Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager - Investing in Independent Media


About the organization

At Internews, we believe everyone deserves trustworthy news and information to make informed decisions about their lives and hold power to account. We train journalists and digital rights activists, tackle disinformation, and offer business expertise to help media outlets become financially sustainable. We do all of this in partnership with local communities – who are the people best placed to know what works.

We support independent media in 100 countries, from radio stations in refugee camps, to hyper-local news outlets, to individual activists and reporters. We’ve helped our partners reach millions of people with quality, local information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.


Internews Network is an international media development organization, whose mission is to give people a voice and the information to empower communities. To support implementation of a USAID-funded Investing in Independent Media Activity in Southeast Asia, Internews is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager. The MEL Manager will oversee and manage monitoring databases for the project. They will be responsible for data quality, ensuring that it is in line with Internews' standards. The MEL Manager will be primarily responsible for developing weekly, monthly, and bi-annual reports on the project based on the data. For this purpose, they will foster periodic project reviews and coordinate internal learning, including with partners. Reporting to the Director of MEL, the MEL Manager will oversee and manage two MEL Officers, ensuring that their data collection, entry and analysis adheres to Internews' quality standards. The MEL Manager will further evolve and implement the MEL framework alongside the Director of MEL, including the (re-)design of monitoring tools and databases. The MEL Manager will work closely with the Director of Programs, Deputy Director of Programs, Project/Research Coordinator, regional and global MEL specialists, and project partners.


- A minimum of five years of relevant Monitoring and Evaluation or research experience, preferably on media projects
- A minimum of two years supervisory experience
- Proven expertise with qualitative and quantitative research, including research methodologies, primary data collection, entry and analysis
- Knowledge of and preferably experience in qualitative data analysis, including working with various statistical analysis software
- Experience in developing theories of change or logic models, results frameworks, or other indicator frameworks, ideally on USAID projects
- Knowledge of current MEL discussions and a vivid interest in designing and testing an innovative and learning-focused MEL system
- Excellent written and spoken ability in both Burmese and English languages, including the ability to produce high-quality reports in both languages
- Experience working with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams
- Ability to motivate others, work independently as well as in a team, and establish and maintain effective (remote) communication with colleagues
- Excellent communication (written and oral), organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Proven ability to multitask and prioritize a shifting workload

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