Advice from the pros: tips for succeeding as an M&E specialist

Guillermo Robert de Arquer, M&E specialist at Lepra, with Lepra staff. Photo by: Lepra

Described by one professional as the “joker card” of development roles, monitoring and evaluation — more commonly known as M&E — specialists vary from one organization to the next. Often, individuals will specialize in a specific sector with a range of titles that fall into the field, from M&E officer to monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning director.

“The terminology varies from organization to organization because the specific needs may differ,” said Guillermo Robert de Arquer, M&E specialist at Lepra, “but I think there are core issues that are cross-cutting.”

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  • Lottie Watters

    Lottie Watters formerly covered career and hiring trends, tips, and insights. Lottie has a background in geography and journalism, taking a particular interest in grassroots international development projects. She has worked with organizations delivering clean water and sanitation projects globally.