Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

East Meets West (EMW) is an international NGO headquartered in the United States, and has offices in seven countries in Southeast Asia, including Cambodia.  The Clean Water and Sanitation Program (CWSP) started in Vietnam in 1994, and currently serves about 350,000 people across rural areas of Vietnam.  In recent years, EMW has expanded the CWSP to Cambodia by developing clean water project at several schools, a rural clean water system for about 300 households, and a major sanitation program (Community Hygiene Output Based Aid – CHOBA) reaching about 25,000 families in two provinces.

Together with French based INGO Gret, EMW is now beginning to implement a public private partnership clean water output based aid (PPP WASHOBA) pilot project.  The project focuses on developing sustainable systems with effective government involvement to ensure that long-term sustainability of the water system and future replication and scale of new water systems can be achieved in accordance to the MRD Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene National Strategy.  EMW and Gret will assist local governments in selected provinces to establish Provincial WASH Investment Funds to provide financial support to local private enterprises, public utilities and community-based entities in rural and peri-urban areas. This facility will be designed to target rural areas with water supply coverage of less than 50%. About 7,000 household connections will be installed through contractual agreements with private enterprises.  Further, EMW will expand CHOBA over the next three years to reach an additional 10,000 rural households.  The projects are funded by two institutions: the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates Foundation) and AusAID.

TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES

East Meets West is now seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to for the position of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The M&E Officer will work under the supervision of the WASH Program Manager, Country Representative, and EMW M&E Senior Advisor to manage all monitoring, evaluation, and research activities in the Cambodia WASH programs.  The activities are likely to include, but are not limited to the following:
1.    Conduct feasibility assessments for clean water projects, and prepare proposal documents for fundraising
2.    Supporting the water and sanitation team with M&E system design and development including the M&E database, M&E schedule, M&E reporting structure, report formats, data collection tools and guidelines
3.    Supporting Cambodia program staff and the M&E Senior Advisor to implement the M&E plan, revise and update the M&E systems as required including performance questions, indicators, formats and analytical processes
4.    Collection, compilation and analysis of monitoring reports prepared by implementation partners, local collaborators, and project officers, and provision of support to prepare consolidated progress reports
5.    Supporting the WASH team to document lessons learned, and ensure they are stored in an easily accessible way in the WASHOBA information system
6.    Regular reporting on M&E activity progress against timeframes (monthly, quarterly and annually)
7.    Liaison with project stakeholders, partner organizations, private enterprises, INGOs, local NGOs, donors, and government departments (district, provincial and national level)
8.    Liaison with EMW staff in other offices to share experiences and knowledge
9.    Ensure project implementation is undertaken in accordance with East Meets West quality guidelines
10.    Conduct field trips to project areas when necessary during planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
11.    Liaison with AusAID M&E Panel and Gates Foundation M&E experts to assist their independent evaluations of EMW WASH activities
12.    Cooperation with and contribution to the online knowledge and learning community of practice through the AusAID CSO Fund website, webinars and other electronic forums as well as the Blue Planet Network
13.    Cooperation with academic research partners; the M&E Manager may be required to contribute to experiment design, data collection, analysis and reviewing of academic reports
Desired qualifications and attributes:
•    3-5 years of experience in M&E, particularly in the areas of Output Based Aid and/or Public Private Partnerships
•    More than 2 years experience in the WASH sector is desirable
•    Skills and experience in conducting training on database management, M&E systems and implementation, facilitating training workshops for a variety stakeholders with varying degrees of capacity
•    Fluent in verbal and written English and Khmer
•    Has strong operational knowledge of Microsoft Access including relational database design and data analysis
•    Has strong operational knowledge of Microsoft Excel and at least one other econometric modelling software
•    Experience and desire to work with government officials and other INGOs
•    Strong communication skills, attention to detail and highly organized
•    Strong work ethic and teamwork
•    Willingness to travel to project sites in rural communities
•    Demonstrated interest and experience in academic research regarding innovative development approaches including experiment design, rigorous data collection and analysis
•    Bachelors degree in development economics, community development, project management or related field preferred

Salary and benefits will be determined based on experience and qualifications.

The deadline for the above positions is April 29, 2013. All interested candidates are welcome to contact and submit their applications to:

EAST MEETS WEST
E-mail: trangdao@eastmeetswest.org.vn

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
East Meets West (EMW)
Location: 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2013-04-29