Women for Women International (WfWI) is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant!
The location for this position is open to candidates in the Washington, D.C. or in a region where WfWI currently operates: Nigeria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan.
Since 1993, Women for Women International, a global NGO, has invested in the power of over 500,000 women who are forgotten – the women survivors of war and conflict. We support them in learning the social and economic skills they need to rebuild their lives, their families, and their communities.
Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations. Women who enroll in our programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, break the isolation of war and conflict. They gain access to knowledge, resources and tools needed to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.
Over the next ten years, our goal is to scale our impact to improve the lives of millions of the most marginalized women affected by war and conflict. Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential.
We know that women pass on their knowledge to their neighbors and children, creating a ripple effect for generations. By investing in women, we create a better world for all of us – a world that’s more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.
That is the power of women, for women.
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be primarily responsible for data cleaning, analysis and reporting for internal and external organizational stakeholders. He/she will work closely with the global MERL team and the Programs team to produce reports for grants and support the development of more in-depth data reports that will inform strategic and programmatic decision-making.
The M&E Officer will also work with the MERL team to design and implement data collection tools, execute focused research projects, and contribute to proposal development. This position is for a 1-year term with the possibility of extension.
Duties and Responsibilities
Data Analysis and Report Writing:
- Responsible for conceptualizing and writing the annual WfWI graduate data summary, including all data analysis, creation of visuals and presentations, and writing the narrative.
- Perform data analysis for internal and external donor and stakeholder reporting needs, including drafting the M&E components of quarterly, semi-annual and annual grant reports, and coordinating on analysis and review with Country Office M&E teams.
- Update, maintain and refine syntax for Stata code used to analyze data; monitor and maintain MERL Dashboard and SQL database.
- Improve efficiency of data cleaning and analysis processes under supervision of the MERL Director.
- Prior to creating the above-mentioned reports, perform data cleaning and verification as part of the effort to improve M&E field data quality and accuracy.
- Undertake data analysis for other projects to support program improvement and organization-wide use of field data for learning and decision-making.
- Contribute to written outputs of analysis, such as briefs, blogs, and white papers.
- Support and conduct presentations developed for sharing data analysis.
Survey and Evaluation Design and Implementation:
- Contribute to designing surveys and other instruments for operational research and evaluations (e.g., supplements to annual MERL report, field research projects, impact evaluation, focused research projects to answer programmatic questions).
- Monitor performance of organizational data collection platform and functions; serve as Global MERL system troubleshooter when needed; actively contribute to data system improvements.
- Keep informed of the latest developments in measurement approaches, and standardized monitoring and evaluation indicators and policies.
MERL Systems and Planning:
- Support the design of the M&E sections of proposals and choice of suitable indicators and targets.
- Support country offices to set annual targets, track their progress against these targets, and use the data to design program improvements.
- Lead in tracking and updating program enrollment globally, and support country offices to implement referral tracking and reporting.
- Support country offices to design and manage logframes.
- Lead in quality audits of data
- Support capacity building efforts for MERL colleagues through the routine provision of training in relevant topics such as data analysis, study instrument design, and logframe design.
- Support the business development team to develop proposals featuring a MERL component
- Brainstorm proposal design with relevant global staff and draft appropriate, rigorous, yet feasible MERL frameworks for newly proposed projects
- Support country office staff to articulate logframes, pertinent indicators, and evaluation strategies as needed for new project proposals.
Skills and Qualifications
- A BA/BS graduate in economics, statistics, public policy, international development, or other related science or social science fields; Strong training in quantitative data collection and analysis methods required; candidates with MA/MS degrees will be considered strongly.
- Two to four years of relevant fulltime work experience working as a research assistant/analyst or managing program data, of which at least one year of fulltime experience directly conducting data analysis using STATA or SPSS is required.
- Knowledge of (required) and experience in (preferred) conducting monitoring for international development projects, including creating and tracking indicators for outcome measurement.
- Interest in and ability to train global staff members in evaluation and research related concepts, such as study design, tool development, data analysis, and data communication required.
- Previous experience working with large merged datasets and working on data analysis for research a strong plus.
- Knowledge of and/or experience with qualitative data collection methods a strong plus.
- Knowledge of data management systems and experience writing and executing SQL queries or other coding language a strong plus.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, a desire to learn, and an inquisitive mind.
- Ability to work independently and interdependently, and communicate within a diverse and multicultural work environment across time zones; strong team-work capacity required.
- Ability to prioritize projects, take initiative, and multi-task.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to work efficiently and to deadlines.
- Willingness and eagerness to learn about international development, women’s issues, measurement, monitoring and evaluation, data cleaning and analysis.
- Passionate about women’s rights and development issues.
- Ability & willingness to travel internationally, up to 10-20% per year, to post-conflict and austere locations.
- May require bending, lifting up to 25 lbs., standing, sitting, computer work, etc.
All our staff are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience.
At Women for Women International, we know that our people and organizational culture provide the foundation to achieve our mission. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are central to everything we do. Read our commitment to DEI
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience through this portal or our career page here: https://www.womenforwomen.org/about-us/careers.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.