Senior Associate, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)

Location: New York City
Posted: November 2018
Priority Deadline: 22 February 2019

Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment–political and financial –in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives. We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.

Summary of Position:

The Senior Associate, MEL supports monitoring and evaluation efforts for Women Deliver programs. The Senior Associate ensures compliance with all internal and external program standards and promotes continuous quality improvement. The Senior Associate manages the evaluation of program goals, objectives and outcomes defined by project plans and provides guidance and oversight of monitoring and evaluation efforts, including reporting systems. The role will report to the Director, Program Quality and Compliance, housed in the External Relations team.

Accountabilities:

  • Support and contribute to the refinement of Women Deliver’s MEL strategies and related frameworks, to include the development of Theories of Change, measurement frameworks, learning agendas, and evaluations
  • Support the development and implementation of MEL and RBM systems, processes and tools across the organization
  • Socialize MEL and RBM tools and processes among program teams through trainings, guidance and technical support
  • Support program staff in planning for and executing MEL activities, including data collection methodology and tools, data management, and data analysis
  • Support program teams in developing the MEL infrastructure for each grant awarded
  • Participate in program design and proposal discussions, including log frame design, development of performance measurement frameworks and budgeting for MEL
  • Assist in the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, assessments and monitoring data in program development, adjustment or review
  • Contribute to learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports
  • Support the development of reports to donors working closely with the Senior Associate, External Relations

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • BA/BS required in a related field such as, international development, gender studies, or public health; Masters degree preferred
  • 4-6 years of work experience, combined with a track record of program management and/or MEL across geographies in gender, SRH, RMNCAH or other intersectional issues
  • RBM knowledge required
  • Experience in training/capacity building/socialization of new MEL systems and processes
  • Experience in managing the MEL component of international development programs
  • Experience in analyzing data for reports to donors
  • Experience in program development processes and in developing results frameworks for proposals
  • Experience in developing Theory of Change (TOC) and participating in strategic plan lifecycle
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to distill data into important, relevant insights and learnings to improve program quality and inform future programming priorities and approaches
  • Ability to apply strategic and creative thinking, while being persistent, motivated, proactive, energetic, and detail-oriented
  • Superb writing and editing skills; professional communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and adept in creating professional PowerPoint presentations
  • Experience in the measurement of advocacy initiatives preferred
  • Must be able to travel occasionally
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to: careers@womendeliver.org

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