Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead, Digital Inclusion
CARE is seeking an experienced Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead for Digital Inclusion to join the management team of the Women in the Digital Economy Fund (WiDEF) Initiative.
About the program: WiDEF is a five-year, $60M+ digital inclusion program funded by USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. WiDEF will directly scale evidence-based solutions to effectively close the gender digital divide. Employing a strong localization approach, the program will create opportunities for organizations and businesses at the forefront of equitable digital inclusion to receive financial, technical and operational support to advance their work. WiDEF will collaborate with industry leading organizations to engage local and global private sector actors and funders to advance a shared set of commitments to closing the gender digital divide. Beyond direct delivery, the initiative will incorporate a substantial policy and advocacy component as well as global communications efforts in order to inform and influence action at every level of the development system.
About the role: As the MEAL Lead for this effort, you will lead the definition of the initiative learning agenda and define the measurement tools and systems we will deploy across all program investments to monitor performance and generate insights and learning. You will build partnerships and manage contracts to support the consistent collection, cleaning, analysis and interpretation of data from across the programâs investment portfolio. You will coordinate the consolidation of program results, performance and lessons for a wide range of audiences, and you will serve as a leading external voice, sharing and socializing WiDEF insights with a wide range of stakeholders. As a member of the program senior leadership team, you will have significant influence on the WiDEF program strategy and annual workplans.
About you: Successful candidates will bring a clear track record of building creative, cost-effective, multi-country measurement and learning systems that support decision making and performance monitoring. You will have experience and comfort with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis as well as with measurement approaches ranging from action research to experimental designs.You will have experience with complex gender and social norms programming and an understanding of effective tools or tactics for measuring change in these domains. You will be an excellent communicator, able to convert monitoring and learning system outputs into language and formats that engage people and enable effective management decision making. Familiarity with ICT4Development, digital inclusion/digital divide research and practice, and feminist technology and capabilities-based approaches are a significant advantage.
Location negotiable. Must be able to work at least 4 hours on US East Coast time.Â
Â·Develop and manage measurement and learning systems for the WiDEF initiative.
Â·Select and manage vendors to help operationalize WiDEF measurement and learning system
Â·Oversee and lead consolidation of routine program reporting
Â·Build capacity of WiDEF network of sub-awardees on effective measurement and learning practices and program requirements
Â·Represent program in internal and external forums
Â·At least 10 years of relevant experience including experience designing and managing complex MEAL systems for multi-country programs
Â·A robust MEAL toolkit including practical experience with mixed-methods studies, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, action research, statistical analysis, lean measurement, appreciative inquiry, outcome mapping and participatory approaches
Â·Track record of designing and managing creative, fit-for-purpose and impact-driven MEAL systems
Â·Team management experience including recruiting, managing and building the capacity of MEAL teams
Â·Experience managing vendors including defining scopes of work, negotiating contract terms and managingcontract performance
Â·Knowledge of and/or experience working in the domains of ICT4Development, digital inclusion and related areas highly preferred
Â·Ability to take the lead/self-start based on the needs of the larger program
Â·Exceptional cross-cultural communication skills, including experience working with globally distributed teams in disparate countries and time zones
Â·International work and lived experience, preferable in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or South Asia
Â·Masterâs degree in statistics, data science, science and technology or other relevant field, or the equivalent combination of education and work experience
Â·An entrepreneurial mindset, comfort with ambiguity and a commitment to going beyond the status quo
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