Job Requirements


Post-graduate education

Work experience:

5 years

Language skills:


Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Job Overview

Reporting to the Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor (RMEL Advisor), the Sr. M&E Manager will work closely with IRC implementation staff and consortium partners to support the collection and aggregation of key monitoring indicators, build the capacity of project staff and ensure data quality.

The Sr Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will have primary responsibility for coordinating the fulfillment of these goals across PlayMatters consortium partner agencies.

  • Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, or related field.

  • At least 5-10 years of progressive, relevant work experience. Important that work experience demonstrates technical skills, management skills, operations experience, as well as an understanding of humanitarian contexts.

  • Strong technical understanding of monitoring and evaluation across multiple partners and countries and in a humanitarian context and/or early childhood development.

  • Understanding of digital data collection platforms and techniques.

  • Strong understanding of data use plans and adaptive management.

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment with international and local academic researchers, government officials, NGO partners, study participants, etc.

  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure, dealing with competing priorities, in a fast-paced team environment.

  • Interest in and ability to think and plan at the ‘big picture’ level.

  • Demonstrated management and interpersonal skills.

  • Solid understanding of refugee education preferred;

  • Strong communication and analytical skills, both oral and written.

  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of French and/or regional languages is a plus.



Management for high-quality monitoring and evaluation

  • Provide technical and management support to enable field staff to implement protocols and plans safely, ethically, and rigorously.

  • Support development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of annual workplans, budgets, and deliverables.

  • Provide oversight and management of the monitoring and evaluation activities.

  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation of staff and operations across the consortium.

  • Build capacity of country and partner teams in indicators, routine monitoring, and M&E SOPs

  • Support project staff by creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect and empowers staff to take responsibility

  • Ensure protocols are submitted and followed in conjunction with the RMEL Advisor, Sr. Technical Advisor, Senior Researcher, and research partners.

  • Collaborate closely with Sr. Research Manager.

  • Ensure high-quality data collection and management. Provide training and support to research teams for data quality control, cleaning, and management.

Disseminating quality data
  • Assure that monitoring and evaluation activities provide timely, relevant information for reporting and programming decisions.

  • Support development of user-friendly dashboards and data visualizations for program teams and other key audiences

  • Support regional team activities to assure that data from research and monitoring activities are used to adjust and adapt programming over time.

  • Leverage existing IRC staff and partner expertise or build capacity as needed to assure front-line staff participation in the interpretation and application of results, as well as the design of data, use plans, and learning agendas.

Collaboration and accountability with internal stakeholders
  • Report to RMEL Advisor about progress against approved workplans and budgets through formal and informal debriefings, annual and semi-annual reports.

  • Maintain open communication with partner counterparts and country-level staff to assure coherence and reasonable sequencing of work.

Collaboration and accountability with external stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain solid cooperation with partner organizations as we design and refine the monitoring and evaluation framework

  • Collaborate with the regional project team Sr Research Manager, partners, governments, and other humanitarian actors in developing methods to understand if and how early childhood and primary education inclusive of learning through play activities that are feasible and useful in humanitarian settings.


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