• Monitoring, Verification and Reporting Team Leader

    Job Locations KE-Nairobi
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to 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 development outcomes. We apply a customized, customer-centric business approach to offer greater value to our clients.

     

    CAMRIS seeks a Monitoring, Verification and Reporting (MV&R) Team Leader 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:

    1. 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.
    2. Conduct data quality assessments (DQAs) on IP indicator data by applying the five data quality standards (validity, integrity, precision, reliability, and timeliness).
    3. Provide logistical and administrative support, and facilitation services when needed for USAID meetings with partners or other stakeholders as requested by USAID.
    4. 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. 

    Responsibilities

    • Manage the overall MV&R work-plan and process and solve problems as they arise.
    • Oversee all aspects of third-party monitoring activities, such as planning, budgeting, recruitment of consultants, designing and implementing each assigned activity.
    • Lead the review, preparation, and editing of tools, protocols and materials for MV&R activities.
    • Edit final MV&R reports and presentations to USAID ensuring clarity, quality and USAID usability.
    • Support the DCOP with ongoing updates to the PMP and Project and IP Activity MEL plans and generate reports and presentations.
    • Assist implementing partners to develop effective indicators.
    • Assist the DCOP to conduct data quality assessments (DQAs) in accordance with ADS 201.
    • Assist the COP in managing and coordinating the MV&R team and ensures that essential functions are in place, such as procurement and contracting, finance and administration, IT support and in-house technical and subject matter expertise.
    • Assist the COP and DCOP with trouble-shooting and problem-solving matters related to field operations including contracting, payments, third-party monitor (TPM) management, and report
    • production.
    • Identify, secure and manage short term technical assistance (STTA) assignments relevant to the delivery of MV&R deliverables.
    • Assist the DCOP in the design and delivery of training in performance monitoring topics for USAID and IP staff.
    • Ensure gender, ethnic groups, and contextual indicators are consistently and systematically tracked and reported in accordance with USAID data reporting requirements.
    • Track, analyze and summarize mission performance monitoring data using graphs, maps, and charts to facilitate mission decision-making.
    • Stand in for specified functions or supervises interim MV&R staff as needed.

    Qualifications

    • A graduate degree in evaluation, international development, statistics, economics, demography, political science, or related field.
    • At least 5 years of international experience in performance monitoring of development programs, including development of indicators, performance indicator reference sheets (PIRS), PMPs, MEL plans, log frames, and results frameworks.
    • Demonstrated experience in building capacity and training staff in the collection, management, analysis, reporting and use of data.
    • Demonstrated ability in using monitoring data to review programming, trends, and activity needs and willingness to be flexible and adaptable to respond to new information.
    • Substantive experience leveraging performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project management.
    • Extensive knowledge of USAID ADS 201 and performance monitoring 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 areas of performance monitoring or evaluation.
    • Excellent English writing, speaking and presentation skills.

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