Myanmar: Monitoring & Evaluation Director


About the organization

Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.


Internews is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director for ongoing and potential USAID-funded media support projects in Myanmar. The M&E Director reports to the Chief of Party and collaborates with the Regional M&E Manager in Bangkok to design and maintain monitoring and evaluation of programs. The M&E Director will work with the Program Officer to collect data from activities and prepare regular reporting on M&E.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include:
-Providing leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets;
-Working with the Chief of Party, Internews' M&E staff, and local partners to design and implement Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan to capture project performance and results;
-Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports as appropriate;
-Using data to contribute to strategic decision-making and project planning;
-Providing M&E capacity building training to relevant staff and local partners;
-Holding Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning check-ins with relevant staff members and partners, using feedback to adapt the MEL plan and data collection systems accordingly;

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-At least 5 years professional experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation for social development activities and/or media. Experience working on USAID-funded projects is highly preferred;
-Proven expertise in both qualitative and quantitative data collection and M&E database systems. Knowledge of data management processes and tools, including USAID's framework and reporting system;
-Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills;
-Experience with relevant M&E software, such as Excel, SPSS, Stata In-Design, Photoshop, etc.;
-Experience working with and providing technical and/or capacity-building support to media outlets in Myanmar preferred;
-Fluency in English and solid English writing skills, to a publishable standard;
-Detail-oriented with strong analytical and information management skills;
-Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver, good humored and flexible;
-Ability to work independently, efficiently and reliably, to a high standard and to deadline;
-Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff;
-Willingness to travel to project areas in different locations across the project target countries;
-Bachelor's degree in social science, development, or related field or equivalent standard of education. Master's degree and/or professional training in M&E preferred.

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