Third Party Monitoring (TPM) Officer
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Position Title: Third Party Monitoring (TPM) Officer
Reference Number: 230502
Position Location: Remote – Part Time (Day Rate Consultancy)
Timeframe: 1 year (subject to contract award)
Assigned Unit/Team: Syria - TPM (new project USAID)
Supervisor: Project Manager
Overview: This scope of work (SoW) outlines the Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) Officer role with the Center for Operational Analysis and Research (COAR), in Syria. The TPM Officer will be expected to lead on TPM projects throughout the set-up, design, implementation and closure phases. This includes, but is not limited to, designing data collection tools, training field staff, leading on data analysis and the drafting of findings and recommendations (especially in relation to programs). Please note, this position is subject to contract award.
About COAR: COAR is an independent social enterprise that directly supports practitioners, policymakers, and donors by facilitating humanitarian and development interventions in complex, fragile, and high-risk environments.
- Provide technical guidance, support and oversight of the activity, including coordinating DQA planning with technical offices.
- In coordination with COAR’s global TPM Advisor and COAR context technical experts, develop data collection plans for field visits in accordance with Client’s guidelines and portfolio.
- Develop/update as necessary data collection tools and SOPs to guide the data collection process, in collaboration with the COAR’s global TPM Advisor and COAR context technical expert.
- Develop / update reporting templates to meet client requirements.
- Lead on the desk review of implementing partner documents, reports, activity briefs, and other relevant materials related to the monitored project.
- Support with interviews with IP management stakeholders and train field teams on site-level data collection, spot-checks, and checklists.
- Lead analysis and written finding reports through synthesis of collected field data.
- Participate in regular check-in calls and debriefs with the client and COAR field and office staff.
- Final report(s) and presentation(s), inclusive of complete DQA checklist for each indicator and summary report of findings and recommendations per implementing partner.
- Other items as required by the Program Director and TPM Advisor.
- At least five years’ experience working in TPM/M&E in Syria, preferably in relation to USAID-funded programming.
- Strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations around M&E and TPM and familiarity with USAID’s approach to project management.
- Demonstrated experience planning and conducting rigorous DQAs of USAID indicators and a firm grasp of USAID policy requirements pertaining to DQAs.
- Excellent technical skills in data management, MEL, survey design, mapping and/or assessment.
- Demonstrated experience training/facilitating workshops with several types of stakeholders on M&E and TPM topics.
- Ability to work effectively with a wide range of USAID implementing partners and stakeholders.
- Proven ability to distill complex information into practical and actionable insights for stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
- Outstanding problem-solving, decision-making, and good judgment.
- Excel, Word, and other Microsoft Office software and data analysis software, such as SPSS or Stata.
- Degree in Statistics, Evaluation, or related field from a recognized university. Master’s preferred.