Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Assistant, Pacific RISE-CTIP, Pacific Islands

Location: Pacific Islands
Program area: Good Governance, Law and Justice
Deadline: January 21, 2024
Type: Regular employment

This position is open to Fiji nationals only

Pacific Regional Initiative and Support for More Effective Counter-Trafficking in Persons (Pacific RISE-CTIP) project is a five-year project implemented by The Asia Foundation with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Pacific RISE-CTIP addresses trafficking in persons (TIP) through a holistic, multi-sectoral approach that engages an inclusive cross-section of stakeholders from government, civil society, and the private sector to strengthen TIP prevention, protection, and prosecution.

The monitoring, evaluation, and learning assistant supports the Pacific RISE-CTIP team and works in close coordination with the senior monitoring, evaluation, and learning officer and the deputy chief of party to assist in implementing the program’s activity, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (AMEL) plan, and strengthening the program’s overall monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) activities and systems.

Relationships

Internal

Day-to-day interaction with the Pacific RISE-CTIP team, other programs and units, and the Foundation’s Evaluation and Learning Unit.

External

Regular contact with Pacific RISE-CTIP project partners, government agencies, and stakeholders for project implementation and monitoring.

Responsibilities

  • Program data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Populate the program results framework.
  • Manage monitoring databases (including the Pacific RISE-CTIP database), consolidate data, and summarize activity reports for planning and progress reporting.
  • Support the senior MEL officer in managing the implementation of the project’s AMEL plan and developing project MEL tools and strategies tailored to the needs of the project.
  • Work with the senior MEL officer to improve data quality and develop systems to capture data where they are lacking.
  • Provide MEL capacity building of implementing partners to develop and implement appropriate MEL frameworks and methodologies.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of subgrantees and implementing partners.
  • Provide technical support to partners in preparation for the data quality assessment.
  • Ensure logistical arrangements for MEL-related activities.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID MEL guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with all donor and Foundation policies, procedures, contractual requirements, regulations, and practices.
  • Participate in Foundation-led initiatives as assigned.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Tertiary degree in the field of Social Sciences, International Relations, Development, or other relevant field.
  • Three or more years of professional experience in the Pacific, preferably on donor-funded projects.
  • Three or more years of experience with MEL activities in an international organization and/or human rights context preferably in counter-trafficking in persons.
  • Experience in project implementation.
  • Understanding of human rights and similar or related projects, preferably in counter trafficking in persons.
  • Experience working on donor-funded projects desired.
  • Skills in monitoring, evaluation, feedback, and learning methods; including knowledge of international best practices and experience with M&E frameworks, feedback, and learning processes.
  • Familiarity with low-cost software applications to support data management, analysis, and visualization.
  • Experience in knowledge management and data analysis with a grasp of qualitative methodology.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with the link between project design, proposal writing, project implementation, evaluation and learning is desirable.
  • Strong time management skills, professional organizational abilities, and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and develop plans of action.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and regionally, including to remote locations.

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