Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 8 October 2019

Job Description

  • Provide technical oversight to MEL product design, implementation, and delivery
  • Oversee the management of MEL projects, as Project Director, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality products, contract compliance, and client satisfaction
  • Support business development capture and technical writing for proposals; serve as proposal czar on select opportunities, monitor MEL pipeline
  • Coordinate and collaborate with colleagues in other practice areas
  • Contribute to research, analysis, and publication of technical studies, case studies, policy and program approaches, and results
  • Keep abreast of political, social, economic, and security developments in project countries and regions
  • Identify new business opportunities, partners, and consultants
  • Contribute to corporate thought leadership practices


  • Master’s degree in international development or a related field
  • Eight years’ experience with quantitative and qualitative MEL projects for international development programs
  • Two years’ design, management and oversight experience of MEL projects
  • Demonstrated experience designing and managing evaluations and assessments.
  • Experience managing the technical, fiscal and administrative components of international MEL projects
  • Demonstrated ability coordinating and communicating with COPs, corporate management, and field-based clients and staff
  • 25-35% international travel to project locations

About the Organization

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager is responsible for the general oversight and management of QED’s ongoing MEL projects around the world, as well as the pursuit of new opportunities from the home office. The MEL Manager will be responsible for designing, developing, and reviewing program evaluations and assessments. They will actively grow their portfolios by assisting the Business Development team in the identification of new opportunities, as well as writing technical sections for proposals. QED’s projects are high-functioning. The MEL Manager will ensure that high-functionality, along with the highest quality of customer deliverables. This position is based in Arlington, VA, with frequent overseas travel.

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