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Recruitment Notice: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Component Leader (Honduras)

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Component Leader (Honduras)

Background

LINC is a US-based small business that assists local and international organizations to design effectively, increase institutional capacity, forge lasting partnerships, and measure impact. We have developed ground-breaking tools to map organizational networks, measure social capital, and leverage systems-based approaches to development. We understand the unique constraints local organizations face, and offer practical solutions via training, consulting services, research and advocacy. At LINC, we believe that a practical approach to engaging committed, capable local organizations in leading their own development increases international development effectiveness and sustainability. For more information on LINC, please visit: www.linclocal.org

Position Description

LINC is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Component Leader for the USAID-funded Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Project. The objective of TMS is to foster competitive, resilient, and inclusive market systems that provide increased economic opportunities that incorporate poor, marginalized Hondurans and reduce incentives to migrate. The MEL Component Leader will be responsible for data collection, design and operationalization of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework, and management of information inflows. The ideal candidate should have proven experience helping teams apply information and knowledge generated through M&E systems and integrate collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) approaches into all aspects of design, implementation and evaluation. This is a proposed position and contingent on final contract award.

Responsibilities

  • Lead baseline data collection process, develop MEL plan, and perform other related monitoring and evaluation efforts for the Activity
  • Coordinate with the COP, other key personnel, and Activity personnel, to provide monitoring and evaluation support on all technical-related activities
  • Design and coordinate learning approaches that enable analysis of data, context and emerging experience, as well as iterative adaptive management for the Activity’s technical approaches, and its targets and indicators to unpredicted challenges and opportunities posed by the market, the socio-political environment in Honduras, institutional capacities and other influences
  • Improve Activity implementation through an iterative and dynamic learning approach that seeks to fill key knowledge gaps, inform interventions and, as needed, refine the Activity’s theory of change throughout implementation as completed through a variety of learning processes and activities (i.e. studies, desk reviews, analyses, learning events, stakeholder workshops, etc.).
  • Lead regular strategy meetings with COP, other Activity personnel, and USAID to analyze progress and lessons learned to inform and update new work plans.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in organizational/management sciences, psychometrics, measurement, statistics, demography or other relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred; Additional years of experience may be substituted for a Master’s degree if candidate only possesses a Bachelor-level degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in designing and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems for activities of similar size and scope for donors/U.S. Government agencies or international NGO or institutions
  • Proven and relevant experience developing and using a Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting approach
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory work experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables is preferred.
  • Proven experience in multi-stakeholder engagement; bringing together diverse players around shared issues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis
  • Advance professional proficiency in written and spoken Spanish and English required

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a C.V. and cover letter to Abe Henry, ahenry@linclocal.org