MEL Manager

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 7 October 2020
  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • Closing on 6 November 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description


DAI, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, seeks to fill multiple positions to support an upcoming USAID Facilitate Investment Required for Sustainable Export activity in Rwanda. The anticipated Feed the Future project is expected to increase high value agricultural exports through the facilitation of inclusive policy reforms and government coordination in order to create economies of scale and ensure higher remunerated job opportunities. The idea being that enhanced government capacity to attract private sector investment leaded to increased high value agricultural exports. The activity will specifically target rural farmers, rural youth, women and people with disabilities in order to contribute positively to the growth of the Rwandan agricultural sector.

1. Role’s Purpose:

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager manages all aspects of the monitoring, evaluation, and learning process, including development of indicators, setting targets, data collection, entry, and analysis, visualization, and reporting. The MEL Manager will be responsible for assessing and reporting progress toward achieving key results as agreed to in the MEL Plan and Annual Implementation Plan. In close collaboration with the technical leads, the MEL Manager will identify data inputs, sources, and formats required for monitoring and reporting progress, and for promoting collaboration and effective knowledge exchange among activity implementing partners and external stakeholders. Finally, the MEL Manager will be responsible for producing visuals for presenting activity results against targets to the client and key partners and other audiences as needed.

2. Tasks/responsibilities:

§ Develops MEL systems and plan. In consultation with the Chief of Party (COP), technical leads, make necessary modifications to indicators, targets, and the MEL plan.

§ In consultation with the Home Office, procures and manages data collection tools and services and data entry and visualization software.

§ Oversees and ensures timely and accurate collection and entry of data.

§ Works with IT Specialist to ensure adherence to data protection and privacy standards and regulations in collection, storage, and transmission of data.

§ Trains technical team members or other relevant staff in using collection tools they are responsible for using to compile data related to interventions they oversee.

§ Oversees the design and implementation of evaluations that assess overall activity impact.

§ Supervises the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team

§ Report on progress against targets according to established schedules.

§ Supports the COP in all technical documentation and reporting processes as requested

§ Analyze data for and produce donor-requested reports with high-quality and easy to understand visuals.

§ Support capacity building in M&E practices for activity beneficiaries and partners.

3. Qualifications

§ At least nine years of experience in M&E management for international development activities

§ At least four years of experience with data reporting for USAID and/or other donors is required

§ Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies

§ Experience in survey design and development

§ Expertise in database management and data analysis

§ Experience with using statistical software, including SPSS, Stata, Microsoft Excel, etc.

§ Strong writing and reporting skills

§ Proficiency with desktop publishing

§ Bachelor’s degree or higher in international studies, statistics, mathematics, or a related research field preferred

§ Fluent English is required

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a CV in English via email to by November 15, 2020. Qualified individuals will be contacted.

All program positions will be contingent upon DAI being awarded the contract and the donor approving all proposed candidates.

About the Organization

DAI is an international development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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