War Child Canada

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Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

Oct 29, 2018
Metro Toronto Area, Ontario
Entry Level

Start Date

As soon as possible

Location

War Child Canada Headquarters, Toronto

Reports to

Senior Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation, International Programs Department

Background

War Child Canada is a registered Canadian charity based in Toronto that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child Canada has over 15 years of experience working in communities in conflict and post-conflict zones. All work is implemented in direct partnership with local communities, local NGOs and other stakeholders using a child-centered approach. War Child Canada currently works in Afghanistan, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Iraq and Jordan.

Position summary

The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will provide extensive support in the areas of monitoring, evaluation. The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will work with Country Offices and Head Office staff to support and strengthen the implementation of War Child Canada’s Minimum Standards for Monitoring & Evaluation, contributing to organizational program effectiveness and quality, War Child Canada’s evidence base, the consolidation of program results and donor compliance.

The position actively supports War Child Canada’s mandate of child safeguarding.

Responsibilities

 

SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION AND UPTAKE OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION MINIMUM STANDARDS, FRAMEWORKS, TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES

Work with the International Programs team to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans for War Child Canada’s projects, including the development of performance indicators, results measurement frameworks, logic models, theories of change and feedback mechanisms.

Develop methodologies for baseline and endline surveys, assessments and evaluations drawing on a range of qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Provide support in the implementation of monitoring tools/processes including the use of data collection methods for both qualitative and quantitative data.

Supporting the deployment and uptake of the Monitoring & Evaluation Minimum Standards and accompanying templates and tools.

 

DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING

Assist in the management of program data through the creation and maintenance of project databases.

Compile, clean, and analyze program data, providing support and regular feedback on data verification, data entry and data quality.

Support the collection of quality data collection from War Child Canada field staff and partners.

Describe and present program data and results through effective visualizations, narrative reports, dashboards and presentations for internal and external audiences, including the Canadian public.

Prepare, summarize and synthesize monitoring and evaluation reports for publication online and for a variety of audiences

TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND CAPACITY BUILDING

Provide technical support to country and field based monitoring and evaluation and program staff on M&E.

Support Project Officers and Program Manager on M&E related inquiries and data collection and analysis.

LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Help facilitate the sharing and learning from monitoring and evaluation process and results with the wider team.

Support War Child Canada staff and partners in improving learning and knowledge sharing mechanisms.

Promote a culture of learning in the organisation.

Qualifications

Education

Post-secondary degree in International Development, Social Sciences, International Relations, Economics or related subject. A post-graduate degree in a related field an asset.

Experience

At least 1 year of experience in a relevant role including humanitarian or development programming. Experience in a country or sector War Child Canada is operational an asset. 

Knowledge and Skills

Strong knowledge of Excel.

Experience, or interest, conducting and/or analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, including different sampling methodologies.

Ability to present data and analysis to a wide variety of audiences.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.

Experience providing a supportive role to other staff.

Experience with monitoring and evaluation or research methodologies an asset.

Database design experience an asset.

Travel Required

Occasional field travel may be required.

Application process

Interested applicants are invited to send a curriculum vitae and an accompanying cover letter electronically to:

Email: jobs@warchild.ca  

Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of ‘Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant – [insert your name]’

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. We regret we cannot entertain phone calls. War Child Canada is an equal opportunity employer.

War Child Canada is committed to providing a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.  Final candidates will be vetted in accordance with War Child Canada’s Child Safeguarding Policy, including appropriate reference and security checks.

War Child Canada is committed to providing an accessible workplace.  For individuals with disabilities, accommodation is available upon request. Should you require accommodation at any stage of the selection process, please let us know.  We will work with you to meet your needs.

Candidates should be legally eligible to work in Canada.  War Child Canada will not provide any relocation support. 

For more information about War Child Canada, please visit www.warchild.ca  

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