Title: M&E and Knowledge Management Specialist
Location: In current location of successful candidate ( Mexico,Guatemala,Honduras,Bolivia or Ecuador)
ACCOUNTABILITY AND PURPOSE:
The M&E and Knowledge Management Specialist Position for the Americas, seeks to support the process of assuring the quality of M&E and KML practices in accordance with industry standards and in accordance with ChildFund global systems and processes. He/she also supports global program strategic initiatives when needed. The Specialist will provide technical guidance and support in the process of continuous design, management and improvement of M&E/KML practices, processes and systems. The specialist will provide data processing and analysis support to NOs and formulate conclusions and recommendations for NO decision-making. He/She will also support institutional capacity building, and could provide support during resource mobilization proposal development initiatives. The position seeks to promote internal and external efforts to improve institutional learning.
The M&E and Knowledge Management Specialist reports functionally to Regional Program Manager, with the purpose of assuring that program quality support is provided and directly responds to the operational program requirement and demands of the countries. During NO assignments the M&E and Knowledgement Specialist will report operationally to the ND of the country supported.
The main purpose of this position is to serve as a resource available to NOs to assist them with the M&E and KML related aspects of their programs. The SSE and Knowledge Management Specialist is expected to spend at least 80% of his/her time on NO assignments, whose objective and time dedication will be agreed through specific Terms of Reference.
Technical Support for Program and Partnerships
Leads the implementation of the global organizational M&E framework and supporting systems to enhance accountability and impact monitoring, quality control and evaluation
Leads the design and implementation of a regional approach to M&E and knowledge management, including the design and implementation of a common partner and project monitoring and evaluation system.
Leads on the development of monitoring and data collection plans and methodologies, including the use of appropriate tools.
As commissioned by COs, leads the design and executing of baseline surveys, mid-term evaluations, specialized studies and final evaluations include sampling methodologies, data collection instruments, analysis and report development.
Leads the design and implementation of standardized project level M&E with appropriate tools.
Ensures that program and project designs have a rigorous logic between activities, outputs, results and indicators, i.e. to ensure that all programs/projects are based on logical and sound log frames.
Supports annual reviews and reflections with implementing partner staff and
communities and analyze data trends towards objectives achievement.
Leads the development of programs and project management information system at CO, harnessing new information technology for the compilation, analysis, storage, and retrieval of data and knowledge for program development and improvement.
Leads the processing and analysis of M&E data and information and provide relevant recommendations for NO decision-making.
Supports NOs and Partner organizations on data quality and integrity.
Leads the production of, written products for internal and external consumption that capture learning and support ChildFund’s thought leadership in the industry.
Supports the identification and selection of consultants or partnerships needed for program support in the field.
Program skills and competencies Development Support
Supports the building of staff and partner capacities in M&E and Knowledge Management with the purpose of improving program competencies, measurement of indicators and performance.
Leads learning networks of practitioners that can serve as a capacity building resource and facilitate the documentation, organization and sharing of information.
Performs skills and educational needs assessment so as to undertake training programs to build necessary capacity.
Supports the documentation and sharing of best practices and lessons learned.
Foster and maintain communities of practice and other types of networks engaged in producing and sharing learning.
Supports grant acquisition by participating in the development of M&E components of project proposals.
Support M&E implementation of grant funded projects.
Supports formulation of M&E related information for grant project reports.
Supports formulation of grant funded project evaluation reports with the purpose of providing learning.
Administrative and Operational Support
Accurate timekeeping identifying time spends on NO assignments and other activities.
Actively participates in Shared Support Unit Planning.
Formulates Informational Reports.
Assure timely and quality communications and coordination.
At least 5 years of related experience with NGOs, M&E, program management and/or technical support.
Understanding of current program and M&E methodologies and standards.
Demonstrated success in designing, monitoring and evaluating programs.
Knowledge on and experience with statistical data design and analysis and supporting software.
Understanding of the nature of ChildFund International organization, programs and networks or knowledge and experience with similar organizations.
Ability to identify appropriate resources.
Effective skills in cross cultural communication and the ability to clearly articulate expectations.
Readiness and ability to analyze, understand and take into account different cultural contexts and concepts.
Ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas and strategies to a variety of audiences.
Fluent in spoken and written Spanish, preferable with good English capability or willingness to learn. Knowledge of Portuguese is an added advantage.
Ability to travel at least 50% of the time
As a minimum, relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in development-related field. Equivalent relevant work experience maybe acceptable in lieu of degree.