Introduction to M&E Task Force M&E Capacity Strengthening Workshop, Addis Ababa 4 to 8 June 2012 Arif Rashid, TOPS Technical and Operational Performance Support for FFP Grantees August 13, 2010 – August 12, 2015 Strategic Objective Highest quality information, knowledge, and best practices for improved methodologies in Title II food aid commodity program performance identified, established, shared and adapted TOPS Support • TOPS Program Award: $20 million • Leader with Associate Agreement: $75 million ceiling • Small grants program: $3.4 million Who we are? Program Strategies • Focused capacity building • Community of Practice: Food Security and Nutrition Network • Knowledge management web portal • Small grants program USAID/FFP-Funded Program Three Program Strategies • Food Security and Nutrition Community of Practice TOPS Program Output Multiple collaboration mechanisms • Direct Capacity Strengthening • Technical task forces • Small Grants Program •Technical knowledge sharing meetings •Web portal (under development) •Newsletter and email group Program Partners • • • • • • Africare ADRA IRD Land O’Lakes OIC International Project Concern International • Samaritan’s Purse • Technoserve • • • • • • • • Cornell University FAO Inside NGO Institute of Development Studies International Center for Research on Women Tulane University World Food Programme Worldwatch Institute Priority Technical Areas • • • • • • • Nutrition and food technology Agriculture Social and behavior change Monitoring and evaluation Commodity management Gender equity Emergencies Who to contact? TOPS Program Staff USAID Adam Reinhart AOR [email protected] Judy Canahuati Activity Manager [email protected] Mark Fritzler Project Director [email protected] Arif Rashid Monitoring and Evaluation [email protected] Tom Davis Social and Behavior Change [email protected] Joan Whelan Knowledge Management [email protected] Joan Jennings Nutrition & Food Technology [email protected] Vacant Agriculture [email protected] M&E Task Force Goal: Improve the effectiveness of Monitoring and Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition programs. Objectives: •Ensure that the priorities of implementing agencies are reflected in donor guidance; •Identify and disseminate successful methods, tools and practices; and •Improve monitoring and evaluation skills of implementing agencies at the Headquarters and at the field. M&E Task Force Members • • Chung Lai, IRD Celeste Lemrow, Africare • • Dan Houston, FFP, South Africa Ruso Luca, FAO • Harry “Happ” Carr , CRS • Marumbo Ngwira, World Vision, South Africa • Jodi Beckham, Samaritan’s Purse • Donard Nyirendra, World Vision, Haiti • Pamela Velez-Vega, FANTA 2 • Faly Rabetaliana, Land O’Lakes, Madagascar • Maria Bina Palmisano, ACDI/VOCA • Kelvin Luputa, Land-O-Lakes, Zambia • Mogollen Nestor, ADRA • Edson Torrico, FH, Guatemala • Marie Aughenbaugh, Counterpart Intl • Issa Konda, Africare, Chad • Ediner Ogwangi, Land O’Lakes • Denis Marrota, ACDI/VOCA, Uganda • Edith Mutalaya, World Vision • Dramane Mariko, FFP Dakar • Joyce Luma, WFP (VAM) • Towfique Aziz, Save the Children, Bangladesh • Michelle Mwalimu, OICI • Abdul Wadud, CARE Bangladesh • Sarah Titus, Save the Children • Arif Rashid, TOPS/TANGO Progress so far… • • • • Developed Core Competencies for M&E Professionals Conducted first round of self capacity-assessment Contributed to the revision of baseline and end-line required indicators Reviewed a number of existing M&E Guides Ongoing Activities • • • • Developing an M&E Guide for the Field Based Practitioners Developing a standard Scope of Work for Mid Term Evaluation Developing Job Description of M&E Staff working for Title II Projects Identifying a Beneficiary Registration and Tracking Tool Do you want to join? Please contact: [email protected] Do you want to subscribe? To subscribe: [email protected] FSN Network Webportal http://fsnnetwork.org/ This presentation was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of Save the Children and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.