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Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor

USAID Yemen My Education Activity (Taleemi)

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4,000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor for the upcoming USAID Yemen My Education Activity (Taleemi Activity). This position will be based in Aden and requires travel to other locations in the South of Yemen. The position is contingent upon award.

The duty station is designated as extreme risk and poses a heightened risk or direct threat to personal safety. FHI 360 has implemented mitigation measures and policies to ensure staff safety in coordination with FHI 360 Global Security. Applicants should research this location and the associated risks before applying.

Project Description

The goal of the USAID My Education Activity (Taleemi Activity) is to improve outcomes for out of-school children and youth through inclusive, high quality non-formal education in Yemen. This activity will ensure that out-of-school children and youth in Yemen transition into the formal education system; obtain certification of completion that will benefit them if they are not able to re-enter formal school; or benefit from pathways to training and economic opportunities after completion of NFE programming. The activity includes the following results:

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  • Increased enrollment and retention of out-of-school children and youth in community responsive, safe, and adequately resourced environments

  • Out of school children and youth acquire foundational and life skills for transitioning into formal schools or entering the workforce

  • Improved implementation and management of non-formal education programs

The activity will be implemented in the South of Yemen in coordination with the Internationally Recognized Government of Yemen.

Position Description

The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor is responsible for establishing and managing the project’s overall monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system and leading MEL staff to track all progress made towards meeting program/contract results, indicators, and targets, including impacts on access, retention, learning outcomes, community engagement, gender, and disability-inclusive measures, ensuring that they are being consistently and systematically documented, tracked and reported. The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor collaborates with and oversees sub-grantees to provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyzes data reported from sub-grantees; and supports training of MEL personnel in quality assurance methods. They will collaborate with the program team to design operations research to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversee the implementation, analysis, dissemination, and use of research products. The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor shares data and improvement plans and collaborates with staff and stakeholders on strategies for program improvements for greater program effects.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Designs and oversees the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities of the project; leads the design, development, planning, annual revisions, and implementation of the MEL plan and project evaluation activities, including the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention-linked research

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  • Develops systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements

  • Works closely with the technical team to co-design monitoring tools, select indicators, and determine field monitoring responsibilities

  • Ensures tool compatibility and coordination within the MEL framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements

  • Leads the development of the project learning agenda, designs and implements learning activities and research studies

  • Focuses on strengthening the MEL system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country MEL systems

  • Co-coordinates the project’s Collaborating, Learning, Adapting (CLA) framework and ccoordinates knowledge sharing with the technical team

  • Undertakes periodic reviews of program and/or country MEL systems, and participates in planning MEL system strengthening actions

  • Provides ongoing oversight and technical assistance to consortium partners in implementing monitoring and evaluation system, ensuring data and analysis are of high quality.

  • Provides guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices for documentation and reporting

  • Ensures submission of datasets and other relevant reports and data to USAID knowledge management systems

  • Provides high quality and timely submission of all required project reports, including documentation of success stories, analysis of data for indicator calculation, summary of qualitative findings, etc

  • Oversees the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other program results to ministry counterparts, donors, program partners, and other key stakeholders

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in evaluation, demography, social science, economics, or other relevant discipline

  • At least eight years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on education or social-sector programs required; at least five years of MEL experience in the education sector preferred

  • Experience leading programs in Yemen or similar complex crisis affected countries.

  • Experience collaborating with and strengthening the capacity of local partners and education authorities

  • Proficiency with relevant software (Excel, ODK/Kobo, PowerBi)

  • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, research, management information systems, reporting, data quality analysis and data analysis

  • Experience in design and implementation of MEL systems; with USAID funded projects preferred

  • Experience with managing the design/adaption of learning assessments

  • Experience with Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Frameworks and related data utilization

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with stakeholder counterparts, partners and FHI 360 HQ counterparts

  • Solid report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills; ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Solid facilitation skills for training enumerators, counterparts and project and partner staff; additional experience building the capacity of local partners preferred

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with program staff and supervise and develop junior staff

  • Experience in the education sector in Yemen or similar contexts

  • Oral and written fluency required in English and Arabic

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Please visit the FHI 360 Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an employer with equal opportunity and affirmative action. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in policies, programs, or activities.

The duty station is designated as extreme risk and poses a heightened risk or direct threat to personal safety. FHI 360 has implemented mitigation measures and policies to ensure staff safety in coordination with FHI 360 Global Security. Applicants should research this location and the associated risks before applying.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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