Global Communities is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor for the anticipated five year USAID-funded Liberia Youth Activity. This program will seek to enhance the readiness of Liberian youth for increased wage and self-employment. The Liberia Youth Activity will support market-driven, locally relevant educational and training opportunities that prepare young people to earn a livelihood and become productive members of society. The overall goal of the Activity will be to increase the economic self-reliance and resilience of targeted Liberian youth, with livelihoods development leading to increased incomes as the underlying theme.
Target beneficiaries of this program are urban and rural youth between the ages of 15-29 including the following:
* Youth with marginal literacy and vocational skills, working in the informal sector.
* Youth who have a primary or lower secondary level of basic education.
* Soon to graduate and unemployed college graduates seeking work in the private or public sectors.
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor will ensure that the program achieves results in all areas and that team members are poised to deliver services on schedule.
* Lead Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) activities for the program;
* Manage the Monitoring and Evaluation components of the program and make operational decisions;
* Oversee data collection and ensure that the M&E system and results reporting meet the requirements of program;
* Lead a system for continuous communication with external evaluation partners;
* Develop and drive a learning agenda for the program;
* Use critical inputs, feedback, and assessments received from evaluation partners to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up;
* Ensure that program components are results-oriented.
* A graduate degree in a relevant field, such as education, international development, social sciences, with focus on evaluation methodologies OR a Bachelor’s degree and two years of work experience (in addition to the five years of experience required below);
* Five years of relevant experience in designing and implementing M&E and learning systems, preferably within education, livelihoods, or workforce development programs in Liberia or similar country contexts;
* Experience in relevant technical areas, such as survey and research tool design, data collection, statistical analysis, qualitative research, and dissemination of results;
* Experience on the use of M&E systems to support a learning agenda and evolve a theory of change to maximize impact;
* Fluency in English required.
Liberian nationals who meet these requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.