As a senior member of the Measurement Unit, the Senior Advisor will lead IRC’s global efforts to improve M&E capacity among our staff and to build effective systems at country level to institutionalize durable monitoring, learning and accountability practices. They will be responsible for developing resources and facilitating the rollout of initiatives, tools, resources and other professional development support in support of our organization-wide measurement strategy, often in a highly cross-functional manner. This will include identifying needs of country and regional teams, drafting instructional guidelines and policies, developing training resources and curating a highly focused and effective suite of materials to improve M&E practice in a sustainable manner across the organization. The position will be responsible for rolling out these resources via “Train the Trainer” support for key staff. The Sr Advisor will also provide direct mentoring and professional development support to HQ and regional colleagues in key positions, including some capacity building support to M&E efforts within our Resettlement, Asylum and Integration unit, which offers programs for refugees in the United States and Europe.
The role will report to the Senior Director, Measurement Unit, and will jointly (with the respective Deputy Regional Directors) manage the Regional Measurement Action Coordinators. They will work in close coordination with subject matter experts and leaders across the organization. They will support the current measurement strategy and will have the ability to influence the next iteration of IRC’s strategy.
Design field focused change management and capacity-building strategies
Analyze M&E capacity gaps across IRC and identify the areas of greatest need and most significant potential impact. Develop and socialize a strategy to meet these needs.
Develop and manage work plans to address pressing capacity-building needs.
Develop change management and communications strategies for the release of new resources, trainings and other policies.
Lead a review of current roles and responsibilities for M&E across IRC. Make recommendations for improvements, and lead change efforts to roll any recommended changes out.
Support Regional Measurement Staff
Support and mentor colleagues in the field and elsewhere to deliver effective field-level monitoring, learning and accountability goals and to assure programmatic design and decision-making incorporate the best available data from our programs.
Lead resource development to support strategic measurement initiatives
Conceptualize and produce guidelines, trainings and other resources that can be used to improve the M&E knowledge and skills of staff across M&E-related functions, with a particular focus on priorities identified by staff in the field, and initiatives related to our Measurement Strategy.
Provide content which can be used by the Learning and Training Advisor to create an online M&E resource platform.
Assess and identify key foundational tools necessary to establish effective monitoring systems at field level, and lead the RMAC and other measurement and management stakeholders to fill these gaps with field-focused, user-friendly tools or resources which enable systems (not just skills and knowledge) at the country level in order to have institutional and durable M&E practices taking root across IRC country offices.
Strengthen measurement content across RescueNet, Box and Microsoft Teams.
: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience
: 7 years
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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