Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) Manager

  • Posted on 26 July 2018
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Closing on 25 August 2018

Job Description

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) Manager

Open to national staff only


FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. FHI 360 seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning Manager for an upcoming USAID-funded project- Tanzania Improved Nutrition for Better Life.

Availability of position is contingent upon funding and approval of key personnel.

Position Summary:

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of all monitoring, evaluation, activities and contributions to learning activities on the project. The candidate will provide technical leadership on program monitoring and evaluation and will work with the project team to ensure that M&E data is used to inform project implementation and learning. The candidate should have experience and competence in the development and implementation of project performance management plans (PMP), have both strong qualitative and quantitative evaluation skills.


  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including: development of the project’s Performance Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) plan
  • Develop and monitor project indicators; implementation of periodic project evaluation studies; oversight of project data collection and analysis; synthesis of data and study outcome reports; and quality assurance and auditing of data
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a robust learning agenda that uses project data for both internal learning and adaptation and for strengthening the learning among partners, donors, host country government counterparts and other stakeholders
  • Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to project stakeholders
  • Oversee activities to build capacity of government counterparts, civil society and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, and research and learning methods
  • Monitor and maintain relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports
  • Oversee a team of MEL staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence


  • Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, public health, sociology, adult education, international development, or related field with minimum 7 years or Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, sociology, adult education, international development, or related field with minimum of 5 years of management and coordination experience in leading and managing monitoring, evaluation, and learning strategies for programs of a similar size and complexity
  • Proven experience leading collaborative learning and adaptation structures, such as the use of knowledge management systems to facilitate learning and adaptation for activity results
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting and working with technical staff and stakeholders in the development of operational research partnerships around nutrition interventions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing; fluency in Swahili is highly desirable.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences,
  • Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management software program (SAS, STATA, and SPSS) and experience training others in its use is highly desirable.
  • Experience with USAID-funded programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.

How to Apply:

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. For detailed information, interested candidates may either submit their application Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of three (3) referees to E mail: or visit FHI 360’s Career Center at to register online, and to submit CV/resume and cover letter. FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law

About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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