Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager

  • Posted on 28 April 2020

Job Description

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager candidates for the anticipated USAID Pacific-American Partnership Fund (PACAP) opportunity. This program is anticipated to span five years and is currently valued at $10-25 Million. PACAP seeks to establish a grant-making facility that will provide and monitor grants on behalf of USAID/Pacific Islands supporting the goal of self-reliant Pacific Island partners. The goal is to cover a wide range of sectors that may include but are not limited to: disaster preparedness, biodiversity conservation, water security, education, and governance. The activity will support measures that go beyond direct implementation to ones that are replicating best practices, scaling up technologies and engaging the private sector. PACAP is anticipated to work across the Pacific Islands, including the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshal Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

The MEL Manager will provide overall strategic leadership for monitoring, evaluation and learning components of this contract. The MEL Manager will be responsible for research, information and knowledge management of PACAP and will develop monitoring and learning tools, lead evaluation/assessments, and reporting. The MEL Manager will be responsible for developing the AMELP that includes appropriate indicators, baseline data, and results and producing timely, accurate and complete reports. S/he will also responsible for developing and implementing a clear plan for collaboration and develop a strategy for sharing learning and adaptation. Additionally, the MEL Manager will support capacity building activities for PACAP grantees. In coordination with other project staff, capacity building initiatives will include individual and workshop-style trainings to increase the capacity of local, regional, and international organizations to improve financial management, procurement, human resources, processes and procedures, and adherence to USAID compliance rules and regulations. The MEL Manager will oversee portfolios in Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia.

  • At least a Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation (M&E), statistics, research methods, or other relevant field (or, alternately, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5 additional years of relevant experience);
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in supporting USAID MEL activities, including a minimum of 5-years’ experience managing, monitoring, and evaluating complex development activities in a senior leadership capacity;
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating monitoring, learning, and evaluation processes across multiple programs/ activities, stakeholders, and geographic regions;
  • Demonstrated experience with monitoring and evaluation tools/ approaches/ practices, including data analysis and report writing;
  • Demonstrated experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures, including USAID required;
  • Experience supporting complex organizational capacity development projects in developing countries, including training and capacity building in financial management, organizational management, streamlined processes/procedures, and USAID compliance, preferred;
  • Experience in the Pacific Islands preferred;
  • Experience working collaboratively with local and regional civil society organizations, NGOs, private sector partners, faith-based organizations, universities, and non-sovereign civil society entities, and coordinating activities with those of other donors;
  • Experience managing projects and/or staff of culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures;
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills.
Equal Opportunity statement for U.S. based applicants: Cardno has a long-standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources at

Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with specialist expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. Cardno’s team includes leading professionals who plan, design, manage and deliver sustainable projects and community programs. Cardno is an international company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange [ASX:CDD].

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About the Organization

Cardno 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. Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division manages more than $750 million in current contracts and grants, brings together over 90 years of collective experience, and engages over 3,700 professionals in more than 100 countries. Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division currently implements over 130 projects globally.

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