Monitoring, Reporting & Evaluation Specialist

at National Democratic Institute
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted October 4, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Contract
Currency SDG


The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. NDI works on five continents with political parties, governments, parliaments and civic groups to establish and strengthen democratic institutions and practices. The Institute uses a multinational approach that reinforces the message that while there is no single democratic model, certain core principles are shared by all democracies. That philosophy has been applied in more than 130 countries since NDI’s founding in 1983.

 Supervisor: Program Director
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 12 Oct 2022

The National Democratic Institute office in Sudan seeks a Monitoring and evaluation specialist to manage the development of activities at NDI Sudan office

 Duties and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the M&E specialist is required to ensure the following tasks

  • Provide technical assistance and oversight in drafting the qualitative sections of the M&E reports for all Sudan programs
  • Develop (in consultation with NDI HQ) tools and protocols to capture relevant qualitative data, which will yield rich qualitative information across each activity
  • Orient and train staff and implementing partners on the new qualitative data collection tools, and protocol
  • Drafting reports on a weekly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Provide assistance on program proposals and concept notes including designing relevant activities and developing M&E plans, logical frameworks, and performance monitoring plans.
  • Review, analyze, and synthesize qualitative data to ensure logical inferences and conclusions are drawn from the findings.
  • Design and setup a Learning strategy/plan and conduct learning meetings to improve the quality of the work.
  • Update NDI’s Sudan Database for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) and coordinating, sharing and disseminating MEL-related resources and trainings for Sudan team involved in updating the database.
  • Provide compilation and analysis of program data and information for NDI’s institutional databases use.
  • Assist Sudan program staff and consultants in understanding the NDI’s institution MEL database structure and features.
  • Coordinate and provide guidance to staff in analyzing, visualizing and interpreting indicator data and critical assumptions and risk monitoring across NDI’s Sudan projects.
  • Master the quality of reports to ensure the incorporation of indicator data; and observe emerging reporting shifts and needs at NDI’s Sudan projects level.
  • Triangulate M&E findings with routine program and evaluation data to provide further insight into program effectiveness and identify opportunities for learning
  • Generate and disseminate synthesized reports and presentations that are tailored to the intended audience.
  • Support the implementation of surveys, interviews, and/or focus groups as part of cumulative assessments or any other assessments and evaluations under the direct supervision Senior Resident Country Director and Program Director.
  • Draft program success stories.
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
  • At least 5 years of experience in international development mastering Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning processes.
  • A bachelor's degree in the field of evaluation, international development or a related technical field.
  • Technical proficiency in at least one of the following fields: democracy and governance, electoral process, or education.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including an ability to synthesize and explain complex information to stakeholders.
  • Experience designing and implementing various types of mixed-methods evaluations (impact, performance, etc.), analyses, assessments, and qualitative research.
  • Significant data analysis skills including command of statistics, sampling methodologies, statistical analysis software, and data validation techniques
  • Extensive experience drafting and finalizing evaluation reports
  • Experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong familiarity with USAID's Evaluation Policy
  • Familiarity with innovative approaches/methodologies, including virtual data collection techniques and best practices, an asset
  • Superior skills in written and verbal English required
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