Job Title: Manager, Project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning â GAC Global
Center Background: Â The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a global human rights organization working to ensure that reproductive rights are protected in law as fundamental human rights around the world. With offices in New York City, New York; Nairobi, Kenya; Bogota, Colombia; Geneva, Switzerland; and Washington, D.C., the Center is a non-profit, non-partisan organization changing law and policy throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States. Our 230+ diverse professionals are committed to advancing the Centerâs human rights mission through game-changing litigation, legal policy, and advocacy work. This has powered the Centerâs exceptional growth to an operating budget of over $50 million and won the respect of law firms in countries around the world, with an additional $29 million annually of donated legal services, representing the work of countless lawyers from more than 46 countries.Â
The Centerâs Strategic Plan sets a high mark for impact: By 2030, half of the worldâs population will be living under stronger protections for reproductive rights than they are today. The Center has a track record of success to back up this ambitious goal. Since our founding in 1992, the Center has transformed how reproductive rights are understood and applied by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide on issues including maternal health, abortion, assisted reproduction, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). We have won groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies. Additionally, the Center has led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights and has built the legal capacity of womenâs rights advocates in more than 65 countries and counting.
This is a new role within the Centerâs Program Division and will provide management and day-to-day implementation of monitoring, evaluation, & learning (ME&L) responsibilities for a new multi-million-dollar restricted grant funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The role will also contribute to gathering lessons learned from this grant to inform further institutional ME&L and grants management system and process improvements. The Program Manager will work in close collaboration with colleagues in the Africa and Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) regional programs, the Global Advocacy (GA) Department which leads engagement with the UN system, and the Strategy, Evaluation and Learning (SEAL) Department which is the technical department leading ME&L for the organization. This position will report to the Project Director (based in Nairobi), with a dotted line to the Associate Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (based in New York).
The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya in a hybrid model of 3 days in-office, 2 days working-from-home.
Systems, Evidence & DataLead the development and implementation of project specific ME&L processes, tools and templates that are aligned with project agreements, organizational ME&L standards, project management practices, and operational workflows. Provide technical support to project staff and external partners in preparing and implementing ME&L processes that meet a high standard of quality, accuracy and integrity.Â Lead in oversight, capacity gaps assessment and capacity building to ensure partners are able to collect, analyse and report quality and consistent data. Collaborates with colleagues in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Program Management Department (PMD), Development department, and partners (as appropriate) to ensure ME&L processes and reporting meet donor compliance requirements.
Implementation: Evaluation & LearningManage internal requests for information/data generated from the ME&L system for the project, including reporting to the Board of Directors and Executive Team. Provide technical support to the Africa, LAC, and GA teams to prepare donor project narrative reporting, including analysis of realized results, challenges faced, and progress against set indicators for the project Contribute to implementing the Centerâs ME&L system as a core component of strategy and learning, including integrating evaluation and learning processes from the project into program and project management for the Program Division and contributing GAC project results to broader impact reporting Participate in cross-organizational efforts to identify valuable learning opportunities for use in external relations work. Support selection and supervision of external consultants for project evaluation assignments, including developing terms of reference, liaising with colleagues, and providing inputs as needed.
Culture and TransformationContribute to the organizationâs impact culture by linking M&E results with strategy and learning frameworks. Contribute to building a culture of strategic thinking and learning across the Center, with a focus on building this culture with GAC project staff and partners. In collaboration with SEAL, support orientation and capacity building activities with colleagues (and partners, as appropriate) on technical aspects of ME&L.
Qualifications:Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field (e.g., social science, public health, human rights) with a preference for postgraduate education or professional certification in ME&L or project management. Minimum of 8 yearsâ cumulative experience in relevant fields, preferably in global organizations with project management and ME&L system design and implementation. Experience in designing and implementing ME&L systems including data analysis, synthesis and reporting. Demonstrated ability in managing MEL for projects relying on institutional funding grants and working in cross-regional teams. Experience managing ME&L for projects funded by GAC is a significant advantage. Strong skills in data analysis, synthesis, quality assurance, and familiarity with data analysis and visualization software. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team leadership skills. Fluency in English; proficiency in Spanish is an asset.
Donât meet every single requirement? At the Center, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
Develop & Manage Self & Others: Takes ownership of individual growth in order to achieve full potential; recognizes the value of team members and helps them develop their full potential while also achieving set objectives.Â
Collaboration (People First): Works intra- and/or cross-departmentally to support the goals and overarching strategies of the Center and its strategic plan.
Feedback (Improve & Innovate): Actively engaged in feedback cycles: Gives and requests feedback to and from peers, supervisors and direct reports about work products, behaviors, values, style, and approaches with a view on how this impacts self, other individuals, and teams.
Accountability: Follow-through on each commitment made to individual contributors, teams and partners and proactively informs others of any delays that occur along the way.
Project Management: Works effectively on project teams in order to achieve long-term project goal and objectives.
Problem Solve & Make Decisions: Identifies, analyzes and resolves existing and anticipated problems, using common sense to make timely decisions in order to reach the best solutions for the organization.
Internal/External Focus: Anticipates internal and external partnerâs needs; assesses requirements and identifies new solutions that align with overall goals and objectives of the organization.
Communication & Influence: Communicates with and influences others to gain agreement and commitment to the strategic goals of the organization.
Compensation: This position's annual salary is KES 6,000,000.
Health: The Center pays up to 95%* of the premium for a comprehensive health insurance plan with no in-network deductible and best-in-class reproductive healthcare coverage, including infertility. The Center also offers Dental and Vision coverage. (* % may differ in various countries)
Flexibility: The Center currently operates in a hybrid model, allowing staff to work 3 days in the office and work 2 days from home
Well-being: The Center offers resources to help prevent and recover from burnout through different programs that enable mental, physical and community well-being. The Center offers generous leave including paid parental leave, personal days, vacation, and sick leave. We are also closed the last week of December to allow staff to spend time with their loved ones.
Growth: You will be working with and learning from some of the top legal and operational minds, all passionate about the mission of advancing reproductive rights around the world. You will also be eligible for a stipend to use towards professional growth.
Global: You will get a front-row seat to update on the fight for reproductive rights in the global space. You will also have access to Employee Resource Groups to connect to colleagues that share similar interests/backgrounds/views.
Investment: After the first year of employment, the Center will contribute 7.5%* of your annual salary to a 401(k) (* only applicable in US and Kenya)Â
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