Since its founding in 1900, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has been a birthplace of innovation. It has globally top ranked programs in engineering, computer science and information and communication technology as well as a rich history of entrepreneurship. CMU is dedicated to producing creative and technically strong engineers that have meaningful impact in their communities and accelerate positive technological change in the world.
In 2011, CMU extended its global footprint into Africa as Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMUAfrica) based in Rwanda's Kigali Innovation City. In a region booming with opportunities, CMU is the only U.S.-based research university offering its master's degrees with a full-time faculty, staff, and operations in Africa. The Africa location is fast-growing, with over 300 enrolled students from more than 20 African countries. You can read more about CMU-Africa's vision and mission on our website. CMU's presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa's most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research and innovation. CMU-Africa enjoys strong collaboration and exchange with the main campus in Pittsburgh, USA.
As CMU-Africa's Monitoring & Evaluation analyst, you will support CMU-Africa leadership to understand the impact of core and sponsored programs through the collection, management, and analysis of institutional and program data. You will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of various programs, assisting the Associate Director of Impact in preparing periodic impact reports and monitoring program activities on a regular basis.
Partnering with CMU Institutional Research and Analysis colleagues to refine existing qualitative and quantitative data collection methods for efficiency and effectiveness.
Collecting and managing accurate and timely institutional data, ensuring the highest standards of data quality for impact evaluation and decision support.
Based on program goals, developing, and administering effective survey instruments and interview protocols to assess activity outcomes using best ethical and data privacy practices.
Tracking activity beneficiaries over time to collect data on longer term outcomes, as needed.
Developing a CMU-Africa core data set in line with CMU Institutional Research and Analysis guidelines, ensuring adherence to data governance best practices.
Developing adhoc dashboard(s) and data visualizations for key users to better explore, analyze, and visualize their data to help understand, communicate, and improve outcomes.
Providing domain knowledge and technical expertise to various teams to identify, document, and address data quality issues and communicate the issues to key stakeholders in timely, accessible manner (including cleaning and screening large data sets).
Partnering with the Associate Director of Impact to enhance M&E systems in line with various funding partner requirements and needs of each program and/or activity, providing expertise in defining measurable and evaluable outcomes, associated tools and corresponding impact narratives.
Coordinating the application of monitoring tools to track program performance in line with strategic outcomes and the M&E plan, ensuring accurate and timely collection of monitoring data from program leads and university partners, tracking progress against annual work plans and key performance indicators.
Coordinating the collation of quarterly, semi-annual, annual and ad-hoc progress reports in collaboration with various program leads in compliance with corresponding stakeholder and funder guidelines.
Coordinating the development of annual work plans, with clear and measurable outcomes and goals.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline, master's degree preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of experience of supporting project work and/or M&E activities for a not for-profit organization.
Demonstrated experience in research methods, evaluation, and learning, with demonstrated technical expertise in qualitative research methods, tool design, validation and data analysis and other relevant fields.
Experience in measurement and evaluation efforts, informing strategy and promoting ongoing process improvement in the nonprofit, education, government, or private sector.
Strong familiarity and experience in impact reporting for global funding organizations.
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Fluency in French is a plus.
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.