Senior Advisor for Evaluation

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God's love and compassion. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.
ADRA International is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. As such we have the right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church in the hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not found, we will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand, respect and honor the mission, purpose, and identity of ADRA International.
Manages evaluations of ADRA International USG funded programs. Manages and conducts needs assessments and baseline surveys for ADRA International programs and review or prepare evaluation designs submitted in new proposals. Manages external evaluation contracts (mid-term, evaluations and any special projects as requested by Administration). Interprets and critiques results of evaluations and statistical analysis in language understandable to the lay person. Works effectively in a team environment.
Provide M&E support and guidance to ADRA programs throughout the project cycle stages (identification, assessment, analysis, design, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation) to ensure program quality, effectiveness and sustainability.
Assist in ensuring that all ADRA International projects have needs assessments, baseline surveys, and evaluations that are conducted consistent with the relevant donor regulations, guidelines and standards.
Develop scope of work for external and internal evaluations of ADRA programs.
Manage (and/or conduct) evaluations, baseline surveys and needs assessments of ADRA International projects, including selection and management of qualified external evaluators as required.
Review internal and external evaluations of ADRA International projects for accuracy and completeness.
Lead the development and implementation of strategies/mechanisms to improve
ADRA's ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data to demonstrate impact and enhance program accountability.
Design surveys, assessments, reviews and evaluations and develop methodologies for implementing such monitoring and evaluation tools.
Coordinate the production and dissemination of evaluation, survey, review and assessment reports to relevant project stakeholders within ADRA International.
Participate in the development of evaluation standards for ADRA International and the ADRA Network and develop evaluation related tools and handbooks for ADRA International.
Provides oral and written analysis, interpretation and recommendations for evidence-based decision-making and planning, as a result of evaluation findings
Prepare an annual comprehensive report to the Administration to summarize trends and findings from evaluations conducted during the year.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Masters degree in statistics, social sciences or a related discipline.
5 + years experience in international development, including 3+ years experience in monitoring and evaluation of large scale field-based health, nutrition or food security projects.
Experience in training and facilitation, working with multiple countries and/or organizations on monitoring and evaluation issues.
International or multicultural work experience preferred with demonstrated interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation in USG supported projects in particular.
Skill in designing and implementing program evaluations, with strong skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods of program evaluation.
Demonstrated skills on conducting surveys. This includes, preparing sampling frames, develop surveys tools, questionnaire testing, field work, data analysis, and writing survey report.
Expertise in data analysis, exhibiting strong analytical techniques (qualitative & quantitative analyses)
Demonstrated analytical skills and extensive knowledge of monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written English.Additional language skills are preferred.
Must have excellent writing, presentation and communication skills in English.
Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building.
Excellent planning and data presentation skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and SPSS.
Up to 40% International and domestic travel with a maximum duration of 2 weeks per trip.
Must have the ability to travel on a short notice.

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