Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

  • Mid-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 12 June 2020
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Job Description

Category: Programs
Req ID: MONIT02078
Posted Date: 2020-06-11
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Cairo, Egypt EGY


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

The anticipated Building Egypt’s Skilled Workforce (BESWF) activity will focus on interventions aimed at achieving the following results: 1) Modernizing and improving the quality of Egypt’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in order to develop the technical skills and capabilities demanded by a globally competitive private sector; 2) Improving human resource management at the firm level and ensuring strong private sector engagement with the TVET system to maximize employment opportunities for graduates; and 3) Improving the enabling environment through employment and labor market policy reform to address inefficiencies at local and national levels.

Position Summary:

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (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 and Supervision:

This MEL Manager will report to the MEL Director.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Supports the MEL Director in all activities, including in managing 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;
  • Helps 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;
  • Liaises with Gender and Social/Youth Inclusion Specialist to inform MEL activities;
  • Supports the MEL Director in administering baseline, midline, and end line reports, as well as defining program targets for annual workplans
  • Supports in writing of quarterly technical reports; and
  • Utilizes critical inputs, feedback, and assessments from project team, stakeholders, and 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 six (6) years of experience in designing, managing, and implementing results-based MEL activities, experience with workforce development or TVET-focused projects preferred;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of U.S. Government and other donor contract, cooperative agreements, and grant regulations;
  • 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;
  • S/he should be resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building and, with minimal supervision, be able to manage high-volume workflow;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic required.

Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent on donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


About the Organization

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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