Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Director, Haiti Resilient Environment South Activity

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Director, Haiti Resilient Environment South Activity

Winrock International

Haiti

Winrock is accepting applications for the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Director for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Haiti. The five-year USAID/Haiti Resilient Environment South Activity will protect and restore ecosystem services, including water availability, in areas of most critical need for restoration or conservation in Southern Haiti in terms of landscape degradation, deforestation, vulnerability of communities, and the potential for long-term results. The geographic focus is the Parc Macaya and nearby areas. This position will be based in Haiti, and contingent upon project award.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning will be responsible for overseeing monitoring and evaluation systems and drive the collaborating, learning, and adapting agenda of the USAID/Haiti Resilient Environment South Activity. S/he will design and maintain systems for the accurate and timely collection and analysis of project data. S/he will work closely with the technical team to provide analysis of project interventions and drive improvements to deliver results.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical leadership for MEL to the project team to ensure USAID MEL requirements are met on timely basis and guides data collection, management, analysis, and visualization, and reporting progress towards indicator targets and results – based on both quantitative and qualitative inputs;
  • Build capacity of MEL and technical staff, partners, and key stakeholders in these areas, and ensure compliance;
  • Design and develop the monitoring, evaluating, learning, and research plan for the project, including selecting and defining indicators, setting targets for all indicators, planning data collection methods, tools, and reporting formats; and lead MEL plan revisions as needed;
  • Lead process of data verification and review of data source documentation;
  • Develop and put in place efficient and accurate data collection and analysis system and procedures that include efficient processes for collecting and analyzing data and ensuring data quality; and conduct internal DQAs;
  • Submit data to donor reporting system (DIS) on timely basis and coordinate with Home Office MEL staff to develop and implement a data management plan to submit selected project datasets to USAID’s Development Data Library (DDL);
  • Lead Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approaches throughout implementation;
  • Co-facilitate quarterly Pause and Reflect sessions to capture learning, introduce improvements, and achieve meaningful results;
  • Lead knowledge management and sharing activities within project, with USAID, other implementing partners, and with target countries’ governments;
  • Oversee internal research and evaluation efforts of the project, from the design stage to sharing findings as well as preparing for external evaluations;
  • Work with local partners to ensure application of high-quality MEL activities and data collection and provide ongoing supervision and technical assistance to partners, as needed;
  • Participate in Winrock International’s Community of Practice;
  • Work closely with the field team and project staff to ensure annual workplans are aligned with the MEL plan to meet annual and LOP targets;
  • Collaborate with communications team to visualize and disseminate important findings.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Education:

  • Advanced degree in social sciences, such as statistics, public health, public policy, economics, or a related field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience managing and implementing complex MEL systems for international development projects, preferably with USG funded projects;
  • Experience managing large MEL databases and conducting timely data analysis and developing reports. SQL database experience preferred;
  • Experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Experience designing, testing, and managing surveys required;
  • Experience with capacity building in MEL required;
  • Experience with mobile data collection strongly preferred;
  • Proven record of designing and implementing data collection tools including surveys;
  • Experience in similar positions in focused on environment, watershed management, biodiversity conservation, resilience, and global climate change preferred.

Skills:

  • Familiarity with USG donor MEL requirements;
  • Strong training design, training delivery, and facilitation skills;
  • Strong research or survey design experience;
  • Familiarity using technology for data collection, management, and analysis;
  • Proficiency in word processing, database management, statistical analysis, survey, and presentation software (Microsoft);
  • Fluency in written and oral English and French is required. Proficiency in Haitian Creole is preferred.

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