MONITORING AND EVALUATION LEAD
Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation
(Maximum Duration contract of 2 years, renewable)
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
The World Economic Forum, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), in coordination with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), are the lead organizations of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, a pioneering global initiative that brings together governments and businesses as equal partners to design and implement commercially-meaningful trade facilitation reforms.
Reporting lines and interactions
The position is based in Geneva within the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation team and reports to the Knowledge Lead based at the World Economic Forum. The incumbent collaborates with colleagues across the Forum and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, including team members at the ICC, CIPE and GIZ.
Duties and responsibilities
Effective monitoring and evaluation are critical to track a program’s or a project’s progress toward reaching its objectives, as well as document results, lessons learned and emerging best practices to guide future activities and help craft a compelling narrative on development impact. The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead plays a key role in ensuring accountability to funding agencies and stakeholders and in providing qualitative and quantitative data to guide management decisions.
Specifically, the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead performs the following key functions:
Develop and manage monitoring and evaluation plan and tools:
• Co-develop the annual workplan for the Alliance Measurement Team in coordination with the Metrics and Benchmarking and Knowledge and Best Practices teams.
• Manage the Alliance monitoring and evaluation plan at the global level. This includes continuous monitoring of the global results framework and logframe and reporting to the Alliance management team and funding agencies, as appropriate.
• Coordinate and add value to the design, implementation and continuous improvement of project monitoring and evaluation plans, tools and processes. This includes coordinating the work of the project monitoring and evaluation teams based at ICC, CIPE and GIZ, ensuring that it is aligned with the Alliance global frameworks, and developing or updating project monitoring and evaluation plans, reporting templates and instruments.
• Coordinate Alliance-wide program evaluations, providing guidance on the proper methodology, supervising the work of external consultants, and following up on recommendations and agreed-upon actions.
Manage the reporting of development impact of Alliance projects and global initiatives:
• Coordinate the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of monitoring and evaluation information, including in-kind contributions, public-private dialogues, project activities, outputs and outcomes, as well as draw insights on related lessons learned and emerging best practices.
• Communicate project and global-level results to internal and external stakeholders, including the Alliance project teams, management teams and steering group.
• Review internally and externally facing reports to ensure data quality and proper interpretation of results. Build knowledge and capacity on monitoring and evaluation.
• Lead and facilitate sessions to raise awareness, share emerging best practices and lessons and ensure that project teams and other internal and external stakeholders understand and actively contribute to monitoring and evaluation processes.
• In coordination with the Knowledge and Best Practices team, develop and implement a system for capturing, documenting and utilizing lessons learned and emerging best practices of Alliance projects on relevant monitoring and evaluation topics.
Requirements and experience
• Master’s degree, preferably in economics, trade, public policy or related field with specialization in program and project impact evaluation.
• 5 years of relevant professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, particularly of donor-funded programs and projects.
• Demonstrated experience working within multi-stakeholder processes and public-private partnerships on trade and/or private sector development is desired.
• Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Fluency in French and/or Spanish preferred.
• Ability to manage multiple workstreams and supervise the work of dispersed teams.
• Willingness to travel to project countries for short-term missions.
• Proactive, self-starting, with a positive and constructive attitude towards getting things done.
Why work at the Forum
We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to improve the state of the world by building awareness and co-operation, shaping mind-sets and agendas and driving collective action. Join us and become a driver for positive change!