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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist
DT Global
 Supervisor: Regional Program Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Kadugli
 Duration: Long Term, Full time, Specific Work Contract
 Closing Date: 26 Jan 2023

 
 Background:

DT Global (DTG) is an implementing partner for USAID Project – The Sudan Transition Program – South (STP-S) seeks to strengthen conditions that support a peaceful and prosperous Sudan through increasing engagement of civil society actors, improving access to timely, accurate information, and encouraging citizens to model democratic behaviors. STP-S will be headquartered in Khartoum and will further maintain two regional offices in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist (MELS) is responsible for overall Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) responsibilities in their assigned portfolio. This includes writing appropriate MEL plans for each activity in their region, ensuring the collection of output and outcome data for each activity, and conducting regular MEL tasks for each activity such as key informant interviews, focus groups discussions, and similar actions. The MELS will support the MEL Manager in the development of additional MEL tools to conduct cluster evaluations and higher level MEL tools

 

•       Support the program’s MEL efforts to ensure that M&E is fully integrated into the project’s activity development cycle, including design of activity M&E plans, leading the collection and analysis of M&E data, and reporting M&E results.

•       In collaboration with senior management and program staff, develop individual M&E plans for each activity inclusive of:

­       Output and Outcome Objectives

­       Output and Outcome Indicators

­       Means of Verification

­       Responsible Parties

­       Timelines

•       Work closely with Program Development Officers (PDOs) to ensure that M&E plans are executed in a timely manner and on regular basis. Collect, analyze, and systematize feedback on individual activities or clusters of activities. Ensure that consistent monitoring and relevant reporting are taking place in appropriate sections of the database at each stage of project development, implementation, and closeout. Assist project staff in drafting impact and result summaries for active grants.  Assist program staff, and grantees if necessary, with report preparation to ensure that reports capture results and impact, not only volume of activity.

•       Support the collection of all data required within the activity MEL plans, inclusive of conducting key informant interviews, focus group discussions, circulating questionnaires or other relevant activities

•       Request the support of the program staff to collect data required by the MEL plans when needed – inclusive of photographs, attendance sheets or other items

•       Responsible for seeking assistance from the MEL Manager on a regular basis when developing plans, to seek input on any complex or unusual activities

•       Ensure all MEL products maintain a level of quality consistent with USAID expectations

•       Assist the PDO in the submission of the final evaluation report (FERs) for activities. 

•       Support the MEL Manager as requested in the development of additional MEL tools including the MELP; cluster evaluations or other qualitative tools; baseline surveys; program indicators 

•       Support data collection on the ground for any cluster evaluations or baseline, mid and final surveys as requested by the MEL Manager; inclusive of helping coordinate logistics required

•       Contribute to learning processes at the regional level, including leading discussions at the conclusion of individual activities to discuss lessons learned and potential follow-on activities

•       Provide recommendations to program teams on how to improve or build-on completed activities 

•       Contribute to communications products, from weekly reports, to snapshots, to targeted presentations and reports. 

•       Travel to project’s areas of operation as needed.

•       Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

•       Post-secondary Diploma in a relevant field required, a university degree preferred. Other relevant certifications will be considered.

•       Prior experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred

•       Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs 

•       Experience in developing and using all basic M&E tools such as key informant interviews, written questionnaires, and focus group discussions preferred

•       Effective written and oral communication as well as interpersonal skills

•       Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills and good judgement

•       Be proactive, have strong prioritization skills, and ability to work cross-culturally

•       Possess demonstrated leadership skills, humility, and self-awareness

•       Have a basic understanding of local and national context relevant to the program

•       Fluency in written and oral English is preferred but not required.

•       Position open to Sudan nationals only


Applicants are requested to submit their CVs and a covering letter through Sudan Jobs. The cover letter should outline your motivation and why you believe you are qualified for this position.

The deadline for all applications is Jan 26, 2023 – 11:59 pm









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