Regional Coordinator Impact and Quality

Are you passionate about analyzing the impact of programmes and developing joint solutions for improvement? Solidaridad South America is hiring an Impact and Quality Coordinator to support the design, implementation and growth of regional programmes.  As this is regional position, candidates could be based in any of our five offices in South America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay or Peru.

To apply, please share your CV and covering letter matching your experience with the person specification by Tuesday 21th August 2018.  Applications need to be sent to: infosouthamerica@solidaridadnetwork.org

Given the high number of applications received, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

JOB DESCRIPTION

OBJECTIVE

To ensure strong programme quality standards of Solidaridad in the region.

The Impact and Quality Coordinator provides guidance and technical support to the team in South America on planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) whilst enhancing the quality of our regional  interventions. She/he will also support regional teams to grow our work in South America.

The Impact and Quality Coordinator must have the ability to deliver accurate planning and monitoring systems, a keen aptitude for analysing and using outcome data to facilitate decision making and learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Main responsibilities of this role are:

  • Develop and embed regional monitoring framework in order to ensure coherency and quality of data collected.

  • Provide guidance to regional staff to design and monitor projects and to present this information in useful ways to inform decision making, learning and development.

  • Support country offices to align regional PMEL systems to the global demands of Solidaridad Network.

  • Represent the South American region in the global PMEL Network team.

  • Support offices to ensure that monitoring, evaluation and learning processes result in the improvement of our interventions, beyond funders’ demands.

  • Build capacity of regional office to improve the quality of interventions and reflect this in reporting and proposals for funding.

  • Ensure continuous improvement of our regional Theory of Change and learning agenda.

  • Carry out internal evaluations of our projects when necessary and advise on the management of external evaluations.

  • Keep abreast of latest developments in PMEL and quality management and introduce them to the organization as relevant.

  • Support regional teams to grow our work through the identification of funding opportunities and in the development of fundraising proposals.

  • Assist in communication related to impacts of the programme as well as on other aspects of PMEL.

POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATION

Solidaridad South America has offices in 5 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru. This is a regional position that can be based in any of our five regional offices. The Impact and Quality Coordinator reports to the Head of Regional Services in South America and works closely with programme and project staff in the region, the Global PMEL Manager for Solidaridad Network and with PMEL coordinators in other regions.  

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • At least 4 years’ experience working in international development.

  • Knowledge and working experience in value chains (desirable).

  • Degree on social sciences or equivalent. Proven experience in the use of research and statistical methods (desirable).

  • Proven experience of managing PMEL activities or supporting team to deliver PMEL systems effectively

  • Proven experience in impact evaluations

  • Good analytical skills

  • Strong writing skills

  • Good attention to detail and a methodical approach to your work.

  • Able and comfortable in working at both strategic and operational level

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a regional team.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • An enterprising, creative, goal-orientated and can-do-attitude

  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally for up to 30% of the time

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish (essential). Portuguese is a plus.

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