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Director of Monitoring and Evaluation - Jordan

Director of Monitoring and Evaluation on YouthPower activity in Jordan

The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is seeking a Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) candidate for a USAID-funded youth and workforce development activity that supports positive youth development for at-risk youth using a youth-driven assets-based community development approach in Jordan. Both Jordanian and expatriate candidates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

The Director of M&E will provide leadership and strategic vision to M&E activities across all project components. S/he will oversee development and refinement of the project’s Performance Management Plan (PMP) and design and manage the project’s M&E system. S/he will develop and implement processes and methodologies to ensure consistent data collection, management and reporting in keeping with the PMP. S/he will analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data in order to gauge project impact. S/he will contribute to work plans, reports, success stories and other project deliverables. The Director of M&E will manage a small team and report directly to activity leadership.

In addition to directing M&E activities for the overall project, the Director of M&E will also work with Jordanian youth-serving organizations receiving grants from the project to develop M&E plans and to assist those organizations in measuring impact of their awards, as they align with activity goals.

Required education:

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in international development, public administration, economics, statistics, or another relevant field.

Required experience: 

  • A minimum of seven years of professional experience in managing M&E activities on large, complex, donor-funded international development projects, preferably funded by USAID. Strong familiarity and comfort with USAID’s ADS 203 on assessing and learning is preferred, integrating complexity-aware M&E approaches.
  • Experience applying advanced statistics and research methodology, using sampling techniques and methodologies, and using software for statistical and other relevant applications (such as SPSS, STATA, spreadsheets, and GIS).
  • Familiarity with donor-specific reporting requirements, including F-indicators, CDCS indicators, and geographic data, as well as data tracking and monitoring systems, such as DevResults and TraiNet.
  • Significant experience managing a field-based team and partner organization staff.
  • Proven experience developing and delivering training to counterparts to ensure sound M&E procedures are followed. 
  • Experience with mid-term and final evaluations, impact assessment, and change management preferred.

Required skills: 

  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access and/or other relevant programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish productive, collaborative relationships with counterparts.
  • Excellent presentation/training skills, including experience in the design and facilitation of short- and long-term training programs specific to M&E.
  • Knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • English language fluency required; Arabic language skills desired.
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