Vacancy Announcement Position #: HR-19 Position Title: Director, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Post date: December 1, 2010 Closing date: Open until filled Africare is the largest US based charity working in Africa with a portfolio of approximately 100 projects worth roughly $200 million currently under implementation. Since its inception 40 years ago, Africare has delivered over $800 million in assistance to 36 African countries. As it prepares for the next chapter in its history within the context of a rapidly changing paradigm of development assistance, a focus on results and accountability will need to become a central tenet of Africare’s development model. Therefore, Africare seeks a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) to build on the organizational achievements of the past and develop and implement a framework for results measurement, accountability and development effectiveness that will position the organization for continued success. Summary The Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning will establish Africare as a leader within the NGO community in its approach to results measurement, evaluation, accountability and development effectiveness. She/he provides leadership and technical oversight, support and direction to M&E and learning efforts at the project and organizational levels. The Director will represent Africare on issues related to M&E. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Establish a small unit for M&E and Learning at Africare headquarters. 2. Provide leadership for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at the organizational and project levels. Specifically: a. Strengthen Africare’s capabilities in Monitoring and Evaluation at the project level by developing and mainstreaming the necessary policies, guidelines, tools, training, and partnerships in M&E. b. Lay the foundation for rigorous evaluations of project impact that will generate an evidence based track record critical to Africare’s future growth. Identify opportunities for rigorous evaluations, design evaluations and develop proposals to solicit funding, secure partnerships to conduct the work, monitor and contribute to the evaluations as established during the design phase. c. Provide technical support related to M&E during proposal development and project implementation. 3. Support knowledge creation, sharing and learning on what does/does not work through a variety of mechanisms such as continuation of the Africare Impact and Learning Speaker series, convening a virtual M&E Practice group; maintenance of an M&E Intranet site to facilitate information sharing and real time access to good practices in M&E, etc. 4. Strengthen Africare’s relationships with funders and other stakeholders by sharing M&E results, supporting joint (or external) evaluations, coordinating and/or collaborating on broader M&E initiatives and participating in other professional activities (e.g. authoring papers, reviewing publications, and participating in conferences and colloquia); 5. Represent Africare on issues related to monitoring evaluation and learning. Knowledge and Experience Required by the Position Minimum Masters Degree in related subject Minimum 10 years of relevant M&E experience with emphasis on international work or a combination of relevant education and experience. M&E expertise in Africare’s core business areas of Health/HIV AIDS, Agriculture & Food Security and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene is preferred. Entrepreneurial, self starter who enjoys a dynamic work environment Ability to work effectively across all levels of the organization, with multi disciplinary teams and in a decentralized structure Ability to engage effectively with senior executives of partner and funder organizations to raise the profile of results measurement at Africare. Strong management experience and the ability to guide staff with authority and persuasiveness To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Director of Human Resources, REF HR-19 Director, PM&L to email@example.com. Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.
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