Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

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Closing date: Feb 23, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ECE PRE Divisional Support

Job Code: 15136

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

The M&E Specialist reports directly to the Manager of Research and Evaluation (R&E) and is responsible for providing monitoring and evaluation services, as well as increasing the capacity for M&E across the Department led activities through an ongoing program of training and support.  The M&E Specialist will work closely with the Senior Researcher, other members of the R&E Unit and counterparts from across the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). 

  • Expertise in program evaluation and performance measurement.
  • Expertise in social science research design including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.
  • Expertise adhering to monitoring and evaluation standards of practice and ethical guidelines.
  • A comprehensive and deep understanding of the competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice, including: reflective practice, technical practice, situational practice, management practice, and interpersonal practice.
  • Knowledge in the area of cross-cultural evaluation, particularly respectful evaluation practices and priorities related to indigenous peoples.
  • Knowledge of ATIPP legislations and an ability to apply it in a northern context.
  • A comprehensive and deep understanding of the geographic, social and political factors and issues which affect the delivery of early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education; official languages and cultural programming; income security and labour programs.
  • GNWT Acts, Regulations, programs, policies and structures related to the PRE divisional and ECE Departmental work.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A related Degree in Social Sciences, preferably at the Master’s level, with a focus on “research methods and/or program evaluation”

  • 2 years minimum work experience designing and implementing social science research; performance measurement systems; program review and/or program evaluation frameworks.
  • 2 years progressive writing experience preferably in government which may include: research studies, report writing, policy and position papers, communications materials, and briefing documents.
  • Current membership with the Canadian Evaluation Society is an asset.
  • Pursuing the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation, or attained CE designation, is an asset.

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Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15136        

Closing Date: February 23, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.



Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.75 per hour to $53.44per hour (approximately $87,263 - $104,208) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445