Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist, Eastern and Southern Caribbean

  • Anywhere
Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist, Eastern and Southern Caribbean

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist for an anticipated economic development program in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean funded by USAID.

The MEL Specialist will manage the program’s performance monitoring and learning plans, as well as develop appropriate qualitative and quantitative measurement tools. They will conduct baseline and annual data collection surveys, reporting, and build the M&E capacity of implementing partners. The program is anticipated to start in 2022. This position could be based in Barbados or other countries within geographic focus.


Responsibilities
  • Manage overall MEL activities of the program
  • Ensure effective reporting, data collection, and monitoring systems are in place
  • Coordinate with program teams to develop and update the Performance Monitoring Plan and work with the donor on its implementation
  • Ensure M&E quality and standards adhere to guidelines and industry standard good practices
  • Track and analyze program indicators and other useful statistics to prepare high-quality, timely reports using the recommended formats and communication channels
  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor community programs for compliance, efficiency in implementation, and overall satisfaction of participants and stakeholders
  • Participate in the knowledge management system to capture relevant information that will inform decisions, support reporting requirements, and foster learning within the program
  • Design interventions to increase the flow and effectiveness (leading to behavior change) of information based on assessments
  • Share experiences and lessons learned to brainstorm ways of applying new learning

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in evaluation, development studies, economics, statistics, or relevant field is required; master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience managing the M&E component of a donor-funded project, USAID preferred.
  • Proven experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods, survey design and implementation, and statistical data analysis is required.
  • Familiarity with applying the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach to management is desired.
  • Experience working in Eastern and Southern Caribbean preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Eastern and Southern Caribbean nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.

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