Aines Intl: Open Position

M & E Practice Leader

Position:  Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning  Practice Leader

Location:   Washington, DC Area

Expected Start date: As soon as possible

I am recruiting this anticipated position for international development consulting firm with offices based in Washington, DC. My client operates within multiple practice areas: health, finance, SMEs, gender, youth, and M&E.. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Manage M&E and Learning contracts.
  • Serve as key liaison with USAID and other donors on evaluation activities. 
  • Supervise the evaluation and learning team. 
  • Design and implement project and mid-term evaluations of international development projects. 
  • Travel to project locations to oversee and participate in evaluation activities. 
  • Lead new business development efforts for evaluation and learning proposals. 
  • Ensure the integrity of proposed evaluation methodologies and processes of evaluation findings. 
  • Design and conduct training workshops on monitoring and evaluation topics. 
  • Design and conceptualize data collection and analysis methods. 
  • Synthesize complex technical issues for presentation to diverse stakeholders and audiences.

Qualifications include: 

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience designing and leading evaluation activities for international development projects. 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing USAID-funded evaluation-related projects. 
  • Significant experience in proposal development for USAID projects.
  • Experience designing research and survey tools for international development projects. 
  • Familiarity with USAID evaluation policy and reporting guidelines
  • Experience designing USAID Performance Management Plans, and indicator development. 
  • Experience designing, managing and leading mid-term and final project evaluations.
  • Strong statistical and quantitative research skills. 
  • Prior experience organizing and leading monitoring, evaluation, and data collection training workshops.

Chief of Party (COP) for humanitarian project based in West Africa

We are seeking applicants for the Chief of Party, below, on behalf of a US client. Please be sure that your CV clearly shows that you match all of the qualifications requirements below, and review “How to Apply” instructions, as there are several documents requested to complete the application package.

Position: Chief of Party (COP)

Location, West  Africa

Start Date and Duration of Assignment: ASAP. Assignment duration will be from March, 2018 through March, 2019 (21 months).

Responsibilities/Qualifications Requirements:

This position requires an experienced individual with:

  • A minimum of 10-15 years of progressive work leading to coordination, and driving complicated, demanding monitoring, evaluation and organizational learning, and capacity development efforts, is required;
  • Familiarity with the realities of rural development in arid lands of Africa, and with the technical domains of a  livelihoods, governance/natural resources management, and health/nutrition (required).  
  • A minimum of 10 years in International Development sector work is required;
  • A minimum of 5 years of senior development project management experience as director, deputy director, technical coordinator, or similar position is required;
  • Experience with donor projects (required) or other similar donor programs, ideally interacting directly with the donor regarding programmatic, strategic communications, and contractual issues;
  • Especially charismatic, professional credentials to be able to establish close, trustful relations for pursuing earnest organizational learning with donor resilience programs and partners, and host country officials, and institutions in  Niger and other nearby countries (Preference);
  • Multiple country work experience (required);
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills (required);
  • Strong multi-cultural, inter-personal and supervision skills;
  • Experience in knowledge management, collaborative learning, and organizational capacity development (required);
  • Demonstrated practical experience in managing group dynamics and leading/coaching high-performing teams (required);  
  • Significant expertise in monitoring and evaluation (experience in conducting operational research, population-based surveys, and program impact evaluations) is required;