Cardno is currently seeking a qualified short-term Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Consultant for a USAID-funded four-year dioxin remediation project in Vietnam.
Scope of Work
The MEL consultant will focus on developing the Activity-level Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan for the Architect–Engineer Services for Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Airbase Area in conformance with USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) requirements. The Activity-Level MEL plan will describe how the Activity will collect, organize, analyze, and apply learning gained from monitoring and evaluation data and other sources. The Activity-level MEL Plan will be consistent with USAID’s Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Airbase Area Project-level MEL Plan. The Activity-level MEL Plan will include measuring progress and documenting lessons learned related to the volume of soil and sediment remediated, land use controls, increasing capacity of partners and Vietnamese stakeholders to implement dioxin remediation activities, and project stakeholders successfully engaged. Indicators will be developed and monitored to ensure gender equality.
The Activity-level MEL Plan must include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following five sections:
- Introduction – States the purpose of the plan and provides an overview of the logic model.
- Monitoring – Describes how the Activity will monitor both performance and the project context. Performance monitoring tracks progress toward planned results defined in the logic model. Context monitoring tracks the assumptions defined in the logic model. Selected indicators must be described with baseline assumptions. This section will include an indicator tracking table.
- Evaluation – Describes the anticipated data evaluation. Evaluation must be designed to ensure accountability of the work activities in meeting the contract objectives and to improve Project outcomes, by providing data the A&E Contractor can learn from and act on during implementation. The Activity must evaluate monitoring data on a regular basis, not less than annually.
- Learning – Describes how the Activity will work with stakeholders to learn from the work activities and act on that learning. The Activity will include lesson learned workshops at milestone points in the project.
- Roles and Responsibilities – This section must identify the organization and individual within the organization responsible for implementation of activities described in the MEL.
The consultant will:
- Develop the draft Activity-level MEL Plan, setting out specific quantifiable performance indicators and targets for overall objectives and activities and establishing monitoring systems to measure project progress
- Develop the final Activity-level MEL Plan, after receiving and addressing comments from USAID
Capacities Required for Consultancy
- Master’s Degree in Statistics or other relevant field;
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in designing and implementing M&E activities, and special studies for complex service delivery programs.
- Experience with M&E work in infrastructure and environment and capacity building of project staff.
Travel: Remote with potential travel to Bien Hoa, Vietnam.
Assignment duration: Anticipated up to 40 working days from September 2019 – January 2020.
To apply, please submit a CV and one page cover letter in English. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: September 3, 2019
About the OrganizationCardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd., is part of Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division with international development assistance companies in Brisbane, Brussels, Jakarta, Melbourne, Nairobi, Oxford, Port Moresby, and Washington, DC. Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. was formerly Emerging Markets Group, Ltd. and brings nearly a 30-year history serving the objectives of bilateral and multilateral donors and private clients. The Emerging Markets Division brings together a broad range of experience and talent; a rich history of innovation, passion and commitment to international development and an established reputation for high quality demand and client driven services.
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