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Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, and Learning (MERL) and Project Associate
Winrock International
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Job Description

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world. POSITION SUMMARY: The MERL and Project Associate will support the Country Coordinator in the implementation of the USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia project activities in Kazakhstan and regionally. The goal of the project is to strengthen the mutual accountability of all stakeholders to become more self-reliant in efforts to prevent trafficking in persons (TIP), protect survivors, and promote safe migration in Central Asia. The MERL and Project Associate will ensure quality programmatic and administrative support, including liaising with sub-grantees; organizing events and activities; assuring filing and documentation per Winrock and donor requirements, drafting materials and reports; supporting project procurement and communications; as well as supporting project monitoring, data collection/validation. RESPONSIBILITIES: Support implementation of country-level activities and research activities, including managing logistics and providing administrative support Assist Country Coordinator in workplan development and implementation, communication with stakeholders, documentation of activities, managing logistics, procurement, and project planning Draft and translate relevant project documents and provide oral translation during meetings, workshops, etc.; Develop and maintain updated and accurate programmatic filing system; Assist in capacity strengthening of partners and grantees; Support monitoring and assist subgrantees in the implementation of their activities; Implement the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan, processes, and activities with input and assistance from the Country Coordinator and Regional MEL Manager, verify and input performance project indicator data Assist Country Coordinator in preparing narrative reports Develop and maintain updated and accurate programmatic filing system MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree from a recognized and accredited university in law, development, international relations or other related field of study; Master’s degree preferred At least 3 years of experience working in development projects, preferably in a relevant field (trafficking in persons, migration, rule of law, access to justice, social and child protection, etc.); USAID or other international donor experience preferred Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to be flexible, responsive, and confident in interfacing with staff members and external stakeholders to accomplish tasks Strong problem-solving skills and sense of responsibility in seeing tasks through to completion Excellent working knowledge of office software packages including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint Good attention to detail, ability to organize, and to meet deadlines Familiarity with US Government M&E requirements strongly preferred Excellent written and oral communication skills in Kazakh, Russian and English is required TERMS: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and Winrock reserves the right to make an offer prior to the closing date for applications. Applicants are thus encouraged to submit their applications at the earliest opportunity. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization

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