Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director – Philippines Youth and Livelihoods

  • Posted on 20 March 2019
  • Philippines
  • Closing on 19 April 2019

Job Description

FHI 360 is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for the Philippines Youth and Livelihoods activity. The anticipated 5-year USAID-funded activity will be designed to work with the Government of the Philippines to support improved basic education and life skills for vulnerable youth. The activity outcomes will include improved literacy, life and employability skills; strengthened local capacity to deliver education and training service delivery; and strengthened youth leadership and engagement.

Position Description:
The MEL Director will manage and lead the development of the MEL Plan. He/she develops and maintains systems to collect data and leads analysis to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the program. He/she collaborates with and oversees sub-grantees to provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyzes data reported from sub-grantees; and supports training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods. He/she collaborates with the program team to design operations research (OR) to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversees the implementation of OR projects as well as analysis, dissemination, and use. He/she shares MEL data and improvement plans, as well as strategies for program improvements for greater program effects with the program team.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

  • Designs and oversees the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities of the project
  • Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of project evaluation activities; this includes development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention-linked research
  • Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of monitoring of specific technical components
  • Works closely with the heads of projects to co-design monitoring tools, select indicators, and determine field monitoring responsibilities
  • Works to ensure tool compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance, and developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements
  • Focuses on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems
  • Develops and leads the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation
  • Undertakes periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participates in planning M&E system strengthening actions
  • Provides guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting
  • Oversees the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other program results to program partners, donors, Government of the Philippines counterparts, and other key stakeholders

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, social science, economics, or other relevant discipline, with significant studies in education, international development, and/or program monitoring and evaluation
  • At least five years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on programs related to education, workforce development, and/or youth
  • Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for USG-funded projects
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills
  • Demonstrated statistical analysis skills and use of relevant software (SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas)
  • Fluency in English and Tagalog

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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