The objective of SUPPORT II is to support and strengthen the USAID/Afghanistan Mission’s M&E systems and performance management through project evaluations, program and data quality assessments (DQA), and third-party monitoring (TPM). The project also provides support services such as facilitating workshops, conferences, and meetings for USAID and its implementing partners.
The role of the Program Design and Monitoring and Evaluation Team Leader (TL) is to provide technical and programmatic leadership and guidance to SUPPORT II technical teams on the execution of performance evaluations, third party monitoring, data quality assessments and data validations, surveys, and related tasks requested by USAID. The TL will develop productive working relationships with USAID staff and SUPPORT-II M&E staff and short-term consultants (STTA) to manage, oversee, and provide required inputs to task orders and TPM efforts.
The TL reports to the SUPPORT-II Chief of Party (COP); s/he receives support from the US-based Checchi MEL Practice Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide oversight of SUPPORT II Third Party Monitoring initiative;
- Develop monitoring and evaluation plans and statements of work for SUPPORT II task orders;
- Supervise tracking of projects and deadlines;
- Assist M&E staff and consultants in design of questionnaires and methodology for data collection, work plans, and data analysis;
- Manage and supervise STTA consultants employed on assessments and performance evaluations; coordinate STTA activities with the USAID Office of Program and Project Development (OPPD) and appropriate technical offices; and review all final reports to ensure compliance with Checchi’s quality standards;
- Coordinate data collection, monitoring, and related tasks within M&E team;
- Provide statistical expertise in the design and implementation of multivariable studies;
- Oversee preparation of project reports; and
- Respond to requests from the COP and Checchi Home Office project management.
- Master’s degree in area related to M&E, e.g., international development, public administration, economics, statistics, political science, education, etc;
- At least ten (10) years of relevant professional experience including five (5) years of experience in designing and conducting DQAs, performance monitoring and evaluation, and staff capacity development in the context of international development programs;
- Experience operating in complex, post-conflict environments, preferably including Afghanistan;
- Familiarity with USAID’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) policies and strategies;
- Familiarity with Collaborative Learning and Adaptive M&E approaches;
- Excellent interpersonal, communications, and English writing skills.