Sunday, December 1, 2013

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, CARE India

Position: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer 

Department: Girls Education Program

Grade/Level: G

Reports to: Program Manager – Girls Education Program

Location: Uttar Pradesh

Job Summary:
The position shall be responsible for responsible to track progress of the project and document it periodically. S/he will be responsible for developing and designing appropriate monitoring systems and tools to measure the progress of the project, evidence based feedback in developing program strategy, build team’s understanding and capacity making the system effective and ensures timely and accurate flow of information. 

Key Responsibilities
Develop/design the Monitoring framework
Collects inputs from all concerned in developing the monitoring and evaluation framework for the project
Supports development of the project log frame matrix, M&E framework and detailed implementation plan against the benchmark indicators

Assists in preparation of Annual Operation Plan (AOP), Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and Project Budget Preparation
Aid Capacity Building for better Program Management
Aids in Capacity Building of Project and NGO staff to leverage information for improved Program Management
Facilitates and supports the field staff and NGOs in assessment of the information systems
Ensures common understanding of the tools and methodologies amongst all project staff and NGO functionaries
Ensure compliance with monitoring and evaluation systems and guidelines
Ensures that project and NGO staffs comply with the M&E requirement of the Project
Plans, facilitates execution and develops quality documents, incorporating inputs from team members, for program related evaluations and Studies/ Research as may be required 
Supports CIHQ in co-ordination & conduct of Evaluations & Assessments
Facilitate & Leverage M&E Information for Project Improvements
Facilitates regular collection, compilation and analysis of programmatic data and ensures smooth functioning of the Management Information System
Supports the Program manager in analyzing data and taking appropriate decisions
Provides need based support to the project team and Program Manager in developing quality standards and process indicators of all interventions
Ensures maintenance of database for program decisions
Undertake periodic review of the implementation and operation of the monitoring and reporting mechanism; including the preparation of best practices and lessons learned.

Project Documentation & Reporting
Establish a comprehensive and an updated data base for all projects

Leads analysis of data collected under the monitoring framework for assessment of progress and areas for improvement.
• Develops baseline data for each project site in the programme
• Collects and collates reports from the field sites.
• Coordinates with field implementers regarding reports and M&E activities.
• Monitor and quality assurance spot checks on each project site.
• Monitoring visits to implementing partners for data clarifications.
• Technical support for operational research.
• Development of case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project.

Prepares technical briefing papers, and status updates

Develop presentations and written reports to summarize quality improvement findings

Ensure that relevant learning is documented, disseminated to staff and used to inform future decisions;
Helps in preparation of consolidated progress reports to submit to the Donor & CIHQ
Updates the Program Manager on progress vis-à-vis planned activities 
Ensures timely documentation of project progress and sharing of progress reports within the sector and outside
Designs and develops case studies
Provides critical inputs in developing advocacy strategy.
Develops concrete evidence based documents/write-ups/materials for advocacy in identified areas/themes.
Facilitates advocacy activities by providing data/analysis is support of the theme/area.

Other Responsibilities
Contributes towards strategy development of the program
Handles donor visits as & when required
Maintains Government relations at the district and sub district level as suggested by the Program Manager

Qualifications & Experience
Post Graduate degree in social sciences
Minimum 3 years experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects

Skills & Competencies 
Understands issues of education sector especially girls education
Understanding on Gender equity and diversity and overall program objectives
Understanding of the social, political and economic issues of poverty
Understanding of the governmental structure and functioning
Passion for social justice
Ability to plan, implement and complete tasks independently and on time 
Good interpersonal skills
Computers skills (MS-Office)
Good oral and written communication skills (English, Hindi and Regional language) 

Candidates should visit to apply for the positions online. 

The last date of receiving applications will be 4th December 2013. Only short-listed candidates would be contacted. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

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