Job Opportunity: Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer
Job title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) Officer
Division/Location: Programs /Southeast Asia and China; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Type of employment: Open
Role Balance Guide: Technical 55%; People 45%
Reports to: SEAC Senior Regional Manager for Program Development & Quality (PDQ)
Functional reports to: Regional Director
Aide et Action International (AEAI) is an international development organization specializing in the improvement of education access and quality for more than three million people worldwide. AEAI was created in 1981 and operates in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America Caribbean and Europe to support the development of sustainable education projects that are unpinned in our belief in the universal right to quality education.
AEA started working in Southeast Asia in 2003, first in Cambodia and later scaling its programs to Vietnam, Laos and China. Since its inception, more than 572,000 children have benefited from AEA’s education projects in the region, which focus on five core thematic areas: (1) Early Childhood Care and Education, (2) Access and Quality Education, (3) Inclusive Education, (4) Girls and Women Education, and (5) Livelihood Education.
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) Officer reports to the Senior Regional Manager and is responsible for coordinating all data monitoring, collection, analysis and learning activities to help ensure accountability and efficiency of AEA SEAC projects. S/he will provide regular support to country teams through frequent remote engagement and field visits, working with project staff to assess field conditions, support capacity strengthening, and facilitate the collection and reporting of quality data. The MER Officer will lead coordination and roll-out of the newly-established regional M&E system including ensuring the proper use of monitoring tools in line with AEA standards for program and reporting quality.
Technical Monitoring and Evaluation
Support M&E processes using AEA-developed tools and provide guidance to staff on their use.
Maintain a functioning regional M&E system through coordinating monthly M&E calls and collating required project information from the field.
Oversee routine project monitoring activities and track progress towards targets, ensuring planned implementation and monitoring activities have been completed, as scheduled.
Regularly review country tools and tracking forms to ensure activities that require follow-up are addressed, making sure to trouble-shoot and flag issues to the regional management team.
Routinely perform quality control checks of M&E work and quality of data.
Compile, review and consolidate regular project data for use by different departments at regional and international levels, such as for funding and communication purposes.
Assist program teams in data analysis.
Track planned evaluations and ensure that evaluation reports are obtained and shared to facilitate learning.
Support country teams to design and carry out assessments and research exercises, as appropriate.
Provide documentation on case studies and success stories, in collaboration with project staff.
In collaboration with Senior Regional Manager, identify M&E needs and facilitate capacity building of country staff through training and on the job support.
Ensure project M&E design in proposals is logically sound, beneficiary-informed and contextually appropriate, based on evidence and learning from the field.
Support drafting of well-developed M&E plans in project proposals, including development of logical frameworks and performance monitoring plans.
Communications & Reporting
Help promote sharing of lessons learned from project M&E to improve project design and implementation across the region.
Undertake quality control and final editing of all reports generated at the country level, ensuring all documents reflect sound M&E practice and accurate data.
Take part in M&E networks with other NGOs, UN and other external partners to stay current on best monitoring and evaluation practice and to support quality
programming and accountability standards.
Qualification, knowledge and experience
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, M&E, Project Management, Social Sciences, Education, International Development, or related disciplines; Master’s Degree in a relevant field an added advantage.
Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience in a M&E position for international development projects, preferably with a focus on education.
Knowledge of major evaluation, data collection and analysis methodologies including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.
Experience with data quality assessment, oversight, and tools development.
Capacity to produce high-quality reports in English.
Highly proficient in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis.
Ability to design / refine M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations.
Skills and Attributes
Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work with multiple teams and effectively influence / engage at the executive level;
Advanced writing, editing, negotiation, and presentation skills;
Strong computer skills;
Strong quantitative and qualitative skills, including the ability to analyze and synthesize information for programmatic decision-making;
An energetic self-starter with the resilience, pace, interpersonal flexibility and comfort with ambiguity to succeed within the evolving and sometimes demanding culture;
Ability to be flexible in the face of changing priorities and maintain a sense of humor.
Others: Ability and willingness to travel frequently with SEAC region
AEAI Vision and Values
A world where each person’s dignity is assured through education which is central to human development
Our actions are guided by the values of freedom, respect, solidarity, equity, and integrity