Want to work in monitoring and evaluation? Start with these 5 skills

Aynalem Haile and Tadelle Mirkena collect data in the Oromia region of Western Ethiopia. Measuring and communicating data plays more of an integral role than ever in development projects Photo by: Apollo Habtamu / ILRI / CC BY-NC-SA 

The field of monitoring and evaluation has taken off in international development, as investors and their implementing partners put an increasing premium on measuring the impact of their work. What was once considered an option if there was a budget — and often assigned to an outside consultant — M&E is now integrated into most global development projects at the design stage.

Along with this integration comes growing opportunity for those with monitoring and evaluation skills. Many organizations have created dedicated positions and even departments focused on M&E, and look for this experience when recruiting for program and technical positions as well.

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So how can you prepare yourself for a career in monitoring and evaluation? Here are five skills to master.

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This article was last updated on 14 November 2017

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    Kate Warren

    Kate Warren is Executive Vice President and resident talent and careers guru at Devex. With 15 years of global development recruitment experience advising international NGOs, consulting firms, and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.