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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager EDC Job Vacancy

Organization and Program Overview:
Founded in 1958, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is an international nonprofit organization that works to build bridges between educational research, policy, and practice. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development, EDC is implementing a youth development project based in the North Eastern Province of Garissa, Kenya.
The Garissa Youth Project (G-Youth) is designed to empower youth to make sound career and life decisions as they transition from high-school to the next phase of their lives. The project offers youth interventions that help them to: build skills, facilitate appropriate career choices, provide employment and/or income generating information, bridge technical and university education opportunities and provide a fun and safe space for youth to socialize.
Through the addition of a new project component which is helping to redefine the strategic direction for the project, G-Youth now aims to build the capacity of local youth organizations and networks to increase youth participation and planning in program activities meant to help youth.


Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager


Summary:


EDC seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to lead evaluation assessments, and oversee the development of a data collection and management system for a USAID-funded youth project. The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will have principle responsibility for facilitating all aspects of monitoring and evaluation and will take the lead in planning for, conducting and reporting on all M&E activities of the project.
In addition, the M&E Manager will supervise the collection of qualitative and quantitative data of program activities within the project and setting up systems that facilitate accurate, consistent and timely reports. The M&E Manager will lead the team for any evaluation study that takes place in the project. The M&E Manager will be the primary person responsible for providing technical support to the project’s evaluation and impact assessment activities. This position will report directly to the Deputy Project Director for G-Youth.
Essential functions include (but are not limited to):
  • Manage the M&E systems that measures the effectiveness of project initiatives;
  • Develop procedures for assessing quality programming and impact;
  • Designs and implements a monitoring and evaluation system that measures the effectiveness of project initiatives;
  • Track quarterly progress of program activities;
  • Oversee the collection of qualitative and quantitative data and updates reports;
  • Conducts research and evaluation activities relative to the project initiatives;
  • Generate data reports in compliance with USAID procedures and agreements in the award;
  • Ensures accuracy of all data collection processes;
  • Designs tools to improve data processing and reporting;
  • Manages all evaluation activities relative to the project initiatives.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences and ideally 5 – 7 years experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Competence in qualitative and quantitative study design and implementation;
  • Extensive experience with monitoring program implementation using qualitative and quantitative approaches;
  • Solid grounding in data analysis packages such as SAS or SPSS and database management systems, preferably Access
  • Experience in developing and coordinating data collection, processing and analysis systems;
  • Ability to balance work within a team environment while also working independently ;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage activities with minimum supervision;
  • Strong organizational, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and aptitude for details.
  • Demonstrable organizational and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Application and contact details:
Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit a letter, a resume and names of three references to AIssa@g-youth.edc.org by June 8, 2010. To ensure the timely review of your credentials, please insert “Monitoring and Evaluation Manager” in the subject line of the email.
Only candidates who are being invited for an interview will be contacted.
The closing date for this position is June 8, 2010.
EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.
EDC offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary and excellent benefits.

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