Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning Technical Specialist II - United States

Democracy International

About the organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression.

Duties

Work with program staff at the home office and in the field to develop and operationalize systems for performance and complexity-aware monitoring, including designing overall processes and protocols for collecting and analyzing data on program performance and contextual dynamics.
Provide ongoing technical assistance for field MEL specialists and program staff to conduct high-quality performance and complexity-aware monitoring, including establishing, managing, and maintaining databases in line with ethical data management standards; conducting data quality assessments; supporting the revision of MEL Plans; advising on solutions to data collection and analysis challenges; and other support as needed.
Lead and contribute to other MEL activities, such as formative assessments to inform project design and implementation (e.g., political economy analyses, behavioral assessments, gender and social inclusion analyses), internal and external evaluations, and learning activities to document program challenges, lessons learned, and need for program adaptation (e.g., pause and reflect sessions, after action reviews, and participatory behavioral analyses).
In cooperation with SBS technical specialists, lead the development of innovative, inclusive, and SBS-based performance and complexity-aware monitoring approaches for democracy, human rights, governance, and peacebuilding programs.

Qualifications

Master’s degree or Ph.D. in international development, economics, statistics, research methods, political science, public policy, social and behavioral sciences, or a related field.
Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility working in the MEL practice area for international development programs, ideally with a focus on DRG and/or Peacebuilding. Experience working in the field, including at least 1 year of experience in a field-based MEL position or a comparable amount of time spent on short term technical assistance in the field, strongly preferred.
Experience in the development and maintenance of MEL systems for international development projects, including performance and context indicator design, selection and use of MEL databases, indicator data collection and analysis, data validation and audits, and performance reports.
Experience leading and/or contributing to formative program assessments
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead capacity building on MEL for diverse audiences with different levels MEL knowledge, skills, and interest levels.
Involvement in successful business development efforts in MEL services for USAID and experience in proposal writing strongly preferred.
Experience supporting USAID-funded programs required.
Experience writing bids, work plans, program reports, and/or MEL technical products.
Highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks and meet dynamic client deadlines

Salary

$100000 - $118000

Application instructions

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. DI is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining the best talent, and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. The starting salary range for this position is $100,000 to $118,000, commensurate with experience. DI will only contact candidates of interest

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application. DI will not sponsor applicants for work Visa.

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