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Job Summary:

The M&E and Research Manager (based in Kabul) will manage the M&E and Research team. This position will be responsible for the implementation of the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation plan, assessing project progress against established targets. The M&E and Research Manager will oversee data collection efforts and will be responsible for data quality assurance, data analysis and preparation of M&E reports.

 

This position will report to the Chief of Party and is subject to project award and funding

Skills Required:

Time Management Skills

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

·        Excellent written and verbal skills in Pashto/Dari and English;

·        Excellent time management skills, including the ability to develop and monitor teamwork, plans, and manage competing priorities to ensure timely completion of tasks;

·        Demonstrated problem solving, analytical and communication skills;

Demonstrated honesty, maintaining confidentiality, reliable and trustworthy

Duties & Responsibilities:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the development of the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation plan;
  • Directly supervise the M&E and Research team based in Kabul to implement and collect data on the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation plan according to established protocols;
  • In close collaboration with the CO Program Quality team, support planning, logistics and execution of the project surveys and research studies;
  • Oversee the management of project databases;
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Prepare regular monitoring reports to inform project actions;

·        Ensure that M&E staff have sufficient knowledge and skills on all tools, equipment and procedures to effectively implement planned M&E activities;

·        Identify training needs and prepare M&E capacity development strategy and operational plan with specific activities, timelines and estimate budget;

·        Design and deliver (or organize) MEL trainings to project and partner staff, government officials and other stakeholders;

·        Lead the development and implementation of the project learning agenda;

·        Prepare knowledge products to facilitate the dissemination of the lessons learned at local and national level;

  • Coordinating the M&E strategies and approaches with all partners, including the MoE;

·        Hold M&E and Research team planning meetings on a regular basis and establish regular communication with all provincial teams;

·        Represent the project at meetings as required;

·        Prepare and deliver presentations of M&E data for project staff, government officials and other stakeholders;

·        Liaison with relevant local and government organizations for learning on new/innovative M&E systems and tools suitable for local context;

·        Accomplish any other job as and when required as assigned by supervisor.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

·        The successful candidate should possess extensive experience in leading the M&E and research components of USAID or other international donor-funded projects, preferably in a similar environment.

·        Undergraduate university degree in a relevant field; Masters degree in a relevant areas strongly preferred.

·        Work experience supervising teams or other staff;

·        Experience in supervising quantitative/qualitative data collection teams, including:

o   Setting up electronic data collection forms;

o   Conducting surveys, student competency tests, focus group discussions and individual interviews; and

o   Data quality assurance;

·        Experience in using data management software;

·        Experience in data analysis (qualitative and quantitative);

·        Preferably with experience in M&E for education initiatives and knowledge of school dynamics in Afghanistan;

·        Excellent written and verbal skills in Pashto/Dari and English;

·        Excellent time management skills, including the ability to develop and monitor teamwork, plans, and manage competing priorities to ensure timely completion of tasks;

·        Demonstrated problem solving, analytical and communication skills;

·        Demonstrated honesty, maintaining confidentiality, reliable and trustworthy;

·        Experience of working with an International Non-Government Organization (INGO), donor agencies, and/or government agency and a willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities.

Job Keywords:

Monitoring & Evaluation and Research Manager

Submission Guideline:

CARE seeks an M&E and Research Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded Accessible and Quality Basic Education Activity in Afghanistan. This procurement is expected to be a 5-year multi-million-dollar project that is designed to implement USAID’s Education Policy in Afghanistan to enable children to acquire the education and skills needed to be productive members of society and foster individual self-reliance.

Interested candidates should submit their completed CARE standard job application forms (CARE application form is attached) along with the updated resumes and letters of interest to CARE HRD department in its Kabul Main-Office no later than April 17, 2020, candidates who have access to the Internet can send their applications to afgvacancies@care.org mentioning the exact job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

You are requested to send your application form along with the updated resume and letters of interest in Word or PDF file. Please do not email us heavy sized files such as your certificates, recommendation letters and etc. THOSE WHO DO NOT FULFILL THE APPLYING REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLIST. Only short listed candidates will be contacted with, and called for the interview. The interview dates, time and place will be determined and communicated with the short listed candidates sooner after the deadline of vacancy announcement.

NOTE:

 

·       APPLYING WITHOUT CARE STANDARD JOB APPLICATION FORM OR NOT FILLING THE APPLICATION FORM PROPERLY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORT-LISTING,

 

·       PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

·       CARE STANDARD JOB APPLICATION FORM IS AVAILABLE ON http://www.acbar.org/applicationform.

 

·       CARE IS COMMITTED TO CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

         CHILD PROTECTION POLICY LINK: http://bit.ly/CAREAFG_Child_Protection_Policy

Submission Email:

   afgvacancies@care.org

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