Monitoring and Learning Development Specialist

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Monitoring and Learning Development Specialist with a Bachelor’s degree in a development field, social science, statistics or a relevant field, French proficiency and experience in monitoring and evaluation is needed to work with Population Services International (PSI) and their Sanitation Service Delivery project. Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) is a USAID/West African regional urban sanitation project that is implemented by PSI in collaboration with PATH and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP). The goal of the program is to improve sanitation outcomes by developing and testing scalable business models that engage the private sector service providers and by contributing to the creation of a strong enabling environment for sanitation in West Africa. Together, the SSD project and its partners envision a thriving sanitation marketplace with increased capacity to deliver products and services to low-income consumers in a sustainable manner. In the process, SSD will learn and share findings, models and tools regionally that facilitate rapid expansion of successful approaches and position the project and as a regional leader in the sector.

The Response Volunteer will 1. Develop research, monitoring and evaluation tools for assessing the feasibility of innovative sanitation products in low income urban countries; 2. Strengthen capacity of monitoring and research team; 3. Develop and integrate online knowledge sharing tools; 4. Update and develop monitoring, evaluation and learning tools. The goal of the assignment is to assist and collaborate with the SSD team in monitoring and learning development.

Partner

Association Béninoise pour le Marketing Social (ABMS), a network member of Population Services International (PSI)

Required Skills

• Education: bachelor’s degree in a development field, social science, statistics, economics or relevant discipline
• Language proficiency: advanced low French
• 3 years of experience in a performance monitoring and evaluation role
• Ability to work in a cross cultural office environment
• Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability
• Strong computer skills (MS Office, social media)
• Experience developing data analysis, project design, monitoring and evaluation activities
• 2 years of experience working at the grassroots level in a developing country context

Medical Considerations in Benin

  • Benin may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; dermatology; gastroenterology; some types of gynecologic support; insulin-dependent diabetes; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve:  gluten, peanuts, and shellfish. 
  • After arrival in Benin, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please also review Important Medical Information for Applicants [PDF] to learn about other health conditions typically not supported in Peace Corps service.


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