Overview

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:
The International Programs department carries out child welfare, family preservation and family strengthening programs and domestic and intercountry adoption in South Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Haiti, South Africa and Uganda. The department serves more than 234,000 children with family strengthening services and approximately 130 children are placed with international adoptive families each year. Managed by U.S. and in-country staff, these programs and services are carried out in close cooperation with partner agencies, orphanages and other child service providers, government child welfare agencies, local and regional officials, funding agencies, and others. The program continuously evaluates opportunities to expand or deepen program services in these countries while maintaining high standards of quality and transparency for sustainable development and child welfare impact.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Senior Executive of International Programs and working with program and services teams, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director will be responsible for the overall design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system and its learning framework for Holt’s international child welfare programs.  He/she will also provide technical assistance to Holt staff, country office staff and partners to maintain program consistency and integrate results.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Working with program leaders, country teams and partners, lead the design, development and implementation of a comprehensive, global M&E system for Holt’s international programs and services.
  2. Establish an organizational Theory of Change and results frameworks for Holt’s approach modeling service offerings along the spectrum of Holt’s core competencies in Family Strengthening and Orphan Care.
  3. Lead the design of standard organizational indicators and definitions that can be applied across all programs and program countries.  Work with program teams to develop consistent country-specific indicators and definitions.  Review and provide technical direction for all programs’ project-level monitoring and evaluation design and logistical frameworks.  Develop or assist with the identification of baseline data for projects and for project indicators.
  4. Establish, strengthen or improve data collection, management, and reporting systems for all programs and program countries, supporting quality, consistency and timeliness.
  5. Train or support training of Holt staff, developing curriculum as needed, country staff and partners in data collection methodology and in the M & E system.  Identify areas where technical support to staff and project partners is needed and provide/organize refresher training.
  6. Working with programs and services departments, ensure the consistency of monthly, quarterly and annual global reports and assemble a roll-up of organizational results monthly, quarterly and annual global reports.  Provide technical assistance to project staff for project progress reporting, project mid-term reviews and final evaluations.
  7. Oversee all data collection efforts, including queries, evaluation, surveys, assessments, and qualitative studies and support project teams’ use of data for decision-making.  Ensure data quality through data quality assessments, data cleaning, verification, and validation.  Plan and coordinate regular field monitoring visits to re-train and adjust as needed.  Coordinate and/or oversee statistical analysis.
  8. Support the development of grant opportunities for a wide array of institutional, foundation, corporate and major gift donors to ensure that program methodologies and M&E support the global mission and objectives.
  9. Contribute to team effort by exhibiting cooperative and effective work relationships, such as, responding positively to challenges, assignments, inter and intra departmental requests, seeing beyond own tasks to help fulfill the organizational goals.
  10. Contribute to a positive, productive work environment by meeting attendance and punctuality guidelines and pre-arranging time off with appropriate notice; treating all people with dignity and respect; exhibiting good listening and comprehension skills including giving and welcoming feedback.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

SUCCESS FACTORS:  The successful candidate has a demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation of international development activities.  Additionally, experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design is required.  The successful candidate will demonstrate cross-cultural competency and the ability to collaboratively engage and affiliate teams outside of his/her chain of command.

KNOWLEDGE:  Master’s degree in M&E or in analytics, demographics, international economics, international development, statistics, social work, or related field is strongly preferred, plus 1 year of directly related work experience in an international development context. Bachelor’s degree in analytics, demographics, international economics, international development, statistics, social work, or related field, plus a minimum of 5 years work experience of which at least 3 years working in the field of M&E.    Work experience in an international child welfare context with an international development organization (non-profit) strongly preferred.

INFORMATION PROCESSING:  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs—including indicator development, study design, and data management and analysis—in multiple sectors. Experience using knowledge management software or database is required, as is knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies. Experience using data management systems, including data entry, extraction, and analysis.  Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analysis utilizing Microsoft Excel, STATA, and/or other Business Intelligence tools.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:  The M&E Director is responsible for designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation framework and system for the organization that will provide management information for program leaders demonstrating impact and effectiveness.  The director will collaborate with other departments including Finance and Administration, which is responsible for technology and financial system integration; Marketing and Development, which is responsible for reporting to program impact for marketing and fundraising purposes; US Programs which is responsible for overseeing all of Holt’s domestic programming; and Adoption Services who are responsible for overseeing international adoption programming.  The director will work with program teams based in the US and country programs as well as with Holt’s independent program partners.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Ability to work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, government officials, partners, and Holt staff in the US and program countries abroad. Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers and partners.  Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills.

IMPACT OF RESULTS: Demonstrates the cost-effectiveness and success of Holt’s programming by developing evidenced-based impact assessments for programs & services globally.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Supervision of consultants and interns.  Supervision of M&E staff anticipated in medium-term, but none at present.

DESCRIBE CONTROLS: Reports to the Senior Executive for International Programs.  Works closely and in coordination with team leaders and program staff in Eugene and in the field, as well as, in close coordination with partners and other stakeholders.

About Holt International

OUR VISION
A world where every child has a loving and secure home.

OUR MISSION
Holt International is a Christian organization committed to expressing God’s compassion for children. While always upholding the highest ethical standards, we:

Find and support permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family
Provide services to ensure that children will grow and develop to their fullest potential
Lead the global community in advocating on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children

OUR CORE VALUES

AT HOLT, WE:

Are passionate and committed to our mission
Conduct our work in an ethical manner

Provide the highest quality services

Respect the dignity of all children, families and adults we serve

Value and respect diversity

Serve with prudent stewardship

Value and promote a positive team spirit