Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager

Adam Smith International
  • Location
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Sep-14-2021
  • Posted
    Aug 31

Position description

The goal of Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) is to contribute to quality infrastructure development that drives inclusive growth in Southeast Asia. P4I’s end-of-investment outcome is improved decision-making towards quality infrastructure underpinned by strong government-to-government partnerships. P4I aspires to integrate gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in all its activities. 

P4I works with Southeast Asia partner countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Program will operate initially for four years (2020-21 to 2023-24) and is being delivered collaboratively by One-Team comprising the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and P4I Delivery Partner organisations (EY, Adam Smith International, The Asia Foundation and Ninti One). 

Further information about P4I is available at www.partnershipsforinfrastructure.org

Responsibilities 

Working with the M&E Specialist and other P4I staff, contribute to updating the P4I Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Framework. 

In line with P4I’s MERL Framework, work closely with P4I activity teams to develop monitoring frameworks for individual activities. Support activity-level data collection and analysis, including through the development of appropriate tools and methods.

Provide support to monitoring GESI and DRRCC integration into Program delivery. 

Working with other P4I staff, manage research and evaluation activities. These could include activity, country, or thematic evaluations, case studies, or discrete research activities. Responsibilities include identifying and scoping activities, engaging appropriate expertise to undertake studies, managing implementation, and conducting overall quality assurance on deliverables. 

Contribute to analysis of overall Program progress and performance, including through managing day-to-day data collection processes, monitoring internal operational effectiveness (including for ensuring safeguards compliance) and contributing to preparing of six-monthly Program Performance Reports. 

As required, provide advice or training on monitoring and evaluation matters to Program staff, either on specific activities or strategies (including but not limited to Country Engagement Plans, GESI Action Plan, DRRCC Action Plan, Regional Learning and Networking Strategy, and Sustainability and Capability Building Strategy). 

Liaise with the P4I communications team to ensure that opportunities to produce external communication products are identified and exploited.

In undertaking the above, the position will:

Ensure that the performance information is GESI-informed and incorporates gender-sensitive and inclusive indicators and targets disaggregated by sex, age, and (dis)ability to inform program decision-making and performance. 

Comply with DFAT’s Aid Evaluation Policy, Monitoring and Evaluation Standards and Good Practice Note on How to Manage an Evaluation.

Reporting

The Manager will report to: 

Head of Program Delivery and Performance on a day-to-day basis in managing the delivery of P4I’s MERL function.

ASI Focal Point on matters related to ASI’s project management, performance and employment. 

The position will work closely with the Senior M&E Specialist (which is a short-term role). 

The position will supervise a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. 

The position is required to undertake an annual Adviser Performance Assessment.

Qualifications

Experience with developing and implementing monitoring frameworks for development assistance activities. 

Experience in scoping and managing research and evaluation activities. 

Experience working on some combination of policy reform, infrastructure governance and / or regional programs, ideally in Southeast Asia.

Experience on DFAT-funded programs in a monitoring and evaluation capacity will be viewed favourably.

Strong understanding of DFAT Monitoring and Evaluation Standards. 

Understanding of twin track approaches to gender and inclusion, and implications for monitoring and evaluation.

Very strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

Very strong writing, presentation, and facilitation skills. 

Ability to take initiative with limited oversight.

Application instructions

Interested applicants are requested to submit a CV and a short covering note in an email, with format [Candidate Name] – Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager. 

Unfortunately, due to high application volume, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Applications close 14 September 2021

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