Innovations for Poverty Action’s Colombia office and Right-Fit Evidence Unit are seeking a Senior Associate to join our team advising partners on how to develop and implement adaptive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).
The Senior Associate will primarily work on projects related to community strengthening and security in post-conflict areas of Colombia.
The location for the position would be the IPA Colombia’s main office in Bogota, with possibility for remote work within Colombia until the pandemic eases.
The Senior Associate will lead the M&E advisory portion of a larger engagement, and as such will be part of a broader team within IPA Colombia.
The Sr Associate will report to an RFE Engagement Manager based remotely, with additional oversight from the Bogota-based Research Manager and Country Director and will be required to have authorization to work in Colombia
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a global research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
As its core business, IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.
IPA has conducted hundreds of randomized evaluations across sectors, learning both whether programs work, and how they can work better.
Complementing this core business, the Right-Fit Evidence Unit at IPA was launched in 2018 with the goal of helping organizations build strong and tailored M&E systems, which balance the need for information on impact with operational data to support management decisions.
In close collaboration with IPA’s sector programs and country office teams worldwide, the unit provides consulting services to implementers, donors, and governments, with the goal of helping them figure out what reliable data and evidence to gather, how to do it in a cost-effective way, and how to make the promise of data-informed programmatic decisions a reality.
The Senior M&E Associate will be the primary in-country staff member delivering M&E technical support to enable data-driven design and iterative adaptation during the first two years of the program.
The Senior Associate will work closely with the implementing partners in the consortium to strengthen capacity in using collaborative, learning-oriented and adaptive M&E within the program interventions.
While a large proportion of their time will be dedicated to that main engagement during those two years, the Senior M&E Associate will also contribute to the development of new engagements for the unit, and is expected to be involved on other engagements as well during and beyond that period.
Preferred additional qualifications