Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) / Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Manager

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 November 2019

Job Description

SNV is currently seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) / Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Manager for an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Mali Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) Implementation Project. The position is contingent upon award, with an anticipated value of $19.95 million.

The project will implement two key components of the GFSS: (1) Market Systems: Improved delivery of quality products and services and (2) Agricultural Production: Sustainable intensification of target value chains. The two activities will contribute to the principal objectives of Mali’s GFSS Country Plan: inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led growth; increased resilience of people and communities to economic, health, and climate shocks; and improved nutrition and WASH status, especially of women, adolescent girls, and children.

The MEL/CLA Manager will be responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of the project’s MEL system and CLA processes in close coordination with technical and programmatic staff. The MEL/CLA Manager will define program indicators and sources of data; track delivery against program targets; use existing evidence and identify solutions to promote data-based decision making among program and technical staff; prepare project performance monitoring plans; and contribute to other project documents. The MEL/CLA Manager will lead the overall learning agenda of the program, working closely with partners and other internal and external stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

  • Six to eight (6-8) years of experience designing and implementing MEL and CLA systems for international development programs, with a strong preference for experience with USAID-funded projects.
  • Prior experience leading, designing, managing, and/or commissioning performance evaluations and other types of research.
  • Demonstrated expertise and an in-depth understanding of qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, and data analysis.
  • Ability to communicate findings to a range of external and internal stakeholders and apply MEL results and learning to planning.
  • Proficiency in statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, or a similar package.
  • Prior experience working in developing countries, with a strong preference for experience in Mali or West Africa.
  • Strong track record of working on projects of similar scope (agriculture/market systems), complexity, and size.
  • Master’s degree or higher in Statistics, International Development, or a related field.
  • Fluency in French and proficiency in English are required.

About the Organization

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works to empower people to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development by engaging local partners to achieve results in inclusive business, value chain development, and impact investing.

SNV USA provides innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy to over 25 developing countries worldwide. An affiliate of SNV, we are a registered non-profit organization, connecting North American partners to sustainable global development. SNV USA has formed a number of exciting partnerships with prominent donors, such as USAID, USDOS, USDOL, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Master Card Foundation, Dubai Cares, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Ford Foundation.

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