Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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22 days ago

This position is remote-eligible and only for consideration within the United States where WRI is state registered. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.

About the Program:

The NDC Partnership brings together 120 countries, developed and developing, and 85 institutional members to create and deliver on ambitious NDCs that help achieve the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governments identify their NDC implementation priorities and the type of support that is needed to translate them into actionable policies and programs. Based on these requests, the membership offers a tailored package of expertise, technical assistance, and funding. This collaborative response provides developing countries with efficient access to a wide range of resources to adapt to and mitigate climate change and foster more equitable and sustainable development. The NDC Partnership is built on the premise of collective action: by acting together, we achieve more.

The NDC Partnership is currently operating under its 2021-2025 Work Program, this includes the Partnership’s Theory of Change and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework. Monitoring and evaluating the Partnership’s work is critical to ensure its relevance and impact. Moreover, through the M&E Framework, the Partnership can extract structured learnings from its engagements, and better target its services to support countries to implement and enhance their climate ambitions.

Job Highlight:

In this position, you will be responsible for leading the M&E for the Partnership's 2021-2025 Work Program and beyond, including the existing M&E framework and the establishment and refinement of all necessary processes. In this role, you will play a vital role in building a team culture centered on accountability and learning and supporting the Management Team to build on successes and course-correct where needed. Reporting directly to the Knowledge and Learning Director, you will work closely with staff across the NDC Partnership Support Unit. In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, you will have room for innovative ideas and the opportunity to improve efficiency across the team and strengthen collaboration with partners to increase the impact of the Partnership. This is a role for an individual with a strong foundation in climate change and a passion for reporting results for impact.

What you will do:

Accountability and learning (40%)

  • You will guide the Support Unit team in the development and tracking of annual work plans, aligned the NDC Partnership’s Work Program and M&E Framework and existing strategies.
  • You will lead the NDC Partnership’s mid-term and final evaluations of its Work Program, including drafting of RFP, selection of vendor, vendor management, document collection, coordination of field visits and interviews, timeline management, consolidation of Support Unit comments, etc.
  • You will develop an annual internal report to assess progress against M&E indicators and lessons learned to feed into strategic planning.
  • You will organize workshops for staff to enable learning from the results.
  • You will organize at least one external knowledge sharing event annually to present on the NDC Partnership’s impact and learning from its M&E efforts.

M&E Lead within the Support Unit (30%)

  • You will Manage the Support Unit’s overall reporting against the NDC Partnership’s M&E Framework, including coordination of data collection across teams, consolidation, validation, and reporting of results to funders and the Steering Committee.
  • You will Lead the design, drafting and execution of the NDC Partnership’s Annual Member Survey. Develop strategies to encourage a high survey response rate from members.
  • You will guide continual improvements to M&E data collection methods to ensure data integrity, accuracy, and correct interpretation, including through maintenance of the Means of Verification document, operational manual, and central data repository.
  • You will work with Support Unit colleagues to improve understanding of the M&E Framework and theory of change, including through trainings on data collection needs and responding to questions as they arise.
  • You will manage one junior staff member and provide guidance for all team members contributing to h M&E data collection, verification and reporting.

Reporting on the Partnership’s impact (30%)

  • You will lead programmatic M&E reporting requirements including development of biannual Progress Reports for the Steering Committee, including the identification of key impact statements linked to Partnership messaging
  • You will manage the Partnership’s newly launched M&E dashboard, including ensuring regular updates are made and management of vendor support for technical improvements, as needed.
  • You will craft clear and compelling messaging around the NDC Partnership’s Impact Pathways, including development of narratives to complement biannual Progress Reports.
  • You will provide input into development partner grant reports and proposals, aligning with other data reporting and M&E communication
  • Advise on ways to further promote the Partnership’s impact through communication of M&E results, developing strong impact statements for dissemination

What you will need:

  • Education: You have a degree in climate change policy, economics, statistics, computer science, social sciences, etc.
  • Experience: You have 7+ years of experience in data collection, analysis, and reporting with 3+ years of experience working on climate change at the programmatic level. You also have previous experience managing junior staff
  • Experience in reporting on climate change programs with bilateral development partners, including climate change-related M&E systems for ODA
  • Detailed understanding of M&E data collection systems and processes
  • Languages: Verbal and written proficiency in English required
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.

Potential Salary:
$79,000- $106,000 Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of September 30 2022. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

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