Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

BlinkNow Foundation

BlinkNow Foundation - A world where every child is educated, safe, and loved. The BlinkNow Foundation is a 501(c)(3) based in New Jersey which, through its country office in Nepal, oversees programs in rural Nepal including a school, a children’s home, and a women’s training center. We do this with our local implementing partner, Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj (KVSS), and…

Job Information

  • icon
    Duty Station Karnali ,Surkhet
  • icon
    Type of Appointment Full time
  • icon
    No. of Openings 1 opening
  • icon
    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
  • icon
    Job Level : Manager
  • icon
    Job Experience : 5+ years
  • icon
  • icon
    Job Qualification : Master
  • icon
    Posted Date : Apr 20, 2022

Job Description

The BlinkNow Foundation is a 501(c)(3) based in New Jersey which, through its country office in Nepal, oversees programs in rural Nepal including a school, a children’s home, and a women’s training center. We do this with our local implementing partner, Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj (KVSS), and through close ties with the local community. The two organizations work in partnership, with BlinkNow serving as the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) whose primary role is to provide funding and oversight, and Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj serving as the local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose job is to implement programs. Our mission is to change the world by empowering Nepal’s children.

Every day we strive to create a sustainable organization working to educate all of Kopila’s children until they are ready to enter the world as happy, skilled, confident, self-sufficient adults. We believe we can serve as a model for quality education in Nepal. We strive to provide our children with the skills required to enter the world as global citizens, and ambassadors for change.

About the Role,

The M&E Manager is responsible for designing, conducting, and presenting the monitoring and evaluation of BlinkNow Nepal and its implementing partner organization – Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj (KVSS). Working directly under the Country Representative, this position will also prepare the M&E plan, be part of setting indicators, conducting assessments, evaluations, support data collection, data analysis, and presentation to ensure the quality outcome of the programs.

This role is expected to be humble, patient, and passionate about working with team members and the children. The primary focus of this role is promoting professionalism and measuring the impact in the organization.

Work Location: Surkhet, Nepal

Core Responsibilities 

  1. Design monitoring and evaluation framework for the organization in coordination with the Country Representative.
  2. Conduct Structured M&E at a set frequency as per the approved plan.
  3. Prepare the impact reports and provide recommendations for improvement.

Detailed Areas of Responsibilities

The M&E Manager will be mainly responsible for overseeing the following areas of responsibility:

Design monitoring and evaluation framework for the organization in coordination with the Country Representative.

  1. Define each function/program area for monitoring and evaluation.
  2. Draft indicators for performance measurement for each program and projects’ functions to guide the structured M&E.
  3. Research on the methods of defining indicators and conducting M&E to build the organization’s M&E plan.
  4. Develop detailed short and long-term M&E plans for the organization.
  5. Communicate the approved indicators to the implementing teams to help set the team goals and to evaluate the programs.

Conduct structured M&E of the functions of BlinkNow’s implementing partner organizations 

  1. Develop surveys, questionnaires, and other tools required for conducting M&E.
  2. Lead relevant data collection including using field study where necessary.
  3. Analyze the collected information for its reliability and accuracy.
  4. Ensure data collection procedures including consenting and data safety utilizing the tools introduced by the organization.
  5. Follow approved strategy and plan and coordinate with the team members at BlinkNow Nepal and KVSS for conducting structured M&E.

Prepare the impact reports, and provide recommendations for improvement. 

  1. Prepare impact data for regular quarterly reporting, and partner reporting.
  2. Strengthen the continued internal data feed-in process required for progress tracking.
  3. Manage the data tracking and reporting platform for the display of impact data.
  4. In coordination with the team build protocols and ensure data safety and security.
  5. Build an iterative process for continued data feed-in for programmatic improvement.

Additional expectations 

The M&E Manager is also expected to: 

  • Build positive working relationships and environment in the organization by bringing solutions to the discussion table.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all interactions and execution of duties.
  • Report to the manager on a weekly basis, and as needed in case of urgent issues.
  • Promote team alignment on the org-wide decisions.
  • Ensure and enforce confidentiality in collected information/data.

Required Qualification & Experience

  1. Education: Master’s degree in relevant discipline
  2. Experience: At least 5 years of proven experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  3. Language: A good communicator, and fluent in English and Nepali
  4. Skills and Abilities: Initiator, ability to use computer tools, passionate about and caring for children and vulnerable populations; and ability to lead M&E in the organization.
  5. Works collaboratively and independently with the least supervision required.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS

  • You believe that we can change the world, in the blink of an eye
  • You believe in making decisions that put children first
  • You are self-motivated, organized, and approachable
  • You enjoy creating systems, keeping records, and increasing efficiency
  • You are always looking for new ways for our team to work smarter instead of harder
  • You are detail-oriented and conscientious. You make sure nothing slips through the cracks
  • You have a strong work ethic and a willingness to pick up new skills. You are comfortable multi-tasking
  • You are positive, patient, and a clear communicator who is comfortable working with both Kopila Valley staff in Nepal and the BlinkNow staff in the United States
  • You are an empathetic person, with a knack for putting out fires before they start and soothing conflicts brewing beneath the surface
  • You require little supervision and are flexible. You understand that you will be wearing many hats in this role, many of which are not explicitly included in this job description

How to Apply

If you think this opportunity will amplify your career growth, we encourage you to apply by clicking “Apply For This Job” and submit all required documents.

Note: No telephone inquiries will be entertained. If your application is a good fit, we will follow up with you directly for the screening process.