Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 26 June 2020
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Job Description

Assignment Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

Department/Location: Amman, Jordan (or Remote)

Technical Point of Contact: Chief of Party (COP) or Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

Type: Consultant

Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist to support the Yemen Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Project (YMELP), which provides third-party monitoring (TPM) and evaluation services for the Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). The MEL Specialist will support the evaluation team in conducting an evaluation of USAID Implementing Partners’ activities in Yemen, working under the direction of the Team Leader and in collaboration with YMELP staff. Level of effort is estimated at 40 days from July-September 2020. Open only to Jordanian or Yemeni nationals.

Responsibilities

Scope of Work:

  • Organize and participate in interviews with Implementing Partner (IP) staff based in Yemen.
  • Conduct telephone or in/person interviews with local stakeholders.
  • Support translating interview guides from English to Arabic.
  • Transcribe interviews, and translate the data from Arabic into English.
  • Support data analysis.
  • Participate in the development of findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Deliverables:

  • Written interview notes in English.
  • Translation of data collection instruments, as assigned.
  • Transcription and translation of interviews, as assigned.
  • Participate in data analysis and draft presentation and report sections, as assigned.

The consultant will serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practice of Crisis, Conflict & Governance.

  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.
  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on the final work product.
Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years of professional experience in international development, preferably in humanitarian assistance.
  • Extensive experience in conducting evaluations and assessments, preferably for USAID.
  • Written and oral proficiency in both Arabic and English.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of humanitarian assistance.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with evaluations.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with USAID evaluation requirements (i.e. ADS Chapter 201).
  • Familiarity with Yemen is preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related field. Additional years of experience may substitute for an advanced degree.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: No international travel is anticipated. Travel in Yemen is possible, circumstances permitting.

No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

About the Organization

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

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