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21FEB - Senior Survey Specialist, USAID - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for mission critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, compliance and monitoring support, information management, and systems engineering and integration.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to protect America's food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems. We support our customer's mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of our nation's most treasured historical documents through our data capture and digital conversion services.

With more than 225 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland with multiple client site operations worldwide. When you work with a Macfadden employee-owner, you will be working with a competent, experienced professional who cares deeply about your success. That's what sets us apart and drives our commitment to our customers.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

As a member of the M&E team, the Senior Survey Specialist will provide technical assistance to FFP contractors and partners on the population based survey (PBS) design and implementation as well as beneficiary based survey (BBS) designed by FFP partners. The specific tasks include reviewing survey scopes of works, review the PBS design submitted by the baseline contractor and partners, review BBS design, guide contractors on additional analyses; and periodically analyze quantitative survey data to look for plausible relationships between different variables, undertake longitudinal analysis of programs, respond to taskers and prepare and present reports and studies related to USAID’S Office of Food for Peace (FFP) emergency and development programs. The selected candidate will be a member of the multicultural FFP global M&E team working with a variety of clients including FFP global, technical, policy, knowledge management, and program design, teams; contractors, technical and implementation partners, USAID Missions, and Regional Offices. Therefore, it is extremely important for the candidate to be a strong team player, have strong client base service orientation, and be sensitive to timely delivery of outputs. The selected candidate is expected to travel approximately 50% of time to developing countries to participate in baseline workshops, survey trainings, oversee survey implementation, and data utilization workshops.

Job Responsibilities

Provide technical assistance to the FFP contractors and partners in survey design and implementation;

Review survey designed by contractors, and partners including sampling strategy and sample size estimation, analysis plan, various survey implementation (enumerator, supervisor, question-by-question) guides;

Conduct advanced econometric analysis to improve evidence-based decision making for the Office and partners;

Review M&E plans for FFP projects, including indicator selection, data collection, data management, quality assurance, and reporting.

Analyze and evaluate FFP project results and performance.

Collaborate with field staff in the mission/region to improve coordination and cooperation for effective monitoring and reporting of FFP investments.

Provide technical support to FFP officers in country Missions as they develop and implement country monitoring plans and analyze and report findings.

Keep abreast of trends in M&E and apply knowledge to improve the M&E of FFP’s food assistance, food security and the underlying causes of hunger.

Design and co-facilitate Baseline and M&E workshops

Job Requirements

Survey design and implementation including sampling design, sample size estimation, and weighting;

Developing data analysis plan, and field implementation guides

Advanced econometric analytical skills

Experience in implementing surveys in developing countries (preference will be given to the candidates with an understanding of food security and poverty indicators)

Although it is not a requirement, demonstrated experience in impact evaluation design and implementation will be considered as a strength

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to draft reports and review reports drafted by contractors and PVO and UN partners

Ability to prepare ad hoc reports, project documentation, and briefing papers

Demonstrated experience in working in multi-cultural teams with strong work ethic

Demonstrated skills in analytical applications like STATA, and/or SPSS, and CSPro.

Ability to work in high-pressure environments and manage multiple priorities and projects under tight deadlines

Education/Experience:

Master’s degree with minimum 12 years’ demonstrated experience or PhD with eight years demonstrated experience in survey design and implementation. The applicant must possess advanced degree in a quantitative field including Economics, Development or Applied Economics, Agricultural Economics, Biostatistics, Statistics, and Mathematics.

Demonstrated capacity and professional experience in PBS design and implementation including sampling strategy, estimating sample size, data analysis plan, survey data weighting, advanced econometrical analysis, training enumerators, and oversee survey implementation in developing countries.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via the following link:Link to job posting: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCFA&cws=1&rid=1021

Deadline - N/A


21FEB - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, USAID - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for mission critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, compliance and monitoring support, information management, and systems engineering and integration.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to protect America's food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems. We support our customer's mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of our nation's most treasured historical documents through our data capture and digital conversion services.

