Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation Program for Lebanon (MEPL), Beirut, Lebanon 296 views

Job Openings Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation Program for Lebanon (MEPL): Job Description

EnCompass seeks Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist candidates for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Monitoring and Evaluation Program for Lebanon (MEPL). The purpose of this Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activity is to supplement the monitoring and program management efforts of USAID/Lebanon staff; and to verify, monitor and support USAID program performance in Lebanon.

This individual will oversee, recruit for, and participate in evaluations and assessments throughout the life of the Activity. S/he will ensure that short-term technical experts and evaluation team members are of a high caliber and possess commensurate technical expertise. It is expected that the Senior M&E Specialist will also serve as evaluation team leader for most evaluations conducted under this Activity. S/he will also contribute substantially to the design and field testing of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks. S/he will also be responsible for the design, quality, development and completion of all assessments, analytical reports, and evaluations.

The position will be full-time and be based in Beirut with travel throughout the country.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will support the Activity, leading and managing the technical work related to performance monitoring and evaluation.

Essential functions include:

Lead the technical design, data analysis, and report writing aspects in relation to the monitoring of activities and processes

Lead/oversee the review of the USAID Performance Management Plan (PMP) and provide technical support for implementing partners on the development of their activity MEL plans, and support such technical work as reviewing reporting methods, carrying out training needs, designing reporting tools and advising USAID/Lebanon technical teams on their M&E work

Oversee, recruit for, and participate in evaluations and assessments throughout the life of the contract

Responsible for managing, training and mentoring field monitors and the design of monitoring tools and methodology

May serve as the evaluation team leader of select evaluations

Responsible for the design, quality, development and completion of all assessments, analytical reports and evaluations

Contribute substantially to the design and field testing of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks

Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with EnCompass’ standard operating procedures, USAID policies and regulations, and national policies and laws

Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening in support of the journey to self-reliance

Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events

Ensure optimal use of human, financial, and physical resources to successfully meet project milestones, objectives, deliverables and targets

Tags

data analysis

data collection

food security

global health

human rights

impact evaluation

international relations

monitoring and evaluation

oral communication

participatory

performance management

primary health care

reconstruction

Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

Qualifications

A minimum of six (6) years of progressive experience in similar positions is required

An advanced university degree in international relations, economics, statistics, public policy, research methods, program assessment, evaluation/measurement or another relevant field

Demonstrated senior experience in program performance monitoring and design and implementation of evaluations both (performance and impact evaluations) of development interventions

Excellent communication, both verbal and written English skills, Arabic desirable

Experience and Skills

Demonstrated senior experience in design and field testing of surveys, questionnaires, and/or other data collection instruments

Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis, experimental design and/or data collection analysis, indicator development, data quality assessments

Demonstrated experience in non-permissive, conflict-prone or post-conflict reconstruction environments is required

Strong interpersonal and oral communications and presentation skills are required

Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations and procedures

Strong familiarity with USAID PMP and CLA practices, M&E design and principles

Familiarity with USAID/Lebanon is preferred

Ability to travel within Lebanon, as necessary

About Company

EnCompass LLC is a women-owned, small business consulting firm working in International Development, and offering innovative and customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 100 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe. We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, rich diversity, and technical expertise in global health, inclusive development, education, human rights, and food security.

Founded in 1999, EnCompass began as a virtual organization supporting clients and implementing work through a network of staff and expert consultants. Today, we have more than 110 full-time staff and a Global Consulting Network, our vetted database of specialists, through which we engage, on average, 200 consultants each year. In early 2017, EnCompass opened its first international office in Addis Ababa for Transform: a Primary Health Care project. In 2019, we set up our second field office in Lima, Peru. We maintain a full-time staff presence in Benin, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Peru, and Uganda.

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