Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist (Clean Energy & Water)

Arlington, VA, United States 🇺🇸

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to support M&E and Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) activities within the Clean Energy and Water (CEW) Unit, predominately supporting the water group and the USAID-funded Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP). Winrock’s water portfolio includes a range of small and large, complex, internationally funded projects undertaking a wide range of activities, including water resource management (WRM), water security, WASH, water governance, and Multiple-use Water Services (MUS) programs at the community, basin and national levels. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications for this position are described in the attached position description.

General:

Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. Winrock embraces continuous quality improvement and a culture of impact, accountability and entrepreneurship.

Salary and Benefits:

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits include but not limited to: life, disability, medical insurance, dental and vision and retirement.

Applications:

Applicants should go to Jobs page at http://www.winrock.org/join-us/careers/ to submit their application, cover letter and current resume by November 4, 2016. Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Position Description

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

Department: Clean Energy and Water (CEW)

Location: Arlington, Virginia           

Reports to: Project Director, Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP)

Position Summary:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will support the CEW Unit in the implementation of USAID and other donor funded Clean Energy and Water Programs by providing technical support in M&E and Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Approaches. Duties which include: preparing the PMP and data management plan, designing the Sustainable Water Partnership M&E system, facilitate stakeholder participation in development of a learning agenda, creating data collection instruments and schedules, conducting impact assessments, and ensuring compliance with USIAD’s open data policy and M&E system requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:

Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) up to 60%

  • Support the implementation of USAID-funded SWP program:
    • Oversee the design and implementation of project M&E systems and develop plans of action for their execution.
    • Provide technical expertise in the development and revision of Performance Monitoring Plans (PMPs) and Data Management Plans
    • Monitor data collection, data analysis, data quality checks, and lead the process of adaptive management through analysis and discussion.
    • Train technical staff on M&E plans, data collection tools, and methodologies for collecting accurate, quality data, and:
      • Provide formal training to project staff and grantees on project M&E systems, policies, procedures, templates, and forms;
      • Ensure that all staff, partners, data collectors and survey enumerators are trained in gender sensitive interview techniques; and
      • Provide informal training as necessary;
  • Lead Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) activities including the process of adaptive management through analysis and discussion of activity monitoring data for relevant programs.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID’s open data policy and M&E system requirements.
  • Provide inputs, including M&E measurement metrics and M&E narratives for:
    • Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual Reports; and
    • Project briefings and reports, on an as needed basis
  • Develop a system for aggregating results and impact of CEW work
  • Perform other duties reasonably assigned by the Deputy Project Director or Project Director

Other Responsibilities:

Project Implementation Responsibilities (up to 15%)

  • Provide technical expertise on an as needed basis to Clean Energy and Water programs, including:
    • Developing and revising Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP) and Data Management Plans
    • Designing M&E systems and data collection tools.
    • Providing M&E training for project staff and partners.
    • Ensuring compliance with USAID’s open data policy and M&E system requirements.
  • Develop a system for aggregating results and impact of CEW work

New Business Responsibilities (up to 25%)

  • Strategically support the expansion of Winrock’s CEW Unit by contributing technical assistance in proposal development and recruitment, including:
    • Development of proposal M&E plans and framworks

Other Assigned Duties/Tasks

  • Represent Winrock at local, regional and national external events, as needed.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external audiences. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications and Background

Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences or education / certification specializing in M&E preferred.

Experience:           

  • Minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the monitoring & evaluation of donor-funded international development projects. 
  • Knowledge of USAID reporting requirements, including experience designing and implementing M&E Plans and working with external consultants for third party evaluations.
  • Experience designing qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and conducting data collection.
  • Experience related to fieldwork in rural areas, including strategic planning, performance evaluation, selection of indicators, collecting quantitative and qualitative data, and database management.
  • Experience with training and capacity building in M&E skills among project team members, partners, and stakeholders preferred.

Skills/Knowledge:          

  • Ability to demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards at all times
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database set-up and utilization, data processing software, data visualization, mobile data collection, and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) required

Other:

  • Ability to travel up to 10% as needed
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer

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