MREL Manager - Brazil Trade Programme - Brazil
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

The Brazil Trade Facilitation Programme is a 4-year, ?14 million component of FCO's Brazil Prosperity Fund Programme. The programme aims to assist Brazil to increase trade flows, make foreign trade more inclusive in the country, creating jobs for women and men which will drive economic growth that supports inclusion, women's economic opportunities and poverty reduction in the country. The programme will modernise and integrate processes in Brazilian ports and ensure that they catalyse growth by acting as strategic assets around which clusters of Brazilian MSMEs can grow and enter global value chains. The programme is divided into 2 key projects:
Ports - The programme will focus on the three areas which will deliver the most effective time and cost savings in the ports: the Governance of the port community, the Processes that they use to move goods through the ports, and the Technology systems that support them.
MSMEs Inclusion - The programme will improve access to guidance, information on exporting, and opportunities for millions of MSMEs, while also providing intensive acceleration and linkage services to a subset of high growth, inclusive MSMEs. Our programme will maximise the benefits for the Brazilian economy, optimise usage and allocation of existing public funds, deliver development impact in targeted regions, and create opportunities for UK businesses and investors.

To manage monitoring, reporting, evaluation and learning on the Brazil Trade Facilitation Programme (BT) and ensure robust, accurate effective measurement of all intervention results as well as the targeted dissemination of intervention progress reports to all relevant stakeholders. S/he will primarily be tasked with ensuring the existence of results chains and monitoring and evaluation processes for all the interventions, and the successful incorporation of results use into the overall programme strategy as well as the uniformed and targeted dissemination of progress information to the client and other stakeholders. S/he will play a critical role in quality assuring the self-reported data and evidence submitted by partners and ensure partners are resourced appropriately with the tools, and templates required by them to execute their reporting of results to BT.

Responsibilities

The MREL Manager will be responsible for the following:
  • Overall responsible for managing M&E activities for BT on a day- to-day basis.
  • Ensure the proper measurement of programme interventions by implementing programme M&E/ Results Measurement systems and procedures.
  • Ensure the effective monitoring and documentation of all partners intervention outputs by working with partners and programme staff to establish results chains, coordinating all intervention guides for partner organisations and verifying the appropriateness of the sequence of activities identified.
  • Conduct of data quality assessments and field verification missions to verify and quality assure data reported by grantees to ensure it is accurate and of good quality.
  • Coordinate and supervise the research and analysis required to inform the programme strategies.
  • Guided by the programme log frame, make annual self-assessments of progress and impact.
  • Ensure results measurement procedures are compliant with client standards. Support all FCO reviews, monitoring and evaluations ensuring that all FCO requirements are appropriately represented within the programme strategy.
  • Support baseline data collection for logframe indicators.
  • Train, support and mentor other colleagues in M&E.
  • Coordinate the collation of results in a database and dissemination of all programme progress reports and lessons learnt and contribute to the incorporation of these into the overall programme strategy.
  • Collate information and contribute to the preparation of programme's reports.

Requirements

  • Extensive experience of M&E system design and implementation with responsibility for programme learning;
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of knowledge management and communication
  • Experience conducting monitoring or evaluation for FCO, DFID or another large bilateral donor
  • Relevant academic qualification in a relevant subject such as social science, political science, organizational development, M&E or similar;
  • Ability to work effectively in both English and Portuguese
  • Track record of experience of M&E capacity development of partner organizations;
  • Ability to effectively operate MS-Excel and other relevant software for effective MEL processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across team and organizations;
  • Attention to details and ability to efficiently and effectively perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe;
  • Willingness and commitment to learn and improve; and
  • A good analytical and problem-solving skills.
Beneficial skills
  • Demonstrated formal training in the area of monitoring and evaluation a plus
  • Knowledge of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) and experience of mainstreaming GESI;
  • Good knowledge of value for money (VFM) approaches; and
  • Experience implementing flexible/adaptive programming or designing monitoring systems to support this implementation

Details
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Closing date:
31 January 2020