The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is excited to announce our search for a Program Evaluator - MEL Advisor to work in partnership with independent torture treatment centers based around the world to develop their capacity to assess the effectiveness of their mental health and psychosocial services. The Program Evaluator - MEL Advisor does this by providing technical support, mentoring, and training to partner center staff to develop effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems. The Program Evaluator - MEL Advisor may also support other CVT projects through internal evaluation and capacity building activities.
Remote status: 100%
Number of Positions: 1
Core business hours: Employees must be available for meetings between 7:30 am and 12:00 pm U.S. Central Time
Hiring range: $72,000 - $90,000 per year, depending on qualifications
The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.
Strategy, Planning, and Coordination: Participate in a team of MEL subject matter experts by contributing to and receiving cross-partner consultations, strategy development, peer review, and other activities under the direction of the MEL SME lead. Provide technical supervision, management, and oversight to MEL coordinators and/or field staff within CVT and/or partner organizations, if applicable. Collaborate with program management, program technical staff, implementing partners, and donor representatives. Document major tools, decisions, analyses, etc. in clear, accessible locations and formats. Adhere to project MEL plan requirements, including ongoing monitoring and evaluation tasks, reflective activities, team discussions, and other learning initiatives.
Capacity Development: Conduct initial and ongoing assessments of evaluation systems at partner centers. Collaborate with partners to develop plans to strengthen evaluation capacity. Train, mentor, and coach partner center staff on design, development, and implementation of MEL systems through in-person and remote support. Collaborate with partner center staff to develop systems to ensure the collection and accurate interpretation of quality data. Support partner center staff in developing measures and methods. Conduct periodic visits to international partner centers. Develop training materials, presentations, and manuals for remote consultation, workshops, and webinars to assist partner centers in implementing sound, culturally-appropriate evaluation programs. Instruct and/or facilitate online programming, discussions, communities of practice, and other activities in line with project plans.
Reporting: Track and document activities. Produce dissemination products for internal and external audiences. Contribute to regular donor and/or CVT reports in alignment with organization needs, contracts, and/or cooperative agreements. Cooperate / collaborate with internal evaluation staff and project management staff, including responding to queries.
Other Duties: Participate in other department and organization-wide activities, meetings and trainings. Complete administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.
Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Ability to engage substantively in team processes, including peer review and to give, receive, and utilize substantive feedback about technical products
Supervisory Responsibilities: No administrative supervision. Technical supervision may be provided by the Program Evaluator - MEL Advisor to MEL field staff or coordinators, based on the needs of assigned projects.
Work Environment (subject to change):
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, of up to 5 pounds.
Travel: Up to 35% of the time. Travel may be to remote and/or politically unstable environments lacking in amenities. If travel requires it, must be able to present valid COVID-19 vaccination credentials or adhere to entry and exit requirements for international travelers.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and physical demands
Responsibilities described above are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time as necessitated by organization needs
To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by May 16, 2022 to http://cvt.simplicant.com/.
CVT is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, familial status, genetic information, or any other protected status. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds such as these to apply for this position.