A day in the life of a Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning Coordinator in South Sudan
At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer. We hear from members of our staff, both from IHQ and our global offices, as well a special guest speakers who encourage us in God’s word. We then join together to prayer for one another, as well as praying for staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. We get paid to start each day this way!
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator will lead initiatives to better inform programmatic and strategic decision-making, and improve overall ministry effectiveness. Activities will focus on evaluating project effectiveness, better understanding the impact of Samaritan’s Purse in the communities where we currently serve, and identifying areas for new ministry. The MEL Coordinator will work closely with the National M&E Program Manager, M&E Training Coordinator, Program Managers, Technical Leads, and the Senior Management Team to identify and prioritize initiatives. This position will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of learning activities, from designing MEL systems, tools and strategies, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting findings and recommendations for future program design and areas for new ministry. He/she will build capacity in field teams to develop, manage and operationalize MEL systems and plans.
Create indicators, strategies, and tools for tracking project progress and bottlenecks to achieve crosscutting objectives, including gender mainstreaming and protection.
Develop electronic data collection tools using DHIS2 and iFormbuilder and other software as relevant) for surveys and monthly monitoring data collection and management.
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Qualifications & Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Understand the fundamental concepts of data quality assurance and pitfalls.
- Understand how to design qualitative M&E tools and methods (key informant interviews, focus group discussions, direct observations, and other interactive tools) and how to use qualitative data to interpret quantitative data, inform quantitative data collection design, verify quantitative data.
- Understand how to design and manage quantitative M&E tools and methods, as well as how to analyze collected data.
- Understand how to design evaluation questions and methods, develop criteria for when and how to use control and comparison groups, develop terms of reference for baseline and final evaluation surveys, and incorporate evaluation data collection in the M&E design.
- Significant work experience in developing MEL tools (Logical frameworks, work plans, results frameworks, performance monitoring plans) is required.
- Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in SPSS, Stata, or other similar statistical analysis software, iForm, DHIS2, ERP systems such as Serenic Navigator, GIS systems such as ArcGIS, MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook.
- Strong administrative and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to assess priorities and manage multiple, complex, time-sensitive tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
- Advanced skills in effective communication in diverse stakeholder contexts.
- Strong interpersonal skills and effective written and verbal communication; experience working successfully in teams and cross-cultural settings.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum of five (5) years related experience and/or training in monitoring and evaluation methodologies; or a Master’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years related experience and/or training in monitoring and evaluation; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with theoretical and practical background in research or MEL and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and techniques.
- Experience with community participation in mapping and other M&E processes.
- At least two (2) years’ experience living or working in a developing country preferred.
- Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
Job Location: South Sudan
- Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time
- Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied
- Language Requirement: English Fluency Required
- Travel Expectations: Frequent travel to the field to be expected
- Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
- Disability insurance
- Term Life insurance
- Retirement savings plan
- Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
- Annual home leave
- Twelve vacation days per year
Samaritans Purse Mission Statement:
Samaritans Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritans Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing Gods love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Samaritans Purse Statement of Faith:
* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)
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