Monitoring & Evaluation ManagerAPPLY ONLINE
- The Asia Foundation
- Kabul, Afghanistan
- Salary Range:
- salary commensurate with experience
- Non Profit
- Organization URL:
- Mid Career
- Last Date To Apply
- Date Posted
The Asia Foundation’s Afghanistan office is establishing a Project Management Office (PMO) to support its three year strategic plan and to generally improve its project management capability. The PMO will introduce the discipline of project management into the Afghanistan office and ensure that all of our projects are managed professionally. The PMO concept is an internationally recognized best practice that is used by organizations across the globe to manage their “portfolio” of projects and to ensure that these important investments succeed as planned. The PMO ensures that the fundamental principles of project management are applied to each project to reduce the risk of failure. The Afghanistan office has a project portfolio of about 20 projects funded by 10 different international donor agencies of varying size and complexity that are valued at approximately $50 million.
An important function of the PMO will be Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E). The M&E Manager will be part of the PMO and will deliver M&E advisory services across the entire portfolio of programs as depicted below. However, approximately 50% of the M&E Manager’s time will be initially dedicated to the two M&E intensive programs coded in yellow below, i.e. the USAID funded MORE (Ministry of Women’s Affairs) project and Survey of the Afghan People project. Both of these programs collect and monitor a larger than average number of indicators that require input into USAID’s special database repository.
- Establish M&E process and standards
- Coach, train, and advise Program Managers and project staff on M&E principles and procedures
- Ensure that every project in the portfolio is implementing its M&E requirements per the donor agreements for that particular project
- Take the lead in developing Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP) for projects
- Oversee implementation of the M&E plans on TAF projects as required
- Take the lead on the preparation of the M&E approach in office proposals
- Take the lead responsibility for the M&E function on the MORE and Survey of the Afghan People projects, initially.
- Manage and coach national M&E project staff
Eventually recruit and train an Afghan national M&E Manager to replace your position
- At least a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, international development, project management, MBA, MPA, or other relevant degree.
- Advanced training in M&E
- 10+ years of work experience in M&E
- Experience with USAID M&E requirements
- Experience with donor relationship management
- M&E training experience a plus
- Excellent human relations and diplomatic skills
- Excellent problem solving and communication skills, and ability to deal with a variety of people and situations
- Ability to work in a fast-paced project environment
- Professional presence and appearance
- MS Office package skills
- Afghanistan experience a plus
- Excellent English skills required; Dari/Pashto ability a plus.
- One year with the possibility of extension
The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. To apply please visit our website at www.asiafoundation.org/about/employment/ and select “Regular Employment.”
Please place your cover letter and resume in one document and submit it as an attachment. We will only consider applicants who apply online and provide a cover letter along with their resume. In addition, to be considered an applicant must submit their application prior to the deadline of January 23, 2013.
The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.