Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager
Region / Country Program: EARO/South Sudan
Position Type: Full Time
Area of Interest: Livelihoods
Location: Lakes State, South Sudan
Reports To: Project Director
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS has been operational in South Sudan since 1983, focusing on community-based food and livelihood security through activities in agriculture, health, peacebuilding, WASH, emergency relief, and savings and lending. CRS also helps strengthen organizational capacity of local institutions.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager for an anticipated USAID funded three year Livelihoods project in South Sudan. This project will improve livelihoods and promote recovery with resilience for more heavily conflict- affected areas in South Sudan. The project will focus on four sub-objectives: 1) infrastructure; 2) Agriculture, livestock and fisheries; 3) Economic Opportunity and 4) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The MEAL Manager will be responsible for establishment, implementation, and operation of an efficient monitoring and evaluation system, reporting progress against agreed-upon indicators and encouraging continuous improvement in quality of programming and participant outcomes.
• Provide overall management in the design and implementation of the project’s M&E system, working closely with partners and providing progress updates to CRS, donor, Government of South Sudan and key stakeholders;
• Serve as the primary point person for all M&E related work for the project;
• Lead development and implementation of the project’s Performance Monitoring Plan in collaboration with the senior staff and the donor;
• Support the design and development of MEAL tools;
• Train and supervise M&E staff on data collection and best practices;
• Design and implement a rigorous internal data quality assessment system;
• Support the program to analyze and document good practices, lessons learned, trends and implementation issues;
• Organize reflection meetings/ workshops to discuss data collected and learning to guide decision making and action.
• Organize and undertake MEAL capacity building activities such as training, workshops and other visits for learning;
• Contribute to quarterly and annual reports, in addition to the other briefings, summaries, papers, presentations, etc. for various audiences.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
· Serves with Integrity
· Models Stewardship
· Cultivates Constructive Relationships
· Promotes Learning
• Communicates strategically under pressure
• Manages stress and complexity
• Actively promotes safety and security
• Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Will not have any supervisory responsibilities
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Internal to CRS: Country Representative, Head of Programs, MEAL Coordinator, Project Director, Deputy Project Director, all Country Program Staff, EARO Regional Technical Advisors
External to CRS: Officials at USAID, government organizations, representatives from for-profit and other non-profit organizations, representatives of non-traditional public donors including UN, World Bank, and others, and stakeholders.
· Bachelor’s degree in development, statistics or a related field is required; Master’s degree preferred
· At least three years of experience leading MEAL systems;
· Demonstrated skills in all areas of MEAL and knowledge management related to development programs;
· Experience working with USG funded projects;
· Ability and proven experience transferring knowledge through formal and informal training;
· Previous experience working in emergency and conflict affected areas preferred;
· Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, with excellent written English;
· Willingness to travel and work in difficult environments.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation
Only selected candidates that meet the requirements will be notified. South Sudan nationals are highly encouraged to apply.