This position will work with members of the CEWA team to assist the Regional Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Lead (DMEL) in strengthening the team’s program design, monitoring, and evaluation process and contribute to evidence-based programmatic learning.
- Support the Regional DMEL Lead on all aspects of program design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning;
- Assist DMEL and program staff in finalizing performance indicators and MEL plans and designing as well as operationalizing quantitative and qualitative data collection tools and analysis protocols;
- Assist with the development of clear methods and instruments such as surveys, M&E dashboards and data management tools;
- Coordinate project and indicator integration into NDI’s institutional databases; assist in designing and customizing indicators, data tables, dashboards and data visualizations; ensure data governance protocols are followed;
- Assist DC and field staff in data collection, input & analysis; ensure the timeliness, completeness and quality of data collection and management;
- Coordinate and provide guidance to staff in analyzing, visualizing and interpreting indicator data and critical assumptions and risk monitoring;
- Contribute to the quality of reports to ensure the incorporation of indicator data; critical assumptions and risk monitoring; and observe emerging reporting shifts and needs at the country and project level;
- Assist the Regional DMEL lead in curating, creating, disseminating MEL-related resources and trainings for DC and country staff;
- Assist DMEL and program staff and consultants in the design and management of cumulative assessments, midterm and final evaluations, such as providing compilation and analysis of program data and information for evaluations using institutional databases;
- Support the logistics or implementation of surveys, interviews, and/or focus groups as part of cumulative assessments or any other assessments and evaluations.
Peripheral Accountabilities/Responsibilities (Non-essential)
- Actively seek and engage in professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge in monitoring, evaluation and learning, and maintain a general working knowledge of relevant program and data management trends and issues occurring externally at NDI.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Incumbent operates under general supervision, receives direction on most processes and methods and is assigned most work.
- Incumbent regularly interacts with staff at all levels within NDI.
- Some interaction with external funders and partners is required when necessary to support the provision of information or clarify information necessary for program operations and administrative activities.
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Social Science, International Development, Political Science or a related field or equivalent experience.
- This is an entry level position requiring no previous work experience. Previous internships in international development, political campaigning, legislative affairs or related subject are desired.
- Basic understanding in data collection, analysis, reporting and learning.
- Strong interest in monitoring and evaluation, and/or data management;
- Math skills and the ability to perform accurate calculations and understand and analyze quantitative and qualitative information.
- Perform basic research and analysis skills, using tools such as, survey’s, interviews, focus groups and other research methods to allow for gathering, summarizing and effectively present findings, respond to questions and communicate with diverse groups including audiences without a technical background.
- Interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, partners, donor organizations, and other stakeholders;
- Oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and through various communication media.
- An attention-to-detail, with a propensity to complete work accurately and with a focus on quality.
- Initiative and a basic level of proficiency in the ability to multi-task and prioritize; manage time, perform project management, problem-solving, and organizational skills; and flexibility to adapt and respond to shifting priorities.
- Capacity to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
- Ability to apply discretion and maintain confidential information.
- Ability to travel internationally, as needed.
- Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of Google Suite tools preferred. Basic database skills are desired. Some experience in online/SaaS databases preferred;
- Fluency in French is required.
- This position generally is performed in an office environment and may be suitable for partial telework.
- Occasional evening and weekend work may be required, as well as attendance at external events.
- International travel is typically not required for this role, but there may be occasions when the opportunity may be presented for such travel to support a given program or field activity. This is generally at no greater than 5% of an incumbent’s work time in this role.
- Sitting/mobility—to work at a desk and move around work areas.
- Speaking/hearing—to engage orally in conversation with others.
- Seeing—to effectively use a computer screen and for reading and interpreting printed materials, memos and other paperwork.
- Reaching/handling—to input information into computer systems and retrieve and work with appropriate paperwork, equipment and supplies and complete filing.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
To comply with tax and legal obligations, all candidates for DC-based positions must reside in Maryland, DC or Virginia. While there may be flexibility for remote/hybrid work environments, candidates must be residents of MD, DC or VA or relocate prior to the start of employment at NDI.
This is a union position to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 2.
Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.
NDI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, NDI makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state and local laws. If you need reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify NDI’s Human Resources department.
To apply please visit our website at www.ndi.org/careers.