This position is contingent on funding. A letter of commitment expressing intent to fill the position once an offer is accepted will be expected at an appropriate time.
Mercy Corps has been present in the West Bank and Gaza since the 1980s, helping Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to work toward building a more productive and hopeful future. The organization works to meet basic needs while looking towards long-term opportunities to empower youth, mitigate conflict, stimulate a participatory economy using technology to transcend borders and checkpoints. Mercy Corps in Gaza is in the final stages of the five-year 100 million dollar Palestinian Community Assistance Program (PCAP) funded by USAID. Through PCAP, Mercy Corps has reached over one million Gazans, with home rehabilitation, employment and skills training programs, and education and psychosocial support services for children and youth. The program focuses on recovery from the devastating conflict of summer 2014 to enhance food security, improve psychosocial resilience, and stimulate early economic recovery through cash for work projects and internships.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be a key position in the $50 million, 5-year USAID-funded Gaza Humanitarian Services (GHS) Program, a program that will meet the basic needs of Palestinians living in Gaza by creating employment and opportunities (e.g. cash/voucher-for-work activities); supporting the food security needs of vulnerable households (e.g. small subsistence farming); distribution of basic commodities of NFIs and supporting community-based organizations to lead post-conflict and emergency response. The M&E Specialist is responsible for playing a lead role in strategy discussions, program design during the first phase and providing technical assistance on M&E to each program component. S/he will be responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information management, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing activities, and is incorporated into consistently high quality reports. More than just measuring results, the program's M&E system will be an integral part of project planning and allow strategic and informed management of interventions. The individual filling this position will have responsibility for monitoring and evaluation not only of direct implementation programs, but also of sub-grants and, therefore, will work closely with local and international recipient organizations to ensure a unified results management system. The Monitoring and Evaluation manager also will ensure that HCS' performance management systems are synchronized with USAID's Geographic Management Information System (Geo-MIS).
For the complete application process and position description, go to www.mercycorps.org/careers.