Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

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  • Added Date: Monday, 06 February 2023
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Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.

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Department Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pactโ€™s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

Pact is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist to support the implementation of the MEL program of Pactโ€™s USAID-funded project in Central America. Reporting to the MEL Manager, they will train and guide the project team on MEL tools and processes and ensure the quality data monitoring, collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting. The MEL Specialist will also support the strategic and functional integration of all MEL activities as well as support the training and mentoring of partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong MEL systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the projectโ€™s MEL framework for systems strengthening activities.
  • Support the development of MEL systems for collecting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting the progress of the project activities against targets and expected outcomes.
  • Train and guide the project team on MEL tools and processes.
  • Assist with refining and implementing the programโ€™s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan across all program components including the identification of process, output, outcome indicators specific to CEA activities.
  • Helps ensure the quality data monitoring, collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting.
  • Contributes to M&E capacity development of local sub-partners, including ensuring the M&E provides continuous, high quality technical assistance, training, mentoring and coaching to support sub-partners in: setting up and implementing M&E systems, data quality management, basic data analysis, reporting, and using of data for decision-making.
  • Support the drafting of deliverables to donor in a timely manner.
  • Helps coordinate the design and implementation of learning studies.
  • Contribute to internal CEA program reporting, knowledge management and information sharing.
  • Support virtual and in person events including developing content, facilitating sessions, and supporting planning and logistics.
  • Support the Manager and Officer of MEL in all aspects of program implementation to ensure timely,
  • Accurate, and thoughtful completion of deliverables.
  • All other duties as assigned

    Basic Requirements

    • Bachelorโ€™s degree in any of the following or related fields: social science, international development, evaluation, statistics, or economics
    • 3+ years relevant experience in implementing results-based MEL activities or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Demonstrated relevant technical skills in analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data and packaging the findings.
    • Extensive knowledge of reporting procedures, including USAID, best practices, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation and learning.
    • Ability to work well on a team and with various partner organizations
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available statistical software programs.
    • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and functional proficiency in English;
    • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks;
    • High degree of professionalism and ability to deal sensitively with confidential material;
    • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Professional-level English language skills (written and oral).
      • Nationals from Central American countries are encouraged to apply.

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