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FH is searching for an experienced and qualified candidate for the M&E lead role, who will work under the Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The goal of the Activity is to improve food and nutrition security and resilience among poor and chronically food insecure households and communities in a sustainable manner. Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the program and USAID approval of the candidate.

The M&E Manager is responsible for guiding the overall M&E strategy and implementation related activities within the project and via partners and providing timely and relevant information to all project stakeholders. Critical tasks for the M&E Manager are to manage and further enhance the FH DRC M&E system, ensuring it is implemented effectively including data collection activities, survey work, evaluations and assessments, analysis and M&E reporting, and establishment of an effective MIS/GIS system. To accomplish these responsibilities, the M&E Manager works closely with all parties involved in M&E design and implementation including CoP, program senior leadership team, sub grantees, project managers and field staff, representatives from partners and key stakeholder groups, external consultants, and donors. High level of proficiency in USAID M&E regulations, systems and processes is a must.

FH Culture

All we do, and how we do it, seeks to promote God’s beauty, goodness, and truth in a broken world. As such, we are defined by our ability to make people’s lives measurably better; our ability to deliver impact is the measure of our collective success. For we know that we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has already prepared in advance for us to do. At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of values called Heartbeat Values.

Principal Responsibilities

Effective management of monitoring and evaluation systems

  • Manage and oversee the collection and organizing of information in accordance with FH DRC’s M&E Systems and M&E Framework.
  • Track performance on established input, activity, output, effect, and impact indicators to measure achievement and track progress towards intermediate results and overall program strategic objectives.
  • Work closely with program managers and technical coordinators to process, analyze and use this information to improve management, make necessary adjustments, and assess certain trends.
  • Manage the correct and effective use of routine monitoring tools including Mini KPCs using LQAS to regularly assess changes in adoption of improved practices, pre/post tests, Quality Improvement and Verification Checklists, and Barrier Analysis to identify determinants of behaviors so that more effective behavior change can be encouraged.
  • Design, plan, coordinate and report on the major periodic events associated with individual programs, namely: baseline survey, mid-term evaluation and final evaluation.
  • Conduct spot checks at the individual site and community level to evaluate adherence to programming standards and visually verify information reported through the normal reporting systems.
  • Compile and present program information for internal monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as well as donor required annual reports such as BHA’s Standardized Indicators Performance Tracking Table for the USAID/BHA funded RFSA.
  • Through aggregation of information and analysis at a national level, provide annual progress reports on national level strategic objectives.
  • Consult management on findings of project performances.
  • Ensure that monitoring, data collection and reporting take root in the process of program implementation.
  • Set in place or adapt DRC RFSA M&E policy, its yearly implementation plan and update (including monitoring and evaluation plans, targets).
  • Support operations team in the perspective of program growth and adaptive designing in order to meet set targets and goals.
  • Support communications team to produce evidence-based communications for internal and external audiences.

Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation.

  • Provide training and capacity building for DRC RFSA staff in effective monitoring and evaluation tools and systems.
  • Ensure transfer of monitoring and evaluation skills to a local community level through participative training and development of community-based systems such as the early warning system.
  • Search, collect and share new approaches and tools regarding designing, monitoring and evaluation in order to keep FH DRC on a competitive level within the development and relief partnership.
  • Work closely with CLA team to ensure program adaptation and learning, and production of high quality, evidence-based communication products.

Improve and further develop DRC’s RFSA M/E tools and systems.

  • Further develop the M&E System and processes to function more efficiently in providing relevant, timely program assessment information to key stakeholders within the organization as well as external partners and community level groups.
  • Develop a national M&E System to harmonize and where possible, standardize the indicators and processes which are used in different provinces, with different programs and donors.
  • Assist in developing a community based early warning system through monitoring of defined trigger indicators and a community level and triangulating this information with other early warning stakeholders.
  • Take a lead role in integrating M&E into new program design and implementation planning.
  • Facilitate the work of any external program evaluators and take a lead role in ensuring follow-up of their recommendations.
  • Establish an effective MIS/GIS system for data management and presentation.

Other duties as assigned

Job Level Specifications

  • Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian beliefs.
  • Demonstrated computer-operating skills, including proficiency in Google platforms, Microsoft Office products, and virtual technologies such as Skype and/or Zoom.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large, multi-year development or resilience award.
  • Knowledge about TOCs, logic models, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender and youth integration into M&E; and in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive M&E plan.
  • Ability to network and engage with necessary stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure.
  • Proven ability to successfully lead an intercultural team in a development context, including supervising long-term field staff and short term international and local experts is required.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time per year in the DRC, sometimes to insecure locations.

Education/Experience

  • A candidate must have either:
  • An undergraduate degree in a related field and 10 years of relevant work experience leading the M&E of multi-year development or resilience awards.
  • A master's degree in a quantitative field (economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, biostatistics, nutrition, applied sociology, or other relevant subject) with significant training in quantitative methods and 7 years of relevant experience leading the M&E of multi-year development or resilience awards.
  • Experience building or strengthening monitoring systems, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, designing survey methodology, and promoting evidence-based program management.
  • Experience with USAID and U.S. Government regulations and reporting procedures and systems are preferred.
  • Experience working in DRC or in a country with a similar level of socio-economic development is desirable.

Language

Fluency in French is required, and professional proficiency in English. Congolese national language specific to the region is preferred.

Supervisor Responsibilities

Directly supervises staff. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, resolving problems, etc.

Safeguarding Policy

FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the Heartbeat Values and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to midpoint of the range, based on relevant experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

BENEFITS OFFERED

Insurance - Health, Disability, Life

Paid holidays, vacation, & sick leave

Pension, available on first of month after date of hire

Professional development

An application and resume through our online system is required. Click here to access our system.

How to Apply

An application and resume through our online system is required. Click here to access our system.


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