Job Vacancies Pact
Position: Results and Measurement (MERL) Program Officer (6 Month Position)
Location: United States of America ( The )
Closing Date: Monday, 31 October 2011
JobVacancies Position Summary:
The R&M Program Officer in collaboration with the R&M Director will provide support to strengthen organizational and staff capacity to manage effective monitoring, evaluation, research and learning systems and will contribute to the development and implementation of Pact’s global R&M agenda.
Job Vacancies Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Job Vacancies Strategy and Institutional Policy and Guidance
Contribute to implementation of R&M within Pact’s Global Strategy and the R&M Vision for program monitoring, evaluation and learning
Promote Pact policy in R&M and help develop further R&M guidance as needed, ensuring all core policies, guidance documents and descriptions are updated and disseminated.
Support Global Efforts to Collect and Manage Data — Forward Knowledge Management
In collaboration with the R&M Director, support and promote the use of knowledge management within the Pact.
Help design, maintain, keep current and train others on the use of Pact’s institutional R&M Database Systems. This includes, but is not limited to; ïƒ˜ The Global Indicators Database ïƒ˜ Platform Indicator Databases ïƒ˜ Pact’s R&M Consultant Database ïƒ˜ Quick base R&M Oversight Database ïƒ˜ R&M Intranet Site
Be conversant in a variety of pre-packaged software including (but not limited to): SPSS, Excel, Nvivo, Microsoft Access, Quick base, SharePoint, Go to Meetings (or equivalent), Skype—and other network sharing tools, spatial analysis tools and on-line mapping tools such as Google Maps, etc.
Provide synthesis and visualization of Pact data (especially from Global Indicators and donor reports) for use in program design and new business development.
Support Country Programs in R&M (Start-up/Institutional Resources Connectivity/and Close Outs)
Promote sound program start-up in R&M—ensure program teams have templates, frameworks, policies and tools for performance monitoring plans, basic R&M systems design (Module 1) and data quality (Module 2).
Connect country teams to Regional R&M Advisors.
Connect country teams to the Pact R&M CoP and resources.
Ensure that Pact obtains all critical R&M country program documents, donor reports, PMPs, theoretical constructs, baseline studies, and any projecb cxz xxcxt evaluation documents (such as Mid-term and Final Evaluations) and data quality audits.
Support country close out (both R&M and general programs needs) as directed by R&M Director.
Provide Key Leadership in and Support to the R&M Community of Practice (CoP)
Actively participate in the organization and implementation of CoP meetings or activities (to include on-site and virtual meetings)
Manage R&M CoP resources and the Pact R&M intranet site
Help network R&M Officers and other country teams to other similar Pact programs
Brief new R&M CoP members on Pact R&M policies, guidance, tools etc.
Support the CoP in any way possible, as directed by R&M Director
Support for R&M in New Business Development
Contribute to proposal development, both design and budget components in terms of R&M as directed by R&M Director
Support R&M policy implementation in NBD efforts
Collaboration, Communication and R&M Representation
Remain informed of new developments in R&M through participation in global and regional professional organizations and learning communities addressing R&M
Maintain close contact with the R&M Director and regional R&M Advisors
Make presentations at HQ and to others as directed by the R&M Director
Support R&M Logistics
Provide logistics support and manage HQ procedural support for R&M consultancies and R&M Meetings
Other duties as assigned by the R&M Director
Job Vacancies Qualifications:
Strong working knowledge in R&M principles and R&M resources
Strong data analysis and synthesis skills, especially around visual presentation of data
Skills in knowledge management, database organization and design; working knowledge of software packages commonly used for data analysis
Strong facilitation, teaching and coaching skills related to R&M
Ability to work independently and to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
Sound networking skills; ability to work collaboratively and collegially in teams
Ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with Pact staff, in donor organizations and in peer organizations
Proficiency in word processing
Job Vacancies Education and Experience Requirements:
Job vacancies Required
Master’s degree and 1-2 years of international development experience.
Formal education in International Development/ Management, Public Health or other related field.
Fluency in English
Job Vacancies Preferred:
Proficiency in at least one other language
Job Vacancies Disclaimer:
This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary “at will” relationship.
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