13 Sep 2017

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist


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Job Details

Requisition Number 16-0073
Post Date 7/20/2017
Title Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
City Mogadishu

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Education in Development Division

Position Location:     Mogadishu, Somalia


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

Creative Associates International, Inc. (Creative) is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded education project in Somalia.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist reports to the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • S/he establishes and manages the overall activity system to track progress towards meeting contract results, indicators and targets;
  • Ensures that performance monitoring, action research, and evaluations are consistent with program results and track activity progress towards achieving targets and results;
  • Manages and coordinates field-based monitoring and evaluation specialists, and any other staff responsible to performance monitoring, oversight, and data collection and reporting; and
  • Ensures that the methodologies proposed by the contractor to measure the program impact on access, retention, learning outcomes, school safety, community engagement, gender, disability-inclusive, and conflict sensitive measures, are being consistently and systematically tracked and reported.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in education, research methods or another relevant social science.
  • Training in qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • At least 4 years designing, monitoring, and evaluating programs in the education sector.
  • Demonstrated success and experience in monitoring results and indicators of education access and quality, learning outcomes, and community engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
  • Working experience in humanitarian and fragile contexts is highly desired.
  • The candidate must be professionally proficient in English. Proficiency in Somali is highly desired.

Please note only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

Position requires Fitness for Duty to travel to most Field locations.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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