Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

Chemonics International
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Recruitment for Chemonics International

Chemonics is implementing the USAID-funded Kosovo Justice Activity, a 5-year project which started in August 2020. The purpose of the Justice Activity is a more responsive justice system capable of providing people access to quality services and multiple means to solve their justice needs and every day legal problems to generate greater public trust in the justice system and the rule of law.

Chemonics is seeking candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist that will be responsible for supporting development of the project’s results framework and  monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan (MELP) to ensure the program achieves the client’s goals and objectives, while working under the direct supervision of the Chief of Party (COP). The term of assignment is for the life of the project, subject to satisfactory performance. At all times candidates must adhere to, and act according to Chemonics’ Professional Code of Ethics (“Living Our Values”).

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

Specific tasks of the MEL Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with project leadership, the Home Office project management unit and MEL Department, determine measurement methods and data sources that ensure quality, timely, and efficient capture of project activity results, and reporting to USAID.
  • Assist project team in ensuring that MEL is integrated into all management and technical activities.
  • Develop schedule and approach for MEL baseline and subsequent data collection.
  • Develop learning plan for managing, monitoring, and assessing program impact and informing adaptive management.
  • Creates and develops tools and templates to facilitate data collection and analysis to measure project progress and guide decision-making.
  • Create reporting templates and data collection tools for partners’ MEL staff to collect data and report inputs that feed into the Activity’s overall MELP.
  • Communicate on daily basis with the project partners MEL staff to follow-up on MEL plans and planned MEL activities.
  • Analyzes relevant data on project indicators for contractual reports
  • Conducts periodic training for project staff, stakeholders, and/or partners. Shares information to help them monitor the progress of their work and use the data for strategic decision-making

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in statistical analysis or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience supporting objective organizational performance analysis, monitoring and improvement. Experience identifying and using data to improve organizational systems, track performance, and inform activities.
  • Knowledge of existing information and metrics systems in Kosovo, performance information prepared and published by domestic sources, and international cross-country comparative assessments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Proven ability to work professionally, constructively and collaboratively as part of team, meet deadlines, communicate effectively, and deal with diverse partners (including high-level government officials, entrepreneurs and international donors) in a challenging environment.
  • Word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), e-mail (Microsoft Outlook).
  • English Albanian fluency required.  Skill in Serbian an advantage.

Please send electronic applications, including ONLY a CV and cover letter, to no later than September 18, 2020. The e-mail subject line must indicate the position title for which you are applying. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, meaning positions may be filled prior to the closing date. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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