Mali: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Organization: AECOM International Development Inc.
Country: Mali
Closing date: 31 May 2016

Under the direction of the Chief of Party, the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will provide technical leadership and direction for database management as well as monitoring, evaluation and reporting duties. Manager will be responsible for establishing a system of data collection for the project’s performance monitoring system, for ensuring the availability of reliable and timely data, and for working with colleagues on data analysis and reporting. The M&E Manager serves as the lead on ensuring that all program activities are effectively monitored throughout the program cycle, and that resultant data is then usefully processed and managed for ACCCORD’s reporting and analysis.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Design, implement, improve and maintain workable and comprehensive M&E tools and procedures for the program;
  • Lead training of ACCORD staff on M&E processes, including integrating M&E into activity development and implementation
  • Oversee the systematic and continuous data collection and analysis on the progress of activities over time and monitor results in terms of timeliness, quality, accuracy in line with project indicators;
  • Provide technical support to field teams in planning and monitoring of ongoing projects as well as the development of systematic regular and structured M&E exercises such as evaluations, reviews, lessons learnt workshops;
  • Conduct analyses across program offices to determine lessons learned and best practices to inform future programming and strategy
  • Work with USAID’s M&E specialists and third parties to identify program level impact
  • Conduct field visits and participate in rolling assessments of program activities and program objectives
  • Manage external M&E consultants hired to provide additional M&E services to ACCORD
  • Update the M&E plan over the life of the program
  • Support a culture of responsive monitoring and active learning through adoption of new technology appropriate to the Mali context in concert with USAID requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party

Knowledge Management and Reporting

  • Manages all aspects of the ACCORD Activity Database
  • Thoroughly checks all information in the database for accuracy and ensures information, especially activity notes, beneficiary numbers, outputs, and GPS coordinates are updated regularly and accurate
  • Develops and shares reports internally and with external stakeholders including USAID, local and central government bodies, donors, and ACCORD staff
  • Ensures that information required for weekly, quarterly, and annual reports is available, and that disbursement figures, new activity commitment numbers, cleared and closed grants are available monthly for analysis by the Chief of Party
  • Leads and drafts success stories for review by USAID
  • Reminds program staff when end dates for activities are approaching to avoid the expected end dates passing for grants that are still under implementation
  • Produces and files and mandatory standard documentation on the server and/or network attached storage (NAS), online and in hardcopy files
  • Provides training to ACCORD staff on how to effectively use the database, produce reports and analyze information
  • Troubleshoots the database when it malfunctions and consults with AECOM home office to find solutions when problems arise
  • Maintains, updates, and circulates activity schedule weekly
  • Responsible for managing and leading all aspects related to the close out of activities in the database.
  • Reviews electronic, online, and hard-copy activity files with the projects specialists and DCOP to ensure all files are complete
  • Work with the DCOP to develop activity close-out schedule. Responsible for regularly updating ACCORD team about deadlines ensuring all activities close on time
  • Lead desk audit of all activity files, electronic, online, and hard copy and organize shipping of files back to AECOM/HO

Minimum Requirements

  • At least five years’ experience in data collection and project monitoring & evaluation, USAID M&E experience is preferable – candidates with USAID M&E experience will be given preference
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in a developing country or in a project based environment
  • Experience in GIS technology management and mapping skills is an asset
  • A university degree (Master’s is preferred) in a relevant field
  • Experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for fast-moving programs in complex environments, experience in the Sahel region is an asset
  • Experience using theories of change to advise programming in rapidly changing contexts
  • Experience managing diverse, field-based teams
  • Fluent written and spoken English and French
  • Ability to multi-task and balance a host of competing demands
  • Comfort in individual field travel to remote locations, including northern Mali
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work effectively as a member of an international team
  • Experience designing programs and/or grants
  • Flexible, creative, and prepared to work against ever-changing deadlines in a demanding work environment
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research and analytical skills

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