Corus International
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  • Regular Full -Time
  • CentralAfricaDRC

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager - World Bank Multisectoral Nutrition and Health Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo

In anticipation of a new multi-year World Bank Multisectoral Nutrition and Health Project, IMA World Health is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (M&E Manager) for an approximately $75-100 million project, to be based in the two Kasai states in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Corus International is a family of organizations which believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the opportunity for a better life. Corus was formed through the strategic merger of IMA World Health (operating as a public health organization since 1960), and Lutheran World Relief (operating as a livelihoods organization since 1945), and today includes the smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee. Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.

Corus International's largest country portfolio is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where IMA World Health has worked alongside the Congolese government, donors, and a variety of local and international partners since 2000 with a staff of over 200. Programs revitalize the country's health system, improve WASH access and systems, prevent and respond to SGBV, promote clean energy, and improve the health of the population. The portfolio includes a focus on both sustainable development and humanitarian assistance activities and operates out of two base offices in Kinshasa and Goma.

The M&E Manager will report directly to the Program Director and will work closely with the IMA M&E Director and team. The M&E Manager will provide oversight to coordinate the monitoring of the program and ensure key activities are being implemented efficiently to measure the program's outcomes (including qualitative and quantitative assessments) and ultimately achieve the intended results. S/he will lead the analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and for areas of improvement. S/he will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. The M&E Manager will work in close partnership with IMA project staff, partner organizations, and government (national and decentralized) for all M&E activities, strengthening capacity where needed.

Actual hiring is contingent upon successful agreement award and World Bank approval.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the project's overall M&E efforts, including the design and oversight of a strong M&E plan and Performance Management Plan (PMP)
  • Support in the collection and monitoring of all M&E activities under the project, including reviewing data collection tools, supervising and/or conducting reports from fieldwork, conducting data analysis, and carrying out interpretation of findings
  • Identify and train staff on appropriate nutrition, agriculture, and other relevant indicators in line with World Bank, international, and national M&E standards
  • Oversee the program's robust learning component, including providing technical assistance for any evaluations
  • Conduct routine data quality assurance processes to maintain adequate quality control in all aspects of M&E, from data collection to results reporting
  • Review partners progress reports, in collaboration with program managers, and provide feedback to the partners based on their performance
  • Ensure on-time, accurate, and quality reporting according to the cooperative agreement
  • Prepare semi-annual and annual reports and draft quarterly project reports in close collaboration with project staff
  • Build capacity of local stakeholders and project staff in relevant M&E topics, including data dissemination and use for program improvement
  • Build capacity at project sites and support them to effectively introduce and maintain the project M&E systems and processes
  • Participate in relevant M&E technical working groups and coordinating bodies; work with relevant ministries on project-linked M&E, as appropriate
  • Prepare or support routine reports, abstracts, presentations, brochures, project summary sheets, newsletters, etc.; present at conferences or meetings when required

Job Qualifications & Required Skills

  • Master's degree (BAC+5) in statistics, economics, demography, development planning, public health, epidemiology, or similar field
  • At least five years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in public health and/or nutrition or any major social sector program
  • In-depth knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques and methodologies, including conducting operational research, household surveys, and qualitative evaluations, as well as data analysis, interpretation, and reporting
  • Significant experience in providing field-based technical assistance about M&E and learning in low resource countries preferred
  • Knowledge of M&E approaches and indicators for one or more of the following project areas: nutrition; MCH; agriculture; food security
  • Experience with World Bank M&E systems and protocols is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems (including databases) that track performance as per the objectives of the project
  • Analysis and data management skills, as well as demonstrated analytical skills, and experience in identifying and evaluating best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project
  • Mastery of statistical databases, analysis tools, and statistical software (Stata, SPSS, etc.) required, as well as strong skills in Excel, Word, Access, and Power Point
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work on a team
  • Experience developing and delivering high-quality, on-time donor reports in accordance with cooperative agreement regulations
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in French
  • Knowledge of other languages spoken in the DRC will be an asset

IMA/Corus International OR LWR/Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus's Human Resources department.

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