Director/Deputy Director of Results and Measurement

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Director/Deputy Director of Results and Measurement

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Pact Inc.

Washington, DC

Organization Summary

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 45-year history, Pact is helping millions of people discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Description

The Results and Measurement (R&M) Director/Deputy provides leadership on monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) for Pact’s integrated approach to development. The R&M Director/Deputy coordinates the R&M team at headquarters and the R&M Community of Practice across Pact’s offices; provides technical MERL input to projects at proposal and implementation stages; leads on technical measurement and research initiatives; and disseminates Pact’s results, expertise, and innovations to a variety of internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities

Data analytics and learning

• Coordinate data analytics initiative through creative thinking about data analytics products and services for the organization

• Promote learning from Pact’s results internally & externally
• Disseminate/lead trainings on MERL tools, modules, and key information across Pact offices

• Lead R&M Community of Practice meetings to create an innovative MERL culture at Pact

• Present at academic and professional conferences to publicize Pact’s MERL tools and results

• Lead Pact’s Global Indicators process - data collection, target setting, and results dissemination and explore options for capturing higher level Global Indicator data.

• Routinely update core R&M documents (e.g. evaluation policy, quality standards, 2-pagers, MERL modules), and contribute to MERL discussions and sharing via the R&M Community of Practice.

• Participate in an interdisciplinary group on the integrated approach across Pact and with Locus

• Oversee or lead on special studies and initiatives to continue Pact’s position at the forefront of MERL for international development

• Mentor Results and Measurement team on data analytics and other responsibilities.

Technical MERL support for high quality programming

• Guide new project start up for R&M components (recruiting and onboarding of MERL staff, design of M&E plans, baseline activities, MERL skill building, database setup, standardization of tools, etc.)

• Support ongoing projects in monitoring, mid-term and end-line studies, and routine and final reports

• Provide short-term technical assistance in country on project monitoring, baseline, mid-term and end line evaluation, special studies, reporting, project closeout, or other as requested. Contributing to innovative monitoring, evaluation, research and learning design

• Contribute high quality M&E content to project proposals (design of MERL activities, indicators, etc.) and review content created by others (project design, budget, budget notes, results framework, etc.)

• Recruit high quality and skilled M&E staff for key personnel positions and hire people who meet/exceed the requirements (draft/review JDs, screen applicants, interview, rank, recommend)

• Serve on proposal review teams as requested (when not directly contributing to proposal preparation) and provide actionable feedback

Requirements

• Director level: Ph.D. plus 5-7 years of MERL experience in international development, or a Master’s degree with 10-12 years of experience; Deputy Director level: Ph.D. plus 3-5 years of MERL experience in international development, or a Master’s degree and 8-10 years of experience
• At least three years implementing international development programming in low resource settings with a variety of multi-lateral and bilateral donors
• Ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with Pact HQ staff and country offices, in donor organizations, and in peer organizations
• Knowledge of MERL design and methods for international development programming that aligns with a variety of donors’ policies, procedures, or regulations
• In-depth knowledge of qualitative and quantitative MERL methods and trends for Pact’s impact and approach areas
• Demonstrated English-language writing and analytical skills, and proficiency in one foreign language
• Successful history of technical team management and thought leadership
• Ability to travel frequently, approximately 25% time
• Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks under high pressure
• Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative data collection, management, analytics and visualization of results (including SPSS or STATA and database skills)

 

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with MERL for integrated programming (across multiple sectors)
• In-depth knowledge of research design, learning reviews, ex-post and impact evaluations
• Proficiency in two or more foreign languages

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