Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Lead, Guatemala Basic Education

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 28 March 2021
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Job Description

Palladium International, LLC is seeking a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Lead for a potential upcoming Basic Education project in Guatemala. The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Lead must have in depth technical expertise, experience, professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and professional relationships that demonstrate her or his ability to be a thought leader in their field. This is a full-time position based in Guatemala City, Guatemala.


  • Oversee project knowledge management, including development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research.
  • Lead the development and monitoring of MEL and work plans.
  • Work closely with the heads of projects to ensure compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements.
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance and coordinating with various government and development partners to improve and utilize existing systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements.
  • Contribute to project deliverables, including annual workplans, and quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Focus on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems.
  • Institute routine data reviews as part of an adaptive management process including analyzing, interpreting and presenting data to project management and technical leads.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation.
  • Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions.
  • Oversee the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program partners, donors, Guatemalan counterparts and other key stakeholders.
  • Reviews the project implementation activities to assess results and the impact.
  • Gathers and evaluates information and ensures that these findings are accurately presented in all USAID reporting and tracking tools.
  • Responsible for developing and designing project systems to track program progress against indicators; collecting and verifying information and maintaining performance monitoring plans, reports, work plans and monthly reports.
  • Ensures project scope and activities are compliant with USAID policies


  • Demonstrated experience of working on monitoring and evaluation in education. Experience with Guatemala education systems is preferred.
  • Experience with education program monitoring including USAID education indicators, Equity in Education indicators and measures used in capacity building and systems strengthening.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in management information systems and data use in a complex program environment with multiple implementing organizations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish including the ability to communicate and translate complex technical and policy data and issues clearly and effectively to different stakeholders in order to build consensus.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully moving routine analysis, evaluation, and research findings to program actions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing rigorous quantitative and qualitative data collection systems and knowledge of methods for data analysis.
  • Experience with a USG-funded project as well education-related projects is preferred.
  • Solid understanding of USAID regulations and M&E reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Extensive experience in CLA, knowledge management and dissemination of findings.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web-based research)
  • Ability to multi-task and keep track of concurrent activities and deadlines.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required
  • Must be willing to live and travel within Guatemala.

About the Organization

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modelling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran, or marital status.

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