With more than 225 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland with multiple client site operations worldwide. When you work with a Macfadden employee-owner, you will be working with a competent, experienced professional who

cares deeply about your success. That's what sets us apart and drives our commitment to our customers.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

As a member of the FFP Global M&E team, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will provide M&E technical support to FFP partners and Missions. The primary purpose of the technical support is to enhance and strengthen FFP and its awardees technical capacity to monitor and evaluate the performance of development and emergency food security programs, working closely with Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) and Public International Organizations (PIOs). The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will support the effective management of FFP resources by providing technical assistance and training to ensure effective development and implementation of monitoring systems for food security programs. The selected candidate will take direction from the FFP M&E Team Lead and be assigned to the FFP Monitoring and Evaluation Team within the Technical, Learning and Planning Division. The successful candidate will review M&E design and indicators, analyze findings, undertake longitudinal analysis of programs, respond to taskers and prepare and present reports and studies related to USAID’S Office of Food for Peace (FFP) emergency and development programs.

The selected candidate will be a member of the multicultural FFP global M&E team working with a variety of clients including FFP global, technical, policy, knowledge management, and program design, teams; contractors, technical and implementation partners, USAID Missions, and Regional Offices. Therefore, it is extremely important for the candidate to be a strong team player, have strong client base service orientation, and be sensitive to timely delivery of outputs. The selected candidate is expected to travel approximately 50% of time to developing countries to co-facilitate M&E workshops, training on annual monitoring, review partners M&E systems and provide technical assistance to partners, and data utilization workshops.

Job Responsibilities

Review M&E plans for FFP projects, including indicator selection, data collection, data management, quality assurance, and reporting

Analyze FFP project results using the annual monitoring data and performance

Coordinate with FFP field missions, and partners to provide technical support to strengthen FFP partner M&E systems in the region

Collaborate with field staff in the mission/region to improve coordination and cooperation for effective monitoring and reporting of FFP investments

Provide technical support to FFP officers in country Missions as they develop and implement country monitoring plans and

analyze and report finding

Keep abreast of trends in M&E and apply knowledge to improve the M&E of FFP’s food assistance, food security and the underlying causes of hunger

Design and co-facilitate M&E workshops in developing countries

Update and manage information systems for monitoring data

Job Requirements

Exceptional analytical skills

Demonstrated experience in working on food security/ economic growth/ or nutrition indicators and monitoring system.

Expertise and experience in survey design including sampling.

Experience in designing qualitative studies/ evaluation.

Experience in providing technical guidance and advice to others on issues related to monitoring food security or nutrition or economic growth programs.

Demonstrated skills in analysis of performance reports and ability to independently assess and suggest improvements of program’s/project’s Theory of Change, Logical Framework, and or Results Framework.;

Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies commonly used in development and humanitarian projects, and project design steps and process

Skills in data management; and statistical analysis using SPSS/ STATA/ CSPro, or any statistical application.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to provide accurate reporting

Ability to prepare ad hoc reports, project documentation, and briefing papers

Demonstrated experience in working in multi-cultural teams with strong work ethic

Ability to work in high-pressure environments and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

Education/Experience:

Master’s degree with minimum of 6 years’ experience. Relevant degree and/or specialization in a quantitative field preferably in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Biostatistics, Statistics, and Mathematics.

Minimum 6 years’ of progressively responsible, professional-level experience related to program monitoring, including designing monitoring systems, indicators, developing M&E plans, data quality assessments, survey techniques, qualitative investigation, and statistical analysis. The successful candidate must have working experience in developing countries.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

How to Apply

Application materials should be submitted via the following link:Link to job posting: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCFA&cws=1&rid=1020

Deadline – N/A


07JAN - Associate Director, Women for Women International - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Founded in 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) is an INGO headquartered in Washington, DC and operating in conflict-affected countries around the world with a mission to provide marginalized women with the knowledge, tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Global Programs Unit (GPU) is based in the Washington, DC headquarters and is the program support team for Country Offices, affiliates and partners implementing programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan. WfWI has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Associate Director of Social Empowerment. This position will report to the Director of Program Design and Development. Ideally, this individual will be based in Washington, DC headquarters, but there is flexibility with the location of the position. Expected travel is 25-30% to the field.

