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.


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.
Collaborate with SBS Technical Specialists and home and field office program staff to develop and operationalize a standardized list of performance metrics to document behavioral program outcomes.
Identify and develop new tools, templates, and systems for MEL in DRG programs, including for performance and complexity-aware monitoring.
Work to position DI as an industry leader in MEL practice areas to internal and external audiences (e.g., contribute to technical frameworks/proposal templates/data collection templates, build technical professional networks, participate in existing communities of practice, stay current on cutting edge MEL approaches in the field, etc.).
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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 and internal and external program evaluations strongly preferred.
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.


$110000 - $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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