Monitoring Evaluation Learning (MEL) Director
SIBOL is a $22 million, 5-year USAID-funded project that aims to improve the way that natural resources and the areas from which these are derived are governed and address the drivers of natural resources insecurity by addressing both the supply of and demand for natural resources. The Activity is expected to help reduce environmental crimes and unsustainable environmental practices, sustainably manage the natural resources sector, and improve the governance of natural resources in the country.
The MEL Director will oversee the establishment and implementation of an effective and efficient system to monitor progress, impacts and successes of project activities and performance at all levels.
- Supervises the collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators by other team members and project counterparts
- Lead the implementation of an M&E database management system through statistics software with visualization capacity
- Develop, manage and implement the project’s M&E systems, including relevant performance indicators, baselines, and annual targets and ensures compliance to USAID requirements
- Ensures the establishment and implementation of an effective and efficient system to monitor progress, impacts, and successes of project activities and performance at all levels
- In consultation with the SA and Site Leads, DCOPs and COP, analyze the reported quarterly and annual accomplishments of each M&E indicators, suggest possible implications, trends, and contributions of the numbers towards meeting the annual target and progress towards the project’s theory of change (TOC).
Responsibilities, CLA (Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting):
- Oversees AMELP (Activity, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan) and project reporting, data collection and management, and indicator documentation
- Ensures appropriate disaggregation of project data to understand risks and benefits for actions based on demographics (e.g., youth, gender)
- Leads and proactively reviews/analyzes project activities and their outputs and outcomes to continuously learn from and adapt ongoing project implementation; provides feedback on where to improve to the technical team at the national and site level where applicable for improved performance
- Leads the team on identifying Learning Questions, knowledge gaps and puts the mechanisms in place in order to respond to these questions/gaps
- Submits final reviewed AMELP documents to COP and/or his/her designee for submission to the donor on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, or when required.
- Master’s degree in biological or social sciences, management, statistics, or related field and minimum of 9 years of experience designing and implementing M&E systems for international donor-funded projects, including M&E of USAID-funded projects
- Preference for those who are familiar and experienced with indicators relevant to governance and management of seascapes, landscapes, and biodiversity areas.
- Proven experience working on statistical database software, such as “R” and/or Power BI for data management and analysis
- Proven experience with Excel fluency and use of technological equipment such as video conferencing, tablets and other sources for crowd-sourcing data, collating data and visually representing data.
- Demonstrated experience in analytical skills and data visualization;
- Knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, methods and approaches for M&E;
- Ability to articulate and apply CLA principles
- Highly detail-oriented with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated track record of going “above and beyond” to achieve strong results;
- Strong written and verbal presentation skills in English and use of relevant softwares.