Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Institute for Inclusive Security/Hunt Alternatives
Employment Type
Full time
United States

About Hunt Alternatives

Hunt Alternatives ( is a two-generation family operating foundation based in Cambridge, MA with a $20M annual budget. Its mission is to bring daring goals, distinctive perspectives, innovative practices, and extraordinary talent to some of the world’s most complex and injurious challenges. Since its founding in Denver in 1981, the organization has devoted significant resources to social change through a blend of grant-making and operating programs.

  • Led by its CEO and Chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Hunt Alternatives has five programmatic initiatives:
  • Advocating for full inclusion of all stakeholders (particularly women) in peace and security processes, consulting with governments, conducting field research, and providing leadership development for women leaders in conflict zones around the world. (Institute for Inclusive Security)
  • Supporting entrepreneurial leaders of diverse American social movements. (Prime Movers)
  • Finding innovative ways to advance women to the highest levels of U.S. political leadership. (Political Parity)
  • Combatting the purchase of prostituted adults and children in the United States. (Demand Abolition)
  • Disseminating our model for strengthening arts organizations for disadvantaged youth.  (ARTWorks for Kids)
  • The foundation has also incubated several other successful organizations, including Women Moving Millions and the Free for All Concert Fund.  
  • Hunt Alternatives advances its mission by convening allies, building partnerships, and engaging in high-level advocacy, training, research, and program-related grantmaking. When possible, its actions are evidence-based and its assessments are metric-based in order to achieve breakthrough understanding and accomplish its goals. 

A program of Hunt Alternatives, The Institute for Inclusive Security, works to transform the international security paradigm. Sustainable peace is possible only when those who shape policy include women and other affected groups in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. Guided by this belief and vision, our mission is to increase the participation of all stakeholders—particularly women—in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflicts.

Inclusive Security Action is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity that catalyzes dialogue with women leaders from conflict affected regions, provides cutting-edge research on why inclusion matters, and offers guidance on how it can be achieved to those who shape policy. The Institute for Inclusive Security and Action work in close collaboration.

We’re seeking candidates who have experience managing an organization-wide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system and strong skills in developing and implementing cross-cutting M&E tools. The ideal candidate will also have experience evaluating advocacy and capacity building in domestic and international settings. The M&E Manager will serve as a subject matter expert and may also provide direct support to program teams with M&E activities, including offering technical assistance to external partners. The incumbent for this position will report to the Institute’s Deputy Director for Management and Administration.


  • Manage and continue to develop the Institute’s M&E system, including but not limited to refining Institute-wide indicators, assisting teams with setting targets and measuring progress, and troubleshooting the system.
  • Lead the development and implementation of M&E processes and tools for Institute teams to measure program effectiveness and impact.
  • Manage data analysis for teams across the Institute. Coordinate data collection, collation and storage. Coordinate reporting process and harmonize indicators and data across teams.
  • Provide support and capacity building to program staff as related to M&E design and implementation, the use and visualization of strategic information.
  • As needed, provide direct support to program teams with M&E activities and provide technical assistance during deployments/engagements to partners in the field, in particular in conjunction with the activities of National Action Plans team.
  • Create M&E plans for program proposals including drafting technical description for proposals to funders.
  • Evaluate key programs and projects, their achievement of objectives and their contributions to the Institute’s strategic goals. As needed, develop terms of reference and manage external evaluations.
  • Develop and implement ways to use the data collected through the M&E system for learning and organizational growth.
  • Help facilitate and support strategic and annual planning processes.
  • Manage M&E interns, as applicable.


  • Demonstrated experience establishing and managing M&E systems for projects, programs, or organizations.
  • Experience in results-oriented program design, strategic planning, and program evaluation.
  • Experience conducting baseline assessments and developing tools for collecting information necessary to monitor and evaluate program activities such as surveys, interviews and focus groups, and participatory tools.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative evaluation including non-traditional methods such as outcome mapping, developmental evaluation, and contribution analysis.
  • Experience evaluating advocacy in domestic and international settings.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate effectively with multiple teams, and support program staff on M&E design and implementation on a continuous basis.
  • Experience designing and managing internal and external evaluations.
  • Excellent data management skills, and deep knowledge of data analysis software and MS Office.
  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills; enthusiasm, mature judgment, flexibility, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment where priorities change rapidly.
  • Superior written and presentation communications skills.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to conflict and post-conflict areas.
  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum five years related experience required, preferably in a multi- or bi-lateral organization or in an organization that worked closely with multi- or bi-lateral organizations.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a conflict or post-conflict environment, preferred.



Salary & Benefits
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, life, ADD, and short- and long-term disability plans. The organization provides a 401(k) plan and matches 100%
How To Apply

Interested applicants please visit to apply.

A diverse workforce helps Hunt Alternatives realize its fullest potential. We are committed to fostering an environment that embraces mutual respect, cooperation, and productive relationships.