• Monitoring and Evaluation Lead (RCAY)

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/22/2018 4:27 PM)
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  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


    Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

    Position Overview

    Pact is recruiting for a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for an upcoming global project based in Washington, DC - Reach Targeted Children and Youth with PEPFAR specified services in USAID PEPFAR Program (RCAY) whose goal is to reach and sustain HIV/AIDS epidemic control for pregnant women, children and adolescents by supporting them through targeted clinical, prevention and mitigation interventions. The program will also provide an avenue for countries to transition their prime awards to indigenous partners.


    The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead will oversee a team of M&E and Learning professionals and will have considerable scope for developing and executing M&E, learning and knowledge management systems and approaches under the program. This unique opportunity will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to shape and implement the Evidence Learning Strategy for this large global program. This position is contingent upon award.

    Key Responsibilities

    Technical Leadership

    • Lead all MEL activities for this global program.
    • Develop and oversee the implementation of project MEL plans that meet donor requirements and maximize evidence generation and use for decision-making, adapting, accountability and learning.
    • Ensure integrated and strategic evidence & learning strategy across global activities and facilitate its use.
    • Design and oversee implementation of internal research, evaluation and other studies.
    • Ensure timely data analysis and MEL relevant inputs to program reports and other communications outputs.
    • Institutionalize efficient data flows upstreaming from local partners and regional offices and conduct regular data quality assessments.
    • Driver innovative approaches to collecting and analyzing data including emerging technology and predictive analytics.
    • Effectively communicates results for decision making (e.g. data products, dashboards, visualizations) 

    Management & Advocacy

    • Manage a team of staff across multiple countries by providing leadership.
    • Be highly proficient in public speaking and giving concise and insightful presentations of complex data
    • This role requires exceptional ability to manage effectively across matrix-style structures, and to engage with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ensure local and international implementing partners produce relevant and high-quality data to feed into the internal MEL system.
    • Develop terms of reference for and oversee the implementation of research, evaluation and other studies through external contractors.
    • Promote the MEL function and evidence-driven development across the country office and among external stakeholders. 

    Capacity Development

    • Mentor, train and link department and other staff, as relevant with MEL professional development opportunities.
    • Support and mentor local implementing partners for organizational MEL capacity development.
    • Facilitate evidence-based learning and adapting across the organizations and its partners.

    Basic Requirements

    • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in M&E, informatics, demographic, or another relevant discipline, with significant focus on data management systems, research methodology and organizational learning.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in research, monitoring, evaluation and learning in international development.
    • Ability to travel internationally periodically.
    • Eligibility to work in the US required.
    • Demonstrated leadership for MEL and learning approaches (e.g. CLA) in prior roles.
    • Experience leading MEL for HIV / AID programs.
    • Extensive experience developing and implementing MEL plans and systems for major donors, including USAID.
    • Extensive experience with qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation design and implementation, including managing external consultants.
    • Experience designing and implementing MEL for large complex development programs.
    • Experience in designing and implementing MEL across multiple countries and different contexts.
    • Experience with designing and implementing political economy analysis.
    • Track record in producing analysis (incl. experience with relevant tools) and inputs for reports and other communication outputs.
    • Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees.
    • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrated ethical management practices.
    • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.
    • Professional-level English language skills (written and oral).


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