Aug 122017

Organization: Free the Slaves
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 18 Aug 2017

About Free the Slaves

Founded in 2000, Free the Slaves (FTS) is a pioneer and leader in the global effort to eradicate slavery. Our mission is to liberate those in slavery and to change the conditions that allow slavery to persist. Free the Slaves works at the grassroots to empower vulnerable individuals and communities to achieve freedom from slavery and develop resistance to slavery. We work with and through local partners to build national capacity to combat slavery and trafficking.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with programs in Ghana, India, Nepal, Haiti, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Free the Slaves has an annual operating budget of approximately $3.5 million, a talented and dedicated staff of 25, including 9 in its country offices and field programs, and a highly engaged and supportive board of directors.

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Position Overview

Free the Slaves has a well-developed model for our community-based approach to ending slavery including defined indicators for the key variables in the model, and data collection instruments and tools that are used by partner organizations around the world. This position offers the exciting opportunity to engage in cutting-edge work in a social justice movement developing evidence about the effectiveness of interventions. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is an integral part of a large project team. This position is contingent upon funds being available at time of hire.

Principal Responsibilities:

· Work closely with DRC and project staff to carry out quality quarterly monitoring and reporting on Free the Slaves and donor indicators.

· Review all quarterly monitoring narrative and data reports, enter information into a database and compile results for country program and donor reports.

· Manage monitoring and evaluation data, including creation and maintenance of databases, data entry, data cleaning, etc.

· Provide support and training to project staff on monitoring, reporting and evaluation based on the Free the Slaves community-based model and indicators.

· Assist in the creation of internal reports for learning, donor reports for accountability, and external publications to share findings with policy makers and others in the human rights and international development field.

· Analyze monitoring, survey and other evaluation data, using quantitative analysis approaches as well as mixed-method techniques.

· Support development, revision and implementation of data collection tools.

· Assist in creation of data collection training and guidance materials.

· Provide support to development staff on fundraising materials including proposal development and grant reports.

The M&E Specialist may also provide supervision and support to project staff.


The M&E Specialist may be expected to travel domestically once per quarter to different provinces throughout DRC.


· 5 years of experience with international non-governmental organizations implementing multi-million dollar, donor-funded projects.

· Experience in Africa, in a conflict-affected environment.

· Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in statistics, computer programming, database management, political science, economics, or related field.

· Demonstrated experience using gender-sensitive M&E methodologies, inclusive of marginalized populations.

· Professional level written and oral French, proficient written and oral English.

· Ability and comfort conducting monitoring and evaluation remotely.

· Congolese citizen preferred.

Additional desirable attributes:

· Experience contributing monitoring and evaluation components of successful USG grant proposals and reports

· Proficiency in a statistical software package such as SPSS, STATA, or SAS

· Proficiency in computer-aided qualitative data analysis, such as Atlas ti, Dedoose or NVIVO

· Experience with GIS and/or data visualization for evaluation reporting

· Prior experience providing training on monitoring and reporting

Please Note: This recruitment is contingent on the success of an application for USAID funding.

How to apply:

Applications should include a tailored cover letter that outlines your interest, skills and experience, and a resume. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER AS ONE WORD OR PDF DOCUMENT to

Please include your last name in the title of the submitted document. Resumes may be submitted in French or English.


Free the Slaves offers competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and skills. Free the Slaves is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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