Mid-Level Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist, TOPS, Washington, United States 89 views

Job Description

EnCompass LLC is seeking Mid-Level Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialists for an anticipated 5-year institutional support contract for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Center for Environment, Energy, and Infrastructure (EEI), the Environmental and Social Risk Management Office (ESRM) and the Agency Environmental Coordinator (AEC) located in the Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation (USAID/DDI). This activity will provide the above with technical, operational, and program support services in the areas of environmental stewardship, energy systems, and infrastructure.

The MEL Specialist should possess expertise designing and executing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytical methods to support evaluation design and implementation. They will lead the design and implementation of performance and impact evaluations, as well as all assessment activities, along with the required analysis therefrom. They will finalize evaluation reports and facilitate presentations and briefings to disseminate learning among project stakeholders. They may be responsible for leading and/or directing evaluation teams and conducting field research.

The position will be full-time and be based in the Washington, DC. area.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions include:

Provide MEL support to missions and EEI and other OU teams, and support MEL needs, such as the development and implementation of context-appropriate office, program, project, and activity level MEL plans (which may address discrete activities to global programs).

Work in partnership with local organizations, USAID Missions, and other USAID OUs with an emphasis on adaptive management, knowledge transfer and skill-building.

Develop meaningful and practical indicators, user-friendly tools for data collection, and conduct data quality assessments.

Support awardees, Missions, and other OUs in addressing data quality concerns and establishing effective logistical arrangements and systems for capturing and disseminating results and learning.

Support adaptive management, pause-and-reflect exercises, and other approaches to identifying and making needed mid-course corrections.

Develop Frequently Asked Questions documents, guidance, blogs and webinars in support of effective MEL.

Synthesize and analyze MEL knowledge gained through EEI and Agency programming.

Design quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and analytical methods and tools to support evaluation design and implementation.

Position Requirements

Qualifications

A graduate degree in a social science, international development, environment, energy, or a related field highly preferred.

Experience and Skills

Minimum of four (4) years of demonstrated experience leading complex portfolios of evaluative and learning activities for improved development outcomes.

Documented interest in the environment or energy sectors is required, while experience working in the environment sector is highly desirable.

Experience developing theories-of-change, performance measures, monitoring, evaluating, and/or facilitating multi- stakeholder conceptualization of changes in complex systems over time.

Tags

data collection

data quality

energy sector

field research

food security

global health

human rights

impact evaluation

inclusive development

knowledge management

monitoring and evaluation

natural resources

primary health care

risk management

social risk

support services

Experience overseeing or assisting with the development, implementation, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative indicators, in partnership with individuals with varying degrees of familiarity with monitoring and evaluation concepts.

Experience analyzing and presenting monitoring and evaluation data to be used by a wide range of stakeholders, including program managers, policymakers, and local stakeholders.

Experience developing and managing systems and processes to facilitate organizational and multi stakeholder learning.

Experience building evaluative and learning capacities of USAID staff, implementing partners, and government counterparts highly preferred.

Experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

Strong familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and CLA practices.

Understanding of knowledge management as it relates to USAID programs an asset.

Ability to work with host-country governments at different levels.

Strong communication, supervision, and management skills required.

High emotional intelligence, the ability to thrive in collaborative environments, and the ability to manage work independently.

Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures.

A commitment to advancing the EEI mission.

Excellent communication skills in English.

Ability to travel, as necessary.

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter to https://encompassworld.com/work-with-us.

Job Requirements

USAID, TOPS, monitoring and evaluation specialist, environment, natural resources, USAID/EEI, USAID/ESRM, USAID/DDI

About Company

EnCompass LLC is a women-owned, small business consulting firm working in International Development, and offering innovative and customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 100 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe. We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, rich diversity, and technical expertise in global health, inclusive development, education, human rights, and food security.

Founded in 1999, EnCompass began as a virtual organization supporting clients and implementing work through a network of staff and expert consultants. Today, we have more than 110 full-time staff and a Global Consulting Network, our vetted database of specialists, through which we engage, on average, 200 consultants each year. In early 2017, EnCompass opened its first international office in Addis Ababa for Transform: a Primary Health Care project. In 2019, we set up our second field office in Lima, Peru. We maintain a full-time staff presence in Benin, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Peru, and Uganda.

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