Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist, USAID/Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services, Quelimane (Mozambique)

  • Posted on 14 June 2019

Job Description

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist, USAID/Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services, Quelimane (Mozambique)

Project Summary:

The Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMEMS) project provides on-the-ground support on performance monitoring, data verification, impact evaluation, output, and environmental compliance of USAID/Mozambique activities. The MMEMS main office is based in Maputo; with field offices in Quelimane and Nampula.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Monitoring Officer, Senior Evaluation Officer and Deputy Chief of Party, s/he will work collaboratively as part of the MMEMS team to deliver high quality M&E support to USAID/Mozambique. In support of the goal and objectives of the project, the MEL specialist will assist with data collection, aggregation, analysis, reporting, M&E training, assessments and evaluations across a diverse set of programming in the health, agriculture, education and governance sectors.


  • Provide support for performance monitoring design and implementation, including data collection and analysis.
  • Provide expertise and support for the design and management of indicators, M&E plans, performance targets, data quality assessments, data collection and analytical tools, and reports.
  • Conduct data quality assessments, data collection and write reports as required.
  • Support the creation and management of performance indicator tracking systems/ databases, such as DevResults.
  • Support the inclusion of gender dimensions in all monitoring efforts.
  • Support USAID technical staff during their field visits and Data Quality Assessments (DQAs), provide follow-up on USAID recommendations to their Implementing Partners (IPs) in the province.
  • Support MMEMS efforts to promote opportunities for Collaboration Learning and Adapting (CLA) within USAID and with its stakeholders.
  • Remain current on USG performance monitoring polices and ensure their application.
  • Support M&E training and one-on-one capacity building for USAID and IP staff, as requested by the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation officers.
  • Support the use of technological innovations when conducting monitoring, such as tablets, smartphones, etc.
  • Support the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a monitoring tool.
  • Help organize and support M&E communities of practice with USAID.
  • Support the design and implementation of evaluations carried out by the MMEMS team and its partners.
  • Represent MMEMS to meeting and events as delegated by the Chief of Party (COP).

Conduct all work professionally and ethically while collaborating effectively with MMEMS team members in a cohesive, positive working environment.

  • In the spirit of team collaboration, assist, with completing other tasks, in other areas to balance workloads, such as assisting with editing English documents, compiling reporting documents, etc., when needed.


  • A bachelor’s (master’s preferred) degree in the field of international relations, economics, political science, public policy, management, and/or other relevant field.
  • At least five (5) years of experience working on donor-funded mechanisms.
  • Experience in the design, implementation, and management of monitoring, evaluation, and performance management.
  • Experience with creating and managing performance tracking systems.
  • Experience leveraging performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project/activity management.
  • Experience in the gender dimensions of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Professional working knowledge of English; fluency in Portuguese.
  • Extensive experience in report writing and strong communication skills.
  • Extensive experience in providing quality report and evaluation presentations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USG policies related to evaluation and performance management.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website,

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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