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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (new position)

Job Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (new position)


APHR is looking for a motivated and talented Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to lead, develop and support effective monitoring, evaluation, design and reporting on all APHR projects and programs. This includes supporting the evaluation and continual improvement of programs and activities as well as supporting project reporting and development. The M&E Officer will be responsible for the overall leadership and coordination of APHR’s monitoring and evaluation strategy. The position also offers opportunities to work closely with senior management to help guide the organisation’s strategic development and identify new funding opportunities.


The successful applicant will lead APHR’s work to measure the effectiveness and impact of its programs across the region and support the management team to ensure the organisation is meeting its commitments to donors, partners and members. The M&E Officer will work closely with colleagues to monitor and assess program effectiveness and efficiency, support capacity building initiatives on M&E, and facilitate the collection and management of quality data under the supervision of the Operations Director. The M&E Officer will collaborate with the various divisions in reviewing and preparing monthly, quarterly and final narrative internal and donor reports and presentations.  The M&E Officer will also be designated as the gender focal person for the organization.


Additionally, the M&E Officer will work with senior management and other team members as need be, on proposal development, grant writing and fundraising, support the development and implementation of internal processes and procedures (e.g., risk assessment, gender mainstreaming, conflict sensitivity), and other tasks as assigned by the Operations Director and Executive Director.


Ideally, applicants will have a proven background in M&E in the human rights field and bring a creative and innovative approach to responding to the complexities of monitoring, evaluating and reporting on human rights programs. Good knowledge of gender concepts, tools and approaches is highly desirable.


Working Conditions / Salary and Benefits


APHR offers flexible working conditions either working remotely or from one of our regional offices, dependent on location. The candidate will ideally be based out of a Southeast Asian capital. ASEAN Nationals are encouraged to apply.


APHR offers a competitive local salary package with health benefits. APHR is a dedicated equal opportunities employer and invites applicants of all nationalities and backgrounds to apply. Please note that APHR does not cover relocation costs.


An initial contract will be for 12-months, with a three-month probationary period.


Summary of Key Functions


Monitoring and Evaluation: design, manage and implement program-wide monitoring and evaluation activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, identifying and customizing appropriate methods and tools for data collection and progress monitoring, managing the M&E database, sharing best practices and delivering regular M&E trainings for APHR staff and leadership;


Data Management and Analysis: oversee the data collection and analysis process, and manage the progress tracking database;


Donor Reporting: support senior management with drafting and submitting  progress reports to partners and donors in a timely fashion;


Institutional Development and Proposal Writing: support senior management on fundraising efforts, including developing concept notes and project proposals to advance the mission of the organisation.


Gender Mainstreaming: support and coordinate the gender mainstreaming plans and initiatives within the organization ensuring gender is applied in all aspects of programming and reporting.  


Main Duties and Responsibilities


Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Under guidance from the Operations Director, lead the organisation in identifying, developing, utilizing and systematizing performance monitoring and evaluation systems and tools to strengthen program management and donor reporting.
  • Spearhead efforts within the APHR team to develop appropriate indicators of success and innovative methods of program impact measurement.
  • Work with the Operations Director and advocacy and campaigns staff to meet donor requirements in performance monitoring and reporting, and effectively convey stories about program results.
  • Lead, coordinate and manage program and activity evaluations including developing terms of references.
  • Respond to donor evaluations and data quality assessments (DQAs).
  • Design and coordinate orientations, trainings and mentoring for staff on M&E practices, data collection tools and protocols and data quality assurance.
  • Develop proposed strategies to increase data use and demand among secretariat, management team and the Board.
  • Support in identifying and updating key project performance indicators (KPI) as well as monitoring them.
  • Coordinate with senior management and program staff to incorporate gender across program strategies and work plans. Ensure appropriate gender indicators are integrated into implementation plans, and tracking mechanisms are introduced and applied to monitor gender sensitive programming.
  • Travel within the region to provide technical support and training to staff as needed.


Donor Reporting / Data Management and Analysis


  • Draft, coordinate inputs and review donor annual reports and terminal reports to ensure high quality reports are submitted on time.
  • Review and analyze regular reports with the Operations Director to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and to enhance the quality of reporting and feedback.
  • Manage and maintain the data monitoring system (M&E database) ensuring quality and accuracy of data collected including effective information flow within secretariat, across divisions/units and senior management.
  • Identify and report  risks, lessons learned and opportunities associated with program activities and report to senior management and donors (if needed) to take appropriate action to control the risks and maximize opportunities.


Institutional Development and Proposal Writing

  • Provide assistance on program proposals, including developing M&E plans, logical frameworks, and performance monitoring plans.
  • Support the drafting of annual work plans, budgets and other relevant reports.
  • Support the assessment and planning of the overall APHR program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization.
  • Keep abreast of developments in grant/program changes and progress in  order  to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performance and results.
  • Provide inputs and monitor new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Monitor and  keep  track  of donors and stakeholders’ requests, reporting requirements, and deadlines including calls for proposals.
  • Assist the APHR senior management on grant application review and proposal development.
  • Maintain good relations and seek new partnerships with donors, partners, and CSO networks.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Social Science, Development Studies or other relevant academic background.
  • At least 5 years Monitoring and Evaluation experience and 2-3 years experience in donor relations and proposal development, preferably on human rights programs.
  • Technical knowledge on M&E theory; practical experience in Result-based Management, Logical Framework, and Theory of Change.
  • Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, systems, and evaluations.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build M&E capacity of others.
  • Good knowledge of gender mainstreaming concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Good knowledge of the international donor landscape.
  • Capacity to produce high-quality briefs, proposals and reports in English.
  • Knowledge of the political context and human rights issues in Southeast Asia.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with a proven ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Proficiency in at least one ASEAN language (desired).
  • Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis.
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization.


How to apply


Deadline for applications: 30 September 2019. We will be reviewing applications as they come in and may consider selecting a shortlist before the deadline, so we welcome early applications. Send your CV/resume and cover letter to with the subject heading “Application: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Position”. Apologies in advance that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


APHR is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates of all genders and national, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. 


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