The M&E Manager will be responsible for overall monitoring and evaluation (M&E) needs of OEF programs. The M&E Manager will lead OEF in strengthening its M&E functions and will play a key role in promoting of the use of data and information for driving decision-making and resource allocation. S/he will lead OEF programs in establishing and/or revising monitoring and evaluation frameworks and plans, collecting and analyzing program outcome data and information, designing and executing evaluations and assist OEF leadership in incorporating M&E data and results into decision-making and resource allocation.
- Designs and implements efficient organizational performance measurement systems that allow accurate, reliable information collection and reporting;
- Develops overall organizational performance measurement framework, linking conceptual models to program monitoring and evaluation and identifying strategies and models for replication;
- Lead the design, implementation, and dissemination of evaluations, including the selection and re-selection of appropriate methods for addressing key research questions and offering evidence-based recommendations to enhance program performance;
- Ensures timely monitoring and that measurement of changes in program conditions are taken into consideration in planning, assessing impact and reporting on progress;
- Educate and collaborate with program leadership in designing and planning for evaluations and reporting;
- Develop, maintain, and promote quality assurance and quality control protocol for ensuring integrity of data;
- Facilitate regular reviews of program performance through semi-annual reporting to the Board of Directors;
- Provide ad-hoc technical assistance to program teams and their partners, such as survey design, M&E sections of grant proposals, data queries, identifying best practices, etc.
- Build M&E capacity across the organization by providing occasional trainings, one-on-one knowledge transfers, and highlighting M&E best practices internally across teams;
- Identify ways to streamline the process and increase efficiency in gathering and using M&E data and information
- Regularly update and maintain policy and process documentation related to monitoring and evaluation to align with best practices and lessons learned;
- Assist president with development and oversight of monitoring and evaluation budget;
- Manage evaluation contracts and agreements;
- Directly supervise a team of 1-2 staff initially, with team growth expected within the first two years, as funding allows;
- Lead and oversee internal evaluation staff, with an emphasis on professional development.
This position is located at the OEF central office in Broomfield, CO.
OEF is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with a vision of developing effective systems of global governance to achieve a world beyond war, leading to our tagline “Peace Through Governance.” Central to OEF’s mission is partnering closely with the business community. As an operating foundation, OEF focuses on both researching and developing ideas, and implementing those ideas in practical projects.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Competences:
- Graduate degree in international development, public policy, social sciences, statistics, or similar, which included substantial coursework in either program evaluation or research design and methodology;
- Minimum 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in a non-profit, consulting or government agency, with at least 3 years leading evaluation projects;
- Strong understanding of systems change analysis, complexity theory, and/or methods for evaluating advocacy and policy change initiatives;
- Excellent command of both quantitative and qualitative research methods;
- Demonstrated experience in project design, developing results frameworks and M&E plans, data analysis, and writing reports for non-academic stakeholders;
- Demonstrated ability in presenting technical information orally and in writing to a non-technical audience and to both internal and external stakeholders of all levels;
- Proficiency in R statistical software;
- Prior supervisory experience, with strong skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities;
- Prior international experience in monitoring and evaluation;
- Experience conducting field based evaluations;
- Prior group facilitation experience;
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects spanning disparate and distinct issue areas simultaneously;
- Ability to work independently while managing team priorities to meet deadlines;
- Superb organizational skills;
- Fluency in English.
- Experience working in Somalia and/or Colombia;
- Experience using Tableau;
- Proficiency in Spanish or Somali;
- Experience using knowledge management and/or business intelligence software (Tableau strongly preferred);
- Experience working with major institutional donors, such as UN agencies, bilateral aid agencies, and large foundations;
- Understanding and working knowledge of Do No Harm principles.
Please send a cover letter detailing your experience and salary requirements and a CV or resume, to Daryn Ridenour at email@example.com. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email.