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Requisition ID: req6546

Job Title: Measurement Advisor (Maternity Cover)

Sector: Violence Prevention and Response

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable

Location: USA-New York, NY - HQ

Job Description

The Violence Prevention and Response Technical Unit (VPRU) provides dynamic support and consultation to IRC's field offices on VPR programming - including direct technical assistance to field staff, ensuring innovation, promotion of best practices, and improvements to information collection and analysis for all VPR programming implemented by the organization, from emergency response to post-crisis recovery. VPRU also leads on Strategic Initiatives to advance the development and testing of innovative program approaches, to produce resources to support the field and to generate evidence and learning around what works to prevent and respond to violence in humanitarian settings.

Job Overview/Summary:

This position is a 6 month maternity leave cover. The Measurement Advisor will coordinate closely with VPRU Technical Advisors and Specialists on design and implementation of M&E for select strategic projects. The Measurement Advisor is also be responsible for ensuring alignment with IRC-wide measurement initiatives. A key component of this maternity cover will be to coordinate with the Measurement Unit and the VPRU IMT Advisor in carrying out the measurement strategy within VPRU.

Major Responsibilities:

Support to Strategic Initiatives

* Identify measurement strategies and work closely with specialists to design tools and processes for monitoring and evaluating Technical Unit (TU)-led special projects:

o Results Based Protection Analysis

o Inclusive Client Responsiveness

o Caring for Child Survivors - EMPOWER

o Irish Aid Strategic Partnership Evaluation

o Other projects if/when granted

* Develop guidance and provide support to country programs implementing the above projects
* Support donor reporting for the above project - working closely with the Specialists and the country program teams to ensure consistent and timely data collection and reporting.
* Provide oversight and support to the VPR M&E officer as she carries out monitoring processes for the following TU-led special projects:

o Early Marriage in Crisis

o Building Local Thinking Global

o Listen Up

o Women Rise

* Support proposal development in close coordination with Technical Advisors by reviewing and feeding into the measurement plans and ensuring M&E frameworks are in compliance with best practice as well as with industry / donor standards;

Measurement Strategy

* Represent VPRU on the Measurement Working Group and report updates to the appropriate leads within VPRU
* Provide feedback specific to VPRU issues within measurement, incorporating input from the Leadership Team as appropriate;
* Lead on measurement work for VPRU, e.g. indicator/instrument/guidance development, capacity development etc.;
* Provide inputs and feedback on resources designed by the Measurement Unit in order to ensure adherence with VPR best practices
* Coordinate with the Measurement Unit and TAs to collect and report on annual statistics for FY2019


* Directly supervise the VPR M&E Officer, providing technical guidance, oversight, and managerial support
* May hire and manage intern, if desired.


* MA in social work, psychology, international development, or other related field preferred
* 6-8 years' experience in humanitarian, development or similar working on gender-based violence programming or research.
* Demonstrated ability to lead monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
* Demonstrated experience of using M&E to inform internal and external reports and programming
* Highly organized and self-motivated, able to work efficiently on his/her own

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

* Strong capacity to communicate technical expertise that encourages best practices for implementing consistent technically sound M&E that incorporates best practice;
* Diverse experience designing & implementing successful M&E frameworks in support of donor funded programs and grants;
* Demonstrated experience training staff on research methods, including quantitative & qualitative data collection, survey design, sample size determination, etc.
* Familiarity with donor policies, procedures, and reporting priorities (incl. USAID, ECHO)
* Advanced technical literacy around MS Office [Excel] and other relevant database software such as Stata, SPSS, or Access;
* Experience with digital data collection & capacity building; please note any past experience with mobile data collection platforms such as ODK Collect, KoBo Toolbox, Magpi, CommCareHQ, etc.
* Superior internal/external communication and coordination capabilities, with excellent writing skills
* Ability to operate independently and as a team member
* Excellent organizational skills and motivation to drive forward best practices organization-wide

Language Skills: French language proficiency desired

Working Environment: Occasional travel up to 30%

About International Rescue Committee

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. At work in 25 countries, the IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates health care, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local organizations and supports civil society and good-governance initiatives. For refugees afforded sanctuary in the United States, IRC offices across the country provide a range of assistance aimed at helping new arrivals get settled, adjust and acquire the skills to become self-sufficient. Committed to restoring dignity and self-reliance, the IRC is a global symbol of hope and renewal for those who have taken flight in search of freedom.