Sunday, June 23, 2013

Advisor, Monitoring & Evaluation American Red Cross

Advisor, Monitoring & Evaluation American Red Cross - Washington, DC (Washington D.C. Metro Area) To Apply: Job Description The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. Currently and in the coming years the American Red Cross will rapidly deepen and expand its international programming while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. SUMMARY:The M&E Advisor will provide technical assistance in monitoring and evaluation of American Red Cross International programs. S/he will report to the Director of Program Integration. The M&E Advisor supports International programs to ensure the development and coordination of the planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation systems, the integration of M&E into program design and ensures standardization and consistencies of M&E across all programs. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide support on technical, monitoring and evaluation matters in collaboration with Regions, International Response Operations Center, Haiti Assistance Program, and Restoring Family Links. • Provide support on technical, monitoring and evaluation matters in collaboration with the Quality and Learning Delegates in the three regions. • Provide maintenance and contribution to assure the quality and consistency and review of international response and programs results framework for implementation and accountability. • Ensure effective and relevant M&E systems are incorporated into projects and proposals considering technical suitability, donor requirements, resources and capacities. • Ensure integration of cross-cutting themes, such as gender equity and environmental protection, in the M&E designs. • In conjunction with program managers, develop project-specific monitoring tools. • Coordinate the design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations, surveys, special studies, and other components of the M&E system as technical assistance needs arise. • Determine the relevant M&E systems based on needs, donor and ARC senior leadership requirements, resources and capacities. • Ensure the quality of quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies used to monitor program quality. • Assist the development and implementation of strategies/mechanisms to improve American Red Cross and Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data to demonstrate impact and enhance program accountability. • Liaise with counterparts at international, government, non-government agencies involved in related activities and collaborate in promoting high quality results and complementary efforts. • Build upon industry and Red Cross experiences to improve consistency, quality and practicality of monitoring and evaluation strategies; promote lessons learned within international partner organizations. • Routinely perform quality control checks of M&E work and improve processes and practices relating to M&E data analysis and management. • Prepare and train staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners, as necessary, on general design, M&E concepts, skills and tools. • Work with staff to ensure that lessons learned from project and program evaluations influence future project selection, design and implementation. • Work with staff and external consultants in meeting the M&E needs. • Facilitate strategic planning reviews, as needed. • Support external evaluation missions. • Help develop and implement strategies to increase and improve capacity throughout ARC and the Red Cross Movement for M&E, and support systems for quick scaling-up in response to large disasters. • Ensure the quality and timely submission of all required project reports. • Provide support, when requested, for international response to disasters. Qualifications: • Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred in Monitoring and Evaluation or International Development or related discipline with expertise in research method. • At least 5 years experience in international PVO/NGO monitoring and evaluation required, with long term and recovery programming preferred. • International field-level project implementation experience as well as higher level program quality assurance required, as is experience in an advisor/mentor/supervisory role. • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods, including sampling and surveys is essential. • Proven track record of successful teamwork, good presentation/facilitation skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills required; training design and instruction preferred. • Proven track record in leading M&E portion of winning proposals to USG and other donors. • Language competencies a plus. The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Company Description American Red Cross Culture and Values Sleeves Up. Hearts Open. All In. Our organization is focused on improving and saving lives. Our culture is comprised of ordinary individuals who have the innate desire to do extraordinary things. As an organization that embraces and celebrates diversity and impartiality, we also have the common bond of humanity that unites us together, not just in the face of emergencies and disasters, but in helping our neighbors every day. The efforts of the American Red Cross have global impact. The depth and breadth of our services - whenever and wherever they're called for - is unmatched by any organization in the world. Our ability to fulfill our mission does not happen without the time, care and passion of our employees and volunteers, who know that the services we deliver and the products we develop help save and improve lives every single day throughout the world. The Fundamental Principles that lead the way our employees and volunteers serve the world also guide the way members of the Red Cross serve one another. Red Cross values and guiding behaviors provide the foundation for the standards to which we hold ourselves. In our daily interactions with others both inside and outside of the organization, we maintain the highest integrity of our central values that are essential to our continued success: compassionate, collaborative, creative, credible, and committed: * Compassionate: We are dedicated to improving the lives of those we serve and to treating each other with care and respect. * Collaborative: We work together as One Red Cross family, in partnership with other organizations, and always embrace diversity and inclusiveness. * Creative: We seek new ideas, are open to change and always look for better ways to serve those in need. * Credible: We act with integrity, are transparent guardians of the public trust and honor our promises. * Committed: We hold ourselves accountable for defining and meeting clear objectives, delivering on our mission and carefully stewarding our donor funds. Our commitment to fostering high performance and diversity also makes us a leader in the nonprofit industry, but our desire for excellence doesn't stop there. We actively recruit experts in the fields of humanitarian aid, disaster response, blood banking, and health and safety. We are committed to advancements in information technology, financial management systems, and in implementing programs that help keep us ahead of the competition. If you're passionate about helping people and living our core values, and you're looking for a career with a visionary humanitarian organization, see how you too can make a difference.

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