Pathfinder International
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor
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Posted date 22nd March, 2024 Last date to apply 7th April, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad or Karachi
Category Monitoring & Evaluation
Status Closed

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Job Summary

Develops Pathfinder’s organizational strategy and framework for metrics and evaluation, as well as related policies, guidelines, and standard procedures. Leads the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning business unit to develop and implement a plan of work to provide technical leadership to Pathfinder’s Programs and Impact staff in all country offices. Oversees linkages and optimizes processes between performance monitoring, data quality and compliance, evaluation, research, information systems, knowledge management knowledge exchange, learning, and documentation. Also oversees linkages between MEL and other enterprise functions to use data for making decisions or taking action.

Key Job Outcomes:

MEL Framework, Tools, Planning, and Implementation:

Oversees the development and implementation of Pathfinder’s MEL strategy and related policies, guidelines and standard procedures for monitoring, evaluation and learning projects for all country offices. Leads business unit to develop effective MEL plans, design and implement MEL systems, provide quality assurance for MEL activities, and contribute MEL plans for project proposals Activity participates in team meetings at all levels where appropriate for managing organizational processes. Oversees developing and implementing MEL training and other MEL resources and tools for Pathfinder staff at all country offices.

Impact Studies:

Directs or oversees the development of evaluations to assess the progress, effectiveness and impact of Pathfinder International’s activities and programs and internal project evaluations. Identifies programmatic success, challenges, and lessons learned and ensures the appropriate flow of information to the organization’s leadership.

Database Management, Analysis and Reports:

Directs the development of organization-wide indicators and collaborates with other Pathfinder business units to develop a database and system to monitor project performance and progress. Oversees the compilation, analysis and reporting of Pathfinder-wide programmatic data annually for use by senior management and in programmatic reports. Works with country office staff to manage all country office events. Creates or directs the development of project status reports. Writes and prepares conference presentations and publications.

Brand Ambassador

Represents Pathfinder International in professional circles through attendance and presentations at meetings and conferences.

Leadership and Management

Recruits hire, develops and manage a medium-sized team of experts supporting Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.

Technical Assistance to Country Offices

Oversees the delivery and quality of technical assistance and training in monitoring, evaluation, and learning to Pathfinder staff in all country offices. Works with Marketing & Communications and Programs & Impact to disseminate information and data on Pathfinder projects and programs. Moreover, MEL Director works with the finance team to oversee the development of budgets for new business development/proposal submission.

Education and Work Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in statistics, population science, demography, social sciences or a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies.
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in MEL, public health/development, and the development sector.
  • 5 years of leadership, management, and supervision experience.
  • Prefer: Certification in Project Management Plan/Project Management Cycle.

 Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • The Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor will oversee the monitoring and evaluation system for reporting progress and maintain reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID systems.
  • S/he must have at least a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline and at least 10 years of demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation of large-scale development programs.
  • Previous experience managing a rigorous M&E system, including a strong focus on gender, is necessary.
  • Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required. Experience leading and building the capacity of M&E officers, including remote, field-based staff, to meet program needs and deliverables is desired.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using local languages and the English language.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others, including donor agencies and local partners, through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of a team, ability to work with people from different cultures, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related matters.

Other Information:

  1. Travel required (20% or less).
  2. Uses cellular and office phones, laptops or desktop computers.
  3. This job description format focuses on the position’s main duties and is not intended to list every potential task or assignment.
  4. Duties can and will change to meet the changing priorities of the department and organization.

Application procedure / How to apply:

  • Interested applicants are requested to include the contact details for at least 3 references in their resume.
  • Please submit your application via this website no later than April 07, 2024.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Statement

Pathfinder International provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Safeguarding and Protection Statement

Pathfinder is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the people we serve and our staff. We have zero tolerance for any type of behavior that inflicts harm on children, young people, adults, our staff, and partners including sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, and exploitation. We do everything possible to ensure that we recruit only those who are suitable to work with us. We expect that everyone we hire will abide by our safeguarding and related policies and will report any suspected or known violations. This job is subject to a range of vetting checks as legally permitted in the country where they are being hired. By applying, the job applicant acknowledges they understand our intent to verify suitability to work with us.

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