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Job Number:  44929
Emergency Response Specialist – Monitoring and Evaluation
Job Posted: Friday, 25 May 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 17 June 2018
(8 days ago)
CARE Canada
Region: International Type: Full time
Location: Worldwide Salary: (not entered)

CARE Canada is currently seeking an Emergency Response Specialist – Monitoring and Evaluation.


CARE is committed to meeting the urgent life-saving needs of women, men, girls and boys affected by disasters and conflict, consistent with CARE’s humanitarian mandate.  Humanitarian and emergency response are core to CARE’s programming and global identity in fighting poverty and to strengthen CARE’s global capacity to deliver high quality programming in key technical sectors with a focus on women and girls. CARE experience has shown that capacity is often stretched beyond its limits by humanitarian disasters and conflict, and that additional senior staff resources are needed to provide program, operational and program support leadership to ensure a timely, quality and effective response and to reduce financial and operational risks.  In support of CARE’s Humanitarian Strategy, CARE International is investing in a standing Rapid Response Team, whose members spend up to 65% of their time deployed to the field.  Due to the nature of the work, demands are fast-paced and unpredictable.


Program monitoring and evaluation is an integral foundation of any effective humanitarian response.  The Emergency Response Specialist - Program Monitoring and Evaluation will be deployed (including in hardship high - risk locations) to provide guidance and advice to Country Offices’ program teams ensuring high quality monitoring and evaluation across CARE Canada’s emergency response activities; this to be able to measure impact, track performance against targets and objectives set at the onset of the response.  The Specialist will also ensure CARE International RRT’s representation and active participation in the CARE International Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning group, and where appropriate, partner with and support other CARE offices.  The M&E specialist will play a key role in ensuring proposals incorporate the most current approaches to monitoring and evaluation, while also ensuring best practices.


Key Responsibilities and Tasks


  1. Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (65%)
  • When deployed to Country Offices, identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management systems and build M&E capacity accordingly and in coordination with CARE International’s M&E technical lead.
  • Guide and advise on the development of gender transformative monitoring and evaluation plans to address the progress of humanitarian assistance.
  • Provide technical support and oversight to ensure quality implementation of CARE Canada’s M&E strategies using the most up to date SMART metrics, rigorous quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Identify innovations and improvements to enhance effectiveness of the M&E frameworks and systems including gender equality and women’s empowerment during emergencies.
  • Maintain strategic overview of issues around impact and evaluation by researching and monitoring trends in external environment and networking with relevant external organizations.
  • Help foster a “culture of evaluation” and contribute to CARE’s capacity and efforts around organizational learning and knowledge management.
  • Ensure systems for dissemination of project related M&E materials.
  1. Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building (20%)
  • Support and mentor M&E officers and staff in Country Offices both in the field and remotely and as required.
  • Conduct field staff training to support the implementation of the M&E Strategy and related systems, processes and tools and ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment approaches.
  1. Other duties as required (LoE: 15%)

Is this right for you? Here's what we're looking for: 


  • Minimum of 5 years of active M&E work experience in development or humanitarian programming required.
  • Demonstrable practical expertise in developing project/programme performance indicators for social-impact programming. Expertise in development and humanitarian sector practices – logic models, indicators, theories of change, outcome mapping/harvesting.
  • Strong analytical and research skills, including the ability to process large amounts of information, extract critical analysis and distribute it appropriately.
  • Knowledge and experience of donor reporting, in particular for projects operating at multiple sites.
  • Solid understanding of the role of M&E in meeting demands for learning, accountability, management information, social accountability and performance/effectiveness for a humanitarian NGO.
  • Proven ability to work productively with a variety of stakeholders to run participatory processes and meet tight deadlines with an emphasis on producing quality products.
  • Experience with a range of institutional donors.
  • Computer literacy, including word processing, presentation and analytical software.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in developing and / or managing impact and evaluation methodologies in complex settings.


  • Experience in CARE humanitarian operations
  • French and Spanish language skills (written and spoken) are highly desirable.

Key Competencies:

  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills, including the ability to build relationships, network, communicate are essential.
  • Commitment to local capacity building and the ability to engage local stakeholders in the M&E system design and implementation.
  • Commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and preferably one or more additional languages.
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment as part of a team.
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills and understanding of how these skills can be applied to the planning, delivery and evaluation of M&E activities. Ability to build strong working relationships internally and externally.
  • Ability to deal with complexity

Creative and solutions oriented education & training:


  • Undergraduate degree in international development or humanitarian assistance and/or combination of relevant work and education related experience.


  • Second language – French or Spanish

Other Conditions

  • Expected percentage of time traveling: 65% of the time
  • Special conditions: home based

What we offer:

A rewarding career with a competitive compensation package and strong emphasis on work-life balance, learning and development opportunities, and saving incentives, including:

  • The opportunity to contribute to a great cause, by helping save millions of lives of people in emergency situations, as well as helping defeat poverty and fight social injustice globally
  • A competitive salary
  • A generous leave entitlement
  • Comprehensive Group Health Benefits and Insurance from start
  • Learning and professional development opportunities through hands-on experience, peer coaching, as well as specialized training with the CARE Academy
  • Full-service Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and work-life/wellness resources


About CARE

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. In over 80 countries, CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. We place special focus on working alongside women and girls, living in poverty, because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. To learn more, visit www.care.ca

How to Apply:
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If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you and we would like to hear from you. Please apply directly at https://goo.gl/zKnnMw before June 17, 2018. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed as soon as candidates have been identified.

CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, embraces diversity in the workplace and supports applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.
Contact Details:
Melanie Wissink
CARE Canada
9 Gurdwara Rd
Ottawa, ON, K2E 7X6

Tel: 6132285600
www:   care.ca

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