CRS Cambodia seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist to lead this key sector for an anticipated 2-year USAID-funded Disabilities program in Cambodia with support to Vietnam and Lao PDR to contribute to the increase and strengthening of organizational capacities of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) working in the Southeast Asia region. The program aims to broaden and strengthen DPO networks in Southeast Asia and advance broader United States government efforts to support and facilitate regional cooperation and integration between DPOs in Southeast Asia.
Program outcomes could include: increased organizational capacity of DPOs in Southeast Asian countries; increased advocacy by community and labor organizations on behalf of disability rights issues; greater civil and political participation by individuals with disabilities; and increased government action to respect and promote disability rights, including through implementation of the CRPD, as a result of DPO advocacy and support in target countries.
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning specialist will design and oversee the monitoring and evaluation framework for the program, identifying cost-effective means to monitor the impact of SBC demonstration activities. S/he will support all project and partner staff in developing, training, and applying new and proven approaches to monitoring, learning, and quality assurance/continuous quality improvement. S/he will be responsible for designing and carrying out base- and end-line evaluations. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that all technical, research inputs are strategic, consistent and coordinated, and that quality reports are delivered as per the indicated schedule. S/he will liaise closely with the CRS Cambodia MEAL team and appropriate CRS MEAL Communities of Practice, and ensure that all CRS MEAL policies and procedures for the program are met and in line with donor requirements.
• In close collaboration with the PM, Disabilities Specialist, and other key stakeholders, provide MEAL oversight and input to the inception phase of the project, including activities related to research, target-setting, development of key metrics, and defining assumptions.
• Mentoring, coaching and supervising direct reports. Ensuring that all facets of CRS’s MEAL Policies and Procedures are implemented within the program.
• Training and monitoring partner and field staff in appropriate Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning activities to ensure the quality of program data.
• Supporting the PM to finalize narrative reports, performance indicator tracking tables, donor reports, baseline/final evaluation reports, etc.
• Participating in appropriate CRS Communities of Practice to share learning and incorporate learned best practices into the program.
Education Background, Experience & Requirements:
• The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning specialist advanced degree (Master’s degree) in public health, development management, marketing, or a related field,
• Minimum of three years of professional experience in designing and managing M&E frameworks and overseeing a team to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and be confident presenting complicated, technical ideas to a mixed audience.
• Experience using ICT4D.
• Significant knowledge of and experience using qualitative and quantitative research skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required, and Khmer language would be an asset.
• Knowledge of CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures would be an advantage.