Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are core responsibilities of American Red Cross and CRS program managers and help ensure quality in our programming. Hiring M&E Staff is one in a series of M&E training and capacity-building modules that the American Red Cross and CRS have agreed to collaborate on under their respective Institutional Capacity Building Grants. These modules are designed to respond to field-identified needs for specific guidance and tools that did not appear to be available in existing publications. Although examples in the modules focus on Title II programming, the guidance and tools provided have value beyond the food-security realm.
Our intention in writing Hiring M&E Staff is to provide readers with a document that helps them locate and hire M&E staff members that fully meet their needs and, ultimately, increase the quality of M&E programming. This module outlines key steps to guide the hiring process from start to finish. The module can be used in several ways, depending on where you are in the hiring process. The module presents multiple annexes to illustrate examples of relevant tools, discussion points, and questions. We encourage you to tailor each tool to your specific context and needs as this will help you to engage fully in the process and to ensure you find a candidate best suited to meet your needs.