Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Burlington, Vermont, United States
Apply by 4 October 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 22 June 2018

Job Description

Resonance is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager to provide technical expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and learning across our practice areas. S/he will create and implement MEL strategies both during proposal develpment and project implementation, and will be responsible for ensuring that MEL project deliverables are on-time and of high quality. In addition, s/he will manage MEL consultants on an as-needed basis and will manage workflows and deliverables. This will be a full-time position based in Washington, DC, or Burlington, VT, reporting to the Director of Resonance’s Secure Communities practice.

Responsibilities:
The MEL Manager will be responsible for leading monitoring, evaluation, learning, as well as other activities for Resonance’s projects. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

MEL for programs:
• Manage a rigorous approach to MEL to measure performance toward specific program goals and objectives, including quantitative, qualitative, and participatory methodologies
• Design data collection instruments, schedules, analysis methods, and applied technologies for adult training and ensure MEL for adult professional learners
• Oversee the implementation of baseline studies, including review of tools, survey methodology, and data quality and analysis
• Develop mechanisms to establish feedback loops to ensure that knowledge products inform and contribute to the achievement of objectives
• Handle the day-today tracking and reporting on activities under specific projects
• Ensure reporting requirements per USAID obligations under the Government Performance and Results Act
• Monitor and analyze analytics of website traffic for specific projects

Thought leadership:
• Lead the design, development, and implementation of MEL plans, indicators, and learning agendas, including developing relevant indicators across technical practices
• Develop sector-specific learning frameworks
• Develop MEL protocol for adaptive management of training content
• Assess training impact and report on training indicators

Business Development:
• Provide support to business and proposal development through the development and review of results frameworks, theories of change, and MEL plans

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree required (master’s degree preferred) in international development, economics, or another relevant field
• At least 7 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in data management and analysis for MEL, preferably in an international development context
• Experience in the development and maintenance of MEL systems and plans, including indicator development, data collection and analysis, data validation, and performance reporting
• Working knowledge of and experience with USAID MEL; Collaborating, Learning and Adaptating (CLA); and other related practices
• Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to work collaboratively and independently, and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Eligibility to work in US
• Secret clearance a plus

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@resonanceglobal.com. Please include “MEL Manager” in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. Resonance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Organization

Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all.

Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results.

We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.

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