Back Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

  • Added Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 14 October 2018

Project Summary:

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.

Position Summary:

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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.

This vacancy is archived.

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