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CAMRIS seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the upcoming Nairobi-based USAID/Somalia’s Monitoring, Verification and Reporting Support (MV&R) Activity. This will be a five-year activity to holistically assist USAID Somalia in tracking and monitoring Implementing Partners’ (IPs) performance to ensure they are accomplishing the tasks they set out to achieve. The USAID MV&R mechanism has four core activities:
- Monitor, verify and report on activities carried out by IPs across Somalia, through site visits and the delivery of timely, analytical, qualitative, and quantitative information.
- Conduct data quality assessments (DQAs) on IP indicator data by applying the five data quality standards (validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness).
- Provide logistical and administrative support, and facilitation services when needed for USAID meetings with partners or other stakeholders as requested by USAID.
- Provide continuous performance management support, including technical assistance and capacity building to USAID IPs and USAID staff.
*This is a forecasted position and it is contingent upon contract award.
- Design and oversee the implementation of evaluations, analyses, designs and assessments, and the full review, revision and maintenance of the Mission performance management plan (PMP), Project monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) Plans, and IP Activity MEL Plans.
- Oversee production and ensure the quality of all assessments, analytical reports, evaluations, and other technical deliverables to USAID.
- Lead and manage the annual data quality assessment (DQA) process.
- Update the PMP and contribute to the development of project log frames and MEL plans for USAID, in compliance with ADS 201.
- Design and manage collection of baseline data at the Intermediate Results (IR) and Transitional Objective (TO) levels.
- Design and oversee training of USAID staff and IPs in performance management concepts and processes; standardization of partner MEL Plans, work plans, and quarterly reports; and verification of partner data quality.
- Design reporting tools and performance management plans and advise Development Objective teams on their M&E work
- Advise all IPs on the creation of aligned log frames and M&E Plans for their activities.
- Assist technical staff to review and revise the intermediate results in their results frameworks, as necessary, for more effective implementation and monitoring.
- Periodically review and discuss indicators and reporting with IPs and activity managers and help operationalize indicators by assisting USAID technical staff with definitions, data collection, and data analysis.
- Provide technical assistance and training, as needed, for USAID, IP and government counterpart staff (to the extent they are involved in United States Government (USG) projects).
- Ensure gender, disability-inclusive, and conflict sensitive factors are consistently and systematically tracked and reported in accordance with USAID data reporting requirements.
- Ensure all Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS) for all indicators are complete and up to date.
- A graduate degree in evaluation, international relations, statistics, economics, demography, political science, or related field.
- At least 5 years of overseas experience in international development designing and managing evaluations, analyses and assessments
- Demonstrated knowledge in monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) such as performance monitoring, conducting data quality checks and assessments, learning and knowledge management (KM) methodologies.
- Extensive knowledge of USAID ADS 201 and MEL requirements.
- Prior experience working in a high threat environment.
- Prior experience in supervising long-term field staff and short-term experts of diverse backgrounds in the area of monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- At least 3 years of demonstrated experience developing performance management plans, MEL plans, PIRS, developing indicators, log frames and results frameworks, monitoring project implementation, and verifying data from large development projects.
- Excellent English writing,, speaking and presentation skills.