M&E Specialist

at Hala Systems Inc
Published August 22, 2022
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


Hala Systems is a social enterprise working to transform the nature of protection and accountability in the world's toughest places by democratizing advanced defense, sensing, and artificial intelligence technology. Hala is currently saving lives, reducing trauma, and improving resilience for millions of people.

Our team works across the globe and hails from over 15 countries. We speak more than 20 languages and have studied and worked in leading educational, business, research and government institutions. We are mission-driven thinkers, and we share a deep respect for each other and for the communities that partner with us.

We believe in innovation with purpose, focusing on developing real and applicable technology solutions to the challenges facing the planet. We believe in working ethically and collaboratively, and making decisions with transparency. We value flexibility, adaptability, and a good sense of humor.

The M&E Specialist will provide technical leadership to develop Hala’s programs frameworks, plans and indicators to capture performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all activities. The M&E Specialist will work closely with the Analytics Team to design, implement and supervise M&E’s activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated and implemented to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. The M&E Specialist is responsible for documenting and disseminating successes and challenges to Hala’s C-Suite. The M&E Specialist will also be responsible for designing and conducting operations research.

This position is located in the US, with a yearly gross salary range of $113,000 - $123,000. This position is also open to Europe-based candidates, with a yearly gross salary range of 55.000€ - 65.000€.
We'll trust you to:
Act as the primary subject matter expert at Hala for M&E. This includes providing leadership direction on M&E to ensure Hala achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets.
Oversee the creation of M&E plans based on project requirements and in coordination with key stakeholders.
Define quantitative and qualitative indicators based on the given set of project activities, outputs, and outcomes for measuring project performance.
Act as Hala’s M&E subject matter expert and primary point of contact for in-country evaluations (surveys, focus groups, etc.) done in conjunction with 3rd party M&E organizations. This task will include assisting with evaluation planning to include questionnaire development, sampling strategies, and other related tasks.
Support interim and final donor reporting by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results. This will involve writing easy-to-understand descriptions of indicator baseline, target, and realized values; data sources; and assumptions.
Oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive performance monitoring plan). The purpose of this plan is to standardize indicators across products and programs to simplify the process of impact monitoring and reporting.
Work with Hala’s data scientists and data engineers to ensure that necessary data for quantitative M&E is being stored in the analytics data warehouse.
Work with Hala’s global operations team and local partners to ensure that necessary information to perform qualitative analyses are being recorded on a regular basis.
Conduct statistical analyses to answer ad hoc requests for information from local partners and internal stakeholders.
Promote and support the dissemination of project information among teams.
Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with Hala’s internal staff and external stakeholders.
Who you are:
A highly collaborative, well-rounded professional
An exemplary diplomat with exceptional interpersonal skills
A seasoned data practitioner with experience in rigorous statistical analysis
An excellent communicator who is able to provide appropriate and data-driven recommendations
A creative problem-solver
A highly driven, results-oriented person
We'd love to see:
An advanced degree in any field which requires rigorous statistical analysis of empirical data to determine treatment impacts, including: public health, social science, demography, economics, or international development.
Minimum five years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating complex, large, multi-year international technology sector development programs.
Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, data visualization and reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis, and setting up and managing M&E systems.
Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple stakeholders in both the technology and humanitarian sectors.
Firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality security service and support programs.
Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including R or Python and Postgres or another SQL language.
Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with key stakeholders.
Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity of team members
Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
Ability to travel
What happens next:

We will review applications and reach out to candidates advancing to the interview stage by the end of August. You should expect a phone screen, followed by several interviews with team members and the supervisor for this role, concluding with the opportunity to speak with one of our co-founders.

You will receive a confirmation that your application was received, and you’ll also hear back from us whether you’re selected for an interview or not. Please note that we are unable to offer individualized feedback before the first interview round due to the volume of applications we receive.

What Hala Offers You

∙ Life-saving, socially impactful work.
∙ Competitive salaries.
∙ Generous vacation policy and flexible holidays so you can take time off when you need it. All staff take a minimum of 22 days off plus holidays, including a mandatory 2 week vacation.
∙ Comprehensive, world-wide healthcare, dental and vision insurance for you and your family at no cost to you.
∙ Paid parental leave.
∙ Flexible working policy, including the ability to work from home.
∙ Computer and other office equipment to help you get your job done.
∙ Relocation assistance for you, your family, and your pets for eligible positions.
∙ A diverse, international community of dedicated, hardworking team players committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and a thriving workplace culture.
∙ Opportunities for international travel, including to program locations and satellite offices.

Interested candidates can send their CVs

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