine their individual programs
Develop and implement trainings and ongoing professional development for grantee staff
Engage, guide and motivate staff to instill a deep sense of connection and common purpose
M&E Strategy and Knowledge Sharing
Oversee reports for leadership that
report the outputs and outcomes of the initiative and individual partners
synthesize across the complexity of findings to identify key insights and implications that inform key decisions
recommend improvements to the measurement system itself
Engage and manage third-parties to conduct impact assessments; identify and coordinate with these third-parties as they establish technical design and methods, undertake their field work, review findings, and distill key messages for internal and external audiences
Develop a broad and strategic knowledge sharing plan that shares important findings in targeted ways to multiple audiences
Represent results and impact with key internal and external stakeholders at leading conferences, meetings, and other important gatherings