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Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation

CARE Canada


CARE Canada is currently seeking a Program Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation.

CARE Canada’s International Operations & Programs (IOPs) unit is responsible for developing and managing the organization’s programs in both development and humanitarian assistance focusing on     the injustice of poverty and gender inequality. The Unit is currently seeking a Program Officer (M&E) with prior experience in monitoring and evaluation, project management and with administration to support a growing portfolio of programs in Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). These various programs are being implemented in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Reporting to the Program Manager Women’s Economic Empowerment, the Program Officer will provide overall support and coordination for on-going projects, as well as provide support to the unit’s program development efforts as needed. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with CARE’s country office teams and with team members both within WEE, as well as across the IOPs unit - Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change, Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and the Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Team (HAET). The incumbent will also collaborate with technical advisors on MEAL and Gender Equality and with colleagues from Financial Services on budgeting aspects.

The Program Officer (M&E), WEE will play a crucial role in supporting the development and implementation of CARE Canada’s knowledge framework and innovative monitoring, evaluation, accountability learning systems that contribute to CARE’s ability to measure impact, track performance against targets and mobilize lessons learned from WEE programming, especially around gender equality, market-based approaches and financial inclusion. A key function will be to support programs in ensuring high quality monitoring and evaluation and incorporating continuous learning into  programmatic thinking and practice. The position will be directly support assessing performance and evaluating outcomes and impact, with a focus on gender equality, ensuring that information and data collected is analyzed and used to improve current programs, is incorporated into donor reports and is used for new program development. S/he will also support colleagues in building staff capacity of colleagues  in project teams in the relevant Country Offices to carry out high quality M&E.

What you offer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development or a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience as a minimum.
  • A minimum of 2 years working with international development projects
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in supporting the design or implementation of M&E plans, systems and tools
  • Experience working with Results-Based Management tools
  • Experience supporting the preparation of donor reporting and/or communications
  • A knowledge of gender equality programming
  • A knowledge of economic empowerment programming
  • A knowledge of development issues in low and middle income countries
  • Working knowledge of MS Office is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in French
  • What would make you extraordinary?

  • Masters Degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience preferred.
  • Field experience working overseas in a development context
  • A knowledge of development and humanitarian issues in complex environments
  • Familiarity with the development branch of Global Affairs Canada
  • Experience in capacity building with partners and colleagues
  • Experience working with projects focused on financial inclusion, market-based approaches and private sector engagement
  • A knowledge of financial management
  • Written and spoken communications skills in Spanish and/or Arabic
  • What we offer:

  • Generous leave entitlements, including December holiday closure
  • Full benefits: dental, medical, vision care, paramedical, life insurance (some exceptions may apply) and professional and confidential Employee Assistance Program services
  • International travel opportunities
  • Learning and development opportunities, and specialised training
  • Flexible work hours and a work from home policy
  • A family friendly environment
  • Free parking, access to public transportation; central location close to popular amenities
  • Business casual four days per week, Jeans Fridays
  • Onsite BBQ and shower facilities

    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. CARE places 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

    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. Please apply directly here before March 12, 2018. Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will remain posted until a qualified candidate is identified. This position in contingent on donor funding.

    CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.


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