Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Program Officer, Advocacy

CARE
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 06

Position description

As a leading development organization, CARE strives to save and improve the lives of our program participants through direct service-delivery, advocating for pro-poor policy change, and the scaling up of proven interventions.

CARE is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Program Officer, Advocacy who will work closely with the Knowledge Management Advisor and the MEL Manager to design and implement the monitoring, evaluation and learning(MEL) systems and processes for CARE’s Policy and Advocacy Department(PAD).

This position will work closely with the Knowledge Management Advisor and the MEL Manager to design and implement the monitoring, evaluation and learning(MEL) systems and processes for CARE’s Policy and Advocacy Department(PAD). Advocacy is a key approach in CARE's program strategy and one of the primary ways CARE intends to impact more lives beyond our programming. Given the important role advocacy plays in CARE's mission of reaching 150 million people by 2020, MEL plays a critical role in tracking, documenting, and evaluating PAD’s contribution to this goal. This role will collaborate closely with colleagues across PAD and CARE more broadly to monitor, track, and document progress towards our advocacy goals.


Responsibilities:

  • Manage MEL Systems for Policy and Advocacy Department(PAD)

    The MEL Program Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) systems for the Policy and Advocacy Department, including the US Government and global advocacy portfolio, in order to track and measure progress towards our policy goals at the national, regional, global level. MEL systems include but are not limited to the monthly dashboard, quarterly reports on Congressional engagement, quarterly strategy tracker, and other tools that support monitoring and evaluation of our advocacy strategy

  • Data Analysis and Reporting

    The Officer will support the Knowledge Management Advisor and the MEL Manager to analyze the data collected through the various MEL systems and develop reports and data visualizations for various stakeholders to identify trends, capture reach/impact, and track progress towards CARE’s vision of reaching 150 million people by 2020. The MEL Officer will also populate reports for the various PAD teams to provide insight on PAD’s progress towards our advocacy goals, including for the US government teams and for global outcome area leads. This includes supporting the analysis of PIIRS advocacy data (CARE’S global database) for CARE USA-led outcome areas, specifically Food and Nutrition Security, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, and Life Free from Violence.

  • Share Best Practices, Impact, and Learning

    The Officer will collaborate with the Knowledge Management Advisor and other colleagues across CARE to identify and communicate best practices and learning to foster a learning culture across the advocacy community in CARE, including through newsletters, webinars, etc. The Officer will also support the Senior Director of Policy, Planning and Resource Development to incorporate advocacy data and impact findings into external and internal communication materials in addition to other tasks that promote resource development for PAD.

  • The officer will support the Knowledge Management Advisor and the MEL Manager in their roles

    The officer will support administrative duties and other tasks that contribute to the management of advocacy data and communication around the importance of advocacy.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, international development, political science, program evaluation or a related field is a minimum requirement; Master's degree is preferred.
  • At least 2 years of previous professional experience in a similar position that included responsibilities related to MEL, experience with advocacy-related MEL is preferred
  • Analytical expertise
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative skills, preferably as they relate to advocacy work. Familiarity with advocacy evaluation methods such as outcome harvesting, contribution tracing, and other qualitative methods that better capture the story behind CARE's is a plus advocacy win
  • Project management
  • Strong writing, oral communication, digital skills;
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other data analysis and data visualization programs, such as Power Bi
  • Ability to function in complex, changing environments, and to work with diverse groups and remote staff as well as independently. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Application instructions

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