Director for Data Collection, Analytics and Use

CARE Nepal

CARE Nepal  is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Lalitpur
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 8+ Years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : PHD
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    Posted Date : Aug 03, 2022

Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. CARE has been operational in Nepal since 1978 and works in partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders across the spectrum of humanitarian action and long-term development programs.

USAID Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) is an adolescent co-led initiative to empower girls and boys, 10-19 years and including the most marginalized, to attain their adolescent reproductive health (ARH) rights. The goal of the program is to support adolescents to reach their full potential by; ensuring they receive correct and appropriate reproductive health (RH) information and guidance to decision-making skills, creating an environment conductive to making healthy reproductive health decisions and facilitating translation of these decisions into healthy behaviors.

CARE Nepal hereby invites applications, for the below mentioned position, from interested Nepali candidates.

Director for Data Collection, Analytics and Use

Position Description:

Director for Data Collection, Analytics and Use (across IRs), will oversee monitoring, evaluation, learning and program quality improvement activities/components of the program consortium led by CARE. The incumbent will lead design and implementation of the project MEL framework, systems, research activities and processes in line with CARE’s system and USAID requirements. S/he will lead the development of the project MEL plan including appropriate gender sensitive-indicators, data collection and milestones to monitor and evaluate performance, produce timely, accurate and complete reporting. S/he will ensure the collection of appropriate data from a variety of sources to understand effective approaches and Activity performance on an on-going basis. This position will lead the Activity in the effective analysis and use of data to adjust programmatic approaches at the national and individual municipal levels on a continuous basis. This position, will lead the Activity in the continuous implementation of adaptive management, ensuring a feedback loop and direct connection between data and continuous program and strategic adjustments and improvements.  S/he will manage and mentor project MEL team, research/survey partners and guide and build capacity in MEL and program team in the related process.

The employee shall fully comply with CARE policies and procedure and should be accountable for it.

Primary responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for developing M&E systems, tools and procedures, and avail and promote the use of information to guide performance management through well analyzed, rapid and timely feedback.
  • Lead the design and implementation of the program MEL framework and information system to track delivery against outputs, outcomes and impacts.
  • Ensure the alignment of MEL activities with program goals and contribute to the development of annual work plans to identify project targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities.
  • Provide technical oversight to project to undertake periodic monitoring and evaluations such as baseline, mid-term reviews and end-line evaluations along with operational research and other research in coordination with MoHP.
  • Provide up-to-date, evidence based information to management for strategic planning and decisions for enhanced project performance.
  • Develop and implement tools for data collection, processing and analysis in line with CARE and USAID requirement, and lead the analysis of data for assessing progress and areas of improvement and generating learning.
  • Implement adaptive analytics including best practices in artificial intelligence and information technology.
  • Develop and implement adaptive feedback and management systems for detecting, communicating and sharing evidence about the impacts and outcomes of the project, and promote knowledge generating and sharing learning platforms.
  • Establish and maintain procedures and mechanisms for identifying best practices, generate learning and evidence of impacts; and ensure these are consistently applied across the organization and also at partners’ level.
  • Exchange of MEL data, information and evidence with Government counterparts, civil society organizations, media, academic institutions to promote learning and support in advocacy efforts.
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of project activities to donor, including progress against targets set in the award agreement and annual work plan, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Guide, supervise, and build capacity of MEL team in M&E system and procedures.
  • Serve as program focal point with External Impact Evaluation team.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • At least eight years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, study design/management, or statistical analysis in the development field, with increasing levels of responsibility. Experience with survey design, or the design and testing of data collection instruments preferred.
  • A postgraduate degree in statistics, study design/implementation, research methods, M&E, development studies, public health or a related field. Ph D preferred.
  • An exceptional grasp of data analytics/statistical analysis; the demonstrated ability to independently conduct analysis of large datasets, including quantitative and qualitative data sets. Experience with and command of one or more data/statistical analysis programs/software. Ability to conduct data collection, analysis, and reporting of publishable quality.
  • Ability to independently develop monitoring and reporting systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets; and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely, accurate and complete reporting. Ability to identify and summarize key, relevant data and other information; ability to prepare detailed, accurate, relevant, reader-friendly reports.
  • Experience implementing adaptive management. The ability to work collaboratively with program staff and leadership to ensure a feedback loop and direct connection between data and continuous program and strategic adjustments and improvements.
  • Ability to translate data and research findings into appropriate programmatic interventions.
  • Good track record of leading, supporting and coaching field teams and counterparts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity and Diversity and PSHEA (Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse).
  • Required oral and written fluency in English. Fluency in Nepali preferred.
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills.
  • Ability to speak Nepali preferred

Authority:

Supervision: Direct supervision of MEL Team

Working conditions:

Based in Kathmandu with estimated 30% travel to project implementing districts.

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CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.

CARE Nepal participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All CARE Nepal’s offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.carenepal.org and complete the application process. The last date for submitting the application is

17:00 hours, August 12, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

“CARE Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply”