Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Base of Operations: Rangoon, Burma
Period of Performance: Long Term Technical Assistance
The USAID Burma program was launched in September 2012 to deepen and sustain reforms and foster legitimate processes for pursuing peace. In order to support this goal, the program has worked to address critical impediments to the transition, specifically reform and peace issues that need to be resolved for Burma to become a truly inclusive, multi-ethnic union. The program is expected to run through March 2019.
The stated goal of the program is “to deepen and sustain the reform process and to foster and sustain legitimate, inclusive peace-building processes.” Although the specific objectives of the program have evolved over time, as of July 2016, the four main objectives are:
- To enhance the ability of key stakeholders to engage in the peace process.
- To support the government and civil society to advance reforms.
- To reduce the influence of drivers of inter-communal conflict.
- To enhance access to services for survivors of explosive ordinance and persons with disabilities.
This position will provide overall support, advice, and oversight on program-level monitoring and evaluation. The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will be based in Rangoon, with travel within Burma expected. This position will report to the Chief of Party.
Scope of Work
- Support and advise colleagues on activity-level monitoring and evaluation efforts, ensuring quality and consistency.
- Contribute to the design, implementation, and ongoing revision of an M&E system, practical tools and methodologies that adhere to USAID guidance and meets the needs of the program learning, analysis, and reporting at all 3 levels (strategic, programmatic, and activity).
- Suggest and conduct cluster-level M&E approaches that can show impact across multiple activities and locations.
- Offer technical assistance in the development, selection, and application of M&E processes, tools methodology and action research.
- Oversee the development of M&E plans for each activity and ensure M&E concepts are incorporated into the activity cycle across offices.
- Oversee and advise colleagues on information management processes by reviewing data collection efforts, overall data reliability, consistency, and quality.
- Help in the identification, analysis, and synthesis of lessons learned from program implementation and—in coordination with the senior program team—facilitate the incorporation of those lessons into the activity cycle.
- Train other staff, and local partners where required, on key M&E concepts, tools, and processes.
- Conduct audits of the monitoring and evaluation data in the online Activity Database and ensure accuracy of information on reporting requirements
- Undertake, as required and when possible, visits to activity locations to collect data and/or oversee data collection efforts.
- Provide input and advice on procurement of M&E third-party services.
- Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.
- Bachelor’s degree in international development, political science, monitoring and evaluation, research, and/or a related field is required; an advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred.
- At least five years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded programs is required.
- Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, data quality assessments, data analysis, and data presentation is required.
- Experience in designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks is required.
- Previous work experience with USAID and familiarity with USAID monitoring and evaluation is preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills is required.
- Experience in Burma with particular knowledge of the peace process and reform process is desired.
- Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.