Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Full Time
EXPIRES 18 Sep, 2021

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Position Summary: 

HIAS Guyana seeks a national-level Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to provide technical guidance and support to a BPRM project.  The M&E Specialist will maintain and refine systems to monitor and evaluation the effectiveness, strategic alignment, cost and overall impact of HIAS’ refugee assistance programs in Guyana. S/he reports to the Program Manager, and coordinates with the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to ensure that HIAS Guyana is aligned to organization-wide monitoring and evaluation policies, systems, and tools for evidence generation in the region. S/he is responsible for information collection, analysis, and reporting processes across HIAS Guyana, and works with all program staff to ensure data quality. S/he leads the results reporting for HIAS Guyana, measuring program performance and deliverables.  


This position is based in Georgetown, Guyana  



Qualifications and Requirements: 


  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field required. 

  • A minimum of two to five (2-5) years of work experience and experience in M&E preferred. 

  • English and Spanish fluency required (oral and written). 

  • Background in humanitarian or refugee issues desired. 

  • Ability to manage, track and report on program data; proficiency with Excel in tracking and analyzing data. 

  • Experience in use of data management systems, statistical software, and/or data visualization platforms preferred.  

  • Strong writing and communication skills, including familiarity with writing funder reports, SOPs, and other program management documents. 

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines. 

  • Excellent critical thinking skills; ability to multi-task. 


Essential Functions: 


Monitoring and Evaluation 


  • Supports the continued improvement of key M&E standards, processes, and systems/tools  

  • Supports program design and development of objectives and indicators 

  • Drafts and maintains up-to-date M&E plans and frameworks and M&E sections of project work plans/operating plans 

  • Maintains strong monitoring systems  

  • Coordinates with all program staff to collect, aggregate, and verify programmatic data, and supports Regional M&E Officer in ensuring robust, standardized data collection and analysis for the region 

  • Supports assessment and evaluation activities, including TOR development, evaluator recruitment, and in-country oversight of external evaluation timelines and deliverables 

  • Maintains awareness of best practices and policies for M&E and assists in training programmatic staff in these practices as needed 

  • Supports other M&E functions, as delegated 


Data Management and Results Reporting 


  • Tracks, analyzes, and regularly reports on program indicators, progress against targets, program successes, and lessons learned. 

  • Performs basic and intermediate quantitative analysis, including descriptive statistics, developing baseline assessments, and tracking progress against baselines. 

  • Develops and produces charts, graphs, infographics, and other visualizations for program activities and accomplishments; aggregates reporting at the country office level. 

  • Conducts data checks to ensure data quality related to analysis and research. 


Accountability to Affected Populations 


  • Serves as accountability to affected populations (AAP) lead within country office 

  • Establishes and maintains beneficiary feedback mechanisms; supports accountable response to all beneficiary feedback 

  • Ensures that feedback mechanisms are inclusive, accessible, and appropriate for the beneficiary population 

  • In coordination with Regional M&E Officer, trains program and country office staff on best practices for AAP  

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HIAS is an international nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to migrants and refugees. Founded in New York in 1881. We work in 14 countries across the World. HIAS Guyana was founded in 2019.
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