Creative Associates International is accepting applications for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager for the anticipated USAID-funded Basic Education project in the Philippines. This activity will work with the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) to improve early-grade reading outcomes through improved reading instruction and delivery systems, improved access to quality materials, and increased community involvement.
The MEL Manager will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing an effective system to monitor progress, impacts, and successes of project activities and performance at all levels. S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation. S/he will conduct impact assessments, baseline studies, surveys and need assessments to identify necessary changes and future project opportunities. The MEL Manager will also monitor all grant activities and sub-grantees and ensure that the project complies with USAID performance reporting requirements.
Reporting & Supervision:
This position reports to the Chief of Party.
- Makes operational decisions and manages the various components of the program dealing with MEL;
- Manages data collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators by project team members and project counterparts;
- Develops the Project Management Plan setting out specific quantifiable performance indicators and targets for overall objectives and activities and establishing monitoring systems to measure project progress;
- Leads writing of quarterly technical reports; and
- Utilizes critical inputs, feedback, and assessments from evaluation partners to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, international development, evaluation research, statistics, or a related field;
- At least five (5) years of experience in designing, managing and implementing results-based MEL activities;
- Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data;
- Experience working with an international development organization and knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines and tools for monitoring and evaluation, especially impact evaluation;
- Experience working in an MEL role on a governance and/or civil society program;
- Knowledge of U.S. Government and other donor contract, cooperative agreements, and grant regulations. S/he should be resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building and, with minimal supervision, be able to manage high volume work flow;
- Experience with USAID-funded programs preferred;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and relevant computer software skills with proficiency in Excel and other data management systems; and
- Proficiency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in Filipino required.
Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent on donor funding.