Design, M&E Manager, Search for Common Ground (DR Congo)

Closes: Oct 11, 2017

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 

Website For Common Ground

END VIOLENT CONFLICT. It’s our purpose — our call to action.
We are Searchers.
We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.
It’s our purpose- our call to action.

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where:
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence

Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality. Inclusivity. Courage. Hope. Humility. Audacity.

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

Search DRC

SFCG is present in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2001 and has main offices in Kinshasa, Bukavu, Goma and Kalemie with more than 100 employees in six provinces. SFCG’s approach is to intervene at different levels of society in order to transform the behavior of both key players in conflict while shifting broader social norms to transform how societies deal with conflict.

SFCG also has partnerships with local organizations, including 85 media partners that broadcast educational radio and television programs, entertaining and appreciated by millions of listeners. Beyond the production of programs, SFCG uses innovative tools for conflict transformation, such as sports and cultural rapprochement activities, participatory theater, mobile cinema, comics, and organizes training on the transformation of conflicts.

We are searching for…

The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Manager is responsible for providing leadership and technical support on design, monitoring and evaluation within the DRC Country Program. The position includes supervision of staff on the national DM&E team, as well as coordination with DM&E colleagues in the Great Lakes region on regional projects. The DM&E Manager will track DM&E responsibilities and deliver, ensure quality monitoring and evaluation, and strengthen the capacity of program and support staff to capture accurate and useful data that informs program implementation and results. S/he will report to DRC Program Director (in-country) and the Sr. DME Regional Specialist (from ILT), and work closely with Project Managers, Country Director, and the Director of DM&E at HQ.

Your contribution

Key responsibilities and specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Overall responsibility for the quality and timeliness of DM&E efforts in the DRC program, as well as the program’s contribution to regional DM&E;
Manage the implementation of baseline studies, monitoring missions, and evaluations, ensuring quality methodology and analysis as well as timely delivery;
Analyze data collected and share findings with key internal and external stakeholders;
Develop Terms of Reference and manage consultants as needed for external M&E exercises;
Provide leadership in the development of monitoring systems (e.g. the development of common indicators, M&E plans, data collection tools, evidence-based processes, and knowledge management plans);
Contribute to project and program planning and review meetings, including preparing and sharing monitoring data on progress and challenges;
Support the development of the country’s DM&E strategy, including identifying opportunities for synergy between projects and common indicators that capture the collective effect and results of SFCG’s work in the DRC and in particular sectors;
Develop and manage the capacity of the country program to improve program design, monitoring and evaluation;
Provide orientation, regular support, and training to DRC program staff members, particularly in areas of design, monitoring and evaluation;
Liaise with the Country Director and Regional Director to align with national and regional priorities;
Participating in regional DM&E conference calls;
Contribute to the development of project logframes and proposals;
Contribute to cross-organizational learning, including providing information, guidelines, lessons learned, and tested tools to the HQ-based Institutional Learning Team;
Attend DM&E events, conferences, and meetings to keep up to date and maintain relationships; and
Be directly engaged in the continuing development of the organization, its mission and its staff, through the sharing of experience and knowledge, particularly contributing to its Institutional Learning efforts.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

You are…

You meet the following qualifications:
Minimum of three to five (5) years of work experience in design, monitoring and evaluation methodologies
At least one year of field-based data collection and analysis experience
Multi-country and cross-cultural experience related to program or DM&E implementation
Collaborative working style that enables coaching and training in M&E principles and best-practices
Demonstrated capacity to coordinate evaluations, including experience developing evaluation terms of reference and recruiting and managing consultants
Extensive knowledge and application of proposal design principles
Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, Pivot Tables, Access, as well as web browsers
Fluency in both French and English.
Ability to travel for extended periods of time within DRC (25 to 30%)

Highly Desirable:
Knowledge of participatory methods, mix-methods, outcome mapping and/or impact evaluation techniques
Experience working internationally and specifically in conflict/fragile state environments
Knowledge of data analysis software (e.g. STATA, SPSS)
Personal Characteristics
High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality
Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively and effectively across cultures
Ability to multi-task, be self-motivated, and be organized but flexible
Sense of humor and grace under pressure
Able to work independently and effectively in a team environment

Please note:
Qualified national and international persons are encouraged to apply.
The position is to be based in one of our three largest offices: BUKAVU, KINSHASA or GOMA.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits.


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