Program Director (PD), USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Activity in North Macedonia

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 September 2020
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Job Description

Proposal Objective:

The objective of this five-year contract is to holistically assist MEL and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) over the implementation of the Local Works Program. This will notably include developing a Local Works Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (MELP) and reporting results over the course of program implementation.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Project Director who will be responsible for leading and managing the Contract overall, for performance on the tasks and deliverables identified in the SOW. The expected period of performance is five (5) years from the date of contract award with the work to be performed in North Macedonia.


  • Work closely with the COR, all implementing partners under the Local Works Program, and key local actors.
  • Develop important professional relations with some of the country’s most reputable social scientists and development professionals, in support of MEL efforts.
  • Provide day-to-day management of contract activities, involving multiple tasks across multiple locations. Maintain and manage the relationship with USAID.
  • Provide effective technical guidance and coordination to the overall project team and is responsible for the quality of all work products.
  • Organize, direct, and coordinate the planning and production of all contract support activities.
  • Responsible for staffing, project planning, project financials, staff direction, and oversight.


  • An advanced degree (MA, Ph.D.) in management, social sciences, statistics, research, or related field is preferable.
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills and at least ten (10) years with a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, management competence, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience designing and management of MEL and CLA systems.
  • Thorough technical knowledge of monitoring, evaluation, and CLA concepts including (but not limited to) indicator development, data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, performance reporting, evaluation planning, experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation designs, management of evaluations, collaboration, organizational learning, and adaptive management.
  • Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English is required, as is an advanced education degree.
  • Proficiency in local languages (Macedonian, Serbian/Serbo-Croatian, and Albanian)
  • Demonstration of progressively more responsible experience in the project or program management and successful leadership in a mixed team environment in a development context.
  • Supervision, staff development, and mentoring to complete high-quality products on time and within budget.
  • Managing personnel, funds, and resources for multi-year, multi-task projects.
  • Skilled in human resource and financial management and detailed financial planning, oversight, and reporting and overseeing procurement processes.

About the Organization

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.