MEL Specialist II, DEVELOP

EnCompass LLC

About the organization

EnCompass is a women-owned business offering innovative, 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 1,300 staff and consultants around the globe.

We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, diversity, and technical expertise in education, gender and inclusive development, global health, human rights, and food security.


EnCompass LLC is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist II to support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Designing Effective eVidence-based Engagement and Learning for Organizational Performance (DEVELOP) project. The MEL Specialist supports performance monitoring, documentation of learning and reporting for DEVELOP.

The MEL Specialist provides performance management expertise and leads efforts to construct and strengthen DEVELOP’s theory of change. The MEL Specialist contributes to continuous improvement and adaptive management, and deepens DEVELOP’s approach to MEL. The MEL Specialist effectively supports (and sometimes leads) data collection and analysis, manages DEVELOP’s data management system and ensures data quality, facilitates project performance review sessions with staff and sub-contractors, and contributes to quarterly and annual reports.

This is a full-time position, based at EnCompass headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The MEL Specialist will be expected to work from client sites in the Washington, DC metro area as needed. Due to COVID-19, the position is expected to be fully remote through September 2021.


Minimum of a Master’s degree and five years of post-academic experience in international development or a related field. Academic training in a social science, data science, organizational/management studies and/or certification in evaluation methods a plus.
Experience leading the development of meaningful theories of change and associated MEL and CLA strategies
Experience leading the development of MEL technical designs and data collection tools, mixed methods data collection efforts, data analysis, and the preparation of high-quality reports
Experience implementing USAID monitoring, evaluation, and learning initiatives strongly desired. Familiarity with USAID policy and guidance with respect to monitoring and evaluation a plus.
Strong qualitative and/or quantitative evaluation skills, with a demonstrated ability to synthesize complex data streams using appropriate analysis software
Ability to think strategically and integrate diverse information from varied sources; adept at identifying and framing problems, setting priorities, and making recommendations
Ability to bring a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens to all MEL designs, data collection and interventions
Ability to bring a gender equality and social inclusion lens to all products
Ability to work in an appreciative, strengths-based environment and to model that approach for clients, colleagues and stakeholders


Negotiable, depending on skills and experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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