Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer (Full-Time)
Department: Technical Assistance Department
Location: Washington, DC or London, UK (Candidates must be already legally authorized to work in the US or UK.)
Reports to: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Staff reporting to this post: N/A
Relief International is a leading non-profit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way —emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
You will spend your time supporting the MEL Director within the Technical Advisory Department throughout the full project cycle of our country projects as well as help to move along several global initiatives related to MEL.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Direct MEL support to programs:
• Provides support in the creation and finalization of MEL submission documents for proposals and during program design
• Further supports the project startup phase through assisting in the creation of project-specific MEL plans that conform to donor requirements as well as internal RI MEL practices
• Assists with baseline, midline, and endline assessments and evaluations that speak towards RI internal learning agenda as well as reporting to donors
Data analysis and database maintenance:
• Provides ongoing support of central RI MEL database and data entry processes, for both real-time and monthly/quarterly entry of indicator data received from program teams. This includes quality assurance checks and cleaning of data as needed, as well as follow-up with project-level MEL staff
• Performs data processing and data analysis functions and interprets/reports findings from quantitative and qualitative data
MEL systems maintenance:
• Organizes and maintains in-house resources related to MEL practices within RI to ensure ease of access and use of these tools by program staff
• Assists in organizing MEL training events for RI staff in GSO and the field
• Assists field project and MEL staff with implementation and maintenance of MEL system, including populating and maintaining frameworks and other documentation, as well as assist in creating data collection templates and documenting data collection protocols
Master’s degree with 3+ years of experience in MEL practices, both in HQ and field offices in a development or humanitarian context.
Experience with development and maintenance of field-based MEL or M&E systems
Data analysis skills; proficiency in SPSS or related statistical program; high levels of proficiency with Microsoft Excel; proficiency with PowerPoint and Word.
Experience with or exposure to database systems.
Experience with remote data collection tools and processes (ODK, Kobo, etc.)
Experience in qualitative data analysis and software preferred (NVivo, etc.)
Skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing; exacting attention to detail and highly organized, collaborative, and team-oriented.
Ability to work with variety of staff and personalities, building consensus between various stakeholders involved in the MEL process and provide customized solutions to complex MEL challenges.
Ability to travel in direct project support up to 20%.
About the Organization
Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RIFrance and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.