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Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Coordinator
Lumos seeks to recruit a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research (M&E) Coordinator based in Port-au-Prince within the “Building Enduring Systems to End Trafficking in Haiti (BEST)” project. This is an exciting mid-senior M&E and Research post leading on all aspects of monitoring, evaluation, and research work for the project.
The incumbent will work under the immediate supervision of the Deputy Chief of Programme based in Port-au-Prince. In parallel, he/she will receive technical guidance and backstopping support from the head office in London. In particular he/she will work closely with the members of Lumos Evidence Unit including Data Analysis Manager (London based) and Senior Programme Officer (London based) who is the BEST focal point in the head office.
In addition, the incumbent will work in close collaboration with national stakeholders, implementing partners (CRS and IAWJ), local CSOs, and other relevant Lumos staff to facilitate the highest technical integrity for the project.
Coordinate and lead all M&E related activities for the project by establishing effective relationships with: Lumos technical leads (i.e. Deputy Chief of Programme and Victim Service Manager); partner technical leads and M&E officers (CRS and IAWJ);and other relevant staff.
Lead the implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Plan, including design and operationalisation of relevant data collection instruments; database management; coordination and capacity-building of Lumos staff and partner organisations on M&E to ensure reliable and consistent data for the project.
Support and feed into the compilation of periodic progress reports due to the funder through establishing data systems to ensure a data feed from all relevant focal points and quality-assuring all aspects of the donor reporting, in particular of programme data. The work includes periodically updating project progress onto USAID web-based M&E system.
Provide support and liaise with the relevant Lumos and partner colleagues in the project and wider Lumos team.
As advised by line manager, provide substantive support or lead technical aspects of key research and evaluation work of the project, including drafting terms of reference, managing consultancy, advising on research constructs and sampling / collection designs, and undertaking data validation and analysis.
Design and implement annual data quality assessment (DQA) exercises as per the USAID DQA standards.
Lead the refinement and as needed revision of MEL Plan to reflect the evolving operational context in Haiti and in accordance with USAID’s guidelines.
Ensure collection, validation, consolidation, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and identify new data needs to continuously improve overall data management capacity and efficiency of the project.
Help to nurture a culture of learning and continuous improvement through the implementation of MEL plan.
Work closely with members of Evidence Unit, Lumos to ensure project information feeds into Lumos’ organisational level efforts to generate evidence on trafficking.
Provide technical assistance to the project management team for the interpretation and efficient use of data in decision-making.
Other tasks related to the research, as advised by line manager.
Carry out all duties with an awareness and understanding of the Safeguarding requirements within the area of responsibility. Work complies with all safeguarding policies and procedures that apply to the role. Behaviours and actions support the safeguarding of children, young people or adults with care and support needs as appropriate.
Lumos has a dynamic approach to its work and flexibility will be required to take advantage of new opportunities and meet changing priorities
This role will require periodic travel.
At least 5 years of experience in managing and leading MEL activities through designing theory of change, results/ logical frameworks; developing and implementing data collection instruments; and undertaking quality assurance and analysis of data to enable effective and efficient use of data for programming. At least some of the minimum 5 year experience should be related to managing MEL activities for USAID funded projects.
Master’s degree in information management, social sciences, statistics or other relevant disciplines (or 2 years of additional experience needed in lieu of Master’s degree).
Extensive experience of managing coordination of MEL activities across multiple organisations and stakeholders.
A strong commitment to children’s rights and international development.
Advanced research and evaluation study design skills, with the ability to adapt and apply rigorous scientific methods to fit diverse systems, contexts and populations.
Ability to use appropriate theory and logic to underpin evaluation design.
Attention to detail, and ability to critically appraise evidence for accuracy and validity.
Strong knowledge and experience of a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Self-starter with strong initiative, excellent organisational skills and the ability to deliver projects on time and to a high standard.
Excellent communication skills, with strong command of spoken and written French and English.
Expertise in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Skilful team manager especially, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to collaborate and influence colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.
Commitment to applying high standards in data protection and research ethics.
Able to represent Lumos credibly at the highest levels in relationships with external contacts, especially those representing national government stakeholders or other institutions.
Good interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work with a wide variety of contacts
Highly organised, with an aptitude in planning effectively to meet deadlines, and an ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time
Ability to work independently and on own initiative, and as part of a team working on a larger project
Ability to be self-motivated, flexible and effective
Key people management processes including performance and competency assessment
Demonstrable evidence of strong project management knowledge
Sound ICT skills
Relevant professional qualifications
Experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams to meet or exceed delivery targets and achieve client satisfaction,
Extensive experience in operational management both on a strategic and day-to-day level.
Experience of delivering complex long term programmes to high quality standards and within budget
Relevant experience in a similar working environment
Experience of conducting research fieldwork in Haiti or similar setting.
Strong quantitative skills with the knowledge and or experience of quality-assuring random sampling strategies, impact evaluation methodologies (e.g. randomised control trials, and or other quasi-experimental methods)
Experience of qualitative research using ethnographic and participatory research methods
Knowledge or experience of international development, social work, child health, education, law or children’s rights
Knowledge of orphanage trafficking
Experience of working with international NGOs.
Proficiency in the use of data analysis software such as NVIVO, SPSS, STATA or R
Experience of managing web-based M&E system
Experience of mobile-based data collection applications.
General Safeguarding Statement
Lumos recognises that the rights of safety and security are aligned with its core mission of ending institutionalisation. Effective and robust safeguarding sit at the heart of our mission and values, and accordingly, Lumos is committed to ensuring the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults in all its work. We expect all staff, associates and volunteers to share this commitment. Lumos will carefully screen all applicants and any offers of employment are subject to appropriate employment and background checks, as well as suitable references from previous employers
Right to work
All offers of employment are subject to evidence of right to work in the country where the role is based.