Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for managing and implementing the monitoring and evaluation country-level activities of its global program funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL). The project aims to technically collaborate with host governments in reducing child labor through the following three outcomes: (1) strengthened labor and/or criminal legal framework concerning CL, FL and/or HT; (2) improved enforcement of the labor and/or criminal legal framework, specifically related to CL and FL; and, (3) increased coordination among law enforcement and social protection entities
The M&E will work in collaboration with the home office M&E Officer to design a project monitoring system for tracking and measuring the government’s capacity to address child labor, forced labor and human trafficking, that reflects the country contexts and meets USDOL’s standards. S/he will be responsible for overall monitoring and evaluation of project M&E activities, developing/designing M&E tools & reports, and to maintain/keep updated the program database. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Oversee project M&E system, including the measurement of project indicators, designing monitoring tools, setting up the data flow system, entering data into the database, conducting data quality assurance and reporting.
- Support design of strategies and approaches contextualized and aligned to stakeholders needs and priorities and contribute to develop activity and work plans.
- Support country enforcement and coordination assessments and other research related CL, FL and HT;
- Assist specific ministries staff to strengthen and maintain data systems, collect/report on investigations, prosecutions, convictions and sentencing, and assess and address systems gaps;
- Monitor the results of the program’s activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments of specific interventions; contribute to dissemination of results to internal and external audiences.
- Manage M&E database, including logging project stakeholders, project trainings and meetings, attendance, policy status, and progress reports.
- Assess the achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and work with M&E Officer to design Quality Improvement (QI) strategies.
- Facilitate and liaise with the external evaluation contractor.
- Collaborate with the Country Project Manager to prepare all project reports.
- Document success stories, promising practices, and lessons learned for public dissemination.
- Hold weekly skype calls with M&E officer in Arlington, Virginia to report on progress.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have solid experience monitoring donor-funded programs a wide variety of stakeholders. Specific experience and specialization in at least two of the following is required: child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, legal reform, policy advocacy, child protection and referral mechanisms, and/or government capacity building.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Master’s degree or bachelor’s plus and advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.
Technical: Five years’ professional experience in a M&E position in development projects.
- Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans.
- Experience in planning and managing surveys.
- Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
- Experience managing and providing ongoing training to staff and key stakeholders on data collection, M&E, etc.
- Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
- Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies and data collection and analysis methodologies.
- Fluency in oral and written Thai and English languages, is required.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
- Familiarity with database and statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS, or STATA, is preferred.x
Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to perceived or actual 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.