D4I/USAID Monitoring and Evaluation Associate

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 Description: 

Palladium is a consortium member of the USAID funded Data for Impact (D4I) Project. The D4I mission is to support countries to realize the power of data as evidence that can improve programs, policies, and outcomes. The D4I strengthens the technical and organizational capacity of local partners to collect, analyze, and use data to support their move to self-reliance. https://www.data4impactproject.org 

 In the Republic of Moldova, the project has two main areas of work:

  1. development and piloting of a longitudinal case management information system; and 
  2. capacity strengthening activities in M&E including indicator development, data quality and use of information, and governance of the care reform sector as it pertains to use of data for decision making.


Palladium is currently seeking a M&E Associate to support its work through D4I in Moldova over a period of three years. The M&E Associate is a full-time position. The Associate will provide ongoing technical assistance, mentoring and implementation support particularly in the second area of work mentioned above.

Reports to: Resident Advisor
Duration: 12 months (with the possibility of extention until December 2022 upon continuing funding from USAID)
Location: Chișinău, Moldova
Key Responsibilities:

1) Mentoring of the National Social Assistance Agency (NSAA)

  • Develop an M&E Manual for the staff of the NSAA
  • Develop an induction guide for new workers in NSAA related to M&E
  • Develop supportive supervision guidelines for NSAA related to facilitating regular data quality review and data use at rayon/municipal level
  • Provide on-the-job mentoring on M&E based on D4I support plan agreed with the NSAA
  • Provide inputs to the annual capacity strengthening report

2) Capacity strengthening at rayon/municipality level

  • Deliver M&E trainings to Territorial Social Assistance Structures (TSAS) under the guidance of D4I Resident Advisor
  • Conduct other support measures according to the D4I support plan for TSAS
  • Provide inputs to the annual capacity strengthening report

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Moldovan child protection policies, legislation and institutional framework; knowledge of case management procedures and practices will be an asset
  • Professional experience at the national level working with high-level stakeholders, such as ministries and governmental agencies
  • Experience in monitoring & evaluation, including indicator development, data analysis and data use for decision making, training;
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting capacity building activities (training, mentorship, etc.) to government staff and/or rayon social assistance and family protection directorates, preferably in the area of M&E;
  • Demonstrated expertise in group facilitation, with presentation skills;
  • Legal permission to work in Moldova
  • Ability to travel in Moldova (around 40% of time)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Romanian, Russian and English
    Computer literacy

Application details:

Closing date for submission of cover letter and CV: September 15, 2020. Please send your applications at: https://palladium.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/8740?c=palladium

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