Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M&E)

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada
  • Program / Project Evaluation & Development
  • Program / Project Management
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area
Experienced (Non-manager)$55,000 - 65,0002019-11-252019-12-20

General Description

Leads the implementation of CDF Canada Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Develops strategy, guidelines, and technical materials and provides technical expertise for M&E.  Liaises with Headquarter and field staff and management to create and disseminate comprehensive M&E tools, systems and practices.  Provides M&E expertise for proposals, project designs and evaluations. Develops solid relationships in Canada and abroad that raise the CDF Canada profile, strengthens M&E practices and contributes to business development.

Position Responsibilities

  • In coordination with program staff, develops and maintains CDF’s monitoring and evaluation standards.
  • Provides technical expertise to projects – provides hands on support with concrete ideas and recommendations for integrating M&E. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Building partner M&E capacity,
    • Supporting the recruitment and selection of qualified local M&E staff,
    • Supporting the local M&E onboarding process,
    • Collaborating with local M&E staff to develop tools and set up appropriate systems,
    • Providing quality control on draft and final reports,
    • Mining data within and across programs for relevant results.
  • Collaborates with M&E field staff specialists to develop plain language guidelines, subject guides, training materials and tools/solutions that are innovative and in line with organization’s strategy.
  • Leads organization wide support for M&E, by identifying gaps and strategies to address them, to increase effectiveness of M&E tools in programming.
  • Builds capacity of programming staff through leading learning opportunities to improve application of tools and processes and updates of evolutionary thinking around M&E.
  • Supports responses to RFP or sole-source processes (bids) to expand project portfolio and sources of revenue.
  • Provides support to intern, volunteer and consultant recruitment and orientation to ensure effective and consistent delivery of technical assistance overseas.
  • Represents M&E and the co-operative model at domestic and international events, forums and conferences.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Superior knowledge of M&E methodologies, theory, and practice.
  • Demonstrated practical experience applying M&E - both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience mainstreaming M&E and managing organizational change.
  • Proven experience with training and facilitation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international development, project management, results-based management (RBM), financial reporting and control, and a commitment to co-operative forms of enterprise (co-op model).
  • Ability to provide advice, facilitate discussion, resolve conflict, development relationships, establish trust, credibility and respect.
  • Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness in an international setting.
  • Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Determines strategies to move the project forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Assesses problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Key Competencies
Change and Risk Management
Building Relationships / Developing Others
Planning and Organizing
Problem Solving
Results Oriented
Strategic Thinking
Value and Ethics

Position Requirements
Five+ years in developing and implementation of M&E.
Strong program/project management experience.
Fluent oral and written English.
International work experience. 
University degree in a relevant field and/or accreditation and/or equivalent experience
Proficiency in other languages (French, Spanish) an asset.
Working knowledge of Co-operative operations an asset.



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