Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Officer
Pact (Pact)
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Job Description
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Advisor will develop and maintain systems to collect and analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the program. S/he will also conduct supportive supervisory visits to sub-grantees to observe, monitor, provide guidance and quality feedback on the use of data and lead all research activities. This is a local position and is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design program specific Performance Monitoring Plans as well as Monitoring and Evaluation Plans at Pact and partner levels.
  • Responsible for the development of relevant M&E tools, formats, and the provision of technical training for Pact's partner staff.
  • Coordinate regular monitoring visits to partners and ensure the production of one consolidated report and agreed action plan for follow up response (inclusive of program, finance, grants).
  • Monitor data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting ensuring that data is audit worthy. Where problems exist support partners in the identification of solutions to challenges faced.
  • Monitor data entry process and ensure program is utilizing Pact's database.
  • Responsible for reviewing regular program reports prepared by program staff for submission to USAID.
  • Ensure program staff and senior management are using data collected to make informed and timely decisions related to program implementation
  • Support program staff to implement their learning agenda (baseline, mid-term, final evaluations, etc.) This may include the identification of appropriate consultants to provide technical support.
  • Contribute to program management through ongoing integration of M&E findings into program activities.
  • Oversight of research staff conducting in-depth assessments of program activities.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any of the following or related fields: social science, international development, evaluation research, statistics, or economics
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in designing, managing, and implementing results-based MEL activities. Strong preference for those that have led MEL for USAID Democracy and Governance programs.
  • Particular interest in candidates that have developed or overseen MEL frameworks for advocacy-focused projects and other initiatives driving non-linear change processes.
  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, with excellent organizational as well as English oral and written communication skills
  • Progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation of democracy and governance programs, including working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, program beneficiaries, and program staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation, and learning, including impact evaluation.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills, and ability to work well on a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available statistical software programs.

About Pact

A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We strive for a world where all people are heard, capable and vibrant.

WE SERVE communities challenged by poverty and marginalization.

WE ENVISION a world where everyone owns their future.

WE BUILD systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses and government.

Pact is a recognized leader in integrated development. Our integrated approach combines interventions in purposeful ways to address development challenges holistically, always tailored to local needs. And we focus on systemic change to build an environment for sustainable success.