Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), an Accord Network member, is looking for an evaluator to co-lead an assessment of MCC’s program planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (PMER) system. MCC has used outcomes-based PMER tools in its international program since 2004 and across its program in Canada and the U.S. since 2012. While MCC has worked on continuous improvements to its PMER tools and system, it is now commissioning a comprehensive evaluation of that PMER system (including its project proposal and reporting templates, its project management cycle, its tools for assessing partner capacity and appropriateness, and its analytical tools, such as gender and environmental analysis tools).
MCC is the disaster relief, community development, and peacebuilding agency of Anabaptist churches in Canada and the United States. MCC Canada and MCC U.S. jointly manage MCC’s international program in 54 countries with a global program worth USD $95 million. Internationally, MCC primarily works in partnership with local organizations for implementing program activities. In Canada and the United States, MCC implements program directly.
MCC invites applications from interested individuals to co-lead the evaluation process along with another evaluator with MCC experience. Interested persons with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:
∙ Minimum 5 years’ experience in project / program planning, monitoring and evaluation;
∙ Minimum graduate degree in relevant field;
∙ Extensive knowledge of international NGO PMER systems, results-based management, social change theory, and external donor requirements;
∙ Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
∙ Experience with faith-based organizations is an strong asset;
∙ Fluent in English.
The evaluation will be carried out between April and August 2017 with a draft report submitted by the end of July 1, 2017 and a final report by August 2017. The evaluators will be responsible for developing the evaluation methods in consultation with the steering committee. The evaluators will review MCC PMER documentation review as well as conduct key informant interviews, surveys, and focus groups.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please write to Sue Glick (SueGlick@mcc.org) by January 27, 2017 with a brief curriculum vitae and a letter of interest outlining relevant experience and training, how you meet the candidate requirements, and your initial ideas about conducting the review.