CAMRIS International

Returning Candidate?

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisor

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisor

# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-MD-Bethesda
Category 
..
Type 
Regular Full-Time

More information about this job

Overview

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

 

CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research. 

 

CAMRIS is currently seeking a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisor (SMETA) to provide support at CAMRIS's headquarters. The SMETA provides technical expertise to existing M&E and other sector programs, often in developing countries. The SMETA leads the M&E sector within CAMRIS and supports the enhancement and expansion of existing programs. S/he represents CAMRIS to the client, the technical sector and in professional M&E –related associations. S/he may be required to respond to special assignments requiring high-level writing and information management skills, e.g. evaluations, detailed budget elaboration, data and strategic analysis.

 

The SMETA will lead the expansion of the M&E practice area, working collaboratively with the other business units to ensure delivery of compliant, compelling and winning proposals.  The SMETA will position CAMRIS to establish competitive advantages in anticipation of solicitations, strengthening relationships with partners and highly skilled individuals that will increase CAMRIS' competitiveness and respect within the MEL competencies.

Responsibilities

  • Client Relations: Liaise with clients to ensure all CAMRIS MEL work is exceeding client expectations. Mitigate any issues as they arise.
  • Business Development: Lead the development of revenue growth in the MEL practice by responding to opportunities in the M&E area from a variety of funders.
    • Gather, analyze and apply business intelligence relevant to opportunity development.
    • Develop long-term relationships with other organizations to form winning partnerships.
    • Lead the development of high-quality technical responses to RFPs (including overseeing technical writers when necessary).
    • Provide direction, guidance, and advice to ensure sound, client-responsive and innovative performance monitoring/ management plans.
    • Oversee recruitment of competitive teams.
    • Deconstruct Request for Proposals/Requests for Task Order proposals to identify the results framework, potential indicators, relevant and applicable baseline and routine data collection strategies and methodologies and financial and human resources needed to successfully implement an M&E strategy.
  • Technical Support and Oversight: Provide technical support and oversight in the development of results frameworks, monitoring and evaluation plans, and other MEL products to ensure they are rigorous, positioned to be useful, and align with good practice.
    • Provide technical leadership in the design and implementation of impact evaluations, mid-term and final evaluations including, design methodology, sampling requirements, sampling frames, data collection, data cleaning, analysis, drawing conclusions, and articulating recommendations.
    • Develop workplans and budgets to ensure MEL work  appropriately resources and ensure deliverables are positioned to align with client deadlines.
  • Relationship Management: manage (often from a distance) complex relationships on culturally diverse teams consisting of consultant and in-house staff with a variety of skillsets. Ensure teams are working in an energetic and positive environment and mitigate issues as needed.
  • Training and Facilitation: Oversee the design and facilitation of MEL capacity building workshops, coaching, and other approaches using experiential and adult learning techniques for clients and CAMRIS staff.

Qualifications

  • An advanced university degree in a public health or social sciences field such as education, international development, or political science.
  • Demonstrated experience in building a MEL practice.
  • Minimum of 10 years of M&E experience, including deep experience directing, guiding, and supporting evaluation teams; and first authoring reports.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in writing successful MEL proposals and contributing to cost proposal development.
  • Experience with CLA and complexity-aware monitoring.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to compose text that is clear, concise, error-free, and on message.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills with demonstrated experience analyzing and reporting on complex data streams.
  • Deep knowledge of USAID ADS 201 guidance and policy.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and initiatives at one time and under tight deadlines.
  • Project management abilities, including knowledge regarding USG and USAID rules and regulations governing competitive solicitations, project implementation, procurement and finance among others.
  • Ability to remain calm and collected and to communicate effectively under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to create an energetic and positive work environment.
  • Proficiency in French or Spanish preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to developing countries.