 

The Associate Director of Social Empowerment guides implementation of WfWI’s social empowerment programming globally and is the primary point of contact for all technical, operational and policy issues related to WfWI’s social empowerment initiatives. S/he has overall responsibility for inspiring innovation, ensuring quality, seeking funding, overseeing grants, and encouraging learning on all areas related to social empowerment. At WfWI, social empowerment includes, but is not limited to: lifeskills, women’s rights and decision making, women’s leadership, women’s networking, basic health education and nutrition, violence against women/GBV and engaging men as allies in supporting women’s rights and participation.

 

The Associate Director works closely with his/her counterparts on Economic Empowerment to ensure that social and economic aspects of our programs are coordinated and harmonized across WfWI’s programs. The Associate Director of Social Empowerment also guides the development and design of new complementary and innovative social empowerment programming, linkages with government bodies, local and international NGOs, UN bodies, regional institutions and social movements. S/he may also contribute to advocacy and policy initiatives.

 

Job Responsibilities

Social Empowerment Program Management:

 

  • Serve as the primary support, technical assistance, and monitoring point of contact for Social Empowerment units in Country Offices and with affiliates and partners;
  • Carry out regular monitoring and technical assistance visits to field operations to support the effective implementation of their social empowerment programming;
  • Ensure that staff have guidance and oversight to enable them to complete grant deliverables. Monitor the implementation of any relevant grant-funded social empowerment activities;
  • Directly implement any specific HQ-based required outputs or deliverables included in donor-funded project work plans that are related to design, implementation, or management of the social empowerment program (for example, development of syllabus or guideline documents);
  • Monitor global and country-specific outcome indicator data, and other evaluation reports related to social empowerment programming.

 

Capacity Building and Staff Development:

  • Provide direct, hands-on operational and program support to Country Office Social Empowerment teams (Managers, Officers) to assure quality of program implementation;
  • Provide guidance to Country Office Social Empowerment teams to support the training and capacity development of direct program implementers, particularly trainers;
  • Provide advice and support to affiliates and partners in the development and monitoring of their activities related to social empowerment.

 

 

Program Design, Strategy, Planning and Implementation:

 

  • Provide strategic advice to senior management in HQ and UK to guide policy, planning, and on-ground programs delivery;
  • Provide support to field teams in strategic and operational planning;
  • Contribute to the development of program improvements in current activities in WfWI’s core and complementary activities;
  • Identify gaps in existing programs and work with the team to develop innovative approaches and mechanisms to address them (technology, partnerships, etc.;
  • Support field teams and offer direct technical contributions for grant proposals, new project concepts and reports as needed;
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of international development, best practices, and innovations in social empowerment, lifeskills, men’s engagement, VAW/GBV, networking, etc.;
  • Promote partnerships and linkages with other organizations working on social empowerment issues at local, country, regional, and global levels.

 

Communication & Teamwork

  • Maintain regular communications with Country Offices, HQ, and the UK office;
  • Coordinate with local, national, and international NGOs, regional institutions and organizations, UN bodies, government agencies and global networks;
  • Represent organization at global and regional forums.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), in international development, or related field;
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience in international development, with emphasis on grassroots development in Africa with specific experience in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Rwanda. Experience in Afghanistan or Iraq preferable;
  • Very strong skills for, and experience with, staff development and capacity building in development management and field implementation of programs;
  • Demonstrated capacity to serve as a coach or mentor of individuals from diverse cultural, linguistic, and professional backgrounds;
  • Strong working experience with regional, continental and global women’s empowerment organizations, networks and movements;
  • Skills and knowledge in gender and conflict analysis;
  • Fluent in English and strong working skills in a language spoken in our Country Offices preferred (French, Swahili, Dari, etc.).

How to Apply

All interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to http://www.womenforwomen.org/about-women-for-women/careers.php. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with an estimated start date for this position of April 1, 2016.

Deadline – N/A