Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 2 February 2021

Job Description

DI is seeking to hire a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist for the upcoming five year RINDRA Strengthening Governance activity in Madagascar funded by USAID. This will be a full-time position based in Antananarivo, Madagascar, and will be contingent on award and funding. The anticipated program will support the GOM (Government Of Madagascar) to achieve enhanced accountability and effectiveness. The program has three primary objectives:1) improve the management of civil and business court cases through the establishment of a better case management system and training of court personnel on key areas of the law; 2) improve the management of financial resources for development through a) increased commune capacity to mobilize domestic resources and improved timeliness and transparency of financial flows downward and b) improved budget formulation and execution in selected government entities and better capacity of the government to absorb donor funding; 3) improve the responsiveness of GOM to its citizens and the capacity for citizens to engage with GOM. Please view the NOFO for more information. Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical leadership to develop the program framework, plans and indicators to capture project performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the DRG project activities;
  • Supervise the program’s MEL activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into program implementation to continuously improve the quality of interventions and outcomes;
  • Be responsible for documenting and disseminating program successes and challenges to USAID;
  • Be responsible for designing and conducting operations research.
  • Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, mathematics, or other related fields;
  • Minimum seven years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating complex, large, multi-year, international DRG sector development programs;
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, governance management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation and setting up and managing MEL systems that track performance as per the objectives set forth;
  • Technical expertise in relevant areas required;
  • Local language skills an advantage;
  • Familiarity with and experience in French-speaking countries in Africa;
  • Professional fluency in English and working knowledge of French is required.
Application Process: Please submit your resume and cover letter. We will only contact those candidates who best meet our needs. No phone calls or additional emails please. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This position is open to both expatriates and Malagasy citizens.

About the Organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70+ countries.

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