Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer
Pact , Madagascar
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.
Pact is recruiting a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer for an upcoming 4.5 year, USDOL-funded children labor reduction project in Madagascar –Reducing Child Labor in Mica-Producing Communities in Madagascar. Project outcomes include: (1) increased resiliency1 of members of vulnerable households2 in mica-producing communities, (2) increased capacity of government officials to address child labor in the mica supply chain; and (3) increased engagement3 of non-governmental stakeholders4 to address child labor in the mica supply chain.
Reporting to the Project Director, the M&E Officer provides strategic guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the program. This individual also supervises monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all MERL activities as well as active collaboration with sub-awardees and USDOL. The Officer oversees all MERL activities, provides technical direction and support, ensures the accurate reporting of results for program activities and ensures the program aligns with Pact’s quality standards for MERL in close coordination with Pact’s Results and Measurement (R&M) Team. This position is contingent upon award.
- Contribute to the design and implementation of the project’s MERL system in coordination with Pact’s HQ Results and Measurement (R&M) Team to develop key performance indicators, targets, tools, and appropriate MERL responsibilities across the project.
- Coordinate any external evaluation processes, including drafting evaluation ToR and selection of firm, in alignment with award.
- Develop and disseminate relevant M&E tools, formats and lead the provision of M&E specific technical training
- Oversee data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting, ensuring that data is of high quality and data quality audit worthy
- Ensure appropriate training and supportive supervision of all partners in monitoring and evaluation procedures, data collection tools, and data management practices in alignment with the MEL Plan
- Work closely with partners to establish their internal MERL systems, M&E plans, and data quality management
- Conduct Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) and implement corrective actions to improve data quality and accountability of staff and partners
- Develop and maintain accurate information in a project database, as well as accurate and timely electronic files.
- Calculation and reporting of Pact’s Global Indicators through imPact, Pact’s instance of DHIS2, and calculation and reporting of project data into imPact
- Responsible for the data analysis, writing, and review of the results and learning sections of program reports in collaboration with program staff, before submission to donor and ensure consortium partners’ compliance with internal data quality requirements and timely submissions for reporting.
- Commitment to applied learning and adaptation based on data: Lead the program team on routine reviews and interpretation of data for learning and adaptation; package and disseminate timely findings in a meaningful way, and make suggestions for adaption
- Perform any other prevention duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field is required. Master’s degree or advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, economics, or international development is recommended.
- Minimum of three years of professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects is required.
- Demonstrated success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages is required.
- Demonstrated experience in planning and managing various studies, for example, performance evaluations, evaluations, surveys, and/or case studies is required.
- Demonstrated experience designing and managing multiple disaggregation variables in participant monitoring and database systems, including gender and age, is required.
- Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator design, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/performance monitoring plans, is required.
- Demonstrated experience in designing and administering data collection tools, conducting data entry, data cleaning, data processing & analysis, and conducting data quality assessments is required.
- Demonstrated experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers and/or sub-awardees is required.
- Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies is required.
- Fluency in English and Malagasy are required.
- Madagascar work experience preferred. Malagasy National preferred.
- Working knowledge of DHIS2
- Experience in, and knowledge of, child rights and child labor issues, and utilizing gender and social inclusion sensitive indicators and analysis is highly recommended.
- Fluency in French is highly recommended
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.