USAID Project Careers – M&E Manager at Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS)

Job Title: M&E Manager
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party
Job Summary: The M&E Manager will supervise all project M&E as well as develop a program of technical assistance to district in these areas. S/he will lead the development of the SDS Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and design systems that allow for efficient collection and reporting of PMP information. S/he will also work as a technical advisor for SDS supported districts to strengthen the capacity and function of the MIS and M&E systems.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Monitor and supervise all project related M&E, including design of the PMP
·         Responsible for quarterly reporting to USAID on the project PMP and other M&E and MIS issues;
·         Ensure that M&E data collected for project activities is analyzed and used to improve project activities and performance;
·         Work with project team to conduct assessments of MIS and M&E gaps in the districts;
·         In collaboration with SDS Consortium partners, identify activities to strengthen integration and use of MIS and data for decision making in all social sectors at the district level, including improved quality of data collection, management, reporting, and the use of data for planning;
·         Along with the CoP, DCoP, Regional Directors , and USAID DBTA partners, develop joint plans with the district governments for activities to strengthen the MIS and M&E for districts;
·         Ensure that M&E  work of SDS with districts is coordinated closely with TA provided by DBTA partners and augments this work rather than overlapping or duplicating it;
·         Work with the District, CoP, DCoP, IPs, Regional Directors, and regional M&E Specialists  to determine how to support the DOP as a framework for sustained coordination of all donor partners operating activities in the district;
·         Develop and implement an M&E internship program;
·         Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Masters Level Degree or equivalent (mathematics, economics, statistics, management information systems, development studies, or other related field)
·         7+ years of experience in design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems as well as management information systems;
·         Experience providing technical assistance in M&E and MIS, especially to host country stakeholders;
·         Experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred;
·         Excellent organizational, analytical, supervisory skills;
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
·         Excellent computer skills.
How to Apply:
Application and resume with names of three references should be sent to indicate the job position in the subject line. Deadline: Monday, 25 February, 2013 5:00 pm.

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