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Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Crossroads International

Position : Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Location : Montreal preferred
Supervisor : Program Director

Purpose of the position: The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor is responsible for developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems with a focus on data collection, analysis and reporting to ensure synergy across teams and contribute to organizational learning. Working closely with other members of the Crossroads teams she/he promotes and supports learning among staff, partners and volunteers to continually enhance the impact of Crossroads’ programming in achieving women’s rights and women’s economic empowerment. As a member of the Program Team, she/he ensures that all monitoring, evaluation, learning and knowledge sharing systems incorporate a strong gender analysis and approach. She/he leads and contributes to writing and editing reports for internal and external audiences and core funders.



  • Contribute to all organizational goals and objectives.
  • Ensure all areas of responsibility are carried out in compliance with Crossroads’ mission, strategic priorities, policies, standards and systems.
  • Work in close collaboration with other members of the program team and other departments.
  • Work in a collaborative fashion as a member of a variety of cross-functional teams to achieve organization-wide goals.
  • Cooperate and coordinate periodically with other agencies to strengthen learning and knowledge sharing on common concerns.
  • Represent Crossroads in selected forums of community of practice.



Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Lead on program monitoring and evaluation, data collection, best practices identification, and dissemination of knowledge and lessons learned among program staff, partners, stakeholders, donors, and other implementing partners.
  2. Work with partners to ensure proper identification of baseline and data collection, and that the necessary data is being generated to evaluate and learn from program activities.
  3. Lead annual monitoring and evaluation planning process with partners and stakeholders to continually adapt and improve annual plans.
  4. Provide analysis and recommendations to senior management to inform strategic program decisions.
  5. Support the Program Team to develop systematic and realistic monitoring tools that capture quantitative and qualitative data to report on project performance indicators.
  6. Design and develop a gender disaggregated database for baseline and endline monitoring exercise relevant for the gender-focused programs.
  7. Coordinate the implementation of baseline surveys and follow-up on monitoring and evaluation exercises for various initiatives related to programming.
  8. Build capacity of partners and staff in the logical framework, data management, data analysis, results-oriented programming, monitoring and evaluation methods and principles, report-writing techniques and requirements for relevant donors to ensure compliance.
  9. Ensure that strong gender analysis and approach are incorporated in all aspects of the monitoring and evaluation systems.


  • Develop reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition and aggregation of information in programs.
  • Facilitate the analysis of data obtained from field offices and partners to feed into the reports.
  • Compile drafts reports in a coordinated and collaborative way.
  • Develop and maintain effective information database on projects, providing resource and necessary support for program inputs and outputs.
  • Coordinate the preparation of various documents (reports, position papers, concept papers, etc.) to present evidence-based results.

Learning and Knowledge Management

  • Facilitate documentation and reporting of assessments, program data, lessons learned and best practices for internal and external sharing.
  • Act as a focal person for communicating, coordinating information requests and documentation of lessons learned and best practices for internal and external sharing in collaboration with the department of External Relations.
  • In collaboration with members of the program management team, develop and ensure implementation of an annual operational plan for knowledge management and learning.
  • Foster the development of a culture of leaning across the organization, partners and other external stakeholders.

External Relations

  • Consistently apply Crossroads brand and key messages.
  • Work collaboratively with the External Relations Team to capture public engagement outputs and outcomes.
  • Participate as focal point in relevant networks on behalf of Crossroads and represent the organisation on platforms of community of practice and at conferences and forums.


  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning, preferably, in the field of international development with focus on programming.
  • Bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred) or its International equivalent, with a focus on monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
  • Solid knowledge of program cycle management and development of statistical analysis skills.
  • Sound knowledge of international development programming and planning as well as a demonstrated understanding of international development issues.
  • Ability to build capacity and share knowledge through documentation, information management and reporting.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of knowledge management systems, procedures and practices, including results-based management and developmental evaluation.
  • Experience in applying information technology to the implementation of knowledge management and knowledge-sharing strategies.
  • Knowledge of grants management.
  • Experience with communities of practice or learning circles is an asset.
  • Commitment to women’s rights and women’s economic development.
  • Experience in integrating a gender analysis and approach.
  • Overseas working experience preferably in international volunteering.
  • Strong technical skills with the ability to work with a range of software applications.
  • Ability to plan and lead the implementation of new systems, processes and tools.
  • Ability to influence and build strong relationships with team members and partners  
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication.
  • Results-oriented.
  • Team player; initiative and creativity.
  • Knowledge and experience with monitoring and evaluation technologies.
  • Ability to work remotely to guide data collection process.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and professional fluency in English and French required.


Essential Conditions 

  • Work an average of 35 hours per week where some weekends\evening work may be required depending on the work cycle of the year.
  • Be available to travel overseas twice yearly for a two-week field mission each time.


Location:  This position is preferably based in Montreal

Position Type:  Full-Time with competitive salary and benefits

If you are interested in joining a dynamic international development organization, please submit your resume and cover letter in one document (word or PDF) by 5PM on February 23, 2018 by e-mail to and be sure to include “Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor” in the subject line.

All qualified applicants will be granted an interview.

Closing Date:   5PM, February 23, 2018
Crossroads International is committed to principles and values of access and equity. We encourage applications from people of colour, people with disabilities, and people from aboriginal and/or other marginalized communities.  All applicants must currently be eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled


Crossroads International, a leader in international cooperation, has been fighting inequality for more than 60 years. We do this by bringing people together for a common cause, to create lasting solutions to overcome poverty and advance women’s rights. Crossroads works in some of the world’s poorest nations in Southern Africa, West Africa and South America.  We work with local partner organizations to create decent jobs and to empower women to become leaders and live free from violence.  Every year, we engage hundreds of experienced volunteers and staff North and South who apply their expertise locally to address global issues.  We invest in local partners who are best positioned to meet the needs of their communities.  With local partners, we develop co-operatives and collective enterprises that generate income and advance the autonomy of youth, women and the rural poor. We pilot innovative approaches to reducing violence against women and girls and advancing women’s rights. Together we are leveraging knowledge, expertise and dollars to create a more just and equitable world. 

Crossroads is a registered charity, supported by Global Affairs Canada, other government and non-government funders, and many individual donors around the world. 


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