Skills to Access the Green Economy (SAGE)
Terms of Reference (TOR)
Monitoring and Evaluation Program Officer within the TVET Sector
TITLE: MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROGRAM OFFICER
(National/Caribbean consulting contract, full-time)
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, CARIBBEAN AND ANGLOPHONE AFRICA,
DIVISION: INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
DURATION Full time position for 4-years. Initial period is 1-year (April 30, 2019 – March 1, 2020), renewable.
Skills to Access the Green Economy (SAGE) is a 5-year program funded by Global Affairs Canada that is just launching. It will focus on building capacity to fill skills gaps hampering climate change mitigation efforts and filling jobs in the green and blue economies and will be active in 6 Caribbean countries: Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and St. Lucia.
The ultimate outcome of SAGE is to create a more qualified labor force for employment in key economic sectors associated with climate change in Guyana, Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada, Jamaica and Belize.
SAGE has three intermediate outcomes:
- Increased number of adolescent girls and women, youth and vulnerable populations trained in demand-driven technical and vocational education (TVET) fields.
- Increased capacity of training institutions to deliver gender-sensitive skills training programs that meet economic and environmental needs in the Region.
- Increased participation of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in gender equitable workforce planning, development, training and certification.
SAGE requires the services of Canadian and national consultants to support the delivery of specific outcomes and outputs of the program, to include the development and delivery of a sustainable leadership and management model for vocational and technical education and training institutions in the Caribbean region.
Reporting to the Director, Caribbean and Anglophone Africa, International Partnerships in Ottawa (or designate), and working in collaboration with the SAGE Senior Technical Advisor (STA), and other stakeholders in the Caribbean region, the M&E Program Officer will act as the principal resource on all monitoring and evaluation issues, practices and tools relevant to the implementation of SAGE. The M&E PO will interact with SAGE partners including government ministries, agencies and departments, private sector employers in the green and blue economies, Caribbean technical and vocational institutions and their Canadian college partners, and with trainees and graduates.
The M&E PO will refine the SAGE monitoring and evaluation framework; liaise and collaborate with Caribbean country coordinators and the CICan M&E specialist; develop, pilot and monitor a set of M&E teaching and learning resources for SAGE country coordinators and other relevant local and Canadian stakeholders; assist institutions working with SAGE to develop and implement M&E tools and strategies; and contribute to project planning and monitoring activities.
The M&E PO will, working in close collaboration with the CICan M&E Specialist:
- Deploy appropriate quantitative and qualitative instruments and data analysis plans to measure project results.
- In collaboration with AVISEM, the M&E inception phase consultant, supports the design of the M&E Framework, management and implementation of the SAGE baseline study
- Coordinate relevant qualitative and quantitative data collection across all six participating countries.
- Carry out data entry and analysis using necessary software where applicable.
- Ensure consistency and quality of analysis.
- Help the SAGE team identify gaps in data collection approaches and data analysis.
- Generate reports from datasets including data visualization (charts, tables, etc.).
- Synthesize analyzed data into succinct summaries (including in resulting reports).
- Write data analysis methodology sections for reports in clear, concise and easily comprehensible language.
- Ensure that information collected and analyzed complies with proposed SAGE M&E Framework methodologies and standards.
- Ensure that M&E reporting adheres to Global Affairs Canada project timelines.
- Participate in developing, planning, implementing and managing M&E activities supporting SAGE.
- Coordinate the M&E work flow associated with SAGE, in particular provide guidance, planning and operational support to member institutions, the funder, associated staff and consultants.
- Provide support to the STA, TA, team members and partner institutions.
- Support the preparation of communications products.
- Participate in the development and implementation of M&E policies, procedures and strategies.
- Conduct research to support program activities and possible publications documenting learning resulting from SAGE activities.
- Conduct an inception mission to meet with SAGE stakeholders in the Caribbean working with a consultant to establish baseline data (planned for mid-June 2019).
- Contribute to the development of terms-of reference, operation manuals, and program reports with respect to M&E issues, as requested.
- Travel as required within SAGE project countries to discuss M&E issues, and to meet with relevant ministries, TVET institutions, other agencies, and committees, if/as required.
- Respond to requests for M&E Perspectives for CICan’s communication and marketing purposes, if/as required
- Participate in CICan and SAGE meetings, as requested.
- Communicate with stakeholders using ICT where possible to minimize travel.
- Prepare reports and documents as requested by the Director, Caribbean and Anglophone Africa or delegated program staff.
- Provide verbal updates periodically as requested by the Director, Caribbean and Anglophone Africa or delegated program staff.
CICan is currently in the inception phase of the SAGE program and is hiring a Monitoring and Evaluation Program Officer to support the baseline study and later on all Monitoring and Evaluation activities during the implementation phase of the program. CICan’s preference is that this position be based in the program’s field office in St. Lucia).
Monitoring and Evaluation Program Officer
Level of Effort
208.5 days, full time
April 30, 2019 to March 30, 2020, with opportunity for renewal
Preference is for this position to be based in Castries, St. Lucia.
The M&E PO will have:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in social sciences, international development or related field;
- A minimum of 3 years of experience working for international development organizations, preferably in developing countries;
- Excellent working knowledge of Results Based Management (RBM) approaches including Logic Model and Performance Measurement Framework (PMF) development;
- Strong analytical and research skills, including the ability to process large amounts of information, extract critical analysis and distribute it appropriately;
- Proven experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods;
- Experience in the development of data collection tools and data collection protocols;
- Proven ability to work productively with a variety of stakeholders to run participatory processes and meet tight deadlines with an emphasis on producing quality products;
- Excellent knowledge of software such as Excel and other statistical packages;
- Experience with a range of institutional donors such as Global Affairs Canada, CDB, IDB, DFID, USAID among others;
- Effective interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
- Attention to detail and strong commitment to ethical standards in monitoring and evaluation;
- Flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high levels of responsibility and multiple priorities;
- Flexibility to work both in a team and independently and ability to work well with others;
- Commitment to local capacity building and the ability to engage local stakeholders in the M&E system design and implementation;
- Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and youth empowerment;
- Ability to travel in the Caribbean region and to Canada (as required) and occasionally work irregular hours.
PREFERRED ABILITIES, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE
The M&E PO will preferably have:
- An understanding of the statistical challenges in the context of TVET delivery in the Caribbean region;
- Experience working internationally and in the Caribbean region.
- Experience working in a donor-funded program environment.
- Knowledge of the TVET sector
To apply to the above position please send your CV and three (3) references to Senior Program Officer for SAGE Milica Njegovan (email@example.com) by April 19 2019.
[RR1]Leads or supports the design, management and implementation of the SAGE baseline study.