Corus International
  • Program Delivery
  • Salary
  • Regular Full -Time
  • LatinAmerica

Corus offers competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses, 100% employer paid Vision insurance, lots of paid leave, generous retirement program, flexible work schedules and so much more!


Job Title: Regional Technical Advisor-Program Quality/ MEL

About Corus: Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world's most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.

At Corus we believe that good only grows stronger and we reflect that belief in our workplace culture. We value every employee's specialized area of expertise and nurture professional growth. We promote an engaging and supportive work environment, where employees feel enabled and driven to innovate, learn and collaborate. And because our subsidiaries often function as partners, our employees have the opportunity to work across our enterprise family.

Corus is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our worldwide workplace, and we believe that social justice and respect for the human dignity of every person are fundamental to all we do as an organization.

Further details about the organization can be found at: https://corusinternational.org

What you'll do:

The Regional Technical Advisor for Program Quality/ Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) is responsible for ensuring the strong programing in Latin America through alignment with Corus core strategies in health and livelihoods as well as adoption and application of minimum monitoring and evaluation standards. Ensures effective data and knowledge management in the region, with a focus on the operationalization and use of Corus' Digital Data for Decision-making (3D) Platform for the identification and application of lessons learned for continuous program improvement. Also responsible for supporting technical design of proposals in the region as well as supporting regional thought leadership efforts and representing Corus in livelihoods, humanitarian response, and health communities.

Location: PerĂº, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador.

About The Ideal Candidate:

The success of this role is measured by the following KRAs:

  • High quality technical support provided to country and project teams.
  • Strong program MEL systems are in place for adaptive management purposes and to demonstrate evidence of impact.
  • Solid project designs developed leading to successful donor funding.
  • Corus International is recognized for its technical expertise in the region.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Project Technical Support: (40%)

  • Coordinates closely with HQ Program team and country level staff to ensure broad technical excellence in projects from project start up through close in alignment with Corus and industry best practice and standards.
  • Ensure during project start up that Corus' Digital Data for Decision-making (3D) Platform is operationalized to global standards with project level MEL and T4D staff.
  • Coordinates with Chiefs of Party and Program Directors to ensure at project start up that all technical elements of proposals are effectively operationalized according to Corus and donor standards, with emphasis on monitoring and evaluation, gender equity, resilience and social capital. Reviews and advise on scopes of work and terms of reference for technical inputs to programs as needed including outside consultants, partners, and request for global technical input.
  • Supports improvements in technical quality and document regionally- and globally-relevant innovations and lessons learned at mid-term and end of project.
  • Trains and advises Country Program Manager and Project M&E Staff on the application of MEL standards, including indicator selection and operationalization, development and appropriate application of data collection tools, use of appropriate analytical methods, identification and documentation of key findings and lessons learned.

Project Design (40%)

  • Leads or supports proposal technical design for select projects
  • Provides technical advising to proposals in areas of technical competence and coordinate broader technical input.
  • Ensure that all elements of the Rural Economies and Agricultural Livelihoods Strategy are considered in relevant project proposals, with a specific focus on gender, resilience, and social capital.
  • Support capture phase by identifying country/regional technical gaps.
  • Ensure that best practices and innovations across the organization are consider for inclusion in all regional proposals.

Thought Leadership and Learning (20%):

  • Lead the operationalization of the Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy at the regional level
  • Ensure documentation and sharing of best practices and identified innovations between country programs at a regional level and with global technical advisors.
  • Participate as the Corus International representative in regional technical working groups to ensure program and institutional representation in livelihoods, humanitarian response, and health communities.
  • Identify opportunities to raise Corus International's technical profile in the region through participation in conferences, strategic meetings, public speaking engagements, and publications.
  • Identify and support the creation of thought leadership products that increase Corus' visibility among country governments, important line ministries, regional or regionally based donor audiences, and regionally focused media outlets.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree required, master's degree a plus.

  1. At least 7 years progressively responsible experience providing technical assistance and monitoring and evaluation to international development projects. Tested experience in livelihoods, value chains, and market development programs in particular and experience in Latin America required. Experience with US-based organizations preferred.
  2. In-depth knowledge of project design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems, methods, and tools within a development and relief context. Specialized knowledge in areas of livelihoods, agriculture and conservation is preferred
  3. Master's degree in a relevant field (International Development, Sociology, Economics, Rural Development, etc.)
  4. Specialized training or certificate in market systems, gender, youth, SME development, or sustainable land management.
  5. Strong demonstrable written and spoken communication skills in English and Spanish
  6. Demonstrated experience working with international donors, especially USAID or other USG donor agencies. Experience with other donors an asset.
  7. Demonstrated experiencing supporting successful public-donor facing programs and proposals.
  8. Familiarity and working knowledge of USG and other international donor funding mechanisms (including grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements) required.
  1. Advanced Skills in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, data management software required, experience implementing or using mobile data collection (especially ODK), data visualization software (PowerBI/Tableau) and statistical analysis (Python/R) a desired plus
  2. Authorized to work in country where you are applying to work in (Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Guatemala or Peru).

Why You Should Apply: Corus offers competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses, 100% employer paid Vision insurance, lots of paid leave, generous retirement program, flexible work schedules and so much more!

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This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities for the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All positions are required to perform any additional tasks assigned by the supervisor. Global positions that are bound by contracts will not be changed without notice and approval

Working Conditions, Travel and Environment: This position may require frequent travel within the country and occasional travel to other countries. Travel may be in insecure or dangerous areas, areas with limited infrastructure, and may require exposure to very high or low temperatures and/or high altitudes.

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