Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

EnCompass LLC

About the organization

EnCompass is a women-owned business offering innovative and 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 100 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe.

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


EnCompass LLC is seeking an experienced Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist to lead MEL services for a variety of clients in the international development space. The Senior MEL Specialist will be responsible for leading technical teams consisting of EnCompass staff and consultants, and will be accountable for technical quality, effective client relations, contract compliance, and budget. We are looking for someone with expert technical and management skills, deep experience in the international development MEL space, the ability to foster an atmosphere of teamwork, productivity, fairness, equity, and innovation, and support for diversity in working with team members, clients, and stakeholders.

The position is based at the EnCompass Headquarters offices in Rockville, MD, with possibility for part time remote work. Due to COVID-19, the position will be fully remote through June 2021.


Minimum of a Master’s degree and 8 years of experience
Degree in Social Sciences, International Development, Education, Public Health or a related field
Minimum of six years of direct MEL experience with demonstrated progression in taking on leadership roles
Demonstrated technical expertise in MEL approaches and implementation good practice
Demonstrated experience leading complex efforts of international development programs, including developing MEL technical designs and data collection tools, managing large/complex data collection efforts, leading analysis, and preparing high quality reports
Sector experience in health, education, or democracy and governance a plus
Experience with contract and budget management and oversight
Direct client engagement experience
Demonstrated understanding of international development processes, actors, and cultures
Strong qualitative research skills, including sample design, instrument development, data analysis (using software), and reporting on qualitative evidence. Quantitative skills a plus and should include good command of statistics, sampling methodologies, and statistical analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info
Ability to think strategically and integrate diverse information from varied sources


Negotiable, depending on skills and experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit resume and cover letter with your application.

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