Posted: Feb 20,2015
Closing: Mar 05,2015
Location: United States
Source: alliance


As the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves moves into a phase of driving investments, innovations, and operations to scale, the execution of a consistent and transparent Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system will be essential to demonstrate and evaluate the adoption of clean cooking technology and its potential benefits.  The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer at the Alliance Secretariat to support the implementation of the Alliance’s global and focus country M&E strategies.

Working Relationships:

The Officer reports to the Director, Research and Evaluation. S/he also works closely with the Senior Director Global Market Development and Program Integration and the Regional Market Managers to ensure consistency across monitoring and evaluation activities at global, functional, and focus-country levels.

M&E at global level (20%)

  •     Support annual results reporting process
  •     Support  top-down tracking of cooking energy indicators to ensure harmonization of cooking energy indicators and facilitate direct linkage with ISO performance standards
  •     Track areas where in-depth evaluation of cleaner cooking technologies (adoption and associated benefits) can be feasibly designed and executed
  •     Support development of social impact indicators and methodology

M&E at national level (40%)

  •     Work closely with market managers and national alliances to ensure development and execution of  focused in-country strategies for monitoring and evaluation
  •     Work with relevant stakeholders in focus countries to ensure integration of key household energy indicators within routinely collected survey instruments
  •     Development and dissemination of national M&E toolkit based on country M&E framework, including facilitation of M&E trainings  and workshops when appropriate
  •     Assist with identification of qualified experts to assist with execution of in-country M&E as appropriate, particularly for quantitative measurement and external validation of progress

 M&E of Alliance functional activities (20%)

  •     Assist with integration of M&E activities across Alliance functional areas
  •     Ensure appropriate balance of self-reported, measured and/or validated, and modeled indicators of progress and impacts
  •     Execute system for tracking progress of Alliance-funded projects and grantees using standardized set of indicators and measures, and facilitate external validation and verification of self-reported progress where appropriate

Selection Criteria:

  •     Master’s degree in public health, international affairs, public policy or related field, plus at least 5 years of relevant monitoring and evaluation experience
  •     Strong communications skills with attention to detail and broad strategy and experience communicating to different audiences
  •     Excellent writing skills, including grant writing, academic publications, and communications.
  •     Strong coordination and management skills, including experience coordinating multi-center research or programmatic activities
  •     Ability to multitask in a very fast-paced, often rapidly changing environment
  •     Ability to manage partnership relationships with diplomacy, seeking win-win solutions. A demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of constituents is a must
  •     Stress tolerance and resilience; sense of humor; highly organized; attention to detail; and ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities
  •     Proven analytical and project management skills, including the ability to move projects forward from inception to implementation to completion with adherence to deadlines;
  •     Ability to follow instructions thoroughly while also providing a strategic and critical eye to identify and address additional gaps;
  •     Ability and experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with people, internally and externally, from a wide-variety of types of organizations, cultural backgrounds, and functional expertise;
  •     Willingness to travel, including internationally;
  •     Flexibility, openness to new challenges, and the ability to thrive as part of a highly functioning, fast-paced group of professionals and to prioritize competing demands;
  •     Self-starter with the desire for continuous learning and the ability to synthesize information and respond positively to constructive feedback;
  •     Ability to represent the organization with professionalism, diplomacy and self-confidence; and
  •     Ability to work under pressure and handle stress
  •     Ability to meet regular attendance / tardiness policy
  •     Personal commitment to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and United Nations Foundation’s missions; demonstrated knowledge of global issues and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and United Nations Foundation’s programs and goals.

Apply for this position at this link.