Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Project Description

Young Heroes in the Kingdom of Eswatini has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. Young Heroes became a registered NGO in July 2014 after 8 years serving orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the country as a program set up by the National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on OVC. Young Heroes works with different communities in all four regions of the country on projects that serve OVCs and adolescents and train caregivers on early childhood development and income generation projects. The organization is seeking support from a Peace Corps Response Volunteer to improve their monitoring and ensuring high quality service delivery to the beneficiaries in a timely manner and cost effective way.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist PCRV will work with the M&E Manager and other staff of Young Heroes on monitoring and evaluation systems, data quality management, program monitoring, and program evaluation. The PCRV will develop monitoring and evaluation standard operating procedures and data collection tools and train community-level data collectors on Quality Management standards. The goal of the assignment is to enhance the operations of Young Heroes through monitoring and evaluation best practices to pursue their mission empowering Eswatini’s most vulnerable youth to achieving their fullest potential.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Eswatini together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Young Heroes

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related field
• 3 years’ experience in implementing monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS related programs
• Experience working on USAID-funded Projects
• Proficiency in MS office
• Experience in performance measurement, including target setting, reporting, database management and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans
• Experience in training and providing mentoring support to Data collectors
• A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
• Flexibility in working for under-resourced settings

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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