Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to support our growing portfolio of projects.We seek an M&E Consultant Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on the design, implementation, and management of M&E systems for various projects and programs.

Objectives:
The M&E Consultant Expert will play a crucial role in ensuring that robust M&E frameworks are in place to measure the effectiveness and impact of Scofield Associates’ projects. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on M&E methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Developing and implementing M&E frameworks, including the design of logical frameworks, performance indicators, data collection tools, and data analysis plans.
  • Conducting baseline studies, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations to assess project progress and impact.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data to inform decision-making and improve project implementation.
  • Preparing comprehensive M&E reports and presentations that clearly communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Building the capacity of project staff and partners on M&E principles and practices.
  • Representing Scofield Associates in relevant forums and networks on M&E.

Scope of Work:
The M&E Consultant Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Developing and refining M&E frameworks, including the selection of appropriate indicators, data collection methods, and analysis techniques.
  • Designing and conducting baseline studies, surveys, and other data collection activities.
  • Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data using appropriate statistical and analytical software.
  • Developing data visualization tools and dashboards to communicate findings effectively.
  • Preparing comprehensive M&E reports, including progress reports, final evaluations, and impact assessments.
  • Providing technical assistance and training to project staff and partners on M&E.
  • Contributing to the development of knowledge products and publications on M&E.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or a related field with at least eight years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing M&E frameworks for development projects and programs.
  • Strong understanding of M&E methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, and interpretation using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Proficiency in statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, or R.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous M&E frameworks, reports, or evaluations that demonstrate your expertise. 
  4. Country of Experience: Show where youve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudans, and Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “M&E Consultant Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.