M&E and Learning Specialist

Mott MacDonald
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2018-08-31 Deadline: 2018-09-07
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Relevant post-graduate qualification
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Job Profil– Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

Mott MacDonald is an employee-owned management, development and engineering consultancy serving the public and private sector around the world, with more than 16,000 staff worldwide

Our International Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within the international development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads, Rural & Urban Development, Education, Health, Social and Economic Development in over 40 countries. Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries and emerging economies around the world, supporting national governments and municipalities in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are committed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to provide our expertise to improve the lives of people in need.

Project Description

Mott MacDonald is managing the DFID-funded programme: ‘Purnima: UK Support to Post-Earthquake Recovery in Nepal in four Districts (Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, and Rasuwa)This programme aims to achieve long-term positive change in the lives of people in earthquake-affected regions of Nepal.

The implementation phase of the programme commenced in July 2018 with4.5-year duration. It comprisefive Output Areas:

  1. Support and capacity building to Government at central, district and local level in reconstruction planning.
  2. Reconstruction of rural infrastructure, including water supply, foot trails, footbridges, schools, public buildings, and potentially other types of infrastructure.
  3. Analysis of, and interventions to address, constraints to the private sector, including access to finance, supply of labour, materials and transport in the construction sector.
  4. Mobilizing and managing a Challenge Fund to leave no-one behind in the reconstruction effort.
  5. Monitoring, evaluation and learning.

These five outputs are grouped into two thematic areas: “build back better” and “leave no one behind” so that reconstruction benefits everyone and they are in a better state than before the earthquake. Mott MacDonald is working with national and international partners, with large parts of Output being directly implemented by NGOs through a series of grant agreements.

Job description

We are seeking an M&E Specialistfor a substantial role on this complex post-earthquake reconstruction programme.  Reporting to the Programme Manager/Output 5 Lead, the main responsibilities of the M&E Specialist will be to:

  • Work with all Output Leads and assist in finalising the individual output logframes as well as the overarching project logframe;
  • Review ongoing M&E activities by Output 2 partner organisations, and identify need for additional data collection;
  • Work closely other Output Leads to design baseline surveys and monitoring programmes, with the overall scope of the project M&E requirements;
  • Ensure that project M&E captures data on gender and social inclusion and that this is systematically report;
  • Coordinate with DFID Field Office over routine monitoring activities, to ensure efficiency without duplication or gaps;
  • With the Output Lead, plan and implement annual learning exercises to inform subsequent programme activities and disseminate findings widely (nationally and internationally)
  • Assist in design of and lead field work for the first learning exercise to be undertaken in November/December 2018 to learn from early DFID experiences with rural infrastructure through post-earthquake quick win project;
  • Guide implementation of M&E activities through each Output Area, and compile periodic monitoring reports; and
  • Undertake other activities as required for the project.

Candidate Specification

  • Relevant post-graduate qualification 
  • At least 10 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in Nepal, with experience of a diverse range of projects – including small-scale rural infrastructure, social development, challenge funds, and governance reform
  • Experience on donor-funded projects (DFID experience an advantage);
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with local Government;
  • Good experience working with minority or disadvantaged groups in the Hills, and a strong sensitivity to the challenges of gender equity and social inclusion;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the challenges of post-disaster reconstruction and recovery;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal with the willingness to learn and support the learning of others;
  • Ability to work effectively in remote areas, and willing to travel throughout the project area;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Nepali and English is essential, and fluency in relevant local languages spoken in the project area would be a strong asset.

Apply Instructions

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter to purnimaapplications@mottmac.com before 7th September.

Organization Summary

We’re a global engineering, management, and development consulting firm focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.

Industry Type Consulting/Engineering
Location Mott MacDonald House, 8-10 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EE, United Kingdom
Organization Size 1-10
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